14 Sep

Earlier this week my husband and I asked my mum if she would like to go to a local carvery for lunch and before she could reply I stated ITS FREE!

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29 Aug

The six-week summer holiday is almost over and parents all around the country are counting down the days until they can get some peace and quiet again – but first they have to tackle the back to school shop.

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21 Aug

The school holidays are whizzing by, and at the start the thought of a whole six weeks to fill with entertaining activities seemed like an impossible mission.

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09 Jul

Anyone with kids of school age will know the panic of a last-minute party invite – and I had just that when dropping my son off at playschool on Friday.

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26 Jun

Sometimes the idea of budgeting can seem incredibly daunting from the start and so many of us stumble before we have begun. We have decided to simplify the idea of a budget, so you can enjoy pain free saving with a tool you can use!

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07 Jun

Now we all know I love a good DIY project and my mum’s no exception, I think that’s where I get it from, but when you swap shopping for making and actually save yourself some money there’s nothing better.

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10 May

The sun’s out and everyone is enjoying the warm weather. All around the country BBQs are being wheeled out of the garage and dusted off and paddling pools are being inflated.

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26 Apr

I am not sure why I decided to have a break. I think the lack of coupons and the hassle you get in store, along with switching to reduce to clear items seemed to just take me down a different path but that is all going to change and I have found my couponing mojo again.

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13 Feb

With being a stay at home mum, I am always looking for ways I can make a few extra pennies. This can come in many forms from weighing in old clothes to collecting coupons and using cash backs sites but there is something else I’ve been interested in.

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16 Jan

It is the beginning of 2018 and if you have made a New Year’s resolution to be more sensible with your money, then keep reading. Saving money can be tough especially if you are not used to it, you have to get into a completely different mindset.

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05 Jan

Right about now almost every store will have some kind of discount being offered. Boots have their 50% off on their Christmas items but pretty soon that will increase to 75%. This sale can be a bit tense as if you wait too long you may miss an item you have been after but if you don’t wait long enough you could end up paying more than you need to.


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20 Dec

Christmas on a budget does not have to mean a rubbish Christmas! In fact, we as a family found that Christmas on a budget was what brought us closer together. We ended up having our best Christmas ever last year and all in it only cost us £300!

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02 Nov

With Halloween knocking at the door, that can only mean that Christmas is not far behind it. A lot of us like to decorate the house and go all out for seasonal occasions but this can be pricey. Those big animated Halloween decorations at £90 a time and those fancy Christmas trees that can set you back over £100 – for some that is just way out of budget.

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11 Oct

Back in 2016 my family and I found ourselves in a really tough financial situation. Due to mental health issues and a few other negative events we had not been particularly financially savvy. That is when I realised I needed to turn things around! My family and I set the goal of buying a house in 2018 and I started writing down a realistic savings plan.

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26 Sep

There are lots of ways that you can make extra money to go along with your money saving adventures. See what Kayleigh has to say to help keeping your pennies in check!

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