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Posts written in July, 2013

Think yourself better for free – Introducing the amazing Vagus nerve

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 31st, 2013 at 8:30am

It sounds nutty. But scientists have found a clear link between thinking kind thoughts, mental and physical health, and happiness. And it’s all down to the Vagus nerve. Feel fantastic for free! It’s brilliant news for money savers because it means you can lift your mood and make yourself feel great without spending so much…read more

Unusual framed stuff – Stunning interior centrepieces

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 30th, 2013 at 8:16am

Looking for DIY decor inspiration? There’s no reason why you can’t frame up fabrics to go on your walls. I was at someone’s home recently and they’d framed a series of three small squares of embroidered silk from a boot fair, which cost a fiver. They looked absolutely stunning. I bought a lovely Indian silk…read more

20 more tiny, weeny tips to save money

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 29th, 2013 at 8:59am

How about twenty more miniature ways to save small amounts of cash? They soon mount up into small fortunes. Here’s today’s selection of ways to shave pennies off the cost of everyday living. buy a special iron-cleaning stick for a couple of quid and get all that nasty muck off your iron, saving cash on…read more

Papier mache bowl update – Pretty, practical, cheap home decor

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 26th, 2013 at 8:15am

I’ve been working on the papier mache bowl I talked about a few weeks ago, and it’s time for an update. I recently walked past a gallery with a gorgeous papier mache fruit bowl in the window, with butterfly decor. Wow. I shelved my fern and flower idea and found an old book on butterflies…read more

Crochet your way to affordable shabby chic home style

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 25th, 2013 at 9:09am

I was in Hove the other day and came across a new shop, a lovely place full of posh distressed furniture, dried flowers and expensive/pointless/very pretty ‘things’ for the home. The shop owner was wearing this spectacular  long crochet cardigan thing in jewel-like colours, and I just had to ask her where she got it…read more

20 more miniature money-saving tips

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 24th, 2013 at 9:18am

Small things soon add up. Here are 20 more tiny, weeny tips for saving cash on everyday life: actually clean your shoes… and re-heel them instead of chucking them away. If they’re too scuffed for rock ‘n’ roll, dye them with leather dye don’t do a weekly shop unless you really need to. Ask yourself…read more

10 delicious DIY ice lolly recipes

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 23rd, 2013 at 9:25am

By the time we reached Seaford seafront, we were parched. It was a ridiculously hot day for a long walk but the weather was so gorgeous we set off anyway, stopping at every ice cream van along the coastal path between home and Eastbourne, all 25.1 miles of it. But at £2.50 each for ice…read more

20 mini money-saving tips for summer 2013

Posted by Kate Naylor on July 22nd, 2013 at 9:19am

We’re entering our fourth week of amazing sunny weather, the school holidays have started and it’s time to kick back for a month or so. Real life resumes at the beginning of September! In the meantime, here are twenty completely random money saving tips for the summer. save water (and cash if you have a…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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