Friday, September 28, 2018

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Bath and Body Works - Fall Finds

Happy Friday everyone!  I purchased these from Bath and Body Works a few weeks ago, but now that we're officially into Fall I wanted to share them.  Of course I love the pumpkin and apple themed items every year when they come out, but I was pleasantly surprised to see such a nice variety of items that they had out this year. 

I normally buy the foaming soap (like the Autumn Pumpkin on the upper right), but I'm glad I tried out the Nourishing hand soaps as well - they're both great! Especially the Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte that I'm currently using - it's a soft pumpkin scent with a strong vanilla/cream accent, which I love.  The pumpkin shaped candle for me is definitely less about the candle inside and more about the soft blush shade- even after I finish the candle I will definitely be keeping the container as decoration.  Finally, I used a free item coupon to try the foaming mousse hand sanitizer.  I like that the mousse doesn't dry your hands out, and it's the perfect size to keep in your purse or car.  I will definitely be back for more of the hand soaps soon!   

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Trader Joe's - Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli

I love this time of year when Trader Joe's brings out the Fall items by the truckload, haha.  I love trying just about all the Fall foods, and this pumpkin ravioli is definitely a must-have for me! The filling is a great balance of sweet and savory flavors, and I love that the pasta is orange and yellow for the perfect Fall themed pasta.  The seasonal items are usually only around for a few weeks, so be sure to pick this up if you want to try it out! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

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Target - $1 Mini Pumpkins

Happy first full week of Fall!  I saw these pumpkins a few days ago in the Target dollar section and they are so tiny and cute!  I love that they come in colors other than the regular orange pumpkins too, they'll go with just about any existing home decor. 


I bought one and later received a few more as a gift from friends, which turned out to be really good timing - the Target where I took the photos above didn't have any left just a day later!  Since it's still September I would think they will be restocked, but if anyone is interested definitely check back often.

I love switching over to Fall decorations around my home, and these mini pumpkins are a great addition to my existing pumpkin items!

Friday, September 21, 2018

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Marshalls - Treat Yo Self Mug

Happy Friday everyone! While it's a grey and rainy day over here, just a friendly reminder to enjoy your weekend - maybe even with a doughnut or two, haha.  I came across this cute pink mug at my local Marshalls - there are always so many cute mugs at these stores!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Din Tai Fung - Bellevue, WA

I always try to go to Din Tai Fung at least once when I'm in Seattle - it's just too good to pass up since there isn't one by me!  In addition to the soup dumplings, I also love the side dishes like the rice cakes and fried rice - it's all delicious.  

During my recent visit, I noticed two new fun things at the restaurant - the first being a Lego model of the restaurant, haha! I love the window that shows the workers making the little soup dumplings inside.  

On our way out I stopped to look at the little stand of merchandise that is sold there - and had to get this little shrimp Shumai keychain, haha.  I have a soup dumpling one from a past visit that I currently use, but this one is too cute to pass up!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Monday, September 17, 2018

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Starbucks - Seattle Been There Series Mug

I couldn't resist picking up this Been There Series Seattle mini mug on my recent trip to Starbucks - it helps that it's a good size to squeeze into a carry on bag, haha.  I love the city-specific drawings all packed on to the small mug.  If your tree is big enough, it also comes with a string on it so they make sure cute Christmas tree ornaments!  I've seen these in person in only a few cities so far, so I'm happy to have one from the birthplace of Starbucks :o) 

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Shake Shack - Cabin John/Potomac, MD

I am super excited to have a Shake Shack that is close to my house, woohoo!  The Cabin John/Potomac MD location had its grand opening yesterday, so I hustled over as soon as I could after work to check it out.  I love what they did with the entrance/patio area with all the different seating configurations.  You see one person in the photo here, but when I was leaving the patio was packed with a huge line going outside the door - I got there at just the right time!

I was mostly looking forward to seeing what concrete flavors are available at this location, because this varies at pretty much every Shake Shack.  I've seen the Shack Attack before but the Cookie Butter Blender is new to me, and sounded delicious! I love that the Pie Oh My concrete usually pairs with a local baker (Sweetly Anchored Patisserie here), and donates a portion of the proceeds to charity!

My main focus was the Custards, but I figured I should also get some dinner as well, haha.  I got the regular single hamburger and a single Cookie Butter Blender concrete.

Can I just say - I really appreciate when the concretes are made well.  You can see all the components that make up the concrete, but it's still blended together properly.  I've had some before that were clearly rushed or sitting out for too long where it looks messy, and this one was perfect!  Anyone that likes cookie butter/Biscoff cookies will love this one!

Shake Shack Cabin John/Potomac
7997 Tuckerman Lane
Potomac, Maryland 20854

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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UNIQLO Pike & Rose

I am a big fan of UNIQLO's clothes and accessories, so I was very excited to find out a store was opening in the Pike & Rose neighborhood!  I went during both the soft opening on August 31st and the grand opening on September 1st to check it out.  

The grand opening started off with some Taiko drumming performances and free Kung Fu Tea bubble teas, which were much appreciated while waiting in line to head inside.  While it's a relatively small store, it's organized well and there's a good mix of comfy basics and seasonal (currently fall/early Winter) items all available.   

For me, the best items at UNIQLO are the basics and lounge pieces - so comfy!  I have a lot of the HEATTECH and AIRism shirts, and their lounge pants are great too.  They regularly have seasonal items on sale, so it'll be really nice to have one nearby where I can pop in to see what's new and on sale!

Kung Fu Tea bubble teas

Roger Federer's uniform samples on display

Current promotional price items

Lounge pants

Super cute Gudetama and other Sanrio shirts (unfortunately only in kid sizes, haha)

UNIQLO Pike and Rose
11853 Grand Park Ave, Space 708
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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