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Fun Finds!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. If you are lucky, you are still off today.

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Or, if you have a really cool mother, you aren’t going back to school today. Instead you are going to Opening Day for the Mets.

He is going with his dad but aren’t I still cool for agreeing? Especially since I am a Yankees fan?

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I couldn’t help but laugh when I came across this cartoon.

Anyway, I purchase a bunch of random and fabulous products this weekend. So fabulous that  I must share a few of them with you this morning!

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Under Armour socks. So far so good.

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The socks seem to stay in place and come up a little higher so the tongue of the shoe doesn’t irritate my skin.

Although, as I said on Saturday, a proper product review requires several days of testing. So I will keep you posted.

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New Lulu Lemon running pants. I scored this pair from the “we made too much” sale section. Note the skirt that covers the tush.

I wasn’t sure how it would look but it actually fits really cute.

Perhaps the skirt is there to cover any see-through fabric? I know we didn’t discuss this recent Lulu issue. If you missed the attack of the see-through Lulu pants, click here for more info.

As my Lulu socks were torturing me this past weekend during Saturday’s long run, I thought about the see- through pants issue and decided I would rather have my tush being shown to the world while I ran comfortably than deal with the miserable socks wrapping around my toes.

We all have a tush, yes?

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I didn’t love how any of the Lulu shirts looked with the skirted pants so I found this top at Nordstrom.

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The Zella brand has a nice variety of fitness apparel and accessories. I believe the designer of Zella originally worked for Lulu? Don’t quote me on that.

And if my new apparel finds weren’t exciting enough, check out what else I picked up this weekend:

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I have been meaning to buy chop sticks to use at home for a while. I even got the little boy a pair that are easier to use.

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I couldn’t wait to test them out with dinner last night.

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So fun!

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I spotted the Entenmann’s coffee a few months ago and I have been thinking about it quite often. Probably because I am hopeful the coffee can taste as good as the Entenmann’s donut.

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My all-time favorite donut was the Devil’s Food  Crumb.

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I used to love finding all of the crumbs at the bottom of the box.

Ahh the good old days prior to reading product labels.

Ignorance was such delicious bliss.

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I finally broke down and bought the insert for the Keurig machine so that I could go back to the “old-fashioned” way of making coffee.

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I had the vanilla this morning. Delicious. Next up, the Chocolate Donut.

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I was quite excited to see this jar of Sarabeth’s Orange Apricot Marmalade in my travel this weekend. There is a new recipe I came across using Orange Marmalade that I think the boy will like.

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I will post my version of the recipe later this week.

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I couldn’t wait to use these adorable ramekins. I don’t deviate from my usual breakfast all that often but I felt the need to whip up a baked oatmeal in order to use the cute little cup.

Baked Oatmeal for One:

  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 spoonful greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp  chia seeds *
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • handful of blueberries **
  • pinch of baking powder
  • piece of banana (mashed) **

*If you don’t have chia seeds, don’t worry- they aren’t necessary for the recipe. I just bought a bag of the seeds recently and I am trying to throw them into my breakfasts for a boost of the Omega-3’s.

**Feel free to use any fruits you wish. Pumpkin in place of banana; apples, raisins, strawberries in place of (or in addition to!) blueberries. Go ahead and add spoonful of peanut butter, almond butter to the mix.

I used plain yogurt but you can easily use any flavor that you have on hand. Or, if you don’t have yogurt, a spoonful of milk will do just fine.

Be creative people!

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Mix all ingredients inside of an oven-safe lightly greased ramekin. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until firm to touch, lightly crisped on top.

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Top with additional berries, banana, yogurt, milk, peanut butter….

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Perfect pre-run fuel.

I am going to go hit the path for a quick run. Hopefully I still like my new socks!

I need to know:

Have you tried Under Armour socks?

Have you bought any Zella fitness apparel?

Do you use the Keurig or the “old-fashioned” brewing method?

 

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  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 1, 2013, 1:49 pm

    Chopsticks are my favorite. I actually just bought some as a gift for my parents but I’d like to get my own pair to use.

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