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Random randomness ahead!
I got a great deal on a princess dress.
My girls are really not into princesses and haven’t been for a while, but along with a friend, they have all decided that they are going to dress up as Disney princesses this year, even Lisey! And I think their friend’s mom is in on this too.
Lisey found a great Belle dress for herself on Amazon, I’m still trying to find a Cinderella dress for Sonia that will fit her in-between-sizes self, and Zoe wanted to be Snow White. We had trouble finding much of anything, until we checked eBay where lo and behold, there was a Snow-White-ish dress about to end.
It’s $28 new, I got it for $9, and luckily, it does indeed fit Zoe. It’s a little nicer than most costumes are too (as in, it’s made with real fabric, not that weird nylon-y stuff.)
Now to find something for Miss Sonia that fits and doesn’t cost eleventy thousand dollars…
I successfully got S&Z to their ballet class.
After last week’s mishap, we made sure we were very on time this week.
Homemade whole wheat rolls are rather tasty.
I made a batch of these rolls yesterday and was reminded how delicious they are. So good!
I tried out Opinion Outpost.
Opinion Outpost is a survey site that pays you for completing surveys. You can redeem for things like Amazon or Paypal, which is pretty appealing.
I used to participate with Pinecone Research back in the day, and I really liked that they paid $5 for each survey I completed. I socked that money away in a college savings account for my kids, and the $5 checks did eventually add up pretty nicely.
Surveys are not a super fast way to earn money, but if you have more time than money, and you don’t have a lot of other earning options, surveys can be appealing (I used to do them with one hand while nursing my babies!).
I probably wouldn’t spend a lot of my time doing surveys at this point in my life (they were more appealing when I had more time and less money!), but I wanted to test drive this for you guys.
As soon as I signed up, I got a good handful of survey invites. Each has a progress bar (so nice to know where you are in the survey!), and I’d say the time estimate for them is pretty accurate.
Pinecone Research only takes applications at certain times, but you can sign up with Opinion Outpost anytime, and based on my experience, I’d guess that you will have plenty of opportunities to earn points.
Opinion Outpost is completely free to join and use, and you can quit at any time.
A Grove Collaborative deal is comin’ your way.
Next week, I’m part of a Grove campaign, so if you were thinking about signing up with them or placing an order, wait until Tuesday.
(Grove Collaborative was formerly named Epantry. I’m not used to it yet either!)
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