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Five on a Friday

September 11, 2015
AUTHOR: Emilie
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Oh, Friday. Finally.

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Today is September 11, 2015. I was in third grade that horrid day 14 years ago. I hadn’t done my Phonics homework the night before and, as was Mrs. Jones’s policy, was not allowed to go to gym class. Instead, I had to do my work in the second grade classroom. When Sr. Sheila made the announcement that a plane crashed into the WTC, a student named Amira started to cry. When the second announcement came, 

Amira’s crying became uncontrollable. When approached by Mrs. Watkins, Amira said, “My mother works in the World Trade Center.” She was taken out of the classroom into the office.

I never saw Amira again.


At the Made In America Concert Series in Philadelphia last weekend, Beyoncé included Ronda Rousey’s “Do Nothing B—-” speech in her performance. However you feel about the language, it is super empowering to hear and feel. Yes, my body is my temple and I can push it to be whatever I want. No, I am not going to fit into your mold of whatever you want it to be. I’m here. I’m me. I am woman.

Warning: This media includes language that may be offensive to some.


Starkist Tuna is currently being sued for allegedly underfilling some cans of tuna. That means that if you bought tuna between February 19, 2009 through October 31, 2014, you can get a $25 check or a $50-worth of Starkist Tuna coupons. My personal recommendation? Go for the money. You could get coupons that you’ll never use and be out of luck. More details on this website.


Reviewsio, Amazon’s very own reviewing platform, will be launching October 1. You can sign up here to get in before it’s up. The way it works: Amazon sends you items to review for free. Earn points while doing so in exchange for gift cards, entries to contests, and more. For bloggers, it’s an awesome opportunity. Sign up here. 


We wrote a couple of really cool posts this week.

  • On Monday, Laura talked about her money-saving tips. Here.
  • On Tuesday, Emilie talked about her Weekend Wear and Routine. Here.
  • On Wednesday, Emilie shared a delicious date-night Banza Recipe. Coupon here. Recipe here.
  • On Thursday, Emilie wrote about the Burke Does policy on Sponsored Posts. Here.

Now that’s what I call a Friday post.

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