Growing up, my family would take cheap holidays. None of this jet-setting lifestyle, Insta-worthy family vacays - my family of six would drive to a location in the same state, maybe an hour or so away, and stay at caravan parks or cheap units. It was an amazing time. For fun, on these trips, we… Continue reading Why Are We Afraid of Thrift Shops?
I've been toying recently of the idea of the modern world being a bit too fast for me. A bit too overwhelming, a bit too scary. With new and terrifying headlines blaring at us from the computer screen every day, it's easy to understand why. I try and do my bit, as a lot of… Continue reading Why I Gave Up Dressing Vintage – And Why I’m Starting Again
It's the Queen's Birthday holiday here in Australia, and I have a rare - but lovely - day off. I've tried to keep myself busy instead of just lounging around in bed all day, not that there's anything wrong with that! I just wanted to feel more productive as opposed to watching non-stop Netflix all… Continue reading A Frugal Day Off
Here's something you might not know about me: I am a compulsive worrier. If my brain gets hold of a thread of doubt, or stress, or concern, you better believe that sucker is going to be spiralling around in my head for the rest of the day. Along with another 10,000 worries just like it.… Continue reading 5 Free Things To Help You Relax
If you only had a few months left in your home country, what would you do? That's my new philosophy, and not without reason: I'm planning on relocating at the end of this year. Of course, that means I am both very excited and very apprehensive, and wanting to make some changes to ensure that… Continue reading Time For A Change.
I almost typed 'February' instead of 'March' in the title of this post! That's how much denial I'm in that it's already nearly three months into 2019. Here's some frugal things I've been up to lately... 1. Resisted the urge to buy a coffee today, even though I was working in the same building as… Continue reading Frugal Things, Thursday March 14th
I've been watching a lot of Stacey Flowers lately. Like, a lot. Have you seen any of her videos? This girl is amazing! Let me show you one of her famous $50/month food hauls and I think you'll understand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2nXuaonHFk I was horrified at what I was spending in some areas after watching Stacey's… Continue reading Adventures in Tightening the Budget: February
It's the end of the month and I've been seriously trying to pinch my pennies, considering I just got back from an overseas trip . But I have been craving something super filling and nutritious so devised this yummy recipe which turned out to be super frugal! I don't claim to be a master chef… Continue reading A Feast for $1.45 A Serve…Mexican Bean Mix
Ah, January, the month that you want to start pinching the pennies and inevitably the month that all the big bills come in! I've had some frugal wins and some frugal fails this month, so let's talk about it... 1. I've been working my butt off since I got home from my trip over Christmas/… Continue reading Frugal Things, Sunday January 27th
It's been about six months since I posted on this site, and while things have changed I have to admit that I did get sidetracked by life. After I paid off my huge student loan debt, I felt more in charge of my finances and the motivation to keep up this blog as accountability for… Continue reading Back Again for 2019! Updates and New Challenges