1. I can’t believe this thing is in my yard. I didn’t even plant herbs this year because of how I killed everything last year. This just popped up… after planting it and subsequently killing it last June. FUN.

2. You know how I’m in the middle of a weird salad obsession right now? Well – MY kind of salad. My definition of them. Anyhoo… I might sharing my daily salads on instagram. I use the term “salad” very loosely here.

3. This gooey chocolate coconut skillet cake? I die.

4. Speaking of, thoughts on instagram vids? UGH. I just feel like they are sort of ruining instagram. I never liked Vine… I almost wish they were a separate app or you could take them out of your feed or something but then I’d never use them and… WAH. whine whine whine. If I could make videos like Todd + Diane (diane’s insta vids are ridic), I’d be all over it.

5. Obviously, since I talk about my freaking love for the Sopranos on this blog constantly, I was devastated at the loss of James Gandolfini. Especially because I act like Tony Soprano is a real person. Like he’s really out there. Walking around. Living his life. Didn’t get shot in that diner. Guess we don’t get a movie now. Tears. I make it all about me.

6. I’m just gonna say it. I feel like True Blood is completely… unbelievable now. Yeah yeah yeah, I know, it’s not like it was believable before with vampires, but it was at least a little more… normal? Now it’s just crazy. Everyone is something and there are weird effects that almost look cheaply done. Maybe it’s because I’ve never been able to get into any sort of supernatural/vampire junk. Ugh. Depressed.#firstworldprobs

7. Best giggle ever: if kids tweeted about shows like adults do. Can’t even.

8. The invention of cleaning wipes have ruined my life and made me even more of an entitled brat and incompetent idiot when it comes to cleaning. Seriously, I have Clorox wipes, Windex wipes, wood wipes for dusting and even wipes for my face. What do you mean I need to get out a bucket and mop the kitchen floor? Isn’t there a wipe big enough for that?

9. A reader sent me this parody of Taylor Swift’s 22 last week and I thought my husband was going to die, because you know, he has the creepiest crush ever on her. I’m definitely not a TS hater but this is… pretty funny. If you are a 30-year old+ female, you must watch it.

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49 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Carly @ Snack Therapy — June 25, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Cleaning wipes are my life <3. It's an obsession passed down to me by my mother…

    And now I realize how sad and pathetic my first statement sounds. Yeah.


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    Ellen — June 25, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    Totally agree about Instagram videos. just stop it already.


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    Candice — June 25, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    In your Instagram settings you can set it so the videos don’t auto-start. Then they’re really just like pictures and it’s up to you if you want to watch them or not. I like the videos but I don’t want to watch everyone’s.


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    Nicole — June 25, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    I vote that a Swiffer is just like a big cleaning wipe for your floor-especially the wet ones. Totally acceptable.


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    Vicki @ WITK — June 25, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Wipe for the kitchen floor = swiffer! :) You’re welcome!


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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 25, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Ugh, I was over Inst-vids as soon as they announced it. And it doesn’t help they take 30 seconds to load for a 15 second video. I’d quit whining if every video on there was made by T&D, but they’re not, so I don’t even bother. Only THEY can make coffee brewing look THAT GOOD and worth the wait to watch. So jaded are we.


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    ashley — June 25, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    was the super cheesy special effects on True Blood the blood that Bill sucked out from his “dinner?” i literally laughed out loud!!


    • Ali — June 25th, 2013 @ 11:07 am

      Yes! That was totally cheesy! LOL


    • Jessica — June 25th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

      ha, yes. WTF?


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    Alisha @ Gluten Free Perspective — June 25, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Those lilies will come back year after year. We have some in our backyard and It’s amazing! You literally have to do nothing. That’s my kind of “gardening.”


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    movita beaucoup — June 25, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    HOLD UP: True Blood isn’t real?

    Next you’ll be telling me they’re cancelling the Golden Girls.

    Just kidding! That’ll never happen.


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    Kristina — June 25, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    there IS a wipe for that – at the end of a stick called a Swiffer! I love my swiffer, I love my Clorox wipes, I love my (twenty three different kinds of) face wipes…

    R.I.P. Tony Soprano.


