Why I Won’t Be Making Resolutions This New Year

I’m not sure I’ve ever really made proper resolutions in the traditional sense but for the past few years I have made goals for both the family and for work. Usually at this time of year I would be posting about what I want to get done or do over the next year but for the past 2, maybe more, things haven’t really gone to plan. I start every year with really good intentions. Last year I wanted to make sure we spent the day as a family on Sundays but instead it’s turned into a day where John and

We’re Only Having One Child… And That’s Absolutely Fine!

It seems like my social media feeds are full of pregnancy and newborn babies at the moment and I am reading loads of blog posts about second children. I love seeing other blogger’s huge announcements and squishy new babies but at the same time it makes me realise that the questions about us having another child probably aren’t going to stop any time soon. The thing is, we won’t be having any more children and we’re more than happy just to have Erin. People seem to think that a family isn’t complete until children have siblings to play with but

5 Ways To Save Money When Buying Presents

Speaking from personal experience, it is really easy to over spend or go over the top when it comes to buying presents for others. If you’re anything like me, and pick things up all through the year when I see them, the loft becomes a great hiding place but it always means I tend to forget what I’ve already bought. This means I end up with more presents than I need and spending more money than I should have. With Christmas in less than 100 days it’s really time to start thinking about ways to save money for Christmas so

Planning For Erin’s Future Education

Erin’s 3rd birthday is coming up sooner than I would like. Turning 3 means the funded nursery hours start next April and we will no longer be paying anywhere near what we are now in nursery fees. Honestly, sending Erin to nursery at 2 has been crippling. While we have managed to pay the fees it has been incredibly hard and John has been working every second of overtime available to make sure we can pay for it. Now don’t get me wrong, we absolutely did the right thing for Erin by putting her in nursery at 2. She wasn’t seeing

How Winning The Lottery Would Change Our Lives

I know that people say that money can’t buy you happiness but I don’t necessarily agree with that. You see, money is a bit of a struggle for us at the moment and I know that having more of it would make us all that little bit happier. I’m a bit of a daydreamer and often find myself thinking about how having a nice sum of money would change our lives. I’m not a greedy person and I certainly don’t need to win millions but Lottoland’s Lotto Plus has prizes of different amounts and the second prize of around £50,000 would

Start Saving For Summer With Swagbucks

All throughout June you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash. When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 500 SB bonus! Here’s how: 1. Sign up using this link: https://bit.ly/2kN6KCp 2. Earn 500 SB total before July 1st, 2018. You’ll get a

How We Bought Our First Home

Just the other week John and I were talking about when our mortgage was up for renewal. It turns out that is pretty soon which means it’s roughly the 4 year anniversary of when we bought our house. I honestly can’t believe how fast those 4 years have gone and what has happened during that time. Here’s how we bought our first home together! When John and I first got together I was at university in Nottingham and John lived in North Norfolk. When it came to finishing university I had to make a choice about where to move. I

A Guide To Selling On Facebook

I used to sell on eBay every now and again but honestly, it drives me mad. I don’t really have the time, or the patience, to list items and specifics. I don’t know why but I find it overly time consuming and also, I hate having to take loads of parcels to the Post Office in the pushchair. Generally, I sell any unwanted items on Facebook. I guess it’s known in some areas more as Facebay. This is a guide to selling on Facebook! Groups Selling on Facebook is done in a group and they can have any kind of