Shop Merilee's Favorites!
Below are some of my favorite things that I use for life, saving money, and business. It is incredibly important to me that you know I only recommend products and services I use and love personally or have fully researched and stand behind. I do not recommend junky stuff just to make a buck! I hope you find these recommendations as useful as I do.
Goal Setting PlannerView on Website
Cash Envelope Leather WalletBuy on Amazon
Instant Pot 8 Qt, 7-in-1 Pressure CookerBuy on Amazon
Leakproof Stainless Steel Lunch ContainersBuy on Amazon
iPhone Screen ProtectorsBuy On Amazon
Hamilton Beach 6 Qt Crockpot, ProgrammableBuy on Amazon
Smart Couples Finish Rich by David BachBuy on Amazon
The Total Money Makeover by Dave RamseyBuy on Amazon
The Complete Freezer Cooking Bundle – The Family Freezer
Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum CleanerBuy on Amazon
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop, Bucket Floor Cleaning SystemBuy on Amazon
If you’re interested in learning what blog and Instagram tools I use, here they are!
My site is built on WordPress.org.
I use WPEngine as my website host. Many bloggers use Bluehost because they have plans starting at just $3.95/mo, so they are great for beginners. You should definitely check them out, but I went with a more robust and reliable host that my developer recommended (WPEngine) since I was ready to grow my blog.
The email provider I use is Convertkit and it’s definitely the best one out there.
For my Pinterest planning I use Tailwind.
I make all my Instagram posts (with the words) using the paid Adobe Spark and free Canva apps. I edit my photos with the free Lightroom and Snapseed apps.
Saving Money Recommendations
I absolutely love Walmart Grocery Pickup for saving money on groceries. Not only is it free, but I can see my total before checkout and put things back if they are out of the budget, so this service saves my budget. It also saves my sanity as a mom of 3. If you use this link you can get $10 off your first order.
The best cash back apps for saving money on the shopping you’re already doing are:
Ibotta for grocery and non-grocery shopping rewards
Rakuten (earn $10 referral bonus with this link) for non-grocery shopping rewards
Fetch Rewards (earn $2-4 referral bonus with this link) for grocery shopping rewards