Inexpensive DIY Christmas Hostess Gifts

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Around the holidays, parties are coming up almost every weekend. Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, people find whatever excuse they can to throw a party. Since showing up to a party empty handed isn’t something you like to be doing, and bringing chips or pops went out of style in the eighth grade, you’re going to need some hostess gifts on hand to bring whenever there is a need. But, you also don’t want to blow … Continue reading

My Christmas Wish List

Christmas wish list

This Sunday I can’t reveal any of the steals I found, because most of them are gifts – I don’t want to ruin the surprise! Instead, here is my christmas wish list for this year! I don’ have expensive taste most of the time, so I prefer lots of little things rather than one more expensive item. This year there are a couple books on my list, a couple drinking containers, a few other little … Continue reading

Ten Gifts for a Crafter Under $20

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General Crafting Supplies The good thing about going gift shopping for crafty people is that their interests are generally very easy to pinpoint. If they craft in general then you can get them anything from glue to glitter, and if they have a more specific interest, the craft store will direct you in the right direction. There are specific areas for everything from scrapbooking, to quilting, to knitting, and there are lots of things in … Continue reading

Freebie – Christmas Shopping List Printable

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If you’re anything like the average person, you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet. Sure, you might be ahead of the game and have everything bought, wrapped, and under the tree already, but that’s unlikely. If you do, kudos to you! But, if not, you’re likely scrambling for gift ideas, days to go shopping, and a way to keep it all organized. I’ve got just the thing! Print of this pretty christmas shopping list and … Continue reading

Sunday Steals – Lotions, More Winter Sweaters & Real Pants

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I was working on Friday this week, so didn’t get to go out for the Black Friday craziness – though I don’t think I’m too disappointed. I did, however, go out on Thursday to a few stores that were having early sales. They were still pretty busy, but nowhere near as crazy as they would have been Friday. I think I’m happy to have avoided the rush, and still found some great deals for this … Continue reading

Ten Gifts for a Blogger Under $20

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If you’ve stumbled upon this post, it means you’re probably trying to think of what to get someone for Christmas, and that someone is probably a blogger. Now I do understand that, of course, all bloggers are unique and each one has their own different interests and passions, but for the sake of this post, I’m going to generalize. And my generalizations will probably be right nine times out of ten. So here are some … Continue reading

Sunday Steals – Haagen Dazs and Comfy Sweaters

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This week’s Sunday Steals include a new flavour of ice cream that I found and just had to buy. Peppermint Bark flavoured Haagen Dazs. I don’t usually buy Haagen Dazs but this flavour was on sale and was a delicious combination of all my favourite things – peppermint, white chocolate, and more chocolate. Plus I love any excuse to eat anything Christmas-y at this time of year. When I do buy Haagen Dazs on rare … Continue reading

Sunday Steals – Bazaars, Gift Wrap and Holiday Drinks

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This week I found some great deals – and you might be able to as well. Although it’s only November 16th, it seems that all my finds this week were Christmas themed. I guess I’m in a festive mood! Around this time of year is when local churches and community centres start having their annual Christmas Bazaars. Last weekend my elementary school church had their bazaar, and yesterday my preschool had their bazaar. If they … Continue reading

Starbucks Holiday Drinks

Starbucks Holiday Drinks 2014

Starbucks holiday drink special is back! Buy one get one drink free from 2-5pm starting today. This special last’s for five days so if you’re a big Starbucks fan make the trip at least twice! Rather than thinking of one full priced drink and one free drink, take a friend and split the cost. That’ll mean you’re both getting a drink at half price. I kind of consider this the real signal that it’s Christmas … Continue reading

Flipp – the flyer app to save you time and money

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If you’re trying to save, and spend a good portion of your time every week flipping through flyers and trying to find the best deal, then this flyer app is for you. First of all, it’s free. You download it and enter your location, and it comes up with flyers for all the stores in your area. You favourite the flyers – basically saying ‘yes’ to the stores you actually shop at, and then it … Continue reading

How to Get the Best Deals at Outlet Malls

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There are outlet malls everywhere – there are some really huge, well known ones in Niagara, and there are a few closer to home. One of my favourites is Dixie Outlet Mall in Mississauga. It’s where I recently found some amazing winter scarves and my hilarious owl phone case. Outlet malls can be a great place to find good deals, especially around the holidays when you’re trying to get the most gifts for the lowest … Continue reading

Sunday Steals – Sweaters, Design Lessons & Piles of Bread

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The other day I went to Old Navy (because I love Old Navy and hadn’t been in a while) and I found a few sweaters that make me super excited that the cold weather is here. I also got some great deals on them since it was time to use super cash. I had $10, which you can use when you spend over $25. So, I split my bill into two. One one I used … Continue reading

What to Know Before Buying a Phone Online

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I’m going to tell you a story. It’s the story of my mom buying a phone online. It’s long and awful, but I will try to keep things short and to the point. Now, let me preface this story by saying that in 2012, I bought myself an iPhone 4s on Kijiji for a great price, and from a great seller, because I’ve had it ever since and love it. That was a great experience. … Continue reading

5 Beautiful 2015 Planners to Inspire You Next Year

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I love making lists, keeping a calendar, and always having a written record of what I need to accomplish. It’s not just the writing things down that makes them more attainable, but crossing them off feels great too. I’m a firm believer in inspiration – surrounding yourself with beautiful things and tools will make it possible for any creative to reach their full potential. So, when it came time to get a 2015 planner for … Continue reading

Sunday Steals – A Huge Halloween Sale and Too Many Tapas

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This week I found some amazing deals that I’m absolutely in love with. On Friday I was waiting outside the grocery store and decided to browse for a few minutes in Big Deal – a store in Appleby Village (If you live in Burlington). I’d been in there a few times before, and their stuff is already really well priced – but right now they have a 75% off Halloween sale on, since their trying … Continue reading