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#1:  Yes, I would like some oatmeal with my blueberries.



#2: My friend Courtney is hosting a birthday brunch party. Party starts at 10 AM.  I hear mimosas are going to be involved (for some of us), so I think it’s that kind of brunch.  Fun idea for a party, right?  There’s going to be more than enough food so I’m bringing flowers.


#3: Why do crumbs always collect in silverware drawers?  This has confounded me for years.  The only forks, knives, and spoons that go into the drawer are clean and crumb-free, and it’s not like you slice bread over an open drawer.  Discuss.


#4: I have finally figured out a way to keep all my hair fubbies (AKA hair ties) in one spot – hook them around a carabineer!  I used to loop them around a bottle of perfume but it was too hard to get one off if I wanted the fubby in the middle.  Problem solved.


Oh – and we’ll throw in #5 – HAPPY SATURDAY!



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 18, 2012, 8:58 am

    All wonderful questions/discoveries/comments! That’s such a great idea for the hair ties – I think I’m going to do the same! And crumbs in the cutlery drawer is something that always baffles me too. Whenever the drawer is open, we’re either taking out a piece of cutlery, or emptying the CLEAN cutlery from the dishwasher. The crumbs are a mystery to me! Happy Saturday Caitlin, and have fun at brunch!

  • Karlee February 18, 2012, 8:59 am

    i think crumbs get in my drawer because whenever i’m cooking i open and close the silverware drawer a million times, and sometimes don’t close it all the way so they fall in?

  • Andrea February 18, 2012, 9:01 am

    I just put all my hair elastics in a container in my drawer…easy! And I think crumbs get into drawers because when you wipe the counter off, perhaps if the drawer is open a little bit, the crumbs fall into the drawer! At least that’s my guess anyways…

    Enjoy your weekend!!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 18, 2012, 9:06 am

    I have always wondered about #3. And #4… pure genius!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras February 18, 2012, 9:07 am

    The hair band idea just blew my mind.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 18, 2012, 9:14 am

    Happy Saturday!

    I use one of those ball key chains around my hair bands but then they fall off when I go to get one…carabineer. done!

  • Mary February 18, 2012, 9:20 am

    I hear ya about the silverwear drawer – it is a mystery! And I LOVE the hair fubby idea – I am so doing that!!!

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) February 18, 2012, 9:31 am

    Just the other day, I was putting silverware away and thought of you, “Caitlin would be done already bc she just throws it in there!” But then I thought, who am I to judge? I have crumbs in my silverware drawer! Guess I’m not alone on that one – really hilarious you bring it up!

  • allpointswhole February 18, 2012, 9:35 am

    That totally drives me crazy about silverware…I thought I was the only one!!!

  • Steph February 18, 2012, 9:44 am

    I never thought about how crumbs get in the silverware drawer but now I’m curious on that one! And I love the hairtie idea.

    Have a great Saturday!

  • Army Amy* February 18, 2012, 9:48 am

    I put my hair ties on the handle of my hairbrush, but the carabineer looks like a great idea!*

  • Lindsay @ Running the Windy City February 18, 2012, 9:57 am

    The hair fubbies thing is genius!! Have fun at brunch!

  • Life's a Bowl February 18, 2012, 10:09 am

    Your hair thing solution is genius! It seems no matter how hard I try to remember to bring a hair thing with me for the gym after work I always forget… If I had one of those attached to my bag I’d have no problemo 🙂

    P.S. Your eats and flowers are beautiful!

  • Fiona @ Well-Fed Redhead February 18, 2012, 10:09 am

    I am also very confused why crumbs end up in the silverware drawer. I really have no explanation but it is one of those things that drives me crazy!

  • Khushboo February 18, 2012, 10:14 am

    Boozy brunches are always fun- enjoy!

  • Rachel February 18, 2012, 10:15 am

    HAHA! I thought the same thing about the bread crumbs last week when I cleaned out my silverware drawer! How does it happen? Crumbs get everywhere! It is amazing!

  • Dari Marie February 18, 2012, 10:46 am

    I just quit my job as a florist, and I must say, that is a beautiful arrangement! =)

  • Nina February 18, 2012, 10:49 am

    The carabineer is a great idea for keeping my hair ties in one spot! Thanks so much for that tip, I have never thought about it and I have some carabiners somewhere 🙂

  • Molly @ RDexposed February 18, 2012, 10:55 am

    I just had noticed crumbs in my silverware tray! One more thing to clean.

