Frugal Tips

Braided Fleece Dog Toy


Our dog LOVES chewing apart stuffed animals. She always attacks them at the head, rips it open, and pulls the stuffing out the ear. Every. Single. Time. Kind of creepy.  At least it is good incentive for our boys to keep their favourite toys away in their bedroom!! We decided to try and make her some chewing toys, and see ... Read More »

Trim Hundreds off Your Household Budget

Four Ways to Trim Your Household Budget

There’s no getting around it: life with kids is expensive. If you’re the kind of person who never goes out for coffee and considers eating out to be a special treat that happens just a few times a year, it can be hard to find ways to trim back your budget. Hop on over to where we’re talking about ... Read More »

Back To School Lunch Tips


Once again, we are back to making lunches every day. It was SO nice to have that break over Christmas! No lunches for two whole weeks!!  If you are stressed or struggling over what to make or how to make lunch-making go smoothly, head over to for some Back To School Lunch Tips! Read More »

Teacher Gifts that Don’t Cost a Fortune


At this time of year, we are constantly buying gifts and spending money.  Extra tips for the server, the hairdresser, the paper carrier…the list goes on and on. And don’t forget the teacher!  A teacher gift does not have to cost a fortune! In fact, most teachers are happier with a smaller, heartfelt token, than a big showy gift!! Head ... Read More »

Prodigy (FREE) Math Game #FavouritesFriday


Our kids don’t spend a lot of time online or playing games. Maybe once or twice a week they are allowed to play something. But I always have a hard time finding a free game that will actually help them practice relevant skills. So when I came across the free math game Prodigy at my school, I really wanted to ... Read More »

Why I Kicked Shaving Cream to the Curb… and you should, too!

Why Use Sweet Almond Oil for Shaving

Alright, I admit it: I’ve never been fanatical about keeping my legs silky smooth. I love the feel of freshly shaven legs, but my skin is sensitive – I need the really good razors and the expensive shaving cream: keeping my legs in this fashion is a costly venture.  Even before kids came along, I much preferred to spend my hard-earned ... Read More »