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frugal_aussie_mum Our holiday is not far away! We are very excited, have started packing (even got a food pile happening). We only have $63.29 to save until we reach the amount needed for our holiday. People may think it doesn't cost a lot to go on a camping/fishing holiday, but as a "contractor", my husband doesn't get holiday pay. This means we have to save up for all our bills/loans while we are away, plus the holiday itself. Our hard work saving is about to pay off.
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  •   kazza_cool How exciting @frugal_aussie_mum . I'm the same as my husband. Self employed . We went away last December. I didn't work for a month and my husband was the stay at home dad. I started saving in March. Was a long haul, but totally worth it. Enjoy every minute of your well deserved break x 23h
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Thank you @kazza_cool Its my husband's favourite place to holiday and he works very hard to provide for us. We are going with both our families as well so it makes it even more enjoyable! 😀 12h
  •   debt_be_gone_girl How exciting! It's great to have something like that to look forward to! And already paid!! Even better! 12h

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ah_stfu This is my Saturday night... Cutting vines that are coming through my bedroom window! #cheapliving 1d

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frugal_aussie_mum Took my American obsession another step further today. Made my family an American dinner recipe I googled, a Jambalaya. Was soooo yummy! I also went to the American Lolly shop and got some stuff I've never tried before.. I need to buckle down and save so I can visit already!
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  •   debtfreein123 Are there Reese's Cups in Australia? It's the best candy ever! Kit Kats are delicious too! 2d
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Yes I have had them, I actually make brownies out if the Reeses Peanut Chips. I rekon when I visit I will put on 10kg from the food I eat lol.. And have an extra suitcase for the stuff I'll bring home haha @debtfreein123 2d
  •   debt_be_gone_girl When I was little I wanted to live in America - I was so jealous of them celebrating Halloween! Ha ha! I want to visit America too! (But I also want to visit a lot of other places!) I also eat PB & Jam sandwhichs or toast every other day or so - very American! Ha ha! I love it. Your Jambalaya looks yummy! 🏼 2d
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Australia needs couponing & halloween! I get lollies ready every year but only ever get like 1 kid :-( My husband loves PB & J sandwiches! He was lucky enough to visit America as a kid but would love to go back. Hopefully in 8 years or less we will get there. My son will be 10 and possibly another child would be near 7. Oh as for the jambalaya, it wasn't the most frugal recipe as it had prawns in it (u could wait for them to go on special though) but if u want to try it, just google "Cindys Jambalaya", so yummy! 😀😀😀😀😀😀 @debt_be_gone_girl 2d
  •   the_simplemummy Oh you need to have a small holiday to northlakes and go to costco with me we could stock you up and give you an american fix before your holiday haha 1d
  •   debt_be_gone_girl Oh yes! @frugal_aussie_mum if we had couponing I would not complain!! 1d

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frugal_aussie_mum Ok I'm totally being serious, this morning my mum's thong (or for you American friends "flip flop") broke. After we all had our laughs at her expense (poor mum I really do love you), we went to target. What do ya know, $1 thongs! It was like it was meant to happen!

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  •   searl7 Ha funny thing, when I was growing up is Americans called flip flops thongs also. That changed when the underwear by the same name became popular. Now we call them flip flops 2d
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Haha yes we also have the same thing here, just got to pray and hope people know which one ur talking about lol 😛 @searl7 2d

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alsimon88 Sometimes I'm annoyed that my apartment doesn't have a washer and dryer but I really do love this place! #laundromatthoughts #cheapliving #reflecting 3d

