Rain Is A Good Thing

September 20, 2011

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‘Cause rain makes corn. And corn makes whiskey!

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Somedays rainy days are fun. Today is one – I’m hunkered in the house with Mr. ADT and working at the computer for most of the day. House projects and laundry thrown in between! [IKEA furniture being delivered on Friday, going to Tennessee for a wedding on Sat/Sun. Also, I LOVE doing laundry in my new laundry room!]

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Oats > Whiskey

Somedays!

Coach’s oats with banana, chia seeds, cottage cheese topped with Cville Cluster and sunflower butter.

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Vanilla tea by Adagio. These are the best black teas I’ve ever found. Need to buy more!

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Have a nice rainy day!

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 20, 2011 at 8:22 am

I LOVE rainy days! Enjoy yours for me too! :)

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2 Anastasia September 20, 2011 at 8:23 am

I feel so productive on rainy days. I just love to sit and work or clean the house while listening to the storm. I love the bike mug- too cute!

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3 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 20, 2011 at 8:24 am

I like rainy days after long bouts of sunny ones…they feel so calm and peaceful :-)

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4 Cait's Plate September 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

GAH! I’m so jealous of your cozy rainy day situation!! I literally JUST said to my friend that I want to be hunkered down inside my house in comfy clothes having a cozy morning!

I finished off the last of my Cville Cluster this morning – so sad, but now I get to break open the Groovy Granola which I’m SUPER excited about :)

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5 Kena September 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

I always love your pictures! You have a great blog! Fall is in the air. I love the rain…it makes everything fresh and cozy! Have a happy day!

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6 Laura G September 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

I love, love, love adagio teas! Have you ever tried making your own signature blend on their website? I think a lot of people would buy a KERF blend tea!

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7 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 8:28 am

No I didn’t know you could! I’d put birthday cake, vanilla and coconut all in one!

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8 Lisa September 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

Please do and then maybe bring it to open sky!

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9 Tracy September 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I think Birthday Cake is a blend which includes vanilla already, but the addition of coconut would be really good!

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10 Kaci September 20, 2011 at 8:25 am

I’m very excited! =)

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11 Kristina September 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

Oatmeal looks delicious as always. I’ll definitely have to bring some granola back with me next time I’m in the States!

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12 Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites September 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

LOVE being home and productive on rainy days! And lovely in-home laundry rooms ARE fabulous hahaha Alas, I am at work and I have no laundry room :(

I am still stubbornly sticking to cold breakfasts (because I just love cold food) but those warm oats look super comforting :)

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13 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 20, 2011 at 8:26 am

Whiskey makes my baby…feel a little frisky! haha love that song. I’m enjoying the rain today too, perfect cozy fall day :)

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14 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) September 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

I love an occasional rainy day! :D I’m listening to it fall right now.

Sounds like you have a nice, somewhat relaxing day ahead. Enjoy!

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15 Cait @ beyond bananas September 20, 2011 at 8:29 am

Occasionally rainy days are fun…but after Irene I am okay with no run for a very long time!!

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16 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 20, 2011 at 8:31 am

Haha I like the rainy days once in awhile, but today is extra sunny for me :)

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17 Sarah Lienard September 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

Its not rainy where I am, just grey. So much less interesting!

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18 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

Rainy days with nothing to do are the only ones I like – or rainstorms in the summer that last just long enough to cool everything down.

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19 JennyV September 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

Love your bicylce mug — was it an Etsy find?

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20 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

It was a gift from a New York blog reader

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21 Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well September 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

Rainy days are fun when you don’t have to leave the house! But, I have to work today and walk around campus for a few meetings…glad someone let me borrow their umbrella :)

Enjoy your rainy day inside!

PS- I will now be singing that song all day :)

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22 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

I love rainy days, except when I have to go somewhere and be outside, of course. :) If I’m staying in, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!!

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23 Elisabeth September 20, 2011 at 8:37 am

I love rainy days when I have to sleep (3rd shifter)! :)

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24 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food September 20, 2011 at 8:38 am

I am someone that absolutely hates rain with all of my heart, but I must admit that there are those days when it is absolutely perfect when you can stay inside and get things accomplished! Have a productive day! :-)

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25 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

I love rainy, gloomy, cloudy days.
We’ve had about a 5-day stretch of cloudy days here in Clt… until today. The sun is shining this morning, and frankly, I’m a little disappointed.

I ate muffin crumbles on my yogurt this morning, a la KERF. (It was the first time! I generally opt for the crunch-factor on yogurt – but it was goooood).

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26 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 20, 2011 at 8:51 am

I know rain is good… but I want to go for a run!! :)

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27 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

It rained here allllll day yesterday but we actually have some sun peeking out today! Hopefully you can use it to be productive and get some work done. That’s what I try to do on rainy days and (usually) it happens! Have a good one! :)

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28 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 20, 2011 at 8:52 am

Please send some rain to Florida!! It’s scorching hot here :D

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29 Katy September 20, 2011 at 8:53 am

Hi Kath!

How much sunflower butter and granola do you typically use in/on your oats? You seem to have a good amount without going overboard, and I tend to put in too much so I need to start measuring. :) Thanks!

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30 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hey Katy – I don’t measure! I just sprinkle until the top layer is pretty covered with granola and I’d guess I use about a tbsp – maybe slightly more or less any given day – of nut butter.

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31 Katy Kopp Miller September 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

Thanks Kath! I think one of the biggest things I take from your blog (besides the amazing organization tips) is seeing appropriate portions, you seem to do a great job of that and it’s something I’m working on. :)

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32 Khushboo September 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

I have a love/hate relationship with rain! Love the occasional rainy day but hate when it just goes on for days!

