Friday, September 25, 2015

Just Because It's Friday

Happy Friday! This free blogging moment is brought to you while I duck and dodge the chores around this apartment. I'm a fan of doing the work Thursday or Friday so that the entire weekend can be chore-free, but today's mood just isn't feeling it. If I'm going to do anything around the apartment, it'd be pulling my fall scarves out of boxes and lining up my collection of Frye boots for the perfect day to trade out my summer sandals.

But it's the south, so I'm not sure yet when that feeling will hit me.

This week in things:

I was jealous that Portland has access to Amazon's Prime Now, a service where you can order from Amazon and get your delivery within two hours for free. This means groceries, toys, exercise equipment, tailgate gear, whatever! Instead of jealousy taking over, I decided to send a little care package to my parents and my sisters complete with ice cream, chips, toys and smiles. Delivery is free, but if you are nice you can tip the driver for service with a smile. 

I spent too much time exploring Snapchat's filters this week. Way too much time and I'm now embarrassed to admit that I'm missing the rainbow vomit filter. Did this obsession happen to anyone else? 

Oh, you like fitness? All-time couple record of three gym visits during the work-week. Add that to the weekend football viewing workout plans and you may have a trend. A sweaty trend.

It was true! All signs pointed to a Trader Joe's coming to Memphis in 2016 and finally Wednesday this sparkly magical news made my day and halted many of my threats to my significant other that I'm moving back to Portland for family, Trader Joe's and Classpass. I may not have the great fall and holiday goodies this year, but this time next year I'll be one of the first in line to welcome my fun-loving friends to Memphis and support the 2016 legalization of wine sales in grocery stores. Cheers!


And finally, we have been keeping amazing track of our budget  since I arrived in Memphis (thanks to this unbelievable post and my geeky analytical brain) and we're already making adult decisions like canceling Brian's Netflix account, skipping Starbucks and packing lunch from home rather than buying daily at work.

"Things" are looking good these days!

12 comments

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

Amazon Prime is amazing. I use it all the time.

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BLovedBoston said...

We have a big trip coming up at the start of next year and I/we really need to re-evaluate our budget LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nadine Lynn said...

Oh man, I want to order from Amazon and it be at my house in two hours!!! NO fair!!!! And hurrah for TJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know I am counting down the days for mine to open. 18 if you wanted to know. Budget smudget. Haha. We need to work on ours. Though, I am good about packing lunches and having coffee at home most days. Have a great weekend!

Life with Lolo said...

We got a Trader Joes in Idaho not too long ago. I hadn't ever been so I didn't know what I was missing! Now that we have one I'd be so sad to live somewhere without - so YAY that it's coming! Seriously I feel I might have to make that drive accross town to ours for fresh fall flowers and some soups this weekend. Yep it's happening.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

whenever I need budgeting help I bug Alyssa, she's a genius :)
I always wondered how people had the ability to get same day delivery, thank you for explaining. Why don't we have that? Amazon's headquarters or whatever is super close to us. Why do I have to stop at the actual grocery store?! Lame. But for ice cream, I can stop.

Helene in Between said...

i haven't been to a trader joes in what feels like forever. i need to change that stat!

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

please tell TJs to come to canada already?! i see all these amazing things you 'muricans have access to at TJs and i'm all kinds of jelly *insert crying here*

alyssa said...

Once again, you're much too kind to me. Thanks for the shoutout and love love! Hooray for TJ's coming to find you next year! Class Pass is sure to follow suit next:)

Laura Darling said...

Glad things are going well! Trader Joe's is the BEST! I don't know what I'd do without one close by!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Damn you. I hadn't heard about Prime Now... but of course I just had to look and it's not in our area yet!!!!!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Snapchat takes up way too much of my precious free time.....like you couldn't tell that already right? ;-)

Katie Elizabeth said...

YAY for your Trader Joe news! Ours just opened here on Friday - I was going through withdrawals after having one on every block in Chicago!