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My Completely Honest Stitch Fix Review (Updated After 6+ Years!)

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Looking for honest Stitch Fix reviews? I’ve used Stitch Fix on and off for over six years now and have a lot of experience with the pros and cons of the service! Read on for my completely honest thoughts about my Stitch Fix experience + all my best tips & tricks for making it work for you!

Psst! Looking for more honest reviews like this? Be sure to check out my Gwynnie Bee review, Happily Datebox review, thredUP review, and Rocksbox review.

completely honest Stitch Fix reviews

For those of you who have been following me for a really long time, you’ll probably remember parts of my Stitch Fix journey throughout the years and how I slowly went from hating it to loving it. I figured an updated post was long overdue since I’ve been using it on and off for over SIX years! And I’ve learned a lot in that timeframe as to what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to this service.

For those of you who haven’t been following me for very long or are reading about my Stitch Fix experience for the very first time, you should know that I am always brutally honest with my product reviews. I will never endorse a product that I don’t truly love. I will also never lie about loving a product that I don’t. So if you’re looking for really honest Stitch Fix reviews, this is the one to read!

In this post I’ll cover how Stitch Fix works, how much it costs, the pros & cons of the service, my honest experience with Stitch Fix, and how to best make Stitch Fix work for you.

What is Stitch Fix?

Stitch Fix has been around long enough now that you’ve most likely at least heard about it in passing. But just in case you’re not familiar with it, I want to first briefly cover what Stitch Fix is and how it works.

Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.

Originally, it was only for women, but they recently opened up a line for men and a line for kids. They carry women’s sizes 0-24W and Xs-3X, maternity and petite options, men’s sizes XS-XXL, and kids’ sizes 2T-14.

When you sign up, you’ll receive a box of clothing (called a “Fix”) on your doorstep at the frequency you choose (no subscription required). Each box is custom picked just for you by a Stitch Fix stylist based on your size and style preferences!

Crystal looking at Stitch Fix Box

How Does Stitch Fix Work?

If you’re interested in getting started with Stitch Fix, here’s how it works…

1. Sign up for a Stitch Fix account.

2. Fill out your style profile. You’ll give very specific details on sizes you wear, styles you like, colors you like, types of clothes you like, and what types of clothing you are specifically looking for (more casual, all business, a mix of both, etc.) You can be very detailed in your descriptions and even share a Pinterest board with them to give Stitch Fix some ideas of your tastes in clothing.

3. Go to checkout and pay a $20 styling fee. This is reimbursed if you choose to keep any of the clothes.

4. A Stitch Fix stylist will look at your style profile and put together a box of clothing just for you. It will be based upon what they think you’ll like, according to all your size, color, and style preferences.

5. They’ll send you this box in the mail. You’ll have a few days to go through the box, try on the clothes, and then choose to keep any that you liked and ship back any that didn’t work (they provide a postage-paid envelope for you to use).

They also recently added a feature where you can shop for one-off items based on your past kept items from boxes! It’s really convenient!

How Much Does Stitch Fix Cost?

You only pay a $20 styling fee out of pocket to have the box shipped to you.

If you choose to keep any of the clothing in your box, that $20 will be put towards your order as a discount. If you choose not to keep any clothing at all, you’ll lose the $20 you paid for the styling.

When you sign up, you get the opportunity to specify your budget range. There is a really nice variety of different brands at different costs for all budgets.

If you decide to keep all the items in your box, you’ll receive an additional 25% off your entire order!

very first Stitch Fix box

My Very First Stitch Fix Experience

Back when Stitch Fix first launched, a few of my friends signed up for it and loved it. Based upon their recommendation and my husband’s encouragement, I decided to finally try it out.

I wasn’t thrilled with what I got in my first box. In fact, I sent half of it back, and I wish I wouldn’t have kept two of the items I did. As much as I thought I could convince myself to love them, I just couldn’t.

