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Fun Facts Friday {1/3}

by Courtney on January 3, 2014

1. Thanks so much for all of the “Happy Anniversary’s” yesterday! Jay and I didn’t do a whole lot, thanks to the ungodly amount of snow. So we ordered a pizza and just hung out and ate that once Lucas was in bed. We may or may not have finished off the rest of our NYE champagne straight from the bottle too.

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Hiiiii Cody!

2. While Jay and I were watching our wedding video last night, we had some fun pausing the video, taking photos, and sending them to various friends, including my brother (sorry Dan, I had to). I also pretty much decided I’m cutting my hair a bit more and sent that pic to my mom giving her the heads up.

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3. I need to give a HUGE congratulations shout out to my great friends, Joe and Kate, who just welcomed their new baby girl Samantha into the world on January 1st!! The four of us have been talking for months about how we can’t wait for her and Lucas to meet. Muahaha. Winking smile

4. I’ve been toying with the idea of joining a gym again. There’s a Planet Fitness right down the road from where I work and I think I may want to try out the whole lunch hour workout thing. The mornings and evenings just aren’t working for me right now and I really miss moving more than just what I can get done on the weekends. For only $10 or $20/month, I think it may be worth it.

5. I have been totally lovin’ on my green smoothies this week. And Lucas is already pretty interested in them, too.

 

I’ve managed to make myself one everyday so far this week and seriously…I can’t get enough. SO, so happy to have them back in my life thanks to my amazing new blender. What a difference.

6. The two winners of the City Dining Cards giveaway are:

  • Entry #19: Patty

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.

  • Entry #46: Christine

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

Congrats Patty & Christine! Please email me at sweettoothcourtney at gmail dot com with your shipping address so I can send you your cards! Smile

7. I had a pretty epic salad yesterday for lunch.

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I had packed it to bring to work with me, but with the weather being so crappy, I ended up leaving early and worked the afternoon from home. That thing was AWESOME.

8. I ordered a pair of Reebok sneakers for Lucas earlier this week and I cannot WAIT until they arrive.

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How cute are they gonna be, right?!? I also ordered this top for myself, which I’m super excited for.

9. I just learned last week that hitting “CTRL + X” on my PC allows me to “cut.” I can’t believe I did not know this? I mean, I’ve known all about “CTRL + C” for copy and “CTRL + V” for paste, but this one? Talk about mind blowing.

10. Every year, without fail, I get all excited about all of the major “post-holiday” sales that are going on. So then I go and start looking for some great deals on clothes and, umm, there’s NOTHING left. Everything is all picked over and/or my size is nowhere to be found. Such a bummer.

11. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter is back in stock at iHerb.com. I got my email notification last night, so I quickly ordered a few jars before they run out again. If you’re interested, you better jump on that ASAP. (Use my code SAZ564 to get your discount of $5 or $10 off your order!)

Alright, that’s all I’ve got today, my friends! Wishing you all a fantastic weekend! Smile

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1 Emily January 3, 2014 at 8:49 am

Soooo excited about justin’s!!! I have been dying to try that flavor. Meanwhile, I’ve been eating spoonfuls of the maple almond butter to keep me satisfied :) Glad you love your Blendtec! That’s what I have too and it does wonders for the green smoothies. I’ve recently added collard greens along with my usual spinach/kale mix. They aren’t too overpowering in flavor and packed with nutrients!

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2 Parita @ myinnershakti January 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

My wedding video makes me emotional every time I watch it as well, as does looking through our photo album. I’m such a sap!

And the Blendtec is really the best thing ever. I’ve had mine for a year now and it’s my favorite kitchen appliance by far!

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3 Becky@TheSavedRunner January 3, 2014 at 9:12 am

I think baby tennis shoes are seriously the cutest! I want to drink more green smoothies more. What do you put in yours? I know you and your husband enjoyed watching y’all’s wedding video. My husband and I have said how we thought getting our wedding recording was one of the best decisions we made about the wedding. Now we will always have that to watch!

