Category: Budgeting & Thrifty

Proud To Be Working With Kidstart

One of my favourite things about blogging is being able to reach out to brands that I want to work with and share here with you. I find that having been blogging for just over a year now, I’m confident to approach companies that I like and am keen to …

Top Tips For Cutting Costs With Minimal Effort

Wherever possible, I like to save money, of course I do, who doesn’t? So when VoucherCodes.co.uk got in touch with me and invited my to share my top 3 money-saving tips as part of their VC Life Hacks campaign, I was keen to get involved. It got me thinking about …

Use Kids Pass and Save Money

We like our days out as a family, as you’ll no doubt know from reading this blog. From zoos to theme parks, the children enjoy them all, but there’s no denying that they can be expensive. So, when I heard about Kids Pass, the UK’s family discount club, and that …

Banana Skins for Feeding Roses

I love my roses. I have a fair few David Austin roses dotted about my garden now, and I’ve popped one out the front now, too, to climb up around the front door. I cannot get enough of them, and there is such a huge variety available, which makes me suspect that …

10 Natural Garden Remedies

Regular readers will know that I’ve been getting into my gardening over the past few months, having hitherto abhorred it! Well, in recent weeks I can be find pottering about out there most days, and am becoming a little, dare I say it, passionate about it all. I find myself …

Building The Kids’ Clothing Hoard

So this one makes me feel both thrifty and extravagant at the same time – something of a paradox. It’s my children’s clothes. My Achilles heel. When I gave up my career, I knew we’d have to make so many cut-backs, so whereas I’d happily pop out and spend £100 …

My 5 Budgeting Resolutions

With 2014 beginning, I like to get things in order, which will always include checking out our cash! I’ve come up with 5 simple things that I’ll do this year, that should improve our finances. Meal Planning I did this sporadically last year, and when I did, it made a …

Christmas Collecting and Crafting

I decided to include a little craft project within our Christmas countdown activities, one that Boo and I could enjoy, that would also tie in a nice, outdoor afternoon. We got onto it this week, and I have to say that both the outing and the crafting were really lovely, …

The Pre-Christmas Clearout

It’s that time. I know the children are about to have an influx of toys, books and games, so I look over the playroom and their bedrooms with a critical eye – what can I get rid of?! I see it as a good opportunity to have a clear-out, and …

Be Savings Savvy

It does feel good to have some savings set aside. A little rainy day money or a nest-egg. Nice to see the account adding up and always good to see a little interest going on. It can provide peace of mind and it’s handy to get into the saving habit …

Tesco Clubcard Christmas Boost

Regular readers will know that we do like our Tesco Clubcard vouchers here. I wrote a post about a few of the things we’ve bought recently, and we get to have so many lovely family days out which we would struggle to afford if it weren’t for our Clubcard vouchers. They …

A Ramble and a Crumble

We all went off for a stroll in our local park at the weekend. It was a glorious autumn day, so we wanted to get out into the sunshine, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. Boo had her trusty backpack, ready to fill to the brim with treasures that she found …

Clothes Shopping Has Changed

I didn’t give loads of thought to clothes buying before motherhood. I suppose the main reason was that I had a good income, so I bought what I wanted, when I wanted it. I’ve never really been a designer wearer, just the odd piece, I was always more likely to …

We’ve Thomas the Tank’d Our Table

We have an Ikea Lack table in Boo and Little Man’s playroom that has started to get a little battered and chipped. It’s served it’s time well, so I’m not complaining. I’m actually surprised it’s still looking as good as it is, the punishments it’s taken over the last couple …

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