Morning, lovelies.  I woke up about 1/2 hour earlier than normal because I need to get crackin’ on work ASAP.  I have a dress fitting at 5:30.  This is just one of the many, many wedding-related appointments I have over the next 3.5 weeks:


  • Dress Fitting – December 9
  • Florist – December 13
  • Dress Fitting – December 16
  • DJ – December 20
  • Menu Tasting – December 22
  • Photographer Meeting – December 22
  • Dress Fitting – December 23


That’s not to mention this weekend’s 10K race (YAY!!), a little thing called Christmas, a huge New Year’s Celebration, my second Bridal Shower…. eck! So swamped!


You see why people elope, yes?


I was actually craving something besides oatmeal (gasp!) this AM, so I made my second-favorite breakfast….


Egg-white French Toast!


For a little something-something, I topped the French Toast with 2 tablespoons pecans. Yum!


On the side, I had maple syrup for dipping….


And a sliced banana!


I must say, this was a FABULOUS breakfast.  Or I could just be in an insanely good mood.  Future Husband and I had a GREAT day yesterday — we found out one of our BFFs is moving into our apartment complex (yay!)… which gives us $200 off our rent next month! We also fell into another small amount of money we weren’t expecting (Thank baby Jesus!).  


AND we had out 1st order on our holistic supplement website…. for $250!  I know I haven’t shared the details with you, but its because we’re still working out kinks and I want it to be super perfect.  Don’t worry, the details are coming soon…. I promise!


Question of the Day:  What’s the NICEST random thing someone has ever done for you?    My story takes place when I was 19, broke, and working at a law firm.  I was going back to college in two weeks when my laptop died on me (1 month outside warranty). It would cost me hundreds of dollars to fix it.  There were a lot of other stuff going on in my life, and the laptop was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  I had a mini breakdown at work, locked myself into the conference room, and started to sob.  My boss randomly walked in on me and asked why I was crying.  Very embarrassed, I told him the truth.  Two weeks later, at my "good bye" lunch, he handed me a check for $1,000 of his personal money and told me to go buy a new laptop.  I’ll NEVER forget that!


Share your story – Reminding random acts of kindness is good for the soul!



  • VeggieGirl December 9, 2008, 5:14 am

    Haha!! Your comment about why people elope made me laugh out loud – don’t get stressed!! 🙂


    Whether it’s helping someone load groceries into their cars, or simply holding the door open for them, I always try to perform “random acts of kindness” just because I WANT to (not because I’m trying to look good or something). All people should be kind 🙂

    Happy Tuesday, Caitlin!! And I apologize for missing your previous post – I went to bed early last night since I’m ALMOST 100% over my sickness, and still trying to get much better.

  • Caitlin December 9, 2008, 5:20 am

    veggie girl – you are super blogger. no sweat!

  • Erica December 9, 2008, 5:22 am

    Wow! That is such a sweet story! What a nice guy!

    I thought about eloping several points during our wedding planning hahah. Lean on us if you need support!!

    Breakast looks great- love the addition of the pecans

  • healthy ashley December 9, 2008, 5:56 am

    Good luck with your jam packed schedule!

    I love the random act of kindness- remembering people have good in their hearts is important! I’ll have to think of my favorite and get back to you…

  • Mrs. LC December 9, 2008, 6:08 am

    Aw what a sweet story, what an amazing man! And so glad you had such a great day yesterday!

    P.S. I entertained many thoughts of eloping during stressful times of wedding planning. Don’t worry, I still think it’s all worth it in the end. 😉

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) December 9, 2008, 6:11 am

    Wow! What a kind and generous boss you had! That’s the kind of thing you never forget.

    Congrats on the first order to your site! Looking forward to hearing more. 🙂

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina December 9, 2008, 6:33 am

    that is such a nice story.

  • Meghann December 9, 2008, 7:00 am

    7:15 works for me! Want to sneak sandwiches in or something?

  • arielle December 9, 2008, 7:02 am

    I am just beginning to have eloping thoughts.

  • Allie December 9, 2008, 7:06 am

    Your french toast always looks so good, I need to try it!

    I have always thought about eloping, myself…you are just pushing that idea closer!

    Random acts of kindness are important, and I try to be kind to strangers at all times! You never know what struggle people are going through.

  • just me December 9, 2008, 7:09 am

    wow, what an awesome boss!!!

    love the breakfast too!

    my dad told me that if i elope, he’ll pay me 5,000 bucks…which he says is good enough…and a wedding would be more. hahhaa…he says the deal still stands.

  • Emily December 9, 2008, 7:14 am

    all that wedding planning must be so stressful around Christmas!!
    French toast is one of my favorite breakfasts too, and that looks delicious!!

  • Rebecca December 9, 2008, 7:14 am

    How did you make your french toast it looks great? What type of bread do you use.

    I just was looking at your weekend in ny, looks like you all had such a blast! Are you from ny?

