The Thrifty Families Blog Carnival: February

Well it’s time again for the Thrifty Families Blog Carnival and do we have some treats in store for you!

Handy Tips

These fabulous frugalistas are full of useful tips.

Helen neale form Kiddycharts has shared this fabulous post that I am sure you will all love 12 bargain hunting tips for social media savvy mums

The fabulous Miss Thrifty is telling you how make your own Leather Food to keep[ your furniture tip top.  Over at my other blog baby budgeting I have been sharing 5 top ways to Upcycle a Baby Changing table Alice at Mum Makes Lists shares an excellent post on saving energy aptly titled Were you born in a barn? (my granddad said that ALL the time! )

Over at My Cava Lifestyle (great name for a thrift blog ) Claire is sharing her top 5 double duty products items you can use for multiple purposes. And lovely Lisa for The Mummy Whisperer Blogs tell us where we can buy interesting jewellery that doesn’t costs a fortune Over at her new blog Let’s Raise the Roof Jax has devised the recycled envelope cash budgeting system. and at Nyssapod Ruthy is sharing  How to find the good things in charity shops


Frugal recipes

Imagination can really kick in when cooking on a budget.

Emma from Crazy with Twins is sharing her Frugal Fried Rice Recipe. Over at Frugalicious Food Jen is sharing her Cheese Cobbler Recipe  And at Eco–Thrifty Living Zoe has (by accident)  been baking Apple Pie ( so funny ..this is just how I cook!)  Elaine from the inspirational Mortgage Free in Three whips up a storm of frugal food in response to her friend suggesting there was Nothing To Eat in her Fridge

Creative Ideas

Being thrifty and creative seem to go hand in hand.

Jenny from the Gingerbread House shows us how to make these gorgeous Valentines Sun Catchers (just in time fo the big day!) Over at A Thrifty Mum Jen has been busy using up her scrap wool to make Pom Pom Garland  and despite being a fab crafter herself Jen had also launched the Crap Crafter Challenge to encourage other to have inexpensive artistic fun in their families too.

I love this post on how to make Silver Birch candles from Lizzie this month too a wonderful crafty gift  idea on a budget .


Thoughtful Thrifters

Being skint gives you time to think.

Zoe at Eco thrifty living is considering Upcycling Etiquette. I am a big upcycling fan in theory but Zoe delivers some wise words of caution on upcycling…is it always so green? There’s a great post on buying brands on a budget in The Poundland Challenge  by Liz which really makes you ponder where you shop .

Over at a Field Somewhere Sarah has been reflecting on her budget holiday and it is hysterical!  She is a new blogger so be sure to show her a little bit of love.

Well that is it for February. I do hope you have enjoyed this thrifty collection and remember if you do go visiting everyone loves a comment  x



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  2. February 13, 2013 / 09:27

    Thanks for organising this hon – some brilliant links to blogs I had never found before. Merci beaucoup (I am typing this whilst helping DS1 with his French Vocab LOL)

  3. February 13, 2013 / 09:58

    This looks like a FABULOUS round-up. I’ll catch up and have a lovely evening going through them tonight. Thank you x
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