The Meal Planning Linky Week #7 Meal Plan

Meal planning is something that I have really come to enjoy in the last few months. Meal planning helps keep us from buying takeaways, helps us eat healthier and has become an enjoyable part of my week. I love being able to look at a week’s meal plan, shop for the groceries and know that we have lots of nice meals to choose from. Today I’m sharing the Meal Planning Linky Week #2. This linky is hosted by myself, Katykicker, and Naomi from The Organised Life Project. We both LOVE meal planning and want to invite you to join us in sharing your meal plan and keeping motivated.

The Meal Planning Linky

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Money Talks with Newcastle Family Life

Every Thursday I will be bringing you another instalment of my guest series, Money Talks. I’ll be featuring bloggers from all walks of life giving their answers to money related questions. Hopefully you will find a new blog to read and learn more about other people online. Money Talks will be live every Thursday and I’ve got some absolutely fantastic bloggers taking part! Hope you enjoy it. If you’re a blogger and want to take part then get in touch. This weeks instalment features Newcastle Family Life. You can check out the Newcastle Family Life website here.

Money Talks with Newcastle Family Life

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Delicious beef hotpot that can be in the oven in just 15 minutes!

I love making a hearty dinner at the end of a long day. Sometimes, like with this beef hotpot, I like to prepare the meal in the morning and then have it to eat in the evening. A beef hotpot is a great way to use up lots of leftover vegetables and have a nutritious meal too. It’s SO simple and I have been preparing the base in the morning and then topping with potatoes just before putting into the oven.

Beef hotpot

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Different ways to deal with your debt

This is a collaborative post. Being in debt can be crippling. I know – I’ve been there. Back in 2013/4, I wasn’t the best with money. I had some debts, and I was also in the habit of just buying things whenever I wanted, without really thinking about the consequences. I was able to work hard, making money online, and that was what really turned my situation around. Since then I have been able to put £50,000 in my premium bonds and save enough money for us to buy a house later this year. Today I want to talk to you about the different ways to deal with your debt. 

How I track my moneymaking

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Living Arrows 7/53 – Daisy and Grandma!

Happy Monday! The week is finally here – the week that my Mum has open heart surgery. Valentine’s Day to be exact. Only my Mum could be getting her heart fixed on Valentine’s Day! We’ve got our fingers crossed that the next few days go well and my Mum comes through the other side stronger, fitter and with a long life ahead of her. Now that a new week is here I’m looking back on last week and reminiscing already! We managed to fit in lots of time seeing my Mum, going to bingo and what not, and Daisy had a day out with Grandma on Saturday. I took this photo of Grandma and Daisy at the bottom of the stairs in my building and as you can see they are wrapped up against the elements! Here is our Living Arrows 7/53 post – Daisy and Grandma enjoying a day out together! 

Living Arrows 7/53 - Daisy and Grandma together

Daisy was in a REALLY grumpy mood from the moment she woke up on Saturday. Then I told her that she would be going out with Grandma and she definitely understood! Daisy was jumping around and asking me to put her coat on, despite it being two more hours until Grandma was coming to collect her. Daisy is wearing a staff that my Mum knitted for her – it’s so warm and colourful!

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