Mixed Up Clouds

March 27, 2011


You’ve got to be kidding me!!!


Yesterday Matt was mowing the lawn in short sleeves – you can still see the grass lines!! Just a few weeks ago I was running in shorts and a t-shirt. Everything is in bloom. Crazy mixed up clouds!


It seems with the wintry mix my winter appetite has returned. The ole hibernation-induced decadent, voluminous bowl of oats:


The Wintry Mix

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin, stirred in at end (second-to-last can!!)
  • Pinch salt
  • Toppings: Lynda’s granola, coconut, Flying Squirrel PB Bright Eyed + Bushy Tail, butterscotch


Coffee coffee gimme!!


Half a mug





Hangin’ out on the couch till further notice!

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1 Holly @ The Runny Egg March 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

Oh no!!! I really hope we are done with the snow now — we’ve had a few sprinklings here and there but enough is enough!

I do love how that bowl looks against the snow though — how beautiful!


2 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations March 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

Oh my! More snow. I just said this has been the LLLOOOOOONNGEST winter ever! Spring is bursting forth where I am, but it’s pretty cold today.


3 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey March 27, 2011 at 9:09 am

Wow! Snow again.
I had hoped we were done with it here in Charlotte… but you NEVER know, do you? :)

Enjoy hangin’ out on the couch… sounds like something I should look into today, too.



4 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) March 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

Woah! I can not believe that you are having snow while we have absolutely none up here in New England. That hardly ever happens!

Your oats are absolutely gorgeous though! Such pretty pictures. 😀


5 staceyhealthylife March 27, 2011 at 9:12 am

Snow, that’s crazy. Your breakfast makes me feel like were back in January. Come back spring.


6 Abby March 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

You’ve got to be kidding me is right! I woke up to a sheet of ice! lol. Those oats looks so good. Pumpkin=my favorite! 😀


7 Natalia - a side of simple March 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

Whoa! I totally thought I was at the wrong blog. Snow where you are!? I’m surprised! We had a storm earlier this week but we’re a good deal further North than you are. Well, it’s a lovely excuse to stay in, stay warm, and laze about on a Sunday 😉


8 Molly March 27, 2011 at 9:28 am

I just double checked outside in Northern Illinois: sunshine, no snow. Whew.


9 Khushboo March 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

Wow that snow is gorgeous! It’s extreme temps in the opposite direction here! So hot it feels like a sauna! I would love to jump into that pile of white goodness right about now!


10 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) March 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

This photo shoot reminds me of OhSheGlows’ carrot cake oatmeal post . . . which I LOVED yesterday morning. Beautiful!


11 Samantha March 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Whoa! Are you restocking on pumpkin before it’s gone? Or do you think they’ll have it year round this time?


12 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Wow we didn’t even get snow here! I’m hoping I’ve seen the last of it.


13 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) March 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Oh my goodness! Snow.


14 Mara @ What's for Dinner? March 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

It’s ridiculous here too… it’s freaking almost April and maybe 30 degrees. I need spring!


15 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) March 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

Snow!? Woah! You live in a crazy land :/


16 Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

That happened here in St. Louis yesterday! I also hung out on the couch haha

I hate it!


17 MonsteRawr March 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

Ach, the same thing happened here! Lovely days in the 40s, then suddenly snow. Now the temperature struggles to get above freezing. I am sooooo beyond over it! I’d kill for some weather in the 40s.


18 Cindy March 27, 2011 at 9:49 am

That’s what I’m saying! No snow yet, but Wednesday it was 80 and Thursday it was 32! Crazy weather.


19 Nancy~The Wife of a Dairyman March 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

Well at least it’s a beautiful setting for that gorgeous bowl! Sorry about your spring teaser….it’s always difficult when winter returns after sunny, warm weather. It’s raining, STILL in CA also….


20 Ashley March 27, 2011 at 9:52 am

OH my gosh!! I was shocked by your photos!!!!


21 Heather March 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

Crazy weather! We had snow last week.

Where is the warm, spring weather?!?


22 Sable@SquatLikeALady March 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

Ugh I KNOW right, what a freakin’ tease! We just got dumped on here in Montana too. I want spring back!


