This fun craft idea & time saving tip is sponsored on behalf of Google Express via One2One Network. Post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
I have LOTS of better things to do than run errands on the weekends. Things like swimming, traveling, catching up on my favorite show, spending time with the boys, collecting crabs on the beach… Anyone with me?
I buy lots of things online not only to save time and money, but to free up that precious time for far better things. I mean, I love Costco as much as the next person, but navigating Costco on Saturday for paper towels isn’t really something that’s high on the list. Last weekend, instead of driving to Costco and playing dodge the customer with the giant carts, I ordered my necessities from Costco through sign up using the code FREETIME and 2 days later it was on my doorstep, just in time for us to leave. Score!
We were getting ready to head out of town (to the beach of course) and I needed more paper towels, some road trip snacks, soap and light bulbs that I usually get on my Costco runs. By using Google Express I can order from several favorite stores without ever leaving the house, which means time for more fun adventures. For even more time savings they offer same-day, overnight or 2-day delivery!
I can order groceries, electronics, clothes, shoes, gifts and even hard to find food products I usually have to drive 30 minutes to get at Whole Foods all through my Google Express account. I’m actually ordering food now to have delivered by the time I get home from our trip so there’s no last minute late night run to the grocery store for food. I get to spend way more time enjoying this
Speaking of the beach, on our last trip the boys kept finding these red crabs all over San Clemente beach. Ever since they were little they’ve always asked if they could take one home and of course I had to be the “mean mom” and tell them no. This time I had an idea so we got a picture of one.
When we got home (or to my moms) I ordered a print of the little guy. I had an empty glass jar, some sand the photo and some scissors.
We cut out the crab,
added sand to the jar,
Placed the crab in the jar, shut the lid and named him Sebastian.
The perfect, mess free pet in a jar. That doesn’t stink. Or die in a day.
If you’d rather be on the beach than running errands like me, you can try Google Express free for 6 months by signing up here.
- First, sign up using the code FREETIME when checking out for 6 months free.
- Then, when you place your first order you can get $15 off with the coupon code DGRXNU2SC at checkout.
I KNOW you have things on “your list” to get and I love being able to give you even this little bit of time savings. Check items off your list today, get $15 off and then go do something fun instead 😉
Now I’m off to finish my grocery shopping.
In my pajamas.
After a long day at the beach.
After you order share what you’re doing with your extra time with a comment or photo of your Saturday with the #MyNewSaturday and #GoogleExpress hashtags!
Author: Allison Waken
Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time with her family while she can!