My Saturday Was Like A Mullet

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(Business in the front, party in the back…)


Excuse the disappearing act – my book ate me for lunch and didn’t spit me back out until 11 PM.  Heh.  Actually, I did escape my desk for a few hours yesterday – we had a party to attend to!


It was Nicole and Isaac’s engagement/send-off party.  Yes, they’re legally married already, but the ‘real’ wedding is in October!


I used Nicole’s camera to snag a pic of her and Isaac together, but forgot to get one on mine.  For shame.


The party was at Big Ben’s Pub.


Obviously, my British husband felt right at home.  He really misses England so it’s fun for him to go to ‘English pubs’ and reminisce about his homeland. 


Vegetarian appetizers and desserts were served.  <—Fun fact:  Isaac was raised a vegetarian, and his parents made him practice meditation like most parents make their kids play the violin or baseball.


I ate six of those chocolate covered brownie bites.  I figured it was my trade-off for not having any alcohol (since I had to go home and work). 


All in all – a wonderful party, a chance to see my friends, and a great excuse to step away from my desk!  Winning.


Came home, worked some more, jammed out to club tunes (I needed the energy), and finally crashed at 11 PM.


Woke up to a simple breakfast:


In the mix:

Greek yogurt


Raw oatmeal <—I promise that it tastes good with yogurt!



Eaten while reading my new coffee table book, The Boy With Pink Hair.


“Pink hair” is not Perez Hilton’s coy way of writing a children’s book about homosexuality.  It’s just a metaphor for being different in any way.  The book is really sweet and illustrated perfectly. 


Yes, I am the crazy woman who buys children’s books for her unborn/un-gestating future children.  The Boy With Pink Hair isn’t the first.  Send help.  Preferably in the way of chocolate covered brownie bites.



  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers September 4, 2011, 9:54 am

    Hahaa I love the mullet analogy. 😉 And the old-school phone booth is awesome!

  • Katie September 4, 2011, 9:57 am

    Hah, I’m totally going to buy things for my children long before they’re conceived. I think I’ll hold off for a little though, considering my life currently has no man in sight. I think seeing a collection of books and toys for my future kids might keep potential suitors at bay…

  • abby September 4, 2011, 10:01 am

    I buy children’s books too!! Not because i have kids, but because I love a really well illustrated book! Some of my favs are “The Lost Thing” and “The Rabbits” by Shaun Tan. 🙂 Love your dress!!

  • Sweet and Savvy September 4, 2011, 10:02 am

    I need to try raw oats mixed with yogurt. I bet the textures taste really good together!

  • Laury @thefitnessdish September 4, 2011, 10:03 am

    How cool were Isaac’s parents!!

    What a great book! Will have to add to Ella’s collection

  • Khushboo September 4, 2011, 10:05 am

    Amen to yogurt and raw oats- SO delicious!!

  • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn September 4, 2011, 10:05 am

    I also have children’s books for my unborn. What I want to know is can I use baby clothes that I bought while with my ex for children I may have with my current boyfriend? Is that weird? Are their rules about it somewhere?

    Yes, I used to be that crazy woman. 🙂 I won’t do it any longer though!

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:10 am

      I think if you bought it, it’s fair game. If he bought it, I would donate it 🙂

  • Liz September 4, 2011, 10:05 am

    I buy children’s books, too…but not for future kids – for myself! I still love kid & young adult books (as a 29 year old) and I still have most of my Berenstein Bear books (my fav series as a kid), plus a few other favorites (Frog & Toad, etc). 🙂

  • Jen September 4, 2011, 10:07 am

    Oh! I want to read that book! I love Perez. I’m also jealous that The Husband is British. Does he have an accent? My fiance isn’t British, but lucky for me, he went to acting school for quite some time and has the ability to imitate any accent to perfection. I looove British accents. Probably a little too much. Hehe.

    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:11 am

      Yup 🙂 That’s why I liked him when I met him the first time <– superficial.

      • Shae September 4, 2011, 10:37 am

        It’s funny- I always used to think I wanted an accent on my future man so badly…but now that I have one with an accent (Australian) it just kind of sounds normal to me! You stop hearing it after a while!

  • Baking N Books September 4, 2011, 10:11 am

    I think 6 bites would just really equal one actual brownie. Your safe and can afford another 3 or 4 in that case.


    • CaitlinHTP September 4, 2011, 10:12 am


  • Molly @ RDexposed September 4, 2011, 10:22 am

    I appreciated your candidness! ha

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) September 4, 2011, 10:23 am

    Looks like a great day. Ok, a children’s book I highly recommend is Love You Forever It’s amazing and so true!

    Have a great day Caitlin!

  • alli September 4, 2011, 10:37 am

    love the raw oats!
    i’m planning my baby’s 1st bday- an “novel” event. i really want him to love books, therefore we’re asking for the guests to bring their favorite childrens book as a gift to him vs toys/clothes, etc. when i got the idea last year, it made me think of you…i can picture you doing something like this when you have a little one 😉

    ps: weird fact; you were in my dream last night. i was at your house and you were having a blogger convention with “classes” taking place throughout your place. for some reason i was in charge but i did nothing to prepare! i was sick to my stomach. there were tons of people there! though, i do remember being bummed because there was a note from mama pea saying she couldn’t attend. i woke up feeling relieved it was just a dream…well, nightmare!
    do i read too many blogs? 😉

  • Chelsea September 4, 2011, 10:51 am

    Children books are always so sweet and have some hidden message to be a good person 🙂

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes September 4, 2011, 10:58 am

    You have been working so hard, you definitely deserved a break from the book! I also loved your simile!

