Friday, September 16, 2016

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea , Della Devoted , and Bright on a Budget!

1. Today is my sister's birthday! Unfortunately she is going to be gone all day long, so we have to wait until tomorrow to celebrate. She requested a funfetti cheesecake (she never wants a simple cake!)  I didn't get a picture of it yet (it's still in the springform pan.) but I baked it and it didn't crack! Which, if you've ever baked a cheesecake before, you'll know that can be hard to do!
(I used this recipe, but with an Oreo crust and a couple minor revisions.) I'm very interested in trying it!

2. Target has had some great fall and Halloween stuff lately! I've picked up a few things recently. The little pumpkins have a light inside! I bought those and then went back to get some for my mom but they were all gone. The problem with the Dollar Spot is stuff sells out so quickly! You never know if something is going to be there again!
3. I finally got selected for another Influenster voxbox! It's been a really long time since I got one! (February was the last one, and it was just a single product one.) This looks like it's just one product too. Hopefully it'll be good though! 

Is there a trick to getting them? I've seen some people get lots, and even though I post reviews, I almost never even get snaps or anything.
4. Does anyone else play Words With Friend still? I feel like I'm the only person who still plays! My siblings won't play with me anymore, so my mom is the only person I know who will still play. I've also been playing with the same random opponent for something like two years now!

Anyways, I don't always get a good word right out of the gate, but it's pretty nice when I do!

(I'm nicole2450 if anyone wants to play!)
5. In case you missed it, I shared a review of the August Love With Food box and some pictures from our visit to my grandparent's house!
Hope you have a great weekend!


  1. I've never had luck with the dollar spot until recently! Now whenever I go in I have to browse for like five minutes. I usually don't buy anything because I'm like, "Just because it's ONLY $3 or $5 doesn't mean it's free. And you don't need it." Ha! But if I saw those little light up pumpkins I'd totally buy them! I was tempted by the luminaries last time I was there.

    I don't know with Influenster. Honestly, I'm shocked that they keep giving me stuff because I only ever blog it and sometimes tweet it. I never Insta or Facebook it, so I never get a full badge. I also got free Zzz Quil and didn't end up using it (no idea where it is now) and didn't do the mandatory survey so I figured they'd cut me...but I just got an email to take a survey for an upcoming box, so we'll see!

  2. Are those fall-themed washi tapes?! OOH! I might need to look more carefully at the Dollar Spot next time! (I'm liking fall more than ever, but I'm still super-meh about Halloween, so seeing all the Halloween stuff drove me away last time!) And ugh Words With Friends... I'm really bad at those kinds of games, but everyone expects me to be good because I was an English major! Too much pressure!! Haha

  3. I don't have hardly any fall decorations, so anything cheap-ish is a win for me! I don't know, I just couldn't pass up the light up pumpkins! I'm glad I bought them because I haven't been able to find them again!

    Influenster is so weird. I've never gotten a full badge on the Voxboxes. I don't even have Twitter and I don't post to YouTube, so those are always out. They sure make a big deal about making sure to do the survey! I'm surprised you still got an email about a new campaign!

  4. Yes! I love washi tape! I'm kind of meh on Halloween too. It's fun when you're a kid because you get to go trick-or-treating, but as an adult I'm not into the 'scary' side of it so I don't really care. But you should check out the fall stuff at Target! They have lots of cute things! And even Thanksgiving stuff already!

    How funny! It just really depends on the letters you get and how creative you can be!