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Hi there! I’m Kalyn Brooke, and I’m so glad you stopped by Creative Savings!

I’m a full-time writer and blogger living in sunny Southwest Florida with my husband, Joseph, and one terribly destructive rabbit. You think I’m joking, but I’m pretty sure I’m on my 4th iPhone charger right now!

In addition to book hoarding and being a bit of an ice cream snob, I also love about 100 other things including, but not limited to: traveling, starting new hobbies, binge-watching TV shows, and cuddling with small furry animals, preferably bunnies. I’m also quite the introvert, so blogging behind a computer screen is my version of the perfect job.

I started Creative Savings as a way to share inspiration, tips, and advice on how to live a purpose-filled life on a tight budget. Joseph and I are no stranger to small incomes, but the reason we’ve chosen to live so frugally is not because it’s the “right” thing to do….it’s so we can afford what we really want.

Creative Savings is just as much about saving money as it is spending intentionally, and it’s my mission to help you save on the things that don’t matter as much, so you can intentionally spend on the things that do. I want to see your financial goals, and big dreams happen, and I’ll be right beside you every step of the way!

If you’re pretty new to this site, I encourage you to start with my most popular posts for a small taste of what you will experience here. You’ll quickly discover budgeting is one of my favorite words, I’m a smart shopper who actually uses credit cards, and whenever I attempt a DIY project or recipe I’ll tell you exactly how much it costs to make.

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I’m so excited you stopped by and look forward to connecting with you in the days ahead.

Talk soon!

Do you have a frugal living tip to share? A budget related question? Maybe you just want to say hello?  Use this contact form, or send an email to [email protected] My inbox is always open.


  1. Tamara Farr says

    Hi Kalyn,
    I just stumbled upon your site via Facebook – and I already love you! I’m sure your website will be one of my favorites as I am a new stay-at-home-mom who is stepping out of the workforce. I look forward to reading all you share! :)

    • says

      Wow – that IS a big change – good for you though. :) I hope you find some useful ideas here, and thank you for your kind words!

  2. says

    Hey there, found your site from a Pinterest email and love the printable income tracker. Are you by chance going to FinCon this year?

    • says

      I’ve thought about FinCon, but won’t be able to make it this year – I’ll be at 2 other conferences though {SheSpeaks and possibly Allume}. There’s always so many I want to attend!

  3. Lynne Redfield says

    Hi Kalyn,
    How are you and Joseph? Do you remember me? I stumbled upon your blog through pinterest. I lost my husband unexpectedly in January and my finances have changed so I’m now trying to work out a budget for myself. I am anxious to read all of your blog. I’m glad you are both doing well. I didn’t realize you were living in Florida now. So glad to see you on here!

    • says

      Hi there! Of course I remember you. :) Joseph and I are both doing really well. I did hear about your husband, and I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine what you are going through, especially now that you have to rethink through your finances. I’m so glad you found me and keep in touch. <3

  4. says

    Hi Kalyn!

    I am enjoying reading your blog. We have a lot of the same ideas. I love frugal living!
    My husband and I also reside in SW FL. We live in Cape Coral.

    • says

      How fun! My husband and I just put in an offer on a house in the Cape. So pretty there!

      A friend and I are working on a FL blogger meetup in Punta Gorda and would love to invite you if you’re interested. :)

      • says

        Congrats on the offer! I currently work in the real estate business – housing (and building) is back in the booming stage. Cape Coral is a great place to live :-) I was born here, and things have certainly changed!

        I saw the e-mail about the blogger event – wish I could make it! Thanks for the invite.

  5. Sylvia says

    Hi Kalyn!!
    I’m so curious what do you think about baby shower party ideas! what would you do??

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