Morning!  I woke up early to get some work done because I’m taking a “half day” to visit my Dad.  We’re meeting up for a bike ride!  Not sure how far we’re going to go.  If we do a long ride, this might be the last of my leg-related cardio for the week (I have a 15 mile trail race on Saturday).  :)  He’s also flying to Napa Valley to do the Century race with me, so he needs to train, too!




That’s not any French toast – that’s PB French Toast!


I melted about 1.5 tablespoons (a total of 3 tablespoons for the Hus + me) in the microwave and then added the PB to beaten eggs + cinnamon.  Then, it was French toast as usual!


With a little maple syrup on top, it was truly delicious.


With snozberries.


Inspirational Quotes!


I’ve done a few “favorite quotes” posts (like this one), but it truly never gets old to read inspirational and motivation quotes. 


Here’s one I’m currently loving:


What’s your favorite quote?


Seeya after my ride!



  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 31, 2010, 8:25 am

    The only thing that could possibly make french toast better is PB…and I’m jealous of how juicy those strawberries look! Spring is definitely right around the corner 🙂

    My favorite quote is “To making it count,” from Titanic. I’ve toyed with the idea of tattooing it on my wrist…such a simple reminder to make each day count!! Have a great bike ride and happy hump day!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 31, 2010, 8:26 am

    So cute that you are riding with your Dad! My favorite quote is, “One day I will not be able to do this, Today is NOT that day!”

  • Jessica March 31, 2010, 8:36 am

    I like the PB french toast! I might try it with a chocolate PB. YUM!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet March 31, 2010, 8:38 am

    I have 2 faves! My MOST favorite is ‘when you want what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done’ – that has gotten me through A LOT. The other one is ‘whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.’ Love that one too.

  • Anna March 31, 2010, 8:39 am

    My favorite quote is way too long to post here, so I’ll leave you with these two gems:

    “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional”

    and this one, courtesy of my dad:
    “No matter what you do, someone, somewhere, is going to think you’re an asshole.”

    • Laura March 31, 2010, 11:34 am

      Your Dad has hit the nail on the head, what a great quote!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete March 31, 2010, 8:46 am

    “You don’t stop when you are tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

    A bunch of triathletes say that. At least that is who I heard it from. 🙂 If you were getting attacked by a gorilla, you most definitely wouldn’t stop when you were tired, right? Well, it is a good thing to keep in mind during a triathlon or any race for that matter. Don’t stop when you get tired, stop when you have beaten the race!

  • Katie March 31, 2010, 8:46 am

    I rediscovered Baz Luhrman’s “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)” song a couple days ago and I’m loving several quotes from it. My favorite is “The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself.”

    One of my all-time favorites is from a Nike ad: “Someone who is busier than you is running right now.”

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 8:48 am

      haha i love that nike one.

      • Tricia March 31, 2010, 10:18 am

        Got to remember the Nike one!

    • Sarah March 31, 2010, 11:13 am

      Haha! I love that Nike one too! It’s just what I need today 😀 Thanks Katie!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run) March 31, 2010, 8:46 am

    That’s a good quote 🙂 My favorite was always “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

    The PB french toast sounds awesome!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 31, 2010, 8:47 am

    “Snozberry, who’s ever heard of a snozberry?”
    I love Veruca Salt.

    That french toast is a sweet idea.

  • Ashley March 31, 2010, 8:48 am

    pura vida! fell in love with it during my yoga retreat to costa rica. there’s so much passion in those words.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope March 31, 2010, 8:48 am

    I made french toast for dinner last night (see last post), but will have to try the peanut butter addition.
    Favorite quote? impossible to choose

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 31, 2010, 8:49 am

    Mmmm…great looking French toast.

    “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t– you’re right.”

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing March 31, 2010, 8:49 am

    “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” ~Victor Hugo

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) March 31, 2010, 8:49 am

    i recently had pb french toast and it blew my mind. Great job sharing a recipe we can all enjoy. I hate to get all religious but “God won’t give you anything you can’t handle”. Even at the darkest of times, believe that you can triumph over it cause you are strong and HE will give you strength. I know. totally serious and out of my character but that quote really got me through tough times.

  • brianna March 31, 2010, 8:50 am

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”
    This one’s on a post-it on my wall behind my computer!

