Court & Whit’s Ultimate back to school guide

25 Jul

 Happy Sunday! Our’s was restful, how about yours? The day started with Ash waking us up at 6:30! Is coach Ashley nuts on a Sunday morning? lol. After whining and crying (ha, jk..) we pulled our butts out of bed, and threw on some workout clothes. Today’s class was Fire 45 (all of our fav video). We all had plans for the day, so a 6:30 AM workout was the only thing that made sense. We have an obligation, and if that means 6:30, then that is what it means. We have not had Sunday off in ages, so we decided to go to Church with Karstee. After our workout there was not much time to get ready, but we still managed to whip up a bowl of Cottage Cheese Pumpkin Oats for the road.

 In the Mix:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 stevia pkt.
  • Lots of cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice


  • Drizzle of sugar-free syrup
  • Spoonful of white chocolate PB
  • Spoonful of walden’s caramel sauce
  • Sprinkle of kashi and silvered almonds

On our way to church we picked up Toffee Nut iced latte’s, and then headed to the service. It felt good to be there, and I really liked the whole message about Love today. I won’t go into detail, but lets just say it put me in a really happy mood the rest of the day.

After Church, we went to Wash. park, and walked for 45 min around the water in the blazing sun. Seriously, it got to be 98 degrees while we were out there! After we became a sweaty mess, it was time for some Lunch. We have a ton of Free sandwich coupons for Einstein’s, so we went to one that was down the street from the park. The yummy unpictured lunch included: Veg Out on a toasted Honey Whole Wheat bagel, with the side of a banana. MMM, Garden Veggie Cream cheese rocks!

We decided to eat our lunch at the park under a nice shady tree. Court and I brought some of our phycology HW, so we layed there on that blanket for about two hours at hard work on that HW. I CAN’T BELIEVE WERE STILL NOT DONE!!! Since we were downtown, and our favorite Coffee Shop Stella’s was down the road, we went there, and refueled with some blenders. Butterscotch Latte blenders to be exact!

 Okay so when we got home, Court and I were feelin like we had way too much sun today, and not nearly enough WATER! AH!!! Like Heat stroke. eee, way too much coffee, sun, and NOT ENOUGH WATER 😦 Not to mention, the house felt like 200 degrees. We made HUGE glasses of water, and started to hydrate. After about an hour we decided to go to the pool, since there was hardly anyone there, and it was shady. What a good idea 🙂 We cooled off, and all talked for about an hour in the refreshing water.

And finally the day has come to an end with some 90210, and a dinner of Subway’s Veggie Delight on the Italian Herb bread. It was a kinda Eat out Day, but hey it happens sometimes.


 What should you be doing to get ready for back to school?

School is only a month away, and it’s time to start thinking about everything you need to get done, what to buy, how to prepare, etc. It’s a new year, and a fresh you.

***Make a checklist:

  • Need a weekend or afterschool job, and missed out this summer?

                –A lot of business’ that hired teens/college students for the Summer are now hiring for back-to-school. College kids usually are home for the Summer making money, and now are quitting to go back to school. Sometimes the same goes for other teens. Their parents might had only wanted them to work for the Summer, and they are quitting too. There is a large amount of people, that have part-time jobs in the Summer plain in simple, then quit when school is starting back up. Tip~GO APPLY NOW!

  • Clothes and School Supplies

                  -Go through your closets. Throw out or donate old, too small, never wear, out of style items. Look through some of your favorite magazines, and then scope out the stores for the best deals on all your necessities. Great stores for cheap and cute~ Go Jane, Forever 21, Delias, Charlotte Russe, Love Culture, Target, Kohls, Jcpenny.

                 -I don’t know if you guys have noticed the amazing deals going on at Office Depot lately, but they have killer deals every week on all school supplies. And this week happens to be a pack of 6 college ruled spiral notebooks for 50 cents. The limit is 2 per household. Today we picked up our two packs of 12 notebooks for $1.13 with tax. And last week we got folders for 10 cents a piece. You can’t beat school supplies under a buck. 

  • Summer HW assignment

                   –If you are taking a class that requires a Summer reading assignment, etc. Get it done NOW. You should never underestimate how long it will take you. Trust us, this AP Physc HW is taking forever. You want to be prepared, and stress free your last week of Summer, and not worrying about a stupid assignment.

  • Skin

               –You want flawless looking skin for your first day of school pic don’t you? Here are some of our fav. make-up/cleansers.


This stuff smells like dessert, has all-natural ingredients, makes your skin glow, and sucks up all that oil.

mark Matte Chance Mattifying Lotion

               Meet Mark Mattifying Chance Lotion

Tone and Refresh:

We use this spray after putting on our make-up for a dewy look, to soak up oil, or after a long day to refresh the make-up look. Again, it smells amazing!

