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Product Feature – An Affordable Makeup Brush Cleaner

How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Probably not as often as you should, am I right? If I’m being honest, I forget to do it too! I don’t have much time to put make up, and I certainly don’t wear it every day. I don’t use the brushes that much, so I forget […]

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How to Have A Frugal and Meaningful Christmas

Christmas is such a wonderful time of the year, but it can get expensive very easily. As our family grows, so must our budget for gift giving. Or does it? Christmas doesn’t have to be hard on your bank account! You don’t need to dread that January credit card bill! Here are some tips to […]

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Cozy Winter Slippers – Save vs Splurge

I’m in dire need of a new pair of slippers! It’s one of those things that you don’t know you need until the temps drop, and it’s getting colder here in Ontario each day! I love a good pair of slipper boots for keeping my feet warm around the house, instead of wearing socks, and […]

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Frugal Fall Fashion

Fall fashions are my absolute favourite. Cozy layers, earthy hues, cute boots and jackets! Living in Ontario, we get 4 very different seasons, and it seems like in the fall I am able to dress just to look nice, and not as much to fend off the elements. Winter is about staying warm, spring about […]

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Frugal and Fun Road Trip – Toronto to Ottawa

Road trips are so much fun aren’t they? The planning ahead of time, shopping for fun snacks, and of course the actual trip itself is always a blast! We love driving places as a family, since it’s cheaper, and our kids are pretty great in the van (remember when we did an epic 10 day […]

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How to Survive Summer as a Stay At Home Mom

Summer break. Such an exciting time. No schedules, sleeping in, being lazy, relaxing, spending lots and lots of time with your kids enjoying the sunshine. Sure, that’s maybe what the first day or two will look like, but very early on you are bound to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” or the constant bickering of […]

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Frugal Living 101 – Paying for Convenience

Next up in our back to basics series, I am talking about when you should and when you shouldn’t pay for convenience. As a busy mom of 4, I know that my time is valuable. Sometimes paying a little extra for a convenience item or service is worth it, and sometimes it isn’t. All these can […]

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Frugal Living 101 – My #1 Tip!

Ok guys, we are going back to basics! I thought I would revisit some of the main topics I used to always focus on; the tried and true ways that anyone can save money! First up is the number one rule when it comes to saving money and living a frugal life: don’t spend more […]

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Disconnect and Reconnect – March Break edition

It’s no secret that we love board games in my house. I have always loved them, and am so happy that my kids do to. They make great gifts: they get played with way more over the years than other toys. They can be educational in many different ways, including teaching life lessons of being […]

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Make February Frugal!

Still feeling stuck financially? Why not pledge to make February frugal! Maybe you still have some credit card bills to pay off from Christmas. Or you spent some extra money in January on a resolution that didn’t stick. Lots of kids spring and summer sports and activities start registration now, so that’s an additional expense […]

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