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Ta Da

Ta Da


Yep. Remember my picture of the messy office way back when? And the same messier office just the other day?

I’m sure there’s more pictures on the blog somewhere, but you don’t need to see those, right?

Friends, today I think I’m ready for company.



Just don’t look in the closet. (I hope my house guests don’t have to hang up any clothes.)

Or the scary green room.

Or ask me when I’m ordering my Christmas cards.

Or ask when I’m mailing out your long overdue thank you packets with goodies from SunButter and Flatout from our half marathon for Amelia.

I might just cry a little.

For now though, I’m feel like I made a little bit of progress and am excited to spend time with my relatives.

Thumbs up.


(Ha ha! That calendar in the background is still on November. Go me.)

I have just a couple minutes to put my feet up and get this post done before I’m off to teach a couple classes.


I know exactly what you’re thinking. I think they’re the coolest holiday slippers I’ve ever seen too.


I’ve also managed to get a couple of decorations out (which was not easy with almost two year old twins “helping”). We’ll see how long they last.



No tree is complete without a sock monkey and Muppets.



I’m really not sure why I keep hanging this guy up every year. He does make me laugh though.


I’ve been eating some weird, but delicious things lately too.

Want to see?

Sure you do.

Yesterday my green eggs and oats were topped with cinnamon and Splenda roasted butternut squash. I just roasted little cubes that had been sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with cinnamon and Splenda (similar to cinnamon crisps, but they take longer) at 400 for about 20 minutes.


I topped it with sugar free syrup and a tablespoon of SunButter. My friend Sarena gave me the idea when she posted overnight oats with butternut squash and white chocolate peanut butter. Yeah, she’s pretty cool.


Last night I had some roasted broccoli (prepared exactly like roasted cauliflower) and chicken breast topped with marinara and a little goat cheese with a cheese sandwich (with a Laughing Cow garlic and herb wedge and a light string cheese) on the side.


It was good. Not good that I ate it at 10:00 pm though.


Today’s green eggs and oats (yes, I realize I have a problem and yes, I am almost out of Coach’s Oats) had some added chia seeds thanks to a package I received recently from GNC. I just added them to the oats while they were cooking before I added the egg whites. It made my oat bowl even more ginormous than usual.


Oh man, they were good, especially when I topped them with fresh blueberries.


(There’s still some sugar free syrup and SunButter in there. Those are a given.)


Okay, I’m calling it a long weekend.

I’m following doctor’s orders.

I’m devoting my attention to fun family bonding time and living in the moment.

I think there might be some singing involved. We’re getting a little better at our song.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Flat Kitty Friday will be back next week!

Oh….. one more thing….

THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me to be the next Love Grown Foods blogger. We are in friends! Yeah!!!!!!! Thanks for making that happen! I’m so honored and excited and can’t wait to share the LOVE with you all.


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  1. 1

    CONGRATS!!! So happy for you! Both on the Love Grown’ness and for cleaning. You’re a rock star.

  2. 2
    jennifer says:

    Way to go! I am impressed! You got a lot accomplished! The room looks great and so does your tree. I loved the song! Im not sure which one but it is adorable how one of your boys just bobs his head and says hey! They are so cute! Made my night!

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Ha ha! Thanks Jennifer. Yeah, that’s Judah. He’s pretty funny! Have a great weekend! Can’t wait to see you at the next Bob Club shoot!!! Hopefully there’s one soon!

  3. 3

    I’m so proud of you for cleaning that room!

  4. 4

    You are my hero! That room looks great! Love those slippers too! I definitely need a pair of those! You are too cute for words!

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Sarena- You are MY hero. And thank you for introducing me to trying butternut squash for breakfast. I can’t wait to try it again. Yes, you need a pair of those slippers. He he!

  5. 5

    Wow, that room is seriously impressive! Happy Weekend!

  6. 6

    It’s official…I’m coming to stay with you! Now that there’s a clean room and all.

  7. 7

    Way to tear that room up! And I seriously want to eat every single thing you’ve posted here, especially that awesome broccoli bowl!! Have a WONDERFUL relaxing weekend… you deserve it!! xo

  8. 8
    Kris says:

    HEEELLLLOOOOO !!! <3 <3 <3

    we are still backpacking through Nayarit, but I have a rare chance at internet right now and wanted to check in with you!!

    also, this means I can OBVIOUSLY stay with you… I need NO closet space!! 😀

    hope you are having a fantastic holiday season, we are back in the states Dec 21, so talk to you SOON!!!

    love you, friend!


  9. 9

    strong work on getting everything accomplished!! the guest room looks great! i’m loving the looks of your recent eats too. i have a question too… what are your thoughts on using Splenda? i’ve always used it up until recently because of some studies that have been done about it, so i’ve been using Stevia more. i go back and forth about it. thoughts?

    • 9.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Ashley- I don’t know about the whole Splenda thing. For so long people said great things about it, now that there’s something new they think it’s not as great. I’ve been trying to use Stevia more too, but I still use Splenda a lot. I should probably do some more research. I’m with you on the whole back and forth thing.

  10. 10

    Hooray for progress, slippers (I want those!!!), green food, and resting!

  11. 11
    Amy Zirkle says:

    Hey Kristin – LOVE the office – thanks for the info on Coach’s oats too – although I have a crazy fear of Costco – I go in and just break out in a sweat and get overwhelmed ;). So glad you got the Love Grown blogging gig – I did finally get to vote for ya — well, since I always kvetch about the cold here I can report that last night as I drove to my office holiday party, it as 64 freakin degrees in our nation’s capital — yes, you could stroll the streets of DC last night sans jacket. Hope you have a great day – I’m off to experiment with oatmeal and see what I come up with — take care!

    • 11.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Um yeah, Costco is a scary place. Worth it though for some great finds. Thanks for the support for the whole Love Grown blogging thing. 🙂 I’m excited! Hey, 64 degrees. Warming up…. ha ha! Have fun experimenting. Can’t wait to hear about it!

  12. 12

    Totally don’t know if I could do the green oatmeal! Might take your word on this one 😉

  13. 13

    Way to go! Enjoy your family time 🙂

  14. 14

    Is there a tiny, little, veiled reference in there that you are getting more rest?! Good girl 🙂


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