Tag Archives: Shopping

Soup, Bunions, and Glass-Filled Broccoli

2 Mar

 

The Undomestic Goddess Strikes Out Again … {I really hope you’re loving this list trend, because that’s all I’ve got for you tonight!}

  • Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup tastes just as good as it did when you were eight
  • I learned how to schedule my “tweets” to post on their own today, huge time saver
  • Habitat for Humanity ground breaking tomorrow, excited to be giving back
  • Dear Mr. Recession: Please end so I can not feel guilty when looking through the window at the most gorgeous pair of black stilettos I have ever seen in my life. My ugly feet would look so beautiful in them.
  • You’d be amazed the way bunions start to go away after not squeezing them into dance shoes 3-4 hours a day for the last year {do NOT comment on that MEM}
  • The only thing I cooked today {other than soup} was the dogs food. Why did I cook it, you ask? I forgot to buy wet dog food, so I warmed up some beef broth and added it to his dry chunks until they absorbed the broth and became wet nuggets. Score! Fooled him!
  • Random Fact: When I was in middle school, I remember my mom cooking some broccoli on the stove. I don’t know why, but I was curious to see what the temperature of the contents were .. so I got a thermometer from the medicine cabinet and held it over the pot. Needless to say, it was an old school glass thermometer and it broke in a million pieces right into the pot. I guess I was too embarrassed to tell her what really happened. So .. when she came back into the kitchen, I looked real careful into the pot and said “Mom, I think there is glass in here!??” Of course, she threw out the broccoli. I wonder if she ever knew it was me??

 

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Grocery Pick-Up … Yes, Please!

10 Feb

 

Well, hello! I miss you blog. Honestly, it’s been days since I have cooked a meal. Tonight it’s nearly 12:30 and I just sat down to eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I’m craving some really good, belly filling, heart warming food. I’m going to have to break down tomorrow and schedule time to cook a dinner… my body needs something that isn’t from a fast food line, a jar, or plastic container.

 

I also found the most amazing amenity today… my grocery store will now allow you to order your groceries online, they will “shop them,” and will have them patiently waiting in a cooler for your arrival at the pick-up lane. Now, I’m not THAT busy that I can’t grocery shop. In fact, I love to grocery shop. But… just imagine the possibilities. And… you will never EVER believe how much this little service costs….

 

Come on, try to guess… work with me here. How much would you pay for a service like that?

 

Let me tell you, I thought I was reading it wrong… $4.95 .. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I would pay $4.95 just to not have to park my car near the others and risk door-dings! $4.95 … I’m all over $4.95! And, the first time is FREE… FREE… FREE. You don’t have to tell me twice.

 

Tonight … in my exhausted stooper … I’m ordering groceries online! Wahoo.. I’ll let you know how this turns out! Night Ya’ll {And, I promise .. a dinner of some sort tomorrow!}

Bring Me the Buns!

26 Jan

 

I’m told that if I ask politely, the grocery store will order special things for me. If this is the truth, I’m so excited. You see, I have this problem … a few weeks ago, I told you about the most amazing hot dog buns ever invented {Snuggles} and today I was told the grocery store near my house was no longer carrying them. So, I headed 25 minutes to Publix {they always have them} where the lady in the bakery told me they are discontinued {there is no way this is possible} … Ugh. I know you are thinking, I’m out of my mind and that “it’s just a hot dog bun” but I’m telling you: they are amazing! I was so disappointed – tonight I was going to make chili cheese dogs with the leftover chili from last night {I know, I know. How domestic of me.} In the end, I settled for the regular hot dog buns, but  just don’t think they hold in the chili as well as the U-shaped Snuggles. And, since they are made with more of a pita texture they don’t burn when you try to toast them in the oven. The regular ones did ok though and I felt proud to actually use my leftovers for another purpose! {go me}

 

On a completely different note: I’m a cheese lover. While at Publix, I was able to snag some of my favorite cheese; Port Salut. I adore this as a snack on some warmed up French bread with some salami. Yum. If you haven’t tried it, I really suggest you do. It’s ah’mazing! {and will be in my belly for lunch tomorrow, if I can wait that long} … Night ya’ll!

 

My First {and Second} Domestic Purchases

4 Jan

 

My family thinks that we should schedule and exorcism because {clearly} some domestic goddess has taken over my body. The last two days, I’ve felt like I could really get the hang of some of this domestic stuff. Between my broccoli {onion} Quiche and my bacon, egg, and toast pods – I’ve been doing pretty well! But then Sunday rolled around… the day of laundry. I loathe laundry. Not the whole process, just the folding. I loathe folding. Two years ago, I bought {splurged on} my very first washer and dryer. I did loads of research {no pun intended} and finally decided on the Whirlpool Duet Sport.

This was one of the best investments I’ve ever made. {And, my first real domestic purchase} Washing time cut in half. Saves water and electricity. Uses less soap. And, I swear the clothes are cleaner! Oh, and the ‘whitest whites’ cycle … Ah’mazing! I just wish someone would invent a folding machine. That would make my Sundays much more enjoyable. My only ‘complaint’ about the Duet Sport is that there is always some water left in the machine .. so, if you don’t leave the door cracked when you aren’t using it – or, if you don’t use the cleaning solvent once a month or so – than you get a smell that could very easily pass for rotten eggs. I hear that this is not a problem specific to the Duet, but to most front loading washers. Perhaps they will find a way to solve this too.

 

While we are on the topic of domestic purchases I should tell you about my second ever domestic purchase. The Dyson Animal Vac (DC14).  At the time of purchase, we had two dogs {one who seemed to shed her entire coat daily} and were sold when we found out the vacuum was intended specifically for animal hair.

 

 

I’m telling you, if you have a dog {or several} this is the machine to go with. When I got home with the new vacuum, I decided to vacuum first with my old one and then go over it with the new one. This thing is so powerful, it was sucking up carpet fiber! About six months later, we moved to a loft that didn’t have one bit of carpet {brushed concrete floors}. I was bummed because I really loved using my vacuum. To my surprise, it worked great on the concrete floors too! So, it was a great investment after all. Nearly two years later .. and I’m still in love! My only complaint: It only comes in purple.

 

Well, thats all for tonight. Tomorrow, I’m going to attempt another Quiche {ham and swiss this time} and hope that it comes out tastier than my onion conglomeration. Don’t worry thought, I’ll have my camera in hand to document the whole thing! Night Ya’ll

Distinguishing Needs & Wants has never been ‘my thing’

12 Dec

Window shopping never worked for me, I’d always end up coming home with just a few bags. The wooden hanger rule {don’t go in stores with wooden hangers, you can’t afford it anyways} never worked for me either. I’ve resorted to not going near any retail establishment unless I am on a mission for a specific thing … this too is quite difficult, because even at Target I can manage to scoop up my fair share of needless guilty pleasures. I even thought at one point that I would freeze my cards and only make purchases that I thought were still worth while once the cards thawed, but I never had the guts to actually freeze my plastic! I have a problem. But, I’ve come a long way.

 

That was, of course, until I came across this:

{Land’s End new collection called ‘Canvas’}