Hi FMNZ – thanks for visiting www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz People are always complaining about how expensive groceries are but it is you that chooses what to put in that supermarket trolley.
I changed my shopping habits completely about 10 years ago by putting a limit on the grocery budget. Now I never buy commercially manufactured laundry powder, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, moisturiser or many other expensive items…. you can make these things yourself – cheaper, easier and better than ‘a bought one’. Using natural ingredients like baking soda and coconut oil you will be surprised what you can achieve. Good for you, good for your budget and good for the environment. Books, recipes and a small range of environmentally friendly products (menstrual cups) are available from my online shop and may be paid for conveniently by PayPal or Internet banking. I also welcome people emailing me with questions or for support while making or using these products. If you buy my book Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce (all you need to know about making a change to sustainable grocery shopping) tonight I will happily donate $5-00 from your purchase to The Rural Support Trust. Merry Christmas XOX Lyn.
NORTH CANTERBURY,(for Sale), please phone Lesandre on 03 310 3187 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I am on a mission to promote menstrual cups.
Because no one hardly has heard of them and because many people are so immature, reacting to the product with screams and cries of ‘ewwww’, ‘ick’ ‘how gross.’
And you know what?… it’s not even gross.
It’s an environmentally responsible and money saving way of dealing with a challenge that faces the female population between the ages of 15 – 45 every month.
Why would you spend money on tampons and throw them away every month costing you thousands of dollars over your lifetime – when you can invest $35 in a simple, hygienic and easy to use, re-useable menstrual cup?
I promote menstrual cups and have made it my mission to educate people about them – so they know they have a choice. And of course I have made a quality cup available from my on-line shop at an affordable price, because why talk about something if you can’t provide people with it? But my main aim is to save people money which they can ill-afford. How do people on low -incomes get along with a family of teenage girls? And of course the environmental benefits speak for themselves. I promote these cups the best I can through word of mouth and my Face book page https://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwpigtitsandparsleysauceconz/12462490423401
web site www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz etc BUT lack the big budgets you would need for billboards or a TV ad campaign.
Most men switch off as soon as the word menstrual is uttered – but men should know about this product too because many inadvertently they will be funding the alternative for wives and daughters – why spend $10,000+ when you could spend $35 for the same or better results????
Does Seven Sharp dare help me to promote the menstrual cup to NZ women?????
Avoid overspending this Xmas by making your own Christmas presents. The MAKE cosmetic pamphlet (on special for $5 – visit the online shop above) has easy recipes for bath bombs, bath salts, bath candies, lip balm,moisturizer, massage bars and more…. things you could pay $10 or more for in the shops are easily created for $1 or $2… all you need to buy is some inexpensive natural ingredients.
If you have ever complained about the cost of grocery shopping then this is the show for you. I will demonstrate how to make 10 commonly bought cleaning and cosmetics products for a fraction of the cost.
Books and recipes for sale on the night – also menstrual cups (spend $35 to save $10,000), soap shakers and more…
Free recipes and complimentary products samples and a cuppa at the end. A gold coin donation is appreciated but not compulsory.
I am coming down to Palmerston North on the weekend. PN City Council in association with the LOVE YOUR RIVER Campaign presents: Learn how to make your own CLEANING PRODUCTS Friday 6th June 5:30 Ashurst Valley Village Centre and on Saturday 7th June 1:30 Hancock Community House 77-85 King Street.
Register by email : email@example.com or ph: (06) 356 8199 MIGHT SEE YOU THERE!!!!
Lyn Webster talks to Jim Mora
MAKE HAMILTON with Diane Millow.
Weekend Workshops for this month Saturday 17th May
Household Cleaning Products 10.00 – 11.00am
Cosmetic Products 11.30 – 12.45pm
Sunday 25th May
Household Cleaning Products 10.00 – 11.00am
Cosmetic Products 11.30 – 12.45pm
Regular workshops days…
MAKE Household Cleaning products (10.00 – 11.00am)
The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Fridays of each month
MAKE Cosmetic products (10.00 – 11.15am)
The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and Fridays of each month
Contact Diane – MAKE Hamilton mobile 021-217-9633 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Pleased and Excited to announce a new franchise in Wellington: Classes on now.
Also classes have started in Hamilton – book a cleaning product or cosmetics class: Contact Diane – MAKE Hamilton mobile 021-217-9633 or email@example.com
Angela and her family loved the MAKE recipes so much she is offering cleaning and cosmetics classes to Wellingtonians. Book Angela now for a fun and practical class which will save you thousands.
