Simplifying Meal Planning

As part of our Simplify September theme I’m going to run a series of Quick Tips on some of the ways we are moving towards a more frugal and low waste life… I’m going to start with one of my favourite subjects – Food! We have a one week e-course on this topic where you will get all the printables … Read More

Welcome 2018!

We are so excited about this year here at Frugal HQ – we have been making lots of plans, some of which are too far fetched… but some are going to be actually real!! There is much more work to be done before we can share them, but to get us going for the year, if you are just starting … Read More

Thursday Thought 38

Everything is more exciting when it’s made into a funny shape- I even got away with emergency ‘pizza’ made from a slice of bread because I cut them into Halloween spiders 🕷  Phew!    

Quick Tip #11

I had eggs for lunch, so guess what the kids are doing after school!  Egg Shell Seed Starters

Thursday Thought 37

How is it October already? We are not big on the Halloween thing, so are going to a local Light Party (50p each) and then have some sweets to hand out to people that may knock on the door – luckily the kids have never asked to go Trick or Treating so not had to cross that bridge yet. I managed … Read More

Reuse and Recycle

Just to prove I’m not the only person banging on about reusing mugs, or using recycled products, here is The Guardian showcasing the argument for coffee shops (you know who I mean…) being more green. However, we can all make an individual difference too, but recycling our cups or taking our own – and yes, this is going to be … Read More

Quick Tip #10

Green Monster SnackGreat fun idea for semi healthy snacks, and all things we had at home (cups left over from parties are hoarded here) – quite seasonal too if you do the Halloween thing…

Quick Tip #6

Before ordering from Approved Foods, clear out your cupboards (and maybe the shed too!?!)

Thursday Thought 23

The school holidays are upon us, and we now have four kids eating us out of house and home… quick fixes are lots of home baking (double whammy of cheap AND entertainment) and Approved Foods, who sell off near to and out of date foods. We have just ordered enough food for snacks etc to last the whole of the … Read More

Quick Tip #3

Halve your meal! If you usually make enough for two adults then split it into four instead. Put two in the freezer for another time, and fill the rest of you plate with salad or veggies. The benefits of this are not just financial – but great for your health too. Buy whichever veg are on sale to broaden your … Read More