January 5, 2013


I woke up SOOOOO hungry today!! I felt like my stomach was going to implode when I finally got to make breakfast. I’m sure the sleep deprivation has something to do with it. Being up all night and breastfeeding – that’s a recipe for some hunger!

I could not resist eating a few slices off the Apple Scrapple loaf before I even made my French toast. Get in ma belly!


The dish was delicious as well – topped with banana and Justin’s Vanilla almond butter. A little extra egg that didn’t soak in on the side was scrambled!


I found this note from Matt by the milk in the fridge. Guess he really liked last night’s dinner : ) {Note the baby monitor drawn into the photo : ) }


He stuck around while I made breakfast and played with Mazen. Cutie pie!! He won the award for “best dressed” in his crib this morning. But I guess when you’re up against a panda and a llama it’s not that hard to win :mrgreen:


Maze and I went out on a long walk late morning after naptime, and I came back about to implode for a second time. I made a huge lunch!


A salad with avocado, goat cheese, veggies, spinach and smoked salmon bits


Plus a smoothie in a bowl


A blend of 1 cup milk, 1/2 a cup Greek yogurt, half a banana and 1 cup berries. Topped with some granola.


Afternoon events. Have you ever been kissed by a llama!?


Lunch was filling so I had tea for a snack. Since I’m in a constant state of dehydration thanks to breastfeeding, tea has been a great way for me to get some extra fluids this winter. I’m trying to have at least one cup a day. I added a little milk to this one too – Cinnamon Chai by Paromi Teas.


Since it’s First Friday, I met Hillary downtown for some art gallery crawling!


We went to Second Street Gallery, which is my fav for its out-of-the-box art and great appetizers.


We nibbled on cheese and some incredible breadstick rings from Mona Lisa Pasta


Then we headed to Market Street Wine Shop for their weekly tasting where Matt met us after work


Followed by a walk home and a bowl of leftovers – BBQ chicken and rice



Now I must get a head start on sleeping or my brain might implode!

{P.S. Do any of you remember when the old Charlotte Coliseum imploded? I was part of the public relations team that managed the event and it was really cool to plan! Only problem was they kept pushing back the date until it was the day after my wedding so I had to miss all the action live!}

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1 Ashley @ Coffee, Cake and Cardio January 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

He’s getting so big. Yay for smoothies in a bowl!


2 Lucy January 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

What is apple scrapple?! It sounds yum I jut don’t know what bread it is!


3 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

It’s a classic Great Harvest bread – 100% whole wheat with apples and dates inside


4 Beth January 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm

How long to the breads last? I’ve been to my GH many times for sandwiches and want to pick up a loaf but, being a single woman, not sure if I will eat it all by the time it expires. What do you think?


5 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

7-10 days! (The whole grain ones – cheesy ones are a little less). You can also get them to cut a loaf in half and give you an extra bag so you can freeze half. It freezes really well and this is what we recommend to single gals who come in our store


6 Beth January 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Ok wow! 10 days?! That’s a long time! Glad to hear. Ill be picking up a loaf tomorrow :)


7 Christena January 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

Mazen has been adorable since the day he was born & seems to get cuter and cuter with each day. That is a nice pic of you guys at the end of the post, also. I’ve got to try that BBQ chicken recipe.


8 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

That BBQ chicken bowl looks delicious! And maze looks ADORABLE in that polo onesie!!


9 Courtney January 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

Oh, man, I totally remember the great depths of breastfeeding hunger. He must be in a growth spurt!


10 Jenna Newberry January 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

I do! I was working down the street on Tyvola when
They did it! If memory serves, we saw Jimmy Buffer once
There too. Wow, feels so long ago! Like your Laguinitas
Glass an we look forward to trying slowcooker chicken
Dish tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend!


11 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 9:36 am



12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

Aww Mazen is so cute! You can really see his personality coming through in the photos as he grows up. Speaking of imploding stomachs, that’s kinda how I felt this morning. Nothing that a big veggie omelette couldn’t fix though!


13 Lisa @bitesforbabies January 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

What a great pic of your husband and son!


14 Nicole January 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

I loved reading Little Gorilla and looking for the balloon on every page…it’s there…you just have to look REALLY hard on some pages to see it :)

Oh and isn’t it amazing how frigging happy our babies can be the morning after they’ve been up all night? LOL


15 Lauren January 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

What a CUTIE Mazen is!!! Looks like you all had a FUN Friday!

All the food looks delicious! You are definitely influencing me to whip up some French toast.

What kind of blender to you use for your smoothies? :)

Enjoy your weekend!! :)


16 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

A Vitamix. The best!


