1. I have decided that breakfast is so ridiculously good because there is no vegetable pressure. NONE. No guilt over the need to include a salad or a side of broccoli. Instead, you just eat all the toast and eggs and hollandaise you’d like. Winning! (P.S. is this font coming up small? It is for me and I can’t figure out how to fix it because it looks normal and it’s making me insaaaaane.)

2. I know I mentioned this on Instagram but fruity pebbles are by far my favorite froyo topping because my mom would never buy them for us when we were kids. Don’t get me wrong – we ate all the cinnamon toast crunch in the world but there was something about all the fun colored cereals that she just wouldn’t support.

3. Oh and yesterday my mom told me on the phone, regarding tickets to the theater, “you know, your dad got them through… through… (me: fully expecting her to say “work” or “a friend”) the computer thing.” Yes. She meant he bought the tickets online.

4. Fueling my burger infatuation: I’m doomed.

5. My buffalo chicken pizza obsession is becoming so severe that on Sunday night I made a buffalo chicken pizza without the chicken. And a few Saturdays ago when I was home alone, I actually ordered a buffalo chicken pizza without the chicken for delivery. Pretty sure they thought I was clinically insane. The girl was like “uh…. okay. I don’t know if we can do that?” What? Just leave the chicken off. You can do it. I like a bite of chicken here or there but it’s the flavor I really want with all the cheese and bread. Duh.

6. I have so much amazing food that I want to share from blogs I love that it’s becoming an issue. Like these shrimp toasts with mango butter? OMG. Summer in a meal. I may start doing a weekly roundup of links I’m loving because I just can’t take it.

7. Like this baklava cheesecake. Seriously? This is pure talent. A freaking art. I am amazed.

8. Now that’s it’s summer, shouldn’t Starbucks be bringing back their mocha coconuts?! WHERE ARE THEY.

9. Speaking of which, I just drank so much coffee (yeah I’m doing that now, wah!) that I feel like I’m drunk.

10. AND since it’s summer, I’m all “neon for life! denim vests!” and my husband is all “you look like you just walked out of The Breakfast Club” and I’m all “what’s The Breakfast Club” (jk, jk) and he’s all “it’s sort of oddly 80s hot.” Interesting.

11. So I have a really bad bug phobia. I think I’ve talked about this before but I downright loathe bugs. No, I don’t feel bad about smashing them to bits. It’s necessary. They make my skin crawl. If I think there is a bug in our house, I can’t sleep. Anyway, the other night I was walking up the stairs to go to bed when I spotted a gigantic centipede with all those scary legs. I mean, it looked like a freaking tiger. It was STRIPED. I wanted to die. It was way too big for me to pick up with a paper towel and my husband was asleep, so I did what any normal person would do and grabbed a bottle of Clorox Clean Up from the kitchen and started manically spraying it. As it was scrambling to get away, it was losing legs and the legs WERE STILL MOVING after they left the bug’s body. I’m still having nightmares. 

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105 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Jenna @ Sensationallyseasonal.com — June 4, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Omg! When I go out to eat, I order chicken wraps without the chicken all the time! I like all the other stuff in them and the sauce normally buffalo or bbq but I could do with like 1/4 of the amount of chicken so I just ask for no chicken. I have gotten the strangest looks. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!


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    Sabrina — June 4, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Hahahaha I can totally relate to #11!! There are a ton of those striped house centipedes where I live and when they’ve gotten into the house there have been a couple times out of desperation and fear/disgust/phobia I’ve resorted to the cleaning spray method. So gross. And the legs twitch even when they separate from the centipede’s body which is so nasty. Yuck!


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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — June 4, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I’ve never had the Mocha Coconuts from Starbucks, but that sounds delish. They better bring them back, so that I can try them out!!


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

      someone on the how sweet facebook page just said they aren’t coming back! WAH! :(


      • Maia — June 4th, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

        Noooooooo! No no no no no. That can’t be. I can’t deal. Maybe we will have them in Canada still?! Oh please oh please oh please.

      • Simone — June 4th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

        NOT TRUE! Both Starbucks in Florida and Virginia have confirmed that they are getting them.

