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October 6, 2010

Cue The Rascals – It’s a beautiful mornin’

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I was expecting rain, so I’m in a good mood :) Headed out for a yoga class in just a few!

Pumpkin Pear Creamy Muffin Oats started my morning off to the right tune

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I stirred a tbsp of leftover heavy whipping cream into the pot. Wish I could say it tasted amazing, but I couldn’t taste it! Next time I’ll whip it :)

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The Mix

  • 2 tbsp hot cereal
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Half of a big pear
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Salt, Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin (lighter ’cause Matt was sharing the pot!)
  • Crumbled Fig Apricot muffin
  • Sunflower butter
  • A tsp of Justin’s Choco Hazelnut

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There are so many alien cats in our neighborhood! I think they all have homes (and Matt is allergic) but it’s really fun to get to play with them at times.

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My shoulders NEED some yoga today – I already miss doing it as many times a week as I was when I had the unlimited pass. Gotta get back to that!

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1 Jessica @ How Sweet October 6, 2010 at 7:46 am

That second photo with the sunlight streaming in is beautiful!


2 Samantha @ Bikini Birthday October 6, 2010 at 7:47 am

Ah my entire body needs yoga today. I’m so stiff from weightlifting!


3 stacey-healthylife October 6, 2010 at 7:48 am

Great weather. The oats look amazing, love all the fall flavors.


4 Lauren at KeepItSweet October 6, 2010 at 7:49 am

yum! did you cook the pear before you mixed it into the oats?


5 Kath October 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

No, I just put it in at the beginning of cooking


6 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) October 6, 2010 at 7:50 am

I was expecting aday of rain today too – one shower and it’s over *I hope*!
I love that bowl, where’s it from?


7 Kath October 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Homegoods! Not sure they have them in England!/


8 Hellena October 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

On the occations that I have a tbsp of cream left over I usually stir it in at the end of cooking my oats – I really like it that way, even thoguh it does alter the texture slightly. I luv heavy cream!!! 😀


9 [email protected] October 6, 2010 at 7:52 am

Having access to unlimited yoga is amazing! I volunteer at a local studio so I get to go to classes for free. So grateful for that.


10 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

I am hoping for a beautiful day here! We are about to make our bedroom into our office and vice versa so madness in the house is about to begin! I will need that yoga too by this afternoon! Enjoy your day Kath!


11 Jil October 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

Aww – living vicariously through your beautiful day! It is drrrrrreary here.


12 Simply Life October 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

Looks like a beautiful start to the day!


13 Marisa @ Loser for Life October 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

I’m finding the more yoga I do, the more my body craves it! I start to feel achy and tight! Weird, huh?

Thanks for the ear worm 😉


14 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

Your house is so pretty in the morning- it always makes me wish I was at home in PA with the sunshine streaming into my bedroom windows!!


15 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

Man…I wish I had been surprised by blue skies this morning!! Enjoy yoga!


16 Estela @ Weekly Bite October 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

Love your house! So pretty!!

Your oat are looking extra creamy today ::)


17 rebecca lustig October 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

your oatmeal looks like a pie that was slaved over for hours upon hours. lovin the addition of fig apricot yum


18 whitney October 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

I would love yoga for a week right now! My body really needs it. Yoga is the best remedy for a runner. Your oatmeal looks very festive today.


19 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 6, 2010 at 8:13 am

I sure hope that sunshine makes it’s way up the coat to MD!!!!


20 Andrea (@ Puppy Dog Tales) October 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

that’s supposed to be “coast” not coat….clearly it’s cold here and I’m shocked I had to wear a coat this morning. :)


21 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad October 6, 2010 at 8:22 am

Kath, you need a cat!!!!

I love talking to the kitties around the ‘hood when I take walks or go running.


22 Amanda October 6, 2010 at 8:30 am

Pear + pumpkin = perfect combination. Delish in the dish!


23 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef October 6, 2010 at 8:31 am

cute kitty!


24 Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 6, 2010 at 8:33 am

beautiful pics as always kath… food as art. love it!


25 Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

My mother in law’s neighborhood is full of cats — and yes they all have homes but the neighbors around there just let the cats roam free. I’d be nervous to let my pets out like that, but it seems to work for them!


26 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

Your home is so gorgeous Kath! You’re so lucky to have all that sunlight – it’s so dark and rainy here today.. yuck! Breakfast looks lovely :)


27 skinnyrunner October 6, 2010 at 8:45 am

a nonfood comment: i love your bowl, placemat and cup. all different and cute together!


