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Ladies who Brunch

YA’LL!!! I have missed ya’ll SO much this weekend. My internet was down, and despite my good intentions I never made it to Starbizzles Sunday. Something about a football game?

Anyway, I want to share the awesomeness that was Kath’s oatmeal brunch on Saturday, and we’ll go from there.

TOPPINGS!

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LADIES!!

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Kate, Stacey, Jessie, Emily + Michelle! Diana and Kath [obviously] were also in attendance.

OATMEAL!!!

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I don’t even recall what all was in there, but trust me when I say it was exceptional.

GROG!!!!

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Kath shared her famous Grog with us coffee drinkers. It’s just as good as she says.

Also Kath shared TREASURES with us [well I think she called it junk] so I came home with:

  • candles
  • a dish
  • scale
  • pumpkin spice tea!

Actually, I came home with MUCH more than that, because I went SHOPPING so I got APARTMENT stuff. I can’t believe I am moving in three weeks! Whatever will my family do without me?

So skipping the rest of Saturday, and Sunday for that matter. [Except for HOW ABOUT THOSE SAINTS?!?!?! Actually, I was pulling for the Colts, but those Saints played an AWESOME game, so I am not disappointed.]

TODAY [Monday] I tried to recreate Kath’s oatmeal.

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Mine was just meh. [But the spoonful of pear butter was fantastic!]

I also tried to create work, but I was done by two.

Even with taking time to prepare this gourmet meal:

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Veggie + VEGGIES.

Who am I?

I mean, I even had CARROTS for a snack.

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[Oh, and they were good too. So good.]

Ok, so all those vegetables were SO NOT ME, that I proceeded to have 15 crackers when I got home. Satisfying.

And then DINNER!

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MORE sweet potato. Also, some casserole, oranges and green beans.

Full.

So exciting things!!! I went with my dad to a meeting at a local ministry where he is on the board, and it was AWESOME. The ministry is called C.U.P [Christians United for People] Ministry, and it provides clothing + food to homeless and needy families. Dad’s been working with them for several years now, and he actually just got me involved. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for this ministry. I think it could be huge!

And on that note, I think I will go to bed. I’m wiped!

See ya’ll later!

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dinner and a show

What’s up, what’s up?

I want to share with you a little something that goes on in our household every morning. It’s called The Waking Of The Children.

It goes something like this:

Mama D: SABRINA!!! TIME TO GET UP!

Whit: SABRINA! GET OUT OF THE BED!

Mama D: Whitney, hush.

Me: Well, she won’t get up!

Sabrina: mrrmmph

And so the vicious cycle repeats itself.

Again.

And again.

And again.

Until…

this happens:

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bump.

bump.

bump.

A train, Cecily in front, being steered by the engineer from behind, comes barreling down the stairs.

I wish I had more pictures to share of this incredible event, but alas, I grabbed my green smoothie and headed out the door to start my own day. [and for the record, I am notoriously hard to get out of bed as well.]

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I am bringing sexy back all my old breakfasts back! Can’t believe I haven’t had a green monster in what seems like forever!

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In the TALL cup:

  • banana
  • protein powder
  • rice milk
  • spinach
  • frozen fruit mix

When ‘What Not To Wear’ came on at lunch, I was armed and ready:

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‘What to eat’? That’s my show!

Start with a filet of tilapia.

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[which would be preferably at the freshest you can find it, and not sitting in your freezer for God knows how long.]

Add a few peas and some rice on the side:

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[if they are leftovers you have managed to reheat, you get extra points for recycling.]

Take those extra points and redeem them for dessert:

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[Chocolate, oh my!]

Spend the rest of your day planning dinner, because it is most likely going to be fabulous.

You, see you get to dine with celebrities. 😉

Holly, of HealthyEverythingtarian fame was in town visiting friends. I of course took it upon myself to whisk her away from them and off to dinner at Blu Basil.

Meredith, Jessie and Stacey joined us.

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Oh, I was making certain I was in that photo, for sure! Look at my obnoxious head. [Believe it or not, I can be pretty obnoxious.]

Obnoxiously, I took the liberty of ordering an appetizer for the entire table, never asking what anyone preferred.

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Olive hummus + flatbread.

I’m going to go ahead and be obnoxious again and tell you it was delicious, and no one complained.

I had texted Holly earlier with this message: B-nut squash ravioli in t-minus 2 hours.

Of course making such a bold statement as that, I could be expected to do nothing besides order butternut squash ravioli.

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Thank goodness it too was delicious, because apparently my obnoxious text had compelled Holly to do the same.

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[sorry for the lighting. She’s really not purple.]

Also on the menu for tonight was dessert. After an long winded perusal of the display case [yes we DID], and some hard lobbying on my part for the tiramisu, it was decided that we should have tiramisu, turtle cheesecake and triple chocolate cake.

In order:

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[just call this next series ‘Holly Models Cake’]

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Marisa Miller ain’t got nothing on this girl, except the affections of Snooki.

Jessie and Stacey left us after dinner, but not without many hugs and well wishes. Left to our own devices Mere, Holly and I hit up the local Marshalls.

Coming soon to a beach near you:

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With a special appearance at the Kentucky Derby:

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Then they kicked us out of Marshalls.

Sad to call it a night, I dropped Holly off at her friend’s house, making her promise we would hang out again before she leaves this weekend.

See? Obnoxious.

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