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Trader Joe’s: cheapest groceries around

20 Feb

Hello! Anyone else out there obsessed with Trader Joe’s? We don’t have a T.J’s close by, but there is one right by my parent’s house. I always swing by and stock up when we’re in town.

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I love shopping at Trader Joe’s for three reasons…

1. Cheap, cheap, cheap

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Sometime last month, I stocked up and my bill was only $112.57 ! My parents were awesome enough to give us two $100 gift cards (I had already used one!) for Christmas, reducing my bill to $12.57. Awesome.

2. Unique products

Trader Joe’s is known for their unique selection of products. Sunflower seed butter, seaweed snacks, and my favorite almond milk all come from T.J’s.

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They also carry repackaged brand name products. Trader Joe’s is able to sell these items using the TJ’s brand at a lower cost. Read more about it here!

3. Awesome selection of healthy, vegan, and gluten free foods

Trader Joe’s carries tons of our favorite frozen meals, organic fruits and veggies, and even some delicious gluten free goodies!

Here’s the haul I got for a whopping $112.

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Organic orange juice, hummus, bananas, recycled paper towels, vegan fried rice, and gluten free corn penne pasta- just to name a few things.

Do you shop at Trader Joe’s? What’s your favorite product?

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Weekend in Photos

28 Aug

Hello, and happy Sunday! Yesterday we headed home to celebrate my youngest sister’s 12th birthday, and this morning our day started early. John went golfing and I completed my long run for the week. (I’m training for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon on October 16th.) 

I just got an iPhone with birthday money on Friday, and have been loving the Instagram app. So much so, I’ll just let the photos speak for this weekend’s events. 🙂


My weekend was filled with delicious food and great times with my family. We are so lucky that everyone is just an hour away, and we have the time to visit! 

Oh, by the way, I got both of those books for $20 at Borders- they’re going out of business. I almost squealed when I saw Skinny Bitch! 

How did you spend your weekend?
Do you use Instagram? If so, follow me @ashveg!