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by Courtney on April 22, 2011

Did you guys know that Starbucks was offering free iced coffee and/or tea today to those who brought in their refillable tumblers??

Do you guys know who drove an extra 10 minutes out of her way just to get her free iced coffee today??


That’s right…this girl.

Please excuse my ragamuffin appearance. In honor of Earth Day, I decided to skip the blow drying of the hair.

Then I decided it was a no make-up sorta day.

And then I raided hubby’s closet for my favorite sweatshirt of his.

Oh yes, that’s how I roll. Winking smile


Normally when I hit up the bux, my drink of choice is some sort of caramel macchiato or other latte. So I was a little more than shocked when I took my first sip of iced coffee…holy cow that stuff is stronnngggg! Surprised smile


Once I got over the initial shock of it, I adjusted quite nicely and sipped slowly on it all afternoon while catching up on a little reading…


I’m about halfway through so far on Tina’s book, and I’m totally loving it. On more than one occasion, she has left me craving some sort of food or rethinking my own eating habits. Way to rock it, Tina!! Open-mouthed smile


For dinner tonight, I whipped up a little pasta dish for Jay and I that definitely hit the spot.


The dish included some sautéed garlic, onions, roasted red peppers, Italian-style tomatoes, spinach, fat-free feta, and pine nuts. It was all combined with some EVOO, S&P, basil, and some reserved water from my mini farfalle pasta.

I don’t really have an actual recipe for it, but I suppose I could probably put something together if ya waaaaant. Winking smile


And since it is Friday and all, tonight’s dinner was enjoyed with a little glass of vino.


The rest of the evening is going to be low key for us. I’m *hoping* to be up and nice and early for a BodyPump class in the morning, since Sunday’s usual class is cancelled for the Easter holiday.

Nothin’ wrong with a nice, quiet Friday night in, right? Smile

Question for the Evening:

Did you do anything in honor of Earth Day today?

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1 Karen April 22, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I made a special trip to a Target with a Starbucks to get my free coffee too. I just realized that using the gas to make the special trip probably negates the good from using my own tumbler for the coffee. Oh well : ) I conserved water and took a super speedy shower today!
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2 fsugirl! April 22, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I enjoyed my breakfast outside for Earth Day! I would’ve skipped blow drying my hair,too, but I was hitting up my Church for Good Friday! :D Enjoy your Easter Weekend!


3 Kimberley April 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I love those kind of days, I do the same thing but grab one of my brothers hoodies :) He often yells at me for not returning them–oops!

I am having a lazy night as well :) I am still getting used to it only being Friday, I keep thinking its Saturday because of the holiday in Canada here today!
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4 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

For Earth Day today, I tried to drive as little as possible.. and I only used the blow dryer for 3 minutes. :)
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5 Chelsea April 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I haven’t gotten Tina’s book yet! We don’t have a Starbucks in our town so I missed out on FREE!! I never thought I would live in a town with no Starbucks! I enjoyed very limited time outside as well on this Earth Day, but I will make up for it tomorrow. I did however not blow dry my hair too!
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6 Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Not gonna lie I really thought about going to starbucks to pick up some coffee but I just didn’t feel like having any :( Love your going green apparel. I would not look as good with no make up, no hair drying, and the bf’s sweatshirt ;) Way to make going green look good


7 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

I can’t believe I missed out on strong coffee! Maybe some strong wine will make up for it! Enjoy :)
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8 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

That pasta looks fantastic!!! And I can’t wait to get Tina’s book. I bet it’s a great read.


9 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

We’re staying in tonight also. Some friends are coming over later for game night, but we’re keeping it low-key! Enjoy your night, Courtney!


10 Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots April 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

Um, I totally went to two different starbucks for two different cups of coffee. it was awesome ;)

also that pasta looks delicious! :)
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11 Danica April 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Yes, I would love the “recipe” for that pasta dish! : )


12 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I drove out of my way to get my free coffee at Starbucks today too! ;)

Love your glasses!
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13 Liz @ iheartvegetables April 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I heard about the earth day coffee!!! Lucky duck!!
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14 Kristi April 23, 2011 at 12:14 am

Ohhh… I wish I got some free coffee today! I wasn’t close to one at all today :(
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15 Suzanne Spray April 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

Yay! Love Carrots ‘N’ Cake & Tina Haupert! I think I found your blog somehow through hers! :)
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16 Khushboo April 23, 2011 at 1:34 am

I would love the pasta recipe. Despite the weather being 32*c yday, i opted to sit without the AC and instead relied on my window and fresh air for ventilation/cooling down. I also did have a cold water shower!
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17 Diane {Created by Diane} April 23, 2011 at 2:29 am

looks like a great day!
I’ll be seeing you at camp next week :)


18 Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life April 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

That is, by far, my favorite picture of you! You are naturally and effortlessly BEAUTIFUL!
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19 Courtney April 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

Awww you are so sweet. Thank You! :)


20 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" April 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

I second the natural and effortlessly beautiful thang :-) You look adorable sans makeup, in hubbies clothes. I didn’t know about the Iced Coffee thing. The hotel brews Starbucks but they don’t have an actually Starbucks. I just finished my iced coffee from the gift shop actually. Wonder if I had told them it was free Iced Coffee day yesterday I could have gotten it for free? Hmmm. Earth Day. Well, we took a bus to the wedding…which saved on fuel? Because we could have taken a bunch of cars right? I tried!
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21 Tina April 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm

My book!!! Yay! I hope you enjoy the rest of it! :)
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22 Sarah April 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

i wish I was on top of things and knew it was free iced coffee day before it was over!
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23 Kristen April 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

I cant wait to read her book!


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