Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'd like to be thrifty but I just can't afford it.

So like many of you out in the world, I am (or I was) a huge fan of the home decorating on the cheep blogs. I would faithfully check out all of my favorite bloggers everyday and marvel over their amazing creative prowess. I started stalking the local thrift stores for diamonds in the rough that I could transform into home decorating gems.

But lately I've started to realize a change out there in the blogoshere. My favorite bloggers have become buisness women. They have changed from creative women who share their love of crafting and design with the world to crafty product placement advertisers. It seems like almost half the time I go to my favorite blogs to get inspired the post starts with " More From the Silhouette Craft Cutter" - www.makeit-loveit.com or "I just used the embroidry function on my Bernia computerised sewing machine" or "I did this using my Go Cutter machine." And the other half of the time I'll find a link to a shopping site or another lifestyle site like Martha Stewart.

I know that this is the way the world works and everyone has the right to make a living from their talents but I find myself dissapointed that places that I used to go for inspiration to make my povery striken life more pleasent have changed to be just like TV and make me fell like I'm less of a human because I don't have the money to buy all the gadgets that would help me to be "thrifty". Even if I had the money I don't have a clue where I would put a Silhouette, a Cricut, and the new computer that I would have to buy to go with my new sewing machine.

I guess I just have to accept the fact that I don't have the money to be frugal.

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