      • Kristi — June 4th, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

        Some Starbucks still have coconut flavoring and would be able to make the drink then. You just have to ask.

        But I agree….BOO to getting rid of it.

    • Becki — June 4th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

      Hi guys! I work for Starbucks, and can confirm that, sadly, we are not getting Mocha Coconut back this year :( It was replaced by the Caramel Ribbon Crunch. :( Sad day


      • Kelly — June 4th, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

        Caramel Ribbon Crunch?!?!?! Now that I have moved from North America I miss all the fun flavours, wahhh :(

      • Lauren — June 4th, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

        I tried the caramel crunch today- it was insane!! Reminded me a bit of my favorite milkshake in the world, the salted caramel pretzel from Steak n Shake. I could snack on the crunch bits by themselves. SO. GOOD.

        • Jessica — June 4th, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

          I had it a few weeks ago and wasn’t a fan – but I LOVE the cookie crunch one.

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    Jessica @ What The Efff — June 4, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    #11! ha!!! i lived in an apartment in college that had quite a few centipedes. We screamed like little girls and threw shoes at them. We typically missed and they got away. Then when moved out we found a bunch of them dead under our beds…now if THAT doesn’t make your skin crawl, I’m not sure what will!


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    Kristen P — June 4, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Re: Centipede…that’s horrific. I would have nightmares too.


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — June 4, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    Hahahaha I’m so glad i’m not the only one who sprays bugs with things to avoid touching them. I’m actually kicking myself for not thinking of that last night, when I found a spider on the wall next to my bed, tried to kill it, and it FELL. Under my bed. YEP, didn’t get much sleep last night.

    I can’t believe how awesome those recipes you linked to look. Baklava cheesecake?!? Pulled pork in a BURGER?! Oh my gah.


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    Molly @ Baklette — June 4, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    1. Totally agree and yes the font is kind of small..
    2. I have never tried fruity pebbles…my mom didn’t go for brightly colored foods either.
    3. HILARIOUS, my parents just got iPhones and it is so funny to watch them trying to use them!
    4. BURGERS.
    5. Mmm pizza!
    6. /7. YES YES YES
    8. Why have I never heard of this deliciousness?! They must bring it back!
    9. I have yet to jump on the coffee train….
    10. That sounds like a most traumatic experience (for some reason I feel like I just quoted a movie, but I don’t know which movie…)!


    • Molly @ Baklette — June 4th, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

      correction: 10. Neon all the way!
      11. is supposed to be what I said was 10. above…if that makes sense


  8. #
    Sadie — June 4, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    Regarding #3

    I have been trying to buy my aunt a case for her phone for her birthday. She thought mine was cute etc. I didn’t know what type of phone she has currently so I asked my mom. Her answer:
    “Well I know she can plug it into the wall and she gets texts”

    Thanks mom. Then two days later my mom calls me all excited with more phone details “Its a Verizon phone!”. I kept explaining I need the model of the phone to get the shape to buy the correct case but its just lost on her.


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2013 @ 12:26 pm

      omg, laughing so hard. a verizon phone!!


      • Niki — June 4th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm


  9. #
    Rosalie — June 4, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Ugh ugh ugh last summer our student house had some pipes burst in the basement; they opened up the wall. We ended up with literally an infestation of those freaking house centipedes. Ughhhhh they were everywhere. Horrifying.


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    Tieghan — June 4, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Breakfast rules. Fried eggs, toast, cheese, bacon and chocolate chip cookie cereal (just posted this!) are all acceptable! My favorite is the eggs though!

    I make buffalo chicken pizza minus the chicken all the time. I actually have never made it with the chicken!

    OKAY and the mango butter is insane! When I saw it the other other day i died! Looks amazing!


  11. #
    Robyn — June 4, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Love your mums comment about the theatre tickets! My mum comes out with some class lines too!!


  12. #
    Simone — June 4, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    I am starting to annoy starbucks. For two months I’ve been asking each Starbucks I go to when they are bringing back the Mocha Coconut Fraps and they say “soon!” Then I ask if they have the supplies to make one. Because if they have the supplies, they should be able to make it upon request, but apparently they don’t have them. It is serious torture because they are incredible.


