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This Little Sprout is Going To Sprouts!

Amazing news everyone! Sprouts Market Simpsonville is now open, everyday from 7 AM – 10 PM! ! Byron and I are so excited to have a new, local market in the Greenville area!

 

We got to visit Sprouts Market Simpsonville last night and we felt right at home. There’s nothing better than a complete grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic products at great prices!

Sprouts makes healthy living for less easy with fresh produce at the center of the store, fresh meat and seafood at The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market, a full-service deli with convenient and high-quality prepared foods, bulk foods where you can purchase as little as you need or as much as you want, an extensive selection of vitamins and supplements, dairy, bakery, beer and wine and much, much more!

 

If you see me in Sprouts Market please stop me and say hi! Welcome to Greenville, Sprouts!

#NewKaleInTown

 

Happy shopping!

 

Mariah

Healthy Habits on a Budget

Hi Friends! I am overwhelmed with DM’s about my last blog post about Sprouts! I had no idea so many of you loved Sprouts Market as much as me!

Because of the response I thought I’d share a few ways I save by shopping at Sprouts! And also some of my favorite things to buy there.

But first! I have great news for all my Greenville friends! Sprout’s Simpsonville’s Grand Opening is on June 13th! The first 200 shoppers will receive 20% off their initial total purchase! Ummm, talk about SAVINGS! Also I love that they will be serving yummy muffins and coffee samples before doors open AND every customer will get a cute reusable bag with their purchase!

Here are a few of my favorite ways to save at Sprouts!

  • Sprouts is famous for its farm-fresh produce, which is priced on average 20 to 25 percent below supermarket prices. One of the first things you’ll notice is produce prominently displayed at the center of the store. Among staples like apples and avocados, you’ll find more unique items like cotton candy grapes, lychee, star fruit and more. If you’re unfamiliar or curious about an item, ask any team member who will help you sample it!

  • Scoop up more savings in the Bulk Department, where you’ll find beans, grains, granolas, spices, nuts, sweets and much, much more. Buy as little as you need, or as much as you want, and less packaging in the Bulk Department means savings passed on to you!
  • Deals of the Month flyer highlights about 2,000 or more products on sale at Sprouts. Look for it in the store, or see it online!  Link: https://www.sprouts.com/web/guest/deals-of-the-month

Recently I got some of my favorite products from Sprouts Brand! Okay, you guys – seriously if you’ve never tried the Chocolate Coconut Rolls, you are not even living!

  • It’s important to me that my food is sourced well, Sprouts’ buyers look far and wide to find and try new products, including everyday grocery essentials and unique, seasonal items. They often customize flavor profiles and refine ingredients to suit Sprouts’ standards for quality, taste and value!
  • To make sure you feel good about your purchase and have fun trying new things, Sprouts offers a 100% money-back guarantee. Love it or your money back! Also I’m so thankful for Sprouts Brand because they offer a HUGE selection of natural and organic products, as well as gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO varieties!!

Eating healthy doesn’t have to send your bank account plummeting! I hope you enjoy these healthy tips! #NewKaleInTown

The Houston Chronicles: A Day at the Parfumerie

Hey, Friends! Just a quick hello here. The last few weeks Byron and I have been at our High School Camp and our Middle School Camp with our students one after another so it’s been non-stop! We got home Friday, caught up on some home stuff on Saturday and then went to church all day Sunday! So when Byron decided to have a day-date on Monday I was so excited!  I get asked all of the time, “what do I do in Houston?”! I am working on posting Mariah’s Guide to HTX but for now, I wanted to tell you a little bit of what we did yesterday. It was such a fun, simple day all in the same area!

Breakfast! We started the day off with breakfast at Cafeza. Cafeza is one of our favorite places in Houston! It’s nestled in the First Ward of Houston Heights are. They have the best breakfast tacos, coffee and vibe. If you go, I would order the Veggie Breakfast Tacos, the Cafe Miel to drink with almond milk and of course finish off your meal with Churros. It’s so chill in there, we go every Monday morning!

Next we went off to take some photos around Montrose. Montrose is so dreamy, I would move there if we could! So many ask me where I take my Instagram photos, and the answer is really anywhere. But Montrose has really cool neighborhoods and streets to snap some pictures.

Shopping! After that we love to walk around and window shop. The streets are crowned with antique shops, vintage clothing stores, tattoo parlours and cafes. A few of our favorite places to shop are…

Merchant and Market , A great shop filled with eye catching gems. I love just seeing their creativity in their inventory. You have to check it out!

Montrose Shop, THIS PLACE IS MY FAVORITE. You guys, I wish I could live in here. Montrose Shop is a beautiful shop in the heart of Montrose. They have everything from clothing to candles, from cookbooks to stationary. And plus it’s a great backdrop for photos and also a place to get inspiration for your home and life in general. I love you, Montrose Shop!

713 Tattoo Parlour , Between Byron and I we have 6 tattoos, three each. One of our favorite places to get inked is 713 Tattoo Parlour right on Wertheimer in Montrose. Byron spontaneously decided to get a tattoo he’s been wanting, and Mike took us in and did a great job! S’cute!

Le Labo, O. M. G. you guys. So I grew up going back and forth being Houston and LA. There is a Le Labo shop in Venice, CA that my dad and I love to pop into when we’re in the area! Le Labo is not only made from organic ingredients, it’s made freshly in the shoppe. There are scents to choose from, you pick your favorite, and then instead of them pulling you a dusty box off of the shelf – the craftsman or craftswomen there go into a little glass lab and start blending your fragrance right in front of you. It’s not just a perfume or cologne, it’s a fragrance experience and it’s so luxurious and special. And then they print you the label with your name on it. I picked up the scent SANTAL 33, which is more on the spicy side. Byron and I are both obsessed with the scent and will probably both be wearing it! We also really love their candles, my favorite on is PALO SANTO 14. If you’re looking for a fragrance, I would suggest Thé Noir, Bergamot 0r Fleur D’Oranger. It’s a sweet gift for someone you love or just even for yourself.

Lastly, we hit up Common Bond Bakery for more coffee and snacks! If you go to Common Bond to study, hangout, or just take some time to find inspiration – I would order the Pistachio Croissant, Red Velvet Macaron and the Cookie Dough Macaron, a Vanilla Almond Milk Flat White and I also usually take a loaf of freshly baked bread to bring home for breakfast, grilled cheeses and just in general bread cravings. Hehe!

Above are a few photos from our day-date and our visit to Le Labo Houston! Thank you Giselle, Carly and the Le Labo Team for being so awesome!

I have a lot of posts coming your way as summer comes to a close.

Love you! Mariah

Best Pesto Ever

Hey Guys! A few weeks ago I was making dinner and was making homemade pesto! I posted the recipe on my story, but so many of you asked me to put it on the blog! Pesto is pretty much the easiest thing to make ever and it’s a staple in our fridge! I suggest using really fresh ingredients for a really fresh taste. Believe it or not it only takes a few ingredients, a food processor and 5 minutes to whip this up!

What You Need

  • 3 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional but suggested!)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

What You Do

Add all ingredients besides olive oil to your food processor! Start to mix by pulsing and drizzle in olive oil slowly until the pesto is smooth and creamy!

How To Serve

There are so many ways I love eating pesto. In the morning with eggs and avocado is a great way to start your day! For a snack I would go with a plate of pesto, seed crackers, turkey and parmesan. For lunch or dinner I would serve it on the side of a roasted chicken and veggies!

I hope you guys love this recipe! Let me know if you try it!

x Mariah

 

 

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