23 Danielle March 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

In Dallas we were swept by a cold front yesterday. It is in the 50’s this morning. A nice change from Thursday’s high 80s. Soon summer will overtake the South and I will be longing for these temps, so I am trying to enjoy them.


24 Jennifer March 27, 2011 at 10:02 am

I know!! We’ve been getting snow since Friday. :(

I love that bowl though…where is it from? (I don’t know if there is an easy way to find out by clicking on something LOL)


25 KathEats March 27, 2011 at 10:09 am



26 Alaina March 27, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I love Homegoods bowls! That’s where I got my orange and white square bowl too. Such a great find! I’m done with this snow too! I can’t wait for TX where it’s 80* :-)


27 Joanie March 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

I must know where you got that beautiful cherry blossom bowl! It’s gorgeous!


28 KathEats March 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

See above!


29 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

Now that’s some crazy weather! We had horrible storms here last night. I swear the lightening was in my bedroom. Enjoy some rest today Kath.


30 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

That has been happening on the west side of the country, too! Drivin’ me crazy- I want spring! Lol! :) :)

It’s good for pretty pictures, though!


31 Brittany March 27, 2011 at 10:09 am

We got snow too!!!!


32 Sharon March 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

It’s snowing in Kansas too!! It went from 70* early in the week to 40’s* in like 12 hours!! I don’t think Mother Nature got the memo that it’s SPRING!!!


33 lauren @ spiced plate March 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

I sort of like the snow, so I’m a little jealous! It looks so pretty. and what a great oatmeal, too!


34 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

The snow! I’m sooo glad I think it’s over in Atlanta. We did have some crazy storms yesterday though (thankfully AFTER my race!).

At least it’s pretty… and your lawn is mowed. :)


35 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

I thought this was an older post at first! Crazy weather! 😯 Same here in upstate NY; the week before, 70F. Then, we had snow again this week. Sigh.


36 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 27, 2011 at 10:17 am

THIS is exactly what it looks like here in Ontario! All of our snow had almost melted by Tuesday then BAM! On Wednesday we got a complete white-out and there is TONS now! It’s supposed to warm up and I’m hoping everything will melt and that will be the end of it. To think I had my spring jacket out last week!!


37 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

Noooo!!! Ugh. Oh well, perhaps an excuse to cuddle up on the couch and take a day off! 😉


38 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 27, 2011 at 10:20 am

Wow! That’s a lot of snow (at least for where I live). It’s cold here too. I hope spring comes back. :(


39 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

The weather has been like that here in MN too. The silver lining (or is it the snow lining) is that the snow made for some awesome breakfast pictures! Love them. Also, your dinner last night looked awesome. How fun.


40 Jess (Sweet Potato) March 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

Wow! Look at that snow! Ga-ross!


41 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ohmygosh! I bet you woke up and were like “Whaaa??” I can’t believe you guys have snow again! It’s been so nice out lately :)
I’d say a snowy day calls for couch time, definitely!


42 lynn @ the actor's diet March 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

i was shocked to find rain outside today but i bet snow was a bit of a head trip


43 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 27, 2011 at 10:47 am

After living in Alaska for 3 years, I know to expect snow and winter through April, but this is crazy for you guys!! It helps knowing that others are sharing in my misery as well.


44 Emily March 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

Brrrr!! I want it to warm up for good- it was 25 here this morning. NOT a fan!


45 Shannon @ My Place In The Race March 27, 2011 at 11:03 am

Holy cow! It’s so pretty though! It got really chilly here the last few days too. Last Saturday it was well over 80 and sunny. Yesterday we stayed in the 40s with insane thunder storms. Geez… Hopefully this is the last cold snap. Have a great day! 😀


46 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

CRAZY!!!! Although it does make beautiful photography. 😉

Have a wonderful Sunday!


47 Anne @ Baking Me March 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

It snowed where I live too. I am so over the snow and ready for spring :)


48 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 27, 2011 at 11:15 am

Ugh the same thing happened to us this week! The weather can be such a tease! 😛


49 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

Ugh – I’m so sick of snow! Bring on the sunny spring weather! :)


50 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

Was pretty shocked to see SNOW behind and under your breakfast ?! Old mother nature doesn’t know ‘weather’ its spring or winter… High of 57* here today, but supposed to be 85* on Wed ?!?!? I’d like a little spring before summer… ?


