Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I had to laugh when I came across these mugs at HomeGoods recently - they are perfect for anyone that loves shopping there! The mug color is definitely that "HomeGoods" color, and I love that they used the exact logo design too, haha. At $2.99 each, these are the perfect way to show your love for HomeGoods shopping with your morning coffee!
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
- The Kitchn: Buffalo chicken dip.
- Cookies and Cups: Jacques Torres' chocolate chip cookie recipe.
- Love and Olive Oil: Crunchy peanut butter and chocolate tart.
- Serious Eats: Chef's knives.
- My Baking Addiction: Cookie dough cheesecake s'mores.
Monday, June 25, 2018
How cute are these new Frozen Treats postage stamps!? I knew as soon as I saw these online I had to get a LOT of them, haha. I love all the different colors in each set of Popsicles, and they really are scratch and sniff stamps! I can't really pinpoint exactly what the smell is, but it is a faintly sweet smell. These are perfect for sending out mail in the summer, or even year-round if you're a fan of ice cream like I am. I hope USPS continues to come out with fun stamp designs in the future!
Friday, June 22, 2018
Today marks 9 years of blogging here, hooray! It's been a great experience finding fun new items, especially foods to write about! While I am not writing about anything groundbreaking, I enjoy having an outlet to "talk" online about delicious eats and random store finds.
For this anniversary date, what better way to "celebrate" than with some June Georgetown Cupcake flavors! Up top is the Caramel Cookies & Creme, which consists of a "Caramel cookies & crème cupcake topped with a caramel cookies & crème buttercream and topped with cookie crumble". It's the perfect match up of caramel and cookies and creme mixed into one cupcake - I really enjoyed this one! There were big chunks of cookies mixed into the cake portion which is perfect for anyone that likes cookies and creme foods.
On the bottom is the Peanut Butter Banana Marshmallow Fudge, which consists of a "Fresh banana cupcake cored and filled with marshmallow, topped with peanut butter frosting, a fudge star drizzle". First, I have to say there's a LOT going on with this cupcake, haha. It feels a little haphazard with four completely different tastes going into one cupcake. That being said, I love Georgetown Cupcake's peanut butter frosting and that was definitely the highlight of this cupcake for me. If you like variations on banana bread like chocolate chip or peanut butter, you'll love this one!
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Let me just start off by saying that I fully intended on NOT going to Bath and Body Works during their current semi-annual sale because I still have a ton of candles to go through in my home. However, I recently went to the mall for a different errand and of course wound up going home with these four candles in the end anyway, haha.
The semi-annual sale is a great time to stock up on items that you already normally buy, especially when you add coupons to the sale prices. Also, sometimes you'll find some older candles or random scents that you hadn't really noticed before on the shelves, which can be a fun little surprise if it's one that you particularly like. The Banana Split Milkshake was a surprising one for me, since banana candles to begin with are pretty rare. After seeing it as one of the big hits of the semi-annual sale purchases online, I was very curious to see how it was in person. Personally, I got a very warm but light banana pudding/bakery scent which I liked, and I had previously bought and liked some of their Banana Pudding mini candles in the past. I'm glad I was able to get two of them, as there were only three on the shelf when I stopped in. Even if you're not a crazy candle collector like I am, the semi-annual sale is still going on both in stores and online if you want to check it out!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
I love going to Trader Joe's often just to browse - there's usually at least a few new items to check out alongside picking up some staple items. I recently came across this mango tangerine candle in the store, and now I'm feeling like I should've bought more than one! It's the perfect light and summery scent for anyone that likes mangoes and tangerines. I loved the grapefruit candle that they sold previously, and this one has the same strong fruit scent that doesn't smell fake like juice or candy. If you also like mango/citrus scented candles be sure to pick one (or more!) up before they disappear!
Friday, June 15, 2018
Happy Friday everyone! I came across these fun pool accessories at Dunkin' Donuts this week and just barely made it out the door without buying at least one :o) I especially love the iced coffee towel to show everyone at the pool or beach your passion for iced coffee all summer long. I'll have to keep an eye out for other fun items in store in the future!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The best way to counteract a grey and rainy Sunday is with some cute little treats! I first stopped in Sugarfina to redeem my member reward free candy cube - love the flamingos! - and then over to Georgetown Cupcake to check out some of the new June flavors.
The Cookies & Creme Birthday Fudge Cupcake consists of "Cookies & creme cupcake cored and filled with fudge, topped with a baby blue cookies & creme buttercream, fudge star drizzle, and rainbow jimmies". There were big chunks of cookie pieces in the cake, and the extra cookies blended into the frosting made it extra delicious! I hope they bring this back again after June because it'd be great any time of the year!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Just a little Monday Motivation for us to start off the week, haha!
Marshalls/TJMaxx/HomeGoods always has the most random and fun mug designs, and I always love seeing what's in store. The food-related ones are always good for a chuckle as you enjoy your morning coffee. Let this be a reminder for you to go to the gym - or eat a pile of fries - later today :o)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Monday, June 4, 2018
Uniqlo comes out with so many fun brand collaborations throughout the year, and I was all over the Pocky t-shirts that I saw online recently. Pocky snacks are a long time favorite of mine, and I love the simple but perfectly "Pocky" design of the chocolate sticks tucked into the pocket! I'm especially glad that I got this shirt when the collection came out, because it looks like both the black and red shirts are currently out of stock online. If you have an Uniqlo store by you, I'd definitely recommend checking out the current collaboration items!