Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grocery Haul and Some Randomness

Hey everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend. Thank you all so much for your kindness last week, I always appreciate your support and nice words. I'm feeling better from the bronchitis (the cough is lingering but not nearly as bad) and I just tried to have a balance of resting and being productive and I think I achieved that. I'm looking forward to having a long weekend, my first one since the holidays last year and plan on having that same balance of rest and productivity. I'm really looking to get rid of some of my physical clutter in my life in attempt to ease my mental clutter as well. I've started but I'm looking to really make a dent this weekend.

I have some grocery hauls and a few random pictures to share with you:


This haul is from H-Mart, the Korean market that happens to be about 2 minutes from my house. I got some seasoned seaweed, baby spinach, soft tofu, Korean rice cakes (I've wanted to try these for so long!) and some scallions (those cost me a whopping 20 cents!). I can't wait to make the recipes I have planned with these ingredients.


I also grabbed a few random things from Fairway. Vegan "dairy" products and they had Zevia on sale big time so I decided to try the Dr. Pepper product they have! I can't wait to try it, I hope it's not gross, ha!


I treated myself to a bubble tea on Sunday and it was so delicious and refreshing. I think I'm going to make this a weekly treat because I enjoy it so much. Thankfully it isn't too far from me either. I got my favorite Peach Green Tea with the boba.


I made myself another quesadilla in the same combination of fat free refried beans, daiya cheddar and some spinach. So delicious. I need to get tofutti sour cream to go with this and of course some avocado.


So I very rarely post "selfies" (still hate this word!) but I have a point to make with this one. This was taken yesterday. As you all probably know by now about 4 years ago I had an allergic reaction to hair dye and through subsequent testing found out that I had an allergy to the chemical PPD. This meant that I could no long dye my hair and had to learn to deal with the gray hair that had been plaguing me since I was 16 years old. It has taken years but I've finally grown comfortable with my gray hair and have moments where I even kind of like it. I have been someone that has picked myself apart my entire life and I have never been happy with my appearance. While I may still lack confidence in my appearance my acceptance of one of my insecurities shows me that I am on my way. I posted this natural hair, no makeup picture because this is me. My skin doesn't look great and my salt and pepper hair is getting a lot more salty but this is the skin and hair that I was given and it will make my life a lot better if I can accept that. It's a slow journey but I'll get there.

And that's all I have to share with you today. Thanks again for everyone's kind words. I'm glad to be back on my regular posting schedule and I'm hoping to have some fun new meals to share with you this weekend. I hope that you all have a great week <3

12 comments:

  1. Your hair looks gorgeous there! Also, I LOVE Korean rice cakes. I'm glad you posted this because it reminds me that I have some in my freezer that need eating. :-) Also, I love the Dr. Zevia! Was a big Dr. Pepper fan back in my soda-drinking days.

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    1. Aww thanks! Haha yes!!! We'll both be enjoying some rice cakes soon! I've never had them and I'm so excited to try them. How do you eat them?

      I'm so glad you like the Dr. Zevia! I was nervous about it but I can't wait to try it now!

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  2. I can't wait to see what you make with your H-Mart haul!
    Love the hair, am so with you hate the word selfie! I can so relate to what you said about picking yourself apart. I too am working on self acceptance and it is soooo hard!! You will get there!!!

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    1. I'm excited to get into this haul! I think I'm going to make something fun tomorrow.

      Thank you! Haha isn't it such a stupid word? Self acceptance is really difficult when you've been cruel to yourself for so long but we'll get there!

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  3. You and your gorgeous self! I think your hair is gorgeous, and I'm so glad you are embracing it! It's challenging to love ourselves as much as others love us - a constant work in progress. I adore you, and thank you for sharing yourself here!

    The H Mart here is in an undesirable part of town, but I should suck it up and go at 10am some time to see what I find! Incredible prices!

    Hooray for a long weekend! I hope you restore and enjoy to the fullest!

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    1. Aww thanks Ingrid <3 It really is hard to love yourself and see our unique beauty but I'm working on it!

      Does your H-Mart open at 10?! Mine opens at 8:30. If you can get there safely I'd definitely recommend it. They have really great products and the prices are great!

      Thank you! I'm so excited! I plan on definitely getting my relaxation on! ;)

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  4. Before I even read what you wrote, I saw your pic and immediately thought "Wow! Great hair!" You look really vibrant and healthy!

    I am not sure how I feel about no longer having H Mart nearby. It was great for cheap organic Tofu, Jicama (for the Mr) and Scallions, but I tended to make up the savings there by buying other things I never ended up eating.

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    1. Aww thanks! That's sweet of you to say.

      H-Mart is a treasure that not enough people take advantage of. I don't take advantage of it enough! I'm really excited to try those rice cakes :) I know what you mean, I still have used the black bean sauce I got. I should change that.

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  5. I totally LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!!!!! Also loved seeing your grocery haul!

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  6. Your quesadilla sounds delicious! And your hair is so pretty!

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    1. The quesadilla is so good!! Definitely give it a try! Thank you!! <3

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