Frugal Tips

Reusable Containers at Bulk Barn – No More Plastic!

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I have been hearing more and more about the dangerous long-term effects of plastic in our world. We are so quick to buy plastic, use it, and throw it out, without a second thought. But that plastic never really goes away. It will never completely break down. And if we don’t each make a conscious effort to reduce our individual ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 3

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Look at this! I’m on week 3, and I’m still planning my meals! Just a few more weeks to get through, and I’ll have a good rotation to cycle through! It’s been really helpful knowing what is for meals, since that’s more than half the battle. I like leaving weekends open, because we often end up somewhere, or just having something ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 1 & 2

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I am so proud of myself! I’m finally doing some intentional meal planning! I have one full day home with no kids, and teach the other four days. I really need to make that one day count, so my plan is to plan/cook for the whole week on that day off. I did it for one week already and it ... Read More »

Frugal Summer Destination: Cobourg Beach

Frugal Summer Destination Cobourg Beach

As much as we, as a family, LOVE summer vacation, we don’t do an awful lot of trips or travelling. Money is tight, and we have to make our own fun.  So we’ve become experts at finding extremely frugal (read: CHEAP) summer activities. One of our favorites is Cobourg beach. We can spend an entire day there, and not have ... Read More »

Staying Cool WITHOUT Air Conditioning

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 It’s finally here! After a long, cold winter, we can finally celebrate the lazy days of summer!! Somehow, though, it seems like we went from frigid windchill temperatures to extreme heat overnight! Since our family moved out to a farm house in the country a number of years ago, we have been learning about staying cool without air conditioning! Most of the time it’s not too ... Read More »

The Back Yard Bubble Hack that Saved My Summer Sanity

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My children love playing with bubbles, and I can get behind that. Bubbles are a summer activity in its purest form. They don’t require fancy equipment or batteries, they can involve gaggles of children, and they spread happiness like pixie dust.  But man, am I ever over the kids spilling the entire contents of their bubble bottles in less than 3 minutes!  ... Read More »

This $3 Tool Will Save ALL THE SPACE on Your Outdoor Clothesline!

Laundry Hack!

One of my favourite things about spring is the return to drying clothes outside in the clothesline. So much of the Stay-at-Home-Mom job consists of inside chores – dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, tidying, making breakfast/lunch/supper, doing the wash – that when those warm-ish sunny days finally come knocking at the door, I can’t wait to fling it open and join it!  ... Read More »

How to Fix Bamboo Flooring Scratches in Minutes

How to fix bamboo flooring scratches in minutes with one simple item!

I’ve never been a big fan of dark flooring. In our previous house we put down some light, neutral-toned vinyl flooring, and it was wonderful – it hid everything! Four kids plus a cat was no match for that floor! And then we moved to our lovely new home, where the owners thought that dark bamboo flooring would look nice. ... Read More »

Free McDonald’s Coffee AGAIN!

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Just in case you may have missed it, McDonalds Canada will be giving away a free small coffee! Every day from November 20-26, 2015! I really like their coffee (and of course, I LOVE free stuff!).  And even with the free coffee, you still get to collect the stickers which count towards another free McCafe beverage!  I like to save ... Read More »