The Thrifty Families Blog Carnival

Thrifty bloggers are a diverse, multi-talented and wise bunch. They are also ….. 

Splendid Second’s Spotters

Gemma head of My Family Club blogs about buying second hand and own brand for her kids. Lucy form Lulastic takes second hand to a whole new level ruining good days out with scavenging but then creating!  Check out her post The Anti Swank  Debbie from Johnson babies talks about her love of car boot sales and the bargains that can be had, A great post form Prêt a Mummy  on her thrifty internet finds each week and her fun new thrifty Thursday linky.

Frugal Foodies

Michelle form Utterly Scrummy shares her amazing meal plan which sees her family eat for under £1 a day per person Wow! It sounds yummy too. She also treats us to 2 blog posts about using up those bananas in some fabulous recipes to make Loves and muffins   and  breakfast and cookies delights  Zoe at Eco Thrifty Living shares her delicious and simple  homemade yogurt recipe

Party Penny Pinchers

Liz from Me and My Shadow has some fab suggestions for Jubilee celebrations on a budget. Ella from Purple mum blog tells us how give a thrifty children’s party . Make do Mum posts about 5 fun freebies she has found for babies. Over on my Kids Love Parties blog I have written a post on essential things you need for a kid’s party and guess what? it’s not more money.

Crafty Creatives

Over on Pippa’s blog ‘A Mother’s Ramblings’ the family are making budget table mats form unique pieces of art no less. These are gorgeous. Have a look at Aly’s from Plus 2.4 blog recycled gravy pot money boxes these are so inspired. Penny at the Alexander Residence writes a fab post about Scrapstores which exist right across the UK and where you can get bargain craft materials. Jen at Mum in the Madhouse shows us how to make your own Olympic medals  and Jen at Love Chic Living gives us her 5 top tips for budget interior design and arty Amanda at the Ana Mum Diary is recycling her innocent smoothie magnets.


Brilliant BARGAIN Baggers

Miss Thrifty tells is about her £20 Moses basket on her awesome blog. Erica from Little Mummy tells her top things to do with kids in Edinburgh. Suzann at Eggdipdip share some great  ideas for Frugal family  fun Cass at frugal famly tells us how to get free microchipping for our dogs

Savvy Savers

Over at A thrifty mum Jen talks about prolonging the life of a washing machine and how to give it a good  clean, jen I have never ever done this – but I’ll give it a go now!  Over at Baby Budgeting I share my top five ways to save money  and at family-budgeting and at Family Budgeting I share my top ten tips for eating out for less  and a first for the thrifty families blog carnival,….we have an American blogger joining in Hello Pippi form Pesky Pippi!  And Pippi is posting about saving pennies and earning ice cream so please do pop and say hi to her. We would love more American thrifters to join us and share their tips too…the more the merrier.


and finally these thrifty bloggers  are…

Budget Holiday Queens

Penny at the Alexander Residence is telling us all about youth hostels and has a great offer on. Cass from Diary of A Frugal Family has made me Laugh! Cass is supposed to be going on a camping holiday this weekend but I am a bit worried about whether she actually has the first clue!!



We love your comments

As ever it would be lovely to hear you thoughts on this collection in the comments below. Please do visit the fabulous blogs on this list and if you have been featured please do link back to this page so everyone can see all the brilliant posts in this carnival.



  1. May 24, 2012 / 8:49 am

    Wow what a great round-up. Thank for organising Becky, I’m off for a read! x

  2. May 24, 2012 / 9:50 am

    Hi Becky – thanks for featuring my Thrifty Baby post!

  3. May 24, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Some great posts there, thanks for including me and I can’t wait to read all the others.

  4. May 24, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    They are FAB Pip!

  5. May 24, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    You are welcome Miss Thrifty glad to have you !

  6. May 24, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    Enjoy Liz!

  7. emma cella
    June 1, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    Some great posts there

  8. June 8, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    A belated thank you for including my post! x

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