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This blog post is brought to you by… my foyer, which is where I am currently typing.


On Saturday, we returned the pretty rug in the office because it was falling apart and fuzzing everywhere.  And we just haven’t bothered to put the desk back in its place.  Any bets on how long the desk sits in the hallway?  I’ll be impressed if it’s back in position by the end of the day….


How was your weekend? Mine was great.  I did a five miler and a two miler, and we had a bunch of friends over on Saturday for a get-together.  We also did some shopping for the new clinic – I’ve been put in charge of decorations and plan to spend lots of time (and money) at Home Goods over the next few weeks.  Aaaaand last night, the Husband and I went on a wonderful adults-only date night.  DadHTP babysat, and we did dinner and a movie.  We saw LOOPER, a really great time travel movie. 


Now I’m paying for my fun weekend – gotta catch up on work!


The weather agrees with me… boo Monday.


Pumpkin-Coffee Oats


1/2 cup oatmeal

3/4 cup almond milk

1 banana

1/3 cup pureed pumpkin

1/2 tablespoon instant coffee

On top: Almonds


Better get my work on.



  • Isabella October 15, 2012, 9:52 am

    Thank you for another peek at your house! I’m back at school ready to work.
    Have a productive day!

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 15, 2012, 10:03 am

    Breakfast looks fantastic this morning 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 15, 2012, 10:11 am

    omg those hunks of banana in your oatmeal look so good! And maybe the foyer will be a nice change of scenery for a couple days?

  • Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes October 15, 2012, 10:15 am

    OMG, the pumpkin-coffee oats look divine!

  • Caroline @ Crunchy Carrottop October 15, 2012, 11:01 am

    Ah! That oatmeal looks devine!

  • Stephanie K. October 15, 2012, 11:04 am

    Not sure what kind of rug you had but wool rugs are supposed to shed in the first year. Ididntknow that either but my mom just got a new wool rug and it was shedding like crazy and she said it was normal! Hope that helps 🙂

    • Caitlin October 15, 2012, 11:23 am

      oh! good to know. it will also fraying though. major bummer 🙁

  • Ashlee October 15, 2012, 11:33 am

    I think I need to start putting coffee in my oatmeal. Especially on Mondays!
    I have been looking for Bone Suckin Sauce for SO long after seeing it on your blog and finally found it in Texas yesterday! Woohoo!

  • CJ @ Fill the Well October 15, 2012, 11:35 am

    Ha, that happens to me every time I’m moving a piece of furniture “temporarily.” Going out to the hallway to get my clothes from my dresser seems so much easier than the effort of moving it back 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 15, 2012, 12:21 pm

    ha! The desk in the foyer is awesome! 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 15, 2012, 1:23 pm

    OOoh I like your hallway!

  • Anna October 15, 2012, 2:04 pm

    You put coffee in your oats? That`s a new one for me. The recipe looks good. I am guessing that by now, 2pm EST the desk is back. Is it?

  • Bobbie October 15, 2012, 2:49 pm

    I am so jealous of your beautiful foyer! In a good way… 😉

  • Michelle@Peachy Palate October 15, 2012, 2:51 pm

    Coffee…now that’s a new one. Is the flavour strong?

  • victoria October 15, 2012, 8:48 pm

    I can’t recall what the old rug looked like but costco has/had these shag rugs (not like from the 1970’s shag) that they sell for around $230-250 for an 8×10 size. They have a linen color, ivory, sort of a mink/grey/pretty light brownish color and a chocolate brown one.

    These things are delicious to sink your toes into and they vacuum up nicely and mine has help up fabulously!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 16, 2012, 12:13 pm

    Ohh that bowl of oats is calling my name! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Yay for date night. 🙂

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