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by Courtney on July 24, 2011

Surprisingly, it didn’t take much effort…but my convincing paid off last night!


And I was so engrossed in my amazing cup of fro yo that the camera wasn’t even thought of until after I finished. Woops.


I will say, however, that it looked pretty darn similar to the cup I created at Sweet Frog’s in Virginia Beach. Mmmm mmmm.

After enjoying our fro yo, Jay and I headed next store to check out the store closing sale at Borders. I can’t believe they’re going out of business?!? So sad.


Even though I came across a couple of books that intrigued me,


I really just had fun goofing around in the store and ended up leaving empty handed.


I’m so mature. Winking smile


This morning, I woke up with three thoughts:

1) Today is going to be a rest day.

2) I want to bake.

3) I want iced coffee.

So, I made it all happen. First, I headed out to the kitchen in my PJ’s and took care of the baking. Next, I brewed up a batch of last minute iced coffee,


which I enjoyed while playing around with Cody.

Cody has a new fetch toy, thanks to Uncle Dan! I love that Uncle Dan thinks to save the pull tabs of his drink containers for his little nephew.


Since hubby is golfing again this morning, it’s just me and the little guy. But we don’t mind…the two of us know how to have a good time.


He loves spending some QT with his mama. Smile


Just as the Codester was starting to get tuckered out, I heard the oven timer begin to beep from the kitchen and was greeted with a delicious looking batch of goodies.


I was so anxious to dig in that I may have slightly burned a couple fingertips while trying to open one up. But it was totally worth it.


I’ll be sure to share the muffin recipe with you guys tomorrow, because I’m pretty sure it’s one you’re going to want!


Now, I think it’s time to go grab another one. Smile

Question for the Morning (a would you rather!):


  • muffins OR bread?
  • coffee OR tea?
  • chocolaty fro yo toppings OR fruity fro yo toppings?

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1 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

I’m so sad that all of the Borders are closing down :(

1. Muffins fosho
2. Coffee!
3. & chocolatey toppings ;)


2 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] July 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

Those are tough Q’s, but I think I agree with Brittany :)


3 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 24, 2011 at 10:08 am


Yay, for new pet play toys!


4 Girl in the pink July 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

Muffins, coffee and fruit! Well.. I always get fruit, but want chocolate!!


5 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

I had 16 handles fro-yo when I went to florida last week….so awesome!! I think I would rather have muffins for breakfast and bread for any other time during the day haha. I would definitely rather have coffee. I’m not really a tea lover. Oh and definitely chocolatey fro-yo toppings. :)
You should check out the strawberry orange muffins I made and posted about…they were soooo yummy! I was proud of myself too haha.


6 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I tried finding them but had no luck! :(


7 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm
8 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Nevermind, found ‘em! Yummy!! :)


9 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

Muffins Coffee and Chocolatey!!!! Love the muffins :)


10 Lindsey July 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

I woke up with 2 of those thoughts – iced coffee and baking! I might have had a coffee overload the last 2 days though, so I might have to pass on it :( Baking – because my Mom dropped off a huge bag of bananas that need to be used up stat! Now to find a recipe and a home for all the baking!
I love muffins but banana bread and my Mom’s cinnamon loaf would win over muffins any day!
I think I like coffee and tea equally! Depends on the day and weather.
And fruit toppings :)


11 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

These are easy ones to answer for me! ;)
1. Muffins.
2. Coffee.
3. Chocolately toppings… fo’ sho. ;)

And it sounds like you’re a “golf widow” like me!! :P My husband golfed yesterday morning at a work event, and then all afternoon/evening with his brother and dad. In the summers, I know that he’ll be wanting to golf at least once a week! But he’s a good hubby… he balances it out with quality time with me haha!

Have a great Sunday!


12 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Hahaha, yes, we’re golf widow buddies! Never thought of it that way.
I don’t mind though…like you said, he’s a good hubby and deserves some time with boys and not me. ;)


13 Alex July 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

bread, hot tea, and chocolaty fro yo toppings!


14 Lauren July 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

Mmmmm those muffins look divine!
1. That’s so tough. I neeeed bread on a (pretty) daily basis, but muffins are better, in my honest opinion.
2. Tea for sures.
3. I usually go for the fruity ones but who says there isn’t room for both??


15 Andrea @ Running 4 Mama's Comeback July 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

1. Bread
2. Coffee but I love iced tea
3. fro yo w/ chocolate!!

I’m so excited we are getting our first fro yo soon, just a 1/2 mile away! I can’t wait!


16 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Oooooo, which one??


17 Andrea @ Running 4 Mama's Comeback July 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I think it’s called Lola’s or something. I actually forgot! I even had hubby swing by yesterday as we were running to the store so I could tell you! Mommy brain or getting old, anyway, I think it’s girls name. LOL!