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33 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 20, 2011 at 9:13 am

I was rainy here yesterday, but today is nice and sunny and warm!

I <3 sunflower seed butter!!!

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34 Sweet and Savvy September 20, 2011 at 9:24 am

Gorgeous pictures of the rain! :)

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35 Haley September 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

Love the Luke Bryan reference!!

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36 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

Those first couple photos you took off of your porch are so pretty!!

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37 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

We had a couple really nice rainy days in a row last weekend and it was the nicest thing ever to make soup and watch movies. I love the sunshine, of course, but a good rainy day to be cozy indoors is awesome.

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38 cat @ cat's belly fat cure September 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

I love productive rainy days at home. At the beach not so much, which is where we are now :). Pretty pictures.

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39 Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl September 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

I absolutely love the color in these photos. It’s subtle and beautiful!

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40 Susan (Oliepants) September 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

It’s definitely not rainy in Dallas. Although we could use a little more! What a welcoming bowl of oats.

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41 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

I love rainy days if I don’t have to go anywhere. My umbrella always manages to break if I’m out in it all.

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42 Holly @ The Runny Egg September 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

I like rainy days for the most part — although today is sunny and I’m loving it!

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43 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

I love rainy days when you can curl up and stay inside!

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44 lynn @ the actor's diet September 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

i do like rain when there’s nothing to venture out for. in lA, they’re rare!

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45 Angel7 September 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

Some rainy days are nice, but only if it does not rain for more than two consecutive days, because then it is too much dreariness for me.

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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46 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am

We had our rainy days over the weekend… Now a couple days of sunshine!!

Love black teas… That sounds delish!!

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47 Sami September 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

whiskey makes my baby feel a little friskyy (: haha.

xo

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48 deva @ deva by definition September 20, 2011 at 10:23 am

I love rainy days. they are perfect for curling up with a cup of cocoa or tea, and a good book!

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49 Johanna B September 20, 2011 at 10:28 am

Love rainy days with a cup of hot tea while folding towels still warm from the dryer.

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50 Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

I took my oatmeal inspiration from you this morning and topped it with a crumbled up pumpkin chocolate chip muffin. OMG, it was good. Will have to do that more often!

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51 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate September 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

A lovely bowl of oatmeal seems so perfect for a rainy day! I love it – and I have to say its inspired me to get a little more creative with my own bowl of cereal. I find that I really enjoy sprucing it up with berries, nut butter, and muffin pieces. Yum!

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52 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 20, 2011 at 10:40 am

i love rainy work days! makes it so much easier to buckle down and get things done :)

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53 stephanie September 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

where did you get that coffee mug!!! its so amazing… i have to get it for my bf

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54 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

It was a gift from a blog reader in NY

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55 Cat @Breakfast to Bed September 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

we have yet to escape our jammies today. I totally get the rainy day joys. Also, I think an at home, hot toddy happy hour should be coming my way later.

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56 April September 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

So glad you liked the teas, Kath! I love Adagio … Their hazelnut is also yummy.

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57 Karin September 20, 2011 at 11:09 am

I’ve always wanted to know–do you stir in the cottage cheese into the oats, or do you leave it on top? I’ve tried stirring it in but it always tastes sour! Thanks.

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58 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I stir it in! At the end of cooking

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59 Liz @ Southern Charm September 20, 2011 at 11:13 am

Those oats look gorg! What a perfect rainy day meal!

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60 Lindsay @ bike before bed September 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

I love rainy days… Especially when there is no where you have to do. Get out your cozy blanket:)

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61 Hillary September 20, 2011 at 11:42 am

I’ll admit—I love a good rainy day when I’m hunkered down at home with a good book. But not when I have to go to work!!

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62 katie @KatieDid September 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I like on days you have a lot to do (inside) when its rainy because I feel no pang of guilt for not being outside! I have an hour break right now and I’m home under my covers reading blogs because its so chilly and rainy here too!

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63 Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm

I really don’t like rain except thunderstorms when I’m sleeping. Otherwise, it’s such a hassle getting around NYC in the rain.

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64 Morgansmenu September 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

My favorite adagio tea is the Jasmine #5! It’s amaaaaazing. :) (Also, is the sunflower butter you love the TJ’s one?)

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65 KathEats September 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Yep – TJ’s!

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66 Lea @ Healthy Coconut September 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I’m trying to organize our little laundry corner in the garage so that I can look forward to laundry day too. I want it organize, bright and have some cute things on the wall. How cool it must be to have an actual laundry ROOM!

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67 Beth @ DiningAndDishing September 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love rainy days when the day can be spent cozy at home. I was enjoying this gray day all morning but it looks like the sun is just peaking out! Inspiration to get back outside :).

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68 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm

rainy days are amazing indeed!!! Of course, disasters are never a good thing, but rain itself makes my day :D

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69 Haley September 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Rainy day today for me meant a rest day from half marathon training =). Also, this is random, but I found Libby’s Pure Pumpkin back on shelves at Walmart! So, for my next rainy day, pumpkin oats are back on the menu!

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70 Christina September 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Rainy days always = warm foods! Oats are definitely in order :)

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71 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 20, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I LOVE that song! and rainy days! I love to cozy up at home with some warm tea!

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72 Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf September 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I can’t say I remember a time when I didn’t love a rainy day! I’m so excited that I’ll actually be HOME the next time it rains! Up until last week I was working in a basement with zero windows, so I haven’t really experienced weather shifts in two and a half years!

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73 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 20, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I love rainy days as long as I’m indoors and have no need to venture outside! :P

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