Frugal Tips

Conquer Clutter This Holiday Season

How to conquer clutter this holiday season - four great tips to help you out!

If you couldn’t tell, Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year! There are so many reasons why, from the great music, to the food, friends & family, the decorations…pretty much everything! But with all the busy-ness, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with clutter, as normal household chores get left undone sometimes. Here are some ways to prevent that from ... Read More »

Meal Plan Monday: Week 2 (October 12-18)

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With week 1 of meal planning finished, I have to say that it made a huge difference in my life. I took things out of the freezer the night before, I prepped ingredients in the morning, and finished up supper in the afternoon. There was no stress about what to make, no extra trips to the grocery store.  I think ... Read More »

Groceries to Stock Up on During Holiday Sales

Groceries to stock up on during holiday sales

We are entering my favourite time of the year – Thanksgiving, then my birthday, Halloween, and then Christmas!  Lots of fun family time, and lots of GREAT food!! There are a few grocery items that are often really cheap during the week or two heading up to these holidays. These items are great to use for any meal, not just ... Read More »

Meal Plan Menu Monday: Week 1 (October 5-11)

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Why wait until January to make a new resolution? My most recent resolution is to get back into meal planning – both for budgeting and for time management.  I’ve always liked the idea of meal planning, and I absolutely love having a Meal Plan Menu to work from, but, without fail, I run out of meal ideas for my meal ... Read More »

One Dollar Sanity Saver – Keeping Kids Occupied

One dollar sanity saver

These days I don’t carry a diaper bag around with me anymore (hurray!!!). And while I’m thrilled with not having to lug all that stuff around, I do miss a few things. First of all, having wipes around – they were great for everything!  Second is having something to give the kids to occupy them if we’re waiting – at ... Read More »

Ground Beef Hack – Simplifying Dinner Prep

Ground beef dinner hack

I love making life easier. Any sort of tip or trick to make meal prep faster and easier is great to learn. And while I love cooking meals and casseroles with ground beef, it takes a certain amount of forethought. Get the meat out the night before. Thaw it in the fridge. Put it in the frying pan and start ... Read More »

4 Simple Steps to Bring New Life to Worn Running Shoes

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am getting a little tired of this “Back-to-School” money gouge. I heard today that it costs the average Canadian child over $425 in back to school items!! I know that there are many expenses that are unavoidable, but I’ve been trying to cut corners whenever possible, and have found footwear to ... Read More »