From day one, I promised that I will never put advertisements on this website. I don’t believe in mining your data or spamming you with pop-ups or allowing retailers free access to the folks who trust in ME to deliver content to them safely.
With that being said, I do feel like my words and my wit and my ideas and my recipes are worthy of reasonable compensation – just not from you.
One of the ways I monetize my content is through affiliate links. When you make a purchase through my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) from those retailers. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
- I will always make it explicitly clear when I have included a link from which I may be profiting, and when items have been gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
- I will ONLY ever share affiliate links for products I use and enjoy myself – the trust I have with you is most important to me, and I won’t be spamming you with junk just to make a buck. If I am sharing something with you, know that I love it. I will only ever partner with companies and products I believe in.
Here are some of my affiliate links:
Shop my Canadian Amazon store! – here you’ll find everything (categorized nicely) from budget friendly bento boxes (including the Munchebox), to silicone muffin liners, to menu planning books, to lunchbox notes, to ice packs, to lunch bags and backpacks and everything in between. Shop all my home organization picks too!
Shop my American Amazon Store! – an “almost” copy of my Canadian Amazon store, for all my American friends down south (with extra benefits of products we can’t get here!)
Shop my UK Amazon Store! – Another copy of my Amazon store for my friendly folks across the pond (tons of products I love linked here!)
Book Outlet – The best discount book retailer in Canada – all books are new and in “like new” condition, they just tend to be overstock from traditional retailers and may have a small ink dot or line on the margin. You can get prices as low as 90% off! Click the above link to save $10 off your first $25+ order.
Buttercream Clothing – Buttercream Clothing is a Canadian company founded by Candace 8 years ago. She hires all local home seamstresses and has a local factory that exceeds her criteria of ethical, local, well-made fashion. Every piece is made from scratch with love and care right here in Calgary, Alberta. Use code BOWS10 to save 10% off any purchase you make!
Chapters Indigo – you can shop Yumbox, Little Lunch Box Co, SoYoung, etc as well as imaginative play, toys, books, Smash + Tess rompers, and more!
Columbia Sportswear – HUGE sales to be found at Columbia Sportswear. One of my ALL TIME favourite outerwear companies. Their sale section is unmatched, and I always shop in the off-season to score big sales. Usually 50-70% off! Check them out!
Cricut – Make anything like the Pinterest badass you are. Shipping is free to Canada on orders $99+, and prices are displayed in US dollars. Discount codes are floating around on the internet!!
Etsy – Etsy is the global marketplace for small shops and artisans featuring unique and creative goods. It’s home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. You can shop any small shop through my affiliate link!
GoCleanCo – A small town Alberta girl, Sarah has taken the world by storm with her cleaning, organizing, and house hack magic. Her website offers a wealth of knowledge, a boatload of digital and hardcopy resources, and is a must for everyone. Code BOWS10 saves you 10% off the entire website.
Hillberg and Berk – As a young Saskatchewan woman starting a jewellery company, Rachel Mielke felt empowered from the support of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Hilda Bergman. In a discriminatory industry, she had to break down barriers—but with a community of women, valuable mentors, and a successful pitch on Dragon’s Den—she persevered and started Hillberg & Berk (named after her great-grandmother and her dog Berkley). Her brand has expanded into eight retail locations and made appearances at the 2008 Academy Awards, 2016 Rio Olympics and has been worn twice by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Use this link to save $20 off your first purchase!
Jan and Jul – A leader in outdoor fashion for kids, Jan and Jul (“January or July”) enables kids to play outside in all weather by designing and distributing ethically produced outdoor clothing since 2008. Jan & Jul’s “Rain or Shine Clothing” is designed & tested in famously beautiful and rainy Vancouver, BC, Canada. Created by moms who understand the power and magic of getting little ones into nature, no matter the weather! Free shipping on orders $70+
Lululemon – Founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1998, lululemon athletica is a technical athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training and most other sweaty pursuits. Check out their “We Made Too Much” section with markdowns as low as 9 bucks (updated every Thursday). Huge deals to be found!
