What is folklore and why is it important

You will probably have heard of folktales or traditional stories. They are usually about real life events or imaginary creatures who live in nature. But they are not all that folklore is about.
Folklore encompases all the traditional beliefs, customs, tales, dances and sayings of a group of people. It’s passed down through generations and is often handed down orally.

Tips to start taking control of your money

Even though it may seem to be a skill that should come naturally, being on top of money is not easy.
There is a lot involved when it comes to managing a budget, spending within your means, and saving.
While I am far from an expert in these matters, my husband and I have managed to support a family on a low income while avoiding debt and being able to enjoy some ‘luxuries’.

10 tips for frugal homeschooling

Not everyone homeschools, but if you are currently doing it or even considering it, money is always in everyone’s mind. Homeschooling can get extremely expensive, or it can be very affordable depending on your choices. No matter which way you go, there are always ways to reduce costs.
I am a big fan of using what you already have and making the most of all the local offerings. These are a way to make home education more sustainable, affordable and connect with the local environment and people.

My year-round 40-item capsule wardrobe (that is not just neutrals and basics)

I’ve been dressing using a capsule wardrobe for almost a decade now. I don’t think I even knew what a capsule wardrobe was at the time to be honest. I just new I wanted to have less clothes and a wardrobe that was easier to get dressed with.
I have never got rid of any items or done a declutter. What I did instead was to stop buying! And to use what I already had, but in a more organised way. When I started I had 5 suitcases full of clothes. Right now, I have only 1 and a small bag of shoes. This way of doing it takes longer, but I find it more sustainable and also helps me save money.

Simple customisable groceries list to suit all budgets

Facing a massive store full of food can be daunting. Or you might have to deal with the opposite: a limited selection of ingredients. In both situations you might end up spending more than you planned for or you might end up not buying everything you needed. And in most cases, you will spend more than you wanted and also forget things.
You need to go shopping with a game plan in place. You don’t necessarily need an extremely detailed shopping list or even a meal plan, but you do need to have some idea of what you’re going to get.

30 fun ideas for outdoor activities during staycations (or when you just need to get out of your house)

Staycations have been getting more and more popular as people want to save money or have shorter breaks.
But even if you don’t take those into consideration, staycations are a great way to slow down and appreciate what we have available right next to us. Not every beautiful place and interesting visit requires a trip on a plane or hours of driving.

Tips for hosting a book club & free cute Victorian girls bookish printables

Cute victorian girls, books, cupcakes, and a beautiful shade of forest green. Everything you need for your next book club meeting, plus some tips to help you run the event, some recipe ideas, and a fun bookish game.
If you don’t have a regular book club, you can use these to host a one-off book exchange. Never heard of those before? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, I only came across them a while ago. Book exchange parties are a fantastic way to get new books without having to open up the wallet, something we can all get behind!

What is fair trade? And is it even a good thing?

Fair trade has become one of those ‘good’ words associated to food, much like organic or local. But, just like those, most of us don’t really understand what fair trade really means or what products can actually be fair trade. It is usually seen as a beneficial thing, even something we should prioritise when shopping, but what is it exactly?
Join me as I explore the concept of Fair Trade.