Monday, April 13, 2009


Since this is my first post, I think an introduction is in order. As I wrote in "About Me," I'm a mom who enjoys cooking, scrapbooking, cardmaking, papercrafting, and baking. I'm also on a budget--Who isn't, these days?--so I'm always looking for ways to save money without giving up my hobbies.

For papercrafting, I try to choose supplies and products that are versatile. I like rubber stamps, for example, but I won't buy a stamp that I can use only once. My scrapbook pages and handmade cards tend to be very simple in design. I like them that way, and it's a creative challenge to design something beautiful without using many embellishments. And, of course, when I do buy supplies, I try to find good bargains on everything!

As I've watched food prices creep higher, I've been seeking out frugal new recipes. As I find new recipes or money-saving tips, I'll share them here.

I do have a "wish list" of papercrafting and kitchen tools, but I don't obsess over what I can't afford. I might mention those things occasionally, but I'm truly content with what I have.

I know there are many people out there who have some of the same interests and are on limited budgets. I hope this blog will become a place to swap ideas. I'll share my money-saving ideas and I hope you'll share yours!