No Spend Weekend Day 1
If you have been watching my stories, you will know that I am having a No Spend Weekend. Saturdays are always tough, particularly when you have kids to entertain. So I decided to give a more detailed breakdown of an example of No Spend Weekend looks like. :
I believe firmly in valuing money and building up personal financial security, but I don't believe that it should come at Any cost. We are alive in the here and now so things should be enjoyed in the here and now. Balance is the aim of the game.
Saturday No Spend Day
Coffee made at home and walk with husband and kids.
Brilliant impromptu craft morning in the local library.
Willow basket making: Here the kids got to learn the basics of willow basket making. It was amazing to learn how to bend and work the willow and coax it into shape to make beautiful things. I have new found appreciation for the craft. Beth Murphy(@willownwattle
) who runs willow wonder is an amazing woman.
Calligraphy Workshop: My daughter got an introduction to the art of calligraphy by another amazingly talented woman by the name of Josephine Hardiman (@josephinehardiman
). both these women gave their time to both children and adults all day to share their creativity. I loved it!
We also signed up for the Summer Stars Reading Challenge in the library too.
I cannot recommend the benefits of joining your local library enough. It is such a great resource for any community. :
We then popped into our local tourist office and got a flyer on free guided tours and walks going on during the summer months. Being out in the fresh air and learning about an area from someone who knows it deeply is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon/evening. Just like the library definitely check out your local tourist office. It's not just for tourists. :
Puzzle 3D MillienumFalcon ( have been putting it off for ages but the kids have worn me down, it's going to take weeks)🤔
Slime Making 😔
Baked coffee cake and peach fruit cake and peanut butter biscuits :
Coffee and play date with a neighbor☕️
Both my children are having friends over for sleepovers. 🤫
None of it cost a thing, happy Saturday 🙌