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.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Liebster Awards

I've been tardy on this lovely gift from The Frugal Graduate and Ozzie Thrift Mumma. Both have given me Liebster Awards.

Liebster is German and translates to "dearest,"favourite" and "beloved. By giving this award to a blogger you are telling them they write a beloved and favourite blog.

Blogging, reading blogs and using the comments as communication gives me a feeling of community. I don't want to bore people around me with talk about money all the time or how I work around things to save my pennies. People would think I'm obsessed - I am ;-) Having the blogging community with a similar interest allows me to vent, share, focus on topics I'm interested in, with like minded people. It keeps me accountable and encourages me to keep going with my savings when I want to blow it all on chocolate and takeaway.

Thank you to my followers and readers for the support you give me. Seeing the comment box filling up, followers increasing and stats going right out of the roof is very exciting (currently 200 to 250 hits a day). More people to vent to....  I'm now passing on the beacon to 5 Blogs with less then 200 followers. So hard to pick 5 it's stressful! But here we go:

1. Practical Parsimony because she writes as it is and cracks me up.
2. Saving for Travel because she's regular and encouraging to everyone.
3. The Rambling Expat simply he's my man. (I do not collect lures or obsess about fishing)
4. Money in the Garage, he's cheeky and has a great storytelling skill.
5. I Love to Op Shop, A newbie Blog but I see potential. Potential for me spending more at the oppie.... Now that's a bad bad thing.

These are the Liebster Rules:

1.Say thanks to the amazing blogger who awarded your liebster and link back to their blog
2. Choose 5 fantastic blogs and leave a comment on their blog letting them know.
 (They must have under 200 followers)
3. Post the award on your blog. (Right click on the award image and save it to your hard-drive and then upload it to your blog).
4. Enjoy your Liebster award
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the leib

(I am unable to right click as I have no mouse on my ibook so don't know how to add image - sorry rules broken)


  1. well done on receiving the award, and I hope you had a good Australia Day,

    Gill in Canada

  2. Frugal- Thanks for the Liebster Award, you are too kind! I love your blog and those food photos are making me hungry, yummmmm! Your TV comment may be clairvoyant, and I am hoping you just gave me some good "down under" karma that may bring that suggestion to fruition!

    Thanks again for the award and keep your fingers crossed for me. You're the best!

    Dude! @ MOneyinthegarage.com


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