Citizens of Humbleville

Go Team Humbleville!

This week, we started our very own Etsy Team: the “Citizens of Humbleville!”

Our team’s mission is to provide an Etsy community¬†that focuses on selflessly helping others!

It’s a great way to connect with other Etsy sellers, learn more about the Etsy community, and make new friends!

Want to join Team Humbleville? No invitation required! ūüėÄ

Come and check it out: Citizens of Humbleville!

I’m a 21st Century Housewife

“Are You a Stay-At-Home Wife?”

Being a housewife is more than just cooking and cleaning!

Recently, I was asked why I decided to be a stay-at-home wife instead of having a career. I have a bachelor’s in business and don’t have any kids yet (I’m only 23, although my birthday is only 2 weeks away!), so what’s keeping me from getting a job?

I’ve actually gotten accustomed to being asked this, as well as all of the secondary questions that come after it: “What do you do at home all day by yourself?”, “Don’t you get bored?”, or the ever-awkward “I know a place that’s hiring, want me to get you an application?”
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Humble Shop is 1 Year Old!

Happy Birthday Humble Shop!

Our First Year on Etsy!

This week, Humble Shop celebrates it’s first full year on Etsy, September 2nd, to be exact!

Yup, we’re officially one year old! And boy, has it gone by fast, and has been lots of fun!
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The Humble Bee: Edition 7

Welcome to the seventh edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Etsy Craft Carnival

In recent weeks, Humbleville has been host to the Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival, a fun and exciting break from everyday life in Humbleville.

Each Friday, the Carnival opens to the citizens of Humbleville and features a new group of Etsy shops and items from the handmade community.

Don’t miss this Friday’s Carnival, as it is our largest Carnival to date! So get ready for some heart-healthy deep fried Twinkies and bright blue cotton candy, because the Carnival’s coming to town!

If you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, you can sign up here: http://humbleville.com/etsy-carnival/.

New Cards Available at Humble Shop

“Paisley & Polka Dots” Birthday Card

In a press conference earlier this week, the Mayor happily announced that Humble Shop, the official Greeting Card Company of Humbleville, has released many new and beautiful card designs!

If you’re not already a Humble Shop shopper, you’re missing out on the beautiful handiwork of our town’s beloved Mayor Laura. Revenue from Humble Shop goes to fund the town’s expenses so the citizens of Humbleville can live tax-free.

The Mayor also said in her statement that citizens could expect to see a variety of Fall holiday and Christmas cards in the coming weeks, as well as a 15% off coupon code exclusively for Humbleville citizens. Don’t worry Mayor, we’ll keep our eyes open!

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!
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The Humble Bee: Edition 6

Welcome to the sixth edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Construction Near Completion

This week, the Mayor held a press conference to give the citizens update on the Humbleville construction.

“As many of you already know, Humbleville has been under construction for the last few weeks, and I’m happy to announce that we’re almost done!

We’re hoping that once construction is complete, it will be much easier Humbleville citizens to navigate through our busy little town!”

The Mayor also said in her statement that she is excited about the progress Humbleville’s made in the last year and that she’s looking forward to what the future has in store for Humbleville!

The Residential Boom

Speaking about progress, Humbleville has seen a substantial rise in citizens in the last 2 months. Earlier today, Town Hall released the new official population count.

The Humbleville population has hit 327 citizens, a significant increase from the last population count of 200 citizens back in February!

For those who are unaware, we keep track of population by counting the total number of the Mayor’s¬†Twitter¬†followers.

If you‚Äôre not already following our Mayor on Twitter, click¬†here¬†to become an official citizen of Humbleville! You can also check out the Mayor’s latest tweets in our new Tweet updater at the bottom of our page!

A New Sheriff In Town

To help keep order among our growing population, the Mayor appointed a new Humbleville Sheriff. In a town press conference held earlier this week, the Mayor introduced Sheriff Paul as the new head of Police!

When asked for a statement, Sheriff Paul kept his remarks brief and light-hearted, “I look forward to serving this fine town and keeping the Mayor in line.”

The citizens of Humbleville were certainly happy to learn about the arrival of our new Sheriff and gave him a warm welcome after the press conference.

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!

Hot Off The Press:

1. ¬†“5 Reasons You Won‚Äôt Make Money Online¬†presented by Timothy from Wealth Artisan.

2.  Benefits of Investing in Real Estate  presented via Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.

3. ¬†“The Dave Ramsey 7 Baby Steps¬†presented by Tim from Faith and Finance.

4. ¬†“5 Easy Ways to Cut Your Monthly Expenses and Save Even More¬† presented by Young and Thrifty.

5. ¬†“Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money?”¬†presented by Flexo from Consumerism Commentary.

6. ¬†“Mega Millions: What Do I Really Win?¬†presented by Buck from Buck Inspire.

