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The ORIGINAL - since January 2008
(yes, it all started with crunchy cute designs - my first shop)
over 600 positive feedback from that shop!
Designer Fabric cash only budget envelopes and designer carriers
for use with the Dave Ramsey financial peace money makeover system!
(see my story below and see what my biggest lesson was (is) in living the cash only lifestyle)
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CURRENT TURN AROUND / MAIL OUT TIMES:
Ready to ship - 2-3 business days!
I am not taking any custom orders right now - only those items you see as Ready to Ship are available at this time!
To my Customers -
I am beginning to wind down with my current shop - Saving Money in Style.
I am happy to have created this cottage industry and provide hundreds and hundreds of folks with cash envelopes.
Plus it created over 20 or so similar shops on Etsy over the years.
Many folks took my idea (in a respectful way by coming up with variations of the idea)
and were able to make money for themselves and help others with cash budgeting. Yay!
Others, unfortunately copied my idea, my descriptions, my fabrics... and then lowered my price by a dollar or so to attract customers.
As upsetting as that is, it is life and it is all in God's hands.
I have been doing this since 2008 and although I feel like it is my "baby" I really need to move on to other creative endeavors!

Thank you to all who have supported me and continued to follow me
even though I am not a social media girl.

ps -in the last few days several of my long time customers and a few new customers
have contacted me to see if I would make them something. if time allows - I will be glad to.
feel free to contact me if you would like me to make something for you. I will see what I can do to help you!

Love and hugs,

cathy :)



check out my blog - I am not real good about getting there on a daily basis - but you can find giveaways and new sets in the making there from time to time!

I am not a social media girl. I love people and interacting with everyone but I just do not have the time it takes to keep up with facebook, Instagram, twitter, pinterest, a blog....and my life!

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http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2015/02/behind-scenes-working-on-few-sets-in.html

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/savingmoneyinstyle/

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http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/faqs.html
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DESIGNER FABRIC cash envelope systems! an alternative to paper envelopes!

A totally original idea (by me!) adapted from the (paper) cash envelope system taught
by Dave Ramsey!
And just look what I started!
Everyone is now on the band wagon.
Many claim the idea as their own and even copied my designs, wording and cut prices
(what a world, what a world!) but
I have been offering products since january 2008 under the name crunchycute.
That is where it ALL started.

I am blessed to have begun a cottage industry of fabric envelopes for cash budgeting!
Dozens of shops have opened on Etsy that sell fabric envelopes.
It blows me away every time I see ANOTHER cash envelope shop!

BUT to God be ALL the glory.

Just say "NO" to paper envelopes! Fabric envelopes ROCK!

I hope you will consider purchasing through my shop!
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT BUDGET SYSTEM FOR YOU
http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/choosing-right-budget-system-for-you.html

LABEL information:
http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2013/01/label-options-in-my-shop-3-options.html

FAQ's
questions that I am asked frequently
Please read these first before emailing me and asking a question, if you please.
http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2012/06/faqs.html

need ideas for CATEGORIES?
http://savingmoneyinstyle.blogspot.com/2013/10/personal-budget-category-ideas-for-you.html
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"I have scoured through all the different types of Cash Envelope Systems I could find and just kept coming back to yours. They are simply exquisite and beautiful." Gayle

a very sweet customer comment:
"I've been looking for "money envelopes" EVERYWHERE and these are by far the coolest/best I've seen. Great idea!!!" Aimee

__________________ MY STORY in more detail___________________________

Back in 2007, my husband and I attended
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Seminar.
We loved the concept of “cash only” and took to it right away,
but it wasn’t long before I got tired of using paper envelopes for my cash.
I wanted something more hip, tasteful, modern and sturdy!
I looked everywhere for something like it - but no one had thought of it!

So I made myself some designer fabric cash envelopes/carrier
And a few months later, in january of 2008,
I started to sell them on esty under the name of crunchy cute.
Crunchy cute was my business where I used to sell purses, cuffs, pins…
during outdoor festivals in Atlanta.
My tag for crunchy cute was “modern day hippie with a touch of dainty and adorable”
http://www.etsy.com/shop/crunchycute/sold (over 1400 sales!)

but the cash envelope business took off and I had to put the purses…on hold.

I changed my shop name in june of 2010 to
Saving Money In Style
to showcase my budget related products.

… and here I am today.

Since then, many other etsy sellers have gotten on the band wagon
and claimed "fabric envelopes" as their own.

(what a world, what a world!)
there are A LOT of imitators but only one "saving money in style!"

Since 2008 on Etsy – my little shop has grown by leaps and bounds. I have been contacted by numerous companies and have been able to promote my items worldwide. I was featured in All You magazine in January 2010 and also have had the stamp of approval from the Dave Ramsey folks!
And today – my husband and I are DEBT free with the exception of our mortgage
and we are working on that!

My biggest lesson - I ask myself often when shopping for food, clothes....
"Is this a want or it this a need?"
When I stop to ask that before making a purchase - more often than not
I put the item back!
Yes, it is painful, because I always want it badly
but...this simple question has saved me tons of money.
I hope and pray that will help you too!

To God be all the glory!

Proverbs 16:3
Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.

Isaiah 55:8-9
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

I am closed on Sundays so emails will not be returned until Monday.