Where IS My Gold Star?!

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! And I really REALLY hope you got to share in the amazing weather that we had here over the last few days…I still can’t believe it got up to 70°F (21°C) on Saturday! With the days getting longer too, I couldn’t help but forget there’s still another few weeks of winter left. You can imagine my grumbling when I stepped outside this morning and it was a “balmy” of 26°F (-3°C) outside. Wtf?!

Moving on!

Without much of a plan going into this weekend, I decided it was time I got some stuff DONE. So Friday morning, after I polished off an Apple Cinnamon Waffle, I poured myself a cup of coffee, channeled my inner OCD list-maker, aka, Meghan, and scribbled out my to-do’s! 😉

To-do List

And I surprised the heck out of myself when, only a few short hours after making this list, HALF of it was crossed off! I’ll have you know that I not only cleaned BOTH bathrooms (tubs/showers included), but I also washed AND FOLDED all my laundry!

Excuse me, but where IS my gold star?!

Knowing that the rest of my to-do’s were of the out-and-about variety, I set out with the most important item first. After running by my mom’s clinic and seeing one of the doctors there, I got a trial medication that will HOPEFULLY help me sleep. I’m not a huge fan of taking prescription medication, but after averaging no more than 5 hours each day last week, I was at my wit’s end. Fingers crossed this does the trick!

A couple more “have-to’s” later, and I decided it was time to reward myself for a job well done…since I had still YET to find that gold star! 😉

New iPhone

So instead, I got a brand new SILVER iPhone!*

*Not that you would be able to tell since I will never EVER (ever, ever, ever) get it out of this case without losing a fingernail! 😯

Omg, you guys…I’m in LOVE!!! I’ve seriously been attached to this thing 24/7…it’s SO FAST! And for someone who never downloaded the latest iOS update for fear of “change”, I have to say, I’m digging the new look! Also, I have a newfound appreciation for talk-to-text, Spotify or iTunes radio has been running nonstop, and I am officially addicted to Snapchat thanks to Melissa!

Shoe Shopping.jpg

Then I got new shoes!

I may have tried on EVERY SINGLE PAIR of sneakers in Clarksville, but I only bought the ones on the left…though I have to say, I’m considering going back for another pair since the ones I got I scored at a whopping 40% OFF! 😀

Ulta Makeup

Then I got some makeup!

I found a coupon in the mail for our new Ulta store which just opened a few months ago, so I decided to take advantage and venture in for the first time. All I had to do was spend $19.50 or more in Ulta products and….

Ulta Makeup Samples


I’ll confess, I am a SUCKER for samples…but not just when it comes to having “lunch” at Sam’s Club! Part of the reason why I love Amanda so much for turning me on to Sephora is that they always load you up with freebies on your way out the door! I just love being able to try a bunch of new products without having to spend much (if any) on them! Hey, who says I can’t like spending money on myself but still be cheap? 😉

But the fun didn’t stop there because I still had one more stop to make…I mean, I was already on the side of town where my favorite store is located…and I was just SURE that gold star would be there!

TJ Maxx - Workout Clothes with THUMBHOLES.jpg

No gold star, but I did get FOUR thumbs up! 😉

TJ Maxx Mustard & Coffee

And wait, doesn’t this look a bit familiar?? Lol

On Saturday night, I got an invitation (that I made for myself) to my parent’s house for dinner! When I was at my mom’s clinic on Friday, she mentioned that she was making her homemade enchiladas…which I haven’t had in basically forever, so I mean, how could I NOT jump on that!

Mexican Night with the 'Rents

Mmmmm, freeeeeeee FOOOOOOOD!!

Beef and bean enchiladas (with HOMEMADE red sauce), served with sour cream, avocado, and salsa, chips and cheese dip, and some spicy rice that I did NOT partake in since I watched my dad’s cheeks flush red after his first bite! Ha! #imaweenie

And finally…FINALLY, at the end of the night, I found my gold star!


Ok, so maybe it was a gold beer, but hey, close enough, right? And I’d say my first ever Corona was pretty damn marvelous! 😉

Hop on over to Clean Eats Fast Feets and Healthy Diva Eats (ha, it rhymes!) to check out the link ups on this find (though blistering cold) Monday!

