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Posts written in May, 2012

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Make DIY Jubilee crowns for yourselves and the kids

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 31st, 2012 at 9:05am

Only one day to go before the Jubilee celebrations kick off! If you haven’t made your Jubilee crown yet, it’s time to dig out your craft materials and get going. I had a scout around t’internet and found this excellent Daily Telegraph video about how to make Jubilee crowns. Here it is: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9261968/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-street-party-how-to-make-royal-crowns.html. But you…read more

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Cheap things to do over the Diamond Jubilee weekend

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 30th, 2012 at 9:48am

Four days off work – fantastic! But what if you’re out of work or short of cash? It’s relatively easy to keep yourself entertained as an adult. When you have kids it’s more of a challenge to keep control of the purse strings, especially when everyone and his dog are rolling out the red carpet…read more

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Save money on your summer wardrobe: It’s de-cluttering magic!

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 29th, 2012 at 10:24am

Enjoying the sunshine at last? Dying to hit the shops for your new summer wardrobe… but horribly broke? There’s a surprisingly simple solution to help you cut the cost of summer fashion. And it’s all about creative de-cluttering. Here’s how it works. First take every piece of clothing you own out of your wardrobe and…read more

A car-free weekend – Getting around without a vehicle

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 28th, 2012 at 9:39am

Last week I mentioned we’d be road-testing how it feels to have a car-free week, to see if we can cope without wheels. We kicked off our test at the weekend. Here’s how we managed for the first two days. Like most cities and towns, Brighton & Hove wasn’t designed for cars. It was built…read more

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Jenny’s Super Saving Saturdays – 26th May 2012

Posted by Jennifer Endean on May 26th, 2012 at 1:45pm

Wow! The sun is shining, the drinks are flowing (albeit a cup of tea), my husband’s taken our 3 week old daughter on her first ever trip to Tescos, and all I can hear whilst chilling out here in my back garden are the sounds of chirpy little birds and a distant tractor, churning up…read more

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Make a fab DIY garden chandelier from jam jars

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 25th, 2012 at 8:40am

Pinterest is great fun. I’ve spent hours exploring it and getting inspiration from people all over the world. This is one of my favourites and right up our street: a pretty, practical garden light, perfect to hold tea lights on a summer’s evening and made from the simplest, cheapest imaginable bits ‘n’ bobs. Here’s a…read more

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The best ever pasta for four – Less than £1 a head

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 24th, 2012 at 8:29am

I’m a great one for making recipes up from scratch, being congenitally incapable of following instructions without gilding the lily and buggering it up. Some of my creations – it has to be said – are thoroughly horrid. But last night’s DIY pasta sauce was splendid, if I say so myself, and cost less than…read more

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Knobs! A great way to give your furniture, kitchen units and doors a lift

Posted by Kate Naylor on May 23rd, 2012 at 9:10am

I’m having fun with knobs. I’ve discovered a rich seam of beautiful door and drawer knobs on Ebay, in junk emporia and charity shops. The modern fitted desk units in my home studio are really posh, and were here before we moved in. But the drawer and cupboard handles were horrid. So I took them…read more

Hey there, I'm Katie...

Katie

I live just outside Brighton, high up on the South Downs, with my fiancé Tony and our three cats.

I’m dedicated to saving money, spending less, buying wisely and generating cash from the stuff I no longer want.

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Hi, I'm Jenny...

Jenny

Hi there, I’m Jenny, a brand new mum living in the heart of Essex with a passion for making the pounds look after themselves!

I’m here to pass on all that I’ve learnt about baby saving, looking good on a budget and to keep you guys up to date with what's hot on the money saving blog scene.

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