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Full of Tangents, Take 9

by Courtney on April 27, 2012

Seeing as though my morning started off so super spazzy, and my brain still seems to be scattered all over the place, it only seemed fitting to continue on with another tangents post today. Sooooo, here we go!

Full of Tangents, Take 9

(You can read Tangents Take 1, Take 2,Take 3, Take 4, Take 5, Take 6, Take 7, and Take 8 if you’re bored and feel like it).

**This post was actually supposed to have about three other tangents, but something was being stupid and my photos weren’t’ uploading. Gotta love technology…so here’s what I’ve got…

  • In exactly one week from today, I will have landed in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado for the Blend Retreat!

Not only am I excited to visit such a gorgeous city (from what I hear), but I cannot WAIT to finally get a chance to see some “old” blog friends and finally meet some new ones. Squeeeel!

And there are only three of them that haven’t been eaten by me. That’s okay though, I’ll own it.

  • I decided earlier that I wanted to see what was going on in my life exactly a year ago today, and you know what I came across? This creamy tortellini & fruit salad.

Totally forgot about that bad boy…I think I need to browse through the archives more often!

  • I got a sudden urge to watch the first half of our wedding video this morning (*you can see snippets of some of my favorite short clips in from our video in this post here*) so I popped it in, sat down, and proceeded to cry…just like I always do.

You’d think 2+ years later I’d be able to watch this thing and hold some composure, right? Nope. Not me. I always get so happy, but sad at the same time that it’s over, and I’ve told Jay numerous times that I think we should do it all over again every year. I have yet to get him on board with that one…

Single best day of my life thus far right there.

  • Sometimes, looking at the expressions on Cody’s face in pictures really just puts a smile on my face. I find it hilarious how one minute he can be all “OMG are we going to play fetch right now?!?”…

And then it becomes more of an, “Okay, seriously. Enough pictures, just play with me already.”

Until, finally, he has realized it’s useless and is done with me.

  • I have a fun offer from Thirty-One today!

The past few times that I’ve posted about the Thirty-One party that I had, it seemed like a few of you were already pretty big fans of the product. After having the party, I can totally see why…the stuff is adorable!

I’m already in love with my purchases and am actually thinking about possibly getting a couple more to add to my collection.

So I was talking a bit more with Nicole, my fantabulous party consultant, and she thought it might be fun to have an exclusive STSL offer:

  • $5 off any purchase of $31 or more, or
  • $10 off any purchase of $100 or more

If you think you might be interested in putting in an order (FYI, I don’t get anything in return for this like a party host would…just spreading the word!) here’s what ya gotta do:

  1. Head on over to Nicole’s Thirty-One site (<—click there), and check out the loot.
  2. Send Nicole an email (nicole_dellavecchia[@]yahoo[.]com), and let her know that I sent you! There isn’t a “coupon code” area that you can enter anything into, but as long as you email her, she’ll be able to hook you up.


Alright, I think that’s all I’ve got for tangents today. This afternoon, I’m headed out to help my friend Linda work on some blog-related tasks, and word on the street is that she’s treating for lunch again. Saweeet!

After that, it’s back to work for a few hours, then home to spend a quiet night in with the boys. Definitely looking forward to that. :)

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1 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Gorgeous bride!!!!! You look so happy, it’s obvious that it was a magical day :)
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2 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance April 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Such a pretty wedding! I bet I’ll be one to re-watch my wedding a million times too!
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3 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life April 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Aww that’s so sweet. I’m a total crier at weddings. I’m going to be a hot mess at my own, but at least I know it.
I really wish I was going to the blend retreat! Why is it happening right smack in the middle of finals. Law school ruins lives! ;)
Have a great weekend!
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4 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess April 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I made a cookie recipe the other day and ate all of them myself! Dont feel bad. I want to make these cookies banana and chocolate is a fav of mine. I may need to tweak it and add some peanut though;)
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5 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

You are such a gorgeous bride!! Ahh I cannot wait to get married :D. Cody is adorable haha. Zoey likes to bite me when she’s annoyed with me…menacing looks would be better! Hope you have a fantastic Friday <3
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6 Michelle@Peachy Palate April 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

That tortellini from last year is a great idea! Fruity pasta salad, have to give something similar a go! I’m always the cookie monster in my house, simply can’t resist home baked cookies and sure why would you want to!
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7 Kim @ HealthyNest April 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Ooh! The tortellina fruit salad looks incredible! Thanks for sharing–great idea to revive past goodies!
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8 Kim @ HealthyNest April 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Ooh! The tortellini fruit salad looks incredible! Thanks for sharing–great idea to revive past goodies!


