Sunday, December 20, 2015

Hello Fresh Delivery Service

Ladies at work introduced me to a new service. Hello Fresh. 3 meals, all the ingredients, portioned, and the recipes all delivered in a box.
The service for 3 meals for 2 people costs $69. It seemed pricey until the other night we felt lazy and didn't want to go to the store and went out to dinner, which cost $45. The cost made sense.
This is what we received...

The meals are boxed separately and on ice. A book with each of the recipes is included to guide you through the process. Each recipe says that it takes between 35-45 minutes. My husband tagged teamed in the kitchen and it took just a few minutes longer than the recipe cards stated but not too long.
Meal One
Turkey Tetrazzini 
Meal Two
Soy-glazed Steak and Wasibi Mashed Potatoes
Meal Three
Tuscan Ribalotti 

Overall, I am pleased with this service for the products and the convenience. Once you sign up, you can see 3 weeks worth of menus. You get 5 options for your 3 choices. If you are busy, out of town, or just want to skip a week, you can pause the service. If it is not the right fit for you, canceling is easy as well.

Use this link below to save $40 on your first delivery.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Gifts for Students

After 6 years of teaching, I always struggle this time of year to decide what to do for the kids. I always buy books from Scholastic Bookclubs but feel like I should do more. With so many teacher friends out there, I am looking for advice on if this is too much or if you do something different. I want the gifts to be purposeful, fun, and personal.
This is what I did this year-
Mechanical Pencils
Colorful grading pens
Holiday Pencils
Novelty erasers
Candy Canes
A couple of small candies

Created these little bags-
Ordered books to encourage reading!

This year, I had a promo code for $20 towards Christmas Cards, so I made them personalized cards.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Black Friday Personal Score

Black either love it or despise it. Usually I just avoid it all together but I needed a couple of small gifts for work and saw an email from The Body Shop offering a few sales, free shipping, plus their signature bag you can buy at a discounted rate.
This bag was totally worth the $35 because it is packed with items I actually use and in the scents I usually use on a regular basis. The big winning product is the Drops of Youth serum that is never on sale is normally $36 on its own, so it's like buying that one product and getting 8 awesome products plus a lined tote for FREE!
I just had to share!