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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 […]

Frugal Frugal Living 101

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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Get Paid to Shop This Holiday Season

  We’ve all seen this meme, right? I’ve got as 3 year old and an almost 2 year old. Sometimes they are perfect in stores, sometimes they aren’t… Working around 4 kids’ schedules is tricky. From school drop off to nap times, school pick up and on to after school activities and homework; I don’t […]

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Bring Back the Board Game

We love board games. As kids ourselves playing with friends and siblings, when we were just dating, and now nearing our 10th anniversary with 4 kids of our own! They seem to have always been a part of our life. We have a very large collection, including some from our own youth, and many newer […]


Tip Tuesday – Keeping Calm In 4 Easy Steps

Staying calm can be so difficult, especially with 4 little ones running around! The constant “Mommy! Mommy! Moooooooommmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!” is enough to exhaust you after only a few minutes. Add to that the not listening, the sibling fighting, the crying from a baby…well you get it, I assume most of you are parents, so you understand where […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas?

I know, it’s only October. We aren’t even through Thanksgiving yet (for us Canadians) and I’m already talking Christmas. Sorry if that’s hard for you. Normally I’m pretty much done my Christmas shopping by now, and I have barely started, and I really don’t want to think about that because it will send me into […]


Magi on a Journey

In the past I have shared frugal stocking stuffers, and simple ways to celebrate Advent with your family. This year I am adding something new to our Advent traditions. We already celebrate the Feast of Saint Nicholas, and count down on Advent calendars till Christmas day, and of course we attend Mass every Sunday (but […]


Frugal Stocking Stuffers

Remember when I said you should plan things early? Well that includes stocking stuffers! There are so many great options out there, and it doesn’t all have to be junky little things from the dollar store, or a sock full of candy either! My husband and I treat stockings for each other differently than we […]

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Have a Very Frugal Christmas, It’s the Best Time of the Year!

See what I did there, with the title, go on, sing it, you know you want too 🙂 Ok, I know it’s too early to be talking Christmas, let alone singing Christmas Carols, I mean Advent is still weeks away and you Americans haven’t even had Thanksgiving. I am certainly not one to turn my […]

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