Sunday, 26 June 2016

#MySundayPhoto : Beauty and the beast at the panto

One thing i enjoyed as a kid was going to the panto. We would go every year with the school and is one thing me and most of my friends looked forward to the most. 

At £50 for a family ticket, the panto is a little out of our reach, especially after adding on bus fare and treats. We was lucky enough to be chosen for a family ticket from our local bus company and went along to the Easter productions. I know it defeats the object on this weeks photo but I have misplaced my phone and this one was handy.  

We got to see a few familiar faces - Keith Chegwin and ITV's Anne Hegerty from The Chase. My childhood favorite Basil Brush was there as well to boom boom through the panto. 

We loved it so much that when the Christmas shows come to Nottingham, we will be saving up to take the kids for a Christmas treat.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Here's a surprise... I started Avon!

Anyone who knows me has probably heard e say that i would never do one of these work from home jobs! Well i bit the bullet and i signed up to Avon.  

Recently we have hit a bad patch financially, hubby is on reduced pay and i needed to find something to do which would pay the rent each month. My sister who is an Avon Representative suggested trying Avon myself to see if it could help things at home. 

It was not just the financial side of it that i signed up. I have 2 girls who do not understand the value of money. They believe the magical money tree appears each night and drops me £100 so that they can have the things they have and the roof over their head. I didn't want them growing up with this attitude and needed to find a way to set the idea, that the tree does not exist and it is through hard work that we have what we have. As well as this being a long term sufferer of social anxiety i have become aware how much me being a hermit is effecting my children. In order to kick this in the butt i need to get out there, meet new people and show my children that it is not scary and making friends is possible. 

Meet Max - The newest member of the Saving Mummy's Pennies Household!

You are all aware that i went MIA for a few months. Ill explain more in other posts but it it has been a busy time. One of the reasons were this little bundle of fluff! 

We were given the opportunity to adopt Max, a very energetic orange roan working cocker spaniel. It has been 6 months since we adopted him so i thought id do a quick meet max post. 

Here's Max

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

#MHAW16: Dear Gareth

This is one of my favourite quotes regarding mental health. One that i believe is very true and one which i think personally reflects me. 

We Eat Wednesday: Buttercream frosting recipes

As some may be aware, i am on a little bit of a baking binge at the moment. The school fundraisers are coming up and little K has asked me to make some cakes that she can sell in school to raise money for their new playground equipment. Of course i am happy to take part but a baker i am not! 

Earlier in the month i shared a infographic with baking tips. These buttercream recipes that i found over on SheKnows, i think compliment it nicely. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

#SMPBehindTheBlog- Get to know the mummy behind Saving Mummy's Pennies

I have a confession, my guilty little secret. Have you seen those little notes that go around facebook, the A -Z of questions, what is your favourite etc? I like to do them and like to read other peoples responses. I was recently tagged in a 20 questions post which i found quite interesting. 

I thought it would be fun to share the responses.  

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Make It Monday: DIY dishwasher tablets

I own a dishwasher. He's called Gareth :D 

Ok so i do not own an actual dishwasher so this is one i can not personally try. Saving money is saving money though right? and anything which is made chemical free is fantastic in my books. 

I come across these DIY dishwasher tablets over at Popsugar while searching for some scents for homemade toilet fizzes. Like with an homemade product, you could personalize them using your own scents, or even mix and match them have a little bit of a lucky dip when you go to use one. 

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You can find a great deal more penny costing homemade products over at popsugar too. 

#MySundayPhoto : Just a random day out at the the carvery!

One thing we do not do often enough is go out as a family. Since taking a wee blogger break we have taken the time to do more things together. The kids are not getting any younger and ill be honest.. i'm missing out on too much. 

Our local carvery had a fundraiser going on this week which we had a fantastic time at. There was little stalls and the carvery was down to £1.50 a person. The kids got their face painted and we go to play some games in the garden. 

It was a great day out, the smile on the girls faces confirm that :)



Friday, 17 June 2016

Frugal Friday: keep icecream soft

I hate hard icecream! The problem is when it is softer, I find I eat more of it :) maybe a not so frugal tip after all! 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

We Eat Wednesday: Milk and cookie ice cubes

*This has been shared on several sites so I am not aware of the original owner. I found this on Pinterest*

If you are looking for a fun or different flavour for your drinks, this is a great idea. Being kid friendly it's a great thing for kids to make too.