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So This Is What Early Monday Mornings Feel Like?

by Courtney on September 13, 2010

Ahhh, Monday morning…I did not miss you these past 2-1/2 months! ;)

Good Morning!! Is everyone feeling nice and well rested from their weekend? Probably not…but we can pretend, right??


Believe it or not, I was actually able to get myself up and moving bright and early this morning for a workout. I blame it on the guilt from overindulging on football party food. ;) But hey, whatever the motivation, at least I got it done! I completed two workouts from Exercise on Demand – one old, one new. I started off with a new one: 10lb. Slimdown Body Blast and finished off with an oldie but a goodie: 10lb. Slimdown CORE. I find myself going back to this series quite a bit. I really like the trainer, Chris Freyteg; she’s quite motivating without being too cheesy like some other videos. :) Overall, it was a great way to start my morning!


I’m running a little behind schedule this morning (surprise) so my original bowl of oatmeal will have to wait until tomorrow. So for now, I’m toasting up one of these, topping it with some of that…


…and enjoying a bananer along with it.


And of course, you can’t forget about my mug of Almond Amaretto coffee. Yummm.


Hey, check out the fun gifts that were waiting for us when we got home last night…Yankee Candles! And better yet, FALL SCENTED Yankee Candles. Jay’s mom said that she was out shopping in Old Sturbridge Village over the weekend, dropped by the Yankee Candle store, and saw that everything was buy one, get one free. I can’t wait to try these out. Thanks so much for thinking of us Rosemary! :-D


I have some “Ask Me Anything” answers comin’ up for ya this afternoon, so make sure you check back later.

AND, in case you missed it, the long-awaited Pumpkin Spice Cupcake recipe was posted over the weekend; but not on this blog…it was over on Carrots ‘N’ Cake! Make sure you give that one a peek too. ;)

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Honey Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Question for the Morning:

Which would you choose: Apple picking or pumpkin carving? :)

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1 Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 13, 2010 at 7:54 am

Everyone has been raving about that White Chocolate Wonderful stuff. I think it’s time I pick some up.

I’d pick apple picking. Pumpkin carving gets tough after a while;)


2 Lisa September 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

Apple Picking for me for sure. I love going out and picking the perfect apples for apple pie, apple dumpling….you get the picture!


3 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries September 13, 2010 at 8:01 am

Apple picking!


4 Liz @ LBBakes September 13, 2010 at 8:18 am

Apple picking!


5 ellaroo88 September 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

OHHH hard I love both. I think Apple picking. . . I like to eat the apples a lot!


6 Di @ September 13, 2010 at 8:28 am

We love to get a bunch of folks together annually to carve pumpkins. Then you get to see 20-30 of them lit up at night. So cool.


7 vitaminamy September 13, 2010 at 8:36 am

Hmm, a tough decision, but I would have to say apple picking! I worked out early today as well and it makes me feel so much better that I wasn’t doing it alone! :)


8 Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) September 13, 2010 at 9:37 am

Oh gosh I love them both…although I am AWFUL at carving pumpkins…mine always look a bit deformed. So apple picking for ease…!


9 Amy September 13, 2010 at 10:29 am

Hard decision but probably apple picking


10 Shanna September 13, 2010 at 10:51 am

I love love love Fall scented candles!

I think I would rather apple pick ;)


11 Angela September 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

Pumpkin carving. I used to do both as a girl, but I have many more memories of the pumpkin patch.

I love PB & Co. I finally stopped by there store and it was awesome! I still haven’t had the white chocolate wonderful because I’m afraid once I start I won’t be able to stop ;)


12 Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) September 13, 2010 at 11:20 am

Apple picking. I love pumpkin baked goodies but to me, the smell of the insides of the actual pumpkin are disgusting.


13 Courtney September 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Agreed!! lol


14 Jennifer September 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

Apple picking accompanied by a side of warm apple cider and cinnamon donuts please ;)


15 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I’m very curious about what the Autumn Leaves candle smells like. I bet the Almond Cookie scent is amazing!


16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine September 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Pumpkin carving, for sure!! Those candles look amazing- I feel like almond cookie smells delicious!


17 Amy @ Second City Randomness September 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

I’d go for the pumpkin carving- not a big apple fan. And I’m bound and determined to drag someone to go do it with me this year!


18 Courtney September 13, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Awwww, I’ll go with you!! :)


19 christina September 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

i love fall scents! so yum.


20 lisaou11 September 13, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Many many things I like in this post.

Firs,t I think that white choc wonderful is GREAT with bananas and a sandwich!

second–love all of those yankee scents!


21 erica September 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm

oh, i’ve never been apple picking before! but i love pumpkin carving. halloween is my favorite!!


22 Courtney September 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Oh my gosh, really?!? You HAVE to go, it’s so much fun!


23 CaSaundra September 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I am planning on trying your fabulous cupcake recipe ASAP–and your frosting??? Heavenly!


24 Courtney September 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Awesome!! You’ll be hooked, I’m tellin’ ya! ;)


25 wnk505 September 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

That’s a tough decision but probably apple picking.


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