This weeks’ favorite are filled with IG, Ibotta, a funny image, typography videos, Sharpie Brushes (whhhattt?!), this week's wish list, and post highlights. ** Chicago, Travel, Humor, Friday Favorites, Videos, Link-up

Friday Favorites Week 78

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Happy Friday! This weeks’ favorite are filled with IG, Ibotta, a funny image, typography videos, Sharpie Brushes (whhhattt?!), this week’s wish list, and post highlights.

I also promise to have a post coming up with an insight on my latest adventures and why I’ve been so busy.

If you’re new to My Urban Family, welcome! Each Friday I round up my favorites from the past week – videos, photos, stories, funny items, and products. Let’s dive in!

Instagram Photo

I have been soooo busy lately catching up on work, but I still plan on sharing my travel adventures soon (and by soon, I mean I have a post half written… getting there!). But for now, you’ll have to see peeks from my IG account. This is the back of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland – the inside was great too – but I loved the architecture of the whole building.

Saving Money with Ibotta

Have I mentioned Ibotta before? I may have, but about a week or two ago I saved $18 on one grocery trip so I thought it was the perfect time to share again. That $18 included $3.50 back on a bag of Popchips that only cost me $3.00. Free food tastes better, right? Plus, I’ve obsessed with Popchips.

Ibotta is a phone app where you find cash back rebates on all sorts of products, including groceries. Use my link or my referral code GRKVW to get $10 for trying the app (plus you send me $5 – thanks!). And if you sign up with my link, we become team members on the app – which means we work together towards getting bonus money each month depending on how many rebates we each use.

Guess I’ll Die…

My husband has a habit of showing me memes that he thinks I’d find funny late at night, when I’m half asleep and trying to wrap up the day. The other day he showed me this one and I laughed for about 10 minutes because I’ve never seen an image that was more “me” than this one.

Good Typography Can Save the World

Ok, saving the world may be an exaggeration. But being a graphic designer, I’ve always felt that good design can really help the world in so many situations. This video takes a few semi-recent events and shows how a good designer could have at least saved the day, if not the world.

Sharpie Brushes?!

Apparently these Sharpie Brush Tips are not new, but they’re new to me and I am excited! I haven’t ordered a set yet, but next time I feel like treating myself these are going to be in my cart. Does anyone else have these already?

This Week’s Wish List

Each week I find myself adding products to my Amazon wishlist – it’s getting slightly out of hand. But it’s still fun so I decided to make it a part of my weekly post so you can also see what I have my eye on. If you have something fun you’ve found I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Post Highlights

The post highlights section is another section I want to start each week. I am going to highlight new and old My Urban Family posts as well as my favorite posts from other bloggers.
Top Chicago Festivals for 2017
Springtime in Chicago Bucket List

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  1. Hi, the rock and roll of fame building in Cleveland looks like an amazing structure and you picture highlights this perfectly. You can’t beat a bargain sppsxare great to help with this and who doesn’t like a packet of crisps especially when they’re a bargain, Chloe #ThatFridayLinky

  2. Those Sharpies are too cool! I just purchased a set and already can’t wait for them to arrive. I just might have to feature them on my Five on Friday next week. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Bahahhaha, that “Guess I’ll Die” pic is SO me too. My husband calls me a hypochondriac. (I also frequently wake up dehydrated because wine).

    • HA – here I am responding to blog comments and I have a funny feeling I will have a similar wake-up tomorrow… who says wine on a work night is a bad idea?

  4. I have to keep a water bottle on ny nightstand for that reason.

  5. My husband always gets chatty right when I am about to go to sleep too- hahaha! I think him and I showing each other memes would be a hysterical way to go to bed – lol!

  6. I have wanted to try those Sharpie brushes so badly! I love anything with markers!

  7. I love the look of those sharpies! I may need to buy them! Thanks for sharing!

  8. i don’t have those markers yet, but damn, they look fun.

  9. Kim

    HAHA! I so think that I will die when I don’t have water by my bed. Especially after a night with too much wine!!

  10. I’d love to go to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame someday. It looks awesome from the outside. Those Sharpies are awesome – I think I’ve seen them, but I’ve never used them.


    • It is pretty fun on the inside as well but I did really love the architecture of the building!

  11. Hello!! Fun post! I have never seen Sharpie brushes either and I Love Sharpies!!! I’m bummed I can’t see your Instagram posts (I’m at work and IG and FB are blocked on the network. Boo! ) I will have to come back later to check them out 😉

    • Aww that’s too bad that your work blocks the fun sites – good thing they haven’t figured out a way to block blogs!

  12. I need those Sharpie brushes! They look awesome! I love anything Sharpie!
    Love that pic!
    Hope you get warmer temps soon!
    Hugs xxx

    • Thanks! Last weekend was nice and this weekend is supposed to be nice again! I guess if we can only get a few days here and there I’ll take them on the weekends.

  13. San

    I love Ibotta! And I need to get my hands on some of those Sharpie brushes! How awesome!

  14. The Sharpie brush tips look awesome!

  15. Wow! That good typography video is interesting! I need to order those Sharpie markers! So fun! Have the best weekend!

    Doused In Pink

    • Thanks Jill! I’m glad you appreciated the typography video – wasn’t sure if it was too “nerdy designer” or not ha

  16. Nuge

    Those sharpies are amazing will have to get myself some Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  17. Ibotta is the best!! I love that app so much. And Sharpie brushes?! I need to buy them asap.

  18. Okay, everybody has said this but…those Sharpie’s look super cool. I love any pens, pencils, markers, paper, etc. so I’m dying to know if those are as awesome as they look!!

    • I just ordered some so I’ll report back soon! I’m guessing I’m going to be playing around with them a lot – they look so fun!

  19. Hey Alexandra,
    I hope you had a lovely weekend, love.
    Those Sharpie tips are pretty sweet. Looks like maybe if I used them, I could maybe say I’m slightly artistic. 🙂 I like my penmanship but I’m not great at calligraphy or anything remotely beautiful looking.

    I hope you have a great week hun. 🙂

  20. The photo of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is so amazing. I love the structure of the building. Those Sharpie tips sounds good so maybe I’ll try sometimes. Thanks for sharing and I’m really looking forward to reading your travel adventures .

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