Travel Tuesday – Order Your FREE Canadian Travel Guides

This is the time of year that many provinces are sending out their free travel guides. If you are planning a trip or just want to explore your home province, these guides are a fabulous resource. 

Yes, all the info is available online, but I find when planning out my days or longer trips, having the paper guide to browse, is much more pleasant. I then use my phone or laptop to research details, like visiting websites for accomodations, restaurants and activities. (more…)

$25 Meal Plan – April 21/18

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 when I have time. 

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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Chili is one of those comfort foods that many of us turn to for a quick and easy meal. Not only simple, but also frugal, Chili can be a great recipe to put into your meal planning rotation, make ahead and freeze, or prepare for a crowd. (more…)

Deals Of The Week April 19 thru 25

Prices featured in our Deals Of the Week are the Atlantic Canadian Prices in this week’s published flyers.

Please note: all coupons listed in our Deals Of The Week are not necessarily available to find in stores or inserts right at the moment.

i.e. The coupons found on tear pads or in magazines from a few months ago may have expiry dates in August or December. They would be hard to find now, but many of us have them to use still.

CLICK HERE for a list of coupon abbreviations

I hope this clarifies why you may not be able to find some of them.

APPS YOU CAN USE TO SAVE EVEN MORE:

Printable Coupons available HERE on our Smartsource Portal and HERE in my complete list of Printables.

Here are this week's match ups and deals. Feel free to comment below if you spot more in the flyers.

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$25 Meal Plan – April 15th

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 when I have time. 

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Egg Roll In A Bowl

 

Have you ever had Egg Roll In A Bowl, or deconstructed egg roll? Any meal like this, served in a bowl, is a winner in our house. Cooked in one skillet, for easier clean up as well!

This is my version of an Egg Roll in a bowl. I used dark soy sauce, so the batch pictured turned out a little darker than normal. You can use a small cabbage in place of the bagged coleslaw mix. If you prefer a vegetarian version, simply leave out the meat and add some veggies. Vegetable suggestions would (more…)

Freaking Out Over “Nothing” – Dealing With Anxiety

Monday morning internal dialogue:

~ I should cut my hair

~ Actually, I should find a style I like, go to the salon and get my hair done.

~ I have thinning shears and hairdressing scissors here, it’s just too long, I will trim and layer it. Not like I haven't done it many times before.

~ But I could probably make an appointment for Thursday or Friday morning…

~ I really don’t want to sit in a chair and chit chat.

~ Well, I am always fine once I get there, what is wrong with me? This is silly...It really is so nice to have my hair washed, cut and styled.

~ Heck with it, where are the scissors? 

Yup, this really happened yesterday morning. (more…)

Striving 4 Zero Waste – Replacing Paper Towels

This post contains affiliate links. 

Many of us are on a mission to produce less waste in our homes. I am of a generation that was near the beginning of all the "convenience" products that are out there today, and grew up using them all and then realizing the waste later. Unfortunately, the convenience often means more waste or more energy used in the production or use of these products.

So, today I am addressing Paper Towels, what we can use to replace them, and reuse around the home (You do not need to buy a thing!). We still have some paper towels in our home, as all the changes I am making are being implemented slowly to help the entire family adjust. Having kids and a husband who are used to everything one way, make it hard to just change everything all of a sudden. Having pets usually means some messes that paper towel is just better to use in dealing with it, so I imagine we will always have a roll or two on hand. But the daily use of paper towel could be cut back dramatically.

This journey I am on is going to be "Striving 4 Zero Waste", meaning we are trying, and working at it. (more…)

$25 Meal Plan – April 6th

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 when I have time. 

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