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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    jojo — May 17, 2012 at 12:43 am

    aww the boots are adorable! I bet she was very happy.
    When I can’t decide if it’s worth it buy a piece of clothing, I don’t buy it and wait a few days. If I’m still thinking about it, I liked it that much!
    Perfect pair of jeans though… is so hard to find!!! I could relate to you still thinking about it years later!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:27 am

      I do the same with clothing for myself usually…but Ive learned my lesson on jeans to just buy them if I think I want them and not let them get away!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — May 17, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Too bad there wasn’t more fun food photography props at that thrift store. It’s so hit or miss at those places, you just need to keep going back and checking I’ve found. I haven’t had a good find in a while.

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

      Yes you have to check back frequently b/c they are so hit and miss but when you hit, the prices for props can’t be beat!

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    Kat @ Balance & Spice — May 17, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Those boots are incredible! I want them for myself. I think they have such personality and flair.

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    Sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 17, 2012 at 1:22 am

    OK do Skylar’s pink sparkle boots come in my size??!? That’s all I have to say! That girl has got some style!! :)

    I have ben meaning to make your dark choc chocolate chip cookies w/ choc covered strawberries! the pictures alone are enough to convince me. plus, i kinda need some chocolate after a long week! Is it Friday yet? I wish I still had some of my dark chocolate cherry nutella granola lying around!
    http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2012/05/06/dark-chocolate-cherry-nutella-granola/

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    amy marantino — May 17, 2012 at 1:39 am

    i definitely want some. thanks for the chance

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    Erica — May 17, 2012 at 3:03 am

    I want some of the Greek yogurt treats! Sounds yummy. Those boots are too cute. What a fabulous mama you are. I bet shes just thrilled. Its the little things in life. And that dress is gorgeous

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    Joy — May 17, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I’d love the Greek yogurt. But I have a funny boot story for you – when I was competing riding saddleseat there wasn’t a lot of ways to have fun with color – it is far more stoic than western :-( so I was at a sample sale of a favorite boot maker and they had a pair (just one pair) of electric blue boots in size 5 (I am a 6 1/2) I pined over them and ended up cramming my feet into them just do I could have a little color in my life – my mother wanted to kill me and my riding wasn’t its best but I had color (it lasted a year)

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — May 17, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Those boots are adorable!! Nice score on the wooden bowl…. I tend to strike out at thrift stores. I occasionally will find a vintage bowl or plate for a buck or 2… which reminds me I need to clean the closets out this weekend and make a trip over to good will.

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:25 am

      It’s so hit and miss. It’s the type of must-check-back-frequently type thing and if you don’t have one nearby, not exactly convenient, I know!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — May 17, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I would totally buy that dress! I’d wear it to a party over the summer or just out to dinner or for drinks!

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    Jen @nutcaseinpoint — May 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I want to win some Adonia stuff!!!….. Please :)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 4:51 am

    a) That dress is all kinds of beaut. I’d have no where to wear it either. Oh! MY BACK YARD. Oh.

    b) gotta love the .50 bowls!

    c) Those boots are awesome.

    d) that’s all I got!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

      I wish I had a back yard! I have a balcony. I’d be all decked out from above :) But yeah, I want it!

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    AJ — May 17, 2012 at 4:55 am

    frozen greek yogurt?? That sounds awesome!

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    Aimee M — May 17, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I’d love to try the espresso frozen greek yogurt! Greek yogurt is my go-to source of protein and I think the espresso would make an awesome frozen coffee drink.

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — May 17, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I can absolutely picture her in those boots – huge grin and all! I need a good pair of tweezers. Mine kind of suck. I love to shop. Love it. I can also do good (or bad depending on how you look at it) about talking myself out of a purchase. Then I find myself nearly obsessing about it.

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:23 am

      I just found some similar to those that are by MAC at the MAC store. You could order online if you’re in need. About $22ish I think? Fine point tip they are called. LOVE THEM!

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    JILL — May 17, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I would love to win some of that yogurt! And maybe some sparkly boots. :-)

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — May 17, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Love the boots and the dress!!! And I would love to try this greek frozen yogurt very very much!

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    Christine (The Raw Project) — May 17, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Great list of things, love the boots and I adores boots at her age too, I was obsessed with them and wearing them whenever. Gardening and trying out many flavors of stevia is on my list this week.

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    katie @ KatieDid — May 17, 2012 at 6:26 am

    ohh she must have flipped when you gave her the shoes! And I really love that bowl, along with your new wooden table/photo background your pictures are going to be looking fabulous and rustic which I love!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

      I know, I’ve been having so much fun with the rustic vibe and the lighting is a little different (better & more direct) where I have it all set up now and I’ve been loving it!

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    Jeri — May 17, 2012 at 6:27 am

    I’ve never tried Adonia, but I would love to! It looks delicious

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    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — May 17, 2012 at 6:45 am

    That’s so cute about Skylar’s boots!!! I think shoe addictions are genetic. You’re going to have your hands full in a few years :)

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    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — May 17, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Those boots…WOW. So sweet that you surprised Skylar with them :-)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:20 am

      One day sooner than later you’ll be pulling out surprises for Lila!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — May 17, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Love the wooden bowl! Thrift stores are always my weakness…so many little hidden treasures!!

