Fun Facts Friday {9/19}

by Courtney on September 19, 2014

1. I got so much positive feedback from you guys on this week’s WIAW post with featuring Lucas’s eats as well. Thank you! I didn’t realize so many of you would be interested in ideas for his meals?! If a toddler meals thing something you’d like to see more of down the road, I can certainly work on making that happen. You let me know!

2. Ughh…that damn sickness I had been trying to avoid for a good week finally reared its ugly face. Blech. And I hate the saying “just a cold” because, yeah, it may be just a cold. But it still sucks. I had to take a sick day from work on Tuesday, which allowed me to get a little extra rest.

Luckily, this one seems to be on the up and up, thanks to some extra rest, lots of fluids, and some Emergen-C. Now we just need to get Lucas’s boogers dried up…

3. Have you guys come across this BuzzFeed video about Weird Things All Couples Fight About? HILARIOUS. And I’m pretty sure Jay and I can relate to about 99% of what’s addressed on there. Any other couples out there relate??

4. Although the workout front has been stalled a bit this past week with being sick, I’ve got to tell you guys how much I’ve been loving my Reebok One Cushion sneakers.


I’ve been a Reebok Nano girl, but after I received these from my trip to IDEA World, I figured I’d give them a shot. Love. Them. If you’re in the market for a new pair, I’d definitely recommend checking them out. PLUS, you can use my referral link to get $20 off the Reebok ONE Series. Just click here to get your discount!

5. I totally forgot to mention this last week, but thank you all so much for the feedback and tips after my posting about Keratosis Pilaris. I’m not gonna lie…it was nice to hear from some more of you who also deal with the crappy skin condition. Now we can all commiserate together! Then again, I am planning on trying a couple of your tips so hopefully I’ll have some more positive experiences to share.

6. We had another delicious dinner over here this week thanks to Cooking Light magazine: Broccoli Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Cheddar.


Lucas was a big fan of this one too, FYI!

7. I’m almost out of my Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, so I placed a new order yesterday through iHerb (<- affiliate link!).


As I was browsing through the site, I ended up getting a few things for Lucas, since they actually have a good amount of snacks and whatnot for the kiddos, too. The Plum Organics line is a favorite of ours, and they actually had some really cute bath toys, too. (As a reminder, you can use my coupon code, SAZ564, to get $10 off your first order of $40 or more!)

8. I think I need a haircut. Or just an update, of some sort. I realized the other day that I haven’t had it trimmed since I chopped it back in December, I think it was? But I think it’s about time to add a bit of an angle back in the front and maybe some long layers. Ooo, and maybe a color update, too. Hmmm…

9. Did you guys know that the third challenge has started for the Oster Versa 1100 Challenge? This challenge recipe is for a Fiery Red Salsa which is outrageously easy and super delish.

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Be sure to check out the recipe and enter to win!

10. Okay, sooooo, T25 gamma phase? Holy CRAP. And I’ve only done ONE of the four workouts that come in this phase, thanks to this whole being sick thing. The Speed 3.0 video was the one I tried and wow…So. Many. Burpees.

11. So cutest thing EVER. My parents have always read my blog here and there. My mom more than my dad, usually. But lately, my dad has been checking in on his lunch hour. And not only that, but he’s also started leaving comments for me. So if you ever see a comment in the comment section from “Papa B,” feel free to say “Hi!” Winking smile

12. Thanks so much to all of you who entered the Calphalon giveaway! The lucky winner is…entry #188: Laura!

calphalon win

Congrats, Laura! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com so I know where to ship your goods to!

P.S. – I posted the recipe for the pizza dough and BBQ chicken pizza last night! Be sure to check it out.

Alright, that’s all I’ve got for today! What’s up for the weekend, my friends? I’m hoping I’ll be feeling back to my normal self, but until then, we’re keeping plans low key for now.


Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Pizza Dough and BBQ Chicken Pizza

September 18, 2014

The pizza! Yes, yes! You guys want in on this one, huh? No problem-o. I was going to start responding to all of your comments but then noticed just how many of you were asking for it, so I’ve got ya covered. I feel you…we almost always buy the pre-made dough from the store, but […]

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Cooking with Blue Apron {& Giveaway}

September 18, 2014

We had some gooood meals over here recently! I was recently given the opportunity to try out Blue Apron, a meal-delivery service that allows you to create delicious, chef-designed recipes at home. The thing that really stuck out for me with Blue Apron, as opposed to other meal delivery services, is that they aren’t sending […]

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WIAW: Mommy and Lucas Edition

September 17, 2014
Peas and Crayons

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time and received product to review but all opinions, as always, are my own. I’m switching things up a bit for today’s What I Ate Wednesday. It’s always good to keep things fresh anyways, don’t you think? I decided it would be fun to […]

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Five Favorites (+ My Best Stitch Fix Yet!)

September 16, 2014

So pretty much everyone in my blog reader always does their “Friday Favorite” posts, which I love. Buuuut it’s only Tuesday and I’ve got some favorites I wanna share now. Five of ‘em, to be exact! First, I got this month’s Stitch Fix delivery on Saturday and it is probably my absolute favorite fix yet! […]

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3rd Annual Yard, err, Indoor Olympics

September 15, 2014

This weekend was the 3rd Annual Yard Olympics! Unfortunately, some rainy weather put a bit of a damper on the whole “yard” aspect of things. Luckily, we have some quick thinkers in the group and we were able to move the Olympics indoors. There was frisbee, basketball, darts, and beer pong. And this year, everyone […]

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Fun Facts Friday {9/12}

September 12, 2014

1. Jay passed a big exam at work on Wednesday, so we absolutely had to celebrate. With nothing but the best, of course…a big, fancy bottle of $5.99 Andre champagne, baby. 2. I bought Lucas this pair of Reebok sneakers a few weeks ago, and yesterday was the first day he was able to wear […]

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10 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

September 11, 2014

I tried so hard to resist but…I…just…couldn’t. So let’s not fight it! We’ll just roll with that big “give me everything pumpkin” cliché that everyone is all about right now and use it as an opportunity to check out 10 of my absolute favorite pumpkin recipes. All courtesy of Yours Truly. For Breakfast… Creamy Pumpkin […]

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WIAW: Uninspired and My Favorite Part of the Day

September 10, 2014
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My favorite part of the day. After work, once we’re all home together. And, of course, it certainly helps when Lucas napped well during the day and is in a good mood! Yesterday, Jay showed Lucas how to juggle, and he thought it was just the best thing going. And once that got old, we […]

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Grandma’s Banana Bread

September 9, 2014

One can never have too many banana bread recipes, right? A couple of weeks ago, I told you guys I set out and did some weekend baking. While the baby slept and the hubby was working outside, it was so nice to just be in the kitchen alone with the music on, and not another […]

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