Holiday Fun

Roller coasters, waterslides and Wave pools, Oh my! Our 30 hour adventure at The West Edmonton Mall

Roller coasters, waterslides and Wave pools, Oh my! Our 30 hour adventure at The West Edmonton Mall

The skies were blue and the air was crisp. With the five of us packed in our truck, we left Calgary and drove into Edmonton 2 days after Christmas. Why were we in notoriously cold Edmonton you may be thinking? Well, Pat and I had […]

Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas

Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas

If you are like most couples, you are a very busy family. Having romantic time to spend together is difficult at best. You are also probably due for a vacation and that you are yearning for some alone time with your mate. Unfortunately with today’s […]

How to Throw a Fun Christmas Party on a Homesteader Budget

How to Throw a Fun Christmas Party on a Homesteader Budget

Sometimes at Christmas time you really just need to stop being so frivolous and be a little frugal. There might be certain areas you prefer not to skimp on when it comes to the holidays, but you can throw a really great Christmas party with […]

Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

During the winter it’s easy to hole up inside like a pack of bears hibernating (especially when you live in Canada!). However, humans are not bears and there’s a lot of fun to be had outdoors. This Christmas season, take your family outdoors, get some […]

TBB Asks…And I Answered! Holidays 2017

TBB Asks…And I Answered! Holidays 2017

Real or Fake Tree? A real one. We are lucky enough to live among a plethora of trees and it is always an enjoyable family tradition during the holidays, the searching for and cutting down the Christmas tree. 2. Favorite Christmas Cookie? Do I have […]

Crafty Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun

Crafty Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun

Sometimes the best times are the simplest times. You and your family can have an old-fashioned Christmas by enjoying some fun holiday crafts. Here are five old-fashioned Christmas craft ideas to enjoy. #1 Paper chain – Paper chains can be made year around. However, they’re […]

How to Plan Homemade Edible Gifts from the Homestead

How to Plan Homemade Edible Gifts from the Homestead

Are you looking for a new way to show your appreciation and gratitude this holiday season? Are you looking to give gifts this year that are special and focus on giving rather than materialism? Consider making your own homemade edible gifts this year. Related: 10 Gift […]

8 Tips for Winter Travel to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

8 Tips for Winter Travel to Keep Your Family Safe and Healthy

During winter holidays and school breaks, you and just about everyone else in North America are a lot more likely to be traveling. For vacations, family visits, or whatever your travel plans are, you want to make sure you arrive safe and healthy. Wash Your […]

Simple, Frugal and Easy Holiday Homestead Decorating Ideas

Simple, Frugal and Easy Holiday Homestead Decorating Ideas

Decorating for the holidays is often one of events people most look forward to. There’s just something special about the twinkling lights, the smell of pine in the air and the festivity. If you’re tired of fancy decorations or want to take your holiday decorating […]

Why Baking is Good For the Soul and 3 Easy Holiday Treats the Whole Family will love!

Why Baking is Good For the Soul and 3 Easy Holiday Treats the Whole Family will love!

Imagine walking into a home that smells like homemade bread, cookies or cinnamon rolls. The scent envelopes you and makes you feel like a child again. Baking, it is said, is good for the soul. Not only because the aromas and flavors can take you […]