My Thoughts: Burritos, Baguettes and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cider.

Confession Time: I have been in a major funk lately. I’m not sure what caused it, but I just can’t seem to shake it.

All I want to eat is taco salad and/or burritos. Is that wrong? Does it make it any better if I made my own flour tortillas? They’re whole wheat!

I may or may not have eaten half a batch of chocolate chip cookies over the course of 24 hours this weekend…. luckily Farmer Ben made them so he cut down on the sugar….WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I don’t even really want coffee in the morning… what’s wrong with me?! Actually, that’s a lie… I want coffee, but then I can never finish it…I think that is classified as an ever bigger offense.

I’m hoping it’s just a winter fad. I’m trying to drown my sorrows in big glasses of water and fully decked out salads…. whether or not this works remains to be seen.

But until then, I guess I’ll have to keep eating chocolate chip cookies and homemade breakfast burritos. Is there such a thing as too much of either of these things? I hope not.

Burrito eating and chocolate chip cookies soothe my soul.

So does wine tasting at the local vineyards. Yeah, that also happened. There was wine and chocolate. No big deal.

Bourbon barrel-aged hard cider made from local MacIntosh apples? Mind-blowing.  Check it out!

On another note, baguette-me-nots is my latest obsession. Hilarious. You’re welcome.

Happy Monday!

You Don’t Need a Reason…

Update: Congratulations to Liz, you are the winner!

Sometimes you really don’t need a reason other than “just because.”

As I was sitting at my desk on Friday afternoon, wondering if I would ever make it to the end of the day, my wonderful husband walked into the office and placed a perfectly wrapped box in front of me.

“What is this?!” I asked.

He replied, “Just open it.”

I carefully opened the package, trying extra hard not to destroy the pretty wrapping paper.

The box contained a brand new Vera Bradley wallet. A cute design composed of various greens and blues. It instantly brought a smile to my face.

If you know me, you know that I don’t like to spend money on things like clothing, wallets or purses. As a result, my old wallet was on its last legs. Ben, knowing this, decided to get me a “just because” gift…that I could actually use.

So, keeping with the spirit of “just because,” I am giving away a $10 gift card to a local business.

Cheechako Taco is a bangin’ taco joint located in downtown Plattsburgh. They focus on two things: Tacos and burritos. They also get major bonus points for using local produce, tricky trivia questions and crazy decor.

They have a little something for everyone’s taste, all with a unique twist and lots of melted cheese. You can view their menu here.

I highly recommend this place. Check it out if you live in the area or even if you are just visiting!

The Rules:

  • Tell me about a time when you have gotten a “just because” gift and how it made you feel by commenting on this post.
  • One entry per person.
  • All comments must be in by Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm.

Disclaimer: Cheechako Taco has no idea who I am (other than a customer who frequents their shop). They are not sponsoring this giveaway in any way–I am doing it because I love tacos. And burritos. And you. The end.