7 Tips on Reducing Waste and Saving Money

7 Tips on Reducing Waste and Saving Money

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Sometimes, saving money in your home isn’t just about making sure that you budget your expenses, or avoid paying extras for luxuries. While it’s important to think carefully about how you spend your money, it’s also to consider how you use the things you purchase too.

Today, we’re going to be looking at just some of the ways that you can save the planet, and protect your bank account at the same time, by cutting down on waste. From making sure you reuse those old carrier bags, to ensuring that you’re smart about unwanted possessions, you’re sure to find a few smart ways to change your spending habits on this list. Read more

The Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide | with HelloFresh

HelloFresh Ultimate Christmas Dinner Guide

Up until a few years ago I’d never cooked a Christmas dinner; never even thought about it, in fact. Since The Husband & I met almost thirteen years ago, we’d always alternated Christmas & Boxing Day between our families; so there was no need for me to cook Christmas dinner. I did cook at home once; the year we officially moved into our first place together and thought it would be nice to spend it at home, just the two of us. Read more

Super quick & easy tasty tomato soup | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Recipe - tasty tomato soup

Now autumn has well & truly made itself shown and winter is on the way, I’ve been eating a lot of soup. I make my soup in bulk, portion it up, and freeze it. I usually have a stock of at least three different soups in there; that way I’m not eating the same kind every day. I take one out in the morning to defrost, then just thoroughly reheat. Voila!

This tomato soup is completely syn free, and the tinned ingredients used make it super thick & creamy. It tastes practically like a famous brand of tomato soup too; it’s my favourite at the minute! It can also be made really cheaply by buying budget supermarket ingredients; you really can’t tell the difference.

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October Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

October Degustabox review

As always, I was looking forward to the October Degustabox arriving and seeing what was inside. This one was themed slightly around Halloween. There were some tasty looking chocolaty treats in there, and also some lovely looking savoury items.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the October Degustabox?

October Degustabox contents

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Our October favourites | a birthday, a book signing, and Halloween

Our October favourites - a birthday, a book signing, and Halloween

I really can’t believe it’s halfway through November already; it’ll be December before we know it! And then in the next monthly update I can mention the C word 😉 It seems ages since I wrote our September favourites. Before writing this post I was thinking that we didn’t really do much in October; but looking back through photos for our favourites, I realised we actually did have quite a busy month!

At the beginning of October it was my birthday, and I had a multi author signing that I attended the day after. Then at the end of the month it was half term and we were quite busy having lots of fun; including crafting, soft play, a train ride for a visit to COSMO, autumn walks, and dressing up!
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