Dream Morning

June 1, 2009

This morning was one of those ideal dream mornings that we all wish would happen every day. I woke up in fresh, clean, white sheets to birds chirping and sunshine coming in my window. I did 20 minutes of yoga and came down to have breakfast on the patio. I am soaking it in while it lasts! Soon enough I’ll be at my summer internship, then back in school and stressed, then completing my 40-hour-a-week dietetic internship and then who knows. My goal in life is to make my career accommodating to these type of pleasurable mornings.

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Today’s oatmeal was, of course, delicious.

The mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup soy milk, 1/3 cup water
  • Pinch salt
  • Half banana
  • 1 tbsp dried raspberries
  • Splash vanilla
  • Few tbsp Kelsey’s granola
  • 1/3 cup blueberries, stirred in at end so as not to water down oats but still heat up
  • Spoonful Maranatha AB

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Plus a cup of Novus jasmine green tea from Mara.

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The bugs kept at bay and we were able to dine together outdoors

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I was thrilled to write the feature article for Breathe Magazine’s summer issue! It looks so professional – I can’t believe it’s my writing and photos. The free magazine is distributed throughout the Southeast and Midatlantic states. See if you can find one! I’ll be writing some blog posts for them as well :)

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And here’s more KERFness over at Gather – A Taste Of Decadence.

I’m off to mow our 2 foot tall grass. Then perhaps bike to Trader Joe’s for a secret ingredient that Kelsey and I are putting into dinner :)

Have a beautiful day

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1 Holly June 1, 2009 at 9:11 am

Those mornings are the best!

The oatmeal looks delicious, the newsletter looks fabulous and looks like an all around beautiful day. Enjoy!


2 Jennifer June 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

It was wonderful this morning here too in D.C.


3 klm June 1, 2009 at 9:17 am

my granola bar is FAMOUS!!! I need a copy of this breathe magazine!!


4 Katherine June 1, 2009 at 9:21 am

Sounds like a wonderful morning and one that shouldn’t have to be restricted to weekends or vacations! I would LOVE to someday be able to have those mornings all the time. Enjoy them!

Also, I LOVE your oatmeal bowl – where did you find it?


5 Barbara June 1, 2009 at 9:22 am

Glad you are back Kath! I must say..it was cool of you to have guest posts because i never even knew about half those food blogs.

Have a great relaxing week!



6 Bec June 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

sounds like a perfect morning!


7 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats June 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

Sounds like a great morning – love waking up to the birds chirping and the sun shining. Congrats on the article too – that is really cool for you!!


8 Alison June 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

Congrats on the article! Totally inspiring!


9 brandi June 1, 2009 at 9:33 am

beautiful oats, and that morning does sound perfect :)


10 Anna Alston Donnelly June 1, 2009 at 9:35 am

OMG OMG OMG OMG I loved your Gather article, Kath!! It was perfecto. And oh-so-true. I find the more I stay away from things, the less I want them! And I never, ever, ever, just eat “half a dessert,” a “square” of chocolate, or “1/2 tsp” of peanut butter. It’s easier for me to just avoid my trigger foods than to have a “just a taste” regularly. Bravo!


11 Moran (The Running Addict) June 1, 2009 at 9:36 am

Congrats on the article, Kath!
Enjoy the rest of your [hopefully sunny] day!


12 MaryBe June 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

I really enjoyed the guest posts too but I’m glad you’re back home!
We need our morning oats 😀


13 Nicole June 1, 2009 at 9:49 am

Congratulations on the article! It looks great, Kath!


14 Christie @ BeadLuvah June 1, 2009 at 9:50 am

Sounds like a wonderful morning!

I will keep my eyes peeled for that magazine!!

Welcome back!


15 JENNA June 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

I saw your article in gather a few weeks ago and felt so proud!! I also thought it looked very professional. I was thinking as i was reading ‘awww “i know her!!!” she is doing so well!’ 😉 I’ve been reading from the begining and it’s such a pleasure to see how far you’ve come with your blog.

anyway…sorry for the being all sentimental this moring! hee hee your breakfast looks wonderful!!!


16 Sharon June 1, 2009 at 10:01 am

Totally love the magazine article!


17 gina (fitnessista) June 1, 2009 at 10:02 am

your healthy eating on the go article is BEAUTIFUL! it looks wayy professional 😀 and i loved your post at gather– so true and very well written.
you amaze me 😉
have a wonderful day!


18 Kailey (SnackFace) June 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

Oh my gosh, Kath! I LOVE the mag layout with YOUR writing and YOUR pictures. That is incredible! That’s my goal right there.

I adore your picturesque and perfect morning! Have fun cycling your way to TJs.


