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Ritual Vitamins

These vitamins are the best! I love that the company is transparent about exactly what is in them and where they source their ingredients. The capsules are flavored with an essential oil-infused tablet so they taste pepperminty! I actually look forward to taking my vitamins now, instead of dreading the weird taste. Also, these vitamins are shipped right to your door when you are due for a refill, so it's one less thing for you to add to your to-do list. The whole Ritual experience has been amazing, and when I had my labs done during pregnancy, they wanted to know what I was doing for all my vitamin levels to be so amazing. This is the only prenatal I took!

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Mother Dirt Facial Cleanser

This cleaner was a complete life-saver for my poor skin. I've struggled with adult acne my whole life... until I tried this on a whim one day. I was so sick of empty promises from products that promised to fix my acne for good, and I literally thought to myself as I checked out, "This is my last try. If this doesn't work, I'm going to give up." I'm so glad I tried this! This cleanser contains probiotics that feed the good bacteria on your skin, balancing your micro-biome. Within a few weeks, my acne cleared up, like I had always hoped it would. If you want to balance your micro-biome, too (whether to conquer acne or just for your skin's overall health), this cleanser is an inexpensive and truly worthy investment. 

Use the link below to get a $15 credit!

Mushroom Energy Drink

Did you know that adaptogenic herbs like the mushrooms in this drink help you combat stress? If you don't need them when you drink them, your body will actually store them and release them when you are stressed. How cool is that? 

This energy drink was suggested by one of the women in The Voca Society and it's been a favorite of mine ever since! (Thanks, Breezy!) I love knowing that I am giving my body good nutrients and caring for my adrenals when I have that needed caffeine on certain days. It's such a lovely kick of energy without any jitters or dehydrating effects.

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Plan to Eat

Have you ever wished there were a shortcut to meal planning? I used to call meal planning the "bane of my existence" until I found Plan to Eat! It's an all-in-one recipe management system with a drag and drop calendar meal planner that automatically creates a shopping list for you divided by store. You can assign certain foods to your preferred stores (I like to get my salt at TJMaxx!) and it will remember where you buy it. You can also import recipes in two clicks from any website, including Pinterest. It's less than $5 a month, and I can't picture my life without it!

Instacart

Speaking of grocery shopping... having someone else do it is one of the luxuries I've come to need in my life! The cost is so minimal when you have Instacart express (around $5 per order including fees and tips) that my time and mental bandwidth is much better spent elsewhere. Not only am I saving hours of shopping time, but also gas and the emotional energy it takes to get ready and take my daughter out of the house. This was a purchase we decided to make when we first had Meira, and we've just never looked back! Also, they typically do a great job picking fresh produce. Plus, they fairly frequently have promos that I can apply that save me anywhere from $15-$30 on an order. It's the best.

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Scribd

I've tried other subscription based audiobook services before, and I've always gone back to Audible. Other services tended to not have the best selection, and were expensive. Since moving to Scribd, I have not looked back! They have a lot of Christian and self-help books that even Audible doesn't have, and a great selection in general. I really didn't think I was going to love it this much, but as a serial audiobook listener, this has saved me SO much money! 

Flutterhabit Lashes

I have never been a false lashes kind of girl, but when my friend Grace told me that these lashes stay on for a WEEK and eliminate the need to do eye makeup, I was intrigued. I ordered some and immediately fell in love. I don't wear them all the time, but when I do, I love it. I love looking in the mirror right when I get up and thinking, "wow, I look good" instead of looking like a zombie. LOL I also love that because the glue is black, you don't need to do eyeliner. I sometimes add a winged liner for fun, but the look is complete as it is. SUCH a big time saver! Oh, and did I mention that these are affordable? a $4.50 weekly splurge is such an easy yes. I'm in love. Get 10% off with my link!

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Krill Oil

I'm not a huge supplement person, but these krill oil supplements have saved my sanity in several different seasons, so I feel like they are just too good not to share! My mom sent them to me and I put them in a drawer for later. Soon after, I got pregnant with my first, and experienced what I would later realize was perinatal depression. As a fairly optimistic, even keel person, I didn't know what was happening! A friend told me to take fish oil, and I figured these would help, and sure enough, within a few days, I was feeling myself again. I've come back to them ever since when I'm feeling run down, and eventually just made them a normal part of my supplements. I take a few at night just before bed and wake up in SUCH a good mood!

Evergreen Planner

Where do I even start with how much I love this planner?! I think the most amazing part of the planner is that it was designed by a busy work-from-home mom who knows what it's like to try to wear a lot of hats. Many planners are designed by men who work 9-5 office jobs, and they just don't make sense for a life that is constantly needing to be flexible. Enter Evergreen. 

The Evergreen planner is the only planner I’ve actually used consistently, week in and week out. I love the dutch-door layout because it makes it easy to find my place in the planner, and I don’t spend my time and brain energy “using” my planner. It’s truly intuitive. I also love the minimal aesthetic. It is easy to dress up with washi tape and stickers to personalize it to your own style, so that versatility is a cool feature. But honestly, I just love the minimal black and white! It’s perfect for me just the way it is. This planner brings happy vibes and intuitive productivity to my morning routine. 


The creators of this planner were so intentional in how they created it to encourage all the right kinds of productivity and discourage the perfectionistic, unattainable kind. It truly has changed how I view my productivity from the ground up, and has enabled me to connect my productivity to my relationship with Jesus as I see His providential fingerprints in my life. Hands down, the best purchase I’ve made in a long, long time. 

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SEINT Makeup

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This makeup surprised me! I was pretty set in my makeup routine, and then a friend suggested I try SEINT. I'd seen some women on Instagram using it, and I loved that it used contouring so beautifully. But I assumed it was like most makeup out there and filled with toxins. Nope! My friend said that while not marketed as a clean makeup, it actually ranks really well among other makeup, even beating some like Beauty Counter that are known for being clean. It's also fairly affordable at $14 a tin once you buy your brushes.

I watched more videos and was fascinated by the artistry. I decided to give it a try, and boy, I will never go back! I love the youthful glow it gives my skin, and for the first time in my life, I actually look forward to putting on my makeup! That's huge for me, because it always felt like such a chore. I love the minimalism of having everything in one palette, and that so many of the products double up in their purposes. This makeup is amazing for those with mature skin as well, because it does not settle into fine lines and wrinkles! Being a cream foundation, it is more hydrating and less cakey than traditional foundation. Go to this link here to see some great tutorials from an artist I like. Her saved highlights labeled IIID Basics is a great place to start! Kimber is one of my favorite SEINT artists, and if you're interested in getting a custom color match, she gives more info on that in her highlights. If you decide to try it, feel free to use my party link below so she knows I sent you!

I would start out with three highlight shades, one contour color, one lip and cheek color, one illuminator (optional) one bronzer, a palette, and the bronzer and IID brushes.

(Disclaimer: I do not sell SEINT makeup, I just love it!)

Public Goods

I looooooove this company! They have so many high quality products for low cost because they don't spend a lot on advertising and branding! I joined them back when they were on Kickstarter just getting started, and I've loved their products since. My husband used to have to rotate through shampoos and conditioners constantly, but once I bought these, we have both been using them since with no problems! I think we are going on 4 years now. Scented with essential oils and free of Parabens, synthetic fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates nor anything from formaldehyde, this stuff is just simple and lovely. It's also INCREDIBLY inexpensive. I love that you can get it in refill bags as well. Highly recommend!

Get $25 credit when you use my link below!

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