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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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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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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Kanopy- Netflix but Free!

Has anyone else ever heard of a platform called Kanopy? When I first stumbled across it my first through was ‘what on earth is this?’ But despite the unusual name, it’s actually an extremely awesome concept. I like to describe it as free Netflix. Essentially it’s an app you can download to your smart TV/Apple…

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Making the Most of a Bad Experience

As a gift, my boyfriend bought us tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory (the stage show/musical) which is currently playing. As this was something I’d been wanting to see, I was ecstatic. On paper (literally because he’d printed off the tickets) he’d bought me the perfect present. Not only was it something I…

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Junk Mail Please!

I absolutely adore it the day the ‘junk mail’ arrives in my letterbox. Catalogues from all my local grocery stores indicating their specials and best buys for the week. Now, where I live many people have ‘no junk mail’ signs on their letterboxes to indicate they do not which to received these pamphlets. This is…

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Saving on Pantry Staples

This week I made a special trip to the supermarket. The reason being is that many of my pantry staples (which I was running low on or had actually run out of completely) were all on great specials. This was an opportunity too good to miss as far as I was concerned, but it did…

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