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Fun Facts Friday

by Courtney on March 29, 2013

Iiiiiiit’s Fridayyyyy!!

I honestly didn’t have any sort of a post planned for today because I haven’t taken all that many photos over the last 24 hours. Yesterday was a long day…I didn’t wind up getting home until about 6pm, and then still wound up working through my phone via emails for another good hour. After a quick meal of leftovers and catching up on a couple shows from the DVR, I called it a night.

BUT…today is a new day, it’s Friday, and I actually have quite a few random thoughts in my head this morning, so I figured I’d go ahead and share. I guess you could say it’s almost like one of my tangents posts, except I’m totally taking on Chelsey’s fun facts friday post idea and going with that.

1.  Today, I am officially 6 months pregnant. SIX MONTHS. How in the world did that happen?!? Baby Tooth continues to grow and make his presence known everyday and I just love it.

2. Speaking of Baby Tooth, you may or may not have caught the most recent post on the Baby Tooth page from yesterday!

I’m giving away a $50.00 gift card to For Two Fitness so be sure to check it. But I also forgot to mention that in addition to the giveaway, I also have an exclusive coupon code to share. Enter the code SWEETTOOTH at checkout, and you’ll receive 20% off your entire purchase! Coupon code is good until June 30th, so be sure to take advantage!

3. This morning, I managed to get up and get a workout in. I found myself in the mood to switch things up, so I decided to break out my 10lb. Slimdown DVD. I did the 20 minute full  body session and then followed it up with the 20 minute yoga session….ummm, yeah. The yoga session? That was humbling. Don’t think I’ll be attempting that one again until after the bump is outta the way. Yikes.

4. This morning on my way in to work, I was listening to one of our local radio stations (Fly 92.3). For the past couple of weeks, they’ve been doing this thing with random songs and playing donkey noises as part of the lyrics. I have not found this at all funny…until today. Yeah, today it was freakin’ hilarious. I laughed so hard I cried in the car. Cracked. Me. Up.

5. Also on my way in to work this morning, I wound up with a huge craving for iced coffee. Thankfully, I had a few extra minutes to spare in my commute, so I made a pit stop…

and I paid for that bad boy entirely with coins. Awww yeeeeahhh.

6. This weekend, Jay and I have plans to paint the nursery. We have our paint colors picked out and are ready to rock and roll. I also think I may have possibly found a bedding set that I like. Of course, it’s at Pottery Barn Kids and costs twice as much as the other ones I liked before. Ohhh, what to do, what to do.

7. Jay and I have a little obsession. You may have heard of her, too. Her* name is Grumpy Cat (actually, her real name is Tartar Sauce, another fun fact). And it turns out, Grumpy Cat has a brother named Pokey, who is hardly as grumpy looking as his sister*.

*Jay had to remind me that Grumpy Cat is actually a girl. Whoops.

Aren’t they the cutest? Can’t get over them.

8. A couple days ago, our friend Mal posted a photo on her Instagram of homemade stuffed shells. Jay found it first and clued me in. She was super smart and even posted the recipe she used too. Any guesses what we’re having for dinner tonight?

Oh yes. Stuffed shells it is. Thanks, Mal!

9. Sunday is Easter…already. Crazy! Jay and I will be heading to his aunt’s house for brunch, and I’ve been asked to make dessert, so I’m thinking I might make my Triple Lemon Cupcakes.

After brunch, we’ll be heading to my parents’ house for dinner, where we’ll be dining on your typical Easter meal. You know, Italian….oh wait, what? Italian food isn’t standard on every holiday? Well, it seems to be in our family. ;)

10. I’ve eaten pizza twice this week, along with cheeseteaks, and wayyy too many cookies. So much so, that the thought of cookies right now just sounds gross. So far this morning, I am craving nothing but eggs and salad. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to make the eggs happen, but I do have a salad packed up for lunch. Time to get some of the good-for-me stuff back in the rotation.

Alright, that’s all I’ve got, my friends! Hope you all have a fantabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend! :)

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1 Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 29, 2013 at 9:37 am

Love that you paid for your coffee with all change! I’ve done that a few times, and the cashier always gives me a look like, “Really? You’re doing this?”


2 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire March 29, 2013 at 9:37 am

You’re such an adorable pregnant lady! Dunkin makes any day great, especially Friday! Have a great weekend!!


3 Lisa March 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

That’s so exciting your 6 months pregnant today!!! Seems to fly by! I swear when someone announces, the nine months flies by!
How weird is it that I’ve never had Dunkin before! We don’t have any where I live, so I’m a Starbucks slave for now;)
Happy Friday!


