fun facts friday

April 20, 2012

1. Despite what you probably think, I was not abducted yesterday, nor did I get lost on my field trip. Did you get nervous? Were you about to send out the troops? I’m so sorry if you were. In reality, I was having fun catching up with a good friend, eating good incredibly sinful food (I’m looking at you, Caesar Pesto!!!!), and going to Target.

2. Speaking of Target, I bought the most incredibly comfortable mesh shorts there the other night — they’re Champion, they’re purple, and I want to live in them forever. And because I’m usually not a big fan of shorts like this because I hate when the elastic band digs into me, I’ve finally found a solution. Buy the one size bigger than I buy everything else — duuuuh.

3. Someone commented on this recipe yesterday, and it made my mouth water. I want to live in that stuffed squash.

4. I’m going shoppppiiiiinnnngggg this weekend! Like real shopping — like I need clothes so bad that I want to buy all the clothes this weekend — all the clothes!!!

5. I’m meeting this pretty lady for brunching tomorrow morning. It’s our monthly date where we eat omelets as big as our heads. It’s the best.

6. I’m dead set on finishing this book this weekend. Okay, I lied — my mom is dead set on me finishing it because we switched kindles about a month ago so we could read each other’s books and she is itching to get hers back.

7. I think I’ve asked this before, but are you a snooze button hitter? I’m not a snoozer. I have never been a snoozer. I hate snooze buttons. ::ahem:: husband ::ahem::

8. There is a high of 50 degrees today. I’m thinking about hibernating.

9. Guess who gets to watch my niece and nephews on Thursdays this summer? THIS girl! I’m extremely pumped because I love watching babies (obviously) and will have something to fill my time with while my niece and nephew are out playing with their friends. Score!

10. Blast from the past — this is me in second grade. Bahahaha.

Oh wait, this one is better…

11. Now that you have sufficient documentation to blackmail me, I’m outta here. Happy Friday!

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Khushboo April 20, 2012 at 6:06 am

When i was growing up, I lived in those mesh shorts- talk about comfort to the max!

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 20, 2012 at 6:13 am

I’m not an alarm-hitter either. But my husband is. Now THAT’S super fun in the morning, when he’s waking up before me! :/

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Ugh, I hear you!

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Michelle@PeachyPalate April 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

Shopping sounds like a plan!!! It’s my birthday tomorrow so hopefully manage to squeeze some shopping in at some point for a treat!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Happy belated birthday!!!

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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles April 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

Crap and I was on my way to come find you— I better turn around and try to make it to work on time so my kiddos don’t throw a wild party full of sugar and 200 games of Twister before I get back ;)
….I’m not a snooze hitter at all- and yet the husband is. But, at least I’m out of bed while he’s hitting his but I can still hear it all throughout the house.
HAPPY FRIDAY!

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Lauren April 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

that recipe…yum!!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} April 20, 2012 at 6:21 am

Have fun shopping this weekend! I’m so due for a new clothes shopping spree.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

You deserve it!

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Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

I’m jealous of your shopping trip! I so desperately need to go shopping, but it seems I always have other things to do on the weekend! I need to make time to go ASAP! Or else just order a bunch of stuff online!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I just had to make the time this weekend! Cleaning waited until this afternoon!!

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katie April 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

YAY for shopping this weekend! Share what you get! I hope you find some cute sandals!! <3

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I am going to share tomorrow!!

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! April 20, 2012 at 6:33 am

Glad to hear you survived the field trip! LOL!

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kaity April 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

i no wat mesh shorts your talkin about and i have them in soo many colors because once i found them there now my favorite shorts.. and i pretty much only where them in the summer!

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance April 20, 2012 at 6:34 am

Haha looking spiffy on that shark! I preferred the foam noodles myself, but to each his own 8)

Sounds like you have a great next few days planned– Enjoy your weekend pretty lady!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I did love the noodles too – it was at a friend’s birthday party. I couldn’t be too selective. ;)

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Simply Life April 20, 2012 at 6:36 am

I’m terrified of the snooze button and can’t trust it. I don’t think I’ve ever hit it because it causes me more anxiety than rest!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

haha – I typically set more than one alarm for the morning!!

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Liz @ Blog is the New Black April 20, 2012 at 6:36 am

HATE.SNOOZERS. Worst button invented.

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

My little brother could sleep through the alarm for 20 minutes at a time. Add 4 snoozes and that’s almost an hour and half of buzzing. Ugh.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm

my brother too – I would freak out in the morning at him. lol

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Alyssa @ fit and fun in third April 20, 2012 at 6:45 am

I used to be a snoozer until I got the iPhone and it makes it too easy for me to hit the wrong button and turn off my alarm altogether. I have such anxiety I’ll sleep through and immediately get out of bed when I envision all my kiddos sitting in my classroom waiting (or throwing a party)!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

ha! Hilarious. I don’t think I could ever sleep past 6:30 in the morning though, so as long as I got up by then, I think I could make it out of my house by 7.

