I have been ‘meal-planning’ on and off for about 6 months, but only in the last 3 months have I been doing it properly. In that time, our food bill, with the help of online shopping, is down about 15%. The other bonus seems to be my nemesis, the ever shrinking waist bands of my skirts! I noticed this week that certain skirts which have … Continue reading 10 Things you need to know when drawing up a menu plan
A lot of the decluttering blogs that I have read give cleaning schedules for your house and they are all American. In this country a lot of us either have full time domestic, or part time domestic help, very few people have no help at all. My question is this; if you have help do you think your house is actually clean? I mean, how … Continue reading Cleaning up your schedule or scheduling your clean up!
I definitely feel that retail therapy is also a short term bandaid to the real issue of why you are depressed. It also leads you to impulse buying. I have had over the years clothes that I would not normally have bought, specifically because I went shopping to cheer me up! Continue reading The Problem With “Retail Therapy”
Due to technical issues, I have had to post this blog unedited. Please forgive the grammatical errors. On a Facebook group I belong to, the topic of budgets came up and we started talking about the cost of groceries. I have already worked out my budget, which we stick to pretty closely, but I wanted to try a different store. We average R1500 per month per … Continue reading Things I learned while shopping!
What does the expiry date really mean? SELL BY: This is actually not for the consumers but lets the retailers know how long something could be on their shelves. It is a freshness date not a safety date. This date also takes into account how long you will most likely keep it on the shelf in your home. BEST IF USED BY: This is also … Continue reading How old is it?
This goes with my post Gratitude, it is the small every day things that count! Continue reading Bucket List #5 – Buy a Stranger Groceries
As part of my mission to declutter, I read blogs about decluttering, downsizing, minimizing, purging and the lingo that goes with cleaning up the mess that has taken up residence in my home over the last 20 years. Now I am following (sort of) the 15 minute a day method. It is a very good method and is working well for me on the days … Continue reading The Konmari method of Cleaning your space.
It is Tisha B’Av, the 9th Av and observant Jews are going meatless for the build up to this terrible day in Jewish history, see my previous blog post “going meatless”. For today’s blog I decided to do a different blog post. Not on anything to do with saving money, getting organised or even cooking. Today I am looking at gratitude. For all … Continue reading The 9 days have begun
I have been really busy this week and got my days mixed up. I try and post to my blog on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, with short posts to the Facebook page every day. This week I posted to the blog on Wednesday! As part of the post for ‘going meatless’ I gave you Chef Alan Bender’s recipe for Ricotta Fritters on the recipe page … Continue reading A post for Thursday.
With a lot of the world following the “Meatless Monday” trend and for the Jewish people the 9 days to Tisha B’Av (9th Av)coming up, I decided to post a few meatless recipe ideas. The Meatless Monday idea actually started in America during WW 1, when the American government asked families to cut back on certain staple foods (Meatless Monday and Wheatless Wednesday) in an effort … Continue reading Going Meatless