March 21, 2013

Goodbye Google Reader and Other Thursday Things

Hello all,
It is one day from the weekend so you should be smiling today! I slept in instead of hitting the gym in the AM because I need my sleep (and need to stop staying up so late at night).  Anyways, here are some random musings for this lovely Thursday.

1. Goodbye,Google Reader! 
I had just jumped on the Google Reader bandwagon when I got the notification that it was being discontinued in July. Thanks to the wonderful blogging community, I hopped on BlogLovin' which let me import all the blogs from Google Reader and voila! It's super clean and easy way to scroll through blogs I like and click on posts that interest me so check it out and please follow me through the link below!

2. Custom Sneakers. 
The boyfriend decided that for our anniversary he wanted to gift me a pair of custom sneakers, after I hinted on Valentine's Day how awesome they were and that he shouldn't have made me so many chocolates! New Balance, Reebok, and Nike all allow  you to customize sneakers online (for a price!), but I think since I'd probably never splurge on the Nikes that I'm going to go with them in a super flashy teal and hot pink color scheme. 

Check out custom Nikes here and let me know any suggestions you have!

Anybody have an experience in the Nike Frees or Nike Lunarglides? I mostly run, but I'd probably wear these sneakers for short runs or the gym because I'm so in love with my Brooks PureConnects!

3. You need to get to a Trader Joe's right way and buy five bags of these.  
These roasted coconut chips fuel my coconut obsession and are so delicious. They are great in trail mix, on oatmeal, or buy themselves.  Sadly the bag is only two servings (Okay, actually one serving for me) so stock up!

4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bars
I previously did a review on Quest Bars, but if you're a fan you absolutely MUST try the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor. Heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, and it is an absolutely delicious snack with huge chocolate chips in every bite. They are available at GNC stores and online,, and (use my code CGN986 to take $10 off your first order of $40 or more!)
Now only if it was bigger so I didn't eat it in 10 seconds :)

5. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience

Do yourself a favor and go download this right away. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Also I promise last weekend's awesome St. Patty's Day half marathon recap will be posted tomorrow so check back in! Anything you are loving this Thursday?


  1. I too am switching over (reluctantly) to Bloglovin', although I'm currently switching between that and Feedly to try to figure out which I like. I just followed you on Bloglovin'. :)

    Those coconut chips look AMAZING and for the 4,000,000th time I'm depressed we don't have a T.J.'s. There are advantages to living in the sticks but that is not one of them.

    1. Thanks for the follow! TJ's is great. It's not super close by so it's definitely a once a month trip for me, which probably is better for my wallet :)

  2. Yea, I jumped over to Bloglovin as well! And I LOVE Trader Joe's!

    1. Awesome-I'm glad the move was so easy!

  3. Traders Joes....don't EVEN get me start - love it. I live in New Zealand now and TJ was the first place I went...I brought back their raw almond nut butter - its amazing. I'm basically rationing it. I also bought their PB&J chocolate bar? Genius.

    I love bloglovin, my blog is registered with that, but I need something for other websites I follow -- the hunt continues. Thanks for a great post!

    1. Man, I love me some TJ's! I haven't seen those coconut chips there, but will look for them ASAP!!

    2. I think they are fairly new so check it out!

    3. Oh my gosh the PB&J bar was great and so is their Speculoos cookie butter. Ugh. I heard Feedly was a good alternative to Google Reader so check that out!