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Walmart+ : The New Membership Your Family Needs!

Welcome to my circus & say hello to my 3 monkeys 😉

A brief scroll of these pictures & you will quickly understand my love of Walmart+! If you’re unfamiliar, Walmart+ is a membership program that offers FREE same day grocery delivery on orders $35+ to your front door! [restrictions apply!] Gone are the days of loading up the kids & dragging them through the grocery aisles. I can now order ALL the groceries I need from the Walmart app in about 5 minutes & schedule them to be delivered to my door. I cannot stress enough what a time saver this has been!

 

Keep reading for a few ways Walmart+ has been a game-changer for us!

 

As a busy, working mom of 3 with a Marine husband that is gone a LOT, Walmart+ has become a membership I’m not sure how I lived without.

3 favorite benefits of my Walmart+ Membership:

1. No price mark ups! You pay the exact same price that you would get in store! No hidden fees!

2. Same fresh, high quality groceries you expect! After receiving many deliveries I have personally had nothing but fresh produce, healthy ingredients, etc!

3. So quick & easy! I have the things I order most often in my ‘favorites’ list on the Walmart app so it takes just a few minutes to buzz through & add to cart.

 

At first I wasn’t sure how much a Walmart+ membership would come in handy for me. But after having the membership for a few weeks I wanted to share 5 instances when it has come in clutch!

 

1. A few weeks ago I planned to grill hamburgers for dinner. I got everything prepped in the morning. Then, during nap time, my ‘sweet’ [ha!] German Shepherd decided the hamburger buns would make a great snack. But instead of having to load up all 3 kids & go to the store just for buns I was able to quickly order and have them delivered. Along with some ice cream too 😉

2. Now that we are only a few hours from our family we have guests visit so much more often! I LOVE that my kids get to see their grandparents/aunts & uncles/cousins more regularly. But I am sometimes in a time pinch prepping for visitors! So the last few times our family has been on the way, I can have groceries delivered while I am cleaning up the house! It’s basically like killing two birds with one stone!

3. Since we ARE so close to our family now, we make frequent roadtrips to visit them too! But the best way to make a 3 hour roadtrip go smoothly with 3 little kids? SNACKS. SNACKS. & More SNACKS. ha! So last weekend before we made the trip, I simply ordered the kids favorite things + a few extra baby things I needed. I was able to get those delivered while I was packing everyone up!

4. We unfortunately had a round of sickness pass through the kids recently. It was one of the situations where you do NOT want the kids in your car. ha! And of course Jake was gone for all of this 😉 But I was able to have things delivered to the house so I didn’t have to risk getting sick kids in the car.

5. Probably the most surprising way Walmart+ has come in handy was for a date night outfit! A few weekends ago Jake & I were able to escape for a quick date night. It was the first one in a LONG time and I was so excited! Y’all know my love for all things Walmart fashion so of course I wanted to grab something new to wear. So I actually had this dress delivered about an hour before we left! And, side note, with Walmart+ you actually get free shipping from Walmart.com with NO ORDER MINIMUM! [excludes freight/Marketplace items]

 

These are just a few specific ways that Walmart+ has been a lifesaver for me! Of course anytime I can save time and NOT have to load the kids in the car & drive 15 minutes to the store, is always an appreciated WIN!

 

Evidence #1 of Beckam not being thrilled I told him we needed to take pictures BEFORE opening the Oreos LOL

With back to school just around the corner, I know life is about to get even busier! Since I now have the Walmart+ membership I know it will come in handy when I run out of snacks for Beckam’s lunch, need last minute school supplies or have to grab something last minute for the spirit week dress up days!

So if you’re like me & a little skeptical of how handy Walmart+ might be for your family, give their 15 day FREE trial a whirl. This is the best way to test out how much it works for you! Although I can almost promise you at the end of the 15 days, you will be happily signing up for a Walmart+ membership and only regretting it took you this long to try it LOL  At least that’s how it was for me!

 

Also- this is very much real life. Peep the TV remote Beckam ‘hid’ under the bar stools haha

& Evidence #2. I’ll let you guess who is still mad they can’t have Oreos yet. haha

SHOP our outfits:

similar if not exact

Kelssey: Camo Pullover // Denim Shorts

Breckyn: Striped Dress // Ruffle Jean Jacket

Beckam: T-Shirt // Jean Shorts

Breckyn: Romper

Shop more outfits featuring Walmart favorites HERE.

