1. All I need at the moment is a one bowl brown butter banana cake. See also: I live for alliteration.
2. I’m so sad that the Olympics are over. I don’t know what to do with myself now from 9PM to 12AM. Sleep would probably be a great answer.
3. Also, I’m like 95% sure that Johnny Weir has eyelash extensions, right? I’m so going to miss seeing him (& Tara Lipinski!) every night! Can’t wait for the Kentucky Derby and their outfits. Back to the subject at hand, this makes me want eyelash extensions so badly (again), and I know I mention it every few months, but I can’t imagine spending that chunk of time getting refills so often. Like I’d rather go shopping? Or go to an amazing restaurant? Or something else now that I have kids. But I WANT THE LASHES. Will my eyeballs fall out? I’m afraid so.
4. There are a lot of games and toys that I love to play with Max every day. He recently got into legos and loves building them (which I think is amazing, my brother loved them too… and still does!) but he is still getting the hang of building the pictures he sees on the box. This has taught me that I have NO patience for legos and building. OMG. So not my thing. I mean, I obviously fake it and act like playing with them is the most fun thing in the universe. But. Every time I put these tiny buildings together I’m internally losing my mind. Really wishing I loved them! Interested to know if you have a toy like this that you dread.
5. I don’t even like carbonation and Diet Coke and these are all I want to drink.
6. My TV thoughts for the week: I watched Homeland and think it’s getting better! I loved Divorce again because I just laugh hysterically at each episode. Last night I did watch Good Girls and liked it. Thoughts? Think it will stick around? Also, is anyone interested in Roseanne coming back? I was never allowed to watch that when I was a kid so have no thoughts. We also weren’t allowed to watch The Simpsons, Married with Children and 90210, but I totally snuck the last one somehow. Super excited This Is Us is coming back tonight!
7. And this interview with Jennifer Lawrence had me rolling on the floor. Can’t wait to listen to her on Marc Maron’s podcast too.
8. Tell me about a great desk. I have a desk that was given to us when my grandma died but it has no storage (like one drawer) and my junk is piled EVERYWHERE. Pretty sure I mentioned before that I’d love an acrylic clear desk but I actually need something functional since I work. And I’m ready to get it now! Something with lots of drawers and storage! I like a bunch of Pottery Barn Teen options, most likely because I still think I’m a teen.
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I was not allowed to watch those same TV shows! I did watch 90210 at my friend’s house though. I agree, I have no opinion on Roseanne but I won’t watch it. Fun to see we had similar childhood rules!!
Umm, did we grow up in the same house? We weren’t allowed to watch those same shows! But, we did watch early 90210, but I think that was only okay because my mom probably thought the boys were cute. I’ve still never seen The Simpsons or Married with Children, but my sister is a HUGE Roseanne fan, so she obviously saw the show at some point :)
R+D Lash Boost. Honestly I was SOOOOO skeptical and ready to return it at 4 weeks then BAM lashes! I’ve received SO many compliments about it. Do it! Just try it. I don’t even sell it but I’m sure you can find someone who does.
Agree! It’s a miracle product (and this reminds me that I need to reorder.. it’s my special treat for myself!)
YES lash boost is AMAZING. Also, after using it for a few weeks I went and got a lash lift/tint. It only took maybe an hour, will last 6-8 weeks, and it kind of looks like I have lash extensions now. I don’t even put on mascara most days now and I’m a self described mascara-junkie.
Trains! My 3-year-old is always wanting me to help build a track with him and like you, I’m dying inside. I crrriiiinge when he asks me to build a train set with him!
bahahahah I too consider myself a teen and browse the PB teen website frequently.
also what is it about not being allowed to watch all these quintessential shows of our generation? I was the same way at my house growing up. Will we do the same when our kids are old enough to understand? I have an 18 month old but I feel like I’m not a full fledged parent yet because I have no idea about controlling TV shows yet.
ha this made me laugh. also not a full fledged parent yet.
I wasn’t allowed to watch the same shows! Also MTV. I’d binge MTV whenever at my best friends house
MTV was usually looked down on at our house too, haha!
