Weekend Things

Just jumping right into things today!


On Friday, I got my first blue manicure!  I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure a lunch hour mani is the working woman’s key to happiness.  Considering my nails are usually some color on the pink spectrum, blue is really different for me.  I’m not sure I’m into it, but I just needed a quick color to get me through this week before I go BIG RED (probably) for my trip to New Orleans this weekend!


Denver was abuzz on Friday night!  Rockies game, opening of the new A Line train from Union Station to Denver International Airport (you could ride for free that day), plus absolutely gorgeous weather had us Coloradoans in a good mood and itching to be out enjoying the sunshine.  My family went to Machete Tequila + Tacos to celebrate my sister’s 24th, which is weird because I always think of myself as 24 (scream face emoji).  I had two margaritas and definitely felt them.  Why do I always think the second drink is a good idea??


Saturday started with this adorable little mug, that yeah, I HAD to have.  It’s the perfect size for the teensy amount of coffee I drink in the morning.  Though I probably should have had three more teensy cups of coffee because I felt like I was in a fog all day long.  First, I napped, second I went on a run that lasted a block before it turned into a walk and third, I got a massage.  MISSING: ALL MY ENERGY.  IF FOUND, PLEASE RETURN IMMEDIATELY.  But seriously, it’d been so long since my last massage with Mom and it was so glorious.  Read More »

Breakfast Basics: Whipped Banana Oatmeal

Joey’s breakfast repertoire consists of two things.  1) Cereal — which he then complains about hating and 2) An egg sandwich — which is delicious but also a rarity because it takes longer to make than just pouring cereal into a bowl.  That’s all, folks!  So when he offered to make me breakfast the other day and I asked, “you know how to make oatmeal??” the answer was a sad sad “oh…no…”  Wah, wah.

So this “recipe” is for Joey mainly, but also for you if you need to up your oatmeal game or just need to get into the oatmeal game (Mom).  This is your go-to.  Your base.  Your fall back.  It’s the one, the only, whipped banana oatmeal.


Whipped Banana Oatmeal (serves 1)

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced thin
  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add oats, salt and banana slices, then turn heat to medium and cook until thickened, stirring occasionally to break up banana slices.

That’s it?  That’s it.  K, cool.  I feel pretty accomplished after writing that lengthy recipe.  I’ll just sit back and wait for my cookbook deal to come through.  But seriously, I hope this helped someone somewhere.  Especially you, Joey 🙂

P.S. Do not forget to jazz it up with some killer toppings.  My always and forever favorite toppings are granola and peanut butter.   Yeah, I guess that’s oats on top of oats, but it’s also totally texturally different and delicious.  Just do it!

What is your go to weekday breakfast?