T-shirt Re-shirt

Another great recycling project, this time with old but loved t-shirts. Sometimes you just can’t throw them away, and here are some fun ideas of how to give them a second life. This is particularly nice with kids clothes that they have grown out of, or loved items that have been worn until holes appeared… https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FMetDaanMagazine%2Fvideos%2F1966702713567443%2F&show_text=0&width=560“>T-shirt Re-shirt Show me your … Read More

Fun Bat Project

Whether you ‘do’ Halloween or not, this is a fun project to recycle some good ol’ toilet rolls – as you may have noticed, we keep all of ours to use all year round – we love bats and have a bat box on the house so you don’t have to link it to the end of October if you don’t … Read More

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fixes are lots of home baking (double whammy of cheap AND entertainment) and Approved Foods, who sell off near to and out of date foods.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 #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!

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

Thursday (!) Thought 12

I know it isn’t Thursday, but there have been some ‘technical issues’ to grapple with…I can only assure you that I did have this thought last Thursday, I hope that’s ok? Fun is Free! I am the first to admit that the trials of parenting can mean we get so caught up in the rushing about of life, that we … Read More