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November 18, 2011

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Look at the stars,
Look how they shine for you,
And all the things that you do.

-Coldplay

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1 Liz November 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

Yummi!

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2 Khushboo November 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

The color yellow is such a mood lifter! My current work bag is bright yellow and always makes me smile!

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3 Rachel November 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

I love how your outfit matches the cloth. Beautiful morning photo shoot!

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4 Vivi @My.Beautiful.Air November 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

This is a particularly beautiful post! Love your photos and your breakfasts!! Happy Friday!

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5 Lauren @ A Full Measure of Happiness November 18, 2011 at 8:50 am

coldplay always makes me smile. so does yellow.

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6 Jes @ Becoming Less of Jes November 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

Your photography makes me drool! Such a beautiful post to start the day on this beautiful Friday. =)

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7 Antonia @ healthinspirations November 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

I don’t know how you do it. Your breakfasts (no matter what you have) always look like the most amazing meal ever! Hope you have a good day!

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8 Krissy @ Shiawase Life November 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

Cute post, Kath! Happy Friday!!!

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9 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 18, 2011 at 8:52 am

I love that song!!! And what a pretty backdrop!

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10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat November 18, 2011 at 8:53 am

Definitely going to be singing that song in my head all day now…

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11 S November 18, 2011 at 8:54 am

I <3 simplicity

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12 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 18, 2011 at 8:56 am

I love your morning theme! The colors are beautiful. I think that is one of my favorite Coldplay songs. Happy Friday! :)

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13 Mom November 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

Love the yellow! Love the quote! (But I don’t know the song–does that show my age?)

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14 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 9:04 am

Yes, it was from high school!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwjX4dG72s

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15 Kristina November 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

Haha yes – that song totally gives me High School flashbacks.

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16 Becky November 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

High School?? Man, I’m old :)

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17 Meredith November 18, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Whoa, I didn’t realize I was only ten when that song came out :).

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18 jojo November 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Definitely reminds me of high school! Oh, some drama but I had so much fun.
The breakfast you had is something I would have too, I wonder if that is almond butter on your banana? It just looks pretty.

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19 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

It’s Chia Charger! Almond butter + peanut butter hybrid

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20 Katie November 18, 2011 at 9:12 am

What a simple beautiful post (and breakfast)! Hope you are having a bright, sunny start to your Friday.

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21 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 18, 2011 at 9:14 am

Good song! Oh, the memories…

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22 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 18, 2011 at 9:15 am

What a wonderful color is the day is gloomy and you are still getting rain. Breakfast looks fulfilling and scrumptious as usual. ;)

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23 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe November 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

Now that song will be in my head all day, haha. I love yellow and grey together! Beautiful post!

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24 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

I love Coldplay and haven’t heard that song for far too long! Beautiful photos, as always! :)

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25 Amanda November 18, 2011 at 9:24 am

I love Cold Play. That song totally takes me back to high school. :)

Beautiful photos!

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26 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth November 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

You are quiet today :-)

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27 Ellie@fitforthesoul November 18, 2011 at 2:16 pm

hahaha, cute~
And such pretty lyrics to this song! I want to check it out now.

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28 Marie@feedingfive November 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

This totally looks like my kid’s typical breakfast. Delicious and healthy.

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29 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

Have a great day sunshine!

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30 Cait's Plate November 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

Yellow seriously can brighten a day like no other color. Loved this post – such a great way to kick off a Friday :)

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31 Emily November 18, 2011 at 9:53 am

Love the Coldplay lyrics! Happy Friday!

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32 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

A little bit of Yellow brightens every day…is that a banana with peanut butter on it…that also would brighten my day! Looks like another great start to another great day for you!

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33 Ariffa November 18, 2011 at 9:57 am

KERF + Coldplay what a lovely post =) have an awesome day!

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34 katie @KatieDid November 18, 2011 at 9:58 am

beautiful pictures and love that coldplay song!

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35 Angel7 November 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

You have a way of taking pictures that make everyone want to grab the food through the screen, and especially when those people have not eaten yet (LOL) :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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36 Erika November 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

I love that cloth! I have a whole grey & yellow obsession at home. Could you tell me where it’s from?

