Tara

I’m passionate about helping people stretch their dollars, saving money with everyday tips to fund fun, engaging family activities in the lower mainland. I’m a lover of all things cheap, caffeinated and I have a mild obsession with post-it notes.

Metropolis at Metrotown

With Christmas literally nipping at our heels right now, I’m ready to get a jump start on my holiday shopping! With one of the best shopping weeks coming up with Black Friday deals, it’s the perfect time to start crossing some gifts off the list – and give yourself enough time to actually enjoy this festive season. How would you feel if you could get all your shopping done in

Bright Nights at Stanley Park

If you are on the hunt for Christmas lights this holiday season, look no further than Bright Nights at Stanley Park, another one of our families favourite events. Where else can you immerse yourself in over 3 million twinkling lights, festive displays, live entertainment and even Santa Claus himself all while enjoying a cozy train ride as a family?

Fly to the North Pole this Christmas with Flyover Canada {Events}

You’ll probably hear me say “One of our favourite Christmas events” a lot on the blog over the next few weeks and I’m about to say it again! Since A was little, we’ve had the same events we make sure to earmark in our calendar and another one is set to open soon! Though Flyover Canada is open year round, they certainly do the holidays well and we are excited

Tiny stocking stuffer fun ideas with L.O.L. Surprise Dolls {Review}

You might remember a post a few weeks ago where I shared my complete ignorance over what exactly an LOL Doll was, thankfully I have a niece who knew what’s what who filled me and A in on the fun that is hidden within these little balls! With Christmas literally on our heels, I thought I was relatively safe with the gifts I had picked up throughout the year… we

Thor: Ragnarok throws down the mighty movie hammer {Review}

Whether you are a seasoned Marvel fan or new to the Universe, this is finally a Thor movie to leave the Avengers for. In my mind, Thor: Ragnarok accomplished exactly what a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe should: Make me feel like a kid cracking into a freshly printed comic book.

Rockin' The Fall Light-Up Styles with Skechers + #Giveaway

Fall and Winter are hands down my favourite time of year. We’re dusting off our puffy vests, donning our comfy hoodies and heading out to enjoy the leaves and cool weather more often as a family. One thing I don’t enjoy is that it’s getting darker much quicker and our family walks are sometimes pushed side if I get home too late as it’s too dark outside! When A asked