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Posts written in July, 2012


When cheap meat is worse value than organic free range…

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 31st, 2012 at 9:01am

Is cheap meat always a bargain? Definitely not. I got to a stage a few months ago when I couldn’t bear to buy cheap bacon and chicken any more. Hens jammed into tiny battery cages and pigs trapped indoors for life didn’t bear thinking about. If I have to eat animals (which I do, because…read more


Liven up your bathroom decor with random funky, pretty things!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 30th, 2012 at 9:32am

Some of us like nothing better than a sleek, minimalist, industrial-looking boutique hotel-style bathroom. Others prefer something with a bit more personality and heart. I redecorated ours because the original owners had fitted  horrid shiny 1980s tiles from floor to ceiling, in grubby peach and grey. Urgh. We didn’t want to replace the tiles because…read more


Gardening on the cheap – 11 cool tips

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 27th, 2012 at 9:42am

You can spend a fortune on gardening. Or you can re-use, re-purpose and recycle everyday bits and bobs and trim the cost right back. Here’s my top 11 tips for saving money on the green stuff. grow seeds in cardboard egg boxes. Because they retain moisture they do a great job forget weed killers. Use…read more

Single parent? Save money with the One Space Money Survival Kit

One Space – Excellent advice for single parents

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 26th, 2012 at 9:55am

Single parents often find the money side of life tougher than two parent families, making saving money an even more important part of everyday life. The One Space parenting site is dedicated to single parents, an excellent money saving resource and support network. The site includes a lively, friendly, supportive online community for single parents…read more

cheap marketing for small business

Save money on small business marketing… by DIY blogging!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 25th, 2012 at 9:53am

If you know a bit about search engine optimisation you’ll already be aware of the split between marketing pre- and post- Panda/Penguin. It’s really important for small business owners to know about it because it fundamentally changes the way you do marketing. It can save money on marketing and advertising too, especially if you have…read more


Looking after your clothes – A return to wartime values

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 24th, 2012 at 10:04am

Cheap high street fashion isn’t meant to last more than a season, then it goes out of style. But good quality clothes and basics like jeans and decent Ts are built to last. Just how long they last is up to you. There’s a lot you can do to preserve your favourite clothes, and it…read more


Walk this way for heavenly leather wear in the Muubaa sale

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 23rd, 2012 at 9:37am

Summer has finally kicked off in the south. But it’s still raining up north. If you’re finding it a challenge to decide what to wear this summer you’re not alone, especially when it’s warm-ish and wet during the day and slightly chilly and damp at night, not cool enough for a coat and too soggy…read more


Diamonds are forever… for less. Save over £1000!

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 20th, 2012 at 9:25am

Just because you’ve got a few quid spare, it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to pay top price for everything. You can save money on posh stuff too! If you’re in the market for diamond jewellery, for a special gift or as a treat for yourself, take advantage of our Purely Diamonds discount codes: Save over…read more

Hey there, I'm 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...


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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