1. These are the best things I think I’ve seen all… my life. I’m so, so, so in love.

2. On Saturday I became intoxicated with my vanilla bean paste and decided to EAT AN ENTIRE SPOONFUL. Yeah. Don’t do it.

3. You know how I mentioned I have that stupid Friends addiction at the moment? It’s KILLING ME. Now i just DVR all the episodes so the DVR is full. Which is a problem when I want to DVR all the other trash on TV.

4. FYI: Trader Joe’s has these things. You’ve been warned.

5. I think you (yes, you!) should create a brown butter scented candle because I will make you the richest person in the world. Then I will probably die from attempting to eat it.

6. Remember last week how I told you about my insanity with Pinterest and nail polish? Well that led to nail polish blogs (which are fine and dandy, until someone literally loses their, uh… stuff… when they break a nail) which then led to BirchBox. As someone obsessed with all things makeup and beauty, tell me about this BirchBox thing. Enlighten me please!

7. I’m in love with this dress for New Year’s. It will look lovely against the backdrop of which is… my couch.

8. I used to think that grown-up life was just like old-school 90210. Thank God it’s not because 90s fashion should be locked away in a vault. Forrr-evvv-err.

9. I’m about to purge everything from my fridge. Pray that I come out alive and not buried underneath a pile of crisper-drawer zombies.

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120 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    carly{carlyklock} — November 29, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    BirchBox is so awesome! Luxury beauty samples, $10/month. Cheapest way to find the stuff you actually like!


  2. #
    Melissa — November 29, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    I have been researching Birchbox all day! I can’t decide if I want to join or not. Can’t wait to hear if you like it. Annnnnnd…I am so going to Trader Joes tomorrow!


  3. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 29, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    How in the world did I miss those things at Trader Joe’s??? I should have insisted you accompany me.


  4. #
    Katharine — November 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Birchbox is AWESOME. I’m only on my second month but it is most definitely worth the money. Each month you get five luxe samples for only $10. Perfect for the beauty product hoarder like me.

    Also, I’m still sad we didn’t get to reunite in Pittsburgh. #justsayin


  5. #
    Sara — November 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Birchbox is so fun! I’ve had it for a few months and get really excited when it comes in the mail. And it’s only $10 a month, which isn’t really enough to count as spending money on products in my book. Seriously, I think you’d enjoy it. I’ve gotten more skincare and hair care products than actual makeup, but there are a lot of good things to play with. And last month I got the best hair oil ever.
    If you want to sign up and give me credit for it, there’s a link on my blog here: http://2lemons.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/beauty-stuff/


  6. #
    Mal @ The Chic Geek — November 29, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    cookie butter, oh my I need that, yum!

    Good luck with the fridge purge, always a dangerous activity!


  7. #
    Veronica @ Café con Leche — November 29, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    My friend actually just told me about this BirchBox thing last week! It’s $10/month and every month they send you a new box filled with 4-5 samples of beauty products! You can do it one time or have a monthly subscription so you don’t have to reorder it every month but she said she really likes it and in her first one she got some nailpolishes, hand creams, body lotion, and eyeshadow samplers. Plus, all the stuff they send you samples of, they sell the full-size bottles of it in their online store so if you really like something you can buy the big one of it! Sounds like a pretty cool thing! I bet you’d love it :)


  8. #
    Angie — November 29, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    BirchBox is a god-send. $10 a month for a nifty little box full of samples. You write reviews and refer friends to earn points, and the points can be used as coupons to buy full-sized products of the stuff you can’t live without *coughcough* Pangea Organics *coughcough*. It’s mail you won’t hate!


  9. #
    Alisa Sterner — November 29, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    I used to think grown up life would be like Melrose Place. Sometimes I still find myself kind of sad and bored that it’s not. but agreed, 90s fashion needs to disappear FOREVER.


  10. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 29, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    Birchbox is a new one for me. So many sites, so much time wasted. In the best possible way :)

    The Speculous spread..must get it. Now. I was an hour too late before I read your other post on it..had JUST been to TJ’s moments earlier. Good thing the store is my 2nd home and I go there at least 3x a week. Whoops.

    I saw Jessica’s macrons last night and yes, fruity pebble anything is pretty amazing!


  11. #
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — November 29, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Brown butter candle!!! YOU’D MAKE MILLIONS!


  12. #
    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List — November 29, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Crisper-drawer zombies are almost as bad as Sandwich Meat Drawer slimies. EEK!


  13. #
    stephanie — November 29, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    i will forever and always love my “friends.”
    friends’ deleted scenes, totally hilarious. =) http://pleasingespeciallytothesenses.blogspot.com/2010/09/forever-friends.html

    headed to trader’s now… yum.


