1. Daylight Savings is killing me. I think I get about .3 seconds of light in our house everyday. Save me!

2. Trader Joe’s finally has their own coconut oil… this made my weekend.

3. My weekends are sad. Oh! But I did eat thai food and frozen yogurt. Winning.

4. Yes, this means I went to Trader Joe’s and didn’t tell you about it. Wah! I know.

5. And speaking of making days, Marcel the Shell has a NEW video! I might have watched it 34 times since this morning.

6. One time I went to a hotel and guess what the bed was? A muffin. See #5 before you punch me in the face.

7. I kindasortamaybe want these shoes. STOP YELLING AT ME!

8. I also bought some of these salt sets to give as Christmas gifts. But then I accidentally used one in our pasta Sunday night. Crap.

9. I made these mini chocolate donuts on Sunday too. Cute enough to eat!

10. Please tell me you’ve seen these cookie candy cup stuffer thingamajigs. what.the.heck.

11. I need to go to the dentist.

12. After years of Mr. How Sweet dodging my DVR-ed ABC Thursday night TV, he accidentally stayed in the room a few weeks ago as I was watching Private Practice. Now SOMEONE is hooked on Amelia’s downward drug spiral and it isn’t me…

13. Bears like beets. Fact.

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114 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List — November 15, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Beers like other beers. Bears like beets. Black bear is best.


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    DessertForTwo — November 15, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    I love getting the Mr hooked on a tv show! We’re hooked on Whitney, do you watch that one?


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

      No, for some strange reason I have a mental block against that show and refuse to watch it. I know, weird!


      • AmandaPanda — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

        Try “Up All Night”.
        Even if you don’t have kids (we don’t)- it’s hilarious!!

        • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

          I have! Love it.

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    Kayle @ The Cooking Actress — November 15, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

    I. LOOOOVE. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On!!!! It’s the cutest/funniest/weirdest/bestest thing everrrrr


  4. #
    Tiffani — November 15, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 15, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    I’m having issues with those shoes – issues! Your weekly ramblings about Trader Joe’s is making me sad. We don’t have one near us at all!


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    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — November 15, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.


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    AmandaPanda — November 15, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Battlestar Galactica.



  8. #
    Kati @ The Ivey League — November 15, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Santa needs to bring me a donut pan !!!


  9. #
    Samantha — November 15, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    okay, seriously, you keep making me spend money on stuff every time you post something. I finally bought that marshmallow Vodka. Next I need to buy cake vodka & blueberry balsamic vinegar (because I still need to make that blueberry crisp…STAT!) And now I need to go buy these sea salt things cause they look too good to pass up.

    And since you watch Private Practice, does this also mean you watch Grey’s Anatomy? And if so, don’t you just HATE the way they ended the show last week and with NO episode until next week. I don’t know how I’ll be able to cope this week…..


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

      I do watch Grey’s… I think more so for the fact that I’ve watched it from the start and can’t get over my McSteamy/McDreamy obsession.


    • Katie — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

      Sadly, Grey’s is not back until January. I know. I die.


      • Samantha — November 16th, 2011 @ 10:54 am

        wait wait wait, WHAT?!!!! Is this true??????? This is the first I’ve heard of this. I think I just had a mini heart attack….I don’t know what to do with myself anymore on Thursday nights…..

  10. #
    Taylor — November 15, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    Okay. I am so glad you told me about a new Marcel! Seriously so funny. I love your blog by the way! I read it daily. :)


  11. #
    Jennknee — November 15, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I draw the at those shoes! haha Total ridiculousness! I think I will start campaigning to get a trader joes to Canada…! You always make me wish for one when you post on it!


  12. #
    Jaime — November 15, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    Amelia is the only thing keeping me watching PP this season. Last season it was Charlotte. It’s NEVER Addison.


    • Mary H. — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

      Ditto, Jaime. I have to say Private Practice does a valiant job addressing societal issues.

      BTW, we don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, so I drool every time you post the goodies you get there.


  13. #
    Maria — November 15, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Private Practice = Addiction


  14. #
    Jenni Bennett — November 15, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Bears beats Battlestar Galactica. Also, ‘Snoozin and sleepin. Sleepin and snoozin’ is my new line. Thanks for the introduction :)


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    Nichole Livengood — November 15, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    Saw the salts in Trader Joes yesterday and wondered if they were yummy. ?. Posting my haul from TD’s in a few. Love your posts! They keep me in stitches and I love posting the crazy products on Pinterest!


