Friday, April 17, 2015

Lunchtime Links for April 17th, 2015

Target - Soap Dish Set

If you're a fan of cute home items and the candles that they're always burning at Anthropologie, this is a perfect little set for you!  I saw a fashion blogger post this on Instagram, saying they found a soap set at Target that smelled just like the Capri Blue Volcano candles.  Prior to that, I had actually seen the Mother's Day display area at Target that included this soap, but didn't really think much of it as I passed by it.  On my next visit, I definitely spent some more time looking at the items there, haha.  

This soap is technically a Pineapple Mango soap, but really, really, really, does smell a LOT like the Volcano candles.  I'm basing this on smelling both of them in my apartment - they really do smell very similar to each other, haha.  The wrapping paper for the soap is adorable, and it comes with the cute gold and white colorblock tray that can also be used for jewelry, loose change, office supplies, etc.  This is a great little gift for someone that also loves Volcano candles or pretty soap! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lunchtime Links for April 16th, 2015

Shake Shack - Malted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Custard

This may look like a normal cup of vanilla custard, but it had a TON of flavor packed in to the little cup!  This is Shake Shack's Malted Marshmallow Peanut Butter custard, and as soon as I read "marshmallow" and "peanut butter" I had to go try it out.  The peanut butter is the most dominant flavor, but you definitely get that smooth marshmallow tone as well, it's definitely different from their vanilla custard.  I'm never really sure what malt actually tastes like - as far as I know it makes milkshakes thicker? But it didn't take away from the other flavors in the custard.  I hope they bring this one back again soon! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lunchtime Links for April 15th, 2015

USPS - Gifts of Friendship Stamps

How pretty are these new springtime stamps? I saw these Gifts of Friendship stamps on the USPS website and immediately had to pre-order some.

According to the press release, "The U.S. Postal Service and Japan Post jointly issued Gifts of Friendship Forever stamps today, celebrating the American issuance during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  The stamps feature beautiful images of flowering dogwood and cherry trees and honor the enduring connection between two nations on the centennial of the gift of dogwood trees from the United States to Japan in 1915."

While the cherry blossom season is coming to a close here in DC, these are a great way to celebrate any time you want to send some springtime cheer!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ben & Jerry's - Free Cone Day

Today is one of the best days for ice cream lovers - Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

From 12 - 8 pm today, participating Ben & Jerry's scoop shops will be giving out a free scoop to tons of ice cream fans from all over. You can probably figure out which locations are participating based on if there's a line out the door or not, haha.

Free Cone Day is a great way to enjoy a little break in your day, and also an opportunity to try out a new flavor that you haven't had a chance to taste yet.  I hope everyone has a chance to go and enjoy some ice cream today!