I have been planning this post for a while, and keep putting off when to publish it, but I think the time has come.   This is my vision for The Frugal Cottage. I had been planning to start a blog for about 3 months before I actually took the first step and bought …
Another week has gone by so quickly. I’ve had some late nights at work trying to get everything done, so by the time I get home in the evening, I don’t want to do anything. That coupled with not sleeping well means this hasn’t been the best week. Here’s to a better week next week! …
Weekends are a time for slowing down, savouring the time available and spending time with loved ones. There was a time where I thought weekends were all about spending money, going out and wasting the hours. I used to spend a fortune by just going into town on a Saturday, wandering about the shops and …
I am a massive fan of living the simple life, about being more content with the simpler things in life, but in all honesty, there are so days when I find it hard. As a 20-something woman  in the 21st century, I find that sometimes the pressures to conform are a constant thought in the …
Oh my goodness me, this week has been insane. In a good way insane, but seriously, where does the time go?! The days have gone by so fast, in a blur of work and home, and I’m hoping the rest of the year does not go by this fast. We’ve seen family and friends this …
Following on from my previous post about 5 things that make me stressed, I thought I would do a post about how I combat stress and hopefully this might help other people as well.   5 easy ways to reduce stress: 1) Work out what does need completing and what can wait. When my to-do …
As an adult in a busy world, it is easy to become overwhelmed with life. There can be so many things happening at once, so many things to remember and so many things to deal with. The result of that is feeling stressed and anxious.   Feeling stressed about things mean that your mood changes. …
The first of September is done! It has gone pretty quickly for us which is good. Although it’s been a standard week as we’ve both been at work, nothing unusual has happened which is always good! I’ve lost a lb this week, which is a good start on my September aims. I’ve tried to be …
One of August’s aims was to make a lemon drizzle cake for my husband. I made one, then made another as they’re that good! The best part is the crunchy topping that’s tangy and sweet at the same time. I got this recipe from my father-in-law who is a great baker as well. I don’t …
As me and my husband are focusing on eating more healthily and reducing our intake of processed foods in exchange for whole, natural foods, I thought I would trial a different way of how we pay for our groceries. After all, when you spend cash rather than use plastic, it seems much more real.   …
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