  • Jo March 31, 2010, 8:50 am

    My favourite quote is the one that heads my blog:

    “Obsessed is a word used by the lazy to describe the dedicated” – so apt for me having been called obsessed so much over the last 12 months 🙂

  • Megan @ The Ugly Nutrition Truth March 31, 2010, 8:51 am

    Whoa that pb french toast looks delicious, I’m definitely going to try it.

    All time fave: Of course it’s hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard, is what makes it GREAT. (from the movie A League of Their Own)

  • Tami March 31, 2010, 8:51 am

    yikes! that quote hits very close to home. 3 months ago I had no idea how to swim, i couldn’t make it from one end of the pool to the other, after swimming lessons and 2 weekly swimming workouts, i swam 12 continuous laps in the pool this morning.

    i think i will print that out and put it in my swim bag

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) March 31, 2010, 8:57 am

    Aw, have fun with your dad today! You guys seem to have asuch a cool relationship:)
    What a great quote!

  • Clare March 31, 2010, 9:01 am

    Love the quoteable cards. I send those out a lot.

    some faves (from my mom but I think she stole it from Eleanor Roosevelt) “When you think you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

    and another from my mom, the ex-nun mind you, “I’m happier then a pig in shit.”

    Have a happy day!

  • Lauren March 31, 2010, 9:06 am

    “Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach.” – Dr. George Sheehan

  • Kelly March 31, 2010, 9:06 am

    Yolo. You only live once.

  • RhodeyGirl March 31, 2010, 9:06 am

    I am who I am, I forgive myself for you I was, and I trust who I will be.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 31, 2010, 9:08 am

    I love… “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.”

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 31, 2010, 9:10 am

    That PB French Toast looks divine. I’ve tried the Almond Butter “Stuffed” french toast, which rocked my world, but I’ve never considered adding the nut butter to the egg mixture. I’ll have to try it!

    My favorite quote is from Mark Twain:

    “Loyalty to petrified opinion never broke a chain or freed a human soul.”

  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 31, 2010, 9:12 am

    I love those cards! This is my favorite one of those cards (we have the magnet on our fridge ;))
    Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. -Thoureau

  • VeggieGirl March 31, 2010, 9:13 am

    My favorite quote =

    “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said that it’d be easy; they just promised it’d be worth it.”

    – Harvey Mackay

  • Christina March 31, 2010, 9:16 am

    That French toast sounds amazing! Have a great bike ride 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner March 31, 2010, 9:17 am

    Love the idea of PB french toast! I don’t have any favorite quotes….but I like yours 🙂

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance....after a 100+ Pound weight loss!!! March 31, 2010, 9:18 am

    My friend sent me a Birthday Card recently that said the following:

    “The thing that is really hard, and is really amazing is giving up on being PERFECT and beginning the work of becoming YOURSELF!” – Anna Quuindlen

    I love this quote and already shared it on my blog! I finally realized the above when I hit my 30’s……and I haven’t been more happier since. =)

  • Jenny March 31, 2010, 9:18 am

    have a great ride today!

    love the inspiration this morning, one of my all time favorites:
    “finish each day and be done with it. you have done what you could. some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. tomorrow is a new day. you shall begin is serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” -emerson

    No regrets, ever! 🙂

  • Kailey (SnackFace) March 31, 2010, 9:19 am

    Ohhhh pb french toast. Gasm up in thurr.

    My fave quote? “I got game like EA.” -Weezy F. Baby
    “My chick bad, my chick hood, my chick do stuff that yo’ chick wish she could.” -Luda

    OK, I’m semi-kidding. My favorite quote is from a poem. Actually the whole poem I love with all my heart, but here’s my fave line:
    -“Sit. Feast on your life.” -Derek Walcott

    It’s been a tattoo consideration for almost a year now. Love!

  • Nicole, RD March 31, 2010, 9:19 am

    “One-hundred percent of the shots you don’t take won’t go in.” -Wayne Gretzky!

  • Andrea ( March 31, 2010, 9:20 am

    Good luck with the ride! The pb french toast looks delicious and healthy, love it.
    I really like your inspirational quote. I don’t think I can pick a favorite, I hear a new one everyday that inspires me.

