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If I Had the Extra Money

by Courtney on August 13, 2012

Good morning, friends! I’m back after another awesome, fun-filled weekend…

The blog took a bit of a back seat this weekend, which is perfectly fine by me. I had a busy agenda, along with some house chores, so by the time yesterday evening rolled around, all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch and watch some of the closing ceremonies for the Olympics.

source – CBS News

So I did, but definitely did not make it through all of ‘em. Did anyone else stay up to watch ‘til the end? My gosh, I can’t imagine how much time and planning was put in to organizing such an elaborate display. Crazy!

So before any closing ceremonies started, Jay and I actually finished up watching a couple of the final Olympic games while eating some dinner.


On the menu last night we had sweet potato wedges (seasoned with garlic powder, paprika, and seasoned salt), steamed broccoli, and Italian-marinated grilled chicken tenders.


Everything was great, but the chicken was fantastic. I marinated them for about 40 minutes in a packet of Italian dressing mix, 2-3 tbsp. oil + ~1/3 cup water, then simply cooked them on our George Foreman grill. Quick, simple, yummy.

For breakfast this morning, I made sure to use up some of the leftover broccoli in a big ‘ol veggie scramble.


I totally got out of the habit on making scrambles in the morning and I’m really trying to get back in to it. It’s such an easy way to sneak in some veggies for the day AND they’re just SO. GOOD.


Today’s scramble included two scrambled eggs, sautéed broccoli, onions, and cherry tomatoes, and some feta cheese. Oh…and ketchup.

I also thoroughly enjoyed this half of an English muffin that was slathered in peanut butter.


Great way to start my day, indeed.

And as if things weren’t already great, I’m heading out the door in about ten minutes to go to my long-awaited massage appointment. I enjoyed last month’s appointment so much that I had to book another one. I could really use some work done on these shoulders of mine!

I’ll tell ya, if I could, I would pay to get a massage every week. Heck, I’d pay for one every DAY if I had the extra money. Winking smile

Question for the Morning:

Fill in the blank: “If I had the extra money, I would spend it on ________ every week.”

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1 Tara August 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

Ah! Enjoy the massage!! I just bought one on groupon and can’t wait to use it!


2 Michelle Hunt August 13, 2012 at 8:40 am

iHerb! Without it I’d have no Justin’s Nut Butter among other things!!! :)
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3 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third August 13, 2012 at 8:48 am

Oh man… if I had extra money, I’d spend it on spa days & vacations! Maybe some new clothes as well ;)
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4 Carissa August 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

Ohhhh what a good question! Can I spend it on not working??? haha! I’d also buy organic meat, fruits, and veggies and have my nails done weekly!
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5 Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

Ha! This is a really great answer :D
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6 Emily August 13, 2012 at 8:54 am

A massage is a great way to spend extra money! It’s my favorite thing to do, well besides running! But the key is finding a good masseuse.
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7 Faith @ The Cheap Girl's Guide to Chic August 13, 2012 at 8:56 am

I would totally got for massages and pedicures. A personal trainer would be pretty awesome to splurge on too!


8 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction August 13, 2012 at 8:59 am

New clothes, bags and shoes AND vacations! :)
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9 Danica @ It's Progression August 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

If I had the extra money it would be so tempting to do some just for fun clothes shopping and yes, definitely get extra massages–so so relaxing!
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10 Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots August 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

Jealous of your massage, I need one so badly. If I had the extra money I would spend it on a weekly massage or cleaning lady, I live in a small apt, I just don’t like cleaning!


11 CBat August 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

If I had the extra money, I’d buy some extra time!


12 Katherine @ The Fit Lady Sings August 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

I love veggie scrambles for breakfast! Now that you have a Trader Joe’s near you, you should try their balsamic glaze! It’s delicious, and I love putting it on my eggs like you put your ketchup!

If I had the extra money, I’d go for a weekly personal trainer session or a regular facial. And probably a little more shopping :)
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13 Linda August 13, 2012 at 9:08 am

A personal chef. I would want to learn from them and really expound on healthy cooking.
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14 Stephanie @ The Travelling Tastebuds August 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

Mani/Pedi :)
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15 Lindsey August 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

Lattes and massages :)
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16 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 13, 2012 at 9:12 am

I’m right there with ya on the massages! I’d be getting one a few times a week if I could! Enjoy! :)
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17 Mary August 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

Ahhhhh Vacation!!!!!! Probably a cruise with a spa and a gym on board and some scuba day trips!


18 Catherine August 13, 2012 at 9:19 am

Massages def! I’m actually getting one today…but its my birthday so special occasion! I’m trying to save right now to plan some during school because I can get so stressed!


