Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday

Yes, it is in fact another blog titled Wonderful Wednesday here at Ema's Grand Ideas.  It is just a great title for a mid week post about random things.  If you have suggestions...I am open.  :)

Yesterday I was feeling sort of lazy at lunch time.  I didn't want to go to the gym, I didn't want to give in to the PMS tater tot craving and I wanted to get away from my desk.  (TMI?  No, just honesty.  I am finished with that topic now though, so you can relax.)  I made a compromise with myself that I am rather proud of.  I put on my running shoes and went to check out our new Trader Joe's.

Here are my thoughts...very cool selection of products...very friendly people...very small store.  I was surprised how small the store is; it was only three main aisles.  The prices are very good though.  I was expecting their prices to be higher, but they really weren't and the check out was fast.  My over all opinion...I liked it a lot...I will go back.

Especially since I will need more of these eventually.  These Sesame Honey Cashews are awesome!  They are 4 weight watchers points + for a 1/4 cup serving.  A great snack.

I had this coffee this morning and it was also delicious.  I hadn't used my coffee grinder in a while.  Good times.  I also got Sammy some chicken jerky doggie treats that they make.

"Chicken jerky??  I like chicken jerky."

And she did.

My other awesome find was sour cream and onion corn puffs.  This was the snack I substituted for the tater tots.

These are delicious and they are 4 weight watchers points plus per serving and the serving size is 2 1/2 cups.  I'd say I made a pretty good swap.

Yesterday evening I went with the husband to buy new running shoes at Academy.  He was trying on different pairs of Saucony running shoes and was running back and forth up and down the shoe aisles.

Side note - Saucony is the brand of running/walking shoes we have been loving lately.  If you haven't ever considered them during your shoe buying trips; put a pair might like them too.

Anyway, we were discussing how it is important to pick the best pair on how they feel and not necessarily their color scheme.  Well, trick or treat the husband is ready for Halloween!

I am considering signing him up for this race.


Love it.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!  Do you have any Trader Joe's favorites I should try?


  1. Do the Great Pumpkin Fun Run!! I saw your post and convinced my mom to do it with me :) So I will be there! Maybe we could meet and say Howdy.

    1. Oh bummer!! We just scheduled an out of town trip for that weekend instead. There will be biking in the hill country.


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