Thursday Things


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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.

Pink sparkly cowboy boots

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.

Bags of clothing

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.

Dish shelves inside of thrift store

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

Green pairs in bowl

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.

Green pairs in bowl

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

Woman in yellow, red and blue patterned swishy dress

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

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

Peach Mango Pineapple White Sangria

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 isnโ€™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.

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.

Dark Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies Stuffed with Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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!

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  1. 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 :)


    1. One of the very first things I ever made in my dehyd was these raw, vegan, GF choc cookies

      Also these you can skip the egg and use a chia/flax egg and they are then also vegan and GF

      Both are plays on chocolate-chocolate chip cookies. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

    1. 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!

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

  6. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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!