"Are we chic enough to shop here?" I asked.
"I don't think so." was the reply from the front seat.
Though, the minute Philip, Dayla, our herd of children, and I paraded through the front doors, I didn't care if I was a hillbilly in high-class heaven, I was ready to move in. If it meant endless access to the bulk nuts, fresh nut butter, beautiful fruits and jars of organic coconut oil, I would sleep in one of those yellow metal chairs chilling in the front of the store for the rest of my life.
But only if I could bring a Pack n' Play for Joey (and cots for the older ones, of course).
As it was, I was like a kid in a candy store as I stocked up for our road trip down hippie lane that starts bright and early tomorrow morning. I'm pretty sure I spent fifteen minutes in the bulk section alone, calculating prices and pouring almonds, cashews, walnuts and pecans into their little plastic baggies.
I loved just about every second of it - and that's not just because I had two helpers wrangling the children so I could focus on locating the cans of coconut milk.
To top off the evening, we made a quick stop for my first ever Cuppie at Cuppies & Joe. Vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel dwelling in peace together? Yes, this was the most perfect ending to my sugar-filled eating habits (at least for the next thirty days). And when the delicious combination is accompanied by a frozen hot chocolate served in a jar on a shabby-chic wooden table in a creaking old house surrounded by college students sipping their lattes and working on their theses, well could one get any more hipster?
If only I had some Toms . . .
727. Rain glittering on the windshield
728. Folding clothes
729. Tiny fingernails gripping my skin
730. Sticky fingers from an over-eager rice cereal eater
731. Buckets of fresh flowers
732. Aisles of brightly colored produce
733. Planning to treat our bodies well
Photos of the Day: As we headed into the City, we were blessed with rain, and the beautiful sunset which ensued (photo by Dayla).
Whole Foods - I'm now a believer. (Photo by Dayla.)
My first Cuppies & Joe fodder - amazing!