What is Your Guilty Pleasure?

We all have them. Some we share, some we don’t. I’m talking about those guilty pleasures. Those things that we don’t necessarily tell or little indulgences that may cause us to spend money we shouldn’t. I’m not talking about anything illegal or disturbing, just those extra little non-essential things that bring us a small bit of happiness. Today I decided to share a few of my guilty pleasures( I hope my husband doesn’t read this).

Lipton Kcups: I became nothing short of addicted to Quik Trip tea when I was pregnant with my youngest(15 years ago) and I had been drinking more soda but as time went on my addition grew. I sat down at the end of 2018 to see where I could save money, and was shocked to my find that I was spending $150 or more a month on tea from there. I knew that had to stop. I pulled out the Mr.Coffee tea maker but it just wasn’t the same. I tried different things to duplicate QT but nothing I did was quite right. In my effort to save money I continued trying but thought in the mean time I would try Kcups. I am now stuck on them, the tea maker is again collecting dust and I spend about $20-$30 a week on Lipton Kcups. Not much saving there.

Anything related to Flying Pigs: When I was in High School, my dad told me in a converstion, that he would buy me a brand-new car “when pigs fly”. Since then I have became quite hooked on all things flying pig related. Now while there is an unending quantity of pig things out there, pigs with wings are harder to find, but I buy them when I do. I have them outside, inside, in my bedroom, and office. I have them in my kitchen too. Now you would think that in twenty years and being so hooked that my collection would be taking over but like I said they are harder to find and I don’t have an unlimited budget. But I have a few…

My last confession is my Nail polish: My nails are generally how I choose to express my creativity. Sometimes I have acrylics and sometimes I’m a natural girl but regardless of what type of nails I sport, it’s all about the polish. My nail lady is amzing at producing the nail art that I come up with and I own a moderate nail polish collection but always want more. I love China Glaze but in our small town there isn’t any place that sells it and that has to be my “special” polish purchase because it is steep in price. Below is a picture of my collection.

We all have them and these are my biggest guilty pleasures. What are yours? I’m interested to know.

What is Grove Collaborative?

Most readers may already know of this company. I have seen many ads on social media and even Pinterest for them. I finally decided to click on the link and see what Grove Collaborative was all about. Bascially it is a company that specials in more natural items including home cleaners and skincare. They have their own brand but also market other brands like Arm and Hammer, Mrs. Meyers, and Method . I decided to place an order. It arrived quickly, about five days from the date I ordered. I was excited to open the box. I wanted smell everything and see what I had ordered. Since Grove Collaborative does offer special deals for new customers, I ended up with so many items, I received a ton of things Free with a twenty dollars( I actually spent $23.97) purchase. At the end of my order when I hit the submit button, I was given the option to share on Facebook and text a friend about Grove and in return receieved another free item. Here is my total haul for $23.97

Once I had removed it all from the box I started to make note of each item. I paid attention to the size and packaging of each bottle. The Mrs. Meyers products are in plastic bottles but seem to be good quaility and the ounces are comparable to most brands you purchase at your locale store. The spray bottle in the front is actually glass and goes along with the small blue and white tube on the right. That is glass cleaner that I received as part of my freebies. You simple squeeze the tube into the sprayer, add water, and shake. There are two multi-purpose cleaners. One I purchased and one I got free. Hand soap, sponges, and dish soap, along with a caddy(the white bucket in the back) to keep them in. One I item I did purchase was a face wash for my  daughter. She suffers from a small acne problem and cannot use harsh cleaners as they cause her face to burn and hurt. This facewash is all natural. It is called Tree to Tub Balancing Face wash and along with it came an actual soap berry that is used in the face wash. The neat thing is it contained a card explaining the soap berry, where it comes from, and that you can either use the berry as is or plant it and make your own soap berry tree.

I have been using these products for a month. My daughter likes the facewash and although she doesn’t use it as directed( twice a day) it has already made a bit of difference in her skin. I use the multi-purpose cleaner on my kitchen counters daily and it smells fresh, not like some cleaners that smell like strong chemicals. I use the glass cleaner on the mirrors in our home and the hand soap in the kitchen. With the soap, I have noticed that my hands aren’t as chapped as usual this time of year from constant washing.

It is this blogger’s opinion that everyone should check out Gove Collaborative. I will definitely consider becoming a repeart orderer. I am in no way an affliate of Grove Collaborative at this time but do support their cause. Bringing a more natural approach to the things we use in our everyday lives. Check them out and enjoy!

Update: As of Feburary 27th it is spend $30 Receive 5 free items.