  • Liza Valencia March 31, 2010, 9:21 am

    “The greater danger for most of us lies not in aiming too high and falling short, but in aiming too low and achieving our mark.” –Michelangelo. 🙂

  • Jes (Self Motivation) March 31, 2010, 9:26 am

    I am totally going to have to try that breakfast! I have soooo many quotes that I love. I have recently been starting every day with a quote I like on my facebook. Others seem to enjoy them as well. Here are some of my favorites:

    Here are some quotes that I very much enjoy and believe:

    “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” -Gail Devers-

    Success: To laugh often and love much, to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived …this is to have succeeded. -Ralph W. Emerson-

    As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once, and it’s harder every time. You will break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You will fight with your best friend. You will blame a new love for things an old one did. You will cry because time is passing too fast, and you will eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you will never get back. Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin… -Unknown-

    “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” –Gilda Radner

    “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of the runner. He learns the harsh reality of his physical and mental limitations when he runs. He learns that personal commitment, sacrifice and determination are his only means to betterment. Runners only get promoted through self-conquest.” ~Noel Carroll, Irish track trailblazer

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:27 pm

      love that last one!

  • Whitney @ Whitinspired March 31, 2010, 9:26 am

    “The only real failure in life is the failure to try”. I try to remember that one quite frequently!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances March 31, 2010, 9:36 am

    This quote really has nothing to do with exercise/fitness but it inspires me and reminds me that we were designed to LIVE LIFE!

    “If I have a hope, it’s that God sat over the dark nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story, and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter, and you can create within it even as I have created you.” – Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

  • Leslie Moore March 31, 2010, 9:36 am

    First of all, I love when you refer to husband as “the hus”,it is great. My quote of the day (after getting a 6 week boot to wear due to a tendon injury and having to not compete in my first 1/2 marathon) (sad face)

    When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear. ~ Mark Twain

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:28 pm

      haha love it! sorry you’re injured, it’s the worst, but you’ll heal up in no time!

  • Abby March 31, 2010, 9:37 am

    I really like Maya Angelou’s quote, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude”. Words to live by!

  • Michelle March 31, 2010, 9:40 am

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. – Sir Winston Churchill

    I also love “he who laughs, lasts”. Not sure who said it!

  • Jenny March 31, 2010, 9:40 am

    Make good choices. – simple, effective:)

  • Therese March 31, 2010, 9:40 am

    Love everything about today’s post and now I’m DYING for french toast! PB makes everything extra good!

    Rides with Dads = awesome! I remember going out for a run while vising my folks. It was my first run there and near the end of my route who do I see but my Dad, on his bike! I had told them my route so he came looking for me to ride with me! Awwww!!!!

    Love quotes! My favourite, and one that sees me through almost every decision I make is: “Be the change you wish to see in this world” – Ghandi

  • Joanne March 31, 2010, 9:46 am

    I have so many quotes that help me in different situations.

    The one I keep in my head to take me through when the going gets tough is “this is only ____ minutes of the rest of your life, you can do it”. When I think of the situation that way, I can deal with it. Such a short time.

    However, this is from Successories which is a favorite:

    “This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind…let it be something good.”

    • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 31, 2010, 11:06 am

      Haha, I’ve used that first one on long runs before!!

      • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:28 pm

        i have also used the “you only have to do this for 5 minutes, you can do anything for 5 minutes” quote.

  • Sarah March 31, 2010, 9:46 am

    “Good therapy helps. Good friends help. Pretending that we are better than we are doesn’t. Shame doesn’t. Being heard does.”

    -Anne Lamott

  • Kait March 31, 2010, 9:47 am

    My favorite quote is from a Nada Surf song… “To find someone you love, you gotta be someone you love”

  • Sophie @ yumventures March 31, 2010, 9:50 am

    I love those cards! I’m a Tim Gunn fan “Make it work!”

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 31, 2010, 9:59 am

    I love this one from Real Simple mag: “Stop talking yourself out of the life you want most.” It was just what I needed to hear the first time I read it!

    Also, I love this one, as a fun quote 🙂 : “Forget Love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” – unknown

  • Matt March 31, 2010, 10:00 am

    Could you really taste the PB? Or did it get lost in the other flavors?

