Yesterday was full of complaints, so today we're keeping things positive.
1. My birthday is Sunday. Which means I'm going to Athleta to buy a few treats and I got a new pair of boots too. There will also be ice cream cake. I have an idea for a new one and I hope it works.
2. As is tradition for this blog, I'm giving away a $10 STARBUCKS CARD because it's my birthday. This year, to be entered, you have to answer a question in the comments: What is your favorite book ever? I'm doing a winter reading challenge and need a "friend favorite" (See #3 on this list for why I'm asking you, a blogger). I'll pick a winner by Monday!
3. Have you tried the Slate Audio Book Club podcast? Love it. I'm not saying the people I see everyday don't read, but I don't generally make it a habit of getting into book conversations with people other than fellow bloggers. The last time I got into a face-to-face conversation about books, the person talked about how beautifully written and sweet 50 Shades of Grey was. It's really hard to come back from that.
So when I have the opportunity to listen to fellow readers discuss books I've read, and maybe no one I know has the desire to read, I jump on it. So far, I've listened to The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, Life After Life (helped tie up some potential loose ends!), The Martian (though I didn't read it), and All the Light We Cannot See (just to see why people seemed to like it so much).
4. And Rodan and Fields. I won a $50 gift card *just* for selling products. There are more giveaways than I can keep track of each month and often my sponsor has to remind me to enter them because I forget that I'm eligible!
While RF is a form of multi-level-marketing, there's no quotas and you don't have to set up a stand at craft fairs or host parties in your home. It's a mostly virtual business; there's no paperwork! And you don't have to hold onto any products unless you want to. I have one drawer in the bathroom closet that holds R+F products. The fact that I'm not personally responsible for boxes of products was what sold me on the business end of things. And, you know, the fact that the products actually work.
If you're even a little bit interested in this opportunity, let me know...I'd love to chat with you about it.
What's your favorite thing this Friday?