7. ¬†“Preparing for a Dual Retirement¬†¬†presented by Jon from Redeeming Riches.

8. ¬†“Invest in Yourself Instead of the Lottery¬† presented by Melissa B. from Beating Broke.

9. ¬†“How To Start A Blog: My Advice To Beginning Bloggers¬† presented by Khaleef from KNS Financial.

10. ¬†“Do I Need This Anymore?¬†presented by Kay Lynn from Bucksome Boomer.

That’s it for the Sixth Edition of the Humble Bee! ¬†Thanks for reading and hope you have a blessed Good Friday!

The Humble Bee: Edition 5

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Humbleville Awards

This week, the Mayor was presented with the Editor’s Choice Award from Craft Corners, for her crafting work and do-it-yourself projects for Humbleville.

When we asked the Mayor for a statement about the award, she simply said, ‚ÄúWe feel truly humbled to even be considered for the award! It is an honor and a¬†privilege¬†to accept this award on behalf of Humbleville and its citizens.‚ÄĚ

The award is now on display in Town Hall, (Humbleville’s¬†home page).

The Buzz Around Town

In addition to our recent award, there has been talk of exciting news buzzing around Humbleville!

So far this year we’ve added a new page to our website, Humble Shop, added a Humble Shop button to our sidebar, and finished Humble Shop’s first Valentine season, which was a surprisingly busy and successful one!

Humbleville has certainly made plenty of progress in the last few months, as well as experienced a considerable increase in population!  (We keep track of population by counting the total number of Humble Laura’s Twitter followers).

We‚Äôre happy to announce the current population of Humbleville at¬†200 citizens! ¬†If you‚Äôre not already following our Mayor on Twitter, click¬†here¬†to become an official citizen of Humbleville! You can also check out the Mayor’s latest tweets in our new sidebar Tweet updater!

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!
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The Humble Bee: Edition 3

Welcome to the third edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

Rumors Buzzing Around Humbleville

With nearly two months since the Mayor’s last posting, rumors have been buzzing around Town as to the Mayor’s whereabouts.

This week, the Mayor held an impromptu press conference at the Town Center to address the questions and concerns of the Humbleville citizens.

“You have every right to wonder where your town’s Mayor has been,” the Mayor told the crowd of concerned citizens.

“Over the last 2 months, I have been working on a secret project for¬†Humbleville.com, one that I hope will lead to many great things for Humbleville and its citizens!”

The Mayor was careful not to divulge too many of the details of the project, but did say to expect more details about the project in the coming weeks.

As always, you can count on The Humble Bee to give you the buzz on the latest news in Humbleville!

Now onto the top stories of the week!
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The Humble Bee: Edition 1

Welcome to the first edition of The Humble Bee, the official newspaper of Humbleville!

Here at The Humble Bee, it is our goal to provide you, the citizens of Humbleville, with quality news coverage of the latest stories and upcoming events in Humbleville.

New Resources Page

The big story for today is the recent addition of the Humbleville.com “Resources” Page. ¬†Here you will find our favorite websites for coupons, ¬†free samples, and grocery ads. ¬†You check check out the page for yourself here.

In related news, the Humbleville.com “Neighbors” Page has also undergone a recent transition to being the primary Humbleville blogroll. ¬†Here you can find fantastic personal finance and lifestyle blogs. ¬†If you have a blog and would like to be added as a Neighbor, please contact the Mayor with your details.

Grab Our Button

In other news, we have also added “Grab Our Button” to the right of the page. ¬†Feel free to copy the text in the box and place the Humbleville button anywhere you like!

That’s it for today’s stories. ¬†We’ll keep you posted on more Humbleville updates here, at The Humble Bee, your Humbleville news source!

Welcome to Humbleville!

The Office of the Mayor

Greetings citizens of Humbleville!  Most of you already know me, Humble Laura, but I felt it was important to address you, the citizens of Humbleville, formally.

As, the newly elected Mayor of Humbleville, I wanted to say how truly appreciative I am of all your support throughout my humble campaign and victory to office.

Humbleville Mission:

Now that I’m Mayor of Humbleville, my mission is simply this: To show the citizens of Humbleville that it’s easy, and sometimes even fun, to maximize the efficiency of their incomes.

While I’m Mayor, I will make it my goal to see that each and every member of Humbleville has all the information they need to live cheaply and comfortably.

To help keep citizens informed of the many plans I have in store for our humble town, we have established Humbleville.com, the official Humbleville website. Here, cheap recipes, frugal shopping tips, DIY projects, and more, can be discussed openly by the citizens of Humbleville.

Happy finances lead to happy homes.  Learning to live on little is the first step in leading a happy and humble life!

Want to Learn More About Humble Laura?

If you don’t know already know Humbleville’s newly appointed Mayor, please check¬†out the “About Us”¬† to read a brief bio and more on her mission for Humbleville!