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Things I am loving: Week 2

Happy Wednesday!

This morning I woke up dreading the rest of the week, so I have decided to think happy thoughts today! This brings me to the list of things I am loving right now! As always, each item will cost less than $5. Holla!

1) Iced Tea


I cannot get enough of plain iced tea. I have always been a hot tea addict, but have never embraced its iced counterpart. This is no longer the case! I find myself yearning for an icy glass. I am going to brew a pitcher this morning. It is a great way to stay hydrated and vary up my endless water-drinking!

2) Apples

Seriously, I have an apple addiction. I am up to at least 3-4 apples a day. I cannot get enough! They just taste so yummy! I plan to convince Chase to go apple picking with me this weekend because I need a new supply. This batch is going to be vanquished by Friday.

3) Coconut Flakes

Have you ever tried these? They are simply delightful! I like to snack on them on their own or mixed with some almonds in a nice, simple trail mix. Delish! I got these at Whole Foods for only about $3.

4) Mouse Traps

Oh how I wish I were kidding. I have found terrifying little pellets left by these rodent perpetrators. We live in a first floor apartment, and we have very warm heating vents which mice love and adore. They always visit when Chase is gone and the first encounter I had was in January (Chase was away on active duty).Β  As much as I wish I could live in harmony with Cinderella’s tiny helpers, I attract the Paris Hilton of mice. The only thing they eat and destroy are fine chocolates, roasted pistachios, and cashmere scarfs. No joke. They turn up their little noses at theΒ  airline peanut packets I have stored in the snack drawer. They don’t look twice at the mountains of Target scarfs I have and they go straight for the luxury items.Β  This. Means. War. Chase is about to leave for another active duty stint, but working together we are vanquishing the enemy.

I am also pleased to report that you can purchase rodent eliminating devices for under $5. Phew!

I keep trying to imagine pudgy little GusGus from Cinderella living in my walls and it is helping me calm down. However, Walt Disney failed to note the lovely little presents mice tend to leave and the items they destroy!

Speaking of Walt, what is your favorite Disney movie? You can pick old school or Pixar.

I have a three-way-tie between Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty (the plump little fairies KILL me! Who wouldn’t want to be BFFs with Flora, Fauna, and Merriweather?)


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

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  1. Yes Ive had those coconut flakes before- they make an awesome snack and much easier to munch on that shredded coconut. That’s terrifying about the mouse! My housemates downstairs found one last night so I’m a little on edge now! Good luck with that.

  2. O my gosh, I am rolling about the ‘paris hilton of mice’. Freakin hilarious!
    Hmmm, my favorite Disney. I have so many. New movies, probably Wall-e or the original Toy Story. But all time favorite, probably Fox and the Hound. Because my parents took me to see it in the movie theater, special memories of being that cute little girl *sniffle* πŸ™‚

    • I have refused to see The Fox and the Hound since childhood because I knew I could not bear to see the end. I can see people die in movies, but I cannot take animals dying. I will bawl my eyes out!

  3. I need to drink more tea, I’m cutting out sugar for a couple of weeks and I’m missing my ‘fake sugar’ drink each day AKA- Crystal Light. 😦 …MICE! Ugh- what a bummer. They have fine taste though, too bad for you!
    Favortie Disney move- Can. not. choose. ….ever. LOVE them all, that’s like picking a favorite kid for me!

  4. I have had so many trials with mice and even rats. I’m reallllly hoping our new apartment will be pest-less!

    Cinderella is definitely my fave because I am a hopeless romantic. But I love Enchanted too!

  5. Aww Sally Anne – I am the SAME about apples. There is this apple stall near where I live and I have to go there every single day to buy my GINORMOUS post lunch apple…. since I had to send our grocery store bag off to work with my husband. Basically I cannot be trusted with apples in the house!! I am also in the process of writing a post for Friday about stuff I am currently obsessed with… I thought I had come up with the idea myself but maybe I was sub consciously influenced by your post last week – Im sorry!! I wasn’t meaning to copy I swear – πŸ™‚ – hopefully we can inspire each other! Although I have to say shredded coconut I’m less keen on!!
    Good luck with the mice – they scare the bejezus out of me… AND my dog unfortunately… xox

    • Emmy, I am SO glad you share my apple addiction! πŸ™‚

      Also, PLEASE share your favorites on your blog! You are not copying at all! I love knowing what other people are loving! I cannot wait to read the post!

  6. I looove iced tea! My favorite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland!

  7. Hmmmm……favorite Disney Movie? I’ve got to go with Snow White. I simply love the varied personalities of the Seven Dwarfs! It’s so cute to see how they fall in love with Snow White just like seven big brothers. You have also inspired me to go buy coconut flakes today. YUMMMM, can’t wait to drop a teaspoon in my yogurt tomorrow!

  8. Ughh I hope the rat issue disperses asap… they are sort of cute, in a cage ha. And the Lion King is and will always be my favorite πŸ™‚

  9. I HATE mice! You can try putting peppermint oil on cotton balls to repel those nasty creatures. Ugh! Hope you trap them quickly! πŸ™‚

    As far as my favorite Disney movie goes, I always loved The Little Mermaid. Since I’m always babysitting and always taking kids to the movies, I’ve seen a lot of the more recent ones (which are actually pretty cute and include humor for adults!). I really liked Up and Tangled!

    • I love the peppermint oil idea! You are brilliant!

      The Little Mermaid is so good! Her shell bra was always incredibly scandalous when I was little! I love Sebastian so much, even if I am deathly allergic to shellfish! πŸ˜‰

  10. Aladdin and The Lion King are tied for my favorite. Good luck with mice. We always have problems with spiders. Ick.

  11. I have Paris Hilton mice too! I found my North Face boots all tore up with an abundance of pistachios in them!!!! I was so angry. I’m loving apples and iced tea too!

  12. I know what you mean about the mice– I live in the basement of my house, so I have my own encounters with little creatures!

  13. Oh no, not mice! Ugh, how annoying! I love how you refer to them as PH mice πŸ˜‰

    I’m not sure who made Shrek, but those are my favorite animated movies, especially the second one!

  14. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I only have unsweetened coconut flakes, but those look so much thicker and delicious! I vote we have a trade πŸ™‚

  15. Love coconut flakes and use them to make tropical goji energyballs ! my favourite disney movies are Ratatouille, the little mermaid and kung fu panda. i am crazy about animation movies too!

  16. Sorry to hear about your new “roomies”, ughhh – no bueno! Hopefully you get rid of them ASAP! I can’t believe they went for your cashmere scarves …the nerve!

    My all time favorite disney movies: The little mermaid and Beauty and the beast ❀

    I used to pretend I was Ariel, I taught myself how to swim and would spend hours in the pool, singing and swimming! haha. πŸ™‚

  17. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite … and old school Disney all the way!!

    ps I LOVE iced tea. I only drink it hot when I’m sick or am drinking green chi tea, though, I bet that would taste amazing cold!

  18. we are addicted to ALLLL things Disney here πŸ™‚
    with special emphasis on princesses…


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