1. Thursday night, after a week of indulging in nightly s’mores, wine, mojitos, tacos at midnight on Wednesday and enormous breakfasts, I went to dinner with one of my great friends and had this SPIKED chocolate covered pretzel milkshake. Clearly, I needed it.

2. I’m still in a boozy mood. Quite frankly, I’d like to get drunk. These popsicles and floats are not helping.

3. My favorite face baby started walking. Which is awesome, but I secretly and selfishly think it sucks because I can’t cuddle him to pieces without him squirming like a fish. Annnnd we are eating tacos together tonight. (Which I obviously need.) Annnnd I’m obsessed with these photo contests his uncle started. Heh.

4. The herbs. They are all pretty much dead. I even went as far to cancel out my organic soil and compost by covering them in Miracle Grow. THAT DIDN’T EVEN WORK. Plants hate me.

5. Oh. Maybe it’s because I tend to hate them? Ooops.

6. Real food: this banana coconut cake and these ice cream cookie dough brownies. Just stop it right now.

7. I can hardly contain my excitement (like to the point of possibly wetting myself) because this weekend we leave for Northern Michigan, aka my favorite place in the universe! Which means I will post an obnoxious amount of pictures on facebook and instagram, and will probably blog life-things daily. Total overkill. I’m also going to eat a TON of ice cream.

8. My husband is probably 23 characters in to a text message reading “did you really just say ‘wet yourself’ on your blog? That’s so unprofessional Jess.”

9. I scrubbed my kitchen floor on Sunday. Like, down-on-the-knees-with-a-sponge kind of scrubbing. No mop, no swiffer, no contraption to do it for me. And do you know what I decided? Scrubbing the kitchen floor makes me feel like I’m going to go into labor, even though I’m not pregnant. Like I actually FEEL like I’m going to birth a child. I’m chocking it up to my mom and grandma always telling someone who is past their due date to scrub the kitchen floor. It’s amazing what children pick up.

10. New obsession: the thought catalog blog. It’s like they are inside my freaking head. I keep trying to link one of my favorite posts but every one is my favorite. It’s like trying to choose my favorite movie or James Taylor song or pair of shoes or ice cream flavor.  So just go read them all and be like OMG… How are you in my brain?!

11. If you’re following me on pinterest, I apologize for the severe pinning binge you’ve witnessed since last Thursday. But you know how I am.

12. How much of an a-hole would it make me if I were to throw a gigantic 30th birthday party for… myself? I swear I’m not that kind of girl, but oh wait – apparently I am. Obviously no gifts allowed. Just partying. Be honest. How much?

13. This must be what heaven looks like. Let’s live there.

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101 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — July 17, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Great list! Thanks for including me sweet friend!!

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    Liz @ Southern Charm — July 17, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Um that’s totally what heaven looks like!!

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    HeatherChristo — July 17, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    Amen to everything above.
    Invite me to your birthday and I will fly there with ice cream brownies! XOXO

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    lisa | with style and grace — July 17, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    awesome. scrubbing the kitchen floor ;)

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    lisa | with style and grace — July 17, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    oh and for the birthday.. DO IT!!!

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    Kat — July 17, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    totally normal to throw a 30th party….

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    Jessica — July 17, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

    I can’t even start with Thought Catalog because I will literally lose every single hour in my day. At least your acknowledging your 30th, I’m just going to hope that everyone forgets mine like they do every year since it’s the f-ing day after Christmas.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

      Ugh. #birthdayfail

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    Amanda at the red table — July 17, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Just cancel out any possiblity of the a-hole factor by planning the party yourself and then having your husband send out the invite to all your friends. Then it’s your husband who thoughtfully planned the party for you :)

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 17, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    OMG, I am dying at that washing the kitchen floor thing.

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    Ida — July 17, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    throw yourself a party! my bf did it for her 30th and everyone loved it. She rented out a restaurant patio, had food and drinks. It was so fun, and nice to just show up and celebrate.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 17, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    Love that smores table!

