Finding Mimi

by Mimi

Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

Posted January 29th, 2016

We're a fan of distributing Random Acts of Kindness here.

Over Christmas especially, I learned from Lorax to really extend that idea, and we recently gave away fans ordered in advance on eBay to people waiting for buses and taxis, stamps to elderly people at the post office, and other little goodies. Lorax is the Queen of the Christmas Random Act of Kindness though.

So we're trying to continue this idea. My first thought is always food related, but even I would be a bit wary of a stranger giving out food or lollies :-O

Can we come up with a list of ideas to make other peoples days brighter?

Blog Posts by Mimi

January 2016
  • Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness
  • Who else is melancholy today?
  • Pasta with crunchy potato cubes, pesto and parmesan....
  • Fresh and tasty Malaysian Pineapple Salad...
  • Really easy Gnocchi...and delicious made Gluten Free too...
  • Barramundi Spring Rolls make a filet-o-fish go a long way...
  • Lunch box cakes...Spiced Honey Cake...
December 2015
  • Best ever Christmas stuffing...
  • Champagne marinated, avocado stuffed Chicken Legs...
  • Sweet potato bake with roasted marshmallows...bizarrely scrumptious!
  • Give a bouquet of greenery...just as pretty as flowers..
  • An extravagantly decorated table, saves on food that goes to waste!
  • Flavoured sweet butters...great for Christmas pancakes...and easy gift in a jar..
November 2015
  • Try a new ingredient...Cajun Spice...
  • Invent your own No Bake Slice...
  • Try a new ingredient...Haloumi...Christmas Brekky idea
  • Home made Cornettos...-55c each and yummy!
October 2015
  • How to stock an emergency pantry without stretching a tight budget...
  • Try a new ingredient.....Capers...Spiral Pasta with Salmon and Capers
  • Jewelled Eton Mess in a Cone...nice, easy, truly awesome dessert.
  • Light and Modern Sweet n Sour Pork Stir Fry in a tangy broth
  • Gift or Scented storage idea..Holiday snap linen sachets...
  • Refrigerator Apple Crumble Pies....very yummy no bake dessert
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
  • Easy peasy oven baked French stick Pizza Subs
  • Comfort food....Chorizo and potatoes in the microwave
  • Comfort food...Braised pork ribs with lentils
  • Green pea and rocket soup...dinner under 30 minutes.
June 2015
May 2015
  • Upside Down Lime Saffron Polenta's pretty fabulous!
  • Harira...a Middle Eastern Soup perfect for Winter!
  • Surviving the Winter Hungries without becoming a Hippo by Spring!
  • Freshest ever Spaghetti Bolognaise...yummier than sauce out of a jar.
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
  • Nude Baked Beans...
  • The Broke and Busy persons wedding cake....
  • Fancy Schmancy Healthy Fruit Infused Water...
  • What value do you place on sentiment...
  • Frugal Fridays and Fillet-o-Fish....what did you do that saved you money this week?
January 2015
December 2014
  • Mango Sweet Chilli Turkey Breast
  • Mimi's Chocolate Granola Clusters...easy gift or holiday snack
  • Proud Mum Moment...a Mockingjay cake for a Hunger Games Fan
  • Mimi's Christmas Day Menu 2014...gluten free too :)
  • Really easy DIY Indoor Snowball Fight, fun gift :)
  • Simple, elegant gift wrapping for 50c!
  • It wouldn't be Christmas without....
November 2014
  • DIY 3 ingredient Caramel Sauce...great easy gift or yummy pantry item
  • What makes you feel rich?
  • Assista Sista....helping victims of domestic violence...
  • Mimi's Fresh and Delicious Thai Beef and Noodle Salad...
  • Christmas wrapping ideas...It's all in the packaging
  • Home made After Dinner Mints or Flavoured Choc Thins...easy peasy
  • Hasselback Roasted Beetroot with Lemon Feta and Chives...really easy light lunch or Christmas Entree
  • Salted Caramel and Ginger Chicken Thigh Cutlets
  • A bit of silk and thread = pretty gifts...
  • My best ever home facial...cost nil...feel good factor....priceless.
October 2014
September 2014
  • Mimi's Baked Sticky Sesame Chicken - 5 minutes prep, 1 hour in the oven, done!
  • Little luxuries can save money AND make money :)
  • Mimi's Cheeseburger-ish Rissoles
  • Mimi's Golden Honey Mustard Sauce
  • One cake tin = happy memories and money in the bank
August 2014
  • Home made herbed cream cheese from Yoghurt
  • Mimi's Protein Balls
  • Herby Garlickey Yummy Turkey Mince Meatballs...scrumptious hot or cold.
