Warm Front

January 12, 2011

It’s WARM out today!! 22 degrees!! You would not believe the difference. I almost went out without my gloves!

Matt and I did indeed go to Kathy’s class this morning! Supastars!

We cranked up the engines to get there on time at 6AM.

Judy + Tom (the Kirkwood, Missouri owners!) came as well.

We were set up with equipment in the University of Montanan Western gym as part of their wellness program. Kathy works in legal at Great Harvest and a super fitness leader and marathoner! She led us through a variety of exercises in a specific sequence – intervals of cardio and strength for 50 minutes.

Wheee!

I WILL be sore tomorrow!

 

Matt had a great time too – working on his abs!

We drove home and quickly (VERY QUICKLY) showered and made our mile walk down to the HQ. We feasted when we arrived.

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Oikos from our fridge topped with half a banana, Quaker Oatmeal Squares (they are still yours from my b-day Allie!) some Crunchy Buckwheat Granola (made at home) and a bit of trail mix

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Served with a big mug of coffee.

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Today we’re learning all about accounting, numbers, percentages, labor, Quickbooks and more. This is the stuff that is SO great to have guidance on. I am a huge numbers nerd and LOVE spreadsheets, so I am loving this day : )

Hope we can bring in the dough soon!

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1 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

Lol…too funny that 22 degrees is “warm” :-)

That looks like a great, quality workout! Hope it’s the start to a great day for ya!

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2 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

You know you’ve been in cold when 22 feels warm. I know the feeling. I think anything below 20 is intolerable.

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3 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

Congrats on getting in such a good workout! I’m pretty impressed with your breakfasts while traveling. It’s inspiring me for my trip to San Diego next week!

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4 Victoria January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

I live in Seattle and just love following your blog. I read it every day! Thanks for the inspiration and for making being healthy fun!

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5 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

So excited to hear there will be a GH in Kirkwood! Kirkwood is a wonderful little neighborhood around St. Louis. That’s REALLY exciting! :)

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6 Melissa @ HerGreenLife January 12, 2011 at 11:55 am

Wow, I’m just reading through after leaving a comment below. The mention of Kirkwood is sure bringing out a lot of fellow St. Louis readers :)

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7 Laurab @ foodsnobstl January 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Yep! Read that and got pumped!

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8 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Tom and Judy are super excited!! They’re hoping to open in March

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9 Amanda January 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Yes! I was excited to see that too. It’s another excuse to stop in Kirkwood more often!

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10 Jenni January 12, 2011 at 8:07 pm

woohoo to a Kirkwood location!

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11 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

6 AM?! I see a bit of snow on your windshield, too, meaning you probably had to clear your car off first?? You guys really are supastars!!

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12 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Yeah, I sent Matt to do that!

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13 Jen January 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

Do you mean bread dough or money dough? ;)

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14 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:26 pm

both!

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15 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

What a fun class! There’s nothing better than a hot mug of coffee on a icy cold day :)

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16 Dee January 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

You look like you are having so much fun at your workout!

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17 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Looks like you had a fun workout Kath! Hope you learn lots today! :)

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18 Natalia - a side of simple January 12, 2011 at 11:21 am

Your breakfast bowl looks like the perfect way to follow up an early morning exercise class and and start up a slew of meetings :)

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19 Maryann January 12, 2011 at 11:23 am

That workout looks so fun! Glad its warmer today (although 22 is still ridiculously cold in my opinion!) Have a great day!

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20 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 12, 2011 at 11:24 am

I’m pretty sure I take the cake when it comes to spreadsheet nerdiness. It’s a problem.

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21 jen @ taste lfe January 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

Awesome workout this morning! Have a great day.

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22 Kristina January 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

Ewww accounting… enjoy?

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23 Stephanie January 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

Quickbooks is awesome. I am contemplating buying it for personal use only because I’m nerdy not out of necessity. :)

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24 Mads January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I love Quickbooks too! It’s so easy to use and keeps everything perfectly organized. I am sick of excel spreadsheets for my personal budget, so it might be a good idea to buy it for personal use.

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25 Christine January 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

22 feeling WARM? Crazy!

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26 Allison @ Happy Tales January 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

Man! That class looks like a ton of fun! And 22 degrees is warm… hmm… definitely drives the point home that it’s all relative!

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27 Michelle January 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

I ditto Stacy … I work just minutes from Kirwood, MO and will be most excited to see where their store lands! Can you give us the inside scoop on when/where so that we can be on the lookout?