I did get a pair of earrings in the box that I love and have worn countless times since then. So that was the one redeeming part of my very first Stitch Fix experience.

But I kind of just decided that Stitch Fix probably wasn’t for me and was happy to leave it at that.

totally honest Stitch Fix reviews

My Second (Disappointing) Stitch Fix Box

However, a year later, a friend here invited me to go with her to a Stitch Fix Influencer’s Dinner here in Nashville. I decided to go — mostly because I was honored to be asked and I was hopeful that I’d meet some other local bloggers at the event.

While at the Stitch Fix event, I had a long talk with the Stitch Fix folks. I was quite cynical about things, and they patiently answered all my questions and encouraged me to give Stitch Fix another try. They gave me some pointers on how to get a box that better matches your style. They told me to be really, really specific in what I asked for and also encouraged me to set up a Pinterest board with wardrobe ideas.

And then, they gave me a $20 Stitch Fix credit coupon so I could try the service without having to pay the $20 stylist fee. I debated whether or not I was brave enough to try again. I finally decided that it was worth a shot since it was so risk-free. Even if I sent everything back, I wouldn’t be out any money out of pocket.

So I really put some time and effort into making sure my profile had very specific directives on it and I set up a Pinterest board with some outfit ideas. I was SO excited to get my box in the mail.

…But I sent every single item back due to the pieces either being not my style or not the right fit. I really wanted to love Stitch Fix (maybe because I really dislike actual in-person shopping and this seemed like such an amazing option to just have clothing arrive at my doorstep that was picked out for me?!).

I had heard that it takes a few times of really honest feedback before your stylist really learns your style well and starting sending the right kind of clothing for you, but I was starting to feel frustrated…

mom and daughter holding Stitch Fix box

The Box That Completely Changed My Mind

Truthfully, if I hadn’t had a little bit of referral credit built up in my account, I probably would have walked away at this point. But I decided to give it one more try, since I basically had free money in my account and I hated for it to go to waste!

So I tried another box. This time, when I sent the previous box back, I was super forthright in my feedback of the items they sent to me in hopes that my critique would help them do a better job of nailing my style in this third box.

All of the items were much more my style than the first two boxes. Yay! In fact, I really liked every piece. I did send 4 out of the 5 pieces back simply because of fit and price.

Stitch Fix Jeans

But when I pulled out these Jimmy Ankle Length Skinny Jeans, everything changed for me.

I LOVED these jeans!!! It’s so hard to find jeans that fit my short frame well. These were PERFECT and I was SO excited that they fit me so well! Honestly, I wanted to buy multiple pairs of these exact same jeans because they were exactly everything I’d ever wanted in a pair of jeans.

The jeans were $88, and I know that’s A LOT to pay for a pair of jeans. In fact, it’s quite a bit more than I’d ever paid for jeans prior to this. However, I realized that I would probably wear these jeans hundreds of times over the next few years (and I definitely did!). In that case, I decided it was worth it for me — especially to get a style and fit I love.

And over the years, Stitch Fix jeans have continued to be my absolute favorite jeans. They always fit me perfectly and are such high quality. In fact, four out of the eight pairs of jeans in my closet right now are from Stitch Fix!

Stitch Fix Reviews: My favorite jeans

{Another favorite pair of jeans from Stitch Fix!}

The Secret to Making Stitch Fix Work for You

After lots of trial and error with receiving many boxes and being patient, I’ve learned that it’s all about getting a stylist that learns your tastes and preferences well. It might take a few boxes for this to happen, but for me it has been well worth it.

Here are my best tips to make Stitch Fix work for you…

Make Sure You Fill Out Your Style Profile Carefully — Be really, really honest in your style profile. Make sure all your sizing and preferences are absolutely accurate and that you are very specific about colors, patterns, and styles you don’t want.