My 3 year old wants me to play Barbies/dolls with her. Ugh. I usually play along for a minute or two and then distract her with something else. I’m the worst.
bahahaha. or the best!
I loathe doing blocks with my 3yo. Literally cannot stand it. Same with her train tracks bc they need to be put together every time. Yep any toy that requires building it w her is not my cup of tea. I think she thinks I’m bad at playing with them too bc she very rarely asks. She does ask daddy though. We color and craft and do play doh together though. I’m so much better at that than building toys.
oh the train tracks… ah! it was a happy day when max figured out how to put the bridges back together on his train table.
So I’m a step mom to older kids BUT also work in a preschool and I got all excited to build a new playmobile set… I LOVED playmobile growing up.
Then I opened the box and looked at it wearily and then pushed it on to an intern 😂😂
Why are there so many pieces and small parts.
Gave me new admiration for my parents building all those sets for me
I LOATHE playdoh. I always imagine my son being so creative and having fun but it turns in to him asking me to make 5000 different animals. And I hate the smell and touch of it! YUCK! I finally threw all of our playdoh out and now I tell him “only gma’s house has it!”…he has believed it so far! He has also recently gotten in to legos and I found the key to enjoying them…DON’T buy the sets! EVER! You will end up having to build everything (as you mentioned). Instead, order bulk legos from amazon (get the generic kind!) and let him use his imagination! Then, if he asks you to make something you can just stack a bunch together and call it whatever lol
I loooove seeing what other parents don’t like playing! I have that feeling for some of the books he loves. The flap ones, or ones with 1000 vehicles that go, or all the concept ones. He picks then has me thinking ugggg againnnn? I feel bad since it is a book, and he loves it, and I want him to love books, but I hide some of them when I’m over it. Some have become “car books”.
do R+F lash serum! I’m not a rep but it works wonders. Eyelash extensions in my opinion can look fake and they are bad for your real lashes. This serum you put on at home and seriously looks like you got extensions but better and better for you! worth the investment :) I’m sure you can find a rep there are about a million of them haha
I have tried every eyelash serum under the sun, meh to me. Latisse (rx from a dermatologist or similar) does work very well. But NOTHING can compare to eyelash extensions. I have been getting them for 2-3 years now, cannot imagine life without them because you wake up looking ‘done’ without have to do a thing. That is golden to me and if you go to a quality person, your real eyelashes will not be ‘ruined’.
PB Teen desk! I got my daughter one from there about a year ago. Great desk BUT their delivery situation was a nightmare and the desk literally came like 1 drawer, the desk top but no legs, 2 legs, one file cabinet, etc ALL at different times. So make sure nothing is on backorder before you order it or that could be your life. Amazingly fun. lol
i totally agree!! the extensions look is still so much more dramatic (and better, haha) than the serums!
My desk is a big black table. I work from home, too, so I love the space. To add storage, I got a little metal set of drawers and keep it under the table. It works ok for now.
I say don’t do the lashes. I used to work at a spa who did the best lashes around and unless you can commit to going every 2 weeks for a half hour fill, they’re impossible. And I’ve seen some people have bad reactions to the glue.
I started getting a lash lift, they bend back your lashes and tint them darker. So they’re your lashes and you’re not as committed as you are with extensions.
right?! i just can’t commit that time to a salon! if i’m going to have a babysitter every week for that chunk of time, there are so many other things i want to do!
Desk options.. check out room and board!! Absolutely beautiful stuff.
oh thanks! i will!
Latisse! It will give you all of your lash dreams! Also, little LEGOs are the worst at Max’s age, one of my boys is 3 as well, but the Duplo LEGOs are amazing and my boys build with them on their own everyday.
do you have blue or green eyes? i’m so afraid to use latisse because of it changing peoples’ eye colors!
I have hazel eyes that are mostly green and haven’t had any problems with it changing my eye color. My sister has blue eyes and it didn’t change hers either. My eyelids may be a bit darker, but that doesn’t bother me.
