Wednesday, November 19, 2014

12 IHeart: Time For An Organized Budget & a GIVEAWAY!

Last year I shared how we organize our family budget, and it was one of my most popular posts. A big part of that process was thanks to a cash envelope system that I ordered from A Time for Everything.

And that one little envelope has done our budget good. 

Melissa first started A Time for Everything as a blog and then added handmade products in order to earn a little extra income for Christmas, vacations, and savings.  Eventually, her husband joined her and it grew to become their full-time family business. Melissa does the designing, fabric cutting, and actual sewing, and Dave takes care of the multiple intermediary tasks… and all of the laundry!

Each item they create is Melissa’s original design and the result of both using her own products and gleaning feedback from others who use them. She has seen firsthand that having a pretty wallet to organize cash categories, helps keep joy in the discipline of budgeting (and I completely agree!)  She offers several different styles from very basic to full-feature so that just about anyone can find something that suits their taste, needs, and budget.

In the shop you’ll also find coordinating accessories and products for kids. All products are made from designer laminated cotton which is lightweight yet very durable, CPSIA compliant, and free of BPA, PVC, and phthalates. Plus each item is wipeable on the outside, so sticky little hands won’t do any harm!

This week, Melissa is here to offer up a fabulous budgeting prize to one lucky iHeart Organizing reader, which includes the following items:

So who is ready to use these budget happy tools to make a super mundane chore, much more exciting?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

From now through November 25, IHeart Organizing readers can receive free shipping from A Time for Everything! Click "Apply Shop Coupon Code" at checkout and enter IHEARTNOV14. {Free shipping applies to domestic orders only, but international customers may leave a note at checkout requesting a refund equal to the amount a U.S. customer would save on that order. If you should make a purchase during the promotional period, and ultimately win the giveaway, you will be refunded for your purchase}. 

Good luck everyone!  
IHeart Organizing official giveaway entry rules can always be found here


  1. Thanks for sharing Jen, I really like this idea....would be put to great use in my house;)

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  2. Awesome! Her cash envelopes are adorable!

  3. I don't have a favorite product. I just have been doing it so long that I just have a system in my head. I always make a grocery list and we use excel to pay bills.

  4. Just recently came across your blog...I am a self-proclaimed organization/neat freak, so this is just up my alley. You have great style. Can't wait to read more! :)

  5. I just use Excel to enter in my data..

  6. Love love this little cute bag! just tweeted the giveaway!

  7. This is so cool. Thanks for having this blog!

  8. I love this idea! I've been saying I need to start carrying some cash for emergencies!

  9. Love the app 'Home Budget'. I can sync with my spouse and we both always know where we are financially.

  10. This is so wonderful. I love carrying coupons, but this would make keeping money from my budget and coupons together. And it's so pretty! I'm off to check out the rest of the Etsy shop. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Great idea! I would love to have a pretty place to keep my coupons I am currently using a ziploc bag! Ugh!

  12. Love the idea! would definitely want one like this! Thanks Jen for sharing this!


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