1. I debated on whether or not to go ahead with today’s Tuesday Things in light of the recent events in Boston. All my life I’ve WANTED to be a runner, but could never do it; until this last year where I’ve dabbled in it quite a bit. I don’t know if it’s that fact that made this disaster hit me hard, or that my cousin/best friend/life saver is in the final training stages for her own marathon or that my husband (which some of your might remember) used to run marathons and I’ve been a crowd spectator/supporter/shouter many times. As devastating as some of the more recent tragedies have been in our world, I sometimes find myself struggling to relate because I am so far removed from the situation or scenario that I just cannot imagine. If you have never considered yourself a runner or been to a marathon before, I think that Teri’s post perfectly describes how so many feel right now. Out of all the articles and information that has come forth in the last day, I found it to be the most well written, most raw, most comforting and truest. It’s real. I heart it. Read it.

2. You know how I’m obsessed with banana baked goods and all things s’mores? This is a freaking s’more made out of banana bread. What. My name. Written on it.

3. On Saturday I made a buffalo chicken pizza as I so often do, but I think I let it sit on the pizza peel too long. Because it wouldn’t budge when I tried to slide it on to the pizza stone in the hothothot oven, so it fell on to the oven floor. The 450 degree floor. The entire house was filled with smoke. However, I managed to save the pizza since food comes before my own life in this house.

4. Potato chip cupcakes have been on my list to make for some time now, so I just about lost it when I saw this salt ‘n vinegar chip topped chocolate cake. Want it. Need it.

5. I’m freaking out over these toys from the 80s & 90s. I totally forgot about fashion plates. I’m sort of ticked that mall madness didn’t make the list because that was THE BEST GAME EVER. In fact I am very tempted to scour my parents basement because I’m sure it’s still there. Wanna play?

6. I am way too invested in Nashville. It’s probably good there is not a new episode on tomorrow. I need a life.

7. Taking my burger obsession to a whole new level, I had a taco-rub burger with freaking tortilla chips on it over the weekend. You can bet that it’s being recreated immediately.

8. As your weekly bad influence, I feel that I must share than until the 21st you can get 15% off everything at Sephora with the code CHIC. I think you need to spend $25 to use the code, but man, that’s like practically free. Go ahead. Stimulate the economy.

9. I have been blowing through books lately. I’m talking like maybe three a week? Would you like to know about them? I definitely wouldn’t “review” them because I am a horrific critic, but I can at least tell you my thoughts. Even though I’m definitely chick lit for life, I’ve read a few non-mind numbing novels lately. Shocker.

10. This is not normally something I’d go for, but these roasted snap peas look so darn good to me. Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf. Probably not.

11. After a swift kick in the pants from many of you, I’ve stuck to updating my weekly menu at the bottom of the site. What are you having for dinner tonight? I get so bored. Wah.

12. Target spring and summer clothes. Ugh. I need to be put in Target jail.

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84 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

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    Lauren @ sassy molassy — April 17, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Target jail… That’s a good one! I just have to stay away when I don’t want to spend money. So dangerous.


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    Dana — April 17, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    I am so glad that I stumbled onto your blog. You make me smile. :-)
    Target jail- I can relate!! Chick lit for life – totally!!! Mall madness – now there’s a blast from the past. Loved that game. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday. Thanks for blogging!! :-)


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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — April 17, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I can’t even tell you about my obsession with fashion plates when I was your… holy blast from the past!!!… Really nice post on Teri’s site….I will be re-sharing that one.

    Love you Tuesday things. I wait all day … trying really hard not to peak, and when I finally settle down for the night I make cup of tea and read your Tuesday things..;)


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    Sabrina — April 17, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Cherry Merry Muffin and this adorable oven??? I need to rummage through my parents’ attic. How, but how did I forget her???


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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — April 17, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    OMG…salt n’ vingegar chip topped chocolate cake?!? Sounds awesome! I’d love to hear about the books you’re reading.


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    Jin — April 17, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Could you please post a list of your top *insert number* books? I’m not a fan of book reviews because they always seem to give the plot away, but I’m always excited to find new books to devour. Thank you, and have a lovely day today! x


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    Rachel — April 17, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Okay I’m making those snap peas today. No question. There should be sesame seeds on everything.

    I’d also love to know what books. I’m cranky about books but need more. Just finishing up, “This is Where I Leave You” which is amazing and eek they cast Connie Britton in the upcoming movie version that I hope doesn’t make me want to jump off a bridge.


