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Lot’s of errands… but good eats!

1 Jul

Thursday July 1st

Hey Guys!

Well we attempted to do yet another early morning workout today… but when that alarm went off, Whit, Ash, and I all agreed we were way too tired to do anything. So we all went back to sleep instead. It is ok though because I got plenty of exercise in with my chores, and the long list of errands that Whit and I ran. It was literally an all day event. Plus if I would have actually done the work out, then I probably would not have pushed it as hard just because of how exhausted I am.

 

We did not have time to make breakfast this morning, so we picked up McDonald’s for our mom and us and met her at her work by 9:30. Then the three of us cruised over to the Picture Studio to check out the senior pics. we took yesterday and weed out the bad ones. Let me tell ya this was a long process. Now I know how models must feel. They have to spend the whole day getting ready to shoot, take a gazillion photos, then have to go back through and pick the best ones. Now the photos we picked have to get retouched and cropped, and Tuesday we go back to buy the ones we want. I am so excited!!! I cannot wait to show you guys them. We took our pictures at the most gorgeous park 🙂

Egg McMuffin is always a classic!

Whit and I just had to get iced coffee as well. It would not be right to have an egg sandwich without iced coffee. And plus McDonald’s has bomb coffee. You cannot beat $1.99 for a medium. I honestly cannot tell the difference from Starby’s.

 

When we left the studio, it was about lunch time. So we came home and made the best darn sandwich ever!!!
Oh and we could not choose whether to put it on rice pecan bread or apple cinnamon, so why not have a slice of both. lol 😛

Let me introduce you to a Peanut Butter Fluff Sammie.

All we did was spread a little bit of pb and some marshmallow fluff and voila.  

 

 

One of the things Whit and I did off of the list of errands today, was grocery shop for our mamma. She always makes a general list and then lets us pick up a few extra things that we want. So while shopping around at Albertson’s today we stumbled upon some pretty cool new products to try.

 

One of our finds was Quaker’s new Chewy bars. They just came out with these Chocolatey Mint flavor and also a Chocolatey Swirl Flavor. They both looked so good, but in the end the Mint one was the one we chose. Whit and I were so excited about these that we ripped the box open and had them for an afternoon snack while we were out and about. This bar was fantastic! It hit the chocolate spot for sure. Our mom always bought Chewy bars when we were kids, so it brought me back to those years… oh the good ol’ days. lol

 

Here are the nutritional stats:

The ingredients are not all that impressive, but hey Chewy’s have come a long way. Now there is no high fructose corn syrup, and they are packed with a ton of whole grains!

 

Another cool find we picked up were these chicken sausages. They look just like turkey brats! They sounded and looked delicious…

and c’mon you cannot say no to these all natural ingredients.

 

 Whit and I also could not wait to try out this product so we had it for dinner.

 

We spread a little bit of jalapeno hummus on some earth grains bread. It is so weird that I was eating a giant piece of sausage on some bread… but surprisingly delicious! These would taste awesome in a skillet, eggs, on a homemade pizza, or soup.

On the side Whit and I also had a sweet tater with pb and yogurt. We have both been craving these for weeks!

 

 And now on to the best part of the day. DESSERT!!! Whit and I have been eyeing Janetha’s Wendy Frosty recipe for quite some time so we made it tonight.  

 Here is the recipe:

in the bowl:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (we used Spiru-tein Cookies and cream instead) 
  • 1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 packet stevia in the raw
  • TONS of ice
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp guar gum
  • lots of ice

Freeze for 10-30 minutes.

This was our first time using xanthan and guar gum, so it was crazy to see how thick this mixture got. It ended up making way too much, so I only ended up eating about half my bowl. Maybe next time Whit and I will just have to share.

 

 Well our momma’s b-day is tomorrow and her cake is in the oven right now. It is a surprise what theme it is, so we will post the pictures of the final product tomorrow.

 

Have a good night!

-Court

 

Hmm… what would MK and Ashley do?

30 Jun

 Nous sommes tous beaux In other words we are all beautiful

              Today is the day, the most important pics of your high school career  SENIOR PICTURES! Yikes there are so many nerves going on. Our pictures are not clear till 5PM. Ahh, talk about dragging on time…Right? With all of this great motivation for morning workouts lately, we got up at 7 AM with the older sis, and totally killed another HIIT workout with our inspiring buddy Chalene Johnson.

Today’s workout was HIIT 15 along with P90X Ab Ripper X. Talk about intense! Whew, it was great 🙂

Lemon Water has always been a favorite morning regimen for us, but finally got put to good use this morning. Usually we add a sprinkle of Cayenne Pepper to give it a little more of a kick, and to clear out everything in the throat, but this morning just Fresh simple Lemon Water was all we needed. We just took our kiddie Vitamins, and cooled off with a glass of this while thinking what sounded ideal for breakfast. If you have never been one to know the benefits of Lemon Water, I looked it up this morning, along with some other popular trends I had been questioning like having a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Benefits of Lemon Water:

**Lemon and water both have clarifying actions in your body. Both lemon and water help flush out toxins in your system. Your skin can’t look healthy if your body is holding onto toxins! When you get rid of toxic waste in your system, your skin will show it first! Your skin will be the first thing you notice cause it looks clear and not sallow and full of acne.**

**Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn, constipation and parasites. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile.**

**Because of its high Vitamin C content, it is used to prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing, and diminish allergies. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis, and sore throats.**

Info was found Here.

