a lot of new-to-me

August 8, 2013 in Blog, Food, Rambles, Review by lindsaymwright

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.


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




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.


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


I want this in MY size!


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.


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.



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


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.)


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


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


And lastly GREENLIFE:


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


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


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.



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.


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


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!