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WWA | (semi) normalcy coming soon

I should be moving into my rental not this weekend, but the next…so, these What I Spent, What We Ate posts should return to something a little more normal very soon! 

stained glass dining light fixture.

Also, you know what? There’s a new Aldi opening up very close to my rental! In fact, it’s 8 minutes away.

(Did I just map it? Yes, yes I did.)

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Zoe and I headed to the mall to go prom dress shopping.

We DID actually order a prom dress in March, from Amazon (this is the dress), but it has still not gotten here. Sigh.

We figured we would need to do a brick-and-mortar option, so we got dinner at the food court and then dress-shopped. And we did find a winner at Macy’s.

Thank goodness there are still some department stores around! 

Zoe in a prom dress.

I was like, “Okayyyy Zoe! I see you out here looking like a movie star.”

I feel like we should have some sort of prom-like occasion for adults as well because my goodness, there are so many lovely fancy dresses out there that would be fun to wear. 


We had a main dish salad…like, a green veggie salad with chicken, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, cheese, and so on. 


Zoe and I met up with Lisey for an early birthday meal (since Lisey couldn’t be here on my actual birthday), and we got pizza together.

Kristen with Zoe and Lisey.


I ate leftover pizza, and Sonia and Zoe ate frozen chicken nuggets and fries together. 😉 


My brother and his wife came over for my birthday (his birthday is the day after mine, so we often celebrate together).

My mom kindly made dinner for us; shrimp tacos, Smitten Kitchen’s roasted cauliflower, the classic orange jello salad that my family eats, and meringue shells with fruit and whipped cream for dessert.

A meringue shell topped with whipped cream and berries.

(My sister-in-law and Sonia both have food allergies, so meringue shells were a good birthday cake alternative.) 


A class night for Zoe; I used another birthday offer ($15 off any purchase at a local restaurant), and she ate some leftover pizza when she got back. 


Zoe has her prom tonight, and I’m meeting up with a cousin for dinner after I drop Zoe off. 

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Sunday 1st of May 2022

So excited about your rental and being reunited with your kitty!! Zoe is stunning! 103 was spent this week at Kroger pick up.

Sunday- old timey breakfast casserole I hadn’t made in years ( made with a bag of croutons!)and fruit Monday - left over breakfast casserole And salad Tuesday- grilled hamburgers honey skillet corn and salad Wednesday-cereal and bananas Thursday - pizza and salad Friday- found two pie shells in freezer. Decided to make 2 quiches and used up bits of sausage veggies and cheese turned out great Sat brunch - leftover quiche reheated in air fryer ( perfect!) Sat dinner- ham and cheese sandwiches ( leftover ham buns) and quinoa chips and salsa


Saturday 30th of April 2022

Kristen, I'm excited you'll be by an Aldi. We are moving soon, and I will be close to an Aldi too, and am very happy for that. I hope all goes well with your move to your new place.

Hawaii Planner

Saturday 30th of April 2022

Zoe looks stunning, & I hope prom was amazing for her. The dress is a classic - well done.

I had three nights of evening work commitments (that involved meals out), so I'm honestly not sure what everyone else ate. For the nights I was home & based on the scraps I've seen in the fridge, we had:

-Green chicken enchiladas, with homemade guacamole -Tacos -Spaghetti & meatballs -Chicken tikka samosas & wings (easy Friday night meal) -Baked chicken & pasta

Paige Colson

Saturday 30th of April 2022

My brother and I have birthdays one day apart too! 4 years and 1 day to be exact.


Saturday 30th of April 2022

My brother and I are one year and 364 days apart!


Friday 29th of April 2022

Oh my goodness, she is absolutely stunning! It's hard to believe she's already graduating. It seems yesterday she was a wee little cutie!


Saturday 30th of April 2022

I know!

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