Baking Bread & Healing Broth

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Another winter lurgy has hit, this time a sickness bug. Gabe was first to go down with it, then Gary, and then me. Of course by the time me and Gary were ill, Gabe was back in health and has

Happy New Year! Welcome Frugal Living in 2016

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As you may have noticed the blog has been light on posts this month as we have worked hard on the new upgrade for the whole Low Cost Living site. The new version is fully mobile optimised so our many

A Month In – Financial Fast

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We are a month into our financial fast and things are going well! There have been a couple of unplanned expenses – all medical related though! A poorly toddler meant we needed some meds and a poorly knee for Gary

So Far, So Good Budget Wise & Free Food

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So far, so good on the food budget front. We’ve found it fairly easy to stick to, and we have a little left over each week to put aside. Anything we’ve saved on the food budget this month will be

Life gets in the way of Budget!

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Veggie risotto for our poorly little man. Plus going off budget for some unplanned necessary meds.

Wet, windy, and bored

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Off to the farmers’ market then an afternoon of fireside crafts.

Beans, beans, and more beans!

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Almost all of my most frugal meals include beans or lentils. They are filling, nutritious, and more importantly the toddler will happily eat them. After three days of veggie, bean laden, meals both boys demanded something with meat last night.

Shopping on Budget – Whilst Hungry!

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Quick and easy vegan chili for dinner tonight. Warming comfort food at its best.

Day One! Financial Fast

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It is 1st November 2015 and today we start our year long frugal spending financial fast. To start us off we have been going through our cupboards, fridge, and freezer, to see what we have in stock. From this we

365 Day Financial Frugal Fast

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365 days of reductionist frugal spending. A financial fast to help our bank account and focus on what really matters!

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