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Final Trip to Daiso or “I warm your ankle up by whole my body.”

All of my stuff in bags!

All of my stuff in bags!

Daiso in Bellis Fair closed permanently on Saturday last weekend, and it was quite the staggering loss for Aaron and I. So we coped with it the best way we could; spending three hours wandering around the store, picking up useful and not so useful items. Not to mention reading all of the wonderful Engrish stamped on nearly all of their products. I walked away with two ginormous bags full of stuff. After that we stopped off at  Target so I could buy a rice cooker. And this is what is looks like laid out on my floor. My apartment is slowly becoming an emporium of wonderful things. Once I’ve organized everything I’ll have to post a walkthough (I swear, it’s going to happen).

All of my stuff on the floor!

All of my stuff on the floor!

roll14-146Anyhoo, back to my glorious purchases. I took pictures of the things I’m super excited for. Namely, my super awesome can’t live without potato and onion bag! I mean come on, who needs ugly potatoes sitting out open in their  plastic bag, or better yet rotting away in some cabinet (trust me on this you do NOT want the latter to happen).  I can’t tell you how many potatoes have grown into a high school science fair lesson in biology and chemistry in my 2.5 years of being on my own. So I found that this bag was a must and I quickly bought it. Now all I need is some potatoes…or onions.

roll14-148Next up. Cute! Sponge! I bought one for my sister too. I also bought a sponge holder, because I need cute household products in order for me to have the slightest drive to keep my apartment orderly. Seriously, if you came in my apartment you wouldn’t know if a woman or man lived there besides alloftheunderwearlayingaroundonthefloor, what were we talking about? Right. roll14-149Cat towels. Got one right the stove. I haven’t decided if it’s just going to be decorative or for actual cleaning, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get a major spill, which should be, like, this week sometime.

I also bought three pairs of chopsitcks, one set  was a bright yellow like sunshine and came in a carrying case. They are my favorite and will be going with me everywhere I go.

And this. Oh you’ll get to know all about this real soon.

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And That Is Why I Had The Best Weekend Ever

My best friend and partner in crime, Maggie, came up to visit me this weekend. I had a glorious weekend planned and a glorious weekend we had, well it was more like a glorious Saturday, but on with the show. I’m horrible on everyone’s birthday. I tend to give presents months late, usually once I find something I’ll just buy it for a friend and call it a present.

So thanks to work I received a $50 dollar gift certificate to the Chrysalis Inn & Spa and decided to treat her (and myself) to pedicures and a full body aromatherapy message at 5 p.m. So in the morning we woke up early and had fresh baked pastries from Avenue Bread and took them to the family of an old professor of ours to have English tea and catch up with his family (he was off at a poker tournament in Vegas). Toward the end of our breakfast Viki, who we were having breakfast with, suggested we check out a vintage store in Fairhaven, thus kicking off the exciting shopping portion of the day.

I bought a pair of authentic alligator boots for my best friend Layla (I missed her birthday, too) and a pair of real peacock feather earrings. Maggie and I browsed a few more stores in Fairhaven and headed off to Ross to try on an obscene amount of clothes and stand in an even more obscene checkout line. We then bounced over to the mall for more shopping. We added some pieces to our wardrobes (although we both missed out on some pieces we needed, new jeans, boots, leggings…). We finally ran into Costco, because according to Maggie I was in need of toilet paper… a lot of it…

Heaven on Earth.

Heaven on Earth.

After burning up 5 hours on shopping we hit the spa. We were wrapped in soft towels and sat in a steam room for 20 minutes. I’ve never done that before and could of easily stayed in there for an hour. We then go into robes and sat down in the relaxation room to dine on snacks and drink tea before having pedicures, which were fantastic. We relaxed a bit more before I had my first full body massage. One word: Phenomenal. I was walking clouds after it was done. After the massages we had the entire spa bathroom to ourselves. So after 4 hours at the Chrysalis Inn & Spa, thanks to work once again, we dined at Giuseppe’s downtown. We had two divine dishes and split a delicious Caesar Salad for $5.

You can see how content we were once we arrived back at my apartment at 10 p.m.

We dined, shopped, were pampered then we fine dined again. We lived a life of luxury in one day and it was divine.