Save the Broccoli Stems

Like many other countries around the world, Australia has been experiencing inflation at a somewhat alarming rate. Pretty much everything is going up in price, but perhaps the most notable is the cost of groceries and in particular fresh fruit and vegetables. Recently, news sites and social media were flooded with images and articles of…

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Reducing Grocery Costs at the Checkout

First of all, it has been a longgggg time since my last post for which I apologise. Life has been busy! But on that note, life has also been expensive. I feel like my news feed is full of articles about the rising cost of living, namely groceries which I feel like is all people…

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Gift Wrapping

One thing I really do not like spending money on is gift wrapping. Wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags, gift tags, cards…you name it I don’t like spending money on those items. These are the items that in my opinion can be soooo overpriced, especially when sometimes (let’s be honest) the cost of cards and wrapping…

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Travel Savvy

After a two year travel pause, the Australian borders are open. I can’t quite believe it but my husband and I are looking forward to a trip to Singapore. We had a trip booked in August of 2020 but obviously that trip was cancelled due to COVID-19. It was super exciting to be able to…

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The Kitchen Sink

Having completed our bathroom renovation recently, we have now turned our minds towards the kitchen. Our laminate cupboards are peeling, the self lighting gas stove no longer self lights and the oven is falling out of the wall (legit). It’s time. But, it’s also going to take some time too. When we went through the…

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Our Budget Bathroom Renovation

Apparently in Australia, the average bathroom renovation costs upwards of $10,000. I’m talking the entire gut job, replace everything, the works. And that’s a small bathroom. My husband and I live in an older home (30 plus years to be more exact) and the bathroom has for some time needed to be completely redone. Everything…

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Temporary Living Situations

Living with Less We are currently renovating our bathroom (on a budget) which I will write about when it’s been completed – hopefully next week! But in the interim, my husband and I (yes we got married! Definitely more to come on that also) are living with his mother whilst we have no bathroom/toilet of…

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Shoe Life Hack

One of my friends inspired this post, well, sort of. You see, today I bought a new pair of shoes. A pair of white sneakers to be exact, super versatile, comfortable and basically plain white to go with everything. This is in replacement of the cheap white canvas shoes I used to buy relatively frequently,…

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Leftover Chips and Food Waste

I’m a big fan of leftovers, any potential food waste that I can save and re-purpose the next day is a big win for me. I hate throwing away perfectly good food, aside from the obvious, it feels to me just like throwing away money. Just as if I were to take a $5 note…

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Lockdown April 2021

My city two days ago entered a snap three day lockdown. Unlike most of the world, Australia has fared extremely well during the pandemic largely due to closed borders, individual states adopting strict measures early in 2020 to stamp out the virus and our hotel quarantine system. As a result, for most of the last…

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