Thursday Thought 33

Here’s a project for all you recyclers out there – thanks to Nifty… Bathroom Mat made of old towels (some sewing required…)  

Make it!

I’m aware that the exhaustion of parenting has somewhat changed my creative habits, I rarely do creative works for myself nowadays, although I’m often up to my neck in PVA and tissue paper for the kids. I miss the part of me that used to upcycle and recycle more, so I was particularly inspired by this… This is a brilliant … Read More

Competition 

Guess the AGE of the person that coloured this to win a colouring pack! Closing date Sunday 21st August x   

Quick Tip #5

On a rainy day, if you have an appropriate device get a free app for everyone to enjoy… There are quite a lot available!

Thursday Thought 21

Just squeaking this in with 20 minutes to spare! We have Movie Night every Friday, so to save spending money on new DVD’s (we’ve already seen what the library has to offer), we now do swaps with friends. We have movies they haven’t seen and vice versa, it’s really nice if you add a little star rating and a few … Read More

Quick Tip #1

Brilliant way to recycle baby food lids, lovely gifts too…   Thanks Baby First TV 🙂

Thursday Thought 16

I’ve just finished making my fifth picnic of half term, running low on some things now so raided the kids treat boxes and found unopened Christmas sweets – perfect for cold, wet, exhausted children (I’m not holding out much hope for the weather today ;)). Following on from last weeks frugal fun suggestions, here’s what we have actually been up … Read More

Thursday Thought 14

The ‘technical’ issues this week have been child related – if you are a parent you will understand, if you’re not then you’ll just have to cut me some slack… I’ve been thinking about half term on the horizon and all the free fun to be had in the good old fashioned outdoors. I’ve already waxed lyrical about how lucky … Read More

Thursday Thought 13

I realised that some people equate being frugal with going without. This isn’t the case! I became especially aware of this with the sudden hot spell this week – sun protection is so essential, particularly for children but can be very expensive. So, frugal meant a sun hat hand-me-down, lotion from the bargain shop (in date and factor 50), picnic … Read More