Request a Stylist — If you know someone who has gotten fixes that you especially love, you can ask them who their stylist is and you can request that they assign the same stylist to you. No guarantees, but I’ve heard of this working for people. You can also request to have the same stylist you had last time (if you liked them) or a different stylist (if you didn’t like what they chose).

Leave a Note For Your Stylist — Please do this. Tell your stylist exactly what you are looking for and what you aren’t looking for. They do read these notes and try to honor them. You can even ask for very specific items for an upcoming special event — like a dress to wear to a wedding or special event!

Give Incredibly Honest Feedback — Seriously, don’t shy away here. I’m brutally honest and I’ve seen that it makes a huge difference when I leave 100% honest feedback. Don’t hold back! It might seem mean-spirited, but it’s not. They really want you to be honest so that they can get it right for you next time. (By the way, a number of times, if I left feedback about how I really didn’t like what they sent, they either refunded me the stylist fee or gave me a free $20 stylist credit to use the next time.)

Stick With it For a Few Fixes — It took several fixes for my stylist to really learn what I liked. I’m very picky on the clothes I keep. Since I have more of a simple wardrobe, I have to really love a piece of clothing to keep it. As the stylists learn your fashion tastes and what you don’t like, they will do a better job choosing for you. After I had done several fixes with them, they started sending me fixes much more in line with my style.

Request Multiples of An Item You Liked — If you liked a specific dress, shirt, or pair of shorts, you can ask if they have it in any other colors. I’m the kind of person who loves to get multiples of the same style (it simplifies things!), so this has worked well for me! (For instance, I got multiples of this dress and these pair of shorts — just in different colors.) And now you can even buy one-off items based on your past kept items. Just log in and look under the “buy it again” tab under “shop.”

Stitch Fix Shorts in flat lay

{The shorts that were one of my all-time favorite Stitch Fix pieces. I also requested them in khaki because I loved them so much!}

Pros & Cons

Are you the kind of person who needs a simple pros & cons list?

These are my overall positive and negative thoughts about Stitch Fix, after having used it for over six years now…

Pros

  • Filling out your style profile is fun! It kind of helps you figure out your true style and discover what you actually love and don’t love when it comes to fashion. Since I’m not a fashionista, this isn’t something I’ve spent much time considering. So I thought that was a very valuable exercise.
  • I love the anticipation of getting a box in the mail. It adds to the excitement that you don’t know what will be in it. It’s fairly rare that I get to open and go through a mystery box. Looking forward to the box makes the experience more fun!
  • It’s SO much easier than shopping! Since I don’t enjoy shopping in-store, I find it so much easier and more fun to receive a Stitch Fix box on my doorstep! Plus, it’s nice to be able to try clothing on in the privacy of your own home and compare/match them to items already in your closet. It makes it really easy to decide whether or not to keep an item.
  • It challenges you to try new things. It’s fun to try new and different styles that you normally wouldn’t pick off the rack in a store. It helps you further define your style and experiment some!
  • You get to set your budget for what they send. Although the prices at Stitch Fix are going to be much more than what you’d find at thrift stores or on the clearance rack at Target, I love that they give you the option to set your price preferences for certain clothing items and they also offer you the option to set a budget for the entire cost of your box.

Styling Card

  • I love the styling cards that come with each box. It gives you great ideas on how to style and accessorize an item of. clothing. These are great especially for someone like me who had no idea how to put outfits together when I first started with Stitch Fix.
  • The stylists are very helpful and try really hard to listen to your honest feedback and notes
  • You don’t end up buying things you don’t love. I find that I am more apt to only buy what I really love when I get to try things on at home and have a few days to decide versus having to decide when I’m in the dressing room at a store. Plus, it’s easier to tell if a clothing item fits into your wardrobe well and matches other pieces.
  • You can change your profile at any time. Update your profile if your spending preferences, sizing, or likes change. You can do this whenever and however many times you want.
  • Returns are incredibly easy and free. You just send whatever you don’t want to keep back in a pre-paid envelope. So simple!
  • No subscription is required. You can get a box any time you want. Either on-demand or regularly — every few weeks, once a month, or every season.
  • There are discounts! If you keep your whole box, you get 25% off your entire order. Plus, your $20 styling fee always goes back towards your order if you decide to keep even one item.

