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Thrifty Festival: Getting Ready For Autumn


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The Thrifty Festival had a nice summer holiday and now its back ready to help you be a little bit more thrifty.

Autumn is on its way so we thought we would kick off with a Autumn themed festival.

As the weather gets cooler and wetter it gets harder to keep the children entertained. Anna at In The Playroom as the perfect thrifty activity for you. Check out her post with 11 Recycled Junk Modelling Crafts.

11 recycled / upcycled crafts for kids. I love Junkmodelling - what cool ideas, and a great way to reuse old materials!

Everyone likes flowers and these are perfect to brighten up a room when its a bit grey outside. They also make great gifts and if you choose right and arrange them yourself they won’t cost the earth. Ellie at Family Style has this great little tutorial on how to make a Beautiful Boutique Florist Style Flowers on a Budget

As the weather gets colder you may find yourself using the car more and that means more fuel. A Thrifty Mum has 10 top tips on saving money on fuel.

Liz over at Me and My Shadow took part in Zero Waste week and her goal was to minimize lunch box packaging. She did a great job and her post is packed for of tips on how to minimize packaging and save money!

The Diary of a Frugal Family have the ultimate list of  70 Frugal and Fun Autumn Activities to do with the kids.

70 frugal and fun things to do with your family.

Looking for ways to use up those leftovers? Try our Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta Bake. 

Love Your Leftovers Recipe

Half term will be upon us soon we have some great ideas for having a great autumn half term on a budget. 

Lastly we have some great ways to save money this autumn

 Ways to Save Money This Autumn

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know and of course feel free to grab a badge.

Thrifty Festival – March


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We decided that we would make the Thrifty Festival monthly to give you plenty of time to get your posts written and link up.

On with the Thrifty Festival!

Heating bills getting out of hand? We have some top tips on how to save on your bills.

Need something to do with the children this weekend? We have some free St Patrick’s Day colouring sheets for you.

st patricks day

 

Liz at Me and My Shadow has some brilliant tips on How To Save Money on Days Out with the Kids.

Check out Frugal Family’s budget bedroom makeover.

We love Cold Tea and Smelly Nappies Thrifty Recipe for French Toast.

Thrifty French Toast

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know and of course feel free to grab a badge.

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Its Thrifty Festival time! We have some great posts to share with you this week.

We started off February with a free printable for you. Print off our Cut & Colour Hearts for some Valentines fun.

Free Printable Cut & Colour Hearts

 

Family Budgeting shares some great advice.

Family Budgeting

Charlie Moos has dome some brilliant thrifty crafting and made her own candles.

lit candle

Ups & Downs, Smiles & Frowns have been making really cute Valentines Cards.

In The Playroom has a great post of how to save money by kicking 8 habits

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know and of course feel free to grab a badge.

 



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Its Thursday which means it must be time for the Thrifty Festival. We have two great posts linked up last week.

Baby Budgeting shared Simple and Savvy Money Saving Tips #1 

Baby Budgeting

Over at Family Budgeting there are Simple,Thrifty and Easy Makes for Valentines. They are lovely ideas.

loveletters, easy makes for valentines

Here are some of favourite Thrifty posts from the last week:

Frugal Family are talking Money Makeovers and this week its all about energy saving.

We are loving Me and My Shadow Magpie Monday find


If you are looking for thrifty meals then check out Utterly Scrummy’s Spicy Seven Vegetable Stew

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know and of course feel free to grab a badge.



Our First Thrifty Festival


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Being thrifty has become an art form and we know so many of you are great at saving money and coming up with fantastic ways to make your money go further without sacrificing quality. It can be a lot of fun to think of thrifty and frugal ways to eat, live and play.

Each week we will showcase some of our favourite thrifty posts from  around the blogosphere  and  ask you to share your own in the linky below.

We also have a little badge you can add to your posts or sidebar if you would like to.

We have a little hashtag for twitter #ThriftyFestival which we will use when we share all your fantastic posts.

There is also a Pinterest Group board if you would like to be added please let us know.

OK on with the Thrifty Festival!

We love a good meal plan at Kids One Stop Shop and have out together a printable meal planner to help you get organised and save those pennies.

Free Printable Meal Planner

In The Playroom have 30 ways to save £1.

Playful Learners have some ideas for Frugal Baby Play

 

Curly and Candid introduce us to buying our meat online.

Now its your turn add your link to any thrifty post you have written below. We will share them on Twitter and Pinterest.

We will also feature some of them in next weeks festival.

 



The Thrifty Festival is Coming!


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Next Thursday the 23rd January will be hosting the Thrifty Festival and then every Thursday after that. Come along and share your thrifty posts. It can be a recipe, tips, crafts, upcycling or a thrifty find.

We will have a new linky each week and will showcase some of our favourite posts from the previous week.

You don’t have to write a new post you are welcome to add old posts.
We have a hastag for twitter #ThiftyFestival and you will find a badge below that you are welcome to add to your posts or blog sidebar.

We will be sharing all the posts on twitter and Pinterest.

Look forward to seeing your Thrifty Posts on Thursday!

 


Thrifty Festival