#FoodieProblems

I’ve been holding out long enough…

I finally got pictures of everything I picked up during my Super Target shopping spree and I can’t WAIT to show you guys! Just so you know, I was ready to share last Friday, but after having my heart stretched three sizes, I just had to tell you guys how much you mean to me. So in the meantime, I took eve BETTER pictures (outside in 30 degree weather (-1°C), mind you) JUST to show my love…and ok, maybe it’s because I’m a little OCD and some of the pictures were crooked. Whatevs.

Anyway, since I know I’m not the ONLY foodie out there who skips up and down the grocery store aisles all jazz handsy and whatnot, I’m not only sharing the loot, but a little of the story/crazy thinking behind it. Yeah, you’re welcome! ;)

Target Foodie Goodies

AHHHHHHH! 

Don’t worry, I broke it down for ya! I couldn’t be held responsible for little foodie brain-splatter all over computers across the globe, now could I? I swear to you I tried to maintain some composure. I slowly walked down the first aisle…armed only with a basket on my arm…so as not to commit to a full on foodie frenzy. I tried to pace myself and be level-headed about it all. I really did. But halfway down that sauce aisle, I just…well, I friggin LOST IT!!

Target SaucesPUMPKIN pasta sauce, peach balsamic grilling sauce, tikka masala simmer sauce, mango curry grilling sauce, and…umm, yeah, a jar of pickles…because once you hit the sauce, you can turn into one salty dog! Arrrr matey, hand over thar basting brush!

So, yeah, umm…I don’t know what just came over me right there, but let’s move on and forget it ever happened. I tried to reel it in after the sauce aisle, especially once I turned the corner and found the coffees. Oh the aroma! I know I must’ve sniffed 20+ bags…and when it came down to choosing, I’m pretty sure I started sweating. But when it was all over, I thought I did pretty good! And for the record, I promise I wasn’t high when I put these three things together for a picture…

Target Coffee and Pringles

For the record, I thought those Pringles were THESE Pringles which I was hoping would take me back to my childhood via memories of Taco Bell’s cinnamon twists but yeah, notsomuch. Luckily the coffee and sugar made up for the feelings of dejection…hello Spicy Vanilla Wonderland! :D

I got smart and bypassed the frozen goods aisles (since I knew I wouldn’t be home for a few hours), but once I saw the refrigerated goods and then the WALL OF YOGURTS, all hope was lost…for my wallet AND my biceps!

Target YogurtsSiggi’s coffee and (finally I found the) pumpkin spice, Noosa pumpkin, and two flavors of a brand I’d never heard of but sounded interesting. Well, I haven’t tried the first three yet, but I don’t think it’ll take much to outdo that Dreaming Cow…unfortunately, I couldn’t even finish them. The maple ginger was SERIOUSLY over-gingered…even for THIS ginger! Ha!

I think I should be given a little credit that I didn’t buy any more coffee creamers, but that was only because I reminded myself that I still had five bottles at home. So obviously I was feeling pretty victorious on my way to checkout. So much so that I didn’t even see this group of hoodlums ambush me! I mean it…they came out of nowhere!

Target Goodies

Coconut Basatmi rice, some new-to-me Zone bars which are now GONEZO and my summertime lover, peanut butter caramel dip…I knew we’d meet again!

For those of you who don’t know what a Super Target is (which totally blew my mind when I saw the comments on Instagram), it’s basically like a Super Walmart…only 29356302975 times better…and classier! Let’s just say I’ll definitely pay more money for fancier foodie goodies and umm, vision insurance? <-Warning, you may in fact go blind after clicking on that link!

So welcome to my crazy food-obsessed shopping adventure. I hope you had fun, but more importantly, I hope I didn’t scare any of you off. I promise that no other shoppers OR employees were bitten, scratched, or harassed in any way…even when I couldn’t find any of the s’mores Jif Whips! ;)

What’s the last #foodieproblem you encountered?

What’s the last foodie item you brought home?

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Thinking Out Loud: All THE EXCITING THINGS!!

OMG, YOU GUYS!!

OH WAIT! I mean, oh…wait…yeah, that’s better. Sorry for screaming. I’m uh, just well…I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED! Shit, Heather, compose yourself wouldja?! Man, you let one month go by without a good round of ToL and Broccoli loses her marbles. And then she start’s talking in the third person. Wow. I have lost it. Ok umm, let’s just agree that this will never happen again…like EVER!

The thing I love most about Amanda’s link up (besides it’s obvious ADD-embracing qualities) is the fact that I get to TALK to you! It’s like meeting mid-week and catching up over coffee…or tea…which makes me think of cookies…which reminds me…

So Delicious Soymilk Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Holy mother of god, have you guys tried this?!

I’ve totally scoped out this So Delicious cookie dough ice cream frozen dessert multiple times but, the other day, in a moment of sheer cookie dough desperation (and the powerfully convincing speech of a friend…that went like “ya know, ya can’t really go wrong with cookie dough”), it was finally mine! Needless to say, I had a spoon in my hand minutes after walking indoors with it and ohhhhhhMYLANTA! My only criticism is that it doesn’t have more cookie dough. The ice cream frozen dessert itself tastes like cookie dough, but after getting halfway through the pint, I only found about four pieces. I guess what I’m saying is that I wish it was a little more like this!

Yeah, I really should NOT have Googled that! 8O

Ok, let’s talk about something else since I’m drooling all over myself now…and also seriously thinking about clicking on that little “order now” button when I know good and damn well I can make cookie dough on my own! Yeah, let’s moooooove on (see what I did there)! ;)

Tori's Graduation - Selfie

Look guys, Tori’s a college GRADUATE!!

