1. Um, I didn’t even realize that Starbucks red cups had designs on them? I thought they were always just plain red cups so that shows how observant I am.
2. On that note, if you don’t really care for eggnog but like eggnog ice cream (this is real), try the iced eggnog latte. Last year I discovered it ONE DAY before the season was over, so I’m getting my fill in now.
3. Say it with me: double frosted salted caramel mocha cake. WHAT.
4. This is just how far off the deep end I am going: I really want to get Christmas bedding. And couch pillows. I don’t think this will be feasible until I’m, like, 55 years old or something. But having Max is sending me down the decorating vortex.
5. Okay, so nearly every morning, we have birds CRASH into our kitchen windows. I’m thinking the way the sun rises, they see a reflection of the sky or something, and fly into it? This has been happening since we moved in and shockingly, the birds never fall or die, but the moral of this pointless story is that they crash SO loud and hard that it scares the heck out of me. Almost every day. I think the world is ending.
6. These sleepover rituals from the 80s and 90s? Spot on.
7. WTF with the Walking Dead. I can’t with this storyline. I just can’t. GAHHHHH. Freaking over The Affair because it’s just so so so good and um, hello, I really want Noah back with his family… And Homeland! Saul is such a bad ass.
8. I’m just wondering if we can kind of sort of maybe not ever have a national “whatever-food” day, like ever again? I’ll probably still exploit it all over instagram though, don’t worry.
9. How to do it all. YES YES YES.
32 Comments on “Tuesday Things.”
Starbucks red cups have designs on them?!?! … this must be new for this year … or maybe I’m just too busy chugging down my hot chocolate. Annnnd double frosted salted caramel mocha cake — i die.
LOL ….. And never straying from your classic sleepover movie choices: Clueless, Center Stage, Save the Last Dance, She’s All That, or Bring It On. YEEESSS … total classics!
My Grandmother had that problem with the birds and she put a silhouette of a hawk and the birds hit it less often.
Jessica-I JUST ordered Christmas bedding, the buffalo check print duvet from Pottery Barn and new throw pillows to match…I am 28 and I couldn’t be more excited for them to come. What is life? I couldn’t tell if it was all of the basic in me or premature aging. So glad to hear I’m not alone on this one…
“all of the basic in me” made me snort-laugh. Perfect!
I totally bought Christmas bedding this year too.
Get the holiday pillows!!! I have a box of them that I pack up and unpack every Christmas. They totally brighten the house. Trust me you will not regret it!
Can I say that I had no idea there were ever designs on the cups, either!? I just knew they were red. And, I had to google last night what the controversy was because, apparently, I live under a rock!?
When my daughter was 1 1/2, I splurged on the PB Kids Christmas sheets, and then picked up a solid red quilt and sham. The Christmas bedding comes out Thanksgiving night (along with all her other decorations), and it’s a favorite tradition for us both (she’s now 6). Go for it! And I bought Christmas pillow covers that fit over my existing couch pillows on Etsy last year. Rationalized it by saying there was no cost of the insert : )
Kids make you do the holiday pillows and bedding thing.
Before kids — we did a tree.
Now I have holiday pillows for both my family room and the play room and holiday bedding for everyone’s bedroom, including the guest bed. DO IT! Max will remember — my mom always did up the holidays, I even has a snowman bedspread for Christmas.
Is it wrong that I have Lip Smacker lip balm in bubble gum and Fresh Sugar Extreme lip treatment in make-up bag, but tend to reach for the smacker more often? Also, so much nostalgia with Clueless, love it. I CAN’T with the Walking Dead!!
Where is your scarf from?! love it!
oK, it looks horrible, but tape newspaper to the inside of your windows for a few days. The birds will stop slamming into it. We had the same thing happening and it was seriously disturbing. Once they stopped, I took down the newspaper and it never started again.
Alternatives for your bird situation: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/bird_safe_windows.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/. The house I grew up in had a huge bow window, in front of which was a garden with a bird feeder. You can imagine the drama that caused.
three cheers for no more “National whatever” days!!! They are KILLING ME, Nevermind how contrived it is… but why everyday do I need to then crave a doughnut, a waffle, a grilled cheese, a chocolate chip double dunked mint cookie… is there a national water day so that I remember to drink some??
