Daily Archives: March 13, 2012

A little bit of everything

I couldn’t really come up with a great title for this post, so I just called it “a little bit of everything” because that’s what it is. Do you ever struggle with titles for your blog posts?

It was Monday for me and I had a good first day back. It helped that it was sunny and warmer out, which seems to have put everyone in a splendid mood.

Catching up on my March Photo a Day…I forgot to add my photo for Sunday. I didn’t take it on Sunday, but it’s a picture from Christmas of my sister-in-law Amanda and brother Gary. I spoke to Amanda last week and Gary on Sunday, so he was my someone I talked to. They live in California and I used to see them all the time when I lived out there, so I miss both of them. Amanda has the cutest Scottish accent that everyone loves!

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Today’s photograph was “sign” so I took this one on my way to the bank to get a document stamped by a Notary Public. It seems like many cities have acquired these types of direction signs for their main attractions, which I think is cool and very helpful.

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The Notary Public thought I looked like Amy Poehler from SNL. I don’t think I do, but he said he could have sworn “the girl from SNL was sitting outside of his office needing something notarized.”

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As I walked back to work, I almost got hit by a car again. Someone turning right didn’t even watch for pedestrians and I am glad I waited for her to pass through the intersection. Ugh, I feel like I am a target lately! Too many close calls and they’re making me scared of cars.

I pass by a lot of pretty buildings in downtown Milwaukee on my bus ride. This is a shot I got of the Pfister, our most expensive and historic hotel. It might be haunted. I’ve never been inside the hotel and need to remedy that soon.

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Dinner tonight had to be quick because I got home from work later than I normally do. I grabbed this packet of Thai Sesame Noodles from our pantry. I purchased it at Aldi a couple of weeks ago.

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Added some veggies and grapes on the side, which made for a delicious and very green meal. I guess it’s appropriate since St. Patty’s day is on Saturday.

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After my stomach settled a bit, I hit the gym. I rowed, did the elliptical and lifted weights. I had the itch to exercise outside, but I guess I can do that tomorrow since it’s supposed to be gorgeous out!

Night!

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Last night, Craig and I discovered a new frozen yogurt place in Waukesha called Orange Leaf. After shopping at Target (my other happy place), we popped in to try it out.

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Craig tried white chocolate with blueberry and strawberry. He always gets berry flavors.

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I thought the interior was cute.

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Loved the orange tile on the back wall. The chairs were pretty fun too.

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I got white chocolate with pomegranate and a tiny bit of cotton candy. All were really tasty. I topped it with mochi, which is my favorite fro yo topping for sure. I really liked the spoons too. Darn it, I didn’t get a photo, but the shape of them is all over their website if you want to check it out. Props for them making it a biodegradable spoon too. :)

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Overall, we liked the flavors that Orange Leaf offered and the taste was great. To compare it to other frozen yogurt places we have been to–I thought it was a bit more icy. This wasn’t a bad thing, it was just different.

If you live in Southeast Wisconsin and are looking to try a new frozen yogurt place, here is the address: 1190 West Sunset Dr, Ste 110, Waukesha, WI 53189

This location just opened on Saturday and I guess the only other one in Wisconsin is in Madison. Love that the company website has all sorts of notes about the states their franchises are located in. For Wisconsin, they say, “Land of Cheese, Snow and Froyo!”

Are you a big frozen yogurt fan like me? I’ve loved it since I was a kid. TCBY was fantastic and I adored their white chocolate mousse. Having it in Florida last year brought back so many childhood memories for me. I was so disappointed when TCBY closed in our area, but I am happy to see more fro yo places popping up again.