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BB and Binks

About Us

We are so excited to share our stories with you, products we love, and deals we find. BB and Binks is a blog where two sisters share stories, products, and brands we love. We especially love when we can get awesome products at the best prices.

Who is BB?

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Let’s start from the beginning!

Aka, Betsy, I was the 4th of 5 children born in Bloomington, MN. Five children, I don’t know how my mom and dad did it. Seriously!! I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. We are all so different but then kind of the same. I graduated high school from Eden Prairie. Then I was off to University of North Dakota where I achieved a BS in Elementary Education.

After I was done will college I returned back to Eden Prairie and began teaching 2nd grade. This is where I met my best friend. That story will have to be in a later post. It’s just too good and includes a spanking…eeek! This period of my life included a lot of online dating. Some good, some not so good. I began getting my Master’s in Learning Disabilities all the while teaching and dating. Eventually I met my now husband on…Eharmony.com! Worked for us.

Then what? My now husband took a job out in Portland, Oregon and I followed him. I took a giant leap and quit my job, finished my Master’s and moved. It was scary but a great opportunity. We got married on my 30th birthday. Best party ever! After 9 months in Portland we had to make another move to Seattle, WA. It was here that I became a 5th grade teacher and learning specialist. This is also where our little family grew with our first child. The pull to move back to Minnesota was strong and when Bubba was 16 months old my husband took a new job and we moved back. At this point I became a stay at home mom.

We grew out family with a little girl in 2013, Sissy. We lost a baby to miscarriage in early 2016. But completely our family with Little Man at the end of 2016.

Now the last three years have been filled with family, friends, sports, dance, cooking, cleaning, laundry, laundry, laundry, and most importantly, love. I’ve surrounded myself with incredible people and I’m so thankful for that.

After being a stay at home mom for 7 1/2 years I was searching for something else. I needed something new. That’s where this blog comes in. I wanted something to challenge myself with but that wouldn’t make my life harder. Something I could do in my “spare” time. When I mentioned it to my sister, Binks, she wanted in too! So here we are! This is a project that is sure to evolve and change. I’ve been wanting to blog for many years but it never felt like the right time. Now it feels like the right time.

So join us as we share our stories with you and share products and deals that we love! We want to introduce you to our lives as well as things we love. My love is getting a good deal. Binks loves beauty products and self-discovery. So here we go!!!

If you ever need to contact us or have great ideas for us please reach out at bbandbinks@gmail.com.

Who is Binks?

Binks, aka Sara, is a writer and mom to a 14 year old son. My day job is an HR Program Manager of Talent Management. While I love my job, I also love creative writing. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing and a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. I’ve worked in a variety of industries including health care research, tech, social services and government. I pride myself with being able to “do it all”, however, not all is done to perfection.

Le Louvre

Like BB, I was looking for a creative outlet for my talents. I spend 6 years serving on the Board of Directors for a Natural Foods Coop and when my term limit was up, found myself wondering what is next. When BB came to me with the idea to start a blog, I was interested instantly. A firm believer in doing what you love to do, I see this as an opportunity to share my passion of beauty products (wait until I share pictures of my toiletry closet(s)), mindfulness, self-discovery and resilience with others. Motivation is an interesting concept. When we discover what motivates us and work toward that rather than forcing ourselves to spend time doing what we don’t enjoy, we can be happier and more successful in every facet of our lives. Let us share our lives on this blog.

If you ever need to contact us or have great ideas for us please reach out at bbandbinks@gmail.com.

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