The Holiday Rush

by Jen on December 21, 2012

Not gonna lie, I had a little bit of a sugar hangover from my cookie dinner last night. My stomach was definitely not feeling so great this morning. I think two nights in a row of party food instead of real food wasn’t the smartest thing. Oh well, tis the season and like I let it stop me from eating the cookies that I brought home after lunch today… ;)

Breakfast bright and early at my desk was overnight oats. I had to turn in payroll early this pay period due to the Christmas holiday and I wanted to get it knocked out first thing. I used Dorset Museli as my “oats” base. I picked up a box at the grocery this week and I’m really liking it mixed in with Greek yogurt.

I had to run errands this afternoon and Charlotte is a complete stressful holiday zoo. Traffic is terrible and all the parking lots are full. I had to practice lots of yoga breathing. It’s partially my fault for waiting until the last minute to do everything so I can’t complain too much! Luckily, I came home to find a giant box on my doorstep from Blue Diamond with all the almonds a girl could possibly want.

Lunch was a turkey avocado pita with tomato soup.

While I was eating my Christmas gifts arrived. I’ll be spoiling the surprise for some but this book is just too good not to share. Read it now.

Oh and I did a little Christmas shopping for myself today. I swung by Erin McDermott’s studio to pick up a special gift for a family member when I spotted these. Merry Christmas to me!

Have a wonderful weekend! And do a little something to treat yourself! :)

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1 Mollie K December 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Your new earrings are so perfect!! I love them-they’re so cute. I got myself a Christmas present when I was shopping for my family too-oops. Hey I think it is nice to treat yourself once in awhile :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy that amazing gift basket too

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2 Stephanie December 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Traffic in the Raleigh area isn’t any better. :(

So so so jealous of your Blue Diamond gift basket! My husband and I love their almonds. He’s a huge fan of the Honey Dijon while I love the Habanero BBQ. We both love the Butter Toffee almonds. I just saw that there’s a Lime n Chili flavor. I have yet to see that one on the shelf, but you better believe I will be looking for it.

Stephanie
http://www.mcmania-ourlifeasweknowit.blogspot.com

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3 Paige @ The Balancing Act December 21, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Given the insane amount of deliciousness you encountered last night, I think a sugar hangover was practically inevitable. ‘Tis the season indeed! ;)

That book looks really fascinating…Definitely putting it on my “To Read” list!

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4 Ally December 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Ditto over here for the sugar hangover. I knew it was bad when I kept eating cookies after an epic day of cookie baking, which included double batches of four kinds of cookies. Beautiful basket! I love almonds, do you ever make almond milk? It’s really easy and so much healthier (and tastier) than store bought. I made a fresh batch and made it into “egg nog.” I looked at lots of recipes for it and came up with my favorite. I thought it would be more like a banana smoothie, but it was frighteningly delicious and like real nog. If you or anybody else is interested I’d love to share my personal recipes :)

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5 erin December 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

loved seeing you today! looking forward to getting together in the new year! have a great holiday and thanks for inspiring so many people (like me!)

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6 Katherine December 21, 2012 at 11:03 pm

That pita pocket looks good!

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7 sophie December 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I looked at the necklaces on Erin’s website when you did the gave away a few months back and did not forget about them when my husband asked for a gift idea for me. I told him I wanted the Hadley necklace and my fingers are crossed (actually, if he doesn’t get them for me, I will just buy them myself!).
Anyway, those earrings are gorgeous!!

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8 She Rocks Fitness December 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Very pretty earrings and what a nice Christmas present to yourself! I think giving yourself jewelry is a beautiful gift. Now you have got me thinking…I’m going to do some online shopping and see what I can come up with. HA! Have a beautiful weekend! XOXO

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9 cassie December 22, 2012 at 10:22 pm

So I’m in Charlotte for Christmas, any recommendations for yoga tomorrow or Monday? Appreciate it!

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10 Katie @ running4cupcakes December 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

Super cute earrings! And love the holiday look for the blog!

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11 Lauren K December 24, 2012 at 8:06 am

Love those earrings!! I need to make a stop by this store after the holidays!

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12 Melissa December 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Those cupcakes look to die for and those earrings are beautiful! Merry Christmas :)

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13 Hilary December 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm

oh my goodness. I just moved to Charlotte (thanks for your email advice!) and the traffic is horrendous!! Definitely was not prepared for that! Those earrings are very cute and my golden has a pair of reindeer ears too :) the things these pups put up with from us!! Happy holidays!

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