While it’s common in most places to pay a yearly membership fee, in the north its one of the very few things you can still get for FREE with no strings attached! In order to get your library card you will need photo ID and to be planning to be an Iqaluit resident for 6 months or more and then you are set! They offer a variety of reading material in 3 languages: English, French,

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5There’s no doubt about it, the cost of raising a child, especially in the north, is expensive! But thanks to a local family and their labour of love: Arctic Cotton (a home based baby boutique) has made it a whole lot easier and more affordable to do so!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the  Apex (Iqaluit) based business, Arctic Cotton, it’s worth taking a few minutes to get acquainted with them!

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If you’ve ever had a twinge of conscience as you throw your  cans into the garbage (knowing it’s just adding to the landfill)  then you might be interested in knowing the details of an eco-friendly initiative the students of Inuksuk High School have been successfully implementing!

As local residents of Iqaluit, you and I have a great opportunity to jump in and make a difference as well!

We were please to have the chance to chat with April Tucker,

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During a recent summer vacation, we stopped in at a pawn shop to look for “treasures”. We noticed several iPhones in good condition behind the counter, and we inquired about them. They were a great deal and had I been alone in the store, I would’ve probably bought one. However, I had someone with me who knows technology and everything “Apple”.  After looking at the phone and doing a little inquiry, it was revealed that whomever had sold the phone to the shop,

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One of my new Healthy Habits is my weekly Sunday ritual of making healthy muffins for the week. Having a healthy alternative available prevents me from grabbing a sugar filled treat to satisfy my snacking desire. If you’ve been following me here or on Instagram, you probably know how much I hate to be in the kitchen… so I try to make only quick and easy recipes that get me in and out as quickly as possible.

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Enter to win a $20 Amazon.ca gift card!

We all know that Amazon.ca is a northerner’s favourite shopping spot – being able to get “down south prices” on so many items makes living in the north a little more affordable. At Above The Treeline.ca we’d like to thank you, our readers, for your support of our new blog and we are offering this  gift card as a small token of our appreciation!

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One of my favourite treats that not only is healthy but also tastes great (not to mention makes the house smell amaaaazing) are these fast and frugal baked apples. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to prep, then pop them into the oven and in less than an hour your house will smell like hot apple pie and you will have a tasty treat to enjoy!

Ingredients:

Apples (1 per person) I usually use Gala apples but feel free to experiment with other varieties
Almond Butter (Approx 1-2 TBsp per apple) Peanut butter wont do here 🙁

Spices:
Cinnamon 1 tsp per apple (or as desired)
Ground Cloves

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If you have been following me on Instagram you know that I have been doing a “No Spend September”. I have read about “No Spend” challenges for years but have never actually tackled it myself. To be honest, I thought that I would fail. I thought that I would either lack the self control, the planning, or even the remembering what I’m doing part! My mind can be a lot more forgetful than I like to admit,

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frugal frozen treat

This past weekend we had incredible weather and it was still feeling like summer and got me craving some summer treats! Since most sweet treats available locally are an expensive “luxury” I was super excited to try out my  Zipzicles * from  Amazon and make my own frugal frozen treat! Have you seen these? They are genius! They are like mini ziploc bags but made in the shape of a freezie!

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Grow your Own Food in Less than a Week!-2

I’m pretty much the worst gardener I know. The only time I’ve had a “green thumb” is if I painted it green 😉 It’s not that I haven’t tried… I have. I love the idea of gardens, greenhouses, or even just plants in the house. I love the health benefits that they produce both by the nutritious food they provide, the enhanced air quality, and by the proven mental health benefits of being surrounded by living things in nature.

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