• Decorating on a budget: Quick Bedroom Refresh….
  • Fabulously Frugal Linky {19th April 2015}….
  • Protect your credit history to help your future….
  • Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata….
  • Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {17th April 2015}….
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Decorating on a budget: Quick Bedroom Refresh….

At the start of this year, I challenged myself to get all of the little jobs done around the house that have needed doing for ages but never seem to get done and to decorate one room or do one 'big job' (to us it seems big anyway) every month.  We don't have a huge budget so we're trying to do things as cheaply as possible and get as much for our money as possible. So far, we're not doing too badly - we did Master Frugal's bedroom in January, the Living Room in February (no major changes though) and a giant garage clear out.  In March we had a mini makeover in our bedroom which is what I'm … [Read More...]

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Fabulously Frugal Linky {19th April 2015}….

Welcome to this week's #FabulouslyFrugal. Thanks again for sharing your lovely frugal posts with us last week and I know I say this every week but it really is amazing to see so many different ways to be thrifty or frugal. Every week for the last couple of weeks my weekly meal plan has featured Quesadillas because (a) we all love them, (b) they're super easy to make and (c) they're so flexible as you can put whatever you want in them.  I keep meaning to write about them but the truth is with my version, there really isn't a recipe.  Last week the kids had baked beans and cheese … [Read More...]

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Protect your credit history to help your future….

At some point in most people's lives, they turn to some sort of credit financing for one reason or another and I'm a strong believer that this isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you go into it with your eyes open and knowing that you can afford any repayments you commit to. In some cases, money is needed for major purchases like buying a car or a house and for these purchases there are dedicated finance providers who are there to help you afford what it is you're after. But, as we all know, it isn't just the larger purchases that you can get credit for - things like travel, home … [Read More...]

Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata

Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata….

I mentioned in last week's Five Frugal Things post that I had found a new delicious way to use up leftover sweet potatoes and being the lovely person that I am, I thought that I'd share the recipe with you today. Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata is great for lunch, tea or supper, for packed lunches and picnics or even just for a snack because you fancy it.  It's easy to adapt to Slimming World and tastes absolutely delicious - what more could you want? Sweet potato, red onion and feta frittata 6 Eggs A splash of milk 5 small sweet potatoes 2 small red onions A glug of olive … [Read More...]

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Five Frugal things I’ve done this week to save money {17th April 2015}….

Five frugal things I've done this week: 1.  My new Fridge Freezer arrived on Monday and although I love it, it's certainly a lot bigger than it looked when I bought it.  We thought to measure the depth and width in the shop to make sure it fit where we wanted it but we didn't really consider the height of it until it was delivered. It's at least a foot taller than our old one which means I can't store anything on top of it like I used to so Monday night was spent in the kitchen re-organising!  The problem I have is that I have too much 'stuff' in the kitchen and even the shelves that we … [Read More...]

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95 Cheap Date Night (or day) Ideas….

As much as I love my children and love being a parent, I think it's also really important to remember that I'm also a wife and to keep in mind how easy it is to forget to forget that I need to pay attention to Mr Frugal as well as the kids/dog/work/housework/goldfish/Instagram! ;-) I've come up with a list of date night activities - some for date night at home and some that actually involve leaving the house without the kids which is something we seem to do less and less of these days for some reason.  We're going to try and do one of these a week.... Have a come dine with me style … [Read More...]