Butter Me Up Buttercup

June 30, 2010

I never set my alarm last night!!

But lucky me, I woke up at 5:52, which is probably when I would have crawled out of bed anyways. Close one! Guess my mind if gearing up for vacation mode 😉

Felt like a SIAB this AM!

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TF’s Sunflower Butter made an excellent drizzle!! My coconut milk is hard from the air conditioning and I didn’t feel like melting it. The Sunflower butter didn’t magic shell for me, but it was still nice and creamy :)

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The Vita-Mix 

[Yes, I brought the Vita-mix with me during the move!!]

  • 1/4 cup dry rolled oats
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Chai
  • Handful ice
  • Nature’s Path granola with some coconut mixed in

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Cafe. You will have to excuse the repetition of bowls and mugs for the next few weeks!! I never thought to bring any with me for variety’s sake :)

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I miss my iced tea spoons SO MUCH!! They give a leverage that a regular spoon just can’t do. Should have kept the Rosanna’s out at least.

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In the shower this AM I was reminded that this is my next-to-last early morning shower [for now! who knows what will happen when we open the bakery!]


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1 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 30, 2010 at 5:51 am

It must be so fun counting down the days til the big change!! When does the bakery officially open?
Have a good day :)


2 Kath June 30, 2010 at 5:52 am

Hoping for November!?


3 Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 30, 2010 at 5:54 am

Wow… so much exciting news! Best of luck. Just read about your lunch yesterday. I love how you refer to them as “The Hangry’s” so cute. Have a good day :)


4 Sarah June 30, 2010 at 5:59 am

It’s amazing how dishes can really add to the quality of our breakfasts. I have favorite dishes that I prefer to eat from, and I could swear that the meals are just more satisfying when I use them!


5 Courtney @ Three Months June 30, 2010 at 6:01 am

Oh, I just love Trader Joe’s sunflower butter – such a good flavor!


6 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 30, 2010 at 6:03 am

Gahhh I hate not setting my alarm, but you are right – my body usually wakes up at the right time anyway!


7 Estela @ Weekly Bite June 30, 2010 at 6:04 am

I’ve done that before with my alarm… it freaked me out!

Have a great day!!!! Almost vacation time!


8 Cara June 30, 2010 at 6:11 am

Looks like a great start to your day!
Have a great one.


9 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 30, 2010 at 6:30 am

I’m going on a beach vacation next week, and I’m bringing my Vitamix with me. It’s like my baby :-)

Have a great day!


10 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 30, 2010 at 6:35 am

Not waking up to the sounds of a buzzing alarm is the greatest. Unless you need it, that is! haha 😛


11 Jess @ Jessica is Getting Fit June 30, 2010 at 6:39 am

I’ve done that before with my alarm clock. It’s funny how our bodies usually wake us up anyway!


12 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 30, 2010 at 6:42 am

That internal alarm comes in handy some times! Have a great day Kath!


13 Jenny June 30, 2010 at 6:43 am

Have a great day! Hope you’re enjoying the countdown!


14 Hannah June 30, 2010 at 6:45 am

I was wondering if opening the bakery will mean you start getting up at 3am with Matt… eep!!


15 Kath June 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Probably sometimes!


16 Becky June 30, 2010 at 6:47 am

I’m so impressed by your internal alarm clock! I would definitely have slept through if I didn’t set an alarm!


17 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life June 30, 2010 at 7:00 am

Haha, I definitely would not have woken up on my own without the alarm – I have a terrible internal alarm clock!
YAY for fewer and fewer early AM showers! 😀 haha


18 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 30, 2010 at 7:03 am

Mmm, this looks creamy and delicious! Do you mean coconut milk, or coconut butter? Have a great day Kath!


19 Kath June 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Coconut butter!


20 Kristin (Salty Tooth) June 30, 2010 at 7:04 am

If I had a Vita, I would bring it everywhere with me. You know, places I would really need it. Like the gym, church, Target, etc. :)


21 Brittany @ A Healthy Slice of Life June 30, 2010 at 7:31 am

Who needs coffee when I’ll bet you’re running on pure adrenaline! There seems to be so many fun, exciting things going on for you right now. Congrats!