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    Ashley — June 4, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I can tell you’ve been hitting the coffee hard today. ;) Dying about the bug…haha I bought coral pants the other day and thought you’d be proud. xo


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    Barb | Creative Culinary — June 4, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    I don’t have your bug obsession but then with our altitude, we just don’t have a lot of bugs so maybe a move is in order?

    BUT we have slugs and I’m a gardener and I wanted them gone so I read somewhere once to sprinkle them with salt. Does it kill them? Well, I guess if you were to melt you would be dead. right? They just turn into goo! It’s sort of gross and cool all at the same time.


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    lauren alysse — June 4, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    i also have such a bug aversion. I had to kill something nasty with a lot of legs crawling on my wall the other day and i almost died.

    i’m getting better at the will to kill them, but like what if they get away or what if they instead decide to jump on me and crawl all over me?!



  16. #
    Julia Kent @ The Domestic Blonde — June 4, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    omg YOU MAKE ME LAUGH! however, i feel very betrayed you’re a coffee drinker now… i don’t think i can ever be one!!!!


  17. #
    Sarah — June 4, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I hate bugs and my husband hates when I find bugs, because regardless of what he is doing I scream and make him come kill it. I did that the other day with an ant…melodramatic, maybe?


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    Kacy — June 4, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    A buffalo chicken pizza without the chicken sounds like something I could really get behind. You should pitch the idea to Domino’s and make a killing.
    Also, I can’t stand any arachnid, so I would have died over the centipede. Regular 6-legged bugs are fine, but a single leg more than 6 and I will not breathe until I see the life fade out of it and the carcass removed from my presence. I can’t crush them either, so like you I resort to death by poisoning.


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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — June 4, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    I have help for your bug problem!! Find a glass, turn it over, and trap the bug.

    Now walk away.

    My sister and I have lived like this for years. When we cleaned out her college dorm room we got everything out EXCEPT the spider we left under the glass in the bathroom. We just leave the problem for the more bug savvy people to deal with. But also the glass is crucial so you always know where the creeper is!!!


  20. #
    Lauren — June 4, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Imagine waking up at night and going to the bathroom to find one of those crawling on your light switch. Yeah. I slept downstairs.


  21. #
    evelyn — June 4, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    amen to #8!!!
    rolling, seriously rolling to #11. SCARED.


  22. #
    Katie — June 4, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I would love to see a weekly recipe link round up! The more recipes the better!!


  23. #
    Samantha — June 4, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    After chugging some homemade iced coffee this morning as i was reading for grad school classes, I was thinking, I feel a little buzzed. Like tipsy buzzed- must be from the coffee. Ha! Glad I’m not the only one.


  24. #
    Kristi — June 4, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    There was absolutely no neon in The Breakfast Club :)


  25. #
    Emily — June 4, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Totally understand your love for buffalo chicken pizza, without the chicken. Who really cares about the chicken? I am completely OBSESSED with BBQ chicken pizza, but it could be barbecued anything for all I care.
    Great blog!


  26. #
    Larry — June 4, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Um, so I know how much you loooooooved my denim jacket on Instagram the other day… DID YOU SEE MY DENIM VEST YESTERDAY?! When I read #10 I hella laughed because I’m kind of the same way… um, hello, I bought an acrylic neon orange clutch from Zara. It’s amazing.


  27. #
    Michelle — June 4, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    I for one would love a weekly link roundup of blog recipes!

    Your centipede story…I died. So hilarious, and I totally do the same thing too. A few weeks ago, I was making dinner with my mom and spotted a horrifying bug wedged between the handles on a cabinet and grabbed a bottle of 409 in a panic. He fell onto the floor and I couldn’t bring myself to hear the CRUNCH noise when you smoosh a bug, so I ran away while my mother finished the job. Basically I’m a bad daughter.


  28. #
    Danielle — June 4, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Glad you didn’t pick up the centipede – they are poisonous – my husband got bit/stung (not sure what it’s called with a centipede) and his hand swelled up like the michelin man, sweating, and a lot of pain (FYI for everyone)

    Starbucks didn’t bring back the orange mocha either – it’s wrong!


