Night Shift

January 3, 2011

I worked well into the night …last night. On a project I’ve been working on here or there for a MONTH!

The KERF Favorites Page

Complete with the newly updated 3 years of favorite posts and a travel page listing all the exciting places I have documented on the blog. It sure was a fun project, and it’s not entirely done!

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This morning I woke up to sunbeams in my face – no complaints about that!

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Put me in the mood for a glowing orange smoothie, made of pumpkin of course!

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The Mix

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup Organic Valley drinkable yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Toppings: Ambrosial granola, mixed sugar nuts, roasted buckwheat

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The whole time I was eating it I kept getting hints of creamsicle and wondered if I was dreaming I had one of these. I went through my ingredients to be sure, but nope, my orange was from pumpkin. And then I realized – I had used the Orange – Cranberry Ambrosial granola! It was a fab combo!

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I decided NOT to go to Target last night due to the fear of rush hour at 5PM, so I’m headed there in a bit. Then recipe making! My mac n cheese won’t be involving pumpkin – but it does have Wisconsin brie involved!

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1 Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate January 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

Your breakfast looks great! And can’t wait to check out all of your hardwork!! :)

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2 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 3, 2011 at 9:30 am

Wow, that sounds like some fancy mac n cheese Kath! I love the colour coordination of your brekkie this morning, and amazing job on the new pages!! I’m going to check the rest out right now. Have a great day! :)

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 3, 2011 at 9:32 am

Brie in mac and cheese is delicious!

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4 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

I’m excited to see the mac and cheese! I’m making some tonight. It took me a longggg time to find one that wasn’t absolutely loaded in fat. This one actually calls for bacon in it but I think I’m leaving it out.

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5 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

I love the toppings on that smoothie! I’m also having fun browsing around your KERF favorites page!

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6 Meagan January 3, 2011 at 9:34 am

I love the bowl/napkin combo. The almonds on your smoothie sound so good and crunchy right now. I wish I had a vitamix. Giveaway?

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7 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) January 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

I have been wanting a smoothie but just haven’t been craving it during this cold winter. I was just in a Florida for a few days and had one of the best fruit smoothies ever. It was nice to enjoy it in the warm weather. I think I am ready for Spring!

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8 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

Can’t wait to check out your favorites page :)

Have a great day Kath!

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9 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

Oh mac and cheese…how I miss thee! The smoothie looks and sounds perfect! Have a great day Kath!

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10 Tricia @ Saving room for dessert January 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

The sun in shining up here in Fredericksburg too! It was a dreary weekend. Doesn’t it feel GREAT to finish projects? Have a happy and blessed New Year!

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11 Meg January 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

Mmmm mac and cheese is so dang good :D

I love your pages – I especially love the bear one ;)

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12 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 3, 2011 at 9:37 am

mac and cheese with brie? need i say more?

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13 Heather January 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

Yummie smoothie!! I was wondering if you have any exercise advise or if anybody has any thoughts~ First I was going to ask do you plan what you are doing though the week for exercise or do you just do what you feel like that day? I have my same routine that I do from week to week and take Sundays off typically. This is the question that I am needing help with~ is it smart to do 2 days sweaty cardio 2 days in a row for an hour each? I am not sure if it was too much cardio or being dehydrated but I was soo fatigued on Sat ( I chugged and chugged water on Friday night and Sat) Sat and Sunday I was retaining soo much fluild my jeans were unbearably tight! Yesterday I did I took a rest day and chugged more water and feel soo much better jeans fit again.

Any thoughts?? Thx! Heather

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14 Kath January 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

Heather,
It’s really impossible to recommend an exercise regime for someone without knowing everything about your lifestyle. I’d go by how you feel – if you’re feeling dehydrated, perhaps cut back a bit and increase liquids (maybe a little sports drink during your sweaty exercise for fluid and electrolytes too?)

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15 Heather January 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm

What sports drink would you recommend? I have never used any before.