  • Pantry + Garden = Yum....Community Huevos Rancheros (Baked eggs with spicy tomato sauce)
July 2014
  • Mimi's Frugal Pineapple Skin Syrup for baking, liqueurs, ice blocks or cordial
  • Peasant food...Pantry + Garden = yum....French Onion Soup
  • Peasant food inspiration for frugal meals. Pantry + Garden=Yum!
  • Mimi's Rustic Roast Lamb Pies (can be gluten free too!)
  • Mimi's Meat and Three Veg Crepe Lasagna
June 2014
  • Food Nostalgia Week these school holidays!
  • Mimi's Cheaty Pad Thai style dinner
  • When the budget is tight, the Pharmacist is your friend :)
  • Nifty One Fifty..powering through the days chores in 2 1/2 hours!
  • Button/Stone/Boiled Egg Soup....a lesson in making do :)
  • Power Cooking and ten things to make with Flour and Eggs + simple ingredients
  • Dyeing and altering revitalises just about anything for next to nothing!
  • Power Cooking...Teabread three ways...Banana, Pear & Craisin, Marmalade & Earl Grey
  • Garden and landscaping plants that have the potential to earn you $$$
May 2014
  • Nanna's European (IKEA) style meatballs in creamy sauce with buttered noodles
  • Red Bean Garlic Butter Kievs....very yummy and frugal to boot :)
  • Budget busting meals...Cauliflower Potato Curry
  • Taking control of our own budget so THAT budget won't matter so much.
  • How did you celebrate Mothers Day?
  • Dyeing techniques that use plants, seeds, leaves, nuts, and a hammer!
  • Berry and Nutella Baked French Toast...Mothers Day Breakfast anyone?
  • Home made many variations can we list?
  • The Pros and Cons of favourite SS ideas
  • How to give your kids a private school style education at a state school :)
  • Making the most of meat...Lamb Shank Korma to Spicy Lamb and Bean Soup
April 2014
  • Cheesy Bacon, Tomato and Egg Bake for Breakfast and a reflection on ANZAC day.
  • Pork, Veal and Chicken Terrine..mouthwatering meatloaf to serve hot or cold
  • Easter, cute, colourful and done in under 15 minutes
  • 15 minute Luxury Brownie Bites for Gift Giving...pretty and pretty awesome tasting too!
  • No $, no time, need to look great? $18 fake ponytail gives you instant groomed glamour!
  • How much do you pay per bag of groceries and how many bags do you end up with?
March 2014
February 2014
  • Mimi's Golden Syrup Tart for sufferers of Cafe` Avoidance Syndrome
  • Roasted Pumpkin, Bacon and Onion Microwaved Risotto...when the fridge is bare...
  • My Peppa Pig cake and other cake making adventures.
  • Petit Fours....little bite sized cakes...morsels of more-ish.
  • Hand dyed muslin roses for Valentines Day :)
  • Budget friendly Thai Fish Cakes with Dipping Sauce
  • One Chicken, Many Meals....Mimis' way
January 2014
  • Creamy Fruit Ice Blocks...with Vegan/Dairy Free/Sugar Free Variation
  • Turkish no-cheese Pizzas (Lamuchun). Easy, fresh tasting and delish.
  • Frangipani Pie...Mums special recipe and a family favourite
  • 10 retro ideas from my childhood that make good modern day SS sense
  • Wind down with Herbal Iced Teas
  • Christmas 2014...start now for this December and save big dollars.
December 2013
  • Golden Dream (Vanilla + Orange) Cheesecake
  • Jungle Fever Ice Blocks
  • Christmas Dessert and six gifts in 15 minutes...forgotten someone? No time, no cash? Here's help.
  • Who knew? High end Designer Copycats of SS gift ideas.
  • Aussie Nectarine and Craisin Christmas Cake
  • $7 on Baby Wipes and Mr Muscle saves $200 on cleaning
  • My low key Christmas 2013
  • After Dinner Mint Liqueur...$20 for six bottles...under 20 minutes to make!
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
  • Kitchen survival skills....cheapskates fried rice to feed six
  • Bargain wedding gown to fab formal dress. Is it possible?
  • Life Changing Bread...I'll let you know if it changes my life!
  • Kitchen Survival Skills - Creamy Scrambled Eggs, no fat, no fuss
  • Kitchen survival skills for teens....Carbonara Noodles
  • Using essential oils for skin care, gifts, and aromatherapy
  • Chilli Con Carne...make it light and fresh with greens from the garden
  • Teaching kitchen survival skills to teens and inexperienced cooks
  • Aloe Vera Gel makes the best Makeup primer ever!
  • Ancient Beauty Secrets..."Queen of Hungary Water" Skin Toner
  • Cauliflower and Rice Slice with Peas and Cheese
  • So that's Karma....
  • Staying positive in tough times...
  • The Devil on my Shoulder
  • Copycat Palmers Body Butter