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37 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Target! Just got it yesterday. I might love it more than all of my other linens

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38 greenbean November 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

i have this bed spread and shams

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39 sarah November 18, 2011 at 2:57 pm

love this fabric, any ideas what brand/where i can find on the target site?

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40 greenbean November 18, 2011 at 3:23 pm

it was Dwell Studio for Target. I can’t find a link for it on the target website.

i found a link for it on another website and you can see that it takes you to the target homepage. http://blog.delphinepress.com/wish-list/wish-list-bedding-by-dwell-studios-for-target/

they may no longer sell it :-/

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41 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 4:32 pm

It doesn’t seem like the kind of thing they’d have on the site since it’s so small – but perhaps Dwell brand will help you find it? I found it in the tea towels section

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42 Sweet and Savvy November 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

Love the lyrics! <3

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43 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 18, 2011 at 10:18 am

Beautiful photos! It instantly brings a smile to my face. This is a different breakfast for you than normal – looks yummy!

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44 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) November 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

Love that Coldplay song. Took me a few seconds to remember, haha. Getting old, I guess! ;)

I also love that tablecloth. So cheery and fun!

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45 HRCK November 18, 2011 at 10:41 am

I hated that song when it first came out, but now I think it’s beautiful. Pretty breakfast spread– gray and yellow are such a cozy color combination.

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46 Meredith November 18, 2011 at 10:51 am

I don’t meant to be a bother… but isn’t it illegal to use Coldplay lyrics if you haven’t purchased the copyright? For people using them on Facebook it is different, but you profit from this website so legally I think you needed to have purchased the copyright and add a disclaimer saying so. Otherwise you’re profitting off the work of Coldplay and it is copyright infringement.

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47 Katherina November 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

I just saw this post and immediately thought of that! This was the first google result I found- http://www.pdinfo.com/copyrt.php I doubt Coldplay is reading, but it’s still worth thinking about since this is a professional source of income for Kath.

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48 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I’ve added a credit to Coldplay, which I left off. But I also believe quoting a small portion of lyrics falls under fair use.

But also, if the above website’s statements were enforced, musicians who sing covers in bars and venues all over the country would be in legal battles, dance performances would be limited to really old songs or techno computer generated tunes and street performers would be in big trouble. I think musicians realize that a certain amount of use is beneficial – in the form of buzz marketing. Certainly illegal download of the original song or playing of that song in mass-marketed ways (like movies) would be much more problematic.

That said, I have deep respect for the music industry and if Coldplay were to have a problem with me quoting their song, I would gladly take it down.

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49 April November 18, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Covering a song or using it in a performance have different copyright rules than publishing lyrics.

But even without the legalities, it’s just polite to give credit where credit is due.

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50 Lo November 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I’m not sure I understand the defensive tone in the second paragraph. A simple “Oops – meant to put the credits on and forgot” would have sufficed and come off considerably less smug.

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51 Michelle November 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Not to get embroiled in something so ridiculous, but don’t support a complaint about the way someone handles their blog and THEN complain about the way they explain themselves to you.

I’m sometimes astounded by the nuttiness.

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52 carla November 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I wish there were “like” buttons in this comments section. Because if there were, I would like yours. Right on the money, lady.

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53 Abby November 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I don’t think there is anything “nutty” about a difference in opinion. I think the tendency for bloggers and their loyal followers to stand on guard at anything less than explicit praise and adulation is what qualifies as “nuttiness.” Kath is a grown woman, as are her readers. Surely she and those who read can appreciate a difference in opinion, and take it at face value, rather than see it as an attack against the person herself. Come on people! I love this blog and others, but it’s this lack of freedom for discourse perpetuated by the readers, not the bloggers themselves that ruins it for everyone else.

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54 Michelle November 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

While I am just as likely as the next person to leave a critical comment (though, I’ve never had a reason to do so) – I happened to disagree with Lo in this case. It is in this spirit of free discourse that I leave my comment.

