We headed to Des Moines and started shopping right away. We first went to Mearle Hay Mall, which isn't the newest mall in town. We were mainly going because there are some really good clearance sales going on right now and we figured if we went to the less popular malls we would have better selection! We found some AWESOME deals at Younkers while we were at Mearle Hay! One of my favorites was this, a strapless, sheer black w/shinny silver under-layer dress:
Then we headed to our 2nd mall stop, Valley West Mall. JcPenny's had a sale where all their clearance was buy one, get one free. We were pretty disappointed until we went downstairs and I found all the Iowa Hawkeye stuff! So of course I had to stock up. They didn't really have a lot of clothes, but other random fun things. Like Hawkeye slippers for DH and Hawkeye Christmas ornaments for our "hawkeye christmas tree".
When we left the restaurant we headed to our last mall stop, Jordan Creek Town Center. It is a great area with tons of awesome shopping & dining, a new development in the Des Moines area. We found quite a few more great deals. Baby Gap was having a sale on their clearance, you got an extra 25% off so I stocked up on baby gifts and a few things that I might want to keep for my future kids! (i have a thing for buying baby clothes!) My sister bought a massage chair and a foot massage thing at Younkers that were both AWESOME!!!! Might be spending a lil more time at her place now!!! ;)
By this time is was almost after 7pm so were about beat for the day! We grabbed a diet fountain pop (i luv fountain pop!) on the way out of town and headed home (1.5-2 hr drive). Overall it was a great shopping day!
By the time I got home I figured DH would be sleeping and I could just sneak into bed with him, but he got called into work like the minute I got home and so I did a few things around the house until he got back...not until after midnight!
Today we had to drag our sleepy-butts out of bed to get to church. DH had to usher so we had no choice...no matter how tired we were! Hit the grocery store afterwards. Then we headed home and DH made waffles for brunch, which I forgot to photograph! But they were great. I just added a little chocolate pb2 and some sf syrup...mmmm! Then we hit the hay for a much needed Sunday afternoon nap.
By the time we got up it was after 6pm (long nap....i know, but it felt great!) and so the by the time I would've gotten to the gym I would have only had 15 minutes to workout, so I didn't go. I know, I'm naughty. I hope to make up for it this week. So I just did a few things around the house and grabbed something to eat.
Check out this yummy combo...one of my favorites!! Vanilla yogurt, grape nuts, & strawberries!! Mmmmmmmmm!!
So much for a "quick" post! I'm almost done, I promise! Now that I am nearing the end of this post I realized I forgot 2 of the most exciting parts of my weekend.
#1 - I hit the 30lb mark!! The scale said 171.5 Saturday morning! So that means I've lost 30.5 lbs and need to lose 16.5 lbs more to hit my goal!! I'm so pumped!!
#2 - I got a new purse on our shopping expedition!It's one of the new Coach one's for 2009! Love it! They didn't have the matching wallet so I'm going to have to maybe see if I could find one on ebay or just order it!
Ok, I promise I'm done now bloggie friends!! I hope you had a great week and that my long post didn't put you to sleep! Thanks for taking to the time to read it!! :) I hope everyone has an even better week...successful is my hope for you guys this week!!