The Thrifty Families Blog Carnival (November)

Thrifty Families Blog Reads

Thrifty families have some great qualities; they are tasty, crafty, organised, gorgeous, wise, business minded and radical!  Have a look at some fabulous thrifty posts from the blogosphere from the last month


Over at Munchies and Munchkins there is a wonderful post on Eating well on a smaller budget. Fab ideas from an avid foodie. Over at Little Lilipad Co Donna had found some great discounts in kids eating out:the survival guide over at Eco Thrifty Living, Zoe is perfecting the art of homemade yogurt A useful post too from Parent Panel showing us ways to save money on our grocery shopping

family budgeting, baby in trolley


Amanda at The Ana Mum Diary has been making Handmade Chistmas Cards out of her odds and ends. Ooh I have been doing card making too this too and showcasing my handmade Christmas table decoration! Lucy at Lulastic has 18 ideas for upcycling old jars and they are fabulous! You can also have a read of my post on recycling curtains! What thrifty families we are!


DSCN50061 800x600 5 Handmade Christmas Card Ideas


I love it when people really go for it when being thrifty and make some really radical changes. At Two become Four Rebecca shares a big change int their household in Want to save money?


Zoe at Eco thrifty Living has plans for Entertaining the kids on a rainy day whilst Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family has made a Budget Planner for you that you can print out from her site and get super organised. How fabulous is that!


Penny at the Alexander Residence doesn’t need to  pay for expensive therapy as she shares her free ways to gain perepective  Kids One Stop Shop also share some wisdom with ways to save money this Autumn

Thrifty families, family-budgeting


Penny is also sharing everything she now knows about epilators (a cheap alternative to waxing!)  I too have been waxing lyrical (what a cheap link!)  about Frugal Fashion on this blog and think looking good for less is the way forward.

thrifty families, frugal fashion show, thrifty fashion

                                                                                 My frugal fashion buys

Business Minded

ACEInspire tell us how to get a buzz about our business on a shoestring    and for those of you wanting to earn some money over at become a Mumpreneur there is a challenge to earn your first £100


Well after reading all that I bet you are totally inspired to live well on less!  If you go visiting please leave these lovely ladies a comment they are all rather amazing aren’t they!


thrifty linky, thrifty blogs


I hope you enjoyed this thrifty families blog tour



  1. Chris at Thinly Spread
    November 16, 2012 / 09:50

    WOW! What a fantastic round up of really interesting posts! I love Lulastic’s jars SO much and I am off to print out that budget planner right now…once I’ve had a wander around one or two of those other posts…yoghurt making tempts me and I rather fancy a bit of therapy a la Penny!

    • Becky
      November 16, 2012 / 11:08

      OOh Penny is very good!

  2. November 16, 2012 / 19:22

    Thanks! What a great round up, lovely mixture of ideas. Mum used to make yogurt, fab idea, my kids get through gallons of it. Cards look fab! B you look fab in your outfit. Thanks so much for including me!

  3. November 16, 2012 / 19:56

    Oh I love this round up, thats my evening sorted, having a read with a glass of vino. Thank you so much for including me Becky. The site is looking beautiful!

  4. November 16, 2012 / 21:10

    Thanks for hosting this great carnival and also for linking to my posts! I love the jar upcycling ideas from Lulastic – I have so many jars waiting to be experimented on!

  5. Angela
    November 20, 2012 / 10:52

    Wow!!! It’s always wonderful to hear from you.

  6. November 20, 2012 / 23:46

    Ooooo, some fabulously thrifty posts to get me thinking of more ways to save the pennies! Thanks for including mine in the round up 🙂

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