Fueled by the Coffee

Hey guys and gals! Hope you are all having a great weekend so far! After reading all the comments on yesterday’s post, I see I’m not the only one who’s so easily amused by things…so, I thought y’all would enjoy this spam message I found in my comment inbox today:


Spam messages kill me, but this one tops them all!

Anywho! I had quite a workout earlier today…I’ve been trying hard to strengthen my upper body, so today I incorporated something new…weighted grocery bag bicep curls!


This afternoon, I headed to Nashville to meet a good friend for lunch. Annnnd well, you know how it is…

Trip to Nashville = Grocery Shopping Extravaganza!*

*otherwise known as a Whole Food’s and Trader Joe’s run, but you guys no I can’t contain my excitement! 😉 

So I packed the necessities, and made my way to the land of milk and honey wild-caught fish and organic coffee!

My super sexy insulated tote bag!
Found this baby at Sam’s Club for less than 10 bucks!

Annnd an iced cawfee for the road!

First: Trader Joe’s!

  • Horseradish Hummus*
  • Bread ‘n Buttah Pickles
  • Coconut Milk
  • Sweet & Spicy Mustard
  • Big ol’ Pretzels (I totally bought the pretzels to go with the mustard…not the other way around!) 😉
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • Organic Fair Trade Coffee
  • Instant De-caf Coffee
  • 100% Pure Maple Syrup (the only syrup that should EVER touch a pancake!)
  • Roasted Crunchy Almond Butter with Flax
  • Extra Firm Tofu
  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • Dried Turkish Figs
  • Tempeh x 2
  • 2 Pure Bars (new to me)
  • and my favorite (chocolate peppermint stick) Luna Bar!
*Hilarious that after I saw this post of Sarah’s and decided I was going to make my own horsey hummus, that I broke down and bought it instead! Hey, what can I say…I’m all for instant gratification! And for the record: it’s DEElicious!

I also found a single girl-sized watermelon (I hate buying a huge one just for myself) and a basil plant forrrrrr 3 bucks!!

I shall call him “Guido”!

Hmm, now that I have Frankie G. and Guido, maybe I should look into a pet cow so I can make my own mozzarella! Everybody come over to Heather’s for a Margherita pizza party!

Next up: Whole Foods:

  • Mucho Macho Pasta Sauce (proof that sampling really does work!)
  • Organic Canned Pumpkin (I am fully aware that this is not going to even hold a candle to good ol’ Libby’s but I can’t take the pumpkin deprivation any longer!)
  • Organic Figs
  • Semolina Linguine
  • Kashi Go Lean (on sale for $2.99!)
  • Tri-color Shells
  • Bulk Nooch and Whole Wheat Pastry Flour hiding in the back
  • Raw Sugar
  • Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • Purple Sweet Potato (Eeee! So excited to try this!)
  • Frozen Raspberries for more crack sauce!
  • 2% Chobani (free with coupon…score!)
  • Maple Flavoring (I’m seriously in love with this stuff!)
  • Pavino Cheese (another sampling seduction)
  • Super duper fresh (as in came in TODAY) wild-caught jumbo shrimpies!*

*And I totally paid the extra 2 bucks to have them deveined and cleaned! Haha!

Never be afraid to speak up at that cash register! I thought these babies were $3.99 (5 minute internal battle ensued before placing them in the buggy), but they scanned for $4.99. When I kindly asked the cashier to void them out since I thought they were cheaper than that, she said, “oh, they’re on me!”

I think this goes without saying: the best things figs in life are


Thank you Pasta Sauce Sample Man for the inspiration for dinner for tonight!

Last Stop: Starbucks!

Another one of my new-found addictions
De-caffeinated to justify the habit!

Whew! It’s been a long and busy day! On top of all this, I actually got up early this morning and met my running buddy for a 3 miler and a yoga class AND ran to the farmer’s market in town to pick up my pre-ordered grass fed finished beef (woot woot!)

I think I need another iced coffee!

I joke, I joke!

What did you do today?

Are you a sucker for buying something once you “sample” it?

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