This morning I had real bad allergies, and this stuff totally cleared them out. No more sneezing or runny nose, gotta love it 😉

 Maple Coffee Oats are amazing, and if you haven’t tried them yet, YOU GOTTA! This time only a 1/3 cup of oats was used just so the addition of Cinna-Apples could be added.

 In the Mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup coffee
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/6 cup egg whites (1/2 of a third of egg whites)

*Blend in blender, then pour in pan

Add:

  • Maple Extract
  • Stevia

*Toppings include:

  • PB
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar-Free Syrup
  • Apple slices

 You remember how we were telling you about the clothing line we began designing, and what the brand would look like. Here is one of the designs I came up with for Cohitney.

 Our mom’s b-day is coming this Friday June 2nd, and Court and I are going to make her cake just like we’ve done the past couple of years. We love to come up with a theme, then pick a flavor, and create an awesome cake. But this year were kinda stumped. What kinda cake design/ Flavor should we go for?

Here are some pictures of cakes we have created:

 

The Bikini Cake!!

Classic Ice-Cream Cupcakes

Casino Gambling Machine

 Pretty soon it’s time to eat some lunch, then Start getting ready. The showers have already been taken, brows were plucked, and toenails painted. We’re getting some pictures together, and would love someday, if we could take some cute pictures together in fashionista skirts or dresses and pose like the wonderful MK&Ash.

This picture is totally one of our faves of them two!

>Update: Lunch was a tuna salad pita with frozen grapes(OMFG, taste like sorbet), and an Keebler Apple Sauce baked cookie.

  • 1 pita
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 carrots
  • 5 grape tomatoes
  • spinach
  • 1 spoonful of plain greek yogurt
  • A ton of Spike to season

Serves 2

After lunch we got ready for pics, and that took some time considering we got the thickest hair known to man. Seriously it takes a lot of product and time to curl this head of hair.

My room is green, black, and white with the theme of peace and polka dots!

Here’s court taking all of our clothes out to the car, yay it was almost time to finally leave. lol

Before we left though, we had to load up on a snack to hold us over till dinner, so Jay Robb Protein bars came to the rescue.

**Verdict: These taste just like a real fudge brownie. They were so good, you could even call it dessert. What it really reminded me of though was little debbie cosmic brownies. Ahh to die for. Yum!

When we got to the Park for the pictures, the wind was blowing like Crazy!!! Not good, esp. when we had to fix our hair every two seconds. It all went well though, and we ended up finishing the whole thing in about an hour. The worst part just had to be wearing Fall clothes(jeans, long sleeves), when it is 90 degrees.

With such a heat wave, nothing sounded better than a cold Cherry Bomb, and rice pecan bread for dinner.

What a great combo it was 🙂 On top of the bread was PB, Plain greek yogurt, Apricot Preserves, coconut, and walnuts.

We finished the season of 90210 we were on last night, so that means a fresh season to start watching tonight. Yay, well Have a relaxing Summer day! You could even give someone a compliment, make their day, flash a smile.

See ya Tom-orr-aw! ~XOXO Cohitney♥♥♥

Just a typical day…

29 Jun

Tuesday, June 29th

Now that I am getting older…. I have turned into an early bird. You know how it is when you are starting to get into your teen years, you stay up all night, and wake up the next day at about 10 or 11 am. Now after 1 whole year of having to wake up at 5 or 6 am every single day it has just become a habit. Even when I have a day off, I still find myself automatically waking up early. My body gets tired at a human hour and wake up at a human hour. I think it is official to say that I am turning into an adult quite fast. Do any of you teens wake up early… or do you get 10-14 hrs. of sleep every time you can?

Well we ended up waking up at 5 am this morning, and completed Turbo Fire’s Fire 45 class, and stretch 10 class. After yesterdays P90x legs and back and todays workout I could barely bend down to pick up anything all day, my legs were so sore! I love when I am sore though. That is how I know my muscles are confused and working hard. lol 🙂

 

Breakfast this morning was an overnight oats and green tea sweetened with stevia.

 The oats were plain jane today. We used a container of Siggi’s Orange Ginger, strawberries, and granola.

 **VERDICT: The creamiest yogurt I have ever tried turned into the best bowl of overnight oats I have ever had. The hints of orange made this a perfect summer meal.

 

 

 For lunch today, we ordered off the “lighter fare menu” at work. Remember last week when I talked about how calorie packed Einstein’s egg sandwiches are, well this Egg White Turkey Sausage sandwich on good grains weighs in at only 400 calories. It was so awesome. The best part of it is the ancho salsa. Together our total came to about $10, but with our employee meal discount we only ended up paying $2. SCORE!  

 

 

 Dinner tonight was a buffalo wing chicken quesidilla with spinach dip and salsa on the side. 🙂 Our whole family went crazy over these. Two thumbs up 😉

 

Well I am off to watch some old school 90210. Senior pics. are tomorrow!

Catch ya’ later 🙂

-COURT