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21 Day Money Challenge
Groceries
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How to save money on groceries and food #21DayMoneyChallenge

How can I reduce the cost of groceries? This is probably the most common question I get asked. Personally, health is as important as affordability to me for groceries. While I could get my shopping bill down super low if we based it on rice and pasta, it isn’t healthy. That said, previously, on lean […]

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Menu Plans

Menu Plan – January 20th to 27th

As requested, I will now share our menu plans. This week has been thrown out of whack, usually we shop on a Sunday but now I am working all weekend and my partner is in Tasmania, so no markets. I quickly did a shop today and from next week my menu plans will be Monday […]

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Halloween
Recipes
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Jack O’Lantern Dip – Halloween or spooky party food

When I was a teenager we wanted to have a spooky party. Growing up in Australia, Halloween wasn’t celebrated as much as it is now and orange pumpkins were rare. To create the atmosphere I wanted I used oranges to make Jack O’Laterns and put tea light candles in them. More recently, for a party […]

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Groceries
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What to do when Easi-Yo (homemade yoghurt) doesn’t work

Have you tried Easi-Yo/making yoghurt yourself, but it didn’t quite set or your family thought it was too sweet/not sweet enough/not enough fruit etc? I first tried Easi-Yo when my kids were babies and only had a couple of failures when making it. Generally, it is a pretty easy process, but if you happen to […]

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Craft
Kids
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DIY – Sew your own reversible apron

This week I looked after a couple of my daughters friends. My daughter wanted to ice cupcakes with them so we baked them the day before and had all the supplies ready to go for when her friends arrived. I didn’t want them to get their clothes stained with food dye so I made reversible […]

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Groceries
Home and Garden
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How to grow herbs

Herbs are a lovely, natural and healthy addition to any meal, a real taste enhancer.  If you’re going to buy herbs from the supermarket, you’re adding up to an extra $2.78 for a tiny bunch of fresh herbs for your meal. That may not seem like a lot of money, but let’s say you have […]

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