Sunday, 9 September 2012

Chapter 3. Food and cooking.

Food and shopping is generally far more expensive than it was say even five years ago. You will have all noticed that you are getting far less for your money these days. The Thrift Sisters recommend shopping around and definitely don't dismiss the budget supermarkets. Ok you may have to queue for longer and pack yourself but in the more expensive supermarkets guess who is paying for these extra staff? You, of course.
Aldi and Lidl have just as good vegetables and meat so give them a go too. There vegetables may not be class one but are just as tasty and fresh.
Shopping comparison sites are also very useful to judge the real cost of these so called  grocery 'offers' which have received a lot of bad publicity lately. Research them carefully. You may be spending less on them but the other none offer products can more than make up for this meaning you are not actually saving anything.
Markets are a great way to save and you can buy excellent fruit veg and meat. Also make a shopping list, stick to it and base it on a meal planner so you don't come home and find you are missing vital ingredients for main meals.
If you can shop without the kids then do so as that way you won't find lots of sweets, cd's magazines and even toys finding there way into your basket!
Cook from scratch when you can. There are some fabulous websites, blogs and cooking programmes. Teach your kids too. Also , a slow cooker can prove invaluable in the winter months and few minutes in the morning assembling ingredients can mean you have a economical, healthy meal ready when you come home from work.
For more ideas check out our eBook-'Help-I've got no dosh!' available from Smashwords .

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Chapter 2. Household and Toiletries.

Chapter 2.

Facial oils can be made using olive oil as a base and adding essential oils to your personal taste. Simply place in a pretty bottle and use morning and night.

Household Cleaners.
These can contain many harmful chemicals. There are many general cleaners that can be made quite easily

General glass/window cleaner
Add water, 3 tbs vinegar and a squirt of washing up liquid to a spray bottle. This makes an excellent window cleaner.
General cleaner.
Bicarbonate of soda is a very useful household substance. This can be made into a paste and use as a general cleaner , stain remover and as a milder alternative to bleach.
Grated Soap can be used as a cheaper alternative to washing powder and has similar results.       Please check out our eBook for more advice. Follow this link.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

We are serialising our eBook- 'Help-I've got no dosh!'. Here is an excerpt of the first chapter on finances.

Chapter 1  Finances

Sometimes this is an uncomfortable topic that can generate a lot of anxiety. If you have debts though, as most people do then its time to take a deep breath and really look at what you owe especially if any of the following apply to you.
·        Your credit card balances are steadily increasing but your income is steady or decreasing.
·        You can only afford the minimum repayment on your cards.
·        You are juggling bills and using credit cards for essential items such as food or utility bills.
·        You are near the limit on your credit cards.
·        You are working overtime or have a second job just to pay off your debts.
·        You do not know much you owe and are scared to find out.
·        You are hiding the extent of your debts from your partner or loved one.
·        You avoid answering the telephone to creditors and are worried about bailiffs calling.
·        You constantly worry about money.
·        You have used or are considering using ‘pay day loans’ just to get by.

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Green celebrities-Bill Gates.

 Bill Gates
Another surprise new entrant to the Ecorazzi, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has shown his heart is in the right place on both the environment and ethical issues. He recently made an appearance at the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park in a bid to urge world leaders to do more to ease the problem of Africa's crippling debt and extreme poverty. Since making his fortune, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money (about 52% of his total fortune) to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founded in 2000. Go go Gates!
For money saving advice you can buy our book,'Help-I've got no dosh!' available from Smashwords and Barnes and Noble for $1.95. Follow this link  for more information.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Green celebrities- George Clooney

He saved plenty of lives as a doctor on ER, but we'd say he's had a larger impact on the real world, now that he tirelessly fights to aid refugees around the world. Clooney is a United Nations Messenger of Peace and has supported organizations such as Save Darfur. He has also worked to raise awareness about and decrease our nation's dependence on oil by being a part of films such as "Syriana"--which fictionalized the rampant corruption of the oil industry--and by driving an electric car.

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Sunday, 8 July 2012

Green celebrities- Leonardo diCaprio

Check out our green celebrities series.  Starting with Leonardo diCaprio.
This outspoken young star has been a driving force behind the green movement for over a decade. He lends his talents to projects like the climate change documentary The 11th Hour (which he narrated, co-produced and wrote) and the upcoming eco-friendly reality program "Greensburg" (he's the executive producer) airing on the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, which chronicles the green rebuilding of a town in Kansas that was destroyed by a tornado; he established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which helps raise awareness of environmental issues; and he's often caught tooling around Tinseltown in his Toyota Prius hybrid. DiCaprio stays green at home, too-with his $3,200 eco-friendly toilet!

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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Kate Middleton recycles clothes!

Although it may not seem much to us, it it quite a major step for such a high profile person to be photographed twice wearing the same outfit.  Check out the above photographs. Kate looks fantastic and is setting a good example.  She is also reported to be arranging to sleep on the streets overnight in order to raise awareness for homeless charities. Prince William has already undertaken this task as this was an issue close to his mother's, Princess Diana's heart.
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