In the last few months I have become obsessed with how clean my house is - I started with decluttering as it has helped my mental well being, and have since evolved into cleaning being my top priority. I never really learned to clean properly (that sounds so odd...but I didn't) so it has been a real learning curve for me. Seeing mess and clutter really messes with my mind - I can't relax ... Read More about Thrifty cleaning tips
Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, and this usually means having bridal hair and makeup done. There was no question about getting my hair done - by my usual hairdresser. As for the wedding makeup, I had no idea whether I wanted to DIY or book a makeup artist. I wanted to look like a magical princess but I also hate when you get your makeup done at a makeup counter and ... Read More about My DIY wedding makeup
Today I am going to be sharing a very personal story with you, surrounding food banks. This all came about from Think Money getting in touch and asking me if I would like to write a post about how much £30 can buy you to donate to a food bank, to tie in with their article about rising food poverty in the UK. They kindly supplied the £30 used to purchase the items and left me to do. My food bank ... Read More about The £30 food bank haul
Getting married has brought a whole host of changes to our lives, including how we manage our money. Last year I told you how we manage our money, and whilst there are a few tweaks, the fundamental bits stay the same. Money is a topic that many couple's struggle with. I remember a married, pregnant friend being upset because she needed to ask her husband for money for something, and I remember ... Read More about Managing our money after marriage
When pricing wedding flowers, I was really shocked at the hundreds of pounds that they would cost. We agreed on a friend doing them, but when we found that we couldn't get what we wanted for under £200, I decided that I would attempt to make the bouquets myself. If it all went horribly wrong then we could fall back on getting a florist involved. I was surprised not only how easy they were to ... Read More about DIY wedding bouquets for under £25
This month I have set myself a smaller goal of earning £1,000. Two weeks in and I have hit my goal - and I couldn't be happier. Last week I told you how I had made £527.26 and this week I am proud to report that my total is now £1,006.69/£1,000 This week's earnings: WhatUsersDo paid early for website testing I completed last month. My Prolific Academic earnings reached over £20, so I ... Read More about August 2015 Challenge – Week 2 results
Did you know that some of your empty beauty products could be worth freebies or cash? With environmental issues on many company's radars, they are offering incentives to people returning their empty beauty products or you could make some serious cash by selling your empty packaging on eBay! MAC - free lipstick worth £15.50 If you use MAC makeup then did you know that you can recycle 6 empty ... Read More about What are your empty beauty products worth?
Matched betting isn't a new phenomenon, it has been around for years now. I started matched betting one month ago now, and I have made a profit of £1,430. I decided to take the plunge and sign up for Profit Accumulator - they offer your first two offers for free as a trial and if you like it you can upgrade to monthly membership (currently £22.99 per month) or take out annual membership for ... Read More about My Matched Betting Journey – One month in