The Life of Bon: Labor Day Bizness

Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day Bizness

It's Labor Day!  Which means that no one goes to work in this country.  Now ain't that the darndest thing?  Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy to have the day off.  I'm going to sleep in, try to make some kind of order out of the new apartment and maybe hit up a movie.  And then it's only a four day work week.  Life is good.
A couple of Labor Day items of business...
1.  Winner of the August group giveaway is Karen Thuen Hansen.  Congrats Karen!  Be on the look out for emails from me and August's sponsors.
2.  Book club discussion for Life of Pi was supposed to be last Wednesday.  But then I didn't finish it due to moving/ starting new job/ other stressful life happenings.  I'm sorry for being a slacker.  New book club date for Life of Pi will be Friday, September 6th.  The book discussion will usually be the last Thursday of the month but Halloween, Thanksgiving and December 26 all fall on the last Thursday for the month, so we'll just shoot for a day close by.
February:  Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
March:  The Fault in our Stars by John Green
April:  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
May:  Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
June:  Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
July:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett
August: Life of Pi by Yann Martel
September: Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (Discussion September 26)
October:  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
November: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
December:  We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
If you have finished Life of Pi for August go ahead and get started on Glass Castle. It's one of my absolute favorites!
 3.  Have y'all heard of Brickyard Buffalo?  Basically it's the best thing that ever happened to shopping.  It's an online pop-up shop that features awesome vendors and their products at a discounted price. Each sale lasts just a few days and quantities are always limited so basically if you see something you love you just buy and don't think twice.  Luckily prices are low enough that it shouldn't break the bank.  This week for seven days only they are offering free shipping which NEVER happens, so go buck wild chicas!  I have been living in this pair of leggings since I got them- I can wear them up for going out or wear them down for pjs... anything goes!


And of course they have other amazing things in their shop...

Make sure to take advantage of the free shipping this week!
instagram: @brickyardbuffalo


  1. I'm really not supposed to be shopping right now (pssshh when has that ever stopped anyone!?) but I can't pass up a good online shopping spree so thank you! I want to hug you for this! YAY!
    I also want to get in on the book club!


  2. I think I might actually participate in this month's book discussion. I have that book and have been meaning to read it!

  3. I so would be hitting that Brickyard Buffalo right no if I were not this broke!

    Ana Paula
    {Visit me at Mommyhood, PhD}

  4. Your book club has some of my favorite titles! Life of Pi and Gatsby are both in my top five, probably top three. (The Alchemist is still my number one.) I think I'll have to read the other ones on your list since so many of my favorites are already on it. I wish being an English teacher meant having more time to read books, but it really means making more time to read essays. Ho hum. It's a good thing I like my job.

    I hope your new school is treating you well. I'm glad to know that student who made a lasting comment is changing his tune :)

    Little Bit of Wowe

  5. No one works today?? HAHAHAHHA, you are hilarious, I needed that laugh! I have to work tonight at 5, boo, but until then I'm going to be the biggest lazy person ever! Enjoy your day off :)

  6. I SO NEED those leggings! Hoping the site cooperates better for me now!

  7. I will have to check it out! those leggings are adorable!

  8. no one works today! if only that were true! ha!

  9. oh and also I thought it was funny that Erin from Living in Yellow or whatever her blog is called has the exact same info about BB up on her blog today! so fun when great minds think alike! and she has an awesome giveaway up too!

  10. I haven't read life of Pi but the glass castle is one of my all time favorites! I hope you like it!!

  11. Anonymous2:58 PM

    I love love love the glass castle! Great book that will let you know your parents aren't that weird after all! Good choice. =)

  12. Ohh checking out Brickyard Buffalo right now!

    <3, Charlotte

  13. I am sure there are some people who have to work on Labor Day, such as nurses, ER doctors and such, my question is do they get paid extra for having to work on a holiday

  14. So excited that I won still. Thanks to you and your sponsors for such an awesome August giveaway. I've never heard of brickyard buffalo but I'm so checking them out now because I love those leggings.

  15. So excited that I won still. Thanks to you and your sponsors for such an awesome August giveaway. I've never heard of brickyard buffalo but I'm so checking them out now because I love those leggings.