1. I am currently obsessed with flowers in crazy, unnatural colors. I used to think people were insane, but they really DO brighten the day a bit.

2. If there is one thing that I don’t splurge on, it’s expensive sunglasses. It’s not because I’ve lost a million pairs (I haven’t) or have sat on them in the car (never have, though I did run over my actual eyeglasses with my car once) or constantly break them (I don’t), but I just don’t think it’s worth it. I don’t think there’s any question that I will purchase expensive shoes or food or bags or makeup, but I am a slave to Target sunglasses. I looooove them. BUT. I am sort of hooked on these sunglasses in green. Stop. Someone talk me out of it.

3. This week I am going to make my own body butter. What I’m seriously wondering though is… how do you not taste it?

4. It must be a beer week for me, because I am losing it over these cheesecake fudgesicles and these blueberry beer pancakes. Beer me a fudgesicle please.

5. Is anyone else freaking out about seeing the Great Gatsby? And no, I really don’t care if it butchers the book. Leo for life.

6. I will admit, I was hooked on (the ridiculous) media almost all day on Friday while the Boston situation was going down. I have definitely watched way too much Homeland. But anyway, later that evening I went to the mall and to dinner with my cousin, which we could barely take as we had to live stream the action on our cell phones. Wait, can I even call it a cell phone anymore? That’s so 2005. After, I came home and saw my husband on the couch. I just assumed he was asleep (it was late, he usually is) so I turned off the movie (I thought) he wasn’t watching and immediately turned on three different news stations. Then I picked up his water bottle and drank the entire thing. Then I looked over at him… to see him wide awake and totally stunned that I had just brazenly walked in, turned off his movie and drank his water. I thought he was asleep! I guess you had to be there. We are still laughing.

7. This relive 1999 video has inspired my working playlist today. You’d suffer major secondhand embarrassment if you were here.

8. Annnnnd just because I annoyingly can’t help it, PUHLEASE check out these important hairstyles of the 90s. If you were a slave to your crimper, we are soul mates. Oh and I… sort of want a crimper now too. I hate myself.

9. I just went to bring out my stand mixer and found a loaf of bread. I guess I put it there. Can I please insanity?

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — April 23, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I wanna make my own body butter! I think I might also want to eat it.

    And also, I still have my crimping iron. And it totally still works.

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    Kristina — April 23, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    I don’t mind the spendy sunglasses, and I have been looking for the green mirrored aviators for a while now (yep – Vanderpump…) I might have to go look at these…

    Great Gatsby!!! I cannot wait!! also? Brooks Brothers has a Great Gatsby mens line, Jason just might be getting every. single. piece. for his birthday.

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    genevieve — April 23, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    crying crying over what you did to your husband. hilarious.

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    Vicki @ WITK — April 23, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    First, I just spent twenty minutes at Target picking out vacation sunglasses (mostly because I will probably lose them in the Sahara)! Second, I totally had a crimper and crimped my waist length hair constantly. I wonder if my mom still has my crimper…

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    betty — April 23, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    leo for liiiife. ahaha i seriously cant wait either.

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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — April 23, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    The 1999 video made my day. Along with learning that the Backstreet Boys got a star on the walk of fame.

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    Becky — April 23, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Those flowers are gorgeous!

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    JulieD — April 23, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    #6 that’s so hilarious…so sounds like something I would do.

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    Amy — April 23, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    CAN’T WAIT FOR GATSBY!!!

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    Jayme — April 23, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    1.) Get the Ray-Bans, they’re not even that expensive (in comparison to crime I committed this weekend at Nordstrom with a pair of Pradas!) Or, better yet, get THESE (i so wish hyperlinking worked on blog comments) http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ray-ban-58mm-aviator-sunglasses/3470776?origin=PredictiveSearch&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=Gold%2F+Green&resultback=900

    2.) I’m cracking up over what you did to Mr. How Sweet – i don’t even know you but I’m envisioning a reinactment!

