Healthy Eating Shopping

A Little November Shopping

I’m not much of a shopper anymore.  If you don’t count the damage I do online, of course.  But I just don’t get out to the shops. 

This week I took a couple of hours and visited the shops in the Norterra area and thought I’d share a little November shopping since it’s not something I do frequently.

Rod Works

Do you have a Rod Works near you?  They do have online shopping, but our local store always features home décor that is usually unique and merchandised prettily.  The shop is on the small side so it’s not so overwhelming, but I usually have to take two trips through the store to see what I missed the first time.

This is one of those places that if you see something, you buy it because once it sells out, it may not be restocked.  Which means when I take a trip in there, I usually buy something way before the season I want to use it.

So I walk in this week and it looks like the North Pole threw up on a front table.  Oh my.  The red and white and gnomes and snowmen and trees.  Yikes.  I really was not ready for that.

But.  Near the back of the store.  My heart was captured.  White ice skates with fur around the top.  Really.  How could I let those sell out without getting a pair?

Now they might be the only holiday decoration I put up this year, but these begged me to come home and I couldn’t resist.


A small flower shop is set up in the same outdoor mall called Poppies.  It’s a favorite of Deb’s so I headed that way.  The sign and windows were charming as is the store itself.

The lady working there found me a perfect and fragrant rose for a bud vase which sits on my vanity.  I bought a huge bunch of eucalyptus leaves which are in the white pitcher on my kitchen counter.  When the get past their prime I’ll be drying them out in the garage for their second life.

Skin Esteem

While I didn’t visit on this trip to Norterra, this is the same mall where Jessy has her beautiful salon, Skin Esteem. If you need a facial, I recommend the mini. Loved it and was in and out in no time.

World Market

Browsing through World Market is always on my agenda when I am in that area.  A lunch bag with a new word on it caught my attention and I love it.  Snaccident!  Unfortunately, I have no need for a lunch bag, so I didn’t buy it, but I linked it here in case you want one.

By the way, here is the definition:  Eating an entire pizza, huge bar of chocolate, or a bag of family size crisps (Costco chips, anyone?) by mistake.

Am I the only one who has had many snaccidents?  Great word.


Amanda and her team always make sure our gyms are fun places to work out.  This huge turkey must be the mascot for the food drive.

What I’m Eating (Not Really)

DF Deb hosted a Mediterranean Cooking Class & Lunch Event and shared her menu and a beautiful pic of the meal her class made. 

Here is the menu:

  • Iced Herbal Tea (prepared in advance)
  • Quinoa Cucumber Feta Salad
  • Roasted Vegetables and Mushrooms
  • Baked Sockeye Salmon
  • Paleo Pumpkin Pie ‘Bars’ (prepared in advance)

Salmon and mushrooms are not part of my diet, but I have much appreciation for the fact that most everyone else loves them so I wanted to post here in case you’re interested.  Let me know and I’ll send on the recipes or links she used.

Deb’s passion for all things healthy and sharing her knowledge is so inspiring.

What I’m Reading

On audio I listened to Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson.  I am in all sorts of love with this book.  The narrator, the characters, the setting (1930s Reno on a dude ranch), and the ending!  I don’t want to give a thing away, but if you listen to books, please put this one on your list.  You will not be sorry.

Reno friends, this is not an option for you. You MUST get this.

Wrap Up

Sending blessings on your weekend and prayers for a wonderful week ahead.

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