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.

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

Summer Vibes: Weeknight California Chicken Burgers with oven baked fries

I’m holding on to Summer as long as I can at this point. It feels like it blew in super slowly and then bam, it’s back to school time, wait what? With Summer slowly rolling into Fall, I’m amping up my recipe box with some easy weeknight meals that can be made with items we usually already have on hand but still are different enough that the family doesn’t get

Exploring a summer of wonder with Wonder Workshop {free downloadables!}

{Wonder Workshop was kind enough to send us Dash + accessories to try out for this post. Make sure to scroll all the way down to learnA how you can download the Wonder Workshop Summer Packages + exclusive discounts on Dash, Cue and their accessories!} Has anyone else been battling the “Mom, I’m Bored?” calls yet? I’ve been scrambling for ways to keep our kiddo entertained while still maintaining being

It's PANDA-monium! 888 Pandas On Display At Metropolis at Metrotown! {Events}

I spy with my little eye…. 888 Pandas!? Yep, you read that right. Calling all panda lovers! It’s PANDA-monium at Metropolis at Metrotown, consulting curator AllRightsReserved Ltd., and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada proudly present the exhibit 1600 Pandas+ World Tour in Canada to raise awareness of wildlife conservation, pandas and sustainability. This is an exhibit you won’t want to miss out on. After being showcased around the world in over 100 exhibits Metro

Harrison Hot Springs Staycation - Things To Do & Where To Stay

Sometimes you just need to pack up the car and go away somewhere. Where we live there’s a couple different option for staycation places that are a reasonable drive away. A favourite of ours is Harrison Hot Springs. Surrounded by incredible views of the mountains and lake, it’s a great option when looking for a family getaway, plus there is lots to do out in the fresh air! From festivals,