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4 Courtney January 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

It depends! My go-to is usually banana, strawberries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and spinach :)

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5 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 3, 2014 at 9:14 am

Snowed in with a pizza and a bottle of champagne sounds like a pretty damn good night, if you ask me :)
I need to start making green smoothies again. They taste 100000x’s better than the greens supplements powders, which is what I’m doing now. Bleh!
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6 Linz @ Itz Linz January 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

ok i think itz time i order a jar of that justin’s nut butter!!!!!!! soooo good and i’m sure i can round up a few other things for my iherb order :) :)
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7 Angela@ Fit to Inspire January 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

I need a new blender so that I can jump on this green juice train!
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8 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 3, 2014 at 9:23 am

I love your hair short from that photo! I just decided I’m growing mine back out. I miss my long hair!
Hunter has some of those Reebok VentureFlex shoes, and they’re the CUTEST things! He looks so grown up in them!
Great job on getting all those GREENS in! It’s something I’ve been working on lately. I always have a harder time during the winter months!
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9 Courtney January 5, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I remember seeing Hunter in his which is what prompted me to look into them for Lucas. Too cute! :)

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10 Ashlee@HisnHers January 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

The lunchtime workout thing is the ONLY reason I was able to workout 5ish days a week while working full time 8-5 and going to school full time 6-9:30. Now that I’ve graduated I continue it because I think it will be ideal when we have kids!

I love your short hair! Can’t wait to see the result!

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11 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 3, 2014 at 9:32 am

Yumm!! Vanilla Almond Butter!? That sounds delicious! Good luck on the lunchtime gym! I never worked close enough to the gym to get that to happen but I always wished I could fit in a quick workout!
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12 Jamie @ Dishing Out Health January 3, 2014 at 9:39 am

The vanilla almond butter is my absolute fav! Love it in protein shakes/smoothies. Glad you’re enjoying the Blendtec – it’s amaze! Good luck with the lunchtime gym regimen.. I’m sure the toughest part will just be getting started. Once you get in your grove, you’ll be golden!
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13 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 3, 2014 at 9:44 am

LOVE green smoothies! It’s my goal to make one everyday or for those days that I don’t, make sure I have a giant kale/spinach salad. DELISH!
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14 Stacey M. January 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

How nice that you got to work from home for the afternoon … glad your office was willing to let you out to avoid the poor driving conditions. Better safe than sorry.

I’m excited to see your hair once you cut it … I’m thinking it will be very similar to my own and … well … that’s just awesome!

I totally know what you mean about not being able to find your size during those lovely post-holiday sales. You head to the store or browse on the internet and find the most *awesome* new sweater, pair of boots, etc. only to see that your size is no longer in stock. Disappointing, I know. There’s literally only XS and XXL left on the rack. This happens to me a lot, even when there’s no huge promotion happening. I just take it as a sign that lots of girls must just wear the same size as me … and that makes me feel a little better! LOL (BTW … LOVE that Reebok top you ordered for yourself … looks incredibly comfortable while still being stylish. You’ll have to report on it once you try it out!)

Enjoy your weekend and STAY WARM! Upstate New York is more like Antarctica today!

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15 Barbara January 3, 2014 at 9:53 am

You really need to upgrade your bubbly, try LaMarca Prosecco. You’re married adults and parents with very good taste in beer, just try something better and just a little bit more expensive.

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16 Courtney January 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Thanks for the suggestion! I actually really don’t mind the cheap stuff though ;)

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17 Andrea @ Andrea out loud! January 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

How have you lived without Ctrl X?? haha kidding :) but I love when I learn stuff like that and feel like I have been missing out!
Also, I love that you paused it and took pics to send to people! That is too funny!
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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles January 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

Pizza and champagne sounds like a pretty good anniversary to me ;-) And Justin’s Vanilla would have to be second favourite Justin’s nut butter….Chocolate Hazelnut wins out for me ;-)
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19 Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections January 3, 2014 at 10:01 am

I like your thoughts on the lunch time workout routine. Working out before & after work just isn’t working for me either. I’d be interested to see how you would make that work if you try it! Happy Friday :)
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20 Ali Damron January 3, 2014 at 10:02 am

Happy Anniversary. That sounds like a good night to me!!

