For Easter we were gifted a beautiful litter of puppies! My mums toy poodle finally had her puppies on Saturday. Her instincts have kicked in and she’s so proud to share them with us. Such a beautiful thing! I am happy they’re staying at my mothers and I don’t have to deal with the crying at all hours of the night 😂 because we all know how much I love pets
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I laughed way too hard at this 😂
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😱♥ 8000 ♥😱 When i started my page i never thought it would get this big!
From posting in mums groups about how we were saving money and wanting to connect with other like minded families, to a facebook blog page, instagram, 3 groups and so much more!
So if you're a new follower, hi!
If you've been around for a while or since the start, thank you ♥
Can't wait to see where we go from here!
If you aren't already, follow our thrifty family on instagram, i post things of interest in my stories on a regular basis xx
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What a beautiful Easter Sunday. I am so grateful to everyone in the #debtfreecommunity for inspiring me to set huge goals to achieve my dream of owning a house. 🌞
The UK is having amazing weather on this four day weekend and I have spent it playing with the kids at home, going to National Trust properties, and having picnics. Having a budget doesn’t mean missing out on life and making memories.
Easter dinner! Lalas creamy lemon butter chicken which can be found on the thermomix recipe community! This is also a super easy sauce to make on stove top! Dinner guests were very happy and I’ve got lots of leftovers 😆
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...it all adds up! Know you’ve got this! Be proud, strong and brave whatever you are doing or facing!
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Happy Easter! 🌷🐣I hope you all get to spend time with your families today! Don’t come to the hospital, I want to play cards 😜😉
For this upcoming week take a little extra time to plan. I try to do one big shopping trip and call it quits. This saves time and money! Especially gas money! 😜
What are your typical weekly errands? #greenpicketchallenge
This week's #vegan Meal Plan!
Tomorrow i will be hitting the shops to spend my $25 purkle voucher and grab this week's meals! I'll be swapping out all dairy products for plant based alternatives which will be a big shock to me because I'm a massive impulse snacker! I'll be making sure I buy excess fruir/veg and snacks to keep me going! Fingers crossed i have a successful week and can continue these positive habits going forward! 🌿🌿🌿
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It’s almost 5am and I’ll willing myself to get out of bed and start working on my to do lists. Mr. Frugal just got home from work so I will be on my own with Easter prep for a good part of the day. I got all 4 of the desserts made last night so today is all about the ham, 3 side dishes, cutting up the fresh fruit and cleaning. I have 10 hours till the first guests arrive. This pic is my son’s Easter basket.He has braces so nothing gummy, chewy, or sticky this year. I hope you all have a great day whether you celebrate this holiday or not! #debtfreecommunity#budgetlife#frugalliving#debtfree#debtfreejourney
In all honesty, I've never done the whole 'Easter' thing. I haven't bought a single egg this year. When I was little my dad used to buy me about 12 Easter Eggs and they'd still be sat there in July 😏😂 but I DO celebrate Sunshine, Bank Holidays, Alcohol, BBQ food and spending time with family so that's what I shall be doing today 😍🌞 I love the fact that time stands still on Easter Sunday, no shops open, no errands to run. Here's to a no spend day as well 👌🤞have a great day whatever your plans are 🤗 #bankholiday#eastersunday#bbq#sunshine#debtfreecommunity#frugal#saving#nospendday
The time of the year has come and I need HELP.
We have lived in our house for 3 years and I’m fed up of the issue of the conservatory being to cold in the winter and now too hot in the summer.
I live in a small house, downstairs consists of a tiny hall way, the kitchen and a lounge and then the conservatory - which ends up being a dumping ground because we don’t use it from these issues 😫😫😫 I have my dining table in there but hardly use it again because of the issues.
What are you hints and tips in keeping this cool on a lower budget?
Oh and we rent... so don’t want to spend massive amounts. #debtfree#debtfreeuk#debtfreejourney#debtfreecommunity#debtfreecommunityuk#toohot#conservatory#extraspace#sunshine#sunshineproblems#help#budget
Cash clips re-loaded ✔️
Not much going on the next 2 weeks.
GAS: No changes here. *
GROCERIES: This was $125 but I increased it to $150 after going over this past week. I don’t intend to spend it all but I’d rather have a little cushion then reach for my debit card again.
DON’T SPEND ON BLOW, BLOW MONEY: I don’t have much planned that I didn’t already budget or pay for prior so I kept this the same. I’m having lunch with a good girlfriend after hiking tomorrow and the following weekend is Awesome Con (it’s like Comic-Con but in DC). The time in between will be spent...yep...WORKING! 💼👩🏿💻🛒
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GRATEFUL! My moms work offers scholarships to employees and if that money isn’t utilized, children can apply for those funds! If you’ve followed me, you know I work full time as a nurse to get tuition covered (mostly) for NP school. I still owe about $1,300 per semester. This scholarship will cover that and whatever is leftover will go to Sallie Mae!! #debtfreecommunity
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This made me pause a little bit. I’d do anything for my girl, and I unknowingly at times sacrificed a lot of things to make sure she has the best. I along with help from her father pay a premium pay for private school, music lessons, travel club sport teams, additional extracurricular activities, healthy food and much more.
I decided a few years back that I was not going to save for her college education. My goal is to make her a well rounded student with an ideal package of academics, athleticism, along with art and cultural awareness for scholarships and merit awards when that time comes. Her full time job will searching and applying for scholarships her junior and senior years.
How am I getting rich for my girl?
💫 becoming debt free
💫 saving for retirement, soon to start saving 15% of my income🙌🏾
💫starting a side business to earn extra income
💫 saving for our investment property
💫being happy and at peace
The way I see it, as long I’m financially, mentally and physically good, she’ll be alright.
What are you doing to get rich for you kids??
Target has so much power over me...Or does it?
Did y'all know I put myself on a two year Target ban? Didn't go into the entire FRANCHISE for TWO YEARS. 💅
Join us for a live webinar TOMORROW called 'How to Actually Stick to Your Damn Budget' so that you actually have the power in this relationship. (Two year Target ban not required.)
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My dog was best friend. She protected me, loved me, and gave me so much joy over the past 8 years.
You cut corners on food, clothes, and other expenses. Don’t cut corners on things that matter most. It was extremely important to me that our girl passed away in the comfort of our own home, on my lap, after a big meal.
Was it expensive? Yes. Can we really afford it right now? Not really.
But that’s what our emergency fund is for, we’ll make the money back. We’ll cut some corners and tighten our belts, and always have the memory of giving her the very best.
Fur babies are family, too. ❤️