Winterise Your Garden

Have you made your garden ready for winter yet? Read this steps below and make sure your garden is a place you can enjoy when the sun goes in…

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How To Make A Little Extra Money Before Christmas

Christmas can be very expensive! Besides setting a budget (and sticking to it), some of us need a little bit extra money to cope with Christmas. Below are my pro tips for making some pounds in December…

Afternoon Tea at The Quarter Cafe

The Quarter Cafe in Hanley, Stoke offers an amazing afternoon tea option at great value! Read my review below on this experience…

How to Have a Holly Jolly Low-Cost Christmas

Christmas can be a very expensive time but who says it should be? Shop savvy with these tips and celebrate the holidays with more money in your pocket than last Christmas…

Experiences Bucket List

Although I have a drive to visit other countries and cultures, my desire to have continuous unique experiences – regardless of the location – is stronger…

My Top 10 Tips For Saving Money on Black Friday

Black Friday is a savvy-shoppers heaven. Throughout the year we search and research deals, bargains and offers to spend the least to get the most. But on Black Friday, those offers just fall into our laps with one temptation after another. It’s dangerous as you could blog your budget on some fantastic looking deals. But we must remain strong and continue to keep our heads clear to figure out what’s really a good deal or not…

How To Have A #SpendFree Weekend

A #spendfree weekend is self explanatory; it’s a weekend where you spend nothing! I recommend you have at least 1 – 2 per month to live more frugally. It’s a lot of fun, is great for the budget and can get really creative…

My Bonfire Night 2017

Bonfire Night 2017 was spent at Trentham Gardens. Read about why I recommend this event and leave a comment about what you did this year!

How to Climb Out of Debt – An Interview With A Recovered Debtor

Getting into debt is a long downward spiral that can seemingly have no end. One of my closest friends Mike fell deep into this spiral whilst we lived together in London. I witnessed him spend money he didn’t have, max out credit cards and borrow payday loans. But I also saw him bounce back, pay off all…

‘Preloved Kilo’ Review

Preloved Kilo are a 2-year old company with a fantastic premise. They bring 6 tonnes of vintage clothing to your city on the weekend and set up endless racks for you to pursue and search through. If you’re a fan of charity shopping then image your favourite 10 stores in one big hall…

50 Cheap Date Ideas

Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s 50 ideas for your dating life that won’t cost you the bank…

How Much To Spend On Christmas Presents

Christmas is wonderful time but it can turn into an expensive one too. Every year my fiancé and I make a budget of what to spend on whom and every year we overspend. Well this year as we are saving for a house and wedding we are truly going to stay on budget. Here’s how you can too…

Sneaky Supermarket Tricks of the Trade

Supermarkets have been around for a very long time and you don’t get to be that old without being wise. They spend billions on learning how customers think and feel when they’re shopping. We are all familiar with some of the basic tricks like putting enticing colourful flowers near the front or playing music that will make you spend more time in store but did you know about these tricks…?

Save VS Splurge: Bonfire Night Edition

Bonfire Night is an odd holiday as we don’t ‘celebrate’ much (unlike Christmas) but we still gather together and have traditions such as fireworks and big bonfires. It can rack up however there are ways to make sure you’re not spending more than you have to when going out this year on Bonfire Night…

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Like so many of you, the PSL has captured my heart. It’s sugary, delicious and expensive so goes against everything I believe in but I love it. Starbucks first introduced the drink in 2003 and it’s hard to ignore the desire, so I’ve put together a post on how you can get the yummy taste at cheaper prices and lower calorie options…

BIG Expenses I Don’t Regret

I wrote a post last week on what things I felt buyers remorse over so I decided to do an opposite post about things I’ve spent money on – some would even consider it a lot of money – but that I’m thrilled I did. Below are the most expensive things I’ve purchased that I would do again in a heartbeat…

How to Make a Frugal DIY Dressing Room

Nearly every person needs a place to wake up in the morning, put on their face and pick their outfit. I find that I feel more confident if I look good and so I’ve put together a guide for how to create a dressing room or area that will make you kick ass throughout the day…

Party Planning: Hosting Halloween

Throwing a party – maybe your first party – can seem like an expensive and daunting task. Have a read below and hopefully by the end you’ll feel inspired to have a go yourself.  Follow these steps to keep your under £50 for everything…

My Buyer Remorse

I took a long time to get to a place where I know what to spend money on to bring me joy. But for most of my adult years so far I made a few expensive decisions that I wanted to talk about so I can maybe help someone who is contemplating something similar…

Cheap Things to Do in Autumn / Fall

I’ve previously written a post on free things to do in Autumn / Fall but here’s my list of cheap activities to keep you active as it grows colder. Autumn is a great time to get stuff done around the house and outside. Don’t start your autumn without reading these ideas…

Media Worth The Money: Health Books

There’s 388,129 books on Amazon to date that discuss diet (I’ve not even added on exercise specific books) and I’m going to recommend just 11. That’s 0.0023% of the books available to you so hopefully I’m going to save you some time…

Save VS Splurge: Date Night

I firmly believe that in a long term relationship, you need to set aside some time to spend together, flirt and make each other laugh. However it can sometimes seem ‘expensive’ to do that when you already live together or spend every available moment together. Below are some cheap versions of some of my favourite date ideas so you can reconnect without it lightening your purse…

Media Worth The Money: Video Games

Video games are hit and miss with weather or not they are worth the money. For me a video game needs to be long lasting and have replay value to be worth my time and the money in my purse. Below, in no order, are the games I would recommend to anyone for being amazing, lengthy and replay-able year in year out…

Save VS Splurge: Halloween Edition

It may seem slightly early but for myself there’s only 1 pay day between now and Halloween so if you were thinking about hosting a party it’s best to get the budget book out soon and take a look at these money-saving options…

Frugal Flying Tips

It’s no secret that buying a flight is often as much luck as it is skill. I’ve travelled a lot in my 25 years and I’ve yet to have conclusive evidence of how to why airlines price the way they do. Unfortunately they do whatever the hell they like and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. So below are my researched top tips for ensuring you get your flight as cheap as possible…

Party Planning: Dinner Party

Dinner parties can be a great way to socialise and combine friendship groups. I do enjoy a good house party or night out but there’s something brilliantly formal about a dinner party that if you have an open-minded group of friends can also be a lot of fun…

Free Things to Do in Autumn / Fall

Free activites are really easy to find in the Summer but as the nights get shorter and the weather gets colder, it’s hard to find things to do for free. Below are 10+ free ideas to keep you socialising, living and experiencing this Autumn…

How to Improve Hotel Room for All Your Senses

Since your own duvet, scented candles and your family aren’t exactly things you can bring along with you when traveling, you’ll need to pack a few other small necessities to make your hotel room warm and inviting rather than the hollow and empty atmosphere so usually found…

Fresh and Frugal – Seasonality Table

Besides being the freshest and tastiest fruit and vegetables, why should you buy our produce in season? Well when you buy what’s in season, your buying food that’s at the peak of its supply, and costs less to farmers and distribution companies to harvest and get to your grocery store…

Implementing The Stranger Test

When purchasing, a lot of people will only consider if they can afford it – not if they should actually buy it. Here’s how the test works…

Wine, Dine and Sunshine

Wine, Dine and Sunshine is Harvey Nichols Sample Set Dinner Menu. It’s extremely good value if you’re craving a fancy night out but don’t want the cost alongside it. It’s 3 courses and a cocktail for only £22…