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A Busy Weekend Wrap Up

by Courtney on April 22, 2013

Well hey there, my friends! Happy Monday to you all! Did everyone have a great weekend? Mine was actually suuuuper productive, with a few other fun perks thrown into the mix as well…and I even took some photos along the way too.

The one downer to the weekend was that I was solo…well, besides my Codester and the dancing machine that’s all up in my belly. Jay actually left on Thursday to head to Arizona for a wedding and didn’t get back until late yesterday afternoon. But it wasn’t all bad…I got some quality down time and got a TON of work done around the house.

Friday night after work, I treated myself a girly movie and some fro yo.

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The movie wasn’t all that great, but the fro yo was fantastic. And obnoxiously large. Whoops.

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Saturday morning I met up with Heather for a breakfast date. Turns out, I didn’t have to worry about choosing pancakes or an omelet because we went to a little coffee shop called Mocha Lisa’s that had some wraps instead.

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Actually, Heather and I have visited this place before, wayyy back in 2010. Who knew?

My wrap came with two eggs, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, and fresh basil…and it was pretty darn delicious.

After a couple of hours at breakfast, I had some errands to run, including a grocery shop and a trip to Target…which resulted in the purchase of this cute little onesie.

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I actually saw it and texted a picture of it to my dad, since I knew he’d love it, and told him the little guy can wear it while we’re down cheering on the softball team this season. I’ve got to admit…I’m super bummed about not being able to play this season, even though it is all for good reason. Hey, I suppose I can always be a base coach until he arrives? I’ll just definitely need a different jersey to wear. ;)

Saturday included some more pretty good eats, including a black cherry spinach smoothie,

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and a plate of random leftovers and whatever else I could find that looked good for dinner…that included a chicken sausage, mini sweet potato with salsa and Greek yogurt, sugar snap peas, and a toasted naan. Super tasty.

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Cody kept me company all day long while I cleaned and worked around the house, and we made sure to check in with dad to let him know that we missed him.

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Saturday evening after eating diner, I found myself in the kitchen with a strong urge to bake.

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I ended up making a batch of these cookies (SUPER good!),

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and a slightly adapted version of this banana bread (made without the glaze and with sugar free banana cream pudding mix), which was also quite tasty. I know…two recipes in one night…all at like, 9pm. I’m nuts.

Me and the Codester played some fetch while we waited for the goodies to come out of the oven.

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He’s a good little companion, I’ll tell ya. ;)

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Sunday morning started with a workout…an excellent 50 minutes of Pilates.

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Saturday’s workout was definitely house cleaning…good lord, did I clean that house!

But anyways…I should also mention that on Saturday night, I began the process of making Pioneer Woman’s iced coffee recipe. Sunday morning after my workout, I attempted to finish up the process and get the coffee poured into pitchers. Welp…that didn’t turn out to be as easy as I had hoped…

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Turns out, it’s not very easy to pour coffee grounds out of a 9×13 pan. Yeah, Jay definitely made fun of me for that one.

BUT…the coffee turned out GREAT, and I now have over a gallon of iced coffee in my fridge. I. Am. Pumped.

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Sunday afternoon included a trip out to visit my parents and brother at the new house that they just bought. Basically, this is eventually going to be my brother’s new house…and as you can tell, they have a LONG ways to go!

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They are literally gutting the thing from top to bottom. It’s quite a scene, but I think it’s going to be so cool to see the whole process go down. If you look at the hole in the ceiling, my brother was in the middle of kicking it down when I was taking that photo.

Came home after visiting, did a little more cleaning, painted my nails a funky green color,

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did a little reading (and laughed my head off…omg this book is GREAT so far!) in this book that Heather is letting me borrow,

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and then my hubby came home. :)

We spent the rest of the evening just hanging out and catching up from the weekend, and then we made dinner together.

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I found this recipe for Sundried Tomato Fettuccine (obviously, we didn’t have fettuccine) on Pinterest, and we both had really high hopes for it. Unfortunately, neither of us ended up caring too much for it…it was really lacking in flavor and just not what we expected. I was *this close* to throwing it away, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it, so we’re hoping that some extra sauce and/or cheese on the leftovers will help salvage it. We’ll see!

So yeah…there’s my weekend in a nutshell. Definitely busy and productive.

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1 Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers April 22, 2013 at 9:28 am

What a cute onesie! It’s adorable. And I bet that book is funny. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.
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2 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

Thanks for making two of my recipes on one day! The cookies and the banana bread are both total go-to standby recipes for me. You picked my fave choc chip cookies and my fave banana bread off my site and made them both! Smart girl :) Thanks for the linky love and glad you liked them!

