Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – 11/12/2017

There’s nothing worse than trying to write a meal plan when you’re full of food! That’s what I’ve been doing this evening. I’m full of my tea and also not feeling 100%, so sorry if this isn’t a very imaginative menu! Monday – Jacket potatoes Tuesday – Gammon pasta bake Wednesday – Tomatoes, chorizo and eggs with halloumi Thursday – Chicken Kiev’s, wedges and peas Friday – sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday – Out! Sunday – beef stew with mash…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve done this week – 10/12/2017

A quiet week here, We’ve had a few days just chilling out at home. After a busy week last week, I think it’s important to have time at home. It grounds me and gives me chance to have fun with the kids without distraction! Here are the 5 things that made my week more frugal!   As I said, we’ve had a quiet week at home, so only used the car for the weekly shop at Aldi. Saving diesel and…

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Positive Birth story – #thankyoumidwife

Positive Birth story – #thankyoumidwife

A postive birth story was something I’d always wanted. My first labour and delivery was around 8 hours from start to finish. It was straight forward but painful! I did not feel in control and it felt pretty horrific. Fast forward 19 Months and I was pregnant again. I found the fear and apprehension of birth so much worse the 2nd time. Obviously, this time I knew what I was in for, and, to be honest, it wasn’t something I…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 3 – 04/12/2017

Ooh it’s been cold hasn’t it?! The weather just makes me want to face-plant ALL the carbs, but i’m trying to stay ‘generally’ healthy. Which is difficult at this time of year! I’ve only had to think of 6 meals this week, as we’re at some friend’s on Sunday night. I can’t wait, I’m not a fan of cooking on a weekend.   Monday – Jacket Potatoes with Vegetable Chilli Tuesday –  Mango Chicken, Rice and Salad Wednesday – Meatballs…

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5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

5 Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week – 03/12/2017

1.On Monday we went to a local farm. They have an offer on this week, so we got in for half price. It was a treat and the kids absolutely loved it! 2.The car insurance we have for both our cars was up for renewal. I spent a couple of hours one evening going through all the online quotes, and I’ve managed to find some that are cheaper than last year, by about 20%! NEVER just accept the renewal price…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 2 – 27/11/17

Monday Meal Plan – Week 2 – 27/11/17

Meal plan time! I’ve been through my freezer this week, in a bid to use up the food from there, hopefully reducing our food bill. (See post here for more).   Here’s my meal plan for the week! I’ll be hitting Aldi first thing tomorrow. Monday – Jacket potatoes and Beans Tuesday – Beef kebabs, salad and rice Wednesday – Ham Hock tarts, mash and peas Thursday – Vegetable chilli with tortilla wraps Friday – Sausage, mash and brocolli Saturday…

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5 Frugal things I’ve done this week – 26/11/2017

5 Frugal things I’ve done this week – 26/11/2017

  1. I managed to get 4 gorgeous books from a local Mum via a Facebook selling site. They were only £1 each, and in mint condition. The kids love them! They were: ‘Peace at Last’, ‘The very hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Peepo’ and ‘The Highway rat’. All classics! 2. I went through our freezer and wrote down everything we had! I plan to use it all up in the next few weeks meals. I’ve done this before, and it dramatically reduced…

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How to make money on Ebay

How to make money on Ebay

Fancy earning some easy extra money? Got lots of things hanging around the house that you don’t want or need any more? Then read on! I’ve been selling my things via ebay for a couple of years now. It all started after having my first child. I ended up with tons of baby paraphernalia that I’d bought but had hardly been used. It seemed such a shame to give them away, plus I didn’t really have any friends that were…

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Monday Meal Plan – Week 1 – 20/11/2017

Monday Meal Plan – Week 1 – 20/11/2017

So, here it is. The first Monday Meal Plan post. If you’ve read my post on Meal planning here, you’ll have seen how vital I find it, and also how it saves money of course! I do my food shopping on a Tuesday, so I like to have my meal plan for the week sorted and saved by Monday night. That way I’m not frantically trying to write one on a Tuesday morning in between the nursery run and breakfast…

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Top Tips for shopping at Aldi

Top Tips for shopping at Aldi

    I’m not ashamed to say it, I’m a bit of an Aldi geek. I haven’t always been like this, it used to stress me out, the way it was so different to any other conventional supermarket I’d been in. The checkout system would send me into a panic and I’d long for the times I would leisurely pack my shopping, whilst having a chat to Brenda on the checkout, about the weather. Then, something changed. I learned to…

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