Category Archives: family

A few of my favourite things #4: Lulastic and the Hippyshake

Okay, you have to love this blog just for its name, don’ t you?  But more than that, this is a fabulous blog for anyone who loves thrift, crafting, parenting and living simply and intentionally. This blog comes from Britain … Continue reading

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Living within your means

There’s an excellent article in today’s Vancouver Sun titled “Thrift is the key to retirement”.  The gist of this article is basically this: live within your means. As someone who was raised by the ultimate thrifter, it seems almost laughable … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 9 – Gatherings

Our family gatherings usually focus around food – lots of it, all good – and often presents, since we usually gather to celebrate someone’s birthday or anniversary or, duh, Christmas. We celebrated Christmas with my extended family on Sunday and … Continue reading

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