Is Brandless Legit?

Is Brandless Legit?

Is Brandless Legit?

 

Brandless is one of the newest online shopping websites to hit the inboxes of people wanting cheap, organic products.

 

They are known for the fact that all of their items are non-GMO and mostly organic and just $3 and, for the money conscious spender who still wants to bring healthier products into their household, this is incredible! But, is it actually a legit deal or just more clickbait?

 

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What is Brandless?

 

The Brandless company began in 2017 with the hopes and vision of providing healthier and affordable options to the masses. They have built direct relationships with the companies and cut out the middleman in order to provide such rock bottom prices. They literally have eliminated all of the mark up costs that we pay for in stores!

 

According to their website, they do extensive research to make sure that their products meet high quality standards. They sell food, paper products, beauty and household items.

 

All of their food is non GMO and many are organic. All of the labels share that the food items have no artificial preservatives or flavoring.

 

The cleaning products are also non toxic and adhere to safer chemical standards set by the EPA. Their paper products are also FSC certified and made either bamboo or sugarcane fiber (yes, even the toilet paper is ‘tree free!’)

 

They also have a line of beauty and feminine products that are all safer, free of dyes, and against animal testing.

 

 

 

 

 

What I loved the most about Brandless was their mission to give back. For every purchase that is made from their site, they donate a meal to Feeding America (and often have promotions where they donate more than one meal). So far they’ve donated 1.5 million meals to Feeding America!

 

Brandless Product Review

 

I saw a Facebook ad for Brandless and figured I’d give it a shot. I am always looking for ways to save money on healthier options and wanted to know how legit it actually was.

 

When you place an order, if you spend over $39, you get free shipping BUT if you sign up for their email list, they’ll send you a free code for free shipping on  your first order which is what I decided to do. I didn’t want to try $39 worth of stuff (which is 13 items!) until I knew that it was worth my money.

 

I was super impressed with my first order, so much so that I made a second (and you can check out my honest review and unboxing below)!

Brandless Hits and Misses

 

There were a few things that I thought were great deals and a few that I found that I could get at Aldi for the same price, if not cheaper.

 

Honestly, most of the food items left me underwhelmed. It says the sizes on each item but it wasn’t until I got them that I was able to really see the difference between what I could find in the store and I didn’t really think it was that worth it.

 

For example, the $3 bag of quinoa I got probably would have been $3 at Aldi and double the size! I found the same to be true for the almonds and snacks.

 

However, when it came to other food items, I found the oils, vinegars and spices to be a great deal! I would most definitely get them again from Brandless because organic cooking items tend to be so expensive!

 

Where I found the most value was in the cleaning and household items. We are currently transitioning over to healthier household items and I have found the prices in the stores to be higher than I am used to. I currently coupon and often can get good deals on cleaners but $3 for a EPA safe and non GMO cleaner is amazing! I’ve ordered their multipurpose spray, bathroom cleaning spray and toilet cleaner and window cleaner (which smells amazing!) and highly recommend them all. I did order a thing of wipes and wasn’t as impressed with the quantity of them and will probably not order them again.

 

I also got the toilet paper and tissues and am SO impressed with the quality! I was definitely not sure about using tree free toilet paper and it is great quality, soft and has lasted us SO much longer than our previous brand!

 

I will also say that it did take my product about a week to come to my door which is obviously longer than amazon prime. The one time it took 8 days instead of 7, they sent me a $9 promo coupon as an apology for waiting, which shows the integrity of the company!

Brandless Coupon Code and Price

 

All items are only $3 a piece which is a steal! Shipping is a $5 flat rate unless you pay for their free shipping membership which is $36. When you do this they donate 10 meals to Feeding America! This is completely worth it if you plan on ordering from them a few times! This way you don’t have to always place bigger orders when you need thing.

 

Ready to try it out? Use this code and get 2 items free from me!

 

 

 

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Free Printable Activities for Preschoolers

Free Printable Activities for Preschoolers

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Activities for Preschoolers

 

As a mom of a preschooler (I cannot believe I am saying that!!) I know the importance of having activities that we can do at home to support what she is learning as school. 

