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No Spend Month – the first week.

Here we are, one week later after my post about not spending for a month (I believe I posted it on a Saturday but going by how my Friday photo ended up on Saturday… ) 

The week started good, I paid my gas and electricity which is £40 and I had my phone bill which is also £40, I then had a planned shopping trip into town to get cat food and other bits of food for Robin which ended up to £50.

So in my first week I have managed to save £50 🙂 I am really pleased with that, all items I have brought have been needed and I haven’t brought anything that I didn’t need (like a bugaboo buffalo… even if I want one badly!) 

I’m excited for next week and how much I plan to save 🙂

Here’s to saving! 🥂

Mummy Cat.

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One year later..


I cannot believe we are finally here, a full year has gone past since I met my third kitten and what a crazy year it’s been, we never planned to add to our family, she was a little accident in our comfortable routine life but she’s now one.

Scary

I still remember the day I found out I was expecting her, I just got my post with a pack of test in them as it’s always handy to have them in the cupboard, took one anyway because who doesn’t like taking pregnancy tests (I’m not the only one don’t judge me!!) and suddenly two lines appeared! I called my husband in tears, we didn’t expect to get pregnant, the plan was to get my older two at school full time and me find a job between school hours..

How things changed! Now I’m continuing my stay at home ‘job’ until she goes into full time education when she’s 4

I love watching her grow and develop every day, just the other day she started walking around, she beat her big brother and sister by 4 months, but I am feeling a little sad about the fact she’s not this tiny baby anymore, time doesn’t slow down and it isn’t fair!

We are going to spend the day with family, cake and lots of new toys!

Until next time

A very emotional Mummy Cat.

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Chalkboard by Hand – Review


A few weeks ago, a wonderful friend of mine who I met through a Facebook baby group (she runs her own blog too) started making these beautiful chalkboard momentos. 
They. Are. Stunning!

I decided to order one for Robin for her first birthday as I’ve been taking monthly ‘milestone’ photos of her and figured that the big 1 needed to be a bit more special.


They are completely customisable, within reason to the amazing talents and I highly recommend you contact her and get one!

Sizes and prices range from A4 at £22 plus postage, A3 at £25plus postage (that’s the size I got) and A2 at £27 plus postage and you can choose what you want on it. 

Sam, the designer, keeps you updated throughout the process so if there are any changes she can correct them. 

Go and take a look at her page Chalkboards by Hand and of course have a read through her wonderful blog My Mini Monkeys

Until Next time

Mummy Cat x

All thoughts and opinions are my own, I brought this with my own pennies.

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No Spend Month!

I had a little thought tonight and while chatting to a friend of mine I decided that for the following month I will not spend money on things that I simply do not need, in a bid to save up and not get into any dept! While this is probably easier said than done I am excited for the challenge!

I have done something similar before two weeks before I went to the Essex Baby Show, I made sure that I would pay my gas and electric and that was it! No eBay, no baby stuff just pure necessities!

Wish me luck! For I shall be a frugal goddess by the end of this month 🙂

To savings! 🥂

Mummy Cat