  29. #
    Leslee — June 4, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    I live in VA and the Starbucks here told me they weren’t bringing mocha coconut back because they brought out the caramel ribbons and the mocha cookie one. I was DEVASTATED! And the barista also looked at me like i was crazy when I reacted to this news!


  30. #
    Annette@FitnessPerks — June 4, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    I’ve totally done that to bugs too!!! It’s freaking scary when a part continues to move…ughhhhh

    I LOVE neon colors!!


  31. #
    Katie — June 4, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    Re: the centipede, wow. You are much braver than I. My reaction would be to scream bloody murder, wake up my husband, and keep an eye on it while he kills it. I mean, you shouldn’t have to witness something like that alone! But at least you caught it before it made its way up to the bedroom, onto the bed, and into your MOUTH. (You do know that’s where it was heading, right? Pretty sure that’s the main goal of all bugs.)


  32. #
    Vicki @ WITK — June 4, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    I wore neon pink ballet flats along with a neon green KS purse. I’m with you on the 80s thing! If I wore these things with black leggings I’d be myself circa 1989…


  33. #
    nancy k — June 4, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    Oh my gosh, I HATE those centipede things . athey seem to appear around this time evey year in my basement and they totally creep me out. I have seen small ones lately …babies I think …which really makes me nervous. They are way to fast and I never have any luck smashing them. I am happy to hear you had a bleach victory.


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    Lauren — June 4, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    Seriously Jess!!!! Did you have to post #11??!?!?! Now I can see those little bastards in my head:) I HATE those centipedes. They creep me out. I go certifiable when I see one of them. The way their legs move…UGH. If I don’t kill them right away when I see them (who am I kidding, get my husband to do it) I freak out even more because once they get to the carpet they blend in and I can’t handle it!!!!! Those and big ass wolf spiders are my two most hated bugs.


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    Ashley — June 4, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    Hahaha! I’m so glad I’m not the only person who has ever sprayed a bug in her lifetime. Because yes, if there is no sturdy magazine to be had, I have definitely been known to grab the nearest hairspray or anything else sprayable I can find and wield it like a gun until the bug wilts and stops moving. Thought it was just me, lol.


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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — June 4, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    OMG My mom was the same way! She’d buy Frosted Flakes or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but Fruit Loops, Cap’n Crunch Berries or Fruity Pebbles were a heck no!
    And where in God’s name is my Mocha Coconut?! I swear I’m gonna explode! I remember getting them as my first ever Starbucks in… middle school?? And I got them for years, then they disappeared and that snotty barrista told me they were “limited edition!” So I asked her why they were limited to a few years…and she wasn’t amused. Then they came back and disappeared again. I can’t take it! And Frap happy hour came and went and I didn’t get any bc I was waiting for the big announcement that my fav flavor was back…tear drops. A bit dramatic? Me? i think not.


  37. #
    Rebecca — June 4, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    I wanted to laugh at the centipede story, but I just couldn’t because I can relate all too well. I don’t mind most bugs but I am terrified of those things. As if they’re not ugly (and FAST) enough, the fact that the legs wiggle after the thing is crushed just sends me over the edge. I can’t even bring myself to squash one with a paper towel, so I always end up spraying them with something bleachy or otherwise toxic. My worst experience, though, was pulling one out of the kitchen sink drain WITH MY BARE FINGERS, thinking it was just food. I’ve never been the same since.


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    Kaleigh Sanio — June 4, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    You have to try this burger. We sell it at this great diner in London, Canada, called Prince Albert’s. The burger is a Wally burger, and it has a huge scoop of peanut butter and 5 slices of bacon on it. It is amazing, and a must try!


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 4, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    So yesterday I was sitting in my boss’s office going over some data and a spider was crawling on the way, like 2 feet from us. I pointed it out to her and she just said, “oh, that’s ugly” and just kept working. SHE LEFT IT THERE. And I had to continue sitting there. I die.


