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Things Making Me Smile This Week {9/23}

by Courtney on September 23, 2012

I’m really enjoying these posts lately. Not only are they fun a little change up, but they also let me reflect back on the things from the week that were positive, fun, hilarious, and/or happy. So here’s what we’ve got this week…

I finally found my festive fall frames!! For some reason, I stored them in a totally separate closet from the rest of our fall stuff. What was I thinking?!?

To see how I made that frame, for wicked cheap, check out this post.

SOYJOY came out with two new flavors recently: Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Cherry.

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How awesome is that, right? They are both so, so good.

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I’ve got to include these again because, well, they make me smile anytime I eat one.

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Of course, we’ve got to include this week’s Pinterest finds…

Source: via Courtney on Pinterest

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Source: imgfave.com via Courtney on Pinterest

 

And last but not least…the siding on our house is DONE! Open-mouthed smile

Here’s some before and afters:

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We’ve still got a few little detail things to finish up, and we’ll still need a new back deck, but we’re definitely lookin’ better than we were and I am so, so happy it’s finished.

Alright…time to get back to this stinkin’ Jets game. I hate when they go into overtime – I get so nervous!

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1 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

LOVE the siding… it looks great!
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2 Michelle@Peachy Palate September 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I would love to try the chocolate cherry! One of my favourite combos!!! :) Saw the one with the “one trip…” on pinterest, love it!
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3 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I love the cat picture! So hilarious and all to true.
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4 April miller-Rose September 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Lol I love that! “Two trips is for the weak!” Totally how I think when I’m unloading te groceries from the car:P an your new siding looks phenomenal!!

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5 Emilie @ Hungry Delights September 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Wow the back of the house looks great! Renos are so much fun – can’t wait to see how the deck looks when your all finished.

Love the kitty cat in the jar of nutella that is something my naughty cat would do :)
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6 Megan@funsizedfitness September 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Hahaha, I’ve totally raided my parent’s stash of semi-sweet chocolate morsels before (especially when they don’t have any other kind of chocolate in the house when I’m visiting!)
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7 Lili September 23, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Love the cat picture .. Soo cute..

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8 jackie September 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

quick question where do you buy your soy joy bars? I am having trouble finding boxes of them in stores!

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9 Sarah B. September 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm

hahah that first ecard is so me! These posts are such a great idea. Sometimes we all need to remember how lucky we are!
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10 Clare September 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Haha.. that’s something my cat would do! The siding on your house looks great btw, love the colour ;)
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles September 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Wooooo for the Jets! ….I love the cake one! So true! :) That would be great!
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12 Courtney September 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Haha Love the one about the busted can of biscuits… SO true!

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13 Chelsea @ GlitterAndSweat September 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm

now those are funny!! i am defiantly planning on making those pumpkin rice krispies for the Locks of Love event my school is hosting!! Hope you had a great weekend :)
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14 Meg September 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

WOOHOO! Congrats on being DONE your siding! What an accomplishment!

I really like these posts too, girl. Please keep them coming :)
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15 Lauren @The Homeostatic Mindset September 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Haha- the cake going to the boobs one…Wouldn’t that be amazing!? If only… ;)
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16 Shana September 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Your love of all things pumpkin made me want to share a recipe with you. Since I just posted about it, it’s also a shameless (ok, I’m slightly ashamed) plug: Pumpkin and Refried Bean Burritos!

And “two trips” really is for the weak. The majority of my strength training comes from hauling groceries. Get at it!

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17 Blog is the New Black September 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Ahhhh! Semi-sweet morsels… so me!

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18 Alysia @ Slim Sanity September 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

the house looks great!!
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19 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom September 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I love the Pinterest finds!!! I definitely get the busted can of biscuits,especially this week. Sheesh, let me feel skinny again. Hormones kind of suck!!!

