What a week its been, I’m not going to harp on about the amount of rain we’ve been having, as I know that everyone is totally fed up with talking about the weather, but suffice to say enough is enough, come on now it would be nice to see a bit of sun before the summer is over.
The buzz of the forthcoming Olympics is all around, and as Discount Coder Towers is a stones throw away from the Olympic Village, we can feel the excitement in the air. I really hope we can carry off an event of this size as the world’s eyes are upon us, and we need to get it right. Come on England, you can do it, and now while I’m in patting on the back mood, a big well done to Andy Murray hopefully next year you’ll go all the way.
The standard of the great articles released this week in this crazy blogging world, has been ridiculously high. I’ve loved trawling through the masses getting inspiration, some of which made me laugh, some made me think, and most of all many have shown me how to save money and make the most of what I have.
Here’s a few of my favourites:-
Curb Your Consumerism – The Latest Way To Save
This is one of those articles that gets you thinking. I can really relate to congratulating myself if I find a bargain, but the truth is I wasn’t even going out to look for that dress or those shoes.
I will definitely plan ahead more and be prepared, but will still have that skinny designer latte now and again as we all deserve a treat at times.
Money Watch – Control Your Heating From Your Smartphone
With our unpredictable seasons this system is going to help save on those heating costs by keeping the thermostat to an appropriate level. The writer explains that there is a financial outlay initially which you cannot avoid, but if you are one of these people that have to have the latest technology, you will be able to rest easy knowing that eventually it will pay for itself, and be better for the environment.
The Frugal Girl – 3 minute Homemade Slushies
Just love this recipe, so nice to drink on a sunny day (oh no not talking about the weather again). From the pictures on the blog you know this is going to be a winner, you can almost taste it. Great idea for the kids to make, quick and simple but tastes yummy.
The Money Principle – Budgeting For Your Environmental Ethics
Fab article and definitely food for thought when planning for your long term future. Having an ethical green lifestyle will be more cost effective in the long run, but there will be an initial capital outlay. However, you can achieve financial gain eventually, and peace of mind for the future by reducing your carbon footprint.
Wise Bread – 15 Ways to have a Frugal Friday
Great tips here to make your Fridays fun, but frugal. I especially like No. 14 and often have eating out of the fridge nights, you will be amazed at what great combinations of meals you can come up with, it’s great fun. Just one thing though, it is Friday and you have had a busy week so a little of what you fancy does you good, so every now and again do treat yourself.
Baby Budgeting – 9 Ways To Fitness On A Budget
These are some top ideas for keeping fit on a budget in this guest post from Pippa at A Mothers Ramblings over at Baby Budgeting. I absolutely love the old school photo and reminisce about my leotard and leggings I owned when I was a youngster, which were not dissimilar from this.
Lots of brilliant suggestions to keep you and your family active, and who knows you may come to love exercising eventually!
I have tried some of these ideas and they really do work. The My Fitness Pal App that Pippa mentions is a must for anyone on a diet who is counting calories, it takes the guesswork out of it.
TTFN Jen x.
P.S. I would love to hear from you if you have any great money saving articles that I can include in future SSS’s, so drop me a line.