12 days in August
8 days in November
7 days in December
12 days in January
Please don’t make me travel any more!!
At least not for a few months 🙂 I really do love to travel, but 4-5 day trips are my preference. It feels so strange to be home!
I slept well in my fluffy bed. And woke up smiling into the sunshine streaming through the windows. Hobbled down for some long-missed oats!
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup oats
- Half milk, half water
- 1 banana – half inside, half on top!
- Pinch salt, vanilla, cinnamon
- Salted peanuts
- TJs Sunflower Butter
The Good Stuff. In my Hues + Brews mug!
I’ve got a list a MILE long (not exaggerating!) to do between now and when we hope to open the bakery doors in late April/May. Matt is in charge of most of the equipment + construction + business side which leaves me with all things interior design + marketing + PR + web. This is really happening and there’s so much to do to make it happen!
Dave Farmar and I have a date this morning for some MUCH needed stretching, and then I’m off to the grocery store or I’ll be eating oatmeal again for lunch!
Thanks for introducing me to dave farmar — I did his podcast for the first time this week and LOVED it. It’s nice to have a challenging yoga practice — most videos don’t cut it for me anymore.
Stacy @ Every Little Thing says
Have fun grocery shopping! It’s one of my fav things to do.
Natalia - a side of simple says
Yay! I recognize those “KERF home” settings when I see em’. Glad you’re home safe!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
You are going to be so busy but so fulfilled bec you’re doing what you love.
Valerie @ City|Life|Eats says
I feel the same way when I travel a lot and for a while Yay on you being home for a while 🙂
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
I love coming home after a long trip. There’s nothing like it!
Thank goodness your training experience was so positive and fueled you two with positive energy for planning your new business venture.
I always cheer on the self employed entrepreneurs (partly because I am one too 😉
Self employed businesses are a tremendous amount of work with long hours ,but one plus obviously is you are working for yourself- no nasty boss in sight!(And I have a feeling you two will be very supportive and generous with the staff you do hire).
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
Welcome home sweetie! It looks like you have started off on the right foot today! I hope you have a great day!
I can’t wait to see your business coming together! If I’m ever in Charlottesville, I will have to stop by 🙂
Suzanne @ continuingmyeducation says
Home sweet home!!
Yay, interior decoration! Let me know if you need help painting or anything, I would gladly come down for a weekend!
Also, I already told my parents they would be in charge of marketing the bread to their friends 🙂
Heather (heathers dish) says
Oooooh yoga sounds amazing! Hope you enjoy getting your stretch on!
You have a list one mile long and you’re not exaggerating? Do share. Good luck getting it all accomplished!
Michele @ Healthy Cultivations says
I so love the background for your photos today!!! Beautiful.
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
That bowl looks delicious Kath!! Have a fun date with Dave 😉 I could use a little yoga sesh right now too!
The Peanut Butter Addict says
Your coffee looks almost chocolate-y in that second picture 🙂 Yum. Good luck with your list!
Ashley P. (The Vegetable Life) says
Welcome home! Like always your oats look fantastic! Your bakery is going to be awesome once it is up and running, all this work and stress will SOOO be worth it in the end!
Beth @ DiningAndDishing says
Yeah – I love travelling but I know what you mean about being home! January is supossed to be a R&R month after the holidays. You’ve been a busy bee though!
Trish @I_am_Succeeding says
I Love traveling…but not with 3 kids! LOL Love your breakfast combo.
I love being home after traveling – such a relaxing feeling!
Enjoy your trip to the grocery store and working on your to-do list – at least it is Friday!
You didn’t eat a special english muffin!!!!!!!!
It was tempting but I’m saving them for tomorrow!!!!!!
I was jealous of your awesome english muffins! I guess I can be jealous tomorrow. You should find out the trick so you can make them for your GH shop.
welcome home, kath! if there is anything you need help with, holla! =)
=) I’m ‘between jobs’ and mostly studying for the GRE these days, so seriously, as it ramps up to the big day, I can lend a hand!
Sweet! Maybe you can help us with some bread slicing events 🙂
Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen says
Those oats look fantastic – and I love that initial grocery shopping after a long trip….feels so nice to fill the fridge back up!
Allison K. says
Waking up to sun! I can’t wait for spring! It’s dark here until 8:00am!
You breakfast looks delish!
Shannon @ A Better Me says
We have sun here again…finally! It’s been dreary for a few days. Have a great day!
Namaste Gurl says
Good to see your usual oats and routine back again! Glad you made it home safely 🙂 Happy day
Those oats look so good! They look like they could be in a restaurant. I love food shopping! Have fun! 🙂
Marisa @ Loser for Life says
Such an exciting time for you, Kath! I remember when I opened my business (BK – before kids 🙂 ), it seemed so surreal! I know it’s a hectic time, but try to enjoy it! It’s your baby!!!
Welcome home! Hope you open your bakery before the last weekend in April. UVA law school holds is reunions then so I’ll be in town and would love to pay you a visit! Love the blog.
you are the breakfast queen…… incase you didn’t already know 🙂 haha
Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles says
Yay! You woke up at home! 🙂
Katy (The Singing Runner) says
I know that when I finally came back to my apartment after being done for 3 weeks, it was a weird feeling!
