Being frugal is a fantastic way to save money for your household. Money saving is nearly as important to me as money making. By keeping a tight control on our household finances (mostly) and our expenses we have more money. This means that I need to earn less money to cover the essentials. In turn this means more money for saving for a house, having a holiday or buying a reliable car. The little savings really do add up and this is why I like the Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week linky.
The end is nigh! The end of the year that is. I’m actually pleased the end of the year is here. This year has been a bit of a mixed bag. With the death of my Dad and lots of other nasty surprises along the way I’ll be glad when 2017 starts. I know that a new year doesn’t actually mean everything is suddenly going to be fine but we can dream hey! Anyway, here is my aims for December 2016 – the results!
This week I’m taking part in a new linky for the first time. I don’t remember ever taking part in a linky before but this one really caught my eye. I love making sure that I am being frugal as much as possible, without sacrificing having a nice life. This linky is sharing all of those fabulously frugal things that you do throughout the week. Some of them might be small but they soon add up! These are the Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done This Week…
- Made a stuffed crust pizza. This was delicious, cheap and it kept us away from the takeaway. I topped it with chicken breast, peppers, spring onions and too much cheese. The dough rose spectacularly and the crust was HUGE! I made this using my Panasonic SD2501 bread maker which I absolutely love. This saved a small fortune compared to the takeaway that I really wanted!
Wow – the last month of the year! I can’t believe that I have been doing this posts for more than a year now (I think). I really enjoy holding myself accountable. Every time I’m having a lazy day I think about these posts. I never want to have to come back and say that I haven’t achieved an aim. Also, thinking up new aims keeps me motivated too! I’ve been looking forward to December the most really. It is going to be Daisy’s first Christmas and she is going to be 9 months old by Christmas! The time has flown by and I’m so excited for our first family Christmas together. Today I am sharing with you my aims for December 2016.
I absolutely love this part of the month. I take a few minutes to look back on the aims that I set myself that month. Once I’ve seen how well, or not, I’ve done I think about the coming month. This is a real chance for me to get myself motivated for the month ahead. I think the end of the month is a great time to do this. Money is good, bills are paid for the month ahead and this is the time to get myself sorted. Anyway, here are my aims for November 2016 – the results!