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Frugal Friday Bridal Falls

Living the Frugal life {Entertainment} We are a family of five. Five. That means we have three kids. To me, that does not seem like a lot but we get comments all the time like, “Wow your hands are full” or “You have a lot of kids.” Really, a lot? I would consider five kids to maybe be a lot, but not three. None the less, in this culture with

Mexican Shepherd's Pie {Frugal Friday}

Meal time in our house is no easy feat with a little one under 2 and Ava being 7, going on 17, her taste buds change so frequently and my husband having a much more sophisticated palate than mine. Being able to shop frugally is essential for a happy wallet.  Finding ingredients that have multi-uses to help keep costs down will help in keeping the grocery bill down. With a

2 Chickens 3 Ways Frugal Friday

Frugal meal planning for when you need to tighten your bootstraps yet again. As a family of four, two of which are growing boys so really we eat like a family of six, we are always trying to find ways to save a buck when it comes to meals. With two growing boys our grocery bill will not becoming smaller anytime soon so any tricks we can manage when it

Meal Planning

Living the Frugal life {Meal Planning} “What’s for dinner mom?” “So, did you have a plan for dinner at all wifey?” It was these types of comments that drove me bonkers and into a inspiration to get this aspect of our lives structured through, meal planning. Yes the dreaded meal planning. It can be a overwhelming task and almost a bad word in some households but once you get a

Stanley Park Bright Nights

Every family creates their own holiday traditions. For us, the one Christmas tradition we cannot do without is a visit to Bright Nights in Stanley Park. Seeing my children’s excitement as they take in the magic of 3 million lights in stunning displays, brings me back to years of my own childhood Christmases. Bright Nights is a truly enchanting experience that everyone will love, from the very youngest to the