19 Recipes for Creativity June 1, 2009 at 10:15 am

Your post made me smile! Good for you for your wonderful morning, and congrats on the article!


20 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) June 1, 2009 at 10:18 am

Gotta love mornings like that! Hope your day is just as nice!

Oh and congrats on the article. It looks wonderful!


21 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 1, 2009 at 10:18 am

Welcome back!! I love wonderful mornings, especially ones that continue into wonderful days!


22 Rachel June 1, 2009 at 10:19 am

There’s the wonderful oatmeal mix! I love the layout of the article, so professional and informative, congrats girl!


23 sue June 1, 2009 at 10:25 am

the breathe piece looks gorgeous! good job kath! have a great monday :)


24 HeatherBakes June 1, 2009 at 10:35 am

Sounds like a nice morning!

Good job on the Breathe article- it looks amazing. I’ve never seen that mag around here but will keep my eyes peeled.


25 Sheri June 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

What a great artical! Loved it! Your oatmeal looks particularly yummy today!


26 Amanda June 1, 2009 at 11:05 am

How fun! I’ll have to keep my eye out for the magazine :-) You’re just poppin up all over the place in the writing world!


27 Karina June 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

Congratulations on the article!
Your morning looks so peaceful, sounds like a perfect beginning to your day.
Hope the rest is just as good


28 K June 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that issue! Congrats on being published!!


29 Sarah (Tales of Expansion) June 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

what a perfect way to start the day! seriously, enjoy it while it lasts — vacay time goes sooooo fast!


30 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) June 1, 2009 at 11:20 am

I love when days start off like that — though far and few between!

Blueberry oats look delish, like a big, squishy muffin! :)



31 Gourmet Mama June 1, 2009 at 11:27 am

Nice snack, my kids loved it.


32 Linda June 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

I just went to the Breathe link and I really like many of the articles featured. Yours was a fun read. The intro describes me to the tee. Well done!!


33 FitFoodie June 1, 2009 at 11:54 am

Sounds like a great morning! I should have some mornings like that more often!


34 Hallie June 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm

I think your life (career) goal is a good one. I’d love to not do the 9-5 thing, but that’s where I am now and don’t see that changing anytime soon. Good for you for making your career fit your lifestyle, instead of the other way around!


35 Marissa June 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

congrats on the article!!


36 Shannon (The Daily Balance) June 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm

so great to hear you had a relaxing morning after getting back from your trip. CONGRATS on the Breathe magazine article — fantastic! 😉


37 Sarah June 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

The Breathe article looks great Kath!


38 Kristin June 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm

A bit unrelated to this post…but, I wanted to let you know I think the pimento cheese spread you featured here a couple of months ago is amazing. My husband loves it too. I made it for dinner last night melted on whole grain bread with a side of tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Delish! :) Thanks for the recipe!


39 spicygranola June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Congrats on the magazine article. It looks fantastic.
I like the sound of your morning, keep that vacation mind set going for as long as possible!
Remember how you had that scary cockroach in your house a few weeks ago? I had a bat in my apartment last night! SO scary


40 Heather June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Those oats look great! Simple, yet healthy and delicious! :)

Congrats on the article Kath! It looks so professional and you did an awesome job writing it. Great tips and advice!


41 Oh She Glows June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Awesome article!!! You are already a pro!


42 Kath June 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Katherine ,
It’s from CB2.

Kristin ,
Thanks for the reminder to make it again!! It’s Kelsey’s recipe and I loved it too.

spicygranola ,
A bat!! YIKES!



43 Kara June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Looks like you’re doing quite well!!!


44 Jen June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm

I’ve never really been able to get into oatmeal….but you make it look so appetizing, I might have to try it again.


45 Danica June 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Congrats on the magazine article – it looks awesome!


46 Emily June 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Morning is my favorite time of day. Looks like you had a gorgeous one :)

Your magazine feature looks great!


47 Erin June 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Congrats on the article Kath, it looks fabulous. You should really be proud!


48 Elizabeth June 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Beautiful article!

I’m assuming your dried raspberries are unsweetened? I have the hardest time finding unsweetened dried fruit around here – all I can find is apricots!

I’ll have to bug my mom to check HT & Whole Foods and mail me some :)


49 Joanie June 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Glad you’re back. Though I did enjoy the guest spots, and found a few new sites I didn’t have in my reader that I really liked!


50 capedaisy June 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm

my college roomie just released a yoga video!


51 thepinkpeppercorn June 1, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Totally sounds like a heavenly morning, and glad you are back!


52 Lisa June 1, 2009 at 7:38 pm

I can believe it…one of the many reasons I enjoy your blog so much and keep coming back is because of the OUTSTANDING, professional-quality photos. You rock.


53 Kath June 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Lisa ,
Thanks :)



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