This week, for my 3 Little Things, I'm sharing another FUN podcast that keeps me smiling and laughing (perfect for those 5:45am drives to swim practice) and two services I've enjoyed recently. In the comments below, I'd love to hear what little things are making you happy this week–what do you listen to? What's your favorite online store?
At the TypeA Parent Conference I went to last weekend, I was constantly being complimented on my shoes. That was new to me! I've always been so self-conscious about my feet. Ever since middle school, they've been huge, then after I had my twins they really got wonky. They're now a half-size and wide (in addition to BIG), so it's incredibly difficult to find shoes that fit. It's so disappointing to go to a local shoe store and not even find my size, let alone wide shoes, and a decent variety. So for many years now, I've been shoe shopping online with Shoebuy. They have so many different brands in such a wide variety of sizes–and I find that the prizes are very reasonable (I always shop when there's a coupon code and use a cash back site). I buy several pairs at a time, have them shipped FREE to my home, and try them on. Then I send back the ones that don't fit, easy because with just a few clicks, you can print out a FREE return label. If you have problem feet like me (or even if you don't), I highly recommend Shoebuy.
I tried Uber for the first time in Atlanta last weekend. We were told to use it in Santa Barbara to get around from the hotel to the wedding events, but we chickened out and ended up renting a car (and thank goodness because it made the hotel mishap easier to resolve). I'm glad I gave it a shot. We took it from the Atlanta airport to our hotel, and our driver Larry took the opportunity to tell us all about Atlanta, all about the traffic we'd encounter during the weekend, and some tips about using Uber. It was great! Anyone can get $30 off their first ride at Uber, so I used that credit and it made the trip super-cheap. Uber is generally less expensive than cabs, and I like how you get a quoted price for your ride before you accept it. You can track the car right on the app, and the whole process was easier than I thought it would be. You put your credit card info into the app, so you don't need any cash (which was very handy while traveling). If you give it a try, please use my referral code ginal132 to get $30 off your first ride. Thanks!
Good Job, Brain Podcast
I'm sharing another fun podcast for days when you need to laugh and relax. Good Job, Brain, is a group of four fun people out of the Bay Area who have been a pub quiz team for years. A little over a year ago, they started a podcast. Each episode has a theme, and most are a combination of trivia and stories along with a quiz. Then, every fifth episode is an “All-Quiz Bonanza,” which are our favorites (check out the most recent one, episode 125). They're just fun quizzes on all topics. It's almost always family-friendly, and my 11-year-old son loves it as much as we do. He learns a lot, too. You can find Good Job, Brain streaming on both iTunes and Stitcher. Get all the details at their website: Good Job, Brain.
What's making you happy this week?
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