Thanks to my amazing assistant, Linda, I’m able to write blog posts ahead so I can focus on book-writing. But with that, I find I’m missing adding little things to let you know about current stuff that might be time-sensitive. So here’s an in-real-time post to catch up on a few things.
I did my first Periscope on Monday. Periscope is an app and lets you broadcast live while the people watching get to leave comments and interact. It was fun. I cleaned my kitchen from the weekend craziness. Those of you who watched said you’d be all for a Kitchen Cleaning Club where we (mostly me) yak away while cleaning our kitchens together. If you have the app, follow me @aslobcomesclean and set it to notify you when I do a ‘scope. (That’s what the cool people are calling them: ‘scopes.) I have no idea when I’ll do them at this point. If you’re on desktop, go here to watch any I’ve done in the past 24 hours. After 24 hours, they won’t be on Periscope but I might put them somewhere else. I haven’t decided if I’m keeping this one or not. (I look scary in it.) Let me know what you think about a Kitchen Cleaning Club?
Did you see that post at the end of the summer, before I started back to real blogging, about the $20 credit for new users at ThredUp? ThredUp is a place where you can sell your own high-quality used clothing by sending it in with their special mailing bags. You can also buy. I’ve ordered several things and I’m seriously amazed at the quality. As someone who struggles with destructive levels of frugality, I’m finding it’s a great place to get nicer-than-the-stuff-I-buy-in-stores clothes for much lower prices. Go here to get $20 in credit to use on the site when you sign up through my link. It looks like now, those who sign up have to use the credit to get $10 off each of their first two orders. But really, you can find things for just a little over ten so it will still be worth it. Also, be sure to request a bag with pre-paid postage so you can declutter your own closet.
Zaycon has way more chicken events than ever before. I can’t find it now, but I thought I read that it’s in all the continental states. If you’ve checked before and didn’t find one in your area, check again. If you have no idea what Zaycon is, it’s a way to purchase meat in bulk. To find out more, go here.
I am so sorry to say that it seems Zaycon has gone out of business. I say “seems” because the information I’ve seen says they’ve “suspended” operations and I don’t fully understand what is happening. I’m so so sad about this since this will change how our family keeps our freezer stocked with meat. We’ve been ordering almost all of our chicken, bacon, and shrimp for them for more than five years. If you had ordered recently, I recommend that you call your credit card company or bank (for debit cards) to see what can be done. I’ve heard many people have had success doing this.