1. It’s unofficially officially BLT season since tomatoes are just getting good. I highly suggest you find some multigrain sourdough, toast it and spread it with avocado mayo, add some crispy, crunchy bacon, tomato slices, maybe an avocado if you’re feeling it and a few pieces of butter lettuce. I’m actually mad that I’m not eating this right now.
2. Also, my summer cobbler phase is out of control. I’ve made three cobblers in the last week. Three! Help me. Come live with me.
3. Majorly craving this olive oil banana bread too.
4. TV things!! We almost finished Stranger Things (we’re on the last episode) and it is SO good. I love the mall scenes (so 80s!). I also thought this week’s episode of Euphoria was incredible. And Southern Charm was a leeeettle better last week… I just have such a hard time believing that the guys are so into this drama?
5. Speaking of, this is incredible! A guide to all the pop culture references in Stranger Things.
6. I want a new podcast to listen to, but not necessarily a true crime one, because I’m a huge baby. Suggestions please.
7. Found this on Tracy’s blog and it makes me so happy: why books are worth your month. To this day I still get giddy when I walk into a bookstore. I love the feel of an actual book in my hands. It’s almost magical to me, which sounds ridiculous in this tech-driven world. But books to me feel like… home.
8. Emilia is so adventurous that she’s going to give me a heart attack. The other day she piled blankets up on top of each other so she could stand on them in order to CLIMB up on the media table under our table. Like what! I need to bubble wrap her.
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Podcasts: How I Built This is my favorite – it’s all about how CEOs of famous companies built their businesses. So interesting.
1. Dying for this now.
4. We’re on episode 4! I hate when they release all eps at once! Hello, I have two kids that demand food and attention sometimes – it’s hard, yo. Avoiding spoilers is my new part-time job.
6. The Shrink Next Door! Mysterious and insane but no one dies.
Speaking of books: I devoured Bethany Chase’s newest book this week and I LOVED IT! I am so glad you introduced me (and all your other invisible internet friends) to her work a couple years ago.
You have to listen to “Couldn’t Help But Wonder”! Two comedians recap Sex and the City and provide amazing commentary along the way.
I’ve probably suggested Forever35, but if you still haven’t listened then I still really think you should. I also found Didn’t I Just Feed You recently, and you might be sick of thinking about cooking, but the hosts are fun to listen to, so, worth a shot! I also love Ologies, it’s about science stuff but totally not stuffy or intellectual.
STRANGER THINGS!!! The. Best. Show. I could not watch the beginning of the last episode – just a fair warning. The entire last episode is an emotional roller coaster – that’s all I’ll say! Can you please talk about all the strange Stranger Things next week? I can’t stop thinking about it!
#7 = did you mean “money” instead of “month”? Don’t kill me, sorry, haha ;) xo
Thank you for sharing Tracy’s story. Books are so important to help you in your life for so many reasons and I love visiting bookstores also.
For a new podcast, try Trashy Divorces. The format is similar to My Favorite Murder (two hosts who each tell a story each episode), but it’s about interesting celebrity or historical marriages and divorces (and really just relationships) in general. It’s gossipy and fun!
The Drop Out for a podcast! It’s an investigation into an unbelievable fraud so it feels a lot like the true crime podcasts but without anything grisly or scary. What Should I Read Next for books!
Sporkful podcast is great! Their tagline is “It’s not for foodies, it’s for eaters.”
Have you listened to either Hysteria, Bad on Paper, Keep It or This Land? My fave podcasts lately!
Podcast recs: History Chicks (two brilliant ladies take on a different fabulous woman from history and talk about her life, I learn so much).
By The Book (two other brilliant ladies take on a self-help book, follow it for two weeks, and we hear through audio diaries and commentary on how that went for them and their husbands. Very funny and also informational!)
STRANGER THINGS Season 3: I hear there is an extra scene after the credits of the last episode.
I am unfortunately off meat this month so no BLTs for me but I can have a yummy tomato sandwich with basil mayo.
