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I started my day bright & early at Whole Foods… not a bad way to start the day! I wanted to grab a juice before I went to the farmers market.

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I looked for the seasonal Clif bars, but they were nowhere to be found! Does anyone know if they are the same flavors as last year?  

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The juice bar:

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I got the “Pascal”- carrot, celery, apple, lemon, beet, kale and ginger. I just ask for “medium ginger” because wow, it’s strong and really wakes me up!

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I also had a Clif white chocolate macadamia nut bar. Clif bars are kinda meh to me- honestly, I don’t think they taste that great and I’m always hungry like an hour later. I like Luna bars a lot more. Do you have a favorite bar?

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Next, I made my way over to the farmers market. It wasn’t open the other week, so I was glad to see that they were back at it today!

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I picked up some white carrots and a bunch of peppers. I’m really excited to use the white carrots; apparently, they last just like regular carrots but they’re really pretty. 🙂

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I was excited to see that Souper Jenny was there! She makes the best soup in town… there is always a line out of the door for it. It didn’t even cross my mind to buy some because it was still pretty early.

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Finally, I made my way over to Starbucks to study. It was packed today… like, line-to-the-door packed until noon. It must be the red cups!

Random story– the creamer stand (Is that what it’s called?) was to my left, and at one point I noticed that there was a red-headed boy (who was maybe 10 or so) with a strawberry frappuccino. When his mom wasn’t looking, he was dumping sugar on top of it! I really couldn’t help but laugh but his mom wasn’t very pleased when she saw what he was doing. 🙂

I was sitting at a table with this sign in front of me:

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Caramel brulee latte? I must try that! Instead, I got one of these… (I told you that Clif bars don’t work for long!)

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When I got home, I FINALLY finished the thai leftovers. Thai food makes the refrigerator smell really bad- it was driving me nuts!

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With a side of kale chips:

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For dinner, I baked a butternut squash at 400* for 60 minutes. As Christie would say, I made a multi-tasking meal. While it was baking, I got some cleaning done before I started on the polenta.

I cut the polenta log into disks, and sauteed them for about 5 minutes on each side with olive oil and sea salt. Once the squash was done, I cut it into cubes. I combined the squash and polenta, and topped it with parmesan cheese.

I think that I’ll top the leftover polenta with marinara tomorrow, and have the butternut squash on the side. The way that I ate it tonight was just okay- a tad bland.

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Enjoy your Sunday… I just can’t wait for my weekends to be free of studying! Hopefully that will be soon enough.

Night!

-Laura

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What a beautiful day!

It was a sunroof kinda day… almost 70* in November? I’ll take that.

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Elizabeth and I set out to go to The Peachtree Road Farmers Market, but apparently we missed the memo because it wasn’t open! I was excited to pick up some different kinds of local squash, but no can do.

So where does one go when the farmers market is closed? Why, Great Harvest, of course! Have you ever been there?

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Pumpkin swirl? I’ll take a loaf.

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They actually didn’t have the pumpkin swirl bread today, so I tried samples of the white chocolate cherry bread and the cinnamon raisin bread. Elizabeth tried the pumpkin teacake and the stuffing bread.

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They were all good! The white chocolate cherry bread was my favorite, but more of a dessert bread so I didn’t buy a loaf. I plan on going back next week when they have the pumpkin swirl bread.

Next up? Pansies for the resident green thumb, Elizabeth.

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I got a kick out of the pitcher plants! Aren’t they funny?

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Lauren went to the UGA game, so Aunt Laura was in charge of taking the boys out.

Marley and Jones, scheming:

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“Hmm… is anyone watching me?”

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“I’m hyper!”

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Phew, letting the dogs walk me walking the dogs was hard work. I think it’s time for a pedicure!

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How did you enjoy this beautiful day?

-Laura

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