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Welcome to Pixels and Popcorn.

This is a husband and wife blog...together Sara and I will blog about whatever strikes the mood! From games {video, tabletop, RPG's, etc.}, techTalk, living our large family & recipes...we'll be writing anything from A-Z!

Our goal is to blog a few times a month, we live a beautifully chaotic life and this is just our little side hobby! We hope that you find something that catches your eye! 

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Local Fashion Show of the Season

Sarah Jakubiec of LoSa Chic Boutique & Megan Propp of Pulse Apparel here in Yorkton, hosted an amazing fundraising event last evening....the cause? October is cancer awareness month and all the proceeds went to the Canadian Cancer Society and a precious little girl named Serenity who is fighting this battle. How cool is that when local businesses get together and come up with such a fantastic plan to help lighten the load for families!? Hats off to both of you and everyone who participated with this event!



Roughly 50+ ladies gathered in a shop on Broadway (next to LoSa) for a night of fun, food, & a fashion show! The models strut their stuff on the "catwalk" featuring attire from both stores. Raffles and a silent auction also played a part in helping Serenity and her family out with various expenses that come with treatment and travelling.

The theme for the evening was Business Casual & Casual. The outfits were tasteful and sophisticated...flower prints, faux leath…

YNAB after 4 months

Four Month Update
We have been using YNAB for a little over 4 months now, I won't lie and say we are rolling in the dough and that using this software has made us all of a sudden have a ton of money in the bank. What I can say though is that we: Have a more solid plan to pay down our credit cards and have paid down more than $2,000 in credit card debt between the 3 cards (half that on one card alone).Paid a huge (un)expected electric bill ($400 extra). Were able to budget for a little under $450 in dental bills for the kids (in about 6 weeks time) and will continue adding to that budget category so we will have the money for their next appointments in 6 months.Started putting money in our Christmas gifts category which gave us a short time to budget for this expected expense that comes up every year.Have been able to tithe. Have a better understanding of where our money is going each month.All this without going into the overdraft since we started in July.
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The Electric Bill (follow up)

Just a quick follow up to the electric bill that came up last month. As of October 20th (today) the full amount of the Septembers bill has been paid (over $420).
Now mind you Octobers bill has not been fully paid ($181) yet; but taking care of the large bill that was due at the end of September was the main priority so we did not go more then 30 days overdue as they generally don't like it if you do and if we got to that point where we were 60 days overdue I would have to contact them to schedule payments so they knew we were trying to recover from being behind and when to expect the payments so they wouldn't have to threaten us with cutting our power.