Disappointment and Eating Out

Recently it was my boyfriend’s birthday and for his birthday I always take him out to a nice restaurant of his choosing. It’s generally somewhere we wouldn’t normally go due to expense or it being out of the way. We were both really looking forward to the restaurant, and I was in particular as I’d…

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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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A Stitch in Time Saves a Dime

Recently I discovered that a pair of my winter pyjamas had a number of holes in the top. Now these aren’t the cheapest of pyjamas but I have had them for a solid couple of years and they’ve been worn quite a lot. So, it’s hardly surprising that they’ve suffered a bit of wear and…

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Year Round Winter Soup

Soup is one of my most favourite frugal meals, mostly because you can make a large quantity of something quite nutritious and healthy for a relatively low cost. Today for instance, I have made a vegetable soup, which factoring in all the ingredients I purchased along with what I already had in my pantry probably…

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Leftovers

How good is it to be saving both time and money? Leftover food can be a very controversial topic. My other half, isn’t that much of a fan as he likes variety. I, however love leftovers. I love making extra so I don’t have to cook two nights in a row and I love even…

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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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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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