what a woman wants.

by Janetha on April 8, 2011

in meals

hey people! it’s 9:41 PM on a friday night and i am curled up on the couch in sweats, my husband’s hoodie and 3 blankets. i know, i like to party. you don’t need to remind me of how awesome i am.. i am well aware.

i actually just got home from a fabulous girls night out with momma b and sister suni. it was super fun and you better believe i am about to tell you all the details.

my mom & suni snagged me around 5 and we headed out to blue lemon for dinner. i had been there once before for lunch a few weeks back.

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it is such a cute little place right downtown on south temple between main and west temple. i love how modern and bright it is.

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we shared the hummus platter—thick, chunky and flavorful with soft, doughy pita wedges.

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suni got the grilled balsamic chicken panini and a side salad with bleu cheese, pears and toasted pecans.IMG_0774IMG_0782

momma b got the iron seared salmon which came on a bed of zucchini and squash alongside roasted baby potatoes.IMG_0777

i went with the seafood fish tacos which came with shrimp, salmon and mahi mahi along with pico de gallo and a spicy aioli.

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we were all VERY impressed with the food! i had a little bit of everything and loved every last taste. blue lemon has my seal of approval.

after dinner, we headed out to the south towne expo center to check out the what a woman wants show. i had been wanting to go to this and was glad i roped my mom and suni into going with me because we all know marshall wouldn’t be caught dead there!

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there were all sorts of vendors there!

facials..

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cookbooks..

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plastic surgeons..

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even psychic readings!

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the was an overabundance of tacky jewelry and junky purses.. that is my one rant!

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hi guys!

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we sampled some tasty treats from P.S.  confections.

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i fell in love with this owl necklace and owl ring and ended up buying both.. a total steal at $15 for the two.

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i also got this cute dress that came with a belt for $30. i love bargains.

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it was a trip down memory lane when we hit the tupperware booth.

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my mom had a LOT of old school tupperware when i was a kiddo.

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what really made me nostalgic was the pitcher! we had one just like it!IMG_0808IMG_0810IMG_0809

oh, tupperware, i love you.

we snagged some of these goods from shirley j’s—various spices along with a universal sauce mix that you can use to make your own cream based soups (think cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, cream of celery) at home—no more canned crap! yes!

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there was a huge half off sale on fitness apparel—soo many colors, i was mesmerized! IMG_0824

i ended up buying two nordic track sports bras for $15! they were regularly $35 each so it was a total deal.

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while wandering around, we bumped into one of my brother’s best friends, jeff.. i asked him “um, dude, what are you doing at the what a WOMAN wants show?”

he exclaimed, “i’m an inventor!”

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that’s right! an inventor. he invented the cell mate—which is a magnetic holder that you can place on your fridge to hold your phone!!

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never misplace your cell phone again. why didn’t i think of this?!

it is see through, so if you get a message or your phone starts ringing while your hands all are tied up in the kitchen while cooking, you can see what’s going on without having to touch your phone.

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also, you can use it for other things like coupons, recipes, pens, keys. basically anything you don’t want to misplace!

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i am so impressed with this handy gadget and i am thrilled that i KNOW the inventor.  i am so glad i randomly ran into him and his new invention. the cell mate is genius. (and it is only ten bucks if you want one.)

annnyway, we were so caught up with all the fun booths and 8 PM hit and the lights started turning off on us! what?! what a woman wants is MORE TIME at the what a woman wants show! i was bummed they were kicking us out. next year we will have to go earlier so we have more time to browse.

we had a young kid snap our photo just before peacing out.

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the what a woman wants show was a lot of fun! we saw a lot, saved a lot and took a bunch of flyers and coupons away that we will be using in the future. for those of you in utah, it is going on tomorrow, too. it was 5 bucks to get in but they have a 2-for-1 admission coupon on their website.

what is a girls night out without a treat? we stopped by a self-serve fro yo joint on the way home.IMG_0827IMG_0829

any guesses which one was mine?

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the fullest one, of course! i am an ice cream monster.

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vanilla bean, coconut, and pineapple yogurt topped with raspberries and strawberries. i polished this off in no time flat and could have gone back for more.. even though it was snowing all day. it is never too cold for ice cream.

i just realized i ate dinner at BLUE lemon and dessert at ORANGE leaf. i think that these restaurateurs just pick a color and an object and go with it. maybe i will start a café called purple umbrella.

well, it is now 10:43 PM and this girl has to get to bed. i live a wild life! i am taking momma b to bikram in the morning. her first time to a yoga class—i feel like such a seasoned veteran now, showing her the ropes.

hope you all have a glorious weekend, talk soon!

Qs~

1. what was the last meal you ordered at a restaurant? did you like it?

2. do you like going to expos?

xo. janetha g.

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BroccoliHut April 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Love the tupperware!!

Last meal I had at a restaurant was a Tuscan Salmon Salad, and it was pretty amazing–basil pesto, roasted red peppers, lots of veggies…twas delicious.

elise April 10, 2011 at 12:40 am

that cell phone thing is SOOO friggin clever. i need one. thx for the link.

Amanda April 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Purple umbrella! I love it.

This looks like so much fun. Love the dress you got!

Christin@purplebirdblog April 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Alex and I have a joke that the secret to naming a pub is your favorite color and your favorite animal. Black Dog Pub. Green Lion Pub. Purple Bird Pub? ;)

lowandbhold April 11, 2011 at 5:27 am

Looks like a fun time! So cool that your friend is an inventor!
I ordered spicy chicken from a new sushi/japanese place near my apartment. It was pretty tasty.

Freckled Foodie April 12, 2011 at 5:43 am

awhhh. i wish there were expos like that in my area! looks like a blast…even more so, i wish my momma and i got to do things like that together. we never get time like that. :/

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