 

These beginning years are so vital to helping your children grow a strong foundation and base in learning and I believe it is key to have additional activities that you do at home to reinforce basics skills, instill a love of learning, and help your preschooler have fun!

 

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 printable activities for preschoolers

Activities to Do At Home with Your Preschooler

 

 

I keep a filing cabinet full of printable activities that I've come across on Pinterest, seen on another blog, or created myself. 

 

I love to have easy activities that I can pull out when I need to cook dinner, they need something to do during quiet time or to wind down, or that I can put in a folder and bring with us when we are out at the house at the doctor or dinner. 

 

Whether your child is in school or just preparing for it, this school-themed maze is a great way for young ones to work on their fine motor skills and this matching activity is a great one to help them start learning letters and words.

 

 

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Activities Online for Kids

 

I came across education.com which is a great site to print out free activities or grab some things that they can use on the computer!

 

Because let's be real, we know that our kids can sometimes use technology better than us so, why not let them use their fine motor skills and learn at the same time!

You can sign up for free access to games on their site! Our favs include the pizza counting party and sorting at the zoo! You can find more great games for preschoolers here!

 

 

 

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How to Fit Self Care into Your Day

How to Fit Self Care into Your Day

Self Care Ideas for Moms 

The term ‘self care’ has most definitely become a buzzword recently. And while it sounds like it’s mostly spa days and taking naps, self care is so much more. Self care means realizing that you need to ‘fill your cup’ or you are no good to those who need you. Self care is taking time for self love and being proud of yourself for doing so. Self care is doing the things that make you feel less stressed, set yourself up for success, and living a more enjoyable life.

But the thing is, most moms don’t spend much time with self care.

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Why Moms Don’t Do Self-Care

 

One of the top reasons that the moms I work with don’t spend time on themselves is that they feel they are too busy to do so.

I mean here is the thing… we’re all pretty dang busy. There are NOT enough hours in the day to do everything we need to get done and, life can get pretty crazy.

But that doesn’t mean we should neglect ourselves.

I make sure to take time daily for tiny forms of self care from reading for 10 minutes, to exercising, to simply decompressing with a cup of tea at the end of the night. You don’t need to take a weekend to go to a quiet retreat (though it would be nice) to do self care and, so often as moms, if we can’t do things ‘perfectly’ we don’t do them at all.

We find time to do things that are priorities to us. The things that we think are important are the ones that get done during the day. And self care, like anything else, isn’t about ‘having the time’, it’s about ‘making the time’. You need to prioritize YOU, find pockets, schedule dates with yourself, and make yourself a priority.

 

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The second reason I hear from moms for not doing your self care, and the one that honestly can trip me up too, is MOM GUILT.

Ugh the dreaded mom guilt. I have it a few times a day and it often rears it’s ugly head when I’m about to do something that I want to do. It’s that voice that always just pops up when I am about to take 60 minutes to get work done in the office while my mother in law stays with the kids, the one that tells me to take a quicker shower, and the voice that makes me feel bad that I let my kids watch an episode of Daniel Tiger while I workout.

But mamas… we gotta shut that dang voice up.

We deserve to take some time during the day to center ourselves and do what makes us happy. So often moms lose themself in ‘being mom’ and eventually can get grumpy, bitter, and unhappy. It’s so important that we take time for us becuase, we set the mood for our homes.

How many times have you snapped or been in a bad mood and all of a sudden you can see everyone elses’s shoulders lower just a little bit? Have you ever been cranky and can feel everyone else get cranky too? As mom, it’s up to use to set the tone and mood for our homes and, when we feel good, confident, and happy… that radiates to our family.

It is also up to us to be the example for our children. If all your children see is a mom who takes on everything, neer gets help, takes breaks, and is stressed out then, that is the image of ‘mom’ that gets ingrained in their brains. That might be the type of mom they are when they get older or the way that they treat their future wife.

Decided to change the tone in your home, decide that you matter enough for some ‘me time’, and decide that it’s time to prioritize you!

Now… how the heck do you do that?

