Santa Clause is Making his List

I know…it’s September. However…I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping…I’d say I’m 70% of the way there. How I did it? To this end, I don’t feel overly stressed about Christmas, actually I feel well organised and planned. I feel as though I say this every year, but START EARLY. Costs are going up, so are…

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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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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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At Home Beauty Substitutes

Beauty products generally come with a high price tag attached. Moisturisers, cleansers, exfoliators, shaving, waxing, nailpolish. You name it, we, and women in particular spend a lot of money annually on these types of self care and pamper products. I feel like a lot of the expensive products on the shelf can be made at…

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A Disco Party

Last night I went to a disco themed party and you know what that means – dressing up. A dress up party, depending on the theme, often involves having to purchase an item of clothing or an accessory in order to fit in with said theme, because let’s be honest and say that a lot…

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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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How I Clean my Bathroom

Cleaning products sure can add A LOT onto the weekly grocery shopping bill. It’s easy to get caught up buying unnecessary and expensive items that you think you need, but actually don’t. Before I met my boyfriend, he was using a store bought, chemical based cleaning product that not only comes in what I’m sure…

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