As we welcome the New Year, I thought it would be a good time reflect on my top 5 posts that have been viewed, liked, shared and commented on the most in 2019!

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog, subscribed to my Weekly Newsletter, liked my page on Facebook and followed me on Twitter and Instagram in the past year. I look forward to interacting with you even more in 2020.

1. Basic Grocery List on a Budget

Basic Grocery List on a Budget

While saving on your grocery budget isn’t the only way to tighten up on your finances each month, it definitely is one of those aspects that needs to be kept in strict check.

If you are thinking about how you could save a bit on your grocery budget each month, but you’re not sure where to start, then this is the post for you – with a list of essential groceries that should be on your list but will cost you the least.

2. Where to Buy Second-Hand Clothes

Second-Hand Clothes

While I do enjoy shopping, I’m not too keen on spending too much money on clothes, if I can help it. Sure, I do, like everyone else, buy new clothes from time to time, but I tend to shop seasonal sales mostly and I also buy second-hand quite often.

If you’re in the market for some send-hand bargains, there are plenty to be had if you know where to look! In this post I share a few of my favourite places.

3. How to Save Money Grocery Shopping

How To Save Money Grocery Shopping Frugal in SA

Statistics show that food is the 3rd highest household expenditure, after housing and transport, in South Africa. As I do most of the grocery shopping in our household, I pay attention to the prices and it seems to me that each time I go to the shops something else has just gone up again. I try my best to be as frugal and careful as I can be when it comes to grocery shopping and in this post I share how I save money on our monthly grocery shopping.

4. Grape Konfyt (Preserve)

Grape Konfyt

We enjoy grape konfyt throughout the year. We use on pancakes, flapjacks and toast. Sometimes we serve a teaspoon or two of grape konfyt over vanilla ice cream or a plain sponge cake. It’s really very versatile! And did I mention, delicious?

Have a look at my blog post for this oh-so-easy recipe.

5. A Salad Bar

A Salad Bar

Preparing a salad bar for a special occasion can add a bit of flair and excitement to your table spread. It’s not every day you get served a whole salad bar at a dinner or a braai. Plus, if you are not quite sure what kind of side dish or salad your guests would like, then preparing a salad bar is the ideal choice to accompany your main dish as your guests can then choose their own salad / side dish combination ingredients!

Not sure what a salad bar is? Check out my blog post for some ideas!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these 5 posts in 2019 and thank you again for your support over the past few years. I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

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Happy Frugal Living in 2020!