Friday, November 21, 2008

Thrifty Under FIFTY challenge!

The Thrifty Under $50 event, sponsored by YouCanMakeThis.com, is challenging participants to make as many gifts as possible and save big this holiday season!

Now, I'm not only a participant, I'm a team leader :)! I have the privilege of collaborating with most amazing group of 9 women and 1 man (I'll be introducing them to you in the coming weeks).

We kicked off the challenge by sharing gift-giving lists. We are now at the stage of tossing around ideas, and working on money saving strategies. I am so inspired by this challenge! I always have the best intentions when it comes to making handmade gifts, but invariably put it off until the last minute and end up spending too much money on supplies and/or botching the project. This challenge, which has to be completed by 12/15, has me thinking way ahead. I really hope to have some of the smaller gifts finished before Thanksgiving!

None of my friends, family, or other loved ones have any idea that I am blogging. That is a good thing, because I'm going to be posting exactly what I'm making each person, and how little I'm spending on it. If they do happen to see the blog down the line (hopefully after the holidays), no big deal - I'm a notorious cheapskate and I doubt they will be at all surprised/offended.

2 comments:

littlebuttercups said...

What an awesome looking blog! It turned out great and you were worried! Welcome to blog land!

Kim said...

Awesome!! You started your blog - and it looks amazing! I can't wait to follow your thrifty journey here -- I have no doubt you'll be putting together some pretty clever things with little or no money. And I'll love learning more about you, your family, and why you do what you do.

LOVE the name of the blog, too - that is perfect for you!

Kim :)