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Friday the Thirteenth

13 Aug

“Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck.”

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With today being Friday the 13th, Whit and I coincidentally started our morning off with bad luck.

-Whit spilled a HUGE glass of ice water all over herself when she was tying her shoes before work.With Colorado’s high altitude you cannot go anywhere without water! Whenever we leave the house we always bring a glass with us.  
-We hit almost every single yellow light driving to work. I hate yellow lights more than anything. My heart always starts racing because you have to decide whether to gun it or SLOW DOWN!
-Got cursed with the yellow light that has 50 cameras(this intersection is one big $$moneymaker$$!). With out even thinking we just flew through the light before it had time to flash on us. Whit and I did not want to get a ticket because for one we cannot afford to pay for it, it would put points our license, our insurance would go up, and lastly our parents stop paying the other half of the insurance if we get a ticket.  
-At work I was cashier. I had to get more manager swipes than normal, I had trouble counting money(which is not normal for me), and I had to get my drawer opened twice(that’s the max you can have in a day!)

 

Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. “It’s been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day”.

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Boy is this true! Today was FREE BAGEL FRIDAY and we got a small morning rush. THAT WAS IT! This was definitely not a normal free bagel friday. Usually we have non-stop customers one after the other all day that you do not even have time to go to the bathroom. Our whole staff has to wear black shirts and by the end of the day we all look like we just rolled in a pile of cream cheese. If you have to work a Friday then all you want to do is pull your hair out.. but today there was just a bunch of slow hours with only a few customers. My boss checked to see how much money the store had made around noon and we were nowhere near our average. I guess it is true that everybody has superstitions about this day. What about you, does Friday the 13th scare you? Have you noticed a run of bad luck on this day? Tell me about it 😛 

 

 

-Carmel Toffee Fudge Shakeology Oat Shake-

In the mix:

  • 2 cups ice + 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • instant brown sugar oatmeal(low sugar kind)
  • 1 1/2 tbs chocolate shakeology
  • 1 1/2 tbs Optimum Nutrition Carmel Toffee Fudge protein powder
  • 2 tbs. peanut butter
  • 2 sweetener packets of choice

Blend, and then enjoy 2 cups of your healthiest most delicious meal of the day!

Here are just some of the eats from the past two days: 

 Kath’s oats that she had at the Blogher conference looked amazing, so Court and I made a remake of them this morning!

 In the mix:

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • cinnamon
  • stevia pkt

Toppings

  • Strawberries
  • blueberries
  • Honey greek yogurt
  • Banana Nut vita top
  • pecans
  • Honey!!! 🙂

 All Think Thin bars taste like a candy bar, yum~

 Have you tried the new Cordan Bleu pizza from papa johns? we have!!! Pair it with a breadstick and fruit salad, and you got some Dinner right there.

 MMM, cheesy layers of alfredo, chicken, spinach, ham & onions. Divine!

 

 

Before we go, I just want to really enforce the saying “Do not judge a book by its cover.” This has been a constant theme lately when it comes to work. A fellow employee of ours is in a halfway house, and appears to have anger issues, so everyone at work chooses to ignore him, or bite his face off. That is everyone, except Court and I. We talk to this guy all the time, and he is really nice and a pretty funny guy if you get to know him. At work he is known as the “Fronter,” meaning that he takes out the trash, stocks things, and makes all coffee/drinks. He is a nice guy, who no longer wants to be referred to as the janitor. He wants to work on the line with everyone else and make some food. When he told our boss that, then he was only given one day to try the position out. It was a disaster! I was being so nice and showing him how to make every sandwich, etc and when he was slow other employees got frustrated. Then, he yelled out “I am not fast, because I am Dyslexic!” This other girl screamed at him, and was like “God you suck at this, why don’t you just read the screen, ITS NOT THAT HARD!” His face was really red, and he looked like he was going to cry. This really made me sad to see. He is someone who will do the work right, if you support him and give him direction. All the time when we are closing, Court and I will have to yell for him to come help, and he does just fine. As long as you give him clear directions, then he will follow. Anyways, everyone at work has assumed the worst of this guy, but Court and I think he is awesome J He talks to us everyday at work, and today he was nice enough to bring back some fries from Arby’s for us. He said “Hey Court and Whit, I got you guys some fries.” Okay people do not do that stuff everyday. We have not judged this fellow employee like others have, and that has made him a happier person at work. I am proud of us!

Well it is Friday, were off to go relax! My right eyelid has been twitching a lot the past two days, so I looked up what causes it, and I found out it is Stress, fatigue, and too much caffeine. LOL. I would have to agree with all three of those, I need to chillax this weekend, get some sleep, and hold back on the coffee(NOO!!!). Have a lovely weekend!

Q: What would you like to see us post about on our blog? We have gotten request for a closet tour vlog, what ya wanna see from your court & whit, huh?…

TTYL!~!

It’s a boy!

