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.

Lunar New Year celebrations kick off at Metropolis At Metrotown!

Metropolis at Metrotown has been keeping us on our toes this year, with activation after activation in their iconic grand court, the displays they’ve incorporated already this year have been both beautiful and interactive in some of the most fun ways. Happening right now, guests can enjoy a full 2 weeks of Lunar New Year celebrations to ring in the Year of the Pig. Oh, and did we mention it’s

Second Annual Snowshoeing for Cheese x Chocolate on Cypress Mountain {Review}

It’s hard to believe as the rain hammers down on Metro Vancouver just how close the snow really is to us. I consider myself exceptionally lucky to live within driving distance of so many local attractions that truly personify the “live outside” vibe that British Columbia is known for. Last year we shared our first trip up to Cypress Mountain for a snowshoe fondue tour with the Healthy Family Expo

Moving on up to the Essentials by Britax Skyline Booster {Review}

It’s been a big year around our house, like WAYYYY too big. So many big firsts for someone who was once so little. I’m a bit of a self proclaimed car seat crazy lady and admittedly; I wasn’t quite ready for this next big step. We’re officially out of a 5 point harness car seat and moving on up into a Booster – thanks to Britax! We’ve officially graduated to

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