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Full of Tangents, Take 12

by Courtney on December 31, 2013

Well, you guys. It’s been quite the past few days I’ll tell ya. I’m sitting down now at 7:30 on Monday night, actually finding some free time on my hands, so I figured I’d check in with you all and say “hello!” and tell you how much I’ve missed you. I figured I’d go through whatever photos I have in my phone right now and somehow make a story of a blog post out of them (which is pretty much what I do lately).

However, when I opened up my phone, I realized I have like, no photos that I’ve taken over the past few days (not counting the hundreds of Lucas). Go figure, right? Rather than call it quits though, I actually have a few things on my mind so I figured it would be a perfect time to break out…

A Tangents Post! (Feel free to read Tangents Take 1, Take 2,Take 3, Take 4, Take 5,Take 6, Take 7, Take 8, Take 9, Take 10, Take 11, an Take 12 if you’re bored and feel like it).

-For three nights in a row, starting on Friday, Lucas was NOT having it at bed time. I’m talking full out screaming at the top of his lungs fits…and we hadn’t changed anything. I have no idea what was going on. I assumed maybe his teeth (poor guy), but I just don’t know. Whatever it was, it was just no bueno and I’m hoping we’re in the clear now.

It’s a good thing I love him.


-And in case you’re curious, Lucas is checking out the box of the latest Reebok kicks that I was sent and I’ve gotta tell ya…they’re pretty darn awesome. I shared them on my Facebook page last week.

-Thanks to Ashley posting one a few days ago, I recently discovered the Flipagram app and I’m totally in love with it.

I want to make about 100 more of these. Winking smile

-On Sunday, we went over to our friends’ Brook & Andrea’s house to watch football and just hang out. It was so, SO nice to get out and just be with friends again for a few hours! We had pizza and snacks (I made these buffalo chicken meatballs…holy spicy but YUM!) and the babes even got to hang out too.


-I’m kinda, sorta obsessed with these Snickerdoodle Larabars.


I received a few of them in the mail last week from the company and wowwwwww. So, so delish.

-My mom gave me one of my favorite apples for Christmas and while I wanted to house the entire thing myself, I was nice and shared with Jay tonight (well, last night, as you’re reading this).


Seriously some of the best chocolate and caramel covered apples I’ve ever had!

-I created a new Pregnancy page on the blog, which makes it much easier to navigate through all 40 of those wonderful weeks. Winking smile

-So tomorrow starts 2014, eh? Man…doesn’t seem possible. While 2013 was absolutely a fabulous year, I’m really excited for what’s to come in 2014. And while I don’t really do resolutions, I do have one major goal. And that’s to get more sleep. Totally possible…right? Winking smile

-Do you guys remember last January when Jay and I went out and used one of our City Dining Cards?

As I mentioned before, they really provide a pretty neat element to dining out and allowing you to try new places you might not normally try. Well, for those of you who are local, I have two extra packs to give away!


If you’re local and want to enter to win a Capital Region pack of City Dining Cards, just leave a comment on this post about a restaurant you’d be excited to try!

-Happy New Year’s Eve! Anyone got any fun plans? Anyone wanna make any bets on whether or not I can make it til midnight?

I’m guessing no way Winking smile

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1 Laurel December 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

I have been wanting to try mingle and tala. Those cards look really neat, I will have to check out the website. Happy New Year’s Eve!


2 Jamie @ Dishing Out Health December 31, 2013 at 7:27 am

Ah I looked for those Snickerdoodle Larabars when you posted them on Instagram and had no luck :( I’m thinking I just need to order online.
Wishing your family the happiest of New Years!… And extra sleep!
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3 Ashley December 31, 2013 at 7:38 am

I have been wanting to try Tala Bistro!


4 Shari December 31, 2013 at 7:43 am

Happy New Year to you and your family! :)
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5 Linz @ Itz Linz December 31, 2013 at 7:44 am

jonny and i already discussed that we are both perfectly content NOT making it til midnight! haha – we are just having a few friends over for a dinner party, so chances are they won’t make it til midnight either lol
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6 Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie December 31, 2013 at 8:14 am

I’m hoping those Snickerdoodle Larabars will be available soon! I bet they are amazing!

