I don't know what it's like where you are today but here in Devon the sun has finally made an appearance! Spring is on the way!

Here's my top picks from last weeks link up...

Thrifty Thursday Top Picks

Thrifty Thursday Top Picks1) How Much Does Your Child Cost You? by Mummy Fever

2) My Frugal Ways by Vickie's Kitchen & Garden

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It's Thursday again which must mean it's time for another Thrifty Thursday linky.

I got my thrifty bargain of the week this week in the form of a vintage tea chest that I'm going to use of an up-cycling project that I'm involved in. I got the chest from our local recycling centre for only £2! I have great plans for it.

I've found something for the @makeitrustoleum upcycling project! Watch this space to see what I do with it :) TeaChest Upcycling SecondHand Vintage
I've found something for the @makeitrustoleum upcycling project! Watch this space to see what I do with it :)
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Calling all daughters and sons - if you're looking for the perfect gift to give this Mother's Day (Sunday 15th March) then look no further than...

"As funny and edgy as ever" (Daily Mail), the first ladies of Essex are back once again with their own brand of comedy. Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke star in the hit ITV comedy Birds of a Feather  with more wise cracks and naughty banter than ever before. In Series Two, Sharon, Tracey and man-eater Dorien come face to face with outrageous situations and real life struggles, also making a life-changing discovery. 

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In my pre-mummy days I was an area relief manager for a national charity. I worked in the retail side of the business and I'm pretty sure that is what started my love affair with charity shops.

Being a charity the stores always had a very low budget when it came to designing the shop floor so we constantly had to improvise with what we had. However one thing that we never compromised on was the lighting. Good lighting can be the difference between making a sale or not and in a charity shop every penny counts towards hitting your weekly targets.

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Hello and welcome to another week of Thrifty Thursday.

Hands up who watched Bargain Fever Britain this week. Of all of the recent money saving programmes that seem to be on our telly at the moment this one has by far been my favourite, mainly because it made me aware of Holly Smiths blog called UK Couponing. She also has a facebook page where she regularly shares the latest coupon deals. This is where I found out about the new app called CheckoutSmart which looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it out tomorrow. I keep you updated as to how I get on.

Here are my top picks from last weeks Thrifty Thursday...

Thrifty Thursday Top Picks1) 10 Random Ways To Save Money by Eco-Gites of Lenault

2) Celeriac and Bacon Soup by Eat Like You Love Yourself

3) Money Saving Tips For Families by Mummy Fever

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Boho FashionI have never really been a 'fashionable' person. I tend to wear whatever I fancy. However since becoming a mother I have become more aware of what I'm wearing. The reason being that I look quite young for my age. I still get asked for ID where ever I go which you would think I'd find flattering but it actually really grates on me. Perhaps now I'm turning 30 this year I might start seeing it as a compliment but all through my 20's I have found it an insult. Every  time I get asked I feel like ...continue reading


Nappies, nappies everywhere, thousands of Lego bricks scattered across your floor, the interior design prowess of a fetid tramp and the energy of a lethargic sloth – being a mum ain’t easy.

But there’s one sure-fire method to make your daily chores a smidgen easier – give your home a cracking makeover!

It might sound like a lot of hard work, but there are a plenty of corners you can cut to gain an optimal house without the effort.

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Sorry I'm late this week with Thrifty Thursday. I blame Charlie, (our new puppy). It's like having a baby again! I have to watch him like a hawk 24/7 or he is going to ruin our new carpets. I'm struggling to get anything else done but he is very cute though so I'll let him off. As I'm sat here typing he is just laying on my lap staring at me with his big brown eyes. He's a really cuddly puppy!

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