22 Jess @ NZ Girl Runs June 30, 2010 at 7:34 am

If I have somewhere to go I can wake myself up on time, sometimes. I would never test it with something important, but I have done it a couple of times! It is good that your body clock is set and isn’t letting you down!


23 Christena June 30, 2010 at 7:37 am

So excited for you almost being finished with school. I can tell you are looking forward to a less regimented schedule!


24 Kerri June 30, 2010 at 7:47 am

Interesting breakfast mix. Internal clocks can be quite the lifesavers. I think mine has helped me make it to the airport several times.


25 Chelsey June 30, 2010 at 8:02 am

I am so glad to find someone else who is so particular about their spoons as me! I only have three spoons I like to use – they’re cheap, flimsy, but they’re my favorite. I will wash them if they are dirty and need one. :)


26 foodandfarm June 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

need to try the sunflower butter! are you vacationing at Bald Head Island again? I remember you have posted about that before. We are going to Oak Island the first of Aug. and I was wondering if Bald Head would be worth the day trip?


27 Kath June 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Definitely!! It’s very cool and island-like :)


28 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

Ahh — so close to being done!! I have a tendency to do that…it’s like my body is set for the alarm – even if the alarm isn’t. I find myself often waking up exactly a minute before my alarm is supposed to go off, too.


29 sweetersalt June 30, 2010 at 8:19 am

Love the counter tops!


30 Allie June 30, 2010 at 8:27 am

That SIAB looks so filling!


31 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 30, 2010 at 8:34 am

Yay! You’re almost done Kath!!!!


32 Jenn June 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

I am new to reading your blog. How do you make the SIAB? Which ingredients do you blend together and which are toppings?


33 Kath June 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I blend the top ingredients and top with granola and nut butter.


34 Maria June 30, 2010 at 8:51 am

Ha!! “next-to-last early morning shower” I think the exact same ways about things like that! Wow, I’m so excited for you!


35 Kellie June 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

I use little spoons too and when I was on vacation this weekend I had a hard time eating with a regular size spoon. It’s funny what we get used to.


36 Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 30, 2010 at 9:08 am

I really need to try Sunflower Seed Butter! It seems like everyone in the blog world has but me!


37 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

why do you build me up (build me up) buttercup baby…

what an amazing breakfast! i love eating out of big mugs :)


38 Bee @ Picture of Health June 30, 2010 at 9:28 am

That breakfast looks absolutely delicious and refreshing! Yum!


39 Marissa June 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

Oh my… that’s way too early for me! But those countertops are gorgeous. Hahah, we’re shopping for our own granite, so I always notice peoples’ countertops now!


40 [email protected]://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

I can see why you wouldn’t be able to go without your vita mix, they are so amazing.


41 Callie June 30, 2010 at 9:49 am

That SIAB looks good. :) Especially with the sunflower butter. Sadly, I’ve only tried the self ground peanut butter they sell at Whole Foods.


42 Wei-Wei June 30, 2010 at 9:52 am

I love eating with small spoons 😉 Helps with the intuitive eating! 😀 Hope you have a great day today, buttercup! (Who was always my favourite powerpuff girl, by the way…)



43 Super Mommie June 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

Those spoons are pretty. I love measuring spoons myself.


44 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

ha ha – of COURSE you brought the vitamix with you. i would’ve too!


45 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

It is strange to see the same plates and stuff but kind of nice since I don’t have a large collection and all my food posts are on the same plates.


46 maxinthegym June 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

Haha once I set my alarm but I didn’t change my watch to suit the time difference so I slept through my entire workout and most of the day! At least you woke yourself up 😀


47 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 30, 2010 at 11:40 am

I’ve been meaning to try both SIAB and overnight oats since the warm temps have shown up! They both look really good!


48 Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales June 30, 2010 at 11:45 am

Good luck on opening the bakery. It must seem like a pretty big life change!


49 Kelly June 30, 2010 at 11:47 am

You decided to take the Vitamix along! hehe. Good choice!


50 Alyssa June 30, 2010 at 12:54 pm

That is so awesome you and Matt are opening a bakery! Where and when?? So exciting!

My sisters and I wanted to open up a GF Bakery and Cafe. Not sure when that brainchild will actually be able to take form, but it sure is exciting to dream about it!



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