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Blog And Income Stats: February 2017 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I’ve missed waaay too many posts! Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 396 (-297 half the posts and half the readers) Blog Income: $65 (same) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $268.42 (I am STILL owed some monies, we’ll see if I get paid this month) Sewing: $704.73 […]

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Blog and Income Stats: January 2017 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I had a great month (thanks to Sip And Sew Old Town)! via GIPHY Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 693 (+91 I did not miss any posts!) Blog Income: $65 (same) Fitness Income (Zumba and Insanity Instructor): $237.67 (I am owed some monies, we’ll see if […]


Side Hustle Updates!

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I am back! I’ve been side hustling my a$$ off! Here’s what I’ve been up to: Trained By Crystal (Sewing):  This website is all about sewing.  I’ll post my online sewing classes here.  So far I have 3 package levels where; 1…you buy everything yourself and just […]

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Sewing Webinar Is Ready! #1KHustle

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Where have I been??? I’ve been working hard on the #1KHustle Side Income Challenge. This is week #4 so it’s time to go all in (AKA I procrastinated so this is my final push to finish strong). Here’s what I’ve accomplished: 1:  Created the ENTIRE TrainedByCrystal brand! […]


Blog and Income Stats: August 2016 4

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Where’d the summer go!?! Time is moving crazy quickly and I’ve missed a few posts last month.  Let’s see if I can do better in September. Let’s get to the numbers! Readership: 1,176 (+403) wow.  I am overwhelmed!  Thank you! Blog Income: $120 Fitness Income (Zumba and […]

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Friday Five: Sewing Update 1

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! Flash back to 1 year ago today…. On July 29th 2015 I wrote about sewing. 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition It must be sewing season because I have been bitten by the sewing bug again. Last year I made a few pieces but […]


Friday Feature: Sewing

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I want to start something new here:  Friday Feature! I will share with you something exciting or something that I loved from the week. Sometimes it’ll be a single item, sometimes it will be a list. Today’s Feature: Sewing!!!!! I think I finally found an easier way […]

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40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project: Sewing Edition 2

Hello Sophisticated Spenders! I LOVE sewing! When I was in college, I used to come home from class, studying AND my full time job and sew.  Some of my outfits were awesome and some looked a little crazy.  So this time around, my next 40 Days of Dating Your Passion Project […]