How to Make Over and Old Set of Drawers
Budgeting Tips

How to Make Over an Old Set of Drawers

With all the renovations to our house almost complete, there were a couple of pieces of furniture that were looking pretty tired against the new paintwork and carpet. The two worst pieces were most definitely our bedside tables which I have to confess are probably over 30 years old. I really didn't have any spare… Continue reading How to Make Over an Old Set of Drawers

Budgeting Tips

5 Ways to Reduce Your Spending

We all like a few little luxuries in life but if your aim is to cut your weekly spending then you have to be prepared to make sacrifices and that may mean that some of those luxuries just have to go! Here are my top 5 ways to reduce your spending and save yourself a… Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Your Spending

Budgeting Tips, Home Organisation

Pantry Cupboard Cleanout

I am on a mission this year to reduce not only the amount of money we spend, as a family on food, but also the amount of food we waste. I was astounded to find out that we Aussie's throw out a staggering $8 billion worth of food a year.  That equates to 20% of… Continue reading Pantry Cupboard Cleanout

Budgeting Tips, Lets Talk About, This is Life

Let’s Talk About – Debt

Most of us have made an unwise financial decision or two in our lives.  Money was not something that was ever really discussed in my house when I was growing up other than being told we didn't have any.  So when I first started working and needed furniture for my first flat I got a… Continue reading Let’s Talk About – Debt

Budgeting Tips, Cooking from the Cupboard, Home Organisation, Recipes

How to Save Money on Work Meals

As I have mentioned previously Mr B is a truck driver and works a rotating roster - 5 days on, 5 days off, 4 days on, 4 days off. For the time that he is 'on', he doesn't come home.  He lives in his truck.  For people who might not know, trucks are pretty well… Continue reading How to Save Money on Work Meals

Budgeting Tips, Home Organisation, This is Life

Planning For Our Future

Almost 4 years ago Mr B announced that he wanted to buy a camper trailer so we could get away a bit more often with the kids. I was a bit skeptical at first as we had only camped once before when the kids were little.  We have always loved travelling together and prior to… Continue reading Planning For Our Future