Feb 13, 2024

Weekly Roundup: The Best Chocolate Dipping Sauce, Recommendations for a Book and Cards, College Admissions Info

Oops! I forgot to post this week's roundup yesterday, and now it's a day late - but not too late! (I've marked affiliate/referral links with a *, which means I may make a little bit of money if you make a purchase or sign up using that link - thank you!):

  • Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so I have to recommend my Chocolate Dipping Sauce recipe, which is super easy (all in the microwave), and totally delicious. If you're the creative type when it comes to your kids' Valentines, there are lots of ideas on my Valentine's Day Pinterest board (plus many dessert recipes).

  • I just finished reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo* and it was surprisingly compelling. I did not see the twist coming at all - all of my guesses were completely wrong! This would be a really fun book club read.

  • One product I've come to love in the last couple of years is Lovepop cards* - they're high-quality greeting cards with fun pop-ups, which makes them special. They're not exactly cheap, but you can get 5 for $50 - and they're way cheaper than sending flowers or a gift, which makes them perfect for friends' and aunts' birthdays (for example). There's also a limited selection of pop-up notecard packs, which are great for "I'm thinking of you" notes. There are more expensive pop-up products too, including fancy bouquets, which make a nice, long-lasting gift.

  • Important information for high school seniors: Because of the delays in processing FAFSAs, colleges (including UCs and CSUs) have begun to extend the traditional May 1 deadline for students to decide where they will attend. However, not all colleges have done so, which makes it incredibly important for students to know exactly what their deadlines are.

  • Speaking of college admissions, I think I've mentioned this before, but I want to give another shout out to my favorite podcast on the subject, Getting In: A College Coach Conversation. Their advice is spot on, and they cover just about every topic.

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