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3 Brooke @ Running In Heels April 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

Love the nail polish!! You can totally pull it off :)
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4 Lisa April 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

That baby outfit is absolutely precious! Too cute.
I wanted to see Bachelorette, but I keep on hearing it wasn’t that great, oh well…
Looks like a nice weekend for you! And all the meals you made look delicious.
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5 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life April 22, 2013 at 9:34 am

Looks like such a great weekend! Brunch with a girlfriend, shopping, fro-yo, baking and cooking are my favorite weekend pastimes as well! ;)

That cookie recipe sounds amazing! My husband is a huge chocolate chip fan so I have a feeling I am going to be giving those a try!

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6 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes April 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

YUM!! That fro yo looks amazing. Actually it all does! Your little guy is going to look precious in that onesie :-) Any name progress? Or do you plan on waiting until after he’s here to announce it?
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7 Linz @ Itz Linz April 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

nice, relaxing weekends are the best!! and fro yo makes it all the better!!
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8 Kim @ Living, Laughing & Losing April 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

I really like the nail polish color and Cody is just too cute! :)
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9 chelcie @ chelcie's food files April 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

that egg wrap from the coffee shop looks amazing! i love when coffee shops serve really delicious breakfast food! I’m sorry about the coffee incident but i’ve always wanted to try to make her iced coffee!
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10 Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets April 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

Sounds like a productive little weekend! Those are always good sometimes :) I find it helps me enjoy the not productive, full of fun weekends a little bit more!
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11 Heather @fitncookies April 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

Wow did you get a lot done! I also baked cookies and had a solo fro yo date!! I loved it :)

That nail color is actually pretty! I like it. Lot! Being that I just finished the house hunt, I can’t even imagine redoing an entire house!i can’t wait to see updates on it!

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12 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health April 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

You did have a busy weekend! That onesie is SO cute! And I want to read that book now, just seeing the cover has me intrigued! Crappy pictures, lol.
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13 Shel@PeachyPalate April 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

Sounds like the perfect relaxed weekend! Love the funky nail colour…black cherry smoothies are my all time favourite! I have one small bag still frozen from last summer which I might just have to dig in to soon!
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14 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles April 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

Looks like a great weekend! As much as I love having the man around the house, it’s nice to get it to myself once in a while…so much gets done!

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15 sara @ fitcupcaker April 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

Def sounds like a productive weekend! I love that nail color :) And you cannot go wrong with baking, especially chocolate chip cookies!! The onesies are adorable!
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16 Lauren April 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

It looks like you had a great weekend! Some alone time mixed with baking and family time is always nice! Those cookies look amazing! And I definitely had a fail this weekend when I was trying to figure out how to carry coffee with crutches… Yeah…. It pretty much ended up as you’d imagine. But I finally figured it out! Lol.
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17 Sarah April 22, 2013 at 10:17 am

I agree with you on The Bachelorette–I was definitely expecting more comedy but found it to be more raunchy (however, not funny raunchy).

Those cookies look amazing!!

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18 Erin @Axell's Kitchen April 22, 2013 at 10:32 am

Looks like you had a great weekend with lots of great food!
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19 Melanie @ Beautifully Nutty April 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

It looks like you had a GREAT weekend! I had a huge urge to bake but never got around to it unfortunately. On the other hand, maybe that’s a good thing since I have minimal self-control when it comes to sweet treats in my house!
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20 Ashley April 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

Wow you def had a busy weekend! Baking at 9pm?!? You are crazy ;) I’m half asleep by then haha.
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21 Allison April 22, 2013 at 10:47 am

Your weekend sounds fantastic!
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22 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl April 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

Looks like a fun low-key weekend, especially with all of that baking! When I have leftover pasta, I like to mix into a salad for lunch.
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23 Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns April 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

Wow way more productive than mine!! I just went grocery shopping lol. Love the green nail polish! You totally pull it off!
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24 Bill April 22, 2013 at 11:32 am

Holy cow that is a lot of Awesome randomness. I saw the frozen yogurt and it reminded me of Dairy Queen Blizzards and then I saw the black cherry spinach smoothie and I got a weird idea about making a sweet green smoothie since my wife and I are trying to cut the sugar a bit more from our diet.

And what’s with Pinterest recipes? We have tried a bunch and got great ones and then a couple weeks back made some kind of chicken recipe that everyone said was the best ever, really the best, and it had some Grey Poupon mustard in it which anded up being so overpowering that we had to throw it out.
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25 Suzanne @ Mixing It Up April 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm

I have always wanted to try the Pioneer Woman’s iced coffee recipe. How did you like it this morning?

