Do you remember the Cupcake?
The Cupcake was were every other penny left in my purse went. It was used initially for me. Just me. However, as a wife and mum and a grown up well, bills come first, Riley comes first etc and so it just became the family money box with my son taking great pleasure in dropping small change into it. Do you see my AMAZING Cath Kidston Notebooks!? Huge thanks to a wonderful Twitter friend <3 Just WOW! Always wanted some of my own :D
So yes, it was long past time for a personal moneybox upgrade. Luckily for me the lovelies over at Best British Blogger got in touch to offer me the chance of a moneybox upgrade. They also pointed me in the direction of a brilliant site!
I've already purchased Christmas presents on it. Yup! There it is - the C word. Now, before you all go getting your knickers in a twist about how we haven't even had Halloween etc folk, like me, on an extremely tight budget all around need to be prepared for Christmas. It's a fact of our lives that the traditions need saved and budgeted for from early on in the year. I still think folk are mad having decorations and shopping aisles this early but to me? Preparation is key. I love the giving part of Christmas and this is how I do it. By starting early.
Totally got sidetracked there! Apologies! I was offered a beautiful Personalised Silver Money Box complete with an engraving of my choosing and here it is!
I have not photoshopped these images whatsoever, the box is so completely mirrored it slots in perfectly with any decor you may have in your home. You literally could have it in any room and have it as obscure as you'd like.
As you can see I had it engraved Sera's Shopping Fund and that's what it will remain. I dare say it'll be my Christmas budget but hey! at least I'm prepared ;)
Perfect for coins OR notes..... just in case the eventuality occurs that you could pop a little more than 20p in.
I was also able to have the moneybox engraved at the back and I chose to engrave it with the following text
This blogging malarky has shown me a side of myself I couldn't have imagine existed. It's given me so much I can't even start to explain... It felt only appropriate to properly mark the start of something beautiful.
The inscription reads: ''The Agoraphobic Fashionista, 16th November 2011, Where it all began...'' and I adore it.
It fits in so nicely in the New House.
And another huge Thank you to the Twitter friend who sent the card and truly astounding bouquet of flowers. People, sometimes, just find a place in your heart. Rosemary is one of those. Good Peoples.
Are you prepared? I'm getting there. I've purchased my first 2 Christmas presents. Don't lynch me. It's not the worst idea in the world...