  14. #
    Sarah — November 29, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    I love birchbox! I’ve had it since march and have gotten two nail polishes in colors I wouldn’t normally tried and they were awesome! I’ve also gotten a bunch of full size products that I love love love! The only downside is I’ve ended up falling madly and obsessively in love with $170 perfume, $150 face lotion, and a bunch of other incredibly expensive goodies I can’t afford so once the samples gone I’m devastated. Sometimes its better not to know… But for all the awesome stuff you get to try for $10 its worth it.


  15. #
    Yelena (One Healthy Apple) — November 29, 2011 @ 5:25 pm

    I totally have the almond cocoa spread. I’m saving it for a special event, like a Tuesday evening to break into it.


  16. #
    katie — November 29, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    Oh birchbox looks amazing! I have seen some girls on blogs talking about it!!

    Saw those goods at trader joe’s but resisted, not sure how that happened, haha!


  17. #
    Karen — November 29, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    As a complete addict might I mention that the Friends complete series box set comes in very compact but lovely packaging… just sayin’. ;-) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_16?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=friends+complete+series&sprefix=Friends+complete


  18. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 29, 2011 @ 5:29 pm

    I think that cookie butter spread was made for me.


  19. #
    JennMarie — November 29, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    I just got the cookie butter this weekend. Amazing. I am in love.
    I had the Birchbox subscription but just cancelled it. I can’t speak for anyone else but the stuff I was getting in my boxes weren’t that great. I do love my Zoya polish and the Pangea (sp?) face scrub I got, but overall the stuff that were in my boxes were just eh. I heard about people that were getting these amazing things in their boxes and then I would get mine and it was like ummm where’s my cool stuff?? For the price it’s great and I might sign up again later. It’s worth a shot trying it out a couple months though.


  20. #
    Nancy B. — November 29, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I have gotten 3 Birchboxes so far. Like Sara, it’s been mostly lotions and face washes that I have received, but I have really enjoyed it! I get ridiculously excited when it ships out to me each month, because mail is awesome, and so is makeup! All the items are wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and there is a little card that describes everything. It’s like a mini Christmas every month! A pretty big bang for your buck, in my opinion. And Friends? Well Friends is the best show ever, and despite the fact that I have seen every episode oh, 10 or so times, it still makes me laugh out loud!


  21. #
    Bev Weidner — November 29, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Birchbox? I’d be more into WINEBOX.

    Sorry, it’s been a DAY.

    And LONG LIVE FRIENDS. I watch it every single day and still boo-hoo the entire time.

    Again, it’s been that day.


  22. #
    Celia — November 29, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    Birchbox *is* awesome. And best of all, if you leave feedback about the products you get (you can do it for four of them each month) you get ten extra points for each product. When you get to 100 points, you get $10 off of something from the site. They also do things like give you 20% on your three month birchbox anniversary and they make special edition boxes you can get separately (I got the “here comes the bride” box recently. It costs $55 but I used my points and 20% off coupon to get it for only $35 instead).


  23. #
    Katie — November 29, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    Ooh, good luck with the fridge! I had to purge mine yesterday due to the, um…. Smell. ;) Things are much better now!


  24. #
    Celia — November 29, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    btw, does anyone else get pissed off when they get little “freebies” in their boxes like coasters and ugly “friendship bracelets” (aka a piece of pink string with a metal thing on it?).


  25. #
    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — November 29, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    OhmyGod there’s such a thing as cookie butter. There is like a magnetizing agent calling me to the Trader Joe’s downtown right now…crap.

    Also, there is NOTHING WRONG with filling your DVR with Friends episodes. Don’t let anybody tell you different. (How you doin’?)


  26. #
    kathleen @ the daily crumb — November 29, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    i just bought some of that cookie butter yesterday… dangerous!!!


  27. #
    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — November 29, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    OM(F)G. Birchbox – I’ve never heard of it but I went to the site and clicked off of it as FAST as I could. I did something similar last year through New Beauty magazine (I think they were called “test tubes”) and they were a really good deal. Plus, how fun is it to get a bunch of girly stuff randomly at your door??


  28. #
    Kristen — November 29, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    I’ve said the same thing about brown butter. Bath & Body Works needs to get on that scent!

    I love that Friends is on Nick at Nite! It is still awesome!!!


  29. #
    sarah — November 29, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    I did Birchbox for a few months, and it was a good relationship to start, but then I found that nothing in the boxes interested me and the samples weren’t so great. I’ve heard great things about MyGlam, though… its $10 and you’re supposed to get 4-5 FULL SIZE and deluxe sample size products… so I can considering that one now.