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28 Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 12, 2011 at 11:34 am

i didn’t know there was a GH in kirkwood! my fiance goes to chiropractic school very near there and i’m going to visit him this weekend – perhaps i’ll have my first great harvest experience!?!

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29 Leigh January 12, 2011 at 11:35 am

Hi Kath!

I have been reading your blog for awhile now and am in love with it! I am currently in nursing school and will be interviewing with the UVa health system this weekend. Totally off topic but any cheap hotels near the hospital that you would suggest/ know of?

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30 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Hmmm – maybe the Holiday Inn off Ridge?

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31 Leigh January 13, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Thanks!

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32 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey January 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

I used to do all of the money management/ordering/bookeeping for a coffeeshop many years ago. I loved the P&L worksheets! I understand your nerdy excitment… Go Excel! :)
I think often of opening up a little place of my own… and hope that should that happen, I am able to remember how to do all of that stuff!

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33 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) January 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

That looked like an exciting class. I think I would be making the same face as Matt during those crunches, though! LOL!

Have fun number crunchin’!

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34 Lauren January 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

THat sounds like a great morning class. How cool that the people you are meeting are sharing the same passions as you and Matt.

Have fun with the numbers today. Better you than me! ;)

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35 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

22 degrees is warm?! That’s the coldest I’ve ever been :)

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36 Haleigh January 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

You traveling breakfasts are very inspiring :) I usually eat a granola bar out of laziness.. haha

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37 Val @ Balancing Val January 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

That’s crazy that you can feel a difference!

I’d think that anything under 25 feels the same but I guess not!

Good for you guys for getting in a workout that early!

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38 Amy at TheSceneFromMe January 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Well that’s neat that you are able to exercise so early in the morning with a group. I love group classes better than doing something on my own. Other people are so motivating!

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39 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 12, 2011 at 11:51 am

Yes! there is SUCH a difference between 0 or 20! It’s amazing how “cold” becomes relative when you live in a climate where anything above 30 is “nice” ;)
love,
cathy b.
P.S.looks like a great workout…I’ve been playin’ with Jillians 6week 6 pack lately and it’s been superb for me!

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40 Melissa @ HerGreenLife January 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

I’d heard a rumor that Great Harvest was returning to Kirkwood, MO (a suburb of St. Louis). The previous store there was the only one of the three in the StL metro area (at that time) with ingredient labels that did not say “corn syrup OR honey.” We avoided those breads, because we all know which option is cheaper. I imagine we’ll patronize this new Great Harvest some (my MIL lives in Kirkwood), but their bread, while delicious, is still quite pricey compared to making bread at home.

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41 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

But it tastes sooo amazing! They said they’ll only be using honey, FYI

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42 Angie January 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Yes, but so worth it if you’re no good at baking (like myself).

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43 Michelle January 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I thought I remembered a GH in Kirkwood!

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44 LauraB @ foodsnobstl January 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

There is a Breadsmith, but no GH.

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45 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

Omg you can have the #’s and accounting..my eyes glaze over :)

I want the yoga class and working out and exercise balls….love the workout pics of you and bravo for getting up so early!

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46 foodandfarm January 12, 2011 at 11:54 am

wow! Seems like they are really giving you in depth training! This is awesome, and seems like such a fantastic company!

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47 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Good luck with the numbers stuff!! Not my cup of tea…I could use some training for that as well!

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48 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I think it is great that you found a company that focuses on health with their foods! Sounds like a perfect thing for you guys! Enjoy today you number cruncher!

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49 Emily January 12, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Yay for a heatwave! And it’s awesome that you guys all got in a good workout! Enjoy the spreadsheets today :)

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50 Ann @ Day by Day January 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I’m an accounting major! I can’t wait to hear about today’s class. Haha whenever I tell people what I’m studying their eyes do glaze over and they say “Oh…. why?” Lucky for me I actually like it! And 22 degrees being noticeably warmer than the day before? I can’t imagine!

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51 Kristen January 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Yay for Kirkwood! I’m assuming they are opening a new store?! I already LOVE GH bread, and it will be great to have another one in the St. Louis area!

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52 Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life January 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I’ve been slow this morning and you’re inspiring me to get off my butt and be productive. Thanks!

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53 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I totally get the concept of 22 being warm! Glad you are having such a blast up there!

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54 Heather January 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

It is amazing what a few degrees can do sometimes!

Great workout – I wish we had a place around here like that to work out!

Enjoy your accounting – my eyes would be glazed over completely.

