Thoughts on a Tuesday

1.  Brandon and I started shag lessons last night! 

The “shag” is South Carolina’s state dance. 

I’ve talked about it in more detail here.

We’ve been promising each other that we’d take lessons for so long now. 

We both know the basic steps, but wanted to start from square one together so that we can (hopefully) be really great shaggers one day!

2.  I went to Mt. Pleasant’s brand new Trader Joe’s for the first time last night & completely got overwhelmed.  Actually, it was my first time at a TJ’s period.  It was a fairly quick trip because we didn’t have much time to browse around …and I’m in the process of moving, so I didn’t want to get any refrigerated items. 

Let’s just say that I walked out with a $3 bottle of wine & was on my way. 

I had to buy something, right?

3.  However, Brandon and I did have time to go to Whole Foods before shag because I was on a mission there & knew exactly what I wanted. 

Thanks to my friend, Cody, at One Hungry Runner, I just had to get these babies:

They have 70% less fat than regular potato chips.  Also, they taste so much better than regular potato chips, too.

Buy them from Whole Foods, buy them from Amazon, heck…steal them from your Momma -it doesn’t matter how you acquire them. 

You will thank me.

4.  Oh yes, did you catch that I am in the process of moving?  I’m getting off work a little early today to pick up the keys to my new townhouse.  Words can’t express how happy I am to be back in my own place!

Pictures to come 🙂

5.  Tax-free weekend is coming on Friday to South Carolina.  I’m debating on taking advantage of the savings & using some saved money to buy this:

I love my speedy, but really want a tote!  The size of the Neverfull GM would be perfect for all of my junk lovely belongings.  

…and hey, my birthday is coming on August 10, so it would just be an early birthday present to myself 🙂

Decisions, decisions.

Happy Tuesday, loves.




  1. August 2, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Are LV purchases tax free? What the!? I'm really glad that your ONE purchase was wine. Good job.

  2. August 2, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Those chips are fabulous!!!

    I say go with the bag, its a great present to yourself!

  3. August 2, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Do it! Tax free weekend only comes once a year, right?? 🙂

  4. August 2, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    YAY for tax free weekend in NC! 🙂 Congratulations on your new town home! 🙂

  5. August 2, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    Ohhh I forgot about tax free weekend! Yay, thanks for reminding me! I'm in the process of buying lots of furniture so that will be perfect. Good luck moving!

  6. August 2, 2011 / 3:12 pm

    Dang. I'm so jealous that your TJ can sell wine! Our grocery stores aren't allowed here in TN. Boo. I love TJ wine!

  7. August 2, 2011 / 3:15 pm

    I love my speedy, but I use my neverfull! I'm sure it will turn into a diaper bag soon haha! Love you A.L. 😉

  8. August 2, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    I love lentil chips, and I just bought the LV "Delightfully Monogrammed" I love it! And my birthday is this month too, happy birthday to us 🙂

    XO Emily @

  9. August 2, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    How fun that you're taking shag lessons!!!! You should definitely get the bag…it's a great classic! Kori xoxo

  10. August 2, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    so I totally thought the "shag" was something else (like, you know) and was like, "huh? you can take lessons for that?!"

  11. August 2, 2011 / 6:01 pm

    Get the bag! It's a good investment! My mom has one and she loves it. Also if you take good care of your LV bags/products they will last forever! She still has 25 year old bags and I'm using one of her old checkbook hold that is older than me!


  12. August 2, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    I want the Neverfull! Next on my list! 🙂

  13. August 2, 2011 / 6:35 pm

    Where are yall taking shag lessons? Cameron and I always talk about taking them, but have never followed through.

  14. August 2, 2011 / 7:16 pm

    Get the neverfull girl, you will not be disappointed. I have the medium and large sizes and love them both! My sister just told me about those lentil chips, I can't wait to pick up some!

  15. August 2, 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Oooo thanks for the chips idea! My hubby loves chips but we're trying to ween him off of them…any alternatives are definitely worth a try!

  16. August 2, 2011 / 11:09 pm

    Ohh the lentil chips sound great! I'll have to get some!

    Your shag lessons sound so fun!

  17. August 3, 2011 / 12:26 am

    I went to Trader Joe's for the first time yesterday, too! It is overwhelming, but I got to look around for a while and ended up with some really healthy buys 🙂

  18. August 4, 2011 / 1:47 am

    Yay for a new place! And be sure to post a video once you guys are dance experts!

  19. August 4, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    I am definitely purchasing the LV Neverfull GM! I always seem to treat myself to some Louis Merch every birthday–great tradition! Totally worth it;)

  20. August 5, 2011 / 3:05 am

    so in love with the neverfull gm! I want!!!!

  21. August 5, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    OOOOh how I have been out of the blogging loop! First of all – why does KY not have a Whole Foods store? Maybe I can find those online? I went to my first TJ's in Greenville this summer…it reminded me of a ….a……hmmm- like what a Sporting Gooods Outlet Store would be to MEN as to food is to us haha…lots of good buys and name brands you don't know much about haha. ANYWAY- new townhome!! WHOOOO!! Cannot wait to see results! AND the dance classes would be so fun and something really diff to do together!

  22. August 5, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    love trader joes and their cheap wine!!

  23. August 8, 2011 / 1:46 am

    I love trader joe's glad that they are expanding all over the US! Looking at your latest post it seems that you got the bag–I have that one too just had to pay tax on it. Maybe I need to move to South Carolina 🙂

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