What did you accomplish this weekend? 

Did YOU find your gold star??

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40 Responses to Where IS My Gold Star?!

  1. I love free samples, too!!!! Dang, that is quite a haul at Ulta!! And props to you for crossing so much off of your to do list!!

  2. my favourite thing about Costco – searching out all the free samples. And farmer’s markets…basically, anyplace that will give me free food 😉

  3. Kat says:

    Girl this is one heck of an awesome weekend!! There’s not Ulta around here…I wish though! Although maybe its a good thing there isn’t. Im so bad when it comes to makeup…its honestly as bad as my fixation with boots.
    And I seriously snagged a jacket from my mom the other week because it had thumbholes! I felt so bad, until she told me that she had another one in a different color. I was like sheesh share the thumbholes mom! 😉

  4. I love making lists because I love crossing things off and seeing what you’ve accomplished. It feels so good knowing you got a lot done. Gold star for you for sure! 😉

  5. I make lists for EVERYTHING because they make me feel so much more accomplished. Along with my “important” things to do like homework, etc, I also always add “shower” and “paint nails” so that I can feel productive while procrastinating. 😉

  6. SO jealous of your new iPhone! I’m still rockin’ the 4, and I barely even want to use it anymore because of how slow it is. It’s gotten to the point where I’m even having trouble finding a case for it, so after my last one broke, I had to settle for a stinky *ss ugly one because it’s literally all I can find. Le sigh. August can’t come soon enough…

  7. Taryn says:

    I want to run out and get Dr. Pepper Lipsmackers now – that was my faaaavorite in middle school! And I LOVE those sneakers! Black and pink are always a winning combo!

  8. Eric says:

    Busy busy! /gold star for you

  9. Oh samples!! I LOVE them. And you are so busy AND efficient!! I didn’t really accomplish a lot at home since I was on vacation, lol – BUT tonight I plan to get that huge pile of laundry out of the way. Seriously, I can not even sit on the couch anymore, it’s everywhere!!
    You look SO good in your thumbhole shirts!! Love them and you!

  10. I love my new iPhone 5. I got mine in December, but the power cord continues to fail so heads up on that issue! I found a super cute dress at Nordstrom Rack this weekend – pic is up on my blog. Love TJ Maax too and haven’t been in ages!

  11. So you definitely got some GREAT things over the weekend!! Lucky girl!! I think my favorite “gold” star would definitely be the Corona Light! 😉

  12. Lee says:

    Wait, you’ve never had a Corona before?!

  13. First ever Corona?! You’ve been missing out 🙂 I love your new shoes the colors are great, and getting a new phone to play with is always the best!

  14. Wow your to-do list is epic but well done on powering through. I really need to put one together too as the OCD in me loves ticking stuff off a list.

    Loving all the stuff you got. In particular loving the shoes! I definitely think you should go back and get another pair at that price!

    Your mum’s mexican spread. OMG. No wonder you invited yourself over.

    I’ve never had a Corona before either but I don’t love beer so it is not that surprising. Give me red wine any old day.

  15. I’d give you a gold star even if you did nothing. But the fact that you made such a beautiful list and then crossed off so many things, including cleaning multiple bathrooms, well you get a big old wet kiss from me. Come on, get ready, pucker up. Splat.

    I’d be willing to forego the kiss for some of your mama’s bean enchiladas. What are the chances she’ll make me some?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Love it! I have to say I was definitely patting myself on the back for tackling both bathrooms AND showers in one day…I NEVER do that! And omg, my mom would freaking LOVE you! Come on down lady…the enchiladas will be meat-free and waiting! 😉

  16. We just got an Ulta here. Is the value pretty good for the price?
    And always say yes to thumbholes.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Yeah, I thought so…especially for their brand of products! And the store is HUGE! I swear I could get lost in there for hours…oh wait, I did! Lol

  17. Katy says:

    LOVE my to-do lists! Awesome productivity! What brand of sneakers did you buy? I’m going shopping this weekend and in desperate need for new shoes!

  18. Tara says:

    I need lists to get anything done…sometimes I’ll put things on that I’ve already done just so I can cross them off! Super lame, yes, I know.

    Also, that Mexican feast had me droolin’ over here!

