Mittens Needed

November 30, 2011

Our front door is getting sealed today, which means the hardware is off, the door is wide open, the heat is off, the house stinks and it’s 50* inside!!!!! BRRR!

Might need to add some layers to my outfit.

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For those who asked, here’s the LOFT loot:

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[Two pairs of jeans because trousers are my favorite and they are so similar yet so different!]

My newest read on the nightstand beside me. I’m 20 pages in and already intrigued. It’s like The Giver!

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I went to Cycle this morning with Sara and Katherine. Fun times, hard times!! Sara and I walked loops around the mall after to catch up before I came home for lunch.

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My one-and-only post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich!! I save just enough white meat for one. Layered with cranberry sauce, spinach and sharp white cheddar!

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Clems!

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Lemony H2O

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Porch!!

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Thinking about leaving home to work this afternoon in a coffee shop – need to warm up!!

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1 Candice @ Sailing on Paper November 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I think you might have a few favorite colors! :) I totally do that, too–I always come home with blues/black/purples.

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2 lynn @ the actor's diet November 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

love the sweater dress – i was eyeing some at the mall yesterday

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3 Emily November 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm

BEST.BOOK.EVER. Ok, maybe not EVER but pretty awesome. :)

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4 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio November 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

LOVE the Loft loot!! You got a lot of great stuff. Your lunch also looks fantastic. Have fun at the coffee shop if you go.

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5 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries November 30, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Ahh your sandwich looks so good. I’m jealous. We had Thanksgiving out of town, so no leftovers for us. I plan on roasting our own turkey and making some homemade cranberry sauce this weekend though – I love turkey and cranberry sandwiches too much not to have a couple!

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6 Tracey November 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I loved the Hunger Games – hope you enjoy it!

Also, I am stopping by the grocery on the way home tonight for cranberries. I cannot get your cranberry sauce out of my head. :)

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7 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot November 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I thought I was going to hate Hunger Games and then started reading them and could not put them down!! Best book I have read in awhile for sure!! And I am jealous of that turkey sandwich – I ran out of turkey before I even got one! When does that happen?!?!

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8 Becky November 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I just finished the Hunger Games last night. It was a great read and I totally agree with your comparison to The Giver. I forgot how much I loved that book! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I hope in the movie they do justice to the book:)

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9 Jen November 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

hey kath not related to this post but quick question for the expert! i eat the skin of acorn and kabocha squash… i was wondering if the skin of butternut squash is edible as well? (i would roast it, skin on) thank you so much for always answering questions!!

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10 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Pretty sure they are! I’ve eaten it before. If your intestines can handle acorn, I think they can handle b-nut.

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11 deva at deva by definition November 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My mum roasts her butternut squash with the skin on. It’s a nice contrasting texture to the soft squash – I like it :-)

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12 Jen November 30, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Thanks Kath and deva!

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13 Anita November 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I just read that lemon water is an awesome alternative to coffee and tea for energizing yourself in the morning! Something about enzymes? haha. Plus, it’s delish!

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14 Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats November 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Loved the whole Hunger Game series and I hope you do too!

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15 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) November 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Wow, that’s a lot of loft loot! i need to go there a-sap.
that sandwich looks uh-mazing!

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16 Janelle November 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Wow I love the green plate ! Were did u get it from ? Also do any of the readers here know a gluten free restaurant in Tulsa oklahoma ? Thanks

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17 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Crate + Barrel

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18 Janelle November 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Thanks ! Will look for the nearest one – have only ever been to one at the grove in LA

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19 Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Looooove those striped shirts! I’ve been obsessed with stripes lately…which is not necessarily a good look for a pregnant lady, but I’m rolling with it anyway :-)

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20 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous November 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Mmmm….cranberry sauce on sandwiches=the best. I like it paired with goat cheese. I am actually doing a post tomorrow on the health benefits of cranberries. Who knew they’ve been shown to inhibit cancer growth!

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21 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

that sandwich looks delish… and the ATL finds super cute.

i HATE when the house is cold. i work from home and am completely distracted if i am busy shivering.

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22 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious November 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I love the idea of working the afternoon in a coffee shop. My motivation soars when I smell the roast coffee and hear the buzz of an espresso maker. I love coffee. Enjoy your afternoon!

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23 Molly November 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm

If you are like me, you are going to breeze through the Hunger Games books! My only suggestion…make sure you have the other two on hand, because you won’t want to stop reading. Have you seen the trailer for the movie?

