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    October 24, 2014

    Hey, hey! Happy Friday!

    Thanks for all of your well wishes on yesterday’s post. You guys are the best. Truthfully, I still feel like garbage, but I am better today than the day before (thanks to some serious steroids), so, hopefully, things will keep improving. Anyway, I haven’t done a What I’m Loving Lately post in awhile, so here is another edition! Enjoy!

    Candy Corn and White Chocolate Softbatch Cookies. I haven’t actually made these cookies (yet!), but, wow, they look amazing. I just want to bite right into one. The stuff that Averie bakes is RIDICULOUS! If you’ve never checked out her blog, you really should. There are some incredible-looking recipes on it!

    candy corn cookies.. I'm so making these, but only once a year!

    DIY baby costumes. Some of these are genius, and Quinn is going to be one of them for Halloween! Any guesses which one?

    Unimpressed pugs in costumes. Related: Murphy is going to be a frog this year for Halloween and he’s modeling his costume on MarthaStewart.com. He’s so fancy.

    Psychics. I was recently offered a free reading over the phone through PsychicSource.com and it was really fun. The psychic I spoke with told me all sorts of crazy things. Here are some of them—we’ll see if they actually happen!

    • I asked her about my UC. She says my symptoms will calm down around the holidays. (I sure hope so!) She said the disease started because of something I ingested (she mentioned bad spinach or lettuce) and now my gut bacteria is out of whack. She also said a lot of my symptoms are related to stress. Obviously this woman is not a doctor, but I found it kind of interesting that she came up with this much info for probably not knowing all that much about UC. On the flipside, she said I shouldn’t go on Remicade and the answer to my health issues is much more simple. She said I should get a second opinion and a female doctor would ultimately help me.
    • The psychic said we’ll move to a new house in the next year. We definitely want to move (our house feels SO SMALL now), but we aren’t thinking about moving for a little while. We’ve started looking at houses, but I don’t think we’ll actually make any moves in the next year or so. (Building up on our current house was basically a no-go after we crunched the numbers and realized how much work it would take!)
    • The psychic said I “push myself too hard” and I need to “better pace myself.” Yes, true. I know I’m a freak. But, she said I’m a “go-getter,” and I will “never fail” when it comes to my career. Isn’t that nice of her to say?
    • She said there is another “soul” waiting for us if we want another child.

    Window shopping on Target.com. I was randomly looking on Target.com yesterday (did you hear they have free shipping on EVERYTHING right now??), and I stumbled upon all sorts of fun goodies: Pug-opoly (for the pug obsessed), adorable rain boots (mine need to be replaced ASAP), and this sweater. What do you think? Mini shopping spree?

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    This video. It’s pretty much all I want in life.

    Reebok CrossFit High Impact Bra

    I went to Reebok HQ last week and did some shopping in their store. (Everything is 40% off!) I went there with my friend Kerrie, who needed new kicks, but I have more than enough workout gear, so I was just along for the ride. But, I stumbled upon a very Lululemon-esque sports bra and just had to try it on. I’m still in between sports bra sizes, so I figured why not. Well, to my surprise, it FIT SO WELL, and I lovvvvvve it! It’s super comfy, flattering, and it comes up high on the chest, so you don’t have crazy cleavage when you’re working out. (You ladies with big boobs know what I’m talking about!)

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    I thought this was interesting: 3 Weird Ways Birth Month Can Affect a Baby’s Health.

    Healthy Decadence for One: Single Serving Breakfast and Dessert Recipes, a new e-cookbook that my friend Lauren recently published. Breakfast and dessert are my favorite meals of the day (yes, dessert counts as a meal), so I was pumped when she offered to send me a copy. Some deliciousness from inside: Cinnamon Raisin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze, Paleo Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie, Coffee[cup]cake, and Cheesy Chipotle Pumpkin Grits with Poached Egg. Yummmm! I can’t wait to try her recipes!

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    Questions of the Day

    What are you/your kid/pet going to be for Halloween?

    What do you think of psychics? Have you ever had a reading?

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    Not-On-My-List Target Purchases + Men Drinking Breast Milk

    October 23, 2014
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    Most random blog post title ever? I think so! Haha! Yesterday, my “morning” started at 4:30 AM when I heard Quinn crying. Mal actually got up with him, so I could sleep a little longer. Well, I’m actually not sleeping very much/at all during this flare. I wake up every hour or so in pain because […]

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    Celebrating Grandma’s Birthday + Something I Forgot to Tell You

    October 22, 2014
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    Quinn and I had the pleasure of celebrating my mom’s birthday yesterday! Her birthday was actually over the weekend, so we made plans to celebrate with my sister and Matthew over lunch at Legal Sea Foods. It was so nice to catch up with my mom and sister. We do our best to get together as […]

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    Coordinating Workouts With Your Partner + Colitis Update

    October 21, 2014
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    Heyyyyyyy! How’s it going? Quinn and I had a nice morning yesterday! It started with a trip to Whole Foods for our weekly grocery shopping. Quinn was wide awake when we arrived and then totally passed out by the time we left. He was actually still snoozing when we got home, so I decided to snap a […]

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    Best of the Weekend II

    October 20, 2014
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    Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was quite busy, but a whole lot of fun. Here’s a quick recap! I enjoyed a couple of cookie bites from Whole Foods, which were chocolate chip cookie shells filled with frosting. Amazing! I went to a clothing swap. So fun! And, of course, I went home […]

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    Sweat It Out {Weekly Workouts}

    October 19, 2014
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    Heyyyyy! Just checking in with a recap of my workouts from the past couple of weeks. Quinn and I got in some quality time in with the jogging stroller! WEEK OF OCTOBER 5TH Sunday: Off Monday: Crossfit Strength Back Squat: 5-3-1-5-3-1. Rest 2:00 between sets. (I worked my way up to #145) *Wave loading. The […]

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    Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies + Skinnytaste Cookbook Giveaway

    October 17, 2014
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    Hi, friends! Happy (Cookie) Friday! Let’s kick off the start of the weekend with a delicious cookie recipe and a fun giveaway! Are you ready? Yes?!? Ok, let’s do it! Double Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies Makes 24 cookies I’ve done some crazy, unconventional things in baking, but using avocados in place of butter may just […]

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