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!


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


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



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


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!




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!! :)


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! :)


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

Brie in mac and cheese is delicious!


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.


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!


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?


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!


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!


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!


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!


11 Meg January 3, 2011 at 9:36 am

Mmmm mac and cheese is so dang good 😀

I love your pages – I especially love the bear one 😉


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

mac and cheese with brie? need i say more?


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


14 Kath January 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

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?)


15 Heather January 3, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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



16 Kath January 3, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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


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!!



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!


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

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


20 Emily January 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

The new pages look great, love the pictures!


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

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


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

Here’s another shout out for Wisconsin cheese! 😉
cathy b. @ brightbakes


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!


24 Stephanie January 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

I just love those bears. :)


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. :-)


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!


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

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


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! :)


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!


30 Krystina January 3, 2011 at 10:21 am

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


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

Oooh I want mac and cheese with brie – yummmm!



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!


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

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


34 Peggy January 3, 2011 at 10:34 am

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


35 Carlee January 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

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


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

Dear Sun,
Please visit California, too!



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

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


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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 :)


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

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


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 :)


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.


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!


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.


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 :)


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 :)


51 Jess January 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

Wisconsin Brie. Brilliant.


52 January 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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


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!


54 Camille January 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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


55 Maryann January 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

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


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

Love the new pages!


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

Thanks for the recipe!


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

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


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

I totally skip errands to avoid traffic too!


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 :)


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!


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.


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 :)


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!


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!


66 Kath January 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Both are OpenSky :)


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 . . .


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!


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

That’s a great combination.


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

I love that bowl!!! It’s so pretty!


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

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


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 :)


73 Char January 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm

The toppings on your smoothie look amazing!



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.


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! 😉


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!


77 Kath January 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

It’s an antique!


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