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Tales of a Blended Family
Brampton, ON, Canada
Just a mom, living life with my two best friends, raising our gaggle of children.
Interests: Crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, reading
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Here's my update on Carla's No-Low Spend Challenge for the week. It's been a very busy week. Unfortunately, we got hit by a stomach bug and I spent most of Tuesday in bed. Then Amy spent all Wednesday in bed. The weather was so cold that we kept the kids... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at Tales of a Blended Family
Thanks, Eboo! We are doing a spending journal as well, so it will be interesting to see what we spend our money on.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2014 on New Year, New Budget! at Tales of a Blended Family
Yes, Dollarama, my favourite store, lol. Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2014 on New Year, New Budget! at Tales of a Blended Family
Thanks, Jolie! I am really hoping they do, we have had such success on them in the past. We need to get the debt down and this is the best way we know how.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2014 on New Year, New Budget! at Tales of a Blended Family
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Happy Friday everyone! I hope everyone had a great week. I have been busy the last couple of days and have not had a chance to post. I started off on New Years Day with making a prime rib dinner with all the fixings (gravy and yorkshire pudding) for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Tales of a Blended Family
Thanks for setting it up!
Good luck to you too! The good thing is that by posting it, we make ourselves accountable and get support of friends/family and the blogosphere. Happy New Year, Carla!
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2014 on New Year, New Budget! at Tales of a Blended Family
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Yesterday I mentioned that I bought new jars for 2014: Amy, Shane and I sat down and rejigged our budget for 2014. We went off the rails this year and put more on credit than we should have. Everyone has set backs, we are all human. The good thing is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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Carla over at My 1/2 Dozen Daily is hosting a challenge. Basically the challenge is to spend only on essentials like rent, food, transportation, utilities. We want to have a very frugal month and enjoy doing things for free in order to help with saving goals! We had a very... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
Oh, I really did! I was working so I didn't get to see a lot, but the drive from Saskatoon to Lloydminster was nice. It was weird to be in two provinces at once, LOL. I hope that I will be able to go again soon.
Thank you! I am certainly going to try my best.
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Hey!! How's everyone? Ok, so I am back for some Sunday Night Chit Chat. I am hoping to blog more regularly, so plan to see a bit more of me. I am going to set aside 30 minutes 3 times a week to blog and if I can, I will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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I was supposed to update last Friday, and of course, things fell by the wayside! It is what it is and I will try and update on Friday. So, our first week went really well. Money In: $500.00 ~ Variable expenses $100.00 ~ Custom order payment Money Out: $285.50 ~... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
I watched Kane and Abel on tv when I was a teenager and then read the book. I was hooked. I think my favourite is Not A Penny More, Not a Penny Less
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One way we are going to try and cut down on our food costs is to make sure we make fairly frugal menus. When the kids were smaller, and I first started blogging, we were able to make family dinners for around $10 a meal. Those days are long gone.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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It's that time again...please make sure you go and see what other bloggers are "chatting" about at My 1/2 Dozen Daily My first born...I got him to get his hair cut today... What are you Reading ~ Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" Listening to ~ right now the hum... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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On the agenda for today • get dinner in the crock pot • Allen to his last badminton class • take Allen for a haircut and purchase new shoes • coffee with the girls ~ JUST coffee, lol But first I am going to put some coffee on and hole... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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It was a crazy, crazy week. We had the last week of our activities, Amy's mum and Nana came over for dinner, we had our pre-school starting visit with Andrew's new teacher and his Educational Resource Facilitator Extraordinaire, and I was back-up at work for my supervisor who is on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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Hi All! We did not keep very good track of the money this week, so I don't have a breakdown, but out of our $500 in variable expenses, I had exactly $1.38 left! Holy moly! At least we stayed on budget. As I talked about last week, we need to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
We keep telling them to stop growing. They don't listen...sigh
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2013 on Images of Summer at Tales of a Blended Family
Fridays are generally the day we pull our weekly money out of the bank and start fresh on our variable expenses for the week. Here is what we usually aim for: Groceries: $300.00 Gas $120.00 Entertainment $40.00 Other $40.00 For a weekly total of $500.00 in variable expenses. We have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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Our summer was full of the usual summer stuff...beaches, splash pads, playng at the park, and camping. I just wanted to share a few of my favourite summer photos Andrew really hated camping...he is used to a routine and he just wasn't comfortable "winging it". Next year, we are going... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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Today was a really busy day! I finished work and had to take Andrew to his paediatrician appointment. We drove out to Burlington (she's worth the drive, we LOVE her), saw the doctor and drove back. I had to put in another hour or so of work. However... My youngest,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
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As I was surfing the net for crochet ideas, I found this great blog called Tami's Amis and Other Creations. Tami hosts a weekly Work In Progress Wednesdays for those that work with crochet hooks and knitting needles! YAY! I am going to love sharing what I am working on.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family
Sigh, I am sucking at it lately...big time. No excuses...I just haven't had the gumption. I do miss it and I want to get back to it. There have a been a lot of things falling by the wayside this summer...most of all our debt repayment plan and savings. We... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2013 at Tales of a Blended Family