Win a Copy of How to Catch a Star


Can you believe it is 10 years since Oliver Jeffers wrote How to catch a star? Well I can actually as my son, my eldest, is 10 this year and we had this lovely book when he was teeny tiny. We were lucky enough to be sent a beautiful presentation box with posters and puzzles [...]


Win a £750 Gift Voucher for your Vegetarian Recipe

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I am so excited to tell you about this wonderful Vegetarian Recipe blogging competition I am judging along with Cass from Frugal  Family and Jac from Tinned Tomatoes on behalf of Betta Living.They want to celebrate Vegetarianism! All you have to do is come up with a veggie recipe that gets our taste buds excited. [...]


Selling EBooks Direct: Setting up Your Own Online Store

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In recent years, selling eBooks has become a viable business. With millions of consumers turning to their mobile devices to read the latest books from their favorite authors, there is no better time to start selling eBooks directly to consumers through your own online store. Starting an online store to highlight and sell eBooks has [...]


Summer clothes for boys from Vertbaudet

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I love Vertbaudet clothes and they have some great bargains on their summer clothes for boys  this year. There are lots of packs of three for £9 and really cute styles and colours. Sizes range from tots to teens Cool boy’s summer tops from Vertbaudet by babybudgeting on Polyvore Pack of 2 Boy’s T-Shirts, Boys [...]


5 Fun and Thrifty Easter Ideas

5 fun and thrifty easter ideas

Thrifty Easter ideas are crucial for budgeting parents. We want to make the most of these special holidays without spending a fortune on craft items and entertainment ideas. I have been having little look around the internet and here are 5 fun and  thrifty Easter ideas for parents Some free Easter printables to download over [...]


Cake Pop Chaos (aka behind the scenes food blogging)

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Renshaw sent me some colour melts and suggested I make some cake pops using them. I’m not a particularly experienced baker but I have seen cake pops everywhere on the Internet so I figured …..well how hard can it be? And just look at what my son and I made: Don’t they look gorgeousand I [...]


Planning for the Easter Holidays


I do love it when the kids are off school but I have learned from experience that endless days doing nothing specific don’t suit my two (not sure why but they free play great for a while then bing! it all goes pear shaped.)  Free time woven into a good plan is always a good [...]


Seasons Of Motherhood


I have to share this book with you. It is beautiful, thought provoking and so gorgeously well written. Seasons of Motherhood by Sadie Hanson is a slim collection of prose and poetry. For a small book  it has a big impact and the things I have read within this book have stayed with me ever [...]


10 Thrifty Tips from my Kids

Ten thrifty tips from my kids

My kids really should know a thing or two about saving money I go on about it enough!  Here’s their top 10 thrifty tips ….. ·         Use  paper on both sides ·         Homemade food tastes better and saves money ·         Grow your own food instead of buying it then replant the seeds you get form [...]


Get your Free Frozen DVD


  So excited that Frozen is finally out on DVD, it is a Disney must see! TopCashback is offering a free Frozen DVD from Amazon to coincide with the DVD release on Monday 31st March 2014 This amazing deal will last from Monday 31st March 2014 until 23:59 on Sunday 6th April 2014 ( so [...]


Easter Egg Fun for £1

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These refillable plastic eggs from Asda are great fun and can be used year on year for egg hunts in the garden. They are just perfect to be filled with pop corn, jelly tots, smarties or mini eggs. They are weather proof and can be used again. What is not to love, bring on the [...]


If you have no one to buy a Mothers Day gift for please read this…

Mothers Day can be really hard if you have no one to buy a Mothers Day gift for. I don’t and it’s sad and if it is the same for you then I am so sorry. I came upon a Mothers Day gift list at  Save the Children though and realised there are many many, [...]