  • Keelie (SweatEqualsSuccess) September 4, 2011, 11:01 am

    Goodness gracious, those desserts look perfect! I ADORE that book! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 4, 2011, 11:28 am

    I can attest to the fact that yogurt tastes good with the raw oats. I just bought a massive bag of pumpkin spice yesterday so I’ve been mixing that in too. Delish!! And AWESOME job on the book writing – you have got some great stamina!

  • Lauren @ Sweet and Twisted September 4, 2011, 11:30 am

    I am not even planning to have kids and I’m always reading kids’ books. Thank goodness for nieces!

    Also…more details on that dress needed! Love the color!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 4, 2011, 11:31 am

    I love your dress!! And yes, yogurt IS delicious with raw oatmeal 🙂

  • Joey September 4, 2011, 11:39 am

    You look so gorgeous in that color… Glad you were able to get some work done. Does this mean that you can relax & enjoy the rest of the long weekend? 🙂

  • Hillary September 4, 2011, 11:40 am

    I’ve already started a pinboard for my unborn/ungestating children on Pinterest. So glad we’re in this together.

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) September 4, 2011, 11:49 am

    Would you like your brownie bites covered in white, milk, or dark chocolate? Plain, nut butter, or caramel brownies?

  • Andrea September 4, 2011, 11:50 am

    aww what a cute book! you all look beautiful and it sounds like a fun time. can’t wait to see when your book comes out!!

    i don’t think you need to justify having 6 brownie bites though… if you wanted them you don’t need to explain why or make it seem that you only allowed them to yourself because you weren’t drinking.

  • Alba&Dilek @TwoBaklavaStory September 4, 2011, 11:58 am

    You are such an inspiration! Always working so hard! The glass coffee table is cute! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 4, 2011, 12:03 pm

    First of all, I loved the title and explanation of the title of this post. Absolutely hilarious. Glad you had some fun time. Does your husband like cider? I’m not a big beer drinker but the UK has great cider.

  • Penny September 4, 2011, 12:58 pm

    I buy the childrens books “Fancy Nancy”….for myself. I would say I will leave them to my daughter, but I have 2 boys and ZERO plans for more children. 🙂

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats September 4, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Raw oats + yogurt is the bomb in my opinion!

  • DadHTP September 4, 2011, 1:22 pm

    I’ll get “Pat the Bunny”

    Mean Dad

  • Amber K September 4, 2011, 1:49 pm

    Those brownie bites look amazing. I’d want to eat a little bit of everything. I try to pick just one thing to try and stick to, but it’s that sampling gene that kicks in within me.

  • jamie @ cueyourlife September 4, 2011, 1:51 pm

    Winning! Love it..ha! Looks like an amazing party! What a treat!

  • Shari September 4, 2011, 2:07 pm

    I love, love, LOVE your dress!!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb September 4, 2011, 3:06 pm

    i had no idea perez had written a book! i know some people think he’s full of a lot of hoo-ha, but ever since he turned himself around and became a more positive voice in the community, i have really admired him.

  • Debbie September 4, 2011, 3:34 pm

    My friend Jen illustrated The Boy with the Pink Hair! She will be so excited that you posted it on your site. This is her first children’s book illustration. She is very talented!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 4, 2011, 4:59 pm

    looks like a fun party! haha and that is definitely an interesting coffee table book – at least it’s a conversation starter!

  • Delia September 4, 2011, 9:31 pm

    I love the pattern on your dress!

  • Stephanie September 4, 2011, 10:22 pm

    I actually giggled out loud at your “un-gestating” children. I have a box full of books for my un-gestating children! They have not choice but to love reading!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 5, 2011, 3:10 am

    Mmmmmm, tose chocs look yummy! What does the husband think of English pubs? Are they close enough to the real thing?
    ps – LOL @ the title!

  • Jolene ( September 5, 2011, 12:32 pm

    LOL, I am the same way Caitlin. I have so many children’s books for my unborn/ungestating children as well 🙂

  • Lesley September 5, 2011, 4:14 pm

    Where did you get that dress & those earrings? Green is my favorite color and I am really in love with that outfit. It looks great on you!

    • CaitlinHTP September 5, 2011, 7:19 pm

      I stole the earrings from Nicole 🙂 and the dress is from Marshalls 🙂 thanks so much!

      • Lesley September 5, 2011, 8:01 pm

        Thanks! I love Marshalls.

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy September 6, 2011, 1:10 pm

    I have so many children’s books and no children 🙂 I also bought a baby outfit a year ago (because it was too cute) and asked my husband (who knits) to make our unborn child a baby blanket. See? You’re not crazy.

  • Nikka September 8, 2011, 10:46 am

    I have a few children’s books too!
    I am pretty sure my boyfriend thinks I am crraaazzy, but I didn’t want to forget to add these to their collection.
    I am just looking out for our future babies! C’mon! 🙂

  • Selena September 8, 2011, 1:29 pm

    Then you should buy “My name is not Isabella”. I love reading it to my girls. I owned “The Velveteen Rabbit” before I had kids, that’s my all time fav.

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