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 that you wanted to make anyways through my affiliate link (a specially coded link that shows a retailer than *I* sent you to them), I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) from those retailers. Those small commissions allow me to help provide for my family and continue producing fun free content for everyone to enjoy (including the expenses of running a website with no ads). It doesn’t cost you a cent, but is of immense support to me.
- 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 affiliate links at retailers you can support me at:
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 lunchbags 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!)
Support me by shopping at 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 BOWS20 to save 20% off any purchase you make!
Support me by shopping at Forever Yours Lingerie! – Canada’s largest selection of bras, panties, lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear, and more! A HUGE selection of plus-size options as well. Use code BOWS15 to save 15% off your entire order!
Support me by shopping at Só Luxury! – My all-time favourite bath and body shop. Their coco oat soak is magical for eczema in my girls, I live for their magnesium oils, their ice and fire salves will help any sore joints you have, and their bamboo reusable makeup wounds are the BEST. Use code BOWSANDBENTOS to save 15% off your purchase! (if code does not work, try a different email address)
Support me by shopping Primrose Lifestyle! – Primrose is the love child of Jamie and Karina, the loveliest mom and pop to 5 beautiful babies. Making handcrafted heritage wood furnishings, there is something for everyone’s budget (and they love custom designs!) – use code RACHEL10 at checkout to save 10% off your entire order!
Support me by shopping at 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! Use code BOWSOCT to save $10 off your first $40+ purchase. Shipping is free on orders $35+.
Support me by shopping at 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!
Support me by shopping Hatley! (Canada & USA link) – Back in the 80s, Alice and John Oldland moved from Toronto, Canada, to the lakeside village of North Hatley, Quebec, where they opened a gift shop called the Little Blue House (la Petite maison bleue). Hatley was spurred on by a growing library of original illustrations and soon after the company developed a collection of colourfully printed apparel, sleepwear and trendsetting rainwear also under the Hatley brand. Headquartered in Montreal!
Support me by shopping at Chapters Indigo! – you can shop Yumbox, Little Lunch Box Co, SoYoung, etc as well as imaginative play, toys, books, Smash + Tess rompers, and more! Use code 7U5N3K2C4 to save 10% off orders $50+ (some exclusions apply).
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!
Support me by shopping at David’s Tea! – get all your tea essentials through me! My favourites are the Mother’s Littler Helper tea & the agave syrup.
Support me by shopping at Prana Snacks! – Prana is all about organic and delicious. Nuts, seeds, butters, trail mixes, dried fruit, chocolate, and more. Delivered to your door, FREE! Use code PRANABIO15 to save 15% on your order.
Support me by shopping at 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.
Support me by shopping at 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.
Support me by shopping at 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!!
Support me by shopping at 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.
Supper Studio Okotoks – Save 20% off your FIRST fresh meal delivery with code BOWS20 (no minimum order required)
Grow & Co – Save 25% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Beyond Measure Boards – Save 10% with code BOWS10 at checkout
Makers Candle Supply Co – Save 10% with code BOWSBENTOS10 at checkout. Shipping is free over $60+ with code FREESHIP60
Heart and Hope Designs – Save 10% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Munchkits YXE – Save 15% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Mi & Fi Clothing – Save 15% with code BOWSANDBENTOS
Our Little Makery – Save 20% with code BOWS20
* A few things to note:
- Clicking my Amazon link and shopping through the App voids the commission to me, and re-routes it to either Apple or Google (depending on which store you downloaded the app from).
- Clicking any of my links and then activating Rakuten voids the commission to me and re-routes it to Rakuten and yourself.
- Like every other maker, baker, content creator – we’re all trying to help provide for ourselves and our families in weirdly volatile economic times. I just want to be transparent with you in how I’m doing it.
Lastly, if you’re a rich, lonely, eccentric billionaire and you wanna send money to a mama for a Monday Size coffee, please do —> donate to the “tired as a mother” fund
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for any & all support you have for me xo.