I came just to extol the virtues and warn of the terrors or eyelash extensions. I loved them for many months until i developed a reaction to them and it was an excruciating and painful nightmare where i looked like a swollen eyed monster for days.
Just FYI 😏
YES this is my major fear!
I LOVE Lego! But my 3 year old girl mostly just asks me to help build her a house out of all the random blocks then she plays with all the Lego people in it. Only downside is she plays with it all over the kitchen bench so it’s out of reach of her 1 year old little brother, who just wants to rip it apart.
I get sick of playing doctor (she has a little doctor’s kit & dress up set), but that’s really from having to play it three times a day, every day. Plus she’s a little overzealous with the “injections”, haha
the injections… bahahaha!
I loved the Olympics!!! Figure skating is what I was obsessed with!!
I love love my desk. It’s a kidney bean (?) shaped frosted glass tabletop desk from IKEA, I don’t know if they still make it. But love it!!
i just started using latisse. by the time you rant again about lashes i should be able to give you a review !
the worst thing about legos is stepping on one !t
i’m interested to hear! i am way to scared to ever use latisse for the possible eye color changing thing?
it is possible w/ Latisse…its derived from a glaucoma drop that has one side effect of thickens lashes, but also darkening of the irises. so if used for a long time or gets in the eye, it could potentially change your color…dont risk it w/ those gorgeous peepers :) but brown eyes i don’t think it would even be noticeable.
I just got the Bedford 6 drawer corner desk from Pottery Barn and I absolutely love it! I have a lot of junk and the drawers fit all of it perfectly. 😃
going to look into that! thanks!
Absolutely LOVED the Olympics! Sad they are over…
My girls are your age, and we didn’t let them watch the Simpson’s… now it all seems so tame compared to what is on today… ugh!
I have my grandmother’s secretary desk. Lots of slots, drawers, shelves… it means everything to me, just because it was hers… <3
i know, it really does seem mild compared to today’s TV!
Thank you for writing about Legos! I feel such Mom guilt about not being fascinated to build with him when he was little. Now he’s 10 and into Minecraft and I really don’t know what’s going on but he bonds with my husband. I can hopefully hang on to reading books to him! I have blue eyes and was worried about the lash enhancers changing the color of light eyes but I’m not sure if that’s a concern anymore. Your blog is great!
i have green eyes and have been worried about the same thing!! i know it happens with latisse and another one… not sure how it can’t happen with the rodan and fields one too!
I love reading everyone’s toys comments.
I too could not watch those shows growing up. Had to put my foot down in HIGH SCHOOL when my dad thought Dawson’s was too much. Sorry Dad, it’s gonna happen. Pacey forever.
Also on the lash thing. Worried about the eye color thing too. Also verrra interested in the magnetic faux lashes…! I need them to look just a bit less obvious but I’m curious.
yes i have also always been worried about the eye color changing!
I wasn’t allowed to watch the Simpsons but was allowed to watch Melrose Place! What is that?!
SAME. And Seinfeld and Frasier. Never understood it.
I wasn’t allowed to watch the same shows! I really thought it was just my parents- glad to know i wasn’t the only one. As my brother and I got a little older, my mom would let us watch The Simpsons and when we heard my dad open the garage door we’d change the channel. She helped us hide it from him for years. Bless her! 🤣
i just watched that interview this weekend (recorded when i saw she was the guest bc i LOVE her) and was dying, too. she’s freakin’ funny and real and we are besties in my mind.
I love all of these comments agreeing that they weren’t allowed to watch the same shows that you mentioned, but sneak-watching 90210, bc ME TOO! Bunch of 90s tweens. I have to add My So Called Life to that list of not-allowed-but-secretly-watched-it-anyway shows. Jordan Catalano swoon!
this is so hilarious, because like you, and many readers said, I could not watch THE SAME SHOWS either. Luckily, I had an older sister and snuck 90210 as well ;) Hilarious.
I am SO pumped about the return of Roseanne. My friends and I have already had 2 mini Roseanne marathons to prep. If you do decide to watch it, def check out https://www.ranker.com/list/best-roseanne-episodes/reference
i’m loving good girls so far!