Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

So I've still been going strong with as many of the Instagram challenges as I could and the month is almost over!  The one I've managed to keep up with everyday has been the WildInCahoots challenge.  And today's prompt for that challenge is leading to a decent blog topic - guilty pleasures.  We all have em!  I haven't discussed mine in awhile, but here are a few of my current favorites.  I'm coming clean!

Homemade Iced Coffee - I recently figured out that it actually isn't rocket science to make homemade iced coffee, especially if you follow the simple instructions laid out on the Pioneer Woman's blog. (Side note, Ollie loves her show on Food Network - maybe that's his guilty pleasure?).  So anyway, I made it over the weekend and I've been enjoying it every day since - and I suppose since it is saving me money by not going to the coffee shop it's not THAT much of a guilty pleasure - but it's so good it just feels naughty sometimes (especially because I'm a naughty girl like the Pioneer Woman and I put half & half in my coffee and also vanilla syrup...) I'm already going to be needing a fresh batch by this weekend!

Archer Farms Monster Trail Mix - Dear Target, thank you for making a treat that I cannot stop eating.  I guess the joke will be on you when I'm no longer skinny enough to fit into the clothes you sell (although yes, shopping ban right now).  But seriously, this stuff is my favorite trail mix - I've tried others, but there is something about this combo that I.JUST.CAN'T.QUIT.

The flavored Oreos - I've talked before about my love of the Birthday Cake and Cookie Dough Oreos - now they've made Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ones.  I can't quit these either!!  Thank god for nightly walks with Oliver!

Jimmy Fallon videos on YouTube/Hulu - I am a mom and and old lady, so I just can't make it to 10:30 to watch the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon - but I find the time during the day to watch the best clips from the previous evening's show.  He's doing an amazing job as host - I freaking love all the games and activities he does with his guests!  Below is one of my favorites:

Weird Al's newest album - I have off and on been a fan of Weird Al for years, but have been less into pop music in recent years so I haven't paid that much attention to his parodies lately - but this new one is a hoot. I loved watching all the videos he released for an entire week.  My favorite was definitely Word Crimes even if I can't stand the Blurred Lines song.

Maxi skirts and dresses - I talk about this all the time on the blog, I love my maxi skirts and maxi dresses - they should be illegal they are so comfy and this mama sometimes (or more than sometimes even) is too busy to shave, so maxi dresses and skirts just win.  They win.

Dress - Cliche Mpls, Shirt - Ann Taylor (from cousin)
Shoes - Soft Walk (Clothes Mentor)

Coach bags - I swear I am not a brand snob by any stretch of the imagination - in fact one of my favorite bags I own is a Target special - but I just can't help loving Coach.  I just can't help myself.  Last week a friend and I tried to go to a Coach bag Bingo Night that a local group was sponsoring but we got there too late to get in - it was FULL up.  Well, we found out about another one coming up in a couple of weeks so we're going to attempt to get there early.  It's a fundraiser so even if we don't win the money goes to a good cause and it's reasonably inexpensive to play - so if you do win you get an amazing deal!  Until then I just keep loving my purchase from the Outlet from this spring.  But like I said, I love my Target bags and my thrifted bags too!

Bonfires with S'mores - we didn't get to have a bonfire while we were up north, but I bought all the goodies to make S'mores.  Since we didn't get to enjoy them, Nate has promised me a fire in our own backyard and I intend to make all the S'mores.  Because yum.

Watching my child sleep - I will never tired of this one.  I mean look at him!!!
So there you have it - just a few of my guilty pleasures as of late.  I feel so much better getting that off my chest.  What are your guilty pleasures?  Come on now, you'll feel better if you share!
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  1. That Monster Mix is the best/worst thing ever. I can't even buy it anymore because I will literally eat myself sick on it. I am going to need to try that iced coffee recipe. Yum! I love iced coffee. I don't watch Jimmy Fallon, but I have seen that Emma Stone lip sync and it is the BEST! I don't think you should feel guilty about any of these things! Just enjoy. You deserve it!

  2. That outfit is so cute! Love the mix of grays! You look lovely in ruffles!

  3. Yum, iced coffee! I'd never tried making my own...I always go to Starbucks but making it myself would be a lot cheaper!

    The Tiny Heart

  4. Aw I love watching my kids sleep and I still do it to this day--even the oldest one. And I've been on a coffee obsession lately--probably due to the newborn sleeping schedule. I'm going to have to try this one. My best friend Matty got me HOOKED on Coach bags. They are his go to. But I only own two. And they are thrifted. But still one of my favorite bags is my Coach cross body bag. I think guilty pleasures are so important!

  5. This is so cute! I love the pics of sleeping Oliver! We have been making iced coffee at home too, It is SUPER easy for sure! I just need to make my own lavender simple syrup now to go with.

  6. I love your blog. It's probably 'cause I love you. Hearing about your "guilty pleasures" just reminds me how charming you are.

  7. supposedly it's AL's last album! what a way to go out with w a bang!


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