On Wednesday, August 16th my partner and I decided to get married. We chose Monday, August 28th as the marriage date because it was my 50th birthday. I figured if we got married on such a significant date the chances of my partner forgetting my birthday AND our wedding anniversary would be slim. (Yes, it was totally driven by self-interest!)
What this meant was that we had 12 days to pull everything together. The following is a list of what we did (and what we chose not to do) in order to make it happen. There is a countdown of tasks and a list of costs at the end of this post.
Continue reading “How I got married in 12 days”
It’s officially still winter here in New Zealand but our incredibly mild weather is feeling all kind of ‘Spring-ey’ so of course I’m motivated to start on some spring cleaning. First up is the pantry.
It’s been a year since I organised the pantry and it was looking pretty unloved. Continue reading “Spring cleaning – the pantry”
Well it took a little longer than expected but finally the woodshed is done. Here’s how we did it and how much it cost. Continue reading “Woodshed build part 3 – the finish”
A colleague of mine said to me, “I couldn’t do that whole frugal thing. I’d feel like I was poor.” To me it has the opposite effect. It makes feel rich. Here’s why. Continue reading “How it feels to be frugal”