Two Buzzing Bees

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We were busy bees today!


I’ve had two fabulously productive work days in a row.  So nice.  I think it was all about an attitude shift – I decided I was going to be productive and stop slackin’ off (I’m talking about you, Twitter…).  And guess what?  Suddenly I’m productive.  Who would’ve thunk it?


Something fun:  Recently, the Husband cashed in his credit card points for a Starbucks gift card.  Best idea ever.  We both got icy drinks this afternoon while he was in-between patients.

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I got the green tea lemonade.  Very refreshing.  Oh, and see that side braid?  That is my new “I-haven’t-washed-my-air” hairstyle.  It’s a close second to the famous Top Knot. 


Hydration was important because I sweated through an evening hot yoga class!


I took a late class last week (8:30 PM), and it completely energized me.  So I attended an earlier evening vinyasa class, which was perfect.  Also, I think avoiding the inversions (like wheel) helped a lot.  All that blood flowin’ to my face wakes me up!


This was my fourth yoga class in the last two weeks.  Perhaps I’m getting my yogi groove back? 


Dinner was a little awkward since I needed something small before class:


Two rice cakes with globs and globs of spinach hummus and sprouts.


Actually, this was arugula hummus.   Followed the same general recipe but used a different green and didn’t pre-bake the chickpeas.  Still very tasty!


After yoga, I had cereal (Koala Krispies, apparently I’m 5 years old) and blueberries.


Time to buzz to bed! Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz!



  • Penny August 23, 2011, 9:55 pm

    Panda Puffs and Koala Krispies. I’m detecting a theme here. 🙂
    Orangutan O’s next? 🙂

    • Caitlin August 23, 2011, 9:58 pm

      WHAT IS Orangutan O!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Penny August 23, 2011, 10:21 pm

        A totally mythological cereal that I made up in my head to correspond with the Panda and Koala cereal. 🙂 lol. Sorry…. I have a tendency to be weird. 🙂

        • Caitlin August 23, 2011, 10:34 pm

          wah. i wanted it 🙂

        • caitlinhtp August 24, 2011, 8:44 am

          I think Orangutan O’s would be citrus flavored!!!

      • Ellie@fitforthesoul August 24, 2011, 11:12 am

        haha I was wondering~omannn they exist? Or is she pullin’ our legs? 😛 I imagined it to be something orange flavored

    • Jen August 24, 2011, 12:48 am

      Now, Koala Krispies?! What are you doing to me, Caitlin?

      Also, I too am slightly bummed that the Orangatan O’s are mythological. 🙂

      • Jen August 24, 2011, 12:58 am

        *Orangutan (oops, sorry- got lost in all the excitement) 🙂

        • Penny August 24, 2011, 1:31 am

          I am going to patent Orangutan O’s, send the cereal into production, and then, of course, make millions. Because clearly, there is a huge market for them.

    • Jen August 24, 2011, 9:43 pm

      Awesome. And don’t forget to send us coupons! 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 23, 2011, 9:56 pm

    hehe, love the bee theme:)

    I am all about a nice yoga class at night–it totally relaxes me! Sleep tight!

  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun August 23, 2011, 10:11 pm

    I love the side braid. Looks put together to me! 🙂

    And productive days feel so awesome. I have had a couple too.

  • Army Amy* August 23, 2011, 10:18 pm

    I’m feeling all the sprouts lately! I live sprouts!*

  • Sweet and Savvy August 23, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Yay for productive days! 🙂

    Cereal for dinner is always a yes in my book!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 23, 2011, 10:27 pm

    Oh spinach hummus, now we’re talking! That looks so good. Sounds like a great productive day. Sleep well!

  • Sarah for Real August 23, 2011, 10:28 pm

    Cute top. I spy a solid!

    • Caitlin August 23, 2011, 10:31 pm

      arent you proud of me???

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 23, 2011, 10:35 pm

    I need to start making my own hummus! I have all the ingredients, i just keep forgetting to do it! that whole first week of law school thing keeps getting in the way… ugh.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 23, 2011, 10:48 pm

    ohhhh i love the hummus on the rice cracker with the spouts. good idea! Sometimes I love a good Crunch-Crunch. Mmmm, good idea!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now August 23, 2011, 10:52 pm

    The sidebraid reminds me of Monica (Run Eat Repeat)! 🙂 Cute.

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real August 23, 2011, 11:01 pm

    I just got home from hot yoga too. I took a 7:45 PM class last week and loved it so I went back again this week. The real reason I go to the late class is that I still get to spend time with my family after work, but I get to skip out on kid bedtime (hehe). You can only ready the same 5 yr old bedtime books over and over without going crazy.

  • Molly @ RDexposed August 23, 2011, 11:12 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new welcome picture!

    Only if Maggie were on a tiny bicylcle next to you would it be better.

    • Caitlin August 23, 2011, 11:15 pm

      Thanks! You’re right… Maggie on a bicycle would be better.

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 23, 2011, 11:17 pm

    I’m guilty of eating rice cakes and hummus, too!

  • Marissa C August 23, 2011, 11:19 pm

    If you are still doing the sock bun, you need to check this video out–WAY better way of doing it without all the loose ends:

    Courtesy of That Wife’s Formspring page–Thanks Jenna!

    • caitlinhtp August 24, 2011, 8:45 am

      Oooo so helpful. Thanks, Marissa!

