Something Pretty...

You just ever have one of those weeks...when the alarm buzzes you just want to pull those sheets right over your head. I am having one of those weeks! In midst of "one of those weeks", my daughter and I took our weekly trip to my favorite grocery store. TRADER JOES...do you do Trader Joes????

It's an organic and fresh produce market. Not only do I love what I can buy there....I also, love to people watch. You have everything from the "hoity toity" to the "granolas" {if you don't know what these mean...I guess you will have to google..hee hee}.

People come from all over to shop there. There was a couple in line that came TWO states over to shop....everyone loves their wine!

The fresh breads, cheese and fruit are delightful! They also serve fresh hot drinks from exotic teas to hot fruit drinks.

But, my favorite part of the entire store is the entrance. It's like shopping on a street flower shop in NYC. The smells of the fresh cut flowers fill the air. I could just close my eyes and twirl like Sounds of Music when she is on the hilltop. Well, not really but I am taken away by the aromas!

Even though "flowers" are not on my list...I can't resist...there are some days that you just need something "pretty"....


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60 comments:

Liz said...

No Trader Joe's here. We have Earth Fare & Fresh Market. Both of which are great! I love those pretty flowers!

Heather said...

I am right there with you - I love love love Trader Joe's.

AndreaLeigh said...

you have no idea how much I adore trader joes. there are none where I live now and i'm in withdrawals.

Kim said...

Everybody talks about this Trader Joe's - I've got to go to one!

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

I've never been to Trader Joe's... But I like Fresh Market. Kinda the same thing?

Sorry it's one of those weeks for you... but the flowers are a great way to brighten it up. Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the comment on our blog! I like your header as well. It makes me want to be at the beach. Sadly, we're pretty far from one!

Julie said...

I love trader joes, I went there in college and after...but they don't have them here in Hungary... :(

a woman who is said...

We have one coming soon to our neighborhood! Woo Hoo! The flowers have me hooked right there! And the wine you say???

Can't wait!

jenjen said...

I do *heart* Trader Joes! It's one of the things I miss most since we moved from California. They have the coolest things there. And the flowers are divine!

I know what you mean about crazy weeks:-)

Jen

mysteryhistorymom said...

We do not have a Trader Joe's anywhere near us!:( It sounds wonderful! I think I need to do some research and take a field trip! Lori

Cassie said...

TJ's is one of our favorite addictions! My sweetie and I do our weekly shopping there together. Just bought some fab flowers there yesterday!! The husband is so cute,he usually asks if it's time to buy the daughter another TJ's gift card yet.(They appreciate getting a TJ's on Mom & Dad once in a while.;<) When I head back up to N.Idaho my husband mails me or flys up with dried cranberries,nuts and green dog bones. The airport security must think he's a weirdo...Packin' groceries!

April said...

I've heard of Trader Joe's, but have never seen one. I wonder if they have them here in the south? We have Fresh Markets around here, which might be about the same kind of place. I know exactly what you mean about it being fun to people watch...oh, the varieties you see!

Enjoy your Wednesday...love those flowers!!!

The Graves' House said...

i've seen several of us have picked up some 'spring' flowers this week. it's a great pick-me-up isn't it?

Darlene said...

We don't have a Trader Joe's around us....I'm going to have to see where the nearest one is at.

I have seen several blogs this week with fresh flowers....we are all longing for Spring!♥

Astrid said...

They finally put one in Madison...it's a fair bit of a drive but we LOVE going there. I actually did a shopping trip there last Saturday. I wish I'd picked up some cookies and flowers but I did buy wine! Gotta love the $3/bottle wine...and it's great too!

Mrs. S. said...

I have been to a Trader Joe's but we don't have one where I live. I was more in awe of the fun names they give their food. And the interesting way they decorated. I would like to have one where we live though because the food looks very good!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

LOVE Trader Joe's, but the closest one is in center city Philadelphia...we don't get there two often, but when I am in the city, I always stop!! Have you ever had their Peach Salsa? One of my favorites!!

Karin Katherine said...

Oh how I miss a nearby Trader Joe's...I do love the Frozen turkey meatballs.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

We don't have a Trader Joes but I heard they were a lot like Whole Foods!

Jodee Leader said...

We don't have one in Nebraska but it sounds like a fabulous store!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We have a Trader Joe's here-and we love it!
Your flowers look beautiful! That is a snowy February pick-me-up for sure! Thanks for the little promo. That was so kind of you!

Rue said...

I really miss Trader Joes! We don't have one near us, unless I want to drive an hour... ugh. Two states??? really? LOL Part of me understands though ;)

rue

LuLu said...

I am so there too, I layed in bed 10 minutes longer this morning knowing i would then have to rush but i did not want to move!
Trader Joes is the best! ours is 1 hour away which believe it is the closest mall! so I hit both once a month! when I'm lucky!! floweres makes everything seem happier!
Hugs,
LuLu

Kelli said...

I LOVE Trader Joe's. We have one right near our house and it's so great. I love their hummus and sparkling apple cider. They do always have beautiful flowers too, I love your vase.

Kelli said...

Ooh, and just reading your about me, it's speaks Kelli. I can totally relate, except I have one girl and one boy!

coco said...

No Trader Joes here...the closest is about 2 hours away but worth the visit every now and then! Love the flowers!

Jboo said...

No Trader Joe's around here, but it sounds like a great place! Those flowers are so beautiful!

Janet

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I've been faithful to Trader Joes for 5 years - then we moved to Denver and we don't have them. Reading your description reminds me how much I miss it.

Rae said...

The girls and I were at Trader Joe's on Monday and we were swooning over the fragrant daffodils!!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I've never been there, Sandy, but my heart belongs to Publix. ;-)

XO,

Sheila

robinrane said...