  30. #
    danielle — November 29, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Score! Your New Years dress is 30% off!! LOL


    • Jessica — November 29th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

      Seriously right? I’m sure my husband won’t mind me buying a $3,000 to sit on the couch! I mean… it’s on SALE!


      • formerly known as Mr. How Sweet — November 29th, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

        You have to spend money to save money, right?

  31. #
    Samantha — November 29, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    LOVE birchbox!!! It’s presents in the mail every single month. So.insane.

    You will die with excitement!


  32. #
    Anita — November 29, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    LOVE that dress – but please get some glittery blue shoes to go with. For your sofa’s sake if nothing else. Was intrigued by Birchboxes, am a bit unsure now that I’ve read all the comments here. Maybe I’ll check out the MyGlam site, too, first.


  33. #
    Evan Thomas — November 29, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    Had no idea about Trader Joe’s chocolate almond spread. I hope it’s gluten-free; if so, I just might buy out my local store.


  34. #
    amberlynne — November 29, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Ha! Nail polish blogs got me in to Birchbox too. If you like getting samples of beauty products, you will like it. As an added bonus, the boxes make great nail polish holders after you empty out all the goodies!


  35. #
    vanillasugarblog — November 29, 2011 @ 5:59 pm

    oh my gosh!
    must get to TJ’s NOW
    can’t wait to try that!
    is that like the biscoff stuff everyone on here raves about?


    • Jessica — November 29th, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

      I think it probably it, but I haven’t had Biscoff either!


      • Lauren — November 29th, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

        Biscoff is even more like crack than nutella if you ask me. It’s evil genius in a jar. You’ve been warned.

  36. #
    Ericka — November 29, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Woa. Who even THOUGHT of cookie butter? I mean, that is unreal! I’ve also noticed that Friends is on reruns all over the place now and can’t stop myself from watching. I have to go now so I can drive directly to Trader Joes, thanks! :)


  37. #
    Cookbook Queen — November 29, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    I have birchbox. It’s amazing. The end.


  38. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 29, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    Please share what mysteries you find in your fridge! It can be a scary place (not yours, just in general) :)


  39. #
    Andrea @ The MF Dre — November 29, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    the dress is HOT and I am sure Mr. How Sweet Eats will go nuts if you wear this (even if you’re on the couch!)


  40. #
    Yammie @ Yammie's Noshery — November 29, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    Why don’t we have a trader joe’s? sniff sniff. Send me some of those spreads. Please and thank you.


  41. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — November 29, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    Hmm, I left a comment but it didn’t go through… so sorry in advance if you get two similar comments from me.. But as I was saying, I just posted about that cookie butter too! I was thisclose to buying it, but I figured I have enough stuff in my pantry to keep my toast well dressed far off into the future w/out buying another thing I don’t need (but want) from TJ..


  42. #
    Christina @ ovenadventures.blogspot.com — November 29, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    Omfg the cookie butter is incredible! I seriously can’t stop thinking about it sitting in my cupboard already 1/2 empty and I got it Sunday! I have to cross an international boarder to get the stuff and I’m already planning my next trip.


  43. #
    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — November 29, 2011 @ 7:04 pm

    I totally thought adult life was going to be like the original 90210 when I was growing up. haha. Oh, how wrong was I!


  44. #
    Terri Ab — November 29, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    I’m seriously going to Trader Joes tomorrow to get that Speculoos butter and praying I don’t eat the whole jar on my way home.


  45. #
    Samantha Cernock — November 29, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    AGHHHH, why is there not a TJ’s in my town?????


  46. #
    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — November 29, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    When I saw the cookie butter on the shelf of TJ’s…I think I peed everywhere.


  47. #
    mrsblocko — November 29, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    Hey that dress is in my size! And it’s on sale! And it might actually cover my butt as I am only 5’2″, not 5’9″ like the model. Now all i need is the almost $3k! (And that speculos cookie spread!)


  48. #
    Jennifer@Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 29, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    I saw those nut butters at Traders, held them in my hand, read the labels and then thought no I can’t! I know I’d eat them all, maybe in one night.Did you buy them? How do they taste?


  49. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 29, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    I want to go try that cookie butter, I’m dying to know if it tastes like Biscoff spread. Did you buy some???


  50. #
    Katherine @ the kats meow — November 29, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    I just went to Belgium this weekend and tried Speculoos for the first time and fell in love. I bought two containers of it because I didn’t know they had it in the US. This just made my day….THANK YOU!!!


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