TV Junkie

Soooo, I apologize to anyone who may have tried checking in on the blog this morning and had it freaking out at them…


Apparently, there was some issues with plugins or something. Freakin’ technology I’ll tell ya…

Thankfully, once again, my blog genius Ryan came to my rescue within minutes and had things back to normal in no time. He. is. amazing.

Now that we’re back up and running, let’s backtrack a bit to last night’s dinner.


I bought pork chops on sale last week and never got a chance to get them cooked up until last night. I basically followed this recipe, but also added in a sliced apple with the onions. It was super simple – definitely a great, quick mid-week meal.


On the side we had some orange and brown sugar glazed carrots, which I had actually cooked up earlier in the day for one of my freelance pieces. Gotta love when the experiments pay off. Winking smile

After dinner, Jay and I had to head out quick to Home Depot to pick up a few things for the house. I tried to convince him that if I was going to go to one of my least favorite stores that there should be something in the trip for me (::cough, cough, soft serve ice cream, cough cough::), but he wasn’t buyin’ it.

I guess that’s a good thing, since I really didn’t need it anyway. So we came back home and I quickly realized that we did have another little dessert treat waiting for us.


Chocolate covered apples! These were actually the favors from Seth and Nicole’s wedding over the weekend, so we enjoyed those while relaxing on the couch and watching The Voice.


Side note – does anyone else watch The Voice?


This is out first season really getting into it and/or watching from the beginning, but I love it! I’ve never been a fan of American Idol, so I didn’t think I’d like this one, but we both think it’s great. I’m excited to see what happens after the blind auditions.


Breakfast this morning wasn’t anything exciting, but it was tasty.


A whole wheat English muffin topped with peanut butter and pumpkin, banana slices, and chia seeds, aaaand my obligatory mug of coffee…all enjoyed at my desk while catching up on some emails.


It is a gloomy, rainy day over here today, but our siding guys are still out there workin’ hard this morning (we’ve got one side totally redone already!). I feel bad about them having to be out in all this stuff, so I’m thinking I may have to whip up a batch of cookies or something for them later this afternoon.

P.S. – There’s still time to enter the Champion Smoothie Sports Bra giveaway! A winner will be chosen later this afternoon!

Question for the Morning:

What TV shows are you excited about starting back up this fall?  For me:

  • Shows that can’t come back soon enough: Modern Family, The Middle, New Girl.
  • Shows I’m intrigued about starting up: Nashville, Chicago Fire, Elementary, Partners.
  • Show I’ve watched the past two weeks and find it hilariously funny and borderline crude at the same time: The New Normal (<—has anyone else caught this?!?)

Aaaaaand now I officially sound like a TV junkie Winking smile


  1. Taylor says

    I too have started getting into The Voice! I never really watched much of it before this season, but it’s grabbing ahold of me! Celo’s faces always crack me up – and did you catch Blake’s “oops! I seem to have sat on my CMA trophy!” moment last night? It had my parents and I cracking up. Also – the guy who had the glasses and played the guitar? His voice stole my heart! He seems genuine and very, very talented – I’m rooting for him.

    Have a very happy Tuesday pretty lady!

    • Catherine Culligan says

      My boyfriend and I were laughing so hard at Blake’s trophy comment too! Such a great show and awesome talent!!

  2. says

    :) No worries, Courtney…..I’m right there with you when it comes to being a TV junkie! I can’t wait for Castle, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, and Revenge, and that is just a small list compared to what I actually watch!! I watched The New Normal last week and thought it was pretty good. I’m debating whether or not to get into though because I’m not sure it has staying power. I’m so tired of the networks yanking shows that I love!
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  3. Megan says

    I love the voice! I’ve watched every season and this is one of the best! I want to catch Nashville also, do you know when it starts?
    I also love NCIS and Criminal Minds along with the Biggest Loser.

