5 Things Friday + Lovely Letters

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to have today off to make a super long weekend. Yay! We very rarely get additional days off at my work, so I’m pretty pumped to get a freebie like this, especially when we already have a holiday coming up. Anyways, I thought I’d share 5 things I’ve been digging this week to start off the weekend.

1 / Lovely Letters

Last month I signed up to be part of a pen pal swap called Lovely Letters on Esther & Jacob! I got paired with Katrina, who blogs on a super cute food blog called Table For Two, Please. Here’s what she sent me:

Lovely Letters Blog Swap / hellorigby!

– Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Cookies – Rigby loved these!
– Dog Cookie Recipe
– Homemade Bookmark – so cute!
– Lovely Letter
…Thanks Katrina!

2 / But First Coffee Mug Swap

I also signed up for a mug swap on But First, Coffee and got paired with Jamie of SnapGinger! She sent me this super cute #ShibaInu mug! Love it, obviously.

3 / Links I’m Loving

I thought I’d share a few links I’ve loved this week:
Melissa of Daily Chaos shared why being ‘blog famous’ isn’t for her
– CoSchedule wrote this great article about emotional headlines
– Love this round-up of places for petite ladies to shop from Racked
Julep posted a recap of the Blue Nile Sparkle event I attended
– Don’t miss out on your chance to win $100 to Lululemon or $300 PayPal cash!
Kristen of See You In a Porridge shared her thoughts on the mean comments that are way too common on the internet

4 / Weekend Plans

… I have none and I couldn’t be more excited! I’m going to be catching up on blog reading, book reading, make some face lifts to the blog that have been on my to-do list, and catch up on household chores (ew, but necessary). What are you up to this weekend?

5 / Labor Day Sales

So my budget is basically screwed for September. I may or may not have found a few awesome Labor Day Sales. Here are the ones I’ve shopped so far:
Nordstrom is running 40% off a tons of things. I picked up this military-inspired coat, I’m going to try to find these slip ons in my size in store, and I grabbed this cropped blouse.
Sole Society is running a 70% off sale. These block heels got great reviews (comfortable 3″+ heels, yes please!) and they’re less than $25! Sold.
– Old Navy has a huge labor day sale going on, with items starting at just a few bucks, like this pencil skirt for $6, this dress for $6, and these graphic tees for $6. Insanity.
– Rag and Bone is normally way out of my price range, but they’re running an insane sale on their Classic Newbury Booties for more than half off… $250! Someone talk me out of these.

Hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend, and I’d love to hear what you’re going to be up to this week in the comments! :)


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72 thoughts on “5 Things Friday + Lovely Letters

  1. Hsiao-Ting

    That’s so sweet your lovely letter partner gave you homemade dog cookie and the recipe to go with it! I heard about the mug swap after it was done and thought that was a cool idea. Also love the links you shared. Haha i feel you on the budget. I saw Nordstrom was having a sale and was debating about buying something from there even though I just bought a dress when they had the anniversary sale. haha …
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    1. Jenn Post author

      HAHA, sorry! Not really though. Have you not gotten your mug yet?! It says delivered at 5:09pm today! Go check your mail!

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  2. Lix

    Your dog with that mug! So pretty.

    I’m not shopping any time soon but after, how long has it been since my last (tiny under 50€) shopping spree? Eight months? And generally not having money ever I’m pretty used to it. Plus it’s great that I can get stuff sent for my blog now. Need to keep pushing that. It’s not greediness, it’s necessity.

    I’ve got a shoot with a blogger tomorrow afternoon and I may be meeting a jewelry maker at an open call thing at Liberty London (which I’d never heard of before she mentioned it. It’s a wonder I’m even familiar with Harrods, honestly). Then I’ve got a couple of design deadlines. Lots more work but I’m moving on Monday morning to a place with a desk and chair and I’m equal parts excited and terrified that it’s going to fall through, to the point that the emotions cancel each other out. But I’ve got a tenancy agreement and the money for my first payment!!!! *figuratively bites nails* Only thing up in the air is whether someone will be able to help me move with their car or I’ll have to walk my shit over there in two or three trips. Walking distance, but luggage is always a major pain. Even though I’ve managed to stay light, much to my current landlady/host family woman’s chagrin. She actually took away my towel. Like, if the reasons I only brought a hair towel with me still stand, and you know I didn’t have money to fucking eat when I was trying to pay you, and the towel was behind the door like I always put it when in use, why would you think I’d have got a new one? Why would I get a new one shipped here when I’m moving in a week?

    I need to stop making an effort not to drip on her floors. It’s her damn fault if I do. Wish I were shameless enough to walk back from the bathroom naked tbh.

    /Longass 3 am comment oops. And typed on my phone so probs riddled with typos. Soz.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Thanks Lix!

      Sounds like you had a crazy busy weekend! I hope things went well :) Your current land lady sounds like a trip, I hope she’s not taken anymore of your stuff! :(

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  3. Angel The Alien

    Aww, Rigby got peanut butter cookies? My dogs love it when I make them treats! They feel like they are breaking the rules when they eat them. It looks like Rigby likes the mug, too! Maybe you can find a recipe for hot cocoa for dogs!
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  4. Laura Waxman

    aside from the dentist and specialty chiropractor appointments I have scheduled for thursday, I am hoping to meet up with a few friends this week, and just might, maybe, might, go shopping tomorrow…. probably shouldn’t because of money, but i might not be able to resist the urge… =)
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  5. Felecia Efriann

    I enjoy doing swaps, you get to meet new people and hear a bit of their story which is always nice. I spent my Labor day weekend relaxing, doing household chores while having a marathon of Dawson’s Creek, a show I never seen before. It was nice to chill like that.

    I usually shop Labor Day weekend, I had so many deals in my inbox but took advantage of none of them this year. Labor day weekend caught me by surprise so I didn’t plan ahead to be able to do some extensive shopping.
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    1. Jenn Post author

      That sounds like a fun weekend! We started The Killing on Netflix and are thoroughly addicted. Good for you for avoiding the Labor Day sales! I was not so good this year…

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