Running Errands & Bringing Snacks


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Yesterday I had to run out to my second home, i.e. the grocery store.

Various produce on countertop

I had to pick up some produce and essentials since I’ve been eating lots of these.

Close up of green salad with mixed vegetables

With Vegan Slaw Dressing

Jar of Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

I pour it after I finish taking pictures so my salad doesn’t get soggy.

Salad with Vegan Slaw Dressing

Add some Tofu for extra protein

Green Tea & Honey Ginger Tofu

Green Tea & Honey Ginger Tofu in clear container
You can’t exactly taste the green tea per se, but I think if you marinate it longer, you possibly could detect it more.


Close up of Green Tea & Honey Ginger Tofu stacked

And after going to my second home, I also went to:

The Bank

The Post Office

Box packaged up to be mailed

And Rite-Aid for some toiletries.

Two body washes

Toothpaste and floss

Basically I ran around like a mad woman in the rain with a 4 year old in and out of her carseat a bazillion times.  And people cannot drive in 1/16th of an inch of rain here since it rarely happens.  Talk about chaos on the roads. Thankfully it’s back to normal and sunny again and in the low 60s today.

Young girl in pink zip up smiling and touching head

She’s a pro at errand running, though!  Just don’t forget the water…

Young girl with hair down smiling and holding a reusable drink bottleYoung girl drinking from reusable drink bottle

…and the snacks!

Like a No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar

Overhead of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar
Peanut Butter Swirled through the center excites me.
Side of No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bar showing peanut butter inside

Or homemade Vegan GF Crackers

You can take them in the sweet or savory direction.  Also grain and nut free.   Just seeds in these.

i.e. Homemade Mary’s Crackers
Stacked Homemade Vegan GF Crackers
Hand holding one Vegan GF Cracker

From my earlier Wish List Post, I loved hearing what’s on your wish lists!  Vita-Mixes, immersion blenders, cooking gadgets, and trips seemed to top the list.

And thank you for the insightful comments about Does Money Make you Happy?  Lots of wonderful perspectives and thoughts on where the juncture of happiness and money meet in your life.  I don’t think money makes anyone happy per se, but I think it does make life easier and less stressful.  But it’s important to find non-material things to make your heart go pitter-patter and sustain your happiness.

Dessert: High Raw Vegan Peppermint Patties

High Raw Vegan Peppermint Patties split on plate
Bite taken out of one High Raw Vegan Peppermint Patties showing inside


1. What errands have you ran lately?  Or anything on your errand running list you need to tackle?

It seems like I just went to Target

Recently replenished my stash of dry goods and non-perishables (most of which I ordered online to save money though)

But it’s a never ending job keeping things stocked up!

Not to mention, the bank, post office, there is always something to be done and somewhere to go.

2. When you go out, do you bring snacks with?  If so, what?

With a small child, snacks are key!   Snacks can save a situation from turning into a meltdown.  Or prevent a minor little blip on the radar from becoming a massive.

I have a post with fast, easy, and healthy snack ideas

And there is also a section in my recipes tab for kid-friendly snack ideas, too.

3. What’s on deck for the weekend?

I am working, hopefully spending some time with the fam, and maybe doing some creating and cooking in the kitchen.

Right now I am going out for a run and a quick at-home workout to follow.  See you later!

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  1. This weekend holds lots of errands…groceries, Costco, Shopper’s (similar to Rite Aid)…not to mention a hockey game and a soccer practice. And housework/laundry. But Monday is a holiday were I live so I’m looking forward to a 3 day weekend! Hope you enojoy a lovely weekend, too!