It took a while this year, but summer has finally arrived and I am doing everything I can to keep from melting. Including searching Pinterest for popsicle inspiration. There’s nothing better than a cool popsicle on a hot day (especially if they’re a little boozy) to make you appreciate the season.Here are a bazillion great popsicle recipes from some amazing bloggers (seriously, so many good ones I couldn’t stop adding to the list) to get you through the summer. I also have some zipzicles that I’m dying to use!
- I’ve decided to rewatch Gilmore Girls from the pilot and listen to the Gilmore Guys podcast in tandem. I’m going to hate everything by the seventh season, aren’t I?
- “Have you noticed that everything in this world is becoming artisanal?”
- Pop quiz: Laverne & Shirley.
- Bye Felecia.
- The original Hilton sisters.
- My pom pom and tassel obsessions continue, and this Etsy store has it all.
- The Origins of the “Jazz” Paper Cup Design.
- Life skills: how to turn a watermelon into a keg.
- Buckingham Palace is a pit. I kind of assumed.
- Sorry not sorry.
- Attention John Green fans: Looking for Alaska has a director.
- In case you missed it…
Book of the Week
I’m slowly making my way through an overambitious NetGalley downloading spree…
- The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin is the story of a little girl who sets out to research if a jellyfish could have killed her best friend who drowned while on vacation. Painfully smart, it reminded me of Counting by 7s, both of which I think are too advanced for their middle-grade audience.
- Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams is a tabloid-esque look at the life of a New York socialite and the politically ambitious family she married into. It’s not often that a novel can surprise me, but the twists happen in the last 10% of the book and I wasn’t expected them. At all. I loved it. I also loved the subtle nods to A Hundred Summers.
- For my office book club, I read Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon. Smart dude.
- As a general rule, I don’t enjoy self-deprecating memoirs by people I don’t know. After a While You Just Get Used to It didn’t change that.
What would you do with 25 pounds of gifted tuna? (There’s no punchline. This is a real thing that recently happened to me.)
You make room in your freezer and then you whip up a little ahi poke.
We eat this for lunch most days when we visit the Bahamas but it never crossed my mind to make it at home until the above mentioned tuna arrived. It’s quick and delicious and the addition of diced avocado makes a tasty variation!
makes 4 servings
- 1 pound ahi tuna, cubed
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 2 tablespoons green onion, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce (or Bragg liquid aminos)
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- juice of half a lime
Set aside tuna and whisk together all other ingredients. When ready to serve gently toss dressing with tuna and plate with lettuce cups and/or wonton chips. Also terrific over sticky rice.
- Let’s get drinks. Never happens.
- Dolla dolla billz, ladies!
- I’m just going to go ahead and live in this dress the rest of the summer.
- Fess up, ladies. Do you shave your face?
- How to tell Mary-Kate and Ashley apart. Yes, this is a thing I am interested in. Just in case.
- Quality over quantity.
- BTW…you da best.
- Did you know that Lucky magazine closed up shop this week? While I am 1.) too old to be reading Lucky and 2.) too poor to be reading Lucky (really, when did they start including $500 jeans?), this is an interesting piece all about what it was like to work at Lucky.
- Isn’t this the most adorable octopus ever?! It’s like a real life Pearl!
- In case you missed it…
Book of the Week
Dear Mr. You by, of all people, Mary-Louise Parker is a bit too artsy-fartsy for my taste, but surprisingly well written. It’s basically her life through letters she’s written to the men who have influenced her; good and bad, real and imaginary. Some of the letters are rather touching, while others you just wish you knew what the hell she was talking about.
My secret has been out for some time now, but if you haven’t heard, I’m one of those rare individuals who enjoys doing laundry. I even dream about laundry rooms and consider doing laundry a terrific way to relax. I find it very calming. The warmth. The fragrance. The cadence of folding.
My home has been a method home for a long time because their products are safe for people, pets, and the planet, but not long ago I made the mistake of trying a new-to-me name brand laundry detergent with a NEW FRESH SCENT. The bold font should have told me all I needed to know. After washing the majority of my towels and pajamas in the new detergent, I broke out in severe hives because of the scent and additives and had to rewash everything. Not to mention cancel my weekend plans.
I’m now very cautious and concerned with what I wash my clothing in and what comes in contact with my skin so I use method 4x laundry detergent. With naturally derived cleaning power that’s biodegradable and hypoallergenic, I don’t have to worry about a repeat performance of that miserable night covered in hives and can still enjoy fragrance options like spring garden and fresh clover which make doing laundry so enjoyable for me.
And who doesn’t love a brand with a personality and a fantastic ASOS collaboration (that isn’t dry clean only)? Nobody. That’s who.
The next time you’re stocking up on method products, be sure to use the code THREEFORME for $3 off your online method purchase.
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