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Saturday Highlights

by Courtney on June 2, 2012

Things have been pretty calm and quiet over here today, but that’s been a-okay by me. I had been hoping to head down to the Farmers Market this morning, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating.


I love the Farmers Market, but I really don’t like walking around in the rain. Side note though, check out that garden! Things are a-growin’!

So since my Farmers Market plans were nixed, I went ahead with a few of the other things on my agenda for today…

Workout – 20 minutes each of upper body, abs, and yoga, all courtesy of my 10lb Slimdown DVD.


Oddly enough, I was most excited about the 20 minutes of yoga at the end. Looks like I’m still on track with my June Yoga Challenge!


While I worked out in the living room, I had a little something baking up in oven…


I was *this close* to making cupcakes, but decided to give my low-fat banana bread recipe another go. You may remember how I was unsure whether or not the NuNaturals in it was causing me tummy troubles, so I ended up throwing that one out. Total bummer.

This time, I used the same recipe and just subsisted in regular sugar. I also took a couple nibbles off the corner right after finishing my workout. Winking smile


Then, a little while later, I cut off a big ‘ol hunk and topped it with some peanut butter.


And paired it with one of my favorite things ever at the moment.



Fast-forward a few hours with some grocery shopping and laundry out of the way, and it was time for a quick snack…some celery sticks with another wedge of The Laughing Cow.


This time, it was the Garden Veggie cream cheese spread, and I loved it. Definitely a great partner for some fresh veggies.

I also tried out this orange melon Starbucks Refreshers drink, which was surprisingly pretty tasty.


I had a coupon for a free one, so I thought I’d try it out. Probably not something I’d go out of my way to purchase, but I enjoyed it.

I also, finally, got around to painting my nails…I’ve only been meaning to do it for, oh I don’t know, a week now.


Just picked up this new O.P.I  color the other day – “Bright Lights-Big Color”


I love coral colors for summer.


What are some of your favorite nail polish colors for summer?


Jay just got home after being out all day, so I’m looking forward to spending a low-key evening in with him and the popular one. Perhaps a Redbox movie will be involved…any good movies you’ve seen lately that you’d recommend?

Hope you’re having an awesome day! Smile

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1 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog June 2, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Favorite summer color is hot pink with sparkles or mermaid blue green.
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2 Tara C. June 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

How do you get your polish to look so good? It’s looks like you went and got a mani! :)


3 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries June 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm

i love coral colors for summer, along with bright pinks! speaking of that, i need to do something with my nails too… they definitely need some attention at the moment. we rented “we bought a zoo” a couple weekends ago, and i really enjoyed it!
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4 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath June 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I love corals, hot pinks, and turquoise for summer nails! I loved “We Bought a Zoo” too–just like Ashley said above :) It was so cute!!
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5 Mandee June 2, 2012 at 7:31 pm

poolside party, all eyes on me by ncla. i really love it! it’s like a orange sherbert neon creme. i wore it on my vacation to california last month and i’ve never gotten more compliments on a nail color! i had women stopping me to ask me what it was. i couldn’t believe it!
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6 Molly Ritterbeck June 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I had a free coupon for that too! I love your blog I really do! I have linked to you for my post today….love your stuff – thanks for the Yoga Challenge too!
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7 Renee June 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

My morning farmers market plans were kaputz-ed too! I do not like rain on my Saturday mornings it messes with my whole weekend!
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8 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I love that nail color! I think I may have to go see if Ulta has it tomorrow. So pretty!
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9 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Love that color, I have something similar on my nails! I got “My Week with Marilyn” at redbox last night and it was really good!
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10 Maura @ my healthy 'ohana June 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I really like those 10 lb slim down workouts!
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11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I’ve been meaning to paint my nails for a long time and haven’t gottena round to it either. I’m the worst.
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12 Kristin June 2, 2012 at 9:37 pm

movies: the lady in blk (scary) safehouse (action) both really good!


13 Shari June 2, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Pretty nail polish color! My favorites for summer are aqua, gold, and pink … they remind me of the shore!
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14 Megan June 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I just finished watching ‘Contraband’ with Mark Wahlberg and thought it was really good! (Although I may be biased because I think I’d like any movie with him in it…) But now I have a huge craving to go make banana bread because yours looks delicious!!
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15 Courtney June 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Oh girl, I hear ya on “Marky Mark!” ;)


16 Yaara June 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hey Courtney!
Love that coral color. I’m all about the hot sparkly candy pinks for summer. I also just bought a new color recently–and it’s been sitting in my bathroom–I have to finally use it. I have a great rest of your weekend.


17 Khushboo June 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Im loving coral this summer…and mint green (although not on my nails ha)!
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18 Lisa June 3, 2012 at 12:14 am

I love the coral colour as well, also loving pale blue and purple colours. They are too cute. Enjoy your low key night!
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19 Madison @ Pilates Makes Me Happy June 3, 2012 at 12:40 am

Rain sucks. It has a way of crushing plans!
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20 Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 3, 2012 at 6:14 am

I love the nail colour. Corals are so popular this season. I use the Seche Vite topcoat too but I’ve never used the Stickey basecoat – mine is China Glaze and it’s pretty good, but I’m always on the lookout for something better. Would you recommend the Stickey one?
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21 Courtney June 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

Yes, I would definitely recommend it!


22 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake June 3, 2012 at 8:17 am

I just got my nails done yesterday (Shellac!) & I picked a new silver color — I love it! There is this teal color that I’ve been eyeing up for my last few appointments, but I’m worried I’ll get sick of it in the 2 weeks in between each time I get my nails done… maybe I’ll try it next time!

I had a coupon for one of those Starbucks drinks too, but I haven’t been able to find them at the store!
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23 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

I used to love doing 10 Pound Slimdown workouts when I had Exercise TV, but now I don’t get it anymore :(! I love your pink Reeboks!
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24 Sarah June 3, 2012 at 9:22 am

Cute nail color! I got my toes done the other day and thought I was getting a light blue (tiffany blue) and it turned out to be sea-foam green! Yuck!
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25 Ali June 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

The banana bread look AMAZING! And I just had some strawberries with yogurt–just perfect. Love the nail polish too! :)


26 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 3, 2012 at 10:20 am

I LOVE that color! … I have been going gold and pink’ish colors this summer– so far but the summer is young! :)
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27 Shana June 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

Are those realflexes? What do you think of them? I am in love with mine but am always curious to hear how other people feel about the minimalist shoe. I still need an insole for extra cushioning but I love that they are virtually weightless and pretty much mold to my feet.


28 Christy June 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

I like a Coral type color for in the summer.

BTW – wanted to share a gardening tip. Apparently rock salt sprinkled in your garden is supposed to help keep weeds at bay. I just started doing this myself, and so far so good in the Asparagus beds at my house.
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29 Trisha June 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I am absolutely in love with Essie Ole Caliente for summer. The perfect orangey/hot pink mix!
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