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  • Feel Good Food on the Go {With an ALDI Giveaway!}

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    This post is sponsored by ALDI. Be sure to read to the end for a gift certificate giveaway! I think I can safely say that most of us around here are living an "on-the-go" lifestyle. Whether you're a student facing long days on campus, a busy mom with little time to make meals for yourself, [...]

  • My Yoga Dogs + What I Bought at Whole Foods

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    The girls and I had a little photo shoot today. They were feeling super playful and sharing toys in the living room this afternoon. I was cracking up over their open hips. Check them both out in frog pose here! :) I definitely have little yoga dogs on my hands! Can you believe how big [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • An Impressive $85 ALDI Haul

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    I have been regularly shopping at ALDI for almost a year now and I remain amazed by the savings there are to be had by shopping there. Last weekend I went to Whole Foods for my weekly grocery shopping and my bill was $185. This week I went to ALDI and my bill was $85. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • ALDI Shopping Haul + Cost Comparison

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    This is a follow up from yesterday's post about my first ALDI shopping experience. Yesterday was all about the actual experience of visiting the store and today is a break down of what I bought, what I paid and how much I saved. I went to Harris Teeter and priced out the same items I [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Look Into My Grocery Bags

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    Happy Monday! I have received many requests for a look at my grocery staples/a typical grocery trip. I hit up our new Whole Foods on Sunday morning for a pretty big restock so I thought it would be the perfect time to photograph what I purchased and share it with you. I actually really enjoy [...]

  • Impulse Buys

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    I have been pretty worthless today. I slept really late, ate a lot of sweets and blew off working out. It was perfect...and needed! I had a really low-key weekend, highlights being subbing some yoga classes, cleaning and moving furniture and restocking on the food front. I showed you my farmers market finds yesterday. Today [...]

  • How to Menu Plan and Grocery Shop for the Week

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    I received an email today from one of our law school friends asking for advice on how to avoid eating out and finding the motivation to cook at home on the weeknights. If you read my food blog then you know how much a believe in the power of menu planning. When someone asks for [...]