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Fun Facts Friday {3/21}

by Courtney on March 21, 2014

1. This has been quite a week. I brought Lucas to the doctor on Wednesday and it took all of one listen to his cough for him to be diagnosed with croup. I guess we’ve been lucky that this is the first cold/illness Lucas has had, but a sick baby is just the worst.

Thankfully, even through all of the coughing, drooling, and buckets of snot, we still have our smiley guy. But ohh goodness, I am still a hot mess.

2. iHerb* has temporarily upgraded all current & new iHerb accounts to VIP status! This means that all customers will receive the following extra discounts:
- 5% off any order less than $60
- 10% off any order of $60 or more
- 12% off any order of $80 or more
- 14% off any order of $120 or more

You know what that means…more Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter, baby! Be sure to use my coupon code SAZ564 for your discount!

3. My friend Kanika sent me this article the other night and it totally brought me to tears. My fellow moms (and dads) out there, I’m sure you’ll appreciate it.

4. March Madness is officially upon us! Typically, I couldn’t really care less about the whole thing, but I actually decided to get in on a bracket with one of the girls I work with. We have Michigan winning the whole shebang…we’ll see how that pans out for us.

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5. Well, after months and months of back and forth, I finally decided to sign up for my first Stitch Fix*.

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I’m sure most of you are already aware of Stitch Fix by now, but in case you’re not…Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. You tell them your style, size, and budget preferences, and they send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. Each Fix is hand-picked just for you, and any items you don’t like, you simply send back.

I cannot WAIT to get my first Stitch Fix, and I’ll be sure to share my goodies with you guys so you can help me pick and choose what to keep!

6. I’m starting to question who deserves the creeper status more over here these days…the original creeper, or Lucas?

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Oh, hey there sick eyes. My poor babe.

7. Well, I feel like I’m starting to finally catch the cold that Lucas has. I’m hoping that the more I don’t think about it, it’ll just magically go away. Because, yeah, that’s how colds work, right?

8. Okay, so this Gone Girl book? Wow. I just reached “Part 2” yesterday and hoooly cow, are things getting interesting!

9. I think I may have discovered a new favorite after-dinner dessert for right now: A plain Greek yogurt mixed with a heaping tbsp of cookie butter + a sprinkle of Heath bits. Ohhh myyyy. Try it.

10. I foresee a whole lot of catching up on sleep this weekend. Well, at least that’s my goal…we’ll see whether or not I can stick to it!

And with that, I’m off. Happy FRIDAY, my friends! Hope you guys have a great day and fabulous weekend!!

* – affiliate link heads up! As always, I want to be as transparent as possible with you guys.

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1 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 21, 2014 at 9:11 am

My goodness…poor Lucas! Croup is definitely no fun! Hopefully, things will clear-up soon!

I have got to get a hold of that cookie butter! I have a feeling I’d be eating it straight out of the jar! ;-)
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2 Jenn@Mark My Miles! March 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

My little one recently just got over being sick and it is no fun for anyone. We reverted from the crib to the swing for sleep time (the only way he felt better enough to sleep). At least he found some comfort.

I hope you get some rest this weekend and that Lucas gets well soon!
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3 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries March 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

Poor baby Lucas! :( I hope this passes quickly for you all. And I really hope you all can get some good sleep this weekend. I think Hunter is getting in his back molars, so sleep has been a little rough over here the last couple nights too. I wonder how I ever did the newborn days! Ha!

I’m excited to hear about your experience with StitchFix! I always love seeing posts with everyone’s various items of clothing and accessories. I wish I could afford to do something like that, but it really just doesn’t fit into our budget. Plus, it’s not like I need “work clothes”, so I don’t have that excuse either! Have fun with it!
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4 Linz @ Itz Linz March 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

aww poor lucas!! i hope your doesn’t turn into anything too nasty!! i’m excited about the extra savings on iherb this month – i’ve got to start putting my order together!!
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5 FitBritt@MyOwnBalance March 21, 2014 at 10:04 am

OH my gosh Gone Girl is so good! So creepy and so addictive. Her other books are the same!

