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 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!)
Support me by shopping Bogs Footwear! – we love Bogs boots for the whole family (especially their winter boots) because they’re rated to -40 degrees. Waterproof and warm, they also have a satisfaction guarantee. Any issues, they replace them (I have used this service and it was wonderful).
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.
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 BOWS10 to save 10% off any purchase you make!
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!
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 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 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 Erin Condren! – Erin Condren is a lifestyle brand known for creating fun and functional organization essentials for the home, office and everything in between. From high-quality planners and notebooks to custom organizers, desk accessories and more, each product is intentionally crafted to help customers achieve goals, reduce stress and lead more joyful, meaningful lives through organization.
Support me by shopping on 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!
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 Happy Bears Edibles! – I use CBD edibles for sleep and mood support (THC free) and I cannot say enough good things about this wonderful Canadian company. Always consult with your doctor before taking any supplement. Shipping is free on orders $49.99.
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 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+
Support me by shopping Keurig Canada! – The coffee brand we all know and love, from machines to pods and more! Free shipping on orders $80+
Support me by shopping Lego Canada! – Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Our FAVOURITE gift for kids and adults of all ages. Orders over $35 ship free.
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 Peekaboo Beans! – After struggling with years of unexplained infertility, founder Traci Costa and her husband were blessed to conceive their first child through in vitro fertilization. Reveling in the joys of parenting, Traci found herself wondering why children’s clothing was so fussy and didn’t support children’s developmental, physical and social requirements. Learning more about play and the key role it plays in early childhood development, Traci set out to create clothing that allowed children to play freely, all while being comfortable, durable, and stylish. Fast forward to today and we now have a community of parents across North America who are just as passionate as us about our product and spreading the important message of the benefits of play for children. Did you know? The original company name, Peekaboo Beans, was inspired by a game Traci played with her first daughter and their favourite snack, edamame. Shipping is free on orders $75+.
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 BOWS10 at checkout to save 10% off your entire order!
Support me by shopping at 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.
Support me by shopping on 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.
Support me by shopping at 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!
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 The Happy Planner! – The Happy Planner was designed to inspire your daily planning. They make customizable disc-bound planner systems, sticker books and all the accessories necessary to keep you organized and inspired while letting your creativity shine through!
Support me by shopping The Rotten Food Box! – Founded on the principles of sustainability and reducing food waste, the Rotten Food Box brings you 100% natural freeze-dried fruit snacks that help reduce food waste. Healthy and delicious and it helps small local farmers. All delivered to your home. Shipping is FREE to Canada and the USA on orders of $15usd+
Support me by shopping Wayfair! – One of the largest online retailers for everything Home related. Bedroom, bathroom, furniture, linens and more.
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! Shipping is free on orders $35+.
Support me by shopping at 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).
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.
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
Lost in Layers – Save 15% off all regular price items with code BOWS15
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)
Swage Kids – Save 15% with code BOWS15
Rock and Prairie – Save 15% with code BOWS15
Loon and Bloom – Save 10% with code BOWS10
West Coast Moccs – Save 15% with code RACHEL15
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
* 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.