18 Aska @ Finding My Happy Ending July 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

I would rather have a muffin, coffee (for suure), and definitely chocolatey toppings! I am in love with froyo (who isn’t?) and had some last night, too!


19 Erin @ Naturally Addicted July 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

I love these “would you rather” question!
1. muffins, 2. coffee, 3. fruity toppings… no your making me crave fro yo! I may need to make a stop today. Those muffins look delicious… I really need to get into the kitchen asap and do some baking!


20 Sweet and Savvy July 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

It really sucks that borders is closing.. but right now I’m really enjoying all the sales they are having… it’s called living in the moment, right? ;)

and bread or muffins? Hmm . that depends. Is the bread smothered in nut butter and are the mufins loaded with chocolate?


21 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Hahaha…yes and yes. ;)


22 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

They look yummy! I just made fudge :)

1. Definitely muffins
2. Tea by a long shot
3. That depends on my mood and the type of ice-cream/fro-yo!


23 Molly July 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

So sad about Borders but YAY for savings! I’ll definitely be going by there.


24 Amy July 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

Muffins…coffee…chocolatey. DELISH!


25 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine July 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

It’s so sad that Border’s is closing – I guess that means that Barnes and Noble can raise their prices now… :(

Bread, Tea and Chocolate!


26 Melissa July 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

Oh, these questions are so hard!!! Umm.. I think I’d have to say bread, because I can use it for everything! Surprisingly enough, I would have to say tea for the second Q… I LOVE my coffee, but tea has so many more varieties, and I can have it caffeinated, or some tea to help my sinuses, to make me sleepy, to rev me up… etc. etc.! Also, depending on the tea you drink, it doesn’t stain your teeth as much as coffee! :)

The third question is super easy… chocolate fro yo toppings without a doubt! I don’t even look at the fruit… which is probably bad, but my boyfriend gets all fruit toppings, and I just steal his if I feel guilty. :)

I can’t WAIT for the muffin recipe tomorrow!!


27 Laura @ LauraLikesDesign July 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

I made some of your last minute iced coffee this morning when I woke up and realized I was almost out. It worked perfectly and I’m sipping it right now.

I’m so sad to see Borders closing–it was one of my favorite stores. Guess I’ll just have to resort to B&N from now on!

Chocolatey fro yo toppings.


28 Cait @ Cait hates Cake July 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

Bread, coffee, and fruity toppings.


29 Abby July 24, 2011 at 11:17 am

I would much rather have muffins…more sugar=more yum :-P

I dont drink coffee every day, but when it comes down to it, an iced coffee with creamer and flavoring cannot be beat!

Chocolately fo yo toppings are the best! I always convince myself that it’s not “Bad” because it’s on fo yo….


30 kerry July 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

Can’t wait for this recipe!!

I would have muffins, coffee and fruit toppings!!


31 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine July 24, 2011 at 11:30 am

I’m so excited that 16 Handles is expanding!! When I first started at NYU there was only one location in the East Village. It’s awesome :)

Bread, tea and chocolate. Easy peasy!


32 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:55 pm

The place that you just recently blogged about looked awesome, too! Which is better?? :)


33 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats July 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

Those muffins look so tasty! :) I would rather have muffins, chocolatey fro yo toppings, and coffee!


34 Candice July 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

First of all, I wanted to say that I love how in tune you are with yourself. Like this morning realizing its a rest day and an iced coffee is in order. You listen to what you want and follow your body’s lead. That is awesome! I never read about you binging or starving or feeling guilty etc. You don’t deprive yourself; its everything in moderation. It seems to me you have a great balance between sweets and healthy food, exercise and rest! Love it!

Anyways, I would definitely rather have a muffin besides bread because there’s blueberries or other goodies inside!! And I am a coffee adict, although I do love a cup of green tea now and then. As for Fro-yo fruity toppings are best because the froyo is already so sweet!


35 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Thanks, Candice!
I’ve definitely had my struggles in the past, but I’ve learned from it, which has helped me tremendously. :)


36 Gigi July 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

Muffins, coffee, and chocolaty fro yo toppings! :)


37 briana July 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Bread and muffins :)
i like fruit and chocolatey toppings :)


38 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries July 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Muffins, coffee and fruity toppings :) I hope you have a relaxing Sunday, girl! :)


39 Ruthie Hart July 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

oh my gosh YUM I cant wait for that recipe!! I made whole wheat pumpkin muffins yesterday morning!


40 Khushboo July 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Those muffins look fab, I have been wanting to bake with blueberries so hopefully the recipe is healthy-ish :)

muffins OR bread? hmm bread because I can always satisfy my muffin craving with zucchini or banana bread
coffee OR tea? tea fo sho
chocolaty fro yo toppings OR fruity fro yo toppings? That all depends on the base. Chocolaty toppings of natural fro yo and fruity topping on fro yo flavors which are more desserty!