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55 Ashley November 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm

i agree — i truly don’t see what is so “smug” about bringing up a fair and valid point about how the same rules would be difficult to apply elsewhere and to indicate that there is a little bit of sway when it comes to what is infringement and what is not. i’ve probably read kath’s reply six times by now and am still not seeing the smugness. just solid articulation about an issue in a really complex industry. both kath and her original copyright-questioners had good points imo.

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56 Jen November 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

LOL – just to inject a brighter note into this – I think if Coldplay were actually reading Kath and cared what she said…then that would be another story altogether! :)

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57 Michelle November 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm

LIKE!

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58 Christina @ Just Running November 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Shucks, I thought Kath was trying her hand at poetry. Can we look forward to an original Kath poem Monday morning?

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59 Leah November 18, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Why so defensive. I think,”oopss,I’ll fix that” would suffice”. I find it hard to relate as when there is this constant need to appear “perfect”.
I think anyone can forgive a mistake, but it just looks foolish when you are wrong and still try to defend your point.

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60 Leah November 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Also, complaining about your readers, “mean” or nice on Twitter is not exactly nice either Kath. It makes me feel you don’t appreciate your readers or our opinions unless they are praise. Do your advertisers deny you income from us “mean girls”. If they are appropriate comments to post, then can’t you simply post them here and respond to us “mean” girls here? I think we can disagree and be civil about it.

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61 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

These aren’t not comments that simply disagree. They never are. These are comments like “you are a stupid smug bitch.” I’m not going to allow that on my site. If you want to disagree, that’s totally fine, but if it’s attacking my character or done in a disrespectful way, I’m not going to allow it on MY blog.

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62 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I did say I would fix it.

However, the posters were saying that I couldn’t have ANY lyrics on the site, and I was simply clarifying why I felt it was OK to quote

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63 Leah November 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I know, I know, how could you be wrong! ;) (sorry I know thats sarcastic). It just seems like a little weird that your Twitter comment came around the same time as the cold play copyright comment.

However, I do not at ALL blame you for not wanting comments like those above on your website, that is rude and unacceptable, and certainly not worth your time to respond to, so I wouldn’t worry about not having their email addresses. Those types of comments are plain STUPID!!

On the other hand, I personally find you defensive and a tad snappy when you get any sort of critique, the coldplay comment is one in a long line of such examples.

I know you must work hard on your blog, but its good to have all sorts of feedback. Have a nice weekend Kath, I must say I am liking your blog more and more these days, so keep up the good work (that is sincere!)

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64 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Well it’s really, really, really hard to be criticized every single day and not get defensive. I would counter and say that I get the most defensive in the comments that have the most passive aggression, so I always feel it’s somewhat provoked.

I really do appreciate it when people ask questions that might be dissenting or challenging in a polite way – such as how you’re doing right now? I never delete those – never have. And what makes me mad is people accuse me of deleting any comment that isn’t glowingly nice, but really they just don’t notice when people disagree in a polite way because it doesn’t jump off the page as much or cause a stir. I’ve had plenty of intelligent debates with commenters over the years- they are just hard to find.

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65 Christena November 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I can’t believe people send you the kind of comment you quoted above and I don’t blame you one bit for deleting that kind of crap – or anything passive aggressive.

I think your response here (2nd paragraph) is good and consistent with what I have observed on your blog & in the comments.

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66 Jules November 18, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I believe I have been banned from commenting on your blog. I have never EVER directly or passive-aggressively attacked your character.

I have disagreed with your choice of words sometimes. And this ban came after I pointed out that “potato fries” have one ingredient: potatoes.

Maybe you can explain to me how that is directly offensive. It is a point of view.You can’t say you never do delete those, and never will because it is simply not true.

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67 Heather November 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Actually … Wouldn’t they have more than one ingredient ? What were they “fried” in ??

68 Jules November 19, 2011 at 12:56 am

Not necessarily – “potato fries” can be baked – the “fries” does not have to be taken literally. It’s common, especially in the healthy living blog world, for all sorts of vegetables to be sliced into “fry” shapes and baked – and then called “fries.” So no, potato fries would not need to have oil as an ingredient.