Stitch Fix Jean Jacket

{Jean Jacket from Stitch Fix!}

Cons

  • You might need to be patient. Like I mentioned previously, it will probably take a few times for your stylist to get it right.
  • Prices are higher. If you’re used to shopping at thrift stores or from sales racks, the prices you’ll find at Stitch Fix are definitely higher. Stitch Fix curates their collection from high quality name brands, and that comes with a bit of a price hike compared to what you might be used to normally.
  • You never know what you’re going to get. While it’s fun to not know what you’ll get, it can sometimes be a bit disappointing. A few times, I’ve loved almost every piece in my fix. Other times, I’ve loathed most of what I received. It’s a risk you’re taking — and you’re out $20 if none of the items work for you.
  • Sometimes, it seems like they don’t look at your style profile carefully. This usually doesn’t happen, but I have had a few times where I wondered if the stylist even so much as glanced at my profile because what she sent was so far off from my style profile and preferences. Like I said, this isn’t super common, but I did think it was worth mentioning. If you’re on a tight budget, it might not be worth the risk of the $20 styling fee.

Stitch Fix Silky Top next to friend

{Shirt from Stitch Fix. I love some of their dressier shirts!}

Honestly, Stitch Fix has kind of been a dream come true for someone like me who really dislikes shopping and finds it exhausting and time-consuming to go to a store, search endlessly through racks and racks of clothing, and then try things on, only to discover that most of the items don’t fix or won’t work!

Overall, I think I’ve come to realize that I really do love Stitch Fix after all these years!! In fact, some of my very favorite items in my closet are from Stitch Fix!

Though it can be a bit pricey, their clothing is really high quality and lasts a long time. This is especially true of their jeans and shorts. And it’s really nice that you can set your budget when you sign up.

If you like wearing quality pieces, you don’t enjoy shopping, and you’re not on an extremely tight budget, this styling service can be a lifesaver for busy women — and it can be a fun way to branch out and try new styles!

Stitch Fix Reviews: I love this entire outfit!

{Sweater and Jeans from Stitch Fix!}

I’d love to hear all of your Stitch Fix reviews! Let me know about your experience in the comments!

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What I Learned From a Week of Tracking My Time

Last week, inspired by Laura Vanderkam’s book, Off the Clock, I tracked everything I did every 15 minutes for seven days. Needless to say, it was quite eye-opening! In this post, I’ll share what I learned…

First off, I have to say that I have heard of the idea of time tracking for years. But up until I started listening to Off the Clock, I was not convinced it was worth the effort. It just felt like a lot of extra busywork.

If you’ve followed here for awhile, you probably know that I use a hybrid of Google Calendar + a Daily Time-Blocked To Do List to stay on track. I’m fairly efficient and productive by nature and tend to have a pretty high capacity and accomplish quite a bit most days.

In Off the Clock, Laura shares how beneficial it can be to actually see and track what we’re doing every minute of every day, instead of just going by what we feel or think we probably are doing most of the day. I was curious if tracking my time would reveal areas where I could improve or if it would just be a lot of time spent filling in little rectangles on a paper for a week! I wouldn’t know until I actually tried time tracking, would I?

My philosophy is, “Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!” So I downloaded my trackers and got started. Here’s what I learned:

1. Overall, I use my time pretty wisely.

I was encouraged overall by this exercise. I realized that my Google Calendar + Time-Blocked To Do List Method really does help me to (mostly) maximize my time each day so that I’m not frittering away a lot of hours or spending a lot of time on things that are just mindless. The majority of my day is focused on areas that are my priorities. This was good to know and a very positive outcome of this exercise.

