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Fun Facts Friday {5/9}

by Courtney on May 9, 2014

1. My “Coffee Friday” habit is starting to become more of a “Coffee Every Weekday” habit. It’s bad, guys. Real bad.

2. Believe it or not, yesterday was the first time I’ve ever been able to sit out in the grass with Lucas (well, Lucas sat in the grass…I can’t without breaking out in rashes). It was an absolutely gorgeous day, so I brought him out as soon as we got home.


He wasn’t quite sure what to think of it at first but he was crawling all around in no time.

3. Yesterday’s dinner? AMAZING. Jay cooked us burgers and asparagus on the grill, both of which were absolutely delicious. The burger looks tiny thanks to ginormous bun it’s sitting on, but they were each 1/3lb burgers, topped with provolone, bacon, and sauteed onions.


Served along with a glass of wine.

4. Actually, I lied. Two glasses of wine. They were necessary yesterday.

5. Lucas has this habit of rubbing his entire face as soon as he has food in his hands. It’s hilarious and makes me cringe every single time. Yesterday was cottage cheese.


Which  he is a big fan of, by the way. Then again, there aren’t many foods this boy is not a fan of.

6. So my race is less than a week away. Ask me when the last time was that I ran…

7. Have you guys heard of #HackTheMenu? It’s a site that shares all of the secret menu items that various restaurants have. For example, did you guys know that Starbucks has a Cake Batter Frappuccino?! The site is amazing…I’m hooked.

8. I got my first (early) Mother’s Day gift from Lucas!!

mother's day flower pot

Our babysitter gave it to me (she made it with him…for him? Eh, you know what I mean).

mother's day gift

Apparently I was a bit emotional because I totally teared up after receiving it. Then again, it IS my first Mother’s Day gift as a mom! :) I just love, love, love it.

9. So I promise, I’m finally going to be working on my glamping recap post this weekend (along with Lucas’s 9 month post…I’m so behind!). Hopefully I’ll actually be able to get them done. I need, like, at least four extra hours tacked on to the end of every day. Good grief.

Alright friends, I’m off! Have a fantastic weekend — and to the moms out there, have a wonderful Mother’s Day! :)


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1 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 9, 2014 at 10:54 am

hehe…Lucas’ face covered in cottage cheese is just the cutest! And, what a sweet mother’s day gift from your little guy!

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!
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2 amelia @i_heart_kale May 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

Happy 1st mother’s day to you!!! :) Lucas is so adorable and did a fantastic job on that flower pot. Love the cottage cheese picture. ;)
Oh my, yeah that Starbucks website is full of ideas. My iced Americanos were turning into daily indulgences rather than occasional. I finally made time on Sundays to brew a strong & dark batch of coffee for the week. Now, every morning I just add ice to my tervis, then coffee and cream. I also purchased fun flavored creamers and vanilla bean powder off Amazon (like the Starbucks kind). If I have extra time, ill even throw it all in the vitamix (1/3 cream 1/3 coffee and 1/3 ice) for a frozen treat. I won’t even tell you that a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes it extra tasty. Happy Friday :)


3 Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine May 9, 2014 at 11:14 am

SO happy it is burger season. Can’t wait to have a grilled burger!!!


4 Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

I have the same problem when it comes to sitting out in the grass! I have no idea why!
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5 Michelle Kim May 9, 2014 at 11:45 am

Yeah, I totally started to let my one-day-a-week coffee become nearly everyday when I went to class. I have been cutting back on it more recently (to save monies..). Have a wonderful Mother’s Day this weekend!
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6 Chelsea@TableForOne May 9, 2014 at 11:47 am

Smart boy with that cottage cheese! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and enjoy every minute of it.
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7 Andrea @ pencils and pancakes May 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

I had the same thing almost for dinner last night! Replace the wine with a hard cider!
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8 Healthy Diva May 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

SO cute he is! Rocco doesn’t like cottage cheese, but everything else he pretty much loves! I really can’t believe our boys will be one soon! Crazy!

