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 😉

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 😉

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! 😉

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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21 Responses to A Weekend of #Winning

  1. Claire says:

    mmmmmm Thai food is my favourite! I can never go to a Thai place without ordering fresh spring rolls. YUMMMmmmm

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Mmm, spring rolls are the BEST! It’s been a while since I’ve had some…need to change that soon!

  2. Sometimes I think my sole reason for looking into the healthcare field is to wear scrubs!
    I get crazy too when I get to a dish store…especially a fleamarket where everything is all beautifully beat-up 🙂

  3. What a great weekend! I love Thai food. I LOVE the green curry and the pineapple stir fry. I so need new scrubs. It’s sad… I’ve had the same ones for 7 years… sad.

  4. Robyn :) says:

    We went to Kansas City, KS this weekend to go to the waterpark 🙂 My “winning” finds were a bright orange mesh vest at Bass Pro Shops to wear when riding on my hubby’s motorcycle on the army post and 2 more pairs of super comfy flip flops!

    I was in the vicinity of a Trader Joes, but did not go. I went to Whole Foods instead.

    I love your scrubs!! Sometimes I wish I had a job where I could where scrubs.

    Back in Florida we had an Old Time Pottery and I was amazed when I first went in, too. I have a nice quilt I bought there that my cat has pretty much taken over on the end of my spare bed lol.

    I like Thai food, but do not have it that often so not sure what to recommend.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Sounds like a pretty fun weekend…and way to have some restraint with Trader Joes! Not sure I’d be able to do the same if I was that close! Haha!

      It’s funny, because sometimes I wish I had a job where I got to dress up! 😉

  5. Yum that Thai food looks to die for! I love pottery stores-so much fun stuff:)

  6. Hahaha we have an old time pottery in Columbus (although I don’t think they are here in VA) and it seriously is like PERFECT if you like random kitchen stuff, which I obviously do!!!

    Ohhh and Thai food. I love Thai food 🙂

  7. @pluvk says:

    My wallet would seriously up and move out if I walked into that pottery store. I’m having serious mug envy right now!

  8. I just recently started eating Thai food too. My favorite so far is vegetable pad thai, it is amazingly delicious!

  9. Catherine Tyson DaCosta says:

    FYI, I LOVE Old Time Pottery! I picked up some tall vases for the fireplace mantle, curtain rods for the living room, and then the curtains, rods, and pull backs for the guest room. Oh, and then Momma needed another kitchen rug the last time we were there last week, so Erik and I had to scour the rug section to find the one that matched the other three in the kitchen! lol! But yeah, I found Old Time Pottery Heaven back in May…and we have to keep me on a budget every time I walk in! XD Which one did you go to? Madison?

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      And you’ve kept it from me all this time? How dare you?!!! 😉 Yeah, I swung by the Madison store…I had seen it at least a dozen times passing by but had never gone in. Now I can’t wait to go back! Hmm, maybe I should only take cash with me next time! Lol

  10. I love that you get excited over scrubs I want new cute scrubs so bad! It’s on my Christmas list, how lame am I. Haha.

    I have been craving Thai food so bad! I need to find a good place by me!

    And I love you spent $70 on props #foodbloggerproblems haha.

    Love ya girl!!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Totally NOT lame! Especially when you will spend as much time in them as you do regular clothes…sometimes MORE! Oy!

      Come visit me and I’ll treat you to Thai! 😉 <3

  11. I DID like Thai food, until I developed a random allergy to curry powder. I used to love any coconut milk based red curry… I miss it!

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  13. I want to go to there!

    I wish I had room for cool glasses and plates and such for cool foodie photos…someday!

    Looks like you had fun without BB!! 🙂

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