Cute clothes…looks like I need to make a trip to the Loft soon :)

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24 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

The one I have is hard copy with pages falling out – when I finish it I will just download the other two via Kindle app, my new expensive habit but instant entertainment!

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25 Jessica November 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Just a suggestion: if you are a member of your local library, they might loan books for your kindle app. I download books onto my Nook fairly often-helps me save money! Also, I just finished the second book- I love this story!!

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26 Erin November 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

You can also check out booklending.com

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27 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

I so need to do these…

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28 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

(Erin, have you had good luck with Booklending.com? Looks really cool)

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29 Erin November 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I heard decent things about it, but I haven’t actually gotten a book from there. If you want a book that’s in high demand, I think you have to get on a waiting list, so it’s not good if you want instant gratification. I have two books that I already purchased on my ipad…I need to finish those and then I’m going to check into booklending.com more. I looked into it when someone told me that you could share books on a kindle, so maybe other people with a kindle (or kindle app) could all swap together??? Anyone else know?

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30 Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy November 30, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Cute loft purchases! And your sandwich looks delicious!

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31 Mai November 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

The Hunger Games series is awesome!

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32 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I love what you bought! So cute! Long tank tops are the best for layering under shirts and sweaters! I wear them all the time.

That sandwich looks yummy :)

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33 Laura November 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I was soo excited about the LOFT sale when you posted about it—- only to find out that they do not ship to canada. All the deals were available online, but not for us :( ! But you got some great stuff!

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34 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm

I would definitely need mittens and my ski jacket if my house was 50 degrees! Love your selections from the Loft. Absolutely my favorite store. I have scored a few sales like that before and it is the BEST! Love it when their jeans are on clearance. :)

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35 Erin November 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Love the Hunger Games series! The most addicting books I have read in a while.

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36 marie November 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm

This book is AMAZING! I was so into that I remember sneaking the book in class and reading it because I just couldn’t put it down.

The sequels are not as good as that book is and I personally wish I had stopped after just the first book, so be warned if you decide to read book 2 & 3.

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37 Jen November 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

I’m reading the first one now too and heard the same thing – that the 2nd and 3rd aren’t as good….but you have to read them to see how it finishes!

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38 marie November 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

True!

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39 Kimberly December 1, 2011 at 9:38 am

I thought the second was just as good as the first…the third not so much. But of course, the series is still wonderful! Can’t wait for the movie!

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40 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Cute LOFT loot. Now I know who’s closet I want to raid :)

Have a great day and stay warm!

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41 Johanna B November 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I get chilled if my house gets below 62*. I would be heading for the nearest coffee cave asap.

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42 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Oh, that sandwich looks so good! Great score on the LOFT clothing! Love it!

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43 Cait's Plate November 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Gah! I can’t wait to start on The Hunger Games! I’ve been reading “Cutting for Stone” for so long…I’m ready to be done and move on!

Also – LOVE the LOFT loot! So jealous!

That sandwich reminds me of the Friends episode where Ross makes his Thanksgiving leftover sandwich with “the moist maker” – try to find that episode and watch it if you haven’t seen it, it’s hysterical :)

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44 Tracey November 30, 2011 at 7:33 pm

The moist maker! That is a great episode. :)

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45 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love your trouser jeans!! They’re one of my favourite styles because they can be dressed up so easily. I might be requiring mittens tonight too – it’s finally snowing but I’m very unprepared to brush anything off my car after work!

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46 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I LOVE that book!!! I am so excited for the movie to come out!!!

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47 Amanda November 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

And you said you got all of those clothes for under $100, right? Very impressive!

I really need to start taking advantage of being able to work from coffee shops during the day. It would be a nice change of scenery. :)

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48 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Yup!

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49 Jaime November 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Is anyone else getting notifications for this post over and over again on their phone? I get one every 2 minutes. I’m just going to delete the app if it doesn’t stop :(

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50 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I made one edit so it probably just blasted again – sorry

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51 Jaime November 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm

i’ve gotten it about 25 times!

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52 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Oh my gosh!!! So weird – so sorry. In Twitter??

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53 Jaime November 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm

No…just on the mobile app. I always just get one. I don’t know if something is wrong with my phone…I wanted to see if it was happening to anyone else

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54 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The apps are going through a transition actually, so it’s probably related to that

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55 LPT November 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The Hunger Games is NOTHING like The Giver. Not at all…in any way. But if you keep reading, you’ll figure that out.

