Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: {My Homemade Year}

Monday, January 2, 2012

{My Homemade Year}


Hello Lovelies! How are you guys doing in 2012? I hope you are doing fabulously!
I am so excited to share with you some of my new ideas for Blissful and Domestic. I am sure you have noticed a few cosmetic changes going on around here. Over the past week I have been hard at work revamping the ole' blog.

Today I am introducing my theme for the new year. 2012 will be my homemade year!

Let me tell you a bit of background before I dive in..

This idea came to me in November.

We have a tight budget that we follow each month.

There is very little wiggle room.
I know I can't be the only one in this boat.

My hubby is a college student, who has been out of the army for over 2 years.
We live on a limited income and somehow things always work out each month.
The bills get paid, food is on our table, and we're happy!
But I want us to be able to start saving for a rainy day; thus, my reason for a Homemade Year.

Here are the details.....


I love re-purposing, sewing, cooking, etc and have decided to take it up a notch. This year is going to be my Homemade Year. A year full of homemade goodness. A year where everything is going to be homemade. From presents, to clothes, to bread and meals, to decor. Everything will be re-purposed or created from scratch. I want to save money this year and hopefully inspire others to do that as well! I know money is tight everywhere right now, and I want to show how my family is making it through these hard economical times. My hubby goes to school for criminal justice and I am a stay-at-home Mom, so our budget is tight. I want to show how we can make ends meet and have a little fun as well! To do this I am dedicating myself more this year. I really WANT to save! 

I have set a few rules for myself as well....

I will only go to Smith's and Wal-Mart for groceries
I can spend $40 a month at Thrift stores
I can spend $20 at Joann's or in Wal-Mart's sewing section

No Target
No Dept Stores

Completely handmade by me!
and Completely on a BUDGET!

There will also be an awesome NEW LINKY PARTY where you can link up 
your Homemade ideas as well!

I want to give my family homemade goodness each day and clothe them in it as well. This year is going to be an adventure and a challenge and I can't wait to have you come along with me. I will share all the tips and tricks I learn along the way. So sit back and relax and let's enjoy Blissful and Domestic's Homemade Year.

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