Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fresh Bread and Other Goodies For Less

​Having a child who goes to school five days a week and absolutely loves sandwiches, we go through a lot of bread! Normally we’d buy our bread when it first goes on the discount rack so that it was still fresh and then freeze it when we got home. We started getting fresh, brand name, bread and other goodies for less by going to a bakery outlet. We still get our bread at the same price that we would have when it was discounted but now it’s direct from the manufacturer, is just as fresh if not fresher than the stuff on the discount rack and the outlet has a point system to earn free bread/goods.

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If your little ones go through bread like nothing, we definitely suggest checking out a bakery outlet if you have one in your area. On top of the regular brand name goods discounts, you may find some awesome deals on snacks and more. Definitely worth taking a look at or for!

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Food Prepping For Winter

​The cold, harsh weather that has been predicted for our area is just around the corner and that means that it’s time to get to the food prepping for winter. A great way to do that is by dehydrating foods/spices and stocking the freezer with vegetables and fruits that are now in season. 

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Dehydrated tomatoes and dehydrated onions that will also be used to be make tomato paste and onion powder. We’ll also keep some dried ones for soups, pizzas, dips and more. Throughout the Summer we’ve been harvesting and dehydrating chives, parsley and green onions which we have a nice supply of now. So exciting!

Other things that Frugal Coupon Mom made include:

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• Mini shepherds pie.

• 2 gluten-free/vegetarian lasagne (there were 3 but we ate 1)

• spaghetti sauce

• Chili

• hash browns

and

• french fries

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(Both the hash browns and fries were made from yellow, red and white potatoes that we bought)
Do you do any freezer prepping for the Winter? What do you stock up on?

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Mental Illness Awareness

Did you know that October 2nd-8th is mental illness awareness week? It’s a week where the importance of mental illnesses and the issues that come along with them are brought to the attention of the world. Let’s face it, everyone suffers from some form of mental health issue whether they show signs, take medications to help, speak of it or not speak of it at all! We need to #EndTheStigma behind mental health and let those suffering know that #ItsOkayToTalk and that there are people out there that care and will gladly take the time to help them however that may be. A shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen or a voice that says; I’m here for you is all it takes sometimes.

We never know what a person is dealing with silently. Smile at a stranger, say hello, hold the door, wish someone a good day. It’s the small acts that show people with mental health issues that the world does care! Take the time to reach out to someone who looks like they could use an ear to listen. Stand up against stigmatized speech and avoid it yourself. Together we can help end the stigma behind mental health and mental illness! 

If you or someone that you know are dealing with mental health issues and need someone that you can talk to in confidence we’ve (with the help of Bell) compiled a list of a few sites and phone numbers below that may be helpful:

• Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

• Your Life Counts

• Your Life Counts Military Directorate

• Bell Let’s Talk 

• Mental Health Commission of Canada 

• Anxiety Panic Support 

• The Mood Disorders Society of Canada

• Collateral Damage 1-888-835-9041

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Pumpkins and Spookiness

​Yay, it’s October! One of my (J) favorite times of the year and what a wonderful start we’re having here in Atlantic Canada with a weekend of 18° and 19° Celsius. Let’s hope that it’s warm like this for Halloween. After all, October IS about pumpkins and spookiness and cold weather just dampens that spirit. Plus, the warmer weather makes for great outdoor pumpkin carving!

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Every year we like to buy hay bales to decorate the yard with gourds and pumpkins placed on top as well as to stick decorations in. When the season is over we spread the hay in our garden and flower beds to help stop weeds from growing through next year and to become compostable material that gives the ground nutrients for our vegetables. Win-win!

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While these are amazing reasons for loving October, my one true love about this month is Halloween and the creepiness that comes with it. Possibly the candy too, lol.

Are you a fan of October? If so, what do you like about it?

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