  • katherine March 31, 2010, 10:06 am

    I have no idea where I found this so I can’t give it adequate credit, but I have the following on my wall behind my monitor:

    Live with intention.
    Walk to the edge.
    Listen hard.
    Practice wellness.
    Play with abandon.
    Choose with no regret.
    Appreciate your friends.
    Continue to learn.
    Do what you love.

  • Neely March 31, 2010, 10:07 am

    Not inspirational but…

    “It takes a mighty good man to be better than no man at all.” – Dixie Carter


  • Caitlin@TheTwentyFifthYear March 31, 2010, 10:10 am

    First, I love the snozberry references. For a hot minute, my friends and I used to always say in our best (terrible) British accents, “Who ever heard of a snozberry?!”

    My favorite quote is:

    “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

    I have it on a coffee cup that I am drinking our of right now – how ironic!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers March 31, 2010, 10:12 am

    Oh I have an endless list of inspirational quotes 🙂 One of my faves is “Anything worth doing is worth doing to the absolute maxium” It’s from Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture.

  • s March 31, 2010, 10:15 am

    Things don’t change because they’re great

  • Super G March 31, 2010, 10:21 am

    I looks so yummy! I gotta try it! All your recipes are so tasty!

    My favorite quote: “The best way out is alwasy through” from Robert Frost. It helped me a lot throughout college.

  • Tricia March 31, 2010, 10:21 am

    Your happiness or misery depends on your disposition and not your circumstances.

    • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 31, 2010, 11:03 am

      Love it! My dad needs to hear that….!

      • Tricia March 31, 2010, 11:21 am

        Yes, I have to remind my husband of this everyday. I even have it taped to the fridge.

    • Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers March 31, 2010, 12:38 pm

      That is brilliant – I think I could do with reminding my hubby of that too.

  • Rose March 31, 2010, 10:23 am

    Another great quote. I think I need to hang that one up somewhere.

    My favorite at the moment (and for a while) is: You don’t find yourself. You create yourself.

  • skinnyrunner March 31, 2010, 10:36 am

    man your french toast looks good!
    my fav “life is tough but God is good”

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) March 31, 2010, 10:39 am

    one of my favorites is one that I saw on an Adidas (i thinK?) ad: “Impossible is nothing.” 3 short words and years of inspiration!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 31, 2010, 10:45 am

    Wow that toast sounds good!
    Quotes I love: you get out what you put in
    The harder you work, the luckier you get
    annnd one I picked up from you: Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.
    Love them all!

  • JenRD March 31, 2010, 10:45 am

    It is so funny that you have this post, because I recently began carrying a notebook with me to jot down inspirational idea/thoughts and quotes. I added the quote you had on your board yesterday to my notebook! I find it is helpful to refer to on those days when we are feeling down or lacking motivation.
    I also recently began reading a great book, “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living,” by Dale Carengie, which has some great gems in it. One that I am loving lately is from Marcus Aurelius, “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:30 pm

      I love Dale Carengie’s quotes. That one from last night is a DC quote.

  • Jessica March 31, 2010, 10:53 am

    One I’ve always tell my self “Do what you can with what you have whereever you are.”

    The other one that I learned from yoga “It’s not about perfection, it’s progression”

  • Ellen Collis March 31, 2010, 10:57 am

    The french toast looks YUM and the strawberries are perfection! Love your quote…I really need that right now. What keeps me going is the thought that nothing stays the same forever. I’m going through a tough time now, but I know if I keep on keepin’ on, I’ll come out OK. I also really like the ATTITUDE poem by Charles Swindoll. It’s so true…attitude is EVERYTHING. (Google it 😉

    • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 31, 2010, 11:07 am

      I feel the exact same way! I’m going through a hard time too but you just have to remember that this is temporary, this is only a part of your life 🙂 The best is yet to come!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries March 31, 2010, 10:59 am

    “Everything happens for a reason” or the similar “What is meant to be, will be”. While they might be boring and sound like I’m a believe in not having control over things, that’s truly not the case. BUT I do believe that things and people come in and out of your life for a certain reason. It’s up to us to determine what that reason is look ahead for new opportunities.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 31, 2010, 11:05 am

    The French toast sounds yummy!!!!
    I love inspirational quotes. My favorite is “Whatever will be, will be.” It helps me to accept things that happen in my life that I don’t understand and it helps me to not worry about the future. At least in theory.. haha

  • clay March 31, 2010, 11:07 am

    Good luck at the trail race! Can’t wait to hear about the new PR!

