October At The Websters

October has been another crazy busy month here and I have barely had time to catch my breath. This last week has been especially busy with half term and lots of tight deadlines to meet for work but I’m not complaining as I do work better under pressure.

We didn’t manage to get out as a family as much as I had hoped but we have a few free weekends in November to make up for that.

Here’s what we got up to in October.

  • I had blood test results come back showing that my sugars are decreasing which is great news.
  • We celebrated FrugalMrW’s birthday, he turned 37.
  • Daisy went on a school trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium.
  • We had a wonderful day out at Brockholes.
  • FrugalMrW went to the Vape Expo at Birmingham NEC.
  • We hosted an #AquaDoodleParty and had lots of fun.
  • I went to the cinema to watch ‘The Girl on the Train’ , what an awesome film!
  • We packed in lots of activities at home in the first week of half term.
  • Daisy helped to decorate the house for Halloween.
  • We invited friends round to play.
  • We had lots of family film nights.
  • My eldest daughter finally moved in to her new flat.
  • We tried to stay Frugal.
  • We went to a Halloween party at my daughter’s new flat.

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img_26121 img_26041I will be back at the end of November to tell you all about what we’ve been up to. What have you done in October ? leave me a comment I love to hear from you.

angela

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Five Frugal Things For October

This months post will be a little underwhelming as I don’t feel like I’ve done anything spectacularly frugal in October it’s just been a pretty normal money saving month. I’m also posting a little earlier than usual as Daisy is odd school for half-term for the next two weeks so we will be busy having fun together.

This month has been so busy which has meant we have had a few frugal fails but that’s okay we will put those behind us and move ahead. I should start including those fails in this monthly round up so you can see that it’s pretty normal to fall off the wagon every now and again.

five-frugalthingsfor1. Although we did have to turn our heating on yesterday due to having visitors I’m still counting it as a frugal win that we lasted this far when most other people have already relented. As a rule I don’t like to put it on before November but I’m still going to limit use until then, you can read my tips for keeping warm without putting the heating on here.

2. We have been cooking up some delicious filling Autumnal dishes and saving the leftovers for the following day to stretch our pennies a bit further.

3. We sold some more things from around the house using Gumtree and cashed in the spare change tin we had been saving all year and put the money towards Christmas savings and paying extra off our credit card debt.pound-414418_19204. I have been busy making budget friendly plans for the upcoming half-term, we have paint, glue, stickers and activity sheets at the ready. We are having some friends round and plan to meet them on the park as well (weather permitting) and the rest of the time we will watch movies and do some baking.

5. My cousin and I used to go to the cinema a lot together but since the price of tickets become ridiculous we’ve not been able to go as much. Through work she managed to get us a brilliant discount and we ended paying just £5 for us both so I’m counting that as a frugal win. We watched The Girl On The Train which was absolutely fantastic and as we left I picked up some free activity sheets and posters for the kiddo’s, bonus!

What frugal wins have you had in October ? leave me a comment I love hearing from you.

angela

 

 

Family, Frugal & Home Goals For October 2016

September was an extremely busy month and although we met quite a lot of our goals we still had a few remaining so I’m tagging them on to October. I want to focus on deep cleaning each room one at a time now that I’ve finished decluttering and I also want to concentrate on improving our health.

Here are our goals for October.

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Family

  • Celebrate FrugalMrW’s birthday
  • Have at least two days out as a family.
  • Watch child friendly Halloween films together.
  • Celebrate Halloween.
  • Make an Autumn bucket list.
  • Finish Christmas shopping (gifts).

Frugal

  • Keep the central heating OFF (jumpers, blankets, closing doors, draught proofing).
  • Avoid unnecessary car journeys.
  • Meal plan
  • Pay £70 extra towards the credit card debt.
  • Line dry.
  • Get to cashing out point on survey sites.

Home

  • Paint bathroom radiator
  • Mow & tidy gardens.
  • Deep clean kitchen.
  • Deep clean living room.
  • Deep clean hall.

I’ve kept the lists short and manageable for October as we do have some weekends taken up with events. What are your plans for this month ? do you find it helpful to set yourself goals ? leave me a comment I love hearing from you.

Angela xx