5.10.2012

If You Want Something Do It Yourself: Savings


I've always been pretty good at saving money. As long as I have a goal I'm strict with making sure I don't spend it on splurges. One time in high school I saved up about $1800 in a biology text book that I kept in my room. Trust me, my biology text book literally put me to sleep after reading a few pages so I would never mess with it...unless I couldn't sleep at night lol. Anyway I've always like the idea of being able to see my goal and know how much I've collected. I decided a chalkboard piggy bank would be a fun way to save up for a few items I've been dreaming about. Once I've collected enough for one thing I can always write down the next item on my wish list and be reminded of my goal.

If you want one too, here's how to do it yourself:







What I'm currently saving for:


Hope you all enjoyed this :)

xoxo erica

41 comments:

  1. this is a really cute idea! I'm the same way, I need to have a goal in mind in order to be strict about saving. If not, I'll just shop all my money away..lol

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  2. I'm with the other commenters Erica, this is incredibly cute. Great stuff, I'd love to have a money box with this on it.

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  3. Oooh, great idea! Love it!
    I'm trying to save as much money as I can right now because I have to pay back my school loans. Not fun. :( But this DIY would make it much better!

    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  4. i love your style :D invite :D

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  5. That is a freaking adorable idea :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  6. wow great idea!
    I love it :)
    Thank you for the birthday wishes beautiful
    have a good day xoxo

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  7. Great idea! I love the chalkboard effect, and the chalkboard paint i bought a few months ago is literally finished :)

    xxx
    http://follementefashion.blogspot.it/

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  8. That's a fab idea, Erica! How cute is that piggy bank with a big black heart on it, not only that you can actually chalk your goal there!

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  9. that's brilliant!! I'm always trying to save a bit, but I change what I'm saving for probably weekly. Awesome! :)

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  10. I wish I can be more like you. I can never seem to save money >___<

    The piggy bank is so cute, I love this idea.

    xoxo
    Liz

    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  11. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's great to meet you and find you blog too!
    I love this idea... I pretty much love anything that has to do with chalk board paint!!!
    Have a great day!
    -Jenn
    P.S. I added you on GFC so I can keep up with your blog. :)

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  12. That is so cute!! I had no idea there was such thing as chalkboard paint! Do you know if it can work on multiple surfaces? I should try to make something like this for my son! Thanks so much for visiting my blog too! <3

    toni

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  13. What a cute idea! I love piggy banks (mostly for the looks, I am bad at putting change in there). I leave all my change in my car for parking.
    Try reading microbiology and pre-med books, they will make you sleep early at night. :)

    http://chicadvisor.blogspot.ca/

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  14. this is so cutee :)

    xx,
    http://lalainlaland.blogspot.com

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  15. That's such a good idea.
    Is chalkboard paint expensive?
    Thanks for popping over to my blog! *happy face*
    xox

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  16. Ohmygosh how cute is this DIY! Absolutely adorable, I'm thinking it will be a great gift for all the little ones in the fam. Haha @ the biology book line, I know how that goes, I'm the same with business text books.

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  17. Very creative DIY :) And thank you for stopping by <3

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  18. SO cute. put a smile on my face :)

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  19. Super cute! Such a great way to give motivation to save <3

    Trendy Teal

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  20. THIS IS SOOO CUUTE! Love the idea, really great!
    Love chalkboard paint, what a great invention :D

    Thanks Erica for your comment on my black and white still life painting :)
    Ah @ modcloth of the unicorn necklace, they always have cute stuff ♥

    -Eliza

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  21. omgosh I can't believe I've never heard of chalk board paint until now. What a cool concept- I really like what you've done with it x misstea & co.

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  22. This is so cute! I need one for all my random change. It would be way better then it all over my car LOL

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  23. Ohh, so cute! I should probably get a piggy bank for myself, then I would actually save some money too! :D

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  24. Oh this is a genius DIY LOVE IT! So gonna try that!

    Coco
    www.cocorrina.com

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  25. this is cute ;)

    one second I was really confused because I couldn't imagine you you could keep 1800 Dollar in a book but then I realised that 1 dollar is already a banknote, right?

    xoxo Jen

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  26. So pretty ♡ I follow you now :)

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  27. This is such a cute idea Erica! I love it, haha ^^ x

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  28. This is such a great and easy idea! Definitely want to try this!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  29. Such a cute idea! I hope you don't mind, I'm going to add this to my weekly link round-up.

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  30. Such an amazing idea, i love it! Defiantly giving it a try :)

    Ruth xxxx

    http://theclothesimin.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. This is amazing! I had no idea there was chalkboard paint. Thanks!

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