Gooood morning friends!

I’ll freely admit it…I skipped running last night to…DECORATE SUGAR COOKIES!

I started out by dying the icing:



Then…the decorating began:


Ummm, I only have major Holiday cookie cutters…so it was late winter in the Iowa Girl Eats household!


Mmmm, glossy!


Whoops, didn’t realize how much room the word “MINE” would take up…hence, “BE MIN” on the top cookie. :P


Happy Snowman…I accidently dyed all my frosting before I realized I needed white for his little body!! D’OH!!


I’ve told you all how I have a passion for cooking, but baking and “art & crafts” type activities are also a hobby of mine that I absolutely adore. I had so much fun decorating these babies! Almost as much fun as I had eating them :)

SO – looks like I’ll be running instead of resting on Thursday! Go me!

Alrighty – onto the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. What else would I have but oatmeal? This morning, I had a good ol’ fashioned bowl of oats:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water (out of milk, darnit!)
  • splash of cinnamon & almond extract
  • 1 small banana
  • toasted almonds & coconut
  • drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup
  • sprinkle of cinnamon sugar


Mmmmm, mountain of toppings!


Sometimes, simple is best:


For lunch – yep it’s really random today – I’m trying to eat some things I have laying around in the fridge:

  • Salad with chopped carrots, red onion, dried cranberries and wasabi peas (??)
  • Key Lime Pie Yoplait yogurt
  • 2 chopped kiwis
  • Sliced apple



I’ve never had this flavor, so I’ll let you know how it tastes! I like key limes…I like pie…shouldn’t be too bad!!


Contender for one of my favorite fruits:


Team kiwi green! Anyone with me?


One of my favorite snacks:


While random, this is actually a great meal for me. I don’t like to eat my whole lunch at one time – rather, I like to space things out so I get to eat longer, muwahahaha. I’ll eat my salad around 12, my kiwis probably around 1, apple around 2 and yogurt around 3. That way, I never get too hungry!


Do you eat your lunch all at once? Or do you space it out like I do? Sometimes I’m just so hungry that I gobble everything down – but most days I like to space it out!