Family Budget Meal Plan #52

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

Lately though we have changed the way we shop once again! And we have been trialling a huge monthly shop followed up by as and when shops for things like bread, milk, cheese (anyone else go through so much cheese!!), fruit and veggies. So far so good and last month our food budget total came to less than £120. I will get around to filming a video for YouTube, but in reality this probably won't be until January as December will be an unrealistic month what with Christmas food and family get together's meaning we probably spend a monthly budget just on Christmas food!

You can still watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!

12 Shared Gift Ideas Siblings Will Love!

With Christmas on the horizon, off course me and Dean have been talking about gift ideas for the kids. and I can not lie they have everything! So we are struggling this year. We have been thinking about joint presents for the kids to share so I thought I would share some of the things we have come across on our search for the perfect sibling shared gifts.


Budget Family Meal Plan #51

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!



Budget Family Meal Plan #50

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!



DIY Halloween Wreath On A Budget!

I love an easy DIY, I especially love a DIY that I can display during celebrations throughout the year, and even more than that I love it when I have made a DIY that I love more than stuff I have seen in the shop...especially when it costs a whole heap less!! I have made door wreaths before but have never had the guts to share them on my blog in-case people thought they were a bit naff! But here I am sharing my DIY Halloween wreath, and not only is this really affordable, around the £4 or £5 mark, it was also really easy and it has held up against some high winds, heavy rain and a couple of falls from the door to the floor!

On a brown UPVC door, with a glass window hangs a circular door wreath with several small atrifical spiders scattered around, thick atrificial spider web, a large black glittered spider at the bottom of the wreath and across the middle pf the wreath is a wooden arrowed sign which says haunted house in white lettering

Budget Family Meal Plan #49

We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reduction's trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!

Pumpkin Party Time with Feisty Pets | GIFTED

Halloween is just around the corner and well you know, we really love Halloween! So when Jazwares asked us to celebrate with a pumpkin party we agreed, and they sent us some Feisty Pets Cranky Cathy to help us celebrate and get the kids in the mood!

DISCLAIMER: We were kindly gifted a Feisty Pet for each of the kiddos, all photos, words and opinions are our own.



Budget Family Meal Plan #48

Whether you are new to meal planning or are a seasoned expert I hope that these meal plan posts bring you some inspiration! We started meal planning on and off about 3 or 4 years ago but I have been making regular weekly meal plans for the last 18 months. By planning our meals, making, and sticking to, a shopping list our food shop costs have dropped from £120 a week to around £60-80 a week, which is a great saving in itself yet by also changing the day and time we shop, from a Saturday afternoon to a Friday night, we have reduced our food shop BY HALF again, and so now our shop each week comes to between £30 and £45. I highly recommend heading out to the supermarkets for the end of day yellow sticker bargains if you can, both me and Dean used to turn our nose up at the people hanging around for the reductions trolley, but how wrong we were! I will get around to writing a post and maybe filming a video to tell you how to shop yellow sticker stuff smartly, I promise!

You can watch my meal planning process on YouTube,  we also share regular grocery hauls, meal ideas and more. Be sure to subscribe if that's your thing!