4 Things that Will Make Your Life Easier

November 9, 2014

Based on the attention my last post received, I can’t help but think it’s because there are many mamas out there who can relate. We have a lot on our minds. We have a lot of things to remember. We can do it all, but admittedly, things can be easier with a little help. And if we can make our job  of “raising humans” a little easier, than why not?

Here are 4 things that will make your life easier:

1. Instacart – Ok this might be too good to be true. It’s an app (and you can also just go to the website on your computer) , type in your zip code and the participating stores will display like so:




Select your store, fill up your cart, select a delivery time and your goods will be delivered to your door, same day, as soon as 1 hour after the order is placed. Yes, you are reading that correctly.

Wine and Spirits.

Whole Foods.

I know….

Talk about a game changer.

So you’re thinking, “This service has got to to cost like a million dollars, right? Things like this just don’t exist.”


First delivery is free and subsequent deliveries are $3.99 for 2 hour delivery and $5.99 for 1 hour delivery. I think I speak for most people who have experienced the joy it is to take  child to the grocery store and most would pay that small fee if such a lovely experience didn’t have to occur. Amiright?

Try it out using this link and you’ll get free delivery and $10 just for signing up. Then send it to your friends and you’ll get $5 for referring someone. (If you sign up through me, thank you!… I’ll be splurging on a good bottle of vino with the extra cash most likely.)

2. Fresh Direct – Another awesome delivery service! When ever I don’t have a chance to get to the store, I open one of my previous orders, add/delete items as needed, schedule delivery and am all set!

fresh direct

My favorite tip would be to use Fresh Direct when you are coming home from a trip. Have it scheduled so your groceries are delivered once you get home.

3. Cross Country Cafe – Ok so now we have food delivery covered, wine delivery covered…. all we are missing is….. COFFEE! Where are all of my coffee lovers? Let me introduce you to this family owned and operated online coffee distributor. Keurig Machine? Check! Nespresso Machine? They gotcha covered. They also have a best price guarantee – just send them the link to the lower price you found and they will match it.

cross country cafe

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4. Stitch Fix – Ok so while this might not be a necessity, everyone needs clothes on their back. If they happen to be stylish, well, even better. But have you ever tried to go clothes shopping with your kids?

It goes something like this:

Within about 27 seconds they have weaseled out of your grip and beelined to the nicely folded piles of clothes on display which they proceed to destroy. As you feverishly try to make them look pretty again (because you can feel the sales associate’s eyes burning a hole through your the back of your head) only have your lovely child destroy yet another pile of clothing. All this mixed in with some army crawling under the hanging racks followed by a cat and mouse chase through the dressing room. You grab the first shirt you can see and buy it just so the trip wasn’t a complete waste of time (and energy, and embarrassment). When you get home, you realize its awful.

So now when I need some new clothes I use:

Stitch Fix

I have been loving Stitch Fix for 3 reasons.

1. I get things I wouldn’t typically pick for myself.

2. I can set my price range.

3. I don’t have to experience the debacle described above.

Here’s a sneak peak of my latest “fix”… full post to come later this week.

stitch fix

(See how much happier we are frolicking in the backyard rather than wrangling bulls in a retail store? Life is easy, breezy.)…..ha!

Anyway. Those are 4 things that will make your life easier. Got any tips for me?

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  • Courtney
    November 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    That instacart sounds like a dream, just went on but they do not deliver in my area 🙁 Hopefully it makes it out here soon.

  • Julia
    November 11, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I agree with all of them and I’m loving Stitch Fix now too. I just set up one to arrive in December so I have some new things to wear to holiday parties.

  • Life with Kaishon
    November 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I love your new outfit. CUTE!

  • Trina O'Boyle
    November 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

    LOVE Instacart – just used it on Sunday 🙂

  • Brandi
    November 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Okay, I’ve been hearing a lot about Stitch Fix. I really need to check them out!

  • Gina B
    November 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I want to try all of these! We have Giant -no Whole Food here YET 🙁 – which uses a different delivery service and I’m not sure mine is set up yet!

  • Marci
    November 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    When I lived in Manhattan Fresh Direct was the best. I haven’t heard heard of Instacart. Will check it out.

  • Heather
    November 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I really want to try Stitch Fix, but maybe I should just come shop your closet instead. You have killer style.

  • Estelle Erasmus
    November 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    InstaCart looks like a good one. I haven’t had too much luck with Stitch Fix, though.

  • reesa
    November 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    i have been meaning to try Stitch Fix for awhile now!

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