Monday, April 5, 2010

Weekend Rating? An "A"

Remember this planter from December? It was destined for a landfill. It is now filled with pansies from Old Hook Farm. One of many springtime weekend delights.

A dinner of a veggie burger with sauteed mushrooms and mesclun salad at my favorite Irish pub, PJ Finnegan's.

Followed by Friday night with Jamie. Follow the Food Revolution. I loved when he pointed out: carb, carb, protein, where are the veggies? Vegans and vegetarians are often asked where their protein comes from, but I often wonder about people's fruit and vegetable intake. And thank you Jamie, French fries as a vegetable? No.

Saturday thrifting...

I asked the thrift universe for a dress for an upcoming dinner dance I'm attending, and it delivered. A pleated Laundry dress, $22, from Revived Attire, a lovely consignment shop in Hillsdale, NJ.

I found a similar Laundry dress online, which was "on sale" for $240 from its $300 price. I think I got the better deal.

I admired this sweet little sailor dress, just $11. It was a small, not my size. I have too many dresses anyway!

I didn't try this on, $35. But how cute would this be on a hot August night with some strappy sandals?

Cute shoes! Just, $11, and vegan. Many people won't even consider second-hand shoes, but I don't have any qualms about it. Scarier to me? That people eat meat daily, many at every meal, from animals raised in factory farms.

I popped by C.A.T.S. Resale Shop to make a donation. I couldn't resist picking up a set of four little blue plates made in England, a steal at just $5 total. These types of plates bring me back to my childhood visiting my grandparents in Switzerland.

Outdoor reading weather is here! All their paperbacks are just 50 cents.

Much like my eyes are sometimes bigger than my stomach, my reading roster is pretty lofty. I can always pass it on to the book swap if I can't get to it.

Date night with my sweetie. We've been eating in - a lot. So we headed to Jersey Boys Grill, a local family restaurant. I love their thin crust grilled vegetable pizza, hold the cheese, $9.95.

We took an invigorating four-mile walk in sunny, mild weather. Spot the deer?

And of course, Easter. Isn't this crocheted chick adorable? A classmate in French brought them in for our class. I love random acts of kindness.

Vegan offerings on the Easter menu: Red leaf salad with beets, puff pastry shells with portabella mushrooms and tofu, and grilled asparagus and red peppers. To finish...

Strawberry rhubarb pie from Old Hook Farm. No dairy in my chick creamer - it's filled with Trader Joe's soy creamer.

I like to savor not just the weekends, but little joys each day. Check out Angela's "Continuous Small Treats" for a happy life on My Year Without Spending.


Angela said...

The dress is SO cute!

I hope someone takes a photo of you at the dinner dance and you send it to me for Thrifty Threads...

Catherine @ The Vegan Good Life said...

Isn't it? The treasures to be discovered at our local consignment and thrift stores are endless.

I'll bring a camera with me. Of course my shoes will be from thrift: $4 black heels!