Stash & Store


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I pack Scott’s lunch every day and many days I include a bar of some kind in his lunch.  I also have at least one snack bar in my purse for Skylar and I when we’re out.  You never know when hunger is going to strike and a snack bar can buy valuable time with a preschooler.

I was looking through my stash…

Bag of snack bars

Snack bars pouring onto countertop

…And decided this one was the gem of the day.

Angell Crisp snack barI reviewed Angell Bars Here

Of course, you could just make your own snack bars:

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars that are ready in 3 minutes

Three Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars on white plate

As well as No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (with protein option) – Vegan, GF, freezer-friendly, fast

One No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bar on plastic wrap

Or No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Energy Bars (with protein option) – Vegan, GF, freezer-friendly, fast

Overhead of one cut No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Energy Bar

After looking through my stash of snack bars, I had to pick up some fresh produce to replenish the produce stash.

Various produce on countertop

Close up of produce showing bananas, oranges and grapes

I re-stashed my raisin and mango supply.

Bags of Jumbo Raisin Medley and Soft & Juicy Mango

I use mango in the No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites I just made

No-Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites


And I love raisins!  I have an entire post dedicated to Raisins Recipes since I use them in so many recipes from savory to sweet!

From my last post, about Free Gifts it sounds like many of you time your makeup purchases around complimentary gift with purchase events.  Nothing wrong with that!

And setting up an Amazon Store, well, I did it!

If you want to check out my store, go to my Shop Tab and the Amazon link is there.  I actually had set up the storefront two years ago, I just didn’t add any products to it until a day ago.  Nothing like having an empty store for two years.  Better late than never.

Thanks to everyone who chimed in in the comments on my last post about being an Amazon Affiliate vs. Having an Amazon Storefront.  It sounds like many of you have tried your hand at being an affiliate and have tried displaying Amazon banners and widgets on your sites so that if someone purchases something from Amazon via your link/widget/banner, you get some credit$.  Sounds like some of you have stuck with it, and others haven’t.

I don’t think I am going to display any banners or widgets on my site, but will just have my Amazon Store linked in my Shop Tab.  If people want to see what I personally use and recommend, great.   The link to my Amazon Store is there now and the store is somewhat stocked but I will be adding more products that I really love.

Everything that I add is something I personally use, endorse, and happily recommend to others and don’t plan to really “promote” it much.  It’s there if you want to know what I like and use, but if not, no worries.


1. Do you have a stash of anything in your kitchen or house?

I have posted about what I always keep on hand.  My kitchen and pantry staples post highlights what I keep on hand and what I have a stash of.

2. Do you have any favorite stores or websites, in general?

Stores and sites I enjoy in no particular order:  Target, Forever 21, Be Present, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bath & Body Works, Mac Makeup, Mac Computers, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bebe, Victoria’s Secret, iHerb, Amazon, and so many more.

3. Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in any way?  Did you possibly go out?  Stories please!

Other than eating lots of green plants, I didn’t really celebrate the day.  I was too busy working, being a mom, and setting up my Amazon store!


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  1. Im curious to know where you have the recipes nutrional info listed- for those of us and those of us who have kids that we need to see the calorie and sugar content ect

  2. I don’t have any stashes that I can think of. My favourite store is Century 21 in NY :-)

  3. Haha! Love your bar stash! I have one of those too…and I totally hoard dried fruits like the apocalypse is coming! I can’t help it! I’m totally drawn to new varieties (just recently tried dried peaches and currants) and I’m a total sucker for dried fruit and nut mixes!

    Favorite store ever has to be Trader Joe’s, but my favorite shopping type stores are TJ Maxx, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond (I could spend hours)!

    I stayed in for St. Paddy’s Day and made some mint chocolate chip dessert hummus! Delicious AND festive! ;)