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.

Easy Summer Journal DIY + more with Cricut Joy {First Impressions}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been an interesting 2 months around here. It felt like everything happened overnight and suddenly we were homeschooling, pajama-wearing most of the day family. Prior to the self-isolation, I stocked up on just about every craft I could find at our local dollar store but we quickly discovered that the crafts that

Stay At Home Play Packs + Enter to win 1 of 2 Toys"R"Us Gift Cards #WashYourHandsChallenge

Is anyone else doing the late evening/early morning scramble to entertain the kids right now? We’re trying to social distance as much as we can so trips to the store are limited and we’re depending pretty heavily on delivery and online shopping. Thankfully, Toys “R” Us saw a need for Canadian parents and not only filled it, but they also knocked it out of the park. They’ve just introduced their

Capture Little Moments with Smallprint Vancouver North

Note: Smallprint Vancouver North is open for orders. Keep reading to find out how you can place an order in time for Mother’s Day! It’s been an interesting 2 1/2 weeks around here, as my family self-isolates and spends a record amount of time together inside our tiny house. It was so easy before getting wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day activities. School, work, extracurricular activities, shopping,

Monster Jam is BACK in Vancouver for one EPIC weekend only! [Events]

This. Is. MONSTER JAM!ย  All I have to say is MONSTER JAM to any of the kids (big and small, looking at you hubby!) around us and immediately, their ears perk up. They remember the sounds echoing off the walls, the shaking from feet stomping, the dirt flying through the air and the smell of some of the biggest trucks ever to grace the Pacific Coliseum stage. Monster Jam is

BE KIND + Visit Metropolis at Metrotown for Pink Shirt Day [Events]

Be Kind. Do you know what feels the absolute best? Spreading kindness. Seeing a ripple effect. Being responsible for brightenings someone’s day. It fills my heart up SO MUCH. I’m so excited to be partnering with Metropolis at Metrotown for Pink Shirt Day for our 3rd year and guess what? You’re invited too! Of course, we encourage everyone to be kind every day. But on Pink Shirt Day, we amp