My sister Sarah introduced me to the wonderful world of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s a few years ago. Since neither store is located very close to where we live, whenever we feel the urge to walk through aisles of fresh produce, all-natural foods, and endless peanut butter choices, it requires almost an entire day. A wonderfully fun and delicious day of taste-testing and food browsing! 😉
I don’t do a ton of actual shopping, when I’m there; but I absolutely love to browse all of the options. It’s pretty much a foodie’s paradise, and I have fun picking up something new to try every time. And there are a few staples that I have to stock up on. Like cheese sticks.
Trader Joe’s makes the best cheese sticks!
And did I mention the taste-testing? I tried some absolutely delicious cheese, and Sarah fell in love with some freshly baked, crusty bread.
On this trip, I picked up some all-natural poptarts, because Nate has been begging me to buy some. I’m hoping the healthier version will satisfy his sweet craving! I also picked up some Trader Joe taco shells and some canned salmon. (Salmon has been SO expensive at the grocery store lately, and these two cans were still cheaper than buying a pound of fresh fish. I’m hoping to turn these into salmon patties or a yummy pasta salad).
There’s a great TJMaxx in the same area; so after our food shopping, we usually stop there for some more browsing. I found an absolutely adorable pair of summer wedges that are brown with some leopard print accents. They were only $20, but I decided that I didn’t need them right now. But after I put them back, my mom picked them up and insisted on buying them for me! 🙂
Even if she hadn’t done that, I have to say that my mom rocks! She really, really does!!
I mean, what mom would jump on board, when her daughter spotted some jumpsuits and exclaimed, “Let’s try them on just for fun!”? Somehow I managed to pick out the loudest jumpsuit in the store, and Sarah and I both had an issue with the length.
But my mom? She actually really pulled it off and looked quite amazing!
Girls just want to have funnnn… Oh, Girls, they just want to have fun!
AND that is just what we had. Lots and lots of fun!!
Sometimes I feel as though I’m one of the richest girls on the face of the planet… and it’s definitely not because of the amount of money that I do (or don’t) have! 🙂