Food shopping on a budget at Jack’s

Food shopping on a budget at Jack’s

Call me sad, but doing a weekly food shop has now become my form of escape. Home schooling, along with the inability to leave the house much during lockdown, has meant a browse down the aisles of a supermarket on my own feels like a spa day (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but you get my drift!). So when Jack’s very kindly got in touch and offered to send us a voucher to spend with them, I was very excited…

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Experian Boost – How to increase your credit score

Experian Boost – How to increase your credit score

Since being a late teen, I’ve loved budgeting, money saving and working out how to increase my credit score. I grew up with very money savvy parents, we’d always be that family that took the picnic whilst everyone else bought their lunch! As much as I wasn’t a fan at the time I suppose some of that must have rubbed off on me. As a late teen, once I’d entered the world of work, I started to take notice of…

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Painting Our PVC Door With Frenchic

Painting Our PVC Door With Frenchic

So you fancy painting your door but you’re not sure how? Read on to see how easy painting your PVC door with Frenchic really is! Firstly, a bit of background story. We moved into our home nearly 6 years ago now, we were so excited after living in rental properties that we were now able to do whatever we wanted to our very own house. That excitement quickly waned when we realised just how expensive everything is…and that we were…

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(AD) Crafty Kids Review – Yorkshire Craft Venue

(AD) Crafty Kids Review – Yorkshire Craft Venue

I have to admit, I’m definitely not a ‘crafty’ mum. At home, my limit seems to be colouring and play dough, maybe a tiny bit of glueing if I’m feeling adventurous! It’s not always that I don’t want to, it’s more a case of the hassle of getting everything out for my mini Picassos, along with the tidying up that inevitably takes twice as long as the kids actually spent crafting. Plus glitter. There seems to be no part of the…

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PFFD Update – We have shoes!

PFFD Update – We have shoes!

I just looked back to see when I last wrote a blog post updating you on Ottilie’s PFFD, and it’s nearly been a whole year! I have no idea how that happened. I suppose life has happened. 3 young kids, school runs, family weddings, general life is busy! I can kind of see why I’ve not updated in a while though, because there was nothing much to report on. She was hitting her milestones as normal. Sitting up, crawling, pulling…

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Saving Money on Train Tickets

Saving Money on Train Tickets

Ad – This post has been kindly sponsored by traintickets.com, however all thoughts and opinions are my own There’s nothing quite like a journey by train is there? I remember train journeys as a child being so incredibly exciting! Buying our tickets, waiting on the platform in anticipation, jumping on and watching the world go by, seeing things we’d never spotted before. And it’s no different for our kids too. I’d even go as far to say it’s their favourite…

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The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

This post is sponsored by Bed Guru Sleep, shut eye, catching 40 winks. Whatever you call it, sleep is something that is essential to life. I mean, if you’re a parent, you’ll totally understand how detrimental it can be getting no sleep. I remember not long after our eldest was born, and I’d had barely any sleep in 3 days. I was almost delirious. Slurring my words. Hallucinating! All because I had this new tiny baby who’s mission was to…

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6 Things I’ve learnt from having 3 kids

6 Things I’ve learnt from having 3 kids

It’s been nearly 9 months since our littlest one entered the world, making me a mum of 3. I’d always said I wanted 3 kids close together. The reality of it dawned after our 2nd. We were coming into our 3rd year of no sleep and although I desperately longed for another teeny baby, I wasn’t sure if we were cut out for it! We decided to take the plunge, and when our (then) youngest was 2 and a half,…

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5 Things I’ve learnt Whilst Renovating

5 Things I’ve learnt Whilst Renovating

We’ve lived in our house over 4 years now, and are still only halfway through our renovations! From picking carpet for your home, to dealing with the mess, here are 5 things I’ve learnt whilst renovating: 1.Do Your Research For everything you do and buy, do your research! Never make any major decisions blindly. Google can be a bit of a minefield, so I found asking friends that had done similar work really helped in identifying easy mistakes, or making…

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A Walk around Langsett Reservoir – National Walking Month

A Walk around Langsett Reservoir – National Walking Month

This blog post is sponsored by Yorkshire Water As far as cheap days out go, I don’t think you can beat a walk around a beautiful location with family. My childhood memories are littered with walks around the local area, playing pooh sticks off bridges, trying to spot squirrels, clambering over stiles. These adventures were usually followed by a trip to the pub on the way home, and if we were well behaved, we’d be allowed a j2o (Remember how…

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