Christmas Break on a Budget

Ice cream plum puddingHello everyone and welcome to 2016! It has been a while between blog posts, but what can I say, life has been busy!

Mr Kale and I spent our Christmas break with my family in Melbourne. In August I started a new job working full time for a university, which closes down completely between Christmas Eve and the start of January, so we were able to visit for ten days without me taking any leave. [Read more…]

Thirteen Frugal Things

Cabbage rolls

Kristen from The Frugal Girl and Katy from The Non-Consumer Advocate often post lists of five frugal things they’ve done recently. Since I’ve been MIA from the blog lately I thought I would post a longer list. Thirteen frugal things is almost alliteration! [Read more…]

Five Frugal Things 2015

remote island

Welcome to 2015 everyone. I know I’m a bit late, but I have had a very busy January so far! I’ve been away a lot, which has thrown my routine out, but I hope to get back into the swing of things again soon.

So to kick off 2015, here’s five things I have done to save money lately: [Read more…]

78 Last-Minute Frugal Homemade Christmas Presents

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With my graduation being so close to Christmas, I haven’t been as organised as I usually am with regards to homemade presents. Maybe you’re the same way, life has been busy and now here we are, the last weekend before Christmas (how on earth did that happen!).

Never fear, I have scoured my favourite blogs to put together a list of frugal homemade Christmas presents that only need an hour or two to put together. You should be able to find something for everyone on your list! [Read more…]

My First Food Co-op Order

Food coop Brisbane

A few weeks ago I found and joined a local food co-op here in Brisbane. They do orders four times a year and it’s all organised by email. They email out an order form with a price list, you select what you want and then a week later you go and pick it up from a house in Brisbane. The house is not very close to where I live, but making the drive 2-4 times a year is worth it for the savings. [Read more…]