Dreamy Influence

Good Monday morning!

I had a good dream last night – I’m not sure what was going on, but I saw some of our Honduras group and it made me so happy! I guess I was trying to stretch out my dream, because I got up a bit later than normal. Thankfully, I still had time to make us some pancakes.


I used a whole wheat blend pancake mix and added half 1%/half almond milk, 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil, and one egg to the mix.

I had never  tried the yogurt-on-pancake creation, so I decided today was the day.


I still have a few Chobani yogurts left and I figured this vanilla would be the best flavor to have with pancakes, strawberries, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

I was right!


I wasn’t sure how I would like the yogurt on my pancakes, but it was a great combination.


And, I can definitely say that I like Chobani’s vanilla yogurt better than the Oikos Vanilla. I’m just not a big vanilla yogurt fan in the first place, but I would eat this one over any other vanilla yogurt I’ve tried. It tasted like vanilla and wasn’t as tart as some other brands I’ve had.


Is it possible that a good dream makes me feel happy and sad at the same time?

I loved seeing Franklin and Oscar in my dream last night and it just made me remember our trip all over again…but it also makes me really sad that I’m not there.


I guess that just means there’s more to look forward to? I hope so.


I mean, how can I not miss this?




July cannot come fast enough.


Do your dreams have an impact on your mood?

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  1. Those kids are SO cute! I’m glad you woke up pleasantly :) Those pancakes look awesome!

  2. OH man, I’ve had a few dreams that make my day either totally lousy (usually the ones where I go through a whole work day, and then wake up and have to do it again) or FANTASTIC!
    Now I want pancakes… guess I know what’s for breakfast!

  3. Aw, what a sweet dream. My dreams do impact my mood sometimes depending on what the dream is about.

    Your pancake looks awesome!!

  4. i have dreams where there’s a ton going on, and i wake up all stressed out!

  5. that’s so cool that God’s placed a desire to help and love those kids in your heart!

  6. i suppose if i have a bad dream, it does! Pancakes look good.
    Have more sweet dreams!

  7. I love those pictures! I had a dream the other night that was so real, that i acutally started looking for something that i had bought in my dream, when i asked my husband where it was he was confused and told me i never bought that, it dawned on me that it was a dream! ha!!

    I’m not sure who these kids are but it looks like you were working with some orphange or something like that?? I lived in romania for a summer and worked with handicapt orpahns, I can totally relate to what you are saying. I miss those kids all the time. Are you going again in July? Where did you go and what did you do??

  8. My comment vanished!

    I have a lot of vivid dreams and they set the tone for the day…

    Love yogurt on pancakes- I was wary at first but now am hooked :D

  9. Dreams definitely have an impact on my mood. If it’s a really creepy, disturbing dream, I can feel off the entire day.

    The pancakes look great! I need to try yogurt on pancakes :)

  10. I want pancakes now! Yum!!

  11. Lovely pancakes, my dear :)

    My dreams do impact my mood – most definitely – especially if they are bad (or if I have to see someone who was in my dream the next day!)

  12. Dreams definitely can impact me for the better. I had a great one Friday or Saturday that since has put me in a mood for finding that same happiness I had in the dream, however that might be. I hate how easy it is to forget dreams, though. I should keep a dream journal

    I agree with vanilla chobani, I think it tastes great and like a true vanilla

  13. sooooo cute!

    your morning pancakes are simply beautiful miss brandi – have a lovely monday!

  14. I love yogurt on pancakes. I like to mix blueberries and honey in my plain to put on buckwheat pancakes. Sooooo good.

    Dreams definitely have an impact on my moods. I had a horrible dream the other day and was crabby all day. I like the happy dreams better.

  15. Aww! I hate when I have a really, really good dream and I wake up – I always want to go back to bed to try to finish it! I love seeing your Honduras pictures though :)

    Glad you liked that Chobs flavor!! Have a great Monday!

  16. Those are wonderful pictures!

    My dreams ALWAYS impact my mood, especially detailed dreams that I can’t seem to get out of my head the whole day.

  17. my dreams certainly have an impact on my mood. its so weird how that happens i think. i’ve had bad dreams before where i woke up and i was in an instant bad mood. I hate when that happens tho! Your breakfast pancakes look out of this world! did the yogurt make them soggy at all?


  18. Oh, glad you had a happy dream, but understand your longing to go back. What dolls.

    The pancakes w/ yogurt sound great! I don’t eat pancakes often enough.

  19. Pancakes looked amazing!! Yummy!! Im hungry now!

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