Sunshine Day

May 17, 2012

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Theme song of the morning is the Brady Bunch’s Sunshine Day! I’m speaking at Karen’s Rotary club mid-day and have a few calls scheduled, hopefully to do while sitting on the porch. I keep seeing walkers go by our house down the street! I want to join them.

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Breakfast was overnight oats made with a bunch of local VA strawberries, plus a new granola and sunflower butter.

I picked this up at yesterday’s market. I could have made it myself, but it’s always good to support those who put time into making things to sell (why I love Etsy so much!)

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Crunch away! I’ve been low on granola for ages and it’s my favorite sprinkled topping.

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Chestnut tea is back! It’s by Adagio and was a fall favorite!

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One week till the beach!!!

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1 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 17, 2012 at 8:24 am

Have been inspired in reading the katheats to put nut butter in my oatmeal. Currently we have Skippy Natural, which seems to have a decent ingredient list, but uses palm oil derived from the pulp. Any insight on the health benefits of that?

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2 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 8:33 am

Nutritionally I think it’s fine, but there are environmental concerns, so a peanut butter without it would be a better choice to purchase long term

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3 Lace @ Real Food Quest May 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Thanks! I will take a look into the environmental aspects. Appreciate the direction!

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4 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles May 17, 2012 at 8:25 am

Looks like great granola!

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5 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 17, 2012 at 8:26 am

Love you bowl, from where did you get it? have a good day! :)

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6 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

Grandmother!

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7 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

It is very nice!

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8 jessica May 17, 2012 at 8:30 am

hey kath….i am wanting to make the switch from coffee to tea…just a change. i do need caffinated tea. since i am not a tea fan…..can you reccomend some of your favorites. seems like adagio is always mentioned. let me know what flavors and brand i should order. thanks and love your blog!

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9 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

I really like all the flavored ones at Adagio – Pumpkin Ice Cream (found in the blends), Chestnut, Candy Cane Black tea. They are better for fall/winter though just in terms of flavors. I haven’t really found a favorite summer tea yet.

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10 Kelsey May 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

I love it when you use bright yellow linens in the morning! They’re such a cheery way to start the day!

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11 Cait's Plate May 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

I agree – I always like to make an effort to support local sellers as well. And sometimes it’s nice just to have something ready and made for you :)

So funny you went with overnight oats today because I was just thinking to myself last night how I hadn’t had it in a while…I think I ate it so much over the winter I made myself sick of it! Your bowl of it may have just brought my craving back.

Have a good talk today!

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12 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

I agree about the granola – I usually make my own, but when I don’t, I prefer to buy locally made granolas that people put a little of their hearts into :)

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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

Cute bowl! Whenever I happen to buy a house, I want it to have a porch like yours (for sitting, and for blog photography of course!)

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14 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

Your breakfast is so sunshine-y and happy this morning. :)

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15 Nicole May 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

We must be going to the beach at about the same time! We’re leaving next Saturday to go to the Outer Banks of North Carolina :) I love going this time of year because the kids are still in school (we homeschool) so we basically have a very quiet beach to ourselves! And hey, you can dig a hole in the sand and lay on your tummy too :)

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16 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

LOVE the Outer Banks. I actually wanted to go there, but we couldn’t find a house that fit our needs and budget. We’re going to Carolina Beach!

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’m so jealous of everyone’s beach vacations! I’m headed to Argentina in a couple of weeks and it can’t get here fast enough!

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18 j3nn May 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Great, that song will be stuck in my head now along with the choreography! Lol

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19 Lindsey May 17, 2012 at 9:15 am

Look at those nuts in the granola!! Looks delicious! I’ll have to scout them out at the City Market this weekend… Have a lovely sunny day :-)

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20 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

Overnight oats…as alway…look yummy. Need to make some for tomorow AM!

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21 mary @ minutespermile May 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

I would buy anything with a cute bull silhouette on it!

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22 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

I am also counting down the days…one more until the long weekend (celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday on Monday) and I am off to bike the wineries of the beautiful Niagara region! I so need to make some granola…can you put up a link to the one you made just a while back…would love to try it!

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23 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 9:51 am

It’s on my Recipage

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24 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 17, 2012 at 9:37 am

it’s a sunshiney morning here as well – the best kind! Overnight oats are finally ready to make their return to my mornings now that it’s warming up :)

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25 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

Kath–do you ever drink looseleaf tea? The flavor is fabulous!

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26 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

Yup – about half the time

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27 Khushboo May 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

This tea company sounds fab- such delicious flavors!

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28 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 17, 2012 at 10:28 am

I think this may be the first summer that we DON’T go to the beach- the mountains seem to win over every time. We usually go to Bethany and the Delaware beaches (which are nice) but I’d like to take a trip back down south to VA beach or Outer Banks again sometime!

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29 Jenny May 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

I was wondering if you had a sunscreen that you recommended. My family has tried several different kinds, but they all seem to stain our clothes. Thank you!

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30 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I actually was JUST researching this the other day. I was looking for a sunscreen that was on the Skin Deep recommended list AND the cheapest cost per ounce and the only I ended up buying was Coppertone’s Water Babies SPF 50 in a two pack from Amazon. It came out to $1/ounce which was much, much less than some of the more high end brands. A good compromise for me.

http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2012sunscreen/best-sunscreens/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/

This is the one I got (it was more expensive by a few dollars at my local CVS unfortunately)
http://www.amazon.com/Coppertone-Babies-Sunscreen-Lotion-2-Pack/dp/B002ER89NC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337279712&sr=8-1

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31 Angel7 May 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

I really like supporting local farmers and people who make foods and such as well! It makes me feel good!

I wish we were going to the beach–maybe sometime before the end of the year we will get to go on vacation!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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32 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 17, 2012 at 11:06 am

Chestnut tea..that’s a new one to me! Sounds delicious!

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33 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 17, 2012 at 11:11 am

Granola is my favorite sprinkling topping as well!

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34 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

I love beach countdowns!!! YAY!

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35 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I love the cloth you used for the background! So pretty!!!

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36 Erin K. May 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

the obx was a place i had always wanted to vacation with my family as well. too pricey though for what we want and need. have you ever checked out the sobx? they are much more wallet friendly and amazing. less people too! this will be our fifth yr going! we generally stay in the vicinity of emerald isle.

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37 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Yeah, a little far of a drive for us all :(

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38 Annette @FitnessPerks May 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I love a good crunch atop some oats–they make a nice addition too!

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39 Ellie@Fit for the Soul May 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

that granola looks amazing! I too had been out for “ages” and got some yesterday…withdrawal symptoms are now gone haha. and I love the brady bunch!

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40 Jasper {crunchylittlebites} May 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

don’t jinx the sunshine ;)

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41 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

For a second I got a little exited and thought there would be some foam on that tea too ;)

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42 Michael Tavallaei May 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm

healthy breakfast idea!

michael tavallaei

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43 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

What a great song of the day…I believe that around 3:00pm I carried out the next line “I think I’ll go for a walk outside now” :)

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44 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Haha.. Nice afternoon motto!

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45 Floey May 18, 2012 at 6:36 am

Ahh I loved that song on the Brady Bunch haha. Makes me miss watching the Episodes…wish they aired them still!

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