The holidays can be tough and stressful. I know this from experience. Right now we as a family are going through a pretty rough time financially. We’ve tried budgeting, and still are budgeting. From couponing, to cutting back on things that aren’t necessary. It all comes down to more bills than money I believe. My Avon business, I thought would be able to pick up some of the slack, but trying to find sales is difficult when you live in a small town, and people are struggling already.
We go each day trying to put one foot in front of the other, and we trip up and fall flat on our backsides in the end. I have come to the conclusion that, who needs money and tons of it. As long as the bills are paid, food is on the table and a roof is over your head, what more do you really need. I know that God will provide all means necessary for us to survive. So to stress is only hurting us as a family.
I will continue to use my coupons, search for amazing buys on products my family uses, and continue to budget until I get that big break. The biggest lesson learned here is never give up, put it in God’s hands, He will provide!
Warm wishes and best regards to everyone,
As I am an employee for my local school system I get long breaks around the holidays. To pass my time and to try and find things to keep my children occupied, I think of things that can be made, I try and get “crafty”. Over my long Thanksgiving break, I’m watching one of my favorite shows on TV and got an idea. I decided that instead of buying potholders again, I will make my own! “Out of what?” Jean pockets!!! Yes, I said Jean pockets.
I took a few pairs of mens jeans, cut the back pockets out of them, I had some fabric remnants lying around that I sewed on the back as a liner. I used the belt loop as hanging loops for the potholder. I made eight of them, that saves at least $8.00. Yes, I am all about saving money, it’s all due to the fact that I have never had a ton of money to throw around.
Back to the potholders, you can design them with anything you’d like. I am going to put a border around mine and probably leave it at that, since I am not all about the fancy. As long as it gets the job done I am good to go. I have however been thinking of way to put designs on them. My thoughts were, you can put embroidery of any sort, if you have the means to do so. You could dab a design with fabric paint as well. The possibilities are endless!
In about 2 weeks, my girls and I will be on our long break for Christmas, so time to get the imagination flowing once again. If you have an imagination you can think of all kinds of things to do for less. So until next time, stay creative.
These are the unfinished project.
Another project I started