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Shiny and New

How it today already half over? I feel like it’s gone by way too fast today.

We got a new vacuum! We have the Kenmore CleanScape, which is one of the best rated in Consumer Reports and not too heavy, which is good since we have 2 floors. Nick’s already been vacuuming today and he “called” getting to vacuum this weekend – no problem there  🙂  I’ll let him use it on the whole house first to test it out!

I also got my new pair of glasses! They’re OP frames and so cute. Brown on the outside, blue on the inside.


Love them! And I’m so happy to have glasses that have the right prescription lenses in them.

Grocery shopping was good, too. I totally refilled the fridge today:

  • romaine hearts
  • sale package of mixed baby romaine (got it for only .69 with a coupon!)
  • sale package of portobello caps
  • scallions
  • cilantro
  • bananas
  • zucchini
  • yellow squash
  • small red onions
  • broccoli
  • celery
  • stoplight peppers (1 red, yellow and green)
  • serrano pepper
  • peaches and nectarines from the market!!! yay 🙂
  • cut sweet potato wedges for only .69 with coupon
  • 1 oikos plain small yogurt (coupon for $1 off)
  • 2 Fage: one with cherry for Nick, plain for me. on sale 2/$3
  • eggs
  • egg whites
  • almond milk
  • ricotta
  • coconut water to try
  • chicken breast (sale)
  • turkey sausages
  • buns
  • corn from market
  • brownie for Nick, ww brownie for me from market
  • face wash
  • new face lotion
  • new razor for me
  • tortilla chips
  • beer for chicken dish
  • 8 roll package of paper towels (sale)
  • 8 roll package of tp (sale)
  • 2 boxes kleenex (sale)

All for less than $100! I’m surprised it wasn’t more with all the paper towels, toilet paper, face wash/lotion, and razor – especially since those are things I don’t buy every week.

Nick had asked for some hot dogs or sausages to grill up for lunch today, so I bought some lean sweet italian turkey sausage that will also go into a meal this weekend.


Nick grilled all the sausages along with 1/2 a green, yellow, and red pepper. He had his ON a bun – I made mine into a big salad.


I took about 2-3 cups of the baby romaine and topped it with a cut up turkey sausage, 1 yellow tomato from our garden, and some of the grilled peppers.

Instead of eating my sausage on a bun, I spread a little olive oil spread on the split bun and topped it with garlic salt and parsley and had Nick grill it to make an easy “garlic bread”. Yum! It was good! I need to remember to do that again.

We just got the rugs in the wash, and I still have a few loads left that I’ll be working on all weekend. Nick is messing around with the vacuum still and I need to decide on dinner….too many choices now!

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I don’t think I’ve shopped this much since the day after Thanksgiving!  🙂  We had so much fun today.

First we hit up the Amish market – I got a bunch of stuff – some I needed, some I didn’t, but that doesn’t really matter, right?

  • oat groats!  (heather, I know you’ll be proud – I need an idea of how to make oatgurt without that heating dish)
  • wheat flakes, they look just like old fashioned oats
  • walnuts
  • pecans
  • orange blossom honey
  • smoked paprika for cheap! a whole container was only $2!
  • whole wheat couscous
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • chia seeds! I was so excited to find these. I can’t wait to try them.

We came back home, dropped off our bags, and headed downtown to grab some lunch.


Nick’s mom took us to this really cute little place called the “Tea Room” – it was the perfect place for just us girls to have lunch.


It was pretty small and very busy! Apparently, they are always packed and have lots of reservations, but I loved this little place. They do not have a very large menu, but everything from the scones, quiche, soups, and salads sounded amazing.


The tables are all set with all different, non matching tea cups and they offer over 100 varieties of tea! I would love to come back for their actual afternoon tea, which is from 2-5 each day. Maybe next time  😉




I had the Ann Hardesty’s Chef Salad, which had local turkey, ham, cheese, tomatoes, red pepper, and some croutons along with an orange-mustard dressing. Yum! It also came with this amazing little cheddar biscuit that I saved for the last part of my meal.

I had their unsweet iced tea of the day, which was a mango madness. This was the perfect light lunch for us ladies! I can’t wait to go back.

And then.

We shopped.

And shopped.

And shopped.

The sad thing? The only place we got to was Kohl’s 🙂 I don’t have one near me, so I always want to go when we’re here, and we were in there for over 3 hours! I think we tried on the entire store between the 3 of us. We also helped this lady in the dressing room pick out a dress to wear for a wedding this afternoon – she was kind of freaking out because the zipper broke on the dress she was wearing. She had stopped in to Kohl’s to try to find a dress for a wedding that was at 4:30 today! We helped her decide on a dress to wear and she looked beautiful. It was fun to help another girl find a fabulous dress.

You think we got some good stuff?

Now, some of my stuff was birthday presents from my mom and Nick’s mom, but most of this is their stuff anyways.


This is Nick’s mom’s pile – and yes, that is a little deep fryer in the back. She decided they needed to be able to those deep fried oreos at home.


The middle section is my mom’s stuff she got – we all got the cutest stuff!


And this is my pile  🙂  AND, all of our stuff was on sale. We got some great deals, and Nick’s mom and I got some good skirts + hats for our trip to Honduras next month, which is good because I actually did need those.

We missed you Melissa, Maleasa, and Tiff!

Whew! I’m worn out!


I had one of these ciders when we got back (and after we did our little fashion show and tried everything on again). I love having girls time.

We’re working on dinner and I’m hoping we eat soon! All that shopping has made me hungry.

I think there will also be a trip to Kline’s dairy bar tonight for some local ice cream….but we shall see.

I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday!

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