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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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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Beauty Savings

My mum recently treated herself and had her nails done professionally (I can’t remember the last time I paid for a manicure it’s too expensive for me). Anyway, earlier this week it got to the point where she had to have the gel polish removed. Now where I live, to have gel polish removed probably…

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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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Shop at Home First

So many of us don’t realise how much food we already have in our pantry before we hit the shops, in fact we have a tendency to just keep buying. For instance, I find it’s easy to buy multiple of something whilst it’s on sale, put it in the back of the cupboard and then…

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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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Convenience Foods

Not so long ago in order to prepare a meal, it had to be prepared almost entirely from scratch, by hand and by you in your very own kitchen. There were no shortcuts to chopping vegetables, spinning salads or even preparing all or part of a meal. But today, we have just about every food…

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When Enough is Enough

At the time of writing I can get my wardrobe drawers closed, easily in fact (a big personal feat). They are not overflowing so that it’s like sitting on a suitcase after a months holiday trying to get them to close, and nor are they bare. I, to put it simply have enough. However what…

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