August 2017

10 posts

How is August over already?! It’s been such a lovely month. I’ve been on holiday for the entire time so I’ve had lots of time to spend with Frugal Baby.  It was his second birthday at the start of the month and we celebrated it with family. He still isn’t quite aware what it means, …
As September creeps ever closer, so does the No Spend Month challenge! I have been thinking about what I need to do in order to have a successful month. I feel like there are always months which are more expensive. August is one of these months for us. But, as the whole “back to school” …
Happy Sunday! I haven’t done a Weekend Edition post since last November. How long ago is that!? In fact, the last one I did was important, as I had just found out my Grandma had passed away. I wanted to write something that day. Things have changed a lot since then.   We haven’t done …
As you prepare for the No Spend Month challenge, there are certain spends that are going to crop up. In this day and age, we all spend on necessities; things that we need to pay for in order to live.   However, in order to ensure that your own no spend month is a success, …
This is a short post today but it’s to introduce something I’m going to be taking on in September.   I’m going to attempt another No Spend Month! I have done this before, but it didn’t go entirely to plan. I want this one to be much more successful.   I’ll be honest, it feels …
This post came to me whilst I was picking blackberries outside. Foraging for food isn’t a new thing, far from it. There’s something quite satisfying about being in the fresh air, picking ripe blackberries knowing that they will taste fantastic later on in the year. I’m hoping that along with some of the apples from …
We’ve had such a lovely week this week here at Frugal Cottage HQ, I thought I would do another Life Update. I don’t regularly do more personal posts, as I’m not entirely sure that’s what people want to come and read?   Firstly, Frugal Baby turned 2 this week! We had a little party at …
I have been dividend investing for a while now, to create another passive income stream. Although I need to keep an eye on the market and the companies I am invested in, it is fairly passive in its nature. And, as I have said many times before, it is so exciting to log into my …
I must be getting older as this update seems to come round even quicker! It is one of my favourite updates though, even though some months are better than others. Each month, I can see us inching slowly towards our goal. There is nothing more transparent about aiming for something than documenting it. In fact, we’re …
Hello August! Is it just me, or is 2017 going really quickly? How is it the eighth month of the year already?! August is always a good month as I’m off work 🙂 I work in education so August is always the summer holidays in the UK. Hopefully the weather will be good and me …
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