Quick Update…

Things are hotting up over here at Frugal HQ – we have decided our family project will grow into a something far longer, and get bigger than just our little unit. WATCH THIS SPACE! We are working on a new website and lots of exciting things for 2017.

Thursday Thought 48

We are out! Babysitter paid with chocolate orange and good will… Date night returns after a year away and boy is it nice  x  

Thursday Thought 47

I can’t think today – my brain is full of lists and jobs that need doing so I thought I would just leave you with Festive toilet seat covers. Everything else I do is now a bonus x Wishing everyone Peace x

Thursday Thought 46

Following on the recycled theme, and seamlessly matching it to the Christmas theme, I came across these beautiful recycled coffee sack Christmas stockings from Fern Cottage Crafts. Buying gifts that have a recycled element can be done in all sorts of ways. There are lots of homemade ideas for gifts from children, or you may have a piece of jewellery from … Read More

Thursday Thought 45

We do the elf thing at Frugal HQ – somewhat of a rod for our own backs to be honest, but it’s fun too and the kids love it. We got our Elf several years ago so it’s now free fun! Sometimes silly is good for adults as well, especially at this often stressful time of year…

Are your gifts good?

While Christmas shopping, or buying anything during the Winter here at Frugal HQ we would like to encourage you (and ourselves) to think of using Good Gifts for at least some of that spending. There really is something there for everyone, and starting at just £5.  We always have one in the stockings, to make sure we don’t get too … Read More

Why Recycled Paper? – Guest Post

Why I chose to use recycled paper? – C&E Designs – Emma Cottam  At C&E Designs we create bespoke paper craft items, ranging from flowers to buttonholes to framed gifts to cards and tags. As a staple we use recycled paper – that is paper that we collect second hand. We hunt through second hand stores, we receive lovely donations … Read More

Thursday Thought 44

We love having a scrap paper drawer at Frugal HQ. It’s made from all sorts of things – old letters and printer mistakes,  a clear out of old paperwork, damaged book pages, unwanted order forms and catalogues… and when it runs out we just let people we know to save their unwanted printouts, especially people that work in colleges and offices. I … Read More

Thursday Thought 43

It’s been a much calmer week all round, and so ‘we’ have started to consider what we are buying for Christmas and lists have been created – presents, food, cards etc. One strategy we use is to stick to one supermarket and use their points scheme, this means we have  a nice sum to use for our Christmas Treat Foods. … Read More

Thursday Thought 42

It’s been a long day, and when things seem challenging we like to count our blessings (usually with wine…). So, a few notes have gone into our pot today…