WIAW: Weekend Wrap-Up

Hey hey hey 😛 Glad you all really liked my last post! I loved that so many of you could relate to my “confessions” and you shared some of your own. There’s no shame in being different!

Peas and Crayons

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to go home (in case you’re wondering, I go home roughly every other weekend–I love my family too much not to, plus I get oober bored on campus on the weekends as I have no car 😦 ) and as those weekends usually do, it zipppppppped by! But it was jam-packed with awesome adventures so I’m not complaining!

Friday night my wonderful daddy picked me up since my mom and sister were getting ready for the play my sister was in. We stopped at Mad Greens, one of my favorite fast casual places, and I got a Hugh Jass salad, as usual. They also have a few sandwiches, but why not go for a giant bowl of greens and other good stuff, right? I got the Da Vinci salad, which was spinach, roasted artichokes (my fave), roasted red peppers, grilled portobello pieces and I subbed in edamame for the cannelini beans. It was topped with a spicy nonfat yogurt dressing which was yummy. The salad was giant but really good. Every salad I’ve ever gotten from there is good, so if you’re ever in Colorado (specifically Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins) and you love a good salad, make sure to stop by!

Mmmmmm, salad!

Back home, I got to spend some quality time with the little sis cracking up while looking at guys clothes on the Abercrombie website. Don’t ask why, we’re weird awesome.  

Saturday started out on the right foot–with a pumpkin spice Vitatop! I wouldn’t say they’re my favorite flavor (that would probably go to golden corn) but I love that they’re seasonal and they smell so good when you toast them. But lunch was even better…it was my first sweet potato in probably over a month! I’ve been missing them like crazy because I hadn’t been able to find them near me, but now I’m finally reunited because my mommy bought me a bunch to take back to my dorm. I topped half with red pepper flakes (I like things spah-cy!) and the other half with apple pie spice and APCB. With a slice of crispy tempeh ‘bacon’ and frozen mango on the side, it was the best lunch I’ve had in a while.

Random lunches are always the best, right?

After a lot of procrastinating and filling out some job forms (oh yeah, I finally have my first real job…wooooooooo!) my dad, sis and I embarked on our many errands. And…my sister drove! She just got her permit 6 months ago and I’ve never been in the car before when she was driving, so it was quite the experience. Don’t worry, I made it out alive 😉 Just kidding, she’s an awesome driver! It was just so weird to have her in the driver’s seat, instead of me or my dad. But anyways, we went to several places and then made a final stop at Starbucks! I’ve also been missing the ‘bucks, there isn’t one within walking distance of where I live 😦 I got the salted caramel mocha light Frappuccino and it was one of the best drinks I’ve ever had there! I love their light Frapps, partly because they’re ‘safe’ for me (since they’re made with skim milk and have no whipped cream) but also because they’re just so good and customizable. I really wanted to try a seasonal Frapp, and the pumpkin spice didn’t appeal to me as much, so I went for the salted caramel mocha and I don’t regret it. It had a toffee kinda taste to it and you could definitely taste the salt, but it was not too salty or sweet–a perfect balance. It sounds like it would be so weird, but trust me, it was the bomb.com and you should try it if you’re brave enough 😛

This was worth having to say the ridiculously long name...

After dropping the sister back off at home (she had her final play performance–which she did so well in, btw! the show was really funny also), my dad and I left yet again to finish our errands. This time, I was pumped because we were going to Whole Foods, aka my favorite place in the whole world! We also made a stop at Sunflower Market, which I’d never been to before. I totally didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was like an indoor farmers market mixed with Whole Foods. They didn’t have as much of a selection as WF, but I managed to be able to find a few items I’ve been dying to try–PB & Chocolate Puffins, Clif Mojo White Chocolate Mac bars and the new Clif Kid Zbar Full Moon Brownie. I almost squealed when I saw these things, but I restrained myself 😉 I also got a tiny white pumpkin to decorate my room for Halloween of course! And we couldn’t not stop at Whole Foods, so I picked up a bunch of stuff there, including a new-to-me item, meatless pepperoni slices. They’re made by Lightlife, and they’re actually pretty decent, a little chewy but a good sub for pepperoni. Honestly, I haven’t had real pepperoni in so long so I can’t really remember what it tastes like, but I think this was pretty similar, just not greasy at all!

Awwwwwwh, how cute is this?

They had the BEST samples ever--colored cauliflower! They had yellow, purple and green...how weird!

