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Deals & Bargains, Thrifty Baby

5 Must-Dos When You Buy In Bulk

For those who plan ahead, there are significant bulk-buy savings to be made in British stores and supermarkets. As part of its Wonder Week promotion, Pampers asked me for my five top tips. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 March 30, 2016

Thrifty Outings

Car Boot Sales: Three Home Truths

Uh-oh, Mum’s been car booting again! I set out with my trusty trestle table, found bargains aplenty – and learned three truths too (one of them the hard way). Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 August 23, 2013

Thrifty Outings

Holed up at Frugal Grandma’s

With the May bank holiday looming, I’ve taken some time to recharge batteries this week. Thrifty Baby and I went to see Frugal Grandma and Frugal Grandad. We were completely spoilt, of course. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 May 3, 2013

Thrifty Outings

Baby Shower Crafternoons

I want to show you a couple of baby shower ideas this week. Last year when I was pregnant with Thrifty Baby, I didn’t have a baby shower. They aren’t really my bag; in fact, the baby shower is one … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 October 24, 2012

Thrifty Outings

My tips for selling at a car boot sale

A few weeks ago we cleared £50 selling at a car boot sale. I thought I’d get that out there at the beginning: if you haven’t sold at a car boot before, that might not sound like a lot. But … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 October 20, 2012

Thrifty Wedding

A Thrifty Family Wedding

When we got back from Brittany, we had a card from my cousin thanking us for being at her recent wedding.  Ah, what a day that was: a proper thrifty family wedding! As I’ve mentioned before, my family lives in … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 September 18, 2012

Thrifty Baby

Moira’s nappy-cleaning masterclass

Here’s Thrifty Baby in a shiny new nappy: after I posted about my (well, his) experiences with reusable nappies from Baby Bum Boutique, Amanda from BBB kindly sent a nappy from Baby Bum Boutique’s new basics range to try out. … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 September 16, 2012

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Thrifty Holidays

A thrifty holiday in Brittany

Where have I been? On holiday – and on an enforced holiday from this blog. The gite website promised wi-fi and I lugged my laptop bag all the way to France, only to find that the promise was a rash … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 September 4, 2012

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Thrifty Baby

Thrifty Baby: in praise of Sainsburys TU clothing

A couple of weeks ago we were minding our own business in the baby section in Marks & Spencer, when Thrifty Baby unleashed the Poopocalypse. Don’t worry: I’m not going to go into details. Suffice it to say, I had … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 August 7, 2012

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Naiomi’s thrifty nursery

Bloomin’ heck, the readers of this blog are a talented bunch. Check out the nursery in Naiomi’s house! A Miss Thrifty reader, Naiomi kindly got in touch with these photos of her thrifty handiwork. Everything here has been thrifted or … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 August 2, 2012

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Thrifty Baby: Disposable Nappies? Pah!

I had fondly imagined that when Thrifty Baby came along, I would be making at least some of his nappies myself, from a “how to” post I’d read by an American blogger years ago. Ha! Nothing could be further from … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 July 4, 2012

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Deals & Bargains

Three hot deals: Bargain DVDs, Baby, Bath.

There seems to be a dearth of good deals at the moment, so here are three of the best for your attention: Unlimited LOVEFiLM for three months: £9.99. Three months’ unlimited access to LOVEFiLM Instant (the company’s film streaming service) … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 June 12, 2012

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Thrifty Baby: Moses basket bedding

I was thinking about Thrifty Baby’s £20 Moses basket today. We were at a car boot sale at the city racecourse, and everywhere I looked there were baskets and stands! I’m not sure that I would have bought a second-hand … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 May 27, 2012

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Thrifty Baby: The £20 Moses Basket

Well I never! I’ve been asked to post more about Thrifty Baby, and how I’m doing parenthood on a budget. The request made me do an OMG face like this: In truth, I’ve been holding back on the baby posts … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty16 May 16, 2012

Thrifty Outings

My Baby Gender Reveal Cake

Last summer I invested in a baby gender reveal cake, and held a baby gender reveal party. I didn’t post about it the time, because it felt so extravagant. I have never bought a big cake before – I even … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 May 2, 2012

Thrifty Food

Frugal Grandma’s Jam Explosion

I’ve just spent a week down in Essex, introducing Thrifty Baby to the massed ranks of his nearest and dearest. We spent a couple of days staying with Frugal Grandma and Grandad. They may be in their eighties, but they … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty12 March 30, 2012