9 Kim @ HealthyNest April 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Oops sorry for the double comments! Misspelled tortellini the first time :) … and now, sorry for the triple comments! :/ Promise I’ll stop now…
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10 Heidi Nicole April 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

That tortellini looks amazing and delicious! And our cat is like that as well…we are forever taking photos of him just because it is so darn interesting. Then we start making up stories about what he is thinking! Silly cats!

PS – See you at BLEND! :)
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11 Ashley S April 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

May I ask how your breakfast eggs are always squareish/rectangularish? I’m intrigued! haha!

Also, is it usually a whole egg or eggwhites, etc? I’ve been on an eggwhite kick, but I’m thinking about switching over to whole eggs. I love the yolk, but microwaving eggwhites is just so dang easy!



12 char eats GREENS April 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I wish I knew where my wedding video was, because I’d LOVE to watch it!!! You were so puuuuuurtty on your wedding day!
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13 michelle kim April 27, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Hahaha, I always know what my dog is saying or thinking in her head, too ;)
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14 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness April 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

My one year anniversary is just around the corner! I am so excited and definitely plan to cry…oh the memories.
I also envy your time in Boulder…I went to college there and feel like I am missing out big time on some face time with blogger friends and a walk down memory lane. Check out Pearl Street while you are there!
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15 Michelle (Better with Berries) April 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Awww – I’m sure I will love to watch my wedding video (or looking through photos if I don’t have it videotaped!) over and over considering that I can’t get enough of wedding-related things right now and I’m not even engaged :-)
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16 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction April 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

You look SO BEAUTIFUL in your wedding dress! I always cry at weddings, can’t help it! HAve a great weekend!! :)
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17 Julie April 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Yay for BLEND! I’ll be there, too. Love the wedding photos – gorgeous!
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18 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I’ll be at Blend too! Looking forward to meeting you! :)
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19 Lauren April 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I had a random urge to watch my wedding video the other day too! Must have been on the same the sappy nostalgia vibe. :)


20 Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut April 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Gah I can’t believe it’s only a week away! Soooo excited for Colorado and to meet everyone!

I love your wedding dress! Usually I just see strapless, but yours it gorgeous with the straps. And probably more comfortable!

Also I am pretty sure I eat 75 percent of the sweets I make, whether baked or in the dough form. No shame. ;-)
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21 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I was just having the same sentiment about my wedding… it’ll be one year in August. Even though it was the happiest day of my life, I get so sad that it’s a once-and-done thing!
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22 kelly April 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I don’t know if you want restaurant recommendations, but from someone who lived in Boulder, go to Zolo’s for the best chicken enchiladas ever and The Buff for breakfast. I just moved from Boulder and crave both of these places sooo much! Your tastebuds will thank you.


23 Clare April 28, 2012 at 12:33 am

Woow you looked SO beautiful at your Wedding, such a stunning dress! :) Enjoy your weekend!
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24 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

Love seeing the clips from your wedding video! So sweet! :)
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25 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

What a gorgeous bride! Enjoy your day and your lunch! :)
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26 Corey @ Family Fresh Meals April 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

The The tortellini fruit salad looks so amazing! Mouth is watering at 8am :)
Sweet coupon codes too! I feel a shopping spree coming on! haha
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27 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl April 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Can’t wait to meet you at Blend! Its going to be a blast.
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28 Carly May 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Ah, none of your pictures are working on my computer…


29 Courtney May 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Are they working now? I’ve been doing some troubleshooting with the blog tonight…


30 Carly May 3, 2012 at 8:34 pm

It’s taking a really long time to load, but the pictures are still not working


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