4 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige March 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

6 months and looking gorgeous!!
Love cats – and didn’t know about grumpy cat, but I instantly love! Have a great Friday, Courtney :)
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5 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health March 29, 2013 at 9:41 am

Sounds like your Friday is off to a good start! I tried the enchilada recipe you shared last week and loved them. Now I’m going to check out Mals stuffed shell recipe, yum! Happy Friday!!
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6 Jennifer@knackfornutrition March 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

I love the grumpy cat. He is hilarious!!
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7 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty March 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

I just can’t get over how adorable you are. You are one of the cutest pregnant mamas I have ever seen!
I’m thinking those lemon cupcakes would be the PERFECT Easter dessert. They look so light and refreshing. I think I’m going with Key Lime Pie Bars, but not 100% sure yet.
Have a great Friday!
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8 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl March 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

Six months already?!? Holy cow, time is flying!!!

Those stuffed shells look amazing. What can I say, I am an Italian food junkie :).
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9 Shana March 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

I do that yoga routine often and can’t imagine trying to do it with a bump! Especially all those downward dog to warrior poses. How do you get that leg up there?!?!?!
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10 Shel@PeachyPalate March 29, 2013 at 9:57 am

A celebratory six month workout! Such a big milestone :) Your cupcakes look divine, good Easter choice! My little niece is lemon crazy, she even sucks slices of it so she would love them!
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11 Kathryn March 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s amazing how that time flies, isn’t it? My best friend is due tomorrow, and I swear it was just yesterday she was calling to tell me she was pregnant.

As for paying for something with change? Oh yeah, been there and done that.


12 Runner Girl Eats March 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

I hate cats (horribly allergic) but LOVE grumpy cat. Cracks me up. I listen to Kidd Kraddick every morning on my way to work and they used to do a sketch where they replaced dirty words in 50 Shades of Grey with infomercial products. At first I thought it was so stupid then one day it clicked and I think it is one of the funniest radio bits ever.


13 Karen March 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

yeah a shout out to FLY92, one of my favorite things from home! have a great weekend courtney!


14 Erin @Axell's Kitchen March 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

LOOOVE stuffed shells! And wow 6 months..crazy!! Have a good Easter (:


15 Jane {In the Pink and Green} March 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

You are looking amazing girl, congrats on making it to 6 months! Your bump is adorable :) Also, those lemon cupcakes look amazing, I think I’m going to need to make them soon! Have a happy Easter! xoxo


16 Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

I never really found the animal noise in song thing funny either. Like that Taylor Swift song with the goat? No idea why that’s humorous. Which song was it that cracked you up? And I swear that there’s nothing better than paying with something in change. Lately I’ve been that annoying person in line who tries to pay with everything with exact change… I just want to get rid of it!
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17 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl March 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

Love that top picture….you look great! 6 mos is quite an accomplishment. I’m coming over to grab your chicken parmesan burger recipe….love it!
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18 Breanna March 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

Hey – I found my sheets that I like on Amazon – they are the DwellStudio brand. SO cute and I bought them. But then I also bought 2 extra cheap sheets at Target because I’ve heard there can be a lot of sheet changing happening in the middle of the night and you need to have clean sheets on standby. With the price of cute sheets being so high I figured my backup sheets shouldn’t be more than $9.99. So that’s my tip for the day! Happy shopping :)


19 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit March 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

Happy Friday & Happy 6 Months! You look phenomenal :) I ate way too much junk last night so much so that I don’t want anything but greens today. Guess there could be worse things! Happy Easter!
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20 Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny March 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

I love grumpy cat…totally thought it was a he! We’re not allowed to spend change in my family – we pool it and go on a vacation when we save up! It’s crazy how much it amounts to sometimes.


21 Nicole @ FruitNFitness March 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

I love grumpy cat, have always thought she was a he. Painting the nursery might not be fun but it’s going to feel so nice once it’s done!


22 Avery @ SBLW March 29, 2013 at 11:16 am

Six months and rocking it! Oh don’t worry about the cookies, I’ve become very friendly with the chocolate covered powerberries this week. Can’t even think about eating more!


23 Lauren March 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

Yay! 6 months and only 3 left until we get to see the little boy! :-)
You’re such a pretty mommy! I cannot imagine doing yoga while pregnant. Kudos to you for giving it a go! Lol! I kind of want to make those lemon cupcakes for easter. To me, Easter = lemon and coconut. Hmmm.


24 Meghan @ After the Ivy League March 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

I’m doing some baking this weekend for Easter too! Trying to narrow down some recipes now, it’s so hard to decide!
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25 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

Six months? Wow – time must really be flying by!
I have the same Grumpy Cat obsession. I didn’t know she had a brother, I was hoping they would have had the same expression!


26 Nicole March 29, 2013 at 11:32 am


Congrats on hitting the 6-month mark!!