19 Presley @ Run Pretty August 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

Pedicures for sure! And wine. :)
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20 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine August 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

I would get weekly manicures!
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21 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 13, 2012 at 9:39 am

If I had the money–and the time–I’d spend it on no-chip manicures. They are the best!
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22 Amanda August 13, 2012 at 9:42 am

If I had the extra money I would buy groceries at places like Whole Foods and The Fresh Market every week! ALL of my groceries! Right now, those places are resereved for special treats! Happy Monday!


23 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 13, 2012 at 9:44 am

I’d use it to pamper myself however was needed that specific week: massage, hair cut / color, mani/pedi, wine….ALL of which I could use this week. ;)
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24 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie August 13, 2012 at 9:47 am

Ahh a massage sounds so nice right now! Enjoy!
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25 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

I’d spend it on SHOPPING every week! I used to love clothes shopping (I still do) but I feel like I never get to do it anymore! :-( Too many “adult” responsibilities… boo.
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26 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian August 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

I would spend it on massages and manicures, for sure!
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27 Nicole August 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

Fun! I could certainly go for one of those myself – I’ve been making my husband step it up lately, but its just not the same. Enjoy yours!


28 Alison August 13, 2012 at 10:19 am

Whole Foods stuff! Gotta love it…just so pricey!!


29 Rachel August 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

Hmm I’d probably spend it on getting my nails done every week haha I sometimes hate painting my own nails, I always get smudge marks
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30 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom August 13, 2012 at 10:49 am

If I had the extra money, I would definitely spend it on a weekly house keeper!!! With two kids, I feel like I am constantly cleaning and not relaxing or playing nearly enough.

Enjoy your massage today, sounds wonderful!!
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31 Erin @ The Grass Skirt August 13, 2012 at 10:54 am

I’d spend the extra money on Sephora makeup every week. I’m obsessed!
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32 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run August 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

It seems you are a big fan of ketchup. :) My husband is the same.
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33 Allison @ Running Through Red Lights August 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

My husband and I just got our second massages in four years a couple weeks ago, and were just saying we’d love to be able to do it more often!

As much as I love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, I love eating out at great restaurants that much more! If I had the extra money, I would spend it on great meals most nights of the week!
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34 Rachel August 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

Books! I work at a bookstore, and I just want to buy ALL the books in there! It’s torture!


35 Julie August 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

Fancy foods! I often omit things from my diet if I can’t afford to get the real thing (like grass-fed beef, etc.). I would love to be able to buy anything I want at any grocery store!
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36 kim@hungryhealthygirl August 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

I think a massage every week sounds fantastic….I’m with you on that! A facial wouldn’t be so bad either! ;)
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37 Alysha @Shesontherun August 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I’m with you on the massages. Plus, I would love to see more concerts (maybe not every week, but at least once a month).
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38 Avery @ Texas Teen Keeps Lean August 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Your eggs look so yummy! I’ve never been to Aldi’s even though I live near one. Do they sell organic?


39 Sarah @ Practice Princess August 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

If I had the extra money I would definitely spend it on spa treatments: facials, hair, nails, Indian head massages (<— amazing!) pedicures … and of course a weekly cleaner. The cleaner would be first on the list! I'm glad to see I'm not alone in these yearnings, maybe one day we all WILL have the money – hey, can't be bad for the economy right? That's what we tell our husbands :D
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40 Julie August 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I would definitely hire a personal chef to cook me healthy food! I hate cooking, plus I’m horrible at it and my fiance only knows how to cook unhealthy food :( I would also love to get a weekly manicure!
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41 Shannon August 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

If I had the extra money, I would spend it on Fresh Market salads, produce, meat and baked goods every week. I only go once every two to three weeks to about a month, so it’s a real treat. Their stuff can be expensive…but the food? Delicious, and worth the extra money! :)


42 Aimee M August 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

If I had “extra money” (wouldn’t that be nice?!?!?!) I’d workout with a personal trainer during my 5 gym sessions each week. I like instruction and it would be more effective!


43 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 13, 2012 at 2:25 pm

I’d send Travis to pedicure, manicure and massage school if i had the money! Then I’d have someone in-house!


44 Kristine B August 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm



45 erica August 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm

a personal chef.
or…a massage…or a cleaning service…

ah, a girl can dream!
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46 Khushboo August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Come to Mumbai- massages are a weekly thing for me…and no, I’m not a millionaire ;)
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47 Leigh August 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

If I had some extra money, I would go on a shopping spree at Sephora.
Love your breakfast ideas!!!!


48 Sarah B. August 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

If I had the extra money I would buy…more time? Not possible? haha OK, well, I would definitely spend money to plan more weekend trips to visit my friends all around the U.S.! Wish flights were a a little cheaper!!
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49 Isaac August 14, 2012 at 7:44 am

why do you only eat a 1/2 of an english muffin? aren’t you trying to gain a little weight and be healthier?


50 Courtney August 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

Yup, but unfortunately it was all that was left in our package. :) I made up for it with my mid-morning snacks


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