thursday things

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The other night the sky looked like it was on fire.  This picture truly does it no justice.  One day I will use the real camera to take a picture, but until that day you are stuck with phone photos.

The ladies over at Some Kitchen Stories have released their March calendar, blood orange is the theme this month.  So head over to their site and put some beautiful on your computer screen.  I promise they don’t endorse me and they really don’t even know who I am, I just really love their desktop calendars.  I can’t help myself.  They have some lovely recipes as well, just sayin.


The bf has a serious issue, he cannot keep a gift from me to save his life.  So, as an early birthday gift, he gave me one of the best gifts ever.  Apparently he took note of my obsession with red pandas and, since apparently we can’t actually own one, he “adopted” one for me for my birthday!  So our beautiful Sita has our support (well, his support on my behalf) for the next year!



Check out Red Panda Network and support your own red panda!  I wish we could actually adopt her for a year, but she has two babies to raise (according to her bio) so that wouldn’t be very nice, although we would happily take all three!

He’s also trying to kill me by bringing these home.

salty sweet mms

Don’t buy them.  Ever.  I don’t know what the official serving size is (because I refuse to look) but I’m pretty sure it’s significantly less than one bag.  Which means I am in deep trouble.  Evil.  Pure Evil.

I snacked on a lot of this last weekend…

prosciutto ritz

because nothing says “classy” like prosciutto and ritz.  Nothing.

Except maybe this classy toothpick holder.  Because everyone needs an adorable hedgehog to hold their toothpicks, right?  And it might distract people from your expensive cured-meat on cheap delicious cracker addiction.  And, more importantly, steer them away from your prosciutto toward the olives instead, leaving more delicious prosciutto for you.  Win-win.


And we did find our new winner of the Wee Eats Giveaway – Congratulations to Mabel Chan from Beverly Hills, California!  You will soon be enjoying your very own copy of The Art & Soul of Baking!

And now, it’s hilarious video time.

If you like to laugh, you absolutely have to watch this video of Conan O’Brien reviewing the new Tomb Raider game.  Whether you like video games or not, I promise you that it is hi-freaking-larious.

I’m also DYING over this video of Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” … the goat edition.  Trust me.  It’s only like 30 seconds long so you can afford to watch it, and you won’t be sorry that you did.  Promise.  If you’ve already seen it, you should probably watch it again to improve your day.

And as much as the BF’s lover for Jennifer Lawrence makes me want to hate her, I can’t.  Because she’s pretty freaking amazing.  And for those of you who live under a rock and didn’t get to see the video of her meeting Jack Nicholson for the first time, please watch it as soon as humanly possible.

If you’re looking for something to bake this weekend, here’s some inspiration from the blog’s recent posts…

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4 thoughts on “thursday things

  1. ok, I’m SO with you on red pandas. The Central Park Zoo here in manhattan has LIVE ONES! And they are so much cuter in person than in photos, if that’s at all possible. And that is so cute how well your bf knows you 🙂

    Next up…i haven’t ever heard of that m&m snack mix but o.m.g. I NEED to get my hands on some. At first I thought it was chocolate-covered, pretzel-covered peanuts m&ms, or something…i don’t know if that combo is physically possible, but I think that we need to find a way to make them.

    • hahaha that would be like the BIGGEST (and most delicious) M&M EVER!!!! They have the milk chocolate mix, but they also have dark chocolate and a peanut-m&m one also….. Don’t get them! You’ll black out and then wake up with an empty bag and surrounded by crumbs!!!

      EVEN CUTER IN PERSON!?! I hope I see some at the SD zoo when I go on my vacay in April!

  2. you are getting the BEST sunsets right now. Truly, AZ wins big on sunsets.
    OMG THE RED PANDAS!!! i can’t believe you semi-own one right now!!! I love adopting pets, even if you can’t for real have them in your home; sometimes i guess that’s best, because there’s no downside. I will say that i think there should be some sort of program to where if you “adopt” a pet for x amount of time, someone comes to your house with said example of that pet so you can play with it for like, an hour or so. Right? For christmas, I purchased three flocks of chickens in our names to give to people in need, and i’m super happy we did that b/c i know that’s like, livelihood for the recipients, but hey: maybe someone could come out here with a few baby chicks for an hour.
    I can’t talk about the m&m’s. I HAVE TO DIET. so i plan on avoiding every aisle with them in it. You already know this, but if they make a peanut m&m one, we may as well just start construction on the doorways around here.
    that toothpick holder will be mine someday.
    this roundup may, in fact, be the most tempting roundup you’ve ever done. QUIT IT WITH YOUR DING DONGS IN MY FACE. they are so beautiful it pains me.
    side note: i have to enter a security code now? SHEESH *just kidding*

    • Lol I was seeing if I would have less spam to filter, but I have EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT. So screw this stupid security code! USELESS!

      And I know right? Couldn’t they at least bring some cuddly animals to play with one day? Or give like a backstage pass to the local zoo? PLAY W A RED PANDA FOR 1 HOUR – that would be so worth it.

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