Wheeeww! What a busy weekend! Where do I begin..
Well for starters, I kicked off my weekend by looking at dishwashers and refrigerators for around 7 hours. Our refrigerator has been freezing our food and our freezer has been melting our food. Not a good combo I suppose. After having yet another gallon of milk frozen, we decided that it was time to get a new one. As for the dishwasher, it stopped turning on. Wonderful, right?
After several hours of searching for the right refrigerator and dishwasher, we finally found a dishwasher and refrigerator. Unfortunately, it took forever to actually purchase them. Best Buy offered us a great deal for the two, but we had to sit on hold with Citi Bank (partners with Best Buy) for.. well.. forever. It really sucked. Fortunately for me, my mom was feeling generous and
finally decided to invest in a Blendtec blender. Long story short: I have been eyeing Vitamix blenders for a long time now. I mean come on, I am a smoothie addict. You all should know that by now. If you do not, look at my smoothie recipe tab. Those aren’t even a 1/10th of what I make. Anyway, we stopped by Costco last week to pick up some bulk necessities (e.g. shampoo, paper towels) when we saw a Blendtec rep. After harassing interrogating him, I learned that Blendtec is not only stronger than vitamix (in horsepower) but it is significantly cheaper. Um. Why hadn’t I considered Blendtec before? Not to mention, their warranty is for 8 years. Score!
Well fast forward a week, and my mom decided to buy the blender. My overall thought on the Blender? Wonderful. I could not be any happier with it. It grinds ice smoothly, unlike my old blender.. which left awkward chunks.. ew. It also can juice vegetables and/or fruit. I already tried juicing with it and loved the results! I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting it to juice well.
Oh and more awesome news, I FINALLY cut my hair. I have been too lazy to cut it/do anything to it.. so it has been looking pretty gross. The before picture shows just how long and boring it was getting. It also shows how bad hair looks when you sleep with wet hair. Anyway, I decided that it was time to cut it, so I made an appointment at the salon by my house. For some reason I wanted my hair cut right away, so I took their only available hair appointment left at 7:45 pm. Once I arrived at the salon, I began doubting my decision. It scared me a little that my stylist, who I had never met before, was their cheapest stylist. While I do love a good deal, I couldn’t help wondering why he was the cheapest. Was he bad? Or did he just learn how to cut hair? Well, my fears/doubts immediately vanished after meeting him. Unlike every other stylist I had, he told me exactly what I needed to do with my hair. I already had an idea of what I wanted to do, but I barely had to tell him anything. He knew exactly what I wanted and needed and did just that. I am so happy that I made the decision to get my haircut that night! I will definitely be sticking with him! I fear that his prices may go up though.. he’s probably better than everyone else there..
Saturday morning started off with.. a smoothie. To make this smoothie I threw in:
- 1 apple
- 1 peach
- 2 handfuls of kale
- 1/4 beet
- 1/2 cantaloupe
After adding those raw ingredients to the blender with a splash of almond milk to get it all moving. After around 30 seconds, the fruit and vegetables were completely liquified. I was very impressed.. and still am, if you couldn’t already tell.
Once the vegetables were liquified, I added frozen pineapple, banana, protein powder, & ice to the juice to create a smoothie. The end result: a fruity tasting smoothie with protein & lots of vitamins! It also made around 2.5 servings, so I shared the rest with my mom and sister. And I may.. or may not have told them that there was kale inside.. shhhh!
After enjoying our smoothies, we headed out to our town’s French Market. We first visited the French Market last weekend.. and well.. we are in love.
Everything there is extremely fresh & locally grown. Not only is the food locally grown, but it tastes phenomenal. I can’t get enough of their eggs, bacon, and tomatoes. As a matter of fact, I have never had better bacon in my life. Now that is saying something.
At the French Market, we picked up some fresh pretzel bread and bison patties for lunch. My aunt, uncle, and cousin came over to hangout and have a BBQ :)The bison burgers turned out phenomenal. I blame it on the fresh pretzel rolls. Additionally, my uncle was able to figure out what was wrong with out dishwasher so that’s a plus! Only downside, now we have a big gap in our cabinets from where the dishwasher used to be (look at the first picture above). At least we will have a functioning dishwasher soon.
After our BBQ, we all headed out to our town’s fair! I haven’t gone in several years, so it was nice going again. I had a great time taking pictures at the fair. It was too pretty of a day not too!View from top of ferris wheel.
What have you all been up to?