Hello, hello! How’s the week going for you?
Ours is just flying on by over here. I can’t believe we leave for Florida tomorrow! Eek!
Before I get too intro-happy, lets move on to this week’s installment of What I Ate Wednesday.
And for those of you who don’t really care to see what I ate yesterday, you can scroll right down to the casual summer camp bargain shopping I threw into the middle of it all. (I’m sneaky like that.)
Thanks to Jenn for another week of hosting!
What I Ate (and Bought)
Breakfast started with a favorite from the freezer section.
Sorry for the blurriness there… apparently I don’t have as steady of a hand as I lead on. This one’s slightly better.
I didn’t get a chance for a snack before I was out the door to meet a lovely friend from church at her home for lunch. She absolutely spoiled me with delicious, healthy eats!
She greeted me with the most refreshing summer infused water she called flat tummy water via Step Into My Green World.
I could drink twenty glasses of it a day. It was so unbelievably fresh!
Flat Tummy Water: 6-8 cups water, 1 Tbsp. grated ginger, 1 sliced cucumber, 1 sliced lemon, 1/3 cup mint leaves.
Let the infused mixture sit overnight and enjoy!
We chatted for a couple of hours while she put together an amazing salad combination I have to try again at home.
Mixed greens, diced chicken, avocado, and goat cheese drizzled in balsamic vinegar.
I have a feeling this is just the beginning of many more homemade lunches to come. Thanks again, Pam!
As soon as I left her house, I was on a mission to find new (extremely) casual summer clothes. I honestly can’t even remember the last time I purchased even a tank top since moving up north. (That dang Polar Vortex took all of my money!)
Scott and I will be working at a summer camp with our former church in Orlando for a week, so it was time for me to pack and invest in something other than my daisy dukes from high school.
But first… what do you even pack to wear and look “staff-worthy” at a summer camp in hot, sunny Florida?
Shorts? Tanks? Summer dresses? Activewear?
My goal was to find items that could cross over into more than one category, and I started with three dry-fit active tops that could easy dub as regular tanks with jean shorts.
The top two are from a new-to-me (adorable) yoga line called 90 Degree By Reflex. I’m pretty sure I could have gotten this Highlighter Power Flex Tank in every color at the low Marshalls price of $9.99.
I was in dire need of a few pairs of shorts I could wear around pastors and not blush, and was quite happy with these limelight yellow Tommy Hilfiger shorts for $24 and printed Dalia City Fit shorts for $16.99. (Similar to both.)
(Anddd goodbye, twenties…)
I had some essentials, but I really needed a spruce up in the ol’ plain tees and tanks department, so I gave Old Navy a shot.
It looks like I went crazy here… but I literally spent under $70. For everything you see below. #winning
First, I found the standards that every girl needs in her closet at $7.50 each.
Then I picked up two things I didn’t actually need, but couldn’t pass up at $12 each. Okay, maybe I needed the shorts.
And finally, I finished with a couple of tanks I couldn’t possibly pass up for the price. Have you ever noticed the bottom shelf on a lot of their display tables? Price Drop City, ya’ll.
(Perfect Pop-Color tanks for $4.49 + $1.47.)
I got the one on the right for $1.47.
And, in true summer camp tradition, I couldn’t leave the store without my 2 for $5 flip-flops.
So I guess that’s a start for packing, right?
I haven’t bought that much at once in a very long time, but it was all very much needed and appreciated. And when you consider the price I got everything for, I don’t feel as bad.
I mean, when you think about it… that’s what I usually spend on a trip to Whole Foods. So there’s that.
Anyways, back to the eats! Where were we?
After I got home around 5 p.m., I reached for yet another Van’s find for a snack.
Followed by a small bowl of green grapes.
Soon after, we started thinking about dinner and I got embarrassingly excited when Scott said he’d bake chicken. I’m horrible at cooking chicken, so he usually tackles that while I whip up the sides.
After clean up, we took a break from working on our respective to-do’s and took Roadie with us in the car for a coffee run to Bean and Leaf Cafe.
I got a dirty chai tea latte that tasted strong and wonderful.
Don’t judge… there was a lot to get done!
I plan to pop back in this afternoon, but that all depends on how today goes. Either way, thanks for stopping in for What I Ate and Bought Wednesday. Apparently. Have a great one!
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Questions of the Day
• What are some of your favorite stores for casual bargain shopping?
• What is one inspirational meal, snack or drink idea you’ve enjoyed this week? (Feel free to link it below!)