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    Angie K — June 25, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    How much am I in love with that TSwift parody??!! histerical.
    And Swiffer is the way to go for floors <3


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    Ali — June 25, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Totally annoyed about instagram vid. Like, do I really need to hear that you drank a smoothie? I just want to see a picture of your smoothie, I don’t want to watch you blending it. Ugh.


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    Tieghan — June 25, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    yeah, those instagram videos are kind of creepy.

    That flour in your yard is awesome. I am so jealous!


  14. #
    melissa — June 25, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    that parody made my life. thank you :)


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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — June 25, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    That skillet cake just killed me. I would destroy that if it were near me! I watched the Sopranos religiously, and was so sad to hear about James Gandolfini. Far too young to die so soon. I couldn’t watch the Taylor Swift video. I’m beyond annoyed with her!


    • Jessica — June 25th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

      you will probably love the video then! it’s not taylor, it’s a parody of her.


  16. #
    Vanessa — June 25, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    #1, the flower is gorgeous! Did you plant seeds or the actual plant?
    #6 I am so glad you said that! I felt like i was the only that thought it was getting that way. I’m so over it, so much so I dont think I am even going to watch it this year…
    #7 HILARIOUS! Love it.
    #8 I am a cleaning wipe fanatic too. I vote that Swiffer is a floor cleaning wipe. No mop and bucket for me! :)


  17. #
    Harper — June 25, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Swiffer wet makes a giant wipe for floors. You attach it to your swiffer and it has cleaning solution and a scrubby pad. I haven’t used a mop in three years.


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    Samantha — June 25, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    So I just turned 25 on Saturday… and i totally relate more to the parody video than to TS’s 22 video…


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    Katriel — June 25, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    That video rocks.
    And instavids are ANNOYING cause I’ll be flipping through instagram at work and all of a sudden, somebody’s voice is talking out of my phone and I don’t know which picture it came from and I can’t make it stop!!!! One of my friends posted a video of herself eating cheese. Another one of my friends posted a video bouncing back and forth between her and another chick chewing gum. UNFOLLOW.


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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — June 25, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

    Thank you for the mention, Jessica!! You’re the best :)


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    Laurie E. — June 25, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    The Swiffer WetJet is about the closest you’re going to come to a giant disposal floor wipe. Problem is, the cleaning solution you use for a Swiffer gives me a complete migraine- those fumes are TOXIC! Hence the reason I “Shark” my floors now. LOVE IT!


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    Ruthy @ Omeletta — June 25, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I am SO with you on True Blood. Like, last season was a little much, and this season so far is even crazier. Where’s the character development!? I used to care about these people, (like a weirdo freak who thinks characters are real, so I’m with you there, esp on the Tony front) but now I’m like, “Meh. Eric loves Sookie. Bill done lost his mind. Next.” It’s depressing. ….Annnnd I just wrote a LOT about my feels for True Blood.


    • Jessica — June 25th, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

      I have full blown conversations about it. it’s definitely okay!


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    Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar — June 25, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    There are so many things I love about that Taylor Swift video! Thank you for sharing it!

    And I totally agree about True Blood. I actually am not watching it this season bc we got rid of our HBO, but wasn’t too sad bc I kinda figured that’d be the case. It’s gotten stranger and stranger. Not so much a fan anymore.


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    Lizzy — June 25, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    I’m with you on True Blood this year. I watched it last year kinda loving it and kinda hating it, but this year it is just gory gross. Not sure why I already know I’ll finish the season out.

    Hilarious of Taylor Swift. My husband always had a crush he tried to deny, but now claims he is “seriously over her.” ha.


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    Lauren — June 25, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    I am DYING over the TS parody. This is just great especially since I’m not her biggest fan. Just can’t like her. Lol


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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 25, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    I love using wipes for everything!! haha, it’s no longer limited to babies ;)


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    Anna — June 25, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    I totally agree on the video IG thing. I do not want to see everyone’s cheese ridden videos. I just skip them unless it’s a good friend. Oh and I can’t wait to watch that parody, love me a good parody. :)


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    Amy — June 25, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    Yes, True Blood has completely jumped the shark. It looks budget and the story line is boring now. So NOT HBO quality. Boo. I can’t let my husband know I feel this way or we’ll stop watching it and I, of course, need to keep watching it!


