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.

Massive Monster Mayhem Inflatable Weapons Bring The Battles Home

This year, instead of looking for electronics or other gizmos or gadgets, why not look for something that will get your kids active and playing with one another and burning off lots of energy? When our kids lists are filling up with things that wont help them socialize, it is fun to try and add something to the mix that will take them by surprise and put a huge smile

Christmas Traditions Begin For Us On The Polar Express {Yearly Review!}

{Thank you to the West Coast Railway Association for hosting us for this event.} Growing up, we didn’t have a whole lot in the way of holiday traditions. There wasn’t so many events and activities as there are now. So our traditions were a bit more homey. Assorted nuts out for random cracking on the coffee table, Christmas movie marathons, random baking of way more holiday treats than one family

Santa has landed at Metropolis @ Met + how your photos can provide Christmas to those in need!

{This post is shared with you in partnership with Metropolis at Metrotown} It’s hard to believe that we are officially 4 weeks away from Christmas, I’m over here begging for time to slow down a little bit as my not-so-little one is growing leaps and bounds before my eyes but also super excited for all of the holiday events and activities we have worked in as family traditions. A big

Disney On Ice skates into Vancouver and presents Dare To Dream  {Events}

Moana, make way, make way…. Speaking of making her way, Moana is making her way to Vancouver for her debut in the brand new Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. We’re just over a month since we got back from Disneyland and to be honest, my heart is missing it big time. I’m so thankful for all the Disney events that come into Metro Vancouver so we can still experience

The Magic Of A Good Nights Sleep with Sleep Apnea { CanSleep Review }

{Disclosure: I am not a health care professional. I have partnered with CanSleep Services Inc to share our experience with their team only. I cannot give medical advice, nor can I attest to how a certain machine or option may work for you. I encourage you to directly contact CanSleep with any questions.} It’s been a few years since I’ve had a good nights sleep. When you factor in motherhood

Thanksgiving Costco Hack

I feel like we just finished up with back to school and now it’s already rolling into Fall and time to get ready for Thanksgiving! How did this happen!? A mom’s job is never done, am I right? When I feel overwhelmed knowing I have to do all the things, it’s nice to know I only have to make one stop to get everything I need. I’ve shared in the