June Impact

Following on from last month, we tried a different way to look at our impact this month. I found a recycling calculator in the most unexpected place (that’s the power of internet searching!). Despite never having drunk cola, a famous brand had this interesting way to add in items  you have recycled, and calculates the power that could have generated. … Read More

Clean Air Day 2018

This post has been sponsored by ENGIE, and written by Mrs Frugal x So – who knew there was a Clean Air Day?! Of course, there is a ‘Day’ for everything it seems but this one caught my eye as we have been looking at our car use during June, as part of our Family Life theme. This theme has … Read More

May 2018

I’ve been playing with ways to more officially map our impact, somethings you just can’t put into stats and figures, but some things you can… but it’s hard to find ways to do that which are easy to access and understand the results. For May I used the WWF Carbon Calculator, it’s a very easy system you can complete online. … Read More

Take a Breath…

Sometimes I find that my natural butterfly nature means it’s easy to do too much and not take the time to reflect and plan ahead… it’s who I am and I’m so used to being stretched and over extending myself that I’m not sure how to function with regular breaks! One thing I’m disappointed about here on the website, is … Read More

Stop the Press!

National Hugging Day! Who can resist celebrating this wonderful day? We certainly can’t here at Frugal HQ, and with the cold weather and a hibernation sensation cuddling up under a quilt sounds pretty perfect. National Hugging Day is on the 21st January every year, and although it started in the US it’s travelled the world with it’s message of kindness … Read More

Our Christmas Impact

I’ve bundled most of December and even this first week of January into this one post, as Our Impact over this period is much easier to think about as a job lot.  This is how I feel we have made an impact… Recycled as much as possible with mindfulness over wrapping gifts etc. to reduce unnecessary waste – easier for … Read More

Week Four

This week we have been working on our daily #frugalactsofkindness, which we believe are having an impact on our local community and also on our family and the balance we are trying to strike between getting stuff for ourselves over Christmas and sharing with others. Some of our impact this week:   Taking some books to the library for their … Read More

Week Three

This week was a bit easier, especially as I now think more about our impact in our daily living… so this week we: Had a clear out of too small shoes and donated them to shoe aid. Re-loaned our repayments from KIVA – this is a micro loan site that allows you to support small operations around the world to … Read More

Podcast

We were thrilled to be invited to share our story and plans for the future with Kat from Share Impact. The podcast was great fun to do, and it was also an interesting exercise to speak out loud about The Frugal Family – it’s grown so quickly and talking about the future made it seem very real and very exciting. … Read More

Week Two

This week I’ve really struggled to think of something… we’ve had poorly children and not been in our usual routine. However, as soon as I stopped panicking that my ethical frugal life was a sham and actually thought about it I came up with these things…   We sorted out the Winter Box, and donated the items we no longer … Read More