Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Lil Budget Book Review and Giveaway...

I was so excited to be able to review this! Now I have a place to organize things!

My Lil Budget Book 9 pocket file Amy Butler MidWest Modern Fabric


PRODUCT DIMMENSIONS: 6 1/2" 4 1/2" and ¾” thick
(with the flap closed)

HIGH QUALITY HANDMADE ORGANIZER DETAILS: Each Budget Book is crafted with care. Only the freshest and best designer fabrics while maintaining a wide variety of fabrics to please anyone’s color pallet. You will find different accessories on each budget book such as ribbon lining, adorable buttons, and appliqués. Each and every budget book is truly unique and one of a kind as they are handmade so you are sure to end up with a gem of your own.

FABRIC: Amy Butler Midwest Modern

USES: Cash “envelope” system, teaching your children to budget coupon, receipt, recipe, note card, quote card filing… etc.

ADVANTAGES:
-Unfolded cash/bills fit perfectly
-Fits easily into purse, pocket, car console, briefcase, and hand
-9 Pockets
-8 tabs to label
-eco-friendly (insert is made from renewable sources & is recycle friendly)
-handy grab 'n' go

MY LIL BUDGET BOOK STORY…

My husband and I made a new year’s resolution to spend less and this little book makes it so easy. I had started out with envelopes labeled with each category but it is embarrassing to pull out an envelope that says "gas" or "entertainment" on it...so I created this cute thing! Despite the name, this little book has the appearance of a clutch and no one will think you are trying to be thrifty. I have also loved filing my coupons and receipts in the Lil’ & Big Budget Books.

CASH LABELING IDEAS: Tithing (Charity), Savings, Food, Gas, Clothing, Rent, Car Payment, Etsy Fund, Utilities, Entertainment, Household supplies, Gifts, Phone Bill

COUPON LABELING IDEAS: *Beverages *Canned Good, Frozen Foods and Soups *Cereals and Breakfast Foods *Cleaning Products *Dairy Products and Meat *Drug Items *Flour, Meal & Baking Products *New Products*Paper Goods * Baby Products *Pasta, Rice’s, and Helpers *Sauces, Seasonings, Condiments, and Dressings *Snacks, Pet Foods and Miscellaneous

“CASH ONLY PLEASE” BASICS:
1) Budget each paycheck
2) Divide and conquer.
3) Fill Your MLBB Up.
4) When it's gone, it's gone.
5) Don't be tempted by debit cards.
6) Give it time. Don't give up.

HAPPY BUDGETING!

For more detailed information on living on cash only visit Dave Ramsey’s website at http://www.daveramsey.com/etc/cms/index.cfm?intContentID=3461

HAPPY BUDGETING & COUPON CLIPPING FOR ALL!

For more money saving tips & techniques you can visit her blog at www.mylilbudgetbook.blogspot.com

***Fabric CUT, buttons, and ribbon may vary slightly***

Thanks to My Lil Budget Book I get to give one of these away!

To win it...
Follow my blog 1 entry
Leave a comment 1 entry
Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link 3 entries
(please leave a comment for each entry)

Giveaway ends on Tues. July 21st, 2009.Good Luck everyone!

66 comments:

Misty said...

Very cute idea!!! Love it!

Misty said...

I do follow!

Ann said...

I follow!

Ann said...

Count me in!

mysteryhistorymom said...

How cute! You are one creative lady! Please count me in! Yippee! Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I'm a follower, Sweets!:) Lori

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I follow your blog!

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Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I definitely need this! I hope I win! Thank you for the chance.

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Nicole said...

I follow.

Nicole said...

There's so many uses for this and it's so cute.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I so wish that I could stick to the cash only concept! What a lovely item.

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Neas Nuttiness said...

I already follow -thank you.

Ms. Sarah said...

love this idea. thanks for the links :)

Ms. Sarah said...

i follow

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McAuliffe Bunch said...

What a cute idea!

McAuliffe Bunch said...

I'm a follower too!

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

Oh I really need one of these.
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Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

I follow

Jolynnn said...

I'm thrifty, and I use a coupon organiser simalar to this. But, my coupon organizer is wearing out.

Jolynn said...

I'm still following along.

elaing8 said...

Cute!! Please enter me in the giveaway

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elaing8 said...

i'm a follower

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Jenette said...

Boy, do I need this!!!

LyndiLou said...

That's a cute little organizer... and the cash only ideas sounds very interesting! I'll have to look into that a little more! :) Thanks!

LyndiLou said...

I follow your blog! :)

Jenette said...

I follow your blog!

Debbie said...

That is so cute.

Debbie said...

I'm a follower.

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Lisa said...

Super!! Love it!!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa said...

I'm a follower!!
Hugs, Lisa

Stephanie said...

I follow.

Stephanie said...

I love it. Count me in please.

The Gosfam said...

SO cute, might help make budgeting more fun :) LOL!!

The Gosfam said...

I follow

Linna said...

It looks nice and useful. Please count me in.
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Linna said...

I'm already a follower.
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Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is such a cute idea! I love it! I'm already following you.

Mrs. Messiness said...

What a cute idea - I'd love to win!

Mrs. Messiness said...

I follow!

Beth at Aunties said...

Great idea and I would love too keep coupons more organized!:)

Chris Mullen said...

I think that is a great tool and I think it can be very useful. I just need to save a few bucks to pick one up. I had to get a payday loan last week, so I need to catch up before I can get it.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love it, organization? Yup don't know the word, need some help :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I follow :)

Lisa said...

I put you on my blog!
Hugs, Lisa
http://pupylov.blogspot.com/2009/07/give-away-and-more-harry.html

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Cute and I could definately use it.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Esme said...

This is unbelievably cute.

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Esme said...

I follow

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MoziEsmé said...

I could certainly use such pretty motivation!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

MoziEsmé said...

And I'm a follower!

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog

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Belinda M said...

This is so cute. Please enter me in the giveaway

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Marly said...

I love this little organizer, and with our new lower income status, budgeting is a must!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

This is gorgeous. I love Amy Butler fabrics & I'm totally into budgeting with cash. I hope I win!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I'm a follower

Danyelle Ferguson said...

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Danyelle Ferguson said...

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Danyelle Ferguson said...

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Maranda said...

Me and my husband does cash only. I would love to have one of these. I follow your blog.

Katie B said...

I would love to have one of these! Such and smart idea and pretty too! Maybe this can help us get to be cash only. :)

Katie B said...

I'm a follower! :)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I've actually been thinking of getting one of these!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I follow!