  4. says

    There are so many shows I wish I could watch, but the “free cable” that comes with my apartment is mostly Spanish channels and weird infomercials hahaha. LUCKILY, I have the Food Network and TBS. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have that many channels because I’d end up watching SO much TV and not getting much studying done. I love TV a little too much :)
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  5. says

    I’m a TV Junkie that gets her fix once they’ve been downloaded (I don’t like commercials, ESPECIALLY during election years. Yuck!), but I’m psyched for “Once Upon a Time,” “Castle,” “Big Bang Theory,” “Revenge” (After I watch season 1 on Netflix), and as much as I’m loathe to admit it, probably “American Horror Story: Asylum.” I got sucked into season 1, told myself I wouldn’t watch season 2. Yeah…it’s intriguing to me. Dang it.
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    • Courtney says

      Oh my gosh! I totally forgot all about American Horror Story! I watched season 1 and loooooooooved it, haha. I’m looking forward to season 2…as craaazy and twisted as it looks 😉

  6. Courtney says

    I love The Voice! Check out Cee-Lo’s baby hands… seriously, they are so small! Once someone told me that I could not stop staring at his hands. It pops up in google searches too haha

  7. says

    I never know how to cook porkchops! Maybe I’ll try this recipe.

    As for TV, I’m intrigued by Chicago Fire only because they filmed part of it in the building next door to my apartment building AND filmed some interior ambulance scenes while an ambulance was parked in my building’s loading dock. I want to know what they were doing in there!
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  8. says

    Chocolate covered apples are the best!! There’s a place by my parents’ where you can get monster apples that are covered in caramel, chocolate, nuts, sprinkles…seriously to die for delicious!!!

    I’m looking forward to the return of Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries and Survivor! I’m going to try not to get hooked into too many shows, but it’s hard as the weather turns cold and gray!!
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    • Courtney says

      I actually caught the end of an episode last(?) week – made me want to watch more, but I feel like I should watch it from the beginning…?

      • kristina says

        You can find previous episodes online.. Maybe you’ll need a “sick” day sometime soon? =) It’s an amazing show!!

  9. amina says

    BTW I know you’re always eating Thomas’ English Muffins…they just came out with a limited edition Pumpkin Spice flavored English Muffin. It’s awesome! Had one this AM w/ a little coconut butter!

  10. says

    i LOVE the voice! i started watching it last season. sometimes i enjoy watching the judges duke it out more than watching the talent. lol. i love their funny bickering. it’s so much more entertaining than american idol, in my opinion….and adam levine isn’t bad to look at either ;p

    i’m excited to watch elementary. i hope it’s good :) and i’ve caught bits of the new normal and found it hilarious. but i’m not sure why i don’t make a note to dvr it….i’m super excited for vampire diaries and both ncis shows! :)
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  11. Shannon says

    I’m much more of a TV junkie than you are. Do not feel bad at all! :)

    Elementary looks good, but Scandal is on at the same time. Scandal wins- I’ll have to watch Elementary online. :( Shows that I’m excited to watch include…
    1. Castle
    2. The Middle
    3. Modern Family
    4. Scandal
    5. Revenge

    A couple of shows I watch (Smash & Body of Proof) don’t premiere until midseason, but both had cliff hanger endings and I really want to know what happens next!

    Do you watch the X Factor? I really like it- Britney Spears, to my surprise, is a HARSH judge. Demi is good too. I like the judges’ panel, and you wouldn’t believe some of the talent they’ve had so far. Youtube Janelle Garcia, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and you’ll see what I mean. Their voices are amazing- and they’re only 18 & 13!

  12. Stacie Teves says

    Hi Courtney! I love watching the Voice, I like that all the judges are so different. I am also really excited to watch new girl, modern family, shark tank and Greys Anatomy. I think I am becoming a t.v. junkie also. haha

  13. says

    I absolutely LOVED the first episode of The New Normal. Recorded that & my other fave, Parenthood, tonight & can’t wait to watch tomorrow after work. I always really get into shows at the beginning of fall. I usually lose interest in most, but I’ve been loving The Voice too.
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