The French Elvis

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It’s going to be a busy Monday!


However, the God of Work From Home Parents smiled down upon me, waved his magic wand, and Henry slept in.  Coupled with the fact that I got up early, things are going swimmingly.


I had enough time to navigate the jungle that sprang to life in my kitchen…


Work my way through a significant chunk of emails that I received when I went on vacation…

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(No, that does not include spam, thanks to the awesome website Unroll.Me.  Scary, right?)


…And I even had time to cook this very HTP-days-of-old breakfast.


I call it The French Elvis.


French Toast

Peanut Butter

Sliced Banana

Maple Syrup


Simple – but all shook up.  Winking smile


Today is truly going to be one of those try-to-do-it-all kind of days, but at least I have something delicious in my stomach.


Random Things…


Maggie and James survived being boarded while we were away.  This is the first time that we have ever boarded them.  Well, that’s not totally true.  They were boarded once on our wedding night.  But they’ve never been boarded for more than a day.  I was soooo nervous.  They are my other babies!  But they were fine.


Maggie’s ‘report card’ says that she is “confident and assertive” and James was deemed “shy, passive, and slightly anxious.”  Can you believe it?!  I asked them if they flip-flopped the names.  Hah.


Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. <3 <3

Martin Luther King jr. Quotes 3


You know I love an inspiring quote, and I firmly believe that MLK Jr. was the most quotable orator ever.  A great, wise man.  I filled up some Post-Its with Operation Beautiful MLK Jr. quotes last night – can’t wait to post them around when we go out.


This article really made me think – Gender Neutral Parenting: 5 Ways to Avoid Implicit Sexism.



This video really made me laugh…


And this meme really made me giggle.


So true. So sad but so true.


On that note – time to go!  I hope you have a fantastic and fun Monday, whether you get to work, relax, or do a little of both.



  • Kris January 20, 2014, 8:49 am

    I was a really skinny kid who didn’t like eating breakfast, and my mom (who worked full-time with three kids — when most moms were stay at home) would cook a peanut butter french toast sandwich (no bananas) for me in the morning when she was in a mad rush. The only way I would eat. That’s love.

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 20, 2014, 9:14 am

    Wow that is a TON of emails! Good luck sorting through all of those! Hope you have a good Monday and get back into the swing of things! I know that is always hard after vacation.

  • Traci January 20, 2014, 9:16 am

    The working out meme rang true with me–I just started up again and need to remind myself that my fitness level will evolve over time, not all at once! Sounds like you had a great trip.

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change January 20, 2014, 9:17 am

    If I had not already made breakfast I would have so made this! On the docket for tomorrow! I love MLK Jr. Quotes as well, they are so inspiring and well said.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 20, 2014, 10:01 am

    LOVE french toast, LOVE peanut butter, LOVE banana – Elvis was such a genius! 😉

  • Ashley @ Saving Money in your Twenties January 20, 2014, 10:19 am

    OH MY GOSH I can’t even imagine 600+ emails in my imbox… panic attacks would begin haha. That french toast sounds awesome!

  • KaraHadley January 20, 2014, 10:20 am

    Boarding pets is so stressful! I boarded my dog for the first time over Christmas for a whole week. Luckily, the boarding facility had webcams (with an iPhone app) so I was able to watch him playing whenever I wanted.

    I’m glad Maggie and James did so well.

  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life January 20, 2014, 10:51 am

    That french toast looks amazing!

  • Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork January 20, 2014, 12:55 pm

    Love the “French Elvis!” My husband will love that! Thanks for sharing!

  • Gwyn January 20, 2014, 3:14 pm

    Yes, memorable quotes indeed – the mans words hit you between the eyes. And a memorable French Elvis!!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 20, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Holy moly — 600+ emails?? Crazy!

    Glad to hear Maggie & James did well! I worry every time we have to board our pup too — I can’t help it! She’s my fur-baby 🙂

  • Jaye January 20, 2014, 4:08 pm

    OMG You have given me a craving. I think your French Elvis would make an excellent dessert… off I go! 🙂

  • Kristy @ Southern In Law January 20, 2014, 4:38 pm

    Oh yum! This looks absolutely amazing!

  • Sarahf January 21, 2014, 2:19 am

    That sandwich looks amazing, will have to make it next time I have peanut butter in the house! Good luck with all the emails!

  • Elsa January 21, 2014, 5:31 am

    First of all I love Elvis. Secondly, I think I might love the French Elvis too. Will have to try it! But might have to learn how to cook french toast first…

  • Runner Girl Eats January 21, 2014, 6:18 am

    I need that sandwich in my life asap. Also, as great as those MLK quotes are, I can relate to nothing more than the last quote from the most interesting man in teh world.

  • Laura@SneakersandSpatulas January 21, 2014, 8:42 am

    Interesting article! I want to make an effort when we have kids to not raise them with the social norm for their gender role. I want them to be who they want to be!

  • Ali January 21, 2014, 10:33 am

    Wow the French Elvis looks amazing… I’m starving right now and now that’s the only thing on my mind hah.

  • Jill January 21, 2014, 10:45 am

    That breakfast looks awesome!! I eat peanut butter & banana toast all the time. I’m going to have to kick it up at notch and give that a try.

  • Jessica January 21, 2014, 1:51 pm

    Did you announce the giveaway winner yesterday(Monday?) I didn’t see it but perhaps I just missed it.



    • Caitlin January 21, 2014, 1:53 pm

      I keep forgetting to add it to a post – It’s Laura, and she’s been contacted!

  • Deborah Singer January 22, 2014, 5:08 am

    HAHAHA the dog was so funny and cute! You are an evil woman for posting a pic of french toast with bananas and maple syrup! Now I have to make it and it’s all your fault! So thanks 😉
    BTW, wasn’t this Elvis’s fave midnight snack, only he had his deep fried too?

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