Shopping Fun with Mom

Lucky me got to spend the afternoon shopping with mi madre!


But before leaving the house, my tummy was grumblin’, so I snacked on half of a PB&J sandwich, along with this strawberry-filled yogurt bowl.


I enjoyed a strawberry Chobani, and topped it off with some fresh strawberries, the rest of my banana from this morning, chia seeds, and some of my cranberry-almond granola. It had been a while since I had the strawberry CHO…I forgot how good it is!


Mom and I had a great time shopping around today and made our way into some of our favorite stores. I actually ended up finding a pair of super cute shoes while my mom was scoping out the scene in one of her favorite spots…


So nice and springy, right? I didn’t end up buying them, partly because I really don’t need them, and partly because they were a wide width and my feet are anything but wide. More like narrow and gross. Winking smile

Mid-afternoon, I started craving some caffeine (I never had my morning coffee today!) so we made a quick stop into Starbucks so I could pick up an iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato. I also snacked on a Clif Z Bar that I brought with me from home.


I did a little damage in Express today, but thanks to a coupon and a “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” sale on tees & tanks they have going on, I made out pretty well. I picked out four different tops…


These two clearly show that I’m ready for spring/summer, no? They’ll look super cute with some crisp white shorts, fa sho. Winking smile


But my favorite purchases of the day came from another favorite store of mine…Le Gourmet Chef! Are ya surprised???

I picked up a new decorating tip for my cupcake creations, along with a new scooper, which I’m *hoping* will work in my favor when it comes to cupcake baking.


You see, I’ve been using my regular cookie scoop (on the left) but since one scoop is too small, I often end up eyeballing them and they often end up uneven. Hopefully this size will do the trick!


I guess I’ll just have to bake up a batch this week to test it out…what do ya think? Winking smile

By the time I got home, I was starving, so I went the easy route and put together a couple big ‘ol salads for me and the hubby.


My salad was filled with any veggie I could find in the veggie drawer: romaine lettuce, cukes, grape tomatoes, red onion, red & yellow pepper, broccoli, carrots, dried cranberries, Chavrie goat cheese, and a few slices of oven-roasted deli turkey. I drizzled a little balsamic vinaigrette over the top and it became pure deliciousness.


Now I’m ready to settle in and FINALLY watch my beloved One Tree Hill which is back on tonight. WOO!!

I know, I’m still a teenager at heart I guess. Winking smile

Question for the Evening:

What’s the last fun item you purchased?


  1. says

    Aww what a fun shopping day with your mom. Those wedges totally are adorable but yea I’m with you with not really needing them 😉 I just had the strawberry chobani yesterday, it was definitely tasty, one of my favorites so far,

    Love your scooper purchase! Last thing fun thing I bought were a pair of huge silver hoops 😀
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  2. says

    That salad looks killer!!! I think I am going to do a salad challenge of some sort in May. I need more green-age in my life! :)

    Mom days are the best! Love the tops you got, too!!! My last fun purchase was a few sundresses from It’s like a Victoria’s Secret outlet! I got 3 dresses for $35 with shipping! Score!
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  3. says

    I use the big scoop for cupcakes also! It definitely is a lot better than the smaller one! Much easier. Also I love the 1M tip! It’s my favorite one to use! I feel like it makes my cupcakes look extra special, but I’m just biased to the star tip hehehe.

    The last fun item I purchased…. hmm…. well a FUNny purchase I made this weekend was at Michaels on super sale… Spider Man and Hannah Montanna themed Wilton food color gels. Pink is pink and red is red, it doesn’t matter if it’s meant for a pink guitar or a superhero mask!
    Mandee recently posted..Cupcakes and sweet bakes and chocolates- oh my!

  4. Rachel says

    Wow, I thought I was one of the only people left still watching One Tree Hill, I love it!! I’ve been watching since the beginning so I can’t stop now! Could you believe it about Brooke and Julian??? I was soooo mad!!! Poor Brooke can’t catch a baby break! :(

    • Courtney says

      I know!! I felt bad :( However, their super lovey-dovey stuff is starting to irritate me. I mean c’mon, who’s REALLY like that ALL the time??? 😉

  5. says

    You and your mom are gorgeous! Days with mama always make everything better :) And those shirts are so cute – I’m now officially in summer-mode, ha! P.S. what did you think of One Tree Hill? I’ve been watching since day 1.. still love it!

    • Courtney says

      I couldn’t decide about last night’s episode. I sort of liked the flashbacks, but then again, I just wanted them to get on with the story at hand!

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