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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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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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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Simple Midweek Meal – Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge

As you may have read I am on the search for more simplicity, on of the ways I am doing this is with our meal planning. To simplify we are having at least one midweek meal that I can just put in the oven or reheat. We have found that by doing this we are […]

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Family Life, New Job, Nursery and a Slight Change to the Budget…

This is going to be a new monthly post where I will update on what is going on in life. I have been writing tips, tricks and projects I am completing for a few months now but I feel other than my about me page there isn’t much about family life on here. All my […]

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My Need for Simplicity

Life can be hard without us adding more on top of it. I feel like my whole adult life I have just added more, more items, more activities, more pressure and the list could go on. I remember getting a promotion at work and within months of starting the new job we were looking at […]

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She turns 2 today

My youngest and last baby turns two today! She is loud (extremely), adventurous and a wild child all wrapped up in to a butter wouldn’t melt bundle of cuteness. This beautiful photo of Émilie was taken by a friend during Forest School click here to visit her page. We knew we would have at least […]

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