Thx,
Heather

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16 Kath January 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Gatorade! Or I have a recipe for a homemade one in my Races page

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17 Heather January 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Thank you I will check it out. Does that sound what dehydration can make you feel like. I was retaining lots( at least 6-7 lbs) of fluid~ I could barely get my jeans on!!

Heather

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18 Kayla January 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

I heart Wisconsin cheese. But I’m biased…since I’m from Wisconsin. Can’t wait to see your recipe!

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19 grocery goddess jen January 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

Oh my gosh, Wisconsin Brie in mac and cheese! Wahoo, that sounds good.

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20 Emily January 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

The new pages look great, love the pictures!

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21 Amalfi Girl January 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

Yes, they are really cool, I wish I were more tech savvy seeing those!

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22 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 3, 2011 at 9:45 am

Here’s another shout out for Wisconsin cheese! ;)
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes

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23 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

Staying up late to work like that always makes me feel like I’m back in college or something! Love the look of the new pages!

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24 Stephanie January 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

I just love those bears. :)

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25 Alaina January 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

Oooh, can’t wait for the mac-n-cheese recipe!

The sun is shining up here in MA and I can’t wait to get outside. :-)

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26 Heather January 3, 2011 at 10:11 am

I will have to check out the KERF favorites page! Love the pictures and layout already!

Have fun at Target!

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27 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

I can’t wait to see your mac and cheese!

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28 Christin@purplebirdblog January 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

Lately I cannot go into Target without buying cheap, cute dangly earrings. My new obsession! :)

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29 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

The breakfast looks great! :)

Can’t wait for the mac-n-cheese! :) Have a wonderful day!

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30 Krystina January 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

I love that spoon! And brie in mac & cheese? I’m sold!

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31 sweeter salt January 3, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oooh I want mac and cheese with brie – yummmm!

Laura

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32 Marisa @ Loser for Life January 3, 2011 at 10:32 am

Great job on your new pages, Kath! I can imagine what a ton of work that was!

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33 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith January 3, 2011 at 10:33 am

Kath, it looks AWESOME. You did such a wonderful job.

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34 Peggy January 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

What a great breakfast to start the day! And the favorites pages look great!

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35 Carlee January 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

wahoo! breakfast looks awesome!
No sun shinin here! that was yesterday i guess!

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36 Erin @ Shortcut to Bliss January 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

Dear Sun,
Please visit California, too!

Erin

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37 Anna @ ciaotochow January 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

I am waiting for your mac ‘n cheese recipe (no pressure or anything…) :)

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38 Kath January 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Sorry to disappoint you but it’s for the mac n cheese website and won’t be up for a few weeks!

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39 Dorry January 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

Love the new pages!! Excited to go explore them now. Oh how I love Target – might need to make a run there today myself!

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40 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

Can’t wait to see what you create! I am definitely looking for some new healthy and easy meals.

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41 aubrey (italktofood) January 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

ahhhhh your breakfast looks amazing. I love all the work you did to the blog. I truely look up to your blog.

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42 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

I’m the same way – I intended on getting up early this morning to go to Target and avoid the rush…but now that it’s almost noon- I’ll probably wait until it’s closer to 2 before going…and getting out of there before 5!

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43 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

I LOOOVVVVEEE your whole setup….the oatmeal, bowl, napkin, mug. Looks perfect :)

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44 Shannon @ A Better Me January 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

I love waking-up with sunshine in my face :D That is a super cute mug by-the-way!

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45 Allison @ Happy Tales January 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

The turquoise background (I am assuming it’s a placemat?) of your pictures is SO pretty! Congrats on your new favorite’s page — I’m sure that took quite a lot of work :)

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46 Ann @ Day by Day January 3, 2011 at 11:36 am

You just reminded me that I need to go to Target today too. The one right by my house just expanded to a Super Target and the grocery section seems pretty good! I’m so excited to check out all your new pages hopefully when I have a minute this afternoon. And I really love that bowl that you had your breakfast in.

