We have new neighbours! They moved in a few weeks ago and I today I thought of making them a little something. Anyone who has ever moved knows how stressful moving day can be. Since I have moved several times … Continue reading
Every year Ottawa has this super sticky ribfest here in Ottawa down on Sparks Street. It is one of the best weekends here in Ottawa, other than the oodles of music festivals. Honestly, Summer in Ottawa is hpping, to me … Continue reading
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you the newest member of our family, Link. Our beautiful baby girl was born April 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm EST after 14 hours of labour (9.5 hrs longer than her older … Continue reading
Monday night was rather embarrassing for me. As a woman, I should be comfortable with my period. No woman that I know likes the pain associated with it much but we deal; just like we deal with colds better than the manliest … Continue reading
We love saving money. Who doesn’t? It allows us to spend more on the older kids or go to events that we normally wouldn’t go to. Just this week alone, I managed to save over $50 just at Target via their online coupon site.
See!Couponing is something I never thought I would do. It used to annoy me because I would get stuck in the line behind someone who used coupons for everything. That was, until I started to save money myself and I love the idea of getting things we use anyway, cheaper.
I am nothing like those women on the extreme couponing shows but I might be close. I have a spreadsheet (thanks Microsoft!) that helps me track the savings that I have the potential of obtaining.
I don’t print too many useless coupons for things we don’t need. We plan meals around the food items that we can get on sale. I think it is a smart money saving option for us, especially with a new baby only a little over a month away.
It was only this week that I started to use the coupon tracking spreadsheet because I kept finding that I let coupons that we really needed, expire. Bummer!
I spent a good part of the day on Monday trying to figure out what I wanted to have the spreadsheet look at and on Tuesday I started to creat it but headed to Pinterest for inspiration and saw taht Microsoft has their own template. Awesome! It only needed a few modifications to be useable for us but it is up and running and working well for us so far.
Now, if I could only get my coupon binder done. 😉
I am in a serious nesting stage right now and I am at the point where if it isn’t getting done, come hell or high water, you bet your ass that this pregnant lady will do it herself. Of course, … Continue reading
Ok, yes. I am a tiny bit nerdy. So what! It is Pi Day (March 14 or 3.14 you know that thing in math that we NEVER use…) AND it’s also Friday. I totally had Rebecca Black’s It’s Friday song … Continue reading
My friend Jessie posted about this #100HappyDays challenge. It’s a simple challenge and there should be no reason to fail. The objective is simple: post a photo of what makes you happy each day to social media with the hash … Continue reading
Last week was horrible and I really do mean horrible. The flu hit our house. The flu is never pretty and boy if can really make you hurt. Two Saturday’s ago I woke up in the morning before skiing in … Continue reading
We now have a gallery page, however there is one lonely photo on there but I couldn’t resist. I am a self-proclaimed licence plate whore. Everytime I see them I squeal (most times internally) in delight. There are the odd … Continue reading