Lara Bar Cinnamon Roll: $1/Kroger

I love candles that smell like baked goods. Like I’m totally faking out the air in my house to trick nostrils into sniffing sugar-laced treats rising buoyantly in the oven, dusted in spices, making little … read on …


Nutrigrain Soft-baked Strawberry: $3.88/Box of 16/Walmart

I can’t even think of how old these are; no, my box isn’t old and stale, although I should check the date on some of the bars that I’ve ordered online because I’ve been shipping … read on …


Quaker Breakfast Flat Banana Nut: $3.49/Box of 5/Publix

On a walk this morning, I was treated with a most humorous experience in the form of a brzzzzting approaching motorcycle behind me on the picturesque tree-lined cul-de-sac of a neighboring neighborhood. I hopped the … read on …


Oh Yeah! One Lemon Cake: $1.99/Publix

Citrus smells and tastes always inspire a jazzy awakening in me, like doing the Broadway-running-dance. A sprinkle of lemon zest in a pasta dish, a squirt of lemon over a fish entree, a splash of … read on …


FitJoy Homemade Pumpkin Pie: 1.99/Publix

I’m not ready for the flood of seasonal pumpkin spice flavors and smells when I’m still burning a Coconut-scented candle, slathering on tan-in-a-can to avoid my ghostly pallor (lack of sleep due to twirly brain … read on …


Zone Perfect Hot Chocolate: $4.99/Box of 5/Kroger

My favorite coffee shop makes the most adorable hot chocolates and while they’re typically only offered in “child’s size” lidded cups, wrapped in cardboard sleeves to ward off finger-scorch, sometimes if you ask nicely, they’ll … read on …


Special K Caramel Coconut: $3.99/Box of 6/Walmart

I’m reminded of little white Bradford Pear blossoms in the spring that stick to damp windshields if you park beneath their bowers on a rainy, windy day. And the smell of rotten fish from their … read on …


Qia Nuts & Seeds & Sea Salt: $0.49/Kroger

I love protest posters that are completely irrelevant but so fun to see bobbing around above the heads of chanting crowds, be-glittered or Sharpie’ed with scribbled slogans that have nothing at all to do with … read on …


KIND Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew: $0.00/Kroger

I’m really trying to follow the message in my boodle / bar-doodle of being kind, but lately my selfishness is winning the battle due to my life being turned upside-down. I’ve had some public breakdowns … read on …


Premier Protein Cookies & Cream: $1.99/Kroger

All is not well in Rectangle Land. Without going on a lengthy saga as to the woes that have befallen my family and I, I can say that I apologize for not being on top … read on …