  • Gracie (complicated day) March 31, 2010, 11:17 am

    I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee – Clark Gable

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople March 31, 2010, 11:21 am

    All of my truly favorite quotes are from the Bible, because there is just a LOAD of inspiration in there. My favorite right now is : “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

    The french toast looks truly yummy! The only thing that would go with french toast and peanut butter better would be grilled banan, which of course I learned from you!

  • Lisa March 31, 2010, 11:37 am

    “Run like you stole it!”

  • Katie March 31, 2010, 11:57 am

    My favorite quote? I have many! But, here’s just to name a few:

    “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be, but before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.” -Bob Marley

    “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    “There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are. You want one and I want one, but there isn’t one. It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.”- Marya Hornbacher

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) March 31, 2010, 12:04 pm

    I love that quote.

    Lately I’ve been living Michael Pollan’s quote…

    Eat food.Mostly Plants.Not to much.

    It’s been my motto for enjoying food and helping my health.

  • Syl March 31, 2010, 12:08 pm

    I recieved this at a bottom of an email and just love it, words to live by 🙂

    RUN when you can,
    WALK when you have to,
    CRAWL if you must,
    Just never GIVE UP!

  • Jessica March 31, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
    Dolly Parton

    (she did have good insight)

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:30 pm

      Dolly Parton is a very smart lady! And she has beautiful boobies. 🙂

      • Jessica March 31, 2010, 8:27 pm

        yeh. I envy them:)

  • Kara M. March 31, 2010, 12:35 pm

    “Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Ghandi

  • cara March 31, 2010, 12:39 pm

    wow the french toast looks great. Does the PB make it taste much different?

  • Molly March 31, 2010, 12:45 pm

    “Life is wither a daring adventure or nothing.”
    Helen Keller

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness March 31, 2010, 12:47 pm

    I love quotes! I’m always so inspired by them. I love those cards as well. I actually have a few of my favorites to hang in my office as inspiration.

    I enjoyed reading everyone’s favorite quotes. There are some great ones! Here’s one I like: “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” I live in an area that is CRAZY about plastic surgery and botox. I’m in my late 20s, and for a short while, I was getting caught up in the hype of small wrinkles, etc. And then I read this quote and it really spoke to me. As long as I am taking care of my skin, wearing sunscreen, eating right and working out, I need to enjoy how I age. Because like the quote says, some people don’t get that opportunity!

  • Catherine March 31, 2010, 12:49 pm

    “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” I first saw it on the back of someone’s shirt last year during my first half-marathon and it’s been my mantra ever since.

  • Liz March 31, 2010, 12:51 pm

    after my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease he said this to me:
    “don’t waste time wishing you could be doing what you’ve always wanted to do. just do it. and if you can’t afford it, smile pretty and find a rich husband.”

    • caitlin March 31, 2010, 2:31 pm

      haha. your father’s quote is funny. i’m sorry about his diagnosis. 🙁

      • Liz March 31, 2010, 5:38 pm

        thanks. he’s doing really well! his illness has brought our family so close and really made me appreciate him that much more. I feel so blessed that i have such an amazing (and funny) father.

  • Heidi March 31, 2010, 12:54 pm

    One of my favorite’s has always been “God is a comedian playing to an audience too scared to laugh.” – Voltaire

  • sarah (shep) March 31, 2010, 12:56 pm

    “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” -from my favorite movie, The Shawshank Redemption

  • Katharine March 31, 2010, 1:09 pm

    I collect quotes by writing them in a notebook I carry with me. My favorite right now that I have taped to my work computer is, “Nothing is more powerful than hope.”

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething March 31, 2010, 1:17 pm

    how great that your dad is gonna do that ride with you 🙂 in napa.
    i love this quote:
    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras
    on a side note-when you go to Napa you should come down to so cal too!

  • Ashley @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 31, 2010, 1:20 pm

    peanut butter french toast!?!?! That’s combining two of my favorite things!

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion March 31, 2010, 1:21 pm

    Ok, PB french toast = genius! I will be making that at some point soon, you can bet on that. My favorite imspirational quote:

    “For everyone who thought I couldn’t do it. For everyone who thought I shouldn’t do it. For everyone who said, ‘It’s impossible.’ See you at the finish line.”- Christopher Reeve

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale March 31, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I love
    “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” from Steve Jobs.
    I’m always trying to be creative and think of something new and entreprenuerial at work!

