May 12, 2014

Fun & Free

Jared and I are pretty much always saying we don't ever get out and DO anything together. Like, unique or different things anyway. We are so guilty of hitting up the same area, the same restaurants for date night, etc… while there is SO much of our city we never explore or venture out to. We have lived in the same general area our whole lives but there is so much we've never done. Well, I'm proud to say we did a fun, completely free thing on Saturday together!

We'd just hit the gym (#4weeksfit, baby!) and showered there because we'd planned to run a few errands afterwards. Our gym happens to be right next to Jungle Jim's. If you've followed my blog for a LONG time, you'll know I've written about my love for this grocery store before. Yes, I said grocery store. It's a huge mega-store with any type of food from any country you could ever imagine and this Saturday was their "Taste of the Jungle" event. More than 30 booths with free food samples? Um, hello lunch!
Jared and I had so much fun trying just about everything they had, and truly, we didn't need lunch afterward! Between the chili, pasta, gourmet crackers, sushi, granola, cheese and much much more, we were satisfied. That is until we got a mouthful of bleu cheese (yuck!) and decided we were officially done.

It was such a small, simple thing to do on a Saturday afternoon, but we had a lot of fun doing it. I've since been stalking all the local events and festivals and concerts that are going to be happening in the next few months. I'm determined to get away from our normal date nights and experience different things together!

Sunday we filled our day celebrating our moms. We met up for lunch with Jared's family at a local restaurant in our area. Then Jared and I went up to my parents house to hang out for a few hours and visit with them.

A throwback to Mother's Day 2013- since I didn't get a picture this year, oops.




It was a fun-filled day that went way too quickly-- as most of the weekends tend to do. Hope you all had a great weekend celebrating or remember all the mother's in your life.

23 comments:

  1. We were sad we couldn't do that at Jungle Jim's on Saturday! I saw their sign about it and was so bummed! Hope you ate extra for me ;)

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  2. Looks like a wonderful weekend! Great work getting to the gym lady!

    I'll have to try Jungle Jim's when I go back to Cincy! Happy monday!

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  3. I think I'll plan my next visit around the next Taste of the Jungle event! :) Sounds awesome and delicious!! I got to spend most of the weekend with my mom and step-dad and had a great time!

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  4. Yeah, if my sister moves to OH I might come visit her just to see this store ;)

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  5. So fun! I seriously need this store in my life! =D

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  6. i haven't been to a jungle jims but that place looks awesome!!

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  7. Yay for summer festivities and being able to switch up date nights. I don't think we have that store down here, I've never heard of it...Or at least I don't think I have. Glad you two had a good weekend!

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  8. What a fun way to spend a Saturday! I need to see what my local community has to offer and partake in these things. Happy Monday!

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  9. That event at JJ's looked so much fun! We have started regularly grocery shopping there (not good for the paycheck!). It's just that we have to run there for something specific and then we're like, well might as well just get everything here. Plus, Derek actually enjoys it and will volunteer to go grocery shopping, so I really can't complain!

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  10. Wow, you look just like your mama. Very pretty.

    You know, I should look into new date ideas with the hubby. Like you, all we ever do is hit the same places all the time, we're an old married couple already & we've only been married since October. I'll need to find new things for us to do too. Thank you! :)

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  11. How fun! We want to come double with you this summer ;)
    What a great Mother's Day weekend!

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  12. Have you been to City Flea yet?! There is one next weekend, and it will be our first of this year. Of course it's not free if you want to shop, but it's at Washington Park this time and that is free to walk around. Also a lot of the vendors haggled with us so we got some great deals. They also have amazing food trucks, and you can buy beer at the concession stand. We've only been once last summer but it was a blast. Highly recommend.

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  13. Sounds like an amazing weekend. That grocery store looks so awesome! Glad you ventured to try something different this weekend!!

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  14. jungle jims sounds awesome! we love to check out farmers markets or free movies or concerts in the park. but this time of the year my favorite is checking out new restaurants with patios, we love eating outside! {and its especially good with a baby!}

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  15. Sounds like a great weekend to me! So jealous of your fun at JJ! Love that place!

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  16. So fun! I haven't been to Jungle Jims in forever. I need to get down there.

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  17. I detest bleu cheese, too. That sounds like an awesome taste-testing event! Too fun!

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  18. You can't go wrong with free samples!! I wish we had one of those stores it sounds great

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  19. I read this earlier, but I HAD to come back and comment. Blu cheese yuck? WHO ARE YOU??? It's The. Best. Ever. End of discussion ;)

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  20. We do not have a Jungle Jim here sadly :( but if we did I would so go to it :) Glad you two had fun visiting with the mothers..

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  21. Love the idea of finding new things to do! And bleu cheese... GROSS!

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  22. sample day is the best!! and this place sounds like an event in and of itself! :) blue cheese is SO good if warm and somewhat melty and ONLY on good brushetta. ;)

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  23. sounds like fun! I need to make a trip to Jungle Jim's!!!!!!

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