Garden dilemma: Sport vs Flowers

It’s goallllll! I can hear giggles and squeals and the sound of thundering feet and I know the kids are happy. Music to my ears.…

Top five tips for easing into the school routine.

As part of the Back to School #TipsAndTricks campaign for M&S Kids I was asked to come up with my top five tips for easing…

Great value girls dresses from Vertbaudet

As I am sure you know by now I love a bit of thrifty fashion. Vertbaudet never disappoints they have beautiful clothes and rather lovely…

Half Pint Chic Designer kids clothes on a budget

I really like my children to wear lovely clothes but as kids grow so fast I really don’t like having to spend too much on…

Name labels you can trust (and a 2 x £20 voucher giveaway)

Stuck on You sell a huge range of personalised products and mane labels that are just SO good for parents who want to minimise  missing…

Fabulous Flip Flops

I love to wear flip  flops, they are just so summery and casual and they make my feel feel so free. I do think they…

10 benefits of villa holidays for families

We have just returned from reviewing a gorgeous villa in the Algarve from Villas 4 You. We had such an amazing trip and the villa…

5 budget ways to promote a local business

A few years back I ran a successful baby signing business and the client group I was trying to attract  were local parents. There were…

How to have an energy efficient home

Would you like to have a more energy efficient home? I know I certainly would. Energy bills seem to be one of the highest bills…

Review: The Raspberry Urban Pushchair from iCandy

Have you seen the new Raspberry  from iCandy? For a start I think it is the coolest looking stroller ever, sleek , simple and streamlined. But…

100 Things to do while Breastfeeding

Author Melissa Addey tell us about her useful new book: 100 things to do while breastfeeding It didn’t occur to me till I had my…

3 Thrifty Pins I’ve loved this week

Do you use Pinterest to search for content you are interested in? For me using a visual search engine works really well and I am…

Vote for the Best Thrifty Blog at the MADS 2015

I am so excited to be a finalist in the best thrifty blog category of the MAD blog awards run by tots 100 in 2015.…

Music to blog by

When I think about the music I blog by I have to say it varies wildly. If I need to focus,really focus I can’t listen…

Great value minion toys from PoundWorld Plus

Poundworld plus sent us a range of minion products to review. The minions are a huge HUGE hit in our house and my daughter was…

What my parents taught me about money

  My parents were polar opposites in many ways but what my parents taught me about money has been invaluable. Let me tell you the…

How to make monster savings on life insurance

I always thought comparison sites in relation to life insurance and the like were ‘much of a muchness.’ I thought you pretty much ended up…