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Ali April 20, 2012 at 6:49 am

We need an update on how the clothes shopping went on Monday, so we can live vicariously through you!! Have fun, and enjoy wearing a sweater today. It is already 90 in Houston!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I would love 90 degrees!!!!!

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Katie @ Peace Love and Oats April 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

Have fun shopping!!! And I can’t wait to go to Target when I get home! I only go in KC because it’s such a pain for me to get to one here

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I did have fun! By the way, I have come up with the best idea for lunch on Saturday – SUSHI!!!!!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

OMG YES! I haven’t had sushi since January!!!!

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Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy April 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

Did you forget the links on #5 and #6? You said “this friend” and “this book,” but there were no links :) . Clearly, I’m nosy.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 20, 2012 at 7:49 am

Fixed! :)

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Linz @ Itz Linz April 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

glad your field trip went well! we are going to the zoo in a couple of weeks and i’m super stoked because i have like 14 parents coming with… yes 14!!! and those pictures are just awesome!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

14? That’s amazing!!!!

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Allison@commitcomplete April 20, 2012 at 7:34 am

When I was a kid, I always thought that field trips were so much better than shopping trips. Now that I am a teacher, I have learned that it is definitely the other way around!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

haha I agree!

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Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon April 20, 2012 at 7:40 am

HA! Love the pictures!
And I am right there with you on the snooze button. My roommate hits the snooze buttons on her six alarms EVERY MORNING! Her room is down the hall from mine so it’s not annoying…just perplexing!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Oh that would drive me crazy!!!

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Lori Lynn April 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

I bought those shorts in teal and black. They’re so comfy! I’m sort of a snooze button person. Usually if I have to get up early for something, I don’t hit the snooze button. But if it’s for school, and I don’t have anything pressing that I have to do, I may hit it, but usually only once!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I want to go back for the black pair!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile April 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

So glad you weren’t abducted! Lol :D Happy Friday!

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Leah @ Chocolate and Wild Air April 20, 2012 at 8:01 am

I loved that book, thought it was so interesting to read about the times in which our parents and grandparents grew up!!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I agree – it was really good! I finished it last night.

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Joanna @ Midwestern Bite April 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

I keep seeing squash references pop up. This reminds me I have squash in the fridge to cook. Then I forget about the squash until I see it mentioned on another blog. I really need to cook the squash!!! I used to like the snooze button myself (not so much now that we have a six month old – he doesn’t have a snooze button), but I get so aggravated when the Husband snoozes. Trading kindles is a really good idea!!!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Lucky for you, squash keeps for a long time!

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Sarah @Blonde Bostonian April 20, 2012 at 9:03 am

I’m such a snooze button hitter it isn’t even funny. I need to break myself of the habit, but so far, not happening. Have fun shopping! I wish I could go – I need so many new summer clothes!

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kathleen @ the daily crumb April 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!! i live in men’s hanes t-shirts from target. just stocked up last weekend.

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Gina @ Running to the Kitchen April 20, 2012 at 9:10 am

I loathe snooze buttons. L-O-A-T-H-E. Thankfully the husband is not a snooze button hitter, but college was not fun.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

You’re so luckyyyy. I have to deal with it for the rest of my life. ;)

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Calee (@chimes) April 20, 2012 at 9:21 am

Oh man your flashback photos reminded me of a swimming pool story from 2nd grade. My friend Nikki was having a b-day party at the cool brand spanking new pool one town over – and it had a high dive. My mom is the queen of worry warts so she made me promise that I wouldn’t go off the high dive. As in I would have gotten in MAJOR trouble if she knew that I did it.

Of course I did it. Alllllll the other girls were. And they were making fun of me for not doing it. This was before I developed a fear of heights too.

So later we were watching the video of the party (at the party, because home movies were so cool in the early 90s) and my mom came to pick me up. She walked in the room RIGHT as I was walking off the high dive in the video.

Whoops!

PS I want to hit up Target for some cheap champion gear. I like that they have that brand. They have some pretty good stuff.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Oh no!!! I bet your mom was so mad!

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Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries April 20, 2012 at 9:45 am

wish we could go shopping together!! i need some new clothes too if you know what i mean… gettin some more junk in my trunk. ;) and i couldn’t agree more about the stupid snooze button. i wish it didn’t exist. i never use it but cody practically tortures me with it. haha.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

haha – another way we are just way too similar!

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Felicia April 20, 2012 at 10:00 am

You can loan books on kindle to other kindle users. My dad and I also share an amazon account and have both kindles linked to it.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Thanks for the tip!

