i love when holidays fall on a monday! that means it is a 4 day work week and the weekend is just that much closer. i am definitely one of those people who work for the weekend. don’t get me wrong, i love my job. but not as much as i love my saturdays!
i was able to spend my day off yesterday with one of my favorite people: my mom. she was heading up to park city to go to the outlet shops and i invited myself along.
we had a lot of fun trying on clothes and shoes, but to be honest.. we had the most fun at the food & kitchen stores!
have you guys ever been to a harry & david store? well, i hadn’t. yesterday was a first for me!
i was enamored by the never-ending jars of delicious sauces, dips and other fun food items.
i was giddy over the seasonal halloween products.. i LOVE halloween!
and get a load of these malted milk balls.. they had about 8 different varieties!
what can i say, balls excite me.
they also had a few samples of their goods out for all to try.
pretzels with pineapple relish+cream cheese:
savory meatballs coated in charred pineapple grilling sauce and signature BBQ sauce:
flax seed chips with cream cheese+pepper & onion relish:
i would be lying if i said we only had one meatball. like i said, balls excite me.
we decided to go back to harry & david’s after making the rest of the rounds of the shops because we knew our purchases would be plentiful and heavy. well, we were right! at the end of the shopping fun, we went back and loaded up. i got a few different soups, some artichoke salsa, a hard boiled egg timer, and some assorted candies for marshall.
somewhere along the way, i shared half of a kind bar with my mom.
and also saw this adorable shoe box, had to take a photo :)
randy should totally get into modeling!
another store we visited was a kitchen gadget store, i don’t recall the name.
there were walls of glorious gadgets. i was in kitchen heaven!
they had a whole section of cute, miniature things. if you know me, you know i LOVE little things!
once we got back to the car (after FOUR hours of shopping!) i was parched. luckily, i had filled this water bottle up at home before heading to park city.
the thermos hydration bottle. this bottle was sent to me for free to try out and review. i was not compensated for my review and my opinion of the bottle is 100% my own.
a few things about the bottle:
- TherMax® double wall vacuum insulation for maximum temperature retention
- Hygienic push button sipper lid with locking ring
- Comfortable rubber grip
- Sweat proof design won’t leave water rings
- Fits most automotive cup holders
- Capacity: 18 oz
- Dimensions: 2.5″ W x 2.5″ D x 10″ H
but probably the most exciting feature that the hydration bottle boasts: keeps liquids cold for up to TWELVE hours!
after four hours of sitting in the hot car, i was sure the water would be warm. my mom’s water bottle was warm. i popped the top of my thermos hydration bottle and took a sip. and… it was cold! ice cold! i was so impressed. so was my mom. in fact, she ask, “where can i get one of these?!”—it really is that awesome. thermos is onto something here. i definitely recommend the bottle. my only beef is that it only holds 18 oz. i sure wish it had more capacity!
all that shopping wore us out, so we headed to a mexican joint in park city that i had heard a lot of good things about: el chubasco.
there was an array of salsas.. probably 10 different varieties! and they were all super spicy :O
we were given complimentary trips which gave us a chance to sample said salsas.
i ordered a duo of tacos: chicken & shredded beef.
the chicken was flavorful and tender, but i would not say it was anything to write home about.
the shredded beef, on the other hand, was AMAZING! it was juicy, packed with flavor and left me wanting more. next time my order will be two of these guys!
after our mexican fiesta in our mouths, momma b & i realized we didn’t have a thing to do, so we took advantage of the situation and went to a movie. man, i can’t remember the last time i went to a movie with my mom. we are both always so busy, it was sure nice to take a time out and just enjoy a flick together. and some popcorn, of course :)
have you guys seen inception? i know i am late to the party! but i really enjoyed it. it took me the whole movie to figure out, so it would be nice to see again to make more sense of the whole thing.
i got home around 9:30 and, since i had popcorn for dinner, i decided to have peach pie for dessert. i walked in my house to see marshall noshing on a marie callendar’s peach pie.. who am i to deny the flaky crust, juicy peaches and fresh whipped cream?!
needless to say, it was a great labor day. big thanks to momma b for spending a whole day with sarcastic, little old me.
1. what fall/winter holiday is your favorite: halloween, thanksgiving, christmas or new years? call me predictable: christmas is my fave. i love everything about it. but it is a hard pick, as i love all these holidays.
2. what is the last movie you saw in the theater? see above.
xo. janetha g.