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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Running Errands

Let me take you on a couple of errands I ran yesterday...

No! I didn't buy a new car! My car is 8 years old and PAID! hahaha I try and hold onto a car for a really long time. I hate car notes. Before I purchased my Lexus, I drove a hand me down and 2 new Mazdas. hahaha I love my Lexus SUV and I love the service at Lexus. While I was waiting, I thought I would snap a few pics to show you.

They have the BEST snacks while you wait! Fruit, muffins, freshly baked cookies, orange juice, apple juice, water, yogurt, espresso, coffee...they even have bags of pretzels and cheese crackers. I love the amenities. Plus they have a number of waiting areas, where you can watch tv and even rent an iPad. So cool!

This is part of the snack area and the bathrooms (i swear) look like a 5 star hotel. They wash your car after every service and even send you an email letting you know when your car is ready. Ohhhh, my car is ready! It looks good for 8 years old huh? I thanked Lexus on Twitter yesterday, because they truly did a fabulous job and treat you well whether your car is brand spanking new or older like mine.

I then headed to Old Navy. They had a pair of sandals online that I was interested in, but I wanted to see them in person and see if there was any padding. There was! I hate walking on cardboard. hahaha I didn't get them because the store only carries up to a size 10! I wear an 11! Hey, I'm 6'1". That's why I shop online! hahaha Old Navy is an inexpensive store, but you can find a lot of cool things there. A lot of my summer stuff came from there last year. I'm not investing in a lot of expensive items as far as clothes, because I want to lose weight and it's been fluctuating. Not sure about the braided sandals. They might make my foot look bigger. LOL

Speaking of weight! I threw my running shoes away this past Christmas. hahaha They were old. I was suppose to get some new ones and guess what...It's MARCH! I truly want to start exercising again and I've been buying ALL this other stuff and putting my health on the side. So I swung by Academy and started looking. Do you know the difference between a walking and running shoe? I ended up buying a Nike trail (traction & cushioning) running shoe. A little over $50. I loved the light pink ones in the picture (1st ones on the top), but I wasn't spending $125 for them. LOL I spend goob gobs on beauty, but THEN I get conservative when buying athletic wear. Go figure! Oh gosh, look how pale my legs are!!! They need some tanner! LOL I didn't even bring any socks. hahaha

Ok, so this post is a little different from what I usually do, but I don't have anything else today. HaHaHa


Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Hi Kim! I felt closer to you dear by reading this post. thanks for bringing us in your life!

xx Ly
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Unknown said...

Yay for errands! I like this post, It's pretty interesting to get a little glimpse into your everyday life. I love those running shoes. I have some nike in pink and grey that I just love :)


Jessica said...

I love thoose trainers wish i had a pair :)


StefyRostry said...

It's a very sweet blog!! ^_^
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Unknown said...

Hi sweets, whaaaat I nearly fainted when I saw the size of the shoestore - here in Denmark most things are (like the country) small and dainty. I always love going to the supermarkets abroad - the selections are so vast. Here we have 2 shelves for (all) cereals - everywhere else - 2 aisles ha ha. thanks for your post and have a lovely day,

Unknown said...

Wow - sounds like Lexus really have a great understanding of customer service! X

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

It was lovely to spend a day of your life with you - really enjoyed this post. :)

Lana @ Scrap Car Disposal said...

Running errands? I don’t think so because it seems to be a shopping spree.

Cee said...

This post made me smile, Kim - no matter what you share, you always bring your signature enthusiasm and good humour, and that's what really counts :) And my goodness girl, I am blown away by the fact that you are 6'1"! {And I might add, just a little jealous.} Take it from a girl whose driver's license says 5'2" and who still has to climb shelves to reach things at the grocery store, you are lucky! {Although I admit, not so much in the buying runners department... mine all still come from the kids section, which is so much cheaper!}

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Wow those snacks look delicious and I want some of them, also you have nice car.

Unknown said...

haha, Kim, you're the only blogger I know that can make a post on errands really fun. :) First of all, I think I need to own a Lexus next, I can't believe the snack bar, it's usually vending machines at car dealerships. And the way they wash your car and email you is so nice. You need to send them this post so you get some discounts in the future. LOL. AND I love those sandals (I wish there was an Old Navy in Europe because I'd go). I know what you mean about braided sandals, I never get that kind because I'm size 9 and feel like my feet and toes look huge. Fun post and love your new running shoes too. Hot pink is my fave!! ~xoDale

oomph. said...

i actually love this post...it was nice to hear about YOU :)

what a super spread at lexus! i have never seen this at any of our service places! they usually just offer to drop you off and pick you up wherever you want to go!

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

I liked this post, it was different and it's nice when bloggers share day to day things sometimes, let's us into your life in a way :)) Your errands sound fun, I would have ate the food and drink all the juice, ha aha! I like when they put out stuff for people :) Those running shoes look brilliant, I could really do with getting myself a new pair of work out shoes and just shoes in general, haha. I think that is what I'll do with some of my ebay money, haha. I hope spring weather comes soon, I am needing the outdoors and sunshine. I hope you have a marvellous day doll, almost the weekend now ;) xx

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Great pictures! I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
Have a fabulous time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

Style Journey said...

