Happy Friday! Let's get right to my favorites.
United Way Silent Auction results! As I have mentioned before, I head my company's silent auction for our United Way Campaign. The results are in and we were able to raise just over $10,800 for the United Way! What's even better is that we raised more than last year (which was a record), so this is an all-time high for us. To say I am excited about this is an understatement. I always stress, but at the last minute everything comes through and it exceeds my expectations.
The verdict is in on the Essie Gel Couture Line. I am a believer. While my nails didn't last the 14 days advertised, I did get a good 9 days of wear. This is twice as long as normal, so I will definitely take it. I love that the application process is so quick, too. You only take 1 minute between coats, then let the final, top coat dry for a bit longer. It really cuts down on the time it usually takes me to do my nails, which is a big positive for me. Time to start collecting more colors!
Free Starbucks! My friend passed along this valuable piece of information. If you use the Cartwheel app, go to "checkout" and then swipe left, a free Starbucks beverage barcode should appear. Now, I should say, because I don't know the specifics on how or why it appears - maybe you have to hit a certain number of points, maybe you just get one free one when you use it, I don't know for sure. However, what I do know is that it popped up on my screen and since I have recently become a PSL lover, I have big plans to pick one up while I make a Target run this weekend.
This fall weather. It was straight chilly the other day and I was just loving it. It's been so nice to drive with my windows down, have the windows open at night, while snuggling under a blanket. Just perfect! I hope it keeps up this weekend (and beyond), because I would love, love, love to be able to wear some of my fall favorites.
I ordered the Mix and Match Mama Eats cookbook a week or two ago and it finally was delivered yesterday. I can't wait to read it and check it out! I swear, if I had the space I would just collect cookbooks.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Linking up with Andrea, April, Katie and Amanda.