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Weekend in a Nutshell

by Courtney on March 25, 2013

Ahhh…that was a much needed weekend.

I know I mentioned it briefly on Saturday, but last week was just a really crazy busy one for me. Not only was work crazy busy, but we had something going on almost every night after work. This amounted to somewhat of a lack of sleep, thus making me one exhausted gal.

So I took some time away from the internet, managed to catch up on some sleep, and got some errands done both in and out of the house this weekend. It was productive, but fairly relaxing at the same time.

Saturday was definitely the busier of the two days. Jay and I were out for for most of the day due to some prior obligations and things that needed to be done. I wound up with a craving for some Starbucks as we headed out…


But wouldn’t you know, about 1/3 of the way through, I decided I was definitely not in the mood for a caramel macchiato. Super Starbucks fail.

Sunday was another productive one. We were up and out of the house fairly early to meet with a couple of friends of ours, who also happen to do our taxes. Seeing as though our time is running out, we figured it’d be a good time to get crackin’ on that. Winking smile Now let’s just hope the government isn’t going to make us pay a bunch back…

After our taxes (which included a breakfast sandwich from Panera) and a quick grocery shop, it was time to head home for the day. First up, I did a little baking…


I promised some guys at work who helped me out this past week that I’d bake them some cookies, so I went with my favorite standby, my Chewy Chocolate Chip Heath Bar Cookies. I think the guys will like ‘em.

I also had a bunch of ripe bananas that needed to be used up, so I made a batch of Banana Oat Muffins, using this recipe, and also adding in some cinnamon chips. I sampled a couple of the minis and they are good! Definitely looking forward to having them for breakfast this week.

The next item on our to-do list for the day? Set up the new crib! Smile


When we first started looking at the directions, we were a little unsure of how it was all going to pan out, but it was actually surprisingly easy to do, and I’d say we got it all finished in about 30-40 minutes.

We loooooooove it.


Cannot WAIT to start seeing everything come together! We also picked out some paint colors this weekend, so we’ll probably get working on that during the week or next weekend.

Cody, of course, was having a blast playing with all the packaging.


And we also now have our full mattress set chillin’ out in the living room. Our original plan was to store it in the basement for now, buuuuut we quickly discovered that that was not going to be an option, since it doesn’t fit down our basement stairs. Lovely.


Thankfully, we’ll have room out in the garage, but we just need to make sure that we wrap it up really well before putting it out there. Suddenly, we’re feeling like our cozy little home is shrinking drastically right before our eyes, I’ll tell ya…

So as far as food and fitness goes for this weekend? Not bad.

To be honest, I really didn’t take photos of any of my food. You didn’t miss out on much though…some leftovers, some chicken sausage with veggies, some waffles…the usuals. Oh, but there were Easter colored pretzel m&m’s.


And good lord, are they good.

For fitness, I did a 50 minute Pilates session on Saturday which felt really great, but wound up taking Sunday off. I’ve been getting in a decent amount of walking day-to-day, but I’m hoping that with a quieter week ahead, I’ll be able to get enough sleep to allow for a few early morning workouts. We’ll see how it goes.

So yeah, that’s the weekend, in a nutshell. It was a good one, but went way too fast (as usual). Here’s to having a good work week ahead for ALL of us! Smile

Question for the Morning:

How was your weekend? Any good eats? Killer workouts? Fun plans?

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1 Sarah @PickyRunner March 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

You could always use the mattress as some extra guest seating in your living room… ;) You two were really busy this weekend! Those are the best ones, though, and they always go by way too fast and Monday comes before you realize it.
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2 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty March 25, 2013 at 8:05 am

I’m glad you were able to relax a little but this weekend…it is so important! Take good care of yourself! Have a great day!
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3 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

I like how you said that you did a “little” baking!! That looks like a bit more than a little! ;) You might have some leftovers that you need to send to me! ;)

LOVE the crib! The dark wood looks so good!
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4 Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well March 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

