I am behind in my reading. It's one of my favorite things to do in the world - curl up with a good book and just get utterly lost in the characters and plot for an hour or a day. I'm finally getting around to reading Kim Harrison's latest Pale Demon - I remembered it was on my shelf after watching Disney's Tinkerbell and the Great Faerie Rescue - sad, but true. I will also be finishing The Help in time to go to the theater with my mother. To me summer is all about reading brain candy - and while, for the most part, I don't read trashy romance novels I read plenty of things that are just good old fashioned fun. I can't wait! Oh - and any of you out there have a recommendation for a good book, please let me know.
First let me say this: I have a thing for pineapples. They're cute in that whole "if you pick me up wrong I could hurt you" kind of way. I only have a few pineapple things, because really it's so easy to overdo when collecting. I picked up these wonderfully summery sandals at Target at the beginning of the summer and was stoked to wear them that first day. The thing I love the most about these is that they look like they could have been very expensive, purchased on a tropical resort somewhere. They are really the perfect summer shoe - classic design with something unexpected. I get complements every time I wear them. ♥
I love pudding. A lot. I'm not sure there's anything better than enjoying a pudding cup at then end of the day. Curling up on the couch and spending a few minutes indulging in chocolaty goodness. Especially now. Have you tried Jello Temptations? OMG. They're wunderbar! Now they contain more calories than the normal sugar free pudding I eat . . . and they're more expensive, but totally worth it in the "I want to spoil myself" category. I've tried the Double Chocolate Pie and French Silk Pie varieties. Yum!
Now, as much as I love reading (I am after all, a word nerd) there's something special about summertime TV. The nice thing about these shows is that they are on later (and even if they weren't there's always the trusty DVR) so I can still play outside, hit the gym, cook dinner, read, paint, etc BEFORE I curl up on the couch with a glass of milk (or wine, depending on the day I've had) and watch my summer favorites.