A Weekend In Brighton For £200 Each

  Back in July, I was lucky enough to win a competition for a trip for two to Brighton. For as long as I can remember Brighton has been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit, and finally, I’d been given a reason to go. The terms of the competition meant that I was given £150 towards the cost of the trip. Helen and I booked to visit in August as part of my 24th Birthday celebration and managed to have a great weekend away for such little money, I figured it was only fair to share how we did it… All… View Post

5 Healthy Packed Lunches For Less Than £5

  The University of Leeds recently conducted some research into children’s packed lunches. I want to start today’s post by sharing some of those facts; Only 1.6% of children in England receive a packed lunch that meets the nutritional standards set for school meals. – An increase of 0.5% when compared to the same research conducted a decade ago. Just 17% of children’s lunches contain any kind of vegetables of salad. 60% of packed lunches contain a packet of crisps. 52% contained some form of confectionary. I’m intrigued to know why we’re still struggling to provide children with healthy food.… View Post

Blog On MSI Ice Breaker

  Back in June, I attended my first ever blogging conference BritMums. It’s strange to think that just two months ago I was terrified of investing myself financially to this blog – despite the fact I’d committed a large amount of my time for over 18 months. Despite the conference being designed for mums I had an awesome time. It was great to network with other bloggers and meet new people such as IcklePicklesLife and Zenas Suitcase. I networked with various different brands, entered some competitions, and learnt ALOT about blogging. I honestly can’t begin to tell you how much… View Post

Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week

  Just because I’m spending more recently, doesn’t mean I’ve left behind my frugal roots. In fact, I’m still the most frugal person many of my friends and family know. To prove just that I’ve decided to take part in the Five Fabulously Frugal Things challenge. Cass, Emma, and Becky all run fantastic frugal blogs and have been running this challenge on a weekly basis for a while now. I love the idea of this challenge as it motivates you to think differently about frugality, and how it fits in with your family, lifestyle, etc. Whilst I may not be able… View Post

How We Visited Walt Disney World Florida For Less Than £950 Each!

  You may have seen one of my latest posts all about how I managed to grab myself and Helen a trip to New York for a little over £1,000 – yes, that’s for the two of us! Well little more than a year later, I managed to repeat the process with what has to be one of the greatest places in the world – Walt Disney World, Florida. I managed to get this trip for under £950 each – all in! and today I want to share with you how… Travel Insurance – £10 Before you go anywhere you’re… View Post

Progress Report: August 2016

Welcome, to the August financial progress report. Here I document my successes and failures in all things side hustle and saving money. I share these experiences so others can learn from my successes and failures. I do this as part of a pay it forward as I’ve learned so much from other bloggers who also share their financial stories to help readers make better, more informed decisions. If I thought July was a chaotic month, then August was something else! August is typically a very quiet month for us. Our online business really slows down with our customers head outside… View Post