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My New Love & Girard’s Winners.

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Big Daddy Weave  knows what’s up…

“To my audience of one
You are Father, and You are Son
As Your spirit flows free,
Let it find within me
A heart that beats to praise You.
And now just to know You more
Has become my great reward
To see Your kingdom come
And Your will be done
I only desire to be Yours,

And so does La Tortilla Factory

1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Tomato Basil wrap with 3 egg whites, salt, pepper, & tomato slices

Their Tomato Basil wraps are my new infatuation.  This is truly something big, considering I’m typically a sweets kinda gal.  Nothing fancy for breakfast, but it did the trick!

Thennn around 10:15AM, I ate a banana which was packed for a snackaroo.  It was camera shy, so all I have to leave you with is this


Lunch was NOT camera shy.  In fact, it was kind of a photo whore.

Jumbo lump crab meat heated and mashed with one Sonoma Jack’s pepperjack cheese wedge, salt & pepper with a tsp. of sour cream all wrapped up with some spinach in a Tomato Basil La Tortilla Factory wrap

It’s not even THAT good looking for gosh sakes.

The taste was a different story entirely.  It was like a creamy, spinach and cheese crab dip with a warm tomato basil blanket!  I warmed it up in the microwave at work to eat at my desk and it seriously melted in my mouthhh.

Anywhooo.  The 2nd part of lunch was a repeat, but delicious, none-the-less.

Salad monster was back in town.  Baby spinach (on its last leg!), tomato, cucumber, red pepper, carrots, and onions.  Dressed in strawberry balsamic.

Some of your have been messaging me about what I use to make my Strawberry Balsamic, and it’s actually pretty simple!  I just pour some balsamic vinegar and sugar free strawberry torani into a ziplock baggie together and throw it into my lunch bag!  it’s DELICIOUS and very low cal.

After work, I ate a delicious nectarine (they are SO ripe right now!), but I knew we would be going to dinner together soon, so I didn’t want to ruin my appetite.  The battery in my camera was dead  & charging up for dinner at this point, so there was no photo action, but you get the picture.



The Special Place is a family run, homecookin’ kinda place that my family adores.  It’s only about 15 minutes away from our house and beats driving to Harrisburg.

My cousin, Allison joined us for dinner too!  She LOVES their chicken noodle soup!

Mom & Pops each got the all-you-can-eat buffet which included corn, mashed taters, salisbury steak, and sweet potatoes with fruit.

Middle seester got the buffet too, but baby seester got the grilled chicken salad in a bread bowl.

While waiting for my meal, I patiently sipped on 6 glasses of lemon water.  Dehydration should NOT be a problem anytime soon 🙂

I ordered a spinach salad with turkey breast, cucumber, tomato, mushrooms, broccoli, and onion with fat free tomato basil vinaigrette on the side.

Anddd a baked sweet potato on the side which I sprinkled with some Splenda for extra flavah.  If only they had cinnamon at the tables, too! 😉  For some reason, baked sweet potatoes taste sooo much better than microwaved…?  Maybe it’s because the entire thing is mushy and well done unlike the microwave which doesn’t always cook evenly.

After dinner, we stopped at a furniture store close to the restaurant to look for an end table to go in my sisters’ bedroom. 

They also had a cute little area of collectable stuff such as Yankee candles, Willow Tree Angels, and Boyds Bears.

They had some really decorative ideas and I loved the clock in this picture!  Then….I spotted the love of my life and spent the rest of the time there engrossed in its glory….


Upon winning the lottery, this is one of the first things I would spend my money on.  Right now I can’t even afford one of the PILLOWS.  Haha.  In all seriousness, I’ve decided to start saving for one…along with a new laptop, a Polar heart rate monitor, and an iphoneA girl can dream, right?

You thought I was joking, did you?  No, seriously.  I was the weird girl who laid in the bed at the furniture store the entire trip there.  Don’t lie, you would’ve too. 

This thing massaged, too!  I needed one after the insanity workout the other day!  My hammys, calves, and gluteus were S-O-R-E.

When we finally got home, I biked for about 45 minutes burning about 250 calories (according to the bike), while watching Joey & Melissa on Hulu.

Showered up, ate a snack

& hit the sack.

NOW for the winners of the Girard’s dressing giveaway!

Using random integer, comment number TWO, Barbara and Andrea have won some delicious new Girard’s Premium Dressings courtesy of Marzetti and Epicurious!   Girls, please send me your mailing address so I can forward it that you might receive your prizes! 🙂

Three Question Thursday:

  1. What’s one food that always seems to taste better when you order out than when you prepare it yourself?  Sweet taters and shrimp cocktail!
  2. What are YOU saving up to buy? Like I said in the post, a tempur pedic, a new laptop, and a hr monitor!
  3. *RANDOM*  If you could have dinner with one companion of your choice (living or dead), who would it be? I would have dinner with my Mama.  She passed away three years ago this December.


IT’s almost Friday!!



12 responses »

  1. Hi, hope it’s OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout ( Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, Josh

  2. Okay Sam, you just had to make me cry didn’t you? You are a sweetie!!!

  3. 1) Salads. I LOVE ordering salads at restaurants, but when I make them myself, they just don’t ever taste as good! I don’t know what it is?!

    2) I am saving up for some new boots that I am in love with, and some new running shoes!

    3) This is a tough one, probably my grandpa who died 2 yrs ago, or Leo Dicaprio (Im obsessed)

  4. My step mom and I both collect the willow tree figurines. I collect the angels and she just does the people. We get eachother one every christmas 🙂 You look mighty gorgous resting on the bed btw!! Heck yes for buffets!! My favorite is the soup plantation lol

  5. I have never heard of The Special Place. I’m googling it now though! What a great place! 😉

    • It’s actually kind of a hidden gem! I don’t even think they have a website where you can see a menu. They’ve got a HUGE variety though! From seafood & steak to sandwiches & soups and everything in between ! Elizabethville, PA! 🙂

  6. I’ve been dreaming of owning a Tempurpedic for years.

    Wanting to have dinner with your mama put tears in my eyes. I’m sorry.

  7. Youre so adorable! The eats look delish as always, (you clean eating is such an inspiration to me). I LOVE yankee candle, every scent is soooo amazing. I love the vanilla one and anything from the fall collection. XOXO glad you had a good time with your family. So sorry to hear about your Mom.

  8. We watched Melissa and Joey too yesterday 🙂 We were like SABRINA!!! lol, and then had to watch. The special place looks awesome for dinner! Your family is so cute 🙂 We will have to give your stawberry baslamic dressing a try.

  9. love banana pics! pb jelly time is my favorite lol. the family guy clip of it makes me laugh every time

    1. definitely shrimp cocktail! also pizza, caesar salad and pad thai 😉

    2. an apartment! haha. just graduated and i’m living at home for a year to save some money but i really need to move out asap.

    3. my mom’s dad… he passed before i was born but seemed pretty cool. he served in ww2 and then came home, worked on the mbta (train) as a sweeper then worked his way up to management.

  10. i once got kicked out of brookstone for trying out all the massage chair testers with my friend lol. those tempur pedics sure look comfy! hope you eventually can purchase one!

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