Almost every time I comment I see your deeelightful sandy red toenails and finally had to come say hello! Beautiful blog...the music gave me butterflies!
And yes I love Trader Joe's~ it's about 10 minutes from me and I haven't been in a few months and you've made me want to go back...The flowers...ummmmm.
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Montee said...

I wish we had Trader Joe's. I've heard so many good things about it. HEB monopolizes TX

Busy Bee Suz said...

I.Want.A.Trader.Joes.To.open.here.
I have a shopping bag from there that my Mom gave me...people are always asking if we have one in OUR town. Maybe one day!!

Chris said...

I have heard so much about Trader Joe's, but never shopped there. Can't you buy from them on the internet?

Hugs,
Chris

blessedmomto7 said...

DREAMY..we have nothing like that close-just Wal-Mart. The one disadvantage of livin the country life! LOVE those flowers!

At Home In Georgia said...

Fresh flowers awwww. I like chocolate from there.

Tricia Anne said...

Your flowers are very pretty. :o)
When I go "home" to N. CA I love shopping at Trader Joes. My aunt mails items out to me on a regular basis. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

::Jan:: said...

We don't have a TJ, but I love them when I go. Their chocolate is so good. And of course all the other organic things.

Love the flowers too Sandy.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I LOVE Trader Joe's but sadly we don't have one here...sigh..

Kacey R. said...

This post makes me want to Mapquest the closest Trader Joe's and check it out. We have Fresh Market which sounds similiar and we love going there for a special treat. They have the best organic pizza! I'm glad you had fun and I LOVE your flowers. Don't they just make you feel special! The best!

Sorry its been one of those weeks for you, you're not alone and I hope your week is starting to look up! :D

squawmama said...

No Trader Joes here... wish there was but we do have something like that called the Fresh Market... So glad it brightened your week...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Katie said...

That is friggin funny. I just went to Whole foods this weekend. We were saying the exact same thing. It is trendy and cool and makes you look hip, then you got the money people who you can smell it off of and then the granola.. I'm not any of those. I love it though. My mom bought some kus kus I have no idea how to spell that from there and it was so good. Little past that is like pea size and you add dressing and peppers so good. Hope your having a great wed. Thanks for your sweet comments all the time.
Love,
Katie

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

one of my all time fav grocery stores!! I wish they delivered!

Anonymous said...

Love that store it is soooo much fun sunriseside

Erin said...

We don't have trader Joes. I wish we did though! Those flowers are beautiful!

Kristy said...

There is a place here in Texas called Whole Foods, and it seems like the kind of same place, I love walking into it because of the way the fresh flowers make me feel. I love it!1

Love, Kristy

wife.mom.nurse said...

Hey Miss Sandy Toes! Love my T.J.'s!
The flowers rock! They have the best orchids for amazing prices.

I am glad you got out of bed and posted ")

Julie

Dot O said...

How do I love Trader Joe's, let me count the ways!!! Hubby and I will make a sojourn there about once a month but I've already told him that once the kids fly the next, I'm shopping for us a lot there.

We have one about 10 mins from us and then another one about 25 minutes from us. Rumor had it that one was coming to a shopping center within walking distance of my house but it was just that, a rumor... the building is still vacant.

I love their boxed soups - Roasted pepper/tomato is the best!! Throw in some fresh lump crab meat and it's sure to please everyone!!

Love their snackie things and the kids love their sushi rolls.

Yup, we are all TJ fans here.

Hope your week improves Sandi Toe!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh yes! We love Trader Joe's at our house. And you are right...their flowers rock!

Jennifer said...

Trader Joe's is MY favorite! We drive about 20 minutes to get to ours. WE love the wine, the cherry cider, the produce, the vitamins, ALL of it!


Jennnifer

the undomesticated wife said...

No Trader Joe's here. I did go on their web site a few years ago to request that they put one here. LOL We do have other similar stores, but none in our suburb.

Beautiful flowers!

Denise said...

the moment i began to read that you had gone to trader joes, i thought to myself- it has been one of those weeks, i need some trader joes flowers to brighten things up.

and there they were, here on your blog :-)

Colleen said...

I go to Market fresh mostly. It's a lot like Trader Joe's. I used to shop at Trader Joe's when I lived in CA but the TJ is a bit far for me to drive. I agree that TJ is awesome..

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Trader Joe's is a fun store! :) The flowers you bought are beautiful, and you're right~ sometimes you just need that! :) I hope your week gets much better! :)

Organizing Mommy said...

Sounds very nice!

Our Complete Family said...

We have one in St Louis, but with the major highway shutdown due to last another 10 months or so it might be awhile before I can head back over...I hate the long detour.
I'll have to hit Sams for fresh flowers to spring up my house!!!

Christine said...

I LOVE Trader Joes! My husband and I often have Trader Joes date nights on Friday evenings there!...lol

Sarah said...

Hi Sandy Toes!
I just discovered your blog and I love it! You have a new follower! I was huge on Trader Joe's for a while...actually had in my mind to go there today for flowers and another fabulous $.99 laminated bag! I LOVE those! :)
Have a great day!!!

Sarah said...

Hi Sandy Toes!
I just discovered your blog and I love it! You have a new follower! I was huge on Trader Joe's for a while...actually had in my mind to go there today for flowers and another fabulous $.99 laminated bag! I LOVE those! :)
Have a great day!!!

Tiffany said...

I also love TJ's. There are two within 30-40 minutes. I love their brown rice pastas. I love some of theior cookies, especially the Candy Cane Jo-Jo's (which were on clearance this week for $.99 per box last week!). I also love their flowers and they sell them at much more reasonable prices. Their chocolate selection is also very nice. Oh, and their cranberry sauce is the only one i buy!