69 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) November 18, 2011 at 10:59 am

Breakfast looks great!! Have a fabulous Friday. :)

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70 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 18, 2011 at 11:00 am

So pretty! Haha love the colour :)

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71 Cait @ Beyond Bananas November 18, 2011 at 11:02 am

Thanks.. I was really in need of a non-second grade song to have stuck in my head! This was a perfect post to read :)

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72 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy November 18, 2011 at 11:04 am

Love the yellow plate, and the coldplay song!

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73 Karen November 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

I love your cheerfulness today…such bright and pretty breakfast photos.

Hope you have an equally beautiful day, Kath!

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74 Michele @ Within Reach November 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

LOL — Your chia seeds looked like pepper at first.

At the risk of echoing everyone else, these photos really are wonderful today. Perhaps it’s the yellow. Perhaps it’s because it’s kind of a cold, dreary day — the yellowy sunshine is just right.

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75 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

Great song and great pictures :)

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76 nina November 18, 2011 at 11:29 am

i have a friend who is planning a grey & yellow wedding for next summer! would love to know where this cloth is from :)

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77 Emily November 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

Love this :) and love all the chia! Chia Charger was in my dream last night, so I had to order the OpenSky bundle this morning! Can’t wait to try it!! :)

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78 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

one of my favorite songs. beautiful morning post, kath!

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79 Shannon @ My Place In The Race November 18, 2011 at 11:43 am

I love that song :D

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80 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife November 18, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love that song and the color of yellow! Happy Friday to me!! :) Woot.

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81 Alaina November 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Love that Coldplay song. :-)

Hope you have a good day Kath!

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82 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

love the “serenade” post. Sometimes, there’s not much more to say than what has already been said…and sung :)

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83 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine November 18, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Love that song. Gorgeous breakfast. :)

Happy Friday, Kath!

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84 Annie @ On a Back Burner November 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Looks like a great start to the morning!

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85 Johanna B November 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Coldplay song. At least, I didn’t know it if I did. Age is showing. I do love the color yellow. So cheerful this time of year.

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86 Laura @ She Eats Well November 18, 2011 at 12:42 pm

There is just no such thing as too much nut butter :)

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87 Becky November 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm

When I saw your title, I immediately started singing Yellow in my head – how funny to then see the lyrics :) Love the song and love the place mat!

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88 Emily S November 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Kath! Your favorite cookie is 50% off!! I saw this on Daily Candy weekly deals and thought of you: http://deals.dailycandy.com/deal/3688/biscoff-ew-50-percent-off/everywhere?vwink=LD:Email:DEALS:EW:20111118:15:641940:43

Enjoy!

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89 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

:) <3 Biscoff! Thanks for sharing

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90 carla November 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

This post was a day brightener – thanks! I like how you always keep it positive and keep it real.

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91 Dee November 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Love the colors. Love the photos. Love the subject. Love the quote. As you can probably tell, I love this post too. ;)

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92 Kathy W. November 18, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I have that dish towel! It’s def. in the top five favorites in my dish towel pantheon! (I may just be a dish towel addict.)

also can’t get enough of gray combined with a pop of bright color.

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93 Rachael @ FreshlyMinted November 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Grey and yellow are my two favorite colors!

We have a yellow living room and grey leather couches… my happy place :)

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94 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm

lovin’ the gray & yellow linen!

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95 Clare @ sweetnsimple November 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

love that song :) great pics too!

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96 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Nothing better than simple peanut butter and jelly or some variation of it!

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97 Linda November 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I really enjoy stopping here everyday – you brighten the day by sharing your beautiful photographs of all the things you are passionate about. Thank you for sharing!

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98 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm

That is hands down my favourite Coldplay song. I loved the style of that whole album!

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99 suki November 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

love that song. that’s what made them famous, wasn’t it? :) i can’t remember another of their songs that came out before then, but maybe that’s when they hit the radios.

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100 Meagan November 18, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I really like the yellow-gray backdrop! Pretty!

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101 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 18, 2011 at 10:33 pm

The second I saw the title of this post, I thought of that song. And of course that’s what this post was. EXCELLENT choice!

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102 Becca November 18, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Beautiful post. Keep up the beautiful work!

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