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21 Claire @ Keeping Up With Claire January 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

I can’t even handle those adorable little shoes for Lucas!
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22 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne January 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

Well I missed yesterday’s post, so Happy Anniversary!! Oh my gosh, I love Cody’s eyes in that pictures haha And I love how Lucas is grabbing for your green smoothie :). Yum! That looks like a bomb salad!
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23 Libby January 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

Lucus just gets cuter and cuter! And I might have to ask who your photographer was for your wedding! We’re about to start planning! :)
Oh, and Ctrl Z is ‘Undo’ :)
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24 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves January 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

Aren’t those keyboard shortcuts the best?? And now I’m craving a green juice! Have a lovely weekend, Courtney!
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25 Abi@AbsofSteel January 3, 2014 at 10:52 am

baby sneakers!!! that’s going to be freakin adorable
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26 Kim January 3, 2014 at 10:57 am

I think fitting in a work out during your lunch hour would be a great idea! I go to Planet Fitness myself aside from not offering classes at our location, they have everything I need to get a quick work out in! I’m sure it’ll also make you feel more relieved that it’s done when you come home after work :)
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27 Amanda @ A Latte Learn January 3, 2014 at 11:05 am

Awe those baby ‘boks are so cute! :) I love baby shoes. Have a great weekend!
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28 Leigha @ Minougirl January 3, 2014 at 11:29 am

It has been wayyy too long since I’ve had a green smoothie! And those tennies are ADORABLE! Baby Reeboks :)
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29 Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog January 3, 2014 at 11:39 am

Happy Anniversary again!

I will second the Planet Fitness thought. I have a membership myself and honestly, it’s so inexpensive, and there is so much equipment. It’s totally worth it, especially for people like us that like to make up our own workouts :-)
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30 sarah @makingitmyhome.blogspot.com January 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm

the snow storm is pretty nuts in southern Massachusetts too! snowed in and drinking plenty of hot chocolate and coffee to help stay warm
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31 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I seriously need to get my hands on some of that Justin’s vanilla AB ASAP! I LOVE the maple flavor so I can only imagine how delicious the vanilla is too :).
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32 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life January 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Ahh your hair looks so gorgeous short!! <3 Christian and I ordered our guestbook a few days ago. We decided to make a photobook on Shutterfly that's formatted to be a guestbook. It has all these fun & quirky prompts and inserts in it that will make it so much fun to look back and read on our anniversaries!
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33 Lauren January 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Good to see that Lucas is interested in his greens!
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34 Shel@PeachyPalate January 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Lots of fun facts! Love how he’s in to green smoothies..hopefully it stays that way. Mazen (Kath Eats little munchkin) loves em and he just looks so cute with them in hand!

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35 Diana @sosmallsostrong January 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Your salad looks amazing!! Have a great weekend!!

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36 BakingSuit January 3, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I love my keyboard shortcuts.

My personal faves are Crtl Z un-dos, Ctrl Y re-dos what you just undid and Ctrl selects all. (Those are just the ones I use most often other than V, C, and X)

Happy Anniversary!
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37 Danica @ It's Progression January 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I was making our 2014 calendar on Shutterfly last week and realized how much I miss my long hair after looking through pictures – I chopped it off big time in August and can’t wait for it to grow! Isn’t it funny how we miss old haircuts?!
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38 Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats January 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Did you also know that Control+Z is undo? I use it all the time!

