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Fun Facts Friday {8/23}

by Courtney on August 23, 2013

1. Tomorrow marks the return of the Summer Yard Olympics. Hopefully I’ll be able to go and defend my title! I’m so looking forward to it.

2. Lucas gave me a full five hour stretch of sleep last night, followed by another solid three hours. That makes me one happy (and slightly less exhausted mama).

3. Speaking of Lucas (aka, Smiles McGee)…

How is going to be four weeks old tomorrow. FOUR WEEKS?! Can someone please show me where the “pause time” button is?

4. I have winners for both my Reebok CrossFit Nano giveaway AND the Fruttare coupon giveaway (thanks to all who entered!)…

Reebok Nano Giveaway Winner – Ashley Renee


Fruttare Coupon Winner – Lauren A


5. I made THE most incredible salad for lunch yesterday.

I just love fruit in my salads! Strawberries, cranberries, and green grapes, along with cukes, carrots, and some sliced deli turkey. The only thing missing was some feta cheese. YUM.

6. You know it’s the end of softball season when it seems like there are games happening just about every night of the week. Lucas and I will be heading down to the fields again tonight for the third time this week…but really, I don’t mind. It helps get us out of the house and he sleeps almost the whole time.

7. Some days, I’m really missing our garden. Specifically, all of the amazing zucchini we wound up with. In case you happen to find yourself in the same boat as I was last year, be sure to check out some of my favorite zucchini recipes from last year:

In order from left to right:

8. I started writing out this post this morning at about 9:30am…it’s now 2:03pm. Sheesh.

9. It’s about time to wrap things up here. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend ahead! I’ll chat with you all soon. Smile xoxo

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1 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections August 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Isn’t it funny how things can sidetrack us so much when writing a post? At least you have Mr. smiley to distract you over there. What a little hunk!
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2 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

He has such a cute little face! Love the smiles.
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3 Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes August 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Those first smiles are the sweetest! You guys have a great weekend!
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4 Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength August 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I love you as a mom. :) You’re too cute!

It’s ridiculous how bad you want to hit pause isn’t it?
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5 Brooke @ Running In Heels August 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

LOVE that little smile!
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6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

I can’t believe it’s been four weeks either! He’s too cute!


7 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Good luck at the summer yard Olympics! You’re gonna crush the competition ;)
Smiles McGee–what a stud. Have a great weekend!
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8 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat August 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Awww…the pic of you and Lucas is so adorable! What a big smile on him!!! Oh yes, fruit in salad is definitely the best. Summer is flying by, and I’ll definitely be missing all the awesome fruits/veggies this time of year.

Have fun at the game tonight!
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9 Leigha @ Minougirl August 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Oh my goodness that salad looks so yummy! Btw, thanks for sharing those zucchini recipes… I have so much from my garden!!
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10 Caitie @ twentytwofit August 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Ah, his smile! So cute! Zucchini recipes always look so appealing, but I’ve never tried to make anything because it looks difficult, too. Might have to try a twist on that bread though :)
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11 Annette@FitnessPerks August 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Awwwww his smile!! So adorbs.

I wish I had a ton of zucchini, I really want some zucchini bread!! hah.
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12 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 23, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Such a beautiful picture of you and your little man! Glad to hear he’s letting you get some sleep.

I’m hoping to make stuffed zucchini boats while it’s still around. Nom.

Have a great weekend!
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13 Erin @Sugar Magnolia August 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

That face is just precious!!
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14 Shel@PeachyPalate August 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Absolutely GORGEOUS pic of you and Lucas!!! You should make zucchini noodles…the Zyliss Julienne Peeler is a amazing and only like 8 or 9 dollars on Amazon!


15 sarah August 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

i love fruit in my salad too! i never need salad dressing because the fruit adds so much flavor.


16 Michelle Kim August 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Hehe, what an adorable smile your son has!
Those zucchini latkes look amazing!


17 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

That picture has me gushing. What a cutie :) And I definitely have those days where a blog post takes me a good 5 scattered hours to finish up… but at least it’s Friday!
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18 Lauren August 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

You NEED to go to Jessica’s blog and check out her latest zucchini recipe. I just about died over it! I miss playing softball SO much… There is something about watching a game during the summer!


19 Natalie @ Free Range Human August 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I think that has to be one of the best pictures yet. Such a cutie!
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20 Andrea @ The Fit Scoop August 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

I love fruit in my salad too – my favorite is blueberries!
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21 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries August 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Gahhh he looks so much like Jay! What a cutie!

Thanks for the zucchini recipes! I have a bunch shredded in my fridge waiting to be used!
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22 Alana August 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

It made me smile that you called Lucas “Smiles McGee” because my baby nickname was “Gums McGee” haha


23 Emily @ Life on Food August 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Happy Happy Weekend!


24 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine August 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

OH yum! All of the zucchini recipes. I NEED to get my bake on! (: And Lucas is such a cutie pie!! I can’t believe he is already 4 weeks already either! It’s crazy!


25 Linz @ Itz Linz August 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

yum! that salad with fruit looks so good! salad with fruit is best in the summer!
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26 Jillienne @ ChasingRaspberries August 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Fruit in salad is one of my favorites too! And Lucas is such a happy boy… adorable!
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27 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run August 23, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Lucas looks like Jay in that pic – adorable!


28 Nala August 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Lucas looks so Adorable in the pic of you and him and by the way you look great! Thanks for the salad idea – the one with the fruit and turkey – it looks delicious and I think I know what I’m having lunch this weekend =D


29 Jill C. August 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Lucas is adorable! You did good ;) <–I'm actually a grammar nazi, but I feel like this needed to be written in a more colloquial style, haha.
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30 Kelsey August 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Cutest photo ever!!!


31 Ellie@Fit for the soul August 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Omygoooodness~I don’t know if it’s just me but Lucas looks exactly like Jay! It’s so cool to see that resemblance, haha! And I agree that fruit in salad is the bomb. Panera bread’s salads are so yummy because of the fruit bits they put in ‘em.
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32 Serendipity August 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

Beautiful picture of the two of you! You must feel so blessed to have such a happy baby AND that he sleeps for long stretches of time! Have a great weekend!


33 Rebecca August 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

I love that picture of you and Lucas! So precious.
I’ve been all about the fruit in salad thing too! The sweet of the fruit + the salty of the turkey = perfection.
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34 Tina @ Best Body Fitness August 24, 2013 at 11:20 am

That picture and that smile! Oh my gosh. Little boys melt my heart. I can’t believe he is already almost a month old either. Crazy.
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35 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake August 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

That salad looks great! It inspired me to get some salad-making ingredients at the grocery store this week!
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36 Michelle @ Peanut Butter and Running Shoes August 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

He has the cutest little smile! So adorable!
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37 Kelly @ Femme Fitale August 24, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I always love your salad ideas!!! I also completely understand that blog posting can take hours/days to get through. Hello, motherhood! haha
Hope you are having a great weekend :)
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38 Kristi August 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Wow. 4 weeks already! Time does fly, especially once you have a child. My daughter is 11 and I can remember her infant days like it was yesterday.
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39 Jenny August 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

I am completely obsessed with zucchini at the moment!! lol

I can’t believe it’s 4 weeks already! Love that picture of the two of you.
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40 Gracie August 26, 2013 at 10:26 am

thanks for sharing those recipes! i’ve always wanted to make a baked good with zucchini in it but never knew where to start – thought it sounded too difficult haha. But those recipes look so simple!
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41 Jentry Nielsen August 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Oh my goodness Lucas is so adorable! That smile! So sweet!!!


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