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle March 31, 2010, 1:48 pm

    My favorite quote (as told by my aunt in a eulogy for my grandma), said by grandma after 50 years of marriage, walking into the kitchen where my grandpa was standing: “It’s just like a party! Everyday I wake up and see my handsome boy and it’s just like a party.”

    Oh my gosh, I hope I’m always so in love like that!

    I always loved this one as a reminder to enjoy life kind of quote: “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 31, 2010, 1:54 pm

    I love quotes! “You can’t change the past, but you have full control of the future”,

    as well as “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”


  • Susan March 31, 2010, 2:01 pm

    I always make a nutbutter/maple syrup mix for my french toast to get my healthy fats – but cooking it INTO the toast itself is genius! (yet another one – you’re on a roll! 😉 )

    My favourite quote is “Ad astra per alia porci.” Latin for “to the stars on the wings of a pig.” John Steinbeck had it printed on the inside cover of all his novels as a stab to a prof who told him he’s be a published author when pigs flew. A nice reminder that anything is possible!!

  • Tina March 31, 2010, 2:13 pm

    Good things happen to people who work hard!

  • Nikky March 31, 2010, 3:19 pm

    Ah, I love quotes!

    My absolute favorite (and my life motto) is from Bill Cosby, who is kind of my hero. We both grew up very poor and dropped out of high school, but went to college to teach.

    “You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything… you can survive it.”

  • Theresa March 31, 2010, 3:37 pm

    My favorite quote is

    “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

    Carl Bard

    It has helped me a lot in the past. Thank you for this post because it got me thinking about my life and some changes I need to make 🙂

  • jessica March 31, 2010, 3:40 pm

    “Always put yourself first.” This is the last thing my grandfather ever said to me before he passed away. You have to always put yourself first and be able to love yourself before you reach out to others.

  • Tiffany March 31, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I’d like to just thank you for posting that amazing quote. I haven’t been having the greatest time at work this week and reading this quote really just boosted my emotional mindset!

    • Caitlin March 31, 2010, 3:50 pm

      you’re welcome!

  • Nancy March 31, 2010, 4:24 pm

    I don’t know who quoted this, but I always loved it: “No Guts, No Glory.”

  • Sara March 31, 2010, 5:04 pm

    That French toast looks AWESOME. Im going to have to try that for sure!

  • Jessica March 31, 2010, 5:29 pm

    “Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can” – from a Dove chocolate wrapper!

    I have the actual wrapper hanging up at my desk at work.

  • Ilene March 31, 2010, 5:42 pm

    OH MY GOSH I LOVE THAT QUOTE! I literally have it on my calc teacher’s classroom wall (he has us type up inspirational quotes to put up around the room). It makes me smile every time I read it and motivates me to do my best!

  • Ashley March 31, 2010, 9:04 pm

    Bahahaha Snozberries…LOVE it!!! 🙂 🙂

  • Lisa March 31, 2010, 9:40 pm

    Three of my favourite quotations:

    “Nothing is worth more than this day!” – Goethe

    “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – Unknown

    “Feelings are everywhere. Be gentle.” – J. Masai

  • Jenn March 31, 2010, 10:24 pm

    My mother’s best advice and a quote I reference often, “Guilt is optional”

  • Jolene ( April 1, 2010, 12:14 am

    I love reading all these quotes … I have so many favourites.

    “He who dies with the most toys still dies” is one of them.

  • Frou Frou April 1, 2010, 1:50 am

    Love the quote! Thanks for sharing.

  • Teisha April 1, 2010, 8:02 am

    I love this Native American quote:
    “We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children” Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

  • Theresa April 1, 2010, 3:35 pm

    I love your blog Caitlin! It’s so positive and uplifting and you seem like a very genuine person. I recently came across this awesome quote after I learned the guy I had just started seeing has a girlfriend…who he lives with! Can you believe he actually asked me to be okay with dating him behind his girlfriend’s back? Never!!!

    “The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” ~Maureen Dowd, ‘New York Times’

    • Caitlin April 1, 2010, 3:55 pm

      ugh what a douche! you definitely deserve more!

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