A Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year

A Wishing Tree Craft Activity for New Year I have long believed that tiny hands and nature make the most beautiful and simple art. Take…

Sunday Inspiration: Andy Warhol and 2013

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol Photo credit: Soniettea46 I love this quote. As the…

Tips for a toddler’s bedroom

Guest Post When the day comes to ditch the fluffy bunny wallpaper and the night-light that plays Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. When the slide down…

Magpie Monday Christmas Special

Magpie Monday Christmas Special We have kept costs down this Christmas by scouring our charity shops for goodies. This little haul  has bought us lots…

Christmas my child is love in action

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give. It’s Christmas. Dale Evans Rogers   I hope you all…

What’s the real cost of Christmas?

Today – What’s the real cost of Christmas? Despite the apparent economic downturn and the double dip recession there seems to be no reduction in…

How to Save on your Christmas Shopping

How to Save on your Christmas Shopping There are certain things that we always to buy in our family at Christmas time .I call them…

How to prepare for a baby without breaking the bank

Guest Post- prepare for a baby without breaking the bank If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy, you’ve probably got a million and one…

Furnishing tips for a child’s bedroom

 Those of you that read both my blogs will know that over at Family Budgeting I have recently embarked on a home makeover on a…

A posh afternoon tea for two

Do you remember me telling you baby budgeting were off for a little bit of luxury with a champagne tea for two? Well it was…

Finding Room for a New Mortgage Option

Finding Room for a New Mortgage Option The prospect of moving to a smaller place may not sound endearing; however, the reasons behind such a…

Every child needs a family

At Christmas time my dad always insisted that we parted with three toys that were in very good condition before the big day to a…

Review: The London Eye (It’s ever so High!!)

Mostly in our family it’s me that arranges what we do usually based on what the children what to do. My poor husband rarely gets…

Movies for the Holiday Season

Today – The best Christmas movies for kids – What to watch with your family this festive season 3 of our favourite Christmas films…what would be…

Vertbaudet’s Design a Swimsuit Competition (awesome prizes!)

Vertbaudet’s Budding Designer International Competition is now open until 31st January, 2013 Vertbaudet launches its ninth Budding Designer Competition. Loved by its customers, the competition…

Profile of a Budgeting Mum: Fi Star-Stone

Hi, what’s your name? Fi Star-Stone Any kids? Yes! Two lovely littlies aged 2 and 3 years that run me ragged! Do you work? FT/PT?…

Gift Ideas for Teachers.

Today – Teacher Christmas Gifts – The Best Gifts Ideas for Teachers I believe it is really important to say a big thank you to a…

Mums looking for part time jobs

I have encountered many mums looking for part time jobs. Ever since I wrote How to Afford Time off with your Baby people have talked to…

What Does Christmas Mean to You in One Paragraph? (Inspired by Dr. Seuss)

What Does Christmas Mean to You Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” ~ Dr.…

Reduce Debt by Slashing your Food Bills

If you are heavily in debt, then it can be a struggle to pay for anything, but with food prices soaring, it’s even becoming difficult…