Thursday Things

Time for this week’s Thursday Things:

1. When I was on the Avocado Tour a couple Saturdays ago, Scott took Skylar to the mall and they went into the Disney store. She’s been talking about these “pink sparkle boots” at least nine times a day, every day, since then.

She’s five years old and weeks later, she’s not pining away for toys, dolls, or wishing she had a playdate with a friend or that we’d take her to the movies. Nope, she’s jonesing for shoes. I can relate.

So I decided to surprise her and I bought them. Just in time for the 80F degree weather we had on Wednesday. She says she doesn’t mind sweaty feet.

2. I dropped my ultra-fine point tweezers, similar to these, on the bathroom floor last week and the tip broke. Darn.

I love the ultra-fine tip for getting at ingrown hairs, random tiny eyebrow hairs, popping zits, or whatever your tweezing needs are. You’ll never go back to fatter-tipped or slanted-tipped Tweezers after the fine-point kind.

3. I did a tiny bit of spring cleaning and donated a few bags of clothes that were outgrown or weren’t getting any love anymore. It’s such a good just feeling getting it out of my house.

Freeing up valuable closet space is worth it’s weight in pink glitter boots.

4. Plus, I had an ulterior motive.

When I dropped off the clothes, I poked around to see what kind of dishes I could score at the thrift store.

5. I got this little wooden bowl for 50 cents. Big spender.

You know the expression, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure?

Well, apparently even thrift stores get picked over and have “off” days where it truly all just looks like someone else’s trash because I didn’t have much luck. Better luck next time.

6. I have absolutely no where to wear this dress, but I wish I did because I love it.

7. The dress sort of matches the Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria.

Being color-coordinated with drinks is always a bonus, right?

8. Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt is available in vanilla, raspberry, wild blueberry, key lime, peach, mango and espresso. Greek frozen yogurt bars are also available in wild blueberry and peach.

 These non-fat creamy treats have 9 grams of protein and only 130 calories per serving.

 This Greek Frozen Yogurt isn’t only a scoop-able treat. You can layer your favorite berries and granola with it or blend it with other ingredients to create a creamy smoothie.

Want to win some? Leave a comment on this post telling me so and on the next post, I’ll pick a winner. The winner will receive three product vouchers for three free Adonia items.

9. King Arthur’s website has quite a comprehensive Baking Tips & Techniques section.

I love getting down to the baking nitty-gritty about creaming, sifting, piping, and similar earth-shattering discussions. How long to chill cookie dough before it’s considered sufficiently chilled and how to properly separate egg whites and yolks is the stuff I live for which is why Alton Brown is my hero.

10. I need chocolate every day.

It was National Chocolate Chip Day on Tuesday but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want chocolate on Thursday. Or the other days of the week.

Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate Covered Strawberries should do the trick.

What are your Thursday Things?

If you’ve seen anything, done anything, or made anything fabulous, feel free to link it up in the comments.

Have you ever seen something in a store, not bought it, but wished you had and not been able to stop thinking about it?

I think we’ve all done this, I just didn’t know it happened to five year olds.

I did this with a pair of jeans I saw and tried on just weeks after I found out I was pregnant with Skylar. They fit perfectly but because I was pregnant and had no idea what my body was going to do, I didn’t buy them, but I’m still thinking about them six years later.

Have a great wrap-up to your week!

   

110 Responses to “Thursday Things”

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    kris — May 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

    loving those sparkly boots :) And that dress from anthro is just so pretty! – I definitely have those moments allll the time where i see something and don’t buy it and think about it all the time. and it actually happens to me with food quite often too… :p

    and that frozen greek yogurt looks deliciouss…especially since it’s already so HOT here in tx!

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    Kelster — May 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Oh wow. I now have the STRONGEST craving for ice cream. I definitely would love to win some of that Greek frozen yogurt!

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    Minxi — May 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I adore the sparkly boots! I have a pink cowboy hat that would go perfectly with them :P

    Would love to try the greek yogurt treats~~

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    Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous — May 17, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I love frozen yogurt. I have been eating Stonyfield but would love to try this brand!

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    Alysha @Shesontherun — May 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I’d love to try some frozen greek yogurt. I’ve didn’t know such a thing existed! BTW, I must snag myself some of those tweezers – I didn’t know those existed either! (BTW, did you buy those online?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

      I actually just yesterday bought a pair of MAC (makeup company) tweezers. Get their fine-point tipped ones. I bought them at the MAC store but you could order online, go to Nordstrom, etc. Make sure you get the fine point tip and not the slant/angle tip. They’re about $22 bucks. WORTH every penny!!!

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      • Alysha @Shesontherun replied: — May 18th, 2012 at 6:57 am

        Thanks so much! This will definitely be my next beauty purchase. I am so picky about tweezers!

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    Katie — May 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    She’s already suffering for pretty shoes…Skylar’s going to be a knockout!

    I have 2 Thursday things for you. The first is this dress I just ordered for my brother’s wedding: http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/socal-bungalow-dress-in-scarlet

    And I just checked a book out from the library that you’d love called the Flavor Thesaurus http://www.amazon.com/Flavor-Thesaurus-Compendium-Pairings-Creative/dp/160819874X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337289011&sr=1-1

    It is truly a nerdy cook’s delight. ;)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      great book & great dress! Can’t wait to see pics of you in it!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — May 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love thrift shopping — you’ll never know what gems you might find!

