• Going Brandless with Brandless.com: Unboxing

    After seeing a friend post about ordering through Brandless.com I got curious and decided to check it out. The first thing I noticed is that this stuff is CHEAP! Like $3 cheap. Yes please! But then I read some more and was really impressed with their mission and their dedication to offering the best, safest quality products that are affordable to anyone. Check out more about how awesome this company is at About Brandless.

    FYI – This is not a paid post at all. I just found something that I like and want to share it all with you!

    Also, this isn’t a subscription thing at all! No, join the ‘club’ and get this awesome cheap stuff that you have to reorder monthly. It’s just a regular shop. Big win! So I built a box. I just added a few items that I know we use a lot or needed or sounded good to try it out. I came home from work yesterday and saw the box sitting on the table. SUPER exciting! I couldn’t wait to break into it.

    Brandless.com Unboxing



    I had a little help with the unboxing…



    Here’s what I got! Since I’m pretty dedicated to my Laughing Man Coffee k-cups I decided to try the Brandless Cold Brew bag


    Black Chia seeds. I bought some at Sam’s Club a while back and am running low. Perfect timing!


    And obviously I was in a sandwich mood when shopping… but really, when am I not?

    Peanut butter, jelly, and honey.

    Brandless.com peanut butter

    Brandless.com jelly

    brandless.com honey

    I also ordered some Thai peanut sauce because its one of our fave things to eat and why not?

    brandless.com thai peanut sauce

    That’s it for my first Brandless.com order! I can’t wait to really dig into all of these items. Also, I already have a list going for my next order once I run out of what I have! Things like pasta sauce and oatmeal are on it. And maybe some cookies. Definitely some cookies.

    brandless.com haul

    Do you find that you shop certain brands all the time or are you good with going brandless? Sometimes I think I’m dedicated to specific brands but then I realize I’m just a creature of habit and once I start shopping one way I just keep with it forever and ever and ever. I’m pretty excited to step out of that box a little bit!

  • Top 6 Amazon Music Picks for Kitchen Listening

    Last Christmas I was gifted an Alexa (Amazon Echo)! I love her so much. She lives in our kitchen and we talk to her every day. I spend the majority of my home time in the kitchen since sitting on the couch puts me to sleep 😐 My favorite thing is just listening to Amazon Prime music while I do whatever I’m doing in the kitchen. I decided to share my Top 6 Amazon Music picks with y’all so you can see what my faves are and maybe find something new (although I doubt y’all aren’t already listening to some of these) to listen to also!

    In random order because #1 really depends on the mood of the day…

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    Tom Petty’s Greatest Hits. Because I love them ALL.

    Mary Jane’s Last Dance will always be one of my favorite music videos.

    Back when those were a thing.

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    The Greatest Showman Soundtrack. For real though, who ISN’T listening to this??

    It’s also my current go to workout album. Is that weird? It works for me though!

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    Hamilton. Y’all should have known this was on the list.

    This one has been on the list for about a year and a half now.

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    Parenthood TV Soundtrack. This one is a little more mellow than the last two.

    Seriously one of my all time favorite shows and Im so sad its over. But the music lives on.

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    Disney & Pixar’s Coco Soundtrack. Really any Disney…but this is a new favorite.

    Top 6 Amazon Music Picks

    2000’s Country. Any variation of these songs.

    They always remind me of living in Hawaii and that makes me happy.

    Oh! And honorable mention goes to anything Pentatonix and Superfruit.

    Love love love but forgot when making the original list.

    What are your favorite go to albums/playlists for everyday listening? I think I need to branch away from soundtracks and musicals a bit…

    Let me know!


  • Sheldon

    Meet Sheldon

    In September we lost our first fur baby, Sadie. Even though she was 15 and we saw it coming it was still hard. She was our baby before we had real babies. She has been there since the day we moved into our first house together. There was no point in our adult lives that she wasn’t a part of.

    We tried to give Revo all the extra attention. Trips to the dog park, tons of love…but you could tell he was sad. Not that Sadie played with him or really did anything other than sleep most of the time. But she was his friend and you could tell losing her had an effect on him. He just seemed to age (I mean, he will be 10 in June) quickly and just seemed…old. Or mopey. Or both.

    So… we started stalking the local shelter Facebook pages and applied for a sweet little shepherd mix that looked like Revo but was terrified of everyone. That one didn’t work out for us so we kept looking. We had a few we were interested in and ended up falling in love with this face.

    His name is Sheldon. His mom came to the rescue last year pregnant and had her litter with her foster family. They were all named after characters from The Big Bang Theory and they all found homes. And then one was returned. Sheldon. He was about 7 months old with zero manners and we decided that was for us!

    Sheldon and Revo

    Sheldon and Revo

    Lazy Head

    He fit in beautifully and really brought Revo to life again. But man, no manners. He’s cute though. Thankfully. We forgot how crazy it is having a young spunky dog that doesn’t know the ropes around here. Boy was our work cut out for us. And, he’s part Australian Shepherd…so yeah. He’s ALWAYS bored. Either we keep him busy or he finds ways to busy himself which usually involves eating his way through something important. He’s also a jumper but is so much better now than he was at first. And for all the ways he’s a pain, he is perfectly crate trained and great on walks. A little distractible but he doesn’t pull and really is just happy to be outside with us.

    Walking Sheldon

    Sheldon and Revo

    Now, if we’re Facebook friends I know you’ve heard all about how he’s the worst dog ever. And he kind of is but he’s also the best. And he really has improved over the 3 and a half months he’s with been us. He will be 1 at the end of June (the 26th! Fate.) He’s teaching me a lot about patience haha But he just loves so hard. You can’t not love him back.

    Huge thank you to Purple PAWS for bringing this hunk of a beast dog into our lives <3 If you’re in the Manhattan, KS area and thinking of adopting a new furbaby, check them out!

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