Bolognese pasta bake

I’m a real fan of cooking from scratch. Often I will put a meal in my slow cooker. When I have the time to spare I look to cook fresh at dinnertime and this bolognese pasta bake was a recent meal I made. It took under 20 minutes from start to getting it in the oven and it was delicious too. Hot, hearty, and cheap to make here is the recipe for my bolognese pasta bake.

Bolognese pasta bake

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My no spend weekend in partnership with Scottish Friendly

My lovely husband and I are fans of family related weekends. If my husband has a weekend off work it always feels like a special event. As it doesn’t occur every single week. When we have a weekend off we like to make lots of plans, and this usually means we spend lots of money! Recently we were challenged to a no spend weekend by Scottish Friendly. Have a little look at what we got up to and find out how much money we saved too!

No Spend weekend with Scottish Friendly

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Aims for September 2017

Happy September. The kids will be back to school in a few days and then we are on the long stretch towards Christmas. Seeing shops already selling items makes me feel a little bit cross. Should Christmas really be something that takes people 3-4 months to buy for? Really?! It is all about family really and with this in mind we’ve already made our arrangements to see people for Christmas. I’m really looking forward to it although I know it is months away still! Lots to get done before then so here are my aims for September 2017. Find out what I want to achieve and be sure to check back to see how I’ve done at the end of the month.

Find out more about my Aims for September 2017

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Aims for August 2017 – the results

The end of August. Woosh. There goes another month! Mad isn’t it sometimes. When I write these posts I am always shocked at just how fast the time has gone. Also, if I’ve had a great month, like I have this month, that shocks me more. Being motivated, and organised, works really well for me, and my family. I love holding myself accountable and sharing my results with you. My Aims for August 2017 results post is now live.

Aims for August 2017 - the results

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Saving money with Plusnet and my new contract sim

So my lovely husband is going to be needing a new car soon. We were told at the last MOT, in November 2016, that the chassis of the car has seen better days. While it is still perfectly safe to drive our mechanic told us so that we have 1-2 years to save up for a new car. Anyway, as part of our moneysaving year I have been saving my earnings from paid surveys. This equates to £1000s throughout the year and it is amazing to see how the small amounts really do add up. When I was contacted by Plusnet, who wanted to work with me to help me save some more money, this seemed like the perfect time to ramp up our savings efforts in general.

Plusnet - travel goodies

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