Oh Friday I am in love with you. I am so happy to see this week go and am hopeful that this weekend although still busy will be good. I have some cake to make tonight. I am dropping my car off tomorrow to get worked on, hopefully it is on the lesser side of expensive fixes. Dang potholes. I also have a birthday party for my nephew and where the cake will be delivered. It will be a long day but Sunday I have no plans other than grocery shopping. Woohoo! You know the drill it is Friday so here are my 5 things.
One. A wine bottle to go?! This may be on a whole new level of alcoholism, but no judgement here.
Two. It’s virtual mug time. This one goes out to Sharon from The Tiny Heart. She posts outfits that I can afford but also what I would wear. She may be petite but she has a big spirit. She also has two of the cutest pups, so obviously she is awesome.
Three. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and I loved it. Plenty of suspense and a little romance. Not enough to take away from the story, it just added to it without being overly done. Gotta love a good book and for free no less.
From Goodreads: To save her only brother, Andrea Finch must face down a criminal mastermind, the FBI, and her own demons in this thrilling novel from the author of the bestselling Tracers series. Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems. FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a broader plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case. Andrea must find a way to do what’s right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down on a deadly plot, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.
Four. Steph and Marla are hosting another Spending Challenge. This one is a little more open but I want to try to be a little strict on myself. The challenge begins on April 1st and ends on April 30th.
My rules: No spending past what I budget for ahead of time. I have 3 birthday that month so gifts will be budgeted. Cancel any extra subscriptions I am not using or don’t use anymore (i.e. magazines, reduce Netflix DVD option, find lower cable and internet option etc). Put at least $200.00 in savings if not more. Stay on budget for all other items.
Five. After my post yesterday I was floored by all the support. Each and every comment helped, so thank you to every one who commented. I tend to get overwhelmed when I have too many things going on for multiple weekends in a row and it is at those times I need to remember to stop and smell the roses. I was surprised with an eCard to Victoria’s secret. Such an amazing gift and so very perfect for my Victoria’s Secret addiction. Thank you Liz for thinking of me and making my day a little brighter. Also a shout out to Lauren for sending me multiple Snapchats that got me giggling. You both helped me get through the day.
What are you up to this weekend?