5 Ideas for the School Holidays

Welcome back to another (and very special!) Frugal Family Linky. It’s the school Easter holidays for many of us this week
and next, so here are some ideas from last week’s party to help keep the kids
Dinosaur Egg Hunt Hatch from Adventure in a Box
Baking Home-made Pizza with kids from Mum in the Madhouse
Paper-plate Mini Beasts from Multicraftingmummy
Painted Stone Garden Markers from Adventure in a Box
We have been busy baking and tending to our vegetable seedlings
this week. We are trying to be much more frugal in the garden this year. We are
expanding the number of varieties of veggies and fruits that we grew last
year, to help feed us through the summer months. We have planted out a good few
seeds now into seed trays inside and some of them are peeping through now which is causing great excitement! It looks like we are going to have some bumper
courgettes and sunflowers this year. I’m disappointed though that the peppers
haven’t germinated though. I’ll be very keen to read your frugal gardening posts this week. 

Exciting News from the

Frugal Family Co-Hosts

We are thrilled to announce our new ‘Voted Top Blog Post’!  and an exclusive monthly badge to display for that blog poster as well.  The ‘Voted Top Blog Post’ for the month is awarded to the one post that stood out for being not only Frugal but also for its ingenuity and its simplicity too.

The Voted Top Blog Post for March 2015

Mama Goes Frugal for a wonderful DIY Lime Kitchen Spray ideal for Spring cleaning!
This month we are launching our new monthly ’round up’ and we will be sharing our top featured posts from all the participating co-hosts.  These featured bloggers will be invited to display the exclusive ‘I’ve been featured on’ badge on their blogs!

Things to Make

Reurposed Sweater Craft Ideas – Junquere Thunque

Frugal Ideas

15 reasons to Love the Library – Syncopated Mama
Meal Planning tips for Busy Moms – Super Mommy Club
Shamrock Pretzel Pops – Mommys Bundle

Frugal Things to do with the Kids

DIY Chalkboard Easter Eggs – Study at Home Mama
Bubble Runway Popping – Hands on as we Grow
DIY Geography Boxes – Child Led Life
Musical Shapes Insulating Tape Activity – Milk Craft and Honesty
Pin the Tail on the Bunny – From ABCs to ACTs
How to Make Coloured Pasta –  My Bored Toddler

Find Out About this Month’s Co-Host

Every month we will be featuring one of our co-hosts to let our blog readers get to know us better.
Hi I’m Helen and I run the Frugal Family Linky with my co-hosts on a weekly basis.  I am quite lucky as far as being frugal goes having learnt lots of thrifty things from my parents.  My mum taught me to cook at an early age and by the time I was a teenager I was cooking the family evening meals twice a week.  I am so glad that she took that time to show me some basic cooking skills.  this means that most of the time I make the family meals from scratch!
Last September I set myself the Frugal Family Challenge of living on £100 a month for food shopping only, feeding two adults, one teenager and a 4 year old daughter.  It was a challenge but I was able to keep to our budget on most occasions.
This year I am looking to grow more food and I am hoping grow some organic crops in containers.  We will continue to support the local plants and wildlife through sympathetic and companion gardening that will hopefully attract the bees again this summer.
You can find out more about the Frugal Family Challenge by clicking here.  You can also find out more on my website Witty Hoots, on the Witty Hoots Facebook page and on Witty Hoots Twitter as well.
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