My Favorite Apps For Saving + Making Money

I put together a list of my favorite apps that I use to save and make money.

I’m usually very hesitant when people tell me about “easy ways to make money” such as side hustles, surveys, apps, etc. 

I tend to question everything and assume it’s a scam, especially if it sounds too good to be true. 

A few of the apps I’m going to list truly do sound too good to be true, but they are legit! 

Once you download these you’ll be mad that you didn’t have them sooner. 

Make sure to help a mama out (me!) by using my links so I can get a referral bonus. It can be your way of saying “thank you” for letting you know about these badass apps. 😉 

  1. Dosh

 This one is my favorite. All you have to do is download it, link it to your cards, & then when you spend money at certain retailers you’ll get cash back. No codes or anything needed to get money back- it literally just goes straight to your Dosh wallet and then you can cash out to your bank account when you’re ready. You can also make money by referring people. Usually you can make $5 per referral, but sometimes they do promotions where you can make up to $10 per referral. Just make sure to link your card once you download it so you don’t miss out on making money! 

Download the app with this link & you’ll get $5 in your account automatically.  Or use code: BRITTAK237
*Don’t forget to link your cards right away!*

2. Qapital 

This is an app that helps you save money. You can set a goal for how much you want to save, and then you set how much money you want to “round up” to every time you use your card. That money will go into your Qapital savings. You can cash out at any time. I always forget about this app then I go check on it to see how much I’ve saved and get excited! It’s a perfect way to save for a vacation, pay off a bill, or just to have a little extra cash when you need it. You can also get referral bonuses by sharing the app with your friends. 

Download the app with this link to instantly get $20 in your account. 

3. Ebates

This app is similar to Dosh, except you have to actually go through the app (or website) to shop and then you get your cash back. Still super easy, just don’t forget to link your card and check it before you shop! You can also get referral bonuses by sharing the app.

Download the app with this link & get a $10 bonus automatically.

4. Drop App

This app gives you points when you shop at certain retailers. You can redeem your points for gift cards for brands you love. I am new to this app but it seems cool so far! Just make sure to link your card right away so you don’t miss out on any points

Download the app with this link and use my code j9j8m to get $5.

5. Cash App

This app is a lot like Venmo but I like it better. It seems more private than Venmo and I like that when you refer friends you can get $5. (Maybe Venmo offers that also? I’m not sure. Cash app still wins in my book. Ha!)

Download the app with this link & automatically get $5 in your account.

This post isn’t sponsored but I do get referral bonuses if you use my links! You can also get referral bonuses once you download the apps and share with your friends.

This is freeeee money, guys! There is no reason you shouldn’t have all of these apps on your phone saving and making you money right now!

Have any favorite apps that I didn’t mention? PLEASE let me know in the comments!

Home Hacks to Improve Your Life

Home Hacks to Improve Your Life

Your home should ideally be a peaceful haven you can look forward to returning to, a place where you can unwind, relax and let the stress of the day melt away. Creating a more Zen-like environment reflects harmony, balance and relaxation, often linked to simplicity and minimalism. That kind of atmosphere can offset the stresses of your day-to-day routine and even improve your overall well-being.

Research has shown that there is a link between clutter, high stress levels and depression. If you’re living in a house filled with clutter, all of those “things” are most likely taking joy out of your life without you even realizing it.

 

You may find your perfect home among Phoenix real estate offerings, and the opportunity to start anew. But no matter how determined you are not to fill it up with junk, before you know it, you’ve got a ton of things again. It’s human nature as the brain gets an immediate boost of joy from buying an object, but it’s only fleeting, which means you end up buying more and more to try and feel satisfied, but it never happens.

That added stress negatively impacts life in multiple ways, such as making you feel fatigued more often, increasing appetite due to higher cortisol levels, and potentially gaining weight. A study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine discovered that people who go to bed in cluttered rooms and are at a higher risk for developing hoarding issues, and are more likely to have sleep disturbances, difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

By utilizing these home hacks, it can help you declutter and improve your life in many ways.

Clear Things Out a Step at a Time

If you have a lot of clutter, just thinking about it can seem so overwhelming that you give up before you even get started. Don’t try and do it all at once. Instead, start small by working on one area at a time, such as a drawer or a closet. Committing just 20 minutes a day for decluttering can make a big difference over time. If you’re having difficult tossing things out, one good rule of thumb is to get rid of anything you haven’t used in more than a year.

