LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 16, 2017

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

link-end round-up June 16, 2017

I hope everyone had a great week. I know summer is right around the corner, because the days have been getting longer and longer. Although I’m not really a summer lover, I’m looking forward to it this year. Not sure if it’s because I have some goals I want to achieve this summer, but I’m looking forward to it.

This weekend is Father’s Day and my nephew’s 5th birthday and I haven’t thought of a gift for either. I’m annoyed, because I don’t know what to get either of them. So, I’m after work today, I’m on a mission to find gifts for both of them. I don’t have kids and I’m not a man, so I don’t know how to get gifts for either of this demographics. Ugh!

Well, here’s to a great weekend and I’ll see you next week. Enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 16, 2017

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Summer Bucket List 2017

The official first day of summer is less than a week away and I’m ready. Well, it’s already been too hot to tolerate, but I already knew this summer was going to be unbearable. Recently, I decided that I wanted to do some things this summer I’ve never done or haven’t done in ages. I mean, as much as I enjoy staying in the house watching Netflix while a rotating fan cools me off, it’s not living. Even though it’s going to be miserably hot, I want to live life more and create my solo summer plans.

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I’m approaching this list as my mini summer bucket list. Keep reading to see what I plan to try and do this summer.

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Blue Stripes Are My Current Jam

Every now and then, I go through phases in various parts of my life. For example, a few weeks ago, I went through a phase when I ate onion rings almost everyday. Currently, I’m exiting my black coffee and almond with a dash of cinnamon phase. I’ve also gone through bright lipstick phases and the overgrown eyebrows phase, but I might bringing those back for the summer. Another phase I might be going through this summer is the need to buy and wear nautical blue stripes.

blue stripes summer 2017

My blue stripe phase wasn’t planned, but it’s happening. In the past couple of months, I’ve bought 2 different shirts with 2 different sizes of blue stripes. Also, I’m tracking a skirt with nautical blue stripes on it’s way to my doorstep as I type. Therefore, I’m in this phase and I’m still interested in adding to it. Keep reading to see what other striped items are perfect for my latest phase.

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What I Need From Target Right Now

In yesterday’s newsletter, I shared some of my favorite ways I shop at Target without going broke. Target, one of the happiest places on earth, can be a tricky place for you and you wallet to end up. However, it’s one of those places that you find yourself needing to go to frequently, because there are always things you need from Target.

things I need from Target right now

Personally, I used to find myself in Target 1-2 times a week, which doesn’t sound that bad. However, when you mysteriously spend $100+ each trip when you only needed about 2% of the things you bought, it can get very problematic. Eventually, I was able to cut those 1-2 times a week Target runs to 1-2 times a month. Once I stuck to those tips I shared in yesterday’s newsletter, I no longer spent over $200 a month on stuff I didn’t need. However, at this moment, there are a few things that I need from Target. Keep reading to see what and why I need these things.

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LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 9, 2017

Stained Couture’s weekly series, Link-End Round-Up, features interesting reads I read from around the internet this week.

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Nothing to report here. This week has been pretty mundane, but I guess that’s good. What’s the saying, “No news, is good news”?

What am I talking about? I do have news; a newsletter that comes out every Monday called ‘Monday Minute”. I’m really excited about starting this newsletter again. Not only do I love sharing quick little tidbits, but it’s another venue I can use to get all of these content ideas of my head. When I say that my mind is always brewing ideas, I mean it. Unfortunately, some of this ideas are too small for a post or don’t really fit into my content calendar. Have you signed up, yet? If not, you can easily sign-up in the right sidebar. I know you see it. 🙂

While I’m at, I have to thank those of you signed up for this week. As you know, or might not know, this site is not my job. So, I don’t really have the time to promote and grow this site as big as I would like, because I’m too busy helping other businesses grow there brands. However, I do have a small and devoted group of followers (That’s you!) that supports my site and follows me on social media.  Therefore, I was shocked by the number of people who signed up, but so overwhelmed. So, when you signed up, you became my accountability partner. Now, I have to focus time to creating an email every Monday, because of you. So, thank you so much!

As for this week, I have no plans and that’s just how I like. However, for the past couple of weekends, I’ve been taking Sunday drives and it’s so nice. I recently read that back in the 50s (and earlier), before there was TVs filled with apps to stream movies, people would go on evening drives. It’s been nice to dedicate an hour to driving around parts of the city I haven’t been to in years or stumble across areas that I didn’t know existed. Actually, last weekend, I took my sister around the city to show her all the places we lived when she was a baby. I also took her to other significant places in her life such as old daycares and schools she attended. It was interesting to see that some of those places are no longer around or are home to other businesses.

How about this weekend, you go on a drive and explore your city. It’s fun to discover a new restaurant or park a that you didn’t know was around the corner. Do it!

In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy this week’s Link-End Round-Up featured articles and I will see you Monday in your inbox!

LINK-END ROUND-UP: June 9, 2017

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