Sunday shopping

Heyyyy ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope youโ€™re having a restful Sunday morning! Iโ€™ve already made a couple of purchases since today is the last day to get 40% off swim clearance at VS.

I got this one:

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And this one:

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Which came out to $44 after shipping- sweeeeeeeeeet ๐Ÿ˜€ Since our mall here shouldnโ€™t legally be able to be called a mall, I bring the mall to me. God bless online shopping ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yesterday was a productive day! We cleaned the casa for most of the day and for lunch, the pilot was craving Mexican. He hit up El Toreo -which I call T.G.I.Viernes because it looks just like T.G.I.Fridays but has Mexican food instead- for his enchilada fix and got me a side of salsa so I could make a salad beast at home.


Spinach, bell pepper, grape tomatoes, sweet onion, Sunshine burger, salsa and cilantro. Delicioso.

I went to the gym for some weights, elliptical and stretching โ€“my legs were tiiiiiight from the 5k– and then stopped at Winn Dizzle to get ingredients for bruschetta since we had another squadron party to go to.


I made Giadaโ€™s Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta


Super easy and delishhhhh


Winn Dizzle didnโ€™t have wheat French bread, and since I donโ€™t eat white bread, I just tried the topping part to test the seasonings and had the pilot try the final product before we left ๐Ÿ˜€

I ate this before we went to the party:


A Tucson wheat tortilla with almond butter and TJs Superfood Spread.

At the party, I proceeded to drink copious amounts of red wine and feast on multigrain tortilla chips and guacamole. Yes, it was that kinda night. And yes, Iโ€™m moving a little slowly this morning. It was fun though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had a blasty chatting with the girls while the boys played poker.

Today, weโ€™re going to clean the upstairs and do laundry (whoo hoo, haha) and then make something delicious for dinner together.

Stay tuned for that giveaway tomorrow morning!

Have a happy Sunday,


****Updates to the bloggy: Slow Cooker and Casserole Recipes

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  1. Melissa on August 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Cute bathing suits!!! I too took advantage of the sale and got a cute tankini and a cover up for like $53 shipped. Yes, you gotta love online shopping.

  2. Erica on August 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Cute suits! Giada has such great app recipes! Sounds like a fun fun night ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your Sunday

  3. LEIANNA on August 23, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I love online shopping too, except for the tax. No tax in MN:) Those swim suits are very cute! And I love all of Giada’s recipes, shes amazing!

  4. Jenny on August 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I love the suits, especially the purple! Sounds like y’all had a great time last night, good luck with cleaning today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Stephanie on August 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Cute suits, VS is the best! They actually sell the bathin suits in our store at home and I’m actually wearin 1 from there right now (yellow/white) as we head to the pool, gotta love it. Salad & bruschetta look deeeeelish too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lizzy on August 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    oh yes..i bought 3 swim suits for 75 bux yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚ loveeeee sales!

  7. Nicci on August 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Tempting to go straight over to VS ,but I won’t. ๐Ÿ™‚ I went crazy last time on swim suits! Great meal, nothing like a glass of wine to unwind and hang out with friends.

  8. Paige @ Running Around Normal on August 23, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Ohh, thanks for letting me know today was the last day! I have a cruise to go on in December, and could use another swimsuit ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    When I used to live in both NC and SC, ummm yeah, the “mall” was so beyond pathetic. When JC Penney is the anchor store (no offense to any Penney fans!), yeah, it’s time to hit up the online shopping. The UPS man used to come several times per week to my casa ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet you’re the hit of the squadron with all your yummy food. Your new blog looks great, it inspired me to clean up my own. Nothing like what you did, but just a new cleaner template. Thanks for the kick in the boo-tay on that one!

  10. simpledaisy on August 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Love the suits!! Don’t you just love on-line shopping!! Makes everything so simple!
    As always the food looks super yummy!

  11. Allie on August 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I really like the new site design- the recipe section is great. Thank you!!

  12. Tracie (hollafoodzone) on August 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I LOVE Giada’s bruscetta – I bring it to every potluck, cocktail party, function of any kind because it always elicits oohhs and aahhs and I get to eat plenty of it!

  13. Megan (southerngracesblog) on August 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Those bathing suits are very cute!! And, I love Giada too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Sunday!!!

  14. Lauren on August 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Super cute bikinis! I need to check this out before its too late. Thanks for the tip.

    Sounds like a great get-together. And no worries, sometimes an overindulgence of red wine and gauc is just needed on a summer night. Can you imagine if we deprived ourselves of these days? Life would be miserable! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend love.

  15. K on August 23, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Online shopping is so convenient! You don’t even have to get dressed, do your hair, or put on make up to spend money ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s how I like it!

    Those kind of nights where you “drink your dinner” are always welcomed in my book!

  16. Jenny on August 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    thanks so much for the VS 411! checking it out now.. is it awful that i’m already prepping for next summer?

    • Fitnessista on August 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

      awful?? no way, that’s SMART ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Meghan on August 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Oh my goodness I was totally missing you as I hadn’t seen the blog in my google reader in wayyy too I typed in your blog and holy facelift! It looks great and Im so glad I did that and got caught up on all your wonderful posts! Um..those coconut bars look DELICIOUS!

    cute bathingsuits too ๐Ÿ™‚ love VS suits!

  18. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) on August 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Oooh, both bathing suits are adorable, but I LOVE the first one. So cute!

    Bruschetta looks delicious, but I’m totally drooling over your salad. Gosh, I miss Sunshine Burgers. One of the few reasons I’m looking forward to going back to Nashville…well, those and Trader Joe’s. Gosh, I miss that place.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my friend. Oh, and I totally would have been right there next to ya at the guac bowl. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS – New layout looks awesome!

  19. Shelby on August 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Ooo it’s so dangerous for me to shop online at VS. I have my own credit card for that store…

    But yeah I’m with you, there are no real malls around me either!

  20. Joanna on August 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    whow. Thanks for the VS info. I just ordered two suits as well! I thought maybe not worth it because summer is coming to an end but then, sooo cheap! Thanks again for telling us.

  21. taylor on August 23, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I love the suits you chose! You almost enticed me to order some, until I realized I need a new bikini like I need a hole in the head – if only we had a pool here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. angieinatlanta on August 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    CUTE suits! And that bruschetta looks FANTASTIC!

  23. Pam (Highway to Health) on August 23, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Very cute bathing suits! Your food looks great.

    I can’t wait to check out the slow cooker recipes! I need to start using mine more.

  24. Katie on August 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Pretty bathing suits! I need a new bikini so badly.

    Sounds like a great party! Those little Giada treats look fabulous.

    Have a great night!

  25. kristi (sweet cheeks) on August 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I am so with you; thank God for online shopping!!!

    Can’t wait to see what the give away is tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. WholeBodyLove on August 24, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Love the suits…the top pic is one I have been looking at all summer but couldn’t bring myself to spend the cash. But, now that it’s on sale…

  27. Katie on August 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Those bathing suits are adorable.

    I’ve been to the Valdosta mall (every summer, driving back from the beach, Valdosta was always our “3/4 of the way there!” stopping point to eat) and it is HUGE compared to our mall here. Thats a sad, sad story for my life…

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