+ it's freaking peony season, so sorry if i cover my house & your instagram feed with them.
+ trader joe's update: thanks for all of your recommendations. I have another trip planned this week. McKay adores their frozen mac & cheese, plus their bottled rootbeer. He is a bit of a connoisseur. Those blasted banana bites covered in chocolate kill me. I think I went through an entire box in one day- maybe in one sitting. Don't you dare judge me. Also, the mandarin chicken was absolutely fantastic. I also picked up the coconut body butter which I love & hate. I only hate it because it reminds me of a beach which is oh so far away. Mostly, utah valley needs TJ's because I'm hooked. (Oh & of course I bought cookie butter.)
+ I should make a list of excuses as to why I started Gossip Girl in the first place but mostly it was because I finished Scandal & I thoroughly enjoy binge watching. Doing the laundry, running at the gym, whatever it might be- netflix helps me through my day. Anyway, thanks to my dear friend mardi, somehow I am now on season three of gossip girl. I hate it & love it. I especially love when Lizzie McGuire & Tyra Banks showed up on the same episode. Mind blown.
+ here's a conversation that McKay & I had via text, midday at work that I don't really want to forget.
me: how is my honey penguin?
mckay: no such thing. there are no bees on the continent Antarctica.
me: that's why i called you that. you're like a unicorn.
mckay: again, those are not in existence.
me: that's why you are so special to me.
mckay: well you are special to me too but that doesn't compel me to make up fictional creatures to compare you to.
me: I wish you loved me enough to consider me as rare as a mystical creature such as a mermaid. I am so offended.
mckay: i love you enough not too.
+ also, here are some unrelated photos from instagram- @meglivingston.