Southern Caramel Sheet Cake
You know that feeling when you have a big cup of coffee, all the time in the world, and you walk into your favorite store to just BROWSE leisurely? That, “Oh, maybe after I stroll down every aisle I’ll grab some lunch” feeling? That, “Oh, if I feel like it maybe I’ll take a nap or go for a walk” feeling? When your self-care dial is set to maximum?
Let’s make a list of our favorite ways to create that feeling and then let’s make THAT our to-do list today. Okay? Okay.
Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Get a Therapist)
Finding mental healthcare is so daunting, especially for the people who need it most. I’m not an expert — just a person who has had to find mental healthcare in lots of places lots of times — but it occurred to me that if I could make the nebulous, scary task of finding a therapist a little more concrete, it might be helpful.
There are lots of things that make this task hard. First, you may not know quite what you need and even if you do, you may not know quite where to find it. You may not be sure what to do if you do find it. When I have this many question marks, I tend to procrastinate instead of taking action, even if I’m suffering. Hopefully, these few steps will reduce the number of question marks you have about taking the first step toward finding a therapist.
Coconut Cake with Whipped Frosting (and My First Trip to Disneyland!)
I WENT TO DISNEYLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME and I am hashtag blessed. I went with some experienced Disney veterans and I’m so glad, because one thing I discovered is that Disney is a giant, whimsical STRATEGY GAME OF DOOM.
There are plenty of people drifting around like so much flotsam and jetsam in a sea of mouse-eared confusion. They end up in interminable lines and make the mistake of bothering with Autopia. They probably have fun. But then there are these OTHER people … people who straight up DO DISNEY.
THEY HAVE PLANNED. THEY HAVE PREPARED. MAXIMIZING FUN IS THEIR MIDDLE NAME (it makes for awkward business cards, but they manage).
Tuna Melts in Avocado Boats
Okay so all my plants are dead. It’s been a few weeks since I planted them in preparation for last week’s post, which I say so that you know I didn’t kill them immediately. Just, uh, quickly.
LISTEN, I WATERED THEM and I tried not to water them too much and I put them in the sun and I took them out of the sun and I whispered affirmations to them each morning. And they all died.
BUT I’M NOT GIVING UP.
Thanks to Miracle-Gro for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.
How to Create a Cute Edible Garden in a Tiny Studio Apartment
Hi, my name is Julie and I can kill a plant in three days flat. NO SERIOUSLY: some people joke that they have a black thumb but then you find out they have cute little succulents thriving all around their cute little apartment. LIES.
Meanwhile my last struggling cactus keeled over a month ago. In the words of Demetri Martin: I am less nurturing than a desert.
UNTIL NOW. I’m turning over a new leaf, y’all. Maybe. I hope.