Good morning – and happy Monday!

I’m a wee bit tired this morning… Ben and I went to bed at our usual time, but around 10:15, just as we’re just drifting off into snoozeville, we hear this giant CRASH coming, unmistakably, from inside our house!! 8O We bolted up, Ben grabbed our bedside bat (what, you don’t keep weapons by your bed?) I grabbed my cell, we flipped on the lights and crept out into the hallway… Only to find the baskets of laundry that I had precariously stacked on top of one another in the living room, had come crashing down. Oops.  

Needless to say, the adrenaline was pumping which didn’t make for the best sleeping conditions, and 5:30 came awfully quick! I’m glad I had breakfast pre-made: Banana Kiwi Overnight Oats. :D

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In the mix:

  • 1 Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (uncooked – I just wrote “uncookied”)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana
  • Almonds

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As I was assembling this I thought to myself, hmmmm…bananas + kiwi? What, exactly, is this going to taste like? Then I remembered that all my life I’ve thought kiwis, especially the seeds and centers, have had a slight banana-y taste. Anyone else with me on that one?

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Really refreshing and tropical, actually! Especially with vanilla yogurt. A serendipitous concoction for sure. :D

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I’m packing a big Mixed Salad for lunch today. Told you those take-out containers were good for reusing!

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In the mix:

  • Mixed greens
  • Pepper Jack cheese cubes
  • Carrots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Peanuts

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I bought a whole bunch of peanuts at the store this weekend so I can start topping away on my salads. Have you tried them in yours yet? And is it weird to be excited about cheese? Because this pepper jack variety is seriously the creamiest. It’s from Ben’s parents, so I’m not sure what brand it is!

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Oh, I branched out and got some Jazz apples at the store. :) They looked really crunchy – the best kind of apple, imo!

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So did anyone else watch the Oscars last night? I never rarely watch award shows, but Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin as hosts sounded like too funny of a duo not to tune in to. I was right – they were hysterical!! I didn’t watch the whole thing (Granny’s got to be in bed by 10!) but what I did see was actually really good.

Shall we talk dresses? Which ones were your favorites? I was loving the fashions on Miley Cyrus (although she needs to learn how to stand up straight), Matt Damon’s wife – Luciana Bozan, Sandra Bullock and Amanda Seyfried (my favorite actress!) Do you sense a theme here? Glittery, pale, long and flowy. I know what I like! ;)

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Did anyone happen to catch Kathy Ireland co-hosting the ABC pre-show? Oh my gosh, train wreck! She was like a mannequin with the rods still in her body and could only ask about jewelry while saying ‘thank you! thank you! thank you!’ I thought she was going to implode. Miley Cyrus looked like she wanted to either start crying or run away screaming during her interview. Ohhh, gosh. I shouldn’t judge, I’d probably be the same way as a host!

Ok, time to get this show on the road. We’re expecting another rainy, drizzly day – but it least there’s no snow in the forecast. I call that, progress! :D

Oh, I posted my Gyoza recipe and how-to, so check it out if you get a chance!

Have a wonderful day.

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Who would be your dream date to the Oscars?

After Ben, of course, I choose LEO! Or Zach Efron…I know, cougar alert. He’s so cute though!