Wrap Up Thursday – Because why not, right?

Weird things that happened to me this week:

. I came home from Book Con on Saturday with Alyson (not the weird thing) and my roomie and her friend wanted to grab dinner, so I offered to drive because I was SO DONE with walking. Well, lucky I offered because when we arrived at my car on the next block over, the back driver’s side sliding door was wide open. Just chillin there. The last time I’d been in my car was Friday morning to get my umbrella, so potentially, it had been open and sitting on the street for over 24 hours. My front door was unlocked and ajar, and my glove compartment was open and a little disheveled. But fortunately I don’t own any nice things besides my computer, which I keep on my person at all times.

But dude, that was freaky. I literally thought someone was going to be in my car when I walked up to it.

In other news, it seems that my tiny dime collection for parking meters is uninteresting to thieves.

We are literally the cutest ever. And people at the con loved our shirts!

We are literally the cutest ever. And people at the con loved our shirts!

. Before that, I went to Book Con with the Bibliosmiles powerhouse girls, Danielle Alyson and Gaby. I won’t steal their thunder, they all wrote some fantastic things for BibS,  and you can read all about it here. Lemme just say, it was a fantastic day, even with the whole car thing.

. I wrote a post for Bibliosmiles! And I worked a little more on one that I’ve had brewing for a few weeks. It’s hard when you fall into a rut of un-creativity. But sometimes a little push is all you need. Danielle needed me to hit a deadline, and when I forced myself to finish the post, it made me feel like writing, even if it was about nothing, like this post is. It just makes you feel good, ya know?

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Working Hard, or Hardly Working? Yea I Only Do The Latter.

It’s been a challenging couple of weeks here in post-Purchase land.

Look, she's in pink :)

Look, she’s in pink 🙂

Speaking of which, my good friend and everyone’s fave blogger Danielle, and I have coined a new term, “Post-Purchase Purchasing.” In which you only feel like it’s okay to act like a Purchase student after your graduated.

 DV is wearing boots with socks and boldly pulling off some adorable skirts. I bought my first plaid shirt and consume Starbucks Americanos every day of the week.  Ladies and gentlemen, we are finally ready for college.

In case you were dying to know, these are the throw pillows she sent me.



I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I work from home two or three days a week, and commute up to Westchester the rest of the week for my job at a brand marketing company.  The commute is the worst thing ever, as it’s almost a two hour drive in the middle of the day.  During rush hour traffic?  Forget it.  The probability of getting stuck in traffic due to an accident is so great just because I travel so far, I almost always see at least one or two on the way into work.  And the drive home is even worse, though less stressful because I’m not going to be late to anything (usually.)  And tolls.  And gas.  And tolls.

Even though that all stinks, and I spend $$$ on lunch every day there, just to get out of my office atmosphere, I think working from home might be worse.

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Scarf from StyleStudio @ 413 Honeysuckle Rd

So yesterday’s post has today’s date because I posted it at 1 a.m., but for real, this is my Monday Morning post!

A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to win something on Twitter.  Danielle of A Writer In Love is a good friend of mine, gets lots of cool things through her blog, and DARN if her mother is not always winning something online!  So, my turn.  I set out on a mission.


I meant to get my finger in the bottom right corner of the shot…

And I found Style Studio @ 413 Honeysuckle Rd, an Etsy shop that was giving away an ombre infinity scarf on Twitter.  I love ombre.  I loved ombre before I knew there was a word for it.  I came THIS close to having an ombre prom dress (sigh.)  And infinity scarves are adorable.  Well, you can guess what happened.

BAYUM, winner!  Beautiful scarf arrived last week!  Now, this picture is taken at 6:30 a.m. with my finger in the shot, so don’t judge.  You can see it modeled much more gracefully here, in Style Studio’s Etsy Shop.

It’s made of an up-cycled t-shirt and it’s SO comfortable, I love it.   There are so many cute things in this shop, and you can easily get a 30% off coupon by following the owner on twitter and tweeting “Love ur style, @studioat413.”

You’d think she paid me to write this post – but I just super love this scarf, and I like gushing!

Have you ever won anything on Twitter or another social media site?  Do share!