Monday, July 21, 2014

Lu Lu's Ice Cream

Last night we tried a new to us ice cream place, Lu Lu's Ice Cream. Christopher got a double scoop of strawberry in a waffle cone and I got a double scoop of butter pecan. The ice cream was flavorful and creamy and the waffles cones were perfect. It was so delicious and way too much ice cream, next time I think we'll each go for a single scoop in a cone. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rory Gilmore Reading List

I've been rewatching Gilmore Girls for about the 400th time while Chris is in class or doing homework. I could be doing laundry or vacuuming or finishing one of the 5 craft projects that are scattered all over my house, but no TV wins. I've been wanting to read but every time I start a book I get distracted, or it's boring, or I read it in 1-2 days and then it's over. Rory Gilmore might be the best read fake human I know of, and I've decided to follow in her literary footsteps. 

There are a lot of people online that have Rory Gilmore reading lists, so I just picked the first one I pinned. I put it in a Google docs spreadsheet and started looking for the free books on amazon. I got quite a few of the classics last night. For the books that aren't available for free, I am going to try to get them at the used bookstore. I want to have a large selection of these books so when I get restless with the book I'm reading or I don't have time to stop by the library I can just pick one off the shelf or off my kindle.

I'm starting with A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. More like a tale of two naps so far, but I am going to finish it. I hope. I'm pretty sure I "read" this in high school and of course I mean I read a summary online with a study guide. Next time I sit down to read, I'll make sure I have a latte handy.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Birchbox

I'm pretty excited about this box. I got to pick my nail polish color! The hello body cream smells amazing, and I love lip balms and hair products.

Harvey Prince Hello Body Cream, $22 - RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer in Rosary, $11 - RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Removing Towelettes, $12 - Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel, $48 - Benefit Poisebalm, $18

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Speculoos Cookie Butter

Before Trader Joe's opened in Winter Park I searched the internet for lists of people's Trader Joe's products. One thing that was on almost every single favorites lists was Speculoos Cookie Butter. So the first time I went to Trader Joe's Cookie Butter was on my list. It looks good, has a thicker than peanut butter but similar type texture and smells like graham crackers crossed with ginger snaps. I wasn't sure what to put it on so I just ate it off a spoon. I wasn't super impressed. It was good but I haven't felt the need to crack open the jar a second time. I'm kind of wondering if I could make cookies with it or something just so it doesn't go to waste.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Delicious New Snack

About a month ago I was in a Book Club meeting at work, and while we waiting for everyone to arrive we discussed snacks. One of the other ladies told me about Popcorners, a popcorn chip in a bunch of different flavors. I've tried Kettle and White Cheddar, and Kettle is definitely the best of those flavors. If you shop at Publix, you can find these in the deli section. Try not to eat the whole bag in one sitting. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I love soap samples

Caldrea makes a mean bottle of soap. And that soap is expensive. 

I got my first Caldrea soap sample in my August 2012 Birchbox. I fell in love. I picked the soap as a free sample with purchase again in October 2012. And last month when I ordered replacements for a few of my favorite things, I had the change to get a HUGE pack of them as a free gift with purchase. I was so excited I made two orders, because I wanted to have twice as many tiny soaps. I plan to take these when I travel and keep some in my desk at work for when I need a nice smelling hand day. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Smallcakes: A cupcakery

Last night I tried a new cupcake shop in Winter Park, Smallcakes. It was cute, they still had a pretty good selection when I got there at 7:00 PM and dang those cupcakes are good.

Wedding Cake

Chocolate Cream

I tried wedding cake and chocolate cream. They both had fluffy, moist cake, and delicious frosting. Wedding cake was my favorite of these two flavors, and I can't wait to go back and try more of their tasty confections.