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47 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

Love the favorites pages! Cant wait to explore when I’m not supposed to be working. :)

Why can’t mac and cheese be pumpkin mac and cheese?! Haha!

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48 faith @ gracefulfitness January 3, 2011 at 11:55 am

I think 29 is pretty safe in terms of rush hour on a SUNDAY night ;) but good excuse. Love this sunshine.

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49 Kath January 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Hahahah. I’m so used to the big city I just avoid it all the time :)

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50 Lindsey@DishesNDiapers January 3, 2011 at 11:56 am

I can’t wait to read the new pages — you did a great job! I’m 26 weeks pregnant, and haven’t had any wierd or exciting cravings–except for CARBS! Especially cheesy carbs! Can’t wait to see what you have in store :)

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51 Jess January 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wisconsin Brie. Brilliant.

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52 hungryforbalance.wordpress.com January 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

You always take the most beautiful picutures! Who knew a smoothie and granola could look so pretty ;-)

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53 Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life January 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I love the pic of you holding the wine glass near your face–gorgeous photo. Also, I’m sure the bears are glad to have a category of their own!

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54 Camille January 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

What an exceptionally delicious meal! Glad you’re finally seeing some sunshine!

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55 Maryann January 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Awesome, I cant wait to read your new pages! Have a great day :)

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56 Jess @ atasteofconfidence January 3, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Love the new pages!

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57 St. Pete January 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Thanks for the recipe!

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58 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm

The new project looks fantastic!! You did a great job!

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59 Katherine: Unemployed January 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I totally skip errands to avoid traffic too!

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60 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter January 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I absolutely love the blue table ware! It makes everything look so cheery! Have a great day Kath :)

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61 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm

lately i’ve been incorporating more oranges in my oats and surprised how much i like them!

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62 Christine (The Raw Project) January 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

How fun, like the new page! I’ve been seeing lots of Angela’s smoothie and think I need to try it! Your breakfast looks great.

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63 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I went to Target yesterday in San Diego at 4pm…a total zoo! good call on your part waiting til today :)

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64 Natalia - a side of simple January 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Brie mac n’ cheese? That’s what dreams are made of. You must love the feeling of having your pages organized. I can’t wait to look through them!

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65 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Love your mug & bowl! Where did you find them? This looks so delish – I’ve got pumpkin back on the brain after a 6 week hiatus following pumpkin overkill this Fall!

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66 Kath January 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Both are OpenSky :)

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67 kell January 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

that’s funny, i just made mac and cheese with pumpkin and cottage cheese – it was actually quite creamy and delicious. cant wait to see what you got for us . . .

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68 Namaste Gurl January 3, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Love all your design accruements– dishtowel, napkin, dish-ware and of course, your pumpkin smoothie! I’ve never made a pumpkin SIAB with yogurt before…. maybe i’ll try using coconut kefir!

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69 stacey-healthylife January 3, 2011 at 6:39 pm

That’s a great combination.

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70 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 3, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I love that bowl!!! It’s so pretty!

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71 The Healthy Apple January 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Love the new blog design, Kath! Looks great…such beautiful pictures….Great job!

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72 Hannah January 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Making “favourites” lists is so much fun but does take so much time, at least for me, because I get so caught up in rereading and reliving my adventures!! Well done for getting started on yours :)

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73 Char January 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

The toppings on your smoothie look amazing!

xoxo

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74 Dee January 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

I love the updates Kath. Your blog keeps getting better and better! :)

BTW – I love your spoon. I saw it and gasped!

I think I may have to head over to your shop and grab some Ambrosial Granola. The orange-cranberry flavor sounds divine.

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75 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 3, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I’m not a mac and cheese fan, but your recipe with brie might just convert me! ;)

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76 Nellie January 3, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Love your set up, it looks so perfect! I saw your bowl and mug are on open sky, but what about that spoon? I would love to dig into some oats with that!

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77 Kath January 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

It’s an antique!

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