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The famous Nike slogan applies to all aspects of life.  Especially cleaning.  Sometimes, you just have to doooooo it.


…The lazy person’s mopping alternative! So proud of myself for buckling down and cleaning my house tonight.  I was NOT in the mood, but it was trashed and we do have guests coming for the holiday.  It only took an hour to clean everything (I kind of skimped).


Also, I went to a hot vinyasa yoga class and ran into Jen in the studio! 🙂


Dinner was cooked by the Husband.  He broke into the Thanksgiving veg.  He also made some sort of faux-chicken patty.  I can’t remember the brand, and I took out the trash. :(  It was alright.


+ loads of veg!  Parsnips, potatoes, carrots, Brussel sprouts. With loads of ketchup.


Can I just say that I love veg? I have turned a veggie corner over the last year.


Guess what is cooking in my oven?


Baked Wonton Cookies!!

Oh so good.  And easy to make, too!



  • Trish November 24, 2010, 8:55 pm

    I used to never eat veggies. Now I totally crave them. And roasted ones are the best thing ever. 🙂

  • Poppy @ From Fried Chicken to Tofu November 24, 2010, 8:57 pm

    I’ve made a veg turnaround within the last year also. I used to say I didn’t like them when in reality I’d just never tried them. Now I devour them! Asparagus is a fav!

  • Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous November 24, 2010, 9:08 pm

    I had a hard time getting motivated to clean for this holiday, too. I kept decorating and moving things around…and basically doing everything I could think of around the house – except the actual cleaning part.

    It is done now though. Whew.

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 24, 2010, 9:15 pm

    I find when I get lazy about cleaning, it’s soooo hard to get back into it!!!

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. November 24, 2010, 9:17 pm

    I am in the midst of turning that veggie corner…I definitely have you and so many other bloggers to thank. Y’all make everything look so good!

  • Madeleine November 24, 2010, 9:24 pm

    Those wanton cookies look amazing!! If only I had a working vacuum cleaner (sigh)… until then, it’s the good ol’ mop and broom for me. :-/

    • Madeleine November 24, 2010, 9:26 pm

      I mean wonton (whoops)

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine) November 24, 2010, 9:31 pm

    I much prefer actually mopping because I HATE the sound of a vacuum!

  • Ashley November 24, 2010, 9:45 pm

    Nice of the hubbs to help with dinner tonight! Those wontons look amazing! I can’t believe that they’d be easy though – they just LOOK complicated : )

  • Jen November 24, 2010, 10:31 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! lol – um, who takes the photos of you vacumning? 🙂

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 24, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I love veggies too! There are so many delicious ways to make them. Congrats on cleaning the house! I need to tackle my unorganized closet soon.

  • Camille November 24, 2010, 11:05 pm

    Everything looks fabulous!
    I have recently learned that if I just vacuum and wipe counters every day to every other day then it takes a lot less work overall!

  • D November 24, 2010, 11:05 pm

    I was just reading over some of your old posts (from the See Bride Run days…I read your blog back then, but just browsing again today :)) and I noticed how different your eating style and attitude is. Do you feel like it’s been a conscious change, or do you not realise how different it is? Besides the obvious vegetarianism, of course. I think it’s so interesting, and you definitely seem more secure with your food choices and more intuitive (not that you weren’t secure before, but you know what I mean…). What has been the biggest thing that’s helped you switch to a more “intuitive” style? I never hear you talk about calories these days!

    • Caitlin November 24, 2010, 11:36 pm

      Part of it is just time and personal growth. Blogging has helped me learn a lot about healthy living, too, which for me does not include counting calories like I used to. I think it’s a good place to start for many people! Also I just think I had not found my blogging ‘voice’! It’s funny to re-read stuff because it sounds like a different person 🙂

  • Julie @SavvyEats November 24, 2010, 11:32 pm

    Guests coming to visit is the BEST motivation to clean! I’ve needed to scrub the top of my stove for weeks, and finally did it yesterday when I knew Heather was on her way here!

  • Nicole @ yuppie yogini November 24, 2010, 11:37 pm

    Mmmm..roasted veg porn. I can’t wait for it!!!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 24, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Roasted veggies are the BEST! Almost like candy 🙂

  • eatingRD November 25, 2010, 12:19 am

    gah, must clean our house too! sometimes I just wish I could snap my fingers and it would be done ha mmmm roasted parsnips

  • grocery goddess jen November 25, 2010, 6:48 am

    Thank goodness we’re going to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving, because I have done so much cooking lately that I am tired of cleaning! Good for you for sucking it up 🙂

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 25, 2010, 6:50 am

    I’ve been wanted to try wonton cookies for a while. Ellie Krieger had some on the Food Network site that looked good, but I like your addition of bananas (it’s bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s…).

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit November 25, 2010, 7:07 am

    Oh those cookies are SO cute!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 25, 2010, 8:22 am

    I hope that’s cinnamon on the wonton cookies!! They look so cute. And I’m with you on the veg thing… especially roasted ones!

  • rebecca lustig November 25, 2010, 8:41 am

    I tell myself to just do it in recovery all the time.

    have a fantastic thanksgiving– indulge, enjoy and give thanks. just do it! 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 25, 2010, 8:56 am

    I hate mopping with a passion. I vacuum regularly and mop every other week or so.

  • Amy November 25, 2010, 9:23 am

    Those cookies look so good but what’s really calling to me is those brussels sprouts! I have GOT to try roasting them soon. YUM.

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans November 25, 2010, 9:54 am

    I love a clean and tidy house but I hate cleaning most days. Go figure!

  • Amber K November 25, 2010, 11:42 am

    I love veggies! But then I have since I was a kid. I’m just glad I’ve learned to branch out and try some new ones.

  • Stephanie Clement November 25, 2010, 12:24 pm

    Catlin, I love you and your blog. I think you’re a phenomenal person with an amazing outlook. But please, please, for the love of god and vegetarians…PLEASE STOP SAYING “VEG”. It’s been driving me bananas. Not sure why, but ANY other word is better than the singular, monosyllabic “veg”. It reminds me of the vernacular word for ‘theplacedownunder’.

    This is the first “negative” (or should I say ‘neg’) comment I’ve ever left on a blog and I really don’t mean it to be mean/negative, I just really really really can’t stand that word and you use it like 50 times every post.

    Happy thanksgiving!! (sorry I’m being a prickly bum…)

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 25, 2010, 3:44 pm

    I’m obsessed with roasted veggies lately too. I think I may like them roasted even better than raw now!

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

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