My plans are pretty low-key tonight. I’m bowling with the boyfriend and his family.
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7 Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life December 31, 2013 at 8:24 am

New Year’s this year is simply dinner and time with friends! You definitely had an amazing 2013; I love seeing everyone’s recaps! :)
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8 Christine December 31, 2013 at 8:28 am

Been wanting to try Dave and Busters….


9 Amy December 31, 2013 at 8:28 am

That city card has so many excellent choices. I’d choose garden bistro 24. A friend of mine has gone and raved I’d be excited for something different.

Happy new year!


10 Erica December 31, 2013 at 8:43 am

I’d love to try the Illium Cafe. My husband and I are always in downtown, but have yet to eat there.


11 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl December 31, 2013 at 8:44 am

LOVE your Instagram slide show. Checking out that app now. Have a VERY happy NYE and I’m thinking you will definitely get more sleep in 2014.
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12 Allison December 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

How do I choose?! So many favorites are listed and so many I’d want to try! I’ll have to pick Mingle. I hope you have a Happy New Year :)


13 Shel@PeachyPalate December 31, 2013 at 8:56 am

Happy New Years Eve!!! Babies playing together has to be one of the cutest things ever!


14 Kari December 31, 2013 at 9:12 am

I would love to try any restaurant that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives! Love that show!


15 Maggie December 31, 2013 at 9:13 am

I’d love to try Garden Bistro 24. I’ve heard great things about it.


16 Brittany @ read,run,repeat December 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

I SO want to try DP brasserie!! Tried to have dinner there tonight, but they are booked until really late!! Those cards are so neat :) Happy 2014 Court!!!
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17 Leigha @ Minougirl December 31, 2013 at 9:19 am

I want to try that lara bar soo bad! Not to mention that caramel apple… yum!!
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18 sarah December 31, 2013 at 9:24 am

happy new years!


19 Patty December 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

Those cards have so many great restaurants I’ve wanted to try. If I had to pick one though I would have to go with La Serre. Having a card for $10 off would defiantly cut the cost.


20 Sarah December 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

I’ve been wanting to try Mingle. I tried a couple new places with the 2013 cards and it was a lot of fun!


21 Amanda December 31, 2013 at 9:27 am

I really want to try Lombardo’s. It is one place we always say we are going to try and always end up someplace else!


22 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 31, 2013 at 9:27 am

LOVE the Albany Pump Station. I’d love to win the pack to give to my parents. They are always on the look out to try new restaurants in the area. The Merry Monk sounds so good!
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23 EG Gal December 31, 2013 at 9:28 am

Definitely Lombardo’s….I’m an Italian girl and have heard great things about their food.


24 Morgan December 31, 2013 at 10:01 am

Tala American Bistro!


25 Darci December 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

There are many restaurants that look good! I have been wanting to try Mingle!


26 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne December 31, 2013 at 10:08 am

What a great year! Love that Flipagram you made! Um yum, I need to try that Lara Bar flavor ASAP. I’m loving their ALT Lemon bar a lot right now, so it’s probably a good thing I try something different before I burn myself out haha.
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27 Kristi December 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

I’m not feeling so great, and am wondering if I’ll be able to make it til midnight and how I can crash while having people over. :)
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28 Sanaz@Run for Cake December 31, 2013 at 10:29 am

I need to find these larabars! I have been dying to try them out for the last two months but can’t find them anywhere :(

Lucas is such a cutie! It could be his teeth or sometimes when they grow it just makes them a little off their A game. My daughter went through a phase like that when she was 6 months old. From dream sleeper to nightmare for two weeks out of nowhere. Just hang in there!
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29 Ali December 31, 2013 at 10:29 am

There’s no way I’ll be making it until midnight. I’m gonna put the baby to bed and probably hit the hay myself:)


30 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine December 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

Maybe it’s his new teeth! :) He is such a cutie pie. and snickerdoodle Lara Bars are amazing.


31 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 31, 2013 at 10:44 am

I stayed up way past midnight last night, so I don’t need to again tonight, right? ;)
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32 Heather W December 31, 2013 at 10:46 am

I’d love to try DP!


33 Laura December 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

Been wanting to try out the Illium cafe!


34 Gracie December 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

hehe, tangent posts are the best ;)

I just got those Reebok shoes too – I literally cannot believe how comfortable they are. Throwing them on now for a day of walking all around the city!

