Bowl of Fall

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Might be my favorite version of oatmeal, ever.  And that’s saying something.


Warm cinnamon oatmeal with Baked Apples (<—recipe) on top. 


OMGCOFFEE to the face.


It gives me wiiiings.  And superpowers.

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On the agenda:


  • Henry.Henry.Henry.
  • Buy wet vac for the carpet. Those stains have got to go.  Any recommendations?
  • … Annnnd that it.  Don’t let the short list deceive you. Numero Uno is rather demanding!


On that note…



  • Allison@commitcomplete October 16, 2012, 9:20 am

    I have way too many apples in my refrigerator from a recent apple-picking trip. I definitely need to try that recipe!

  • Amanda @ life in bloom October 16, 2012, 9:36 am

    I guess I missed what OMGCOFFEEE is 🙂 you blog faster than I can read sometimes, but I love it!

    Have a great day with Henry!!!

  • deva at deva by definition October 16, 2012, 9:39 am

    I am currently out of apples due to needing to grocery shop. Baked apples are my favorite way to use them up!

  • Kim October 16, 2012, 9:49 am

    I have a hover wet vac. Has hot water heater. Works wonderful. Told my husband if it broke tomorrow I would buy a new one right away. Works well.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 16, 2012, 10:08 am

    I always just microwave my apples for my oatmeal, I should try baking them!

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 16, 2012, 10:27 am

    Mmm baked apples are on now on the menu…

  • Cori October 16, 2012, 10:34 am

    We have a Bissell Little Green Clean Machine. Because it’s small, we don’t dread hauling it out. We used to have a big bissell hot vac and it was so heavy and cumbersome that stains ended up setting before we’d pull it out.

  • RH October 16, 2012, 10:37 am

    Instead of buying a wet vac you can rent carpet cleaners from almost any grocery store. They are really cheap to rent and do a great job.

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats October 16, 2012, 10:38 am

    Baked apples on oatmeal is def my favorite too! So delicious!

  • Angie October 16, 2012, 11:23 am

    Not sure what kind of stains you are referring to but we have the Spot Bot and love it. It’s worked on dog accidents and even red wine. You can find it at target and Walmart. It’s worth buying when you have pets and kids.

  • LMN October 16, 2012, 11:43 am

    We have a little green machine which is excellent for spots. We love it. I’m not sure what you’d use to clean if you’re avoiding chemicals though…? We use a standard carpet cleaner, but we don’t have little ones.

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 16, 2012, 11:50 am

    Adorable mug! 🙂

  • Carolina John October 16, 2012, 11:59 am

    ok that does sound really delish. Good call!

  • Kandie October 16, 2012, 12:02 pm

    I have an older model that is inconvenient, but still a life saver. I’d recommend buying a wet vac instead of renting–the rentals are never cleaned inside and can spread germs from the last use. Also clean out your machine with bleach and water after every use to avoid odors. Lastly, just use water and vinegar to clean up, soap solutions tend to attract dirt.

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 16, 2012, 12:05 pm

    Yum! Baked Apples are one of those things that I always want to make, but never do. But they’re so easy…definitely putting it on my list. Love the mugs!

  • Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real October 16, 2012, 12:15 pm

    On the topic of your #1 item on the list… my husband was commenting that his misses the baby stage of our kids (who are now 6 and 3). This was while we were sitting on the couch Sunday afternoon watching football while they played in the backyard together. Don’t worry, we were watching them through the big windows in the back of the house. But them I reminded my husband that if they were still babies, there was no way we could just sit there together and watch a football game together. He agreed. Sometimes it is good to be beyond the baby stage.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 16, 2012, 12:20 pm

    Mmmmm baked apples! I need to go pick some so we can have that! 🙂

  • Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate October 16, 2012, 12:26 pm

    Love the fall-ified version of oatmeal you’ve got going on today. Looks great and I love that apples made it into the mix. Apples are a fall favorite of mine and I try to add them to just about everything I can this time of year. Such a simple and tasty way to boost your daily fiber intake.

  • Karen B October 16, 2012, 12:31 pm

    Rent one at the grocery store. I have had a few wet vacs including a little green machine and a big upright (forgot what brand). Both were terrible, difficult to clean and a pain to store and use. They also both broke within a couple of years of light use. Now I rent one once a year, hand-spot clean in between and I’m much happier and my carpets are much cleaner. It takes me about 2 hours to clean the entire 3-bedroom house and it dries in about a fifth of the time as the home-models do.

  • Laura October 16, 2012, 12:59 pm

    Love your mug. :). A good mug makes the morning feel special! Good luck with your packed agenda (seriously, I can’t even get my head around how moms get showered!).

  • Anna October 16, 2012, 1:49 pm

    The list isn`t that short, super-mom, it contains 3 Henrys! Your food always looks deliiicious!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt October 16, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Breakfast looks fab! Love you you always incorporate the current seasons produce into your meals! 🙂

  • Sarah October 16, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Water is the enemy of carpet. Get it wet and walk on it too soon and it will de-laminate. (The loops will come unhooked from the backing and get all lumpy.) Be sure to know what kind/material of carpet you have and follow the manufacturer’s instructions!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 16, 2012, 10:28 pm

    Good luck!! It’s a good thing H is so cute, he can get away with being so demanding! 😉

  • Alexandra Rodriguez October 16, 2012, 11:49 pm

    I had a large Bissel steamvac that was good but so bulky so I got the Little Green Machine. I lived in an apt so it it was easy. Might be a little more tedious if you have a lot of carpet to go from spot to spot, but this little machine is awesome. I had 3 large dogs as not potty trained puppies in rented apartments and got my deposits back (which should say a lot haha).

  • Helen October 17, 2012, 4:27 am

    I tried everything to get stains out of my carpet – special foams, wet vac, carpet cleaning machine etc etc.

    You know what ended up working the best? Tiny bit of bleach, washing up liquid, warm water and a scrubbing brush. If you dont like to use bleach you can use baby shampoo instead. Works like a charm and there is no real expense or risk of damaging your carpets 9as per Sarah’s point)

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