The Ultimate Fuel Savings Hack

July 24, 2022

This post is sponsored by Walmart.

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Happy Sunday everyone! We are getting ready to plan a big California road trip in the next month and I have been meaning to chat more with you about one of my favorite money hacks that helps make it possible. When Matthew and I decided to move to Idaho we knew we’d be planning lots of road trips to see family, and also explore our new state. What we weren’t counting on, though, was the crazy high cost of gas prices. Can you believe that when we moved to Idaho two years ago, the gas prices were under $2/gallon. Incredible right?! Well obviously that’s far from the case now and while I know some cities are really feeling that burden, I’m determined not to let the high prices at the tank affect our ability to do one of the things we love most: travel!

Walmart+ has been the ultimate membership for our family in many ways over the past few years, from last-minute free delivery of groceries ($35 order min. Restrictions apply.) – so helpful with a newborn!, to free shipping with no order minimum (Excludes most Marketplace items, location & freight surcharges), and now to gas station savings all over the country. Did you know you can get up to 10 cents off every gallon at over 12,000 Exxon and Mobil stations nationwide, in addition to Walmart, Murphy & Sam’s Club?? (Fuel discount varies by location & station. subject to change)

We’ve recently been taking advantage of their fuel savings, which makes this membership even more of a no-brainer. It’s saved so much for us!

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I’ve gotten some questions about Walmart+ and how it’s different from other memberships so I thought I’d put this post together to hopefully help you out and make the decision even easier.

How is Walmart+ different from other memberships?

  • I feel like while other memberships we have (or have had) are constantly changing their prices, Walmart’s has always been the same. It’s just $12.95/month or $98/year which gives you so many benefits.
  • Other memberships sneak in markups on delivery, but Walmart+’s membership gives you the same everyday low prices that you would normally get in a Walmart store delivered for free with no markups.
  • Fuel savings! This is a big one! You save 10 cents on every gallon at Exxon and Mobil stations. No additional purchases necessary! Cue the clapping hands! (Fuel discount varies by location & station. subject to change)
  • You get benefits that you’d actually use and savings that are pretty impossible to find anywhere else.

We’ve calculated it before and we can easily save over $1000 a year with the different benefits!

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If you’re curious about checking out Walmart+’s membership to see if it’s a good fit for your family, they offer a free 30-day trial so you can test it out before committing.

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Also, when I was on their site the other day I found so many cute home items I had to share with you. They do such a great job with their home decor section. And love the free shipping!

xox

DISCLOSURE: Thank you Walmart+ for being such an amazing partner! All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors!

dreaming of summer

May 28, 2022

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Aloha from Hawaii! We’ve been having such a special time on O’ahu, soaking up some much-needed sunshine after our Idaho winter, and enjoying all the beach days! I have to say though, for as much fun as we’re having, I’m really looking forward to getting back home and settling in to enjoy summer. There are so many new recipes I’m looking forward to trying, not to mention getting back to my sourdough starter. I picked up this book, The Women’s Heritage Sourcebook, at the library before we left and I think I’ll have to buy a copy for myself. There are so many projects that I’m very curious about, like fermenting vegetables {these will come in handy!}, making my own butter, along with some fruity beverages!

I know we’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors, me working on my summer garden and the kids playing alongside. I’m not sure who is more ready for al fresco dining, me or Augustine. He’s been asking to sit outside for months but the weather hasn’t allowed it. This seagrass-wrapped pitcher and matching glasses would be fun to have on our outdoor table with fresh lemonade, or maybe some sun tea!

I’ve had my eye on this great summer hat and, for days at the lake, I love this black textured one piece suit from Hunza G. It’s a splurge but this brand supposedly has amazing suits that last season after season and it should work with my bump {here’s a more affordable option I like too} Simple sandals like this pair are so classic, and pack easily for trips. If you’re between sizes, size up!

I’ve been looking for a pair of everyday hoop earrings and I have my eye on this style and this one. Which is your favorite? I love that it’s such a simple detail that can really elevate the most basic of outfits. And how pretty is this little flower dish? I have a thing for scalloped pottery right now. This one would be perfect to place jewelry while you’re washing your hands/feeding your starter, or you could use it under an espresso cup!

For days at the farmers market, this French market bag would be ideal. I have a straw tote but I love that this has a longer shoulder strap which would make it even easier to carry. If not loaded with vegetables, you can also use it to tote beach towels to and fro.

I can’t wait to visit our local farms and pick fresh fruits like cherries and peaches. An upgrade to some pretty bakeware might be nice to really showcase some delicious fruit cobblers and crisps!

Ah I’m totally dreaming of summer! I can’t wait to soak it all in! What are you most looking forward to doing in the warmer months ahead?

xox

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Also here are some of the best Memorial Day Sales going on this weekend:

J.Crew– extra 60% off sale items, plus 30% off almost everything else! I love this tiered midi dress and these cute sunnies! Use code SUMMER

Shopbop– up to 50% off designer sale! I think Shopbop’s site is so well-curated and I’m always discovering new brands through them.

Jenni Kayne– I’ve loved looking at Jenni Kayne pieces but have yet to add anything to my wardrobe. This weekend everything is 20% off and I’m so tempted by their most popular cardigan. They last season after season and I have a feeling I’d wear it all the time, making the cost per wear pretty low. I’m feeling more inspired to invest in quality pieces I’ll have for years to come and that’s how I feel when I’m on their site. At the very least, I think I’ll pick up this candle with scents of jasmine, clove, tobacco, and amber. Use code MDW20.

Serena and Lily– 20% off everything, including new sale styles. Use code WAVES. Another good excuse to pick up that seagrass-wrapped pitcher and the matching glasses. I also love their whole outdoor collection – totally has me dreaming of summer!

Lulu & Georgia– 20% off everything! We have so many pieces from Lulu and Georgia, like our comfy sofa! Whether you’re looking for larger furniture pieces, like a rug, or smaller accents, I always love looking at their selection! I also know the owner Sara and she’s pretty wonderful!

Parachute Home– 20% off everything (and it only happens twice a year). Love their bedding so much, especially their linen sheets! One day I want to get this cotton quilt in the natural/ivory combo! If you’re feeling like your bedroom needs a spring/summer refresh, this would be a great time to take advantage of their sale.

We’re Pregnant with Baby #3

May 16, 2022

pregnancy announcement- M Loves M @marmarFeeling so overjoyed to announce that we’re pregnant with baby #3! Praising the Lord for this sweet blessing that we have prayed so deeply for. I thought I would share a Q&A here with some questions I’ve received since announcing on Instagram the other week.

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