Happy Hummus With Crunchy Carrots

Its super quick and easy to make, cheap and full of nutrients; hummus has quickly become one of our favourite dips to have readily prepared in the fridge. The main ingredients are chickpeas, and at the moment a 400g tin is a mere 33p at Aldi, its much fresher & cheaper than shop-bought hummus. There [...]

By | 2017-01-31T23:08:51+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Recipes, Simple Living|0 Comments

Financial Freedom In November 2016

I am sharing our journey to financial freedom and hoping that some of the things we share are useful to others. We are in the middle of our journey to pay off our mortgage debt and we still have several years before we are mortgage free. Seven years ago when we began our journey [...]

By | 2016-12-09T23:57:59+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Financial Freedom, Simple Living|1 Comment

Free Meal Planning Printable

Meal planning is a great way of saving both time and money. It means we waste less food, and spend less time and money at the shops! Win -win, right? The beauty of meal planning is that there are no rules. We create a plan for the week but then mix and match days depending [...]

By | 2016-11-26T10:00:00+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Budgeting, Financial Freedom, Simple Living|2 Comments

An Autumn River Walk

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” This year we have spent the first few weeks of Autumn indoors snuggling up, drinking hot drinks, nursing colds, watching films and recovering from long weeks at school, so this weekend we decided to go for a walk to blow off [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:44:18+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Family, Photography, Seasonal Inspiration, Simple Living|18 Comments

Chocolate, Courgette and Almond Traybake

A cake made with courgette might sound unusual, but the courgette gives the cake a lovely moist texture. This recipe uses dark chocolate and almonds, the dark chocolate makes it deliciously rich the almonds add a beautiful slightly nutty crunch. We always have a glut of courgettes at this time of year, the more you [...]

By | 2016-08-30T23:51:04+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Recipes, Seasonal Inspiration, Simple Living|10 Comments

Minimalism – Our Journey So Far

Our journey into minimalism started around 6 months ago. I was struggling with anxiety and depression, and I knew I had to make some positive changes to our lifestyle. I was in denial about this for a long time, I felt ashamed. I had a beautiful healthy family, a supportive husband and a comfortable home. [...]

By | 2016-07-17T22:24:53+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Minimalism, Simple Living|2 Comments

Why we choose to live on a small income

Long term readers of my blog, (Hi, Mr T) will know that our mission is to be mortgage free by forty, which probably makes us sound quite wealthy, but we are just a ordinary family of six. We overpay our mortgage by living simply and being careful with our finances. We decided that early on [...]

By | 2016-04-13T22:40:42+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Simple Living|4 Comments

6 ways that minimalism helped me cope with anxiety & depression

Since Ava's birth eight months ago, I have been finding life hard. It was mostly due to no sleep, four children aged 6 and under, having an endless list of work to do and having no time for myself.  I felt like I was trying to keep too many plates spinning, and dropping them all. [...]

By | 2016-03-20T23:15:35+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Health, Life, Minimalism, Simple Living|8 Comments