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Incredible x 1000

by Courtney on May 16, 2011

I think today has been one of the most productive Mondays I’ve had in over a month, easily. And it felt so good to have that sense of accomplishment again!

I tackled my boatload of to-do’s, including a trip to “mom’s salon” (aka, her basement) to get a long overdue trim on my ends. You can kind of see her setup here, in what is one of my favorite Easter picsjust look at my man pumpin’ his iron! Mwaahahaha.


While I was gettin’ my hairs did, I was talking with my mom and trying to figure out a way to put together a couple VLOGS for you guys.

I’ve had a few requests from you lovelies on how I do my hair and makeup. I’m still not totally sure how I’ll go about them, since they aren’t that exciting, but I’m still going to go ahead and attempt ‘em anyways. I’ve been itching to do a vlog for a while, and I think I’m now fully ready to commit and totally make a fool of myself.

Be on the lookout! Surprised smile

Tonight’s dinner was already planned at about 1:30 this afternoon, after seeing a picture of the most amazing looking salad beast. So when dinner time hit, I unloaded every last item out of my veggie drawer and got to work.


This salad may not look as pretty as usual, but that’s because I went the “chopped” salad direction tonight. This is probably, in my opinion, the easiest way to not only prepare a salad, but also to incorporate all of your flavors evenly throughout the bowl.

To do it, all I do is throw everything into a large metal bowl, take my pizza cutter, and start hacking away at it. Yikes, that sounded morbid


Today’s chopped salad included a little bit of everything: spring mix, romaine, cukes, grape tomatoes, onions, red peppers, carrots, broccoli, dried cranberries, goat cheese, 2 slices of deli chicken, croutons, and some balsamic vinaigrette.

It was incredible, times 1000.


To “round out the meal,” I portioned myself out some Kashi honey sesame crackers…


Really, I promise…I really did try to portion them.

But then, the box was brought into the living room, and somehow this happened…



Ahhh, no biggie. I actually did a fairly decent job of preventing myself from going overboard. And besides…don’t all those veggies I just ate cancel out anything else anyways?? Winking smile

Question for the Evening:

Do you have a hard time being in front of a camera/video camera, or do you like being in the middle of the action?

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1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles May 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm

That big ol’ veggie salad looks delish! Have a great night, Courtney!


2 Melissa May 16, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Portioning is 100% necessary for me, especially with things like crackers!

I give you credit for attempting the vlogs! I’m sure you will be adorable on them! :)
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3 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I used to love acting. Okay, I still love acting and being a fool, so being on video doesn’t bother me. :)

You have been in such a great mood. I’m so happy for you!
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4 Courtney May 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Thanks, Chelsea! I have been feeling rather upbeat lately :-D


5 Stephanie @cookinfanatic May 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I love being on camera!!! During the Chobani commercial shoot I realized how much so too, it’s so fun!!!

Chopped salads = deelish. Way to go with the pizza cutter, pretty smart idea :)
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6 Courtney May 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I think it’s fun, too! I was in a commercial before and I loved it. However…I think a Chobani commercial would be totally awesome :)


7 Babs May 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Yum that salad looks great, and it reminds me that I need some red onion in my life. I love onion in a salad, and beets. A huge salad is definitely happening for lunch :)
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8 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet May 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Oh man, those crackers and PB sound so good right now…

I’m definitely not someone who likes being on camera. It just feels awkward and I never know what to say! But I’d love to see a make-up/hair demo!!
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9 Anna @ ciaotochow May 16, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I’m so awkward in front of the camera. And then when I see it, I’m creeped out by how different my voice sounds. “Do I really talk like that?” is a favorite phrase of mine haha. And The Bee’s Knees p.b.? Is that just honey & pb? I’m going back to PB & co. in NYC this summer and want to pick up a jar (or 20)!


10 Courtney May 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Yes, it’s honey and pb….and it’s phenomenal!!!


11 dana @ my little celebration May 16, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I get nervous in front of cameras at first, but then after a little bit I feel fine.

I love make up/hair tutorials so I hope you get it figured out.

Lovely post!


12 Khushboo May 16, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I am SO camera shy, especially when it comes to replaying a video of me…I always feel like I sound like a man!
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13 Farrah May 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Being on camera is fun if you are *actually having fun*! LOL If I have nothing to say or I feel like I don’t look good I get all freaked out! When I am in my element I have a lot more confidence.
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14 Julia May 16, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Yum, that salad looks amazing! We have no vegetables right now, so all I had was lettuce and Italian dressing to go with my dinner. I’m definitely having food envy right now.
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15 Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 16, 2011 at 11:58 pm

That salad looks AMAZING! I’m loving salads right now. Maybe it’s the newly warm weather?
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16 Mac May 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

I am definitely not a center of attention person. I have been on camera/news a number of times since I played basketball, but I have never been all that comfortable doing it.
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17 sara @ the foodie diaries May 17, 2011 at 1:24 am

Ohhh I hate talking to a video camera. I feel so uncomfortable!! And then when I have to listen to my voice I actually CRINGE. My voice sounds so weird!! Looking forward to your vlog post though :)
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18 Megan@eatmybeets May 17, 2011 at 8:17 am

mmm that salad looks delectable! I actually rarely make myself dinner-salads, but your salad really makes me contemplate doing it.
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19 Shayla May 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Yay so excited to hear you’ll be doing a vlog soon!! Loved that golfing video of you too, you and Jay are so cute together and I’m happy to hear you had a wonderful day :)


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