Morning! :mrgreen:

Crazy Bachelorette last night! Thoughts?

Adios Weatherman, love Cape Cod, LOVE Frank, Kasey is a lunatic and, for Heaven’s sake, why do these men keep singing?! And why can’t they see the general look of horror on Allie’s face when they do?? And why can’t we see more of Roberto?!?!  ;)

Ohhh, at any rate, I had an awesome breakfast this morning – Cherry Almond Oatmeal! 


In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • Couple drops of almond extract
  • Cherries!
  • Sliced almonds


I’m in love!! Cherry + almond = bliss :)


Sweet and flavorful, juicy and crunchy. This was top notch.


Someone asked me if I used a cherry pitter for my cherries – I actually just cut them in half and pop the pit right out. It’s pretty easy!


Lunch is pretty well rounded, me thinks. 

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A cup of sweet, crispy red grapes. You know my phobia of squishy/overripe fruit? That extends to grapes as well, so I have to pick them off the vine before packing to make sure there aren’t any soft ones that make it through. I know.

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A cup of creamy, cold cottage cheese. I am so shocked by how many people hate cottage cheese! I grew up eating the best stuff from a local dairy, so maybe that’s why I like it so much…although I am interested in this “whipped” cottage cheese several of you talked about!


A turkey sammie. :)


That’s a thin bun with cheddar cheese, roasted turkey breast and dijon mustard.


All together now!

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In other news, break out the passports – last night Ben and I booked a trip to…


I cannot TELL you how excited I am!!!! Italy has been on my dying to go list for as long as I can remember, and we’ll be heading there for 10 days this Fall! Half our time will be spent in Rome…


and the other half on the spectacular Amalfi Coast (which I’ve been obsessed with since Diane Lane followed her Italian lover to Positano in Under the Tuscan Sun!!)


Wheeee!!!! I cannot wait for gelato, wine, pasta, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, pasta, wine, gelato, the Mediterannean Sea, gelato, wine and pasta!!!!!! I’ll be asking for all your input and must-see hot spots before we go. In the meantime, I can’t wait to PLAN!! I’m such a planner. :D

Ahhh – it’s nice to have something to look forward to!

On that note – have a great Tuesday everyone!


What’s on your “dying to go” list? What sparked your interest in that particular place?