… I became legitimately upset when I realized how big Sox is getting. In two months she has gained twenty pounds. Um hi, you can stop that now.
… I donated a ton of clothes to Goodwill. In Florida I always had great luck with selling a few things to Plato’s Closet, but it seems since I stopped dressing in Hollister and A&F they’re no longer interested in my clothes. So I dropped two garbage bags off at our Goodwill store on Sunday morning.
… my Erin Condren planner came in the mail. I had been tracking its whereabouts on the USPS website incessantly and was stoked when it arrived slightly ahead of schedule. There’s a few issues I have with it but it’s only because I’m comparing it to last year’s edition. Here are my thoughts:
- The cover isn’t as sturdy. It’s still more durable than most planners on the market, but I noticed a difference right out of the box.
- The coil doesn’t appear to be made of the same material, causing the pages to catch slightly when you turn them. Maybe it just needs to be broken in. I honestly can’t remember if this was something I noticed last year, but want to say no.
- The color on the cover doesn’t extend all the way to the coil. When I designed the cover, I requested a black background. Well, the black stops just before the coil and you can see the first page of the planner through the cover. Nitpicking? Probably.
95% of the planner is exactly the same and the issues I have are purely cosmetic – not a huge deal. The pages inside are nearly identical to last year’s edition, with the addition of a section on the bottom of the weekly pages for meal planning or workout scheduling. I actually really like that feature because in the past I’d use the ‘night’ section to meal plan or jot down notes about a blog post.
… I put booze in my cupcakes. Yep, you read that correctly. Jenna posted a recipe for Chocolate Cake with Pinot Noir Frosting on Friday and she had me at Pinot Noir. I couldn’t frost a cake properly if you paid me a million bucks so I opted to go the cupcake route instead. And the “drink-wine-with-cupcakes” route.
… this Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Pepper Bacon Pizza also came out of my kitchen. Note: this recipe is not for the starving and impatient. I begged the onions to caramelize faster pretty much the entire time, but you and I both know that didn’t happen. Worth the wait though! I also added chopped sun-dried tomatoes and crushed red pepper flakes. One of these days I’ll make a recipe the way it was intended. Wait. No I won’t.
… I made Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Cream Cheese. We’re pretty much obsessed with the Einstein Bros version so when I realized I had a ton of sun-dried tomatoes in the fridge (hence the addition in the aforementioned pizza) it only made sense to whip up a batch from scratch. It’s even BETTER than Einstein Bros. So good.
… we finished the first season of Chicago Fire. We hardly watch any shows during the summer (with the exception of Burn Notice, which is in its last season anyway) so we took advantage of a free month of HuluPlus by getting caught up on CF.
We watched the final 3 episodes of the season (including the finale) in May and had NO FREAKING CLUE what was going on. So now we’re all caught up and ready for the next season to start in September. Also: Taylor Kinney, who plays Kelly Severide, is dating Lady Gaga. AND was in her music video for “You & I”. Mind = Blown.
… the dogs enjoyed two full mornings at the park.
And then two full afternoons of napping (and sometimes in my lap)
Swimming and chasing other dogs is strenuous stuff. I can’t imagine how difficult their lives must be. Poor things.
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