When I ruin my clothes, I like to do it in streaks.
This past winter, I did away with three (THREE) of my favorite cardigans in the span of about a month (death by dramatic snag, bleach spill, and mysterious misplacement).
More recently, I ruined both of my go-to yoga leggings in the same week (bleach/hole in knee). I demoted the bleached ones to bedwear only, but bravely kept wearing the holey ones to all kinds of fitness classes.
Well, that ends now.
Nordstrom’s is hosting their massive anniversary sale through August 4, and GUESS WHAT is on sale. Zella leggings, aka Nordstrom’s lululemon knockoffs, which I’ve heard are incredibly comparable to lulu, and for a much more reasonable price.
$28.90 for the capris, $33.90 for the leggings—including tax—free shipping, and free returns. I MEAN.
I’ve been eyeing those leggings up for months, but the black has been inexplicably out of stock ever since I started considering them. Imagine my euphoria levels when I realized they were suddenly not only in stock, but even cheaper.
Speaking of euphoria levels, I had a serious hippie moment yesterday. It was an insanely perfect day, weatherwise: mid-70’s, with a light breeze and the BLUEST SKY EVER.
It was so blue I had to text Brent about it. (Out of nowhere, he gets: “Did you see how blue the sky is??”)
To which he replied, “How much granola have you had today?”*
*He didn’t really say that. But he was thinking it.
Coincidentally, though, I had eaten granola. In fact, I’d eaten the best granola OF MY LIFE, which I’d gotten in the July Kona Kase:
I hate to bring this up, because it’s from a California caterer named Barbara Llewellyn and I’m not sure if you can even get your hands on it. But this stuff was SO amazing I couldn’t not mention it.
I know you’ll think I’m exaggerating, until you feast your eyes on this ingredient list: rolled oats, sliced almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, unsweetened coconut threads, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, brown sugar, butter, honey, and sea salt. (!!!)
Barbara, you’re welcome to come cater my breakfasts every morning.
I’ve decided I need to do better with sharing what I eat on this blog, in general—despite my glaring lack of talent in the food presentation and photography departments. A huge (HUUUGE) component of healthy living is healthy eating, and I should be showing you that I’m actually practicing what I’m preaching.
Here are a few recent eats to get the ball rolling…
Teriyaki chicken kabobs with mushroom, pineapple, and onion (pretty much a summer standard at this point).
Cucumber spears with garlic powder, which I tried per something I’d read but wasn’t a huge fan of. (The cucumbers were excellent though—fresh from my mom’s garden!)
Iced tea, made with a loose leaf peach oolong from my little brother’s tea shop.
Did you know you can steep loose leaf tea directly in cold water? (My brother just taught me this.) Just let the leaves sit in cold water in the fridge overnight (optionally with additives like lemons or other fruit), strain, and enjoy. It comes out sweeter this way.
Tortilla-crusted chicken, pan-fried in coconut oil (it wasn’t really that burnt—just horrible lighting), with TJ’s sweet potato fries.
I also recently made these—born out of laziness and an unexpected tortilla shortage in our fridge.
I shredded a rotisserie chicken (cheaper than uncooked chicken breast!) and put it in a pot:
Added a tub of TJ’s black bean and roasted corn salsa (off-the-charts good):
Combined and heated over medium-low:
Added lettuce and avocado:
And rolled into wraps:
A super quick and easy alternative to the all-day slow cooker shredded chicken method. (They’d also be excellent in actual tortillas, of course.)
Have you ever ruined one of your favorite items of clothing?
I now wear a hazmat suit when handling bleach. (Not really…but I should.)
Does anyone else have hippie moments?