Haha, I agree with Hannah. Your little baking equals my lotta baking! If I made that much, my mother would be asking who the heck is coming over! Have a great week :)


5 Karen March 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

I love the crib. Can’t wait to see the whole room come together. Our weekend was busy as I am traveling for work the next two weeks. Hate being away from my little girl but know she is in good hands. Have a great week.
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6 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns March 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

Way more productive weekend than me!! Saturday was my last full day with the bf, got some yummy Togos and Froyo :) And Sunday was just a relaxing day, we caught up on New Girl and just chilled the rest of the day. But defiantly flew by!
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7 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes March 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

We have a crib very similar to that one for Noah! Love the dark wood! I can’t wait to read that cookie recipe… all my favorite things in a cookie :-) Thanks for sharing!
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8 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

The crib looks great! Can’t wait to see the whole nursery put together!
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9 Ashley @ Life and Fitness March 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

Glad you’re back! I hate trying a new drink at Starbucks because if you don’t like it, $4 is alot of money wasted. I did my taxes and ended up owing money, which is the worst! :(
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10 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

That crib is gorgeous! I love the dark wood. I had sushi and froyo Saturday night, which definitely amounts to good eats in my book :-D


11 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! March 25, 2013 at 8:46 am

My weekend was so mellow! But that was definitely much needed!
I know what you mean about the shrinking house… we moved into a very large 2 bedroom apartment last year (it has 2 “master bedrooms” and the extra bedroom was empty pretty much, but sadly my mother in law passed away in November and we took on all her belongings and our spare bedroom is jam packed full of her stuff now.. and that is with some of it in a storage unit also until we are ready to go through it! Crazy how that happens!
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12 Katie March 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

The crib looks so pretty! Mike put our crib together this past weekend too! Good men we have ;)

Now the dresser, oh lord! We took all the parts out but going to do this week, going to be a pain in the butt job on that part!

Happy Monday girl! I am feeling the fatigue today but might get motivated, let me tell you, the fatigue hits again towards the third trimester! I have a feeling my workouts will become less, but I am ok with that! Doing what is best for baby and for my sanity, lol.

Happy Monday!


13 Erin @Axell's Kitchen March 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

Courtney thats the same crib we have too!! Haha so thats a sign you should definitely get the bedding we were talking about and we will pretty mich have the same nursery hah!


14 alyssa @ life a la wife March 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

LOVE the crib! Can’t wait to see how the room turns out :)
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15 char eats greens March 25, 2013 at 9:14 am

Crib looks so awesome! 40 minutes isn’t bad either. I think ours took a little longer because we put one part on the wrong side and then it messed everything up hahaha
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16 Gracie March 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

Love the finish of the crib!
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17 Shel@PeachyPalate March 25, 2013 at 9:16 am

Can’t believe Easter is next weekend! You sound like you had a fun filled busy weekend! I was working but managed to fit some chocolate chip pancakes and an amazing cashew nut curry! :) Have a great Monday!
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18 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life March 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

Love the crib! Do you already have your nursery theme picked out? Oh and the Easter m&m’s with almonds were gone in two days at my house! Between my husband and I, they were bound to not last too long! ;)


19 Nicole @ Fruit N Fitness March 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

I love the picture of Cody and all those baked goods look so good


20 Natalie @ Free Range Human March 25, 2013 at 9:20 am

I had a much needed restful weekend as well. My husband and I decided to do the Insanity workout program to get ready for our big backpacking trip this summer. We did the fit test yesterday, and I have a feeling this program is going to kick my butt!
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21 Emily N March 25, 2013 at 9:28 am

Ahh! Way to make me feel like I have an obscene amount of catching up to do! We still need to ORDER our furniture (not to mention redo the floors in the baby’s room!)
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22 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire March 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

I am SOOO jealous of that Easter candy! Lent couldn’t be over any sooner. My weekend was so fun, but I’m definitely tired now and already can’t wait to get some sleep tonight. How much did your heart melt watching Jay put together the crib? So adorable. :)


23 Linz @ Itz Linz March 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

love the dark color wood for the crib!!
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24 lauren March 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

Glad you took some time to recharge this weekend! Sometimes, that is so needed. Happy Monday hun!


