Aly's Newsletter: Manic Monday Edition!
Good morning friends and happy Monday!
I'm ridiculously stressed and over-extended right now. When I am, I tend to take to the kitchen in order to decompress (just call me the Pioneer Woman -- if only I had her kind of space and not doing it all in a teeny studio apartment kitchen!).
Yesterday, I made a Dutch Oven no-knead bread and a pot of (vegan!) mushroom barley soup I can portion out for the week so I don't need to think about making lunch and don't waste money on delivery. If you want my recipes, they are on my Instagram stories right now -- but grab them before they expire!
Here's to hoping we all get to come up for air soon….
Here's what I'm working on today:
1 - For SPY.com, I'm looking for personalized/customized holiday gift ideas. Stuff like monogrammed wine glasses and coffee mugs with their face on it or even things where you can personalize the colors or patterns on something and then stick their initials on the bottom.
2 - For SPY, I'm also going to be constantly updating the following BF/CM related content thru the week and on Thanksgiving day itself and over the weekend, through Cyber Monday:
Walmart deals, appliance deals, Home Depot deals, mattress deals
(There was some confusion after I put this in Friday's newsletter and I got A LOT of emails re: BF/CM deals that were not in one of those above categories. Those are the ONLY BF/CM deals I'm interested in right now and please adhere to that because trust me, it's a lot in its own right!)
3 - For AllRecipes, I'm looking for tips/products to make your bedroom more comfortable (this can hold until after Thanksgiving weekend, so feel free to pitch this through a week from today.)
4. For RetailMeNot, I'm also working on two guides that also can hold until after Thanksgiving weekend. They are:
14 Best Galetine's Day Gifts for 2021
Pets Need Love, Too! Purrfect Valentine's Day Gifts for Pets
For my specifics on what I am looking for in these, and formatting, feel free to look back to newsletters from last week where I went into some degree of detail. And please remember to start a new email thread and email firstname.lastname@example.org when responding to any of these story leads. And NO DMs please.
Here's what published or was updated over the weekend:
Eat This, Not That
The #1 Cause of Memory Loss, Say Experts
8 Ways You're Ruining Your Body, According to Science
The Best Non-Perishable Foods to Keep on Hand for Emergencies in 2021
Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed! Check Out These 50 Hostess Gift Ideas for Thanksgiving
Walmart Started Black Friday Early! Get DNA Kits for $60, Chromebooks for $130, and Doorbuster TV Deals
If your client or expert is featured in any of my stories, I super appreciate all social shares tagging me and the outlet. And I’ll of course retweet/regram you!
Have a great day — and try to be good to one another. It’s the most important part of the holiday season!