When life gives you lemons #5frugalthings

When life gives you lemons what you gonna do?

This week has been half term in Nottingham and due to a series of unforseen circumstaces money has been really pretty tight.

So how have I still made it magical for my kids?


When life gives you lemons


When life gives you lemons

1) We have made vegan icecream from things we already had in the house

2) We also had a go atmaking DIY air freshener from wooden blocks (my two love to get creative)

3) They spent thaday hanging out with their cousins just playing which always makes them happy

4) We have upped the playdates (only costs me beans on toast)

5) We hit the Oxfam bookshop and bought a pile of cheap second hand books (the library would have been even cheaper)


So this is how I do it, by keeping it simple and creative and just accepting that sometimes Life, damn life just gives you a bit of massive punch out of nowhere, your circumstances change and you have to adapt.

I can adapt.

I have done it before and I can do it again.


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  1. February 23, 2018 / 12:13

    It was half term for us too and we had a fabulously frugal time. Its always good to just watch the kids play. And as they say, it’s priceless.
    We also had some fun food experiments too. When life gives you lemons, grab a little sugar.

  2. February 23, 2018 / 13:23

    I’m sorry you’ve had a tough time, but it seems like you’re coping so well. It’s usually the simple things that kids enjoy the most. My kids (grown and gone) remember the time we spent together more than expensive things we did or bought. They also learn their money skills from you.

  3. February 23, 2018 / 19:51

    Kids love simple things though don’t they ?? Ours are back to school this week too.

  4. February 24, 2018 / 09:11

    I love hearing that kids are allowed to do old style stuff, like make thing and just play! I hate that parents think they are no good without an expensive trip out every day. It’s the little things, and better than getting in debt.

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