Jul 27

Whatever Friday {Lot’s ‘o talking and an Ice Cream Round-Up}

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Well, another week bites the dust. Only three and half weeks until school starts.

Wait. WTH? We still haven’t done anything! Sigh.

Did you all have good weeks? Full of glitter, rainbows, and brownies? Mine was pretty good, thanksverymuch.

1. Last weekend I accomplished one of the goals I set for myself in January: rock climbing.

Indoors of course. I’m not insane.

I have a general fear of all things high, athletic, and involving ropes. So it was a pretty big thing for me. I climbed to the top four times! I really wanted a photo of me climbing, but Mel was on belay, and I figured that was more important than fishing out his phone to take a pic.

2. I made you lots’o sugar this week too.

Like boozy ice.

The baby that carrot cake and cinnamon rolls had.

Aaaand a pie I ate all by myself.

What did you make?

3. Jordan spent last weekend with my parents. It was very quiet ’round here. Then I picked her up…and it wasn’t.

4. Braces Summer Event #2 happened this week. She got the second two teeth pulled. Next week…spacers. Triple Sigh.

5. I took a break from my stack ‘o books I shared last week to read Dean Koontz’s 77 Shadow Street. Scary good. Classic Koontz. I love his books SO much.

6. Time for Flashback Friday!

With all the talk of brownie batter lately, I thought I should share these babies from last year. One of my favorite flavors!

7. Can you believe those people at Google caused us all that heartache for nothing? They launched Ribbet this week, their *new* photo editing program. Looks suspiciously like Picnik. I haven’t used it yet, but I’m super excited that THEY HAVE PUPCAT (font).

8. Last week I ran 2.5 miles twice, did three days of p90x (kickboxing, chest/back, and legs/back). Then I decided to go rock climbing and then I ran again the next day. And then I wanted to die.

8. Every year in late July or early August, I take a photo of Jordan in a family-heirloom rocking chair at my parents’ house. It’s kind of a photo diary of how she’s grown. We now have 8 photos in it (so sad!)

{2010 was a bad year. That look on her face? She wore it the entire frickin’ year.}

9. I guess this month was National Ice Cream Month (who knew? Oh, yeah, I’m supposed to, I guess?) I posted some ice creams this month (totally planned…not!) I even have a link over there in the sidebar to all of my ice cream recipes. I’m not the only one who loves it though…here are a few from my Pinterest board that I thought I’d share with you:

1. Carrot Cake Ice Cream by Kitchen Meets Girl
2. Birthday Cake Ice Cream by Pint Sized Baker
3. Toasted Coconut Ice Cream with Fudge Ripple by Life Made Simple
4. Guilt-Free Snickerdoodle Ice Cream by The Domestic Rebel
5. Biscoff Pudding Pops by Bakeaholic Mama
6. Marshmallow KitKat Ice Cream by Inside BruCrew Life
7. Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Sweet Tooth
8. Nutter Butter S’mores Ice Cream by Something Swanky
9. Funfetti Ice Cream Cupcakes by Kristin’s kNook

Have some ice cream this weekend!

10. People who use WordPress – I need your advice! My eventual goal is to move to self-hosting. Because of money, I’m figuring I will get Thesis or Genesis and build the site myself and then pay someone to integrate all my content and followers. Here are my questions for you: what child theme do you use? Do you use Genesis or Thesis? How hard was it to build your site (headers, colors, social media, etc.)? And were you able to take your GFC followers with you? Who did you use for your migration, if you used help? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Well, that’s it for today. Ha!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Mine is going to involve a watermelon lemonade cocktail I will be creating on the fly. If it’s good I’ll share it. 🙂