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How to Be an Energy Shopper

It can’t have escaped your notice that the temperatures have plummeted over the last couple of weeks. In my mind it’s reached the levels where putting the heating on is no longer an option, especially when you have children in the house.
by Being Mrs C on Dec 19, 2016

DIY Plug-in Chandelier from Thrifted Hardwired Light

Hi Friends! It’s Crystal here again from The Weathered Fox sharing another easy tutorial from our renovation adventures. This time, I’m taking you into our dining room to show you how we fixed our builder grade no light dining room proble...
by Remodelaholic on Dec 5, 2016

A late night chat with Graham Torrington!

Last night I was interviewed by Graham Torrington on BBC radio - the show was broadcast from Birmingham over 8 BBC Radio Stations in the middle of England including BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, BBC Hereford and Worcestershire, BBC Radio Derby, BBC...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 27, 2016

Wildlife in our garden and easy ways to help your local wildlife!

My reasons for being eco-friendly mainly centre around wanting a healthy and happy future for myself and generations to come and my way of approaching it so far has mainly involved thinking about reducing the rubbish my household produces, trying to...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 26, 2016

Free printable road trip game ~ color the license plate

Free printable road trip game ~ color the license plate Going on a road trip this summer and looking for a way to entertain the kids? This is perfect! All 50 states have a place to color, any way you choose. Color them just like the plate you see, or...
by A Thrifty Mom on Jul 26, 2016

Lidl Back to School Range

I know term hasn’t quite finished yet (that’s coming soon enough!) but if you’re a parent trying to be organised then thoughts are already turning to school uniform for when our little darlings go back in September. Master C will be...
by Being Mrs C on Jul 20, 2016

Thrifty Decor

Hello! Today our thrifty style team is back to share ideas for decorating with your thrifty decor finds! As a reseller of refreshed thrifty finds, a lot of items have passed through my hands. Today, I’m sharing a few of the ones I kept. Kitche...
by refreshrestyle on Jul 13, 2016

5 years of Eco Thrifty Living!

This day 5 years ago Eco Thrifty Living was born! I'm feeling very Victor Meldrew about the whole thing i.e. 'I can't believe it' and I know it is a total cliche, but I really can't believe I've been blogging for 5 years now. I can believe it because...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jul 10, 2016

How to transform wrinkly kiwis and mushy avocado's into a delicious dessert!

I don't know about you, but I struggle to work out when kiwis and avocados are ripe. To stay on the safe side I leave them out in the fruit bowl until the kiwis have gone wrinkly and the avocados are a bit squishy. Unfortunately by this time they may...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 9, 2016

Banana Wars

Over the past few weeks I've noticed that there has erupted a rather CUTE banana price war in my neck of the woods.I suppose one might be able to trace it back to Walmart...who seemed to be the last one who sold their bananas at the juicy retail pric...
by You Can Know Anything on Jun 7, 2016

Yummy uses for cold chips!

I try to not buy takeaways because they can be expensive compared to home made meals, are rarely as healthy and usually come in packaging (although I have been known to take my own reusable containers). Most of the time I try to take my own advice&nb...
by Eco Thrifty Living on Jun 2, 2016

It's time to stop wasting food!

I've been thinking about food waste a lot recently and also vlogging. I've had a quick go and put a video together about food waste. Let me know what you think and whether you think I should make more of these or not!?!?!On the food waste front, I'm...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 30, 2016

Interview with Maria Nedeva of The Money Principle!

Maria Nedeva is the owner of The Money Principle where she teaches people in financial trouble how to build sustainable wealth. I recently came across her blog and was hooked. Maria's blog is not only really informative and helpful, but is also a ver...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 26, 2016

When is wasting stuff a good thing?

Trying to go zero waste is a great challenge to take on and a brilliant direction to head towards, but in real life actually creating absolutely zero waste is not achievable and I don't think it is always desirable. In some circumstances waste can be...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 23, 2016

How to avoid these 10 zero waste fails

My household is not a zero waste household by any stretch of the imagination, but it is most definitely a reduced waste one as we have strived to throw away less and less over time. It doesn't always go to plan though and I've put together a list of...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 19, 2016

What a shock and a plan of action!

I decided to go on a spontaneous litter pick recently in my local area after finding someone had shoved a large empty plastic bottle in my hedge and although it did a good job of inspiring me I was pretty unimpressed about finding it there. I couldn'...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 16, 2016

The papers say I don't use toilet paper, shampoo and toothpaste!

Hi there and if you have come to my blog from one of the newspaper articles published recently - welcome! I wrote this article when I named the PromotionalCodes.org.uk Inspirational Saver of the Year and they did a press release about it and I was in...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 13, 2016

5 great reasons to grow your own mint!

Homegrown mint is the freshest, sweetest and most satisfying mint you will ever taste and needs very little looking after. We have four mint plants so that we have plenty to keep us going when it is in season and we give it a 'haircut' every so often...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 12, 2016

Spring backyard patio decorating

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve always stood by my claim that summer is the best season of all. But, I have to admit, spring does give it a … Continue reading → The pos...
by Living Rich on Less on May 11, 2016

A quick, inexpensive, sugar free curry sauce recipe

I usually buy curry sauce in jars because I always thought making my own version was too complicated, but I have realised it couldn't be easier to throw one together and it is far cheaper if I make it myself! It also has the added bonus of being suga...
by Eco Thrifty Living on May 9, 2016


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