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Fun Facts Friday {1/24}

by Courtney on January 24, 2014

1. Last night I had Book Club and it was SUCH a good time! Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t even touch the book (honestly, couldn’t even tell ya what the title of it was), but it felt so nice to just have a few hours out with some girlfriends and good food.

2. If you follow STSL on Facebook, then you may have seen this post I put up yesterday about seeing who might be interested in joining a DietBet. I’m thinking I might start one up after the Super Bowl, since I’ve already had quite a few friends, family, and readers tell me they’d be interested…I mean, who doesn’t like to win some cash, right? (the post linked above explains it!)

3. I’m sooooo happy it’s Friday. No particular reason, besides the obvious approaching weekend. Just pumped about it.

4. I started a Breakfast Club for my department at work and today is our first “gathering,” if you will. I wasn’t in charge of bringing anything for this week, so I’m excited to see what we’ll have.

5. Starbucks Blonde Roast + steamed non-fat milk + 2 pumps Caramel Flan syrup = Heaven. Totally getting one of these this morning.

6. Jay has been sick most of the week with a nasty sinus something-or-other, which has been a super bummer for all of us. I think Lucas misses playing with his daddy and I miss talking to my husband without him sounding like he’s on his death bed…hopefully he’ll be feeling better this morning.

7. T-6 days until the big 3-0 for this lady! Gahhh…is it crazy to say that I’m actually really, really excited about my 30’s?

8. My friend Nancy of njgdesigns recently made Lucas the most adorable little hat and mittens set (you can see what they look like on her page!). She makes such quality stuff – I would highly recommend her if you’re looking for a special, hand knitted gift!

9. My baby is gonna be 6 months on Monday…SIX MONTHS. I kinda want to cry about it. (Actually, who am I kidding…I already have. More than once.)

10. The amount that I text and gchat with this girl is kind of insane. You’d think we’d eventually run out of stuff to talk about? But no, not at all. Love her.

11. If you’re still with me after reading the whole post without any pictures, then a big ol’ thank you to you! I have a really hard time following posts without pictures. Unless they’re bulleted. That helps.

Alright, that’s all I’ve got for ya today, my friends! As always, have a fabulous Friday and a fantastic weekend! xoxo

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1 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) January 24, 2014 at 7:49 am

6 months is such a crazy feeling, isn’t it?! I just remember thinking HALF A YEAR?! How?!

It just keeps getting more fun, though I agree, it flies by way to fast :)
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2 Jamie @ Dishing Out Health January 24, 2014 at 7:54 am

Caramel Flan syrup?! Must try that asap! I love the idea of a Breakfast Club… Anything to enhance the excitement of actually going to work! Haha Happy Friday!
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3 Danica @ It's Progression January 24, 2014 at 7:54 am

I love that you’re part of a book club! I laughed that you hadn’t gotten a chance to look at even the title, but I think the whole point of those groups is really just to hang out and have fun anyway :)
Hope you have a great weekend, girl!
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4 Kelly @ Femme Fitale January 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

Happy Weekend!

I’m turning 30 this year, too! Kind of crazy, kind of awesome. I’m like you, and feeling pretty pumped for everything this next decade has to offer.

I also hear you on babies getting older. I ordered Thomas’s 1st birthday cake today. Very hard to believe!

You and Chelsey are so funny. Did you know each other already, or just meet through blogging?
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5 Amy January 24, 2014 at 7:58 am

My little guy turns 6 months on Sunday :(, I think I cry every month, I never thought I would be like this! It is so different when it is your own! Enjoy every minute with him, mommyhood is the best!!!!!


6 Linz @ Itz Linz January 24, 2014 at 8:03 am

we have friday breakfast at school each week! itz so fun! with a partner, you provide breakfast for our staff just one time throughout the school year, and in return, there is always friday breakfast! not only is it delicious, itz fun to see what people come up with! (last week was homemade WAFFLES!)
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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 24, 2014 at 8:21 am

I’m so happy it’s Friday! (Is anyone not?) Even though I work late tonight and early tomorrow which usually makes for a rough Saturday morning but still, it’s almost the weekend where I can hopefully find a little more time to relax. :)
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8 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine January 24, 2014 at 8:43 am

Haha! Book club is great. It’s always so nice to take a breather. Happy, happy Friday! :)


9 Hayley@healthyregardshayley January 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

Happy Friday, Court! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
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10 Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers January 24, 2014 at 8:59 am

I hope Jay feels better! My hubby has a breakfast club at work. Though he usually handles it himself, sometimes I’ll make him something to bring in for his dept. It stinks cooking something without getting to try it! ha
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11 Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne January 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

Thank god today is Friday!! Aw, hope Jay starts to feel better. I hate it when my boyfriend gets sick, I just don’t like seeing people down. Your “gathering” sounds like fun!! Hope they bring great food today! Have a great weekend :)
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12 Tina Reale January 24, 2014 at 9:24 am

Friday seemed to take FOREVER this week. And I’m also really, really excited to finally be in my 30s. Probably because people are always so surprised at how young I am. Things happened WAY fast for us in the kid department. That five year plan didn’t exactly go as planned. Haha!
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13 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 24, 2014 at 9:55 am

Always love your Friday posts! Hope you and your family have a great weekend :)
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14 Jess @dearhelthyness January 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

6 months! Time goes by so quick!! Friday is the most expected day of the week for so many people! They are happier this day ;) no wonder! Have a nice weekend!
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15 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat January 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

Wow, 6 months old already!? Why does time go by so quickly!?

