Make Mine Merry

How is it already Monday morning? I did not want to get out of bed this morning. The only thing that helped wake me up was thoughts of oatmeal – is that sad?  I don’t think so  :)


I needed a cheery breakfast to start my Monday off right  – what’s better than having your breakfast smiling at you?

  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
  • cinnamon!

She looks so happy to be starting the week. Maybe that feeling will rub off on me?


Since I didn’t have any nuts/nut butter in my oats this morning, I’m having a hard boiled egg along with my normal cup of milk. I need protein in the morning with my carbs!


Work should be pretty busy today, so I’m hoping the day goes by quickly. It’s still raining here though!!! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to run after work or not – I’m hoping it’s done raining by 5:30 tonight.

Best part of your weekend?


  1. AWWWHHHh, i love the cute face!

  2. The best part of my weekend was not being at work! :)

    I got to take a cooking class with a friend of mine and had an amazing time.

    Your smiley oatmeal is too cute.

  3. Your breakfast makes me smile :)

  4. The best part of the weekend was when everything I had to do was done and I got to enjoy Sunday evening!
    Love your breakfast too cute!

  5. I don’t know if you do this already but I take my frozen berries and put them in my oatmeal before I microwave it. They break apart in the microwave and spread their YUMMY taste throughout my whole oatmeal. It is AMAZING!

    • Thanks Kelly! I usually put them in at the end so it cools down the oatmeal a bit, but I should try it your way this week!

  6. Hey brandi! I read you blog every day and wanted to tell you than my boyfriend and I started our own blog and would love you to check it out!! The only problem is we live in Charlottesville and are UVa fans!! We can have a blogging rivalry! jk! Keep up the great work and have a wonderful Monday!


    • Ha :) Thanks Jess! I’m always up for some friendly rivalry! We live close – that’s cool :)

  7. Oh, I love your bowl of smiling oatmeal!! Maybe I should have made my morning bowl smile. The dreary DC weather has me dragging today. Yuck.

  8. cute face, i’m sure her smiles will rub off on you!

  9. I SAW ADELE!!!! she was amazing and she is so hilarious! I also ate some good oat bran and three diff kinds of almond butter which I am so addicted to right now. Those are the highlights.

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