Monday, 8 July 2013

My Vacation this Past Week ~ #Life

Yes!  I was off this past week.  Been very busy with the girls.  Once I go back to work, I know I will have a pile of catching up to do.  It always feels like a punishment for taking some time off.

One day I took my oldest daughter downtown to do a little shopping and have some ice cream at Mushies.  I love the idea where I pay by the weight of the ice cream because I could mix it up with as much flavour I want and how little I want in my cup.  The best of all is that I dont have to share with my daughter.  She could pick the ones she wants and I pick my own.  We didn't go over board and I spent under $4.

The next day I took my oldest to to IKEA!  We managed to grab their $1 breakfast and free coffee since I signed up to their membership.  I dropped my daughter at the playland for 40 mins while I did a quick shopping in the store.  In the end I bought two kids IKEA stools for $8 each.

I did mention that I would take my oldest to the movies.  I wasn't sure which one to see since I like a showing closer to noon so I have enough time to pick up the little one.  I try to avoid watching 3D movies since it does not fit well on top of my glasses.  For most people it is fine but I have a small Asian nose so I cant put two glasses on my nose.  We decided to watch Despicable Me 2 since it was the only one showing around noon.  We both enjoyed the movie but I think I enjoyed it more than my daughter.

It has been so long we went on a road trip so we decided to head over to the US side for a day trip.  The traffic and crossing was horrible but we finally made it in one piece.  One of the stops we had to make was the Lindt store.  They sell my favourite Marzipan chocolate that you can only purchase in the US.  There is a Canadian version but it is not as good as this little piece of heaven.  After we grabbed some lunch at Five Guys, I was a bit disappointed that there was nothing I like at my favourite stores - Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, Forever VVI and Sephora.  I left empty handed.  However we did stop by Best Buy to purchase a new pair of head phones and books for my daughter at Barnes and Nobles.  I have never been to Barnes and Nobles before today and it felt like walking into Chapters.  I did finally purchased a Michael Kors purse.  Too bad the sale is not as good as the Coach Factory Outlet.



We finally got the chance to go strawberry picking.  My daughters had a blast eating them than putting them in the containers.  I love the taste of warm strawberries that have been soaking up the sun.  It makes is so sweet and tasty.  I just cant believe we picked over $7 of strawberries.  They were $2.25/lb.  On our way home we picked up a tub of vanilla ice cream and a few homemade apple turnovers.

This has been a very busy week for me and I have a few plans for the girls this summer.  It looks like it is going to be a busy summer for us.



*Disclosure -  All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

15 comments:

  1. These are some great savings you did, and about the strawberries, yeah they are extremely expensive. I bought a small box from a local company for 8$ last week.

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    1. I guess We pay for it being organic and fresh

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  2. How did you not find anything at Sephora?! I have a hard time stopping myself in that store :D

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    1. There were some stuff I wanted to purchase but I find it too expensive. I was hoping to purchase their "favourite" box set but that was over $70 so I would wait until next time.

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    1. They make good burgers. So expensive.

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  4. You have been busy? I'm in Victoria, but have gone through the tunnel into Detroit before, curious if that's where you went?

    Sounds like a busy but wonderful time!

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  5. I'm glad you had some time off -- we all need some, so don't feel too guilty! It sounds like you had a great day. Great find with the purse!

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    1. I love my purse. Man, I did have a lot of catching up to do ...

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  6. Ikea is awesome, but that maze like layout gets very annoying!

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    1. Ikea wants you to trap you so you cant leave. They are very sneaky to put the kitchen supplies at the end of the store.

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely week with your girls. Busy moms always deserve to take the time to have fun.

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  8. I miss not having an Ikea near me, used to go there many times when we lived in Britain

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  9. Despicable Me 2 was so funny. Chandra Christine O'Connor

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  10. yes, unfortunately you always have tons more to do when you've taken time off but I do feel that it's worth it and it sounds like you had fun that week :-)

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