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Treat Yourself Tuesday: A Weekend of Treats! + Giveaway Winner

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I don’t know about you, but Tuesdays are not one of my favorite days.  I have decided that Tuesdays are actually one of the “worst” days of the week.  They are far away from the weekend and they always seem to just draaaaag along.  Anybody with me on this one?  Yes?  Okay good, I’m not crazy ;).

Lately, however, I have decided to try to adopt a more positive attitude.  And one way that I am doing that is by joining in with Becky’s Treat Yourself Tuesday link-up.  What better way to put yourself in a good mood for the day than to think back on all of the fabulous things that have occurred in your life over the past week?  So let’s get right to it, shall we?

treat yourself tuesday

I have treated myself A LOT lately, starting with last Thursday evening.  I attended a Meet-up group get together at Blatt Beer & Table in downtown Omaha.  The restaurant was very chill and cool on the inside and the menu choices made me quite happy.  There were several vegetarian options and after some deep contemplation, I decided on the vegetarian currywurst with a side of coleslaw.

treat tuesday blatt beer table

Now I realize that this picture is absolutely awful, but trust me, it does not do this meal any justice whatsoever.  The currywurst consisted of a vegetarian “bratwurst” made from pinto beans, smoky ketchup, and sauerkraut all stuffed into a pretzel bun.  Um, this was aaamaaaaazing!!  I absolutely loved being able to enjoy a vegetarian menu selection that was not just your ordinary veggie burger.  I will most definitely be eating this again…and soon!

The second way that I treated myself this weekend was by switching my blog over to self-hosted!  This treat absolutely would not have happened without the very generous help of Josh from over at Hidden Fruits and Veggies.  All of my posts appear to be switched over and my domain is finally directing you all to the proper place!  I am currently in the process of working on transferring over my e-mail followers and stats.  I still have a lot of work to do, things to add, plug-ins to figure out, and blog design to work on, but one stop at a time, right?  I am definitely breathing a major sigh of relief after the stress that this all caused me last week.

Next up, I majorly treated myself with a very, VERY large purchase on Saturday.  I’m not kidding.  This was the biggest purchase I have ever made in my life.  I said goodbye to this baby:

treat tuesday malibu

(I love that I can see my shadow in this picture ;))

…and said hello to this beauty:

treat tuesday car

I traded in my Chevy Malibu and purchased a new Subaru Impreza.  I am just a little bit in love! 😉  This baby has got some pretty nice features (I am already taking advantage of those heated seats…ahh, Winter must be on the way! :().  I’m not going to lie, though, it was surprisingly difficult to say goodbye to my old car.  I had it for about seven years and we had been through a lot together.  I actually found myself tearing up a bit as I drove away from the dealership and likely saw her for the last time.  I know, I know…it’s a car.  But for some reason I could not help myself!  It is time to move on now, though, and what better way to do so than with my new Subi?  Oh, and I must give a huge shout out to my parents.  Without their guidance, research, and negotiating help, this likely would not have been possible.  Major kudos to them!

And finally, I capped out my weekend with one final treat:

treat tuesday beer

It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Now, it is time for me to treat one of you!  The lucky winner of a copy of The China Study Cookbook is:


oooh my gosh – I just finished writing a blog post (it’ll be published tomorrow) about how much inspiration I find from cookbooks! I would LOVE to have a vegan cookbook – crossing my fingers! : )