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Brandi April 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hope you have a great time shopping! :) Definitely not a snoozer, but I have been known to turn off my alarm in my sleep. :)

Happy Friday!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

I had a great time shopping – thanks!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks April 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

I love those vintage pics…you look adorable! And are making me LOL on the first one…too cute :)

Have fun with Kathleen. I’d love to meet you both one day!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm

hahaha – thanks! I would love to meet you too!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life April 20, 2012 at 11:04 am

Glad you weren’t abducted! That roasted squash recipe made my mouth water too darn it. Now I have to run out and get a bunch of ingredients so I can make it. I don’t think I have any food in my house right now – end-of-week blues lol. Have a great brunch tomorrow – and shopping weekend, I’m jealous!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 20, 2012 at 11:24 am

Love those pics of you!! Oh to be so carefree…I want to go back there sometimes ;) . I cannot wait for you to finish the book so I can hear your thoughts on it! If you’re like me, you’ll be sad when it’s over! Have so much fun shopping. I’m beyond jealous haha.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I finished it yesterday!!! I LOVED the ending!!!

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Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health April 22, 2012 at 7:51 pm

YAY! So did I! But I was also sad that it was over haha

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Amber K April 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

I hate alarms and I don’t understand people who would want to be woken up by them more than once in a day! Noooo snooze button here.

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Meg April 20, 2012 at 11:38 am

Happy Friday Chelsey! Neither of us are snoozers! :D

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Andrea @ Vegvacious April 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

I am so totally in love with brussel sprouts right now and your stuffed squash is going straight into next week’s meal plan! Happy Friday!

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Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm

It makes me laugh at how relative the temperature is based upon where you live. It has been in the 50s here (Anchorage) and people are pulling out their shorts and tank tops!

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Jen@FoodFamilyFitness April 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I despise the snooze button, my husband is king of the snooze. He sets his alarm for 6 and then it goes off every 10 minutes until 7 when he finally gets up. Color me stupid, but wouldn’t it be better to really sleep that last hour instead of having it interrupted by the snooze? Apparently, he doesn’t see my point…

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Ugh, I hear you!!!!

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Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola April 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Yay for your weekend!! Shopping and a brunch date sounds pretty perfect! I’m very impressed you don’t hit the snooze button! I set 3 alarms every morning (so technically I’m not hitting the snooze button) and can only get up by the 3rd one. It’s really weird- my body knows the 3 alarm thing, so if I only set 2, I never wake up on time! LOVE your vintage pics :)

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

ha – so weird!

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Lisa April 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I never ever hit my snooze button. I think its because as I kid I was so used to those 5 AM swim practice wake up calls anyways, so I just learned to enjoy the early morning! It is so lovely to look back on your awkward growing up years, haha those photos are the best. How good is that book? I finished it about a month ago! I almost cried at the end when it was over because I just wanted to keep reading!! Have fun buying some new clothes and have a great Friday!

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I just finished it last night – I loved the ending!

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Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat April 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I need new clothes too! I’m to the point where I bring a back-up pair of pants with me “just in case” I rip my others ones! ha that is pretty bad!!

I have the same issue- I hate most workout shorts and the only ones I like are loosing sitting on my hips! Good idea on the size bigger!

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Stephanie @itrainthereforeieat April 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I Just bought those same shorts from Target… Win!! I got them in Coral and Turquoise, and love them so much I want to wear them every day. I might just have to go back and buy the purple! I am a snoozer I’m afraid, but only about once per week. I’ve found that if I feel the need to hit snooze than I probs need the extra sleep that day, so I allow myself a little time every once in a while :)

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Everyone seems to love those shorts!!!

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shani April 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

i have 2 solutions to your kindle issue. my mom and i share an account and can send all the books to each other’s kindles. or the more lengthy process is to de-register them, re-registered them to each other’s accounts, take the books you want and de-register and re-register. its annoying but only take 5 minutes if you only want to do it once.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I think you need to send me an exact step by step tutorial for that!!!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I’m not a snoozer either – I’m usually awake before my alarm anyway! :P

Enjoy shopping and brunch! Those are the makings of a perfect weekend, in my opinion!

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Stacy @ Living as Stacy April 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The snooze button is one thing- but my husband has our bedroom clock set for 34 minutes fast! 34 MINUTES!! Try doing the math so you can know the real time when your half a sleep- so not cool.

But the husband know the clock is fast, so he’ll also hit the button at least 4 times. I’m thinking about resetting it closer to the real time and telling him that the clock is now right so he can’t hit snooze.

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

34? Reeealllyyy? I have my car clock set for 7 minutes fast only because we are always running late (okay, not me.. just my other half. ;) )

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Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath April 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Sounds like you have a great weekend planned–enjoy! :)

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J @ ... semplicemente j ... April 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I rarely snooze … and I really dislike the snooze button if it is not me doing the snoozing :)

How was your shopping trip?

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cleaneatingchelsey April 22, 2012 at 7:09 pm

It was so great! I’m going to share all my purchases tomorrow!

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva April 23, 2012 at 2:47 am

I’m a little late on the commenting…but hope you had a great friday and weekend nonetheless :) I’m going to make the stuffed squash stat!

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