Oh my gosh it started raining here last night around 8:00 and it has not. stopped. since. Seriously, not once! I have an irrational hatred for being out in the rain (I love watching it wrapped up in cozy blankets indoors) so I have no idea what possessed me to tackle a giant to-do list in the downpour!
I spent WAY too much time (and money!) at the mall, and looked like a drowned rat when I was done, but I am officially ready for Vegas! I got some cute dresses and jewelry, then picked up these adorable shoes at…drumroll please…
Payless. Payless!! I don’t even know what possessed me to go in there, but I’m glad I did. These heels are high, but comfy. And they’ve got a cute little zipper in the back. Plus I paid less for them. So, win.
After all my errands were done, I made a final dash indoors for the day and stopped by the gym to tackle this quick & dirty 5-4-3-2-1 Treadmill Routine:
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This was based on the 5-4-3-2-1 Routine I did a couple weeks ago, and I increased my speed by .3 mph every 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 minute interval. Seriously love this routine!
A special snack was dangling in front of me on a fishing pole in my mind the whole time I was on the treadmill, and I whipped it up the second I got home: apples, ginger cats and chocolate hazelnut butter!
I’ve been saving this packet of Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter in my cupboard for a special occasion, and today felt right.
O.M.G. It tasted exactly like a Ferrero Rocher ball – my favorite!!
Hands down the most delicious nut butter I’ve ever had. Even better than the Honey Roasted Peanut Butter I get at the Farmer’s Market every summer. It was AMAZING!
I’ve had a lot of chocolate nut butters too, and this one blew them all out of the water. I mean, it seriously tasted exactly like a chocolate hazelnut ball and was insanely yummy on Trader Joe’s Ginger Cats. Can’t wait to get more!
A few hours later I made an early dinner of Spaghetti.
I cooked the pasta while Ben made the meat sauce. Look at that piece of man meat!
Local Gino’s Marinara Sauce was simmered with local Graziano’s Sausage and topped whole-wheat spaghetti. On the side was a killer piece of garlic-cheese bread.
This is actually 5 Cheese Garlic French Bread from the Schwan Man, which smelled intoxicatingly delicious as it was baking.
So good when dipped in the spicy sauce!
Easy and yummy.
Ben said he was extra hungry tonight, so I made him HUGE bowl of elbow macaroni. Oh, men.
In other news, tonight is hubby night! Ben has been out of town for work since Wednesday and I missed his sweet little face.
But not that beard…pokey!
Off to snuggle. Have a great night!
Do you prefer flats or heels?
I love flats. Flats, flats, flats. Always flats! Vegas does crazy things to a girl though, and I am pumped to wear my new heels!