Our Frugal Lifestyle

My photo
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.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Ms Dig was in our home town. So we caught up in a park that way Dolly could run around while we chatted. Ms Dig brought the Pizza and we brought the chocolate biscuits. She has made a super interesting career choice as she is an archeologist. I am envious of those who work in their area of passion. I'm now over 40 and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Do any of you have this problem too?

Ms Dig, The Rambling Expat and Dolly.

Not everything is my life is fun as on our return home I spent 30 minutes decluttering a huge pile of papers. I reduced it with this pile for the recycling bin.

Waste of Trees - Gone to the Recycling Bin.

The rest is in a folder with the aim of a nightly 5 minute "deal with it and file chore". Paper clutter is my constant battle. My aim if for a tidier home by Saturday as I was sent product to review by Soup and will be inviting all the people from my block to come and do some blind sniff testing. I can't wait - it should be fun. They don't read my blog, so this will be a nice surprise for them.

My Review Goodies - To Sniff and Gift to My Participants.

I have been sponsored by Soup and Air Wick to review the nice smelling product. So stay tuned to find out my real thoughts on the new Air Wick Aqua Mist. I will also have an amazing Giveaway for my Australian readers, so FOLLOW ME to not miss out my notification. (Many apologies to all my overseas readers this time around)

Have you ever been contacted to review a product? What did you think? Was it Fun or an Extra chore?


  1. I do it all the time through a research company. Only, I cannot tell anyone about what I am trying in my home. Each time, I get paid. Lovely setup for me. It's not too lucrative, but it works for me.

  2. No I haven't but the way you have planned sounds great!

    Sft x

  3. I actually do know what I want to be! I would like to research agricultural crop genetics and save the world! :D

    There's soooo much paper clutter in my house! Really need to get on that too! I'll have to follow your advice and do a little bit each day!

  4. It was great catching up with you all, Ms. Frugal.

    Even though I have an exciting career, I don't know if I'll do this forever. But what would you do after archaeology?

  5. Ooo can't wait to hear about your giveaway!


Thanks for commenting - I love getting feedback, sharing experiences and learning from you.