I read New Moon last night until MIDNIGHT, which let me tell you — is way, way past my bedtime.  I’m paying for it this AM.  But, I simply CANNOT put the Twilight series downMeghann and I are switching our normal Thursday dates to Wednesday so we can go see the movie TONIGHT.  I’m so excited!!


Breakfast had to be hearty and filling after an almost sleepless night!


I made a super nutty bowl of oatmeal that definitely hit the spot.


My oatmeal contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Topping: Drizzle of maple syrup, 1 tbsp. chopped hazelnuts, 1 tbsp. pecans, and 1 tbsp. sliced almonds.
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      In other news…


      I have been given the GO AHEAD by the powers that be (AKA Future Husband) that I can officially introduce our HOLISTIC SUPPLEMENT ONLINE SUPER STORE to you guys!  I am pretty pumped to share this wonderful site with you.  When we conceived this idea, I had no idea that it would turn out so…. amazing, actually! 


      Our site contained 1,000s upon 1,000 of natural supplements that I know you guys would be interested in — organic protein powder, Stevia sweetener, glucosamine, calcium supplements, etc! 


      My in-laws run a holistic health care center in Florida.  People travel from all over the country to see my father-in-law for help with medical issues that Western medicine hasn’t been able to alleviate.  Our site offers the same high-quality products that he prescribes to patients, and you can even TALK to my father-in-law over the phone to describe your health issue and get one-on-one help (we offer blood, salvia, and other type of test kits to help more accurately diagnosis patients, if needed).


      Anyway – that’s my introductory blurb.  I’m putting together a post that has links to the products I know you guys are most interested in.   I’ll post the website link and more tomorrow morning! Can’t wait!


      Additionally, PLEASE make sure you check out this link on HangryPants and leave a comment. They are donating 5 cents per comment (one per person) to the Rhode Island Food Bank.  That’s pretty freaking awesome and it requires minimal effort on YOUR part!



      • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 10, 2008, 6:05 am

        Congrats on the online store opening! I’ve become more and more interested in holistic medicine over the years, so I’ll be sure to check it out.

      • VeggieGirl December 10, 2008, 6:07 am

        Hooray for books that keep you wanting to read more 🙂

        The close-up shot of your oatmeal = food porn!!


      • K December 10, 2008, 6:09 am

        That oatmeal is serious food porn girl!! Looks delish!!

        CONGRATS ON YOUR STORE OPENING!! I’m wishing you two the best of luck 😀

      • Erica December 10, 2008, 6:26 am

        Breakfast looks great! I bet it was filling! I can’t wait to see the website tomorrow!

      • Meghann December 10, 2008, 6:32 am

        Yay for seeing Twilight tonight! IF the movie starts at 7:15 do you want to meet there like at 6:30 and check out some book stores for the third book?

      • Allie December 10, 2008, 6:43 am

        Can’t wait to check out your website!
        I haven’t gotten into Twilight, but it looks like maybe I should!

      • jenngirl December 10, 2008, 6:44 am

        Yay for the Twilight series!! I’m so glad you are loving it, and you are going to LOVE the movie!!

        Great news about the online store, congrats!

      • Krista December 10, 2008, 6:57 am

        OMG, I want your oats! WOW!

        I put the Twilight series on my Christmas wish list…hope Santa sees it! 🙂

        Can’t wait for the post to your holistic sight!

      • Emily December 10, 2008, 7:00 am

        Everyone raving about it has totally got me interested and I gave in and started twilight last night, I only read one chapter but it seems like its gonna be good!

      • just me December 10, 2008, 7:13 am

        hahha..i have done that w/ my jodi picoult books more times than i can count!

        yay for your store being open!! can’t wait to see what you guys offer!!

      • arielle December 10, 2008, 7:16 am

        I just can’t get into the twilight thing. I wish I could, everyone talks about it so much.

      • Jaime December 10, 2008, 7:31 am

        ooo i can’t wait to check out your online store!! by the way — what camera do you use?? it takes amazing photos!!

