Happy Tuesday!

I got my morning started with a dark (just wrote dork) and stormy run. What my Mom and I thought was heat lightening flashing during our walk, turned into real lightening accompanied by thunder during my run afterwards. Planned 3 miles :arrow: 1.5 miles. Better then 0 miles and getting struck by lightening! :D

I whipped up a delish bowl of Banana Peach Oatmeal for breakfast afterwards.

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In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 banana (half sliced in while cooking, half on top)
  • Cinnamon, vanilla extract
  • Peach
  • Sliced almonds

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Gosh I love peaches! I don’t normally think of putting bananas and peaches together, for whatever reason, but this was really, really good!

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Photographed between rain drops,

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and enjoyed with a cup of Vanilla Biscotti coffee made in my Keurig.

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I am telling you, this baby has paid for itself twice over from the money I’ve saved by using it to brew my morning coffee instead of going to Starbucks!

Edited to add: You can buy a reusable Keurig filter that you add your own ground coffee into, instead of having to use the coffee pods!

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Pre-Keurig, I was getting a latte at least three mornings a week. 3 x $4 latte = $12 a week. Multiply that by 4 weeks in a month and there’s $48 right there. Three lattes a week is on the low end too! How often do you go out for coffee?

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Now I can brew a cup of vanilla coffee, drizzle in some half & half, toss in a teaspoon of sugar and call it a day cost effective, delicious morning. :D

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I am THIS EXCITED for my lunch today. 

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First up is a big veggie salad with leftover caramelized onions!

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I was all – ‘do I?’ – with the onions, but clearly the answer is YES. Always more caramelized onions! I don’t think I’ve ever had them in a salad, so I’m anxious to dig in.

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In more exciting news, I found the new Larabar flavors at my grocery store this weekend – YES!!!

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The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor is wildly delicious, and the chocolate chips studding the bar are so fab. It’s pretty tiny and calorie dense – I think maybe 230 cals (?) – but totally worth it for a special treat.

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All together now!

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In other news…Ben and I did not win the lottery. I blame the computer that generated three numbers in the 20s. C’mon! We didn’t even have a chance!

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Although we did not win – it’s still fun to imagine what you’d do with the money, no? Let’s say the winning jackpot was $100,000,000…

after taking care of your family, friends, community, your future and your children’s children’s future – what’d be the first frivolous purchase you’d make with your winnings?

I’d buy an adorable beach house in Key West and figure out what I’d do with the rest of the money while sipping pina coladas and watching the waves crash in. Then I’d buy a trip to Bora Bora and continue to figure it out there. THEN I’d buy an airplane and taking flying lessons! :D