    And your trip to Michigan…it feels like just yesterday you were there last year – yet somehow a lifetime ago 2 yrs ago. But all in all, a blink of an eye. I know how you love it so! I hope you have an amazing awesome time, which I know you will. And I know your family isn’t shy about a few adult beverages – which makes everything more fun :)

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    Lauren V. — July 17, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

    I’ve been following along for a little while now, and these Tuesday posts are my favorite. Thanks for introducing me to the thought catalog, it’s my new favorite. I’ll be 30 in November, and I am definitely throwing myself a party. I will tell people no gifts and secretly hope that they bring them anyway.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      Thanks Lauren!

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    Liz — July 17, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

    Fantastic… I now have another website to get lost in! I immediately zeroed in on “Why is Makeup So Hard?” Seriously, WHY?!

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      OMG I know, right?

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    Heather — July 17, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    I threw myself a 30th birthday party when I turned 30 so I don’t think there is anything wrong with that at all!! PARTAY and have a great time!!

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    skye @ neathering our fest — July 17, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    I threw myself a 30th birthday party and it was the best party yet. I say go for it!

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    Cari — July 17, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    Love the thought catalog! And spiked milkshakes :)

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    Christi @ Love From The Oven — July 17, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    I basically love every thing about this post. Can we take the spiked chocolate covered shake with us to Heaven?

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    Sarah — July 17, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    You kill me.

    In a good dead kind of way.

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    Kristen M. — July 17, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Just pretend your husband is throwing a birthday party for you but really plan it yourself. I bet your party will be a blast. I picture a lot of boozy inspired food, which is my kind of party. Enjoy your vacation!

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — July 17, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Your Instagram photos are always so cool! And I’m loving your #13……you’re right about heaven!

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    Jill — July 17, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Throw yourself a 30th birthday party for sure. I did it and I’m not an a-hole. (Promise) I rented out a meeting room at a hotel downtown, provided all the booze and food, and then invited everyone I knew. It was SO MUCH fun!! People could drink all they wanted and then just stay at the hotel. I freaked out about turning 30 so it totally justified the party. Do it.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      I love this.

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    Ashley — July 17, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    A faaabulous edition of Tuesday things!

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    IDK My BFF Jes — July 17, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    I loved the pin binge. gave me some extra things to kill time looking at!

    There is no shame in throwing your own party! I prefer to throw my own instead of having someone else do it. Better yet? Throw yourself a surprise party!

    S’mores? Yes please!

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    • rachel — July 17th, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

      haha I LOVE the idea of throwing yourself a surprise party. I don’t even know what that means but it sounds awesome!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — July 17, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    If you throw the party, can I come? Especially if you have that giant S’mores Bar, oh my gawsh.
    Your Tuesday things crack me up, especially the one with your hubby texting you! Love it.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

      Um please do!

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    Kelly — July 17, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

    I always enjoy reading your posts. Especially your Tuesday Things! You’re quite the funny lady. ;) Thanks for introducing me to FaceBaby – can’t get enough of it. Soooo good!

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

      Thanks Kelly!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 17, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    i don’t see anything wrong with throwing yourself a party as long as:
    a) i’m invited
    b) we get drunk and
    c) there’s lobster mac & cheese. duh :)

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    • Brittany — July 17th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      I agree with Heather!!

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

      Done. And done.

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    rachel — July 17, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    throwing yourself a party wouldn’t make you an a-hole AT ALL!!! birthdays are awesome, 30th birthdays are even more awesome, and you seem like you would be a great party thrower. I love when people throw their own parties… what I hate is when people (usually women sadly) try to manipulate their friends into throwing them a party because “it would be weird/lame/whatever if I threw it for myself” – THAT is lame!

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    Chrissy — July 17, 2012 @ 5:20 pm

    My grandma was born on a kitchen floor. And I want to come to your birthday party.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

      Please tell me this was a result of floor scrubbing.

