1. Yesterday I had the biggest pie fail EVER. It didn’t have to do with the crust, but the filling, which after 65 minutes, was basically 100% liquid. It was wonderful. I may have eaten some of the filling with a spoon though…
2. Absolutely dying over this blueberry lavender angel food cake. Insanity.
3. We (read: Eddie) bought the kids (read: Max, I mean Emilia is 18 months…) a swing set/plays et for the back yard and it is obnoxiously huge. Like, I’m pretty sure it belongs at a community playground? Not sure if he realized it or not but I am not taking credit/responsibility for this. HAHAHA. But I guess I should have been more involved?
4. I don’t know if this is a millennial thing or not, but who else feels like it’s already June 25th, so it’s almost the 4th of July, so the summer is almost over? I hate that I do that in my secret brain, but I totally do. I don’t like to rush any of the days away (because the kids are so fun right now) but it’s just how my mind works! So weird. Going to try and train it to work differently.
5. So inspired by this way of meal planning.
6. TV things!! I didn’t even realize it last week, but Yellowstone is back on. Last summer Eddie and I loved it. So we caught up this weekend and thought the first episode was great. Are you watching?! I liked Big Little Lies too but it sort of seemed like a filler episode. AND! Who is watching Euphoria?
7. Laughing so hard at Ryan Reynolds reviewing his own gin.
8. The peanut butter crunch cone at dairy queen is life.
9. I’ve never used the Marco Polo app but soooo many people do and love it and naturally, I’m curious. Do you use it and love it? Exactly how and why do you use it? I don’t really get the point but maybe I’m just getting old.
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i have seen that dq peanut brittle topping on pinterest—you should try to recreate it for sundaes! or as a cookie mix in. 🥳 also legit just had to google marco polo app. 👵🏼
June 25th IS basically July 4th. I do the same thing. Even when I’m trying to pack the days with fun stuff. I know once we get to July 4th (my birthday is July 5) blink it’s my kid ‘s birthday (mid August ) and back to school and then with all the sports blink it’s Halloween. Blink Christmas and then it’s a new year. I blinked 3 times
We live far away from both of our families so we use Marco Polo to send tons of fun videos of what we’re doing to them! They absolutely love it and feel more involved in what we’re doing on a daily basis! My grandma (my sons great grandma) waits for them every day and is constantly going back to rewatch!
I binged Yellowstone last weekend and now I am hooked! I can’t wait for this week’s ep!
I didn’t get Marco Polo either, but I mainly use it to talk to my best friend that is 7 hours away. She has three small kids, so texting/phone calls aren’t always feasible. But with the app, we can send videos back and forth when ever we can/as we’re doing other things and it’s gotten addictive! That’s our primary way communication now, which is SO WEIRD for me to say. Plus it keeps the kids familiar with my face so they’re comfortable around me when I visit. I’ve loved it!
Oh my god, my cousin, sister, and I MP collectively 10-20 times a day. It’s ridiculous. It’s taken the place of our text chain essentially. And I’m 34 so I’m not sure it’s a young thing.
I have my first baby this summer, an 8 month old daughter, and #4 speaks to me in the most painful way! I’m trying to make the most of every day.. we’ve gone to the pool, we’ve been to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, we’ve been to Pirates games, we’ve been to Federal Galley… And yet the days still seem to be slipping by so fast! 😩. Share with all of us if you figure out how to re-train your brain… I miss this summer already.
Omg I was literally just thinking the same thing about summer, even wrote it in a blog post. Fourth of July always feels like the beginning of the end, which is weird because it literally JUST got hot here. Probably because stupid Nordstrom is going to start making us buy stupid fall clothes at their stupid sale in two weeks hahahaha.
I definitely feel the same way you do about summer being almost over and it’s only just started here in Michigan!
I use Marco Polo to chat with my sisters-in-law to coordinate family gatherings and to “chat” with my husband while one of us is traveling. It helps to avoid the drawn out phone call, when you don’t have much to say, and is more personal than texts.
8.) Hypnotized by its goodness.
I am so glad you told us what that ice cream topping is because, the second I saw it, I had a Hanna-Barbera cartoon character reaction to it: eyes bugging out of my head, tongue lolling out onto the floor, hands reaching forward to grasp at it without even knowing what I’m doing. There’s a DQ 3 minutes from my house. I’m in trouble…. :-D
I am so glad I am not the only one who think the summer is already passing me by. I am sure Eddie got the biggest play set because it was the best value right? And lets face it even as adults who wouldn’t want a play set in your backyard you secretly want to be able to play on. I have been craving Dairy Queen for weeks. I want to try their new peanut butter lovers blizzard. Maybe this weekend. :-)
I have watched Euphoria and OMG. I gasped more than I do at a horror movie.
20 (!) years after graduation, my college girlfriends and I are still really close. We have a text chain going all the time, and we’ve started doing Marco Polo videos, too. For me, it took some getting used to, but it’s SO great to be able to see their faces since we’re spread out all over the country and typically only get together once or twice per year. Sometimes my friends’ kids pick it up and send us a video, too, and it’s so priceless to see their sweet faces!
Watched Euphoria and was instantly hooked by Rue. She is AWFUL but i want to root for her so bad, in like an anti-hero, Don Draper way. Zendaya is amazing in it.
Add me to the list of 30-something MP users! I only use it with one particular set of friends, but the 3 of us (all mid-30s, by the way!) use it to communicate fairly constantly. It’s a fun way to see them and their children and to share in each others’ lives in a more active way than just texting.
I started using Marco Polo this year to “talk” with me best friend. We have a two hour time difference between us and she still has littles at home. We do still make time to chat on the phone, as well as text, however the app is very convenient for staying connected. I only wish it had a timer on it, so I can see how long I’ve been talking…hahaha
Omg. Same. Sometimes I’m talking and I’m like “uhhhh how long have I been talking for?!” Honestly I left my friend a 30 min message once. Whoops! Hahaha
Summer is basically half over for us. My kids start school August 7 and I have to be back August 2 (teacher here)! Even though “summer break” (I use this term loosely because we had snow May 21 and this is our 1st week of actual summer weather) started for us May 22, it feels like we were cheated on summer this year!
I use Marco Polo almost daily to talk to two of my best friends who live on the east coast (I live on the west coast). The 3 hour time difference makes it difficult to have phone conversations and stuff especially with our busy work schedules. Love to be able to talk about things and see their faces every day even being on the other side of the country!
In my mind, 4th of july means the summer is over! Ha! Maybe because I wish that were the case. I love being able to do more things outside with my kids but i looooooathe the heat. Wish the summer consisted of 75 degree days!
I just don’t get Marco Polo. Isn’t Snap Chat the same thing?
Marco Polo is a lifesaver for me as a traveling working mom. When I’m gone and especially if I’m on a different time zone, I still get to see my little guy wake up every morning. I see him eat his dinner and take his bath, have his night time bottle, etc. It helps me SO much when I can’t be on FaceTime all the time and still get to see everything going on at home. My husband is AMAZING and I so appreciate that he does this for me as it gets me through the many nights away. I also use it with my best friend who is in CA — we always miss each other over FaceTime; so during the week it’s a quick way to check-in with each other.
I hope you don’t have to put that playset together! My Dad and I put my daughter’s together and it took us 2 whole long days plus my uncle for one of those days=nightmare! But it’s still standing and she’s 10 so, yay!
OMG. The DQ crunch cone is my favorite but not all DQ’s have it. My small home town DQ still does and I get one every time I go home but none of the locations near me have it & none of my friends have ever heard of it until I posted it one day. I am always looking out for locations that have it!