What is Self Care?

 

Self care comes in many forms and can look differently for every person. Like I mentioned above, it can totally be a massage or a trip to the spa but it can also be as simple as a phone call with a friend that fuels your soul.

Here is a list of my favorite ways you can get self care in your day. Think about which ones you love to do and make it a goal to hit at least one of them each day. I find that I am able to fit many of them into my day and they really become great routines that I look forward to!

 

 Self Care Ideas to Get You Started.

 

15 Minutes or Less 

  • Read
  • Sit outside
  • Call a friend
  • Color
  • Listen to Music
  • Buy yourself some flowers or something you’ve been wanting
  • Draw
  • Journal
  • Meditate
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or glass of wine ALONE
  • Paint your nails
  • Put on a face mask
  • Have a dance party
  • Listen to a podcast or audiobook 
  • Read a magazine
  • Indulge in a treat
  • Stretch or do yoga 
  • Read positive affirmations 
  • Cuddle your pets
  • Braindump goals and dreams
  • Look at old photos
  • Aromatherapy
  • Spend time planning out meals or activities
  • Practice gratitude and text someone something you love about them

 

30 minutes or more

  • Get a manicure and pedicure
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Declutter
  • Go to your favorite store alone and walk around
  • Enjoy a long shower
  • Watch a movie
  • Enjoy a lunch date with your spouse or friend
  • Create a vision board
  • Volunteer
  • Grab a massage
  • Take yourself out shopping
  • Take a nap
  • Do a craft you enjoy
  • Exercise 
  • Have a girls night
  • Enjoy a meal alone
  • Bake or cook
  • Go for a long run

 

Why Schedule Self Care?

 

Self care doesn’t need to be complicated but, I find that it does need to be scheduled. If I don’t create routines around my self care, such as daily exercise, reading, or even when I’ll shower, it won’t happen. If I don’t text a friend and actually put a date on the calendar for a coffee date, we won’t see each other for 6 months or longer. It’s just the way life and human behavior is.

 My suggestion is to make sure you put in your planner ONE THING you can do each day that fuels you. If you check out the above list, you can certainly find something that takes 15 minutes or less just to feel like you again. The most common form of self care in my home is listening to worship music and singing. All day long, we have worship going on our Echo Dot and, if I notice I’m a little snippy, I can typically pinpoint it to the fact that our music is off.

 Once a month, schedule out a self care habit that is 30 minutes or longer, let your spouse know you’re taking some time to do whatever it is and ENJOY. Let go of the guilt, go to groupon and find something you want to do, and just be YOU again.

 It’ll make you a better and more cheerful mom and bring much more fun into your life! And I know what you’re saying … ‘well that’s nice for you, but I can’t take a long bubble bath everyday’.

Well neither can I! And on those days, I say some affirmations, or make sure to enjoy my end of day tea and realize that is just the season I am in.

But I’ll tell you what… I’ve never regretted treating myself well. I’ve never regretted doing something that I know will make me happier for myself, my family and my kids. And when I do take care of myself, I am reminded how valuable and loved I am.

And guess what… so are you!

So grab a positive podcast, stare at some clouds, or spend time planning your meals for the next week so that you have less stress in the next few days. They are all important forms of self care and you deserve it!

If you need some accountability and a little push, go and grab my 30 day self care challenge! Print the chart out and do the task listed! Each task takes 15 minutes or less and I bet you can find 15 minutes of your day to prioritize you. Make it a goal for yourself to not mindlessly watch a show or scroll facebook for 15 minutes (unless that’s part of your self care !) so that you can get the task done! And make sure to share this on your social media to help other mamas and PIN it for later!

 

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Why Date Your Spouse + 28 Free Date Ideas

Why Date Your Spouse + 28 Free Date Ideas

Our Resolution

 

I’ve been married to my husband now for almost 4 years and we never really ‘dated’ each other. When we started dating, he was an Assistant Principal and I was a teacher and we had to keep our relationship semi-hidden since we didn’t want anyone to think that there was any favoritism.

