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My Story

About Me


My name is Monique! My blog is called Mischyf (mischief). I’ll share a little about me.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with cancer. I’m officially a cancer survivor. However, I have quite a few leftover side effects that make employers reluctant to hire me. But, because I survived, I’m told my disability payment may be ending. Now, I’m caught between a rock and a hard place. This puts me into a position where I must live a frugal lifestyle. Why am I sharing this information, you may ask. I realized I’m not alone with these troubles. Many people are struggling to pay bills and feed their families out there.

I decided to write a blog about how I am finding ways to live on a small budget. My adventures with setting up a blog. I am canning and dehydrating food to help keep the monthly food bill down. I’ve always been into doing it yourself (DIY) projects and crafts so those come in handy now as well. I will also share my love of sewing and embroidery. While I will be trying to find ways to make money. I will share what I learn and what I know.

My Youth

I’ve been an artist of sorts since I was a child. I attended a fashion school in my youth and learned how to make my own patterns and designs. I was making bridal gowns when I was 14 years old in my moms’ shop. My mother started teaching me the art of sewing and crafting when I was 4 years old. It has been a huge part of my life. I am so very appreciative to my mom for teaching me. To this day we sit side by side on the sofa and hand embroider.