How to grocery shop on a budget (successfully!)

Sheesh it's been a while! But with the weather warming up again I'm feeling a bit more motivated to share some of the success I've had with sticking to my grocery budget. Ready? 1. Determine how much you've been spending. You can do this in a number of ways - my preferred method is by … Continue reading How to grocery shop on a budget (successfully!)

Hand wash vs dishwash(er).

Yesterday I washed all my dishes by hand. Then I did it again today. I have a perfectly functioning dishwasher, so why? Well! I recently read a book by Joshua Becker titled "the more of less". In this book he has a section on why he stopped using his dishwasher. It's an interesting read, you … Continue reading Hand wash vs dishwash(er).

Ready to save some money? Let’s Meal plan.

Once you've set the foundation for your meal plan, we can start the real work. Gather your supplies: Paper Pencil Eraser Ruler (optional - will assist with multiple weeks) Every cookbook you own Sticky notes - lots of them! This step works whether you will use the old-fashioned method only, or if you will be … Continue reading Ready to save some money? Let’s Meal plan.

Meal planning – setting the foundation.

In this part of the series we will set the foundation for your meals. You can read about whether to go old school or new school here. Meal planning can be a tedious task involving many hours of work, but the result will be well worth it. So grab these few things, and let's do … Continue reading Meal planning – setting the foundation.

There’s an app for that… should you use it? Menu planning edition.

I'm forever searching for apps that help with meal planning, home organisation and cleaning schedules to increase my efficiency as a busy working mum. So I download them, just to uninstall them 6 months later because I did not use them! Is this you too? There are SO MANY, too many apps out there that … Continue reading There’s an app for that… should you use it? Menu planning edition.