just one of those days

by Holly on October 22, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,giveaway,lunch,VLOG

Ya know how bad things come in threes? Well, apparently “morning fails” also come in threes.

Case in point:

  • To top my morning bowl of oats with some luscious Mighty Maple PB, I stuck the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds to get it all drizzly and nummy.  However, I forgot that part of the aluminum seal was still on the jar.  In other words, I started a fire in my microwave this morning.  Luckily, nobody PB was hurt.

1/2 cup oats
1 cup water
1/2 cup pumpkin
cinnamon, nutmeg + ginger
drizzle of agave
drizzle of maple syrup
roasted Mighty Maple PB
1 tbsp. dark chocolate chips


  • Second, as I was putting away my precious container of pumpkin puree (Libby’s, obv), I lightly tossed it back in the refrigerator not realizing the lid wasn’t on.  Pumpkin splatter all over, which is not easy to clean up, FYI.


  • Then, as I was getting ready to head out into the rain to walk to work (rainboots on!), I realized I left my umbrella at the office from yesterday’s rainy shenanigans.  Ugh, NOT a way to start out a Thursday.

I would count not stopping to get coffee as my 4th morning fail, but really that’s not a fail.  It’s just an addiction.

Thanks to stomach cramps, I felt pretty sheisse-y (that’s sh!t in German, although this girl probs knew that). However, I was pretty productive and stopped around noonish to enjoy some lunch.

1 cup homemade lowfat Greek yog
9 Nature Valley Mixed Nut Clusters
1 smooshed naner
1 heaping tbsp. Bee’s Knees PB


When I am feeling crabby and not so hot, I usually am just really quiet.  Hence, the afternoon involved work, silence, Diet Coke and Milk Duds. And finding out I didn’t make it to San Fran :(.

But Brandi did – so go and congratulate her!  She totally deserves it.

I was supposed to have my 1st day of work at the chic decorating place I am working at part-time through the holidays, but the boss had to reschedule because she got sick. And its still raining. Both things together made it the perfect night to go home, get my PJs on and relax…



Stuffed acorn squash + roasted brussel sprouts + POM Nectarine spritzer = DELICIOUS.

Due to popular demand, it was also time to tape VLOG #2!  And reveal the new hair color!  Get ready kiddos…unleash a crabby lady with video capabilities, and you never know what could happen.

Have a wondrous night my friends…check back tomorrow for a fun 6-month blogiversary giveaway! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win some goods celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


brandi October 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm

aw, hon, at least you can FIND mighty maple? : )

I’m SO sad you didn’t win, too. I thought for sure you’d be in it – we will definitely meet, though! count on it.

Hope today is better – it’s FRIDAY!!!

naomi(onefitfoodie) October 23, 2009 at 3:45 pm

love your video! I wish I had curly hair like you :)

I must try this mighty maple pb!!!

Tay October 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

LOL I love you!!! Your finger motions “I don’t know what this is….” *weird sound*. haha.

megan October 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

i can confirm Holly’s love for ice cream… one time in seattle she ate it for EVERY meal.. seriously what was the oreo shake with gummy worms in it called? is this how we learned about suppositories?

and I appreciate the shoutout to your europe trip..perhaps a video blog of our “near death” alps story could inspire people? yeah maybe not.

love you

Peanut Butter Bliss October 23, 2009 at 6:35 pm

totally just bookmarked this page for that delicious oat combo!! never would have thought that pumpkin and pb mixed well together…

crunchy granola gal October 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm

re-confirmed: you are fantastic. maybe even more fantastic than ice cream… maybe. :P

Ruthie October 23, 2009 at 9:44 pm

Peeps we must all go to Foodbuzz and vote for Holly. She is on the list of “What blogger would you most like to take to dinner?

How exciting!!!! Besides the fact that I believe one day I will get to take Holly to dinner, :0), we should all support our now famous blogging friend!!!! Wow! You have come a long way quickly my everything wonderful friend!

Alison October 23, 2009 at 10:04 pm

24 hours later and I’m finally watching this – I feel like I’m sitting here having a totally normal chat with you. Vlogging comes so naturally to you – you still continue to rock my world Holly girl!

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) October 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Whoa, badass curls!

Haha, I hate those mornings when you just want to bawl “FML!!!!!”

But then the evenings of win seem even better!

Lizzy October 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm

i feel the need to tell you that your eyelashes are BEAUTIFUL! they are so long! :)

Justine October 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

Need to make the homemade Greek A SAP!!

You are so cute! I love it. Great Vlog! :)


Karena October 29, 2009 at 9:56 pm

LOVE THE VLOG! You totally remind me of some of my friends! Slowly catching up…are you heading to SF??

glidingcalm October 31, 2009 at 5:28 am

haha i have been saving this video in my google reader FOREVAHHHHHHHHHH

finally had time to appreciate what is the healthy everythingtarian. i loved itttttttttttttttt. Also don’t think I have a book that has “changed my life”.


Maggie October 31, 2009 at 9:01 am

Aiii I can’t believe I didn’t see this until now!!! Yayyy thank you for answering my question :)

I need to try not snacking after din.

I totally hear you on feeling pressure from blog reading. I go in and out in phases – some days I will read a ton and then sometimes I go a few days (or a week) without reading any at all.

Hahaha… cinnamon on everything. And ice cream for everything.

Love the hair (though it’s hard to see in the light).

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