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I Failed £10 Week


Oct 14, 2013 4 Comments

Yes you read it correctly I had to give up on £10 Week. I am always very keen to join the wonderful Penny Golightly when she does £10 Week.  I think I have participated three times over the past 1.5 years and got so much out of it every time. I thought I could do it [...]

Clean cleaning with steam


May 28, 2013 Beneficiary , 1 Comment

Over the past few years, the steam cleaner has come back in fashion. There are several reasons for their come back – they don’t use chemicals so they are safe for our children and animals.  They are are also a pretty frugal device since once you buy the machine, there is no need for extra products, no [...]

And Now Some GOOD News


Feb 22, 2013 2 Comments

With all the doom and gloom that is about, I thought I would pass on some good news. This past weekend was something a bit special for me because I made my first Etsy sale.  And what was even more exciting is my lovely buyer, purchased 3 sets of my vintage French buttons.  I am [...]

Frugal Five Minutes


Feb 18, 2013 0 Comments

The Lean Times has been interviewed on Frugal Five Minutes with on Frugal Please have a look and give me some feedback.  Frugal is great at thrifty living to save up for her impending nuptials in Oz. Thanks for having me on Frugal Five Minutes With, Frugal Lady. Originally posted 2008-11-03 12:13:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hey Mom I have joined the Carnival!


Dec 3, 2012 0 Comments

Yes I have been included in 79th Carnival of Money Stories with my story Debt and Depression a Connection???. You can view all the fabulous posts here LivingAlmostLarge. Do you think they will let me play with the tiger? Originally posted 2008-10-07 14:39:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The same date every year


Nov 22, 2012 0 Comments

Yes, Christmas will be here once again on the 25th of December. Have you been one of the clever people that start saving and shopping in July? No, I didn’t think so. No matter how hard I try my beloved and I can not get this holiday under control. I wish we had the fore [...]

Coming Soon! The Stylish Frugalista


Aug 2, 2012 0 Comments

Here is  a preview of the cover of my new ebook, The Stylish Frugalista.  The cover was illustrated by the lovely Lizzie Owen.  Lizzie blogs at Mummy in Manolos. She is available for commissions and a dream to work with.