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Book Review: Dosh by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

I was gifted a copy of this book (thanks to Hachette Kids and Tandem Collective), and I thought it was right up my street as I have a child who is of perfect age for this book. Because this book is for middle grade kids, who better to give an opinion than my daughter herself:Continue reading “Book Review: Dosh by Rashmi Sirdeshpande”

Why I Switched to Bar Soap…

Bar soaps for showering and hand washing and shampoo soaps are far from a new thing, but you would be surprised how many questions I get asked when I say I’ve made the switch away from liquid shower gels and shampoos etc. One of the most common ones… ‘does it clean you properly?’ Yes, itContinue reading “Why I Switched to Bar Soap…”

Inexpensive Upcycle of a Wicker Drawer Stand

I had a touch of luck when I came across wicker drawers for free on Facebook Marketplace. We had been looking for something similar for a while, and although the colour didn’t match our scheme, I quickly went to collect them. I couldn’t pass up a freebie. I also managed to get a free basketContinue reading “Inexpensive Upcycle of a Wicker Drawer Stand”

Fresh Lemon Balm Tea

If you saw my post on the lemon balm and vinegar cleaner I made, you will be aware that the lemon balm plant I have in my garden has really taken off this year. I am on a mission to make the most of my garden, and lemon balm has many many uses. I haveContinue reading “Fresh Lemon Balm Tea”

Make Your Own Card Cake Toppers

My son has just turned 2, and as we were in lockdown, we wanted to get him a Mickey Mouse themed cake. Our local stores didn’t have any, so we turned to Ebay and Amazon. Oh my word, simple card toppers on cocktail sticks are stupid prices. There was no way I was paying forContinue reading “Make Your Own Card Cake Toppers”

Simple Pizza Base Recipe

It is much cheaper to make your own pizza bases and make homemade pizzas. When buying shop bought, you pay for the convenience. A lot of people are daunted by the thought of making pizza bases, but I am here to show you how easy it is. Ingredients: 350g Plain Flour or strong white flourContinue reading “Simple Pizza Base Recipe”

10 Tips to Lower Household Costs During self Isolation and Working From Home

Now we are spending a lot of time in our own homes, you will no doubt notice a spike in certain household costs such as electricity and groceries etc. A bit of careful adjustment and forward planning is a great way to keep these costs down as much as possibly, especially during this uncertain financialContinue reading “10 Tips to Lower Household Costs During self Isolation and Working From Home”

Frugal Tips For self Isolation and Lockdown #1

I wanted to share the tips I have shared to Instagram on living frugally during self isolation and possible lockdown due to the Coronavirus, so you can have them in one post. I will continue to compile any tips I think of in these posts. These are very strange, unprecedented times, and we must prepareContinue reading “Frugal Tips For self Isolation and Lockdown #1”

Free Mother’s Day Printable for Kids

I have seen many posts on social media with people trying to think up inventive Mother’s day cards and gifts due to being in self isolation etc. I decided to create a free printable with prompts for kids to fill in for their Mum’s on why their Mum is the best! The good thing aboutContinue reading “Free Mother’s Day Printable for Kids”

D.I.Y Marble Run

With people stockpiling crazy amounts of toilet paper, I thought it a great time to share our toilet roll tube, marble run project. This project came about after my eldest received a marble run, and my toddler could not play with it as he puts everything in his mouth, and marbles make me nervous anyway.Continue reading “D.I.Y Marble Run”