|March 7, 2014||Posted by chareatsgreens under book, running, vegan|
Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?
Well, mine pertains to online shopping. I would choose it over regular shopping (minus groceries) any day. I’m easily swayed by deals and discounts, and the internet always seems to have those readily available.
The reason I might need to start attended OSA (online shoppers anonymous’ lovely acronym) meetings? Because I have no regrets for the purchases I make – whether impulse buys or well thought out ones.
Fortunately, a quick purchase I made on Monday was really worth it (even with my skewed perception of what is really needed and what is wanted).
This was a total need.
I love Angela, and actually had the privilege to meet her once for a blogger hangout a couple summers back.
It also helps that she’s one of my favourite vegan bloggers. I’m so happy she came out with an amazing cookbook (I know it even though I have yet to delve into it), and can’t wait to review recipe upon recipe on here in the future!
Apart from my addiction to online shopping, I also like to leave things until the last minute – take The Oh She Glows Cookbook release. I knew it was coming out in March, and honestly, didn’t want to purchase until closer to the date because I just wanted my hands on it as soon as I purchased it (I clearly don’t like to wait). The buzz about the book has been floating around a lot lately, and thus, the impulse buy happened. Luckily, the release of the book was the next day (March 4th), and it arrived in my opening arms by Wednesday!
To qualify for free shipping, I needed to up my order amount a bit, so I just so happened to throw in a julienne peeler to take me there. (This purchase was also inspired by Angela, like in this recipe.)
I think Nia’s excited for recipes to go down in the kitchen. So excited that she even wore a shirt that matched the colour of the cookbook cover.
Before I check into OSA, let’s just discuss one more purchase made on Monday. This one was fueled by Tyler that had been sidelined by my worrisome thoughts for a few weeks.
My first half marathon in 2014.
I’ve been toying with the idea of running my first half of the year in May (because I assume winter won’t be lingering any longer in the GTA by then and if it is, so help me…). I looked and found one, but I wasn’t too happy with the price tag ($75). So after my cookbook purchase on Monday, Tyler gave me the push I needed, and just told me to sign up for it anyways (the credit card was already on the table…).
So, I did it and can proudly say: I will be running in the Mississauga Half Marathon on Sunday, May 4th, 2014!!!
And, Tyler actually just picked me up some new runners at the outlets in Orlando yesterday, so I don’t have to worry about my shoe situation come race day.
Now, you can officially send me on my way to my first OSA meeting before I go and do other crazy things, like:
- register for another half (it’s bound to happen)
- buy more books (I want to get back into more leisurely reading)
- get Nia new clothes (summer is coming, right?)
- scope out the weekly deals going down on well.ca (it’s not my fault they always have amazing natural brands on sale there all the time)
- fall into these online deal traps when I put off doing school work (online shopping > reading a chapter for school)
Question: Do you have a favourite/”go to” cookbook?
Other bloggers, have you ever done a blogger meet up?
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