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Maggie sleeps a lot.  I should clock her napping one day – I bet she is asleep more than she is awake.



The trouble with Maggie’s excessive napping is that she is a very loud, methodic snorer.  So whenever I try to get work done, I am gently lulled into sleepiness by the sounds of a dachshund dreaming of kibble and belly rubs.  Maggie’s snores are kryptonite to my productivity levels. 


Here’s breakfast:


I prepared quinoa as I normally would, but then I added in a mushy banana.


Topped with a generous glob of sunflower seed buttah (which, by the way, is amazing) and dried banana chips.


As I type this post, the Husband and I are trying to decide if we’ll accept the seller’s final offer on our first house!!! I might be signing the paperwork TODAY.  I’m still holding my breath, though!



  • The Teenage Taste June 11, 2011, 11:37 am

    Wow, Caitlin, your breakfast looks delicious. I’ve never thought of having sweet quinoa…I’ll have to give that a try! 😀
    Hope all goes well with the house! 😀

  • Allison @ Happy Tales June 11, 2011, 11:41 am

    Whoa, that’s HUGE! Talk about moving fast! I’m sending good thoughts your way!!!

  • Val @ Balancing Val June 11, 2011, 11:49 am

    Love quinoa for breakfast!

    Im working on a sweet recipe for breakfast quinoa 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) June 11, 2011, 11:51 am

    I used quinoa instead of oats in my overnight “oats” the other day.

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 11, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Good luck in your decision! Try not to accept on emotions! I know it’s hard, but make sure you’re getting a good deal too 🙂

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair June 11, 2011, 12:04 pm

    That picture of James looking down his nose at Maggie made me LOL so hard. Ha!

    Good luck with the house. Go with your gut 🙂

  • Khushboo June 11, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Wow what a huge step! Hope the day goes in your favour! I was going to ask how your quinoa breakfast was but let’s be honest: anything with bananas and sunflower seed butter has to be great!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 11, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Ahhhh good luck with the house! So exciting!!

  • Monika @ Powered by Paprika June 11, 2011, 12:13 pm

    I am obsessed with quinoa but have yet to try it for breakfast.. you’ve convinced me!

    Good luck with the house!!

  • Freya June 11, 2011, 12:15 pm

    OOOHH good luck!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) June 11, 2011, 12:24 pm

    GOODLUCK with the house!!!! exciting!

    I love love love the doggie photos sleeping. So freaking cute. I love watching animals sleep…its very relaxing (and yes makes me sleepy too!)

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg June 11, 2011, 12:26 pm

    Good luck with the house!

  • PB Addict June 11, 2011, 12:27 pm

    I’ve never had quinoa for breakfast before but don’t see a downside to it! Looks delish.

  • Chloe (South Beach Girl) June 11, 2011, 12:27 pm

    Dog snores can be so cute! Good luck today, can’t wait to hear what happens!

  • Katie - Life Discombobulated June 11, 2011, 12:29 pm

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!

    And I absolutely LOVE when you post Maggie pics! That cute little face makes me smile. 🙂

  • Amber K June 11, 2011, 12:37 pm

    Hope you hear good news about the house soon!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 11, 2011, 12:55 pm

    Sleeping dogs are so sweet. I especially love it when you can tell they’re dreaming by a wagging town and whimpers! Good luck today!

  • Jackie June 11, 2011, 1:01 pm

    I know this is a strange question, but where did you get those spoons? I’ve seen them in some of your other posts and I love them. By the way, definitely going to try this quinoa, looks delicious!

    • CaitlinHTP June 11, 2011, 8:58 pm

      crate and barrel! they are actually appetizer spoons 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple June 11, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Woo! How exciting 🙂 Praying everything goes well!

  • Shari June 11, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Good luck with the house!!

  • Nadine June 11, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I had quinoa for lunch — it is a Weight Watchers Recipe w/black beans and apricots. It was *good*, but not *great* — as for the house, negotiating is totally nervewracking! Hope it all works out for you!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) June 11, 2011, 1:28 pm

    Ah! Hope the house goes well!!! Fingers crossed!

    • Katy (The Singing Runner) June 11, 2011, 1:28 pm

      Haha! I just saw your tweet! Congratulations!!!!!! 😀

      • Baking 'n' Books June 11, 2011, 2:52 pm

        Wait – did they get it?!! How exciting! And nerve-wracking – I’m always looking for something else/”better”…blah.

        I bet it’s great though! Caitlin – you should post your tweets on the side of your blog somewhere – keep us in the loop 😉

  • Kelly June 11, 2011, 1:40 pm

    Wooo! That’s so exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet June 11, 2011, 1:46 pm

    Ahhhh! I hope you get the house and your husband doesn’t have too big of a panic attack!!

    And omg James’ face at Maggie sleeping is priceless…

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 11, 2011, 2:09 pm

    Good luck with the house!

  • Carey @ Positively Blonde June 11, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you today! Good luck with the house!

  • monicanelsonfitness June 11, 2011, 2:40 pm

    haha. Oh maggie! I hear ya on that dog snoring. I have 2 English Bulldogs. 🙂

    Breakfast looks great!

    Good luck today!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef June 11, 2011, 2:50 pm

    g’luck with the house!!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 11, 2011, 3:20 pm

    Good luck! Just remember, things always work out the way they’re supposed to and everything happens for a reason!

  • Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life June 11, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Can’t wait to hear what you decide and see pictures if you go for it!

  • Emma @ Coming Up Easy June 11, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Good luck with the house! I’m so far away from that stage in my life right now but I can’t wait to read about your journey!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 11, 2011, 3:43 pm

    Cute she’s a snorer! Actually, I wouldn’t be able to handle it. Like pugs are cuties..but their snoring would drive me up the wall. Guess it’s something you’d have to get used to.

  • Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health June 11, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and have finally taken the step to create my own. You are inspiring, and I love your positive outlook on health and fitness 🙂 Feel free to stop by and tell me what you think, and any advice would be awesome! Thanks

    • CaitlinHTP June 11, 2011, 8:59 pm

      Hey Lindsay! Welcome to blog land 🙂 You rock.

  • Samantha @ Bikini Birthday June 11, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Yay! They accepted?? Awesome! Congrats! (saw it on twitter)

  • Amy @ love4living.com June 11, 2011, 7:42 pm

    Ahhh that is so exciting! Whatever you guys decide to do, I am sure you have many good times ahead of you!

  • BroccoliHut June 11, 2011, 8:22 pm

    My little Margot is the same way–every time I turn around she is curled up in her dog bed, snoozing away.

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) June 11, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Eeeeh, I would be so anxious waiting! I love the whole real estate/looking for new homes thing though.. very fun, even though paperwork at the end is tedious.
    -Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)

  • Sana June 12, 2011, 12:28 pm

    Wow, you really can’t forget anything can you?

  • Lacey @ Lake Life June 12, 2011, 2:02 pm

    Aww, you should record Maggie’s snoring for us!

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 14, 2011, 12:57 am

    More suspense!!!!

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