  16. #
    Cassie — November 15, 2011 @ 5:28 pm

    The same thing happened to my hubby with Amelia’s downward spiral. He’s hooked now! 2-hour show this week! :)


  17. #
    bliss — November 15, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    LOL I totally did a happy dance right there in the middle of Trader Joe’s last night when I discovered the coconut oil. I even called my mom and let her know to. Happy happy day indeed.


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

      It’s so exciting!!


  18. #
    Cait's Plate — November 15, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    13. HAHA! Dwight?! Or Jim making fun of Dwight??


  19. #
    Erin W. — November 15, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Blake Lively wore those shoes recently too!

    Question. What kind of bear is best?
    That’s a ridiculous question.
    False. Black bear.
    That’s debatable. There are basically two schools of thought–
    Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.


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    Kristen — November 15, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Marcel is hilarious! I think I am oddly hooked now. I haven’t purchased any coconut oil but hear good things about it and see it all over now. How do you use it? One of my friends cooks with it all of the time, but also uses it on her face and says it is fab. I think that is the reason I haven’t made the leap. It just doesn’t seem natural.


  21. #
    rose — November 15, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    LOL bears.beets.battlestar glatica… wait–what are you doing??? !! Ohmygosh.. I couldn’t explain how obsessed and in love with the office I am without sounding like a huuuge nerd… but I am. It gets in the way of my productivity.. I’ve seen the pam/jim (PB + J!!!) wedding a trillion times and I CRY every. single. time!
    and those shoes are Sick!! Adore them! Never seen them before!


  22. #
    butter — November 15, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    please stop saying “winning,” it’s embarrassingly out of date


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

      Oh no. I definitely don’t want to embarrass myself and be “out of date.” !


      • lc — November 16th, 2011 @ 12:27 pm


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    Kristina @ spabettie — November 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    oh, gosh. I didn’t think the day would come when I disagreed with your shoe choice. those are just weird!!

    the doughnuts and cookies more than make up for it. and the fact that I can commiserate with you about no daylight. I need a doughnut… even if I cannot take a decent photo of it.


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

      Keep looking at them. Seriously. At first I hated them. Now I’m obsessed!


  24. #
    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — November 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Ahahaha thai food and frozen yogurt make ANY weekend successful.


  25. #
    Jenny Dombrowski — November 15, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    just watched marcell the shell…omg hilarious!


  26. #
    Michele — November 15, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    Battlestar Galactica.


  27. #
    Amanda — November 15, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    So excited for TJ’s coconut oil! I love when they start carrying things that Whole Foods sells for double the price.

    Those shoes are…interesting. I appreciate that they’re different, but they are pretty strange!


  28. #
    Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy — November 15, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    “oh god. I can smell his face.”



  29. #
    Bev Weidner — November 15, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    We need to discuss those shoes. Over a bottle of wine and maybe a gun. WHAT? Weird.


    • Cristy — November 15th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

      I’m totally on board here with Bev. I’m yelling at you, Jessica. Okay, I’ve stopped now. But seriously, yo. We need to talk about #7.


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    Emmy (Wine and Butter) — November 15, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    Can I tell you my Wednesday thing!? I had a tin of condensed milk hanging out in my cupboard, all ready for your cookie dough frosting. I was waiting for the moment my scale told me I weighed as much as I weighed BEFORE I had an unfortunate Bakewell slice binge 2 weekends ago, whcih my waistline is hgihly resistant to letting me forget about. (Its only 2lbs but I fear it could be a slippery slope). ANYWAY this AM I was out of milk for my coffee and my health compass is often a little disjointed at 5am … SO I opened the can and put a few teaspoons in my coffee and it was pretty much the BEST THING EVER. Plus, now the tin is open so I have no choice but to bake your cupcakes soon! I know you dont drink coffee, but its seriously so good I think you might want to start – so I thought Id tell you! xox – ps u invented said frosting and so deserve those shoes.


  31. #
    Sarah — November 15, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    Marcel the Shell AND the Office references in the same post. Brilliant. Did you see Marcel is releasing a book next month too???


  32. #
    Becki's Whole Life — November 15, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    I love Thursday night TV, but Parks and Rec has taken over The Office this year as my favorite. OMG, Marcel is hilarious…thank you…….Do you know why I Smile? Because it’s worth it…that is classic:-) (I think I got that right….ha ha.)