17 Julie January 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

I swear you have the cutest babe ever!


18 Nina January 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

You have such a fabulous life Kath! I wanna be like you when I grow up… even though we’re probably the same age-ish. You make motherhood look effortless :)


19 Kristi January 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

I almost dressed our guy in the exact same outfit today! So cute!!!


20 Leslie January 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

Didn’t even remember last night was first Friday until I saw your post. Oh well, I will have to wait another month. And that picture of Mazen standing on the counter is sooooo adorable!


21 Monica January 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

And the best part of this weekend is the premier of Downton Abbey on Sunday! Enjoy your weekend. I have plans to hike in the great Colorado mountains today with my family!


22 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 11:09 am



23 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

Is it odd that BBQ chicken and rice sounds delicious over here at 9:30 in the morning?? lol Looks great!


24 Katie @ running4cupcakes January 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

Awe Mazen’s smile is so adorable! He is really getting big. Also, that French toast looks delicious!!!


25 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 5, 2013 at 10:55 am

What a cutie that little Mazen is! I love that adorable Polo onesie you have him in!


26 [email protected] January 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

Maze is so adorable – all those smiles make me happy! Lack of sleep always makes me crave carbs!


27 Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite January 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

On my gosh that first picture of Maze smiling seriously melted my heart! The bbq chicken and rice looks yummy!


28 Lynn @ the actor's diet January 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

Mazen should be a RL Polo model


29 Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife January 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

Mazen is such a cutie! I love the idea of putting smoked salmon on your salad. I may have to test that out for lunch today. :)


30 Kate, RD January 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

That pic of Maze on the kitchen counter is my favorite yet – what a cute little peanut!


31 sara @ fitcupcaker January 5, 2013 at 11:53 am

I love bbq, all your food looks amazing yum :)


32 Megan S @ gourmet or go home January 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I rarely comment, but that photo of Mazen standing up next to Matt is seriously so cute I can’t even stand it. Look at that grin!


33 Elisabeth January 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Love that pic of Maze standing on the counter with dad 😉


34 [email protected] January 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

The pics of Mazen and your hubby are too cute an what a sweet drawing! Have a wonderfule weekend!


35 Sarah January 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I love your sweet family! But not the llama.


36 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) January 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I adore the picture of Maze on the countertop! What a cutie patootie. 😀

And I’ve been on a tea kick of sorts lately too. It really is such a nice way to get fluids in during the winter, when ice cold water is the last thing on my brain. 😉

Happy Saturday!


37 Olivia @ Life As Liv January 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Love that picture of Mazen and Matt? Can you say cuteness overload?!


38 [email protected] January 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Apple Scrapple Bread sounds amazing! Bet it make the most amazing French toast! I need to make a smoothie soon, it’s been too long (and too cold!) Such a cute note from Matt and even cuter pic of Maze standing on the counter!!! Vanilla Chai is my favourite tea, must see if I can find a cinnamon one!


39 j January 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

You three are so beautiful, you’d never know sleep deprivation was lurking about!


40 Averie @ Averie Cooks January 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

The pic of him in your kitchen with Matt and he’s standing and smiling – Kath he is just precious & getting cuter by the day!

And yes I remember those up all night nursing sessions and the sleep deprivation and the hunger implosion feelings. Glad you fixed some great food!


41 Betsey C. January 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Look at that baby standing on the counter, all proud of his bad self! lol


42 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian January 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Your smoothie bowl looks delicious!


43 Lisa January 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

We dont have a Great Harvest in our area anymore so I am going to try to bake my own version of that Apple Scrapple bread. I drool everytime you feature it!


44 tiffany @dynamics of happy January 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

mazen is getting cuter everyday!!!!!!
y’all have got quite the dashing family :)


45 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 5, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Maze is growing too fast! He looks bigger every time you post! :)


46 Carla January 5, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Kath, random question, but how many grams of fat do you aim to eat everyday? You eat such a variety of healthy fats and I want to try to incorporate them without going overboard 😉


47 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I don’t have a goal and don’t count grams – I just try to incorporate a fats into each meal in the form of nuts, avocados, nut butters, cheese, chia seeds, etc.


48 joelle (on a pink typewriter) January 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Your photography never gets old to look at! Love it!

Ps. where did you get those black and white plates?


49 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 5:25 pm


Pottery Barn!


50 zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth January 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm

isn’t it incredible how you can love someone so unconditionally, even when they do dreadful things to you, like sleep deprivation? The photo of Mazen with Matt is adorable. Really liking Matt’s art work too!