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frugal_aussie_mum Today my son and I drove 4 hours to see my parents and stay the weekend at their holiday house. I knew we would be out all day so I planned ahead and packed snacks for myself and son. We had sandwiches (already eaten), homemade yoghurt, banana chips & milo thrifties (already eaten). You can easily spend $30 on food on a day out. That $30 is now in my pocket!
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jivingbones My new main way of transportation in #WeHo, next to the metro..
#Bicycles #CheapLiving #NaturalLife #Biking #EverydayBiking #LosAngeles #Huffy
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zoealice91 People who say 'they can't afford to eat healthy' are absolutely kidding themselves. Today after work I went shopping and filled my trolly to the brim with veg, fruit, pulses and generally good food. It came to £33. Tonight I turned about a third of my whole shop into 18 meals :)!! So that's 55p a meal...less even than a happy meal!! I made:
Veg and beans pasta stew
Lentil and veg lentil bake
Roasted red pepper and lentil soup
Broccoli, butternut squash and green bean curry
And three bean, butternut squash and broccoli chilli :)! Admittedly a few ingredients were from my garden so you can maybe add about 2p onto each dish..I call that a successful night :D!!
#vegetables #vegetarian #veggiecooking #cookfresh #growyourown #eatwell #superfoods #Fillyourbodywithgoodness #happybody #happening #relax #cheap #cheapliving #cheapliving #bargain #begoodtoyourself #freefood #cooking #homecooked #becreative #makeitup #cleaneating #cookingonabudget #studentcooks #healthy
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frugal_aussie_mum Today is the day I attempt to make my first ever batch of homemade laundry detergent. I am abit nervous and hope I can pull it off, its looking good so far. I am using @thriftyfrugalfun recipe which is really simple & easy! Another step closer to saving money!
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frugal_aussie_mum Milo Thrifties!
Butter - $0.64
Sugar - $0.06
Condensed Milk - $0.16
Milo - $0.72
SR Flour - $0.13
Total = $1.71 (for a batch of 20 biscuits)
My family LOVES these, simple recipe, extremely easy to make and cheap!
You can thank me later Lol
P.S- this recipe was passed down to me from my husband's mum, it looks to be an old recipe as you can tell from the book!

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machinstantgram Someone actually used the floor model to trim their beard #scumbag #target #floormodel #beard #trim #cheapliving 1w

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hmroads The cliché quote "Think global, buy local" sometimes really suits a biketourist's everyday life
Market days and cheap living on the road..
#market #bazaar #shopping #everydaylife #cheapliving #biketouring #Thailand #Asia
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frugal_aussie_mum Oh my god, ok I'm so excited about this. Your probably going to think "umm ok" lol, but this is something I should have done ages ago! I have always wanted to visit America! It's my dream holiday, but it's going to cost alot of money to do it. There are other things (mortgage & car loan) that unfortunately take priority over my holiday. However I bit the bullet and opened an account to start saving, the only difference between this savings account and the many others I have is that I CANT touch it. I can transfer in, but CANT transfer out. Of course in extreme circumstances the bank would allow me access to my money. So every week after paying money to our debt and regular savings accounts, I will be transferring some across to this account. It may only be a couple of dollars, but it's better than nothing. If all goes to plan, I will get there in 8 years (hopefully earlier). My ideal holiday = White Christmas!
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frugal_aussie_mum My shopping order this week, all came to $100.08 which I don't think is too bad.
We have some yummy dinners planned this week:
Wonton Soup
Corn Meat & Veggies
Corn meat fritters
Beef chow mein
Mi Goreng Noodles
Fetta, Caramelised Onion, Pancetta Puffs
Bacon spinach quiche
The box of chips was on special and will come in hand for camping trip in a months time.
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frugal_aussie_mum Inspired by @debt_be_gone_girl I will be making @thriftyfrugalfun recipe for homemade laundry liquid. So nervous but fingers crossed it turns out. After running some numbers I worked out that it only costs me 41cents a litre to make. I definitely could have made it cheaper, but i bought the more expensive stain removing soap (Sard) as my husband is an underground boilermaker and his work clothes get very dirty. At the end of the day though, it's still cheaper than buying laundry powder/liquid! Wish me luck!
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  •   artistrypapillon Good luck! You can do it 2w
  •   debt_be_gone_girl Ooh! I hope it works for you. I find it fine so far! If it doesn't work on your husbands clothes maybe just use it for yours & your sons? Fingers crossed though🏼 2w
  •   healthy.wife_healthy.life Thanks for keeping it real 2w

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frugal_aussie_mum I am currently collecting the empty toilet rolls in my house so that next month I can make a "Toilet Roll Advent Calendar" for Christmas. I will make mine a little more colourful, maybe with red, green and gold. I've always wanted an advent calendar but they can be quite expensive. This one I think I could make quite cheap with paint, pegs and a canvas from The Reject Shop. Fingers crossed it turns out as good as I hope lol!

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  •   melissa_vanniekerk Love this idea! 2w
  •   searl7 Oh I really love this too! I might have to make one also :) 2w
  •   debt_be_gone_girl What a GREAT idea!! I might just have to do the same! Thanks for sharing 2w

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frugal_aussie_mum Tonights cheap dinner was "Poor Mans Stew". You can find the recipe on Pinterest. This was seriously yummy! I made a couple of changes: instead of water I used beef stock I had left over from a previous meal, and I didn't have onion powder so I used a packet of french onion soup mix. I will definitely make this again. I love slow cooker meals for 2 reasons: 1) they are effortless and 2) majority of they are cheap to make!

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