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It’s Gonna Be A Busy Summer

by Courtney on December 20, 2011

I’ll tell ya, I really do have some awesome friends!

Last night I got together with the girls for dinner and our annual Christmas gift exchange. With the exception of last year, we’ve been doing a Christmas gift exchange for at least the last five years, so it’s always something we look forward to.

As it turns out, there was more than just Christmas gift exchanging going on last night. You guys may remember when me friend Kathryn got engaged this past October? Well, she asked all of us to be bridesmaids in her wedding!

To ask us, she presented each of us with an adorably decorated calendar, which she took the time to personalize for each of us.

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She even wrote in all of our special dates, including birthdays and anniversaries.

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Well when it got to August (the month she’ll be getting married) there was a special card, asking each of us to be her bridesmaid. OF COURSE we all said yes!! Open-mouthed smile

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I don’t know, between Kathryn’s beautiful calendar and Rachel’s clever cupcakes, these girls are making my blurting out the question to be my bridesmaids in the middle of the mall parking look really, really bad. Winking smile

I am going to be one busy gal this summer (Rachel’s wedding is in July, Kathryn’s in August) but I could not be any happier for my girls. I can’t wait!!

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Workout

This morning started out exactly the same as last Tuesday morning, in the form of my High Intensity Circuit Workout. Don’t worry…this workout is not getting any easier. Good lord. It also doesn’t help that I ended up doing a kickboxing video yesterday afternoon which left me slightly sore as it was. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow will feel like!

Breakfast

I think I’m officially on a “we’re-still-out-of-eggs-so-I-love-oatmeal” kick.

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I made my same batch as usual, topped it with another Love Blondie (you can still vote for me!) and added an extra splash of almond milk on top.

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I was actually really diggin’ the extra milk added at the end. I think this might become part of the regular routine. Extra creamy and delicious!

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Did you guys check out my new mug? It was part of my Christmas gift from last night with the girls! Rachel ended up ordering this mug a few weeks ago from Personal Creations which, honestly, is one of the coolest personalization sites ever, IMO.

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“What happens with the girls, stays with the girls.” So true!

Rachel was too funny when she gave this to me…she said, “Of course you had to go and dye your hair red after I ordered it!” Winking smile

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I absolutely LOVE this mug! Thanks again, Rachie!

Time to go get ready for work my friends. But don’t forget…you still have time to enter Day 1 of Giveaway Week! Stay tuned this afternoon for Day 2’s goodies. Open-mouthed smile

Questions for the Morning:

Fill in the blank: My friends are awesome because ______________!

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1 Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud! December 20, 2011 at 9:26 am

That calendar is awesome! so cute!

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2 Hope December 20, 2011 at 9:30 am

That calendar is really cute! I’m getting married in August and I asked my bridesmaids by making a gift bag filled with friendship quotes on it, and inside I put a little bottle of champagne and a pin that says official member of the bridal party. :) That mug is really cute too! I love personalization sites like that.
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3 Khushboo December 20, 2011 at 9:31 am

Your friends are adorable- love the calendar and mug!
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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries December 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

i love the calendar idea – so cute! i didn’t even ask my bridesmaids in a “creative” way… oh well, whatever works! :) and those mugs are adorable too. sounds like you had a fun time last night with the girls!
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5 chelcie @ chelcie's food files December 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

that calender is so cute! I just voted for you! good luck!
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6 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 20, 2011 at 9:44 am

That’s such a cute way to ask! I was the first one to get married in my group of friends and didn’t even think about cute ways to do it. I totally just called them up and asked. Super lame.
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7 Elle December 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

My friends are awesome because we do so much for each other.

That is such a cute way to ask you to be a bridesmaid!!
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8 Jessie December 20, 2011 at 9:46 am

That calendar is super cute – AND we have the same birthday :)

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9 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

They “get” me. :)
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10 jen December 20, 2011 at 9:50 am

you have been in so many weddings! the last time (and only time) i was in a wedding i was 5. haha.
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11 Caitlin C. December 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

The mug is TOO CUTE. i love adorable mugs!

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12 Shari December 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

That calendar is so creative! What a fun way to ask about being a bridesmaid :)
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13 Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies December 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

I love the calendar idea! I definitely have to keep that in mind come wedding time… :)
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14 Angie @ Bigbearswife December 20, 2011 at 10:32 am

Sounds like a busy but fun summer! Love the calendar!
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15 Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

Cute calendar!

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16 Lou December 20, 2011 at 10:37 am

My friends are awesome because even when I pushed them away when I went through a difficult time, they respected the space and stayed waiting for me to come back without any judgements!

I love personalised Calenders! So thoughtful! My sister made one for me last Christmas for when I moved overseas… and I suspect one of the packages she has sent me this year is feeling a lot like another one! :)

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17 Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It December 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

adorable calendar. youve got some great friends!

my friends are awesome because i can tell them anything without judgement. that’s so important!
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18 Mac December 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

What a cute idea! I’m going to have to keep that in mind for when I get engaged someday! You friends are awesome gift givers :)
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19 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

The calendar idea is so cute!
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20 Kathryn December 20, 2011 at 10:55 am

My friends are awesome because, it doesn’t matter how long it is between when we see each other, we pick up like it was just yesterday
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21 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile December 20, 2011 at 11:09 am

Such a cute mug!! I love getting new coffee mugs :)

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22 Debbie (Accidently Delish) December 20, 2011 at 11:27 am

ahh i love those coffee cups!!
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23 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 20, 2011 at 12:55 pm

THat is the cutest thing ever! I’m pretty sure I just called people to ask them to be my bridesmaid. Wiat, I take that back – I think I sent a card? I don’t remember.
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24 Brandi @ Faith Fitness and Laughter December 20, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The calendar idea is awesome!! I love it…:) My best friend is awesome because she accepts me for me and all of quirks and dorkiness! :)
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25 Laurie December 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

That calendar is a great idea, I might steal it! Also, what kickboxing workout did you do/do you recommend it? I’m looking for a new one!

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26 Shannon December 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Man, your friends are so creative! You guys fit together perfectly. :) That calendar and mug are just so cute.

I would vote for you but alas, I don’t have a Facebook page. Sorry!

My friends are awesome because they just are; they’re funny and just so nice.

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27 Sam December 20, 2011 at 9:03 pm

That calendar is super cute! I’ve asked each of my bridesmaids in different ways. My friends are awesome because they’re honest and loyal.

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