  • Lacey Nicole December 9, 2008, 7:15 am

    AWWww i’m so glad you asked this question:

    i was over at Elliot’s apartment the other day and i was snoozing on the couch during football and his roommate Andy got up to cover me with a blanket!!!!! i was so touched by that cuz it was just wow he was so nice to think of and do that.

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 9, 2008, 7:17 am

    just me – hahah thats AWESOME!!

    rebecca – i use arnold’s ww bread! i just mix 2 egg whites up and dregde the bread through. sometimes if im feeling fancy i add milk or cinnamon or vanilla extract, but it doesnt seem to really make a difference. i’m not from NY, but i went to college in PA and all my friends live up there still, so it just made more sense for me to go to them for the bach party, since they are all coming to me for the wedding. 🙂

    emily – stressful is right! we knew when we picked the date that december would be really rough, but it was january 3 or wait until next summer, and i (we) just couldnt wait!!! 🙂 it will make the honeymoon that much better.

  • Meg December 9, 2008, 7:25 am

    So much to do, but it is all exciting!

    Love your breakfast!

    What an amazing Act of Kindness!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK December 9, 2008, 7:27 am

    WOW what an amazing boss!!!! hmmmm I am trying to think of one, I guess it would have to be when I was in college too and I had a professor have me over for dinner at least once a week because he knew I was home sick and wanted me to have a the “home cooked” meal I MISSED! I loved his family and I will never forget it!

  • Mica December 9, 2008, 7:31 am

    Once again, I am surprised to learn that there is so much that goes into a wedding, aha! Three dress fittings in a month? Are they afraid your size is going to fluctuate monumentally during the holidays?

    Love the breakfast pictures. 🙂

  • Caitlin (see bride run) December 9, 2008, 7:33 am

    mica – hahah no.

    dress fitting # 1 – let out the dress (its going to have to happen, i know it, but im cool with it)

    dress fitting #2 – do the hem (you have to wait until the waist fits before doing the hem)

    dress fitting #3 – do the bustle (you have to wait until the hem is done).

  • Kristie Lynn December 9, 2008, 7:42 am

    When I was younger my family was pretty poor (as in, struggling to buy basic groceries while not paying bills), and one day when we got to church someone had left a $500 gift card to Meijer (huge store chain in the Midwest) in our family’s mailbox. Going to stock up on groceries, even though it was things like canned vegetables, toilet paper and ramen noodles, was like Christmas!

  • K December 9, 2008, 7:52 am

    Oh – how exciting! You’re going to have a BUSY month!!

    That is such a nice story. What a great boss!

  • Lauren December 9, 2008, 8:21 am

    Girl I SO understand now why people want to elope. I think I’ve mentioned it to my Fiance about 20 times now. So much planning!! But you’re almost there! YEA!

  • Anonymous December 9, 2008, 8:54 am

    Hi Caitlin- Big fan of your blog :o) This is entirely off topic, but I know the soft spot z-bars hold in your heart and I happen to have a choco brownie bar yesterday, but decided to heat it up in the microwave first(it’s cooold up here in the north!!) oooohmygosh, let me tell you,it was like a warm brownie coming out of the oven!! I bet it would be fabulous with the chocolate chip kind too. Let me know how you like it if you try

    Best of luck with the final wedding details!

  • Katherine December 9, 2008, 9:50 am

    I LOVEEEEEE TWILIGHT! I’m so obsessed with the books.. how are you enjoying them?!! 🙂 They’re sooo cute.

  • Catherine December 9, 2008, 10:00 am

    Hmm I can’t think of a story as good as yours, but the one that comes to mind is the first day of my internship at an investment bank down on Wall St it was raingin really hard so the subways were all flooded. I lived in CT at the time so I had to get midtown and then take a train home and I had no idea where I was – also my cell phone had just died, i had no money for a cab and I was soo stressed fromt he long hours of the job, etc. A random guy asked if I needed directions (I must’ve looked lost) and said yes and he ended up walking with me all the way to the alternate subway entrance, holding my hand so I wouldn’t lose him in the crowds when we transferred and then at Grand Central he found my train for me and walked me to my terminal. Probably the nicest guy I’ve ever met because I was abotu to cry.

  • Tina December 9, 2008, 10:17 am

    That is such a sweet story about your boss!

  • December 9, 2008, 10:35 am

    Wow that is crazy that your boss gave you that money! I bet you were just shocked.

    Good luck with the appointments- I can’t say I miss those!!!


  • magpie December 9, 2008, 11:59 am

    That’s such an awesome story. I’m actually grinning right now because it totally brightened my mood!

    Love the egg white french toast. Yum!

  • Elina December 9, 2008, 2:32 pm

    Caitlin, that was the sweetest story… I seriously got goosebumps! 😛

  • Nicole ( December 9, 2008, 2:59 pm

    Wow!!! That was so nice of your boss!

  • Rose December 10, 2008, 7:42 am

    Wow – that is a really nice boss!

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