Low-Key Labor Day + $180 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

The typical reaction to it being Monday is “UGH”! But today, that’s not the case. It’s a holiday and we have an extra day tacked onto the weekend and it’s fabulous! It’s a pretty low-key day for me, filled with both productivity (blogging + studying) and relaxation.

But first, I feel that it’s important to mention that yesterday I tried Starbucks’ PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) for the first time! I think I was the only person on the planet (ok, maybe a bit of a stretch) that hadn’t tried it, so I was excited to see what the hype was about. Aaaand I so get it. It was so delicious! But, in all fairness, PSL doesn’t hold a candle to “red cup” season!


Today, I started watching Six Feet Under (a show that ran on HBO in the early 2000s) and am really digging it so far. It’s also pretty funny to see some actors I love in present day popping up in the show since it was 14 years ago)! And in between episodes? Good ol’ laundry. There’s lots of it to be done!

There are also some pretty good sales happening online + in-store today! I’m trying to be good about spending this month since I have some other big expenses coming up, but I’m planning on ordering a few things from Bath & Body Works (fall soaps + candles!), Ulta, and likely the Harry Potter Quidditch Funko (I’m seriously obsessed with collecting these things)!  Are you planning on doing any shopping today?

Continuing on the topic of shopping, I’m teaming up with a group of awesome bloggers to give away a $180 gift card to Amazon! Woo! Enter below for a chance to win and tell me, what would you treat yourself to if you won?



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    • September 10, 2015 / 8:04 PM

      Such a great idea! It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping!

  1. Janet Watson
    September 7, 2015 / 7:32 PM

    I would probably use this gift card to buy my grandsons Christmas presents. They would love to have more Bruder trucks in their collection!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:05 PM

      Aww so nice! Kids can never have enough toys :)

  2. Natalie
    September 7, 2015 / 7:44 PM

    My laptop is about to die on me because it is old so I would use the gift card to buy a new one.

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:05 PM

      Oh no! Any specific one you’re looking at? I’m thinking I’ll need to splurge on a new one in a couple months myself!

  3. September 7, 2015 / 7:45 PM

    Glad you are having a relaxed Labor day and can catch up on things. I am one of those few people that haven’t tried the PSL yet. I’ve heard soo much about it and I love pumpkin stuff but I prefer cold over hot so maybe when it’s not 100 degrees outside i’ll give it a go!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:06 PM

      Glad I wasn’t alone! I tried the PSL both hot and iced and definitely liked the ice better (I prefer iced too but it’s always hot in FL)! Let me know what you think when you try it!

  4. BaileyDexter
    September 7, 2015 / 8:03 PM

    Wow, If i won the gift card I would love to help out my daughter with the grandkids back to school items as well as pick up a surprise just cause gift for the hubby!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:04 PM

      That’s so thoughtful! Sounds like a great way to spend it!

  5. Emily @ Painting it Purple
    September 7, 2015 / 9:43 PM

    Pumpkin Spice Lattes are delicious but I do agree – I LOVE red cup season! If i won the gift card I would definitely use it to pick up some of the books sitting in my Amazon shopping cart!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:07 PM

      Sounds like a great way to spend it! Which books are at the top of your list? (Also, I can’t wait for red cup season!!!)

  6. Leah
    September 8, 2015 / 12:30 AM

    I think I’d start some early Christmas shopping! (I’m one of those plan-ahead kind of people.) :-)

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:06 PM

      Never too early to start Christmas shopping! It’ll be here before we know it!

  7. September 8, 2015 / 1:12 AM

    All done! Hopefully I win this would be ALOT of diapers for my daughter <3

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:03 PM

      I hope you’d add a little something for yourself in there too :)

  8. September 8, 2015 / 2:58 AM

    Six Feet Under is one of my favorite series!!! I won’t give anything away, but I loved the finale!!!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:03 PM

      Ahh good to know! I know HBO has had some questionable endings to their series, so that makes me happy to hear!

  9. September 8, 2015 / 4:52 PM

    definitely not the last person – i haven’t tried a PSL. but I don’t drink coffee, so that’s probably why haha. my favourite thing from starbucks is a hot chocolate.. so good!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:09 PM

      No coffee for you?! Ahh how do your survive the days?! I’m a zombie in the mornings until I’ve had my coffee! I do love me some hot chocolate too though :)

  10. September 8, 2015 / 11:28 PM

    I would use it for college textbooks! They are so expensive.

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:08 PM

      Ugh, I know! Plus, most of the time they stress how much you need the book and then you never end up using it!!

  11. Sarah
    September 9, 2015 / 5:40 PM

    I would use it towards our kids’ Christmas gifts!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:09 PM

      So great! Christmas will be here before we know it!

  12. Kristen
    September 10, 2015 / 1:21 AM

    I’d get myself a new camera, since the zoom on mine no longer zooms!

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:08 PM

      Oh no! That’s an important feature to have on a camera! Any specific models you’re eyeing up?

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:10 PM

      That sounds super helpful! I don’t have a green thumb, so any help I could get in the garden would be good!

  13. Bridgett Wilbur
    September 10, 2015 / 2:06 PM

    I would use it to buy the kids more school clothes.

    • September 10, 2015 / 8:03 PM

      I’m loving the selection of clothes Amazon has available now – and most of the time at better prices than the retailers!

  14. shesnoalice
    September 11, 2015 / 3:33 PM

    Maybe some Christmas shopping!

  15. September 11, 2015 / 7:07 PM

    I’d buy a nice new perfume and also some new fall shoes.

  16. natalie f
    September 12, 2015 / 9:36 PM

    I would use it for my kids Birthdays that are coming up, they are both in November. I would get their gifts and party supplies.

  17. Patrick Siu
    September 13, 2015 / 7:54 PM

    i would buy books for the kids

  18. September 13, 2015 / 10:18 PM

    Six Feet Under is a wonderful show! I loved the dark humor. It kind of trails of for a bit during season 4 (I think that’s what it was at least, you’ll be able to tell when) but I think that’s common for long running shows. The ending 10 minutes of the final episode are one of my favorite tv endings ever.

  19. Thomas Murphy
    September 14, 2015 / 4:18 PM

    I would buy a kindle.

  20. AmandaSakovitz
    September 14, 2015 / 5:16 PM

    Id buy clothes.

  21. Birdiebee
    September 14, 2015 / 10:09 PM

    I would use this gift card for Christmas presents for the grandkids.