Shopback

Yesterday, I had my first experience with an app/website called Shopback. Yes, that’s right I bought something, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Shopback for those of you not in the know is an Australian platform where you login and are redirected to the sites you wish to make purchases from (eg supermarkets,…

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Black Friday

I feel like it’s only fitting with Black Friday having just been and gone that I acknowledge this in some way with a post. I suppose to some extent it’s almost a given as a minimalist/frugal living blogger that I share my thoughts (like so many other bloggers) on Black Friday and my experiences. First…

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I Bought a New Bag, Before I Needed One

So, I bought a new handbag. I don’t need a new one quite yet, however it’s always been my practice to have one in reserve for when my current one is no longer usable. Now, I’m well aware this doesn’t appear frugal, nor minimalist. However, I have very strong reasons for doing exactly what I’ve…

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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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If You Haven’t Started Your Christmas Shopping Yet…

…Start now… For many people, saying the word Christmas at this time of year is like saying a dirty word, however I find that starting my Christmas shopping as early as possible helps me with at least one thing closer to Christmas- my stress levels. And yes, I actually started my Christmas shopping back in…

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Does it Work?

Does anyone else have times of illogical spending or spending money just to see if something works? Like many women I’m terrified of getting wrinkles as I age and I’m certainly not looking forward to adding to the ones that I already have. So this week, I treated myself to an anti-aging cream (Revlon Revitalift…

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Stocking up on Frozen Meals

Today I went to my local supermaket and picket up some new gluten free/dairy free frozen snacks/meals to keep in my freezer. Coles have just released gluten free and vegan vegetable gyoza as well as gluten free and vegan spring rolls (and vegetable dim sims but I will try those another time). Oh my goodness…

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Dinner at Ikea

Recently, a trip to Ikea was required to pick up a new cabinet with my boyfriend. Now it was a Tuesday night after work so we decided to have dinner at the restaurant. I’ll be honest, I was somewhat hesitant based on the fact I have food intolerances (gluten and dairy) and I’ve never eaten…

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So…I Bought Something

A few nights ago I bought something online that I didn’t technically ‘need’, it was a want and I haven’t splurged like that on myself in a while. For those of you who are wondering it’s a faux fur shawl/stole that can be worn over pretty much anything. I went through every outfit in my…

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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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