1. I made these cupcakes today for my brother’s students because I am a huge pushover who can’t say no a nice sister.

2. I listened to the Steely Dan Pandora station while baking those cupcakes. I have no idea how old I am.

3. Please tell me everyone has a drawer like this.

Actually, please tell my husband. Because I think he wants a divorce over it. And like, all that junk on the right side? It’s also under the foil and towels and all over the drawer and stuff. Actually, please tell him that it’s normal to have three or four drawers like this. Everyone needs a crap drawer. Or four.

4. Today is the day that you can buy one of my favorite bloggers’ amazing book. I wish my life looked like the inside of it.

5. I am obsessed with these cheapo bird earrings that I bought at Target, even though I secretly hate them. Like I hate them so much that I love them. Get it? People weirdly like them too, because they won’t stop asking me about my ears when I wear them.

6. It’s no secret that I inherited my dad’s sweat gene and sweat like man, but during hot yoga it gets to the point where I get ear infections (like swimmer’s ear) and feel like I went swimming and tried to breathe and inhale under water. Then I cough like a maniac from my own sweat. Isn’t this horrifying? Nothing prevents it at ALL. Maybe I’ll just stop working out forever.

7. Never mind. Because I can’t stop eating crunchy toast with cookie butter and GRATED CHOCOLATE.

8. On Friday night my husband came home after his work day, workout, and proceeded to start cutting the lawn. This is like, at least six hours without food so I sensed a major meltdown was looming and made the wise choice to buy him $24 of Italian sandwiches, buffalo chicken and meaty antipasta salad. He ate it all. In one night.

9. Who watched Girls on Sunday? What the… ? Such a mess. Such an amazing mess. Such an I-still-have-no-idea-how-to-feel-about-this-(beside insanely uncomfortable)-but-can’t-stop-watching-mess.

10. Pink jeans. Do it.

11. What are you making for dinner tonight? I’m hungry.

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — May 1, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    We don’t have drawers in my house that are NOT junk drawers. Seriously.

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    Kim — May 1, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    1. I often listen to John Denver radio as I study. I am 20.
    2. I also don’t know how I feel about Girls. It makes me really uncomfortable. Yet, I can’t stop watching.

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    Connie — May 1, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    Come to think of it, we have a couple drawers like that in our house…two in the kitchen, one in the dining room and the hidden compartment of the coffee table is one large one! My husband might argue that all the vanity and makeup drawers count as well. I think this should be an excuse to visit The Container Store so I can buy dividers and bins to organize my “crap drawers.” I hope to eat a dinner more satisfying than a bowl of cereal as I will be visiting the supermarket between the end of the work day and dinner time. Someone save me. (Please.)

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    Rebecca — May 1, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    We just moved to the northern California, so dinner lately has been dictated by all the incredible farmer’s markets! (and yes to the cupcakes, the cookie butter and the drawer – totally down with all three)

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    rose — May 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Dinner is Fire Pot Soup from “Eat Live Run”, only slightly modified to suit my tastes.. I’ve made it before it is sooo amazing!! My boyfriend adores it too and we can cook it together..he peels shrimp for me :) Hate doing that! And those jeans look fabulous and fun.

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    Brooke — May 1, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    I seriously love your blog.

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    Jen @nutcaseinpoint — May 1, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Couple of thoughts in regards to your thoughts (numbers correspond with yours)
    1) I will trade you my address in exchange for you sending me some of those
    3) all my drawers are like that. Huge new-wife kitchen fail.
    6) I sweat like a gorilla. I mean, sure my workouts are scary sweaty (ex: I do jumping jacks and the sweat flies from my arms onto some more soul near me) but I sweat when I make dinner, type a blog….SLEEP. Probably a glandular problem, but I’m not about to investigate.
    7) if only Canada sold cookie butter. I’m seriously bargaining with my mother now so she can send me all the stuff I miss in the states. Dang hubs and him being a Canadian.
    10) I tried a pair and they aren’t too kind for a jlo-bootay type like myself. Le sigh.
    11) turkey meatballs and whole wheat pasta. I can smell it cooking and I’m drooling. Like for reals, more than my dog. Woof

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    Amy W — May 1, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    Uhhhh, dinner? Would that be like the bread with cream cheese I just ate followed by a bowl of applesauce? Gross gross applesauce that I can’t believe I ate because I looked at the label and it had high fructose corn syrup added to it but I hate wasting food so I couldn’t bear to throw it away? Oh right, then there was the cake batter coconut milk “mousse” I had a few (like 12) bites of. Does that constitute as dinner?

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    Chelsy — May 1, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    So, my dad had to explain who Steely Dan was which went a little something like him singing the lyrics, “Ricky don’t lose that number….” oh and he said they were from his generation…so, apparently you are 51! Oh, I have a ton of crap drawers, probably 6 of them. My mom and I are the cleanest people on earth, but no matter what, we always have a crap drawer. It comes in handy when you can’t find things like scissors or tacs of the gum that you bought two weeks ago at the gas station and you thought you miss placed it. Yea, its in the crap drawer. Dinner tonight is a glass of riesling, a hand full of sweet potato chips, cilantro-lime chicken, the kale salad I will eat every night for the rest of my life, and some baked squash. I’m wild. No, seriously, I wish I were having those cupcakes that you made up there! Ahhhh!

