Feb 5, 2024

Weekly Roundup: FAFSA update, Super Bowl appetizers, No-show socks and more

Wow, it's February already! And it's time for another roundup (I've marked affiliate/referral links with an *, which means I may make a little bit of money if you make a purchase or sign up using that link - thank you!):

  • If you've filed a FAFSA for the 2024-2025 school year, the Department of Education says your information won't be sent to colleges until the "first half of March." Unfortunately, that means colleges can't start preparing their financial aid packages until then ...

  • The Super Bowl is coming up on Sunday, which means I'll be making a bunch of appetizers to munch on during the game. Here's my Pinterest board for Appetizers, which has lots of fun recipes, although I haven't settled on what I'm going to make. I'm getting inspired by the board below, but I'm thinking more of a true charcuterie board so it can be a meal:


  • The massive amount of rain we're getting in LA right now has led to mandatory evacuations in some areas. It's reminded me that I need to double check our emergency kit and to remind you that if you don't have an emergency kit, you should. If you're already prepared, here are some suggestions for upgrading your emergency kit.

  • A new-to-me cozy mystery series I enjoyed is Maddie Day's Country Store series.* (I particularly love the punny titles, like No Grater Crime* and Four Leaf Cleaver.*)

  • I like to wear no-show socks with my tennis shoes, but I have the hardest time with them slipping down. I finally found these socks from Uniqlo,* which actually stay up. They're 43% acrylic and only 28% cotton, but even when my feet are sweaty from working out, they feel comfortable (which is not always the case).

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