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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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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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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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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