Product Review: Bestowed Subscription Box

Subscription boxes are extremely popular. They are a fun way to try new products without spending a lot of money. Many of the boxes are far from eco-friendly but there are some out there for those wanting to live a greener and more natural lifestyle. One of those boxes is the Bestowed box.

Bestowed was founded by Registered Dietitian and author, Heather Bauer. She has been on CNN, Good Morning America, The Talk, CBS, and more. She is the author of two top selling books;  The Wall Street Diet and Bread is the Devil.

Heather hand-picks great, healthy, and natural snacks for each box. Unlike many food subscription boxes, Bestowed contains food you can feel good about eating.

Bestowed Box

Bestowed sent me a box to try out this month. It was fun to try all of the products. While not all were my cup of tea, it was great to find out which I like and which I didn’t. Some that I didn’t like were ones I had almost bought before so the box saved me money because now I know they aren’t really my thing. And I of course found somethings I want to buy more of! That’s what is so great about the boxes.

Bestowed boxes are packed full of products to try and they are only $19 a month. If you enjoy trying new, healthy snacks this box could be a lot of fun for you. And Bestowed has been kind enough to offer $5 off of your first box. Just use the code: 5OFFBESTOWED03 

If you have tried Bestowed or decide to now, let me know what you thought of it. Share in the comments below or on the Facebook page.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Bestowed sent me a box to try out, this doesn’t impact my views. Read my full disclaimer for more. 

Green Travel: Home2 Suites

This past week my husband and I went to Frisco Texas, a suburb of Dallas, to celebrate our anniversary. We decided to try a new hotel called Home2 Suites, owned by Hilton. I was pretty excited to try this hotel because they have many green features. Here are some of the green features you will find at Home2 Suites.

(c) Home2 Suites by Hilton® Dallas/Frisco, Texas

(c) Home2 Suites by Hilton® Dallas/Frisco, Texas

  • Saline-based swimming pools
  • Recycling stations
  • Recycling containers in the rooms
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Carpets made from at least 60% recycled materials and featuring Green Label certification
  • CFL lighting in all lighting fixtures
  • Tamper-proof bulk shampoos and soaps in bathrooms
  • Dual flush toilets
  • Real dishes and utensils
  • And many other great green features

We have stayed at many different Hilton and non-Hilton hotels and this is a new favorite. Here are my pros and cons.

home2 suites


  • All the eco-friendly features, I especially loved the saline pool.
  • Rooms aren’t fancy but are very comfortable.
  • The staff was very friendly.
  • The lobby featured many great seating areas and computers.
  • Free wifi.


  • The cleaners they were using were very strong smelling and didn’t seem to be terribly eco-friendly.
  • I could never figure out where to put the recycling in the room, this wasn’t a huge deal as there was a bin down the hall but it didn’t state what they recycled.
  • Check out time is at 11 a.m. instead of noon. However the staff didn’t complain when we were late because we didn’t know this.

Overall the pros very much outweigh the cons. We will definitely stay at Home2 Suites again in the future. So far there are 23 Home2 Suites in the US, so check to see if their is one near you or at your next vacation site.

*I was not paid to review this hotel, I just figured it would be nice to do so since I was already staying there. Please excuse the poor photo quality of my photos, couldn’t find my camera for the trip so they were taken on my phone. They were also taken on the second day of the trip so the room is messy.