Well Christmas is done and the New Year is not quite here yet is it but it is certainly a time to think and reflect. Over at Baby Budgeting I have been pondering what Christmas means to me in just one paragraph and some other lovely bloggers have shared their thoughts too.
I have been reading some wonderfully thrifty ideas recently and Christmas on a budget has been a reality for a lot of people. Zoe at eco thrifty living has been writing about giving the gift of Help and I actually think this is a lovely idea for us to se throughout the year at birthdays and anniversaries.
Amanda at the Ana Mum Diary has been making her own art work so if you are looking for a thrifty but gorgeous way to jazz up your home in the New Year take a look at her Vintage Art it is inspiring!
Over at Frugal Queen, Jane is sharing her thoughts on the goals she has set financially and how to stay focused. It is always a good idea to start the New Year with a plan! Take a look at her Ch Ch Ch Change
Over at Family Budgeting I have begun a home makeover on a budget and I would love you to come and have a peek. The aim is to do up the whole house in 2013!
And last but not least I always think Christmas time is a wonderful time to play and craft and be with your kids. One of the most creative bloggers I know Maggy from Red Ted Art has just written a book about crafting that you can now pre-order. She uses all sorts of bits and bobs (like toilet rolls!) that you would have about your home. Listen to the book blurb, it sounds fabulous….
Using recycled materials and bits and bobs collected when out and about, here are over 60 utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, loo roll marionettes and egg carton fairy lights, fabric mache bowls, stick men and shell crabs, stone people, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with.
Maggy has ideas for adults to check out her how to’s for the grown ups here. There is rarely much cost involved. She’s a thrifty crafter!
Wishing you a lovely, thrifty and frugal New Year filled with peace and love