Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things I'm Lovin' Lately

In no particular order, these are some things that have been making me smile lately:

1. Tillamook Cheddar Baby Loaf. The Wilsons love cheese and we're sort of snobs about it. We like the good stuff. Baby loaf is such a treat and we've got one in the fridge right now. My absolute favorite is the Tillamook Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar-- it's pretty exclusive and comes in black packaging.
2. Working out with my girlfriends. I love to sweat and I love great music! Tonight five of us girls met together at the Y for our 3rd (well, my 3rd) Zumba session! This instructor was all about the legs. Feel the burn!
3. My new Gap workout shirts. My friend Alli is basically obsessed with Gap. There isn't a week that goes by she isn't telling me about the latest deal she scored there. When Groupon had that amazing $25 for $50 at Gap deal, I scored so many great things from clearance. One was an awesome workout shirt from Gap Fit and I bought another one of a different style a few days ago. I paid $5 for one, and $8 for the other-- gotta catch Gap deals + coupon it up! Check out their whole line of Gap Fit here. I really think they're giving Lululemon a run for their money-- not to mention they are at least 50% cheaper on every item!

4. Target clearance. I bought a few pieces of clothing today for super cheap. We're talking a $4 super cute black ruffle shirt, a $3 turtleneck, and even a navy blue short peacoat for just under $13!

5. Middle schoolers. Those crazy, awkward kids make me smile. They are crazy and can be obnoxious, but they're so personable. I like them a whole lot better than those booger-picking 1st graders who tattle {realized I've never typed that word before} on one another all. day. long.

6. Trader Joes bananas. I need me some fruit. They sell their bananas for $.19 each. So that means I buy the largest, most ridiculous bananas I can find. During a cold winter, fruit is a necessity to get me through it. While I'm mentioning Trader Joes, did I ever mention that I literally google-mapped the distances from TJs to each house while we were house hunting? I love it that much. That was a deciding factor. In case you're interested, we purchased a house exactly 2.6 miles from the nearest TJs. Hey, I have my priorities.


Alli (and Tommy too!) said... [Reply to comment]

I just saw your text, I am feeling the burn too. I don't even want to get off the couch to go to bed.

Wow. Good call on taking a Zumba.

Erin Farrell Speer said... [Reply to comment]

I will take middle schoolers over tattling 1st graders any day, too. Middle schoolers are funny and awkward and do ridiculous things to get you through the day. Tattling makes you want the day to be over already. Not to mention the 1st graders love of their morning "routine" and willingness to tell you when you are doing it "wrong"!

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

love me some TJs. the closest one is 2 hrs away. but i have made the trek up there several times. cheese snobs? that's so cute. i've never been a cheese expert myself, but for some reason that cheese block looks mighty tasty. and yay for zumba!

Newlywed Next Door said... [Reply to comment]

I love TJs too! And I do the same thing with the bananas. I could eat bananas all day long.

e Liz said... [Reply to comment]

A good shakin' it burn - Yessss (as opposed to my crazy elliptical doin' it cold & hard burn the other day - noo ;0). Trader Joe's is my fav too!! Thanks to my so. Cal. mom/fam for the inspiration. So many products I love (tea tree oil body wash, joe's pepperment o's, low fat whipped cream cheese, tikki masala) - I could go on and on. We get our tilamook and other cheese goodness at Costco; they just had a great jalapeño one the other day which we are enjoying. :)

Katie Truelove said... [Reply to comment]

I say you have excellent taste and priorities!!!:) Now I need to go find some cheese to snack on...veganhood would never work for me;)

Ashley H said... [Reply to comment]

There is never a dull moment in middle school and that is why I teach it! Glad that you are experiencing the joy of being in the middle school setting!

Everyday Mom Ideas said... [Reply to comment]

My sister's into zumba right now, she says its a lot of fun!