August 19, 2013

things that made me swoon in July...

July swoonage 
Yep, probably the most delayed one of these posts that has ever existed, but still. Here I am! I had to share a few things that I was mildly obsessed with last month:

1. Homeland — I can't remember the last time I was so wrapped up in a show. There was one episode where Jay and I were literally on the edge of our seats (or couch cushions) and my heart was totally racing. The storyline is intense and surprising and fantastic. It has a fair amount of violence, but it doesn't take over the show (which I appreciate). There is also a wee bit of nudity, and at one point I was all like, "How many times am I going to have to see this woman's nips in the recaps at the beginning of each show? I could probably pick them out of a line-up at this point. I MEAN REALLY." But, those things aside, the show is brilliant. Well written, well acted, totally amazing. I hate that we have to wait until September for the second season to be on DVD.

2. No More Tangles I have no idea why it took me so long to try this product, especially because my mom used it on my hair throughout my childhood. I was able to try it while I was visiting family last month (because my sister uses it on her daughter's hair) and I have a feeling that Eisley is eternally grateful. Her hair is always basically one big dreadlock after naps and nighttime. This stuff is a lifesaver.

3. Jet Blue Even More Space — My dad upgraded my seat to Jet Blue's equivalent of First Class (thanks, pops!) for my trip to visit them last month, and I was so impressed. I'm the cheapest person in the world, but I'm going to find it hard to not spring for these seats in the future. It was less than $40 to upgrade to these seats, which are at the front of the plane, and there was so much room that Eisley could even sit down at my feet and color in a coloring book. I mean, really. If you're traveling with a lap-seating infant or toddler, I'd say it's worth every penny! (From what I gather, it can cost an extra $15-$60, depending on the flight.)

4. Tillamook white cheddar — Yep, it is everything you think it will be and more. May I recommend trying it on a grilled cheese sandwich? You're welcome.

5. My First Little House books — My mom gave me a few of these books, since my youngest sisters no longer read them. I wasn't sure Eisley would be interested in this sort of book yet, but she almost always picks one of these out during storytime. They make me all emotional (in the best way) and nostalgic (the artwork is even based on the original artwork in the Little House books) and I could read them all day long.

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  1. Um, all of these things. Tilamook, Little House, and Homeland -- LOVE.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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    1. Consider it done! I hadn't even thought of looking for something like that—thanks for the tip. :) I will just re-fill the bottle once it's empty. Sweet!

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  3. Glad you're loving Homeland! It's such a great show! I can't wait for the season 2 dvd either!

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  4. I didn't realize there were little kid versions of the Little House books -- these may become my go-to present for nieces and other little girls in my life! Oh Tillamook... so amazing. I think you've mentioned before that you're originally from the Northwest (am I remembering that right?) but if you've never tried Tillamook ice cream (we had it in Oregon), you are missing out.

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    1. I feel like I MUST have had Tillamook ice cream at some point! I do remember going on a tour of the Tillamook factory and wanting to live there. LOL. That cheddar, I tell you. Nothing better...

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  5. BAHAHA, your Homeland description is spot on! Such a great show.

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  6. My husband and I are obsessed with homeland, I think we watched 5 episodes in a single night once...

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  7. The nips fade out half way through the second second. Don't think my husband wasn't disappointed.

    When we got engaged we went to the Tillamook factory in Oregon, IT WAS FREAKING AMAZEBALLS.

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