Good morning!

The birds are out again. :) I can’t tell you how heart warming it is to hear them singing away in the mornings after a long, cold winter. What can I say, I’m a sap. It’s genetic, my Dad’s the same way! ;)

Did anybody watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics last night? This might be un-patriotic to say, but I’m glad the Canadians won the gold medal hockey game. Well, not glad, but happy for them! I think the tone of the ceremonies might have been a bit overcast if they had just lost, know what I mean? Would you rather go to the winter, or summer Olympics? I’d go to either one, if I had tickets, but I HEART the summer Olympics! I could watch gymnastics all day. :D

At any rate, breakfast was soooo great today. Refreshing and flavorful – Raspberry Banana Overnight Oats!

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In the mix:

  • Blueberry Buckle fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (uncooked)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • frozen raspberries
  • sliced almonds

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Gosh, how much do I love frozen raspberries? They’re one of the only fruits that I can eat “mushy“. I don’t know what it is about them, but fresh, frozen, saucy, squishy – I’ll eat them anyway I can get them!

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Oh, be sure to look at the ingredient list on your frozen fruit. Sometimes they can be sweetened with added sugar. Not these bad boys – they’re sweet enough on their own. Just like me..,right?! ;)

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The raspberries thawed overnight which gave me a little extra liquid to work with, which is nice since those chia seeds soak up moisture like little sponges. Sluuuuurp!

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AWESOME. Repeater.

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Last night’s dinner was so good, I repeated it, too! A delectable Kitchen Sink Salad.

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Same fixins’ as yesterday – romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, dried cranberries and peanuts! Trust me, you’ll love ’em in there. Oh, I packed some Italian dressing with splash of balsamic vinegar, too.

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And a Pink Lady, natch. :)

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Oooo, look what came in the mail last week! I won a David Rio Tea Giveaway on Mina & Alex’s blog, and this Mint Chocolate Infusion Tea was included in the package. Doesn’t that sound yum? I’ll be sipping on a hot mug of this goodness at work, cause it’s friggin’ freezing today! 8O

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The aforementioned Mina & Alex don’t have to worry about cold weather where they’re at…because they’re traveling through South Africa at the moment, where it’s currently 77 degrees (I checked!)

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Yep, these newlyweds quit their jobs, sold their house and are now traveling the world. TRAVELING THE WORLD! Can you imagine?! You’ve got to check out their blog and read along. What an adventure!

Off to day dream… ;)

Happy Monday!

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Is there anywhere in the world that you DON’T want to go? Or have been, but wouldn’t want to go back?

For some reason, I have no desire to go to Russia or Australia (I know I’ll get some heat about that one!) Actually, I must see the Great Barrier Reef before my end of days, so ok, Australia’s back in. :)