Random thoughts of an upbeat mind

IWIW – 1/16/13

I have always liked pretty things.  And I am getting good at not accumulating any more stuff, however I have been lusting after some of the sewn masterpieces that Carla creates.

I don’t recall how I found her website but I am sure glad I did.  She is awesome and I sometimes refer to her as my not so secret shero.  I think being a home-schooling SAHM is the hardest job in the world.  My hat is off to all of you who do it and do it well.  I have always said I think the only way I could do it is if my kids were in school ALL day!

Anyhoo, I’ve lost my point in all of this.  Oh yes, Carla makes some really cool wallets and whatnots.

I am a huge believer in the independent small business owner.  I am a big supporter of women.  So an independent female small business owner I will always try to support.

BUT I am on a get out of debt path and try hard not to stray from it … until this unexpected pay-day!  With it I decided to stop drooling over pictures of Carla’s creations and get some of my own.  I decided to also get something for my girls.  As I suspect if I got something pretty just for me it would somehow disappear into the clutches of one of my sweet little thieves.

So I ordered a couple of things.  Then I won one of her give-aways.  And they all came today!!

Without further adieu, this is what I got.

The package

Ok, the above picture is no fun.

Inside that silver bag was a treasure trove of goodies.

Here’s the front view.

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Now the other side.  (I originally wrote back side but that has a whole different meaning to me. lol)

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This is my new hexie budget wallet.  Since I am supposed to be on a cash only diet, I figure this wallet will assist with that.  I will be putting my budget categories on the dividers inside and then taking out my weekly allowance, divvying it up accordingly and that’s all I will have to spend.  Isn’t it so pretty?

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A purple mug rug.

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A blue mug rug.  Both are perfect size for resting a cup of coffee on with space for a snack. 🙂

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My girls gave Carla the colours that they wanted their wallets to be.  The top purple, pink & blue one belongs to Princess and the other to Diva.  Both of them are so happy with their new wallets, they are asking me for money to put in it!! LOL

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This is the tea towel and pot holders that I won.  They are so pretty I don’t want to use them.  But I will, because I will not become “that” person.  You know the one that saves all the pretty things for special occasions and then dies before using them.

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The pictures do not truly let you know how beautiful these pieces are.

I am so glad that I finally ordered.

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Comments on: "IWIW – 1/16/13" (4)

  1. I have ordered and won a couple items from Carla as well and I can only reiterate everything you have said. I do plan to make a couple more purchases but I have to plan them first.

    Anyways you are so lucky and Carla definitely does amazing work.

  2. […] and not take out anything else until next pay-day … 2 very long weeks from now.  Dust off my beautiful budget wallet and put it to good use this month. Hide my credit cards.  Hide my debit card.  This girl is going […]

  3. […] and not take out anything else until next pay-day … 2 very long weeks from now.  Dust off my beautiful budget wallet and put it to good use this month. Hide my credit cards.  Hide my debit card.  This girl is […]

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