I've Never Had Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream...

...until Saturday.
UM, I have been missing out!
I think it always weirded me out since it's green, but I finally caved and
tried some and oh. my. gosh. NEW FAVORITE! So delicious. Move over
chocolate chip cookie dough ;)

Adam & I went to the beach on Saturday night to watch the sunset :)
He asked if I wanted to stop and get some ice cream, and although I'm
a health nut, I cannot say no to ice cream. It's my weakness!

We had a lot of fun...but then again, when don't we?!
As usual, Adam took all of these lovely pictures :)
I sure do love that guy!

And in case you were wondering about my outfit...

Dress: Cotton On
Sandals: DSW
Cross body bag/Belt/Necklace/Sunglasses: Target


If you're new here (welcome!) and don't know what my Smell the Roses
tasks are all about, you can find out everything you need to know here!

The reason I shared these pictures today is because last week's task was a bit hard to take pictures of. The task was to clean out your closet and donate what you don't use anymore. Well I did and dang...I got rid of two trash bags FULL of stuff! But I didn't really find posting pictures of my piles of clothes/shoes/bags to be of great interest so you got beach pictures instead :) I do have one picture to share from cleaning out my closet/drawers...

She always, always, always has to be in the middle of everything and I'm telling you,
she doesn't miss a beat! Anyway, like I said, I got rid of 2 trash bags full of stuff.
I brought them to my Mom's house yesterday, because Red Cross stops there once a month for donations :) It blows my mind to know that I can get rid of 2 full bags of stuff and not even blink an eye. I am blessed beyond words, and I don't take that for granted. I really hope that the stuff I donated makes its way to someone who isn't as fortunate as I am. Did you do a little bit of spring cleaning and donate anything? I'd love to read about it, so grab a button & link up!


This week's task:
Surprise someone just because.

Don't you just love when you get surprised? I know it makes me slow down and appreciate the moment. This task is actually inspired by something that happened when Adam & I went to the beach. We were about to pay for parking, when someone called us over to their car and gave us their parking pass that still had like an hour and a half of time on it. It seems like a small gesture, but it totally made our night!

So this week, let's surprise someone. It can be a stranger, a neighbor, a best friend, a boyfriend, a husband...you can leave them a note, buy them lunch, make them a special treat. There are no boundaries with this task, which is why I'm so excited about it :) I think I already know who I'm going to surprise and what I'm going to do!

I want to take a few seconds to thank all of you who participate in my little weekly tasks! I look forward to Monday every week just so I can see what you guys did :) I seriously have the best readers, and I want you to know that appreciate every single one of you!

Happy Monday, loves!


  1. yummm, i love mint chocolate chip ice cream! can't believe you'd never had it!

    and my kitty always gets in drawers like that, too. he always has to be involved!

  2. you two are too adorable - i love that dress!!! and look at that little rascal kitty xo she is hilarious

  3. I love Mint Choc Chip ice cream!!

    This weeks task sounds like fun! I'm thinking now about who I can surprise! xx

  4. Chocolate Mint has always been one of my favs. I think the mint green is so pretty!

  5. I love Mint Chocolate Chip..yum!
    and I will definitely be cleaning out my closet this week..especially because we're going to do some shopping on Saturday. yay! :)

  6. how have you been LIVING!?!?! :P

    and aahh!! these pictures are WONDERFUL!! I love them!! and your dress toooo!!

  7. My eyes got super big when I read you have NEVER HAD chocolate chip ice cream?! Omw. Seriously. My favorite. For real. Hahaha :)) my family is serious about our mint chocolate chip ice cream. Haha anyways... I am excited for this weeks smell the roses!!

    I mean I know I tell you that a lot but I mean it!
    U a super jealous of you and adam's beach date!

    Cleaning out my closet is on my list of things to do this week… opps… welcome to my life ALWAYS RUNNING LATE.

    ALSO SUPPPPPPER excited about next weeks link upppppp/task!

    love love loooooove

  9. Cute dress! That picture of Boots is so cute and man she has grown. I really need to work on participating in the smell the roses tasks. Nice sunset!

