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.

Cypress Mountain Snowshoe Fondue Tour

{Disclosure: I was invited on this trip as a Healthy Family Expo Ambassador. All opinions are my own and your experience will probably be just as delicious!} Our family is no strangers to the snow, with Cypress Mountain season passes aplenty each year we’ve always tried to head up for a few weekends of sledding & tubing as a family. My other half is a die-hard snowboarder who spends the

Luna Petunia: new Amazia inspired toys for tiny fans {review}

Welcome to the world of Amazia, where all you have to do is stop, breathe and believe and everything works out with a little bif of magic! If you haven’t heard of Luna Petunia, you’re missing out. My daughter LOVES toys, but these are amongst her favorites. I wanted to walk you through some of the awesome Luna Petunia toys we got to experience this year!

Monthly nerd excitement with The Collectors Case {Review}

I’m not ashamed to admit that I am a little bit on the nerdy side. I’ve been known to binge watch the entire Stargate series while hoarding my favourite comic books. It certainly helps that my other half is also a little on the nerdy side so we have a few fun collectibles! One of our very first dates was to the Comic Book Expo in Vancouver so suffice to

10 Kid-Friendly Christmas Crafts Using Things From Home

With Christmas (and Christmas Break…) sneaking up on us quickly, we’re trying to keep things festive around the house with some fun holiday crafts. Gone are the days of just construction paper snowflakes, enter the world of super easy, absolutely adorable DIY Ornaments that kids can tackle on their own! We have done a couple of these already and I really want to make the Wood Slice Santas next! We’ve

DIY (adorable) sweet treat ideas with Jakks Pacific {Review}

‘Tis the season for holiday baking and sweet treats! I remember one of my favourite gifts growing up was an easy bake oven because it was something I could create all on my own and well..self made treats are always the best right? Alivia is huge into unicorns right now so I was pretty excited to discover the new Unicone Swirl Maker, complete with a pretty hilarious opportunity to make

Little Live Pets My Dream Pets - Meet Frosty & Cuddles {Giveaway}

Have kids at home that are begging for a kitten or a puppy but you aren’t quite ready to take that plunge? That’s basically my life with my hubby and kiddo teaming up on me to convince me we need a dog. I’m a realist, I know as soon as I say  yes, I’m going to suddenly be the one taking care of it! I figured I could buy myself