We told our children there is no Santa #12DaysofThriftmas

we told our children there is no santa

Today I bring you my second interview and the 4th post in my 12 Days of Thriftmas series. Bio: Amy and Steve live in Manchester with their three teenage children Peter, David and Ruth. Steve is a telecoms engineer and Amy is a primary school teacher. I join Amy and Steve at their home on […]

6 Second Hand Christmas Gifts #12DaysofThriftmas

second hand christmas gifts

If you know someone who is as into second hand and thrifty finds as you are, then why not make a pact to give each other second hand gifts this year? Not only is it great for the planet it also saves money too. Here a few examples in my life where I’ve seen people […]

Free Printable Advent Calendars #12DaysofThriftmas

the best free printable advent calendars

Can you believe it is almost December? 2014 is almost gone and advent is just around the corner. I’ve rounded up the best of free printable advent calendars to be found right now. 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. //   Printing out […]

We broke up because of Christmas #12DaysofThriftmas


In the past few months I have sat down with 5 separate families to talk about their relationships with Christmas and money. Their responses have been interesting, emotional, frank and I hope helpful to some of you. I’m sure you can appreciate my keeping their identities anonymous and assigning them different names for the purpose […]

Announcing – The 12 Days of Thriftmas!

12 days of thrift-mas

If you’ve been reading A Thrifty Mrs for a while you’ll know I’m a big fan of Christmas, so it is with great pleasure I announce to you my new series – The 12 Days of Thriftmas – see what I did there? The series will kick off tomorrow and cover lots of topics surrounding […]