I had to stop listening to crime podcasts because they were making my anxiety and depression worse. I was never too into them but kept listening because it seems like that’s what a majority of podcasts are. Now, I’m catering to my inner nerd and listening to science podcasts. I can’t recommend Ologies and Science vs enough! I also love Science Rules with Bill Nye, Overheard at National Geographic, Twenty Thousand Hertz, and YOU. In the more NPR world, I love Invisibilia and This American Life. Phew! So many!
If you haven’t listened to it yet, Slow Burn is EXCELLENT. It’s crimey but in a political intrigue kind of way, not gore/kidnapping/murdery way. Great summer binge.
I love fresh cobblers of all kinds in The summer. My favorite dessert.
“Stuff you should Know” is a fun podcast to learn everything from the Hoover Dam to How ping png works. The two hosts are knowledgeble and lighthearted at the same time.
I just discovered a podcast, “Mommin Ain’t Easy.” I LOVE it. It’s for moms of all ages, even grandmothers. Another one that I’ve just subscribed to is Strategerists, a combo of George Buch’s advisors and SNL. It has interviews with very interesting people as well as humor.
Typo – George “Bush’s” advisors in Strategerist podcast.
I do agree that books are worth the money, but I now make exceptions to that. I used to buy every book imaginable, read it once, maybe twice, then put it on my bookshelf. When we moved, I had 25 boxes full of books. I’ve since whittled my stock down to maybe 3-4 boxes, and these are only books that really “bring me joy,” as Mari Kondo would say. I still buy books from time to time, but only by authors I really love, or ones that published overseas and aren’t easily available in the U.S. For 95% of my reading (and keep in mind, I’m a book blogger AND I work in the publishing industry), I use my local library. I get that same sense of unparalleled joy entering a library as I do a bookstore. Except, at a library, I can get unlimited books for free, and my library even prints out how much I saved by borrowing instead of purchasing a full price book. So, while I agree that books are worth the money, I would amend that to say, Make sure THAT book is worth YOUR money — or, are you better off borrowing it for a one-time read?
Also, that comparison photo of Hopper to Tom Selleck in Magnum PI in the STRANGER THINGS article may be the greatest photo compilation in history. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :-D
Listen to The Popcast. It’s HILARIOUS.
Yes! I love the Popcast!! Definitely one of my favorites.
Podcast rec: Happier with Gretchen Rubin!
For anyone who IS into true crime, I can’t get enough of Crime Junkie – I just made a cross-country drive and it made the driving time fly by!
“The Dream” podcast is about the scam of MLMs, there’s just the one season and I devoured it.
“The Chernobyl podcast” that was officially involved with the show is really great. One episode per TV episode.
“Armchair Expert” is good if you like hearing about how actors got their start. The Bill Hader one was really good and Dax wasn’t too annoying.
“Good One” interviews a comedian about a single bit and how it evolved.
“Hit Parade” tells the story of hit songs. The first episode about Red, Red Wine was really good and hooked me from the start.
Podcasts are my favorite! I have lots of recommendations:
When you’re in the mood for some romance: Committed or The Moment (which JUST started this week!)
When you want to hear some AMAZING interviews: Armchair Expert or Real Talk Radio
When you need some business advice: Being Boss, Making a Business, Wandering Aimfully, or What Works with Tara McMullin
When you’re in the mood for some true crime: COLD (Seriously. Everyone go listen to it right now.)
When you need some real talk: Feeling Feelings with Jess + Jamie, Raise Your Hand Say Yes, Gal Pals, or The Life Coach School
When you need some health and wellness inspiration: Nourishing Women Podcast or Healthier Together with Liz Moody
When you want a dose of history: Frank Turner’s Tales From No Man’s Land or Stuff You Missed in History Class
When you just wanna talk about relationships: Marriage is Funny (Just go binge it all now. You’ll thank me later.), The Perfect Wife (a mini-series from the creators of Marriage is Funny), or RISE Together