Yes. I Still Love Things on Thursdays.
Dang. It's been a minute. Like three weeks worth of minutes.
I wish I had a better reason than I forgot it was Thursday and that I just didn't want to blog.
But it's Summer, and we're supposed to live off of popsicles and throw caution to the wind, right?
Today I had no excuse.
And I just had to overshare.
Links are in PINK below.
CILANTRO LIME RICE
(NOT LINKED. JUST GO SHOPPING. WALMART AND PUBLIX CARRY IT I KNOW.)
I'm in a dinner rut. Big time.
Usually the kids will ask, "What's for dinner?" but lately it's been more like "Are we having that thing again? The one that's not the other two things you do?"
And then I throw a flip flop at someone, and just mumble yeah.
Yesterday I was reminded of this little gem I found at Walmart a while back.
90-sec cilantro-line bag rice.
I make burrito bowls with it on the nights I don't just burn my mouth eating a heaping spoonful fresh out the microwave.
Ground beef or grilled chicken
Sautéed peppers and onions.
whatever you like
This will be on rotation next week for sure.
*Please note the word cilantro in the flavor. If you message me saying you would have liked it except for the cilantro taste, then I cannot help you.
LIQUID SUMMER MANNA FROM HEAVEN
(ALSO NOT LINKED. BUT JUST GET THIS WHEN YOU GET THE RICE 👆.
I FOUND MINE AT PUBLIX.)
Recently took a flight to paradise and was reminded yet again how amazing ginger ale is. It's my mile high drink of choice.
Every time I fly I think things like:
I'm going to become a ginger ale person now.
Why do they always come to collect my trash waaaay before I'm finished with my drink.
If I was a flight attendant would I just make nifty shadow puppets through the safety demonstration because no one is watching or just tell them the truth that if the plane crashes, doesn't matter. We gone.
Peach ginger ale.
SKIRT COVER UP FOR THE DAYS YOUR BUTT'S NOT THAT GREAT
I have had this skirt in red for no lie, AT LEAST 13 years.
The fact that Body Glove still makes it means that it has passed all of the quality standard tests and is as timeless as side parts and skinny jeans. :)
Great to throw on over your swimsuit if you're feeling butt conscious.
I had this in black, too, and remember giving it away thinking "I've had this thing for years. I'll just keep the red one."
I'm all for a good purge, but sometimes you have something for years with good reason.
SO YOU DON'T RUIN ALL OF YOUR WHITE TOWELS
Confession: I have ruined all of our white towels.
My face is gross.
This says make up on it for obvious reasons, but it could also read
Erin's Face No Matter What.
I'll exfoliate, scrub, peel, derma plane, lather, rinse and repeat my mug, and in a couple of hours after a South Carolina sweat fest, that rag'll be disgusting.
Sorry you now know this.
DOUBLE SIDED TAPE THAT DOESN'T MESS AROUND
When you've tried all of the other things to help something stick and it didn't work, here is the tape version of the big guns.
Washable if it gets dirty
I would NOT use this on your walls if you like them.
If you're a journal person, this is my fave one. Sturdy cover. Coils are tight and don't get all bent out of shape (aka notebook death). Tear out pages. Found mine at Target, but Amazon is linked here.
Does anyone else do brain dumps?
I've recently started relying completely on them to get anything done.
Not a mind blowing process, but it is effective nonetheless.
Goes like this:
1. Write down anything on your mind.
An errand to run, a worry you have, a grocery list, etc. Anything and everything. The idea is that what's living in your head can now live on paper.
2. Categorize your Brain Dump List into Priorities
My lists look like this:
Things to do today
Things I have to purchase
Things that can wait
Might sound lame.
But also might have helped me remember that it's Thursday.
I've missed this little corner of creativity and fun.
Thanks to those who read. I love interacting with y'all!
Happy Thursday! Hoping for sunny skies ahead for you!
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