Overnight Shrunk

May 7, 2012

As opposed to the other night’s overnight skunk!


One thing I love about my career is I can plan my weeks however I want. Rather than taking a weekend day completely off, I worked most of the day writing – into the evening. It feels so good to start Monday with a to-do list that shrunk overnight! [The word shrunk reminds me of shrinky dinks! Remember those?]

By request, the 2011 highlights have been updated on my Favorite Posts page! My, what a fun + exciting year it was.

2011 Year Highlights

AND, years procrastinated, an All About Groceries post! I hope this won’t be disappointing. The reason I have been reluctant to write one is because I’m really not much of a meal planner! But hopefully the structure in which we [don’t] plan and shop and a list of staples will be of use to some of you : ) Find it on the sidebar on on the “Behind The Blog” page.


While I was on a roll last night, I also decided to make this morning’s breakfast!


Overnight oats with banana and strawberries, topped with the last of my Cville Cluster and globs of freshly opened TJ’s sunflower butter (it’s runniest when it’s first opened even though I did my best to give it a great stir!)


Sugar Caramel Oolong tea on this chilly, cloudy morning! I put on a fleece and sweatpants after finding myself freezing in my tank and shorts and now I’m hot!



Have a great Monday!

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

Can’t wait to check out your groceries post! I always find it so interesting seeing what other people buy at the grocery store. :)

Your oats look so good! I love the addition of strawberries and bananas.


2 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 7, 2012 at 8:04 am

i love when i’m able to get on a roll and knock out a bunch of stuff at once! i was on a roll on friday cleaning the house… i got done, and i felt SO good afterward. enjoy your monday!


3 [email protected] May 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

Runny sunflower seed butter just means the good chunky stuff is waiting for you at the bottom!


4 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 7, 2012 at 8:10 am

You’re so lucky you have a flexible schedule. I’m interested to see the groceries post!


5 Molly @ RDexposed May 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

My work’s flexibility is sometimes the ability to go in either at 8:00 or 8:30. I’ll take it?


6 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 8:17 am
7 Erin May 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Ha! When somebody asks me what my hours are, my response is “8ish to 5ish”.


8 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 7, 2012 at 8:16 am

I love starting off the week with a bit of a head start. It definitely makes Monday more manageable. And that sugar caramel tea sounds amazing!!!


9 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

I found the All About Groceries post helpful – thanks!


10 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 8:28 am

Glad to hear it!


11 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

I’m excited to read your all about groceries post! I’m not a meal planner either, so I think seeing what you buy to be able to throw together those amazing dinners will be helpful!


12 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hello there Ms Productivity!!! :) Nice work on all the blog updates Kath! I hope you have some time to relax today – sugar caramel tea sounds like a perfect way to start. :)


13 Cait's Plate May 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

Oh my gosh I was SO OBSESSED with shrinky dinks as a kid!! And so funny that you posted this because I was just in Target and noticed them in the toy section and freaked out!! I may or may not have bought some just to play with :)


14 mary @ minutespermile May 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

“shrunk” reminds me of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Great film!! Thanks for the groceries page. Sure it will be helpful and pretty!


15 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

Hahah – great movie!!


16 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

Love love love the pretty white linen and mug :)


17 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

I am not a meal planner too, we usually by the protein, the vegetables, sauces etc and cook with what we have on hand, this really makes more creative in the kitchen :)


18 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 7, 2012 at 8:53 am

looking forward to checking out your grocery post! enjoy the week, kath!


19 Becca May 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

Oh I would love to be able to make my own schedule :) I love it when I have a really productive day! Great way to start the week.


20 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass May 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

Shrinky dinks were the best! I always had smurf ones. Good times…


21 Antonia @ healthinspirations May 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

You truly are the “queen of breakfast-making”, if I may say so. Every single one of your breakfasts looks DELICIOUS. Not that your other meals don’t look good! Have a great week :)


22 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

: )


23 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon May 7, 2012 at 9:14 am

I had overnight oats with banana and strawberry as well this morning! Only I added peanut butter instead of sunflower seed butter.


24 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

Sugar Caramel Oolong tea sounds interesting…who makes that?


25 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

Golden moon, available through opensky


26 Sana May 7, 2012 at 9:33 am

You really are lucky to be working for yourself :) I am sure it can be lonely, but the perks are worth it!


27 Sheri May 7, 2012 at 9:43 am

Yeah!! So excited about your grocery post :) I will study it, as I think it is amazing how you come up with all these healthy meals in a matter of minutes. Thanks for doing the post, for our benefit! It will be a huge help, and I’m forwarding this to my sister, I think she will love it too.


28 Rachel May 7, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hi Kath,

I just wanted to stop by to say thank you for inspiring my PB oatmeal and OOIAJ obsession – my boyfriend loves them too! I started reading your blog from the beginning this weekend and it is so amazing how it has evolved. Congrats on your pregnancy, so exciting!!


29 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

So glad


30 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

You always amaze me with all your side bars, post organization and little widget-ey things and links and buttons. It all takes time to do..and for me, way more time than probably it does for you because I am not so speedy with that kind of stuff. Lol


31 janet May 7, 2012 at 10:24 am

Does your list differ in the summer? We try to shop at local vendors whenever they are open – eliminating the grocery trip for (most) fruit/veg/meat/bread.


32 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 11:14 am

Yeah in the summer I shop at the market for produce, eggs and meat and go to wf about every other week for things like yogurt and cheese. I always spend more money at the market, but I hopefully balance that with produce from my garden!


33 janet May 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

*I didn’t word that well, not that your “list” would change, but your shopping trip(s). Or do you use WF year-round is what I am trying to ask =)


34 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 7, 2012 at 10:31 am

That bowl of oatmeal looks wicked good! Happy Monday Kath!


35 Andrea @FrSeed2Stomach May 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

what an awesomely productive weekend (and a delicious breakfast!)


36 eliza May 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

Love your blog Kath :) You are such a source of meal inspiration for me. I have been reading since 2008 and love your short, long, silly, and informative posts! Thanks.


37 KathEats May 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

Thanks so much Eliza!


38 Annette @FitnessPerks May 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I’m like that too–always have staples, and decide from there–so no stuff goes to waste. It works for us! :)

The oats look awesome.


39 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers May 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Wow, you really were on a roll last night. :) BTW, I have that same Highland Brewing sticker.


40 Katie @ Happy Figs May 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm

It’s so nice to work from home! I work for a lifestyle company as a graphic designer and when I had my first baby 6 years ago they let me start working full time from home! Turns out its cheaper for them because they don’t need to have office space for me! Win Win I say. I had been working for them for 5 years previous to getting pregnant and was an integrated part of their team already so I feel so damned lucky to have this job with them.

Now I can do the same as you, sometimes I take a weekday off or two and make up for it on a saturday, and working from home also means when I’m not busy I don’t have to just sit around an office bored. I can just get up and do something productive in my house….. or start my own sewing business on the side… hahaha…. is that sneaky?


41 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 8, 2012 at 6:26 am

You were busy, busy! It feels good to get things of the list!


42 Angel7 May 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Sunflower butter can be runny, but I like it a little runny.



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