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Temperature Blanket 2016

Temperature Blanket 2016

So last year I came across a post on Pinterest where a woman made a “Temperature Blanket.” She crocheted one row a day for a year, choosing the yarn according to the weather. It turned out really neat, but I didn’t think much of it. I came across it again on Facebook right around New Years, and thought it would ... 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 »

How to Save Money on Repairs with YouTube

How to save money on household repairs

For the past number of months, our front-loading washer was working fine, but every now and then a load would come out really smelly. I have been doing everything correctly, always leaving the door open between loads, and running a “clean washer” cycle once a month. It was frustrating, then,  that clothes didn’t always seem fresh. But then one day ... Read More »

Faux Custom Art in Fifteen Minutes

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Have you ever noticed how incredibly expensive it is to buy large pieces of art for your walls? I don’t know – maybe it’s not that expensive if you’re not on a budget or you can’t think of a better way to spend $125 than on a one-of-five-hundred-thousand print from Home Sense.  Don’t get me wrong – I love having artwork on ... Read More »

Batch Baking – Why and How You Should Do It!

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If you are like me, you don’t always get around to baking or cooking from scratch.  There is always something going on, and getting out all the ingredients and dishes takes so much time.  Then there’s the clean-up afterwards – nobody likes that part. So instead of cooking or baking, we buy pre-packaged, processed foods that are more expensive and ... Read More »

Easy and HEALTHY Valentine’s Treats

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Just a quick post from me today. I was reading the class updates from my youngest boys, and the teacher wants to celebrate Valentine’s day this Wednesday! So that means getting all the card written out, and snacks planned ahead. I was trying to think of fun, healthy Valentine’s treats to send along, but I ran out of inspiration. I ... Read More »

Braided Fleece Dog Toy

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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 »