Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Care Package and Some Groceries!!

Hey everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend. As I mentioned previously, sadly it was not a long weekend for me but I still enjoyed it. I took the weekend to re-charge and really try to rest. I started reading the book #Girlboss and I really like it! It's pretty different from the show and I actually like it a lot more. I also did some meal planning and I've got some pretty great meals coming up this week. Of course it meant a second trip to the grocery store because clearly thinking ahead wasn't on the agenda this week, ha!

On Saturday I was greeted at home (after work) by a really wonderful vegan care package from the lovely Bianca from Vegan Crunk!! We all know and love her amazing vegan Southern cooking, her reviews, of course her amazing blog and cookbook and I personally LOVE following her journey as a runner. She completed a full marathon and I think that is so inspiring and incredible. I also really enjoy following her detoxes each January and I found out about Kris Carr because of her blog! Finally, her fur baby crew is so adorable and she has a dog named Maynard! Yaaaaasssss!!!!!

Bianca was so kind to pick out some local Memphis vegan snacks and treats and sent them over to me. Check out what she sent!

Yum!!! In the top left is a bag of Green Goddess flavored popcorn!! I've never heard of that before and it sounds amazing! She said that her friend makes it and sells it at Whole Foods. Very cool!  The top right is Lydia's Sun Butter Cookies and they are made by a local company called Lydia's Kitchen. Below the cookies is a bag of Nikki's Hot Ass Chips (that name is everything!!) in the cool version because apparently the hot ones are HOT. I'm so glad she sent the cool version because I doubt I'd be able to handle the super spicy! She also sent an adorable Made In Memphis magnet and some cute Herbivore stickers!

Thank you so much for the amazing package Bianca!! I'll make sure to let you all know how awesome it all is once I start trying everything!!

I went to Trader Joe's on Sunday to get some stuff for the week and I figured I'd share that haul.

Romaine, Persian Cucumbers, baby carrots and some peaches (!!!).

Apple juice, orange juice and Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze. Yes, I know the juice is pasteurized but that's not something that bothers me. I'm going to use the orange juice in smoothies by the way.

Jasmine rice and some Soy Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream because why not?

I saw these Fruit & Nut discs in the new items section and decided to give them a try! There is a fig and walnut flavor and a date, hazelnut and cacao flavor. I couldn't decide between the two so I grabbed both of these. There is a third kind but to be honest I don't even remember what it is. I'll let you know how these are when I try them too!

As I mentioned above I ended up meal planning after the grocery store (I mean honestly, why?) and realized that I needed to grab a few more things so I ran out to the store but didn't think to take a photo. I picked up an eggplant, some asparagus, zucchini, granny smith apples and of course some stuffed grape leaves. I am making some really great meals this week and I can't wait to show you!

Speaking of great meals, I was going to wait until Sunday to post this with the rest of my meals but I couldn't wait, haha! This was a Mediterranean plate I had for dinner on Sunday night and it was every bit as good as it looked!

This is my planner spread for this week. I went patriotic for Memorial Day and you can't tell by this picture but it is foiled and absolutely gorgeous. You can kind of see the stars in the foiling on the Friday firework full box. I really love how this came out and I'll use the rest of this kit for 4th of July. Seriously, I LOVE getting two weeks out of each kit now and that I can buy fewer sheets from each kit and still get two weeks out of it. Really helps the wallet, ha!

That's all for today's post! I hope that you are all rested after your weekend! I'll see you back here on Saturday!


  1. What a great package!! I can't wait to hear how it all is!
    I almost always prefer the book over the movie/tv show. I finished How To Murder Your Life, so I might see if the library has GirlBoss for my next read.
    Great haul, I can't wait to see what you make! That cherry chocolate chip ice cream is the best, and you can't beat the price! Someone I watch on YouTube (No Egg Craig) works at Trader Joes and he was just talking about those fruit discs. I think you made the right choice. The third flavor was apricot and something and he said it wasn't that great. I'll have to check those out.

    1. It really is a wonderful package!! I'm so excited to try everything!

      Haha I'm going to request How To Murder Your Life (it has to be sent to my library) to read next! It should be in by the time I finish Girlboss :)

      Thanks! I really like this ice cream. It has a great texture, tastes like Cherry Garcia, is twice the size and a great price. You seriously can't go wrong. It's a nice treat!

      That's so funny! I actually really like dried apricots but the other flavors just sounded so much better. I think I'll try them for snack tomorrow. I'll have to check him out!

  2. That is a good care package. I need to up my game with this care package biz.

    Your little Mediterranean party looks like so much fun. I ate too much of that Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream back in the day. Wonder why they never came up with more flavors?

    1. Your care packages are amazing!! You need so give yourself some credit ;)

      That dish was so delicious and super filling. That ice cream is really good. They have vanilla as well and they also have the chocolate sorbet and the mango mochi and coffee mochi. If they made a coffee chocolate chip ice cream I would never buy anything else, ha! SLowly but surely they are upping their frozen dessert game :)

  3. Cute patriotic stickers, and it totally feels like summer holiday season now! Your Med plate could be served at a restaurant! I'm super curious about the new TJ items - I hope they're delicious! I'm still bummed about all of the meatless fare being out of the frozen section, but I suppose I shouldn't be eating that stuff anyway.

    Such a great care package! It's fun to see what other regions have in their stores!

    1. I love this layout and the foiled stickers are so so pretty! Haha thanks! The plate was delicious. I still haven't tried the discs but I'll let you know when I do! I know, I wish they would bring back the crispy tenders because they have the best price on those.

      I know, she did a great job! What I've tried so far is delicious!