I loved this post! It's a little glimpse into your everyday life. Your car is in great condition after 8 years! Heather

Coco said...

We have a lot in common: I don't like spending on cars and on athletic wear. You should see my car LOL. But I hate driving and my car reflects my driver mood! kisses doll

Tales of Whimsy said...

What a nice dealer! I could lunch there. ;)

TheTinyHeart said...

I never realized you were so tall! Even though I have really small feet, we both have the same problem in that I can almost never find shoes in the store. Thank goodness for online shopping!

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Sara said...

What a fun post! Man, I wish I had a nice car so I could hang out in the dealership! hehe. Than ks for the tips on running and walking shoes! I need a new pair ASAP.

Anonymous said...

They let you rent an iPad?! Whaaat! I need to go there, lol. Those running shoes look amazing! Great purchase. :)

Diva In Me said...

Oh man!! You get really good service in Lexus! I'm not as lucky here when I take my car in for a service. I only get hot coffee and tea =(
Staying healthy is great! =D

jo said...

Kim, I love these kind of posts. It's nice to see the lifestyle of a blogger. I'm hoping to incorporate some of my personal life into my blog too. I love Lexus too. I used to drive one but that was a while ago. Enjoy your day and THANK YOU for your sweet comments on my blog.

xo Jo


Unknown said...

Hey why not Kim, that was part of your day and it was coming along for the ride. I'm not a sneaker girl but will usually own ONE pair for "kicks". LOL

I went out yesterday for my first spring healthy power walk. I'm trying to eat better too and need to prioritize a bit more on that so of course I loved your post! :)
Keep it up doll!

Maria xoxo

shayla. said...

those orange sandals are too cute! :)c

Lorena said...

Like you I like to hold on to my car as much as I can after it has been paid - it's like fffrrrrreeeeeddddddoooooommmmmmmmm!

Jessica said...

this looks like fun!!!! thanks for taking me along hehe.

Sam said...

Hi KimDoll, it was so great sharing your day with you, love the Lexus, its the car I' love to have, their workspace is so luxurious. Love those orange sandals, the colour is perfect for spring. I have no idea what the difference between a walking and running shoe is! Those are really cute though. Many thanks for stopping by, your comments mean a lot to me.

Patricia Do Nascimento said...

Just discovered your blog and it's very sweety indeed :)!!
Love it!



Sybil said...

looks like you were able to get a lot of things done today!! awesome! :D
your lexus visit photos made me want to visit a dealership store just to experience the amenities!! so fancy! hahaha! :D

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Kim, I actually really enjoyed this post about how you spent your day. It was getting to see your car and your fun footwear purchases. I'm so impressed that you've had your car for 8 yrs. It looks like you've taken good care of it.

Hehe I'm just eating my way around NYC ;-) You know after I had that Marie Antoinette macaron, I wished I had bought the entire box but I really wanted the Reed Krakoff box this time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Oz movie with me. Only one of my friends liked it. The other two said the same thing you did about the story lacking depth.

Unknown said...

Aw love this! Looks like a great day :)


The Dragonfruit said...

Oh man, you have no idea how badly I want some new workout sneakers...some bright and colorful ones preferably!
Haha, and wow, they have a really nice snack selection to choose from...I like this kind of post Kim, its more personable :)

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Lisa - respect the shoes said...

My dad recently got a Lexus so it is good to know how nice their service is!

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LyddieGal said...

I'm with you - when my car is paid off I think I'll just drive it forever, haha.
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Unknown said...

I had no idea Old navy carried such cute shoes honestly - maybe it is a US thing though? I really love the orange sandals..

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Brittney said...

Those shoes are from Old Navy? They look just like the ones I've been hunting at Macy's. Thanks for sharing them with us!



Jacqueline said...

I really like how those sandals were two toned, that is a cool design element I wouldn't traditionally look for in a shoe! Good luck with your goals, you are such a go-getter and I know you can achieve whatever you put your mind to! Look how successful your blog has come in such a short time! I sincerely admire you and wish you the best!
P.S. I bought grey and pink nikes to wear to work and have worn them every day since, so comfortable!


Lilli said...

Hi Kim! It was nice to read your day!:) Seems you had a nice time, believe your car is really great!:) Kisses dear!! xo

little luxury list said...

Whoa your dealership has amazing amenities!

I also know you can do whatever you set your mind on! Running shoes have a lip/textured outsole on the toe area (for when runners have to bend down for the start line). I ran track in high school. Even though I don't run anymore, I do like to keep fit not only to feel comfortable in my clothes, but to be healthy in the long term.

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Vanessa said...

Love this post Kim, it's nice coming with you to run some errands lol!

And woah, I need to get myself a Lexus!!

Vanessa x

aki! said...

I have an Old Navy trip planned tomorrow. I am super pumped!

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