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.

Guardians of the Garden happening now at VanDusen Gardens {Review}

Are you ready to bee Guardians of the Garden? It’s time to fly on over to VanDusen Botanical Gardens to learn all about how to help our little bzz’ing garden pollinators!The Bee Strong Challenge is a wonderful event running now until April 5th within VanDusen Botanical Garden and offers families and children a unique way to discover pollinator-friendly flowers to plant and takes you on a bit of an… adventure!

Imagine Van Gogh Review [+ Extended run dates!]

Swirls of colour, thick globs of paint, brush strokes seemingly so random yet purposeful, colours that seem to dance and move around a still canvas… experience Vincent Van Gogh’s original artwork in a way like never before with Imagine Van Gogh the ORIGINAL immersive exhibition in Image Totale©.

20 Green St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids to Make

While there are lots of images of leprechauns and rainbows on St. Patrick’s Day, green is one of the most prominent colors of any St. Patrick’s Day decor. From four-leaf clovers to Irish colors, you’ll find green in just about any St. Patrick’s Day-themed item! If you are looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for your kids, you are in luck! These easy projects are all green, so

Crispy poptart being held on top of a golden spatula

One thing this last year has taught our family is that it’s okay to be a little bit extra when it comes to the holidays. We look for any and all reason to make silly breakfasts, themed dinners and all the fun desserts in between. Add in something that kids can help “decorate” and it’s an instant hit around our house.

Hand reaching down onto a plate of air fryer mini pizza dinner

Can you believe that Air Fryer Mini Pizzas bagels were one of the *first* recipes we made in our Air Fryer? Yep. It’s true. Did anyone else jump on the air fryer bandwagon during quarantine like our family did? We cut our visits to the grocery store by 75% and were determined to use up everything we had in our pantry and cupboards so we could stay home as much

22 Easy & Fun DIY Suncatchers Kids Can Make

I don’t know about you, but I’m over the dreary days and already looking forward to a beautiful sunny Spring and Summer! With all of our holiday decorations taken down we are now filling our spaces with art that brings some of the sun fun inside. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fun – and easy – Suncatcher crafts that are easy enough for kids to do on their