TIL #3 – Ben & Jerry’s
What’s not to like? I love their sense of humor, I love their social mission, and I love their delicious ice cream! As a native New Englander (though not a Vermonter) I have felt a sort of native pride about this company since I first visited the factory in 1987. And just in time for my “Things I Like Thursday” they announce their newest flavor – Schweddy Balls! If you don’t get the reference (hint: it is from a SNL sketch starring Alec Baldwin) click on the image and it will bring you to the Ben & Jerry’s new flavor announcement.
TIL #2 – Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Laundry Detergent in Baby Blossom
My love for this product borders on obsession. I used Dreft at first, and I liked that but thought it was a bit expensive, and was looking for something a little more green, a little less chemically. This is it. I adore the smell. At first I thought it was too weak smelling – I was used to the super powered scents of detergents like Tide. Now I use it on my own clothes as well as Mr. Pickle Pumpkin’s clothes. It smells un.be.lieve.a.ble. and it works. Considering the amount of smooshed-in berry yogurt that ended up in Mr. PP’s shirt the other day I consider that the most important part. And me and Mr. PP are a lot less itchy now that we’re using something less chemically. Win/win!