Love the 2 glasses of wine, haha! I am for surely enjoying wine tonight and tomorrow, so excited!

And, the gift is SO sweet! Happy First Mother’s Day to you! Our sitter was on vacation this week, but she always does the sweetest things for holidays with Rocco! I think it is nice when you have a sitter that does that.

Happy weekend!


9 kristina May 9, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I actually work for starbucks–so i checked out that link…the cake batter recipe actually calls for almond syrup–we don’t have almond syrup..they had it over 6 years ago..but not anymore…sad day. must be an old site that hasn’t been updated.


10 Courtney May 9, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Oh nooooo…say it isn’t so?!?! :(


11 Brynn May 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

What a sweet, sweet Mother ‘s Day day gift! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.
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12 Polly @ Tasty Food Project May 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I drink coffee nearly everyday too. I really need to cut it down!

Your dinner looks amazing! It’s making me hungry!

Have a wonderful first mother’s day!
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13 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl May 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

What a sweet first Mother’s Day gift! My Starbucks coffee treat is becoming way too frequent too, especially with happy hour going on. Have a super wonderful Mother’s Day!
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14 Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork May 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Ugh, I’m the same way with allergies! I was working out earlier this week in our living room. We have a shag rug and I hadn’t vacuumed it recently. After doing supermans and roll-overs and planks, I took a shower only to find my face and arms breaking out in a rash. It’s still not pretty (it’s now all dry skin), but hoping it will die down in a few days.
Congrats on your first Mother’s Day! Enjoy Sunday!
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15 Silvia @ skinny jeans food May 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Lucas is just trying to find where his mouth is (aka ‘rubbing food all over his face’) :-)
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16 Hilary May 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Ahh how cute is that flower pot! I love home made gifts they are always the best! Enjoy your mother’s day :)
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17 ellie @ fit for the soul May 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day as moms for the 1st time, so crazy that it doesn’t sink in! :D And that burger looks lusciously delicious…Jay is a seriously great cook! And what’s up with babies always rubbing everything when their hands are dirty with food? My daughter manages to rub her hair like she’s lathering on shampoo, hahahaha.
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18 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles May 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Aww, happy mother’s day on Sunday Courtney! That is an adorable flower pot.
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19 Kelly May 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

What an adorable Mother’s Day gift and Happy first Mother’s Day!!!!

Also I’m justifying my daily Starbucks habit by telling myself that the new inspirational quotes on the Oprah coffee sleeves is an essential part of my day…. haha
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20 Leigha @ Minougirl May 9, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Aww, the flower pot is adorable! But that burger… holy yum. Hope you have a great weekend, girly!
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21 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl May 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

That Hack the Menu site sounds awesome! I’m heading over to check that out now. Have a great weekend, Courtney! :)
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22 Shel@PeachyPalate May 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Happy Mother’s Day for Sunday?! I assume! We had ours (in Ireland) in March! Go cold turkey on the coffee and put all the money in a jar…have something in mind to buy with the money you save in a few weeks time as an incentive!


23 Melissa@forloveandtravel May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Happy First Mother’s Day!! Hope it’s as wonderful as you are. Maybe you’ll get breakfast in bed, with a side Lucas! My daughter always likes to do cereal, toast and OJ for my treat. It’s the cutest thing. Have a wonderful weekend.
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

How freaking cute is that?!
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25 Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. May 9, 2014 at 8:01 pm

OH man, the Starbs addiction is bad on my end too.
Last week, I tried to slow my roll and make coffee at home instead.
And was doing well.
But then on Thursday, I went 3 TIMES! So, it all ended up balanced anyway. I’m crazy.
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26 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

That Mother’s Day gift is so cute!

Cake batter frap? I’m intrigued…
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27 Jenn@Mark My Miles! May 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

Happy First Mother’s Day! What a cute idea with the footprints and plant! Love it!
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28 Monica May 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

I got the same thing from my daughter’s daycare! The little feet butterfly on a pot! :) So cute, isn’t it?


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