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    Mallory — June 4, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    Just to comment on the bug thing… I am terrified of any bugs. Even little bitty lady bugs. We started having plumbing problems in our house and when I was showering, not once but TWICE! a centipede FLOATED UP THROUGH THE SHOWER DRAIN! Terrifying, absolutely terrifying.


  41. #
    Rachel — June 4, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    Interesting fact for you: The Breakfast Club is also a couple of totally awesome restaurants in London that do a to die for brunch. Visit if you are ever in the city!


  42. #
    Colleen — June 4, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    Ah, I cannot deal with bugs, either! One of the main reasons I don’t love camping. Love hiking and spending time outside, but could do without all of the bugs. I’ve definitely done the spray bottle cleaner method on more than one occasion.
    Just had smoked salmon eggs benedict for brunch in NYC this past weekend and it was to die for! I love breakfast, especially since it can be sweet or savory and no vegetable guilt!
    Last, my parents and computers- my dad uses an AOL email address… enough said. Don’t even get me started on smart phones and texting…


  43. #
    Randilea — June 4, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

    NUMBER 11!!! YES! We are exactly the same. I swear everytime I have to kill a bug I have nightmares that night about it. I see a spider and then I wake up in the middle of the night because I’m afraid it’s attacking me. Even though I logically know it’s not, I still can’t go back to sleep. You are not alone!

    Also is there a Peet’s coffee around you? They have coconut coffee drinks this summer!


    • Randilea — June 4th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

      And YES NEON! Every clothing (and workout) item I bought at target the other day had some highlighter pink on it. Majorly obsessed.


  44. #
    Katie @ Oh Shine On — June 4, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    love the photograph !!


  45. #
    Amanda — June 4, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    #11 – I can relate. I once had the brilliant idea to spray such a substance on a GIANT wolf spider that was crawling on the door from the garage into my parents house. No one else was home and that was the only way I could get in the house (we never carried keys to the exterior doors). I sprayed. It responded by rearing up its legs and AUDIBLY HISSING at me. It did not, however, die. So I called my ex who proceeded to come over, laugh at me about the spider, kill it and oh-so-humorously stick its carcass in my bed while I wasn’t looking.

    I currently have a silverfish problem. One I’ve had treated before by my building and which seemingly never goes away. So I purchased some diameteuous earth (totally butchered that spelling I’m sure) and will cover all perimeters/window sills etc with the stuff. Harmless to me and my kitties, deadly to any bugs/spiders etc.


  46. #
    Kristin — June 4, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    The bug thing… My family and friends make so much fun of us, but both my husband and I detest bugs! We actually have a special ‘bug vacuum’ that we use to get them out of our house (great in winter because I just stick it outside and freeze them and make him dump it – summertime just has to get more creative in disposal). Our daycare lady is ‘training’ our kids to not be bug freaks… But I’m sure the serious mess we’ve created here will far supersede all efforts to not ruin their lives and turn them into bug freaks just like us.


  47. #
    Liz — June 4, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    Those bugs are my worst nightmare. I spray them first and then vacuum them up. I have to tell you, one spring when i was in high school, I got home from school and went to my room to check my phone that i had left home. I looked up at the window and there were at least 1000 lady bugs on my wall that were not there when i left. I was home alone and had to vacuum them all BY MYSELF! I cried and vacuumed for hours and then threw out the vacuum.


    • Jessica — June 4th, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

      please don’t take this the wrong way but… i’m laughing hysterically.


  48. #
    Rose — June 4, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Try the mocha cookie frap!!!
    And coffee makes me feel like I’m on speed/having a panic attack/wasted , every time.


  49. #
    julie — June 4, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    i can totally relate to the hatred of bugs, in fact i am beyond terrified of them. like, ridiculously afraid. everyday there seems to be a new creature lurking in a corner somewhere. i keep a bottle of clorox close by at all times. and then i make my fiance pick up the remains when she gets home from work at night. winning!


  50. #
    Maryz — June 4, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Totally relate on the bug thing…I’m ok if they are outside. But once they are in the house, they are DEAD! And even worse are those little fruit flies…drive me nuts!



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