5 On Friday

Happy Friday, party people!

This week flew by for me, anyone else? And don’t even tell me it was because of Prime Day or the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, because I didn’t shop either! There were some tremendous deals, but I’m holding strong to our No Spend July Challenge.

1. While we are on the subject of shopping, though, I wanted to share this really cool concept I saw some folks talk about on Twitter. It’s called Brandless. Have you heard of it? It’s a company that sells food, beauty products, home supplies and a few other things, but the catch is that everything on their website is $3. And no, I’m not kidding.

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I’m not indulging until July is over, but I did a little window shopping and it seems like a cool concept for the basics. Has anyone tested it out? I would love feedback!

2. You know the saying that the best investment that you’ll ever make is investing in yourself? Well, it’s true! A few months ago I invested in this blog in a big way by becoming a client of Dérive Collective. I’ll be honest – I decided that 2017 was going to be the year of this blog either making or breaking. I spend a lot of time behind the scenes here and I wanted to feel validated financially in the time and effort I was spending.  I’m happy to say that through mentorship, analyzing, critiquing and coaching this blog has some amazing things on the horizon thanks to Elana and Aaron. It’s WITHOUT A DOUBT one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Stay tuned for more excitement, but in the meantime, check out their ebook.

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3. This week Travel + Leisure debuted their annual Reader’s Choice Awards and they did not disappoint. Not only did they not disappoint, they inspired a serious case of wanderlust within me. Okay, okay, I already had it…but now I’m just dreaming of safari camps in Africa and luxurious Turkish baths. AND NO I AM NOT KIDDING! Who wants to come watch my dogs while I travel the world? Just kidding…kind of. I’m not above acting like Elaine Diaz (the article is actually hysterical and cute!)!

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4. Our gardenia bushes are blooming like crazy in our yard and each day I stop by them after my run for a long, fragrant whiff! They smell so, so good. I would love nothing more than to snip some and bring them inside, but I tried it once and they don’t last very long. So sad! I’ll just have to enjoy them out my window instead!

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5. And finally…Dane and I are headed to Tahiti this fall! I announced it a couple weeks ago over on Instagram (post + full details here), but it’s something I am beyond excited about. Is it too soon to pack my suitcase?!

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So tell me, how was your week? If you shopped Prime Day or the #NSale – what did you pick up?

Linking up with 5 On Friday & High 5 For Friday

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  • Jen

    Oh I would totally come take care of those sweet babies of yours!!!!! 🙂

    • Kait

      Okay well then can I tentatively book you for an all-inclusive stay at the Hanson Hacienda a few times this fall?!?! 😉

  • Woooohoooooo. It might be too soon to literally start packing the suitcase, but it’s never too early to make a little mix & match capsule on the computer, in my opinion 🙂 And I’ve never heard of this Brandless, but I have to say I am more attractive to that “brand-free” packaging than usual packaging! Minimalist love.

    • Kait

      I was drawn to the packaging right away, too! You and I share the same heart. And I think I need to go and review some of your mix and match capsules to inspire me. We can only take carry-ons thanks to the exorbitant amount of planes (big and small) required to get there, so packing light will be KEY!

  • That “brandless” thing is intriguing. I managed to make a nice dent on prime day and the NSALE. Good for you for sticking to your guns and not joining the spending. I LOVE gardenias too. They smell so beautiful. The first time I was exposed to them was in college. A guy brought me a gardenia corsage for a formal…after that I was hooked. On gardenias…not the guy…LOL. I had them in my wedding bouquet. Ironic, huh? Have a great weekend.

    • Kait

      The gardenias, not the guy! Ha!! I love that and yes – they smell so delicious. What a beautiful flower to have for your wedding!

  • No shopping! I bought something Prime Day but returned it. And don’t even get me started on Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Basically I think it should be a national holiday. I guess you aren’t getting those Turkish towels then…

    • Kait

      Sadly no 🙁 Not unless they are still on sale come August…LOL!

      • If it makes you feel better Nordstrom canceled two of the turkish towels I ordered! And, they are cheaper on Amazon anyway! Good for you for sticking to your guns!

        • Kait

          Oh man – that’s so annoying! I never even thought about Amazon – such a good idea. I know where I’m going as soon as this no spend July is over 😉

  • The week definitely flew by! It was crazy fast or maybe I was just too occupied with life. It looks like there’s so much to look forward to! Tahiti is such a beautiful place!

    • Kait

      We are so excited!

  • Wow! Tahiti will be amazing!

    • Kait

      I hope so! I’m praying we have good weather 🙂

  • Oh my goodness, brandless sounds like such a cool concept! I feel like there has to be a catch?? Off to check it out!

    • Kait

      I think the shipping is a little expensive if you don’t spend a certain amount but otherwise – I’m BEYOND intrigued!