A Weekend of #Winning

Happy Monday friends!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Since I had Saturday all to myself, I decided it would be the perfect day to make a little trip to Nashville for farmer’s marketing and seeing my boyfriend, Joe.

Unfortunately, fifteen minutes after I got on the road, Hurricane Helga came barreling through my land-locked state. After having to make a stop to put air in my tires (in the pour down) AND then sitting in traffic for what felt like an eternity, I finally took it as a sign, turned around, and headed home.

So what on Earth happened to produce this look of sheer intoxicating thrill?

I’ll get to that in a minute.

When I was about halfway home, the clouds suddenly parted, the sun came out (and it got hotter than Hades), but more importantly, I found myself nearing an exit where fun could possibly ensue.

If only I had known what fun awaited me…

First, I made a stop at one of my favorite scrub shops. It’s been YEARS since I’ve done some good hard scrub shopping so I dove right in! After two hours and SEVERAL tops and bottoms later, I finally had four new outfits!

It’s hard to tell in the pic, but out of the bottoms, I ended up with two blacks, one navy, and one olive green.

Obviously, after that intense round of shopping (and I swear getting into and out of that many clothes constitutes as some sort of workout), I was famished! I did a quick search on my phone and was reminded of a Thai place I had seen before and had wanted to try called Thai Phooket.

I swear by the looks of the outside, you wouldn’t be surprised to find stray dogs and cats hanging out in their freezers, but let me tell you, the food was absolutely AMAZING!

This was my first real Thai food experience and they had SO much to choose from, but after the first bite of my pineapple curry, I knew I had made the right choice!

With stir-fried veggies and tofu and a side of steamed jasmine rice!

Just take a look at that hunk of pineapple!

And now, I am officially addicted to Thai food and can’t wait to go back!

Once I finished up with lunch and packed up some leftovers (yay!) I headed out to see what else I could get into. A few minutes later I found myself standing in the parking lot of an Old Time Pottery store.

Now I’ve seen this place before, but I don’t know, I thought they only sold…you know “old-looking” pottery πŸ˜‰

Boy was I wrong!

Kitchen supplies, placemats, decorative pillows, bakeware! It didn’t take me long to load my arms up and stagger back up to the front to grab a shopping cart buggy!

And that was before I even made it to the back of the store…

The food blogger’s Mecca!

In minutes I was practically skipping up and down the aisles surrounding myself with aisles upon aisle of pristine white plates, crystal glasses, and ceramics galore.

Hmm, maybe it was a good thing that BB missed this πŸ˜‰

They had everything…

Coffee mugs printed with nothing but truth…

And…well, some that were just a little weird :-/

Glassware in every possible shape and size…

And decor that catered to the eclectic creepy sort of crowd.

You know, because I’ve always wanted to fill my home with patriotic-colored roosters, trollish owl statues, and three foot tall giraffes.

Miraculously, I made my way out of the store without clearing the entire shelf of crystal cat figurines! πŸ˜‰

And even managed to keep it under $100!


All in all, I’d say it was a pretty good day of “retail therapy” though my wallet and I are looking forward to BB coming home next weekend!

What did YOU do to “win” this weekend?

Do you like Thai food? What’s your favorite dish?…as in what should I order next?!

Oh, and speaking of winning, d0n’t forget you still have ONE MORE DAY to enter the giveaway for a chance to win some free Goodbelly!

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