Friday, August 24, 2018
Things I Bought, Things I Didn't, Concert Going, & Other Current Events
Check this out! Not only do they have a new Vegan Ranch they have a Vegan Harissa Ranch! I tried the Ranch last night and it was pretty tasty.
This next photo is the actual haul! I grabbed 2 dressings (they also sell a Vegan Cesar but I didn't buy that one), Potstickers, and Vegan Cream Cheese. The 'patties' I found at my local ALDI were the Lentil (which were AWESOME), Asian, Thai, and BBQ Chicken. I also grabbed some Guac, Vegan Moz Shreds (which I tried before), Frozen Cauliflower Rice, and Bread/Thins.
First up is this Cucuzza Squash. It's the first time I have seen this in my area! I have been thinking about it ever since so I might have to go back to see if they still have some. I found this at my local Tops. I haven't cooked with it YET but have heard you can cook it like any other squash.
Yesterday I stopped into Family Dollar to get some Unsweetened Ice Tea and noticed Love Beaty and Planet Shampoo and Conditioner. I read the back of the bottle and found they were vegan - among other things!
I was pretty shocked that they were priced at $7 each at Family Dollar but all-in-all was THRILLED to see them there. I have never seen or bought this line before and might try it at some point - just not now.
$7 Shampoo and Conditioners at Family Dollar. I'm not sure if I have ever seen that before. If it were $2 or even $3 - I would have JUMPED ON IT! I guess I'm just CHEAP. I guess I should say...THRIFTY, eh!?
So...I haven't done my Concert Recap YET from Fair Week so I guess now is as good of a time as any, right?
I really slacked on photos this year, it seems, but here is one that I did get from the Colt Ford Concert and Meet & Greet.
From left...my Dad, me, Colt Ford, my Mom, Patsy (who is a director), and Missy (who is one of the fair photographers).
This is a photo of Allie Colleen. Her father is Garth Brooks. Her performance was AMAZING! She has a great voice. She had a wonderful connection with the audience. And she is so sweet! I spoke with her a couple of times when she first arrived and again before and after she went on stage.
Funny thing...I'm short...not quite 5'2"...Allie Colleen is quite tall and has a strong handshake. Even the guys were saying how firm her handshake was! You GO Girl!
She was a peach! VERY talented! I wish her all the BEST!
If you guessed Fleetwood Mac - you are correct! They were AMAZING! They were my favorite act of the week! They were 'on point'...isn't that what the kids say, these days!? Regardless, I am now a fan of theirs and hope to see them again someday! They put on a wonderful show!
THIS week, a friend of mine and I were lucky enough to get some tickets to the Alabama Concert at the Crawford County Fair. Here is a photo of the two of us.
We both worked full work days that day and drove after hours to the concert and then drove back. It was TOTALLY worth it! One of their members no longer tours due to him having Parkinson's but the other two members were really great and their band was terrific, too! Memorable show, indeed!
Please let me know if you will be participating in this year's Vegan MoFo!
I've done it for YEARS but the last 2 years it was a bit hit and miss with my posting for it. Hopefully, this year will be different and I will be more active with it again!
Like I said...another long post...and I haven't even gotten to the Mall Photos...YIKES!
Right now they are in the process of ripping it apart. The plans have changed many times and to be honest I can't keep up with how the end of the project is supposed to look. I will have to wait and see just like everyone else, I suppose.
I mentioned in a previous post that they were going to be scrapping all of the plants and trees. Yup! They were pulling them out and throwing them away! A co-worker and I (with permission) tried to grab some of them to see if we could grow them from snippets.
In this next photo, you can see many of the plants are dead but some are still trying to survive! I hope our experiment works and we can save the ones we took!
In the background you can see The Bon Ton. It's closing this week. It's one of the very few clothing store in our small area. It's a shame to see so many businesses go under here. To the right you can see plastic and light...that goes to the outside. They ripped off the front of the mall and are making it into a strip/plaza type thing.
Up front, you can see more plants. There used to be fountains there, too, but they have been empty for YEARS. All of that will be removed. Since they have made the decision to remodel and rework this dead mall...we have seen a Dunham's Sports and Ollie's Bargain Outlet move in. I've heard the next thing to open will be a Shoe Show but I haven't see the sign yet. The only other stores remaining are a Label Shopper, Lee Nails, and a pizza place...all of which have had to move.