Welcome y’all, I’m Barb…aka That Crafty Chick!

You can’t imaging how glad I am that we could meet up like this today.  I have been so looking forward to having a cup of coffee and a little chat about all the wonderful things I have in store for you here in the coming months.

Before we get too far, please know that I am not a web designer or a blogging guru by any stretch of the imagination so things may be a little messy as I get settled in and get things situated. I do hope you’ll overlook the mess. Actually, it’s a bit like coming over to my house for coffee…a little cluttered but don’t be afraid to put your feet up on the coffee table and make yourself comfy.

I am beyond ecstatic to finally be here!! I used to blog a lifetime ago but I’ve spent the past couple of years soul searching what it is that I am passionate about, what truly makes my heart leap for joy.No matter where I search, I always come back around to creativity…my art journals, crafting, planning, sewing, painting, cooking and baking, DIY, gardening/plants and a plethora of other creative endeavors. Now, I bet you are asking yourself what makes That Crafty Chick any different than a bazillion other blogs out there? Well, a few things:

  1. Me. My creativity and point of view are quite original;
  2. My intense need to keep things simple and honest;
  3. I am real and down to earth (just like you);
  4. I am unbelievably cheap.

How does any of that benefit you?

Do you want to create, craft, decorate, and entertain but don’t have a millionaire’s budget? Or even a thousandaire’s budget? I feel ya, I don’t either. What I do have are some great ways to to keep your creative juices flowing, perk up your abode, fill your tummy, and entertain your friends and family, all for little to no cash.Now we’re talking, just the way I like it, cheap!

So you’ll be making ugly cheap crap???

Oh, hell no!Like you, I’ve seen so many ideas floating around that are one or the other, cute OR cheap, but seldom does an idea seem to be both. Remember, I’m just like you, I want things that look like a million bucks but only cost me $1.98.

Trust me, you won’t find anything that looks like it belongs at the city dump or that it was made by the hands of a three year old around here. No way! We’re talking about the good stuff, the stuff that you will be proud to show off to friends or to give as gifts, I promise. Pinky swear, even.

So, you’re just going to be another craft blog?

Hell no, not at all. We are going to be doing lots of creative things but not just crafts.

I’ll be introducing many of you to art journaling; we’ll do some furniture refinishing and re-upholstery; we will head down the rabbit hole of PLANNER love and I’m even creating some super cute (but not hokey) FREE printables for all you planner chicks already out there; some great tutorials and techniques are in the future; genuine southern recipes for real people (and trust me, you won’t find kale in any of them!); and so much more.

I hope you will stick around and see what I have to share with you in the coming weeks and months. I will be dropping in a few times a week, bringing you ideas that are fresh, fun, and best of all, frugal!

Nothin’ like pinching some pennies while getting our craft on, am I right?

What you can look forward to coming up in this month:

  • Lots of Planner goodies;
  • Almost Free Thanksgiving Decorating;
  • A Frugal Family Feast;
  • Thrifty and Beautiful Holiday Wreaths;
  • Creative Jar Re-uses;
  • DIY Gift Ideas (that you still have time to make!);
  • Getting a jump on Holiday Baking;
  • and more, more, more!

Be sure to sign up for That Crafty Chick Newsletter before you leave so you don’t miss a thing. Also, giveaways and classes will be announced first to my newsletter subscribers so you know you don’t want to pass those up. Also, If there are things you are really wanting to know more about, please leave a comment or check out the contact page and drop me a line. I really want this to be a place you enjoy and look forward to coming to and learning from regularly. Peace & Love,
aka That Crafty Chick

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