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Passionate about eco-frugality. I used to party hard, clubbing my way from pay-packet to pay-packet. Never getting ahead, just getting by. Then came our much wanted baby with no savings in the bank - only an old car. Changes were made to our lifestyle and we didn't turn back. In the past 6yrs we purchased a flat, found employment, lived below our means, built an emergency fund, purchased a reliable car and saw the financial benefits of our frugal lifestyle. Our only debt is our mortgage. Our aim is to manage our cash flow wisely, pay off our home quickly and eventually work for pleasure, not necessity. Join us on our journey, share insights, tips and tricks to help us and others to get ahead while having a good time.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I'm feeling Guilty for not having blogged in over 12 days. I've been busy doing lots of different bits and pieces. I also fell off the bandwagon as I didn't menu plan last week or buy my lunches for the week, instead I went to the supermarket day by day. Feeling very frustrated with myself as I was disorganised and chaotic. And as I have said many times, disorganisation means wasteful tendencies. And so, I wasted, but it wasn't over the top.

Anyway to get back into the spirit of blogging I thought I would share one of the lovely activities I completed with Dolly at our bottom garden plot on the weekend.

Taddah!!! A gorgeous scarecrow girl. Not very frightening, but very entertaining.
Ready to Twirl and Dance.
I decided to create her with Dolly when my neighbour Mr T told me he had purchased new pillows and thrown out his old ones. So dumpster diving he went and we gave his pillows a second chance to shine. We looked around our home for items we could use to make our girl and found everything within 5 minutes. Old tights, 80's dress from dress up pile, old fishing hat, gloves that have been collecting dust (we live in the tropics) and an ugly purple thermal top that I wore in France January 2011 to keep from freezing. We filled it all with pillow stuffing and viola! Created a lovely girl to entertain the crowds and the birds.

Within 2 hours, I saw 3 visitors to the Botanical Gardens shoot photo's of the scarecrow with us and without us. So I was really feeling the 5 minutes of fame and glory :-)


  1. Welcome back !! Love the scarecrow

  2. Your scarecrow girl turned out great! I can see your green vegies popping up in the background too! I forgot all about number for market! If you need it i will email it, ( i presume you would have already found it!?)

  3. Soooo cute! It is supposed to frighten birds, not us....lol. Birds don't know that is a smile. I will have to remember the swirly skirt part!

  4. Good to see you back. I love you girl scarecrow, you did a really good job making her.

  5. Oh you are so creative. I love her and what a great way to recycle materials. I'm hoping to make a scarecrow with nephews and neices in the Summer, I hope she will be as glamorous as yours. Love the swirly aspect.

  6. I like it-looks like she's dancing!


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