“Discover how to easily MAKE your own cleaning products and personal cosmetics. Simple, no fuss methods that will benefit your family, leave more money in your pocket and help the planet. Classes in your home or group venue by arrangement. Contact Angela at http://freerangefamily.net or ph:: 0275 545 627
I did my first grocery shop on a budget today. Wow – what an amazing feeling approaching the checkout. Instead of the usual anxiety and worry about how much I had spent and denial of the total cost, I was full of confidence and pride knowing I had stuck to my budget and bought only what our family needed for this week. I was happy to show my husband the receipt instead of chucking it in the bin so he wouldn’t see it! Woohoo! Thank you for opening my eyes Lyn – it is easy to slip into bad habits but with a little bit of thought and planning before entering the supermarket, I’m back on track
I Love what you are doing, and how you are sharing your ideas with others. We are new converters, but really enjoying it so far. Love the extra savings at the end of the week. I thought the changes would be difficult to make but to be honest they weren’t and I am enjoying our new lifestyle and proud of what we are doing. I love that my kids are going to grow up “old school’, we bake together, do the vegetable garden and for some reason I like being at home more. It’s not just savings on the groceries, it’s health, lifestyle, mindset, everything. So thank you for making me and my family happier!
I have just finished reading your book, and I haven’t been able to put it down. It was refreshing in its approach and eye opening. I have been looking for really environmentally friendly products for a long time. I have been inspired and as a family we are embracing all your ideas, to reduce our expense on products and leave a much smaller environmental foot print.
Pirongia School invites you to an evening with
Author of Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce. Tickets from Pirongia School (phone 07 871 9727, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) or from Bin Inn or Paper Plus in Te Awamutu.
Tuesday 4th June,7.30pm – Pirongia Memorial Hall, Franklin Street, Pirongia – tickets $15 from the office including a complimentary drink and goodie bag. Books and ingredients available for purchase on the night (sorry no EFTPOS). Raffles and spot prizes to be won. Come and find out how to slash your grocery bill by living sustainably.
Electronic Version of Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce on Amazon Follow this link to buy or sample E-book.
Hard copies still available in your favourite book shop $25 or on-line right here…. see shop.
Also recipe pamphlets $5, Baking Soda and Vinegar books for sale $20.
…. here are some comments from people already seeing the difference a ‘Pig Tits’ attitude can make to the grocery bill….
I think what you are doing is amazing and wish I had discovered you years ago
I am very conscious about the chemicals, cost and wastage in products used in everyday life, so I try to minimise what we use in our home, and you have provided a great solution to making this process easy and for me to eliminate even more house hold chemicals. Just fantastic!
My parcel arrived yesterday and the book has been read cover to cover, towels are flapping on the line after being washed in your laundry sample and am looking forward to washing my hair in the morning!
I’ll be handing this book on to my son and his young family for sure.
Thank you very much for the inspiration.
Many thanks for your fabulous book you have improved our lives 10 fold!
I recently bought your book Well done, it is a great asset.
I love this book. I have been sharing the recipes all around my friends. They too now have books . I’m a convert. thanks so much.
I got my mum to buy me your book for my birthday it was on my list of must have’s Just finished reading it and I love it, Great Ideas and definitely most of what ill be changing my families habits into doing. Im looking forward to seeing how much money we can save seeing as we are already on a tight budget we hardly put anything more then 5dollars away a week but on this pig tits journey im sure we will manage to put away alot more so thankyou so much for doing what you do and being an inspiration to others
I wash my hair, clean my teeth, wash our clothes, do my house work , all using your recipes AND IM 71yrs. Thank you so much.
I have just got your book in the mail, I ordered it online and its amazing. I have already begun making changes to keep the cost down as we are struggling a little while husband finds new employment. Now I want the vinegar and baking soda books..
I found your book in a remote part of Aussie All the way over in little Karratha!! I was rather excited!!
“Jill is laughing all the way to the bank today. Just finished the week’s grocery shopping: $38.10 in total. My meat bill for this week was $2. LOVE IT!!!!!”
“awesum book first book I have read cover to cover in years should be a must in schools from Intermediate age up so that the have a great foundation to start life out in the big world, this book is a must buy.”
Thanks to inspiration from my daughter and Lyn at www.pigtitsandparsleysauce.co.nz, my grocery bill has dived to less than $100 every week for the last three weeks. I’m loving the new challenges and the new lifestyle…
Well done Lyn. I am absolutely loving my new lifestyle. My grocery bill has been cut by 2/3, I am using Lyn’s shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, cleaning products and great ideas. I have downsized my rubbish collection bin to the small size and I couldn’t be more content. (Except that I can’t wait for some other products to run out so that I can use my new ones!)
