How to Save Money on Etsy | elizabethkathrynx

Welcome back to the blog! Today I am going to share with you some helpful tips on how to save money on Etsy! If you are new to the planner community and decorating your planner, buying stickers can get expensive pretty quickly! I never thought I would become a planner girl but it has really helped me become more organized and I just overall have a fun time decorating my planner! I didn't want to give up on buying cute planner stickers, so here are my tips on how to save money on Etsy!

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1) Always use coupon codes! Etsy stickers shops are really great with coupon codes. I find most shops almost always have an active coupon code and it's really easy to find them. Sometimes, the shops will list coupon codes directly in the shop description on Etsy for a certain discount on your order or for free shipping. Many shops also have coupon codes specifically for their social media followers, specifically on Instagram. In addition, some sticker shops also have Facebook groups. I highly recommend joining because shop owners will sometimes announce secret sales or have special coupon codes for the folks in the group. It's also a great way to meet our planner girls and to learn how other people use their planner stickers!

2) Buy in bulk. I recommend that when you are going to buy stickers on Etsy, to buy them in bulk rather than place multiple small orders. This way you will wind up actually saving on your purchase because you won't be paying for shipping and handling costs on multiple orders, you will only be paying once. Plan out your purchases buy using Pinterest or following when the shop puts out new releases and always keep an eye out for shop sales to save even more money!

3) Weekly Kits. Most sticker shops offer weekly kits. What is a weekly kit? A kit typically comes with 3-6 sheets of stickers in a specific theme or genre. Instead of buying each sheet individually, you will receive a set of sheets at one bundled price. The benefit to buying weekly kits is that you typically don't use all the stickers in the kit and you can use them multiple times in your planner. Shops typically will offer weekly and monthly kits in a variety of themes.

4) Only buy what you will use. This is a very hard mantra to follow when you are new to the planner community. There are so many cute stickers on Etsy and I would love to buy them all but I don't have a use for everything. I tend to be more of a functional planner and not so much decorative. I don't typically do "no white space" spreads, I like using checklists and half-boxes. I would watch plan with me" videos on youtube or follow some sticker shops on social media to get an idea of what type of planning style you think you will like before you start buying tons of stickers.

5) Planner buddy. A planner buddy is like a pen-pal. You can find them through Facebook Groups or even ask your friends if they like to decorate their planners. You can setup a spending limit and swap supplies weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly. You can find out what you each like and then do your swaps! I have done them before and they are really fun because you'll get to try stickers and planner supplies that you might not be able to find out your local craft store!

6) Printable Stickers. Some Etsy shops offer printable stickers. What does this mean? The shop will supply the digital media for the stickers and then it will be your responsibility to print and cut the stickers yourself. This can save you time and money when planning. Of course, in order to print and cut your own stickers, you will need a good printer and a cutting machine, such as a Cricut or a Silhouette.

I hope you enjoyed these six ways to saving money when shopping on Etsy! What are you favorite Etsy sticker shops? What is your planning style? I'd love to know!

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30 Day Squat Challenge

Happy 1st of May! I am participating in a 30 Day Squat Challenge this month to get my booty into shape for summer! Below are some of the amazing benefits of doing squats!!

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Here is a short video of me doing my Day 1 Challenge of 50 Squats

Have you ever tried a 30 Day Challenge? What were your results?

30 Before 30 | elizabethkathrynx

I turned 26 a few weeks ago, we has me thinking...

I'm getting so close to turning 30... (well not really I still have 4 years to go)

...and since I have fallen in love with 30 By 30 Lists

I thought I would create my own!

By February 17, 2020 I want to:

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Let's see what I can accomplish! #30Before30


No-Spend March 2016

I'm challenging myself!

For the remainder of the month of March, I am going to cut my spending - that means no more planners or planner accessories. I am on a spending ban - other than necessary items, such as fuel or food. My rules are below - join me if you want! #nospendmarch

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The only things time I will breaking these rules are if it applies to our new home purchase or my sister's wedding. We are trying to save as much as possible until we close on the house!

I am going to track my spending in my Erin Condren Life Planner - use the following link to get $10 off your first purchase! http://goo.gl/l4OdY8

Happy March!


THE SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS TAG

I saw this tag called the Sisterhood of the world bloggers tag on Emily Hearts . Tags are always a bit of fun and so I just had to do it myself too!

1. Where is your favorite place to go with friends?

I don't spend a lot of time with friends because we are all so busy but we usual go to a local bar and get a few drinks!

2. What celebrity(s) would you like to meet?

The cast of Pretty Little Liars and/or Downton Abbey

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3. Favorite drugstore band?

My favorite drugstore brand would have to be Covergirl.

4. Last vacation?

Our last weekend away was our recent trip to New York City for my Birthday last month! 

5. If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?

I would 100% be an owl! They are my favorite animal!

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6. What time of the year do you love the most?

My favorite time of the year is Fall/Autumn. There are so many fun outdoor activities to attend!

7. Do you currently have a job? If yes, Where?

I currently work at a local Hospital in their IT department.

8. Favorite book that you’ve ever read?

My most favorite book  that I've read has to be If I Stay by Gayle Foreman. It was also turned into a movie a few years ago and was phenomenal! 

9. What do you do when you’re not blogging?

I am either working, making youtube videos, going to school part-time for my MBA or working out!

10. What item of clothes do you love the most?

I love wearing work-out clothes! They are so comfy!

11. What blog post are you most proud of?

I love blogging but two of my favorite from the past six months are my Oh, Hello Stationery Co Review and my Happy Planner Gift Guide 2015.

Why don’t you do the Sisterhood of the world tag and let me know your thoughts on these questions in the comments below.

Cheers!