    And that dress is super gorgeous :)

    ps: Just wanted to inform you that having the same content on two different blogs (loveveggies + averie cooks) can potentially harm your SEO ranking etc. Email me if you are unsure :)

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    Ellen — May 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Oh man, I have a hard time buying stuff, but rarely do I look back and wish I had…as for my Thursday thing, how about the most delicious of sandwiches?
    http://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/and-for-your-madame/

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    Barb Mc — May 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Would love to win the Greek yogurt! Thanks for the opportunity. I love your Thursday Things!

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    Emily J — May 17, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Mmmm I’d love to try those!

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    Lindsay @ Fuel My Family — May 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    I would love to try those! Even if I don’t win, where can you get them?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      check their website for availability in your area; there’s a store locator feature.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — May 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Any time I really, really, really want something and leave a store without it, I think about it nonstop until I have to go back and buy it. Every time. That is why I can never live in a bigger city. Everything in the stores in my city I can afford. I can’t go somewhere that has Prada and Gucci stores or else I will be bankrupt, lol!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I stay away from the mall as much as possible b/c walking past all those stores is more temptation than anyone needs!

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    Tiffany — May 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I want to win some frozen treats!! :) And I love your wooden bowl. It looks so cute with the pears in it. :)

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    Krissy's Creations — May 17, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    What thrift store?!?!?

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    Jacqueline — May 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Greek yogurt? Count me in, please! Thanks for the great giveaway…frozen Greek yogurt sounds like the perfect summertime treat. I’m lovin’ your list of Thursday things – so colorful and cute!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I have never seen the greek yogurt by Ciao Bella. I have to find them!! They look wonderful! I am such a greek yogurt crazy person. I come home from my trip and the first thing I eat is greek yogurt. I’m so weird!

    The dress is beautiful and the bowl is adorable!!

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    Catherine Hoffman — May 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks to my oh so smart daughter, this Greek girl discovered Greek yougurt this year. All those years I was missing out on something so good, sniff sniff. I’d love to try the frozen yougurt bars. What a great treat for the triple didget Az weather we’ve been having.

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    Patricia @ thecastironvegan — May 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    If I was to enjoy any kind of shopping, it would probable be shoes-shopping. I do admire good shoes. I’m just too lazy to shop for them. Way to go, Skylar!
    I need to do a spring/summer clean-out as well. I’m always amazed at how much stuff I can collect to bring to Goodwill, and yet how full of stuff our house still seems. Ugh.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      If I wanted to “get serious” about the donations, I could fill up a trunkload…EASILY. And frequently! Must do it, actually.

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    Michele Sparrow — May 17, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I know I already posted, but I saw this recipe and totally thought of you! Perhaps you have already seen it:

    http://www.yammiesnoshery.com/2012/01/pina-colada-granola-bars.html

    Don’t those look amazing??! :-)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      You and I are psychic..not even kidding. I was on her site *today* and I left a comment re the pina colada cake she just made. Seriously…we’re on a cosmic wavelength together!

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      • Michele Sparrow replied: — May 17th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        Dude. I was gonna link to the cake, too but thought i might have linked too much!! Totally cosmic wavelength! Awesome, IMO! :-)

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    Laurel C — May 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    oooh I wanna win the Adonia frozen yogurt!! I’ve seen it in stores, but have yet to try it yet!

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    Mercedes — May 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I would love to try this frozen Greek yogurt!

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    Pam — May 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Fruity frozen greek yogurt sounds like a super summer treat.

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    Sarah — May 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Now that you mention it, my eyebrows could really use a plucking! I have a terrible experience every time, and I must try these ultra-fine tip tweezers!

    I would also love to try this Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt! I’ve been craving some smoothies ever since the weather has gotten warmer.

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    Laura — May 18, 2012 at 4:26 am

    I would love to try the Adonia Greek Yogurt. It looks amazing!!

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    Elizabeth — May 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

    The frozen greek yogurt looks amazing right now! It would be the perfect addition to my morning smoothie!

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    Danielle L — May 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Greek Frozen Yogurt sounds delicious! I’d like to win some :)

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    Ilene — May 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    I’d love to win the yogurt. I eat Greek yogurt every day and the frozen stuff is great.

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    Katherine — May 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I would totally love to win the greek frozen yogurt… with summer approaching and the temperature rising I’ve been totally craving a healthier ice cream alternative.

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    Gena — May 19, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Happy weekend, Averie!

    We’ve discussed the importance of spring cleaning/donating clothes before. Such a good way to let go of excess in our lives, while also giving back to others. Great mention of that in this post!

    I have a chocolate cookie percolating in my brain, so your chocolate strawberry ones are good inspiration :)

    G

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    Gena — May 19, 2012 at 7:37 am

    PS — not entering the giveaway, but good luck to whomever wins.

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    Leonor @FoodFaithFitness — May 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Love the boots! If I can’t stop thinking about something, then I know I must go and buy it.

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