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too pooped.

I’m currently exhausted and the dogs are obviously offering no help.

She’s so dignified.

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Cheer up dog!!

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You know I’m busy when I don’t even have time to fit in a workout!  It’s okay…my body needed a day to “rest.”  I’ll be back Sunday with full disclosure of all my Friday happenings.

My morning started off with a bang.  Seriously!!  One of my top 5 bowls of oats EVER.  Blueberries were a first and I loved them.  I’m also sliiiightly excited to have the maple cinnamon almond butter back in my life.  Yowza. 

Perfection in a bowl.

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nom nom nom

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THIS was thee best part of my day!!!  In all of it’s craziness I got an amazing package from Mama Pea herself.  I got PEA MAIL.  Sweeeeet.  We arranged a kitchen exchange. 


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I shouldn’t have to tell you how delicious this is.  You should just know!

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Don’t forget about the weeds!!!  I have a lot of photos and my thoughts on the eco-friendly vinegar based weed killer. 

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And now I’m off to bed with an early 6:30am wake up call.  Eeeek!

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Peace out!


Reader Comments (16)

Aw sounds like you're busy!What was in the amazing oats!? Have a good day :)

Love the dog pictures!

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchristina cadden

Pretty bread!
A kitchen exchange is such a fun idea!

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

Thanks for the shout! Soooo you should be leaving for Cleveland NOW, right? <3

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

LOL I love your dog's sprawl! My little girl always does that too... for shame!

What kind of bread is that?

Thanks for linking to me!

Dexter looks about as pathetic as your dogs do. Poor puppies are so miserable in the heat! I have the air blasting and I think Dex is still overheated! He has such a thick, dark coat!

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Your pictures of your dogs crack me up every time

Love the pup shots, as always! Those graham cracker and blueberry covered oats look amazing lady! The almond butter of course...always gets me.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterclaire

awww, how sleepy they look! Rest up!

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

First of all...aren't boxers the best? I have one too and he's the most wonderful dog on the planet.
Great site! (Also a fellow Coloradoan) :)

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEpicurean Vegan

So... I made that maple cinnamon almond butter today and it officially rocks my world :) I did make a slight change (or 2). When I roasted the almonds I added in 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste (which if you haven't gotten your hands on yet, do so asap) and when I processed the butter I used about 1 Tbsp of melted coconut oil to smooth it out. I tried this in hopes that when the AB cools down the coconut oil will help it to not separate very much. If you aren't sure what vanilla bean paste is, here is a link to it - The Fresh Market is the cheapest I've seen it. It is such a great sub for scraped vanilla beans. I used it in a vanilla bean buttercream and it was outstanding :)

P.S. I'm going to be in Colorado in August!

Hey there! I just found your blog today and I wanted to say how much I love it, especially since it's written by a fellow buckeye! OH ..

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

I-O!!! Thanks so much for saying hi!!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Ummmmm that sounds amazing!! I have seen the vanilla bean paste but have never tried it. Much easier than dealing with the beans and cheaper I'm sure. I'm obsessed w/that nut butter!!!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes, yes they are!!! Where are you in CO??

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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