41 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

IT IS!! Stay tuned ;)


42 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 24, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Way to convince him to make all of your wildest fro yo dreams come true!!! A LOT of book stores have been closing recently :( Sad.
Muffins, coffee, fruit (as long as I could pick chocolate the next time…ha!)


43 Amy @ My Life as a Lazy Girl July 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

1. Muffins in the morning but bread the rest of the day.
2. Tea, but only the passion fruit iced tea from Starbucks.
3. And I prefer neither the chocolately or fruit. I like the fruity pebbles, mochi, sprinkles and white chocolate chips :)


44 Courtney July 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Ok…I keep seeing people talk about mochi. What is it?!?!?!


45 Amy @ My Life as a Lazy Girl July 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm

It’s an asian (i think Japanese) jelly like ball. I first tried it at a sushi place with ice cream in the middle (i think you can buy them with ice cream at TJ), then I tried it in hawaiian shaved ice and now I put it in fro yo. Its a fun consistency with not a lot of flavor so it’s not overwhelming.


46 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Coffee in the morning, tea at night (<–I'm indecisive)


47 Shayla @ The Good Life July 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Ooo lucky girl you got your fro yo…however my night with S’Mores ice cream and Mud Pie ice cream was quite spectacular ;)

I would rather…

1. Bread – love doughy sourdough bread, my absolute fav!
2. Definitely coffee! Never have been a real tea fan…
3. Most definitely chocolaty fro yo toppings…love me some chocolate and I’ve never got on the fruit topping bandwagon… :)


48 Amber @ Stop and Smell the Wildflowers July 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Yum! I would rather have…

fruity fro yo toppings


49 Kristi July 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I would definitely rather have a muffin, iced coffee, and chocolate toppings!


50 Erica July 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

1) Muffins!
2) Definitely coffee!
3) Chocolate… particularly peanut butter cups!


51 Sam July 24, 2011 at 1:40 pm

When I go to 16 Handles, I like to do 4 different flavors… a little dollop in each part of the bowl. I cover each one with an appropriate topping… like cookies and cream with oreo bits and then mango with strawberries and coffee with toffee and caramel. So it never really touches but I get a little of everything I want.


52 Charlie July 24, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Bread, tea and fruity topping :).


53 Jess@atasteofconfidence July 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I’d rather have bread, I think. But it’s a toss up! Coffee, and chocolate toppings, of course!


54 Keri @ Blue-Eyed Runner July 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

awwww cody is precious! So sad about borders…


55 Freya July 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Muffins, coffee, chocolatey toppings – easy choice!!

I actually want your cat :-)


56 Kaitlyn July 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm

yes! cant wait til you post the recipe for those blueberry muffins! ive been on the look-out/waiting for a good one to pop up and those look perfect!

i want to bake for my office at work too :] !


57 Mallory @ It's Only Life July 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Muffins! (unless it’s cinnamon raisin bread, that might be tough)
coffee for sure- I will never be a tea person. just can’t get myself to drink the stuff.


58 meg @ pinkgiggles July 24, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I am definitely going to start making iced coffee now! :)


59 julie July 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm

-muffins OR bread? hmmm can’t there been muffiny bread! i’d have to go out of the loop on this one and say like SCONES haha
# coffee OR tea? cawfeee always.
# chocolaty fro yo toppings OR fruity fro yo toppings — mmmm rainbow & chocolate sprinkles combined!


60 Gillian July 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm

After reading this post this morning I just HAD to pick up a blueberry muffin with my dunkin’s iced coffee. I’m sure it wasn’t half as good as yours are — looking forward to the recipe!


61 Laura @ Unchartered 20s July 24, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I just learned from my friend that there’s a 16 Handles in the city!! (NYC) So excited to try it this week. Watch out Handles!


62 Sarah July 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I’d definitely rather have:

-Muffins! Gotta have the sweets, baby!
-Coffee all the way! I am in LOVE with iced coffee!
-Um, how is this even a question? Chocolately toppings, FTW! Every time I get fro-yo, I fill my cup up to the brim with all of the chocolate options ;)


63 erica July 25, 2011 at 3:37 am



64 Jessica @ Bake a Little July 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

Muffin! Anything portable is amazing for my on-the-go lifetimes. I cant wait to make these muffins- they look amazing


65 Audrey July 27, 2011 at 2:21 am

MUFFINS!!!(but not the cupcake type muffins. I’m talking whole wheat, bran, with fruit, Trader Joe style….I have wierd taste prefs ;) )
tea, because I love Celestial Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea so much that it is now the only tea I drink
and fruit. I like combining plain Greek yogurt, with sugar free torani syrups (vanilla is my fav), and mixing it with berries :)


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