There are sooo many things I want to say today and sooo little time. I don’t want you guys scrolling forever, but I am so in love with this shirt I’m wearing today and I couldn’t narrow down the photos. And I have a Project:Food Budget update/recap of what I spent last week.
Out of all of the jobs I’ve had, blogger is one of my favorites. It’s probably tied for my Yelp internship in terms of fun-ness. I mean, I get to talk about whatever I want, take cool pictures, have a community of great people. And I get to meet some awesome people.
One of these awesome people makes this awesome shirt.
Can I just gush about it for a hot minute? When Katy texted me a picture of it, I seriously had to have it.
One, I am totally a blogger, a maker, a mover, and a shaker. At least, I try to shake it. My TSwizzle moves need a little help (see picture below). And I could use a little reminder to shake things up.
Two, it is so freakin’ cute!
Blogger, Maker, Mover, Shaker Tank: Handmade Escapade (gifted)
Trucker Hat: Handmade Escapade
Polka Dot Skirt: Forever 21
Black Shorts: American Eagle
Cuffs: Studebaker Metals
Choker Necklace: old and not from Rocksbox
Diamond Gold Necklace and Blue Earrings: Rocksbox
So then I got my hands on it and was even more in love with it. It’s insanely comfortable, the font and spacing is just right, and the color is a gorgeous, summer-sky blue.
There are other colors, too, of course. I had to restrain myself from getting it in gray. Everything I own is gray. Then I looked in my closet and was like, “Damn I have a lot of blue, too,” so this tank fits right in.
I love the tank version of this because the shoulders are nice and wide and the body is long and doesn’t ride up. I know Katy makes sure of that in her designs.
And how awesome is this hat with the shirt? Katy also makes these rad hats. I’m not a hat person, but I just had to have this.
My rocksbox was in and also perfectly coordinated with the blue.
Y’all know I love wearing accessories to fancy things up, so this is something I’d definitely wear out to a fun event in Pittsburgh (or a blogging conference, if you know of any coming up…) I knew it would be perfect to wear in all different ways, casual or a little fancier.
What’s the most worn color in your closet?
Many thanks to Katy, who gifted me this shirt in exchange for some air time on my blog. Girl, I was already gonna talk about it before you asked me to! It’s awesome and y’all need this shirt!
Last week, I spent a total of $40.81 at Giant Eagle. I always look for the in-store specials, use in-store and manufacturer coupons when I can, and I buy things on sale and freeze them. I have such a bad problem with that, though, because I always worry that my freezer will run low and then I’ll have to buy regular-price chicken breasts. Oh the horror!
I ended up with a lot of produce and dairy – enough to fill 75% of my shopping bags. The other bag had some canned tuna, coconut oil, and Goldfish crackers – I love them for lunch snacks.
I did allow myself a splurge item at Target and it is S’more Oreos. I couldn’t help it and got two packages..
I know, if I’m going to be eating s’mores, I probably should actually make them myself and not have chemically processed s’more flavor in Oreo form, but dang-nabit they are amazing and I couldn’t help myself.
So my grand total for last week’s food spending is $46.79 – that is $3.21 under budget.
I have quite a bit of produce left over. I didn’t touch my vidalia onion yet and I have most of my tomatoes, bananas, and onions left.
I have to do a better job at looking up recipes, making a thorough list of what I need, and prepping what I can ahead of time. I’m really in a rut when it comes to dinner. I come home and just make something simple like pasta with veggies and chicken or chicken sausage on autopilot. Even tacos are a little too involved at times.
Oh and can we talk about how I couldn’t get cheese last week? I grocery shop on Tuesday mornings because I don’t start work until later and hell if I’m spending time on Sunday morning in lines if I don’t have to. Tuesdays are also when they choose to rip out and reorganize the cheese section.
I was about to start shopping from the carts piled with cheese they took out of the cases. There goes taco night. Tacos are worthless without cheese/something creamy to cut the spice.
I really want to venture to Trader Joe’s some time soon to compare prices on staple items. I’m also very anxious for my garden to start producing so I can eat tomatoes and peppers that taste like tomatoes and peppers again.
And the zucchini bread I’ll make…and grilled zucchini with feta…and oh the delicious fresh food right from my back yard will be so amazing.
Check out these other budgeting babes and see how they did this week: Emily Levenson / McGinnis and Bean / Rainaldi.org / Red Pen Mama / Erra Creations / Eryn Says… / Seeking White Space / facepalmmama / Gardening in High Heels / Melissa Firman / Copy & Post / Rachel Olive Miller