Author : Nicola

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I’ll admit, I didn’t have Instagram for quite a while. I didn’t really see the point and I’m not the best at taking photographs. However, I am totally addicted to it now and can often be mindlessly scrolling away.   I follow a lot of different accounts on there, but lots of them have a …
As the nights get darker earlier, it makes me feel like hibernating. Drawing the curtains, blanket on the sofa and staying in. Especially as the time towards the holidays gets busier and busier, it can sometimes be difficult to step back and rewind.   And, the typical things you might think of as relaxing aren’t …
I have written about food banks before, and how it’s so important to try and support your local one if you can. At this time of year, especially for families, they begin to feel the pinch. The requests for presents. The latest gadgets and toys. And suddenly, there’s no money for everything. And no one …
As I continue to do reading around simple living, frugal lifestyles and money saving projects, I come across more and more phrases that make me think. I love finding things that make me feel more motivated than ever to continue doing what we’re doing, because I believe it’s the right thing to do.   So, …
Reduce Your Food Spend Course
I’m so excited! I have been wanting to publish an online course for a long time, but to be quite honest, have been bit hesitant about the whole process.   I wanted to make sure it was on a subject I could write about well, one that I use in our everyday life and one …
Hello Sunday! This week seems to have gone by more quickly than the last. In fact, I feel like I’m always trying to catch up at the moment. Chasing my own tail, so to speak. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed as of late. I need to get back to writing lists and being more …
Budget Christmas
I know it’s only October but it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, if you haven’t already. Christmas is such a big holiday now. All of the shops have got their Christmas stock up and for sale, and lots of new things are being advertised.   So, now is a good a time as ever …
I have made no secret about my love for the colder months. But, my ultimate favourite thing about it is the fact I get to eat crumble! I think if I knew when my last meal on Earth was, I’d have crumble for pudding. I love it, especially with a lot of custard on the …
When you watch any cookery show, the chef involved seems to have a million and one different gadgets. All of these expensive things sat in their pristine kitchen. And yes, if you have lots of money to spare, there are very expensive things you can buy to use to cook with.   But, you don’t …
Most of the posts here at The Frugal Cottage are about money saving and budgeting. However, cash back sites are so easy to use that everyone should be using them. More and more people are spending money online. Purchasing big ticket items through various websites. Getting better deals online because they’re doing their own research. …
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