Lamp Lighting

by on December 20, 2009

I slept in this morning, debated about heading 1.5 hours west to my family’s holiday party, and then decided it wasn’t the smartest idea with the weather. :/

After calling my aunt to break the bad news, I had a bowl of sunny oats to brighten my day.


1/4 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup oat bran, 1 cup water, and 1/2 of a banana, sliced and cooked with the oats. Once cooked to perfection I topped them with sunflower seeds, raisins, ground flax, and a spoonful of TJ’s sunflower seed butter! So so delicious!

Isaac offered to break out the juicer and make us some citrus juice so I ended up drinking some tangerine, clementine, and grapefruit juice.


So delicious and way better than any grocery store juice I could ever purchase!

Isaac also offered to dig the car out of the snow and drop me off at the gym because he is such a sweetie knows how agitated I get after missing the gym for a few days. (Both are true really.)

After visiting the gym I convinced my chauffeur to stop by The Lamplighter, a brand new coffee shop near our house. It’s a quaint little place with its own coffee roaster and coffee bean delivery service. Locals can purchase beans by the pound and they’ll deliver them by bicycle. Very cool! They serve breakfast and lunch but since I had already eaten I ordered a simple Americano.


Cute cups- I’m sold. No really, the expresso was good as well.

I didn’t see any coffee sleeves in the shop- maybe I just missed them or maybe they are trying to be “green” but the cup was quite hot on the ride home. Although the contents weren’t so hot when we arrived home I decided to break in one of Isaac’s holiday gifts from a student in his class.


A reusable coffee sleeve!! Isaac and I both thought this was such a cool idea. Apparently Kristen’s Esty store is closed until Jan. 4, but if you interested here’s the link.

I ate more Black Eyed Peas for lunch (I’ll spare you the photo) and then snacked my way throughout the rest of the day.

I anxious to see whether my office will be open tomorrow – if the roads are still bad we might be able to work from home. Although, I’m kind of hoping to go in because I officially have cabin fever now. :)


PS Can you believe it’s almost Christmas?!?!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Katharina December 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Ohh the snow! I’m missing out on it. That coffeeshop sounds so cute :D Btw I love the snowcake lol – that’s so cute!


maria December 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Oh wow. That coffee shop sounds really cool. Especially the bike delivery service! :) Very green. Cool coffee sleeve, too!


Nicci December 21, 2009 at 12:32 am

I’m trying to convince my Mother to let me buy her juicer so I can put it to good use. lol Your juice looks so good.


Tracy December 21, 2009 at 12:44 am

I absolutely LOVE the reusable coffee sleeve! I’m going to have to check that out!


glidingcalm December 21, 2009 at 1:56 am

i hope you get to stay home tomorrow!

i am totally craving some citrusy carrot juice right now!!!

stay warm!!


Jessica December 21, 2009 at 6:57 am

Your juice is such a pretty color – grapefruit juice is my favorite. I am hoping for a juicer for Christmas!!


Emily (The Experimentarian) December 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

Hey girl! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment! It made my day to see a new reader! I loved reading your story–you are the picture of healthy transformation. I’m also totally digging the beans and greens recipe…wonder if I can get the hubs to eat that? ;) Have a great day! xoox


Kathleen December 21, 2009 at 8:11 am

AAAHH just found your blog, and I totally recognize that coffee shop! Do you live in Richmond, by any chance?


Eating Bird Food December 21, 2009 at 8:22 am

Hey Kathleen,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yup, I do live in Richmond!


Kristen December 21, 2009 at 8:38 am

Your juice is the prettiest color! I bet it was delicious!


Julie @savvyeats December 21, 2009 at 9:49 am

I love the little bicycle picture on the cups! So cute :)


K December 21, 2009 at 9:59 am

Sorry to hear you couldn’t make it to the family party! What a fun coffee sleeve – that’s a great idea!


brandi December 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

those cups are so cute! And i love that little coffee sleeve.

That stinks about missing the party, but I”m glad you didn’t end up stuck in some snow on the road!


Janet December 21, 2009 at 11:36 am

Oh, those are so cute! Such a great gift idea! Might have to pick some up myself!


Paige December 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Sorry you couldn’t make it over to your Aunt’s house. I have a feeling I won’t make it to my aunt’s house on Christmas Eve, either. Big snow storm coming.
Those cups are so adorable, and I love the idea of the reusable sleeve!!


Pure2Raw Twins December 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Love the reusable coffee sleeve!! And Christmas is only a few days away, yikes!! Have a great Holiday girl : )


Niki December 21, 2009 at 11:31 pm

I love everything about this post! The oatmeal looks so yummy! That’s what I have every morning for breakfast! The fresh juice sounds so good. I think that’s the greatest idea for coffee delivery. I work at starbucks so I’m around coffee all day. I think it’s a good company but I do love the underground coffee shops. Cool environment and great people. love the eco friendly coffee sleeve also!


Helen December 23, 2009 at 8:57 am

If you haven’t already, you need to try TJ’s almond butter (the raw crunchy unsalted version). It’s to die for…I slather it on muffins and it’s great on toast with bananas sliced on top. Love the coffee sleeves…what a neat idea!


Eating Bird Food December 23, 2009 at 9:22 am

YES!! I love the TJ’s raw unsalted almond butter. It’s amazing!!


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