Happy new year to you and your adorable family! xoxoxo
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35 Kelli-Ann December 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

Happy New Year! I would love to try 677 Prime.


36 Ashlee@HisnHers December 31, 2013 at 11:47 am

I’ve been so obsessed with Flipagram!! I love that you can put music to it.


37 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire December 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I’m right there with you when it comes to staying up until midnight! I’m going to be seriously impressed with myself if I can do it. My 21 year old self is totally embarrassed by that fact.
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38 Kristin December 31, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Happy New Year! The dining cards look like they include a lot of awesome places! I’ve been wanting to try Barcelona. I’ve heard good things about it. :)


39 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Oy, poor Lucas and poor Mama! I’m so sorry. Infant’s Tylenol was our saving grace when Hunter cut his first teeth. Have you tried that? I hope it gets better…

Hope you can get some good rest this week! Hugs!
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40 kristen @ livinlifeinlouie December 31, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Happy New year!! I have a feeling 2014 is going to be an awesome year, I can feel i :)
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41 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves December 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Snickerdoodle Larabar sounds amazing. And I love that flipagram! It looks like you had a fantastic year, and I hope you have a healthy, happy 2014!
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42 Becky@TheSavedRunner December 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Snicker doodle Lara bars? I need to try those! I admire you so much for working so hard while having a baby! I know you are exhausted all the time! I hope you can get a little more sleep in the new year. :)


43 Kelly December 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I’ve been DYING to go to the Ginger Man because I hear they have EXCELLENT French Onion Soup!! Also, I have never seen a Snickerdoodle Larabar but that could not sound any more delicious and I want it so badly! Happy New Year Almost!
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44 Keri December 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I’d love to try Bomber’s! I still haven’t been there…


45 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction December 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Angelo’s Prime Bar & grill!

I love that Wolf’s 1-11 is on there – I love that place :)


46 Christine December 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm

My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting dinner at Merry Monk, so this would be a great reason to go check it out! Thanks for the giveaway :)


47 Liz December 31, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I would love to try tala!


48 Annette@FitnessPerks December 31, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Those larabars sound ahhhhhmazing!!

My baby girl doesn’t love going to bed either–but a binkie usually does the trick. Do you guys use that at all for lucas?
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49 Courtney December 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Haha Lucas is not a fan! He took one occasionally around 4-6 weeks but that was about it. Overall I’m glad he doesn’t depend on it, but there are definitely times I wish I could give it to him to calm him down!


50 Katie December 31, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Is Lucas Confectionery in Troy in the pack? My husband and I have been dying to go there! Happy New Year to you and your family!


51 Danielle December 31, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I’d love to try out Mingle


52 Katie December 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I would love to try Tala! Just got home from Garden Bistro 24. Flat iron steak is amazing! Happy new year!


53 Tara@PNWRunner December 31, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Happy New Years to you and your family! 2013 has been a good one for you!! I love following your blog and it has taught me alot. Thank you for that. I have tried to find my own voice through following others blogs that have interested me alot. Lucas continues to get cuter day by day! Have a great New Years. See you in 2014!
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54 Vicky January 1, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I really would want to try Mingle, I’ve heard so many good things about it


55 Arimey January 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Garden Bistro 24 ! It’s so close to me and I’ve heard great things, but still haven’t made it over there.


56 Lyric January 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Lucas is too cute. I did not make it to midnight, whoops.. Happy New Year Courtney!
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57 Nala January 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Happy New Years to you and your adorable family! It’s amazing how Lucas has grown – I’m thinking of the days when he was just “Baby Tooth”. I hope he’s feeling much better now. I haven’t tried a Lara bar but after seeing it on here – I’ll be on the lookout for it =)


58 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen January 2, 2014 at 4:53 am

Happy New Year!!! What a year for you and your little family!! :)
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59 Jessica January 2, 2014 at 9:15 am

I want to try Hollow (DT Albany) and Tala in Latham. Happy New Year!!


60 Mer January 2, 2014 at 9:41 am

I’ve never been to Apertivo and have wanted to check it out!


61 Kristen January 2, 2014 at 11:29 am

I would love to try Grappa ’72, I have heard good things about it!


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