July 2013
June 2013
  • Random acts of kindness and volunteering...Cheap as Chips Chickenless Chicken Soup
  • Random Acts of Kindness and Volunteering....One hand muffin pan treats
  • Stupid fashion advice...
  • Today I'll be happy if....
  • Random Acts of Kindness and Volunteering....Comfort Baskets
  • Random acts of kindness..Glazed Orange and Carrot Muffins to give away or keep!
  • Career planning...where will the jobs be in 10 years?
May 2013
April 2013
  • Chocolatier Style White Hot Chocolate
  • Something exquisite every day
  • Vegan Rocket, Basil and Toasted Almond Rice Paper Rolls with dipping sauce
  • Write a Haiku Poem as a gift...
  • Low Fat Vegan Potato and Pea Curry made with soy milk and spices...yummy!
  • Do you shop on price, origin of ingredients, dietary restrictions, seasonal variations or other?
  • 30 day Vegan challenge. Support appreciated!
  • Apple Tray Bake...inexpensive, easy and yummy.
  • A new kind of exercise...
  • Soft-as-a-Cherubs-Cheek Lush-a-Like Face Scrub...
  • Six Degrees of Separation...who do you 'almost' know?
March 2013
  • Make your own 100% natural Facial Serum for mere cents..
  • French Milled Soaps with Milk and Macadamia Oil
  • Dinner tonight...Budget Busting Baked Tomatoes stuffed with crispy bread cubes and bacon...yum!
  • Daisy orange cake with macaroon topping..yum!
  • Slow Braised Ham Hock with lightly steamed veges..easy, inexpensive, delicious!
  • Delectable Orange and Coconut Cake
  • Sticky Date Hot Cross Muffins...yum!
  • Paupers Ploughmans Lunch
  • Cute no choc Easter Gift...eggshell seedlings...easy!
February 2013
January 2013
  • Rock Cakes...Cheap and Cheerful lunch box addition.
  • Layered Mexican Salad with Cheesy Polenta Dumplings
  • Little treats for less...Aromatic Herby Cheese Spread...low fat too!
  • Budget busting egg free pancakes :)
December 2012
  • Upgrade the ordinary to spesh...Smoked Salmon Impossible Pie
  • Ello Salad. Also known as Leafy stuff with leftovers!
  • Baked Cereal Milk Bread & Butter Pudd with Creamy Cinnamon Yoghurt
  • Barbecue Ready Stuffed Marshmallow Aliens...invading your home soon!
  • Thoughts and help for those facing challenges this Christmas
  • Inexpensive Christmas decorations and stocking stuffers make for happy memories.
November 2012
October 2012
  • Nude food...Dates filled with Blueberry Rosewater Cheesecake
  • Just because you buy it, doesn't mean you'll use it!
  • Make Christmas ornaments from pressed leaves and candle wax..pretty!
  • No cost gift...a letter from the heart.
  • Nude food...Dessert Sushi with dipping sauce
  • Nude food...Baked Field Mushrooms
  • Nude food...Chilled Confetti Rice with Warmed Salmon, Greens and Honey Mustard dressing
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
  • Dinner by Twilight...Posh Picnics.
  • Oh No! It's nearly Christmas and I haven't done a thing!
  • Moist and yum Coffee Cake
  • Comfort by Candlelight...lush Winter desserts
  • More on Dinner by Candlelight...
  •'s if you dare...
  • Dinner by candlelight...not just for romantics!
June 2012
May 2012
September 2011
  • My Gift Stash...Magic Potions for Girls...
August 2011
  • Easy 5 minute home made hand cream...
April 2011
  • $21 Challenge chicken soup
February 2011
  • My New Do....
  • Girlie Gift for next to nix....
  • No spend challenge? But it's my birthday!
December 2010
  • Wishing I was fishing...
  • A Very Savings Christmas...ready to go Santa!
October 2010
  • A Tray of Bliss
  • A Very Savings Christmas Week 6..ta-da! Limoncello!
  • Calm Home=Calm Life
September 2010
  • A Very Savings Christmas Week 4...Limoncello Gifts Day Seven, Summer Lemon Cordial and a spot of kni
  • A Very Savings Christmas Week 3...My First Coffee Cup Cozy!
  • Limoncello gifts Day One
  • A Very Savings Christmas Week Two..Apples and Frills.
  • A very Savings Christmas Week One..Notepads and Vodka
  • A Very Savings Christmas 2
  • A Very Savings Christmas
August 2010
  • Magic Mix is Magic!
  • Tall Cupcakes are pretty!
July 2010
  • My Mum's bigger than your Mum!
  • If I were a Pollie...and you were disabled...
June 2010
  • And we are good to go Houston!
  • Peace be with me...Please!
May 2010
  • Aladdins Cave
  • Slow Down...I want to get off!
  • A Burst of Creativity
April 2010
  • The keys to our freedom!
  • Winds of Change
  • McMimi
  • Finding money where none exists
  • A life lived in fear is a life half lived