I'm a city girl who just happened to grow up in a small town and who currently lives in a different small town. My favorite days growing up were when my mom and I would plan to go to St. Louis to get our big city fix. We would shop all day, eat lunch and have the greatest time. I remember planning out what I would wear for those excursions for weeks before the actual day.
Now that I am a grown-up (ha!), I have chosen to live in a small town again for a few years, but I miss the city every day. I especially miss my super healthy, everything at your fingertips, weird-loving Austin. While I now live at the beach and have different opportunities, what I miss most is access to affordable, healthy food options. As I get ready to embark on the Whole 30 Challenge, I think this is going to be my biggest challenge. Of course Fresh Market has most of what I need, but at twice the price I am used to paying. Will I suck it up and pay it? Yes. Will I like it? This frugal foodie says, "heck to the no!"
Since I am such a frugal (tight-wad), you better believe I make the most of Southwest's free bag policy. The past few times I have been home I have brought an extra bag that I fill with goodies from Trader Joe's. My mom and I stop their either the day I land or the day I fly back. This time I stocked up on things I will be using on the Challenge. Look at all the goodies!