Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

yum yum bubble gum…


so, did you hear?

they sprayed down the iconic seattle bubble gum wall this week.

not sure why.  just know they did.  and while we were having our girls weekend away last weekend, i snuck away and took a photo in front of a section of the wall.  blurry.  why?  because we went to bed at 4am the night before.  long story.  no asking.  that’s why the makeup and hair and eyes and smile are somehow faded.  i was tired.  very tired.  but not tired enough to snap this photo.  yay me.

bubble gum was something special when i was a kid.  my dad was a dentist.  he considered sugar free trident gum to be a treat.  it wasn’t.  just sayin.  we were friends with the wrigley family…. yes, wrigley chewing gum.  and they gave us tons of it when we visited.  as much as we could hide from our parents when it was time to leave.  good memories.  steve, if you are reading this… thank you.  i loved your parents and had a lot of fun there as a kid.

in honor of bubble gum, here are a few ways i can see myself enjoying it as an adult (as i chew my trident gum, which i like now).


voodoo doughnuts in Portland.

i always add one of these to our dozen just because they are so cute.



how cute is this?  i want one for my next birthday.  in march.  hint hint, kids.



in the meantime, i might just buy one of these for our home.  love it.  of course i will fill it with pink bubble gum balls.  or turquoise.  or green.  maybe i’ll buy 3.



and today.  oh how i wish today was sunny and i could go get some vanilla ice cream (or chocolate vanilla swirl) and make these.  do the calories count if it is a craft project?  i didn’t think so.


happy tuesday.

remember, you are never too old for bubble gum.


monday. blah…



husband left for one day trip to colorado (on his day off).  had to wake up at 4:30am and pretend i’m chipper.  slept 3 total hours since i decided to watch a lifetime movie from 1-3am (i hate how they suck you in and you swear you won’t watch it).  then fell asleep the last 10 minutes and never saw if the mom got her kid back from the crazy people who were holding her hostage.  drove carpool to school (since our kid goes out of district… sounded like a good plan last summer when we switched… not as good idea this morning).  actually dressed up.  thought i’d run tons of errands and get inspired at stores for the holidays.  thought maybe i’d call a friend for coffee.  maybe go to the mall and get a new shirt for thanksgiving.  all great ideas on my day to myself.  this day was intentionally supposed to by MY day and be easy and fun.  went to trader joes hoping to find something yummy and out of the ordinary.  had half of my groceries in my cart (since i was told yesterday “there’s no good food in our house”).  got a call from the school within 2 hours of dropping him off.  picked up the sick kid.  been with sick kid ever since.  thank goodness he just gagged and didn’t actually throw up.  paid bills.  lots of bills.  i hate bills.  watched the rain outside.  that stupid rain.  i hate the rain.  yep, that’s about it.  it’s 5:15 pm and i’m still dressed up.  maybe i should go somewhere.  haha.  who am i kidding.  i think i’ll just put on my pajamas.  haha.

can’t wait for tomorrow.  tuesday.  should be a good day.

happy Monday.