A Frugal Valentine’s Day

Chocolate dipped fruit

Valentine’s Day isn’t usually a big deal here in Australia, but since it was mine and Mr S’s first one together, we decided we wanted to celebrate a bit. [Read more…]

Five Frugal Things 2015

remote island

Welcome to 2015 everyone. I know I’m a bit late, but I have had a very busy January so far! I’ve been away a lot, which has thrown my routine out, but I hope to get back into the swing of things again soon.

So to kick off 2015, here’s five things I have done to save money lately: [Read more…]

78 Last-Minute Frugal Homemade Christmas Presents

homemade presents frugal

With my graduation being so close to Christmas, I haven’t been as organised as I usually am with regards to homemade presents. Maybe you’re the same way, life has been busy and now here we are, the last weekend before Christmas (how on earth did that happen!).

Never fear, I have scoured my favourite blogs to put together a list of frugal homemade Christmas presents that only need an hour or two to put together. You should be able to find something for everyone on your list! [Read more…]

Graduation Day!

PhD graduation

Today, after just over four years of study, I graduated with my PhD in zoology. It’s been a long and sometimes difficult road but it feels great to have got to the end of it! [Read more…]

Lemon and Cumin Potato Salad

Vegan potato salad

Potato salad without mayonnaise? I was sceptical when I first came across the concept, but the flavours work well enough together that you don’t miss the mayo, I promise! This recipe is very budget-friendly, as potatoes, onions and cumin are all very cheap. Lemons and fresh parsley may be slightly more expensive, but parsley is easy to grow and you can use bottled lemon juice if you need to.   [Read more…]