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      • Chrissy — July 18th, 2012 @ 7:12 am

        Haha yes it was, that’s why I brought it up :)

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy — July 17, 2012 @ 5:22 pm

    You should totally throw yourself a birthday party. That way you can have it exactly how you want – with lots of cake, tacos and cocktails :)

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    Erika — July 17, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    Love this. Especially the picture of heaven. I think throwing yourself a gigantic party for your 30th counts as being a negative a-hole, aka super cool…?!

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    Amanda — July 17, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    I have been obsessed with Thought Catalog for a few months. For a solid week, I was spamming my poor Facebook friends with posts like “This is my favorite!” and “No, wait, this is my favorite!” and “I was kidding before… this is definitely my favorite!” When I realized they were all my favorites, I kind of felt bad for the spamming. (I swear, they are in my head too!) Also, there is no shame in throwing yourself a birthday party. You should totally do it!

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

      That is so me.

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    Jamie @ green beans & grapefruit — July 17, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    That smore tray made me forget everything you said. I’ll go back and read again.

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    Cecilia — July 17, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

    Love me some Pure Michigan! :)

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    Gina — July 17, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Aw, I love reading your “up north” posts;)

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    christina @ ovenadventures — July 17, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    um totally not lame throwing yourself a party. i mean no one can plan a party like a food blogger plans a party lol. booze, chocolate and bacon all the way!

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    Blair — July 17, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    i do not understand how that child is real.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      I KNOW.

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    JulieD — July 17, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Have fun in Michigan!! I miss those s’mores…damnit! And throw yourself that party…can I come? :D

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

      Obviously!

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    ellenbcookery — July 17, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

    Cute kids in the photo contest :D Wow! What a nice set up for the s’mores.

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    Becca — July 17, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Forgot you visit Michigan every summer! I’m so jealous, I’m stuck in stupid Lansing because I’m too lazy to plan a trip up north. I keep telling myself that I’ll plan a fall trip to Traverse City because then the leaves will be green, but who am I kidding, fall=tailgating season, then it’s the holidays, etc. Hopefully your photos will inspire me to start planning. Hope you have a great trip :)

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    diane stanley — July 17, 2012 @ 8:45 pm

    I just threw myself a gigantic 60th birthday party and gifts were mandatory! Ha!
    I’ll be following along while you are in Michigan. Love your blog and Instagram photos.

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

      You are my hero.

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    Maureen — July 17, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I LOVE that you said you might wet yourself! I also love Thought Catalog….they must be probing my mind for things to write about….scary!

    Totally throw yourself a party….you made it to 30. You deserve it!

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    Melissa D — July 17, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    Threw myself a 40th birthday party last year and loved it. Invited the people who meant the most to me, had the music I love, had the food that I love. Do it, do it, do it!

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    Cait's Plate — July 17, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    That milkshake is just unfair. It looks SO good!

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    luv what you do — July 17, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    I hope you enjoy your trip! It sounds like our summer trip to Door County Wisconsin. Love it! Especially all the ice cream!

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    • Jessica — July 17th, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

      From what I understand, the two places are very similar!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — July 17, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Have so much fun here in MI! Next time let’s make plans to do lunch!… or drinks. That could be dangerous!

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    Anna — July 17, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

    I’m a Michigander!! Where in Northern Michigan are you going? =)

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    Michelle — July 17, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to Thought Catalog…The place that has affirmed that I am not the only person who cannot do her makeup (regardless of the 1,938,489 YouTube tutorials I watch) and that it’s perfectly fine to be in my mid-twenties without children.

    And that birthday party…Can I come? I promise to bring chocolate.

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    Sarah — July 17, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Throw yo’self a party. Do it. Do it. Do it.

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    carmella — July 18, 2012 @ 12:05 am

    i’m turning 30 next year, and will totally have to throw my own mega-party! my husband’s idea of exciting is a Red Box dvd and a pizza…

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    Rhonda — July 18, 2012 @ 4:00 am

    OMG Northern Michigan!! how lucky you are! I live in southern Michigan, lower part of the mitten. The U.P., to us it’s the U.P. is so beautiful. You have to get some thimbleberry jam and try pasties….so good. I envy you. Have fun.

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