Healthy store-bought soups

Healthy store-bought soups

You probably think that I am off my rocker for doing a post about soup in August, but since I have been battling a cold that has me sounding like Marge Simpson, I’ve pretty much been living off soup for days. I try to keep my pantry stocked with soups all year long for situations like this, so I figured that I would share some of my staples today. Aside from taste, I always consider the nutrients in soups that I buy- especially since I eat them mostly when I am trying to get over an illness. I am also very aware of the sodium (most of...

read more

54 Trader Joe’s items you must try

54 Trader Joe’s items you must try

Today’s post is inspired by one that I saw on Pop Sugar called The 39 Trader Joe’s Items You Need in Your Life.  As soon as I read the title, I quit reading. Why? Because I wanted to see how many items I could list without any influence from their list.  That way, my list would be truly authentic.  After coming up with my top items, I did finally go back and read the Pop Sugar version, and we actually had many of the same things in mind.  Those items must be extra good! I hope that this list is helpful to you if you are new to...

read more

Update & Trader Joe’s Haul

Update & Trader Joe’s Haul

Happy Tuesday! We have been in the process of packing up the house for our move and trying to get it in tip top condition to show and sell, so things have been a bit crazy around here lately.  Because of that, I will probably be sticking to a Tuesday/Thursday posting schedule for the next few weeks.  Just a head’s up! Despite all of the packing, organizing, and chaos, I visited Trader Joe’s over the weekend and picked up a few things.   Grapefruit (a major pregnancy craving!) Strawberries Raspberries (I cannot keep these in...

read more

Friday Favorites (5/29)

Friday Favorites (5/29)

Happy Friday! This week, I have some new things and an old favorite to share with you.  I look forward to reading comments about what is on your favorites list this week!   The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing The title of this book is very suitable because the book truly is life-changing- and I imagine that it would have an even greater impact on someone who is disorganized or has accumulated a lot of clutter.  The basic concept is that we should only keep items in our home that bring...

read more

Trader Joe’s Haul

Trader Joe’s Haul

Because it is located right near the greenway where I take Sunday morning walks with my family, I have been visiting Trader Joe’s more frequently these days.  No complaints here! If you’re familiar with my Trader Joe’s hauls, you know that I have my staples, but I have been venturing out a bit more lately. Admittedly, I have gone the lazy route when it comes to some prepared foods, but with two little ones, it is just such a lifesaver to have one less lunch to prepare when I am in a rush.   I know I am not alone in...

read more

Trader Joe’s Haul (5/4)

Trader Joe’s Haul (5/4)

I was really in the mood to go to Trader Joe’s this morning, so the kids and I did a little shopping there after hitting the playground. Even though I had a list on my phone of about five things, I ended up buying a whole lot more…as always.   Honey Glazed Miso Salmon on Salad Greens (This was my lunch today, and it was delicious- even if it could have used a bit more salmon.  I also had some pineapple on the side because my appetite was raging, and the salad alone didn’t cut it for...

read more