IS IMPULSE BUYING COSTING YOU MONEY? LET’S FIX IT.

is impulse buying costing you money? let's fix it

Hi guys, I hope you had a fabulous weekend and that your week is going great. When I was grocery shopping during the weekend I realised how far I’ve come from doing any shopping in general. You see, before I would go into a store and pick something up because it either looks good or maybe I wanted to try it out without even giving it a thought whether or not I really needed it. I still have a juicer which resides in a cupboard because I thought I would be into juicing at the time. Nowadays, I’ve rectified that by knowing that impulse buying was the culprit and was costing me money. So onto the question is impulse buying costing you money?

The answer is YES

I know that sometimes you might really want something once you see it and I also know that unlike me, there some people who would like to have five sweaters of the same kind but in different colours. Don’t get me wrong but I just think that it’s a waste of money and would rather spend that money on something else. How can you fix that?

1.STAY ORGANISED

When I talk about staying organised, I mean know exactly what you have and don’t have around your home and if there is anything that you need to replace. Once your organisation is on point, you will less likely want to get something on the whim when you are out. So remember to get it together first by having an organisation plan. There’s no point of having three kettles just because they would look nice on your counter. To see how I get organised, find here.

2.HAVE A BUDGET

Impulse buying usually happens when you think or assume that you need something and not knowing it will cost you. To avoid that, have a monthly or weekly budget for everything, your groceries, home products, just everything. Once you have a budget in place, be tight with it and stick to it. When I started budgeting, I failed many times because I didn’t stick to it and ended up struggling when I really wanted something and it wasn’t good, you need to sacrifice all the temptations and just do it. A budget planner will really help if you’re just starting out.

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BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’M LOVING THIS MONTH

beauty products i'm loving this month

Hello Everyone,

I know it’s been a while from my last post but I am back now. This week has been a little bit hectic with my son getting scarlet fever and me an infection following that, not an interesting week at all, I am still on medication but all will be fine. In my post on my skin care routine I mentioned how I was going to start trying out other products that I had wanted to and after using them for sometime now, I really like how they make my skin feel and help with my blemishes and hormonal breakouts. These are the beauty products I’m loving this month.

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DELICIOUS BAKED MAC AND CHEESE

delicious mac and cheese

Hey guys, I hope you had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was full of spring cleaning, cooking and lots of playing with my son which is practically what happens every other weekend. My son really loves pasta and anything you can throw into pasta he will be up for it. I decided to make mac and cheese because his milk allergy has started going away and I was excited that he can at least start eating some cheese and desserts which he missed out on when he was younger. If you missed my Gousto trial, do find it here. This is my delicious baked mac and cheese recipe and I hope you love it as much as we did.

INGREDIENTS

  • 250gms Macaroni pasta
  • 175gms Pancetta
  • 4 Spring onions
  • 100gms Grated Cheddar cheese
  • 50gms Stilton cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 2½ Tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 50gms breadcrumbs
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Mustard powder
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HOW TO GET NOTICED AS A BLOGGER

Hello Everyone

When I started blogging, which is not that long ago, I had to learn a lot of things really fast and correct my mistakes along the way. I still don’t know everything about blogging but I like getting to figure out stuff and learning even much more from other bloggers. Once you get into this blogging world, you realise real quick that you are not the only one and that some have been doing this gig for quite some time which may make you feel discouraged and wonder how you can also get out there and join other bloggers at the top. This is how to get noticed as a blogger.

HOW TO GET NOTICED AS A BLOGGER

1.CONSISTENCY

We’ve all had about this consistency, and yes people it is key. If you want people to know who you are and continue coming back to your content, then you need to have a plan on how you will be consistent in your writing and keep at it. I am not saying write a post everyday, I tried that and ended up just making everything even harder for myself. So I would suggest you create a schedule and have certain days for writing, planning and publishing. The more consistent you are the better for your readers to come back.

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MY THREE DAY GOUSTO TRIAL

my three day gousto trial

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely week. Last week, I got a chance to try out Gousto and wanted to come here and tell you my thoughts on it. To be honest, I didn’t know what I would expect since I had never tried any service like Gousto before, and only hoped for the best and believe me, I was impressed. This is my three day Gousto trial, before I continue let me first tell you what it is.

my three day gousto trial

Gousto is a service that offers recipe kit boxes which include fresh ingredients and step-by-step chef-designed recipes. It’s not only mega convenient but it delivers straight to your door-step. Their mission is to enable you to

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MY SIMPLE BREAD ROLL RECIPE

MY SIMPLE BREAD ROLL RECIPE

It’s Friday, so it’s time for another recipe for you guys, and this time it’s a simple one. I noticed that I’ve been getting my chef on for the last two weeks and I am loving it. If you liked my shish kebab recipe then you will also love this. I made some bread rolls to go along with some soup and loved how they turned out and I decided to share with all of you and hope you like them too. This is my simple bread roll recipe. You will need;

Ingredients

  • 400gms flour
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup luke warm water
  • 25 gms yeast
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HOW TO MAKE YOUR BLOG POST IMAGES APPEAR ON FACEBOOK

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for this week. So guys, today I decided to come on here and talk about posting blog posts on your Facebook page. After I started blogging, they were so many things that I didn’t know how to do and I had to learn along the way. I noticed that every time I would post my blog posts on my Facebook page, the images would not appear and I would delete the post altogether and start over again. This happened so many times until I figured out a way on how to correct it without driving myself crazy. I am going to show you how to make your blog post images appear on Facebook.

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KICKING IT SHISH KEBAB STYLE

kicking it shish kebab style

Hello there,

Yes people I am totally kicking it shish kebab style and love the outcome. This week I wanted to experiment a bit more and move away from my cliché meals of pasta and rice. To be honest, this was totally accidental because I wanted to make meatballs but since meatballs go with pasta, I didn’t want to even go there and just before I forget, go here to check out my best pasta sauce. So my direction changed and I ended up with these bad boys. If you would like to introduce something new to your menu, here is how you can make them.

Disclaimer: I am not a professional in making shish kebabs, in fact I didn’t use skewers because I forgot that I didn’t get any on my last shopping trip and lastly, I was really aiming for them to look like Croatian çevapis hence the shape. Now let’s go ahead and show you what you need.

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MY CURRENT NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS

MY CURRENT NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS

Hello everyone, I hope that your long weekend went well and are now ready for another week. We all know that women in general like looking good and our hair is a big part of our image. I have natural hair and I try to take care of it as much as I can from my washing routines, deep conditioning, moisturising and protective styling. All that always relies on having hair products that are staples and work well to achieve healthy hair. These are my current natural hair products.

1.SHAMPOO

I am not going to bore you by saying too much here, I usually shampoo my scalp most of the time but if my hair has too much build up, then I also do the rest of the hair. For my shampoo, I use the Shea Moisture Jamaican black castor oil shampoo which I had put on my current  January favourites here, but I had to use it a couple of times to see whether I love it or not and I must say it is a keeper.

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MY TWIST ON A HAWAIIAN PIZZA

MY TWIST ON A HAWAIIAN PIZZA

Hi guys,

So, last week I gave you a recipe for my easy pizza dough and I hope that you got to try it. Today I am back to finish up the whole meal by giving you a recipe on how that pizza dough made it to the finishing line. My normal ham and cheese pizza was just not cutting it for me and so I decided to change it a teeny bit by making a Hawaiian pizza, only this time I added some extra stuff to give it a twist and try to be more creative. This is my twist on a Hawaiian pizza, here is my easy pizza dough recipe in case you missed it.

You need;

  • Marinara sauce
  • Pizza dough
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet corn
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper
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