Monday, January 26, 2015

Sticking to your Shopping List




Shopping love it or hate it - we need to spend some time during the week at the Supermarket or of course, an alternative is to shop on line our local IGA has a delivery service for on line shoppers and what better way to stick to a list instead of being tempted to buy extras lured by packaging or position in the supermarket.  There is a small delivery fee but I believe that it could be well worth it and you also save on time. If that is not your go and you want to shop yourself make that list and I am one for lists but do I stick to them, not always so I came up with a plan to help me.
1. I write my list and number each item
2. Then I go through the list and try to eliminate 2 to 3 items
3. This list then goes straight into my handbag so I don't leave it at home
4. When at the shops I mark off each item as it goes into the trolley and the numbering system instils into me that I have so many items to purchase and that is it.  Not sure why that works but it does help.

If you need an extra incentive you can always reward yourself for having stuck to the list nothing big
maybe treat yourself to one of those massage chairs in the shopping centre at $2. Or pop soe coins into a piggy bank and save up for something special.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New Year Time to Make A Plan

Well here we are well into 2015 with the second month, February is just around the corner.  It is time to take some time out and plan for the year ahead.  So get a book large A4 lined book something that is nice to write on (cheap as chips to purchase at Woolies, $2 shops etc) and start writing down things you want to see included in this year and then start researching how this can become achievable.
For example,  Christmas has just finished and if you are anything like me it is a stressful time of the year even though I do look forward to it and getting together with all the family which for me was at home and I cooked my heart out.  Just love cooking for our lot.  Any way whatever it is you need to plan for, for the following Christmas start putting some ideas into action. Cutting back on costs is a number one for most of us and had you thought of discussing with relatives ways to achieve this.  I know a family who draw names out of a hat and they buy only for that one person.  What a great idea. 

I will be back with more ideas later.  But I am back blogging that was on my list in my A4 lined exercise book!!

Happy Day to you all and remember speak to the ones you love as you would like them to speak to you!!!

Healthy and good for you or not. Tempeh - what is it!! Is it good for you.

I have just been searching around on line and notice Tempeh BLT Sandwiches where trending. I had no idea what Tempeh was so had to investiga...