The Dollar Value of Gifts

My Dad is difficult to buy for (I’m sure like most Dad’s are). In all honesty he already has too much stuff, wants for nothing and if he does happen to want or need something he just goes right ahead and buys it himself. As a result, for his birthday I’ve been agonizing over what…

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One Stop Baking Shop

I recently wrote about the simple joys of baking, you can check it out here. In light of my previous post, I thought it was prudent to also discuss a more recent baking experience I had. I was going through the pantry and planning upcoming meals around ingredients I already had available, when I suddenly…

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Desk De-Clutter

My desk at work has always looked as though it’s been hit by a hurricane. I have always had piles of unnecessary old paperwork, empty packets of things, partially eaten packets of things and just general rubbish that had no real purpose. So, the other day I took the plunge and cleaned off my entire…

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Time Poor

I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I seem to go through phases where I find myself extremely time poor to undertake the tasks and activities I enjoy. Case in point, I haven’t worked on ‘minimalising’ my home in quite some time including getting rid of surplus items in favour of free space. Namely…

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Social Media

I find when I’m reading online content (news articles or blog posts) social media gets a bad wrap for influencing us negatively in terms of enticing us to buy things we don’t really need and to spend money we often don’t have. Don’t get me wrong, I completely agree with this, as it’s often true…

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If I had all the Money in the World…

…would I still live frugally? Yes I would. I like my life, there are very few things I would change about it and even then sometimes the things you wish you could change are things money can’t buy anyway. I honestly don’t feel that buying more things or upgrading the things that I do currently…

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Big Travelling Expenses

Once upon a time my biggest travelling expense (aside from airfares and accommodation of course) would definitely have been shopping. And by shopping I mean clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and makeup. You name it, I bought it. Whilst I still love to shop when I travel because I enjoy buying items I can’t get at…

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Bargain Treats

I have mentioned several times in previous posts that I am allergic to gluten and dairy and as a result, there are many food experiences that are a real novelty for me purely because it’s been so long since I’ve been able to enjoy certain foods. On Saturday evening, my favourite doughnut place (G-Free Donuts)…

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But it’s Designer?

I have some items in my life I just haven’t been able to bring myself to get rid of. Because they’re designer. These are expensive items that because they have a certain label attached I find difficult to let go of because of the branding- even though I’ve barley worn them. Case in point, I…

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On Sunday, I baked

I don’t bake very often, I’m more of a cook as opposed to a baker. However on this particular Sunday I made a (gluten and dairy free) cake from scratch- that’s right there was no packet mix in sight! When I was younger I would never use a packet mix to bake anything, however since…

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