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55 Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

That sounds like an amazing workout! I’d be sore too!

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56 Christin@purplebirdblog January 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm

That’s awesome that they help you on the business side. I am extremely grateful for the business classes at my massage therapy school, especially since I want to work for myself when it’s all said and done!

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57 Heather (heathers dish) January 12, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Oh my gosh that is an insane workout! I might haveto do my own version of it tonight :)

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58 Alaina January 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Looks like a yummy snack! I love working with spreadsheets if it helps me organize things. When it comes to the whole math thing…yeah not so much. :-)

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59 Meg January 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm

WARM?! You’re nuts ;) I’d be so sore (and probably warm!) from that workout too, haha!

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60 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Looks like a great workout!!!

I am NOT a numbers person. My husband won’t even let me balance our checking account.

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61 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I wish I could be a fly on the wall at your training sessions! I love that kind of stuff esp. if it’s all about baking/bread.

Haha HOW do you still have that cereal around?!

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62 Katherine: Unemployed January 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

are those bowls for one or two people? …because I eat more than one bowl (I just wait to poor the second for a bit)

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63 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

We each had a bowl?

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64 Kelly January 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I am impressed by your ability to savor cereal. i always breeze right through a box, especially if it’s really really tasty!

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65 Stephanie @ Off the Eaten Path STL January 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

So there’s going to be a Great Harvest in Kirkwood, MO? WOOHOO! That’s not even 10 minutes from where I live. Exciting news!

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66 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

That looks like a fantastic workout!!!

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67 Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle) January 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

that exercise circuit looks awesome!!

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68 Simply Life January 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm

wow, what a day you’ve already had!

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69 Kath January 12, 2011 at 1:30 pm
70 Meagan January 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Have fun with Quick books :( My mom does it for my parent’s business and it’s a TON of work.

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71 skinnyrunner January 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

thats pretty cool that you can sorta mix business and working out together. sweet!

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72 Amalfi Girl (EatRunHaveFun.blogspot) January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I guess even 22 degrees feels warm when you’re surrounded by fresh baked bread all day…:)

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73 Ashley January 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

It’s warming up a bit here today too! Your workout looks great! :)

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74 Jen January 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Friends of ours opened a Great Harvest, it’s about a 40 minute drive, but is SO worth it!! The bread is dang incredible!

Jen

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75 Christine (The Raw Project) January 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Yeah, that’s not a warm front to me. :-) Great workout!

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76 Lu January 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

That looks like a great time. There is a huge difference between 0 degrees and 22. I hope that you stay warm.

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77 Carla @ Will Run for Health January 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Can’t believe 22 seems warm! I would die. I really like your black coat. Do you mind if I ask where it is from?

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78 MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan January 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

You guys are just amazing! When do you get a day off LOL!
Love those coffee mugs! They would make a great giveaway HINT HINT!

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79 Clare @ Fitting It All In January 12, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Kirkwood, MO! That’s where I LIVE!

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80 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Sounds like you had a fun workout this morning! I don’t know if I could do a 6 am workout – so early! :)

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81 natalie (the sweets life) January 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Kirkwood, MO? Too funny, that’s really close to where we live in St. Louis! I can’t wait to check out the new store when they open :)

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82 stacey-healthylife January 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Looks like a good full body class. Good for you for getting up so early.

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83 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Looks like a fun class! :D

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84 Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods January 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Love the first picture of your car… VERY NEAT and creative!!!! We are going on day 2 of snow fall… :)

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85 Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Congrats on fitting in a workout in such cold weather and admist a busy schedule :)

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86 Nancy January 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

So excited to find out there is a GH coming to Nashua, NH! I had never heard of GH before reading your blog, Kath, but it sure sounds good!

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87 Hannah January 12, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I wish I’d had your skills to eat breakfasts that good when I was travelling earlier this year! Though perhaps one needs to exercise to justify eating so well :P

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88 Stephanie @cookinfanatic January 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I’m a CPA so I can totally appreciate the spreadsheet & number love :P

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89 kerri Beth@tinybuttons January 12, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I love crunching numbers. It seems so concrete when lots of other areas of life and work seem so gray.

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90 Jamie @ Food in Real Life January 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

That cereal mix looks awesome. Those quaker oatmeal squares are CRACK!

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91 Allison @ Happy Tales January 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm

I think it’s really neat that you’re able to reach out to all of the other owners’ towns to bring attention to new GHBs coming to town. Way to promote such delicious and quality bread!

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