Entries by Catherine

Purchasing a Condo

So you have decided to purchase a condo. Whether you are upgrading from a rented apartment or downsizing from a house there are w few things to consider before you sign the papers. 1) Do your research Find out if there have been any special assesments in the last few years. If there is something that […]

Settling in to your new Community

  Your new home has been purchased, the keys are in your hand and you have started to unpack. Now it is time to meet your neighbours and get involved in your community. Here are some handy tips to get you started. 1) Check out the community centre  Especially if you want you and your […]

Fun and Tasty School Lunches 

It can be hard to break from the formula of sandwich, fruit, juice box, treat that seems to be king of the bagged lunch. Keep things fun and interesting with these healthy kid-pleasing lunches 1) Healthy Lunchables Create your own cheese-meat-cracker lunches. Pair slices of garlic sausage with cheddar cheese and ritz crackers. For a […]

Remodelling your Bathroom

Whether you are fixing up your home before it goes on the market or making your new home your own you don’t want to forget about the bathroom. Rarely thought about, this often used space is an important one. Here are some important tips for when you choose to remodel 1) Choose appropriate materials  The […]

Simple and Healthy On-the-Go Breakfasts 

Busy mornings can be the enemy of healthy eating and frugal budgets. Keep yourself on track, and start the day right, with these delicious make ahead breakfasts. 1) Oatmeal Oatmeal is a simple and delicious way to start the day. Pack dry oatmeal in one container and any toppings (fresh fruit, yogurt, brown sugar and cinnamon […]

Green and Budget Friendly Cleaning Tips

  Did you know that many ordinary items found in your pantry or fridge can also double as cleaning ingredients? To help keep your home spotless try these handy tips that are easy on the environment and your budget. 1) Use Vinegar as a mild disinfectant  Add a half cup of vinegar to a litre […]

Delicious and Simple Weeknight Recipes

With school and extracurricular activities back in session it can be tempting to stop and grab fast food on the weeknights. Keep your family healthy while you keep your wallet happy with these delicious and simple weeknight recipes. – Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil.  For a simple and satisfying meal look no further than the […]

Ways to save on your bills

Saving Money No one likes paying bills, especially in these tough economic times. However, there are a variety of ways you can help reduce the size of your monthly bills and spend your money smarter. 1) Reduce water consumption This can be done in a variety of ways. Small changes to your water consumption rituals […]