Many Many Ways Save Money On Your Household Expenses

I love being thrifty. I love saving money. Unnecessary spending or wasted money stresses me out. And we’ve lived reasonably well on a quite tight budget at different stages of our lives - so I think I'm pretty good at saving money around the house without feeling like we're missing…

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Best Sparkling Wines On A Budget

I love sparkling wine. It's pretty much the only alcoholic beverage I drink. There's just something festive, fun and decadent about a glass of beautiful bubbles.

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Ants In A Vacuum Cleaner

I was doing a little bit of housework while babywearing with my baby girl in a carrier on my back. I turned on the upright vacuum cleaner and as I started to work on the living room floor two bullants dropped out of the vacuum onto the carpet.

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8 Shows That Are So Bad They’re Good

This is my favourite television show genre. The “So Bad It’s Good” shows. It’s a tricky genre, because exactly what falls into bad enough to be good, but then also good enough that it’s not just completely terrible - it’s a fine line.

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I Only Clean Up When The Kids Are Awake

When my first born was a baby, I used to anxiously wait until she was asleep, then I would whisk through the house and clean up. When she woke up, I would be all eyes on her, sitting and playing and taking care of her until at last she would…

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Packing To-Do List (and approximate schedule)

I’ve been asked a few times for a packing/moving checklist so with all my experience moving house, this is what I can come up with.

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We’re Moving House

We move house in THREE DAYS! THREE!!! Uno. Dos. Tres. That’s it. And then we’re there.

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6 Things I love About Smaller Homes

Yesterday we put a rental application in on a house - a whole house - that has easily twice the space of our current home, and I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that we are accepted. It has two living rooms, 4 bedrooms, and more cupboards than I’d know…

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What I Love About IKEA

Firstly, this was written our of pure, genuine enthusiasm for all things Ikea. I love the food, the furniture, the design, the space saving ideas, the bargains, the feeling that anything is possible - I just love the adventure of it all. So let me take you through all the…

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What Does Your House Say About You?

Do you know those ads that trying to make us feel like everyone is judging us on the cleanliness of our homes to make us buy their products? The Harpic toilet clean ads with the line “What does your loo say about you?” ads, or the “Ajax Spray and wipe”…

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