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Fun Facts Friday {2/7}

by Courtney on February 7, 2014

1. There’s nothing like the feeling of a fresh grocery shop and loading up on lots of fruits and veggies. It took me almost two weeks to make it grocery shopping so by the time I went yesterday, we were definitely in need of quite a bit of produce.


2. Over the past four days, I’ve ran 7 miles (4 on Tuesday, 3 yesterday) and done two T25 workouts. I am feeling on top of the world! But holy sore calves…seriously, the calves. Yikes.

3. This week I decided to try one of those mesh feeder things with Lucas. I put in some honeydew melon, not sure whether or not he’d take to it…but he looooooved it! I have never seen a piece of honeydew melon dissolve so quickly. ;)


4. We had special visitors last night…Joe, Kate, and baby Samantha!


Samantha is just over a month old and is SUCH a little peanut next to our big guy. It’s crazy to think he was ever that small… ::tear::


Those two are gonna be best buds some day (that is, if their daddies have anything to say about it!).

5. This weekend, Jay and I are going to start looking around and planning for the total remodel of our bathroom. Ever since we moved into our house (over 5 years ago?!) we’ve had grand plans of totally redoing the kitchen (which is DONE!) and getting rid of our lovely sea foam green tub and toilet (oh grandma and grandpa, what were you guys thinking back then?!). I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for this!

6. I listened to Dr. Oz this morning on KISS FM on my way into work. I always find him fascinating because he just seems like such a wealth of knowledge…but damn him for telling me that carbs are the enemy. That probably means he wouldn’t approve of the takeout we all had for dinner last night…


7. Jay shared this recipe with me yesterday for Apple Pie Fries.

Yes, apple pie fries. Are you kidding me?!? And they actually don’t seem that difficult to make either. I’m totally intrigued.

8. Thanks to everyone who entered the Name Bubbles Giveaway! The luck winner is: Entry #33, Amanda!

Amanda – I’m having this baby and would LOVE to have these before I send him/her off to daycare. I’d have to see what I’m having before I customize it, but i LOVE how different they all look!

9. Do you guys celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s not really our thing to go all elaborate and spend a bunch of money on overpriced flowers and whatnot. We do, however, usually like to do something special at home like dinner, champagne, and dessert. I’ll have to see what we can come up with this year.

10. Ten points to anyone who can guess what beverage I’m currently sipping on right now. ;)

Happy FRIDAY, friends! Have a great day and a fabulous weekend.


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1 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries February 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

I’m going to guess some sort of DD coffee?! I think your favorite is a caramel something, but I don’t exactly remember. ;)

Yay for a bathroom remodel! Home projects are so fun to me.

We don’t go all out for Valentine’s Day either. We typically do something similar to you guys – nice dinner at home with no crazy gifts. This year won’t be any different, and I don’t mind one bit!
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2 laura February 7, 2014 at 9:26 am

After learning of the dangers of bad carbs such as wheat, flour, gluten, ect., I thought my life was over but I’ve been grain free for a year now and I haven’t felt better! I added in a lot of healthy fats such as coconut oil, grass fed butter and animal fat and I can honestly say that I don’t miss the breads.
On another note, hubby and I celebrate Valentines Day at home as well. We used to go out to eat but since having children, we’d rather spend it at home with them


3 Ashley February 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

You’re right, there’s nothing like the feeling of having a fridge just stocked with tons of fresh produce. Way to go with your workouts this week! Have a great weekend!

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4 Jenn@Mark My Miles! February 7, 2014 at 9:29 am

I’m guessing coffee??!!!
Ugghhh, Dr. OZ…I have a love/hate relationship with the guy. I love his wealth of knowledge but at the same time do not believe carbs are bad (unless you have an allergy). Makes me said, probably because I am Italian and pasta is in my mouth…five times a week!
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5 Dayna February 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

HAHAH carbs is the enemy. I love carbs! I’ve been told I need to give it up but it is just SO difficult.
Good luck with the remodel for the bathroom. Remodeling can be very stressful but it really is fun and you get to make it how YOU want it!
Little Lucas and his new best friend are so cute together! Yay for baby play dates :)


6 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat February 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

Sore calves are SO painful! I went to this sculpting class once and we did like a million calf raises and by the next day, my calves were so bad, I could barely walk. It was like that for 3 days. Ouch!