As for Pottery Barn v. others? (I’m sure you’ve already thought of this…, but!) if the quality is higher and if you’re planning on having more than one kiddo, hey spending a little extra cash now is okay! :)

Have a great weekend!


27 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

Those cats are so cute and remind me of those Kitty Kitty Kittens I used to have as a kid! Remember those?! haha!
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28 Holly March 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

Yay for 6 months! You look great! I love those workout capris! Did you get them at For Two Fitness? Those cupcakes look delish! Happy Friday! :)


29 Jenny@The Wellness Journey March 29, 2013 at 11:50 am

LOVE grumpy cat! lol

And you look an AMAZING 6 months pregnant!

Hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family!
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30 Christine March 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

I am also obsessed with Grumpy cat! I email my husband every fantastic picture ofher that I find because I love her cute face.


31 Colleen @ Wide Eyes Quick Feet March 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

The donkey-noises-as-lyrics reminded me of this tape my family used to have of christmas carols sung entirely by barking dogs. A few years later my dad got another tape of Gregorian chant performed by pigs. Yeah, it was pretty strange. We did get a kick out of listening to them once or twice though.


32 Ashley @ Life and Fitness March 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I don’t think I would have enough change in my wallet for a random stop at Starbucks. Those drinks are expensive at $4! I seriously can’t believe you are six months pregnant. I feel like you just announced yesterday that you were!
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33 Heather @fitncookies March 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

6 months?! Holy cow! I feel like yesterday you told us you were pregnant… no?

Those goat noises were confusing to me at first, too. I just listened but didn’t find many funny. Then, I saw a video to Taylor Swift’s Trouble song and it was hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing, and now I think they are always funny :)

I used up all of my change last week doing the same thing! It was weighing me down, and I feel a great sense of joy when I get to pay completely of coins :) Little things in life…

Also, I’m not sure I could get sick of cookies :) Hopefully that feeling goes away soon, because I know you will make delicious cookies or sweets for Sunday!
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34 Laura March 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Nothing to do with what you posted, but I thought of you as soon as I saw this article for pregnant mommies. Lots of super useful/unnecessary but still cool things for babies and mommies.


35 The Marcy Stop March 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Happy Friday indeed! Congrats on 6 months!

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36 Gracie March 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Girl, you look amazing.
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37 Annette@FitnessPerks March 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I LOVE that you paid in change! I try hard to do that sometimes. :)

Stuffed shells sound delicious!!
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38 Sara @ fitcupcaker March 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I made lemon babycakes on Sunday last week. They were delicious! Yours look yummy too!
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39 Alaina March 29, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Courtney! You look incredible! You need to post a head-on pic b/c you totally look all belly! :D


40 chelcie @ chelcie's food files March 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm

i’m having stuffed shells for dinner tonight too! i haven’t had them in so long i’m excited!
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41 Leigha March 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

We have been wanting to make stuffed shells really bad! Only three months until the awesomeness is here :) Sometimes it’s okay to have an unhealthy week.. I just had ice cream AND key lime pie today!
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42 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills March 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I don’t think I would find the donkey noise songs funny either! Also, triple lemon cupcakes? Give me, give me, give me!
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43 Rachel McIntyre March 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm

I’m also obsessed with Grumpy Cat. I love all of those facts about her! Tartar Sauce? No wonder she’s grumpy ;)


44 Brooke @ Running In Heels March 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I am obsessed with Grumpy Cat… hahaha glad I’m not alone!
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45 Chelsie March 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Those lemon cupcakes look amazing! I absolutely love anything lemon! I’m planning on making a creamy lemon pie for Easter but I may have to make those cupcakes instead :)
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46 Emily @ Hungry Delights March 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I adore grumpy cat beyond words… every single meme I read with a grumpy cat cracks me UP entirely. I didn’t know she had a sibling though. She is equally cute!
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47 Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm

They’re not donkey noises, they’re goat bleats! Haha! I honestly spent an hour watching those on youtube one night. In my defense, I was on pain meds and not thinking clearly ;)
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48 Jaime D. March 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Yay for being 6 months along! I just had my first (she is 4 weeks old) so I know how great it feels to hit those pregnancy milestones. Regarding #6: just register for the PBK bedding! People will get you gift cards or go in on it together for a shower gift!


49 Ellie@Fit for the Soul March 30, 2013 at 12:11 am

How exciting! I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for the nursery. And your triple lemon cupcakes look so beautiful!
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50 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 30, 2013 at 8:03 am

I always get a weird sense of satisfaction when I pay with things with coins! lol I’m a weirdo.
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51 michelle March 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I know that feeling of not being able to eat any more cookies for like a year because I went wild on cookies in a couple of days… though the cookie cravings come back after like two weeks, haha.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!


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