Go Packers!

The game is on and I actually didn’t go to the gym during it. I’ll watch most, if not all of it and then head to the gym. Go Packers!

I started my day with a bowl of oats topped with fresh blueberries and chia seeds. I used my China Starbucks cup because I needed a huge cup of coffee. The cats woke us up at 6:15 and I couldn’t sleep anyway, so I got up. I figured it was better that way for waking up at 5:40 tomorrow.

coffee, oatmeal, blueberries, chia seeds

Later in the morning, I snacked on Jessica’s granola and had another cup of coffee.

Jessica's gluten free granola, coffee

I headed out of the house to run some errands to Sears, Penzey’s Spices and Sendik’s grocery store.

At Sears, I got the Golla Lynne camera bag I wanted before our trip to Florida!

Golla Lynne camera bag

Before leaving the house, I used the Sears 2 go shopping site on my iPod touch & loaded the page showing the Sears associated CSN linked site for the Golla Lynne camera bag. They had a sale on the bag for $41.99 and Sears itself did not. I asked for the price match and got it. Sweet! The bag was “free” anyway because I got a Sears gift card from my credit card points.

Here is the back of the bag, where a small pocket is.

Golla Lynne camera bag

Here is a somewhat fuzzy picture of the interior color and style. It is roomy enough to hold a DSLR camera and a lens (someday we’ll buy the big lens, I hope).

Golla Lynne camera bag inside

I like how the bag sits on my hip and doesn’t feel heavy. I think I will end up using it as a camera bag and purse on our trip. The front pocket has more than enough room for my purse items, as long as I stay minimalistic.

At Penzey’s Spices, I got this nice 1 oz. jar of minced garlic for free. Thanks to their catalog coupons, I have built up a nice collection of spices and most of them were free.

Penzey's minced garlic spice and penzey's spices catalog

If you don’t already get their catalog in the mail, I would encourage anyone to sign up for it to get the free spices and excellent recipes inside. You don’t have to purchase anything to get the free spices either, so that’s an added bonus. The quality of their spices is excellent.

At Sendik’s grocery store, I found this very green and gold display, so I couldn’t resist taking a picture.

Green Bay Packers food display at Sendik's

Those are green and yellow peppers packaged together.

Once home, I used some of the spinach I just bought to make a green monster smoothie. I put Silk almond milk, Whole Foods soy protein powder, a half of a frozen banana, some frozen pineapple and ice cubes in it.

soy protein powder, silk pure almond, green monster

I didn’t realize it until I was taking these pictures–maybe the green smoothie with yellow pineapple will be good luck for the Packers!

His and hers smoothies. I always have the large size. My husband doesn’t eat spinach in salads or on sandwiches, but I can get him to drink it in this smoothie. I have found through all of my green monster experimentation–I prefer the flavor of plain almond milk in the smoothie vs. skim cow’s milk.

lucky green monster smoothies

I don’t think I have ever posted a green monster smoothie on here before. I always make them in the summer, but it’s hard to drink cold smoothies during the winter.

And I realize this post is getting very long, so I will end it with a picture of the pizza I ate while watching the beginning of the Packers vs. Bears game.

pizza and packers

Later on, I’ll go to the gym for some elliptical, biking and weights.

The Pack is in the lead at 14-0 right now, so let’s hope we win the game! If you read my blog, you know I am not a huge football fan and neither is my husband. But, for the sake of my home state’s very dedicated football fans, I hope we win.

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13 responses to “Go Packers!

  1. Go Pack!

    I’m not watching the game but I am refreshing nfl.com on a regular basis to see the score…so far so good for the Wisconsinites and other Packer fans!

    • I wasn’t going to watch it originally either. I just saw your post about going to the grocery store during the game-smart idea since it was probably empty!

      Yeah, it’s been kind of stressful to watch at the end. Lots of mistakes. Hope they still come out ahead!

  2. Grrrr, nice game the Packers had. I am a sore loser but the Bears played crappy so they deserve it. I’m just happy they’re going to the Superbowl without Favre.

    That pizza looks awesome and thanks for the info on that catalog, I’m totally linking it on my next Frugal Friday!

  3. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness

    Hi there! I just found your blog via your comment on Running Around Normal. Great to meet another Wisconsin blogger! :-)

    P.S. Gooooooo Packers! We’re going to the Super Bowl, baby!

  4. I’m going to check out the spice catalog, thanks! I have been craving green monsters like crazy lately, it’s freezing, but they taste so good.

    • Yeah, Penzey’s spices are awesome! They are actually made in the Milwaukee area, so I love that they are a local business too. I can’t believe how many free spices I have received from them.

  5. Congrats to your Packers… Maybe they were inspired by the festive bell peppers?

  6. greeeeeeeen monster’s lookin awesome…oh how I love them.

  7. Your camera bag is so cute! If I ever get a nice camera I will have to remember that brand!

    Ugh, my cat wakes me up early every. single. weekend. I normally get up at 4:30, so I understand that he cannot differentiate between weekday and weekend but seriously – mommy wants to sleep in! :P

    • I love the golla bags in general. They have little ones for point and shoots and they all feature such cute patterns!

      Our cats are naughty and wake us up every weekend too. We actually bought baby gates to put up in the hallway and have to stack them. We tried cardboard and they would rip at it or slide through it. Ha ha, I call myself their mama/mommy and my husband their daddy too. ;)

      4:30 is so early! Don’t know how you do that every day! I get up at 5:40 and I thought that was early.

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