6/2/09

Girls just want to have FUH-UN!

Today was such a blast! We left the house around 9:30 and got to the mall by 10:10 to start our day! Before we knew it, it was 1:00 and we were ready for lunch! However, I am getting ahead of myself! I had a refreshing breakfast beforehand consisting of 1 banana, 4 large strawberries and PB YOGURT (Vanilla Yogurt, 1T PB). It was delish! As a break in our shopping, we went to the Cheesecake Factory. I was planning on getting the Vietnamese Summer Shrimp Rolls, but after looking over the menu, I was intrigued by the Chopped Vegetable Salad (Darn, Word Play!). Let's just say it was like 70% lettuce....meh! I should have gotten the Shrimp Rolls! (I brought home about half).The One thing that never lets me down! ;) I ate that whole Brown loaf....plus a teeny bit more! We opted to skip the cheesecake (not a big fan) and instead, stopped in Marble Slab on the way out! I got a big swirly cone of Chocolate/Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. YUM! (my hands were so full that I could barely pay, let alone take a picture!) What a great way to cap off the day!
After shopping, I was feeling tired out and knew I needed to work up some energy instead of crashing. So I ate about 1/3 of a Chocolate Chip Clif Bar and headed to the gym around 4 (we got home at 3:30) to watch Gilmore Girls while walking on the treadmill at an incline of 13 (out of 15) for 30 minutes. This is the second day in a row that I have done this and MAN Can I feel it in the glutes!
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My Purchases (don't get too excited! I wasn't striking any goldmines!)

A glass for $4 at Anthro! I LOVE their dishes! I ALWAYS browse their markdown dishes! So fun! Two $3.50 plain tanks at Forever 21 and a super cute tank from Target for $15! Now, what in the world are those tanks perched upon?! Oh, just a PACKAGE that was on my doorstep when I came home (It totally makes my day to get a package!).
I won a contest over at An Apple A Day and opened the box to find 4 containers of Sonny & Joes Hummus! I have heard that this stuff is good; but had never been able to find it, so I was psyched! My dad immediately jumped on the Garlic Addiction variety and while I like garlic, this was a bit much for me.
I chose to try the Hummus Pinoli and it was SUPREME! So smooth and creamy with an amazingly rich flavor! :D I paired a scoop of hummus and refried black beans with carrots (2X what's pictured), 1T PB on WW bread and 4 Cherries (I LOVE cherries, but they are so expensive!). Random?! Sure, but it was exactly what I was craving and it hit the spot!
I am planning on capping off the night with a cup of Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Tea and a Holey Donut (my stash is dwindling...."sigh"!)....You still have time to enter my GIVEAWAY, so GET GOING! :D
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On a side note, I made a quick trip to the store tonight (hence, the carrots) and I picked up Spinach and Silken Tofu....Tommorrow's breakfast should be interesting...............
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Edited to add......Kashi GoLean Crunch! Yum Yum!
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Sarah's 200th Post = ANOTHER GIVEAWAY for this post of mine!
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Yet another GIVEAWAY from the adorable Jackson (haha!). [[[[Be a good friend and mention me in the comment's section when you enter! ;) ]]]]
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And another GIVEAWAY from The Daily Balance!
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I ALMOST FORGOT! FREE FLOAT NIGHT AT SONIC TOMMORROW!
Be there or be square!

16 comments:

  1. Nice new buys!! I've never actually eaten at The Cheesecake Factory so I'm missing out on this bread!

    If you like cherries, you should visit MI! We apparently are the producers of cherries and I can't stand them. There's even a cherry festival - ew! ;)

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  2. I think you guys bought up all the Celestial Seasonings Sleigh Ride Tea! I can't find any anywhere :-)

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  3. Loooveeee that bread at Cheesecake Factory!! Although I have to disagree with you on the cheesecake - I totally would've gone for it! I adore cheesecake - my wedding cake was even made of cheesecake!

    Super adorable tank from Target too. :)

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  4. Hey Emily!
    i'm so glad you liked the hummus you won on my blog giveaway!
    enjoy them! garlic one is my fav even though it stinks my breath. lol

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  5. I LOVE cheesecake factory!! Soo good.. I'm sorry about the salad.. the bread is ahh-mazing though!

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  6. What a great prize, hummus! Since I made my hummus purchase the other day I'm so into it. And funny you said cherries are expensive, I saw them at the grocery store the other day and I was shocked! Aren't in-season food supposed to be cheaper??? Ugh

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  7. I am not sure if Boar's Head is nitrite free, by the way. I would take a look at the nutrition label ingredients, or call the company (sometimes that's what it taks!)

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  8. I loooove cheesecake, so that would have been the main attraction for me! Sorry the salad wasn't good, but the desserts sound awesome (even if they weren't cheesecake, haha).

    That hummus looks so good! Ooh I love that sugar cookie tea-- I totally forgot about it! I definitely need to have some soon.

    Have a great night!

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  9. I keep seeing all of the Sonic root beer floats commercials on TV, but the closest one to my house is a good hour away :(. <3

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  10. Cute buys! I hate how expensive cherries are >.< That hummus looks yummy--can't wait to try it!!!
    <3 jess
    xoxo

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  11. I've never been to Cheesecake factory but I'd be alllllll over that bread. Everyone raves about it!

    Love the clothes and the Anthro glass- they have such great stuff in there!

    have a fab wednesday!

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  12. What a fun day- I'm totally jealous. Great buys with the hummus! Love that brown bread at Cheesecake- its SO my downfall!

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  13. I love the Cheesecake Factory! I always make a point to get a specialty cheesecake however, as it's one of my absolute FAVORITE desserts! You're right, their brown bread is so good! I've had that chopped salad before, and I wasn't too impressed with it either :-P

    Sigh for almost being out of Holey Donuts but SMILE for the giveaway! It'd be awesome to win! And Congrats on your newly found hummus collection!!!

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  14. What a fun day ~ LOVE all your cool shopping finds. I agree with you that salad - if only they had pictures of everything we would know ahead of time, right :)

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  15. yay for mall trips!
    Congrats on winning the hummus giveaway!

    http://strivingforbalance.wordpress.com/

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