Last summer, UnREAL and Mr. Robot proved that summer TV could be just as good as the real thing, and this summer’s new shows picked up right where those left off. But the number one show you need to be watching right now is CBS’s BrainDead.
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Apple and Cucumber Cooler Recipe by Girl Cooks World
Nothing is better on a warm summer day than a light and refreshing beverage. The Apple and Cucumber Cooler by Cate of Girl Cooks World is a healthy and incredibly easy way to quench your thirst. Cate’s been kind enough to share the recipe for this delicious two ingredient wonder with us and I can already hear your taste-buds thanking her!
The Daily Quirk is now So Fetch Daily!
You went to bed and this site was The Daily Quirk. Now you woke up today to So Fetch Daily. Don’t worry, you didn’t slip into an alternate universe à la Fringe. We’ve re-branded and re-focused our site and content in an attempt to bring you an even more awesome reading and viewing experience.
So Fetch Daily will continue to bring you the exciting event and entertainment coverage TDQ was known for, but we’re upping our game by including a stronger focus on women’s lifestyle features and the issues that matter most to our readers.
What you can expect from the change? We’ve given our writers and contributors more freedom than ever to express their individual voices and unique opinions, so you can look forward to more diverse content, a lot more personality and a good dose of humor.
For more info on So Fetch Daily, check out our nifty new About page.
P.S. Sorry if you got excited for a minute there thinking Joshua Jackson was about to show up and help you save the world.
What We’re Loving Right Now: Constellation Glassware by The UncommonGreen
I wouldn’t really call myself an avid lover of astrology, but there is just something about space and astrology themed home goods that really gets me excited. Perhaps it’s because I think it’ll make me seem fancier than I am, or just a degree smarter than the average person. Whatever the reason behind it, when I came across The UncommonGreen’s new Constellation Glassware, I instantly fell in love. Continue reading
Italian Drunken Noodles Recipe by The Cozy Apron
If you have never tried Thai Pad Kee Mao, better known in the United States as “Drunken Noodles,” you have no idea what you have been missing. I’ve taken trains and subways, walked in the rain, and as a poor college student, scoured for loose change in my room to be able to pay just to get my hands on this dish. To say I like this spicy Thai chili and basil noodle dish, is a very large understatement and sitting here writing this article is making my contemplate scrapping what I’m doing to drive two towns over to get some Drunken Noodles right now. So when I saw Cozy Apron had an Italian Drunken Noodle Recipe, I had to check it out.
I admit, the idea of an Italian version of this very Thai dish had me a little skeptical at first, but even more curious. I love Italian food, but I wasn’t sure how it would translate to the Drunken Noodle experience. But after checking out the recipe, it really makes sense. The biggest switch up to the dish is the use of tomato based sauce in place of soy and fish sauce, but otherwise it’s a very similar Drunken Noodle experience. The Spicy Italian Sausage replaces the kick of Thai Chilis, and although it’s a different type of basil used here, it along with the use of the very same Thai noodles adds familiarity to the dish.
If you would like to mambo italiano your way into some Drunken Noodle, check out the Full Recipe over at Cozy Apron!
DIY Crepe Paper Flowers by Let’s Do Something Crafty
Spring is in full bloom, but for those of us with allergies it can be hard to enjoy the beauty of flowers when it means sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes are an added bonus. But rejoice, my flora deprived friends, we found a DIY that will let you add a touch of color to your home with some stems that won’t have you reaching for the tissues… but will have you reaching for the crepe paper!
Let’s Do Something Crafty has come up with an simple way to make your own bouquet of DIY Crepe Paper Flowers and it’s so easy that even the most Pinterest-failed among us can pull and poof it off! It’s also extremely inexpensive, requiring very few materials with the most important being crepe paper, and who doesn’t have an extra roll laying around from a party to practice with before committing to the DIY? So bring the colors of Spring inside without the risk of allergies by making yourself some of these crepe paper blossoms! Check out the Full DIY at Let’s Do Something Crafty.
