Friday, March 8, 2013

~I NEED COLOR~

This week I find myself longing for color...the view outside my window continues to remain in shades of white as in snow...brown as in mud...and grey as in skies...  a trip to Trader Joe's was warranted ...  I don't shop there often, but when I do it is always a happy excursion...the clerks decked out in their Hawaiian shirts are always helpful and friendly... it's a busy, hustle bustle  atmosphere...music playing...bells ringing...and samples being handed out..
The cost of one bouquet of flowers purchased at a local grocery store...equals two at Trader Joe's...It soon became apparent the majority of folks shopping today had the same thought process as I..FLOWERS...
 also my pantry was void of fig bars...if you like figs  you need to give these bars a try...they are sooooo yummy...they also come in strawberry and blueberry, but the  fig is my favorite...
another favorite ...Strawberry Yogurt O's, similar to Cheerios but with more of a crunch...a grown up Cheerio...
the last item in my cart... a loaf of crusty french bread...a bread which is crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside...slathered with Irish butter...(a new to me product)...oh sooooo heavenly...If you need a bit of color in your life...head to Trader Joe's...however...I would NOT recommend visiting on a Saturday...I made that mistake only ONCE...what a ZOO!....

25 comments:

annie said...

not one here, but if there was I sure would be there. you are longing for spring, it won't be long now!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I don't get to Trader Joe's often (though it is just under a half hour away), but I love that store. What a great place!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Orange Sink said...

Hi Julie,
Your post makes me really hungry! The closest Trader Joe's is two hours away from here! A former boss of mine used to drive over to Minneapolis just to go there!

We need Spring to arrive very soon! But until then I like your idea of fig bars and flowers!
It's supposed to rain here tomorrow...I'm hoping it will wash some of this snow away!
Great post!
Hugs!
Cathy G

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Julie, oh Trader Joe's sounds so fun, great goodies you bought...that bread sounds soooo yummy, and I do loves me bread.......Yes, we all need some color now, your flowers are so pretty......I also have some on my table, makes me happy......Enjoy the weekend, Hugs Francine.

moosecraft said...

I hear a lot of good things about Trader Joe's... maybe I'll find one around here and visit next Friday... I need some color too... I was planning my garden as I was falling to sleep last night... lol!

Linda said...

never bought flowers for inside my house, but, might be a good idea this time of year....I walk from window to window looking outside seeing little bits of green trying to break the earth, and I can not wait to get out there!!!! My husband LOVES fig bars, he would love these.

summersundays-jw said...

Wish we had a Trader Joe's but did get pink tulips from my local grocer (no fig bars). It's to be almost 70 in southwest Mo. so think I just may dig in the dirt. So ready! Hope you can very soon. Jan

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Trader Joe's is two hours away from us-dang! Irish butter is to die for. We like Kerrygold and we like their Dubliner cheese too! We are meeting family for lunch in the Big City and I am going to pick up some flowers.. :) I need a little flower too! Enjoy your Saturday Julie!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Trader Joe's is being built in Asheville! I'm looking forward to its opening.

An Historical Lady said...

LOVE Trader Joes! I have happy memories of being able to shop at one in Boston with a friend years ago! Wish Adam and I could afford to go back and do those kinds of simple pleasures now, but alas, not possible. Maybe someday!
Hope you have a ball!

Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

Jemm said...

So good to hear from you. Thank you. We've been in the same dreary world here. Our snow is replaced with rain today, however. We need it so bad so it can just rain all day if it wants to. Our ponds are nearly dried up for the cattle this summer if we don't get any rains this spring. So, today is a blessing! I bought a bunch of daffodils at the store just yesterday! They haven't opened yet though. I may have been had ;)

earlene said...

Yum...I will try all of these.
I go to Trader Joes in Ann Arbor.
You can find so many differant things.
Enjoy your weekend!

Janice said...

Trader Joe's is one of my favorite places to shop, and we have TWO in Santa Rosa, such a treat. Among other things, I love that they always have free samples for customers to taste. Yum.

Julia said...

I get hungry for color too and that's why I have blooming plants growing in my house. I never buy cut flowers for the house, I'm too frugal, lol...

Fig bars sound like good comforting food while waiting for spring to arrive.

Have a sunny weekend,
JB

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

We love TJ's!!! Like you, NEVER on a Saturday, unless it's an emergency! LOL

acorn hollow said...

We have no trader joes near. My daughter goes to the one in Portland when she goes that way. I do love your sunflowers.
Cathy

WendyBee said...

I don't know what's wrong with me -- I've never been to Trader Joe's!
Today, I dropped a bundle at Hannaford, and can feed my family for another week.
And I was just about to console you that Spring is indeed coming - hang in there! And then I realized that I was going to tell you about the hyacinths I brought home to scent my home. And for some reason, I bought WHITE ones! I've Never done that. I must be snow-blind....

Eve said...

You always find the best places to shop Julie! Hope you get some nice green color soon!

MTWaggin said...

You have reminded me I need to go pick up some flowers! I love the fig newtons box title and so wish we had a Trader Joes anywhere in Montana. sigh.....

~ Janis said...

Glad you found the Irish Butter! Nothing is betta!
What kind did you get ?

No Trader Joe's here in Northern Vermont. I do shop at them when I visit my pals in Mass. There is an entire isle of Vermont products at most of them!

Terry and Linda said...

Irish Butter! Sounds yummy I wish I could find some here. I love your flowers...summer flowers are so nice in March!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlifewordpress.com

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I keep hearing about Trader Joes, but there are none around here and I've never run across one while traveling. Hope spring is headed your way!

Pondside said...

The closest Trader Joes is south of the border in WA, but I visit whenever I head down that way - always something very interesting to bring home!

Flat Creek Farm said...

TJ envy here :)

Willow said...

Trader Joe's does sound like a treat indeed. Oh and snow is forcasted here for tomorrow ~sigh ~ I better run out and get that bouquet of flowers today !