Aw, baby Samantha is so adorable! She does look so tiny next to Lucas!

House remodels are so much fun! We just remodeled our kitchen. It took longer than expected, but was so worth it!
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7 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

Coffee!!! ;)

Those two little ones are definitely going to be best buds. She already looks fascinated by Lucas! :)
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8 Beks February 7, 2014 at 9:56 am

I’m a firm believer in celebrating everyone you love on Valentine’s Day, NOT just your SO (Bad experiences with melodramatic people in college. YIKES!). I’m currently single, but living with family, so we’re going to do something we haven’t done since I was a kid for V-Day: Chez Martin. A themed dinner and a movie. I found a recipe for Sour Cream Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Chocolate and Vanilla Glazes on, that I want to make, so now we’re trying to iron out the rest of the details. :)
And I’m guessing you’re going with that new caramel latte thing from Starbucks, which I really need to try. Maybe tomorrow, since I have to work. :)
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9 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

Ummmm, that recipe sounds INSANE!!!


10 Lauren February 7, 2014 at 10:04 am

Yay on the workouts and your takeout looks amazing! I say you only live once and you might as well eat the food you like (in moderation). It seems like you have been eating really healthy, lots of fruits and veggies so I think you are fine.

Question, do you ever have pelvic pain after running? I had my baby back in June and sometimes after longer runs or fast runs I experience a little pelvic pain the next day. I read an interesting article about your pelvis after childbirth and I was curious to see if another running mama experienced this pain.

Here is the article incase anyone is interested.

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11 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

Now that you mention it, I actually did notice that I had some a few months post-partum, but I don’t experience that anymore.


12 Lauren February 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

Love it when I have a killer workout week! Go girl!

And I would guess it would be coffee. Cheers love!


13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

I’m going to go with some kind of iced coffee :D And I used to really like Dr. Oz back in the day, but lately I’ve just found him promoting too many bandwagons… I don’t like it when someone makes such absolute claims about health, because while carbs can be worse for -some- people, it definitely doesn’t apply to everyone.
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14 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

Totally agree!


15 Lori February 7, 2014 at 10:14 am

I would guess a caramel flan latte from Starbucks :)


16 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

So close! My blonde roast with caramel flan syrup ;)


17 Stacey M. February 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

Have to agree with you … there’s nothing more refreshing than stocking up on fresh produce. It just makes you want to eat better which is always an awesome feeling.

Great job on the workout front … looks like you’re getting back into a fitness routine pretty well and I can imagine how difficult that must be with a young child. I’ve been hitting the gym all week and my body is just *tired* now. For some reason, I always think I need to push myself to my absolute limit EVERY time I go there … no wonder I’m just done with it by Thursday night.

YES to the bathroom redesign, and LOL to the sea-foam tub! I’m so glad we don’t live in that era anymore – I mean, how awful a color for a bathtub?! Anyway, good luck on your remodel – I know how time-consuming and (sometimes) costly these things can be, but it’s sooooo nice when it’s complete. I’d love to redo both of my bathrooms but I know how much it will take out of me (with respect to energy and money)!

Have a great weekend Courtney!


18 Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life February 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

APPLE PIE FRIES?! Are you kidding me? YUM. I’ll take 5 batches please ;) Way to go on your workouts!! You’re killing it :)
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19 Michele February 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

Mesh feeders are amazing. When my niece was teething, we would give her frozen fruits in the mesh feeder. She LOVED it.


20 Whitney February 7, 2014 at 11:14 am

WOW that is a lot of carbs you had for dinner! haha I say everything in monderation.. no elimination of anything! :)


21 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

LOL, I know right? It was quite carb-tastic…and quite delicious :)


22 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life February 7, 2014 at 11:34 am

That mesh feeder is so intriguing – I’ve never seen something like that! My niece is just starting to transition to more “real” food, so I wonder if she would like something like this. Also, if carbs are the enemy, then just call me a rebel. Can’t stop, won’t stop!
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23 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles February 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

I’m not the biggest fan of Dr. Oz – he’s too quick to promote ‘the next big thing’ in fat loss, and I’m sorry , but I don’t think that raspberry ketones or green tea pills or whatever crazy things he likes to promote are going to make some sort of miraculous difference. And I’m a huge believer in bio-individuality, so I don’t agree with stating that everyone should restrict carbs – some people do better on a low carb diet, for others it’s pure misery (I’m in the latter group, for sure).
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24 Courtney February 7, 2014 at 11:43 am

I’m totally with you! No/low carbs for me = no bueno!


