Thursday Thoughts + $115 Giveaway

A couple days of radio silence over here, sorry guys! It’s been one heck of a week. I procrastinated a little more than I should’ve on an assignment I needed to do, so I’ve been heads down finishing that up. But the bulk of this tough week happened over the past couple days. Waking up to the news of yet another terrorist attack in Brussels was just heartbreaking. I don’t understand how people can do something so horrific. On top of that, several of my colleagues were laid off yesterday. Fortunately, my job is safe, but it’s still a really tough thing.

So that’s where I’m at. Not too motivated the past couple days with all of the craziness going on around. But I’m happy to say that I have a massage on the books, a trip to Universal’s Mardi Gras planned, and am looking forward to spending some time with my family for Easter this weekend. All good things!

Needless to say, I’m definitely ready for this week to turn around. I’ve teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to give away a $115 gift card to either PayPal, Target, or Sephora (winner’s choice), and this one is open worldwide! So be sure to enter at the bottom of this post!


  • Apple’s latest iPhone software update 9.3 was released earlier this week and I’m really digging the “night shift” feature that reduces blue light emission at night and early in the morning!
  • I’ve been absolutely hooked on Hulu’s 11/23/63 show starring James Franco. It’s an 8-episode series (one episode released each week) based on Stephen King’s book. I’m so anxious to see how it ends!
  • Last week was spring break at my school, so I had a break from class. Very odd considering most grad school students work full-time. This “spring break” they spoke of? What a tease!
  • I recently talked about the new movies coming out that I can’t wait to see. One on the list FINALLY released the trailer! Who else is excited for Bridget Jones’ Baby?!


Kate / Mar / Amanda / Becca / Lindsay
Emelia / Rachael / Rachel / Meg

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Giveaway is open internationally for those over 18 years old. Winner gets to choose to receive $115 PayPal cash, a gift card to Sephora, or a gift card to Target.



  1. Live by Surprise
    March 24, 2016 / 4:40 PM

    Hadn’t noticed the night shift but that would explain the dimming last night. And can’t wait for Bridget! Even read the book the last time.

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:08 PM

      It’s a subtle change, but it’s really been helpful!

  2. March 24, 2016 / 4:40 PM

    I’m sorry you had a long week! But the good news, we’re SOOO close to Friday! Thanks for a fun giveaway! xx

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:07 PM

      Fridays always make me happy! Thanks for stopping by, Kristen!

  3. March 24, 2016 / 5:00 PM

    Me! Love Bridget Jones! I’m excited for family time too. Sorry you’ve had a rough week, and I hope the holiday helps.

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:07 PM

      Thanks so much! This week has been much better. Family time always helps! I hope you had a nice Easter!

  4. March 24, 2016 / 7:22 PM

    I know what you mean about it being a tough week – I’ve been having a few tough weeks thrown at me. I’m glad tomorrow’s Friday and love that cute meme. I need to update my phone tonight!

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:07 PM

      So sorry to hear that, Summer. Fingers crossed the upcoming weeks will lighten up for you!

  5. Olivia Muller
    March 24, 2016 / 10:14 PM

    I can’t wait to update my iPhone tonight!!


    Miss Olivia Says

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:05 PM

      I hope you like the update, Olivia!

  6. March 24, 2016 / 11:24 PM

    I’m so ready for the weekend too so I definitely feel ya.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:05 PM

      I wish every day was the weekend!!

  7. Monika
    March 25, 2016 / 3:01 AM

    This week definitely hasn’t been the easiest for the world! So glad your job is safe even though it’s never nice to see others going down.. But there is always a silver lining! Glad that you have some good days coming up. And yay for Friday! <3

    Monika |

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:06 PM

      Thanks, Monika. Having a weekend filled with fun things always helps bring the spirits back up. I hope you’re having a good week!

  8. March 25, 2016 / 3:13 AM

    What a fun giveaway! Best of luck everyone!

  9. March 25, 2016 / 3:00 PM

    So excited to see the newest Bridget Jones movie! Sorry you’ve had a hectic week – mine was a weird one too and seems like that’s a common theme in the blogosphere this week!

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:05 PM

      So weird. I hope you’re having a better week this week. Good news is, we’re not far from the weekend!

  10. March 25, 2016 / 3:53 PM

    oooh i didn’t know about that night shift thing, i’ll have to check it out. thanks for sharing! hope you have a good weekend with family. this was just a horrible week all around the world i think. so sad.

    • March 30, 2016 / 10:04 PM

      It’s a pretty cool feature! Sometimes I don’t even realize how late it’s getting and I look down and realize night shift is on, so it also acts as a reminder for me to get myself to bed!