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    tracy — May 1, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    let me at that junk drawer!

    also. I’m into Girls (wait. that sounds weird!) It brings back memories of being 20. Not that I was like any of them…just the how important friends are to you thing. I’m into it. Yeah.

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    Lauren — May 1, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I also sweat like a man. Which is really fun in high school, in the hot hot HOT humid South, playing tennis. Butt sweat lines had never been sexier (fortunately this only occurred during practices, tennis skirts don’t show sweat lines. Furthermore, I have since discovered Norts).

    ANYWHO, I love your blog and have tried many of your recipes with great success. You made me a cauliflower convert. That said, dinner tonight is Bachelor Special (my Dad’s best meal, ground beef and cream of mushroom soup, yay Dad meals and laziness!)

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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — May 1, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    I STILL can’t find that damn Biscoff Butter. I don’t think my life will be complete until I have a jar in my hot little hands better yet licking some off a spoon!

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    Cookie and Kate — May 1, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Let’s see, I skipped my weekly yoga class to clean my kitchen (it starts in three minutes). I’m a super sweaty girl myself and once had swimmer’s ear for three months, so I’m surprised I haven’t had your problem. Can you imagine that swimmer’s ear wax to class? That’s a thought. I haven’t tried cookie spread (danger!) but peanut butter on toast is one of my favorite things and I have NO idea why I haven’t thought to shave chocolate on top.

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    Morgan — May 1, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Does chocolate chip oatmeal cupcakes with cinnamon sugared chip frosting count as dinner if I’m making them around dinner time?

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    Meghan — May 1, 2012 @ 7:19 pm

    1. Ok WHAT is cookie butter and why am I just finding out about it?
    2. Those earrings make me nearly brave enough to pierce my ears. Target obsession.
    3. I also sweat like a man. It’s disgusting. And it burns my eyes.
    4. Can I have one of those cupcakes?

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 1, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    Dinner? Does chocolate count? I’ve been in the kitchen all day. I made cookie butter funfetti bars & posted about them a few days ago. I think you’d really like them given your cookiebutteraddiction. I have one too.

    And girl, I don’t sweat. I could run 5 miles and not even crack a sweat. Unless it’s over 100F! I wish I was more of a sweater. Good for detoxing. Lol

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    Melissa — May 1, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Dinner was split pea & smoked ham soup from a home-cooking family restaurant. After finner drink is NeuroSleep. LOVE. My Amazon car has three different cookie butters in there. I’m worried… I know not what you speak of about Girls. Time for sleep but I have to figure out what I’m missing.

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    Sally @ sally's baking addiction — May 1, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    i need those pink jeans in my life. i also need those cupcakes. and no, i won’t ever be able to stop working out since i have a new found love for cookie butter. just tried it today for the first time.. i know, where have i been? i’m seriously addicted to it. ahhhhh!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — May 1, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

    puhlease tell me what those cupcakes are.

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    Maureen — May 1, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    My crap drawers have turned into crap tables, etc. It’s sad actually.

    Grated chocolate? Sounds heavenly!

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    Mallory — May 1, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Oh my goodness, I sweat like a beast during yoga too! (Or any activity beyond walking) There are women who actually wear long sleeves to my yoga class…I couldn’t imagine! I am glad I am not alone. And you aren’t alone on the junk drawers….we all need a few!

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    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño — May 1, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    Cookie butter and shredded chocolate… what was I thinking with my pb and toast.
    Yummm

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    Kelly — May 1, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    Those cupcakes look awesome! So does the toast! Love the earrrings. And all my drawers look like junk drawers, don’t fear!

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    Sarah — May 1, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Pink jeans?!?

    I think I just figured out what I want for my birthday…

    (I’ll take one of those cupcakes too.)

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    Shelley — May 2, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    My boyfriend and I like to joke about our future kids resenting us because we both sweat pretty bad so they probably will too. It’s not pretty!

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    Danielle — May 2, 2012 @ 2:58 am

    Tonight I had planned on making Steak, artichokes, and a salad. What I really made was some good ole Macaroni and Cheese from a box like a boss. My bad for not taking out the meat out of the freezer. I swore I took it out! Must have been those damn gremlins that put it back in. :/

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    Donna — May 2, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    # 3 We call it a hell drawer … like in Where the hell is it?

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    Laura — May 2, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    I am kind of interested in Girls by the way you describe it…I haven’t heard about it. And I have exactly 4 junk drawers ad a junk table and cabinet as well.

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 2, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    That show Girls is so awkward I love it. And how adorable is Heather’s book? She is magic.

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    Cindy Coniglio — May 2, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    #1. Did you save me some of those cupcakes?
    #2. WTF is cookie butter and where do I get it?

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    Zoe — May 2, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Its lovely to see that you have a junk drawer like me !
    Made me giggle as I thought you would be far too organised.
    In fact take a look at comedian Michael Mcintyre’s “Man drawer”.

