Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dave Ramsey Approved... (I just made that up)

I fell madly in love with this.  It was a little bit elegant, but a little bit country, and I loved the look instantly.  Only um... paying cash for everything in your life means that just because you love it, you can't always have it.  (Especially with a hefty $225.00 price tag.)

Or does it? 
 In my world, that question actually means, "rip the page out of the magazine, go to the craft store with a load of coupons and discount cards, and see if I can get creative."  

 My darling BFF Alli, got married over ten years ago.  I was her maid of honor, and she gave me a costume pearl necklace. I've kept it as a memento all these years, but I haven't worn it much, because I guess I'm not really a pearls-every-day, kinda gal.  I cut that baby apart, and purchased some of these jewelry pins.  I'm not even sure what they are, really.  But it didn't matter, because I had a plan. 
 I strung one single pearl onto the pin, then....
 Worked a little twisting action until I had...
Little pearl pendants.  Then I strung them onto a length of ninety-nine cent waxed cord, and knotted it here and there, about an inch apart. 


I couldn't be more pleased with my finished product.  It's a necklace that will remind me of a precious day, and yet be practical enough for regular wear. And I think Dave would be so proud of me, because I didn't break the bank doing it.

In fact, if you think about it, It's like I actually saved $220.00.  Or at least that's what I tried to tell my husband.  He doesn't appreciate my logic.

I have no idea why. 

Have you made a "Dave Approved" project lately?   

36 comments:

  1. You pretty much rock. That is SO cute! I've been making changing pad covers for pennies on the dollar. Totally Dave Approved. And Hubby approved. And my Hubby's name is not even Dave.

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  2. well i don't know if dave will be so impress but i AM!!
    tried on one at the beach...$495. yeah right
    anyway, yours is gorgeous!!!!

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  3. wow! you did an amazing job! At first when I looked at your picture and then at the website, I thought "holy cow! she actually bought this for $225?" You definitely worked your magic on this one!

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  4. You are my new hero. I've been trying to mix up my jewelry lately as I've found myself in a "rutt" if you will. Everyday, the same jewelry goes on my ears, neck, wrist. Over and over and over. Thanks to you, I have inspiration to get my craft on and pull myself out of the same ole' same ole'. Thank you!

    BTW, I totally can't tell the difference between yours and the other one. :)

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  5. Ha. I love Dave, he brings out the cheap-o in all of us!

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  6. I love it! I've taken the Dave Ramsey financial seminar, and I COMPLETELY think this would be Dave approved, ESPECIALLY since you paid CASH for it!!!!

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  7. I absolutely love it!! You never cease to amaze me! I re-make everything myself on the cheap. As a newlywed...what else is there to do?!? :)

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  8. oh indeed I have! I just made 4 96 inch curtain panels for our bedroom for eights bucks...TOTAL.

    They arent perfect but I love them.

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  9. I love it...you are so creative like that:) It looks fantastic :)

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  10. That is just way too cute!! Love this. and i'm sure Dave would applaud you!

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  11. I love the idea of Dave approved projects. My brain thinks like that too. If we want to go away for the weekend but decide not to because of the lack of planned spending, I usually am super proud of myself for saving us so much money. I totally get your concept and agree with it.
    Love Dave Ramsey..I knew we were made to be friends (in the blog sense) as soon as I found your cute blog!!
    Lisa

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  12. what an awesome remake! i totally agree with your logic of saving $225! you have just made me want to go cut apart some of my old jewelry and see what I can make:-)

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  13. awesome job! way to save some moola! i do think dave would be proud...unless you charged that 90 cents on your visa :) ha!

    just found your blog yesterday and am lovin it! i'm a crazy hs mom too...we're a breed of our own, are we not!!??

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  14. It turned out beautifully! You must be so proud of yourself - and husbands - sometimes they simply can't see the logic that we do! :)
    Bravo girlfriend!
    xx
    kimberlytaylorimages.com

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  15. Stick a $225 price tag on it and hawk it. Just kidding...sort of. (But I think Dave would approve of the hawking)

    Alison

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  16. I think that is so great! So creative. I probably would have just pouted and said oh well! But not The Lemonade Makin Mama!!!:) Good jog.

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  17. Yeah - love that saving $220, what a lucky man your husband is *wink

    I've totally been lovin' the new little hair dues that gals are doing now with a little wrap around their head and then the bow on the side so I took a old polka dot scarf I had wrapped it around my head and tied that sucka in a bow! I was SO proud of myself :) My husband calls it Free99! xoxo, The Lady of the House

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  18. Oh my you are so dang crafty! Way to go. I wish I had that in me. Instead I think I would clip that magazine picture on the fridge with a note that say "Please, pretty puhlease...." :)

    Dave is my husband's best friend. He actually has a class that he teaches to couples at a church near our house that is 7 weeks long that I would love to attend. Maybe if I go I will become as clever as you with your creation!

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  19. OH. My. Land. Are you kidding me right now?? I am overly impressed on SO many levels. Fabulous job, Sasha! So proud of you!

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  20. Friend I can't believe you kept that necklace all those years! Such a beautiful thing that you have made out of it! I love it!

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  21. LOVE it!!! Very clever - I wanna copy it! I'm thinking, that a few of these would make wonderful Christmas presents.

    Not exactly Dave-esque, but in the spirit of Dave, I've set a challenge for myself that I am going to make time for creativity, but I have to use only what I have already and not spend any more money on "supplies." I have too many other unfinished and unstarted projects right now, so I'm trying to make it a game by telling myself that this will force me to be even more creative. We'll see how it goes. :-)

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  22. So cute! I like yours better. :)

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  23. Well, no, no I haven't but you have inspired me. Amazing I say.

    This necklace and you, my dear, are just too cool for school!

    ~Andrea~

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  24. I am amazed! You are so cool for figuring out how to do this on the cheap, I love it! Oh, and so should your hubby, lol!

    Meg

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  25. Girl you amaze me time and time again. I love your thrifty creative side!!! It turned out beautiful.

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  26. I'll bet Dave would approve of you opening an Etsy store ;)

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  27. I love the necklace. I completely agree with you logic - I love to save!!! Husbands - they just don't get it. Although, my husband is just realized how much that deer that he shot for "free" is costing; cost of new gun, license, deer feeder, corn for the feeder, hunting lease, etc.....

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  28. I think that is INCREDIBLY beautiful!!!! Seriously. :)

    It's at least "Camille approved" -haha!!

    Happy Friday!!

    oxox-Camille

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  29. You are such a cool lady.
    The end.
    Wait. Your comment on Becky's blog (about cutting) was cruel! ;) Just kidding. What suspense, though.

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  30. Ooooh! I LOOOVE it!!! and I'm working on a "Dave approved" project now...also ripped from a catalog!
    You're too cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  31. That is absolutely fantastic! And yes you definitely saved $220!!! Brilliant photos as well!

    Have an Extraordinary Day!

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  32. I appreciate that logic! You could sell those on etsy you know. You could sell a lot of your stuff

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