Whole Foods haul: unpictured Medjool dates, Pacific Naturals unsweetened vanilla almond milk, Fage 0% blueberry acai, Oikos blueberry, Food For Life brown rice tortillas, EVOL veggie fajita burritos, cubed butternut squash, LightLife soy pepperoni slices, dried pineapple, Late July mild green mojo chips.

 Sunday was pretty chill, we went to church in the morning (which I’ve been missing, I haven’t gone to church in over a month I think), came home and had a quick lunch, then me, my mom and sister hit the road…for some retail therapy, of course! My favorite mall is on the way back to campus, so we decided to do a little shopping. It was my sister’s idea, believe me 😛 Anyways, I wasn’t exactly planning on buying anything, but I can’t not buy something if I’m already at the mall! I ended up getting this adorable cream cable knit sweater with cropped sleeves from Hollister. It’s incredibly warm (and a little itchy, ’cause it’s part wool) but really cute and I can’t wait to wear it. After our little outing, we continued on towards campus, and stopped at Noodles for dinner. I haven’t been there in a few months (mostly because my mom hates it so we usually never go when she takes me out for dinner) but surprisingly she agreed to it. I wasn’t feeling my usual (pad Thai with shrimp or pasta fresca with no cheese) so I got the Veggie Med flatbread without feta…only it ended up coming with feta. I hate when restaurants screw up your order, but it wasn’t too big of a deal for me to pick it off. It was super delish, with all these yummy veggies and some sort of spicy Mediterranean sauce. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel like being a creeper and snapping a pic of it, but hopefully you can picture it 😉

Monday's lovely outfit: orange sweatshirt (HCo.), owl pendant (AE), brown striped leggings (AE), unpictured brown Bearpaw boots I love my Bearpaws to death and I'm so glad I can wear them again!

I finally got to try this, and OMG, so good. It might even be better than the mountain mix which is my favorite. I love the soy white chocolate chips and pretzel pieces throughout. I just wish the chips were on top because for some reason, I prefer to pick them off and save them for the end, but I think they actually tasted better mixed in.

 

Tuesday's outfit: grey duster sweater (A&F), dark grey lace tee (HCo.), coral culottes (A&F), grey sweater tights (Target), unpictured grey Bearpaw boots. I just love how vibrant the shorts look against all the grey!

 

What is your must-have item from Whole Foods? Do you like clothes shopping (I DOOOOOOOO!)? 

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21 thoughts on “WIAW: Weekend Wrap-Up

  1. When I was up in fort Collins we went to mad greens a lot, I ADORE that place!! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend my friend, love the outfits too 😉
    My must have items from whole foods are their knock off cereals and mars natha sunflower seed butter!
    Happy WIAW!

  2. Sadly I don’t shop at whole foods enough to have a must-have item from there, but I’m always on the look out for new bars whenever I hit up a new health food store.

    Love the coral culottes by the way!

  3. I think I”m supposed to go to whole foods this friday and I’m super excited! I’ve only been there once but I remember that it was ah-mazing.
    You’re outfits are so cute too! 😀 Have a great Wednesday!

  4. Yey YES! I love clothes shopping! Espevially online 😉
    Its so lovely to hear how close you are with your family! Family is the best and most important thing ever!
    Love your sweet potato and nutbutter lunch! One of the best combos out there!!

  5. I used to be not much of a clothes shopper but I’m starting to love it more and more.
    I don’t have a whole foods nearby and it makes me sad. I still haven’t gone to my town’s trader joes yet either.

    • I am the exact same way! I can only shop with my mom and sister, they help me pick out stuff too and my mom can save me if I end up spending a little too much money 😛

  6. I tried the mountain mix mojo and it was soo good! I wanna try that white chocolate kind but my publix only has 2 kinds of mojo bars 😦 I hate coffee, but your frap looks amazing, I want it like right now. Also, you reminded me how very much I miss sweet potatoes. I love clothes shopping but I much prefer food shopping haha 😉 and quick question, whereeee ya work at girl? I’ve never had a job, is this your first? Whew! So many random things to say sorry haha 🙂

    • Haha no worries, I love random 😀

      The white chocolate kind is soooo good, I couldn’t find it either but I got mine at Sunflower Market, which is kinda like a cheap Whole Foods. I don’t know if you have that near you though!

      The frapp is so good, and doesn’t taste like coffee at all really!

      This is my first job and I’m the editor at my college’s faculty newsletter. I’m so excited because it’s an actual paid job but it’s something I like to do, not like working in fast food or something gross like that!

  7. I looove the white choc mac mojo bar!! and luna bar… and clif bar… and homemade cookies. I just love that flavor in general. My must have whole foods item is kabocha squash, followed by their vegetable pasta sauce. I eat it by the spoonful.

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