2. I spend a lot of time on Instagram.

The surprising result of tracking my time? How much time I spend on Instagram! I love Instagram, it’s a big part of our business strategy, it’s life-giving for me, and it brings in a lot of income for us. But I still was really shocked to add up the hours and realize how much time I was spending on Instagram in a week!

3. I check Instagram more than I realized.

This was my biggest takeaway, by far! I had no idea that I was often checking Instagram 3-4 times per hour!!

Sure, there are many times when I’m with a friend or at church or in a meeting or hanging out with my family and I’m completely offline and not looking at my phone. But, at least during the working hours of the day, it wasn’t uncommon at all for me to be checking Instagram multiple times in an hour.

And, even more surprising, those times when I thought I would “just check in for a minute” often ended up being more like 3-5 minutes of time on Instagram or even longer! While most of my time on Instagram is spent engaging with my audience (it’s fairly common for me to respond to 300-600 messages/comments every day) and producing content, I also do get sucked into mindless scrolling.

What I’m Changing As a Result of Time Tracking

Overall, I decided I don’t need to change that much, but I do want to be much more aware of how much time I’m spending on my phone — especially on Instagram. I want to be able to continue to write and record content and stories there and I want to continue to engage with everyone who comments or messages (even if it’s just liking the comment/message as I often do, to let the sender/commentor know I saw and read it), but I feel like I can do this without needing to check in 3-4 times an hour!

So here’s what I am changing/am working on;

  • I set a timer on Instagram for the amount of time I want to spend per day. This is just to remind me to be cognizant of the amount of time I spend on Instagram.
  • I’m trying to leave my phone in the other room more often so I’m not distracted and just mindlessly picking it up.
  • I’m working on paying attention to when I’m picking up my phone to check Instagram. Is it because I’m trying to avoid doing something I need to do (“productive procrastination”)? Is it because I’m feeling lonely or sad or bored? Is it to find some sort of affirmation? Is it just out of habit?

I’m also realizing that I can get a lot more done if I pick up the phone and check in for a 10-minute block of time every hour or every other hour than I am getting done by checking in 3-4 times an hour for 5 minutes each time. I also realize that this is helping me stay more focused on the non-Instagram tasks at hand and get more accomplished — and have more free time and wiggle room in my work day!

How to Get Your Free Time Trackers

Laura Vanderkam offers free time tracking downloads on her site when you sign up for her email newsletter. You’ll get a 15-minute tracker and a 30-minute tracker — and you’ll have them in PDF, Google Sheets, and an Excel file. Pick which one works best for you. Or, pick the one you think will work for you, stick with that for a week, and if that doesn’t work, try another one!

I chose to use the 15-minute PDF because I’m more of a pen and paper girl and really avoid spreadsheets if I can help it. (Although I have to admit that the fact that Laura has tracked her time for months and months on spreadsheets and can tell you exactly how much time she spends on pretty much every single category of her life is pretty inspiring! It almost made me want to reconsider my “I don’t do spreadsheets” stance… just because it would be really cool to have those stats!)

One thing I quickly learned is that tracking your time in 15-minute increments means you do a lot of tracking. I mean, 15 minutes goes by pretty quickly! This week, I’ve been using the 30-minute spreadsheet and it feels more doable. However, it also feels like I sometimes have a lot to put into each line because you can fit a lot of little tasks into 30 minute increments!

Have you ever tried tracking your time? If so, I’d love to hear what you learned from it!

An interview with Kathrynne

Last week, while the kids were off of school because of the ice and snow, Jesse and I sat down and interviewed Kathrynne, our 16-year-old.

She answered some of your questions that you’d submitted on topics like:

  • how parents can build stronger relationships with their teens
  • why she feels like she can trust us
  • her honest thoughts on kids and social media
  • how she feels most heard and understood (and what makes her feel like we’re not listening/paying attention)
  • what learning to drive has been like, and more!

