Call for posts for May’s thrifty families blog carnival

The subject of making money, saving money, living frugally and being thrifty are common themes in many blogs.Cass from  frugal family Jen from The Mad House and I  pull these brilliant posts together once a month in the ThriftyFamilies Blog Carnival and we would love you to take part.

This month the carnival will be held on May 24th and be based at Baby Budgeting so if you would like to enter your post please send it to me by the 22nd at 6pm for inclusion

Thrifty families blog carnival

All you need to do is send in a post (on making or saving money, thriftiness, upcyling. recycling or living frugally that  you have written in the past month it can already have been published on your blog.



  1. Frugal Queen
    May 22, 2012 / 6:51 am

    Count me in – However, I might be a bit hardcore for some people.

    Stop shopping!

    My advice to any one who wants to save money starts and ends with this…….stop shopping! Everyone in PR and marketing, have the job of extracting as much money from you as possible. They will try and convince you to have a better life, or be the real you, or spend more time with your family, or to give your home the wow factor, or pamper or treat yourself. Anyone and everyone who wants to save money needs to have a serious reality check. You already have everything you need.

    Take a look around you house and you will find: CDs you don’t listen to, books you don’t read, clothes you don’t wear, kitchenalia you don’t need or use, toys your children never play with, garden furniture you never sit on and still you will look in magazine, catalogues, in shops and on line and think your life will be better if you have new lipstick, shoes, sofa or blinds. Again, reality check time….you already have more than you need.

    Be different. Make your home the place where you have everything but money. Make your home the place where you have time, for your partner, your children, your parents, your siblings and your friends. Take back the time that you may have spent shopping or thinking about ‘doing up the house’ and get on with living. Take time to sit in your garden with your children. Let your children wear dirty clothes, let them play with old toys, and let them read well used books from the library. Let yourself walk places, slowly……….because you’ve got the time.

    Again, if you want to save money, stop spending it and spend time instead!

  2. Becky
    May 22, 2012 / 8:22 pm

    Awesome advice time is SO precious

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