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  • What I Bought At Whole Foods + Catching Up

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    Happy Wednesday! As I mentioned in a previous post, I hit the ground running after I got home from Florida. Catching up on work coupled with the final yoga teacher training weekend made for a crazy week. I wasn't able to do my regular weekly grocery shopping trip so meals were thrown together with whatever [...]

  • A Look Inside My Fridge + A Costco Run

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    Good morning! The sun is shining but it is cold in Charlotte! The girls love the cold weather. They are voluntarily choosing to stay out in the back yard. They say the colder, the better! Thanks for all of your comments, questions and kind words about my Whole30 recap. As I mentioned, the food shopping [...]

  • Recent Eats with the Recent Whole Foods Haul

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    Last week I wrote a post about what I bought at Whole Foods for $137. Grocery store haul posts are always so interesting to me because everyone has such a different perspective on food shopping and food budgeting. One thing I notice is that the area where you live seems to make a big impact [...]

  • What I Bought at Whole Foods for $137

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    Hi everyone! Time for another "what I bought at the grocery" round-up. This week was unique because it was Whole Foods only with no farmers market supplementation. I didn't get to go on Saturday because of the cooking competition so I made one big trip on Sunday. We were scraping the bottom of the barrel [...]

  • In My Cart: What I Bought At Trader Joe’s This Week

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    Hello. Today was operation "put on your big girl panties, stop procrastinating and get it done." I tackled everything from finances to bills to taxes to thank you notes. Some of the things had been waking me up at night and looming over my head...it was time to do something about them! And why is [...]

  • Lumi Lunch + National Puppy Day + What I Bought at Whole Foods

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    Good morning! Thanks for two things. First, all of your interest in the KIND bar giveaway. Second, your amazing responses. I know I ask y'all to tell me what you're grateful for regularly when it comes to giveaways but it's only because I think it's such a good "stop, pause, think" activity + I ADORE [...]

  • Major Trader Joe’s Restock

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    I thought that the week of July 4th would slow down but I was so wrong. It's nuts! I originally planned to spend the week in Florida with my family but thank god I decided to postpone that until later this summer because I am booked solid this week with clients and classes. I have [...]

  • What I Bought at the Grocery This Week {Restock Trip}

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    I went a little crazy at the grocery store this morning restocking on a lot of items that I like to keep on hand. I like to share these kinds of shopping trips with you so that you get an idea of how I stock my pantry and fridge to be able to consistently cook [...]

  • Learning the ALDI Secrets

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    I'm back with one last ALDI post to wrap up this series. I have learned SO much through this short term ambassadorship with ALDI. I've gone from being fairly unfamiliar with the brand and the benefits of being an ALDI shopper to understanding their unique operating procedures and the method behind their customer service experience [...]

  • An Afternoon in the ALDI Test Kitchen {Giveaway!}

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    I've spent the last month serving as a short-term blog ambassador for ALDI to bring awareness to not only their brand and the unique shopping and saving experience they provide but also their new focus on providing customers with nutritious and affordable food. ALDI recently launched a new organics line, Simply Nature, and introduced organic [...]

  • Shopping (And Saving) At ALDI

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    Several weeks ago I shared what a week of food shopping at Trader Joe's looks like for me and received some good feedback and thoughtful discussion. I want to keep that going in the next two posts and share my experience shopping at a different budget store. I grew up in a small town in [...]

  • What A Week of Food Shopping Looks Like for Me

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    Good morning. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe. Many of my friends in Atlanta and Birmingham have endured really scary situations with this winter weather...like having to spend the night in offices, 12-hour commutes to go just a few miles, being stranded in gridlock overnight, problems getting to their children and so on. [...]

  • Grocery Restock, Cranberry Sauce Recipe, Tuesday Eats & Details On A Yoga Retreat

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    Hi and happy Wednesday. I so enjoyed reading your comments on my last post about your travel mishaps. Smooth travel is definitely never a guarantee but I think it's worth it! :) As I mentioned in my last post, I spent most of Tuesday catching up and getting back into the groove. Here's a look [...]

  • Creamy Shrimp, Prosciutto and Mushroom Pasta

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    The cooking streak continues thanks to a great Whole Foods restock on Sunday. For those of you who like to see the goods... Here you have it. Spinach penne pasta (coupon), sour cream, nutritional yeast (bulk), oat bran (bulk), eggs, gluten-free bread, tortilla chips (staple!), coffee, canned corn, canned pumpkin, cilantro, parsley, grapes, wild caught [...]

  • The Best Traditional Super Market (An Ode To Publix)

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    Let's take a quick break from vacation posting (although I edited like 50 more beautiful photos to share with you last night) and talk about super markets. Wow, how they have changed since my childhood. I remember growing up and going to the grocery with my dad to do the weekly shopping (it was called [...]