It’s time for another round-up of some of the random stuff I’m loving this week.
brookside dark chocolate
I think maybe most of the country has already tried these, but just in case, I have to mention them here. Reader, meet your new addiction. These Brookside treats are “soft fruit flavored centers covered in smooth dark chocolate”. They come in several different flavors; I’ve tried each one. They’re all equally appealing, with their slightly sweet, chewy insides and thick, smooth exteriors. They aren’t too heavy or rich (which I’m now realizing is the reason I can eat way too many without realizing it).
They can be found at most big grocery stores, but I’ve priced them and found that Amazon is the best deal. I recently tried the new version that includes the soft centers clustered with puffed rice cereal, all coated in dark chocolate. Two thumbs up for those, too.
this buzzfeed post about misheard song lyrics
I admit, I’m a sucker for Buzzfeed’s posts. The one that has me cracking up this week is a compilation of the most commonly misheard song lyrics of 2014. Some of the lyrics that made the list are puzzling, as in I have no idea how you could think Ed Sheeran is asking to be taken “into your lemon arms”. But yes, “I’ve got a lot of Starbucks lovers” made the cut.
this “bind my wandering heart to thee” print
Several months back I came across a pin with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite hymns. I pinned it, of course, and stopped to admire it every time I went to that board, but the pin linked to a tumblr page and I didn’t know how to find the original artist.
A few days ago I decided to get to the bottom of the mystery. After some Googling, I found the Etsy shop run by the creator of the print. She has a bunch of beautifully illustrated prints in addition to this one. It will hang in my home one day.
this article about life with a “threenager”
I’ve been referring to B. as a “twonager” for a while now, so I knew I would relate to this article. And I so do. Since B. is our second child, I knew what to expect from having a two-year old. G. was, at times, unpredictable, unreasonable, and unnerving. It wasn’t anything I didn’t expect, though, having taught preschool and heard endless stories about “the terrible twos”.
With B., it’s different. At two and half, she has the vocabulary of a five-year old, the attitude of a 12-year old, and the fashion opinions of a 16-year old. She wakes up every morning knowing exactly what footwear she plans to wear that day- usually boots- and she learned long ago that “Bubber pushed me” is a surefire way to get what she wants. If you have a toddler, I think you’ll find this article startlingly accurate.
this patagonia fleece pullover
I got this Patagonia-the gray with green- as a birthday present nearly two months ago. I don’t care to admit how many times I’ve worn it since then. It’s warm, but not so warm that you can’t wear it inside. It’s flattering and cozy, the pullover equivalent of a soft blanket. I want one in every color.
What’s caught your fancy this week?
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