About Michelle Bastien

Originally from Nova Scotia, she is now living in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia with her husband and their three young sons. After working in customer service for over 16 years, she recently took the plunge to live her dream of being a homemaker. Her house is very loud and pretty crazy but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Lovable Labels Birthday Celebration {Giveaway}

Lovable Labels is one of our favorite Canadian label companies, and this month they are celebrating their 13th birthday. To celebrate their birthday Lovable Labels has launched 4 new designs and are having a huge 50% off sale on 5 of their best selling items. Oh, and did I mention FREE SHIPPING!! All items are: […]

Thrifty Thursday – Keeping Kids Entertained On A Budget

“I’m bored!” Every parent hates to hear those words, even more so when you are elbows deep in the dirty dishes. If your kids are anything like mine they are always wanting to go out and do something “fun”. However, there is not always money in the family budget to be hitting up indoor playgrounds […]

Thrifty Thursday – 5 Tips To Making A Successful Meal Plan

As we move into a new season and fall back to our back to school routines I am finding a common trend amongst my friends. How do you handle the mealtime madness? During the Summer months, our life is much more laid back so I find myself falling out of my meal planning routine. These […]

How To Personalize Your Child’s Room With Wall Art

We have been living in our new house for over a year now and there is one room in the house that we haven’t completely made our own yet, our little boys’ room. These two have always shared a room and will for many more years to come. On one side of the room, you […]

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Now that school is back in session we are trying our best to get back into a solid morning routine. We all know how it goes, Mom is so busy getting everyone else out the door each morning that she is the one forgotten. Most mornings I find myself leaving the house without having breakfast. […]

Abbotsford BC, Fall Fun At Willow View Farms

This past weekend my husband was out of town for work, after a day of rain left us stuck in the house we needed to find something fun to burn off some energy. After some brainstorming with the kids, we decided that we would go apple picking. We packed up some snacks and headed across […]

Thrifty Thursday – How To Clean Grout On Kitchen Counter Tops

We have been living in our house for a year now and if there is one thing that I could change in our house it would be the kitchen countertops. Our countertops are tile, I had never seen something like this before and at the time thought it was really nice. But after living here […]

James & Jamesy in the Dark Coming To Vancouver

Arriving this Fall in Vancouver at the Waterfront Theatre, from October 5 – 16, 2016. Celebrated artists James & Jamesy reach new heights of hilarity and depths of profundity with their newest production James & Jamesy in the Dark. Hailed as “one of the most popular Fringe duos ever” (CBC) James & Jamesy’s latest theatrical […]

8 Must Have Items For Back To School

As summer vacation comes to an end our minds quickly shift into back to school mode. It’s time to prepare ourselves and our children for the new school year ahead. It is one thing to get all the supplies required by your child’s school but there is much more to consider when preparing. We thought […]

BC, Top Apple Orchards in Metro Vancouver

It is that time of year again, apple season. One of the great joys of living in the Metro Vancouver area is that there is no shortage of farmers to support. This is one of the easiest ways to give back to your community and also get in some great family time. Each year my […]