two in one month?! what is this madness? does erin even have a schedule for these things anymore? or is she just flying by the seat of her pants like we all suspected she was this whole time? (and apparently talks in the third person now?) you all will never know!
let’s drink some summer drinks and eat too much salt and obsess over laundry rooms that only exist in magazines. because i think that’s what summer is for. and it is most definitely summer now. warm weather and cabin time and everything. hoorah!
at least this posted on a wednesday.
1) laundry rooms.
i’ve been obsessing over laundry rooms lately and i don’t even own one. i cannot wait for the day that i don’t have to put quarters or a laundry card into my washing machine. i can just throw a load in! what frivolity! what freedom!
it’s summer so obviously this is just normal. but i have been craving frosty bottles of beer lately. it reminds me of the river and the cabin and happy hours on patios after work. i’m making myself thirsty now…
3) this cocktail.
okay, so when i was in spain in college, they had this drink called tinto de verano. it was crappy red wine mixed with orange or lemon fanta (the bartender would ask, “naranja o limon” and you got to pick!) it sounds disgusting, but i’m telling you, it is nectar of the gods status. it cost 1 euro most places, and there is nothing more refreshing than a pitcher of tinto on a hot day in the south of spain. joy’s is the grown-up version. although between you and me, i’d buy the crappy wine and fanta, it’s just as good. and now i’m making myself thirsty again…
4) fried pickles.
i just need to make these guys. because they are fried pickles people. oh, you’ve never had one? i just took a moment of silence for your tastebuds. i may have already talked about these in a different happy list, but they are like my ultimate guilty pleasure food. and yet, slightly refined somehow? if they are in chip form? i don’t know, i’m trying to justify eating a whole basket of them a couple times in my life.
5) mimosa kits.
aaaaaaand now i know what i’m bringing to hair appointments the morning of my friend’s wedding in august. just enough champagne to get a little bubbly, not enough to head too far down the road to sloppy in the morning.
6) patio lights.
aren’t they just so dreamy? just like my laundry room dream, this is not a reality…yet. i will have patio lights someday. and i will drink a gin and tonic under them with my love and know that i can die happy.
7) backpacks GUYS.
i fought it for so long. i loved the idea of big totes and purses as a carry on in addition to my suitcase, but on a recent work trip where, after a series of unfortunate events, i had to pack work materials in my suitcase, and my clothes and personal effects in another bag, i finally broke down and borrowed the husband’s backpack. and now i can’t go back. he says that i can keep borrowing his, but it’s so manly and i think i need a more feminine one, don’t you?
8) more laundry rooms.
i.have.a.problem. (probably the fact that i did laundry while writing this didn’t help…)
these beauties were in my wedding bouquet, and i am still in deep, deep love with them. they are so round and folded out and gorgeous. they just demand a darling little vase or cup to live in, maybe on your mantel?
10) potato chips.
i’m obsessed with eating potato chips right now you guys. i don’t know why. maybe a sodium deficiency. that would explain the fried pickle obsession i suppose. (and the pickle juice drinking, but that’s a different story.) it’s not good for swimsuit season, but it’s so good for my mouth season.