      • Caitlin (see bride run) December 10, 2008, 7:36 am

        jaime – its a nikon cool pix s1. its FIVE YEARS OLD. it only takes good photos in natural sunlight, which is why most of my breakfast photos are taken on my balcony. nighttime or indoor photos suck, but i think its because its so old. i registered for a new camera, i hope someone gets it for me 🙂

      • Meg December 10, 2008, 7:36 am

        I can’t wait to see the online store! I am so glad that it is going well for you all!

      • girlrunningaround December 10, 2008, 7:44 am

        I can’t wait to hear more about your online store. It sounds great!

        I’m afraid to pick up the Twighlight books, because I think I want want to put them down. Normally I steer clear of “fad” books. I did this with Harry Potter until my Aunt insisted that I read one. I read the whole series in just a few months (and then got Hubby hooked on them). I have a feeling that’s how Twighlight is going to be, and because I have so little free time right now I’m afraid to get started on them. 🙂

      • HangryPants December 10, 2008, 7:47 am

        Thanks for mentioning the Food Drive! You’re awesome.

        I can’t wait to read more about the supplement store. It sounds fantastic. I think you’re so lucky to be marrying in to a health minded family. Enjoy Twilight tonight!

      • Mica December 10, 2008, 8:24 am

        Wow, so exciting about your online store! I’m sure all your hard work has made it really excellent.

        I’ve been waiting to see “Twilight” until my first icky exam was over on Friday.

      • kirsten December 10, 2008, 8:35 am

        congrats on your store! it sounds really great!

      • sarah December 10, 2008, 8:36 am

        the twilight series is definitely AMAZING and totally addicting. I can’t wait for finals to be over so I can start the 3rd book. I haven’t let myself open it yet because I know that if I do, all hopes of studying will be gone. Have fun at the movie tonight, it’s so great–you’ll love it!

      • tfh December 10, 2008, 8:52 am

        I can’t believe you still haven’t told us the link! I’m very excited to see the fruits of all your hard work. Hope you’re not too tired today.

      • BOBBI McCORMICK December 10, 2008, 9:16 am

        can’t wait to see the store! Love all the pics. REMEMBER A WEDDING IS ONLY ONE DAY, A MARRIAGE IS FOREVER:)

      • Sharney December 10, 2008, 9:21 am

        Hi Caitlin,
        I’m soooo excited that your online store is open for business! Can’t wait for the link tomorrow 🙂

        Have fun at the movie tonight with Meghann! It’s great to hear that the Twilight series is so addictive. I’m gonna start reading Twilight as soon as I finish my current book.

        Have an awesome day!

      • Marissa December 10, 2008, 9:37 am

        Congrats on the online store!!

        (I work for a non-profit and we have a wellness center. Which includes on site vitamin and herb shop as well as on our website. If you would like me to e-mail you a link just let me know. I know sometimes it helps to see what others are doing.)

      • Anonymous December 10, 2008, 10:51 am

        Caitlin – I have been reading your blog for awhile and just love it! I am also getting married soon and glad to hear I am not the only one having stressful times. I have read the entire series of Twilight and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them…went and saw the movie opening night (not the best idea because of all the teenagers…seriously were we really like that at 13? Anyway some great news I am now reading Midnight Sun – the first book in Edwards point of view…it is only on http://www.stepheniemeyer.com under the twilight series as a pdf, so I read it during my lunch, it is unfinished but needless to say I was thirsty for more…anyway enjoy the movie!

      • D10 December 10, 2008, 10:56 am

        I can’t wait to see your site. I very excited. Hvae fun at the movies.

      • Caitlin (see bride run) December 10, 2008, 10:59 am

        anon – thanks for reading and congrats on your upcoming wedding! i too have started midnight sun and it seriously makes me want to do edward cullen even more. love him!

      • Catherine December 10, 2008, 12:05 pm

        Really interested to read more about your online store! I’ve gotten really into holistic healing (now it’s the only kind of dr. I see). I think it’s totally the way to go!

      • chasedaylight December 10, 2008, 12:14 pm

        Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the site tomorrow!!

      • magpie December 10, 2008, 12:54 pm

        Can’t wait for the website 😉

      • Lida December 10, 2008, 1:29 pm

        GO TWILIGHT! How did you like new moon? My friend who’s a hardcore edward fan hated it, since Edward isn’t really in it…
        but I prefer Jacob. Eclipse is the best one.

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