Anthony Kennedy, Pharrell and Ben & Jerry – Friday Link-Ups

Thank goodness it’s Friday. Not that it’s been a particularly stressful week, it’s just nice to think about a lazy weekend with no real plans. As usual, checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups: Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for FridayFriday Favorites and Oh Hot Damn, This is My Jam (add’l links below)!

Favorite Quote This Week


Kennedy Opinion on Marriage


Favorite Funny This Week

Evolution and Philosophy



Favorite Replacement This Week

I’ve mentioned our farm, before. Not a real farm, but enough animals running around that it feels like a farm. While we were on vacation, one or more of the feline farm members relocated their loo. From the litter box to the sectional couch. Both sections. (Equal opportunity, I suppose?) Despite specialized oxygen cleaner for pets and repeated steam cleaning, the couches were done. However, since we still have the farm, we knew we shouldn’t invest too heavily into replacements. Ikea offers budget-friendly options and several have entirely removable/washable covers. Sold.

We headed off to Ikea with a certain model in mind (Karlstad – another sectional combo), found it on the showroom floor and then learned that it was being discontinued. Also, the local Ikea was already completely out of one of the sections. (In an Ikeaoincidence, there was another couple who arrived about two minutes after we did, looking at the same sectional, and were just as bummed to learn it wasn’t an option. And they were from Cleveland – where I grew up! They were not, however, nearly as entertained as I was about the Ikeaoincidence)

Tall Guy and I wandered around the showroom, sitting on couches, finding things we liked, then learning the combinations we wanted weren’t possibilities… good times. Finally, we ended up choosing Ektorp – a sofa, loveseat, armchair and footstool. The change also has our living room looking a lot cozier, which is a nice treat.

Ektorp Sofa


Favorite Treat This Week

Tall Guy got sick. Don’t worry, he’s fine. However, while feeling crappy he decided he wanted/deserved ice cream. We’ve been avoiding ice cream since we started our diet. Since I was the one running to the grocery store, I took the opportunity to get treats for both of us. He got his own pot of caramel Häagen-Dazs and I got a pot of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It was everything I hoped it would be. Surprisingly, I managed to NOT eat the entire tub in one sitting. So I’ll be finishing it tonight. Mmm… iiiiice creeeeeam.

Ben & Jerry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Favorite Song This Week

Happy by Pharrell. Because, did I mention #LoveWins???

Friday Favorites via MeetAtTheBarre

Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!



  • Stephanie Smallsen
    June 28, 2015

    Love Wins indeed. so happy for your country. Ive seen so many ridiculous comments on twitter from ppl like – Im gonna move to Canada now. Little do they know we’ve had that right for decades.

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      June 28, 2015

      Hahahaha – those folks aren’t exactly the smartest, are they, Stephanie?

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