25 Emily @ The Good Era March 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

LOVE the crib!!! Can’t wait to see the colors you picked. We’re starting to feel like our cozy, little house and shrinking as well. Than, or we just keep accumulating a lot more stuff ;)

My best friend got engaged this weekend! It was super exciting!!
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26 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health March 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

I can totally understand your needing a break from the Internet! The crib looks great, can’t wait to see how the nursery turns out. I think s matress makes a nice family room addition. :)
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27 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction March 25, 2013 at 9:50 am

You are going to love your return next year with your taxes ;) I am doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred and Level 3 is intense. I am sticking with it and doing it on weekends even though they are usually my rest days :)

I love the crib! We had so much fun decorating the nursery and putting together things.
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28 Heather @fitncookies March 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

After a busy week last week, you needed a semi-relaxing weekend! I could never complete a 50 minute pilates workout, so more power to you! I’m sure with your less than busy week ahead you will manage some exercise, and if not? oh well, it won’t kill ya ;) I LOVE the crib! I was secretly hoping that was the one you picked when I saw you start it on Instagram. I have seen it around multiple times and just love how it looks. I know the rest of Baby Tooth’s room wil also look fantastic! :)
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29 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

Haha since we’ve been preparing for baby, I feel like our little house is just getting smaller and smaller too. It’s crazy how much STUFF you realize you have when you have to clean out an entire bedroom. Glad you had a great weekend friend!
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30 Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 25, 2013 at 10:09 am

This weekend went by crazy fast for me as well. I drove up to the mountains to do some snowboarding with some friends, and I swear that I could use at least another 3 or 4 days to really feel like I had some time off. At least Easter holidays are coming up soon :)
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31 Jenny@The Wellness Journey March 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

Wait till all the toys start arriving! :-) You’ll feel the shrinking affect even more. All for good reasons though!

My weekend was spent tile shopping, crown molding shopping, etc. etc. (Fun fun) But I did squeak a 7 mile run in yesterday! Which is good because we’re getting snow today! (Spring?? Where are you??)
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32 Courtney March 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

Love the crib! I have a sleigh crib in expresso that my son is in right now, but we have a baby girl coming in July that’s going to need one as well since my son won’t be ready to transition out of his crib into a toddler bed [& I am no rush!] Since the 2 will have to share a bedroom until we build, I kind of want her stuff to match his. Not sure if I want to do the same crib for her, or one like you’ve posted-I really like the look of it! Thanks for the idea. You’ll also find your home getting smaller & smaller by the month as you add more & more baby items! It’s all worth it though!


33 Maureen @ Breaking Free & Finding Me March 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

the nursery is starting to look great! the best part of my weekend was working a princess party on sunday! I got to dress up as princess Belle and sing and dance all day. best job ever!
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34 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills March 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Cute crib! I am also craving a handful of m&ms now.. thanks!
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35 Mary March 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm

My cat is exactly the same! We bought loads of fun cat toys when we first brought her home but she prefers rolled up balls of paper and climbing into our empty boxes and bags!
When you paint the room it will start feeling really real!
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36 Angela @ Health's Angel March 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Love the look of the crib!

I’d love a handful of those M&Ms right now. I love pastel, Easter colors and M&Ms are just so good. I spotted coconut ones at Target over the weekend…! But I refrained.
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37 Tina @ Best Body Fitness March 25, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Those are always the best weekends! When you feel rejuvenated but still got some things done. Love the crib. I wanted a style like that for ours but we found one at a consignment store for a deal too good to pass up. I always wanted dark wood though.
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38 Suzanne @ Mixing It Up March 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

You will be shocked how quickly your house will feel much to small with lots of baby stuff around. Of course, it gets better when they get a little older and pack n plays, swings and jumparoos aren’t all over the place.