28 Stacey October 6, 2010 at 8:51 am

Hope you have a good yoga session! I’m headed to one in a little bit too 😀


29 Ashley @ Nourishing the Soul October 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

Never thought of crumbling a muffin in something like that… sounds delish!


30 alyssa October 6, 2010 at 8:52 am

I know how you feel! Im just getting back into it, twice a week, but i want it every day! Wish i had the time!!


31 Meg October 6, 2010 at 8:55 am

Kitty! Aww, there’s so many strays where I live as well! Must be a mid-atlantic thing 😉 haha.

Enjoy your yoga :)


32 megan @ whatmegansmaking October 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

love that picture of your house! Looks like a completely beautiful morning. Makes me wish I was enjoying the sunshine instead of stuck at work.


33 barefootgirl October 6, 2010 at 9:03 am

I puffy heart you house!!!


34 barefootgirl October 6, 2010 at 9:03 am



35 Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels October 6, 2010 at 9:04 am

Isn’t it wonderful waking up to beautiful weather? :) That cat is so cute. I have a cat that looks like that who comes by my house (I think he’s homeless though) and I always feed him. He’s the sweetest cat ever.


36 Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

Aw i love cats!
And it sounds like such a nice morning!


37 Cara October 6, 2010 at 9:13 am

My oatmeal bowl as of late is Asian pear and banana; the pumpkin would be fabulous though. They don’t sell canned pumpkin in my neck of the woods; I just have to really plan ahead and cook it myself I guess.


38 Paige(Running Around Normal) October 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

Yay for sun! It’s a mild, sunny fall day here in IL. Loving it:)


39 Natalia - a side of simple October 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

Jealous of your weather right now. We’re in a rain rut. Enjoy the sun!


40 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels) October 6, 2010 at 9:41 am

Wohoo for good weather days. We(Austin,TX) are finally in the high 50’s early morning and it’s glorious!!!!!

Time for Soup, Chili and Oatmeal!



41 Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

I’ve found that the best way to incorporate a bit of cream into oatmeal is to pour it over top. That way the taste doesn’t get lost. My faaave is peaches (stirred in) and cream :).


42 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 6, 2010 at 9:59 am

nothing like morning’s light! I love the feel of the light reaching in and “waking up” all the corners of my house in the morning…It looks like you do to! :) Your house is simply lovely.
Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes


43 Camille October 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

The cream sounds like it would be amazing! Bummer that you couldn’t taste it!


44 Heather (Heather's Dish) October 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

the cream sounds incredible! too bad you couldn’t taste it…i bet whipping will make a big difference though :)


45 Michelle @ IronDivas October 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

I am soo jealous… I can’t wait until Sunday when I get to go to my Bikram Yoga class… It is sooo relaxing for me afterwards, I feel like I am on a natural high after class. I haven’t been in a long time so I am sure it will feel new to me all over again. The heat definitely takes some getting use to, but I believe the benefits are sooo worth it.


46 Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 6, 2010 at 10:35 am

Too bad you couldn’t taste the heavy cream. You should totally whip it next time. Add some chocolate and slivered almonds and you’ll have yourself an oatmeal sundae, lol.


47 Jamie @ Food in Real Life October 6, 2010 at 10:42 am

I wish I had alien cats in my neighborhood! Joe is allergic and its so sad because I am a major cat lover! Once, there was one that came on to my deck and I got so excited. I even bought cat food incase it came back. Then I realized it belonged to a neighbor. I’m such a weirdo! Have fun at yoga!


48 Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous October 6, 2010 at 10:49 am

We have a neighbor’s cat that is overly friendly and will just walk right into the house if she sees the door open for a second! My cat doesn’t like her so it’s not the best scenario haha


49 lynn (The Actors Diet) October 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

i’m allergic to cats too, but luckily not doggies! have a great day.


50 Amber K October 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

I feel bad because my husband really loves cats, but I am completely allergic! And I think they’re evil 😉


51 [email protected] October 6, 2010 at 11:34 am

Those oats look fabulous! I love all of your pictures – the sky looks so clear and beautiful :) Have a great yoga class!


52 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 6, 2010 at 11:47 am

We have a neighborhood cat that kind of roams as well – the husband is allergic as well. He knows if I’ve touched one or not!


53 Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

That absolutely is a beautiful morning. Gotta love it! :)


54 Claire @ Low Impact Fashionista October 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm

This is random but I LOVE the decorative handle on the spoon in your oats! I love fancy/decorative everyday objects, they make the everyday more exciting.


55 Leslie @ Chomp! October 6, 2010 at 7:49 pm

i don’t know why, but your oatmeal today looks especially delish! chomp!


56 Hannah October 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I adore your couch covers/fabric! So stylish yet homey!


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