Friday, July 11, 2014

Val's Challenge

Well I came across Val's Quilting Studio the other day when reading blogs and I've decided to take on the challenge that she has posed
Val's Quilting Studio
My hubs and I already save change and throw it in a communal pot but I think that this could be more fun and an interesting twist to work toward saving more.
I've always been a coin saver -- I learned it from my parents. In my mother's house this is how we did extra things when we went on vacations and covered emergency expenses. At my dad's the change saved was the money that I got for Christmas spending and my chore was to roll it before we went shopping. A few years ago my father desired that he wanted to bring this tradition back and I got a coffee container filled with change as my gift -- it was one of the sweetest gifts I have gotten from my dad. 
So I'm linking up to take the challenge and of course I will be throwing in change and small bills. I'm trying to figure out a way to tie this in with my fabric purge and "pay myself" for using fabrics in my stash. 

My savings will be going toward planning a big vacation trip. I've mot been on a big trip in many years and really miss traveling. If I fall short on savings perhaps I will finally be able to get a coveted Featherweight. 
I need to find something to store paper money but my owl will be holding my change (unless I fill it up ... hahaha).

Happy Saving Everyone


  1. Katie...I so enjoyed reading about your family traditions of coin saving. And you owl is a d o r a b l e! I'm so glad you joined the challenge...but fun to see how much we all save! V:)

    1. PS I added myself as a GFC time ya stop by join in :)

  2. Katie - years ago my mom saved money for our vacations with her spare change, too! I'm so glad she did because it meant a lot to my brother and I - good memories!

  3. I think you can do it, either way both challenge goals sounds like a winner.

  4. Good plan! Once, we had a similar rule, but when you broke a dollar, you had to put all of the change left over in the jar. The money added up fast so I had a new chair and mattresses in no time!

  5. That big coffee jar would hold a lot of moolah! Seems like lots of people are thinking they will be saving big. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons.