The Shift to Thrift.

Celebratory Gift Thrift. Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. (Gibran.K., The Prophet, p.26) Life is a progression of milestones and celebrations which are often marked by the […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Thrifty Shopping and Living by the motto Never pay full price for anything! One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. There is no doubt that for most people, in western society at least, our lives are over thinged. It is said over and over that things don’t make a person happy yet still we strive […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Squeaky Clean and Thrifty. In this blog I am going to include some hints for thrifty cleaning and some recipes for thrifty, environmentally friendly cleaning potions. An important room in the home to keep clean is the bathroom. I keep a cloth at the bathroom hand basin and wipe around taps and basin each day. […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Time and Thrift Time is precious. In business it is said that “time is money” and sometimes there is so much to do that there never seems to be enough time. Often periods of being time poor coincide with sufficient or even an abundance of money, however, in my experience, life is fickle, fragile and […]

The Shift to Thrift.

“The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth you are nearer God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth.“ Gardening is the cheapest and best therapy for the stressed or saddened soul, it has a way of earthing and anchoring one back to their centre and creator. […]

The Shift to Thrift.

The Thrift of a Glass Jar. Nowadays I have a well stocked pantry and every time I open it I thank God for this blessing, however this has not always been the case. In another life I and my four flatmates- the now adult offspring- lived in a very small rented duplex that had one […]

The Shift to Thrift.

The 4 Week Meal Plan. My mother’s employment, occupation, profession and calling was to be a wife, mother and keeper of the home. Very early in their marriage my parents decided that my father would do the outside work on the farm and my mother would manage the home. For both of them it was […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Thrift at the Supermarket. As the old saying goes, There is more than one way to skin a cat, not that one would want to skin a cat, but still just as there is more than one way to approach any situation and achieve a successful result, there is more than one way to be […]

The Shift to Thrift.

The Thrift of a Plan. My way leads onto way life has taught me that very frequently life doesn’t comply with my plans. Whenever we make plans we need to leave room for the flexible factor; the plan B. To quote John Lennon, Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans and […]