A Little Late, But a Whole Lotta Chocolate

To assist in not spending money I thought it would make sense to start baking more and do more home cooking. So of course just before Easter I stumbled across this recipe for Creme Egg Rocky Road. It didn't look difficult to make and I've always said I should make my own Rocky Road so … Continue reading A Little Late, But a Whole Lotta Chocolate

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Things I’ve finished this month- April

It's been a pretty hectic April with a lot of decisions being made and not much budgeting happening. One of the things I did stay on track with is my reading. I've loved reading for years but surprisingly I don't take a lot of books from the library. I hate having to give books back … Continue reading Things I’ve finished this month- April

With Friends Like These

It's not so bad living on a budget when your work events take you out for twilight racing on Sydney Harbour. The perks of the job. It also makes me appreciate all we've done to stay in this beautiful city and how hard we have worked. There have been days and weeks where we struggled … Continue reading With Friends Like These

If It’s Broken, Fix it

This Christmas gone my boyfriend and I did a little whirlwind trip to Central America. We headed to Caye Caulker, a tropical island in Belize for a few days. Sunshine, snorkelling and scocktails - absolute bliss. After a busy day of snorkeling we headed to check out the local markets and we spotted these beautiful … Continue reading If It’s Broken, Fix it

When Non-essential Spending is Essential

The most expensive non essential spend I've done in the last month is for my sanity. Aerial silks, up in the air, where I am uncoordinated, ungraceful and at my happiest. It is also one of the most expensive hobbies I have undertaken since my time in Sydney. Back in 2010 on a trip across … Continue reading When Non-essential Spending is Essential

Things I’ve Finished This Month – March

It's been a quiet month this month. The excitement of turning thirty took over most of the beginning of the month while trying to be smart with money took over the end of the month. I'm trying to create new habits, wearing all my clothes before rewearing or buying something new. Success in both, also … Continue reading Things I’ve Finished This Month – March

Waste Not Want Not

In the spirit of not spending money, with a few minor going out set backs, I have made a conscious effort to wear all of my clothes, shoes and jewelry and use all my lotions and potions before buying anything new. Lush cosmetics was my saviour in not having to buy anything but still getting … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not

I Gave in…Let’s be Frank – I had To!

I have had acne since I was 11. I remember the girls in school being afraid to sit next to me because they thought it was Chicken Pox and they didn't want to catch it. Two thirds of my life with acne. I have tried everything; changing diet, trying all sorts of topical creams from … Continue reading I Gave in…Let’s be Frank – I had To!

And Then 30 Happens

So it happened, I turned 30. The clock ticked past midnight and I was already asleep. Ah my twenties how quickly you went by. If only I knew how fast it would go, if only I had listened to everyone saying they would be the best years. They were, but I'm already excited for my … Continue reading And Then 30 Happens