Sunday, 22 February 2015

#FabulouslyFrugal 22 February 2015

So we have been busy this last week as it has been half term.  We have managed on a budget the whole week and the boys have made the most of having daylight to play in with their friends.

In total I spent £9.40 and that was a real extravagance at Costa.  I let the boys have a hot chocolate and a cake each whilst I finished the weekly food shop.  I was horrified at the price, but they had been good as gold and really deserved it.

We don't go back till Tuesday so will be making the most of our extra day with some bowling and a meal at Pizza Express using Tesco Clubcard points.

Fabulously Frugal is all about making the most of what you have and the posts that stood out for me last week on that front werte the fab Spring Style post by The White Approach.  Karen really does live a stylish life on a tight budget.  Her home is a chic white style, but perfect for her family and yes it is white and yes she has three boys.  I have visited her and know just who her chicness and style shine through.

Then there was also Boo Roo and Tiger Too's post on 5 reasons to shop at Aldi. Alsi is the main supermarket that we shop in and has been for ten years.  I know just how fantastic it is.

We are BIG squid fans here and this fab recipe for Salt and Pepper squid from Eat like you love yourself show how to make a meal which would be around £10 in a restaurant for less than £1.50.

Do you have a post that is about thrifty parenting, decorating or lifestyle.  One that is about frugal food or crafts and art.  or even a post about making the post of what you have, then please do link up.
Each week we make sure we pin the post, feature some on our facebook pages and then we each have a round up on a Sunday. Let's all share that being frugal can be fabulous.

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Please take a look at my fab co hosts and their posts, Cass at Dairy of a Frugal FamilyMum in the Mad House and out two new Hosts Emma at Mum's Savvy Savings and Becca from Bare Feet of the Dashboard.


  1. Thank you so much for the link to the squid recipe. I'm definitely going to try this - it's a big favourite of mine.

  2. I've never had a squid recipe I like, but that one actually looks yummy.

  3. Thank you so much for the mention Jen, only just saw this. We need to organise another visit for the Mad family soon xx


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