Quirky Item of the Week: Plant Nanny App
Imagine the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Multiply it by ten. Are you imagining something absolutely, incredibly adorable? Yes? Good. Now let me ask you this: Does this little bundle of joy you’ve got conjured up in your head also help you stay healthy? Oh… It doesn’t? But now you’re probably starting to think that something this cute and helpful would be pretty darn amazing, right? Well, then, I’ve got just the app for you!
It’s Fourdesire’s Plant Nanny, and it’s something you should start downloading right now!
Here’s the gist of it: You choose a plant you want to grow – you unlock more options as you keep playing – and then you water it periodically throughout the day. But what makes it interesting is that you’re only allowed to feed it when you drink water.
Basically, your goal is to drink enough water to help your plant grow. To do this quickly, you’ll have to drink 100% of the water needed for someone of your height, weight, and activity level (all of which you will input when you start your Plant Nanny experience).
As you help your little cactus or devil’s ivy grow big and strong, you’re also helping yourself become healthier at the same time! It’s a bonding experience. Do a good job and your plant will be all smiles! Do a bad job and your plant may begin to wilt or even die. So, seriously, drink a lot of water – this is high stakes stuff!
It’s the perfect app if you enjoy cuteness and know you need to be drinking more water, like me. And best of all, it’s free!
So look it up in your phone’s app store, give it a try, and start living a happier, healthier and cuter life!
What We’re Loving Right Now: Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor
Most of us love to travel. Jet-setting off to somewhere warm sounds pretty great as I sip a hot tea in the middle of March in Central Wisconsin. The only down side of packing for air travel? You know it ladies… packing the cosmetics and shower kit bag. Is it three three-ounce bottles or three three-ounce bags? Ugh. You need to take it all, but it’s always so hard to fit everything neatly.
Well prepare to say goodbye to those packing-for-flight woes. Gillette’s new Venus Snap with Embrace Razor will make sure that your shaving needs won’t be left at home due to lack of space in your bag. (I mean bags, let’s be realistic.)
The Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor is adorable. Who ever is responsible for this cute mini design deserves an award. With ladies who are on the go clearly in mind this razor fits the bill for year-round jet-setting adventures.
The Snap features a mini version of the traditional Venus Embrace easy to grip handle that is great for traveling and storing. The Snap also comes with its own portable compact and the Venus Embrace 5 blade refill, which is a personal favorite of mine. The Snap fits any cartridge, so if you have another preference in blade refills feel free to indulge.
You can buy the Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor at most drugstores, Target and Walmart for about $10 USD. According to the product’s webpage, “You’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.” What’s not to love? Let us know what you think about the Snap with Embrace Razor in the comments below!
Cheryl Strayed shares her words of inspiration in ‘Brave Enough’
If you haven’t caught on to my Cheryl Strayed obsession yet, I may doubt how well you know me, or how closely you follow my writing. It’s been a year to the date since I first picked up her New York Times best-selling memoir, Wild, and I am here to remind you (yet again) that Strayed is one of the most bad ass writers of our time. She has entire websites dedicated to her quotes, and a cult fan following including celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. Her words of inspiration and courage are laid across coffee mugs, clothing, and even inked permanently on skin. Her prose is both haunting and poetic, as she often reminds readers to use the world as a teacher and bravery as a guiding force.
This fall you can carry Strayed’s words of wisdom with you in her upcoming book, Brave Enough. The book will be released October 27 as a collection of quotes from her novels and memoir, Wild. In a statement, Strayed explains the power quotes have had in her own life, “From the comic to the profound, the simple to the complex, the sorrowful to the ecstatic, the inspiring to the stern, whenever I need consolation or encouragement, a clear-eyed perspective or a swift kick in the pants — which is often — quotes are what I turn to.”
Allow Strayed’s words to bring you to new truths, and give yourself the opportunity to get to know the woman who is a true warrior of love. And, should you find yourself needing more convincing, check out some of my favorite quotes she’s written below.
