Thursday, August 23, 2012

Really Random Thursday- The Snack Edition

Sometimes when I sew, I need a little 'pick-me-up' to keep me going...a diet coke with just a 'touch' of vanilla always hits the spot. I like to get mine from Quick Trip...such a clean and efficient place...if you don't have one in your area, well, I'm sorry.  That's just sad.
 Anyway, back to the go with the coke, popcorn is always a good, low cal choice. This bag was recommended to me by two different people during a recent trip to Trader Joe's, so I caved and bought it. I ended up having to hide it from my two year old grand daughter, Jane, she liked it so much!
Speaking of Trader Joe's: this Three Layer Hummus is fantastic with my all time favorite pita chips, Stacy's Simply Naked. I have to hide them from myself, I like them so much! (By the way, this counts as lunch, too.)
 Oh, and have you seen these yet? Oh, my! Is it my imagination, or does that M&M guy look like he's eaten a few too many? (Maybe he's drunk on chocolate.....LOL!)
 Since we are on the subject of chocolate, get a load of this chocolate dessert that I got to indulge a few nights ago! (I looked like that M&M guy by the time I was finished.)
The cake was for a very special occasion...our tenth Bird Day Party (a play on words...get it?) for the Pink Flamingo Club, an empty nester club that I belong to...
 ....with these wonderful pink friends. We've been meeting together twice a month for 10 years now. Our eighth member passed away in June. We miss Kathy a lot.
I ran across these pretty little notebooks at Michael's last week, and thought that they sure looked familiar...
 ..then, when I turned them over, I knew why! (See that name in the middle, and the word "Terrain" in the upper left corner?) What do you know!
 They are only a buck each, so run, don't walk, to the nearest Michael's to get yours before the word gets out and they disappear. You can add letters, like I did, to personalize them, if you want.
 And while we are on the subject of gratitude...see these baseball tickets? My hubby and I decided at the last minute to go to the ball park last week and as we approached the ticket counter a stranger offered me two free tickets. I hesitated just a sec, thinking that they might be in the nose-bleed section. Boy was I wrong! We were blessed with maybe the best seats in the house: almost right behind home plate and only 10 rows up!
Now, I call that a Random Act of Kindness! I'm planning to pass along the kindness, not with Royals Baseball ticket, course....but....something! How about you? Do you do random acts of kindness? I know that Stephanie does, because we've been chatting about it.
I'm linking with Cindy and lots of others for Really Random Thursday. Join us?


  1. You really were blessed, weren't you?

    All that chocolate - yummo!

  2. I so wish we had a trader Joe's closer than 120 miles!

    I was the lucky receiver of an act of kindness a couple of years ago. What a rush!


  3. Oh yummy snacks!! Think I'll be making popcorn later ;) and those M&Ms look divine - white chocolate?! really how scrummy!
    I love being grateful too, makes such a difference to my day!
    So sorry about the loss of your friend xx

  4. This was a great post in so many ways. Well, except it made me super hungry. I'm going to try out some of those snacks, and then will undoubtedly have to hide them from myself. We stopped at a Quick Trip, right?

    I wish so much I was part of a group like yours.

    And random acts of kindness are the best. Did you meet Stephanie in KC? She is so sweet.

    Can I come over today and share some snacks and sew our FW blocks together?

  5. I love Trader Joe's! Thanks for some new snack ideas! Maybe if Cindy and I get matching pink shirts.....more will come and we'll have a group like yours!

  6. Love to read your blog! Did you know that Stacy's makes and packages pita chips for Trader Joe's? I buy the Trader Joe's Sea Salt pita chips and they are exactly the same as Stacy's, for much less!

  7. Coke with a little vanilla sounds great!

  8. we are getting a Trader Joes in our area this fall. I can't wait. I will be looking for those treats.

  9. What a random & fun post! I miss QT since we moved! I was a huge diet dr. Pepper & vanilla junkie. No Trader Joe's here either.