Workin' Hard for the Clothing

I don’t think I’ve shopped this much since the day after Thanksgiving!  :)  We had so much fun today.

First we hit up the Amish market – I got a bunch of stuff – some I needed, some I didn’t, but that doesn’t really matter, right?

  • oat groats!  (heather, I know you’ll be proud – I need an idea of how to make oatgurt without that heating dish)
  • wheat flakes, they look just like old fashioned oats
  • walnuts
  • pecans
  • orange blossom honey
  • smoked paprika for cheap! a whole container was only $2!
  • whole wheat couscous
  • whole wheat pastry flour
  • chia seeds! I was so excited to find these. I can’t wait to try them.

We came back home, dropped off our bags, and headed downtown to grab some lunch.


Nick’s mom took us to this really cute little place called the “Tea Room” – it was the perfect place for just us girls to have lunch.


It was pretty small and very busy! Apparently, they are always packed and have lots of reservations, but I loved this little place. They do not have a very large menu, but everything from the scones, quiche, soups, and salads sounded amazing.


The tables are all set with all different, non matching tea cups and they offer over 100 varieties of tea! I would love to come back for their actual afternoon tea, which is from 2-5 each day. Maybe next time  ;)




I had the Ann Hardesty’s Chef Salad, which had local turkey, ham, cheese, tomatoes, red pepper, and some croutons along with an orange-mustard dressing. Yum! It also came with this amazing little cheddar biscuit that I saved for the last part of my meal.

I had their unsweet iced tea of the day, which was a mango madness. This was the perfect light lunch for us ladies! I can’t wait to go back.

And then.

We shopped.

And shopped.

And shopped.

The sad thing? The only place we got to was Kohl’s :) I don’t have one near me, so I always want to go when we’re here, and we were in there for over 3 hours! I think we tried on the entire store between the 3 of us. We also helped this lady in the dressing room pick out a dress to wear for a wedding this afternoon – she was kind of freaking out because the zipper broke on the dress she was wearing. She had stopped in to Kohl’s to try to find a dress for a wedding that was at 4:30 today! We helped her decide on a dress to wear and she looked beautiful. It was fun to help another girl find a fabulous dress.

You think we got some good stuff?

Now, some of my stuff was birthday presents from my mom and Nick’s mom, but most of this is their stuff anyways.


This is Nick’s mom’s pile – and yes, that is a little deep fryer in the back. She decided they needed to be able to those deep fried oreos at home.


The middle section is my mom’s stuff she got – we all got the cutest stuff!


And this is my pile  :)  AND, all of our stuff was on sale. We got some great deals, and Nick’s mom and I got some good skirts + hats for our trip to Honduras next month, which is good because I actually did need those.

We missed you Melissa, Maleasa, and Tiff!

Whew! I’m worn out!


I had one of these ciders when we got back (and after we did our little fashion show and tried everything on again). I love having girls time.

We’re working on dinner and I’m hoping we eat soon! All that shopping has made me hungry.

I think there will also be a trip to Kline’s dairy bar tonight for some local ice cream….but we shall see.

I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday!


  1. Gotta get some oat groats and try oatgurt!

    That tea place is ABSOLUTELY PRESH!

  2. Whooo check out all those clothes!!! Super fabulous!

  3. Wow – that’s a lot of loot! Love the deep fat fryer! :D

  4. I love shopping binges! Nicely done. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to cover my bed in my new finds. I’m not worthy!

  5. wowza, nice shopping extravaganza! Love it, glad you had a fun day with the girls :)

  6. Wow! Amazing shopping trip! Sounds like you got some good stuff at the Amish market too! Cool! And that tea place sounds soooo nice! I love the mis-matched cups, they’re so pretty!

  7. yay for retail therapy! what great buys- I’ve only been to Kohl’s once, but it’s great! So exciting about oat groats and chia seeds- am still trying to hunt them down. The tea room looks great :)

    enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  8. I made oat-gurt without a heating dish! I just put it on my windowsill. it took a little longer to ferment, but patience is a virtue! :-) Check out my blog for details.

  9. holy smokes that is a ton of clothes!! haha
    the salad looks amazing :)

  10. Woodchuck! Nice!!

    Holy cow! Was there anything left in the store?! ;) You make me proud!

  11. That tea place looks so cute! glad you had fun shopping with the girls, you made out like a bandit!!

  12. you guys got so much stuff!!!! i’m the same way with kohl’s — i could spend hours in one because the deals are so good and there are none near me in ny.

    that tea room looks so fun! my kind of place :-)

  13. Nothing that retail therapy can’t fix right?! Looks like you got some awesome finds!

Comments are closed.