Jolted Awake

Well, it seems I’m back to my normal routine now that I’m home.

I didn’t get up with my alarm. I turned it off, snuggled back in bed with Nick, and finally got up when his alarm went off later this morning. Oops!

I guess I was catching up on all the sleep I needed after this last holiday + weekend.

The only good thing is that my work outfit today is jeans, a tshirt, and my glasses, so I’m not rushing to get ready to leave the house.


And I tried my new Trader Joe’s Trail mix this morning!

It has chocolate covered espresso beans, pecans, almonds, craisins, and golden raisins.


I just made my normal oatmeal base today:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced


After the oatmeal was cooked, I stirred in cinnamon and some of the trail mix, saving the chocolate espresso beans for the top. :)


Let’s hope these + some coffee will wake me up! I’m going to have a busy day today with work.


How was your holiday / weekend? What was your favorite thing about this weekend?

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19 Responses to “Jolted Awake”

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — November 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Oooh yummy – need to add that trail mix to my next TJ’s run…looks amazing…and I could definitely use all the extra caffeine I can get this am!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — November 30, 2009 at 8:27 am

    That TJ’s mix looks so good! I have to look for it when I go next.

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    ksgoodeats — November 30, 2009 at 8:30 am

    New TJs product that I need!! The more java the better! Happy HIMYM Day (even though it’s a rerun – boo)!

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — November 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

    trader J’s makes the best trail mixes! seriously who would have thought of making a trail mix with choco covered espresso beans?! amazing!

    havea great day!

    My weekend/holiday was nice! great time with family and friends :)

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    Lizzy — November 30, 2009 at 8:54 am

    That trail mix looks wonderful! is it like a whole bag full or an individual package? i can’t tell. hehe

    my thanksgiving weekend was awesome and i’m so sad to see it end!

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    Abby — November 30, 2009 at 8:55 am

    I need that exact breakfast NOW.. looks amazing! Hope it woke ya up :)

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    Morgan — November 30, 2009 at 9:09 am

    That trail mix looks so yummy! I need to get my hands on some!

  8. #
    Evan Thomas — November 30, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I have that trail mix, too! I hardly ever eat trail mix though so it’s gotten like no action over the past 5 months, haha

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    eaternotarunner — November 30, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Love the TJ’s Trail Mixes! I had a great weekend, my favorite part might have been the pecan pie ;-)

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    Katherine — November 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

    It’s nice to sleep in, isn’t it?

    We had our Grey cup game….the pinnacle game of the CFL. I’ll describe it for you since I know you’re a football kinda girl…. Saskatchewan was winning the whole game until in the dying seconds of the game they were only up by 2 points. Montreal kicked a field goal for 3 points. Montreal missed, and Saskatchewan thought they won the Grey Cup! But Saskatchewan drew a penalty for too many men on the field on that last play and Montreal kicked again and they got it the 2nd time and Montreal won the Grey Cup! In the dying seconds! WHAT A GAME!

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    Meggilizz — November 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Hey Brandimuffin!!! Great looking breakfast (again–as usual!!) and I’m going up to Raleigh this Sunday, so I’ll have to stop by TJ’s and look for that trail mix! :) Hope you have a great day!

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    Chelsea — November 30, 2009 at 9:59 am

    your oatmeal looks yummy! Maybe I will make that for me today, lol. My fav thing was just going home (first time since august) and seeing my fam and meeting my moms new puppy Roxie! OF course introducing the bf to the entire family was nothing exciting for me, but prob a little overwhelming for him!! lol

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    missyrayn — November 30, 2009 at 10:19 am

    The last time I had chocolate covered coffee beans they were from Costa Rica when a friend studied there. THey were definitely a jolt.

    I loved spending Thanksgiving day with just me and Hunni. SO relaxing. But even though the weekend was stressful there were so many high points that I’ll quickly forget the lows and remember it as a great holiday. :-)

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    Mara @ What's For Dinner? — November 30, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Looks great!
    Your guest post goes up today :)

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    Melissa S. — November 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

    omg i have to get to tj’s and get that mix. too good looking!

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    thebalancebroad — November 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    My favorite thing about this weekend….besides the yummy food? :-) Definitely getting in lots of family time. Even my family that lives close by…we don’t see each other enough! (For me, they might say differently!)

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    Marina — November 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Oatmeal looks yummy!
    My favorite thing? Well, everything was amazing. I had some rest, and lovely time spent with my Love. Really recuperating weekend.

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    Jessica (jesslikesithot) — November 30, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Would you recommend that trail mix!? I saw it when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s this week (while home), and ALMOST bought it but decided on sticking with the organic trek mix (sunflower seeds, dried apples, almonds, chocolate chips…) that my mom had bought me a few days before! It sounds DELICIOUS though. I love anything coffee-flavored!

    • Brandi replied: — December 1st, 2009 at 8:43 am

      Yeah, it’s really good :)

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