  19. I had so many things to comment on (like the fact that we’re now phone twins!)… but I’m too flabbergasted by the fact that was your first Corona ever. How? I’m so confused. LOL! Next try Sol. Soimilar to Corona, but less like piss. 😉

  20. I love that feeling of powering through my to do list! I usually write down the simplest things on my to do list just so that I can cross them off and feel accomplished haha.

    Those enchiladas look amazing! I’ve only made enchiladas once but they were sooo good and I’ve been meaning to make them again ever since.

    Uh I literally accomplished next to nothing this weekend -especially compared to you! I ate, started watching Breaking Bad, ate some more, ran, ate some more, watched the Canada v Sweden hockey game, ate some more… throw in a bit more eating, and that’s about it haha.

  21. Sarah Pie says:

    Nothing like new shoes to make you feel good… but you accomplished so much I’m not even sure you needed to shoes 😉

    Major gold star for all that errand running/house cleaning/free meal snagging it sounds like a great weekend!

  22. HEATHER I AM COMING OVER TO YOUR PARENTS HOUSE NEXT TIME! Holy moly everything looks amazing. Why do my parents hate mexican food? I swear it makes them racist… okay that was dramatic.

    Glad you treated yourself to some much deserved gold stars. I need Meghan to whip me into list making shape. Instead I stayed in bed all day yesterday and booked a plane ticket to New York. I call it a gold star for some epic laziness. Fail…

  23. Maria says:

    Haha. My gold star comes from the satisfaction I get from getting things done! I somehow found myself standing on my kitchen counter at 9pm Sunday night cleaning the top of my frig. And you can bet that I feel pretty amazing walking into the kitchen and knowing there isn’t 3 inches of dust up there anymore 🙂

    Congrats on the Iphone – I have been an Android user for a while now, but seeing the photos that some people get with their Iphone, I am tempted. Let me know how that camera is!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, I love you! And that totally sounds like something I would do! Haha! Oh and the camera on this thing? It’s freaking INCREDIBLE!! Heck, I’m thinking about giving up the Nikon for a while since it’s so much easier to use the phone! 😯

  24. Iman says:

    I am also a bit OCD and make lists when the time is needed, hahaha, they are soo handy though, I’m not even ashamed of em 😀 I really want a Samsung galaxy S5, I hope I get one as my next upgrade, you lucky fish with your new iPhone :o! That vanilla coffee blend sounds soo yummy, I can only imagine the flavours *insertdroolingface* 😀 teehee! I love your blog, I’ve BEEN reading it, the pictures are amazing and the recipes, lets just casually call it #foodporn! it looks so good, it should be illegal!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Awww, Iman!! If ONLY you could see my face right now…I’m totally grinning from EAR to EAR!! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments! I’m touched! And SO glad to “meet” you! 😀

  25. betty says:

    that Mexican spread looks delishhhhhh. and yum for a corona! so good with a sprinkle of salt and lime!

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  27. I give you the biggest gold star I can possibly give! Wow polishing all of that off in a few hours? Jealous!
    Fabulous shoes, shirts, and purchases. I’m a sucker for free samples and enchiladas. 😉

  28. Julie says:

    Wow what a great weekend! Those shoes are such a deal! I need a new pair…

  29. I’m pretty positive I need to start making to-do lists (and not just in my head 😉 ), I feel like I would be so much more productive. Samples AND free food, girl you seriously scored!

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  31. Well aren’t you a productive one…I can envision Meg going bonkers over that list and the lines across them! I still have my iphone 4 and was considering the 5S but…rumour has it the 6 is ready for August so I reckon I can hold my horses until then (ha, horses. I wonder if horse tastes good?)

    Enchiladas look borderline illegal. I’m going to do a heather and invite myself to mrs broccoli’s house too.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Hahaha! There was supposedly some article that was going around here not long ago accusing some restaurant/meat supplier of serving/selling horse! People caused a huge stink about it, but I think it was mainly on the deceptiveness of it. I’d be up for it though…probably tastes like chicken! Ha!

      I had a 4 too! I did hear the 6 is due out soon, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. And hey, I figure if I wait a little while, they’ll be able to work out the bugs with the 6 before I sign up! Ha!

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