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mamavinnova Dollar Tree trip for today. Spent $22.90. Not shown is one gatorade, purchased for the boy who is home with a fever. The jars of peanuts come in at just over $2/lb and they do not contain MSG (rare in dry roasted!) Soy milk for cooking, jarred mushrooms for our family pizza night this week. Has anyone tried these caramel macchiato coffees? I don't like to brew a whole pot and usually end up drinking half a cup. 3 glass bowls for meals and glass cheese shaker for baking soda (cleaning, laundry.) Unprepared spending: the little girl refused to go to her preschool program today so she was my shopping buddy-yogurt pretzels and all little girly things are for her. I was a tomboy (not necessarily by choice) growing up, so indulging her in pink &purple is kinda neat for me to do. It is easier to say yes at the dollar store, no? #dollartree #cheapliving #girlygirl #budget 7h

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frugal_aussie_mum Now we are heading into the cooler months, I finally get to bring out the hot water bottle. I hate "heat" air con. It drys my skin out and I just feel uncomfortable. I'd much rather prefer to pile blankets on my bed & use my hot water bottle. This also saves me a lot of in electricity. They are so inexpensive as well. I got mine on clearance a few years back from Coles. In the morning when the water has cooled down, i go outside and water my plants
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frugal_aussie_mum ~ Homemade Icecream ~
Condensed Milk Tin $1.69
Thickened cream 600ml $2.30
Teaspoon vanilla essence $0.04
2-3 chocolate Bars $3
Total- $7.03
I know you CAN buy ice cream cheaper, but if you have these ingredients in the cupboard already, why not give it a go?

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frugal_aussie_mum We had solar pannels installed on the roof of our house. We get $0.14 per kw they make. This means we don't get an electricity bill and our electricity company actually owes money us at the end of the quater. These can be expensive initially but its well worth it. We were lucky enough to be given our by my parents as a wedding gift.
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tylergodinho I MADE IT FIT HAHAHA 4d

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frugal_aussie_mum Once a week we would always have a BBQ at our house with neighbours and friends. After a while I realised however expensive this actually was. By the time I bought steak, salad, nibblies and dessert, I had spent near about $100! I finally said to my husband "We cant do this anymore". We couldn't afford to have BBQ's anymore but still wanted friends around on weekends, so we came up with a cheaper solution: Sausage Sizzle. We can buy a huge packet of sausages for $6.50, then we just need someone to bring a loaf of bread. Way cheaper and we still get to catch up with friends! #frugal #frugalliving #frugalaussiemum #frugalmom #budget #budgeting #onabudget #savingmoney #money #bargin #savingeverypenny #moneysavingmoms #pennypincher #everydollarcounts #everypennycounts #savings #freeisforme #whypayfullprice #moneysavingtips #onthecheap #cheapliving #wifelife #momlife #mumlife 4d

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frugal_aussie_mum Even though today marks the 1st day of Autumn (Yay I love cold weather!), its still ridiculously hot here. A few years back when it was only my husband and myself in our little 2 bedroom unit, I would use the clothes dryer EVERY single day, purely because I was lazy. Fast forward some years, we have our own house and a 18month old. I cant afford to use to dryer (I cant remember when I used it last), I save so much money hanging clothes out to dry. To be honest I'd rather hang them out, because in this heat they only take 15mins to dry!
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  •   the_simple_mummy Oh i can so relate! When our dryer died (yes we got into a habit of using it too) we decided we would slowly save for it. So every $5 note we have at the end of the week goes towards it. We've been saving for so long I now have enough for a new washing machine and dryer . They only time I'm tempted for a dryer lately is when it rains and i have blankets to dry. But whats $2 at the laundry mat instead of hundreds on my power bill 5d

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frugal_aussie_mum I am pretty passionate about skincare, however it can be VERY expensive! I cant be affording the $50 or so for a facial. So twice a week I give myself "at home" facials made from things I have in my cupboard. This one I am wearing is a Honey, Lemon & Turmeric. Works wonders on my face and barely costs anything!
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  •   frugal_ang81 Nice!! to your husband!! I think too that co workers can be of an influence in eatig out and spending. I used to always pack (still do) my husband's lunch but if his friends were eating out he would do the same. And not the healthiest food. Not only was he wasting money but also food cause what i had packed him would go to waste. I would get so mad!!! And he also gained weight cause of it, that was when it really hit him. Now he don't do that and his lunch box comes home empty and that makes me happy @frugal_aussie_mum 1w
  •   searl7 I pack my hubby's lunch too! Not only does it save us money but it also uses up our leftovers :) 1w
  •   the_simple_mummy My husband takes leftovers or a share of whatever I've made for everyones lunches.. he makes everyone envious lol.... 1w
  •   the_simple_mummy Before kids however he always brought off the smoko truck.. he ended up owing 160! I stopped that quick smart and hes been on the frugal train ever since 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Co-workers are a huge influence! I had a coworker who would buy milkshakes everyday and so i would too. This was going back a few year but i cringe to think how much money I wasted! @frugal_ang81 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum I do the same @searl7 What ever is left over from dinner the night before is his lunch :-) 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Ahhh the good old smoko truck lol, my husband hasn't had smoko truck since he was a first year apprentice. A pie & coke lol @the_simple_mummy 1w

