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by Courtney on December 7, 2012

Gosh, I just love me some Chipotle.

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Last night was one of those nights where I was trying desperately to avoid my cravings for this good stuff and save money by just eating in. Jay ended up having to work later than normal, so I was joking around with him, saying that he should pick some up for dinner on his way home. Well, the time kept ticking on by and I was getting huuuuungry. Then I find out he’s going to be at least another hour and a half. No bueno.

I tried searching around the kitchen for something that could satisfy my cravings, but I had nothing. Nothing but Chipotle on the brain, that is.

So, I did the only feasible thing…I went out and picked it up myself.

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Had I not been feeling so incredibly lazy, I could have just gone out and gotten it from the get-go, but hey, there’s laziness for ya. I ordered myself an amazing chicken burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, mild salsa, corn, cheese, and lettuce. Of course, I also had my side of chips and guac, which you can’t totally see, and I actually managed to save some for Jay to have with his burrito bowl that I got him for when he got home. Such a great decision.

Since I scarfed down my burrito bowl in no time flat, I spent the next hour or so curled up on the couch with my buddy, reading my new book.

I’ve loved ALL of Emily Giffin’s books so far, and have been waiting since the summer to get my hands on this one. I finally bought it for myself off of Amazon on Cyber Monday and am so excited to get into it more. I’m only into about the fifth chapter, but it already seems pretty good, and I’m hearing great reviews from others who have read it.

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I have a lot to do today, and I’m pretty sure my body must have realized it because I woke up around 6:15 with no alarm and was wide awake. This never happens to me, my friends! So I took advantage of the early start time and was able to bust out about three things on my list, all before 8am. Woop woop!

Next, breakfast.

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Quite uncolorful, huh?

Today’s bowl included Quaker Oatmeal Squares (in honey nut flavor – YUM!) and plain Cheerios. Well, actually, they’re Target brand “toasted oats” and are not the kind I meant to get. I was a total dope, didn’t real the box, and accidentally picked up the plain over the honey nut. Booooo.

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And, of course, I bought the big box of them too, so I have quite a bit to work through…maybe I’ll have to get creative and use them for something else. Any ideas? Smile

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Giveaway Winners!!

Two giveaways in two days?? Crazy, I know! First things first, thanks to everyone who entered.

The (2) winners of the Cookbook Giveaway are Tessa and Kaitlin:

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And the winner of the Santa Barbara Chocolate Giveaway is Kerry Cartledge:

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Congratulations to all of the winners! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com so we can get you set up with your prizes!!

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It’s about time for me to get back to business…who’s psyched that it’s Fridayyyyy??? Smile

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1 Danica @ It's Progression December 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

I haven’t read that book yet but it’s on my “to-read” list. You’ll have to let us know what you think of it once you finish.
Happy Friday! It’s date night here and I’m definitely excited for that!
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2 Katie December 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

I bought the kindle version of that book the day it came out. I also am a HUGE fan of her books, especially the heart of the matter (great one). This one I just couldn’t get into! It seemed like it almost wasn’t her writing it. I don’t know. I never finished it. I think I got 1/4 through it and gave up. Should I try again?
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3 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

I swear my list of books to read just keeps getting longer and longer and I haven’t been able to knock one off lately. ;)
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4 Justeen December 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

You could try these peanut butter honey cheerios bars!

http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/yummy-cheerios-bars/

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5 Courtney December 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

OMG, thank you for that link. x100000 :)

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6 Elaine December 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

So excited it’s Friday! And I’ve been there with the Chipotle cravings. When it’s what you want, you just gotta have it.
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7 Stephanie Wilson December 7, 2012 at 9:41 am

I like Emily Giffin books too! Heart of the Matter was one of my favorites! Have you read any of the Jane Green books or the Shopaholic series? These are also fun “chic lit
” stories similar to the Emily Giffin books. I have not read Where We Belong yet, so I am interested to see what you think!
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8 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections December 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

I’ve always wanted to read that series. Okay – you convinced me! Is that chia seeds on your cereal too? Looks yummy.
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9 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

I’ve never eaten at Chipotle before. I might have to now if it means I can get my hands on that rice bowl! Looks awesome!
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10 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 7, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’ve been craving Chipotle for -months- (we don’t have one up here), and I’ll finally be able to satisfy that craving when I fly down to the States next week… Is it sad that that’s one of the things I’m looking forward to most? :D

Happy Friday!
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11 Anna Leeson December 7, 2012 at 10:07 am

To use up plain cheerio’s, my mom would always throw them in with Crispix (or you could use chex), peanuts, and holiday m&m’s, then cover it all with melted white chocolate, stir and let harden! be careful, IT’S ADDICTIVE

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12 Courtney December 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

That sounds amazing. I may just have to try that!! :)

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13 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 7, 2012 at 10:08 am

The book was really good. I hope you’re enjoying it!

