Labor Day Weekend has arrived and I have never been so ready for 3 entire days off. I will be counting down the minutes until this weekend begins (aka when my 5 hour drive is over), but until then, check out some of my favorite finds from this week!
1. Cool Science
A few male students just became the most eligible bachelors in all of college-aged America. Four guys (pictured above) at North Carolina State have invented a nail polish that changes colors when it comes in contact with date rape drugs. #genius. Their Facebook page states "Our goal is to invent technologies that empower women to protect themselves from this heinous and quietly pervasive crime."
I mean, this is seriously awesome! Imagine how much peace of mind these 4 young guys just gave college students, their parents, and women in general. Not only that, but, in my opinion, the sheer existence of this product is probably enough to reduce the number of date rape attempts significantly. Science and technology are really amazing, aren't they?
Click here to visit their website, and if you'd like to donate money to support their endeavor, click here!
2. Tom Haverfoods
Compared to #1, this is pretty insignificant... but funny nonetheless. If you're a Parks & Rec fan like me, you'll love this random website I found called Tom Haverfoods.
If you do in fact watch the show, you probably remember the episode when Tom spouts off all the "alternate names" he has for food. Well, this website is dedicated to that episode and all kinds of ridiculous names for food inspired by Tom. It'll keep you pretty entertained for anywhere from 5 minutes to a half hour, depending on your level of obsession with Tom. I was on it for about an hour............
PS. Here's the original quote from the show (just in case you needed more of a reason to start watching):
“Zerts are what I call desserts. Tray-trays are entrées. I call sandwiches ‘sammies,’ ‘sandoozles,’ or ‘Adam Sandlers.’ Air conditioners are ‘cool blasterz.’ I call cakes ‘big ol’ cookies.’ I call noodles ‘long-ass rice.’ Fried chicken is ‘fry-fry chicky-chick.’ Chicken parm is ‘chicky-chicky-parm-parm.’ Chicken cacciatore? ‘Chicky-cach.’ I call eggs ‘pre-birds,’ or ‘future birds.’ Root beer is ‘super water.’ Tortillas are ‘bean blankets.’ And I call forks ‘food rakes.”
3. Labor Day Sales
Holiday weekends always come with sales, and Labor Day is certainly no exception. Most retailers are trying to clear out their summer inventory to make way for fall, so there are some great prices! Some of my favorite sales include Gap (everything up to 40% off), J.Crew (40% off), Kendra Scott (15% off), Old Navy (up to 50% off), Tory Burch (up to 30% off) Loft (50% off sale & New arrivals) and Bauble Bar (50% off summer styles).
In my opinion, Loft is having the best sale of them all. There are a million bathing suits and super cute dresses on sale for $14 with an additional 50% off.... which means they're all $7. Seriously. I'm not kidding. Even this amazing bikini top and matching scalloped bottom. If you have a vacation planned for the cooler months, now is the time to grab some cheap swim suits!
I included some of my favorite things from the Loft sale below. Click the links above to shop the additional sales as well!
4. End of Summer Playlist
Yeah ok I know I just posted this yesterday, but I'm jumping out of my seat with excitement for these next 3 days off and can't think of anything else fun to add. So go download all these songs and have fun wherever you're spending your holiday weekend!