  • Katie February 18, 2012, 11:09 am

    I put hair ties around my door handles in my bedroom and the adjoining bathroom! Not too much of an eyesore since only my hubby and I see them 🙂

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 18, 2012, 11:17 am

    #3 is definitely perplexing. Great question…no idea on the answer though! Although, if you ever get on eye level with your counter top you’ll notice a crap ton more crumbs than you can see from standing above it (at least on mine since the granite is a neutral kind of color) so it’s possible they fall in somehow when the drawer is open? It’s a stretch but it’s all I’ve got!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 18, 2012, 11:19 am

    I love the carabeaner (sp?) idea!!! I always lose those things! Have fun at brunch!

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad February 18, 2012, 11:25 am

    haha – i LOVE #4. that’s a great idea!

  • Hilary February 18, 2012, 11:58 am

    hair fubbies? lol never heard it called that before. carabeener is a good idea tho.

  • Caroline February 18, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Genius idea for hair ties! I wanted to thank you because after months of reading your blog, I finally started one! 🙂

  • Erica February 18, 2012, 12:07 pm

    I wonder that about the silverware drawer all of the time! SO ridiculous! The flowers are gorg

  • Sharon February 18, 2012, 12:25 pm

    I still have a Caboodle (remember those?)from when I was 15 (I’m 32 now) and I put my hair ties in there. I use my Caboodle every single day. I’d be devastated if it ever broke. Do they still sell those things?

  • Ashley February 18, 2012, 1:05 pm

    I’ve always wondered about the crumbs, too! Great idea about the hair ties! I always put them on doorknobs around the house. If I need one I look at the bedrooom or bathroom door knob and there’s bound to be one somewhere! : )

  • Amber K February 18, 2012, 2:06 pm

    My hair ties are hung around the neck of a lotion bottle. They are all black, so I don’t have to worry about wanting a particular one. Although I love your idea! I just checked my silverware drawer and we don’t have any crumbs in there, so I can’t help you there.

  • Deanna February 18, 2012, 2:42 pm

    I have used a shower curtain hook for my hair ties for years. Just a slight variation of your idea here, but something people might already have laying around their house.

  • Heather Montgomery February 18, 2012, 2:44 pm

    We get crumbs bc sometimes the drawer isn’t closed all the way as I am cooking.

  • Moni'sMeals February 18, 2012, 2:51 pm

    ha!! totally!

    what the heck with the crumbs in the drawer. 🙂 Good advice from all!

  • Margaret February 18, 2012, 2:54 pm

    The hairtie thing is genius! I keep them in a container in a drawer, but that’s still annoying to sort through to find the one I want. Flipping through them on a carabineer sounds much easier!

    My first thought about the crumbs is that we reach in to grab silverware while preparing food, so perhaps crumbs fall off our hands while getting silverware out?

  • JessicaE February 18, 2012, 3:04 pm

    They actually make things like that specifically for hair ties 🙂

    But your idea is resourceful and free since it was already around you house so I love it.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 18, 2012, 4:09 pm

    I always put my KEYS on a caribener and hook ’em to a spot in my purse—-so easy to find!

    No idea about the crumbs….. ??

  • Miranda @ Biting Life February 18, 2012, 4:10 pm

    Oh my gosh that is such a good idea for keeping hair ties in one place! Why have I never thought of that??? I’m jealous of your inventiveness.

  • Baking Serendipity February 18, 2012, 5:12 pm

    A birthday brunch sounds like such a fun idea! 🙂

  • Clare February 18, 2012, 5:27 pm

    #1 looks amazing! Love love looove blueberries.. and #4 is genius – awesome idea!

  • Kim L. February 18, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Just cleaned crumbs out of my silverware drawer last night and wondered where in the world they came from…. Still haven’t figured it out!

  • Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie February 18, 2012, 5:42 pm

    That carabineer trick is brilliant! Now if I could only figure out how to stop losing hair clips..

  • Alisa February 18, 2012, 6:53 pm

    omg – crumbs in the silverware drawer! What the hell? I’ve lived in my apartment for about a year and the other day noticed that. Where did they come from??

  • Sophie @ threetimesf February 19, 2012, 5:34 pm

    Haha, love that you call them hair fubbies!

    Also, no idea about the cutlery drawer, but now that’s really going to annoy me….!

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