Beauty, DIY, Frugal Living, Health

After a never-ending winter, the beautiful weather has ARRIVED. One thing I've learned about living in south-western Ontario in Canada is to appreciate, relish and make the most of our warm weather season. Fall is still my favorite season here but Summer comes in a quick and close second. I LOVE Vitamin D. After all,… Continue reading

Beauty, DIY, Frugal Living, Health

Let’s Talk Non-Toxic Skin Care!

Skin. It's the body's largest organ and makes up for 16 percent of our body weight! I'm really excited to share with you how I practice non-toxic skin care and how easy it can be.   Before we dive in, lets talk about how much skin changes and how different our skin can become as we… Continue reading Let’s Talk Non-Toxic Skin Care!

Baby, Frugal Living

Can You Afford To Have Children?

  Babies. Dollar signs? Cha ching cha ching? Does $41,603 per year sound about right when it comes to the cost of raising a child? This number comes from Lowestrates.ca which based their final numbers on things like childcare, transportation, food, clothing, gear, RESP's, recreation and more. You can read the full article here. I'll… Continue reading Can You Afford To Have Children?

Frugal Living

How We’ve Learned To Live In 600 Square Feet and Tips for Small Space Living.

Cozy. That's how I would describe where live. You can't get much cozier than two adults, two cats and a baby in 600 square feet. We live in a 600 square foot basement apartment of a modest, brick home. We have 6 windows, which is actually a lot for a basement! My son's room does not… Continue reading How We’ve Learned To Live In 600 Square Feet and Tips for Small Space Living.

Frugal Living

10 Frugal Valentine Date Ideas

Today I'm going to share 10 Frugal Valentine Date Ideas. Maybe you are searching for Valentine Ideas For her or Romantic Valentine Date Ideas or just Valentine's ideas. Maybe you already have an elaborate, expensive date night planned for your someone special! But whatever your relationship status, you can do any of these dates! Grab… Continue reading 10 Frugal Valentine Date Ideas

Baby, Frugal Living

My Journey Into Cloth Diapering: Diaper Styles, Inserts, Fit and Brands.

Currently on my living room floor is a pile of clean cloth diapers, covers and inserts. They've been clean for 3 days......... Anyways. Let us jump right into the different types of cloth diapers and how they work. I'm not an expert and I haven't used every kind out there. I'm still learning but I… Continue reading My Journey Into Cloth Diapering: Diaper Styles, Inserts, Fit and Brands.

Baby, DIY, Frugal Living

My Journey Into Cloth Diapering: The Setup.

This is my favourite part to share with you about cloth diapering. MY SETUP! WOOHOO!! Set up is one of the most important parts of cloth diapering. If you don't have a good setup you may find that the whole process overwhelms you easily. This took me awhile to figure out. I've rearranged baby boy's… Continue reading My Journey Into Cloth Diapering: The Setup.

Frugal Living

How I’m Learning To Live With Less And Why I didn’t Always Love it.

I could feel the sweat starting to bead on my forehead and my heart began to race. My palms felt sweaty and my chest tightened. What was sending me into full panic mode, you ask? Well. I was creating my baby registry.  Most normal mamas to be would probably feel excited doing this but for me,… Continue reading How I’m Learning To Live With Less And Why I didn’t Always Love it.

DIY, Frugal Living

Ways In Which We Have Learned To Live Frugally.

In this post I'm going to share the ways in which my husband and I save money. This saving money thing has never been a strong point for me, personally. Thankfully I married someone who is much better at it than me!  I've taught my husband that it's ok to splurge sometimes and he's taught… Continue reading Ways In Which We Have Learned To Live Frugally.

Frugal Living

What I’ve Learned About Buying Second-hand Clothing.

I LOVE SHOPPING. It's therapeutic for me! Some of my earliest memories are of me and my mom, shopping. She took me everywhere with her for the first 5 years of my life. Shopping is actually a really special thing that Mom, myself and my sister share. Living a couple thousand miles apart makes it… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About Buying Second-hand Clothing.