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frugal_aussie_mum LAST NIGHTS DINNER UNDER $10
~Chorizo Pasta~
3x chorizos $3.50
250g of pasta $0.50
2x tin of crush tomatoes $2.00
1x 300ml thickened cream $1.49
4 cloves of garlic $0.49
Sprinkle of Rosemary $0.30
Sprinkle of Chilli Flakes $0.30
Handful of Parmesan Cheese $0.85
Water (free)
25g of Butter $0.16
Salt, Pepper & Sugar to taste (already have)
Total = $9.59 (makes 4 servings)
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frugal_aussie_mum I have been inspired by @frugal_ang81 to sit down and work out a new budget. Now to begin with I generally believed I had a pretty solid budget that worked well. However I noticed that whenever a family members birthday would come up or a hair cut, I would dip into our savings to pay for it. Today I sat down for 4 hours and worked out a budget to include the little things I hadn't before. Looking at the numbers gave me extreme anxiety. My original budget was not as good as I thought. To be honest I felt like a failure, my husband earns the money and I am meant to distribute it accordingly and I wasn't doing my part well. I walked away for 5mins, came back determined to make things work. Tomorrow is a new day and I will get my family to the goals we have planned.
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  •   the_simple_mummy Find the best budget that works for you It took me years lol I'm only 25 but a good thing to do is self education too. I have 3 boys so I've learned to cut hair.. there have been some ummm interesting cuts through the years but I know what I'm doing now 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Thank You @frugal_ang81 I am determined to make this work! I will still have my internet banking accounts for major things, but for little things like swimming lessons, personal money etc, I will be trying the cash envelope system :-) Fingers crossed it works for me! 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum I'm 25 next month @the_simple_mummy :-) I have one son (18months old). Home haircuts..hmm you might be onto something. Lets see if the husband is brave enough to let me have a go lol. 1w
  •   frugal_ang81 Hahaha @the_simple_mummy the hubby has had some interesting haircuts as well. Now i just trim it and when he wants a decent cut he goes to a professional. @frugal_aussie_mum i cut my own hair in layers. Watched alot of youtube videos for that but finally got it. I don't trust cutting my girls hair so they go to grandma for that. 1w
  •   perez_fambam @frugal_aussie_mum i feel the same way with my budget im doing it wrong cause i also dip into my saving i have to constantly change it and like you said tjinm about birthdays @frugal_ang81 is very inspiring !!! 1w
  •   perez_fambam and i as well have a 1&2 year old and we do home haircuts and well as woth hubby he cuts his pwn haor and i do mine two all thoigh i jist go crazy w mine lmao 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Its very comforting to know I'm not the only one who's going through this @perez_fambam 1w
  •   perez_fambam yeah im still learning i love to follow people that post budgets and all these goodies but yes maam your not alone @frugal_aussie_mum 1w

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frugal_aussie_mum Something I have been trying very hard to do is stretch our $100 grocery budget. The top picture was a few weeks ago when we started living frugally and I said $100 only a week. The bottom picture was taken today. I still only spend $100 but have learnt to shop with the specials & buy generic brands to stretch my $. Loving it so far!
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  •   codygraner I like it. Hey if you're interested in saving money around town feel free to go to my profile and click on my link to our free app for your phone. We're adding new deals everyday all around town! You'll love it! :) 1w
  •   thriftyfrugalfun Great work! 1w

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frugal_aussie_mum Today I discovered the "Unsplurge" app. You in put your savings goal, whether it be paying off a mortgage, credit card or even a holiday. Then you input every time you make a contribution to this goal. It will tell how much you have saved so far and will also tell you in % what you have saved so far. Its a free app and I find it real helpful that I can click on the app and see at a glance where I am at. Also you can see other peoples savings goals around the world, you can "like" and "follow" other people and follow their journey. (Please note: these are not my goals, this is a picture from the app store).
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  •   skintdad Are you going to start your own blog? 2w
  •   fit2shine Like it! 2w
  •   sweetsimplifiedlife I hope it was helpful!! 2w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum That would be amazing @skintdad but at this stage as this life style is all very new to me, i am just doing this IG page. I wouldn't even know whats involved with a blog. Who knows that the future holds though :-) 2w
  •   skintdad Let me know if it's something you fancy starting and I can give you some pointers :) blogging is a great way to keep on track, showing both the ups and downs of frugality, especially from the eyes of someone new to being frugal. Some things with cutting back works and other stuff doesn't. I find it interesting to share and read what others are up to but am happy to watch your progress on IG. Keep going 2w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum Thank You so much! @skintdad 2w
  •   thriftyfrugalfun I loved finding frugal websites/videos for tips in the beginning. Im an editor & writer for moneyoff.com.au which has heaps of great money saving ideas. Also my blog link is in my profile :) 1w
  •   frugal_aussie_mum I'll check it out @thriftyfrugalfun 1w

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