This post is sponsored by BBQ Scraper. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting TTBH. Morning friends! How was your weekend? We were at a beautiful wedding on Saturday and rather than recovering from our super late night (think 3am) we were up and busy at 8am Sunday morning. After swimming lessons, a trip to the grocery store and a meeting with a potential daycare for Margsy we headed back to the house to get going on preparing some delicious food for our out guests who arrived at around place right around lunch time for a BBQ. I’m exhausted today but it was oh so worth it! Also, stay tuned for an awesome giveaway in honor of both Father’s Day and the beginning of the grilling season at the bottom of this post! Grilling and chilling is probably our favorite summer activity. Seriously, nothing beats hanging…

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Morning folks! It’s been a busy week in these parts and today I want to share some of the happenings with ya’ll. I also wanted to start chronicling our frugal lifestyle in a more hands on “live” type of way so I’m testing out a Frugal Friday series where I give you fine folks an update on all things frugal and lifestyle related going on in our house. Last weekend was busy. We headed out to the country where we farm a large plot of land to stockpile veggies for the winter. This is a huge money saver for us since we’re able to feed our family fresh, pesticide free produce throughout the winter without spending a penny. Mer had some maintenance stuff to get done like cutting the grass and some clean up. So, Margs and I took advantage and spent some quality time watching dad hard at work,…

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This post contains affiliate links which means I make a small commission if you buy the product/service I’ve linked to. Thank you for supporting TTBH. Morning friends! If you follow me on Pinterest you’ll notice that I’ve recently branded my profile. Since focusing on building my Pinterest following (which is still on the very small side) and branding each of my posts with at least 2 pinable images, Pinterest has skyrocketed to my biggest traffic referrer here on TTBH. Part of my decision to focus on Pinterest was sheer curiosity. Tons of other bloggers swear that Pinterest helped triple or even quadruple their blog traffic so I decided to give it a shot and see what happens. Well, they were right. When I realized that Pinterest did in fact drive heaps of traffic to the blog I got to googling to find out how Pinterest really works. You see, I…

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Don’t forget to enter the 50$ paypal gift certificate giveaway! Head on over to enter if you haven’t already! When Mer and I first met I was 22 years old. At the time, I was a poor university student, obsessed with all things material and downright impressed by Mer’s cool set of wheels. We met in the month of April and Mer had just purchased his first vehicle: a brand new SUV. He treated that truck like his baby. He washed it weekly and pampered it like a proud papa would. To the outside world it looked awesome, impressive even but what no one knew was the ugly truth that that truck was costing Mer nearly 700$ a month for 5 years. Holy hell – that’s a ton of money right? Frugal math tells me that the truck with interest cost Mer nearly $42 000!! I think the notion of…

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Morning folks! I hope you’re all having a great week so far. The weather in these parts has been pretty crummy but the forecast is calling for a good amount of sun coming up so things are due to improve which is great! Nothing sucks more than being stuck inside with a toddler who has suddenly realized that doors lead to amazing outside places. Needless to say, Margsy is super grumpy and just itching to get outside and play. I’ll often catch her standing at the front window pointing outdoors and saying “go, go, go”. Here’s hoping that sun starts peeking out really really soon. So enough about my endless complaining about the weather. Today I actually want to talk to ya’ll about blog niches. In the last few weeks I’ve gotten a couple of emails from readers asking about blog niches and how I chose mine and if I…

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Morning folks! If you haven’t already entered the giveaway happening here on TTBH please feel free to head on over to Recipe Calendar – Meal Planner post to enter for a chance to win a 50$ Paypal gift card. Thanks again to Harmonic Soft for hosting the giveaway. Guys, it’s nearly a year that we moved. Time just flies right? Around this time last year, Mer and I were frantically packing, decluttering and sorting through all our stuff in our small apartment. It’s really crazy how much stuff we managed to accumulate in the 6 or so years we lived there. In hindsight we were so incredibly wasteful and that purge was somewhat of a turning point for us. Even more insane was the amount of stuff we found while packing that we’d completely forgotten about! Shoes, books, baby toys, kitchen gadgets, decorative items – the list goes on and…

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This post is sponsored by Harmonic Soft. All opinions are my own. Thank you for kindly supporting TTBH. One of the disadvantages of living a frugal lifestyle is falling into food ruts. Frugal living in our house comes with a  sense of living on autopilot and once we figured out a general meal plan that appeals to us and stays on budget we stick to it week after week. Although our meals are generally healthy and balanced they do tend to be redundant because we’ve automated the process of grocery shopping to stay on budget and feed our family 3 meals per day for at most 100$ per week. So, when Harmonic Soft the creators of the Recipe Calendar – Meal Planner reached out about working with their product I jumped on the opportunity because this awesome app allows you to peruse new recipes, add your own and generate a…

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