Mabels Labels – use code BOWSANDBENTOS to save 10% on your order. Machine washable, dishwasher safe, name labels for all your children’s items so you never lose an item ever again. TONS of colours & designs to choose from and every order ships free.
Poppy Barley – Poppy Barley designs exceptional footwear and functional accessories for all day wear. Designed in Edmonton for a better future. Ethically hand made in family run factories. Shop footwear and accessories today. Free Returns. Free Shipping on $200+. Ethically Crafted Shoes. Socially Responsible. Use this link to save $30 on your first order!
Sephora – Sephora is a leader in global prestige retail, teaching and inspiring clients to play in a world of beauty. Owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods group, Sephora has earned its reputation as a beauty trailblazer with its expertise, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Shutterfly – One of my fave places to order photo prints, photo books, photo gifts, and much more. There are ALWAYS coupons available on the website. Note, prices are in USD.
Smart Sweets – A Canadian female owned and operated candy company, each bag (an entire serving size!) of sugar contains 3 grams of sugar or less and contains no sugar alcohols. You can use code BOWSANDBENTOS10 for 10% off your order!
Stanley Mugs – The viral mugs taking the social media world by storm. These are dishwasher safe, fit in all vehicle cupholders, and have an easy grip handle. The most stylish way to get 40oz of water into your body!
Shop my FAVOURITE Bento Boxes from Stuck On You Official! – here is my affiliate link for Stuck On You Official, home of my favourite bento boxes. Find the large and snack size bento boxes, the lunch bags to fit, other customizable decals and labels, as well as the bento box meal planning and grocery list note pad. Website is in Canadian dollars, shipping to Canada is a flat rate ($4-$14.99), and sales are frequent!
Wayfair – One of the largest online retailers for everything Home related. Bedroom, bathroom, furniture, linens and more.
Well.ca – This is where I find ALL my best kid snack options, including Welo Probiotic bars, Nature’s Bakery, Made Good Foods, Made With Local, Slammers, and much more. I also love their selection of natural products, and toys! Shipping is free on orders $35+.
West Coast Seeds – West Coast Seeds was founded in 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Their purpose is to source and supply seeds of a higher quality than have been available to home gardeners. Following the traditions of organic farming and gardening, untreated and certified organic seeds are their focus. Today they offer over 1,000 varieties of untreated, non GMO, non GEO, open pollinated, and hybrid seeds as well as a wide range of quality gardening supplies. West Coast Seeds is certified by the Pacific Agriculture Certification Society (Certification number 16-205).
Wonderbly Books– use code MULTI20 to save 20% when you buy 2 or more books. Wonderbly creates meaningful, magical personalized name stories which let children imagine themselves doing extraordinary things.
GoCleanCo – Save 10% off their entire shop with code BOWS10
Simply Beautiful Plans – Save 15% off the entire shop with code BOWS15
Backyard Meats – save 15% off everything (including sale) with code RACHEL15
Bec Design Shop – Save 15% off with code BOWS15
Current Tyed Clothing – Save 15% off everything with code BOWS15
LumberJill Apparel – Save 10% off with code BOWS10 and orders $199+ ship free!
Twine & Oak – Save 10% off with code BOWS10 at checkout
Sugar Cube YYC – Save 10% with code BOWS10
Beyond Measure Boards – Save 10% with code BOWS10 at checkout
Heart and Hope Designs – Save 10% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Heart Notes – Save 15% off with code BOWSANDBENTOS15 at checkout
Little Elska – Save 10% off with code BOWS10 at checkout
Little Heaven Designs – Save 15% off with code BOWS15 at checkout
Little Larch – Save 10% off with code BOWS10 at checkout
Made with Local – Save 20% off your order with code BOWS20
Munchkits YXE – Save 15% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Mi & Fi Clothing – Save 15% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Peanut and Bumble -Save 10% off with code BOWS10
The Happiest Collection – Save 15% off with code RACHEL15
Sweet as Candy Bath – Save 15% off with code BOWS15
Sunset Snuggles – Save 20% off with code BOWS20 (robes excluded)
The Honey Hive Workshop – Save 10% off with code BOWS10
Those Chocolates – Save 15% off with code BOWS15
WillowKin – Save 10% off with code BOWS10