My wittle baby seeeester…all growed up! Man, it feels like just yesterday I was moving out of mom and dad’s and leaving behind a knobby-kneed ten-year old little girl. Time really does fly! I’m so SO proud of her and I can’t wait to see where the future takes her!

After graduation, we all headed out for dinner, but I’ll talk more about that in a post next week…what I want to talk about now is WHY I didn’t manage to sneak one of these into the restaurant…

Bean's Creek Champagne

Remember that metric ton of wine I bought on my birthday?

Well, I’ve never been much of a champagne person UNTIL my favorite winery helped change my mind! After having TWO glasses of the Brut during the tasting (thank you, person who decided to pay and not show up…your wine was properly disposed of!) and getting a sample of the strawberry sparkling wine afterwards, I couldn’t help myself!

Which reminds me…

Bookcase

Maybe I shouldn’t shop on Cyber Monday.

I’m not sure what got into me, but before I’d found anything for the people on my Christmas list this year, I’d already found three things for myself! Including this STEAL of a bookcase on nomorerack.com! I swear I’m not usually so quick to spend money on myself but I mean HOW could I say no to this dream of a piece of furniture?!

It’s so modern…it’s so sleek…

Bookcase with Cookbooks

It soooo doubles as a WINE RACK!! :D

And also showcases my collection of cookbooks, foodie magazines, a couple of knick knacks, and last year’s birthday bowl! Confession: I had NO IDEA where I was going to put this thing when I bought it. Whoops? But once assembled IN the kitchen, I figured it was a hell of a lot easier to leave it there! I kid, I kid. No, really I thought it looked kinda nice…and now I can add that to the GSD list! ;)

Wanna see what else I bought myself? Ok…but you have to promise not to judge!

Quest BarsTa DAAAAAAAAAAAAAA?! 8O

I know what you’re thinking: “Heather, don’t you already have a serious bar problem stash? Isn’t your pantry bursting at the seams? What on earth do you need with A HUNDRED & TWENTY Quest bars?!?” And this is my argument: Come on, it was a DEAL, maaaaaan! How could I turn down $18 a box AND free shipping? Tell me! HOW?!

Yep, that’s what I THOUGHT!

Now if you’ll excuse me, one of ‘dem s’mores babies is calling my name! ;)

Thinking-Out-Loud

Be sure to check hop on over to Spoons and check out all the randomness this week!

What exciting things are on YOUR mind today?

What’s the last thing you bought yourself?

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Marvelously Motivated

Hello there, loverlies!

I hope you all had a fun and exciting weekend! Ya know, while I was at the hospital working my bum off! Ha, well actually, I did more of working OUTSIDE my little lead-lined x-ray walls, but not all over the last two days. I’m not really sure what’s gotten into me lately but I seem to have a bit of the spring cleaning bug…quite the opposite of my seasonal hermit history…and while my house was never really dirty (pay no attention to the mound of laundry in the corner over there), my to-do list wuzzzz getting pretty horrendous. 8O

Perhaps you guys remember me complaining about my little broken garage door here?…here?…or maybe here? Well, how abouts I FINALLY fixed it! Ok, ok, so I called someone to come fix it FOR me but whatevs. The really exciting news issss…

Elvira Garage

Elvira doesn’t have to sleep outside anymore! :D

True story: on the very same day I had the “garage door dude” out, I also had the “heater man” over to fix a part that went bad LAST winter, AND my “handy dandy daddy” to handle the rest…which was scraping out the final remains of Sir Squeaks No More (yeah, I went there) from the pantry light fixture and putting in a brand new (and very bright) LED light in the pantry! To celebrate this GSD (getting shit done) moment, I had one more fingerful of peanut butter in the pantry for old time’s sake. ;)

But I didn’t stop there!

Since I could finally get my garage door UP, I took advantage of the fabulous (for December) weather we’ve been having and got one HELL of a workout in!

Lawn Mower

I’m pretty sure what they really mean by Husqvarna is “husky ya won’t be much longer”! Trust me, it’s been two days and I’m still having muscle aches. And yes, I’m pretty sure I’m the only crazy person mowing her lawn in sweats, fleece, and mittens. Ha!

Of course, it could also have been the weed eating, sweeping of the front porch, back porch, driveway, and three MILES of sidewalk (I embellish only so much) paired with an impromptu trip to Lowe’s for weed eater string (wow, is that really the best name we can come up with?) that could’ve done me in. But hey, it was another mark off the
to-do list!

Git ‘er donnnnnnne! <- Omg, WHY did I just say that?!? 8O

Lowe's Cart

Anyway, look at all the shit I’ve been meaning to buy but haven’t for the last umm…year?!! Yep, I fixed (glued) a broken gutter, replaced a dryer vent, installed a new back porch light, changed the AC filter, swapped out a ratty ass welcome mat with a shiny one, AND then I spent the rest of the night entertaining Elvira with my best Uncle Fester impression. ;)

Ha, like there was any energy left for entertaining! It took all the get up and go I had left to operate the Xbox controls for a night of Netflixing1. The act of watching an entire season of a show in one season. 2. A total valid excuse for avoiding social obligations.

Wine, Popcorn & Netflix

Also? Best when paired with wine and popcorn!

And for the record, The Carrie Diaries was so, like, last week. I’ve since moved on to season THREE of Switched at Birth…and now, yet again considering taking signing lessons somewhere. I wanna look like a ninja when I talk!

Be sure to check out all the MARVELOUS things going on in and around Divaland today! I hope you all have a fantastic start to the week! I have big plans…HUGE! And they start AND END with a lonnnnnnnnnnng soak in a tub of espsom salt! ;)

Am I the only one out there hopping around like a spring rabbit?

What’s your favorite Netflixing/at home movie snack?

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