Let me start off by saying this isn’t a sponsored post and I was not asked to review this by Hello Fresh. I’ve been getting Hello Fresh for quite some time now, so I figured others may be curious if it’s worth it for their families, and well, to see what’s in the box.
And how do they keep it from spoiling before it gets to you? Well, better said than read, so check out my thoughts on Hello Fresh this week…
The meats: Chicken, Ground Beef, & Pork Tenderloin.
Hello Fresh usually has some of the best tasting meats around. Their spice packets and meat quality is why almost all of their recipes are fantastic and it keeps me coming back for more.
Here is the first recipe that I cooked and promised to show. These were the bagged ingredients for this meal:
Cheddar Chicken Fajitas: 30 min recipe
Figgy Balsamic Pork: 30 minute recipe
The beef I received was an off color than usual and I was surprised as I never had a meat issue with them although I have received some old veggies. I’m still not convinced it’s spoiled, but rather be safe than sorry especially since I’m sick and congested right now so I can’t use the smell test.
I contacted them through the chat in the app and was given a credit back which was really helpful. It’ll apply towards my next order. For now, I plan to buy some beef from the store and cook up three Spaghetti Ragu as intended. Stay tuned!
Spaghetti Beef Ragu: 30 minutes
Want to give it a try?
Save $40 off of your first box! Unlimited option choices and add on features too. With this deal your first order of 3 meals is less than $20 including shipping.
They do set you up for a monthly subscription (card required) but you can easily skip and unskip weeks if you stay on top of it like I do (you can skip up to 5 weeks in a row in one shot, even more once they open up the week. It’s like a set it and forget it). OR you can cancel immediately after your box delivers but I do enjoy getting them when I feel like it, so I keep mine going.
What else is in the box? I promised I’d share, so here is what’s in the envelope this week. It changes weekly, and although I like to look, I’ve never actually gotten any of the items they’re trying to sell. One subscription is enough for me a week lol!
A few weeks ago we went to Duke Farms in NJ to take in all of the beautiful scenery. There were so many awesome photos taken with my cell phone, especially in the Orchid Nursery that I had to make a photo out of it for my home.
I had ordered with The Canvas Factory before so I knew I wanted to go right to them to get the job done. Check out my previous post about them with the family image I did.
So here is the original photo I took with my Galaxy S9:
Look how vivid the colors are, with NO FILTER on this image! Their tag line is “bring your memories to life” which is so fitting. I cannot believe how amazing this came out at such a large size straight from my phone. This one I chose is the 18 in. x 12 in. (45×30 cm) which is only $24.50 + shipping. I got the “gallery wrapped” style, so the image wraps complete around the sides of the canvas.
If you are felling artsy, but do not want to make your own image on a canvas, they have many styles of stock images you can have made. I prefer to take my own images though, so they’re one of a kind. I am so excited with how this came out, I am going to get 2 more of the exact same size of the other orchid images I took. I am sharing my other photos from the awesome Orchid nursery below, let me know which other 2 you think I should get printed to hand along with this one.
I have not hung it yet since I am waiting for the other 2, but this is how the size is, and also and up close of the canvas to see the texture (it is in a different lighting, but still looks awesome!).
Up close: Look at the detail of the water that came through! It actually looks really wet but it is not.
Which other 2 should I chose to display on my wall with this one?
Ahhh.. Creating a will. One of the last things you ever want to do. Not only is it time consuming and a bunch of legal terms, but it is also talking about your possibly timely or untimely demise and something we really do not want to talk or think about. The fact is, it’s important. Especially if you have children.
I have been following the Dave Ramsey program for a little over a year now, and one of the things he preaches is the benefits of having a Will.
Many of us, when we think of a Will, we think of old age and how we will divvy up our belongings to our loved ones. The fact of the matter is, a Will is much more than that, and anyone over the age of 18, especially anyone with a child or children need to start thinking about their Will now. Even better, don’t just think about it, get it done.