28 Jul

Well it has been a long time since we have talked baby talk. In case you have NO clue what on earth I am talking about then look back at this April post! 🙂

If you do not remember then let me feel you in. Our sister-in-law Erica is pregnant and she is having a BOY! Unfortunately today was mine and Whit’s first day back to work so we did not get to go to the doctor’s office with Travis and Erica. But by the time 9 am rolled around we got the great news! My mom was especially excited because she wanted a grandson so bad since there are so many girls in our family lol! The baby is no longer due on December 18th(our b-day), but on December 10th. So now that we know the sex of the baby…

Let the SHOPPING begin! The first thing on my to do list is to customize a onesie that say’s, “I’ve got twin aunties!”

Do any of you have a niece or nephew? 

 

Being the first day back to work and all Whit and I wanted an easy breakfast… so we had Shakeology aka the healthiest meal of the day!

 

Blend:

  • 2 cups ice + 2 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • instant brown sugar oatmeal(low sugar kind)
  • 1 scoop choc. shakeology
  • 2 tbs. peanut butter
  • 2 sweetener packets of choice

All I can say is WOW! This breakfast rocked. Usually I do not like having liquid for breakfast, but in this case it was ok. This recipe made 2 giant cups. Adding the oats to this gave Shakeology a whole new twist. It had a very thick texture and was so filling. I literally was not hungry all day running around at crazy work. This is definitely the kind of breakfast you need to have on work days 😉

 

For lunch we thought it would be fun to get some more greens in so we had a veggie parsley egg puff salad with a new Mojo to try!

The salad included:

  • romaine
  • spinach
  • 1/2 parsley cheese stick cubed
  • egg whites
  • roma tomatoes
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • carrots
  • red onion
  • 2 tbs. light italian dressing 

 

After work Whit and I picked up some chocolate pb. After seeing this banana split oats, Whit and I have been dying to make them soon! We wanted to get the MaraNartha one, but is was way too expensive. Oh well, maybe next time. We could not just put this pb in the pantry without testing it out first so we made yogurt messes! Todays was a chocolate mango mess. It sounds odd, but it was incredible 😛 

We used one of our VIP coupons that Turtle Mountain sent us to try some coconut yogurt!

This definitely has a different texture than dairy yogurt.

The finished product:


**Verdict: This yogurt did not look like the yogurt I am used to… I guess being dairy free and all. It was so cool though is looked and had the same texture as apple sauce, but tasted like sorbet. I wonder if it really would taste like frozen sorbet if you froze it! Imagine the possibilities you could do with this yogurt. It definitely could give a new twist to oatgurt 🙂

 

 

I think I hear the doorbell. It is probably the pizza guy. The whole family is together to celebrate tonight. I could not be any happier.

QOD: Have you tried Shakeology yet? If so, what is a great recipe you have made with it?

-COURT

Weekend, VLOG, and a great opportunity

17 Jul

So lets just make this short and sweet shall we? Our Vlog we promised you all is extra long so we do not want to overbear you! So now on to the eats… we did not get a picture of everything, but here’s what we got!

Friday’s breakfast: Vanilla Latte Overnight Oats
We used the new Bolthouse

Lunch: Amy’s Burrito
First time having one of these. I LOVED it! It kept me full all through the Free Bagel Friday craziness 🙂 

Snack: Yog. mess with some vita-action of course!

 

For dinner we ordered pizza from Papa Johns. Toppings included chicken, bell peppers, banana peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. I swear I will never go back to pepperoni pizza. Chicken is so much better!

 

For dessert: HG’s CravinCapn Crunch Shake

Recipe Serves 1:

  • 2/3 cup light vanilla soymilk(we used unsweetened almond breezed)
  • 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream(we used Dreyer’s caramel praline crunch fro-yo)
  • 1/4 cup Cap’n Crunch cereal(original)
  • 2 tbs. sugar-free calorie-free vanilla syrup
  • 1 tsp. coffee-mate sugar free french vanilla powdered creamer
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 no calorie sweetener packets(used stevia)
  • 3/4 cup crushed ice or 4 to 6 ice cubes

    Optional topping: Fat Free Reddi Whip

Directions:

 In a small bowl or glass, dissolve powdered creamer in 1 tbs. warm water. Transfer to a blender.

Add all of the other ingredients to the blender and blend until your ideal consistency is reached.

Pour your shake into a glass.

PER SERVING(entire shake): 192 calories, 2.75g fat, 219mg sodium, 35g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 7g protein

 

Lunch today: A snacky lunch naturally 

There was a new yogurt shop in town so naturally we had to try it!

30 cents an oz.(an yes they weigh your finished product) is pretty good, but you see there is only one giant size cup.

 

Then there was about 12 different flavors and a gazillion different toppings to choose from. So naturally getting excited about everything… the bill was high! lol.

 

 

Mine, Court and Ash’s creations!

 

My flavors: vanilla wafer and cheesecake
My toppings: cookie dough pieces, white choc. chips, granola

 

 

 

 

Take advantage of this great offer guys!

If you buy Homedirect Shakeology…

you’ll get:

  • Your choice of Chocolate or greenberry Shakeology, or a mixture of both
  • A free turbo jam DVD ($60 value)
  • FREE SHIPPING
  • Shakeology recipes

If you buy a workout program you’ll get…

  • 4 free samples of shakeology flavors of choice

Again, go to www.activeash.com click on “shop” and then inform us of what you bought and she’ll send you your free gift. If any of you have been thinking about Turbo Fire or shakeology this is a great opportunity!