25 Jess @dearhealthyness February 7, 2014 at 11:45 am

Carbsss are bad for who? for Dr. Oz, oh I guess he misses the fun of bread, and pastas! Personally I know we need carbs, proteins and fats, everything in balance. Besides, after a workout, for example, your muscles need more carbs than protein! They are the source of energy of our body. Ok I won’t get my personal trainer out, and I’m not Dr. Oz, but basically carbs are good for everyone, sure it depends on what type of carbs you are eating;)

Oh and that dinner just made me hungry!! ;)
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26 Sam February 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm

The caramel flan coffee you get from starbucks?


27 Kelly February 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Lucas is so adorable!! Keith and I want to redo our kitchen so badly but then we figured we’d just move! Ha! So we’re getting that process started.


28 Avery @ Young Aspirations February 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I always wondered if those mesh things worked. Glad to hear it was a hit. I hadn’t ever seen your kitchen remodel – that looks fantastic!!


29 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Oh this gives me the itch to have some fitness focus! I feel a little off the wagon right now, but excited to hop back into it full force once baby girl arrives (well…. maybe a few weeks afterwards ;))

Love the pic of Lucas and the mesh feeder!
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30 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun February 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I think we are going to have a low-key Valentine’s Day. Probably cook a nice dinner at home and just relax.


31 Shel@PeachyPalate February 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Carbalicious! :) Everything in balance right, you only live once sure! I’m not big in to Valentines especially seen as I’m single at the moment but if some hunk decided they wanted to wine and dine me I wouldn’t say no! So cool your friend just had a baby too! The kiddo’s will be besties !


32 Amanda @ A Latte Learn February 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Mmmm. apple fries! I’m also intrigued. Have a great weekend!
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33 Kelly February 7, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Well the carbs thing is unfortunate since I can’t seem to get enough of them lately! I have no idea why! But Apple Pie Fries? May have just made my night.
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34 Danica @ It's Progression February 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

My grandparents had a pink (?!) bathtub in their house up until this last year when they (finally) remodeled. I think it’s so bizarre that colored tubs used to be so popular!
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35 Lyric February 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I was going to say wine until I realized you posted this in the morning bahaha & its Coffee friday so Im going to go with some form of DD? & I think Dr.Oz is cray-zay for saying carbs are the enemy; even if they were you can bet Im still going to eat them!
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36 Mindy February 8, 2014 at 2:53 am

If you like the mesh feeder you have to try this one. So much easier to clean! We love it over here! Lucas is such a cutie!!
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37 Lindsay February 8, 2014 at 10:01 am

We are in the middle of a snow storm over here and we are in need of a grocery run. We are in need of everything especially lots of produce!

Nice job on your workouts!! How are you liking t25?
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38 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork February 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Ugh. Dr. Oz. I think he is a great doctor, but I am not a fan of his. I think he wants you to think he’s a wealth of knowledge, but he’s not and there have been more than a few times that he’s just wrong. The only thing I can imagine he was saying about carbs being bad is maybe because they’ve found is that processed, high-sugar type carbs may drive cancer cells.

But seriously. He did a segment on how your knees age. Need I say more?
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39 Lauren @ ihadabiglunch February 8, 2014 at 5:17 pm

I’m going to guess Iced Coffee :)

That picture of the two babies…I die. They are so adorable!
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40 Nala-S February 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

Congratulations on your workouts this week!! It is a good feeling when you get some in =) Those apple fries look delicious – I can’t wait to try them!


41 Ali Q February 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Those apple fries look AWESOME! Let us know how they turn out!


42 Vocational Courses by Des February 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Looking forward to reading through more. Excellent post.Much thanks again. Awesome.


43 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen February 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

Look at you workout queen!! Great job! I know the sore calf feeling, when I get into running that is the first thing on me to get sooo sore!!
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44 kristina February 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

i gave up carbs when i went PALEO a year and half ago..and its rare that i crave them…chocolate on the other hand..


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