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56 Hillary B November 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Both are set in futuristic dystopias and have controlling “Big Brother” type governments. I can think of a few more similarities, but I don’t want to spoil! Or wait, were you being sarcastic?

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57 LAPT November 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm

The Giver is about a society with no pain. Everyone is equal. Everyone lives a predetermined life–the harsh realities of death and anguish are swiftly hidden from society.

The Hunger Games is about the disparity between classes created by the few. It’s about a lack of democracy. It’s all about pain, hunger, and need–those things will always be a part of life. Ultimately, it’s the desire of choice and equality that bring the final book to its head.

Sarcastic and also–they’re just not all that alike, aside from being futuristic young adult fiction.

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58 Michelle November 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Hunger Games is one of the BEST books. It is such a quick and easy read too, which is a bonus during this busy time of year!

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59 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

It’s very cold and damp here in NJ. Can’t imagine what it would be like if we had to keep the door open. Yikes!

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60 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I’d DIE if my house was that cold. But i guess its for a good cause!

love the LOFT loot! Totally LOVE Hunger Games–such a good series and I can NOT wait for the movie in March. SO stoked!

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61 Janet November 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I also have been getting notifications repeatedly on my phone since this post. I am reading it on Kath eats real food which is an app I downloaded for my iphone. I love your posts, but I don’t have be told to read it over and over. I stop and read it when I can grab the chance.

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62 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I’m sorry Janet, I’m not doing it on purpose. I think there must be a problem with the app.

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63 Lena @Fit on the Rocks November 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Wow..you must be freezing! I keep my thermostat at 65 and even that feels too chilly somtimes.

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64 katie @KatieDid November 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Very cute clothes, I love the loft! Even as a college student I find really cute gong out-y clothes there even though you wouldn’t think it.

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65 Lauren @ What Lauren LikesL November 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Love the sweater dress! :)

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66 joelle (on a pink typewriter) November 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

50 degrees INSIDE? It’s barely that cold outside here in D.C.! I keep my apt 76-77 degrees haha I hate being cold!!

Do you like that book?

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67 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Oh you’re totally going to be hooked! Such a great series.

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68 Luella November 30, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I just finished the third book in the series yesterday. Loved them!!! I was completely hooked – hope you are too! :)

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69 Sara November 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I hope you have books two and three of the series because you’re going to get through with the first book and be ready for more immediately! :)

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70 Laura @ She Eats Well November 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I thought I was over Thanksgiving leftovers, but now your sandwich makes me want some turkey. Probably best I resist, since I am already sleepy at my desk. Love the lemon butt :) in your H20!

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71 Melody (Redhead in the Kitchen) November 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm

The Giver is one of my all time favorites! What an amazing book. I can’t remember if I read it in Ms. Tempest’s class or Ms. Robinson. I’m definitely going to check out The Hunger Games now. I need a good winter read. Thanks for the recommendation!

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72 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Hey Melody!!

I think I read it in Mr. Cameron’s 7th grade..

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73 Katie @ Arugulovers November 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

The Hunger Games is AMAZING! I loved it and can’t wait to read it again and see the movie. I was saldy unimpressed by the second and third books in the series, so savor the first one :)

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74 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 30, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Love the sweater dress…looks soooo comfortable and cozy! Envious of your leftover turkey sandwich…thanksgiving in Canada was two months ago. Nothing quite matches it’s yumminess!

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75 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte November 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Oooh I’m drooling over the sight of that turkey sandwich! Cranberry sauce and white cheddar cheese sound like they’d go awesome with leftover turkey – YUM!

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76 Lindsay November 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I never read the Hunger Games….do you suggest them???? I read all of Twilight and love them, are they quick reads as well?

That sandwhich looks amazing……check out my blog!http://nutsaboutfitness.tumblr.com/ I would love to get some feedback!

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77 Hillary November 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Love love loooove the Hunger Games. I’m a middle school teacher, and it’s one of the only books in recent memory that I’ve read with a decent, strong, powerful female heroine (other than Hermione from HP, obviously!) My kids love the book too!

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78 Melissa December 1, 2011 at 6:25 am

His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass trilogy) has a really great, strong heroine, Lyra. Those books are awesome too!

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79 Hillary December 1, 2011 at 6:59 am

I’ve been meaning to read those books for about two years now. Thanks for the reminder!!