I hope Lucas feels better soon! Poor baby.
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6 Kelby March 21, 2014 at 10:11 am

Thank you for the iHerb code! You and I are the same when it comes to loving Justin’s Almond Butter. I am seriously obsessed!
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7 Andrea @ pencils and pancakes March 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

Go Syracuse!!!!
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8 Ashley wILLIAMS March 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

Loved the Gone Girl book. I couldn’t lay it down and finished it fast!
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9 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles March 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

Aww, poor Lucas! Hopefully he bounces back quickly.
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10 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine March 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

poor little thing, i hope he gets feeling better. i hope everyone gets feeling better by the weekend

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11 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork March 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Poor guy! Hope he’s feeling better soon and that you don’t get anything (I’m currently fighting something off before it gets worse!). Yes, Gone Girl is good! Wait ’til the end. Seriously.
Your cat is a super creeper! Too funny!
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12 Elizabeth A. March 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

How did you get your Stitch Fix scheduled so quickly? I signed up almost a month ago and won’t get my first shipment until late April!

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13 Ruthie Hart (@ruthiehart1) March 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I am so sorry Lucas is sick…. sick babies are sad! We battled bronchitis for a month with Ford in December, it is hard. Also… I have been hearing such great things about Gone Girl! But I am hesitant to read it because I was in the car with my mom and she was like hey can I finish the last few minutes of my book on CD and little did I know, it was Gone Girl. So I heard the ending UGH!

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14 Kammie @ Sensual Appeal March 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Oh no, I hope Lucas feels better soon! :(
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15 Ali Damron March 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Poor Lucas! I hope he’s on the mend. Gone Girl is a crazy book… I loved it. I love March Madness and watching basketball games for days. I don’t even follow college bball until now, but it’s fun nonetheless.

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16 Shel@PeachyPalate March 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm

Poor little mite!!! Hope he picks up soon! Did they put him on antibiotics? Can’t wait to see your Stitch Fix!

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17 Kelly March 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Gillian Flynn is such a good writer and if you end up liking Gone Girl, I would DEFINITELY recommend her other two books, which I actually liked even more! I hope Lucas gets better quickly!!
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18 Bre & Ree March 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I haven’t heard of Stitch Fix before, it sounds amazing. Of course, living in the Caribbean makes it hard to take advantage of stuff like that, but I am spending three weeks in DC this summer, so…

And thanks for the book recommendation. I just finished the “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” series and am looking for something fun to read before I start my next long series.

I hope your little one gets better soon, and have a great weekend!
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19 Nancy March 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I hope your cold doesn’t last long :( Thankfully mine was just a 2-3 day thing and not a few WEEKS like it usually is. Glad Lucas is feeling a bit better. Have an awesome weekend Courtney, and buy some of those BARS! Lol

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20 Paula Random March 22, 2014 at 10:10 am

Thanks for the introduction to stichfix. I was not aware such a service existed. Sounds neat, I just signed up for my first one. Fingers crossed!
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21 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Curious to hear what you think of Stitch Fix! I’ve only ever heard great reviews, but I’m still holding out for some reason!
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22 Jamie @ Sometimes Healthy Living Blog March 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

First off, sorry to hear about Lucas! Hope he feels better soon…

I am really obsessed with your dessert idea of greek yogurt, cookie butter + heath. Genius! I obviously have the cookie butter and greek yogurt. Just need to get some heath bits. That shouldn’t be a problem :-)
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23 Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment March 22, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Oh my goodness, what a week for you! Girl Gone was a great book – such a page turner. It’s a shocker!

Enjoy the weekend!

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24 Catherine @ foodiecology March 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Poor little Lucas. Hope he starts feeling better soon! I can only imagine how tough it is having a sick baby for the first time. :-(

Oh, and Greek yogurt + cookie butter + sprinkles? GENIUS. That sounds awesome!

And I really need to jump on the bandwagon and read Gone Girl.
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25 Catherine @ foodiecology March 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

um, not sure where I got “sprinkles” from “heath bits”–oh well, both sound tasty! :-)
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26 Kristi March 23, 2014 at 4:39 am

I went back and forth on Stitch Fix too, but finally signed up. I can’t wait to get my first stitch fix!

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27 Ali Q March 23, 2014 at 8:18 am

YAY!!! GO BLUE! Good pick :)

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28 Kim @FITsique March 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I hope you and Lucas get to feeling better soon! Cookiebutter and greek yogurt is amazing…try adding in some sugar free chocolate pudding mix too….to die for.
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29 Annette@FitnessPerks March 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Hope you got some extra sleep & Lucas is on the mend!!
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30 Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit March 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm

I have caught the cold that everyone has been passing, boo, it’s no fun! I totally love seeing the stuff other bloggers get from StichFix. I haven’t signed up yet – I kind of have been leaning towards Fabletics – its a tough call!
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