Happy early Bday! I turned 30 this past August and I wasn’t happy about it. I don’t know why, it’s just a number!

Well, have an awesome weekend and hope you’re hubby feels better soon!
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16 Gracie January 24, 2014 at 10:09 am

That breakfast club sounds like so much fun! Things like that are what makes me envious of working on an office – every day I have “breakfast club” with myself and my computer, lol.

Have a great weekend, girl! xo
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17 Leigha @ Minougirl January 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

The Breakfast Club sounds so cool! And seriously, 6 months?! Where did the time go! Have a fabulous weekend Courtney!
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18 Britt@MyOwnBalance January 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

Happy early birthday! I want to join a book club but haven’t found one yet!
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19 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life January 24, 2014 at 10:40 am

6 months already?! Time flies when you’re having fun :) That coffee combo sounds amaaaaaaaaaaazing… Yum!!
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20 Ali January 24, 2014 at 10:42 am

I’m totally in for dietbet! It would be good for me. My birthday is in 10 days for the big 2-9 – totally not a fun birthday! Aiden’s one year birthday is a month later and I’ve cried several times already about this milestone too:(


21 Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run January 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

A Friday breakfast club @ works sounds fabulous. Happy Friday, Court! :)
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22 Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog January 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

Whoah that Starbucks drink sounds delicious. Mmm, warm milk is so nice on cold days like this.

Love the idea of a breakfast club – to cute :-)
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23 michelle kim January 24, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Ooooh your Starbucks order sounds so good! I’ll have to try it next time :)
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24 Melissa @ For Love and Travel January 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Sorry to hear your hubby is sick, I totally understand. I’ve had cedar fever for over a month, and I’m not happy. Texas weather is just awful with sleet today in low 20’s and 60’s and 70’s over Saturday and Sunday. So weird! Another thing…happy soon-to-be birthday, I knew I liked you…Mine is on Tuesday. Gotta love us Aquarius!! Have a great weekend.
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25 Bre & Ree January 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

A book club AND breakfast club?! I love clubs! Have fun tomorrow, it sounds like so much fun and what a great idea! Hopefully your husband is feeling better soon. No one likes a sick hubby;)
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26 Lyric January 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Happy Birthday Week Courtney :D Your posts are always fun to ready even if they are sans photos!
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27 Stacey M. January 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I’m with you … I’m super excited about the weekend too. We’re heading to Rochester to party with some friends – should be a great time! I just hope the snow/cold doesn’t ruin our plans though …

As far as the DietBet goes, it’s not something I’m interested in. My workplace instituted a “Biggest Loser” challenge a year or so ago, and while I thought about entering, I ultimately decided that it wasn’t a good idea. Having had issues with food restricting in the past (to a very unhealthy level), I didn’t think that introducing that sort of challenge in my life was a good idea. I’d probably be OK, but sometimes my competitiveness can get the best of me – and in this case, it wouldn’t end well. Good luck to you and all others who wish to join though – I hope it helps encourage “healthy” weight loss for you!

Have a great weekend Courtney!


28 Sarah @ Sweet Miles January 24, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Yay for almost being your birthday!!! I’m so glad you’re excited about turning 30 and are embracing it :) You are going to have AMAZING 30’s I can feel it!
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29 Shel@PeachyPalate January 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Quite the round up of facts!!! Any big birthday plans? Love the idea of breakfast club!! And the fact you didn’t touch the book…made me laugh out loud!


30 Annette@FitnessPerks January 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

fun fact: our babies are exactly 3 months apart! so she’ll be 3 months monday. caaarazy!

Hope Jay gets feeling better!
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31 Jenny@The Wellness Journey January 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

I did not take turning 30 well AT ALL. I took off work that day to avoid anyone trying to do anything special for me on that day. But, having the big 3-5 coming up in March– I must say………… my 30’s have so far outshined my 20’s! I finally am comfortable in my own skin.
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32 Lauren @ Fun, Fit, and Fabulous! January 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm

We were out of town on Monday so it should have felt like a short week for me, but for some reason it dragged! TGIF for sure!!!
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33 Ashley@cupcakesncrunches January 24, 2014 at 10:20 pm

My baby boy is almost 4 months old and I’m just starting to think, “Wait! This is going by too fast! Perhaps I do want another baby kind of soon.” haha

I’m excited for him to hit the 6 month mark though – and I really can’t wait until I can plan his 1st birthday party. :) Those things get me way more excited than I ever thought they would.


34 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork January 25, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Congrats on being (almost) 30! I am almost 31, so I’m right there with you. Even though I’m not going to say that it’s fun to be a year older, being in your 30s is nice. I feel like I’m in an age bracket with people similar to me, you know?

Happy almost birthday!


35 Kristen @ Vitamin K Girl January 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

A book club and a breakfast club!? Sounds like fun!


36 Cristal January 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Your bookclub sounds a lot like mine. We have given ourselves the name “The Underachievers Book Club” !!! It’s all about the company anyway :)


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