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80 Clare @ SweetnSimple November 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Wow I can’t believe how cold it’s getting there!! Love your lunch combo – always looks yum :)

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81 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Nice loot from Loft! Digging the sweater dress especially–cute and comfy!
I’m also reading “The Hunger Games” right now…7 chapters in! I’m so busy with schoolwork that I only have a chance to read it while I’m doing my cardio at the gym, and it’s a great way to get through workouts!

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82 katie @KatieDid November 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Today I saw a drink that was apple cider vinegar flavored. I was super curious, and next time I’m sick I might pick it up to try it out! Apple cider vinegar seriously seems to be a do-it-all. I used to use it as conditioner, and to get rid of fruit flies, and now apparently for ridding colds too!

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83 Lauren @ Vaguely Vegan November 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I stocked up at the Loft yesterday as well – it was that darn 50% off coupon via email. Couldn’t resist, even though I should’ve been buying gifts for others! Oh well…

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84 Shana November 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm

I read the Hunger Games too! However, I didn’t really like it. I had a hard time with the premise of the plot and it was really hard for me to suspend disbelief. I also think it had to do with the fact that it is primarily a tale of survival and I hated thinking about having to live life like that. I really, really enjoyed reading the Giver as a child though. It’s one of the only books I’ve read multiple times. That and Matilda!

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85 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm

ahhh I have that sweater dress!!! it is SO cute with a wide belt.

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86 marie November 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Also, if you enjoy The Hunger Games, you might be interested in Lord of the Flies (although you might have read it way back in high school).

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87 Nicole November 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

LOVE The Hunger Games–just started reading it out loud to my son yesterday and he’s hooked! I’m reading it for the second time :)

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88 cari November 30, 2011 at 7:23 pm

what’s up with the horizontal stripes?

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89 KathEats November 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

I like them. Do you not?

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90 Jill December 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I think horizontal stripes are alwayyys good. Especially tonal- I have a difficult time passing up tonal-striped anything!
However, if they were *vertically* striped shirts…thats a different story :P

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91 Elisabeth November 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Wow – can’t believe how much cute stuff you got for under $100! I hope you love the Hunger Games series like I did. I breezed through all 3 in about as many days & can’t wait for the movies :)

P.S. you should buy a Nook or Kindle so you can have a larger screen. ;) I had the original Nook & just upgraded to the new Tablet – love!

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92 Angel7 November 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I cannot believe that you found all those clothes for a little under $100! That is the deal of the year :)

Going to a coffee shop sounds so cozy for a cold day like today! I love the coffee shops with fireplaces!

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93 Meg November 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

The Hunger Games in a great triology! Have fun reading!

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94 Larbs November 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

jealous of the loot! Good thing I didn’t eat the last piece of turkey…

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95 Mary Legare Whaley November 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Oh my goodness. You just made my favorite post-Thanksgiving sandwich! I love turkey on wheat–one side spread with cranberry sauce, the other side spread with dijon mustard. So. Good. Ugh…I wish I had more turkey! =)

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96 Becca November 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm

The sandwich looks so good. P.S. I have that sweater dress and I am wearing it RIGHT now!!!

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97 Khushboo November 30, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Love that sweater dress!

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98 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles December 1, 2011 at 1:54 am

Your sandwich is really making me wish I’d made more cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving!

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99 Abby December 1, 2011 at 2:42 am

Love The Hunger Games books!!! I read them all in a row- and it was amazing. Hope you enjoy them too! Can’t wait for the movie.

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100 Dawn S December 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

The Hunger Games series is awesome! I can’t wait for the movie to come out next spring!

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101 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings December 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Man, that sammy looks delicious! We didn’t host tday this year so no leftovers :( So sad! Hunger Games is on my reading list as well.

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102 Sarah December 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I loved The Giver when I was younger…and probably still would if I read it again today! I read the entire Hunger Games trilogy over Thanksgiving weekend last year, could.not.put.them.down…and now the first movie trailer is out and it looks like it will be awesome as well.

Great Loft loot!!

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103 Kim H December 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

I loved, loved, loved The Hunger Games. I read that book in a few days then downloaded Catching Fire and am already finished with that. I want to read Mockingjay and am thinking about asking for it for Christmas but don’t think I can wait that long…

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104 Lindsay December 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Loved the book and then passed it to my husband who loved it to. He is really excited for the movie!

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