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Sourcing Back to School Supplies

The start of the school term is fast approaching (UK) and for many it can be an expensive time. I am all for keeping back to school costs low, and here is how I suggest to do it: Gather What You Have Shop your house first. Check your stationery supply, and see if old uniformsContinue reading “Sourcing Back to School Supplies”

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Scavenger Hunt- Free Printable (Countryside Edition)

After scrolling through my past posts, I realised I only ever made a printable version of my indoors scavenger hunt idea. I do have a post for various scavenger hunt ideas, but not a free printable. I plan to correct that today with a printable of my countryside hunt. I hope you will find someContinue reading “Scavenger Hunt- Free Printable (Countryside Edition)”

Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells

Did you know that you could use toilet rolls as seed starter cells? The shop bought ones can be pricey, and if you are planning on starting lots of seeds, this recycled version may work out better for you. All you need to do is cut the rolls in half and layer them in aContinue reading “Using Toilet Rolls as Starter Cells”

Cheap Party Nibbles Idea

Have you ever been asked to bring a plate to a party and had no clue what to make? Or do you host a book club every so often or have friends around for drinks? These cheesy pickle rolls are easy and cheap to make. I paid a total of £2.60 to make these andContinue reading “Cheap Party Nibbles Idea”

The Sweetest Valentine’s Foodie Gift Idea

Me and my kids have made the sweetest Valentine’s treat/ foodie gift idea and I wanted to share it with you… Decorated Wafer Biscuits!! Aren’t they the cutest? Ingredients Pink wafer biscuits Melting chocolate Sprinkles Method: Melt your chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals. Stir in between. Get a tray or a pieceContinue reading “The Sweetest Valentine’s Foodie Gift Idea”

Our No Spend January Review

As you may be aware if you saw my earlier post, we have been on a no spend January. We wanted to keep our spending to just monthly bills and groceries. Today, is the last day of our no spend and I wanted to update you all on how we got on. We did it!Continue reading “Our No Spend January Review”

Planning Ahead: Presents!!!!

If you saw my latest blog on sinking funds, you’ll know that I am already planning ahead for the cost of Christmas 2022. That sinking fund is for presents for my kids and our immediate family unit. I do, however, still need to get presents for some extended family members and friends and that includesContinue reading “Planning Ahead: Presents!!!!”

Sinking Funds & Why I Use Them

I have mentioned sinking funds on different occasions on this blog and have used them for a while. They are beneficial for saving for annual expenses that you know will be ‘spendy’ or something important you need to save for. If you haven’t heard of sinking funds, basically they are a saving tool to helpContinue reading “Sinking Funds & Why I Use Them”

Baked Bean & Potato Pie

This pie is as easy to make as it sounds. It’s a great no-meat option to keep costs low, but it still has beans and veggies! Even better, my 11 year old helped me make this, so if you have older children who are learning life skills in the kitchen, this is a great oneContinue reading “Baked Bean & Potato Pie”

No Spend January

After a heavy financial month in December and with the goal of buying a new-to-us car at some point in 2022, we are kicking of 2022 with a ‘No Spend January’. What is a No Spend Month? A no spend month is a month where you set yourself the challenge of not buying anything andContinue reading “No Spend January”