Hooray for Friday! Apologies for my unexpected absence yesterday. This week was crazy busy for me and by the end of the days, I just wanted to turn my brain off and relax/catch up on some DVR-ed shows. It doesn’t help that Daylight Saving Time happened on Sunday. I know it’s just an hour, but it REALLY throws me off. Especially considering it’s pitch black when I wake up for work now, which always makes me want to roll over and go back to sleep.
Yesterday was especially great though, because I had a very lucky St. Patrick’s Day! I found out about my end-of-year bonus, we had free ice cream at work, AND we had a team night out to see Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk show. What a day!
Esther the Wonder Pig
My boyfriend introduced me to “Esther the Wonder Pig,” last month and we’ve been kind of obsessed with her ever since. She was adopted 3 years ago, as a “micro pig,” (only growing to 70 lbs.), but to the surprise of the couple who adopted her, she grew to WELL over that amount, and now weighs in at 600 lbs.! She has a huge fan base on Facebook and Instagram, and I always look forward to seeing new Esther posts! This pig has quite the personality (and I’m pretty sure she thinks she’s a dog since she lives amongst dog siblings)!
Money Back on Purchases with Paribus
So many times when I make a purchase, a price drops, a new coupon pops up, etc. and it drives me crazy! Paribus, a new start-up that popped up on the scene last year has been my go-to for quite some time now to get some money back on my purchases. When you sign up for the service (it’s free!), you link your email up and they scan for receipts from online purchases in the past month. Then, they track the items you purchased and watch for sales on the items. If you’re eligible for the savings, they reach out to the store(s) for you and BOOM. Money back to you. While there haven’t been extravagant savings for me, a few bucks here and there really add up! The only catch is that Paribus takes a percentage of the money they earn back for you, as their fee. But if they don’t get anything back, you don’t pay anything. AND the more people that sign up to use the service through your referral link (yes, these are mine), the lower the percentage they take from your refund gets! But hey, more money back is better than no money back at all!
Emma Watson Beatboxing
I absolutely LOVE this clip of Emma Watson beatboxing while creator of (the insanely popular) broadway, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda raps about women’s equality in honor of International Women’s Day last week. Dream team, for sure!
If you haven’t entered already, be sure to check out the awesome giveaways I have going on right now, and have a fabulous weekend!