I think three quarters of the population in Ocala decided to handle their holiday returns yesterday. After an early morning church service, Ryan and I hit up a few stores to make some returns and exchanges.
Our first stop took us to Dick’s Sporting Goods where Ryan and I spent some time combing through the sale racks.
I found a cute pair of mesh Under Armour shorts that were on mega sale.
When I tried them on and the extra thick waistband didn’t dig into my sides, I was sold.
We then walked to Ulta because I recently received an email saying that I needed to use the rewards points I’ve accumulated this year. Unfortunately, after speaking with someone at the checkout counter, I learned that the Ulta in Ocala doesn’t accept rewards points (but you can accumulate them there because that makes sense), so I was out of luck. Looks like my mom will have some rewards points to use at the Ulta in Jacksonville!
Before leaving, I made one purchase inspired by my friend Ashley.
I used some of Ashley’s Powder Play when we were in New York City earlier this month and it added some much-needed volume to my super-flat roots. It’s basically an odorless sticky powder that allows you to easily fluff up your roots. Let’s hope it can work some magic on the thinnest hair in the world.
Before leaving Ulta, Ryan and I took some time to smell the fragrances on display.
Guess who has their own perfume?
The Biebs. Oh yes.
When I asked Ryan why in the world Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend” perfume didn’t find its way into my Christmas stocking, he said it’s because I’m not his girlfriend, I am his wife. Ah! Makes perfect sense.
Ryan and I made one more pit stop before heading home for lunch.
At Carlton Cards, I laughed out loud when I paged through this book.
That last one is spot-on in our house.
Ryan likes it to be a cool 75 degrees inside and I like it to be 110 degrees at all times.
Once we arrived home, lunch came together quickly.
Sautéed chicken sausage + Zucchini + Sweet potato
Plus some midday Blue Bell gingerbread house ice cream for dessert!
After lunch, we bundled up and drove out to the nearby hiking trails to complete a 4.5 mile loop with Sadie.
It was chilly but within 10 minutes of walking, we warmed up and had a great late afternoon hike.
Toward the end of our hike, Ryan suggested dropping Sadie off after we were done on the trails and heading back out for a casual dinner at Pronto’s Pizza, a local Italian restaurant.
A guy at our gym highly recommended Pronto’s to us last week and we’ve been looking for an excuse to try it ever since.
We decided to order our own salads and then share a calzone.
I opted for the Greek salad and ate every last bite, including the three buttery garlic knots that came on the side.
It was fantastic and included lots of black olives and creamy feta cheese.
The calzone was delicious as well and they were quite generous with the cheese!
We spent the rest of the night cuddled up on the couch watching The Hunger Games that we rented from Red Box.
Now I need to shower fast because we have a late morning movie date on the books!