Guess who hit the ultimate jackpot of “Breakfast Swag?” When I say I. found. swag. I mean I found amazinglyawsesomeness-spoons-for-my-oats.
Minneapolis is filled with the most fantastic boutiques. One of my favorites just so happens to be a few blocks away: Bibelot. Their products are fresh and modern and they also highlight local artists! me like. Plus, their kitchenware is just beyond adorable, like my spoons by Zak! Designs for example. I have been searching high and low for spoons just like these! I probably could have left that store $200.00 negatory, just on blog swag (kitchen linens, dishware, gizmos, etc). *one day when I’m filthy rich…*
My spoon pared my breakfast quite nicely this morning Gave my photos some pizzaz at least. I wasn’t in the mood for my typical nanner oats, so I went with something similar but with another twist. Instead of my oat bran/rolled oat ratio, I used just rolled oats; I used a bit more almond milk than normal to sweeten it up. Oh, yah….I added BLOOBS!
Creamy Blueberry Oats
-1/3 C rolled oats
-1T Chia Seeds
-3/4C Vanilla Almond Milk
-1/2 C Water
Toppings: 1/2 banana, peanut flour sauce, bloob of almond butter, and raisins
How cool is that reflection on my bowl?? *nerd alert*
I loved the flavor of this batch of oats. The banana really brought out the taste of the blueberries and the extra almond milk gave it a sweeter, nuttier taste. The one thing I do have to say, is that I missed my oat bran. Rolled oats by themselves definitely do not get as fluffly as my typical oat bran/oats do.
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I wanted to switch focus for a second and wish the sister a happy birthday! You guys can probably tell from my posts that the sissy is my best friend. We do errything together.
XX—>Skiing this winter
Let me give you some background info. The sister and I are 12 months apart. *woah is right* We haven’t always been as close as we are today, but as we’ve matured and grown into young women, we’ve become extremely similar in our ways of life, morals, attitudes, etc. I remember as a child, always comparing myself, wanting to be better, smarter, and faster than Michelle. This is what happens when the bar is set high! She has always been a driven and passionate person [even as a kid] with the strongest backbone I have ever seen. School and friends came naturally to her and I have always been a bit jealous of this.
Today, we are different but alike in so many ways. I think one of the most valuable things I’ve learned from her is to be yourself and embrace it. Live your life for yourself and let it. Let life come as it comes, and go as as it goes. She brings so much positivity and spontaneity to my life and I am so lucky to have her. :) So, Michelle, thanks for being you and happy 22nd You truly are an inspiration.
The sis and I with our beautiful Grandmother [Marie]
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Happy Sunday Bloggy Boos!
Where is your favorite place to get “breakfast swag”
Who’s your best friend? and why?