Beach bum cruisin’

It’s Friiiday!! I hope you guys have a fun, relaxing weekend!

I am not sure what we’re up to, but I’m looking forward to hanging out and harassing Mike all weekend long.  You know he’s been working a lot when I feel the need to send this text…

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It’s a good thing I’m pretty independent + I absolutely freaking love it here!  This incredible weather is turning the rec trail into my playground.  Since it seems to be sticking around for awhile, I bought a beach cruiser because well, every beach bum needs to own one, right!?

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It’s maiden voyage was a trip around the rec trail for a bit.

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I swear I’m solar powered.  Pretty sure it’s a crime to stay inside when it’s this nice out.

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I made sure to stop a few times to take it all in.

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And yes, I really do live in BIC Bands.  They enable folks like me who despise doing their fur to look somewhat decent in public.  I’d much rather play outside and do other dumb stuff anyway.

***Edited to add the BIC Band I’m rocking is here.***

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Even these cute little fellas were working on their suntan.

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Since I am a total nerd, I took wore my Garmin to track my mileage.  On a beach cruiser.  Yeah, I’m sure there’s a special place for people like me.

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I was starvin’ Marvin when I got home.  We all know I can’t cook, but I did manage to come up with a relatively healthy, tasty, quick meal.  Which means I put a bunch of stuff in a pan and crossed my fingers.

Included are these Garlic Potatoes, frozen peppers, chicken, feta & a splash of balsamic {all from Trader Joe’s}.  It actually turned out pretty good.

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I’m working on another round of my TJ’s favorites post since I’ve been trying a new to me item every week.  I’ll tell you my new favs along with the ones I think taste like butt cheese.  Not that I would know what that is like, but I can imagine.

Trader Joe’s shoppers, what are your favorite items?  Least favorites?

Tell me 4 things you plan to do this weekend!


18 Comments on “Beach bum cruisin’

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that headband you are wearing !!! i wish they would sell that one :p i really love the colors.
    I’m not that much of a Trader Joe’s person because ours it’s quite far away from us, well not really but 15 minutes and having to take the highway to get there to me seems llloooooooonnnggg :p BUT there’s this chips i like, they are called something “the last chips standing” some funny name and it’s got chips with silly faces all over, kids love them.
    4 things i’m planning on doing during the weekend- watch the FOOTBALL GAME 😀 Seahawks vs. 49ers !!! That’s gonna be a crazy game that MIGHT give me a heart attack if the Seahawks loose but i’m sure it’d make your hubby happy lol .
    2- My son has a Basketball game so we are all gonna go watch him and his team which again i usually start screaming “hands up” to the 10 year olds :p ( i really need to just not watch any sports period lol).
    3- I gotta grocery shopping for the week
    4- take my dogs for a nice walk since they didn’t get any walks this week due to me having the flu which really hit me hard and i’m hoping i can get better so i can start running again because i really miss it.

  2. I love Trader Joe’s! The one “close” to me is about 40 minutes away, but we are making the journey tomorrow to do some grocery shopping. I love the organic corn tortilla chips. I love the cherry chocolate soy “ice” cream. Actually I pretty much love most of their stuff. We did buy the orange chicken once and it was awful so we stay away from that. I plan to get outside if the weather cooperates for me. I live in Massachusetts and we are having an awful winter. I love seeing your daily posts and am jealous of your beautiful weather. It’s warm here today- about 40. Next week we will be back to high’s in the teens. Other exciting plans include grocery shopping and hopefully a run! OOh, we are thinking of moving to Georgia so we will be planning our vacation this weekend to go there and visit and see what is going on!

    • It’s funny you mentioned the orange chicken, it’s one of their top frozen food sellers but I agree with you. I liked the flavor of it, but couldn’t get over the texture.
      Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I seriously just want to up and move where you are! It is so so beautiful! It makes where I live look like a dump. Want a roommate for a while? Actually 2 I guess I should bring my husband along! 🙂

    Hope you have a great weekend!!

  4. I’m from Massachusetts as well and would love to live in California! Your pics inspire me to run even in our snowy cold weather:/

  5. Oh man I am obsessed with TJs. I love their greek yogurt and apple cinnamon oatmeal, not so much the new blueberry oats. They also have awesome cheese, frozen veggies, and pre made stir fry. I could go for days.

  6. I feel like there is some sort of conspiracy theory against me because there isn’t a Trader Joe’s remotely close. As in, the closest one is in a different state.

    4 things: run, nap, eat, and drink coffee. Basically what I do every day (when it is the best day ever)

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