    3.) Have you ever heard of The Cravory? They are insane looking cookies and I’m begging you to come up with some similar recipes. After the above referenced “mortgage payment” i need to practice some financial restraint! :)

    4.) Ok, last comment – I also went broke at Sephora on Sunday while using my 15%off coupon and stumbled upon the Julep ‘Rock Candy’ nail glaze. I got the mint green but really want every color! They are so sheer and go on so well! I am an addict!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — April 23, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    Totally with you on the sunglasses – and Target has theee best sunglasses selection!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — April 23, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    I was completely hooked on the coverage Friday. Even turned off 27 Dresses to watch it. So you KNOW it must have been stimulating stuff.

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    jamie @ green beans & grapefruit — April 23, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

    I can just imagine that scene with your husband! Ha!

    I work for one of the producers of Gatsby and I told him that so many bloggers are freaking out for the movie- I think it’s gonna be a hit! Or, let’s hope bc that’s job security ;-)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 23, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    1-flowers are prettty
    2-ahhh the 90′s
    3-This is the best Leo has looked since like Titanic (cuteness wise, not acting talent wise because he’s been progressively awesome on that front)

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    Katriel — April 23, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    That body butter looks awesome!!!! And I might need to go buy myself some brightly colored flowers today to brighten up my apartment a little bit :) I’d like to blow up a copy of your picture of your flowers and hang it up on my wall. GORGEOUS color.

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — April 23, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    I’m soooo excited for The Great Gatsby!! Leo couldn’t screw anything up!!

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    Michelle — April 23, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    Guess who still has a crimper? I use it once a year. I stole it from my mom when I moved out years ago. Someone had to keep it!

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    Sarah — April 23, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Jessica,

    I love your blog and you, but no one can pull off those sunglasses unless they are Kanye West. Please, for all that is holy, don’t buy them.

    Love Sarah

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    • Jessica — April 23rd, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

      hahahahahah.

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    • Lauren — April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      i am really glad that you said that! I must say, I agree!!!!!!!!!

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    • jackie — April 23rd, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

      LOL agreed!!!!

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    Krystal — April 23, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    With regards to the 90′s hairstyles… I totally rocked #6! LOL

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    Gwen — April 23, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    Pretty please share your playlist! <3 My spin instructor this am (a sub) played her own mashups (LIKE Becca in Pitch perfect!) and some of them included some 90s wonderfulness. <3

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    cindy — April 23, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    I have one, single pair of sunglasses. They’re prescription, Chanel, and perfect. I mostly had to have them because they are shaped like a bow and remind me of Minnie Mouse. I feel like a bad-b*tch whenever I wear them. ha.

    I also want a mountain of those fudgesicles.

    Every time I re-watch Buffy (which is A LOT more than I’d like to admit), I think about how obsessed I was with those platform white sneakers. I also maybe recently explained to my husband what a crimping iron was and maybe hinted that I wouldn’t be upset if someone gifted me one.

    Also, that story about you and your husband is the best ever! I do those sorts of trespasses to my husband too, it happens and it’s HILARIOUS.

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    Jamie @ StudioEats — April 23, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    haha hilarious about your husband!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 23, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    That is SO something I’d do… assume/turn it off and eat/drink whatever. Hilarious.

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    Jade Sheldon — April 23, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    I was never into flowers until this past year: now, I’m obsessed. They really do bring life into the home.

    And even if Gatsby is totally horrible, I don’t care. Love Leo. Love Carey.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — April 23, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    I love bright colored flowers, best kind! And I am also a slave to Target sunglasses. I see zero reason to buy expensive ones when they look exactly the same.

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    stacy t — April 23, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    laughing about #6. I mean big belly laugh where you might pee your pants. freakin’ hysterical!!!

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    Chrissy — April 23, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    Poor Mr. How Sweet. I laughed so hard :D

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    Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife — April 23, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    2. Those glasses are rad. I wish I could wear aviators without looking like a big nerd.
    3. She says you can eat it!
    5. Yes! It looks like Romeo + Juliet (young Leo).
    8. I am guilty of the Rachel.

    Love the round up!

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    cassie — April 23, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    #6 is hilarious. That would happen in our house but my husband would do it to me…I’m usually the one asleep on the couch.

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    Nicole — April 23, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    I soo look forward to your ‘Tuesday Things” posts, they make me laugh, make me re-live the 90′s, and make me feel like I’m not the only person that thinks/does/says silly things! I literally laughed out loud at #6. :)

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    Courtney B — April 23, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Ooh I’m super duper excited about The Great Gatsby!