A Will is there in case something were to happen to you to let your children go to whom you wish. Without a written, legal Will, there is a long process with the state in which probate court will need to be involved to decide the fate of where your children go. And who knows where they’ll wind up in the mean time…
There is an easy to use online program that literally makes creating a will a 10 minute thing. You can go to Trust & Will and create a Trust, a Will, or just a document to specificity the guardians of your children should something ever happen to you and/or your spouse. You can do all 3 in one document for a discount as well.
What’s the benefits of each? They break it down simply for you below;
Once you have the document completed, you can choose to print it yourself, or to have the documents sent to you (or both). You have to get it notarized in order for it to become a legal document, so you’ll need a physical copy no matter what.
That seems to be the biggest issue for people, finding the right place or the time to get the documents officiated and notarized. Luckily, if you have a UPS store by you, you’re in luck. Simply go to their website and click services. You’ll see a notary public section where you can make an appointment. I found it extremely convenient that they have weekend appointments. All in all it should take no more than 30 minutes. And bonus? They provide the signature witnesses as well which is another annoyance to find witnesses available yourself.
I was skeptical of it only taking 10 minutes, but honestly it did. It is such a simple process and my husband and I are happy to have this crossed off of our “adulting” to-do-list.
*Disclosure: I was provided product in order to review the item and give you my opinion of it.
It’s like Christmas every month when my free samples come. If you’re like me, it makes going to the mailbox to check the mail more fun. Check out what was in this months box, including many full size items:
7th Heaven – Black Seaweed Peel Off Mask (Full Size!)
As the most complete organic juice cleanse on the market, these organic juice powders are specifically designed to support your body’s natural cleanse functions. That means no more sugar highs and crashes, no juice starvation diet- we balanced it perfectly for the right amount of phytonutrients, protein and fiber so you feel satisfied and nourished throughout your entire cleanse experience.
They have easy-to-follow cleanse plans, including subscribe and save.
Soothe & Cool bandages are the “coolest” bandages out there. I am so happy I have these now, I didn’t even know they existed! I am constantly cooking and I cannot tell you how many times I have carelessly burned myself only to regret it seconds later. Awesome to have these on hand just in case.
Every now and then something too cute to pass up comes along. That’s what happened when I was approached by www.yaffifashion.com to review their 2019 matching swimsuit styles.
I have two boys, so I wasn’t sure how it would work, but after looking through their online catalog, I found some cute options for moms with boys although it would be cutest to have exact matches for moms and their baby girls!
They have so many styles to choose from it’s hard to pick just one. The one I chose is called “Summer Leaves Sporty Monokini”. The suit’s are about $12.99 each which is an AMAZING VALUE! Unfortunately, their size chart only goes from 6 months to 9 years old, so my oldest son couldn’t get in on the matching fun. I think that is OK though, because no 11 year old wants to match with their mom LOL!
Check out mine and my 7 year old’s little photoshoot in our awesome matching style bathing suits.
The materials on both of the woman’s and kids size are 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex. They seem to run a little small since they’re stretch material, even the kids size is more like what you’re used to for a woman’s bikini in the material which is a little different. I do wish the boys bathing suit shorts were the standard material that you see for boys, but once they were on him, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Click the photo below for the exact matching set we are wearing!
I really like the style of the woman’s “monokini”! The ties in the back allow you to tighten or loosen based on your figure and overall it is really comfortable. I usually don’t wear a one piece, but it is certainly a nice option to have in my closet for those days where I am not quite feeling a 2 piece.
They do have 2 piece options and many other styles, including for dad too! Shipping is fairly quick, I believe it comes direct from China when you order on their site, it was about 7-14 days for me to get my package. With that being said, they also sell direct on Amazon which means some of the items you can get prime shipping in just a day or 2!
They claim to have a money back guarantee which is great, especially if you are unsure of the fit (due to spandex, I suggest you choose 1 size larger than your stands size).
