Free eBooks: Artfully Frugal, Modern Minimalism and More

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Here are three ebooks that are free on Amazon.ca today!

The price is currently $0 but please be aware that this can change at any time.  Also note that these free downloads are especially for Kindles but you can download a free app which allows you to read these Kindle ebooks on your computer, tablet or smartphone!

Double check that they are still $0 before purchasing!

Take Them a Meal

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I came across this really neat website that is perfect for those of you that may find yourself in a situation of organizing meals for a family you may know.

TakeThemaMeal.com is a free service that allows you to create a meal schedule for a family in need. It’s easy to do!  One person creates a profile for the family with instructions for drop off and dates needed.  Then you are provided a link that you can share so that others can sign up for the days they can prepare a meal for the family. No more time consuming phone calls!

You can read the TakeThemaMeal.com story here.

How neat is that?

Gap Canada: Save an Extra 25% off Sale Items

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Don’t Miss This! Save an extra 25% off sale styles online at Gap Canada!

Use coupon code: GAPHAPPY
Expires: May 28, 2015

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Shutterfly: Photo Book Super Sale

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Through midnight tonight, May 27, Shutterfly will be offering insane prices on their photo book selections for new customers! This huge photo book super sale offers new Shutterfly customers up to 75% off regular prices!

  • 8×8: $10.99
  • 10×10: $12.99
  • 8×11: $14.99
  • 12×12: $16.99
  • 11×17: $19.99

Use coupon code: PHOTONC
Expires: May 27, 2015 at 11:59pm PST

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KidSteals: Nutcase Helmets up to 47% off

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Looking for a great helmet for the kids at a great price?  Head over to KidSteals quickly to get a Nutcase street sport helmet for up to 47% off!  Here are some details:

Nutcase Helmets are the best helmets we have ever seen. They have Consumer Product Safety ratings and amazing features such as the anti-pinch Fidlock® magnetic buckle, the spin dial fit system for a snug and comfortable fit, the protective shock-absorbing liner and more. Not only do they have great features and certifications, but they also have style. Nutcase helmets are the cutest helmets on the market!

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Offer ends at 8pm PST May 27, 2015. Or whiles supplies last.

How to Plan a Family Staycation

6 steps to Plan a Family Staycation that everyone is sure to remember for years to come.

6 steps to Plan a Family Staycation that everyone is sure to remember for years to come.

Are you lacking the funds or time this year for a family vacation? If that’s the case, don’t worry. A family staycation is a great way to spend time together and “get away” while still keeping some cash in your pocket. If you have never planned a family staycation before, take a peek below at these helpful tips for how to plan a family staycation that everyone will enjoy!

1. Choose a theme.

One of the best ways to start is to decide the theme of your staycation. Do you want tropical? Exotic? A camping theme? A destination? Whatever the case may be, choose the theme and “destination” as a family. This will help you best plan the activities of your staycation.

2. Set up the location.

You now want to set up your location based on the theme you chose. For example if you picked tropical, decorate the backyard with a kiddie pool, sand spot, umbrella, colorful plants, etc. If you picked a Paris theme, a bistro set, candles, a small Eiffel tower centerpiece, etc. can all be fun. Think of ways to bring the feeling of the theme to your space and start decorating.

3. Plan your menu.

Create a fun menu based on the theme of your staycation. A tropical staycation might include pineapple, smoothies, and lots of grilling out. A camping theme could include campfire food, while a Parisian theme could include cheese and small appetizers. Plan a menu as a family and get creative with your food.

4. Choose your activities.

Once your theme, location, and menu are in place, choose some simple activities. This could include local sight seeing that goes with the theme or activities and games you can enjoy at home. Pick games and activities that are family friendly and easy! Some suggestions could include a water balloon fight for the tropical theme or a trip to a local art museum for the Paris theme.

5. UNPLUG.

One of the best parts of a staycation is unplugging! Turn off the phones and computers and enjoy your time together as a family. Let family and friends know of your staycation so they can give you space during this time as well.

6. Don’t forget to document your trip!

Don’t forget to take lots of pics so you can always remember your staycation together and all the fun you had. If you wish you can even create a scrapbook when done!

See how simple it can be to plan a family staycation? It is a great way to enjoy some family fun without ever leaving your home. Give these planning trips a try and you can plan a staycation with your family that they will always remember!

Zulily: 40% off Aden + Anais

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Save 40% off Aden + Anais products, including the popular swaddling blankets, online at Zulily!

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Offer ends May 29, 2015.

Penningtons: All Bras only $30

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All bras are currently only $30 each online at Penningtons!

Offer ends June 7, 2015.

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