Love the little onesie, too!! Your little guy will be IN IT before you know it!!
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26 Courtney April 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

It was delicious! I just used some Folgers Half Caf and it’s great…definitely worth the extra prep (and mess!) :)

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27 Allee @ Griselda Mood April 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Ooh, seems like a great weekend to me :-) That little baseball onesie is so cute! And your fro yo looks amazing. I’m running my first half marathon this weekend and I told my husband that he needs to take me immediately to get fro yo to celebrate and there can be no limit on its cost, haha!
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28 Renee @ Fit For Motherhood April 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I love the 10 Minute Solutions Prenatal Pilates video. It is definitely one of my favorite pregnancy workouts. :)
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29 Courtney April 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Me tooooo!!

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30 Natalie @ Free Range Human April 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

That baby outfit is too cute! Gotta love baseball ;)
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31 Amanda @ .running with spoons. April 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Now that is one crazy house reno project. I’ve always admired people who do that and secretly wanted to do something similar myself, but I know for a fact that I would never be able to handle it. Remodelling a small room is a pain in the butt, so I can’t even imagine what remodelling an entire house would be like. Eep!

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32 Karen April 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Wow, what a busy weekend you had over there. All the food looked amazing. Our weekend over here was pretty laid back which is totally what I needed after traveling last week. Hope you have a great week!!
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33 Aleksandra April 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

I love Pioneer Woman iced coffee! Instead of using pans (I made a mess that way the first time, too!) I got some half-gallon mason jars from Ace Hardware. They’re cheap and easy to wash and much much easier to pour! Then I just pour the coffee into my soup pot with a mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth. All around much easier than the pan/clear plastic bin method, in my opinion. One of my girlfriend recommended this method and it’s the best! :)

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34 Courtney April 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

That sounds SOOOOO much easier than when I did it LOL! Thanks for the ideas…definitely gonna try that next time!

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35 Olviya April 22, 2013 at 1:57 pm

My urges to bake always come at the most inconvenient times as well:)

Pioneer woman’s iced coffee is THE BEST! What coffee did you use? I’m always experimenting.:)

Looks like u had a fabulous weekend!
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36 Olviya April 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Whoops I just saw that you use Folgers:)

Commenting from my phone sucks lol
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37 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats April 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

As much as I miss my fiance when he is not home, I LOVE all the girly time. I watch so many chick flicks and listen to so much Beyonce it’s ridiculous.
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38 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Looks like a lovely weekend! Girly time is needed every now and then! I definitely need to try making that iced coffee!
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39 Tara@PNWRunner April 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Sounds like you had a very productive weekend! I also decided to paint my nails a bright pink color. I figured it would be very spring-like! I have yet to try any of the froyo places by my house. I need to learn about this dessert!

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40 Beks April 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I caught Bachelorette on Netflix last week. It was terrible. With friends like that, who needs enemies? I thought there was nothing redeemable about anyone, honestly.
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41 Kelly @ Femme Fitale April 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Ughhh, agreed! Biggest movie disappointment in a long time. Isla Fisher’s character was awful.
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42 Fizz @fizzsbizz April 22, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This sounds like a fun filled weekend! Sometimes it’s nice to have some ‘me’ time. And then it’s extra nice when the hubs comes home!

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43 Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills April 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Seems like you had a great weekend catching up on things and having some alone time!
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44 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! April 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm

You were a busy girl!! That onesie is tooooo cute! His cute little belly will look perfect for a baseball. Oh I love love love baby clothes! :)
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45 Leigha April 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Aww that onesie! Looks like you had a stress free weekend. I’ve been dying to try that fettuccine. I don’t know now! It looks so good though!
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46 Julie @ Table for Two April 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Hey Courtney! Thanks for trying my sundried tomato dish! I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you, perhaps we can try to troubleshoot as to what went wrong and why you didn’t like it? :)
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47 Steph @ Steph's Miles April 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I actually caught the Bachelorette movie on Netflix.. it was shocking and had me laughing at some parts, but some parts were snooze-worthy! Glad you had a great weekend to catch up on things!

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48 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Seriously, how stinkin’ cute is that baseball outfit?? Your little one will look adorable in that!
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49 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Iced coffee sounds fantastic but that definitely doesn’t sound like an easy feat….

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50 Miranda @ Miranda Runs April 22, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Pretty sure froyo is always delicious? That onesie oh my goodness <3
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