“Yaffi, our priority is to make certain of your 100% satisfaction with your purchase. If for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Yaffi within 30 calendar days of receipt of item(s).”
They also offer customer support if you email them with any inquiries which is nice as well.
Overall, I am very excited to share Yaffifashion.com with you because it is SO CUTE and something that as a mom, I am excited to use for myself and gifts for others. They do not only have swimsuits, but also an array of other items for baby and moms (and dads!) as well as matching pajamas!
*Photo via Yaffifashion.com
Let me know your experience with Yaffifashion!
*Disclosure: I was given product in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.
Dailygoodiebox May edition coming at ya! Let’s see what new stuff is cookin’ up in the World of all things healthy, natural and cool! It’s more than just free stuff, why?! Because this is all of the next “it” items to preview many times before they even hit store shelves.
I’m alittle distracted because my armpits are alittle sticky when I write this LOL.. weird I know but check out why towards the bottom…
This stuff really blows my mind! Not sure if you cab see the fine print but there are 4 BILLION probiotics in this one drink. That is ridiculously high. Probiotics are amazing for you and help with many things. Kombucha itself is slightly alcoholic because it’s fermented but not enough to even be considered truly alcohol. So it’s safe for kids too in this form.
I can’t really say the taste is great, it tastes VERY organic and earthy, but if you’re health conscious this is certainly a drink you’ll want to stock your fridge with.
Ok raise your hand if you don’t like unicorns and/or face masks. Now politely take that hand and with your finger x out this blog because you don’t deserve to be here! Just kidding I’m not that passionate about it, but for reals, if you don’t like them I question your ethics…
I haven’t ripped this one open yet but holographic has to be cool right?!
Instant tea?! Isn’t all tea pretty much instant you say? I mean, usually it takes about a minute to steap to get the correct flavor profile, but honestly you haven’t seen instant until you’ve held this 3 second tea. Seriously, 10 flavors, 3 seconds. BAM!
Ahhh the culprit… you’ve made it to the bottom. This PiperWai awesome organic charcoal activated deodorant is why my armpits are sticky.
I’m a deodorant snob. What else can I say? I’ve tried so many bound to be cool and awesome organic and non aluminum non toxic good smelling all natural deodorants and the problem is, I can’t take it. There’s something about each of them that literally makes my arm pits feel sticky.
Does this happen to any of you? When I pulled this out if the box I was so happy to try it. (Which is why they’re sticky when I started writing this) and although it smells good and it’ll be a backup deodorant in my closet, it can’t be my main deodorant. If you aren’t a snob like me, definitely give it a try though! Smells good, looks good, and goes on good.
I wanted to like it so bad I even made a point to research the correct way to apply deodorant. Go ahead, click it and see for yourself.. I assumed I’ve been doing it wrong forever and maybe you’re supposed to rub it in better? Let me know what you think..
Last but not least, this one goes to my kids. A simple throw in the lunch box item,
April’s Dailygoodiebox is here and as always, it’s more than just free samples!
Full size items grace this months box and every item is something I haven’t seen yet in stores. They’re all intriguing products with stories of all natural starts. All of these items have a purpose you didn’t know you needed until now.
First up is the Tickle Water. What an adorable concept. Sparkling water for adults and children. A great way to get children happy about drinking water.
Reading the back of the bottle makes me want to go buy a pack of these. Kids like soda because of the sugar sure, but they also like the bubbles.
Not only is this fun ances have a cute bottle, its all natural and TASTES GREAT! Clear the way for Tickle water!
Anytime I get a Dailygoodiebox, my son knows that it has many goodies inside to unbox. He’s very adamant about being the one to unbox it, and he is super excited to flip open that first blue paper on top to unveil the contents lol.
So without further ado, here is Tyler’s unboxing of the March Dailygoodiebox!
Interested in an item? Check them out below with more details and links to even more info and to purchase: