Disposable Income Levels and Employment

If you work you will have a higher disposable income level, right? Well actually it isn’t that simple.   In 2014 the average salary in…

Wonderful savings on health and beauty at Chemist Direct

When I was asked if I would like to review some products from Chemist Direct I have to be honest and say I didn’t jump…

Beautiful engagement rings on a budget

What is your engagement story? Mine is pretty romantic. J told me to dress as if we were going to Derby and pack for 2…

Vegetarian Cumberland Pie

I do love my food. I also, as regular readers will know well, really hate waste of any kind, particularly food waste. Wasting food makes…

Votive Happiness Box Set

Oh I was just so delighted to received the Votive Happiness Box set from Yankee Candle to review. I am  big fan of lovely candles…

Being thankful can stop you shopping

A crucial part of being happy on a budget is to value what you have already rather than thinking you need more in order to…

January treasures and thrifty pleasures

So inspired by the lovely Sonia at This Mummy Loves  blog I thought today I would share my week on instagram with you too and…

How we got on in the family sugar swap challenge

Family sugar swap challenge For 6 weeks before Christmas  Public Health England partnered up with Netmums and Reading University to deliver a ‘Family Sugar Challenge’.…

Eden Hall Day Spa Manicure and Pedicure

Last Friday I went to Eden Hall day Spa in Nottinghamshire with a couple of my blogger friends to review their lovely facilities and beauty…

2 easy ways to save over £250 through your water usuage

A recent survey was carried out on water usage in UK homes. It looked at several areas where people could save money and water. There…

5 BRILLIANT ways to encourage your child to read

I have been sent these fabulous tips on encouraging children to read and I think they are just spot on. I am so excited to…

Free Pop ArtPad App for Creative Kids

My kids both got tablets for Christmas (how lucky were they!) and I am really trying to encourage them to use them creatively and not…

What can you cook with Quorn ?

You can’t get a much better endorsement for a health food product than by a top athlete.  Have a look at this… I have been…

Donna Wilson designs at Mamas & Papas

Oh I just love it when beautiful quality, gorgeous design and great value merge. I’ve always know you can be stylish on a budget and…

My word for 2015 is Kindness

I got up really early this morning, January 1st 2015. My head buzzing with ideas. Sadly no one else is awake at 4am so I…