What a great afternoon!! I got to spend my entire lunch outside, enjoying the beautiful weather, eating some yummy food, and finishing it off with a little fun shopping! ;) Let’s start with lunch first…
Today’s lunch included a trip to Salad Creations, which you may remember I visited about a month ago for the first time. I LOVE a place that lets you create your own salad with as many veggies as you want :) Last time, I got the full size and totally STUFFED myself after I ate the whole thing… :oops: So today, I decided to go with the “Jr.” size, which was still pretty hefty in size.
I started with a spring mix base, and included tomatoes, cukes, peas, beets, grapes, carrots, & an egg for some protein. I got a side of their Caribbean Mango dressing, and used about 1/2 of the container…it really didn’t need that much!
I polished this baby off no problem. ;) It was super tasty, and I’m so glad I decided to add the grapes. The little hint of sweetness every couple bites made this salad that much better.
After lunch, my mentor and I decided to head back over to the same cafe we did last time, Mocha Lisa’s, and we finished up the rest of our meeting with a sweet treat
I got this chocolate chunk cookie, which was deliciously chocolaty, crunchy, and chewy all at the same time. I knew ahead of time that I wanted to save 1/2 for the hubby, but when I saw the pretty presentation on the plate, I knew it would be trouble. So, I asked for a “to-go” bag, promptly broke it in 1/2, and put it out of sight before I devoured the whole thing. Things got a little “melty” on the way home
To go along with my cookie half, I also ordered a Cinnamon Sticky Bun flavored iced coffee. HOLY YUMM! this flavor was out of this world…it must have been gone within 5 minutes
Once we finished our meeting, I decided to make a quick trip into HomeGoods. This store has some GREAT deals and such cute items! Look what I found today…
My new “summery” plate was only $1.99, my new smoothie cup was only $2.49, and my new oatmeal bowl was only $2.99. How great is that!!
While I was waiting to check out at the register, I almost jumped up and down right in the middle of the line when I found THIS:
Have you guys ever seen these?!?!? I’ve been keeping an eye out for one of these for months, but had no luck…until today! :-D I always hate throwing my bag on some dirty floor in a restaurant, and these are the perfect solution. It even came with a carrying pouch. How neat is that?!?
All you do is stick it on the end of the table, hook your purse to the end, and you’re good to go!
My whole purchase today only came to $15.00 – now that’s my kinda shopping!
Tonight, Jay has a softball game in his men’s league, so it looks like I’ll probably be headin’ down there to cheer him on. Until then, I’m going to try to catch up on my ENORMOUS stack of magazines and throw in a session of Pilates.
Did any of you guys happen to see the killer dress that Michelle Obama wore last night for the State Dinner? How GORGEOUS is this dress, from designer Peter Soronen.
I totally love her sense of style! She always looks so classic yet chic & polished at the same time. I totally consider her a style icon of today!
Who do you consider to be a “style icon”??