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    Chelsea@Chelsea Is Dishing Up — June 25, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    #8: yep, Swiffer wet wipes!


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    Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife — June 25, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    OMG. The cheese is the best part of that parody!


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    Katharine — June 25, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that dislikes the new “insta” vids trend. Vine wasn’t my fave and now that Instagram has incorporated the same concept I’m even more “meh.” Although who knows. I could totally change my mind. Ha.


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    Lisa — June 25, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I was going to tell you about Swiffer wipes for floor = easy.
    Please give us your salad combos = I love salads in the summer; it is so frickin hot in the south right now!!


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    Erin — June 25, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    There is only one reason to watch True Blood anymore, and that is to read these side-splittingly hilarious recaps (I’m in no way affiliated with them): http://io9.com/true-blood-premiere-switches-from-vampire-politics-to-t-513910743


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    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — June 25, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    I am relating all over the board here. My husband and I were in serious mourning of Gandolfini the other night. We found out he had died while randomly watching an episode of Sopranos for the first time in months. I’m in a total crisis over Instagram videos. I also hated vine. I’m sorry but some people are just meant to be behind the stealth of the static internet. I have yet to try a video because i know if I do it needs to be top notch or I will instantly want to just shut down my account. I saw that Taylor Swift parody a couple weeks ago and died laughing. I related way too much and I guess it means I’m old now. Boo.


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    Amanda — June 25, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    Ditto to all the comments about True Blood– it’s been going downhill for a few seasons now and is so far removed from the original Sookie Stackhouse novels it is based on. It’s become such a joke, especially for an HBO show.


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 25, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Wow I did not know that about James Gandolfini…off to google. Ohmygosh…


  37. #
    Amara — June 26, 2013 @ 2:46 am

    very sad about James Gandolfini as well! my mom and i were quite shocked when we heard.

    alsoooo very disappointed in true blood as well…. honestly i don’t know why i keep watching!!!! i loved the back woods feel of it in louisiana and now it’s all glamour and everybody is a supernatural being and it’s lame! gah!!! glad others feel the same.


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    Katie — June 26, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    Ok, I’m lost in instavids. Where are they?!


    • Jessica — June 26th, 2013 @ 7:36 am

      instagram now has video capability – so you can record a 15 minute video and load it to instagram.


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    ashley — June 26, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    Jessica! Stop with the wipe insanity! You can be freeee!

    I’ll confess, I have a secret stash in my car for those moments that I just cannot deal. I know. They’re awesome. You just use them for a quick easy swipe for what, 30 seconds?, and you have a wonderfully sparkling & fresh smelling _____ [kitchen, car, floor, face, whatever]…. I’ll admit, that’s glorious BUT then you toss ’em and most are non-compostable/biodegradable so they end up in the landfill FOREVER. (I’m totally being dramatic right now). Imagine how much garbage you’re creating a day/week with those wipes!!

    In all seriousness though, reading all the comments, etc and all the other girls out there that are stoked on wipes (and therefore creating a ton of unneccessary #firstworldprobs garbage too) – it actually breaks my heart!

    You have such a strong voice here! We gotta start with the small things for a better earth! Please be the girl in the golden scrunchy leading the revolution of a world without wipes!!! (again. drama. I can’t resist.)

    Sorry, I had to say something! I do love the blogs and live for Tuesday things. And I’m sure you get a million comments of people telling you how to live your life; but I promise, that scrub brush and elbow grease is good for your soul.

    <3 ashley


    • ashley — June 26th, 2013 @ 11:58 am

      (sorry. major grammar problems. just ignore those)


  40. #
    Nessa — June 26, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

    That kids tweeting thing is hilarious!


  41. #
    Angela @ another bite please — June 27, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    hahah those those kids tweets


  42. #
    Dana Ivy — June 29, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    I can relate to all of your “Tuesday Things” and might have to include the link you posted in #7 about the kids tweeting in my next “I Adore What I Click” blog post on my own blog! Hilar =)

    Dana Ivy
    http://www.iadorewhatilove.com – Check it out!!


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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 9, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    Diane’s instagram is gorgeous! What a treat for my eyes :)


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