Yesterday, I ran some errands in Brookfield. I started at the AT&T store to ask about getting a new phone cord for my iPhone. Mine lasted a year until it was completely warped and wouldn't charge my phone anymore. Luckily, I worked with a really nice customer service rep and he handed me a new cord at no charge, despite the fact that I was one day over my one year warranty. That set the tone for a positive day!
The TJ Maxx in Brookfield always has great products to discover, so I headed there next. I was on the hunt for cute tops, but I ended up looking in the kitchen area and found these! I tried the avocado keeper out today and it's best if you cut an avocado perfectly in half. I'm a big Frank's Red Hot sauce fan, so the Sauce to Go bottles seemed great for bringing that and salad dressings to work with me. Oh and I finally purchased an OXO good grips container to put my quinoa in!
After, I went to the mall and was on a mission to find something at the Sephora store at JCPenney because I had a gift card to use for that specific location. I found the Boscia Makeup-Breakup oil that Essie Button recently recommended. I've used it a couple of times now and it's great!
At Target, I found these cuppow like lids and straws for my mason jars. I use a Blender Bottle to take my smoothies to work with me, but I needed a backup if that was dirty.
And the reason I needed those new lids? The Simple Green Smoothies 30-day challenge that I have Karis to thank for introducing me to. It started today and I picked up a few of the recipe items I needed at Trader Joe's yesterday. Unfortunately, I cannot find coconut milk without carrageenan in it anywhere (I know Whole Foods carries it, but there isn't one close to me)--more on that awful ingredient in a future post.
I blended up an Almond Cherry smoothie for breakfast this morning and added chia seeds, as they suggested doing, to fill me up!
It looks ugly, but it was delicious!
Mid-morning, I biked over to a new-to-me Little Free Library near our house. It was a good one! I feel like I am becoming quite the LFL nerd. I discovered a large print title I thought my parents might enjoy and a book that relates to my day job.
The rest of the day was just plain weird. I got an unexpected phone call, which left me nervous and excited simultaneously. I went to the West Allis library and farmers' market and then stopped at a gas station on the way home, only to find myself witnessing a nasty verbal fight inside, which made me very uncomfortable and scared, so I got the heck out of there very quickly!
Finally, I ended my day with the Burn Lab group exercise class, which I loved taking last week. This week's class was completely different and had the real instructor teaching, not a substitute, and I disliked it. I am not a fan of choreographed classes in which my heart rate is intensely high the entire time and that's exactly what this class was. Now I am on a mission to find out which class I took last week with the substitute, so I plan to go to one of her other classes next week and see if it's similar.
Are you taking any time off around the holiday? I typically don't take a break this time of year, but I really needed one.