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    Skye @ Neathering Our Fest — November 15, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    What is better: Bears, Battlestar Gallactica, or Beets?

    Dwight, marry me and change my last name to Schrute.

    The end.


  34. #
    Jess@atasteofconfidence — November 15, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    My boyfriend has starting watching bits of Greys and Private with me too. It is funny!


  35. #
    Kimberlee — November 15, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    You are semi-crazy and I love it! I’m headed to TJ’s after work, thanks for the heads up on the Coconut Oil. :o) Oh, you can use the other sea salts as gift toppers.


  36. #
    Jenni — November 15, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Just put the rest of the salts in stockings!


  37. #
    Ami @ parsnipsandpears — November 15, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    I swear we watch all the same TV shows (and my husband equally hates all of them).


  38. #
    Maarit — November 15, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Coconut Oil changed my life!
    Who knew how many uses it had? I originally bought it for my hair as it was in really bad condition and heard you could use it as a treatment.
    I now use it as a full body moisturiser, make up remover (doesn’t hurt your eyes!), hair mask, hubby puts it in his hair, massage oil, in your hair after swimming to stop it going erk and of course, cooking.
    The best part is it smells delish!!
    I know i sound like a used car salesman, but thought i’d share all of this just in case you hadn’t discovered all of its wonders!
    (p.s I use a ‘fair trade’ brand called Volcanic Earth, super cheap, super awesome!)


  39. #
    Karen T. — November 15, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I have never seen Marcel the Shell before. That is soooo freaking funny!! “Sometimes I tie a hair around a piece of lint and drag it around.” Jessica I would miss out on so many things in life if it weren’t for you. And for this I thank you!


  40. #
    Katie — November 15, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    My hubby is hooked on both Grey’s AND Private Practice due to “accidental” viewings in the past…!


  41. #
    kathleen @ the daily crumb — November 15, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    those shoes are nothing short of fabulous!


  42. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 15, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    What kinds of things do you use the coconut oil for? I bought a huuuge jar of it and my hubby said I better use it up because of how much it cost! Haha!


    • Jessica — November 15th, 2011 @ 8:54 pm

      I LOVE cooking/baking with it… using it on fish is delicious! I also have used it as a moisturizer since about 2007… love it! It’s pretty good in oatmeal too.


  43. #
    Three-Cookies — November 15, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    That coconut oil jar is attractive, good news for you that its available now.


  44. #
    Cate — November 15, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    You crack me up! I bought some of the coconut oil yesterday and I can’t wait to use it! Let me know how the salts are. I eyed them but put them back on the shelf.


  45. #
    Amanda N — November 15, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    Hubby refuses to watch PP or Grey’s with me so I like that you got Mr How Sweet hooked. Besides, Amelia is going out of control!

    I recently discovered Marcel the Shell on my own. Such a great time waster.

    Shoes are kind of creepy. But you’re talking to someone who hates all animal “print” things.


  46. #
    Missy — November 15, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    “what kind of bear is best?”
    “that’s a ridiculous question.”
    “false. black bear.”


  47. #
    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 15, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    Yes, I’ve seen that recipe of Amanda’s…I want.

    And chocolate donuts..I just got done editing choc donut pics. I want to remake another batch after staring at pics for far too long :0

    I was *just at* Tj’s today after leaving a meetup with Marla (she said she met you!) and didn’t know about the coconut oil. It was only a matter of time before they got with the program!


  48. #
    Janie — November 15, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    1-Take heart! After all..we are now one REAL time!!

    2- After December 21st we start to GAIN daylight time (regardless of whether we are “saving it or not!”)

    I know how you feel about the time change! This year has been harder on me too..I feel like 8pm is midnight an 7am is WAY too early to even think about getting up…..then I think of the animals that are waiting to be fed, and my adult son who faithfully gets up in the dark and comes home in the dark!

    Coconut oil, Olive oil, and sometimes Palm oil, are the only oils I use these days occasionally throwing in grape seed oil or peanut oil depending on what I am cooking,.

    ASHLEY! Coconut oil make chicken shrimp, any kind of fish, and veg taste phenomenal!! Not to mention baked good I would never use hydrogenated fat in!


  49. #
    Amanda V — November 15, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Oh Marcel. Definitely used to be able to quote the entire first video. I love that you posted it on here :)


  50. #
    Lauren — November 15, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    Marcel, eh? What I took from that is that you need a nickname….
    Loved it, by the way.


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