Don’t surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn’t true anymore.
Forward is the direction of real life.
Forgiveness doesn’t just sit there like a pretty boy in a bar. Forgiveness is the old fat guy you have to haul up the hill.
Be brave enough to break your own heart.
The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherf*cking shit out of it.
Quirky Item of the Week: ‘Doctor Who’ K-9 Slippers
Do I love Doctor Who? Affirmative. That’s why I’m so excited about ThinkGeek’s line of Doctor Who merchandise, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better? They add these K9 slippers, which will not only keep your feet warm but will also provide you with a companion for your long Doctor Who marathons.
Each slipper is fashioned to look like K9’s head and body, and it’s probably good that they emphasized the dog aspect over the robot aspect because robotic slippers don’t sound the least bit comfortable. With these K9 slippers, however, your feet are bound to be both comfortable and adorable.
And if you have friends who also like Doctor Who, go ahead and get them a pair! K9 was featured in both Classic and New Who, so it won’t matter when they started watching. Everyone knows K9!
Ready to buy a pair or two? Of course K9’s response would be “affirmative,” and yours should be too. Check out the K9 slippers at ThinkGeek to start – or continue – your Doctor Who collection.
Quirky Item of the Week: Melting Clock
In the modern world, try as you might, you’ll never get away from time. It’s everywhere you look — your phone, computer screen and your watch, if you still wear one. Wherever you go, time is sure to follow. Sadly, time dictates our life in many ways, which is why it’s important to keep careful track of it, and yet equally important to remind the time who’s boss. Salvador Dali understood this. He melted and warped his clocks to illustrate that the schedules and deadlines we submit to are arbitrary increments of time, created by humans, who have no idea what they’re doing.
Step into Salvador Dali’s dream world with the addition of a single quirky item in your room: the legendary Melting Clock, in three dimensions. Not only is it practical in keeping perfect time, but unlike other clocks, the melting clock shows us that time is just a figment of our collective imaginations. The surreal appearance of the clock reminds us not to take time too seriously.
So if you’re looking for more weirdness in your life, look no further. Next time reality gets just a little bit too real, give yourself a healthy dose of surrealism.
Her Universe debuts new gifts for fangirls just in time for the holidays!
For this fangirl, shopping can be a headache. All I want is a T-shirt declaring my love for all of my favorite nerdy series, but my mother yells I should ask for “real” clothing that doesn’t have comic book logos on the front. Continue reading
Must have Stationery: Etsy Edition
For those of us who still enjoy the ancient practice of handwriting letters, finding cool stationery is the equivalent of all you modern folk finding the perfect phone case. It’s that level of exciting.
Quirky Item of the Week: Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
Calling all foodies! If you are the type of person who considers him or herself a foodie, or a person with a particular interest in food, then rejoice in the genius that is the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. When you are a true foodie you seek the best in cuisine and savor in unique foods and tastes to satisfy your hobby. However, the reality is that not every dish you come across is going to be exactly to your liking.
Whether you find yourself at restaurant or enjoying a dinner at a friend’s place chances are you are going to come across a dish that could use a little more flavor, or a dish that is lacking in a certain spice. Or perhaps you like certain seasonings on your foods that some may consider unconventional. Enter the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. This pocket-sized set of organic seasonings could just be the thing to save your meal, and satisfy your taste buds without the risk of offending the chef.
This stack of seasonings is not only organic, but it is moisture and humidity resistant and customizable because you can remove the seasonings that you do not want! And you can feel good about your purchase because adults at Brooklyn Unlimited with physical, medical, mental and emotional disabilities assemble each Mobile Foodie Kit in Brooklyn, NY. And while the food you are putting the seasoning on may not be organic you can rest assured that the seasonings are certified by the Department of Agriculture as products grown entirely without hormones, pesticides, or bioengineering. After all, your body is a temple and you cannot pollute it with non-organic seasonings on top of that cheeseburger/pasta dish/or double fried French fries!