Welcome home. Coming home and having the comforts of home can be so nice.
Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day says
You must be so excited!
There’s nothing like your own bed and favorite coffee mug!
Jess @ atasteofconfidence says
I love coming home to my own bed after a long trip. 🙂
I just recently discovered your blog again and I just wanted to comment on how inspirational you are. I am a fellow blogger and am amazed at how wonderfully you are able to keep up on your blogging with beautiful posts every day, often 2 or more posts a day! Great job. Also, I myself am an aspiring entrepreneur and am looking to relocate to another state later this year. We are looking at Charlottesville as a potential city to settle in. I hope your bakery is open by May because we are planning a trip out there then. Love the blog! Take care!
Welcome back! Do let me know if you come visit Cville!
I can only imagine how much goes into opening your own business! Its alot of work but exciting!!! Im so happy for you and Matt and know it will all be wonderful and everything will get done!
Yay for being home, and I love that mug!!!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
i know what you mean about all that travel – i am trying to enjoy my time at home now b/c things are going to get nuts soon!
I love traveling, but coming home to a bowl of perfect oats is the best feeling 🙂
[email protected] Sweet Life says
How exciting that your dream is becoming a reality! Good luck.
I hear you on missing home – I just got back from studying in Turkey for two weeks and trust me that oatmeal is NOT a thing there… I think I’ve eaten oats every day since I got back. I even ordered them at a restaurant for brunch. I also missed yoga – but I might have gone a bit overboard and went to 4 classes in 2 days, my glutes and thighs are not happy with me at the moment 🙂
Welcome home! I have a question for you. How do you organize all of the pictures you take? As part of my New Year’s resoultion I am trying to get organized, but my photos are such a mess. I don’t even know where to start! What is your method for organizing both digital and printed photos? How do you decide which ones to print? Thanks for your help!
I don’t print anything, so that helps 🙂 Maybe just major events.
As for digital, I edit and resize all my photos after uploading then delete the high res folders. I WISH I could keep them all and tag them properly but it’s just not realistic for me and I don’t think it’s worth the trouble to get one high res photo when I need it. I save all of my low-res blog web upload ones in one folder, and do use some tags.
Personal photos (such as our Montana trip) are saved in their own area – because personal photo ops happen much less often.
Christine (The Raw Project) says
I would be exhausted after all that traveling too! Glad you’re home safe, the oats look great.
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Must feel gooood to be home! Breakfast looks delish as always. Have fun with Mr. Farmer today!
Gill (snaxandthecity) says
i know what you mean – too much travelling is not fun! your oats look yummy tho 🙂
Katherine: Unemployed says
the list will always be there; it’s great to have things to do and opening a business will be wonderful
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
That breakfast looks heavenly. I love the feeling of waking up at home right after a vacation. It is so sweet.
so, basically your husband is doing all the work….?
Yeah, and I’m planning to watch soap operas all day long. Also, this blog writes itself.
Before you go correcting my grammar, blame my auto correct phone.
Hahahaha.. I love your sense of humor Kath! Way to go 😀
ha that was rude!! i think the interior design etc is going to be quite a challenge. perhaps i think that just because i am so NOT creative and have no idea what works together. sounds like matts the one who has it easy, an easy phone call to a construction company 😉
You should totally do update photos of your shop space so we can see its progress! 🙂
I will! We should have a website with updates soon!
[email protected] says
Welcome home! Can’t wait to see what you buy to replenish your fridge!
Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) says
I love traveling but after a few days you just can’t wait to be back home. Beautiful bowl of oats 🙂
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says
Welcome home. Enjoy being at HOME! I know i do after tons of traveling!
You are one busy woman with all of that traveling ! Have a good day and I hope you make it to the grocery store sp you don’t have to have oats for lunch… though I doubt you would mind haha you LOVE your oats 😉 Glad you are home safely!
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
I definitely wouldn’t mind eating oatmeal for lunch again! 🙂
Have a wonderful day!
Sarah (OC2Seattle) says
I know how you feel. I love to travel for fun on longish trips but work has me flying quite often on 1-2 nighters – such a schedule disruptor! Looking forward to seeing the bakery pull together – you guys will get everything done on time and make it fabulous!
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
Nothing like eating a home cooked breakfast after being away from home!
Jess (Sweet Potato) says
Oh those long lists can get tiresome, but how exciting! Oh and I hate traveling for long periods of time too!
Love love love oatbran! How lovely that you had a wonderful night’s sleep 🙂
Katie Perkins says
Good to hear you made it back safely! I am a hospitality designer focusing on restaurants and hotels. If you need any help send me a message and I’d be glad to assist! Good Luck with your long list of to-do’s!
Maria @ The Fitted Apron says
Welcome back to your home. Breakfast looks a beautiful kath creation.
Maria @ The Fitted Apron says
Welcome back to your home. Breakfast looks like a beautiful Kath creation.
David & Kristi says
Good luck with bakery prep…can't wait to see how you design the interior!