51 Meagan January 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I loved these pictures of Mazen today!


52 robin January 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

m too


53 robin January 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm



54 robin January 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Man that kid is cute, cant wait til I get my little grand baby:)


55 polly January 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

the photo of Matt and Maze…. PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! i want to smoosh his little baby cheeks. Maze is a muffin!!!!

love you, hope your New Year is blessed!! XOXO


56 Lauren January 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Mazen is so adorable! I remember when my little guys were that age. They just don’t want to go to sleep, they are so excited to see and experience anything and everything! It was challenging, but I feel like their sense of wonder and FUN has only grown with each year. My boys are now several years older and I’m still only averaging 3-5 hours of sleep a night. I wouldn’t trade one moment of these years for anything.


57 Ali January 5, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Mazen is such a cutie!! How does he like being in the baby carrier? My baby loves it! She’s 3.5 months and I just started turning her to face out and she can’t get enough of looking all over the place!


58 KathEats January 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

He likes it a lot! He peeks out and looks all around too


59 Alison January 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Oh my goodness Mazen is getting cuter every day! That picture of you pinching his cheek is my favorite :) I think I might have french toast for breakfast tomorrow now too!


60 Katherine January 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm

What a precious little guy!


61 Christine January 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

That smoothie looks so thick and awesome. My dad used to implode buildings for a living. Rather, he was on a large team of people who did it! His job was to make sure the ground could withstand it. It was always SO fun to watch an implosion!


62 KathEats January 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

That’s such a unique job!


63 Kelly January 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Hi Kath! Saw the picture of you and Matt at the wine tasting and I never realized (Doh!) how much taller Matt is than you. I never considered you petite, so he must be pretty tall. How tall are you guys? Sounds like you had a great day! I know you LOVE Sunday’s, so enjoy tomorrow. :)


64 KathEats January 6, 2013 at 2:02 am

I’m 5’2 and he’s 6’0!


65 Michele Sparrow January 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Mazen is getting to be absolutely adorable…what a little dolly!

One thing I love about your posts is how full your days are with lovely, family filled activities. You are never idle and that is such a wonderful quality to possess. Even when you are home, you are organizing, cleaning, cooking or snuggling. Wonderful!

Have a great weekend! :-)


66 Jun January 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Mazen is getting so big already!

Anyone around you mention how much he resembles daddy or mummy or someone from your family?

Cos I can’t determine who’s looks he took over more!

Nevertheless, an adorable, bright boy he is :)


67 deb January 6, 2013 at 1:42 am

what’s out-of-the-box art?


68 KathEats January 6, 2013 at 2:04 am

Thinking outside the box… Not classic paintings and things but really abstract and unique collections


69 Jola January 6, 2013 at 5:55 am

I’ve been reading your blog for almost two years now without commenting even once. Thought, I should change that. :o)
That SIAB looks really good. I’m going to make one like this for lunch. I love to have a smoothie for dessert.


70 KathEats January 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

Thanks for your comment!


71 jen January 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

That picture of Maze getting the llama kiss s absolutely heart melting! Such a beautiful sleeping baby face.

Sleep deprivation always makes me a starving maniac too. I started to wonder if my brain decided that we need a certain amount of total “fuel” in a day, and if I don’t get my “sleep fuel” it decides we must make up the difference with more food fuel. Except you made super healthy choices today and I always wanted to carboload when I was sleep deprived. :)

PS. Everything I made in my crockpot came out blah, so I ditched it, but you’re chicken is totally asking me regret that move now! Yum squared!


72 jen January 6, 2013 at 7:23 am

Oops, your chicken, I meant


73 jen January 6, 2013 at 7:24 am

And making me, not asking me….. I’m rotten with the touchpad on this tablet!


74 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 6, 2013 at 8:15 am

Maze’s smile in that picture of him standing on the counter is adorable!


75 Meghan January 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Matt and you look gorgeous in that picture at the wine shop…glad you all are so happy and healthy with the new year!


76 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way January 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I love the note! Matt is so thoughtful and artistic!


77 Patty January 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

That picture of the two sitting on the bench looking at the wide canvas is such a great shot. Love the difference in age reflected by so many different things – posture, outfits, hair! Great eye, Kath!


78 Ingrid January 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Wait, is it the lighting or is Mazen getting blond hair?? He is such a gorgeous baby!


79 KathEats January 7, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Sometimes it’s white blond and other times it’s brown – I have no idea what color it will be!


80 Rachel W. January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Mazen is SO cute! I had no idea that “other” cities had First Friday. I thought it was just an Oakland thing :)


81 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde January 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Aw, Matt’s little drawing is so cute!! That was thoughtful of him :) And what a great picture of Matt and Mazen – I love those little Polo rompers. And I love Mazen’s huge smile, too!


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