Good morning! As you are reading this, I am most likely high up in the sky on my way to Maryland! I’m so excited to get back for many reasons but being the health nut that I am, I would by lying if I said I wasn’t overly excited about one certain place.
Now, I love Florida for many reasons. I love the fact that it’s October and I am still wearing a tank top and shorts every day.
I love that I can take Bentley on a walk at night and see a gorgeous sunset over the lake outside of our apartment.
I love that I live within walking distance to pretty much any store I could ever want to shop in. Nordstrom Rack is seriously 5 minutes away from my apartment. ON FOOT.
I also love that I live within walking distance not only to Tutti Frutti, but also to Pinkberry. That is a dream come true for my froyo loving self. It’s also a nightmare for Nick.
Guess what? Despite the fact that Whole Foods and The Fresh Market are both within 10 minutes of my apartment, I am still a little sad. Why?
Because the closest Trader Joe’s is over 2 hours away from me in beautiful, sunny Sarasota.
In college, I was a frequent shopper at Trader Joe’s. I did most of my grocery shopping there, and am notorious for spending hours at a time there. My friends even send me pictures of TJ’s products when they go now, just to rub in the fact that they are within 4 of them in Maryland and I could fly home to go to one in the amount of time it would take me to drive to the closest one in Florida.
So in light of this and the fact that I am so jealous of every other blogger I see posting about the great new items at Trader Joe’s this fall, I diagnosed myself with Trader Joe’s Envy. If you are familiar with Freud, you know where this is coming from.
When I got the email last week with the new Fearless Flyer items, I almost cried. Pumpkin greek yogurt?! The pumpkin cream cheese that I fell in love with last year?! And my absolute favorite-the pumpkin butter?! Torture.
Good thing Southwest lets you check two bags for free. Because I fully intend to fill one whole suitcase full of pumpkin butter to bring back down to Florida.
That might be a little dramatic. However, I am more than excited to go back and visit Maryland and get my hands on some sea salt and dark chocolate covered almonds. See you from Charm City!