I cannot wait to see the nursery once you get it finished!!
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39 Lauren March 25, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I love the crib! It looks so nice! My mom and I cannot put things together to save our lives. My dad usually is the one who throws something together and ends up with two random bolts which didn’t make it on the object. We count down the days until something falls apart haha!

My best workout was probabbbbly a swim session. Annnd holiday themed candies are always ten times better than the normal ones!
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40 Kerry @ Totes My Oats March 25, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Love the crib! Such a rich dark color!


41 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! March 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Having lots of events at night during the week zaps me quickly too! I’m so glad you got a little rest. We had a wonderful weekend puttering around Austin including a little shopping, watching a Regatta (rowing competition), teaching a pilates class, and of course grocery shopping!
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42 Fizz@fizzsbizz March 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Nice crib!!

My weekend was full of lots of packing and moving!
But I also managed a 12 mile run which was pretty awesome! My longest run to date!
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43 Annette@FitnessPerks March 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

sweet crib!!

Having a full week can be so energy zapping–glad you got some rest :)
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44 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

The crib looks perfect!

And pretzel M&Ms are the best!!!
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45 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm

We had a very relaxing weekend! And my husband got me a nice camera as a “push gift.” Feel free to share this information with your husband to start hinting. ;) Haha!
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46 Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake March 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I made some deliciousness CousCous ChickPea salad with herbed Cod and it was so good!! Up on the blog btw. And I ALSO experimented with a new granola. Quinoa Granola full of protein and deliciousness. Also on the blog. I was so happy about the food…call me a healthy food blogger HAHA.
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47 Sara @ fitcupcaker March 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I love easter candy, and m&m’s yum. I didnt have a very productive weekend, I worked, made my husband clean :) And I hurt my foot so ive been lazy all day icing it ;(
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48 Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Those muffins look AMAZING! Pretzel M&M’s are pretty delicious too ;)
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49 shelby March 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

we set up baby stuff this weekend too!!! i’m 36 weeks this week, so we put the carseat base in my car, and put together my BOB stroller! i’m glad Cody liked the packaging from the crib, one of our dogs wouldn’t even walk into the living room with all of the packaging and new things. now we have the carseat and stroller sitting around the house so she can get used to them :)
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50 Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes March 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

My cat loves packaging too! What the heck?? He is obsessed with boxes and wakes us up in the night playing with plastic bags. Weirdos! I got carrot cake white chocolate M&M’s!!!!!! They are amazing.
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51 Kimberly Ann March 25, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Your cat is ADORABLE! If I was single.. I would totally be a crazy cat lady when I’m older, as sad as that sounds.. haha! Love your blog.

Kimberly Ann
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52 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples March 25, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Love how dark the wood looks on that crib! Can’t wait to see the final product! :)
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53 Emily @ Hungry Delights March 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Sounds like you had a fun and productive weekend. I bet it is super exciting getting the nursery all setup! My cat loves jumping in boxes and whenever we pack for travel she HAS to be in our suitcase.. I think she tries to come with us nawww…
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54 Katie @ SkinnyMinnieMoves March 25, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Killer leg day was my weekend plus 2 birthday parties for my niece, who turned 6!


55 Bek @ Crave March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

My weekend was awesome! I had two gym launches, a mother daughter date (with the bf and MIL also), Gossip Girl watching, work and time for chilling also! Weekends go WAY too quick lately.
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56 Meredith March 26, 2013 at 5:03 am

That crib is gorgeous! and after reading this, I need some pretzel m&m’s immediately!
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57 Liz March 26, 2013 at 5:05 am

Those cookies look perfectttt!! I will definitely have to try to bake some like that.

I was visiting Lake Taupo in New Zealand this weekend, exploring the beaches, hikes, and downtown, so my whole weekend was great but the highlight was definitely laying in the sun on the beach and finally getting some color!!


58 Leigha March 26, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I’ve got some ripe bananas.. I see those muffins in the future!!
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