The year ahead….


2012 was a great year for us as a family and I hope that 2013 will be even better. Everyone has their own reasons for living frugally and I know I've said this before (lots of times) but one of our reasons is so that we can afford to do more fun things as a family.  This year we've had some great times together and made some fantastic family memories with some lovely friends - old and new. I'll be sad to see the end to such a great year but as always, I'm looking forward to the start of the new year.  I love the feeling that the new year brings and I always like to spend a little bit of … [Read more...]

How to find free books for your Kindle….

How to find free books for your kindle

Hands up if you got a Kindle for Christmas.... I've had mine for about six months now and I love it.  I read more now than I ever used to (which that was a lot) and I've been able to finally part with the boxes of books I had piled up in the garage and under our bed (again, which was a lot).  To me, one of the best things about having a Kindle is the number of free books available to download.  I've discovered lots of new authors and read books that I never would have read before having my Kindle - mainly because I don't mind taking a chance downloading a free book that I'm not sure I'll … [Read more...]

Ten ways with Turkey leftovers….

Ten ways with Turkey Leftovers

The majority of us will have turkey leftovers to use up over the next few days - some of us (I'm thinking of me here) have so much to use up that it would be easy to live on turkey for the rest of the week and still have some left! Turkey Leftovers #1 - Christmas Dinner Sandwich You can't beat a Christmas Dinner leftovers sandwich - you can go for the simple turkey and stuffing version or if you're feeling a bit more adventurous you can go all out by adding in some sliced roasties and whatever else you happen to have left along with a little warmed up gravy. Turkey Leftovers #2 - Turkey … [Read more...]