5 Second Shred

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Not to be confused with my review of the 30-Day Shred.


When MomHTP comes to visit, she comes bearing gifts.  Too bad their faces get eaten almost immediately.


The only thing James loves more than soft toys is shredding soft toys.  My mom brings over 50-cent stuffed animals from Goodwill, and he gets to go to town. 


Our grand plan for the today revolves around a long walk (heading out now) and a trip to our favorite giant thrift store. Nothing better than thrifting on a Saturday with mom – hopefully, we’ll find a nice refinished triple dresser for the baby’s nursery.


Fuel for walkin’ and shoppin’:


Just a simple bowl of banana oats.  On the stovetop:


1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1 banana

Toppings: pine nuts, brown sugar, and blueberries


Have a wonderful Saturday!



  • Joss February 25, 2012, 9:40 am

    awww James is so cute with his toy 😛
    Have a great Saturday with your mom!

  • Khushboo February 25, 2012, 9:41 am

    I’m excited for oatmeal tomo morning- Sundays are the only day I have tome to make it!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 25, 2012, 9:50 am

    Glad James is having some fun 🙂 When we give my dog a toy that looks like an animal, he carries it around the house and starts crying but chewing on it like there’s no tomorrow. I think he gets sad and thinks he killed it but I’m not sure. Dogs are so funny. Have a good Saturday! I’m off to a polarity energy workshop

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:16 pm

      Hahaha that is so sweet.

  • Christin February 25, 2012, 9:52 am

    Where is your favorite thrift store? I live in Lenoir, about an hour from Charlotte. We are decorating our new house and I’m looking for furniture to refinish!

    Have a great day with your mom! 🙂 Mom time is the best.

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:17 pm

      The Sleepy Poet on South! It is AMAZING.

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 25, 2012, 10:03 am

    Good luck thrifting! Hope you find some great deals 🙂 I always like to see what treasures other people find!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 25, 2012, 10:37 am

    My brother’s puppy will not rest until she has removed all the stuffing from a toy! She knows it’s there, and apparently has serious issues with it!

  • Amelia February 25, 2012, 10:40 am

    Oh no! Is that a purple monkey? I have the same one and it is my cat’s favorite toy! She carries it around like it’s her baby and bathes it. I’ll make she doesn’t see this post, she would get very upset! :p

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:17 pm

      hahah your CAT likes it? I didn’t know kitties like stuffed animals.

  • Caroline February 25, 2012, 11:00 am

    That is Teddy’s favorite thing to do too. My living room floor is currently covered in stuffing. We have a whole bin of “deceased” toys, which Teddy has now found and sits below and cries!

  • Kris February 25, 2012, 11:21 am

    I find too many dead and dismembered stuffies. Neither of my other dogs’ teeth were nearly as sharp and tough on stuffies as this little IG.

  • Camels & Chocolate February 25, 2012, 11:33 am

    Our dog Ella is the exact same way! She pulverizes some stuffed animals in less than a minute–and she’s a six-pound Maltese, too. I couldn’t figure out if she’s just strange or if the toy companies aren’t making durable enough products =)

  • Ellie@Fit for the Soul February 25, 2012, 12:00 pm

    awwwwww that 2nd picture of James is killing me!!! So funny that the toys get shredded, almost looks like a cartoon. 😛

  • Samantha Bailey February 25, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Our house is currently covered in fluff of destuffed and love toys!

  • Linz @ Itz Linz February 25, 2012, 12:48 pm

    my momma is taking me to our local farmer’s market today! moms are the best, aren’t they? and you’ll make a fabulous one!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love February 25, 2012, 1:04 pm

    James is so cute, never had pine nuts, how do they taste?

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:18 pm

      Very nutty and roasty. I like them a lot and they are a iron source of iron!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 25, 2012, 1:08 pm

    Have fun!! I think thrifting with a mom in tow is the best too. Cheers to finding something good-hopefully!

  • Jill February 25, 2012, 1:09 pm

    I thought the pine nuts were brown rice krispies at first!

  • Amy @loveAmyx February 25, 2012, 1:34 pm

    Am I the only person who instantly thought ‘poor babyhtp for the future’?!

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:18 pm

      I hope he can figure out which toys are his and which are the baby’s!!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 25, 2012, 1:38 pm

    That’s too funny with James and the toys. Enjoy your day with your Mom!

  • Moni'sMeals February 25, 2012, 2:15 pm

    That is awesome. What would we do without our dogs?!

    Have a lovely Sat. 🙂

  • Corrie Anne February 25, 2012, 3:18 pm

    Hahaha! You are cracking me up. I’d prefer the 5 second shred!! 🙂 Cute!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 25, 2012, 4:02 pm

    have a great day!

  • Jacalyn February 25, 2012, 4:14 pm

    Do y’all have a world market? I found a really cool dresser for my son’s room there. It was really easy to put together, too. Got it pretty cheap.

    • CaitlinHTP February 25, 2012, 9:19 pm

      YES. We went to the World Market today. Pretty awesome.

  • Emily @LivingLongfellow February 25, 2012, 4:23 pm

    I love thrift shopping! Repurposing is seriously way better than buying new. Much more original and saves $$$$$…usually.

  • Charity February 25, 2012, 6:49 pm

    James reminds me of Yoda lol he is sooooo cute!

  • StoriesAndSweetPotatoes February 25, 2012, 9:11 pm

    Too bad it wasn’t a 5 second workout to shred you 😉

  • Mary February 25, 2012, 10:07 pm

    That is what always happened to stuffed animals around my old dog Chloe. You better watch out for Sleepy Dog and Bunny!

  • Robyn March 21, 2012, 3:12 pm

    My lab loves ripping up his toys. I think he’s after the squeaky in them as we’ve found him a few times walking around squeaking with the squeaker in his mouth. Either that or he just loves the taste of stuffing!

    • Eliza March 23, 2012, 6:09 pm

      So does my guide dog puppy (also a lab). However then he gets a toy that is his favourite and he is really gentle with it, because he ‘loves’ it. Haha

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