The siding looks great!!
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20 michelle kim September 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I also wish cake went straight to my boobs. It just goes to my thighs though :P
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21 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Haha I love all of those ecards. The house looks awesome too! What an improvement!
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22 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

The chocolate morsels one – me all week. Clearly, I need to get some real chocolate up in here. :-)
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23 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 23, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Haha oh the chocolate ecard, how I can relate. Lately I’ve been pretty good at keeping my chocolate stash well stocked, but I remember going to town on those Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate squares countless times in the past.

Your new siding looks great!
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 23, 2012 at 8:03 pm

The siding looks beautiful! And I must get my hands on those new soyjoy bar flavors. It’s actually been awhile since I had them and I’m not sure why…time to change that. ;)
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25 bobbie September 23, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Can you tell me what color your siding is? It looks great!

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26 Courtney September 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Thanks! It’s called natural clay

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27 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

LOVE the siding! It totally changes your house! And I love the cake/boob picture. HILARIOUS.
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28 Anna V. September 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Congrats on bringing your house into the 21st century! ;) Looks great!

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29 Michelle (Better with Berries) September 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

The siding looks great! And I LOVE that cat with nutella picture. I’m not even usually a big cat fan (but Cody is cute!) but that is too funny.
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30 Claire September 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Hey Courtney! Thought I’d share this recipe with you – my mom has made it a few times before so I took a go at it this weekend and it is to die for!

http://healthnutclaire.blogspot.com/2012/09/crack-cake.html
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31 Khushboo Thadani September 24, 2012 at 12:43 am

Hahaha what is it about grocery bags that make me feel invincible…2 trips really are for the weak!!
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32 Kelly @ Femme Fitale September 24, 2012 at 7:59 am

Hahah, totally agree. Story of my ‘grocery shopping’ life!

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33 Ali September 24, 2012 at 2:17 am

Hahaha… could not stop laughing at the shopping bags. I so do that! Why, it’s like it would kill me to make two trips to get the groceries in. Every time though, I practically cut off the circulation in my fingers to get everything in the house at once, phew! Totally cuteness and LOL at the cat and the Nutella, ha! Loved that.

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34 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie September 24, 2012 at 8:01 am

Your house looks beautiful!! Congrats on getting it all done!!
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35 Linz @ Itz Linz September 24, 2012 at 8:21 am

Haha you always post the most hilarious things!!
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36 Melanie September 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

I LOVE the harvest/family/blessing picture! I was wondering where I can get one to hang in my house. Do you know?
Thanks!

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37 Courtney September 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

Check out the link to the post below the photo :)

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38 Sue September 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

Good morning. Are the frames you used for your Fall pictures square? I do counted cross stitch and I used to be able to find square frames all over the place and I’m having a really hard finding any square frames now. I looked into having some made but they would cost too much considering it didn’t cost me very much to make the actual picture. I usually don’t go to Michael’s but thought I might if they had square frames that weren’t too expensive. Thanks and have a great day.

Sue

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39 Courtney September 24, 2012 at 11:27 am

Hey Sue! No, the frames I have are rectangle. Sorry!

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40 Sue September 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Thanks. My eyes are bad. The pictures look square to me. What size are the actual pictures? I just love that idea. LOL.

Sue

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41 Courtney September 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I’m pretty sure it’s 8×10 – I printed it on computer paper and remember having to trim it slightly

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42 Meghan @ After the Ivy League September 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hahaha oh man…I’ve been guilty of digging into the semi-sweet chocolate chips in times of desperation! Sometimes you’re just too busy (lazy) to bake, but you need a chocolate fix!
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43 Bek @ Crave September 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

The siding looks awesome! Don’t underestimate those semi sweet chocolate chips! they are darn good ;) I’m really enjoying these posts :)
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44 EG Gal October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

Were you pleased with the company who did you siding? If so, would you mind sharing their name. We need new siding and we live in East Greenbush.

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45 Courtney October 2, 2012 at 9:42 am

Definitely! We used Navco and they were great

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