 

A big thank you to Walmart for the opportunity to work together in sharing today’s post!

Fall Home Updates with Enbrighten Smart Plugs

Hi, friends! I’ve clearly got my closet ready Fall so we recently took the time to get the rest of the house decorated & ready for the season too! We added pumpkins everywhere and bought some beautiful mums + hay for outdoors. But one of my favorite home additions we made are these lights from Enbrighten! Not only did it add some much needed, functional light to our backyard but also sets a fun mood in a place love to hang out on Fall nights. However, the BEST thing we added isn’t the actual lights… It’s the WiFi Outdoor Smart Plugs powering the lights that are AMAZING.

 

Basically… The Enbrighten WiFi Outdoor Smart Plug allows you to program the lights [or whatever you plug into it!] via their app. You can then schedule things to turn on & off, power them remotely with the app, or my favorite, turn them on/off with Alexa! We elected to schedule the lights to turn on every night at sunset & then off around bedtime. The best part is you can use the Enbrighten Smart Plug for SO much more than just decorative lights! They can also be used to power landscape lights, holiday decor [I’m thinking it will be perfect for Christmas lights!!], security lights or any other outdoor appliance. You can then use the WiFi features like scheduling & Alexa to turn them on/off so easily!

Beckam loved clicking the buttons for the auto setup of the Smart Plugs in the Enbrighten app!

& Breckyn couldn’t stop pushing the button on the outdoor Smart Plug… she thought it was so funny to see the lights turn on & off!

Enbrighten also made a WiFi Smart Plug designed for indoor use too! I can literally think of 1,000 different scenarios where this is the most convenient thing EVER. We currently have one powering a lamp on our entry table! The Enbrighten Indoor Smart Plug simply plugs into the wall and then you just plug in whatever you want to that! Use this on lamps, fans, electronics, appliances, etc. The list is endless! Not only does this make turning things on & off so convenient with Alexa [or Google Home!] but you can strategically program them to come on at specific times! Think: turn a light off when you need to leave in the morning so you know if you’re running late, schedule a fan to come on at bedtime, have your curling iron AND coffee maker on & ready go in the morning & more! Also, this works great if your forget to turn something OFF because you can easily do it from the Enbrighten app!

 

We started with just 1 outdoor & 1 indoor Enbrighten WiFi Smart Plug but will definitely be adding more. The set up was incredibly simple too! It took less than 5 minutes to download the app, create an account & auto setup the Enbrighten Smart Plugs! Beckam thought it was so cool to help click the buttons to get everything ready. But his favorite part is turning lights on & off with Alexa now! We may or may not have had to limit him to a few times a day... otherwise lights would be on & off constantly 😉

The set up process of connecting the Smart Plugs to the app couldn’t have been easier!

We added the Indoor Smart Plug to this lamp on our entry table!

That small device is the Smart Plug that has been such a game changer!

 

Clearly these Enbrighten WiFi Smart Plugs have been a fun addition to our house! I love how easy they are to use + how much they simply things. You can find them online HERE or shop them easily at Lowe’s! Also… I think these could make a GREAT birthday/Christmas gift for someone on your list. I think everyone with any kind of lifestyle could find a practical way to utilize these Enbrighten WiFi Smart Plugs!

 

 

Thank you to Enbrighten for sponsoring this post!

Baby Girl Outfit Favorites Under $14! {from Walmart!}

Hi, friends! I often get asked where my favorite place to shop for baby girl clothes for Breckyn is. Of course I love Carters, Target, & Old Navy but lately I have been shopping for her at Walmart more & more! I don’t always love the selection in stores but online is SO good. And most of the things I love have free 1 day shipping when you spend $35. Can’t beat that! So I wanted to round up a few of my current favorite baby girl finds. I just placed an order last night that includes several of these so I will be sure to share a close up of them on Instastories when they come in! Lots of great leopard, stripes and floral. All of my favorite things 😉 The best part is that everything comes in outfits or as sets AND it’s all UNDER $14!!!  You can click on anything below to shop. Have a great rest of your week! xo