Yay for it almost being the weekend.  Thursdays used to be my least favorite day of the week for some reason, but are now just like any other day.  I actually think I like them better because we have worship team every Thursday night (which I love) AND I’ve been meeting some girls to lift in the mornings (which I love)for the past month or so .

Yesterday I went to Asheville with my mom and sister (plus kids – they follow me around, it’s weird).  Katy had to go over the mountain to take Praxis test for Elementary Education (she actually already teaches at an elementary school so I thought this was funny) and she invited us to tag along.  We left bright and early with enough time to eat some breakfast in the swanky city.  Read: we left early so we could eat at Cracker Barrel.  Their hashbrown casserole is fancy.

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She draws kitty cats.  He draws robots.  …And stick figures with no pants – thinks it’s hilarious.

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Both kids were SO disappointed that a peg was missing from the games.  :)

After dropping Katy off for her test, Mom and I headed to Target, TJ Maxx Homegoods and Greenlife (like Whole Foods – in fact, Greenlife is now OWNED by WF).  I thought I’d show you guys what I picked up along the way.  I didn’t really “need” anything so all of this stuff is just fluff that I can’t find anywhere in Franklin and many are new-to-me items!

First up – TARGET.

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Clockwise L to R:  Cherokee dress for Clara, underwear for me, Larabar ALT bars, Mint M & M’s, Gatorade minis (too cute to pass up), Clif Z Bars (Iced Oatmeal Cookie), Addition flash cards for Henry, Dr. Seuss clock for homeschooling, YES TO face wipes

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I want this in MY size!

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I’ve been seeing these ALT bars around the blogosphere lately and needed to try!  With 10 grams of protein from pea powder, I’m intrigued to see how they taste.  Love a good bar – my current favorites are Quest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Think Thin Crunchy Peanut Butter.

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Had a $2 off coupon for any Yes To product so I thought I’d try these.  I usually flipflop between the Neutrogena Grapefruit wipes and the Burt’s Bees wipes, so I’ll let you know how these go.

TJ MAXX HOMEGOODS

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L to R:  Nike shinguards for Henry, Good Health Glories, gnu foods flavor & fiber bars

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Soooo we signed Henry up for soccer this year for the first time EVER!  Annnndd…Travis and I have agreed to coach his team (?!?!).  I’ve been on the lookout for shinguards for a couple of weeks, so at $2.99, these were a no-brainer.  (When we got home, he insisted he put them on and wore them until bedtime.  Pretty sure he’s going to be amazing.)

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Best.chip.ever (especially dipped in homemade guacamole)

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I LOVE gnu bars!  Minimal ingredients and they just taste “fibery.”  I had never seen this flavor before so I scooped it up.

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And lastly GREENLIFE:

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Clockwise L to R:  SO Delicious Hazelnut creamer, Cedar’s Black Bean Dip, Kevita probiotic cleanse drink, Annie’s pretzel bunnies, Chocolove bar (made in Boulder – love!), bulk bin trail mix, Clif Z bars (on sale), Bilinski’s chicken sausages

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Don’t knock it till you try it for more than a few sips, then a few sips more.

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I’ll drink coffee black, but on occasion I like to coat the bottom of the cup with a little something.  Since cutting out most dairy (aside from the occasional yogurt), I’ve fallen in love with SO Delicious.

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Last time we were near a Trader Joes, I picked up their Apple Chicken Sausages and ate the entire pack!  Since then I’ve been looking for something similar (TJ’s is like 2 hours away) and finally found these.  Fingers crossed – have you tried this brand?  Thinking about grilling them tonight.

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Another new-to-me item.  Essentially black bean hummus.

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And that’s a wrap!  Sure, I could easily have lived without buying any of these items….but then where’s the fun in that?!?

QUESTION:  Tell me about something that I simply MUST buy: food or drink!

splendid…lindsay

  1. Marci says:

    Lindsay, I love your blog. You can always put a smile on my face. Now I want to put one on yours: Trader Joes will be opening in Asheville on September 27!!!! Love you!!

    Marci

  2. calee says:

    Love the say yes to carrots wipes. have those in my gym bag.

    Lindsay, I have to say I’m loving reading your blog these days. The happiness shines through in every word! I admit I quit reading for a while because I was trying not to read many healthy living fitness blogs, but yours is morphing into something more personal, and I love reading your journey.

  3. Dominique @ That's What Domi Said says:

    The little 3-pack of goat cheese at TJ’s is delicious, and now I’m hooked on all things goat-cheese. Like quinoa salad with herbed goat cheese crumbled in? Mmmm, yes, I’m all about that business!

    I was going to say “Aww, everyone got a little something except for Travis.” And then I realized that- while YOU’RE the one who’ll wear it- the underwear is pretty much a gift for him too. ;)

  4. Charles Bordner says:

    Ummmm….What’s weird your kids following you around or your sister and mom? LOL. Anyway, I hope I’m not the only guy who ever comments on this blog. Who knows maybe this will encourage your male readers to speak out. By the way before I sound like a stalker this is my first time reading your blog. LOL. See you at Praise and Worship tonight.

  5. Brooke says:

    My kids are obsessed with Z bars. Actually, so is my mom! I think the kids have had at least one a day every day for the past 3 or 4 years (well, 2 years for Norah). FYI, you can get a 24-pack through Amazon Prime for an amazing deal! And I absolutely LOVE the ALT bars…you can never go wrong with a Larabar!

    If you can find it, you MUST try the Wild Friends nut butters. They take nut butter awesomeness to a whole new level.

  6. Heather Murphy says:

    I recently discovered that T.J. Maxx has ridiculously cheap workout gear. Yoga mats, medicine ball, dumbbells and I have even seen a kettlebell! This was totally new to me so I am still in shock! Their workouts apparel is cheapo too!

  7. char eats greens says:

    I really need to try Yes To products! They always look so amazing when I see them around on blogs. I love me some good deals for the most random things. I seriously want those sweet potato chips right now!

  8. Danica @ It's Progression says:

    I love that those chicken sausages have Chardonnay in them : )
    I live about an hour and a half away from Whole Foods so every time I’m there it’s ridiculous how excited I get – my husband gets a laugh out of it – there’s always something new and delicious to try!

  9. Katie says:

    Ooooh that dress! Love, love, love.

    And I’m obsessed with KIND bars this week. Mostly because Lauren Martin brought me hundreds, but the chili chocolate one is AH-MAZING.

  10. Jessica says:

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and didn’t realize you we’re in NC, much less, the Mountains of NC! I’m in the tippy top of the mountains near Boone, Asheville is about 2 hours from me :) I always find it funny when I stumble on bloggers who are in NC, small world! Anyway, I’d just like to be able to go to Target :/…the closest one is an hour away from me…boo!

  11. Sarah @ RunSingTeach says:

    I love the YES TO wipes!! I keep packs of them everywhere. I am particularly a fan of cucumbers and the kids version. (They also make an awesome renewing facial scrub Yes to Grapefruit.) I swear I am not paid by the company…I’m just obsessed.

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