Operation is a-go!

I love not having to set an alarm clock. Waking up naturally without something blaring in my ears is just so much better.

I woke up around 6:30 this morning, stayed in bed for a little while longer, and then hit the road.

I had to go for monthly weigh-in for Weight Watchers to send to my manager today, plus it was the last day for one of the ladies working there so I wanted to make sure I got to see her.

I ran to Starbucks on the way there so I could her one of her favorites – a caramel light frap, blended twice – and I got a fat free peppermint mocha for myself.


I also brought 2 hard boiled eggs and a banana with me for breakfast today. I had a lot of places to go so I wanted to make sure I had an easy but portable breakfast that would hold me over until lunch.


After I left WW, I ran over to Target and Old Navy to do a little looking and decided it would be the perfect time to start my Operation Beautiful  :)


I left this note on the mirror in the bathroom at Target:


I love this idea, Caitlin! I had so much putting this up and leaving it in there for the next person to see.

I ran over to Old Navy – they’re having some good sales right now! All the guys stuff is 1/2 off, so we’re probably going back tomorrow so Nick can look.

I got 4 of their long ribbed tanks – they’re only $2 each! But only today, so you better hurry!

I also got some really cute and comfy yoga shorts and tank top that were both half off – actually, all of their exercise stuff is 1/2 off!

I went over to our farmer’s market today and got a lot of stuff – I’m glad it’s starting to fill up with vendors. It always starts out kind of slow here, but by mid to end summer, there are tons of choices.

Today, I got:

  • kale
  • frisee
  • salad greens
  • gorgeous rainbow chard
  • peaches
  • local cheese spread with garlic + chives
  • honey whole wheat sourdough bread
  • and these:


I just couldn’t leave them there – I saw these and just wanted them in the house. They are so beautiful – I love fresh flowers, but I don’t have them in house nearly enough. They make me so happy!

After hitting up the market, I went to Kroger to get the rest of the stuff I needed for this week, then headed home.

Nick went on a bike ride this morning to test out his new tires again and he actually beat me back home! I was just having fun and taking my time shopping for clothes AND food.

We have tons of leftovers in the fridge, so I knew I needed to use some up in lunch.


I had a serving of the chicken casserole, the last of the green beans/mushroom/pea mixture and the last of the broccoli and cauliflower.

Now I’ve got a load of laundry going and I’m not sure what we’re doing this afternoon. Maybe the pool? Maybe stuff around the house? Maybe the baking I want to do?

Do you have any fun weekend plans?


  1. Sounds like such a full and fun day so far! I, too, have had a good weekend – quiet night last night and then up early for the Girls on the Run 5k and a walk along the river with my husband and puppy just before the rain started. Now I’m going to cuddle up and watch a movie! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. You can such a productive day! Don’t you love that!!??

    The only fun I will be having is dinner out tonight for pizza. Thesis proposal is due thursday!! EEKS! No fun other fun for now!

  3. I’m ALL about the fat free peppermint mocha too! We are Starbucks Soul mates.


  4. sounds like a fun day :)
    love the operation beautiful note and of course the salad looks amazing!

  5. Isn’t Operation Beautiful so fun! I have been putting them up every where today and feel so sneaky!! yay for spreading beautiful love!

  6. Cute idea to leave it on the mirror! I just love this whole “operation” going through the blog world. =) two dollar tank tops?! I wish Old Navy was closer than a whole hour away from me. Bummer

  7. Love your blog. Have you heard about this?


    You can get a bunch of you are beautiful stickers for just five bucks to put up everywhere! We are doing this in boston!

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