A Mouse for a Blouse


Good morning everyone! It’s back to work – bumskies – but I really can’t complain, as it’s already Tuesday and this long weekend seemed to last forreeeever – we did so much!

Sunday afternoon before Ben and I saw Angels and Demons, we went shopping and I picked out this pretty yellow blouse :)


It’s not as “Look at me, I’m wearing yellow!!!” as it appears in the picture and I never buy yellow, so I was pretty jazzed! However, the irrational Kristin inside me never tries on clothes before buying them, so of course it didn’t end up fitting! I didn’t stay bummed for too long though, because I took back the blouse and got something waaaaaay better – a mini mouse!


Isn’t it the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?? I got it at Best Buy and could not stop giggling about how cute and tiny it was. The checkout guy was like “umm…this thing is as big as my thumb” – which is exactly why I got it. :)


Have you ever bought something and then wondered how you ever lived without in the first place? Yeah…that’s this guy for sure. It’s the perfect size for my hand and I feel like my web surfing capabilities have just about tripled since I got it…it’s my new obsession!! 8)

For breakfast this morning, the mini mouse and I – just kidding – I made oatmeal for breakfast! I hadn’t had it all weekend, so I was happy to be reunited! I made a delicious bowl of:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup each of milk and water
  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 dried, black mission figs
  • toasted coconut and almonds
  • drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup


Per usual, it was oh-so-sweet, creamy and delicious.


Oatmeal, how I have missed you!


Look at those textures – fabulous!


For lunch, I decided to whip up another VeggiePatch Falafel salad! In the mix:

  • Mixed greens
  • Sliced red onion
  • Tomato
  • 4 VeggiePatch falafel balls
  • Sprinkle of Lemon Pepper
  • Plain yogurt based dressing (recipe here)


This salad keeps me full for hours thanks to the protein-packed falafel balls. And the dressing honestly could not be simpler (or more delish!) This is a GREAT lunch!



Super cool and refreshing dressing:


I also packed some leftover fruit salad that Ben’s Mom gave us – so sweet and fresh – this was honestly some of the best pineapple I’ve ever had!



Today I’m scheduled for a 3.5 mile run, per my training schedule, but it’s supposed to be raining all day – darn! I’m going to take my gym bag in the car with me so if it is indeed raining when it’s time to run, I can hit the gym…which I really hope it doesn’t come down to. Like I said before, it’s really hard to go back there after running outside!


So the mini mouse is probably my favorite purchase I’ve made in a while…What’s your most favorite recent purchase?! Are you saving up for anything special at the moment? I’m saving for a new, nice purse. I’ve never bought myself a really nice purse – which I’m pretty sure might be a federal offense in most parts of the country – so I really want one!!

Hope your day back is great!

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