Friday Favorites: 2/7/14

Oh Friday. I am sorta happy to see you. You see, yes, I am super happy that it is the weekend. BUT we are planning to spend the entire weekend painting our house. And I am not looking forward to it. Silver linings: #1. We have quite a few people coming to help #2. Luke has a Grandma coming each day to hang out with #3. the floors aren’t in yet, the windows aren’t framed. . . i.e. it will be pretty easy to paint with minimal taping (which I think everyone can agree is one of the worst parts!) #4. we are saving quite a bit of money doing it ourselves. So, while I am not looking forward to it, I am hopeful that it will go faster and better than anticipated! Cross your fingers for me! And make sure to tell me what you are doing this weekend so I can live vicariously though you. Smile And if you are free, do you want to come paint? Winking smile

Anyway, I am off to the first of I am sure numerous trips to Home Depot for the weekend. . . so here are some of my Friday Favorites for you from the week.

Malt-o-meal cereal –> So, you guys know about my love for cinnamon toast crunch – well it is actually a love for cinnamon toasters. My husband loves cereal. It actually works out well that he loves cereal so much because he is
happy when I don’t want to make anything for dinner and he can eat cereal for dinner. Winking smile I didn’t eat malt-o-meal cereal before getting married, but since my husband eats it, that’s what we buy. For a while, I also bought cinnamon toast crunch because I thought it was better. And then one day we were out of the “real” stuff, so I was forced to eat malt-o- meal. And you guys, it is better. There is more cinnamon sugar goodness.


And same with frosted mini spooners (frosted mini wheat’s) – they have more icing.


YUM! I love eating cinnamon toasters for “dessert” after dinner during the week. Because in our house, my husband and I have the biggest sweet tooths ever and can’t stop after 1 cookie, we only eat desserts on the weekend. But sometimes, after dinner, you just need a little something, ya know? And that’s where cinnamon toasters fit perfectly into my life. **I can’t eat them for breakfast, because they don’t fill me up or keep me full. However, I do love to keep a bag of frosted mini spooners in my car and eat those for breakfast.


Quick, easy, delicious. And Luke loves to eat them too.


And did you know that malt-o-meal is made in MN? They have a factory in Northfield. And I had the chance to meet someone who works there and he said that employees have the option to take home 3 (three!!) bags every day if they want to.


I totally think Scott should get a job there. . . And no, I didn’t get anything from Malt-O-Meal to talk about their goodness – I just really love their cereal.

<—BTW I can’t believe that I just wrote all that about my love for cereal. Winking smile

Surprises in the mail. Almonds from Blue Diamond. <—which Luke thinks were for him. . . to help support the US Ski and Snowboarding team.


Cute Valentine’s Day card from Becky.


And the cutest thank you package from Ashley. <—thank you so much!!


I think I love and hate you all at the same time for introducing me to these almonds. Delicious and dangerous. Winking smile


Puppy noses.


Fresh juices.


I have enjoyed one as part of my lunch every day this week. My favorite combo so far is still apples, carrots and 1/2 lemon. YUM!

Now, it’s your turn. What was your favorite from the week?

And as usual feel free to link up with your Friday post!!

Spreading the link love by linking up with Heather and Claire again this week.



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21 Responses to Friday Favorites: 2/7/14

  1. THE ALMONDS! Welcome to the best/worst thing to happen in your life, ever. I’m so addicted t0 those things.
    I’m with you on painting, it’s the worst. Good luck and hope your forearms don’t get sore!
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    • KT

      Agreed – best and worst. I am already super sad that we don’t have a local TJs, for when I run out! #problems

  2. As you saw on IG, I made almond butter with the ‘whole natural’ almonds I got (I used my Ninja – it took a while but was totally worth it) and my husband loves the Smokehouse flavor – I love those drops in the mail!
    I hope you have a great weekend – it’ll feel so good to have your house painted!!
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  3. Jackie

    Good luck painting!! N

  4. Well I’ve been on vacation all week 🙂 so my favorites have been sun, yummy food and time with the hubby!! Were headed home today and have no plans for the weekend.
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  5. Ohhhhhhhhh puppy noses!! Love it!!!

    Painting without taping?? Count me in! Oh wait, no…you’re pretty far away. It’s taken us years to paint every room in our house (only 1 hasn’t been done in the 5 years we’ve lived here) because we didn’t do it before we moved in. I think you have the right idea and I hope it’s easy on you!

    My favorite from this week was the amazing responses I got to one of my posts. Made me have the warm and fuzzies.
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    • KT

      I read your post and the comments – so wonderful to have such a good and warm response!! Perfect Friday Favorite. 🙂

  6. Yay! I’m so glad the package made it there safe! I hope you enjoy the lip balm – I have learned now that I’m up north, I can’t have too much chapstick/lip cream. This weather is brutal, man! And the almonds are addicting…I’m sorry…they are sort of a gift…but sort of a curse. haha

    And when you’re painting this weekend and you get tired, just stop and look around and think about all the wonderful memories you and your adorable family will make in the new house! Keep it in perspective… 😉 Think about your first Christmas in the new house…your first Thanksgiving…all those fun things!
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    • KT

      I am totally going to think about that while I am painting – thank you!! And the other thing is that if we are painting, that means move-in day is getting closer!! And I woudn’t be suprised if those TJs almonds are gone by tonight. . .and WHY does Mankato not have a TJs?? – boo!! Happy weekend.

  7. Cereal makes my heart so happy. Do you ever do the thing where you eat all the cereal, and then keep refilling until all the milk is gone? The best.

    Happy Friday and have the most wonderful time painting (hahaha).

  8. I love love love frosted mini-wheats but can only buy them as a special treat! (I’ll eat the whole bag!) My favorite part of this week was that I FINALLY feel like I’m settling into my new job 🙂 Loving it.
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  9. OMG- my hubby needs to get a job at the malt-o-meal factory- he eats so much cereal I don’t know if three bags a day would be enough for him- and frosted mini wheats is our favorite so we may have to try the malt-o-meal brand- especially if it has more icing!
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  10. These look like some tasty cereals… I love love love cereal and eat it all the time!! YUM!

  11. Yep it’s true, most of my favorite cereals are the off-brand stuff like Target’s brand for honey nut cheerios or malt-0-meal’s lucky charms. However my husband will not give in so I rarely get them! Perhaps next when we are in MN- I can swoon him into Malt-o-Meal 🙂

    Favorites from the week… Being ridiculously sore from Nike Training Club app workout, eating asian food and being closer to vacation and time with friends and family!!!

    Good luck with painting- It’ll be so worth it when you look around and it’s all finished! Plus last time I painted I got a workout in, I recall being sore for a few days 😉
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