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Month: November 2017

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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Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Meal planning – A frugal family must!

Years ago, I would head to the supermarket, meander around the aisles, pick up things I thought we needed, get sidetracked by offers, then get to the checkout and be shocked by how much the bill came to. I’d get home and realise that, in reality, I’d bought enough for maybe 2 or 3 meals and I’d definitely be heading back to the supermarket in the next couple of days. Once the kiddies came along, this had to change. There…

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10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

10 cheap or free activities with toddlers and preschoolers

We’ve all been there, Monday morning, 9am and the kids are already driving you slightly mad, you start to wonder how you are going to survive the next week?! Top this off with the fact you’re not made of money, and unfortunately, no money trees have magically sprouted up overnight in the back garden. So, here are our top ten free/cheap activities to do with your preschooler: The library! Our local library is only small, however the the kids love…

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