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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  • Lisa Brown

    I would use it for the holidays
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    • Such a great idea! It’s never too early to start your Christmas shopping!

  • Janet Watson

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

  • Natalie

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

    • 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!

  • 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!

    • 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!

  • BaileyDexter

    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!

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

  • Emily @ Painting it Purple

    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!

    • 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!!!)

  • Leah

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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!

    • 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 :)

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

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

  • Sarah

    I would use it towards our kids’ Christmas gifts!

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

  • Kristen

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

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

  • tannawings

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    I would buy a mantis rotiller to use in my garden next year.

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

  • Bridgett Wilbur

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

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

  • shesnoalice

    Maybe some Christmas shopping!

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

  • natalie f

    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.

  • Patrick Siu

    i would buy books for the kids

  • 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.

  • Thomas Murphy

    I would buy a kindle.

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Id buy clothes.

  • Birdiebee

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