Find a Spot For Every Possession

After clearing out a space and deciding what you do and don’t want, when you put items back, make sure each one has its own ideal spot where it can be easily accessed. If you have clothing or other items that may need altering or repairs, don’t put them back. Instead, place them in a box or basket where they can be dealt with. If you don’t think you’ll ever get around to it, you may want to donate or toss them out.

Change the Mood with Color

Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, think about changing up the mood of a room, or rooms, by using color. Warm colors are said to evoke feelings of happiness and optimism. Yellow is great for a hall, kitchen or dining room, frequently associated with joy and sunshine, while green can be ideal for a main color scheme as it’s calming, helping one to relax and relieve stress. Blue is a serene hue as well, it can lower high blood pressure and slow heart rate and respiration, making it a good color to use in a bedroom.

Maintain Organization

Once your home is organized, you’ll have to make the effort to keep it that way. Setting aside a little time every day or once a week, to clear out any clutter is a lot easier than having to do it all at once after it’s been allowed to pile up. An hour a week is really all that it should take to maintain a clutter-free, organized home.

There’s something about a clean & organized home that makes me feel at peace. Of course with three kids my house is not always clean. In fact, it’s rarely clean! But following these “hacks” has helped me maintain the mess a lot easier.

 

 

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28 Things Small Business Owners Can Relate To

 

28 Things Small Business Owners Can Relate To

When you run a small business you are usually the one that does it all, from handling e-mails, social media, marketing, inventory, etc. The struggle is real!

1. When you wake up ready to hustle and sell some shit.
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2. When you have a million e-mails to respond to, orders to fulfill, a family to raise, and a house to clean.
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3. When your turn-around-time is 2-3 weeks and a customer e-mails you 5 minutes after placing their order & asks why it hasn’t shipped yet.
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4. When you have a really good sales day.
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5. When you have a really bad sales day (or week. or month):
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6. When you find out someone is copying your work:
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7. When people refer to your business as a hobby:
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8. When you’re catching up on e-mails:
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9. When a customer asks to return an item they received 5 months ago and already used multiple times:
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10. When people ask you if you ever sleep:
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11. When you’re feeling uninspired and you’re having a creative block:
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12. When you spend hours working on something that you end up hating:
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13. When you come up with a genius idea:
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14. Trying to figure out Facebook Ads & Instagram’s new algorithm like:
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15. When you’re participating in a loop giveaway and the host gives the 5 minute warning:
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16. When it’s 60 seconds into said loop and it’s not looping, so you have to figure out who needs to be skipped, and everyone is trying to figure out who hasn’t posted, and everyone is commenting in the DM:
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17. And when the loop is finally looped :
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18. When you think you have an original idea, and then research it only to find out that someone else is doing it:
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19. When you’re in an online group made up of other makers and there’s drama:
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20. When you have way too much on your plate:
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21. When someone comments on one of your products & says they can get it cheaper somewhere else or make it themselves:
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22. When someone messages you trying to figure out all your secrets & who all your resources are:
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23. When you get a really good review on your product or business:
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24. Remembering that owning a business is hard work, and the fact that anyone likes what you’re putting out there is something to be very proud of:
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25. When a customer is testing your patience:
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26. That feeling when you realize you effed up on something:
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27. When a customer is very kind and understanding about a something that you messed up on:
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28. When people assume that you have a ton of free time since you own your own business:
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I’m sure this list could go on and on and on and on.

 

 

 

 

Food Art For Kids

Toddlers are so easy to cook for. They eat just about everything. – Said no one ever.

My son Cash is 2 1/2 and, like most toddlers, he is a very picky eater. Coming up with new lunch and snack ideas, that were healthy, became more and more difficult as he got older.
I decided to give food art a whirl after seeing some cute ideas on Pinterest. I would say it has helped a little, it doesn’t always work, but it has also helped me be creative & offer him more options at once. I’ve noticed that the more options, the better chance that he’ll eat at least one thing on his plate.
I made an Instagram page to document my food art so that I could use it as reference in the future, and because it’s just too cute not to document!
Here are a few of my favorites that I have made recently. For more photos check out my Instagram page @hellohappyplate

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Food Art has not only been beneficial for Cash, it’s also been enjoyable for me! While I’m *hoping* that Sawyer (who just recently started eating solids) isn’t a picky eater, I am now prepared if she is!

Would love to hear if this post encouraged you to make food art for your babes!

xx
Britt