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    Gina_AcuteDesigns — April 23, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    yep, Leo for LIFE!

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    Cassie — April 23, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    OMG I can’t stop randomly laughing at what you did to the MR.
    I just keep picturing me doing the same thing but I am very
    sure the reaction would be very different then your hubby :)

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    Anna — April 23, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Tuesday things is one of my very favourite things on the web <3

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    Holiday Baker Man — April 23, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    I love a good body butter rub!

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    Tieghan — April 23, 2013 @ 6:07 pm

    I love crazy flowers and I too used to think people were crazy, but honestly every time I by flowers I am happy I did!

    So I have already been drooling over the cheesecake fudgesicles for days now, but the beerberry pancakes! LOVE. You have turned me on to a new to me blog!!

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    Erin @ Axell's Kitchen — April 23, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    hahaah I just laughed so hard about you turning the TV off/drinking the water. I can just see the face my husband would have on his face if I did that!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — April 23, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    LOL at what happened with your husband, that is too funny!

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    Mrs. Kinne — April 23, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    I giggled at “Beer me a fudgesicle please.”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 23, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    “brazenly walked in, turned off his movie and drank his water.” — LOL Thank you for the true laugh!! THAT is totally something I would do :)

    And also finding bread in mixers. Something else I could do.

    I saw the fudgsicles and the pancakes already and thought of you on the pancakes especially. It just looked like your thing :)

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    Joy — April 23, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Okay I seriously just lol’d and then kept reading and then a few seconds later a started laughing again my hubs said what are you laughing at? I told him… And he was like agh there’s others like you? And… I’m laughing again

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — April 23, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

    Hahahaa–love #6. Too funny. Sounds like something I would do.

    Also–I have a plastic container (shaped like a lemon) for..wait for it..leftover lemon wedges and I was searching all over for it the other day (since it is usually being used and in the fridge) and found it in my pantry, next to my oils and vinegars –> retarded.

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    honeywhatscooking — April 23, 2013 @ 11:16 pm

    that body butter looks insane.

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    Taryn — April 24, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    1. Yes! I’ve recently grown to love crazy colored flowers, too! Publix always has the best ones :)
    2. Totally with you on the sunglasses. I’ve always bought mine at a flea market near where I grew up. $10 max for a pair of sunglasses that last at least until the next summer. My boyfriend bought me a pair of Coach sunglasses for Christmas this year, though – I love them.
    5. YES! I wish they’d stop showing the trailers – they’re driving me crazy knowing I still have to wait a couple weeks to see it.
    6. I did not get out of bed on Friday. I work from home, so that was okay, but I literally sat in bed on my computer and watched news from 8AM til 6PM when I went to see a movie. Kinda wish I had gotten up earlier – they caught him as soon as I left!

    Obviously you and I have nothing in common hahah :)

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    liz | carpe season — April 24, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    Those haircuts.
    Wow.
    And that 1999 video was 10 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back. And I’m okay with that. Because it reminded me of Whitney Houston’s song My Love is Your Love, which I’d completely forgotten about. And I’ve now listened to on repeat five times straight. No shame.

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    Amanda — April 24, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    If you go back and watch the original Real World Las Vegas (which i did when MTV replayed it a few weeks ago) most of those hairstyles are sported by Brynn, and Trishelle takes care of the rest. Perfect snapshot of the late 90′s.

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    Jackie — April 24, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Loved the 1999 video and loved to see S Club 7 as part of it. My daughter and I used to watch it and still have their songs on my phone. Ok, so yes my daughter is now 21, graduating from college in May. Wasn’t it just yesterday when S Club was on ABC Family….no wait – wasn’t it FOX Family then????

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — April 24, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    I love the flower arrangement…it’s such a beautiful combination! I’m totally excited for the Greaty Gatsby! It looks like it’s going to be awesome!

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    Alyssa — April 24, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    I started laughing outloud about the husband story…totally something I would have done :-)

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    Loria — April 24, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I’ve been looking at Ray Bans as a treat for losing weight! I’m so buying those!! Love them!!!

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