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14 Lynn December 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

I listened to that book while working out on book on tape, once I got into it I could hardly wait to get back on the treadmill to listen to more.

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15 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 7, 2012 at 10:12 am

If I crave Chipotle, there is no getting around it! I need it!
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16 Lyric December 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

It looks like I am going to have to try some Emily Griffin books! You should try reading John Green books. They are so good.
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17 michelle kim December 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

Great job on getting everything done before 8am!
Congratulations to all the winners!
and YES, I’m totally excited that it’s Friday :D
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18 Shana December 7, 2012 at 10:16 am

I love plain cheerios because then you can make your own flavors (like maple peanut butter)!

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19 Courtney December 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

I never would have thought of that…genius!!

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20 Danielle December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

Where We Belong is such a good book. I bought it for my kindle the day it came out. I had been waiting for Emily Giffin’s next book, as I am a huge fan. This one did not disappoint. Enjoy it :)

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21 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit December 7, 2012 at 10:25 am

Glad to hear Emily’s new book is good, it’s on my list! She did a book signing a while back that I went to but it was SO packed I couldn’t get a copy! Happy Friday.

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22 Sarah December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

Yayyyyy for Friday! And random cereal bowls :)
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23 Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie December 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

So pumped it’s Friday, as always :) I’ve never read her books, but I’ve heard great things!
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24 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

I got up extra early this morning also, and was excited to get so much done before 7!
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25 Nicole @ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com December 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

I read that book this summer. I love Emily Giffin books!
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26 jennifer December 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

make white trash, white choc makes anything taste better

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27 Laura December 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

Such a good book-you will enjoy it!

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28 Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

I have seen this book everywhere, so it must be a good read! A Chipotle just opened within walking distance from my apartment….talk about trouble ha.
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29 Kim @ The Family Practice December 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

Woo! Tessa and Kaitlin congrats!
I was craving Chipotle last night as well – I had to force myself to just drive past it since I knew I had a crock pot meal waiting at home. I always get the three chicken taco meal. So yummy!
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30 Jessie December 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Chipotle is SERIOUSLY my most favorite thing ever. When I’m craving it, I have to pick it up because nothing else will taste as good!
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31 jordan @ thedancingdonut December 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

you should totally make rice krispie treats with the cheerios! my mom used to do that when i was little. make them the peanut butter kind, too, if you can! SO good.
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32 Khushboo December 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Confession: I’ve never tried Chipotle buuuuut one opened up in London about a year ago and I’m excited to finally try it out!
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33 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction December 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I love that book! I read it over the summer, it’s a fun, cute and quick read! Happy Friday :)
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34 Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife December 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I love Emily Giffin, too! I just finished Where We Belong and I thought it was really sweet. Hope you enjoy it!
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35 Meghan @ After the Ivy League December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Use them to make rice krispies treats! Only with cheerios instead, super delicious. Or add them to trail mix, or puppy chow!
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36 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes December 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Definitely let us know how the book is! I LOVE chipotle too. I’m not sure if they have Freebirds in NY but if they do you have to try it. Similar concept and amazing!
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37 Nicole December 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

You have to make some Scotcheroos! …just use all cheerios instead of rice krispies! :)

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-scotcheroos-2/

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38 Ashlee December 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Let us know how that book is! I love Emily Giffin. I started the Crossfire Series book #2 this week and I am LOVING it!
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39 Megan@funsizedfitness December 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Your burrito bowl makes me want to go to Chipotle ASAP! Have you tried the new Cantina Bowl at Taco Bell?
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40 Courtney December 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm

No, I’ve never really been a big Taco Bell person!

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41 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm

They just put a Chipotle right across the street from my apartment…dangerous. It’s SO good, and I love how you can make it decently healthy!

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42 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You could make chocolate cherrio cakes…kinda like rice krispie cakes!
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43 Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats December 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I finished that book just a few weeks ago!
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44 Erin December 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Preggo cravings?! (:

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45 Bethany December 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I love Chipotle! It’s one of the few places that you cannot replace with something else!

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46 Bek @ Crave December 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I really need to find a good book to read!
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47 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Is it weird that I actually LOVE and prefer plain Cheerios over honey nut?? There is just something about them that I find so delicious. Of course, nothing beats the Multigrain ones!
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