Successful Shopping Trips Require…
1. Stashing Snacks In Your Purse
I stashed some dates and peanut butter in my purse, just in case!! You never know when an emergency will strike, after all! 😉 Okay, okay, I admit it. I’m addicted.
But hey, there are worse things that I could be addicted to! 😉
2. Good Food—of course!
I was excited to hear my dad was treating us girls, by telling us to go out for lunch. I was even more excited when I learned there was a Cheesecake Factory at the mall. Mom was excited about the bread, but she shared. 😉 I always go for the honey wheat loaf, because it’s so sweet but dry and pumpernickelly (is that a word?!?) at the same time. Besides, there are oats on it. It was love at first bite. 😀
The atmosphere of the Cheesecake Factory is always so fun. I loved the lights and ceiling!
Okay, I’m getting sidetracked. On to the good food!!! I was just about to order the chopped salad when I instantly remembered that I used to always order the Thai Chicken Wraps. I haven’t had it in ages, but it’s one of my favorite dishes from the factory. Basically you receive multiple lettuce “wraps,” carrots, noodles, bean sprouts, cucumbers, red onion, cilantro, peanut topped grilled chicken, and three separate dipping sauces. You can then create your own wraps. It’s sort of like playing with your food and I absolutely love it. 😀 The peanut sauce in the middle was my favorite. 😀
Mmm…I polished off this entire plate of goodness.
My sister ordered the BBQ chicken salad, and she gave me one of her red onion rings from the top. They were so good. And usually I’m not even a fan of onion rings, but these were sweet and crispy.
Have I ever mentioned that cheesecake is my favorite dessert?? It is. I used to always go for the dark chocolate flavors, but today I wanted the simple, clean flavor of the original strawberry cheesecake. My mom and sis agreed, so we ordered one slice for the table to split. It was almost too pretty to eat…YUM! 😀
3. Picture Taking
Capturing the moments and individual personalities and attitudes is important for any successful shopping day.
Sometimes my sis and I make funny faces…
But other times we smile and act normal too…;)
Oh, and yes I’m drinking dunkin donuts. Don’t worry starbucks, you’re still my one true love. 😀
4. Night of Relaxation
Have you ever returned from a long day of shopping till you’re dropping only to find yourself plain tuckered out? This requires a short (or long, if you’re up for it! 😉 ) walk to wake yourself up a bit from the drive home, lots of water, your p.j.’s, a good movie, and a snack if you’re hungry. I did all of the above, and I’m now munching on a bowl of yogurt mess. I went a little crazy on the cinnamon, because that’s also necessary. 😀
Successful shopping day complete. 😀