Mark Mist Opportunity Multi-tasking refresher

Mineral Foundation:

After being introduced to this makeup brand from a fellow blogger, we have loved all the natural and flawless look it has given our skin. This brand is highly recommend to us, and they are awesome, because with every order you get Free samples. We have gotten to try some of their drop dead gorgeous shimmery eye shadows. And if you are not quite sure of your shade, they have a shade description that will describe every color and your skin type to match it perfectly.

Silk Powder primer / Samples $2 each

Aromaleigh Mineral Foundation Powder

  • Fitness gear

                    –New running shoes, sports bra, workout DVD’s, workout programs(P90x, Insanity, Turbo Fire)

  • Food     

                  -Stock up on granola/sports bars, whole-wheat breads/tortillas, dried fruit, nuts, oats, protein powder, healthy frozen meals.

Hope this helps!!!

17 Responses to “Court & Whit’s Ultimate back to school guide”

  1. jqlee July 25, 2010 at 11:13 PM #

    I wish I was going back to school. Well it’s a love/hate relationship. School is much easier than work but damn, I HATE doing assignments. Going to class and taking tests were easy though. Haha. And you can fall asleep in classes and make it up later. You can’t quite fall asleep in meetings 🙂

    I loooove the sun. I can bask in it like no other and not have a sip of water. I’m going to get skin cancer for sure. Okay that’s not a joking matter but seriously, I love the sun, it’s so relaxing! I do wear sunscreen though 🙂

    Goooo Ashely for keeping you guys on track. I need a live in coach/trainer!

    • CourtandWhit July 27, 2010 at 8:11 AM #

      You are def. lucky to have a skintone that burns after 5 min. in the sun. And with our family background, we have to load up on that sunscreen.

  2. Molly July 26, 2010 at 6:06 AM #

    I love your Back-To-School checklist. You ladies are on top of things! Right now I should be going shopping for senior pic clothes. Just waiting for my next day off from work. Other than that, I like to take things as they come at me on the first day of school. Kinda stressful but I ease into it after a day or so 😛

    • CourtandWhit July 27, 2010 at 8:12 AM #

      You should post your pics as soon as you get them!

  3. Meg July 26, 2010 at 6:36 AM #

    Love the skin care products – I feel like everyone always forgets to mention that kind of stuff 🙂 I’ve missed reading ya’lls posts this week on vaca – I need to catch up! Definitely make sure you get enough water today, haha 🙂 It’s SO hot here too.

    Your pumpkin oats look amazing – I LOVE the addition of cottage cheese, makes it taste like a pastry or cheesecake!

    Have a great Monday girls!

    • CourtandWhit July 27, 2010 at 8:13 AM #

      Omg, yes it did taste like pumpkin cheesecake. We had to blend up the curds, but seriously it was great.

  4. Rachel (tea and chocolate) July 26, 2010 at 7:49 AM #

    Thanks for the recommendations on skin care products! I’ve never heard of a lot of them so I’ll check them out. I’m not sure I’m quite ready to think about school yet (I’m still taking summer classes!), but it’s always good to be prepared.

  5. Erika July 26, 2010 at 8:03 AM #

    Great advice! (Especially the “get started on summer assignments” one – I still have to finish math work and read Great Expectations!)

    – Erika
    PS- Check out my giveaway!

    • CourtandWhit July 27, 2010 at 8:15 AM #

      Get started, trust us! Some assingments take 4eva. lol And we will head over there and enter, thanx 🙂

  6. freckledfoodie July 26, 2010 at 9:01 AM #

    great advice, ladies! also- i thought of you this weekend! my family traveled to ocean city, maryland for a softball tournament and some beach time. on the way back, we stopped to fuel up the car, and across the street was an einstein’s bagels! i had never seen one before and immediately you girls came to mind! hehe. what’s your favorite healthy thing on the menu there? 🙂

    • CourtandWhit July 27, 2010 at 8:17 AM #

      Lol, our favorite healthy things on the menu are the Ancho Chicken wedge(on the lighter side menu), and the Turkey bacon Avacado sandwich thin.(it’s like a BLT, and has good stats too!)

  7. July 26, 2010 at 9:56 AM #

    not only does this help, it saves me a lot of headaches!! saving this for future reference!! wow you two certainly give the BEST adivce. mucho appreciated ❤ ❤

  8. Sweet Cheeks July 26, 2010 at 10:54 AM #

    Gahhhh, 1 month before school starts. Absolute craziness!!

  9. mapledreams July 26, 2010 at 1:56 PM #

    Butterscotch latte sounds immence!! some fab tips x

  10. Michal July 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM #

    I use marc products too 🙂 I cant wait to go back to school, its college for me this year its going to be a blast!

  11. Sams school for makeup July 27, 2010 at 4:18 AM #

    Do you have any advice or ways of getting rid of red cheeks without using make-up?

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