Hooray for Friday! I’ve been dealing with some brutal headaches this week so I’m looking forward to getting some good rest and hopefully knocking them out. I’m also excited to celebrate my mom and youngest sister’s birthdays this weekend – so crazy that they share the same birthday!
Also on the radar? Getting started on trip planning because my dad and I have picked an incredible destination for our dad-daughter trip this fall! I’ll be revealing where later today on Insta, so stay tuned! My mom and I are gearing up to book our big Europe trip as well, but are torn between two destinations, so I want to recruit you guys to help us decide! If there’s a country you’re wanting to know more about, be sure to select it, since I’ll be blogging/sharing a lot about wherever we go! Cast your vote below!
Gourmet Nut Mega Omega Trail Mix
I picked up this trail mix to bring for my family’s cabin trip, but ended up eating a good chunk of it before I even left! I love nut mixes but feel like there’s always an overload of one type (usually peanuts) and my favorites (like walnuts or pecans) are scarce. But this mix has the PERFECT balance of nuts, fruits, and seeds, including walnuts, dried mango, almonds, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds! I’ve been trying to mix in some healthier snacking options (since snacking’s my downfall), so I’m really happy I found this one!
Tax-Free Weekend (Back-to-School)
Are you guys ready to get your shop on? This weekend (August 4-6) you can take advantage of tax-free shopping in several states, including Florida! While it’s mostly to maximize savings for parents on back-to-school shopping, it’s open to everyone to make purchases without that added tax on things like clothes, computers, and school supplies. Of course there are some stipulations, so be sure to check out what they are for your state ahead of time if you’re unsure.
And YES online purchases are eligible. But for those of you brave souls heading to the store this weekend to get your BTS shopping done, good luck! I’ll be taking my sisters to pick up their supplies so I’m mentally preparing myself for the madness!
Mindhunter on Netflix (Coming Soon!)
New Netflix show alert! Netflix has been releasing new originals like crazy, but I can’t wait for their mid-October release show, Mindhunters, starring Jonathan Groff (who you know from Glee and Hamilton)! This dark, thriller show is set in the 70s, as two FBI agents interview serial killers and try to understand the interworking of their minds so they can apply that knowledge to solve ongoing cases. It looks incredibly intense and is one that I know I’ll be binging! Watch the trailer below.