A week of thrifty things

Hello, hello hope your week has been good – has it been a week of thrifty?

I  have been tired all week! Not at all sure what that is about but oh, it’s easy to take a lot of money shortcuts when you are tired isn’t it. I have had to make some real efforts to be thrifty!


A week of thrifty

Here is how I’ve saved this week:


A week of thrifty


Leftover Love

I used up all my spare bits of veggies this week making a scrumptious and easy slimming world quiche it’s a great recipe even if you aren’t slimming and such a good way to avoid food waste! Upi migjt also like my recipe for a simple chickpea stew


Slimming club

I cannot afford or spare the time for slimming club at the moment BUT I do have several stones to lose. I am 6lb down in the last 2 weeks. I have done this by accounting to friends each Saturday! Walking 4 times a week and following the slimming world plan by careful meal planning! I can do this myself!



Having had a big old clearout we have started selling on Gumtree. I have written a post about my Gumtree challenge here and this morning I just made my first sale! Woo-hoo £40 in the pocket and some very old toys gone!


Saving money on your energy

I have been really trying to avoid putting the heating on and I have all sorts of tricks up my sleeve including making a flask of tea so I don’t have to keep reboiling the kettle. Come and read all my frugal tips for your energy and whilst you are over there you could win an Echo Dot!


Shopping delay

I normally do an online shop once a week but I am in need of some extra cash right now so I eeked it out one more day. The kids had a slightly bizarre packed lunch and it was baked potatoes for tea but I managed one more day without shopping. Those small wins all add up!



I have to tell you I have also been trialling some beauty products by Odylique this week a beautiful natural organic skincare range. I love quality skin care products and when they are really good I think they can be worth every penny. I am in love with their superfruit concentrates face oil and at £25 I think it is great value. This product will last an age and is much better value than other luxury face oils I’ve tried. Go take a peek!


Oh and as an extra aside I wrapped my kids books in wallpaper instead of buing  sticky paper for a cheap win! Check out my Alice in Wonderland wallpaper post for a speedy tutorial on this


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1 Comment

  1. November 11, 2018 / 07:57

    I need to get rid of some old toys (kids are 22) I just need to get organised and sell them. I’d like to make some money too!

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