Hey Lyn, thankyou for your inspiration… i have now done away with all the chemical cleaners in my home and currently using Baking Soda and Vinegar..
My groceries also have been really reduced from approx $300 pw to $100 -$150pw.
$180 spent on shopping this week. My goal is $150. Amazing how different my shopping is getting. Mainly fruit/veges/meat. I bought my first 10kg bag of Potatoes $4.99 at countdown this week. I am enjoying the Pig Tits and Parsley sauce challenge.
For a long time I have bought all kinds of different products to clean the glass doors on our shower box(white skum stain inherited from last occupier) those products never really work no matter how hard I scrub with them….yesterday armed with my white vinegar & baking soda, I tackled it……wow, clearest & cleanest it’s ever looked Thanks for the brilliant ideas
Today we received our copy of “Pig Tits and Parsley Sauce”. I have been very excited to read Lyn Websters book. She is a real inspiration in being able to bring her families food $ down to an amazing amount and also produce a lot of the everyday items we might buy at the supermarket.
… and find out what ‘Pig Tits’ is all about. Then click on shop to buy my book.
Me talking to Damian Christie on Radio Live
Paper Plus Kaitaia are hosting a Pig tits & Parsley Sauce ‘Meet The Author’ evening on Wed March 27. $10 a ticket and all proceeds to charity. Tickets are limited. I will talk and MAKE a couple of things, show off the book, give out samples and there will be FOOD!!!! Tickets available at Paper Plus Kaitaia ph: 4080350 (Vanessa).
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Great news! My book will be in bookstores and online from January 30.
Here’s a list of all the chemicals that make shampooo….. Just saying I’m glad I have found a good alternative….
Television would have us believe that shampoo will change our love life, make us suave and sophisticated, or cure us of scratching our heads in wonder and awe at how shiny our hair has become.
The purpose of a shampoo is to clean the hair. The shampoo must not clean too well, or all of the protective oils in the hair would be stripped out. It must not make the hair smell bad, despite the bad smells of the detergents it is made of.
To sell well, the shampoo must look good, must feel thick or creamy in the hands, and must produce a nice feeling lather. It must smell nice, and not be too expensive.
Other selling points might be the herbal extracts currently in fashion, or amino acids from exotic protein sources like silk or the milk of pigmy goats.
See a years worth of bathroom and cleaning needs fulfilled for less than $40. The books pictured contain all the information you need to utilise Baking Soda and White Vinegar around your home. You can purchase the books from me for $20 each (plus postage). The 25kg bag of Baking Soda cost $24-99 (NZD) and the 5 litres of white vinegar was $12-00 (NZD). The baking soda can clean your home, hair, skin, teeth gently and is chemical free. Vinegar can be used for hair conditioner, airfreshener, deodoriser, fabric softener… the list is endless.
This is your key to saving literally $$$$thousands, minimise packaging and ease pressure off the landfill. Buy the books and open the door to a positive new lifestyle. Books available NZ and Australia. Free Master Franchises available world wide – contact Lyn Webster for more info. Join PigTits on Facebook and Twitter by using the links at the top of the page.
We have set a weekly grocery limit of $35 (for one adult and a teenager). We can stick to this by making our own cleaning products and cosmetics (we do virtually everything with baking soda now) and by utilising the resources available on the farm – veggie garden, cows milk eggs and a beast in the freezer – takes the pressure off. Don’t forget I used to have access to all this and yet still spend hundreds at the supermarket weekly. So happy to have changed.
But we have just shifted 1000kms and the cows are dried off, chickens are on strike and the veggie garden has been left behind. The freezer is empty as I gave all the meat away before the big move. So now I am in the same boat as many others with scarce resources. We are sticking to the budget, and this month I am logging every meal to give some idea on how we get around the dilemma of eating well with scarce resources. Luckily there is a veggie garden at our new place with herbs, kumera and salad greens, lemons etc. At the end of the month I will post my list of what we ate and what we spent.
I am trying to illustrate that this is about changing your lifestyle expectations. It is about making different choices to still attain a positive result. Here is an example: I have run out of milk. We got a 3 litre milk in our grocery shop, but we have nearly spent the whole months budget in the first 10 days (we shifted here with virtually nothing, so we stocked up a bit). So now I am dying for a coffee (but the coffee jar actually got smashed on the trip so we don’t have any and no budget left to get any). There’s a few tea bags but I’m not that keen on black tea (a last resort). So then I think what have I got? Fresh lemons and fresh ginger, so now I am enjoying a hot lemon tea with fresh ginger sweetened with honey – its amazing and much much better for me than the coffee I was craving.
Living on a low self imposed grocery budget opens the doors to fresh and healthier thinking.