7 ways to save on Christmas Presents

Christmas shopping for many is already underway, however it can become very overwhelming very fast if you blow your budget. My biggest piece of advice aside from the money saving tips below is, remember Christmas is not all about presents and if what you can afford this year is spending time your family they will […]

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November Challenge – Week 1

Last month saw me sell 21 items from around my home that we no longer use, to make a small amount of money for my November challenge. I do still have one item left on sale but so far my total is £245 (after fees are taken). We did decide to use this money to pay for […]

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Toddler Gift Ideas

Over the next two months in our house we have two toddlers birthdays and Christmas. The eldest toddler (my second child) who is turning three has requested two items a sparkly dress and a pink scooter, my youngest who is turning two I am not sure really cares if she gets a present as her […]

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Me and Mine – October

I have enjoyed the family photo projects by the Dear Beautiful blog for some time now. I have decided to take part as a reminder of why we live on a budget, why we are frugal and why we are trying to live as simply as possible. I thought it would also capture a snippet […]

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October Challenge – Sell Everything – Week 4

If you have missed the start of my October Challenge click on the links below: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 I have got everything on to Ebay now, slightly slower than I should have so I do still have four items left to sell but this won’t stop me with November’s challenge […]

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The National Trust – Our day at Packwood House

We have been members of the National Trust for a few months now and we have visited several sites both on holiday and back home. For us it is great value for money at £9.55 a month for the family it can be a cheap way to get out of the house, especially if like […]

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October Challenge – Sell Everything – Week 3

If you have missed the start of my October Challenge click on the links below: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 This week has been a lot more productive and I have got a total of 13 pieces up for sale. Only 11 items ended bidding today (9 sold) so the others will finish in […]

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Cheap and Free School Holiday Activities and Days Out

We all need to get out the house once or twice during the school holiday even if it’s just so you don’t hear I am bored one more time. But trips out can soon add up so here are my suggestions to free or cheap days out everyone can enjoy: The Park There is just […]

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October Challenge – Sell Everything – Week 2

If you have missed the start of my October Challenge there is a link here to take a look. Week 2 This week has not had a much selling as I would have liked, but there has been some so I am not going to say it was a fail as until now I was […]

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Could Cash be the Answer to your Budget?

Figures from the British Retail Consortium now show that card payments account for over half of all retail purchases/transaction. So cash usage has dropped but could we be missing a trick with our budgets by tapping that little contactless card or entering in our pin? Why use cash? Cash can be a great way to […]

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