Mrs. Hawkins House

I’m Ruth and in 2017 I realised I was at the wrong end of my 30’s and broke. Spending the rest of my life fighting debt didn’t appeal to me so I took action.

Why do I Blog?

Following a painful analysis of my finances, I began a No Spend Year in August 2017. In the following year, I paid off €10,000 worth of debt on a single income.

There were several areas of household expenditure that needed attention. However, my grocery expenditure stood out as an area that was out of control. Almost every week I was throwing away food but once I’d written a budget I had a stark realisation.

I had €10,000 in debt to tackle and there was money being thrown in the bin.

The concept of frugal food became a near obsession to me during my No spend Year. I learned to manage my kitchen more proactively and less wastefully. As a result I could channel my savings towards things I valued. I have continued to live frugally since my No Spend Year. In 2020 I decided to share my way of life on Instagram and through my blog.

If this sounds like something that interests you, please join me on Instagram @mrs.hawkins.house for daily frugal living and budgeting tips.