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    Taylor — May 17, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I would love to try the frozen greek yogurt!

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    Kelly — May 17, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I would love to some Adonia froyo! Yum!

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    Maggie — May 17, 2012 at 6:58 am

    That froyo sounds deeeeeeeeeelicious!!! Also, I’m jealous of Skylar’s boots! So cute!!

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    Michele Sparrow — May 17, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I saw these and totally thought of you…marshmallows! Peanut butter! Oh yeah:

    http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/05/peanut-butter-freaks-unite/

    That anthro dress is gorgeous. I love it, too, but 1) no where to wear it and 2) it would be like 1 foot too long for me. You are 5’11” with gorgeous blonde hair so you could totally pull it off!

    Here is my Thursday’s anthro thing (but really, it doesn’t need to be a Thursday for me to LOVE anthro stuff!) :-)

    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/24918062.jsp

    Can you imagine spending that much on earrings? I can’t. Not ever. For any reason that I can imagine. But…they sure are pretty!! :-)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:19 am

      So pretty….yes. But it’s all so expensive but gosh, I love it so!

      I have seen those squares of Jessica’s on Pinterest lately. About 2 years ago over Xmas I made & posted something like that but the photos are horrendous so I try not to link back to them. Lol

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    Cori — May 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

    The Adonia products look delicious. And it IS important to color coordinate your clothes and drinks!!

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    megan — May 17, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I just saw this fro yo in my local store! Looks great!

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    kathleen @ the daily crumb — May 17, 2012 at 7:41 am

    those boots are absolutely amazing. do they make them in women’s 9?

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    Kelly — May 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Ohhh those boots are just too precious!!! I just love them! :)

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Thanks, sweetie! And I keep seeing all your yummy recipes in the Top 9. Congrats :)

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    Melissa C. — May 17, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I love Greek Yogurt and want to try these treats!

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    Paula — May 17, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I’d love to win some frozen Greek yogurt! Love the pink boots–Skylar has great taste. We head back to Indiana today and enjoyed our visit to SF!

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    Neena — May 17, 2012 at 7:52 am

    My 4 year old would love the pink sparkle boots! I’m bookmarking for the end of year holidays!

    I would love to try some greek yogurt treats! Thanks!

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      Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2012 at 8:17 am

      I wouldn’t wait for 6 months to buy them if you really want them. That stuff goes in and out of the stores pretty fast!

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    Nicole — May 17, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Do they make those sparkly boots in women’s sizes?! So fun!!
    I’d love to try the Greek yogurt goodies. After 8 months of essentially eating a vegan diet, I’m ready to incorporate healthy dairy and lean meats back into my diet.

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    dragonmamma/naomi — May 17, 2012 at 8:00 am

    It must be off-season for thrift stores; I haven’t found anything truly exciting for months. (Is that thrift store in the photo the one on Sixth St somewhere over by Upas?)

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    kristen @ verbs and vignettes — May 17, 2012 at 8:34 am

    ahhh! you just keep torturing me with this peach mango sangria! white wine and frozen mango are both on my grocery list, and the pool is opening on saturday. hahaha. I shall just keep pining away in the meantime.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I’d love to try Adonia yogurt! Those cookies look amazing, too. I’ve never tried chocolate covered strawberies, but now I need to track some down!

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    Jana F. — May 17, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I’ve been wanting to try some Greek frozen yogurt and always always always love Greek yogurt, in any flavor! I’d love to try the Adonia brand.

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    Christine — May 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I would loveee some good froyo. I’m out of the states, but cant wait to be back where I can get some froyo easily!

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    Anna @ The Guiltless Life — May 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Seriously, I want those pink boots NOW, so if I was your daughter’s age I would be salivating over them haha! I love your wooden bowl too, so rustic-chic. And anything from Anthropologie is a win in my book too, not that I can often afford it. But it’s great window shopping!

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    Sandra — May 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I would love to try some of that frozen Greek yogurt!

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    Nicolette — May 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

    That yogurt looks divine! I’d love to win some to use in my morning smoothies.

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    CJ at Food Stories — May 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Would love to have some frozen greek yogurt … I hear they go well with pink sparkly boots :-)

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    Lauren — May 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I would love to win some Adoria – I’ve been dying to try Greek froyo :)

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    Kate — May 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

    those bars look absolutely delish i would love some!!

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    Jennifer T. — May 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I would love to win some Adoria. Just in time for summer :)

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    Missy — May 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Awesome giveaway! Yummmm

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    Melissa — May 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Blueberry bars sounds so refreshing!

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    Amber K — May 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Wow, I can’t believe how good of memories kids have! I have totally dreamt about buying something and then being disappointed the next morning when I realize I never did buy it.

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers — May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I’d love to try some of that, especially for only 130 calories!

    By the way, you just brought me down memory lane. I used to own pink cowboy boots around that age. :)

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