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Customize Your Home Décor and Show Your Team Spirit with NHL Roller Shades

For many sports fans, hockey is a way of life. Express your love for your favourite Canadian NHL team by displaying your pride in the very windows of your home. Whether you are a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks or the Calgary Flames, there are countless customized roller shade options available …

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Make Organizing Your Goal in 2014 with the Simply Plan All-In-One Planner-Giveaway

I am not a naturally organized person. In fact, for many years I was probably one of the most disorganized people imaginable. That started to change when I had kids. Keeping some sort of a routine is just a necessity when you’re a parent, like waking up early despite the fact you’re a night owl. …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-How to Save on Kids’ Birthday Parties

It’s only natural for moms to be excited about the little ones’ (or no-so-little-anymore ones’…) birthdays. These annual milestones are a reminder of the amazing people our kids are turning into and how much they’ve grown, learned and changed since the last birthday. And that’s certainly a cause for celebration! But…it’s all too easy to …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Ways to Make Saving Fun for the Whole Family

Rainy day funds, retirement accounts, college savings…they are all part of responsible financial planning, but allocating money towards them doesn’t always feel that exciting. Teaching children to save will serve them well throughout their lifetimes and sticking to a budget is much easier when all members of the family are on board. But how can …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Keeping the Holiday Gift Giving Under Control

It’s the most wonderful time…but also that time of year that might just make you want to grab your cash and credit cards, crawl into a hole and not come out until after New Year’s. Between parties, decorating, travelling or hosting out of town guests, requests for year-end charitable donations and, of course, gift giving, …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Have a Super Spooky Halloween on a Budget

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change in many parts of the country. You can almost hear the witches cackling, ghosts wailing and skeleton bones rattling…Halloween is just around the corner! Because Halloween is only the beginning of the holiday season, it’s easy to go overboard on spending – …

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Save Money and Headaches this Halloween-Organize a Costume Swap on National Costume Swap Day!

The kids are back in school. Your schedule is almost all yours for at least a few hours every day. Coffee is sipped while still hot. Life is good. Then…you have visions of Halloween. Before you start to panic thinking up ways to distract your 7-year-old long enough to keep her away from the Monster …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-How To Give A Room A Facelift On A Budget

Is there a room in your home in serious need of a makeover? Maybe a guest room is being transformed into a nursery, home office, or craft workshop. Maybe it’s time to transition a little kid’s room into one suitable for your big kid or teen. Or perhaps the use isn’t changing but the living …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Traveling With Kids on a Budget

Spring is in the air! That means that spring break is right around the corner (or already here for some) with summer not far behind. If you’re planning a family vacation for one of these times it doesn’t have to be a budget buster. Here are a few tips for making memories without breaking the …

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Anna’s Budget Tips-Low Cost Ways to Update Mom’s Wardrobe

Cute onesies. Fashion-forward diaper covers. Size 3 skinny jeans (3T that is). If your fashion focus has been primarily on your kids, who can blame you? They are so stinking cute and dressing them can be really fun. Plus, it’s something lots of us started practicing for as little girls when we played dress-up with …

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