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95 family dinner meal ideas

The most asked question in this household. Every day, after school, both my 6 & 8-year-olds ask me this question. It drives me bonkers because if I answer, they will most likely say “oh gross, I don’t like so and so”.

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Meal Planning – How To Meal Plan & Prep for a Busy Family

What if I told you-you could cook for the family stress-free for FREE? I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me, OR you are thinking it’s going to require a lot of work and planning. Well?? Believe it or not, it’s true! Plus it will cost you very very little! Alright!  I have spent countless hours trying […]

Today Is That Day! I’m Grumpy!

Writing a blog post is almost like writing a diary post. I get to unleash, write my thoughts down or simply just get to have a moment to think and speak from the heart. Today is one of those days where I feel the parenting kick, grumpiness or maybe just the “I need to be […]

Above the Stairwell Decoration – Family Monogram

Are you like me and have been staring at a blank wall for a year and a half? Probably not!!! We moved into our house in the fall of 2017 and I have been searching for a simple and quick decorative piece to set above my basement stairs.

$150/Week Food Budget Canada (March)

Welcome back! It’s that time again where I share my weekly meal plans for the month. Back in December & January, I was using many different cookbooks for inspiration or ideas, but this past month I reverted back to my old ways of using Pinterest. You got to do what you go to. March was […]

Frugal Chili – 1 recipe, 3 meals for a family of 6

Today, I am sharing a chili recipe I make over and over. It’s simple, it’s frugal and I can make it stretch a long way. 2 lbs of ground beef are eaten quickly in this house and it’s the most expensive ingredient in this recipe. I use it all and split this recipe into 3. Instead of eating it three times the same way, I try to change it up and eat it with different carbs.

$150/Week Food Budget – Canada (February)

With the month over, here is our meal plan. I didn’t do so well with budgeting. I set a budget of $150/week and for 4 weeks I should be at $600, and I came to $648 eeeeeekkkkks!!! The point is that I am trying and will continue to try and do better. At least I am working with a budget is what I keep telling myself.

How To Save On Groceries – Quick Tips

Back in November, I wrote the blog post 15 Tips To Save Money On Groceries and to this day, I still follow those tips. However, I have a few more quick tips (some are in the blog post, but I provide examples and I did give a couple of new ones). I was inspired to talk about […]

$150/Week Food Budget – Canada (January)

As I love to share our weekly meal plans, here is what we did for January with a few different cookbooks found at the library. I loved it when I received recommendations from friends and Instagram followers. If you have a go-to cookbook, let me know, I would love to try it out.

Cheap Meal Plan – How To Work Through Your Freezer

Are you searching for ways to reduce your grocery bills? Did you know that as a family of 6 in Canada, I spend on average $140/week on groceries? Some weeks, I spend much less and others at about $150. I budget to be at $150 but always strive to be lower. 15 Tips To Save […]

SLEEP TRAINING A BABY

WOW! I had this blog post idea started back in early September. I thought I was going to give you all my great tips on how to get your baby to sleep through the night…..but I got NONE!!! We are 6 days away from Natalie’s 1st birthday and guess what???!!?! She slept like crap last […]

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