Different seasons of life bring different needs. Sometimes we need to slow things down a little bit, sometimes we need something to spice things up, and sometimes we just need something new and different. This past season of life for us has been full of change, transition, and the unknown, so we have been holding onto anything that helps save us time, money, and brings us together as a family.
Food is something that has always done that. When things are stressful, there is nothing more therapeutic than looking through an old cookbook and making something in the kitchen to share together as a family.
Last week Shiloh and I decided to put aside our to do list, and make banana bread. We planned, shopping, baked, danced, and enjoyed it with one another. We sat, talked, and were able to connect over the simplest food and share such sweet simple moments together.
As I have shared before, I use an app called Basket for all of my grocery shopping. In a nutshell, it shows you what store you can go to to purchase your grocery list at the cheapest price. (Read more here for an in depth description of this app.)
After making a list of everything we needed to bake, we inserted our list into Basket, and found that we would save $30 on the same ingredients by shopping at Target as opposed to Kroger. $30, and all I had to do was go to a specific store. However, this app does so much more than just showing you where the best deals are, so I want to share with you some of the features that you may not know about.
- List Builder: Create your grocery list right on the app. As you meal plan or clean out the fridge, add items right into the app as opposed to writing them down on a piece of paper that could be easily lost.
- Compare Prices: Tells you where each individual item is the cheapest, and then tells you which store, or two stores, you can get your entire list for the best price.
- Map: Once you insert your list and find the store with the best prices, you easily click “Get Directions to the Store”, and it pulls up a map for you to find your way to the right store.
- Shopping List: After completing your list, you can check off items right on the app as you shop and add them to your cart.
Finding ways to be intentional in life is hard, but I truly can say that this app helps do that for us. It takes something that we have to do, but it makes it easier, more enjoyable, and ultimately saves us money. It gives us more time and money to spend as a family, and simplifies something that can easily be overwhelming.
Trust me, download it here today and give it a try. And then when you love it and save your family money this week on groceries, share it with your friends. They will thank you!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Basket. The opinions and text are all mine.
Video by Samantha Brooks.