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Still Summer & Gas Station Growlers

We’re whining a bit about the fact that it still feels very much like summer around here these days, but defying the heat and Kelsey’s heartburn with this spicy treat…

Bloody (or Virgin) Mary

  • add ice in glass to rim
  • add 2 oz. of vodka (or water for Virgin version)
  • lemon and lime wedge
  • celery salt
  • Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix
  • garnish (we used these zesty garlic pickles)

We update everyone about how things are going on the expectant mama front. Kelsey has been rocking this adorable maternity dress from Target, while getting the house and family ready for baby. Erica has been painting and setting up the kids’ room via this inspiration board, and is finishing up the process of being certified to adopt. We also share what we’re doing to intentionally enjoy our time with our families as they are before adding more people.

We chat about the ways we’re embracing (or not) the fact that it’s basically summer until late October here in the AZ desert. Erica has discovered an iced pumpkin transitional drink at Starbucks (iced chai latte with a shot of espresso and 3 pumps of pumpkin spice), the light at the end of the tunnel and how we know fall is on its way. Also, we discuss potential creative projects that are keeping us going on these decidedly not autumn days.

Erica’s Halloween party is around the corner and we’re trying to think of costume ideas to beat last year’s…

  2013-Costumes

Kelsey’s obsessed with not checking social media obesssively, and Erica still loves her vacuum cleaner.

In Neighborhood News, we clear up the bulk pick up situation, both hate new fangled applicances, and wonder if other areas of the country can fill up a growler of beer at a gas station.

**We are making The Girl Next Door Book Club a quarterly thing! Our fall episode will air October 15th, and we’re reading and discussing Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, and the Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet. Join us?!**

16 responses to “Still Summer & Gas Station Growlers”

  1. Great show, ladies! I’m from southern Wisconsin and have never heard of filling up a growler at a gas station! What an interesting concept. Some of the smaller breweries around here do let you fill them.

  2. Great show, ladies! I’m from southern Wisconsin and have never heard of filling up a growler at a gas station! What an interesting concept. Some of the smaller breweries around here do let you fill them.

  3. Hi, guys (gals? ;))! I have a ten-week-old daughter and am very much in the “sitting around” stage of parenthood. Your podcast is definitely contributing to my sanity and making me laugh, so THANK YOU. I live in Michigan and feel about winter the way you guys do about summer. Fall is lovely and beautiful here, and I’m hoping it lasts a while before the long winter sets in. And we do love our beer here, but I’ve never heard of filling up a growler at a gas station.

  4. Hi, guys (gals? ;))! I have a ten-week-old daughter and am very much in the “sitting around” stage of parenthood. Your podcast is definitely contributing to my sanity and making me laugh, so THANK YOU. I live in Michigan and feel about winter the way you guys do about summer. Fall is lovely and beautiful here, and I’m hoping it lasts a while before the long winter sets in. And we do love our beer here, but I’ve never heard of filling up a growler at a gas station.

  5. Those newborn months were really when I started listening to tons of podcasts, so nice to have some company for all that sitting around time, so glad you’re hanging out with us! Yes, our summers are like the winter, I swear there should be a classification of the “seasonal affective disorder” for the long summers.

  6. Those newborn months were really when I started listening to tons of podcasts, so nice to have some company for all that sitting around time, so glad you’re hanging out with us! Yes, our summers are like the winter, I swear there should be a classification of the “seasonal affective disorder” for the long summers.

  7. Sounds like the gas stations growlers aren’t a midwest thing then…interesting! Thanks for reporting from Wisconsin!

  8. Sounds like the gas stations growlers aren’t a midwest thing then…interesting! Thanks for reporting from Wisconsin!

  9. Hi ladies –
    I love a good bloody mary. I haven’t really drank them much since leaving Minnesota, but when I do order one in NM, they don’t come with a beer chaser. This is standard in Minnesota. Do they do that in WI too, Erica? I’m not much of a beer drinker, but a light beer, usually a Grainbelt if you’re in Minneapolis, paired with the salty, tomato bloody mary is hard to beat!
    I’m enjoying the podast!
    meghan

  10. Hi ladies –
    I love a good bloody mary. I haven’t really drank them much since leaving Minnesota, but when I do order one in NM, they don’t come with a beer chaser. This is standard in Minnesota. Do they do that in WI too, Erica? I’m not much of a beer drinker, but a light beer, usually a Grainbelt if you’re in Minneapolis, paired with the salty, tomato bloody mary is hard to beat!
    I’m enjoying the podast!
    meghan

  11. Yes Meghan they do come with a chaser in WI, usually Miller Lite because well Milwaukee. Forgot to mention that. Thanks for listening!

  12. Yes Meghan they do come with a chaser in WI, usually Miller Lite because well Milwaukee. Forgot to mention that. Thanks for listening!

  13. Hello Kelsey and Erica,
    Just wanted to let you know that I Love your podcast. I discovered it about 2 months ago while living in Canada and I have caught up with all the episodes since. You are now making me company in Geneva (yeah, the one in Switzerland).
    Cheers!
    Julieta

  14. Hello Kelsey and Erica,
    Just wanted to let you know that I Love your podcast. I discovered it about 2 months ago while living in Canada and I have caught up with all the episodes since. You are now making me company in Geneva (yeah, the one in Switzerland).
    Cheers!
    Julieta

  15. Thank you so much! And thanks for taking us to such fabulous places! 😉 Sounds amazing.

  16. Thank you so much! And thanks for taking us to such fabulous places! 😉 Sounds amazing.

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