Vacation appsFrugal northern living does not involve just being frugal when at home. Spending wisely and making your dollar stretch is just as important when traveling south as it is when living in the north.

For many “ southerners” who have moved north, your vacation time may be the time you feel you need to catch up on all the conveniences and luxuries you have gone without by living in the north. Most people have something they are anxiously waiting to do as soon as they land down south.

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When we lived down south, mashed potatoes were a common side dish on our dinner plates, but when we moved North and saw the prices of the potatoes they soon became a luxury rather than a staple.  Due to the weight/cost of transporting the potatoes they are often one of the pricier options.

In search of a more affordable alternative, (not to mention a healthier low carb choice)  we began to experiment with cauliflower and ended up having a new favourite fast and frugal side dish.

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Wallet friendly wall art budgetWhen we moved up north everything our family owned fit into a few pieces of luggage! We paid our own moving expenses and did not have the option of sea lift from where we were moving from, so we arrived with only the basics in our checked baggage. It wasn’t long before we were settling in and wanting to turn our “house” into a “home” with personal touches to make our home cheerful and cozy.

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