Bargain Hunting Thursday

by spiceaholic on July 30, 2009

How on earth do you guys think of new titles every day?

Anyway, today through Sunday is a sales tax holiday in Georgia for school supplies, clothes, shoes, and certain other items, all subject to price limits. I was just concerned about the shoes and clothes — anything under $100 is exempt from sales tax.

Without jinxing myself, I have some good news on the job situation! So I decided to treat myself and get some new things.

I really really needed some brown dress shoes for work, so I hit up DSW to see what they had. I saw some cute pointy-toed shoes, but my feet are weird and wide at the top so those shoes tend to not be so comfy. Then I saw some cute kitten-heeled round-toed pumps. These were actually pretty dang comfortable! I found them in black and brown, and the black ones were 40% off. Score! Oh then I hit the clearance room and found some brown wedge pumps kinda like these that were also 40% off. All together, the total for the 3 pairs of shoes was under $90!

I did plenty of wandering around after that, looking around in Macy’s and New York and Company, but nothing really caught my eye. I decided to go to the Gap to see if I could find any jeans — although they tend to cost more than I’d like, jeans from here just fit me better. I managed to find a pair of jeans in my size on the sale rack, but the others were all priced at $10 and these were much more. I went ahead and tried them on anyway. They fit perfectly, but were a little long. For being such a shorty (4 ft. 11 and 3/4!), I have long legs and short/petite lengths are almost too short for me and the regular length is a bit too long. I figured with heels or boots I could get away with them and decided to suck it up and get them. Well imagine my surprise when they rang up as $10! Wohoo! I’m so glad I didn’t put them back! So even if I go get them hemmed, they’ll still cost way less than what they usually do.

My feet started hurting after a while so I decided to call it quits for now. When did I get so old? Still need to look for some work clothes, but I have 3 more days to look!

And look what I did. I spent most of this post yakking about shopping when I was supposed to be posting what I have been eating today.

So here we go!


I started off this rainy gloomy day with some Honey Nut Cheerios, vanilla soy milk, a few blueberries, and some orange juice. Can you believe that glass only has 1/2 cup of juice in it? Imagine filling it with orange juice, you’re looking at at least 1.5 cups. Good thing my little cereal bowl is actually a measuring/prep bowl, helps to keep the portion sizes in check.


After I got back from the mall, I was starving for lunch. I quickly put together a wrap with turkey, pepperjack cheese, horseradish mustard, green leaf lettuce, and tomato on a Flat-Out wrap. Oh and there are some baked Doritos in the background!


I was still hungry after lunch so I decided to have a couple of the chocolate chip cookies I made yesterday. Don’t those look so good? This is my sister’s top-secret recipe which she divulged to me, but made me promise not to put on my blog. It’s a heavy price to pay, but for cookies this good it’s worth it. Sorry guys!

That’s all for now. Dinner’s up in the air — we’re thinking of hitting up the Monet exhibit at the High Museum of Art this evening so we might eat around there.

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Nabeela July 30, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I didn't know you were posting every days' eats too….cool!
Now I have somebody to hang out with 😉

Spiceaholic July 30, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Eventually I would like to get to the point where I post my food every day — I'm trying to start off slowly. It's definitely fun though!

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