Triple Threat

Today is going to be busy!

I’m working from home today, but Nick and I also need to work on more Christmas gifts – I have a feeling things will be nonstop for most of the day.


And for some reason, I didn’t even turn my alarm on last night…so I woke up once Nick’s alarm went off this morning.


The only things I need to fully wake up are this bowl of oatbran + coffee, which is made and just waiting on me!


I decided to use 3 kinds of chocolate chips on my oats today, along with a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s like the best Reese’s ever – a triple threat!

  • 1/3 cup oatbran, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp each: white chocolate chips, semisweet chips, dark chocolate chips


I’m not usually a big fan of white chocolate, but it’s good when mixed with semi-sweet + dark!


What’s your favorite type of chocolate?

Kitchen Party

Did today seem super long to anyone else? I felt like today was as long as 2 days put together…I feel like it should be much later in the week than Monday, but I guess I do have a few days off this week, so it’s worth it :)

Nick and I went out to lunch with a few friends/coworkers – I got some chili and a salad. The best thing is this place has pretzel rolls – they’re so good! I had one with my lunch.

This afternoon was pretty busy at work, and I ran into a few issues which was kind of frustrating. But, it is what it is. And everything will get done – it just didn’t happen when I needed it to today.

While working through my emails and finishing up some things, I tried a new bar!



I loved this bar! There were huge chunks of macadamia + brazil nuts, and this bar wasn’t too sweet. Too bad I can’t buy them here  :\ I liked it! I can’t wait to try the other flavors.

All in all, work was okay today.

Oh well – at least dinner was good!


I made French Onion soup!


For the soup, I just cooked 2 large onion (sliced thin) in a 1 Tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp butter. Once the onions were softened and golden (about 15 minutes), I added in 4 cups of beef broth, 2 cups of water, and a pinch of salt + pepper.

While the soup was simmering, I sliced up some whole grain bread and topped each slice with some fresh parmesan and a little provolone and put them in the oven to melt/brown.

Then we just topped our soup with the bread – easy! I wanted to broil the bread + cheese on the soup, but I didn’t have any dishes to do that.

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This was the perfect dinner for tonight – it was so cold today!

After eating, we got started on our projects.

Tonight begins our Christmas prep! We’ve got all the presents bought, but we still have all the things we’re making for our family.

For the last hour, Nick and I have been working on things for gifts – we got one item done, and I got another one started that has to sit overnight.

I’m excited to see how everything turns out!


We just got all the stuff put away, and I’m ready for pajamas and cuddling with Nick + Roxy.



Knock Knock Winner!

The lucky number was…




which means Sarah, you won!



I’ve seen the what to eat pad and love it! I’d love to own it!


Congrats Sarah! Please email me your address so we can get your winnings sent to you!


What’s the best thing you’ve ever won?!?

I would have to say…one of the coolest things I remember winning was this HUGE stuffed raccoon – you know the one from the animated Pocahontas movie? My little sister and I entered a raffle at a Food Lion and we won it! It was a huge stuff animal, like 3-4 feet tall, and we loved it!

Follow the Trail

Happy Monday?

I got up pretty late only to find out that work is not cancelled – we don’t even have a delay! I don’t know how they’re doing that if they never got the parking lots cleared….I just hope there aren’t a lot of accidents or people getting stuck in the snow because of it.

We may just have to drive in and follow our tracks right back out of the parking lots!

I guess we’ll see.


I am running behind today, but I made sure to make a good breakfast. It’s cold here! And we may have a few more light snow showers before this thing is totally over.



  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • cinnamon!
  • 1/4 cup TJ’s Nuts Over Raspberries trail mix



*Last chance to enter my giveaway!! I’ll be picking + announcing the winner at lunchtime!


What did you do this weekend?

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