Tuesday Things.

1. Even though I had two failed attempts at buttercream last week, I still had to snap that obligatory meringue-on-the-whisk photo. And trust me, the fails had nothing to do with anything other than the fact that I have the patience of a toddler.

2. Those 80′s glam sharpies that I showed on Sunday? They are changing my life. I am forever a 4th grader.

3. I’m trying to sleep smarter. I’ve always said I haven’t got a good nights sleep since getting married (hello snoring and husband that thrashes around all night) but I’m sure it obviously has something to do with the fact that I’m eternally connected to all things technology. I’m trying to disconnect earlier than usual and not watch four episodes of Friends reruns every night – like episodes I’ve seen 800 times – but so far, I’m failing.

4. I should just name this post “other people’s stuff I’m loving” because I’m about to throw a thousand links your way since I can’t choose: this gin and tonic sorbet has me freaking out, these pancakes, or shall I say the pictures of these pancakes make me want to eat beets… sorta, this styled Valentine’s day shoot is how I wish my entire life looked every single day and these bruschetta burgers are going to be dinner later this week. People are killing it.

5. You know what? I’m still very much in a heated debate with myself over those wedge sneakers that I mentioned a few weeks ago. Are these really going to continue to be a thing? There were so not made for someone like me (short and stumpy) and I’m pretty sure the only reason I’m infatuated is because I could get away with being comfortable and three inches taller at the same time. This rarely happens. I definitely fear that I will look horrific.

6. This is going to be a very TV heavy post because well, other than cook, write and read, I watch TV. Most boring life ever. So: Girls? Enjoyable. As usual, embarrassing. Anyone else feel extreme secondhand humiliation when Marnie broke down in the wine cellar? Yeah. However, I have to say that the show that has me wishing the weeks away is Nashville. I’m talking full-blown, normal HBO caliber obsession. I’m basically living for Wednesdays. I want to move to Nashville. I want to be a country star! I can’t even sing in the shower.

7. Also, even though in my opinion The Office should have bowed out gracefully about three years ago, I love this piece questioning why they must screw with Jim and Pam. I think I liked it so much because my husband is SERIOUSLY FREAKING OUT. I mean, he can’t even take that they are toying with their relationship, even though we all know they will come out fine. It’s really bothering him. So passionate. Hilarious.

8. Pretty convinced we have the microwave from hell. Not only does it sound like the house is going to blow up when it’s being used, but after 30 seconds it leaves 3/4 of whatever is in there scalding hot and somehow the rest ice cold. Sometimes after 12 seconds a bowl is so hot I can’t grab it to touch. Other days, three minutes isn’t enough to warm something that is already at room temperature. Riddle me that. I’ve decided the world is indeed ending and it’s started with this dumb appliance.

9. I’m about five minutes away from going to see Safe Haven by myself. I love seeing movies by myself. In the afternoon of course, because I’m unfortunately still a little bit of a neurotic, insecure freak.

10. This song came on my iPod yesterday when I was about to quit a workout and totally saved my life. It bought me like, 20 extra minutes. I turned it up so loud my eardrums almost burst. Is that what all the kids are doing these days?

11. Speaking of dinners, I’ve been cooking an insane amount of dinner lately. For about three months we were eating out SO MUCH. It was awful. Now I’m on a dinner cooking spree (like in addition to all of my blog/freelance cooking) and it is amazing. Last night I roasted a chicken and am currently using the leftovers to make this chili. Freaking love that soup. I’ve been thinking of it since I woke up this morning. Which should clue you in to how productive I’ve been…

12. I did, however, buy insanely bright, glittered green and teal eyeliner. So there’s that. Productivity at it’s finest. I think we can classify February 19th as a win.

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70 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

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    Alyssa — February 20, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    That merengue is to die for! Perfect photo :-)

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    Jamie — February 20, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I have a question for you! My wedding is in 3 months and I’m planning a surprise cookies&milk table for my fiance during the reception. Though Pinterest can be very helpful (and completely overwhelming) for this idea…I was wondering if you could offer any advice as to how to present the treats and the milk while also keeping in mind a budget (and someone else setting it up). I would love your thoughts if you have any! The overall feel would be very romantic/glittery, sparkle-y…

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — February 20, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Can’t tell you how many workouts I’ve finished in ferocious style to that song. It’s krazy. Pitbull 4 eva.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — February 20, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    Uhhh I’m totes with your hubby on this one with Jim and Pam – DO. NOT. mess with bliss here people. I have never cheered so hard for a couple in my life – if Jim and Pam can’t make it no one can!!!
    I mean – I know they will (they have tooo!!!!) but it’s tormenting me to the ends of sanity here!! I can’t handle it. If you find me rocking back and forth in a corner somewhere – you’ll know why.

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    Jenn — February 20, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    There is nothing wrong with watching the Friends episodes over and over…. My fiance gets irritated because I recite the lines while we’re watching them and still laugh my head off. :)

    Also, I have recently acquired the 80′s glam sharpies….. but not because I saw them on your blog or anything! Ok…. fine…. I did! I had instant post jealousy when I saw them! Now I just need to find a trapper keeper to write all over and I’ll be good.

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    Michelle — February 20, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    You totally crack me up. I am completely Girls and Nashville obsessed too ! like i cant even handle how awesome it is about the ebook…and a divorce ..really ? finally i guess !

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — February 20, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    According to my microwave and my bowls and mugs, those that get so hot I can´t take them out are the ones that have a crack or are chipped. And are usually `artisanal clay´, like handmade. I´m totally hooked on Scandal

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — February 20, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    I think TV is starting to rule my life too. I constantly have the Downton Abbey theme stuck in my head (I think you need to get on this bandwagon…the drama is spectacular!)

    I always hate myself when I relate to any characters on Girls, but I totally related to the phone conversation between Marnie and Hannah at the end. Trying to convince your friends of how great you think your life is…sigh. Happens far too often with girls!

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    Annalise — February 21, 2013 @ 2:21 am

    Haha, my bf had the same horrified response when they started showing Pam getting extra chummy with the boom guy.. I’m like, “relax ..obviously they’re not going to break up Jim & Pam for the series finale, that would be insane.”
    Also they seriously do play the same 20 episodes of Friends everyday! It was my guilty pleasure watching reruns for a while, until I saw all the ones they repeat and then I had to change it to Will & Grace reruns. :)

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    Ross @ TheFaceBaby — February 21, 2013 @ 2:46 am

    Morrrrrrrrre Friends!

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    kyla — February 21, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I am obsessed with Nashville!!!! Love the music, the characters and the story. I just want Juliette to be happy. Hayden is killing it as her character.

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    dervla @ The Curator — February 23, 2013 @ 12:06 am

    OMG i have the same husband snoring situation – what the hell. Also, i love the Jim and Pam toying, i really do. I want her to get in a situation with the camera guy/producer!

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