At the beginning of the pandemic, we were forced to change some habits that contributed to unplanned spending cuts. These are the spending cuts we plan to continue even after the pandemic is over. Hair Cuts Barbers were shut down during the pandemic, so I became the boys’ official barber. I have been cutting my […]
Recommendation As a general rule the Credit Counselling Society of Canada recommends a budget of $200 to $250 monthly per person. Our Computation There are 8 people in our household. Following the lower end of the recommendation, 8 people x $200, brings our monthly grocery budget total to $1,600. However, we follow a weekly budget, […]
Now that the price of everything is going up, I think it’s time to share how we save money on groceries. No, couponing is not included in this list, although that is a good way to save on groceries as well. Buy In Bulk Whenever possible buy in bulk. We have a big household (6 […]
We first became homeowners in 2010, when our lifestyle was still “young, wild, and free”. LOL Looking back, here are 5 things we regret doing and what we will do otherwise if we can get a do over. Buying a New Build and Getting A Lot of Upgrades The first house we ever bought was […]
’tis the season! If you are struggling to find frugal gifts for everyone on your list then keep on reading.
KKids are expensive! That’s why as a family, we try to save as much as we can on necessary items. On this post, I share our ideas on how to build a wardrobe for your kids without breaking the bank.
Most Alberta Hikes will take you to Instagrammable places. However, there is something about the Blackshale Kostam Suspension Bridge that just takes your breath away the moment you see it.
I teach you how to get to this highly instagrammable suspension bridge even with toddlers in tow, and where the best spots to take photos are. Read on…
This summer we are exploring new hiking trails that can easily be conquered by families, even with toddlers in tow. When we explored the Johnson Lake Loop Trail last week we accidentally found a secret swing! The spot of this swing is highly instagrammable, so I thought to share the location here. Because sharing is caring! 🙂
I have never been the patient one in the kitchen and I’ve also been known to be hangry at times. If you’re like me, this Quick and Easy Hawaiian Ribs Dump & Go Style will be your new go to dinner recipe.
Hiking is one of our favorite family activity in the summer, specially in our backyard. However, hiking with kids is a different story all together. I’m sharing our thought process when planning a hiking adventure with kids, read on.
Rewarding your child will help them feel like a star. That feeling will set them on a course towards independence with daily routines. In this post I share the reward system we use for Kaeden and Kenzie that we learned from The Strongest Families Institute through the Parents Empowering Kids Program.
For most of us, our home is the biggest purchase of our lives. So it just makes sense to give it lots of love through maintenance. Below is our Summer Home Maintenance Checklist.
We are starting a new tradition of creating bucket lists for the season. I’ve seen Summer Bucket Lists floating around in Pinterest and thought to give it a try. So here is A Summer Adventure Bucket List For Your Family To Copy!