Saturday, 26 October 2013

long time away.......but always here......

Isn't it amazing how you come on here every day, maybe a few times a day and read all the brilliant blogs and marvel at what all you lovely people get up to.......then you think right! I'm going to start this week....I know I'll make a little plan so I'm not just rambling(note to self...stop rambling!) Then each day or couple of days I'll post something and it will become habit and the words will flow and it will all lovely!

I've done some wonderful things this year and for the most part it's been absolutely gorgeous....there's photos to share adventures to tell you about but life as a working mam with three children, a husband, a dog, there gerbils, a rabbit and a goldfish seems to blow my amazing plans out of the water!

This blog was a form therapy in a wierd and wonderful way...getting my thoughts, some of my worries and ideas I thought might help other people out there into the big wide world!  Events over the past month have made me want to get my blogging mojo back and today is a baby step towards it...

So my famous last words will be  "Watch this space......"

I will  be back very soon


Natalie xxxx

Monday, 4 February 2013

Frugal February!

Well hello there,

I have decided that this month is going to be a frugal month.....

A month of no spend days, using up what is in the cupboards days, getting my seeds etc sorted days, planting some seeds days that will hoepfully turn into free food days later in the year...

I want February to be a month of creativity with my finances, my culinary skills and my gardening skills....

I want February to be a month where I save money and make money.......sealed pots will be filled with anything below a £1.... another pot will eat up my £2 coins......I have quite a few bags of clothes that I will be taking to cash for clothes and I will be music magpie-ing my CDs and DVDs and seeing what I can get for some old mobiles.....

I will be giving homemade/handcrafted presents to the people I love....if it's their birthday....Hubster and I are only doing cards, which I will make...with the craft stash I already have.....

These things are my hopes for February!

Here's to a Frugal February!

Love n hugs

Natalie xx

Saturday, 5 January 2013


Hello all,

Long time no see, as the saying goes....

I was so full of promises last year! Oh well, what's past is the past...nothing can change it!

Well 2013 is hopefully going to be a more frugal, self sufficient and simpler year!

I want to grow as much of my own fruit and veg as is possible in a little garden!

I want to live a more frugal existence(Slimming world and Gym not included, will explain this at a later date!) - eating healthy, tasty meals that don't cost the earth!

I want to live a simpler life, less stress, less clutter, more organisation!

I want to make a little bit of money doing or making things I love.....Dog Walking/pet sitting....craft....boot sales etc!

I will endeavour to make something every week, post a photo that sums up my week and keep you posted on what I'm up to!

I do come on here regularly to see how you are all getting on and to be inspired....

So have a blessed 2013 everyone!

much love

Natalie!! xx