  10. Say whattt?! Mint chocolate chip is the best flavor ever!! I really want to take part in Smell the Roses if I get a chance to post on it today :)

    xo Shane

  11. This post title made my jaw drop!

    Take that ice cream and turn it into a milkshake. Mint choc chip milkshakes trump shamrock shakes all.day.

  12. You two look so good together...

    You and Adam look great too! ;-)

    That was my attempt to make a joke about you and mint choc chip ice cream because we all know your love affair now hah

    I will totally join in this week! I have been cleaning out clothes for awhile.
    Have a lovely day! :-)

  13. I am not a fan of mint ice cream, but I'm glad you like it! Your cat is precious and you and Adam look so good together! Great pictures!

  14. Oh I definitely want some ice cream right now. And a trip to the beach! The pics look gorgeous and that sounds like such a fun night :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  15. So cute!! We both had a good beach weekend! You and your bf are so cute :)
    And Im super jealous that you get to enjoy the beach ALL the time!

  16. I am not a HUGE mint fan, but I will say mint chocolate chip is delicious!! My fave is cookie dough (yumm) and my beloved pistachio ice cream!! So good. Try it sometime, you won't regret it!! ;)

    The beach pics make me so jealous!! I wish I could take date days/nights with Matt to the beach. You are stinkin' precious, too! Always.

    Love you!!

  17. i've never had mint choc chip ice cream either! & i have no idea why bc i love mint/choc combo!

    & i actually just had cookies & cream for the first time this year!

    i'm going to try mint choc chip ASAP! :)

  18. You are the cutest thang of all mankind! Love your dress... super cute and summery!! And I'm so jay you guys (1) have ice cream and (2) are at the beach! I miss the beach soooo much :/ In due time I shall be reunited with my Cali roots once again!

    Happy Monday! And I'm soooo gonna shoot for your Smell the Roses task this week for a link up :)

  19. WHAT!!! All I can focus on is that you'd never had mint choco chip until this weekend. You HAVE been missing out. It's definitely my favorite. You really can't go wrong with it. Ummm…I need to read the rest of your post bc I just scrolled down after I saw the first sentence to yell at you. ;)

  20. I'm totally loving this week's task, not what to surprise M with is the question. I didn't do last week's task of donating more clothes, but I'm going to need to get on that soon. M was opening all our drawers being silly and was like "wow you have a lot of clothes." I claim to wear them all, but I don't think I do...

  21. You are adorable. I'm so glad you tried and loved Mint chocolate chip ice cream! Now I want some!

  22. You are adorable. I'm so glad you tried and loved Mint chocolate chip ice cream! Now I want some!

  23. A few things:
    1) I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream! You have definitely been missing out :)

    2) You are too cute for words. I love all your outfits and accessories!

    3) Boots is adorable! I am a cat lover and my cat always has to be in the middle of everything too :)

    4) Is that Coach Poppy perfume? If so, I'm jealous :)

    Have a great week girl!!

    <3 Jamie

  24. i want some ice cream now! mmm!

  25. I have never had Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream before, but your post makes it sound very tasty. I like how organized your blog is.

  26. you are so cute! i want to be on the beach right now! : )

  27. I also can't believe you've never had mint chocolate chip ice cream! It's my favorite and has been since I was really little. Actually, I love pretty much anything mint so the ice cream is must-have for me, LOL. Your outing to the beach looked really fun - and have to admit, I'm pretty jealous! We live by a really big lake but there's no real beach anywhere near here (hundreds of miles away). Guess I'll have to deal with fresh water... :(

  28. I've already told you that I love mint anything, but did I also tell you that I love that dress and you?

    Because I do.

  29. Mint Chocolate Chip is my all time favorite ice cream. So glad that you finally tried it!

  30. OMG hon! You've never had mint choco chip?! I'm so excited that you've become a fan! I gotta say, that Baskin Robbin's has the best "green" ice cream I've ever tasted (okay, as a kid, the only kind of ice cream I would eat was the green kind, be it pistachio or mint, it didn't matter, just as long as it was green!)


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