Weekending + the best ice cream EVER.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My weekend was a little unconventional in the fact that I had off Friday, worked Saturday, and had off Sunday. Why? Because school started yesterday. The most dreaded day of the year. No, not really, but at least for us at the college bookstore, it's one of the most built up days of the year. Prepare, prepare, prepare and then you just want it to happen already so it can be over.

Anyway, enough about that.

Seth had to work on Friday so it was just me and Mason. And I must admit, I didn't hate it :)

We started off our morning with a treat for breakfast. I may not be a cook but I make a mean... cinnamon roll from a package! Haha.

I have to admit. They were delicious.
After breakfast, we headed to Trader Joe's to pick up some stuff for dinner for Friday night as well as for this week. Since I have to work late and probably won't be home until around 10pm every night, I wanted dinner to be easy for Seth to prepare while having to entertain Mason. Oh, and I might have seen this delicious sounding ice cream in the Trader Joe's ad that I got in the mail on Thursday. You might have seen my Instagram picture about it.
It's called Cookie Butter Ice Cream.

If you don't ever listen to me about anything else, listen to me about this.
Run. Don't walk.

As I bought the ice cream, this happened...

lady checking me out : "have you tried this before?" 
me : "no, I just saw it advertised in the ad yesterday"
lady : "they make us try everything, you know for product knowledge (poor her! haha), let me tell you, it's delicious."
me : "is it new? i've never heard of it before?"
lady : "maybe like 3 weeks? we had it for a week, then it went out of stock, and now it's back"
me : i'm glad i came now then! i saw it in the ad...like way in the back, like they were hiding it, they should have put it on page ONE!"

Now I'm glad they didn't put it on page one. Hopefully nobody else knows about it and I can go back tomorrow for more...
kidding. sort of. sort of not.

After Trader Joe's, we came home, unpacked the groceries, had a quick snack, and then headed out to Party City for something that I needed to buy for work. We came home for a little bit, headed out to Mason's appointment, came home, had lunch, and then it was time for a nap - for Mason. Though I could have used one too lol. Instead I made some iced coffee, read some blogs, and caught up on my Real Housewives of Orange County (oh the drama!).

Mason woke up, he had a snack, and we played outside on the water table. He was obsessed with drinking my peach green tea lemonade and kept stealing my sunglasses so I thought it was be fun to make him into a little mini me.

Seth came home, we played some more, had dinner, and then when Mason went to bed...

...cookie butter ice cream.

It was every bit as delicious as I thought it would be.

Saturday - I worked and then Seth and I went out to dinner for a friend's birthday.

And Sunday - Mason had his swim lesson and Gymboree and then we had Sunday night family dinner at Seth's Dad's house.

It was a great (but too short!) weekend and I'm already counting down until next weekend!

Hope you all had a great weekend!
(Go out and get some of that ice cream now!)


  1. I've heard people talk about this ice cream! I'm never one to turn down ice cream, or try a new flavor, so Marcus and I have added Trader Joe's to our list of errands today. :)

  2. Fun weekend!! Dang, I wish we had a TJ right now so I could try that ice cream...!!! Hope work has been smooth for you with school starting. :)

  3. I'm a lover of ice cream... That sounds delicious. I learned recently that yeungling (the beer company) made ice cream during prohibition and just started again. They have this pretzel ice cream that is to die for!

  4. those rolls look amazing! Now I wish I had grabbed some from the store! Your weekend sound great but exhausting! I like to keep bust during the week but we slow down on the weekends. yay for a date night out in there too!

  5. Pretty sure I will be making an unnecessary trip to Trader Joe's this week!

  6. I love packaged cinnamon rolls and I think I'm going to Trader Joes for that ice cream!

  7. Sucky to the 10pm work nights.. hope you get through them without missing your guys too much! I am dying over your food pictures lately! I love the orange icing cinnamon rolls.. yummy. What does the ice cream taste like?

  8. I almost bought grand cinnamon rolls at the store yesterday, but I resisted. This post is really making me regret that decision... I'm' seeing another grocery store trip in my near future ;)

    The Joni Journey

  9. mental note to add that to our TJ shopping trip in a few weeks! Publix has seasonal ice cream, and I was looking forward to my fave praline for months...and then they didn't make it this summer =( I was so bummed. There better be some damn good peppermint ice cream this winter, that's all I'm saying!!! I love cinnamon rolls homemade or not! I love the grands with cream cheese icing. yum. And now I want cinnamon rolls and ice cream. And biscuits and gravy. Pot roast just isn't sounding as good anymore.


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