Puppy Diaries #2 – The Many Adventures Of Our Young Pup!

*This series is sponsored by the Maritime Animal Hospital.

Beaches, Parks, and Trails, oh my!

It has been a while since our first Puppy Diaries post, and it is time to give you some updates and share some of our pup's adorable pics! WARNING: he is growing fast and not so small anymore, but still some cute! (more…)

11/13 Meal Plan -What Can I Buy With 25 Today?

Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan.

These meal plans are suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on.  (more…)

GIVEAWAY $450 Cash #BlizzardBucks (Worldwide) ends 12/04

How would you like to win $450 (CAD) this Holiday Season?

This time of year is usually busy and expensive. No matter how well I budget each year, I know we usually go over a bit. Here are some of my tips to stay on track.

We celebrate Christmas and have my youngest son's birthday on Dec 30th, so it is a busiy time of year in our house. (more…)

Mastering My Mind Set

Mastering My Mind Set by Michelle Collins

*this post was sponsored by Master Mindset. All thoughts, experiences and opinions are our own.

My husband and I had the privilege of attending Master Mindset, organized by Marcel Petipas, on Oct 20, and from the moment we walked into the Dieppe Arts and Culture Center, we could tell it was going to be a special night. As people started to arrive, there was a sense of connectedness and community, as people chatted and milled about. I was thrilled to see many of the people (more…)

NOW ACCEPTING – Local Holiday Gift Guide Submissions!

NOW ACCEPTING - Holiday Gift Guide Submissions!

This year we have decided to focus on local, Atlantic Canadian content for the Holiday Gift Guide.  If you sell a product or have a local business, there are 2 different options to take part in the guide. There is a Holiday Gift Guide List and a Sponsored Post Package.

We are now accepting submissions here. Deadline is November 24th.
Priority given to locally sourced and handmade products & services.
Direct sales businesses may be featured, limited to one rep maximum per company.

2017 Holiday Gift Guide List

Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide blog post will include a list of (more…)

$25 Weekly Meal Plan Nov 1st

Here is this week's $25 weekly meal plan.

These meal plans are suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on. 

Please comment, offer suggestions, ask questions and share recipes. This feature is to help people see it IS possible to eat well on a tight budget.

This weekly (more…)

Cook With Me – Preparing 4 Freezer Meals

Tomorrow night on my Facebook Page, I will be prepping the four freezer meals below. I invite you to prep these meals with me.  

Below you will find the ingredients for each recipe. They are all to feed 4 to 6 people (if you have young children you will get 6 servings). I will be prepping 2 meals for each recipe. It is more efficient to prep more than one of the same meal. (more…)

Healthy Living – I Survived Week 1 In The Gym

This post is brought to you by United Performance. This is my honest story about my fitness journey.

Last week I shared about re-focusing on me and taking care of myself. I mentioned I had gone to the gym and done one workout at that point. 

Today is all about sharing real photos of me working out (no hiding behind the camera or cropping out my body), the struggles of my first week and the reasons I am still at it 🙂 (more…)

Oct 23/17- What Can I Buy With $25 Today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan came in just under $25 and features some great prices from various stores. You do not need to drive to all these stores if you live near a grocer that price matches. You may find pricing close to the list even if shopping at one store. I tend to shop where I can get the majority of my items on sale and spend a little extra on the rest so I do not have to drive all over town (saves on both time and gas).

These meal plans are simply suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on. 

Please comment, offer suggestions, ask questions and share recipes. This feature is to help people see it IS possible to eat well on a tight budget. (more…)

Oct 17/17- What Can I Buy With $25 Today?

This week's $25 Meal Plan came in below $20 and features some great prices from various stores. You do not need to drive to all these stores if you live near a grocer that price matches. You may find pricing close to the list even if shopping at one store. I tend to shop where I can get the majority of my items on sale and spend a little extra on the rest so I do not have to drive all over town (saves on both time and gas).

These meal plans are simply suggestions for anyone trying to really cut costs, while keeping meals as "real food" and as unprocessed as possible. These are not my personal weekly meal plans, I will be sharing these in a separate post from now on. 

Please comment, offer suggestions, ask questions and share recipes. This feature is to help people see it IS possible to eat well on a tight budget. (more…)