Play Starbucks for Life without Buying a Drink

A few times each year (usually in summer and around the holidays), Starbucks releases a promo game to promote their seasonal drinks. The gamification of products is nothing new, but Starbucks certainly does an excellent job of this. I get sucked in every time they release a new game, planning out my Starbucks visits and drinks in advance, all according to whatever will get me the most game plays.

Starbucks released another “Starbucks for life” game a few days ago, where each drink purchase gives you a game play piece, and 3 of a kind is a winner! But I recently found a way around all of this, how you can play the game without buying any drinks at all!Read More »

Apartment Friendly Smart Home Products

For those of you that live in an apartment and love new technology that helps you get sh!t done, smart home products are both a blessing and a curse. Many products require installation, like a home thermostat or door lock. These installations are often frowned upon by landlords, and are sometimes useless even if they could be installed.

For your convenience, I’ve put together a list of apartment friendly smart home products that won’t get you kicked out and make your life easier:Read More »

Gifts You Shouldn’t Give

Tis the season for gift guides! But there are some gifts that just don’t match the recipient. So I’m here to help prevent you from making these mistakes. So without futher ado, here is a list of gifts you shouldn’t give:Read More »

A day in the life of a normal person who (barely) wakes up 30 minutes before she needs to leave, always eats, and studies at Netflix University in her free time

Before reading this (overly informative) blog parody about my daily life, please read this utterly ridiculous article from Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-hsbc-executive-melania-edwards-2018-10

Lauren wakes up at 6:20 a.m., giving her juuuust enough time to throw on whatever clothes are piled on her bedroom chair.

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West Coast Travel Recap

This summer, while looking at my September schedule, I knew I was going to need a vacation by the time the month was done. Tony and I decided we were going to head west; specifically, to Seattle. And of course we couldn’t leave out our neighbors to the north since we were so close! Here is a quick recap of the trip, including (probably too many) pictures of the gorgeous scenery.

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BREAKING: A White Girl Loves Fall

Here’s a huge surprise to everyone: I am a white girl who loves fall. I know. But let’s move past that, because I want to talk about this, okay? Are we good?

The leaves have started changing and pumpkin spice lattes have been out for WEEKS. There isn’t enough time in the day for me to enjoy all the wonderful fall activities, so I’ve put together so many lists of things to do in fall, why I love it and what to look forward to. Because who doesn’t love a good list? And even more, who doesn’t love fall?!Read More »

My Favorite Podcasts

Podcasts have absolutely blown up in the last few years, and it seems like everyone has created one now. With so many to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find one that you actually like listening to! To help you out, here are my favorite podcasts to listen to on boring commutes (or at work, or at the gym…lol jk):Read More »