In This Episode: 

[00:33] We were snowed in… and then we were iced in!

[02:52] Kathrynne is joining us to answer some of your questions.

[04:39] How does Kathrynne feel about my active Instagram presence?

[05:42] What makes her feel most heard and understood?

[07:15] She shares the things we do that make her feel like she isn’t being heard.

[09:57] What advice would she give other kids younger than her?

[12:01] How can parents try to cultivate trust-filled relationships with their younger children?

[14:59] Why parents shouldn’t pre-decide that the teenage years are going to be hard.

[17:13] Ways parents can reconnect with teens who seem really distant.

[18:44] Things to consider regarding social media during the teenage years.

[20:48] Teens want to be able to make their own decisions, especially regarding their time and interests.

[27:24] What’s it been like learning how to drive?

Links and Resources:

How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show

The podcast is available on iTunesAndroidStitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player here. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)

Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

Gretchen’s $79 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 bag Chicken Breasts – $5.59

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

1 lb Butter – $2.66

2 dozen Eggs – $1.03 each

1 large container Yogurt – $1.75

1 box Cinnamon Cereal – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $2.25

1 box Chocolate Cereal – $1.29

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – $3.39 and $3.71

4 Yogurts – $0.32 each

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $1.69

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.45

1 pkg Frozen French Fries – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75

1 can Corn – $0.47

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Baking Powder – $0.99

1 box Lasagna Noodles – $1.59

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $1.15 each

1 bags Shredded Cheese – $2.75 each

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.29

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.92

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.45

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $2.45

0.81 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.77

2 Avocados – $0.59 each

1 box Graham Crackers – $0.85

1 bag Caesar Salad – $2.29

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 can Refried Beans – $0.69

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 bag Marshmallows – $0.89

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.55

2.42 lbs Bananas – $1.06

1 Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.79

Total: $79.82

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fruit

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches x 2, Mac & Cheese, Hard Boiled Eggs/Cheese/Fruit, Cheese/Crackers/Apples & Peanut Butter, Leftovers

Dinners

Smoked Chicken Breasts, Caesar Salad, French Fries

Dinner from my sister (My sister is sending us dinner one night this week. Thanks, Crystal!)

Grilled Hamburgers/Hot Dogs, Chips, Sliced Strawberries, S’mores

Italian Chicken, Tossed Salad, Toasted leftover Hamburger/Hot Dog Buns, Steamed Broccoli

Ground Venison and Gravy over Noodles, Banana Muffins, Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Last Week’s $71.70 ALDI Shopping Trip

I’m currently challenging myself to stick with a $70 budget for our family of six (two adults, two teens, a pre-teen, and a baby). This includes almost all of our breakfasts, snacks, and dinners + most household products (toiletries, feminine products, etc.). Jesse and I usually eat lunch at home. The kids have lunch at school.

For live updates, be sure to follow my Instagram Stories. See all posts on my $70 Grocery Budget here.

So many of you have begged me to do another Aldi shopping trip, so this week — since I needed to buy a lot of basic ingredients — I stopped by there for this week’s shopping trip. (Psst! Have you seen my post on my 25 Favorite Things to Buy at Aldi?)

Since we had a lot of ice and snow last week, I had heard that the delivery trucks had trouble getting through to some grocery stores — and that was very obvious by the produce section. (However, the produce section was the only section that was really sparse.)

I was excited to find some marked down meat! I had been hearing from people that Aldi has been doing lots of markdowns recently, but this was my first time to find it myself!

 

I also found these heart-shaped pizzas marked down by 50% so I bought two and we had them for dinner on Saturday night.

