Rainy End, Rainy Start

Happy Monday morning!

This weekend was filled to the brim – farmer’s market trip, dessert baking, small group, church, running, laundry, cleaning, and then eating the desserts I made ;)

Although I’m sad to go back to work today, this week is going to be great! I have some exciting news to share tomorrow (that I’ll need your help with!), a new series I’m starting on the blog, and I have a girls weekend planned with my mom and sister starting Friday – I can’t wait.

The worst thing about today?

It is gray and gross and rainy.

The rain started yesterday afternoon, and it hasn’t stopped since. Based on the news this morning, it looks like it won’t stop at any point today.


Rainy day = no pictures outside and no run this morning.


After pancakes and lots of desserts this weekend, all I wanted was a big bowl of banana oatmeal.

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp TJ’s roasty flaxseed almond butter


And coffee!


Does your end table look like mine?


Coffee mug, cup of water, surround sound speaker, lamp, wedding photo, camera lens cover, oatmeal, 3 books I’m reading…

Our other end table is “Nick’s” since it’s at his end of the couch. And it pretty much looks the same.


How was your weekend?

And what’s on your end table / coffee table / nightstand? I don’t have a nightstand or coffee table, so I can’t answer that one.



  1. It is so rainy here right now, too. I think it is supposed to rain all week! Lets just say that will be good luck. :)

  2. Sounds like a fabulous weekend and week ahead!!!!! A girls weekend? How fun. mmm the oats look fantastic. Whats on my end table? Right now just coffee…glorious coffee ;)

  3. Rain is boring us everywhere, here’s it’s going pretty much non stop since Saturday morning..awful.
    Oats are the perfect food for such weather :)

  4. Those oats look perfect for a gloomy day! It’s pretty grey out here in San Francisco, too. I hope it clears up! My weekend was lovely! :) I don’t have a night table, but my coffee table is usually full of my teaching supplies, our Netflix, and jewelry that I take off right when I get home from work. I can be such a mess sometimes! :)

  5. It’s supposed to rain here until Wednesday which sucks since I just got a bike to triathlon train.

  6. Farmer’s market and baking is a perfect-sounding weekend! That’s exactly what I did LAST weekend! This weekend, I biked, ran stupidly far, baked some more, danced, went to a street festival and collapsed last night! Phew. It was a big one.

    That oatmeal is exactly what I wanted this morning but was too lazy to make! Your making my tummy grumble!

  7. We don’t have side tables but the floor in front of me looks like that :-)

  8. HAHA – you’re right – we DID have the same exact breakfast – too funny! ;)

  9. Hooray for upcoming girls weekend! Oatmeal is perfect for a rainy day – hope tomorrows weather is better!

  10. rainy end and start- oh no! oatmeal def. takes care of the rainy day blues <3 xoxo

  11. sorry about the rainy weather! i love photos with your pup lurking in the background :)

  12. ohhh that almond butter is the BEST!

    it seems that everywhere is rainy except here in wisconsin – the sun is shining, and i might have to go out for an afternoon walk…not to rub it in or anything :)

    happy monday!

  13. it’s threatening to rain here in los angeles, too – a rarity!

  14. haha oh yeah our end table looks like that! Wedding photos, water bottles and a mug of coffee.

  15. I have some plastic drawers that serve as my nightstand (I’m a college student) with a book, my alarm clock, a TV remote, a pen and a necklace on it.

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