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39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. January 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Awwr that’s a bummer about the clothes, but at least there’s Justin’s :D And I’m very tempted to say that a jar of delicious AB is better than a cute top. Maybe :lol:

I can’t even handle the cuteness that is baby sneakers. Gah!
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40 Stacie @ Simply Southern Stacie January 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I think your hair is a great length in your wedding video. It looks really pretty on you!

Happy belated anniversary to you and Jay!

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41 Lyric January 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm

I’d almost say your lucky you are missing the good stuff because it can be very easy to spend a little to much ;) The colour combo of black and red is my favourite and the fact that they’re mini and for Lucas? Adorable!
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42 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope January 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I noticed that about the post-holiday sales too!!! Umm I’m sorry but I am not an XXS or an XXL… ;)

Wow that salad looks amazing!! I have a hard time making my own salads look appealing, but I’ve definitely been eating them a lot more lately.

And I definitely like your hair short and styled like that in the photo! I think the “angular long bob” or a style similar to that looks perfect on your face shape!
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43 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 4, 2014 at 12:28 am

Apparently Lucas is unbelievably adorable and smart. Reaching for a green smoothie, he knows what’s up. Your friends baby is gonna be one lucky little girl! ;)

By the way, CTRL Z is undo. My fiancé writes research papers so he knows all the fancy tricks. Otherwise I wouldn’t have had a clue about any of them!
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44 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health January 4, 2014 at 12:29 am

Apparently Lucas is not just unbelievably adorable, but smart too. Reaching for a green smoothie, he knows what’s up. Your friends baby is gonna be one lucky little girl! ;)

By the way, CTRL Z is undo. My fiancé writes research papers so he knows all the fancy tricks. Otherwise I wouldn’t have had a clue about any of them!
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45 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

What do you put in your green smoothies?
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46 Courtney January 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

It all depends! But my go-to is usually frozen banana, frozen strawberries, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and spinach. I just recently tried frozen mango and pineapple too though and that was yummy!

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47 Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! January 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

What a cute picture of Lucas! I really need to get back on the green smoothie train. It’s hard for me to get as excited about them when it’s cold outside but I know I’m not getting enough greens. First mini goal of 2014 – more greens!
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48 Annette@FitnessPerks January 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

What a fun anniversary! Pizza and lying low sounds fab!

A gym membership to me is always worth it. There is something about a gym atmosphere that is so so motivating! Hence why I love teaching classes at ‘em ;)
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49 Claire January 5, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Ooooo that sounds like a nice relaxing anniversary!

So cute with ur handsome lil guy reaching for the green smoothie. Do u just use greens and fruit or add protein as well? I was on a kick but the cold weather slowed me down :-p

What time do u put ur son to bed? My daughters going to be 4 mnths and she seems to be ready for bed later and later :-/ I breastfeed on demand and she feeds for about 3 hrs before she will go to bed although she usually makes it through the night…..any tips for bedtime? Or did it just kinda normalize as he got older?

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50 Courtney January 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I usually add a scoop of protein powder. Or, depending on what I’m adding, I’ll use peanut butter too :)

Ohh baby sleep, haha. We put Lucas down around 7pm. Lately he’s been boycotting his last nap of the day though, making him ready for bed a little earlier, like between 6:30-6:45. I had been doing a dream feed with him anywhere between 10-11pm, but he’s recently started waking up before I can even do it so I think it’s time for me to cut that out. He still wakes up to eat most nights anywhere between 2-5am, which I’m sure is out of habit more than hunger, but I’ve still been feeding him.

One thing I’ve learned…baby sleep is super unpredictable, haha. Just when you think you have it figured out, they switch it up on you! So I just try to remind myself of that often. ;) Good luck!

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51 Lauren January 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Hey there! Would you mind sharing your recipe for your smoothies?? Thanks!!

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52 Courtney January 6, 2014 at 8:14 am

No real recipe! I usually do a frozen banana, some frozen strawberries, a scoop of vanilla protein powder, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, a couple handfuls of spinach and some ice. I have a few other recipes on the blog under the breakfast category though!

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