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    Kat — May 2, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    I think Tuesdays are my favorite because I get to read Tuesday things. Wait, scratch that. it’s usually Wednesday by the time I read it….but you get the point.

    We have a lot of junk drawers. There’s no point in keeping them clean. They save the rest of my house from having random things thrown around. Plus when you close it, you can’t even see all that junk. It’s a win-win.

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    Lucy — May 2, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    1. Cookie Butter?? I reeaally need to hear more about this!
    2. Those earrings are ridiculously cute!
    3. We have 1 full-on junk drawer, and another that’s foil and baggies on the left; the right side started as a home for batteries and has become a free-for all of sporks, twist ties and random kitchen gadgets that my perplexed boyfriend stashes away when he cleans the kitchen. Every time I open it is an adventure (ugh!)

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    Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen — May 2, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    Bwahahahaahaaa!!! You crack me up! OF COURSE everyone has a junk drawer (or closet)! Tell the hubs to back off. Ok, not really b/c then he really may want a divorce. Um, and please explain cookie butter? Is it like Biscoff spread? If so, I can’t get enough of it either!!!

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    Melissa — May 2, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    LOL!! OMGosh!! I was going to say I had 4 drawers like that (in our old house before we moved), & then you said it. Very funny!! I watched Girls on Sunday & seriously thought that I needed to stop, it’s such a hot mess.

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — May 2, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    I love those cupcakes, its my birthday today, can someone make them for me?

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    • Jessica — May 2nd, 2012 @ 10:08 am

      happy birthday!

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    Shannon — May 2, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I swear the devil is behind the creation of Cookie Butter (Trader Joe’s brand anyway). That stuff is so addicting…I’ve even used celery as a “vehicle” for it…that’s sad.

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    Iris — May 2, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    3) Yes, my drawer looks exactly like that too!

    9) I feel the same way about Girls. I really don’t think I like it. But I can’t look away.

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    ensign_beedrill — May 2, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I have a drawer just like that with very nearly the same things in it.

    You mean your husband doesn’t have a man drawer?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4xxqVzlSeE

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    Alyse — May 2, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Okay everyone, those are NOT ‘crap drawers’. They are TREASURE drawers because you never know what treasure you are going to find in them. And, yes, we all have them. I clean mine out once every 5 or 10 years and am constantly finding treasures, lost items, essentials. They stay clean for maybe 24 hours and then they start growing treasure troves again.

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    • Jessica — May 2nd, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

      You are so right.

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    Emily — May 2, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    a sweatband…80s style…my friend and i laugh at my ridiculous sweating problem regularly. By the time hot yoga is over, I look like i could very well have gone swimming in my clothes. The sweatband has crossed my mind more than once. I don’t think i have it in me though.

    i do have it in me to make some cupcakes though. chocolate chip cookie dough? not sure if those are the ones in the picture, but now those are the ones i have stuck in my head. soooo, it looks like i now have plans tonight that go beyond watching criminal minds!

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    cecilia g — May 2, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Oh yes i have a drawer like that. My Mother called hers the ‘In Case Of’ drawer. I call mine the drawer of Goodness! Great post as usual.. i love your humour! c

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    Jordana — May 2, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Every single drawer in my kitchen (or house) looks like that. Seriously, it’s nuts. And I clean them out every 3 months but they are still just as full! I don’t get it……

    Dinner tonight: no clue yet

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    Connie K — May 2, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    We started out with one drawer like that. We’re now up to 3… and they’re all bursting at the seams.

    And what’s wrong with Steely Dan….? Good times. :)

    I believe I now know what to make for Cinco de Mayo. Yum. And thank you!

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    amyt @ Chicken Nugget Momma — May 2, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I have several of those drawers – it’s where I dump things I’m not sure where I want to put…and things I don’t want but cannot throw away!!! Those drawers scare me sometimes – sigh, but I do nothing about them!! Dinner – I’m think either leave over pinto beans….or a grilled cheese – I <3 grilled cheeses when I don't feel like making something – my hubby is out of town, so that's my go to – and if I'm feeling sassy, I fry and egg and throw on there!

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    Maren — May 2, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    As we were packing last night, my friend opened my junk drawer and just busted out laughing. It looks almost identical to yours except all of our “junk” is in the front and underneath the cling wrap, foil, and zip lock baggies!

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    Steph — May 2, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    We call those “Miscellaneous Drawers.” Sounds sooo much better.

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    Jessica — May 2, 2012 @ 3:56 pm

    i looooove the Butter nail polish peeking out from behind the tape measure in your crap drawer. priceless. ;) you have such good taste. and i’m SO glad to know i’m not the only one who calls them crap drawers!

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    Brittany — May 2, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    “Such a mess. Such an amazing mess. Such an I-still-have-no-idea-how-to-feel-about-this-(beside insanely uncomfortable)-but-can’t-stop-watching-mess.” <– My thoughts exactly. I actually liked this episode the best out of all of them though. And, my friend Jenny is supposed to be on an upcoming episode so I have to keep watching.

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    Maria — May 2, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    Totally have a drawer like that, complete with lighter. And I finally watched “Girls” after your last Tuesday Things post and was like “what just happened?”

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