Another week over – how fast is it going now?! I cannot believe we’re over half way through June already; the weeks seem to drag but then another one is over and another month is almost over before we know it. Another uneventful week in the Frugal Cottage household; I had another scan on Thursday and bump is fine, growing nicely. Apparently bump now weighs about 4 lbs, so I don’t quite understand all the extra weight gain… oops.

Money-wise, June continues to be a very positive month. I’m currently at 14 NSDs for June, with hopefully another five to gain during the next week. This weekend we’ve been to the theatre and are spending this afternoon at a christening, so that’ll be a nice change to a normal Sunday. Then, it’s just preparing for the week ahead! I realised the other day I haven’t done any baking in ages, so I might try and fit in making a cake this week, if I can manage. Having to have a nap every day doesn’t help me with my timings and planning.



5 things I’ve enjoyed/been grateful for this week:

1) Seeing bump on the screen; it’s amazing

2) Oatmeal and raisin cookies with a cup of tea; pure comfort food.

3) Third antenatal class attended which was all about feeding your baby. Seems a lot more real now!

4) Seeing an old friend for lunch and a catch up on Saturday; I have some lovely people surrounding me.

5) Cat snuggles on a lazy Saturday morning; I’m making the most of lazy weekends whilst I still can.



5 blog posts I’ve enjoyed this week:

1) Why I’m Switching Up My Budeting Strategy (Again) by Blonde On A Budget. Cait is about to embark on the next stage of her journey, so this is an exciting move.

2) Longing for a Resourceful, Old-Fashioned Way of Life by Accidentally Green. A lovely, reflective post.

3) How To Create Passive Income Without A Product by Flight Media. An interesting read about creating income without having a product.

4) May 2015 Traffic and Income Report by Just A Girl and her Blog. I love reading traffic and income reports, and Abby’s is really detailed, which is fantastic.

5) Composting 101: How to Make Compost & Fertilizer at Home by Money Crashers. A very thorough post about making your own compost; I want to start this later on in the year so this was incredibly helpful!



And, in case you’ve missed them, these are the topics I’ve posted about this week:

– The “Pay Yourself Rule” And Why It Works 

Life Update #3


What have you enjoyed reading this week? Any plans for the week ahead? I’d love to hear about it! 


Guest posts wanted! If you are a personal finance blogger or simple living blogger, I’m looking for some high quality guest posts for the months of August andSeptember to help me out as I’ll be quite busy with a new baby. If you are interested, please send me an email!

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