Hibernation mode weekend

Happy Monday friends, hope you all had a good weekend!

this weekend was low key and very wintry! snow, freezing temps + ice! So, to me that means hibernation mode. If I wasn’t at work, I was cozy in pjs! Especially because of my new pink thermal pjs, I want to wear them ALL day.

Friday we woke up to lot’s of snow, but ventured out for a little while!





{^^ my new favorite breakfast-
waffles, almond butter, yogurt, mix my own + fruit, ah great combo!^^}

Sunday we wanted to head out and have breakfast, it was actually still really icy out, that we went up the street to a local place to eat.
For being indecisive, the “G buster” is always a good choice! 2 eggs, 2 {chocolate chip} pancakes, sausage, bacon + toast!


I went into work for a little, but ended the night with a yogurt bowl + watching into the wild. And cozy in my pink PJs 😉

& there’s that hibernation weekend in a nutshell.
How many more days still spring ?!

Have a marvelous Monday, stay warm! I’m off to the mall with my mama + Cassidy, Still have some giftcards to use from Christmas 😀
xo C
MiMM MIMM #80 Sister Birthday + More!


Weekend pics + Mix my own review & 20% off*

Welcome to a new week & last Monday of the year! whose ready for a fresh start?
Something about the new year always seems exciting. A blank canvas. Not that you can’t start over any other day of the year, but it’s always great to start the year on a good note 😉 before we talk about starting on the right foot.
>> here’s some weekend pics! <<
MiMM MIMM #80 Post Holiday Relaxing + A Half Birthday!

.. books ..

.. my birchbox came Friday! ..

.. 3 mile walk/ jog OUTside ..


.. rainy day lunch with G ..

.. new make up ..

.. coffee cake ..
easy going weekend with post Christmas blues!

So now,

speaking of starting on a good note & the new year, how about breakfast, it is the most important meal. some of my favorites: Oats & parfaits! I recently tried mix my own, from the creators Klara & David-I am more than half way done and just received it! 😀

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With MixMyOwn.com, you have 100% control over your health. You get simple, clean food. No unnecessary calories, no fillers, no extras, and nothing to get in the way of your day.

 Mix my own is such a unique idea. You get to choose what you want in your muesli while creating it yourself!  You start with your base, base ingredients, fruits, nuts + seeds and then some extras! They also have gluten free options, which I chose as my base.



Choose from:

Base- oats, crunchy granola, vanilla.. and more!
Base ingredients- quinoa, Organic Kamut Puffs, toasted wheat germ plus some other crunchy goodness.
fruits-dried bananas, strawberries, dates & apple chips. Great way to brighten your mix!
Nuts+Seeds- get some extra protein with a wide variety
Extras-add some chocolate to your mix with cocoa bits, yum!

Not only can you create your own, you can also purchase one of their delicious pre maid mixes: Fitness mix, strawberry almond, tutty nutty & many more.

**Klara offered piece of cait readers 20% off your purchase starting today through next week. I highly recommend checkin out their website and start mixing! 😀 Use this code –> HEALTHYBREAKFAST

Disclaimer: I am reviewing Mix my own myself, all opinions are my own. I reached out to Klara after finding out about them and their business. I am just spreading the word!

Have a marvelous Monday friends, xo

MIMM: 3 Word Monday

hey there Monday, how’s it going? We’re back from the weekend. But this week will be a short one, plus lots of thanksgiving festivities! This weekend was filled with some family time, shopping, movie night {had to have George see bridesmaids} & prepping for thanksgiving.
MiMM #MIMM #76 Hashtag Style
I didn’t have a post ready to go- but still wanted to share bits + pieces from the weekend, with 3 words. XO

My favorite muffin

Shopping for boots

Having sister time ❤

My side kick 🙂

Oliver is crawling!

Yummy breakfast bars

Walking and reading

Omelets for breakfast

Have a happy Monday, gotta get some MORE school work done. <— almost, officially done. EEKS
& than getting my hair done later 🙂

MIMM: Pics from the weekend : )

Good morning ~ Welcome back to Monday! hope you had a great weekend. My weekend was comforting and low key with some work thrown in there. Wine, food & rest! All great components for a wonderful weekend 🙂

>> Here are some marvelous snaps from the weekend <<

Marvelous is – this quote. practice this ❤

Marvelous is – Catching up with friends over wine.

Marvelous is – A beautiful fall Saturday morning

IMG_7410Marvelous is –Breakfast + coffee! my favorites

IMG_7411Marvelous is – A trip to the farmers market- got lots of new teas! 🙂

IMG_7418Marvelous is – George’s version of spaghetti carbonara
Marvelous is – enjoying that new Starbucks! ALOT! 😉

Not so marvelous, I gotta head over to school now and meet with my teacher for some extra help!
But hopefully after that, my Monday will continue to be fabulous!

Head over to Katie’s blog to see what else is marvelous!


MIMM: banana bread french toast + weekend pics!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a fab weekend & enjoyed your extra sleep on Sunday morning 😉 somehow it caught up to me later in the day?
This weekend I had to study a lot since today/ night we won’t be around and meeting our friends in the city.
but, I got a marvelous fall walk in, trip to Trader Joes, wedding dress shopping with Jenna 🙂 {and I think she found IT! } protein ballz & starbies my favs- I also wanted to share this Banana Bread French toast with you! <– check end of post. But, here’s a few snippets form the weekend.

MiMM MIMM #73 with Our Halloween Weekend and a First Pumpkin!


Left over Halloween candy as the chocolate! 🙂
Clear skies..

Pumpkin ravioli!

It’s good to have those red cups back 😉
Me + Jenna!

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… >> Now onto the French toast <<  ..
it’s very easy! especially if you have some laying around like we did.

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All you need is…

  • 2  Eggs: 1 egg white, 1 whole egg
  •  2-3 of your banana bread
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Cooking Spray/ coconut oil
  • Few tablespoons of greek yogurt <– depending on your liing
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter


  • On medium heat, spray skillet with coconut oil — or your choice!
  • While the skillet is heating up … Whisk together 1 egg + 1 egg white, Add in a dash of vanilla extract & the cinnamon.
  • Place pieces of bread in your mixture & place on the warm skillet – cook until each side is nice & golden brown.
  • Layer each piece with a mixture of yogurt & peanut butter for a nice spread
  • Top with syrup & chocolate chips, eat + enjoy 🙂

Have a great start to your week! xo