I thought it would be helpful to create a page with a list of resources. These are companies, products or services I have personally used.
Disclaimer: Some links below are affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase via those links. I stand by these companies and tools as I have personally used them with success.
The following are websites and resources I use every day to save money.
Ebates – This is a website that is free to join and offers users cash back on purchases they would normally make online anyway. Ebates partners with online retailers to offer specials, coupon codes and promotional discounts. No gimmicks.
Zaycon Fresh – This company partners with farmers to deliver fresh meat and seafood to 1,200 locations nationwide. Because the customer picks up their own meat, and cleans and packages it on their own, the “middleman” is cut out. Zaycon Fresh sells chicken for as low as $1.49 per pound.
These are the running items I cannot live without.
Nike Tempo Shorts – These are my favorite running shorts. They have built in underwear (another thing I didn’t know about until I started running) which does wonders for keeping you cool and minimizing chafing.
Brooks Running Bras – For any run 4 miles or longer, I wear an extra supportive bra. Hands down the best I’ve found is Moving Comfort, which is now owned by Brooks Running. These running bras are expensive but if you buy a few and rotate they will last you a long time.
The following items are what I use when I practice yoga.
“The Strap” by Lululemon – I was going to recommend “The Strap” carrier from Lululemon, which I purchased for about $12 a few years ago, but it appears they no longer carry it. Here is a similar inexpensive yoga mat strap.
Lifefactory Water Bottle – I purchased a glass water bottle about a year ago. It has a handle on top for easy carrying, a protective silicone case, should you drop it and it’s easily washable. Being it’s made of glass, the water never has a plastic or metallic taste, even if you leave it in your car after practice.
The following are my favorite garden and green-living resources.
Botanical Interests – I have talked about this company before. They are my favorite seed company. Not only are the seed packets colorful and informative, the company offers many organic and heirloom seeds. I prefer organic seeds for all of my vegetable seeds, when possible.
Stark Brothers – I found it challenging to find any dwarf fruit trees locally. This is the company I used to order my dwarf apple and dwarf pear trees. I also ordered a few berry bushes from them.
Ball Canning – What do I do with all the fruits and vegetables I grow? Whatever I can’t eat while fresh is canned. I started with the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit, which I purchased from Amazon.com. I also purchased some low-sugar aka no-sugar pectin and a 60-pack of Ball Dissolvable Canning Labels to get me started with home canning.
LULU (my rescue dog)
These are my dog Lulu’s favorite items. She is a 14-pound Lhasa Apso mix we adopted in 2012 from a rescue shelter. From her dog crate, to bedding and toys, Lulu has many favorites. Lulu loves her Bowsers Microvelvet Donut Dog Bed and her Loofa Plush Dog Toy.