  • Ali August 23, 2011, 11:45 pm

    I love your new photo! Super cute.

  • Khushboo August 24, 2011, 12:44 am

    Oooh arugula hummus- fancyy 🙂

  • Sana August 24, 2011, 12:50 am

    I am loving the pics with the new lens, great buyy!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 24, 2011, 1:58 am

    I love credit card gift cards, it feels like free money! Even though I realize the pay back is ridiculous considering the amount of money you have to spend to get the gift cards.

  • Jamie@everydaydolce August 24, 2011, 2:38 am

    I love the new welcome picture, you look like epic 🙂
    Starbucks gift cards rule! Just got one for my birthday!

  • CJ @ August 24, 2011, 5:27 am

    Childhood cereals are the best!! As Tina pointed out yesterday frosted mini wheats are like heaven in a bowl!

  • Sarah August 24, 2011, 6:21 am

    I totally eat Koala Krispies! Just last night I broke down the box (after another demolished serving) and asked my husband if he wanted to do the koala maze on the back. The little Koala makes me happy to see in the morning! At least you put milk on it…when I was 5 it was all about plain cereal, no milk, nothing. Weird.

    • Sophie @ threetimesf August 24, 2011, 6:30 am

      I’mm 22 and I still eat cereal without milk… :/

      • caitlinhtp August 24, 2011, 8:45 am

        I don’t wanna grow up!

      • Amber K August 24, 2011, 12:47 pm

        My husband is the same way! He never adds milk to cereal and always looks at me like I’m insane if I suggest it. Then again, we don’t have actual milk, just coconut milk 😉

  • Sophie @ threetimesf August 24, 2011, 6:29 am

    Woop, that is a productive day! O have never tried Koala Krispies (maybe we don’t have them in the UK?!) but I totally want some!

  • Laura @ My Reason to Tri August 24, 2011, 6:58 am

    i love the new picture! isnt it awesome how much you can get done when you leave twitter alone! even better when you realize you didnt miss much by staying away 🙂 i wish i was talented enough to braid my hair (and it was long enough ha!) i seem to be missing the hair braiding gene!

  • Sophie August 24, 2011, 7:03 am

    Productive days are the best, being on holiday for such a long time means that days tend to blur together and I actually can’t wait to have a routine and tasks to do again! I love your top by the way, that blue really suits you and the sleeve detail is very pretty 🙂

    • caitlinhtp August 24, 2011, 8:46 am

      Thanks so much 🙂 I got it at Marshalls for $16! Whoop whoop. Love a good deal.

  • Kelly August 24, 2011, 7:44 am

    Cereal for dinner is one of my favorites. Especially when it is hot outside and turning on the oven only makes it worse!

  • Sarah@The Flying ONION August 24, 2011, 8:11 am

    Starbucks gift card = perfect way to cash in credit points. 😀

    And I’m loving your new picture!! 😀

  • Laura P August 24, 2011, 8:25 am

    Green Tea Lemonade?! I wish I lived in the US. UK Starbucks doesn’t have anything nearly that exciting!

    • caitlinhtp August 24, 2011, 8:45 am

      Maybe they will make it if you request it!

  • Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers August 24, 2011, 9:03 am

    I like rice cakes, but I just can’t get into sprouts. Dunno why. Enjoy your Starbucks!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 24, 2011, 9:06 am

    I Love the new pic of your on the top of your page by your welcome! You look great!!!

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) August 24, 2011, 9:18 am

    I love the new picture! Interesting dinner choices- you never fail to surprise me!

  • Clare August 24, 2011, 9:41 am

    Now whenever you put a picture of a flower in a post I think you’re going to talk about your ladybox haha.

    • Caitlin August 24, 2011, 11:18 am

      BAWHAHAHHAHA i die.

  • Kelly August 24, 2011, 9:42 am

    Hi Caitlin! I’m SO glad I came across your blog, I love it! Your posts are great and really inspiring, new follower! xoxo

  • sarah@spinach&spice August 24, 2011, 10:19 am

    hooray for productive days 😀
    I also pull off the side braid when I haven’t washed my hair. Easyyy peasy.
    Koala Krispies? Ooh, I need to try this!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 24, 2011, 11:27 am

    Morning yoga classes should definitely be more vinyasa style while later ones should be hatha and relaxing. You’re right, the inversions really do wake people up!

  • The Healthy Engineer August 24, 2011, 11:27 am

    I’m sooo going to learn how to do this top knot thing!! My hair is a mess and I really don’t care how it looks when I go to class.

    On a more serious note, how is Tonya doing? I know it’s random, but I was just wondering! 🙂

    • Caitlin August 24, 2011, 11:29 am

      She is not doing very well, truthfully. She is getting a third opinion later this month because she’s had conflicting diagnosis (some say grade 2, others say grade 3). She’s had dozens of seizures. Keep praying!

  • Amber K August 24, 2011, 12:49 pm

    I’m always impressed how bloggers can take such simple ingredients and make them look like they belong in a restaurant. It totally looks like a fancy appetizer! 🙂

  • Catherine August 24, 2011, 1:18 pm

    I’d love to be entered! In the last 10 days I have moved and begun working two jobs post-grad. Running is one of my absolute favorite ways to relax from all of the hectic stress and free race entry + traveling to a place I haven’t visited before sounds like the solution to my stressful situation!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 24, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I’m dying to try hot yoga! I have to drive about 40 minutes to get to a studio though!

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