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Miscellaneous Monday

Apparently this is my 4th Miscellaneous Monday post.   Sorry if you don’t like them. 😉

Friday night, the Hubs and I went furniture shopping, hoping to buy a chair and a half – have you heard of them?  Bigger than an armchair, smaller than a loveseat – perfect for cuddling.

We weren’t crazy about any of the furniture, in spite of the amazing deals.  Instead, I ended up with one of these:


Apple cider martini at Bravo.  Yes, please.  Don’t worry, I had a salad too. 

Lunch on Saturday was low maintenance, thanks to frozen sweet potato black bean burgers and leftover squash soup.  Warm and filling.


Well, lunch was filling until I got the idea of donuts stuck in my head.  I tried a recipe from a blog that I was less than satisfied with (even with cream cheese icing).  Too dense and chewy and not donut-y.




I was so disappointed that I tried a second batch, using the recipe right from the donut pan. 


They looked lighter but didn’t smell sweet or buttery, and I got busy with other things before I got a chance to frost or top them with anything.  After leaving the on the counter all night long they became hard as rocks and promptly met the trashcan.  Double donut fail.

Sunday I had a spin class date with a friend (one of my bridesmaids) then hit the grocery store for a fresh squeezed juice – apple, carrot, and ginger.  Mmm!  Very spicy from the ginger but felt fresh and nutritious.


After spinning, Adam and I went and bought beautiful tile for our bathroom.  I can’t wait to see it all come together!

I made baked oatmeal this morning before work  – a lightened up version (recipe to come soon). 


Matte nailpolish – yay or nay?  I can’t decide.  I added a shiny topcoat after this photo and liked it more.


Getting caught up on my favorite blogs, working, and trying to get to the post office to buy stamps to mail my thank you notes!  Have a great afternoon!



12 responses to “Miscellaneous Monday

  1. Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life November 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I like random posts like these! Too bad your doughnuts didn’t workout, you’ll have to keep trying until you find the perfect recipe! 🙂

  2. jessgobananas November 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    That sucks about the doughnuts!! On the bright side…at least you have a doughnut pan! lol I have been looking for one everywhere it seems!

  3. sprint2thetable November 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Sorry about your doughnuts! I did that with cookies this weekend. They weren’t great, but I put them in a bag to see if they’d be better today. Notsomuch. I chunked the bag this morning. Oh well…

  4. lapiattini November 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Mmm I need a doughnut pan in my life! Sorry to hear yours didn’t work out though!

  5. Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy November 15, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Um, apple cider martini?? I’ll take 4.
    I’ve been putting off buying a donut pan for at least 6 months because I know as soon as I get one, it is so on.

  6. Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

    An apple cider martini sounds rather glorious 🙂
    I need a doughnut pan, but I’m sorry yours didn’t work out the way you thought! Next time!

  7. healthydivaeatskatie November 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Random is my life, haha!

    Oh that drink from Bravo looks good ; ) I have not been to Bravo in along time!

    Hope you get those thank you cards done! I was glad when I got mine finished!
    Happy Monday love!

  8. healthydivaeatskatie November 15, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Oh and this Sunday, me and 2 other bloggers are doing a little meet up at Robinson mall at 1pm, meeting at starbucks in the mall, and then walking around, maybe some christmas shopping! Let me know if you can go!

  9. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate November 15, 2011 at 12:48 am

    I could really go for a chair and half. I bet my GF would love it 🙂

  10. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food November 15, 2011 at 2:32 am

    I am on the fence with the matte nail polish. I think I want to like it, but I just don’t think I do!

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