Happy Friday, friends! Can you even believe that it’s already been more than a week since we all stuffed ourselves silly with turkey? I know I can’t.

My mom and I are currently away for a girls’ trip in Alexandria, VA. Yesterday, we explored some DC museums, did a little shopping, and saw The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre, and today we’re planning on some spa time and (hopefully) plenty of lounging around the hotel. I’m more grateful than ever at moments like this that my mom and I both happen to work for ourselves — you can learn more about what she does here and here — because it’s nice to be able to set aside this quality time for each other while still staying plugged in and productive.

And, of course, just because I’m traveling, it doesn’t mean that this month’s giveaway winner has to wait one. more. second. to find out that she’s about to get herself TWO bracelets from The Shine Project. Congratulation, JULI! You’re the winner! I’ll reach out via email to make arrangements to send you your prize.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and please continue to spread the word to all of your friends about these giveaways! The next one will go live right here right before Christmas.

Before I wish you a happy weekend (Matt and I are spending ours decorating the apartment for the holidays and making our second annual mini Thanksgiving dinner), there’s one more thing I want to share. I’m so excited to announce that I’m working with my friend Brittney Lynn — the mastermind behind the Day In the Life podcast, which I was lucky enough to be the guest on this past week — on a free webinar, which we’ll be hosting on Wednesday 12/6 at 8 PM EST. The webinar is called Better Together: How to Reach Out to Journalists and Get More Media Mentions, and it’s going to be a super fun and casual (but also extremely informative!) conversation about how small businesses and hustlers of all kinds can work more effectively with writers like me! Sign up to join right here.

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