ALDI Shopping Trip

  • 2 pizzas — marked down to $2.49 each
  • Half & Half — $1.55
  • Toilet paper — $1.49
  • Orange Juice — $1.59
  • Almond milk — $1.79
  • Mozzarella — $2.75
  • 2 cans green beans — $0.47 each
  • Butter — $2.19
  • 2 bags frozen veggies — $0.95 each
  • 1 can diced tomatoes — $0.45
  • 2 can cream of chicken soup — $0.50 each
  • Crispy Oats cereal — $1.09
  • Honey Crispy Oats cereal — $2.39
  • 3 boxes Mac & Cheese — $0.34 each
  • Honey Crunch Oats cereal — $1.29
  • Brown sugar — $1.29
  • Lettuce — $1.29
  • Chocolate chips — $1.65
  • Bacon — $3.39
  • Celery — $1.29
  • Chicken Thighs — marked down to $3.53
  • Milk — $2.57
  • 2 bags frozen broccoli — $0.85 each
  • 2 3-lb bags chicken tenderloins — $5.45
  • Cheddar cheese — $2.99
  • 2 3-lb bags Gala apples — $2.99 each
  • 2 Cucumbers — $0.59 each
  • Sugar — $1.94
  • Oyster crackers — $0.79
  • Total with tax = $71.70

Menu Plan Ideas

Be sure to follow along on Instagram Stories to see what I’m cooking every day. I’ll likely change a few of these things up! We’ll see!)

Breakfast Ideas: Cereal/Milk, Green Smoothies, Energy Bites (yes, I eat them for breakfast!), Oatmeal

Lunch Ideas: Salad, Leftovers, Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese (The kids eat lunch at school during the week.)

Dinner Ideas:

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5 Days to Yell Less & Love More Challenge (pre-order bonus!)

A few years back, I wrote a post about how I stopped yelling at my kids. Little did I dream that that post would be viewed by hundred of thousands of people and would spark some of the initial concepts I shared in my new book, Love-Centered Parenting.

Because so many of you have written me and said you’d love for me to share more practical ideas and advice on how to stop yelling at your kids and be a more patient mom, I put together a special pre-order bonus called the 5 Days to Yell Less & Love More Challenge. 

 

What We’ll Talk About in This 5-Day Challenge

In this 5-day challenge, we’ll:

  • Dive into the why behind your frustration and anger and talk about how to nip it in the bud
  • Discuss what to do when you feel like you’re going to lose your cool
  • Develop practical ways to lean in and love your kids instead of lashing out
  • Design a plan of action to build stronger relationships with your kids

Most of this content will be brand-new and is extra content not shared in Love-Centered Parenting.

What You’ll Get When You Sign Up For This Challenge

This challenge is FREE when you pre-order a copy of Love-Centered Parenting. It’s my thank you gift to you for supporting the book and believing in this passion project of mine.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Five day’s worth of short videos from me to walk you through this challenge. Each video is designed to give you practical help and ideas + inspiration on your journey. I want to be your coach and cheerleader as you go through this challenge.
  • A simple project to complete each day to help you yell less and love more. These will be simple and doable — even in the middle of a very full life!
  • Bonus: Because I don’t want you to go it alone, you’ll also get access to a private Facebook community for you to interact with other parents who are also signed up for this challenge. I hope that this Facebook Group will provide encouragement, accountability, and motivation for you as you go throughout this challenge. Note: Facebook is not required — all videos and challenges will come directly to your inbox! It’s just an extra bonus if you’d like to participate there for more interaction with other parents who are going through the material together.

Sign Up For the Yell Less, Love More Challenge

To sign up for the challenge, follow these two steps:

  1. Pre-order a copy of Love-Centered Parenting here (or any online retailer of your choice). If you’ve already pre-ordered, you can skip this step!
  2. Fill out this form here. (Just copy and paste your confirmation number in the space provided.)
  3. That’s it! You’ll receive an email after signing up with details on how to join the Facebook Group (if you choose to do so!) and how to access the videos and projects.

Any questions or have any issues signing up? Leave a comment on this post or send an email to crystal@moneysavingmom.com and I’ll help you out.