May garden update: Seedlings!

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Last week, I wrote about getting the garden plots ready with the right kind of soil.  We ended up choosing a mix of basic potting soil, compost and manure.  Nothing fancy, but it should get the job done.  The next step was the fun part – getting the plants in! Brian and I had already talked a bit about what plants we wanted to grow and what combination of plants to get.  We don’t save...

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Updates: May 12 – 18

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Happy Victoria Day weekend! Or, if you’re in the States, happy one week until your long weekend! I never really paid much attention to the reasoning behind the holiday, other than I know we used to have a Queen Victoria at one point. If you’re interested in the history, Canadian Budget Binder has a good recap! Photo Credit: markhillary via Flickr On another note, I’ve been trying...

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Moderation and the Grocery Budget

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This past weekend, Brian and I made a trip down to Granville Island (not really an island) and did a bit of grocery shopping at the marketplace.  Now, we’re pretty infamous for our $200 grocery budget, so it may be surprising to learn that we really do enjoy good food. I ended up purchasing (among other items) four slices of fresh European style smoked bacon for nearly $5.  Yes, $5 for 4 slices...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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In lieu of our regular Monday post, I’m posting a day early and wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!  Usually, I send my mom some flowers and take the family out for dim sum.  This year, I’m forgoing the flowers and taking the everyone out for a slightly more expensive dinner at a Japanese tapas bar in Vancouver called Suika (check it out if you haven’t ever been there!). Photo...

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