When we lived in Pittsburgh, we had a major problem with birds flying into our windows. We solved it with these pretty decals on our windows: http://www.duncraft.com/Duncraft-Bird-Safe-Maple-Leaf-Window-Decals. At first I thought they’d look tacky, but they don’t. And the advertising says you need to change every so often, but we put them up 2 years before we moved and never had a problem again. Good luck.
I was about to suggest the same thing! My office just got these and birds don’t fly into the windows anymore: http://www.amazon.com/Songbird-Essentials-SE7015-Window-Transparent/dp/B002DUZL5Y/ref=pd_sim_86_5
Totally with you on the kids = insane Christmas decorations. My son is 3.5 months- I’ve already ordered monogrammed stockings for all 3 of us, and am not far from loading up on a new tree, pillows, etc…next year we’re putting a train around the tree just for him too.
Just notice its “trending” that Jem and the Holograms was pulled after 2 weeks from theaters-thought of you! I have to ask-did you see it?!
It’s that darn Pottery Barn catalogue! It made me NEED Christmas bedding and throw pillows for my couch! DARN YOU
You are in my head! I also had no idea about the red cups (and apparently many of your other readers didn’t, either!) so the big fuss is just….stupid.
I am right there with you on decorations. I don’t even have a kid and I am bursting with Christmas excitement. I normally don’t get this way until after Thanksgiving but man, something is up!
The WD has totally sucked this season! Not only and I just confused, but nothing is happening! So frustrating and only 3 more episodes left!?
Regarding #1….me too!!!
Please do try and resolve the bird crashes. Songbirds are dying off, we need to keep them healthy and alive!
I am Christmas-obsessed, and if it wasn’t costly and a lot of work, I’d renovate my house for the holidays. I practically do anyway – changing out throw pillows, blankets, dishes, the works! I’m all about the Christmas bedding idea. DO IT!!!
Last week’s episode of TWD was brutal. So much randomness and the writing was pretty terrible. This has been an epically awesome season so far, but that episode was not so good…
I am totally with you on the no-more-national-whatever days. I tried to complain to my boyfriend about how much I hated this and he just didn’t get me. A few days ago was National Deviled Egg Day and I just. could. not. First of all, no it’s not “National” anything day. It is “Someone on the Internet Declared It So” day. Second, deviled eggs are fine without a day. We’re all fine.
Rant ended. Thank you for understanding me.
Just wasn’t sure if you had heard about the emoji magnets…
Pottery barn has the most adorable Christmas stuff….I went in and the salesperson talked me into buying a 24 dollar crib sheet because the sell out super quick “even online!” Plus its adorable :)
I’m totally with you on the holiday pillows!! I usually don’t think about anything Christmas related this early but I saw some pillows the other day that I loved so I jumped on the wagon early this year!! I love your scarf by the way!!! Can I ask you where you got it from??
Eggnog Chai Lattes are my favorite drink at Starbucks during the holidays. Some baristas will have no idea what you’re talking about since it’s an old menu item so just ask for a chai latte with eggnog instead of regular milk. I prefer it sans water too.
At the library where I work we tape hawk silhouettes traced onto black construction paper to the windows and it seems to help with the tiny birds hitting the window. In the children’s area I’ve decorated the side facing in with glitter and stickers so there isn’t any reason your bird silhouettes couldn’t be Christmas themed as well!
Something about this:
screamed Jessica to me….
(Can’t think what…?)
And it says a lot about the world of internet friends that I felt compelled enough to come to your site and let you know.. doesn’t it… x
FYI, eggnog is essentially unfrozen French vanilla ice cream with a dash of nutmeg and some booze.
You should totally get the Christmas pillows and bedding. Instant holiday decorating!
Jessica, please, please, please give The Leftovers another chance. The first ten minutes of the first episode if this season, I wanted to quit, too. But, it is SO GOOD!! Christmas pillows are totally allowed before you turn 55…at least I hope so or I have drastically aged myself.