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Back to Basics

I recently wrote a post about minimalism, and since then, I’ve found myself straying quite a lot from the principals. The main reason being our recent move into our new home, and falling victim to the ‘I need to fill this with things’ mentality. Suddenly I find myself in a beautiful new home, feeling that all of our ‘old things’ …

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Beach Birthday

My LO is about to turn two years old and while we felt he was still too small for birthday parties at the age of one, he understands a lot more now (naturally) and is much more aware of our culture norms and expectations, including birthday celebrations (and presents lol). Birthdays are a big deal here and sometimes I feel …

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How To Find The Right Moving Company For You

If you have recently made the decision to move, you need to start planning well in advance. Your list of things to do will probably begin with the hunt for a moving company—one of the most important tasks when you are preparing to relocate to a new house. Moving house represents a big investment, so it is natural to want …

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My Favorite Parenting Blogs

Today I want to pause from sharing my own homeschooling journey so I can actually shed some info on the best parenting blogs that I’ve found online. All three of them have inspired, supported and strengthened me during my two years of motherhood. By reading them and implementing their ideas, my time with my son has become more productive, educational and …

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My Favorite Homeschooling Activities

My son is still really small (only 1.10) so when homeschooling him I put a lot of stress on fine and gross motor development, playing outside and taking walks. I also try to include him in as much of my daily tasks as possible, such as cleaning, organizing, going to the post office, etc. Sure, I’ve had to get used …

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5 Expensive Purchases That Were Well Worth the Money

Frugality is my way of life. I often write about my daily efforts to save money, find cheaper products and always consider alternatives. However, there are certain times when expensive purchases are well worth the investment, even if the wallet does take a significant hit. My great grandfather always used to say, “The cheap is expensive” and in many cases, …

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9 Hobbies That Can Pay Off

If you have a hobby that takes up most of your spare time, you might as well make some money off it. Whether you’re a skilled photographer or write a popular blog, no matter what your passion, you can almost certainly turn it to your financial advantage. Here’s a list of the most lucrative hobbies: Golf If you’ve been swinging …

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The Minimalists

I’ve recently come across an amazing website called ‘The Minimalists‘ created by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus. The website has inspired me in more ways than one. I have been reading a lot about ‘minimalism’ lately – it seems to be the new buzz word. But it’s not just some fad. So many of us watch our lives flash before our eyes …

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3 Tips for Eating Healthily on a Budget

There’s a common misconception that to eat healthily you need to spend big bucks. That’s a big enough reason for some to give up on the idea of a healthy life, and to ‘compromise’ with delicious fatty, fried food. I have to be honest – there’s nothing I love more than a McDonalds burger with fries. But too much of …

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5 Reasons Why I Live a Frugal Lifestyle

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of flack for my frugalness. My family and friends think I overdo it and focus too much energy on saving while I constantly analyze how to lower my expenses. But I have to disagree – living a frugal lifestyle has done me so much good. It’s impacted my life for the better. Where I stand …

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