 

That meant for us, date nights and getting to know each other better happened a lot at home, and movie night and take out was our go to. Even after we shared our relationship, our lives were so busy that we didn’t often take the time to date each other like we should and I knew that when we got married, if we didn’t take the time to ‘date’, than romance would be out the door.

 

This year, with the addition of a 3rd kid to our family, we knew the we would have to be super intentional about our time together. Add on top of it that my husband had been out of work for 7 months (starting again soon, yay!) so we’ve been together A LOT and it was hard to seperate those romantic moments from our day to day.

 

So, we made a resolution to date each other more this year.

 

To do this we knew we had to set intentional measures (and we’re both data nerds) so we determined that we’d do AT LEAST one ‘home date’ a month and one out of the house date every other month. We knew this wasn’t 100% as much time together as we wanted, but it was a much more realistic goal for us. Plus, these goals are STILL a reach for us since honestly, the only ‘dating’ we did was if we got invited to a wedding a few times a year.

 

Why Date Your Spouse

 

Your relationship matters

 

As life gets busier and busier for us moms a few things get pushed back in our lives; ourselves and our husbands.

 

It’s sad, but true.

 

We take care of ourselves less and we often forget, in between the day to day conversations about cooking dinner, picking up diapers, or who is going to do bath time, that our husbands (and us!) deserve to feel special too.

 

Our relationship with our husbands matters. Remember, that when your children are grown and gone, it will just be you two again. And when you are both in love and happy with each other (a byproduct of dating each other!) your home feels happier and that trickles down to your children.

 

Feel like YOU again

 

There are a lot of really great benefits on your relationships when you make the effort to date each other but let’s focus on the effects it has on YOU.

 

I often get stuck in the day to day drudgery. I can’t remember the last time I washed my hair, I’m constantly covered in spit up, and by the end of the day I am just over being touched by someone each day.

 

Even if you choose to do a ‘home date’, can I encourage you to get dressed and out of those yoga pants?

 

Now don’t get confused, I don’t think women have to wear makeup or dress a certain way to be happy or feel good about themselves but, let’s be real, changing your clothes and taking a few minutes on you does make you feel better. I make it a rule to get dressed first thing in the morning (even if I’m changing into my ‘nice yoga pants’) because it makes me feel better, more in control, and less frumpy.

 

On those occasions you decide to get a sitter and go on a date outside of the house, take the time to put on something that makes you feel good, smile at yourself in the mirror and remember that person you were before all the stress and craziness.

 

That woman is still in there, smiling and waiting for you to remember her too!

Schedule it

Schedule It

 

Okay mamas, this HAS to go on the calendar or it’s not going to happen. Life happens, we get tired, and it’s so easy to say “let’s just do it another night”. By putting it on the calendar and committing to each other that there is NO negotiation on that date, you can ensure that your date happens.

 

Invest in a sitter or date in

 

We often do our date nights in because we’re  in a season where we have little kids who go to bed early. We rarely are out after dark and we’re okay with it.

 

This means, our date nights in can be done super easily! Now that the baby (currently 5 months) is going to bed at the same time as our toddler, we can put them to bed and go downstairs for our date.

 

On the times we want to leave the house, we make sure to lock in a sitter (for us that’s my mother in law) so that we can leave the house. Having secured that someone is going to come over gives us even more accountability to actually making our date happen.

 

28 Ideas Free or Cheap Ideas

 

So what do you do on your date night,; whether they are in the house or not?

 

If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend a ton of money (or maybe you’re in a season like us where we can’t spend a ton of money) on your dates and are tired of saying “you just want to pick something on Netflix?”, I’ve got some ideas to get you started!

 

I came up with my list of 28 date ideas that you can use to mix up your dates AND the best part is that they are FREE or CHEAP so they won’t break the bank. So often ‘not having money’ is just another excuse we use to not do the things we know is important and I hope this list helps give you some ideas!

 

You can print it out and use it as a checklist with your spouse! We alternate dates on who picks which idea, and our goal is to complete the list by the end of the year! So put it on your fridge as inspiration, and a reminder, to date your spouse!

 

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