Yay!  Congrats Danica!  Please e-mail me at cleaneatingveggiegirl@gmail.com with your full name and mailing address!
Tell me, how have you treated yourself lately?
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  • Jessie October 15, 2013, 6:26 am
    You got yourself a beauty. Love the red color. Congrats =) Jessie recently posted...Burn Baby BurnMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 6:34 am
      Thanks so much! I sure think she is pretty..but I am a bit biased ;).
  • courtney October 15, 2013, 6:32 am
    Great idea to add in some positive light on Tuesdays! Love the new car!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 6:34 am
      Thanks!! It certainly helps to brighten the day a bit :).
  • Abby October 15, 2013, 6:39 am
    I agree on the Tuesday thing. At least Wednesday is halfway through the week and Monday is expected to feel like, well, a Monday. But I had to chime in because I bought a new car this weekend as well! I had a 2003 Blazer that I'm trading in tomorrow for a 2013 Chevy Equinox. (I'm freaked out at spending the money, but I need a dependable vehicle for Michigan winters.) I admit it's a little exciting to have something new--to me--so I'm so excited for you! Your new car is gorgeous. Congrats! Abby recently posted...Blinded By the LightMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 8:10 am
      Ahh, congrats!!! Isn't it SO exciting?? :)
  • Danica @ It's Progression October 15, 2013, 6:46 am
    yay yay yay! so excited! just emailed you :) Danica @ It's Progression recently posted...Let’s Discuss: Diet and HealthMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 8:10 am
      I was so excited for you when I saw that you were the winner! I know you like your veggie meals :).
  • Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change October 15, 2013, 7:39 am
    Subaru = my dream car! Congratulations on your new baby...I hope you are loving it! Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change recently posted...When School Ate My Life.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 8:11 am
      I am loooooving it so far!! :)
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick October 15, 2013, 7:41 am
    Yay for a new car! And I love that your mug and straw matches the color! :-) Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Marvelous in my Monday – Officetrip and surprisesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 8:11 am
      Haha, you are very observant!! I totally planned that ;).
  • Mom October 15, 2013, 8:06 am
    Your Dad and I were happy to help you purchase your new car. I'm with you on feeling sad about leaving your old car behind. Not sure why but its hard to say goodbye to a good car. Let's hope she gets a good new owner.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 8:12 am
      Let's hope so! Whoever buys her had better treat her well!
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes October 15, 2013, 8:20 am
    Love the new car - what an exciting purchase!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:53 am
      It was SUPER exciting!! A bit scary, but mostly exciting.
  • Alex@vegginout October 15, 2013, 8:30 am
    I feel like most any day of the week is long that isn't Friday or the weekend. ;) Though I don't mind Tuesdays too much because I get to see my horse! Love the new car!! Such a pretty color. :) So excited for you! Alex@vegginout recently posted...Half Marathon Recap!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:56 am
      Thank you!! :) I am definitely loving it so far. And good for you for having something great to look forward to on Tuesdays!
  • Taryn October 15, 2013, 8:32 am
    Yay for a new car! So exciting :) Taryn recently posted...First Weekend in South Jersey!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:56 am
      It REALLY is!! Scary to make such a big purchase...but definitely exciting!
  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies October 15, 2013, 8:56 am
    I'm glad Josh was able to help! I do the cooking, he does the internetting. I can't imagine tackling both all by myself. After I got rid of my first car last year (I had her for 7 years!) I had mini panic attacks for days every time I saw a silver vibe with a dent in it, thinking someone had bought my Rachel and rammed her into things.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:57 am
      Yes, he is a miracle-worker! ;) And I feel the same way!! Whoever buys my old car better treat her really well!! :(
  • Erin @ Sugar Magnolia October 15, 2013, 8:59 am
    Yay for a new car!! And beer!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:57 am
      Ahh, the best things in life, huh? ;)
  • Molly October 15, 2013, 9:03 am
    I laughed at your post because I cried when I got rid of my first car too (blue, hatchback Ford Focus). I also cried when my parents got rid of their first mini van when I was 6. My mom says I get overly attached to things and places.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 9:58 am
      Okay, I am really glad to hear this because I thought I was being completely over-dramatic! ;)
  • Leslee @ Her Happy Balance October 15, 2013, 10:19 am
    YAY congrats!! :D The Subaru Impreza is a really nice car! I actually was looking at purchasing it a couple of weeks ago when I had my car search. Heated seats are such a nice plus to a car ;) I hope you have lots of good memories and trips in your new ride.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:41 pm
      I hope so too! I am pretty excited about her :).
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl October 15, 2013, 10:28 am
    Look like you've done quite a bit of treating yourself, recently!!! Love the car!!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:41 pm
      I sure have! That is definitely the most treating that I will be doing in one week for awhile ;).
  • Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog October 15, 2013, 11:00 am
    Lots of awesome treats this week! Congrats on becoming self-hosted; it opens up so many fun doors and things to play with. Cute car, I've always wanted a red one. :) Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog recently posted...Weekly Food PrepMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:41 pm
      Yes, I am super excited about finally being self-hosted. It was a not-so-fun process, but I am glad that I went for it!
  • Laura @ LauraLikesDesign October 15, 2013, 12:26 pm
    Congrats on your new car! That's so exciting and I am super jealous that you have heated seats!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:42 pm
      Thank you!! Yes, I did not originally intend to get them, but now that I have them I am quite happy ;).
  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 15, 2013, 1:25 pm
    A lot of people don't seem to be too keen on Tuesdays, so you're definitely not alone on that one. And congrats on the new car!!! I treated myself to a new bottle of nail polish, but that doesn't even come close :P
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:43 pm
      Haha, it may not, but nail polish is still super fun! I am loving all of the Fallish colors :).
  • Sharsti@theblondehairblueeyedrunner October 15, 2013, 1:37 pm
    Yay I'm glad the switch is going well. I can't wait to see the changes:)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:44 pm
      Me too! ;) It is certainly quite the process, but it's coming along!
  • Shannon October 15, 2013, 1:46 pm
    I get that same bittersweet feeling everytime I've traded in a vehicle. But your new one is pretty :) And heated seats... you're going to love it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:45 pm
      I think so too!! And hopefully whoever buys my old car will treat her well! :)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine October 15, 2013, 4:21 pm
    Holy moly - talk about the treat of all treats... A new car!!! Go you - so proud :) And that beer and veggie dog look okay too, hehe - "Happy" Tuesday! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#6 Treat Yourself Tuesday {TYT}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:58 pm
      Yes, it was QUITE the treat if I do say so myself!! I really took this link-up seriously!! ;)
  • meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles October 15, 2013, 4:21 pm
    Congrats on the car! As well as on the transfer to self-hosting - lots of good things! meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles recently posted...Three Tip Tuesday- National School Lunch Week and a Guest Post!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 4:59 pm
      Yes, such good things!! I am blessed! :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness October 15, 2013, 6:05 pm
    Wow, so much great news for a Tuesday! I'm glad you were able to get your blog all transferred over! How exciting about the new car :). I just purchased a new car this year, the first one without my parents help and I was so scared to make the purchase! My mom had a Subaru for years, I loved it! I hope you have fun with your new car! Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 15, 2013, 7:53 pm
      Isn't it scary?? It was super challenging, but I still had my parents support so that helped. It's all worth it! :)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health October 15, 2013, 9:42 pm
    Congrats on your new car!! That's so exciting. Oh, and that meal sounded incredible! I would have scarfed that down in a few seconds flat. I'm glad you were able to figure out the self hosting and I can't wait to see all the new changes with your blog! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Grilled Pimento Cheese with Roasted Heirloom Tomato SoupMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 16, 2013, 1:51 pm
      Thank you so much!! It was an eventful and exciting week for me! :)

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