Birthday Party Challenge….

YeayMiss Frugal's game has just sold for £8.00 on e bay so I have a bit extra to add to my challenge pot....Ebay: £31.00Mobile Phone: £9.00Old Bank Account: £20.00===============Total £59.00===============E bay fees: £10.00===============Left to make £151.00===============My next job is to go through the CD's and DVD's to see if there is anything on there that can be ebayed.... Might have a look at them tomorrow seeing as the weather looks like its going to be bad. … [Read more...]

This weeks meal plan….


This is my menu plan for the week. I usually do my weeks plan on a Friday ready for shopping on a Saturday but I am a bit late this week as we have had a houseguest staying with us this week. I try and get Miss Frugal to do it with me to help her with her writing and to have fun in the kitchen with her as I really want to encourage her to learn to cook and to enjoy being in the kitchen with me. This weeks plan is very bitsy as I am trying to use up all of the little bits in the cupboards and the freezer and I thought that with me being off work again this was the ideal week to use up the odds … [Read more...]

Birthday Party Challenge….

Good News and Bad News on the challenge front. I found an old bank account with £20 in it so I will put that towards it but.... just realised I had e bay fees to pay so had to pay £10 out of my profits yesterday.Ebay: £23.00Mobile Phone: £9.00Old Bank Account: £20.00===============Total £51.00===============E bay fees: £10.00===============Left to make £159.00===============I have just put one of the kids old Wii games on e bay but I don't hold out much hope for getting much for it. I am going to have a look at our old DVD's and see if there is anything there that I can get rid of this … [Read more...]

Budget Bedroom….


I have finished Miss Frugal's bedroom now and I am so pleased with how its turned out, my main concern about living frugally was that I didn't want the kids to miss out. If anything the decision to change the way that we lived was more to do with freeing up more money and time to do things with the kids.The room is very girly and is probably to pink and princessy for most people's taste but for a six year old girl, it's 'absolutely awesome' which she assures me is as good as it gets....The bed was a complete bargain (see here) but didn't come with the drapes so I went to our local fabric store … [Read more...]