The Thrifty Families Blog Carnival….


Welcome to the sixth Thrifty Families Carnival. In case you don't know, the Thrifty Families Carnival is an idea of mine, Becky (Baby Budgeting) and Jen (Thrifty Mum), in association with My Family Club, who are our proud sponsors and a brilliant resource for time and money saving ideas. There's some great tips for you this month so grab yourself a notebook and pen, a cup of tea and a slice of cake and get ready to save some money. First up is the lovely Pippa from A Mothers Ramblings with her three posts about what to do with any Easter leftovers - don't worry if you don't have any … [Read more...]

Quick Craft – Make an Olympic Trophy….


A couple of years ago we made some trophies out of a toilet roll, a piece or card and some shiny gold paint and today, when I read that Maggy from RedTedArt was having a bit of an Olympic Get Crafty, I decided to dust off our trophy post and share it with you again.  After all, you never know when you're going to need to make a trophy at short notice, especially during the Olympics ;-) For each trophy you need two pieces of card cut out in the shape of a trophy, just a bit bigger than your toilet roll.  I’m really not very arty but I managed to make one and then used it as a template for … [Read more...]

Our First Broken Heart….

best buds

Last week Master Frugal came rushing out of school and announced to us that he was in love and had asked his new girlfriend to marry him.  She accepted even though another boy in their class also popped the question the same day as she said liked how Master Frugal didn't cry when he fell over at playtime. They've had so much fun together this week according to Master Frugal and he was looking forward to celebrating their one week anniversary today (he'd even written her a love letter). The only problem was that between last night when she'd told him that she loved him and first thing … [Read more...]

Cool calculators to help you save….


We're always looking for ways to save a little extra and this week we've been having a play with some of the tools and calculators on myfamilyclub to try and find some extra ways to save. We started by looking at some of the things we buy on a regular basis out of habit.  The main things that we've thought of are the energy drinks that Mr Frugal buys on the four mornings a week that he starts work early and the yummy chai latte I buy every Friday (thanks to Jen for getting me addicted).  Using the snazzy savvy spending calculator over at myfamilyclub I've worked out that energy drinks are … [Read more...]