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Finished a gift

January 24th, 2016 at 03:20 pm

Hi, sorry for my absence. I have been super busy.

I have managed to finish two dishcloths for a present for this year.

They are in some of the fave colours of the recipient, so I am sure she is going to love them, and I will include some washing instructions, and perhaps even make her a drawstring laundry bag made out of curtain lace fabric to wash them in (if i get the time).

My Day

January 4th, 2016 at 11:26 pm

Hmm.. another quiet day, mostly at home with a little housework and lots of no spending.. teehee :P

Another no spend day, but did need to use the car to drop miss to the go see a movie with her nan.

I am happily swagging away (Swagbucks, a survey site), and waiting til 7 comes around til the swagbucks new day rolls around to start again in earnest. If anyone is interested in doing surveys for giftcards or paypal cash which can then be transferred to a verified bank account, please comment below and we can chat Smile

Or if you already do surveys, which ones do you do and which do you find are the most valuable to you?

No spend and free Fun Day

January 4th, 2016 at 12:20 am

DD and I took friend's stuff to the op shop, friend came with us to drop it off and then we took her to the supermarket to get a few things and I resisted the urge to buy anything.

After a cuppa at friend's house, we went to the library. DD borrowed two young adult novels and 3 dvds and I borrowed some Handmade and Homespun magazines, a few dvds and a John Grisham novel to try.

While in the library, Miss 13 said "Mum, why are you letting me hire all these things." I told her that everything was free to borrow from the library and she asked me why hadn't I taken her before. I used to when she was very young, but she didn't remember. Needless to say we will be going back together regularly. I love free entertainment for the whole family!


January 2nd, 2016 at 09:42 pm

So..what have I been up to today?

The answer is very little lol. Managed some basic housework and watched some shows on tv.

After yesterday's exhausting day, I have needed a quiet day, some down time and a break from the nagging and such. The good news is that DD has been a lot more settled today and has been eating the fruit she chose at shopping yesterday and generally being nice, this makes a nice change to the norm.

I've managed another no spend day today, and hoping for much the same tomorrow at this stage. I need to find some change to add to my $1 a day jar so I will have to owe myself for that, and will have to work out what payments are going towards my other challenges this week and pay them in before payday on Friday.

Dinner tonight is pasta which is leftover from last night's dinner, which is good meaning I don't have to cook.


January 1st, 2016 at 07:54 pm

Took DD to the stupidmarket for some fruit and good snacks to eat over the holidays, she chose what she wanted to eat and now she's already whining that she can't eat my junk food snacks that I saved, when she ate all of hers in one sitting the other day when it was hot.. tough kiddo lol

Grocery list:
3kg oranges, 2kg bananas, 1kg nectarines, 1kg apples, cheese, milk and wholemeal bread, a salad mix in a packet and a box of cruskits

Total $27

Chatterbox's No Spend 2016

January 1st, 2016 at 03:25 pm

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

I have decided to embark on a No Spend Year and wanted somewhere to document my journey. Hope you are all on board with me through my triumphs and not so triumphs and I look forward to chatting with you all.

I will write my details in the side bar later to give you a bit more background, but just wanted to say hi and i will be back soon.