Friday Fun & Shopping Shenanigans

Thank you guys SO much for all the congratulations on my run yesterday! I’m actually planning to meet up with my friend again tomorrow morning for another one. Cross your fingers that I don’t choke and end up losing all my ego boost! 😉

I had the day off today since I worked my late shift this week…and then I realized that with the holiday coming up, I’ll actually get a FOUR day weekend out of this! Sweet!

My plan for the day was pretty simple…chiropractor, gym, work party at 7pm. Well, after my appointment, I just happened to find myself loitering around TJ Maxx…for over TWO HOURS! I seriously lose myself (and all of my money) in that store!

Wanna see my loot?

Of course you do!

I honestly cannot go in there without heading straight to the home-goods section!

And the blog was very well represented in today’s shopping adventure!

Aren’t these bowls the cutest?!

Hello barginista!

Jessica Simpson flats for…are you ready for this?


Unfortunately none of the above items were on clearance, but at least you know you’re getting a good deal on name brands at TJ Maxx. Plus, I’ve been in serious need of workout clothes lately! I guess I COULD just do laundry more often…


Shopping for new workout clothes is much more fun!

Favorite item:

My first running skirt!

Check out the back!

Isn’t it cute? And it makes my tush look pretty good if I do say so myself! 😉

Speaking of looking good…I noticed something today while getting ready for my work party:

Yes! Finally seeing the effects of my more active lifestyle! Now to work on my calves before fall boot season!

After my shopping shenanigans, I headed to the gym to crack walnuts between my thighs for a 45 minute full body circuit training workout that I threw together in a couple of minutes and finished up with 15 minutes on the arc trainer.


My new favorite piece of cardio equipment!

Party attire

Foodie accessories! 😉

I’ve been wanting to remake Christin’s Cookie Dough Bean Balls for a while now. I’ve been wanting to try them out on my co-workers, but kept chickening out. C’mon, not everybody has the same appreciation that we foodies have for beans in our baked goods! 😉

Well, tonight was definitely the night to make these! I almost forgot I had to bring something along and literally whipped up the entire batch 30 minutes before walking out the door! And guess what…they were a hit! I was surprised by how many compliments I got and loved seeing everybody’s faces when I told them the ingredients!

Well, off to catch some z’s before my run tomorrow! Have a great night!

What’s the best bargain you’ve scored lately?

Any big plans for the holiday weekend?


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21 Responses to Friday Fun & Shopping Shenanigans

  1. You look awesome in your party attire! Great deal on the dishes…they are super cute. Love the skirt! I need to get to TJ Max and check our some sports bras. I need some so badly. I hope you have a great weekend Heather! It’s gonna be HOT, but hopefully funn!

  2. Chelsea says:

    oh gosh I see how you could spend hours in there with all of the stuff you ended up getting ha! new workout clothes are my favorite since I practically live in them lol :)!

  3. Anna Crouch says:

    Oh my gosh! I totally just noticed my jeans a bit tighter in some areas! But before that I noticed my legs being more muscular. I’ll take it!! Nice work, hard work pays off.

  4. Lee says:

    A friend just gave me an unused Magic Bullet for free! Now that’s a good deal!

  5. Very cute loot! Ahhh, I wish I lived close to a TJ’s. Oh wait I do, I just don’t have my passport to go shop there. Ahhhhh! Lol. Silly me.
    Love that you’re seeing changes in your legs! Awesome!

  6. You have two things in this post I love – RUNNING SKIRTS (I have 3, I’m not even kidding) and CHICKPEA DOUGHBALLS. Yum. I make a variation of Christin’s recipe with peanut flour. Awesome all around.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      I love it! It feels like a really comfortable/breathable fabric and it’s modest. I hate that a lot of the running shorts these days are booty shorts!

      I have been adding peanut flour to everything lately! I’d ask for your recipe variation, but at the rate I’m going my “stash” will be depleted in a couple of months! :-/ LOL!

  7. You are a workout maniac now– where did my friend Heather go? 🙂
    Totally kidding! Hehe. Love all your new fitness clothes and gadgets, so fun! Have a great weekend off!

  8. Allison says:

    I went to TJ Maxx on Friday as well! I usually head straight to the home goods (they have the BEST deals) but I know I shouldn’t buy anything because I’ll be leaving by plane at the end of the summer. I already bought 4 plates/bowls that I’ll need to carry on, so I kept myself away from that section. I was looking for some cute open-toed heels but nothing popped out at me. I walked away with an awesome ruffly top for 16 bucks, though! Love that place!

  9. Megan says:

    Nice job! I love bargains! 😀
    I got two shorts and and 3 shirts a week ago for legit only 30 bucks at a consignment!
    It was all high end brands, I left very happy I’m not gonna lie 😉

  10. Missy says:

    I lurve those red stickers at TJMaxx! And yes, straight to home section for me too! I love all your loot- you must get a pic in that running skirt!
    Its funny that you took those bean cookies to work and fooled people. I did that last week too! I was given some really big zucchini by a coworker; so I whipped up an “apple” pie out of them. It was a hit and no one could believe it was zucchini and not apples! Of course I waited until they had eaten it and everyone wanted the recipe! The faces were priceless!
    No big plans here – just glad for a day off. A day off that is now looking like a trip to TJMaxx!!
    Best bargain lately was a coffee grinder for 2 bucks!!

  11. I might make those bean balls tonight. crap! I need to soak more chickpeas asap! ok well after soaking and cooking them I’ll make them! =) im scared but i want them so badly! haha

    your new workout clothes are adorbs!!!!! omg! and I heart your new plates and bowls! I am overdue for a TJmaxx or homegoods run but I cant go without a chaperone or I buy double what you did. and then go back the next day for more! haha =)

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! I can see you like a crazy woman going up and down all the aisles!

      Don’t fear the balls…they’re deelicious! Have I ever steered you wrong before! 😉

  12. Amber says:

    Im new to your site, but I absolutely love it!!! Love your humor, and your recipes/workout tips are just what I need to get back in shape!

    Enjoy your long weekend!!!

  13. AWESOME running skirt, I love the pleats!! 😀 and that’s one thing I love about those cookie balls – they are SO fast to make!

    big plans for the weekend? we’re chillin today, tomorrow a four year old birthday party and later a BBQ at our place… we may go out of town for some fun.

    hope your weekend is awesome, darlin! enjoy the FOUR days! 😀

  14. Love all your finds! And that running skirt is super cute!
    I wish I had an arc trainer at my gym!

  15. katie says:

    U are looking hot girl!

    I love the TJmaxx Homegoods section, I just love that store!! I can never get out of there empty handed!!!

    Happy Sunday love!!

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