Our Frugal Lifestyle

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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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Busy and Staying Frugal

H Everyone,

I didn't post yesterday as I have been so busy with Dolly during our holidays and today is another busy day. I am working hard to avoid temptations of money spending and still decluttering 1 to 5 items per day.

This is My Today:

7:45am - Gardening at our plot.
8:45am - Home - Dolly plays - I Blog.
9:30am - Quick showers and dress.
10:00am - Go to Kevin's Kids Disco (Free Event of Course)
12:30 - Inexpensive Lunch of sandwiches and fruit.
1:30pm - Head to town to see if I can exchange books I collected for free here and there (aiming for a Borneo travel book).
2:00pm - Post a cookbook (I no longer wanted) which I sold on Fishpond.
2:30 - Library - enjoy the cool aircond, browse books and magazines.
4:30 - Home - unwind, read a few bog posts, cook, eat a pasta dinner (last light was chicken satay with peanut sauce and veggies. Cost me $6 to make 11 generous satay. Cost at supermarket $1.50 each. Cost at Takeaway shop $3.00 each.)
7:30pm - Bed - Watch movie from a colleague's collection.

Free Books I Hope to Swap For A Book I Really Want.

So that is my busy frugal holiday day, penny pinching and fun :-)

Keep commenting and if your a lurker say "Hello" :-)  I hope to catch up with blog reading tonight.


  1. One of my favorite things to do is compare the cost of my meals to meals gotten elsewhere. Doesn't it make you feel great? Did you get your free book you wanted?

  2. I'm still at the disco busting to groove but my daughter doesn't want me to dance! The nutbush city is on and I'm just dying to dance. Lots of other mums are having a blast :-(

  3. I have the same here only my boys hate it when I sing,I dont know why but Sean the dog likes it he sings along.

  4. Hahaha love it - wanting to bust a move to nutbush city! The travel book you are after - Is it your intention to travel to Borneo one day?


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