5 Things I am doing to prepare for Christmas Now!

Christmas is six months away! You may think I am crazy for discussing Christmas already, but by preparing now you are less likely to go in to debt and what better Christmas present to yourself is that! We have two main aims for our Christmas this year, simplify and experience. We are aiming to simplify […]

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Number 1 Tip For Saving Money On Days Out!

Don’t take the whole family! Crazy as that may sound, big days out can cost the price of a weekend camping holiday if you’re not careful and I know which one I would prefer. I am certainly not saying don’t have day trips as a family but look for cheaper alternatives for the days you […]

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Simple living update

So a few months ago I blogged about my need to simplify my life, click here to read the full post. In the post I talked about how there is four areas I am going to start with on this journey, these were declutter, organise, schedule and reducing technology. I am still very much in […]

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Our Budget Routine

Many posts on my blog, have shared different aspects that I use when we budget as a family. I know when I first started to budget our money, I read so many different blogs/websites that at times it can feel a little over whelming and at times feel like a lot of work. I thought […]

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25 Frugal Living Tips You Should Try This Year!

Looking at areas of yoOne great way to save money or live more intentionally is to be more frugal. Frugal to me means making smart choices. ur life to see where you can make smarter choices to in turn save you money and possibly time. Here are 25 tips to get you started: Meal Plan – By […]

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Budget Garden Project

When we moved house nearly 6 years ago we doubled our house size along with our mortgage. On top of that we were trying to save a little each month as we were also planning to have our second child. We have had a lot to do in this house and have been keen not […]

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Minimising Children’s Toys – Less toys could really mean more!

Whether you are a parent on a small budget or maybe your trying to declutter and simplify your home, I am wanting to show you that your children do not need a lot of toys to really get the most out of play. With 3 children my house has felt at times like one giant […]

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Spring Bucket List – Printable

As the last of the snow has hopefully finished falling and with flowers showing spring is here. I thought I would share our families spring bucket list with you. This is a list of things that as a family we are looking to do over the next 3 or so months, which I thought you […]

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Simplify Meal Planning to Save Money and Reduce Food Waste!

Having a list when grocery shopping will save you money (if you stick to the list) and to write your list you do need to meal plan.We all know we should meal plan, but it can be a lengthy process if like me you are drawn to the hundreds of delicious recipes in cookbooks or Pinterest […]

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Our Family Weekend on a Budget with #oreocookiequest

For a family that live on a small budget we generally go out at least once a weekend. Whether we have planned in advance a larger trip like a theme park or like this weekend a trip to the cinema and a few trips to the local parks. All of our trips are focused on […]

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