Building Your Own DIY Summer House - On A Budget!

In early September 2018, whilst enjoying the last of the warm evenings in the garden with a few friends, I said how I'd love to have a bar for us to all sit at, for next summer's child free evenings. I said it not in a jokey way, but not in a too serious way either, hey... I'd love to win the lottery and have a smaller stomach, and I have a lot of places I'd love to visit, but just because things get said - it doesn't mean they happen, does it?

There's still a lot more to do, but its getting there!
Only the thought didn't leave my head, and when I'd climb into bed after a busy day, I'd usually catch up on the day's news affairs, but instead, I found myself searching Pinterest, DIY groups on Facebook and Google for DIY bar ideas - on a budget. Before I knew it, I had wood at the bottom of my garden and a vision in my head. My older brother Paul had built his own bar, and it looked amazing, it was on a decking area with worktops, a fridge and shelves - it was simple, yet perfect, and that's what I wanted, but did I get what I wanted? Oh no, I got something different...
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March's 5 Money Saving Ideas.

How are we into the third month of the year already? Time just seems to be going so fast, and I know I’m not the only one thinking so! Mothers Day in the UK falls on March 31st this year, so that's one event a lot of us will be allocating a certain budget too, thankfully Easter isn't until next month this year!


For March, it’s yet another financially difficult month for me, it’s Spud’s birthday month, and I’m sure as you know, as they grow the amount they get kind of grows too. So here we have my March’s 5 Money Saving Ideas.
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A Post For My Stalker.

Dear stalker, as you've been stalking my Facebook, you're most probably stalking my blog too and any other area of my life you can ''access'', so this post is just for you - hello!




I'm a fully grown woman, I know how this evil, sad and depressing world works, I know that no one really is your friend, and the only person you could ever really trust is yourself, so go ahead and talk about me all you want.
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February's 5 Money Saving Ideas.

Last month I posted January's 5 Money Saving Ideas, and as promised this is February's edition! After a financially struggling January, many of us may find the first couple of weeks, if not all of February just as hard as the first month of the year.


February is hosts to Valentine's Day, a day I personally think is overrated and just another way for people to spend more money. I'm also a believer that you can show your love any day and time of the year, and not just on one specific day! With that being said, there are frugal ways to celebrate the day, so if you're looking to do Valentine's Day on a budget, read on further!
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The End Of An Era

As many of you know, homelessness is something that is close to my heart, and many of you know I volunteered for a local homeless and vulnerable community group in Reading - Piaroo’s Wish Helping The Homeless and Vulnerable in Reading.
Sadly, with personal things going on, I had to sadly give up my role not only on the committee but as a general volunteer/helper too. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, and one I only wish I didn’t have to make. I spent days wracking my brains, but sadly it was a decision that had to be made.
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January's 5 Money Saving Ideas.

Christmas is over, the decorations are down, the diets have begun and our bank accounts are starting to struggle. If you're anything like me, then January is one of the hardest months financially, and its a struggle to get through after such an expensive month!



I'm going to be starting a new monthly feature showing you ways of how I save money on a monthly basis, and with different holidays and seasons, come different ideas and ways to save money, so although no two months will not be the exact same, expect to see similar ideas for certain holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Halloween.
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