• TINY TIPS

    Tiny Tips: On Reducing Clutter

    Since we started this blog, decluttering has been a big topic. It’s necessary if we want to be able to downsize into a Tiny House. But it certainly is a long process. So thought we would take the time to share with you some tips on reducing your clutter! Identify Your Clutter Let’s take a closer look at how we define clutter. What I believe to be clutter may not be the same for you. And that’s perfectly fine! You just need to be able to recognize what clutter is for you, and then we can move onto the reducing phase. Clutter in our home is a wide variety of…

  • MEAL PLANNING

    Weekly Meal Plan: May 20th-26th

    Last week was absolutely amazing! We had not one, but two moms visit us in Moncton! Our meal plan didn’t exactly go accordingly but that’s OK. We will be using all our leftover ingredients for this week’s meal plan. For those who may be new to our weekly meal plan posts, I’ll quickly explain how we maximize our savings. First we make a list of 7 meals we want to eat. You could easily write more meals if you need to make more than one meal per day, especially on weekends. Next we make a list of all the ingredients needed to make those meals. I know it seems like…

  • RECIPES

    Fish Stick Tacos Recipe

    Back on our Weekly Meal Plan from the first week of May, we had a new recipe on our menu: Fish Stick Tacos! This recipe was from a cookbook we won in a contest on Instagram called Recipe Shorts. Long story short, every recipe is written in 120 characters or less. Sounds weird, right? But it’s actually pretty awesome, especially because less text meant less hassle. The fewer ingredients you have, the easier it will be to make food. We did however put our own twist on these fish tacos. This was mostly due to the fact that I can’t eat cilantro and it was one of the main ingredients.…

  • FAMILY

    Celebrating Mother’s Day

    Today being Mother’s Day, I thought it important to jot down some thoughts concerning the celebration and appreciation of mothers. For those of you who don’t know, my parents split up when I was 10 years old. My brother and I grew up with my dad from then on, visiting my mom once a month on weekends. I don’t remember much about it, but one thing I do remember is my first thought every morning on mother’s day – dad. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate and love my mom just as much as I love my dad. I do not feel any resentment whatsoever towards my mom, but the…

  • MEAL PLANNING

    Weekly Meal Plan: May 13th-19th

    Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and although my mom isn’t in town yet, she will be visiting us for three days next week. This means that our meal plan will be a bit more up in the air than usual. But not to worry, we’re still going to plan it out and enjoy spending time with family as much as possible! Before I list off all our meals for this week, I’m curious. What do you guys do to celebrate Mother’s Day? Do you cook a meal at home? Or do you typically go out for this special occasion? Let us know in the comments! Meals Rice & Stir Fry Casino…

  • HOME MAKEOVER FOR RENTERS

    Bedroom Makeover: Decor

    Choosing the decor for our bedroom was probably the hardest part in our Home Makeover for Renters series so far. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d have such a hard time making these decisions. And yet here I am, writing this blog post, and I haven’t even finished decorating the bedroom. Fortunately, we did choose a colour scheme and what we want the bedroom to look like. Green is our colour of choice, and plants are going to be the feature in the bedroom. And of course, we’re keeping minimalism in mind for all decorating in the house. Here are some ideas of what we have been looking at in various…

  • FAMILY,  GIFT GUIDE

    Mother’s Day Gift Guide – My Home Apparel

    Mother’s Day is coming up so fast and I still don’t know what to get my moms! It can be a bit challenging to figure out what to buy when you have more than one mother. For me there’s my mom, my step-mom, and my mother-in-law. Fortunately I know exactly where to go shopping: My Home Apparel. If you haven’t heard of My Home Apparel yet, you NEED to check them out. I love absolutely everything they sell and I thought it would be such a great place to feature for a Mother’s Day Gift Guide! Fortunately for me, the owner agreed and in turn she is sponsoring this post.…

  • MEAL PLANNING

    Weekly Meal Plan: May 6th-12th

    Is it Saturday again already?? That means it’s time for another weekly meal plan. This week, we’ve got another new recipe that we’ll be trying out from Recipe Shorts, as well as a few family favourites. Oh! And we’re also planning a date night on Monday because we haven’t been out in forever! MEALS Stuffed Pasta Shells Date Night! Pad Thai Sloppy Janes Spaghetti Fish Stick Tacos Pizza INGREDIENTS Pasta Shells Broccoli Cottage Cheese Cheese Instant Noodles Shrimp Onion Yellow Pepper Rice Vinegar Garlic Eggs Fish Sauce Soya Sauce Peanut Butter Catalina Sriracha Peanuts Green Onions Hamburger Buns Yves Veggie Ground Beef Homemade Sloppy Joe Spice Mix Tomato Paste x2…

  • TINY TIPS

    Tiny Tips – Reducing Waste At Home

    Reducing waste is something we’ve been trying to do at home for the past couple of months. We started off by sharing with you a list of tips on how to be more eco-friendly. As time went on we realized that minimizing how much we throw out can actually be easier than you think. And it can even save you money! No one is perfect when it comes to being environmentally friendly. I think the important part is being conscious and continuously making efforts. That is how we’ll be able to create change. In order to reduce waste at home, it may be necessary to replace some products – or at…