Shopping is My Cardio

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I’m glad I gave 1/2 my lunch wrap to the Husband because not 10 minutes after I posted, there was a knock at the door and this was delivered:


An edible bouquet from my BFF Sarah! She knows me SO well.  I had a few pieces of fruit and several of these chocolate strawberries:


I also made a little fruit and Chobani mix with a few raw cashews.


Look Ma! NO GRANOLA! 🙂 Didn’t even miss it.


After my snack, I took the doggies on a 1/2 mile walk, and then Idecided to take some of the birthday money my mom gave me and attack the mall!  Mid-shopping fuel was a skinny vanilla frap:


Walls of colorful Old Navy flip flops make me happy!


My purchases includes a flow-y top:


And new sandals:


Thanks, Mom!  Great gifts! 🙂 Post-shopping fuel (I bet I walked another mile!) was a salty and sweet Mojo Mountain Mix Bar:


Plus a few fruits from my edible bouquet! :)  What a great gift.


Plans for tonight include lakeside dining in downtown Orlando!  I hope you have an excellent night as well. 🙂


What’s your biggest food temptation at the mall?  I have SO much trouble walking past Auntie Anne’s pretzel every time. 



  • Run Sarah April 25, 2009, 3:12 pm

    Chocolate strawberries are the best dessert- yum! New York Fries is one of my favorite fast foods!

  • Joy April 25, 2009, 3:21 pm

    yum! love the sandals. and nice SATC reference 😉

  • Meighan April 25, 2009, 3:25 pm

    Auntie Ann’s is tied with Chick Fil A!! Happy Birthday 🙂

  • Erica April 25, 2009, 3:27 pm

    What a GREAT day you’ve had! Love the purchases. Those fruit bouquets are the best gifts. Have fun tonight

  • *Andrea* April 25, 2009, 3:36 pm

    love the edible arrangements! theyre so much fun than flowers some times 😉 i love your inner-Carrie too

  • Matt April 25, 2009, 3:45 pm

    Mrs. Field’s cookies!

  • Weight and Meditate April 25, 2009, 3:46 pm

    Great gifts you’ve gotten so far! Hard to resist foods…I love those pretzels and Cinnabons, too, but I haven’t had a Cinnabon in YEARS! Have fun tonight.

  • balancemycake April 25, 2009, 3:50 pm

    Oh MY Auntie Anne’s always smells up the entire surrounding area with it’s salty and sweet goodness!! 😀 I hear ya sista!

  • Oh She Glows April 25, 2009, 4:00 pm

    I love the top and sandals!! I have been meaning to buy a flowy top 🙂

    Biggest mall temptation? Cinnabon…and Ive never even had one before! That or Pretzlemaker. I used to get one every time I went to the mall when I was a teenager.

  • Meg April 25, 2009, 4:24 pm

    I got one of those edible bouquets as a gift last week! The pineapple was amazing!

    Love all your buys!

  • Shannon April 25, 2009, 4:41 pm

    I just got those sandals from ae the other day. Love them. 🙂 Cute top too.

  • Jessica April 25, 2009, 4:49 pm

    Oh those pretzels get me too. Especially the bite sized ones filled with cheese..yum…
    And i have those same shoes but in white! they are so cute!

  • K from ksgoodeats April 25, 2009, 5:00 pm

    Edible bouquets are the best! Healthy and fun!! Shopping and wallet workouts are my favorite form of exercise as well 🙂

  • Rachel April 25, 2009, 5:16 pm

    Don’t you LOVE the wall of flip flops at Old navy? Makes me so happy 🙂

    My weakness is ice cream. Every time! Dairy Queen kills me! So do Chik-Fil-A’s milkshakes…SO yummy!

  • DLap April 25, 2009, 5:20 pm

    I always crave a cinnabon or pretzel, strongest smells I guess!
    Cute buys, I’m dying to go shopping!

  • lilveggiepatch April 25, 2009, 5:37 pm

    I saw a commercial for Edible Arrangements today! One of their stores took over my favorite video rental place, but I can forgive them for the chocolate covered strawbs.

    That’s my favorite MOJO! And COLDSTONE is my mall weakness 🙂

  • Holly April 25, 2009, 6:23 pm

    YAY for the Sex and the City quote! 🙂

    Wow, I want one of those fruit bouquets! How cool!

  • Graze With Me April 25, 2009, 6:49 pm

    Any ice cream or fro yo place – I literally stand a few yards back from the counter for 10 min. debating with myself….often getting a few stares from other shoppers.

  • Brandi April 25, 2009, 7:14 pm

    shopping + icy coffees are the best afternoons 🙂

    all the pretzel places are the hardest for me too! I think because it just SMELLS SO good when you walk by.

    happy early birthday!

  • Niki April 25, 2009, 7:16 pm

    I love Auntie Anne’s pretzels! But my weakness is cold stone ice cream!! Cake batter with cookie dough! YUM!

  • Leanne April 25, 2009, 7:58 pm

    Those fudge places!

  • Anonymous April 25, 2009, 8:00 pm

    love the sandals!

    my mall weakness is starbucks or jamba juice!
    It's not that these are super unhealthy but I can make coffee and smoothies at home right? oh and I save like $5 at least 🙂


  • Nutritious is Delicious April 25, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Cute cute sandals and top! I had Starby’s today too! Nice treat! Enjoy that edible gift! 🙂

  • ChickPea April 25, 2009, 9:32 pm

    Looks like you’re having a fabulous bday!

    Gotta say that I agree on the mall temptation–that lovely pretzel aroma wafts into every store!

  • Thinspired April 26, 2009, 2:23 am

    I have always wanted one of those edible deliveries! How fun!
    It’s been a while since I’ve been at a mall with an Orange Julius stand, but those are a total weakness!

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