51 AnneWF March 27, 2011 at 11:22 am

It is pretty though.


52 Meg March 27, 2011 at 11:32 am

Oh my…that’s a scary sight ha! We were supposed to get snow but it’s sunny…I’m so confused.

I want Spring!


53 Kristi @ KristiAteIt March 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

Oh my gosh!!! Snow!! That’s insane.
I like the sounds of your day though…sitting on the couch!


54 Gen March 27, 2011 at 11:39 am

Can’t believe how much snow there is!!! I’ll try to send some hot weather your way! 😀


55 Nicole @ Vegan in the House March 27, 2011 at 11:45 am

Ugh! That snow is depressing!


56 Wendy March 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

I hear ya. Last Sunday I got a bit sunburnt on a 13 mile run in 80+ degree temps. This Sunday? Waiting for the SEVEN inches of snow we got yesterday to melt away some so I can go to the grocery store!


57 Caitlyn (The Spoonful of Life) March 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

The bright red and white bowl is very appropriate for your snowy weather! I just came back from Colorado where it was 50* in Denver, but below 30* and snowing in the mountains! So confusing!


58 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I think it is beautiful! It snowed again here too- the mountains are covered–lovely :) Oats is a great way to start the day–that’s how mine began as well.


59 Kate March 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I know, craziness! It looks like you got a lot, from my window it just looks like the cars and trees are dusted, there’s no snow on the ground. Of course that’s after a few hours above freezing.

I’ve been reading your blog for a few week now- I love it! It’s so fun to read about C’Ville in blogworld : )


60 Mom March 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Freezing cold here in NC too. We stood outside after church and chatted with people. By the time I got home and tried to type, my fingers wouldn’t move.


61 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

What the heck? What is up with the weather!?!?!?!


62 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I can’t believe you are still getting snow :-(

On the positive side – it did make the pictures of your breakfast turn out stunning.

Stay inside and keep warm :-)


63 Lauren @ChiGalLauren March 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm

No way!! That is something that would happen here in Chicago, luckily it hasn’t. Hopefully it melts soon!


64 Namaste Gurl March 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm

WOw, looks like the west coast cold front moved towards your way. I’m not sorry about that:)


65 Gina March 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I have the same cherry blossom plate set. TJ Maxx, I believe?

Ugh, this weather is so annoying. It was 31 degrees here this morning. I’m not amused!


66 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I think it looks beautiful! Spring is right around the corner, snow just wants to remind you that it can come and cover the world in magic at any moment! (I’m scared the pumpkin is running low! Aaah!


67 Lauren March 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Ah, this totally threw me for a loop. I had to go back and make sure I was in the right month on your blog. Thought I might have accidentally hit the archive button.

Well, at least it won’t last long. Oh March!!! :)


68 Kelly March 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

WOW! absolutely beautiful pictures! love the contrast of the bright red and perfectly white snow!


69 ered March 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I love love love that top picture–it’s so awesome. I think it could win a contest!


70 Hannah March 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Wow! I can’t believe you got snow again! It’s crazy seeing the rapid weather changes you’re experiencing in Cville – I can’t remember it being that changeable when I was there!


71 Kelsey March 28, 2011 at 5:42 am

Snow?!?! Penny wants to come play!!


72 Lisa March 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I love the contrast of the red bowl and the white snow.

Sorry you guys are getting more snow! I’m ready for summer!


73 Andy March 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm

It has been a crazy winter and spring! I hate it when all the beautiful blooms get frozen and turn brown – it’s just not right! At least your bowl is nice and colorful! I’ve been looking for some new mugs and I really like the white one in these photos! Do you remember where you got it?


74 KathEats March 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

It’s from Homegoods


75 Katie G. March 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

Great photos!! That reminds me, I have one can of pumpkin left, I need to use it up. Maybe in the form of muffins or in oatmeal…yum


76 Allison @ Happy Tales March 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Wow oh wow have i seriously been out of the loop these past few days! I had NO IDEA it snowed up North… (and by “North” i mean Virginia… it’s all relative!)


77 Allison @ Happy Tales March 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

homigosh. Buckeyes are the BOMB!!! i love those little babies (i’m originally from Cincinnati, OH!) and we’d make them sometimes, yummm!


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