We love the Ibotta app, and think you will too!

Just a few weeks ago my friend introduced me to the Ibotta app. I started using it and have already earned over $40 in rebates. This app is amazing.


If you want to try it you can sign up with my link and get an extra $10 bonus just for redeeming your first rebate. Using the app couldn’t be easier, just check the store you plan to visit and add any items that you are going to buy. Obviously some items have better rebates than others, but it’s nice to get anything back for something you would be buying anyway.

Once you get home you redeem your rebates by taking a photo of your receipt. Sometimes they will ask you to scan bar-codes for the items as well. It’s a very easy process, and certainly faster and more convenient than cutting coupons.

You can get your rebate money sent to your PayPal account, which is very nice. Also, there are bonuses throughout the month and some of them include “team mates” so be sure to connect your Facebook account and use your referral link to invite friends to join.

What about you? Do you already use and love this app too?

Let’s go on a picnic

The season for picnics has arrived! If you have ever wanted to pack a perfect picnic, here are the items that I would suggest. Food not included. 🙂

This is a fun take on the classic picnic basket, but it’s been upgraded to be insulated! It also comes with plates, silverware, and glasses for four people. And it’s a great deal too!

A sturdy, waterproof picnic blanket is next on the list of what to pack. I love that this blanket folds up neatly for easy transport and storage. The fact that it’s a fun plaid is an added bonus.

Ice packs are super important, especially if you are planning to picnic far from home. You want to be sure to keep your food nice and cool in your picnic basket, and these small flat ice packs are great. We use them for a lot!

Don’t forget something to keep your drinks cold! This insulated bottle will keep your beverage cold for 36 hours! It’s amazing. Of course you can always pack another small cooler with soda bottles if you prefer. I like this bottle for sparkling cider though.

What would a picnic be without a classic lawn game like bocce? This set is extra fun, because it lights up! You can play even as it starts to get dark (in fact, it’s more fun that way). Maybe you even want to bring along a set of lawn checkers too!

Don’t forget your camera! What would an old fashioned picnic be without a fun, old fashioned camera? I adore my Instax, and it’s so fun to get instant photos to look at and share with your picnic guests. Don’t forget to pack extra film!

Enjoy your picnic!


Follow the sun

This spring I noticed a cute little plant popping up in a container. I knew that I hadn’t planted anything there in the fall, so I assumed that it was maybe the pumpkin coming back (which would have been crazy after a long winter). However, as it started to grow I knew it wasn’t a pumpkin, but I still didn’t quiet know what it was. Luckily, a quick ask of my friends gave me the answer. Do you know what it is just by looking at it?


Yes indeed, it’s a sunflower!

A little bird must have brought it to our garden, since we don’t eat sunflower seeds, and no one in our household planted one. There are actually two stalks, so it should be fun to see how tall they grow, and if they make a lot of seeds.

Next year I am going to plant sunflowers on purpose. I have already added these sunflower seeds to my wishlist.

Have you ever had a fun mystery plant pop up in your yard? Did you leave it to grow like I did?

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Moxie, music in your shower!

I was given a Moxie of my very own in exchange for this review.

Listening to music in the shower has always been a little tricky. Well, this new shower head from Kohler totally fixes that problem by putting the speaker in the shower head! This is one awesome shower head friends! The middle part pulls out for recharging (it is magnetic). Here is the middle section with the speaker, it also comes with a USB cord for easy charging.

Moxie speaker

The speaker easily pairs with a Bluetooth device like your iPhone and has quite a nice range too. We leave our phone in the bedroom while we listen to tunes in the shower (even with the door closed)! Here is a photo from the website showing what it looks like in use.

Kohler Moxie Shower Head

It’s a very nice looking shower head. Also, super easy to install too, just a bit of plumbers tape and a wrench and you are good to go.

The highlights:

  • Easy to pair with a BlueTooth device.
  • Easy to install.
  • Simple charging via USB cord that is included in the box.
  • Looks great.
  • Sound is quiet nice considering the size of the speaker.
  • It has serious a cool factor.

The downsides:

  • Only one shower setting, set shower head. We worked around this by buying a dual shower head and replacing the stationary head with the Moxie.
  • No volume control on the actual shower speaker, so be sure to set your volume to the highest level before getting in the shower.

Overall though, this is truly an elegant solution to the problem of listening to music while showering. We have really enjoyed it so far and have recommended it to friends. Buy your own Moxie shower head here.