Gooood morning friends!

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

I started out by dying the icing:

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Then…the decorating began:

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

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Mmmm, glossy!

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

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

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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

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Mmmmm, mountain of toppings!

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Sometimes, simple is best:

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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

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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!!

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Contender for one of my favorite fruits:

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Team kiwi green! Anyone with me?

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One of my favorite snacks:

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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!

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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!