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    Dana — April 17, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    3 things:
    1 – that picture at the top is gorgeous.
    2 – fashion plates!!
    3 – i actually snagged this awesome deal with the 15% off and it’s under $25 (Benefit trio what??): http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?productId=P379002&skuId=1520626 Felt the need to share :)


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    Anna — April 17, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Please share the books you’ve read or listened to. I drive 2 hours a day to work and listen to a lot of books. I highly recommend “Ready, Player, One” read by Wil Wheaton. A fantastic book of the 80’s pop culture. Also Tina Fey’s biography read by herself, hilarious! All of the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo books.


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    Katya — April 17, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I would love to see what books you are reading. BTW, Target jail… HILARIOUS!


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    Katya — April 17, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    PS. Thanks for acknowledging what happened in Boston. Having these events happen about half a mile from my work, it was quite terrifying.


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    Megan — April 17, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I would love to hear what books you are reading :)


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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — April 17, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    Last time I was in Target I walked out with the entire series of the Bourne movies for $4 each and all clothing and nail polish in various shades of mint. I’ll be in the Target jail cell next door if anyone needs me.


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    Lisa — April 17, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    We lost a member of our community in the Boston Marathon bombings … she was cheering on her friends who were running in the Marathon … she was 29 years old … We all appreciate how America and the world has come together to support all of us during this horrific tragedy.

    Sincerely, Lisa Evangelista, Chief of Staff
    Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, Medford, MA

    P.S. I do love your recipes/blog!


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    maria — April 17, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    You need to watch “toy hunter” sooooo great! This guy that travels all over the country to go through all these other people’s hoards in their garage and basements & storage units that have old toys…..so fun…especially when they are busting out the “chips” barbie dolls or sonny & cher.


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    Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages — April 17, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    I would love to hear what books you’re reading. I have a book blog so maybe I’m biased, but I always want to know what people are reading.

    These days I’m mostly reading YA, but I’ve read two great chick lit books by Allie Larkin, Why Can’t I Be You and Stay. You should check them out if you haven’t already!

    And potato chip cupcakes? I need to look those up!


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    Heather Hrivnak — April 17, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    I love what you said regarding the Boston tragedy. I’m a runner and I have been really upset about this whole situation, more than others and I’ve been feeling really guilty but you put my thoughts into words. I just can relate on a different level than any other tragedy that has occurred in our history. not that any other tragedy is less tragic but for some reason this one hits close to home


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    Colleen — April 17, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Thank you for updating your weekly menu!! Also, I asked my boyfriend who can walk out of Target without buying stuff they didn’t realize they needed and he just looked at me like “uhh me? everyone?” What is wrong with him??


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    kendall — April 17, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    oooh, books! yes, please!!


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    AliSue — April 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    It’s my birthday month, so I am totally hitting up Sephora! There is only ONE in my new town! ONE!!!! It’s crazy far away too, but I need a new lipstick color so off I go! Can you give us a hint at your chick lit books? I have been reading about 4 books a week and NEED ideas for more! I have just been in a book mood and can’t stop!


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    AKM — April 18, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    Thought you’d like to know about this: Banana Blondies with Fudge crust! Melissa Clark with the NYT came up with them….And she uses brown butter!


    I haven’t made them yet–but I think today is the day! I’ll be substituting mini chocolate chips for the walnuts….


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    CarrieLovesKeith — April 18, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Rainbow Brite!!!!!!! OMG, I totally forgot all about her! And fashion plates… I was just thinking about them to other day.

    Have you ever heard of the Wingfeather saga by Andrew Peterson? It’s a fiction/ fantasy series that I swear is the best fiction. The first book is a little slow, but if you get through it, it is well worth it. I’ve been reading them to my kids and I swear, I cry every time. And I’m not a crier.

    ps. I was trying to find the Babysitter’s Club board game on Amazon to buy as like a joke for a friend, and it was like 300 freaking dollars! I’m also sad Mall Madness didn’t make the cut. Yes, I do wanna play :)


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    Rose — April 19, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    The little tykes cozy coupe.. had the exact one. . and Pillow People!!! And the casio super magic diary, love it all. Big smile from that link.
    We ate broiled salmon and artichokes for din.. best vegetable ever.


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    Madeline — April 19, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    Thanks for saying something about what’s going on in Boston and for sharing Teri’s post :) There’s this great shop on Etsy, Ruffles With Love, and they made a great workout tank to show support: http://www.etsy.com/listing/129770811/i-run-for-boston-racerback-tank-top?ref=shop_home_active


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    Ambar — April 21, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I seriously LOVE you Tuesday things. I look forward to it every week! You know how to make your readers happy:)



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