Coffee Date, Vlog

Coffee Date Friday

Hola Amigos! I’m so happy to be joining you guys for coffee date today! I just got back from CrossFit so excuse my no-makeup/messy hair/gym clothes look. ha. Check out what I’m drinking during our chat today:


It’s a juicing concoction inspired by a recipe my bloggy crush Emily from Fit and Free Emily posted the other day.
(be sure to check her out, she is AMAZING!)

I never thought about adding in cinnamon to my juice, but it is actually really good!

Anyway, back to coffee date… here we go….

So I mentioned it in the video, but let’s talk about They contacted me wanting me to try them out. Since I have to wear glasses I treat them like accessories and like to have different choices. They have a great selection online and let you upload a picture to do a virtual try on. This time I went a little bolder than I normally would and picked out these bad boys. I was skeptical at first, but it turns out I totally love them!



I think I’ve got the “nerdy” part of nerdy chic down… but I’m still working on the chic…


Be sure to check out their First Pair Free Program!

Your turn… If we were having coffee, what would you tell me? 
Do you wear glasses or contacts?

Coffee Date, Vlog

Coffee Date

So I’m totally lost on the days of the week. Seriously, I forgot it was even Friday. The weekend came fast with a short work week! Since it is Friday that means it is time for coffee with Alissa, my favorite! What are you drinking this morning?


I’ve got my favorite Gingerbread Coffee from Green Mountain and a bit of cream. I stole the cup the hubs sister made for him. A little Pride and Prejudice quotes to start the day. Love.

Let’s get to our coffee date! Pull up a comfy chair and lets chat.

and I have a special treat for you! I mentioned Payt’s little ipad thing (innotab2) and she loves it. Here is her rambling vlog from the other day, I was dying. She is making NO sense at all…. but it is still too cute.

“Thank You Everyone, Bye!” haha, looooove it.

Alright- Your Turn!

If we were having coffee, What would you tell me?
What are your plans for New Years?

Als0- Stay tuned next week I’ll be doing a GEARing Up for 2013 Series. I can’t wait!

Coffee Date, Vlog

Coffee Date

It is FINALLY Friday.
This has been a long week. Late nights and early mornings. Shopping. Wrapping. Schooling. Working.
I’m ready to just be.
I’ve been trying to spend more time just being present and having fun. This morning Payt and I had some silly fun on PicMonkey


I wish I would have recorded how she was laughing. While I didn’t get that, I did have her join me for our Coffee Date. There is another special guest too. Your welcome, ladies.

Alright- Your turn!If we were having coffee today, what would you tell me? Do you have any resolutions?
Keep thinking about them! I’ve got a whole series (and TONS of giveaways) coming up for you soon to start the new year right!

Coffee Date, Vlog

Coffee Date: What I Know Now


Can you tell I’m excited it’s Friday?! While this week has been a good one, I’ve been aching for some more “free” time to get stuff done. Did you notice I didn’t post yesterday. Yea. It was “one of those” days. Where you turn your alarm off instead of hitting snooze… wake up at 4:55 and still manage to make it all the way across town for CrossFit before 5:15. yea. It was just a snowball. Eh- Can’t win them all I suppose.

I’m so excited for our Coffee Date! What are you drinking this morning? I drank my new favorite Tea, Stash Holiday Chai, on the way to CrossFit this morning. Since I woke up on time and all.

Starbucks Coffee

Now I’ve moved on to my Starbucks K-Cup Pike’s Place Blend. With Cream. In my BFF cup (Love you Ky!!) With my Polka Dot Shirt. and my awesome earrings from Keyona- My blogger swap partner! While we are on the subject lets talk about the Blogger Swap! Kassie from Southern Girl Gets Fit (LOVE her) organized this. We were partnered with another blogger and told to get them $30 worth of fun stuff. You can see what I sent Keyona here. Look at what she sent me!


I have been eyeing a polka dot scarf for weeks (thanks for having it right by the entrance, Target). And now I have one! The snowman mug? Too cute. I’ve also been using the water bottle tons. And the chevron notebook is now my meal planning/grocery shopping notebook. There were earrings and lip gloss, along with face masks in that cute pouch. But my favorite part- She sent coloring book and crayons for Little Dreamer. YES! This keeps her occupied long enough for me to remember what silence is like… Beautiful. Thank you so much, Keyona!!

Ok… on to the Coffee Date… you ready? You probably have been for awhile… here we go….

I’m linking up with Alissa from Rags to Stitches and Maggie from GussySews. I adore both of these lovely ladies. They are both amazing bloggers, business women, wives, and mamas (or mama-t0-be in Maggie’s case). Be sure to check them out and link up!

Your turn- What is something you know now that you wish you had known “then”? What would you tell me if we were meeting up for Coffee?

Health, Vlog, Weight Loss

Weigh In Wednesday: Dietbet Week 1 {link up}

Hey Friends! It is Wednesday so that means it is time for our Weigh In Wednesday Link Up!

Weigh In Wednesday


Whether you are doing the Holiday Weight Loss Challenge or not feel free to link up with us. There is NO judgement here. Let’s be honest and open. Share what is working and what isn’t working. Feel free to make a vlog and talk about it…. or just write it out. I made a vlog because I like to talk. ha.  Either way, lets link it up!


And now for the numbers…I weighed in for the Dietbet on Monday of last week, so it has been a little over a week. 
Last Week: 196
Dietbet Goal Weight: 188.2
This Week: 190.2

Total Lost: 5.8

Ok, so this is craaaazy. I knew that I would lose a lot the first week. I always do when I tighten things up. But 5.8lbs?! WHOA. I didn’t change too much in my workouts, besides Saturdays 5k and lifting class, I really just got on track with what I was putting in my mouth. Guess it is true that you cant out exercise a bad diet.

I’m really excited to keep this momentum this week. I am SO going to see the 180s this week. I haven’t seen them in forever. I have, however, officially surpassed my high school weight. I found my physical from senior year and I was 195! BOOM. This is my official lowest weight of my adult life. WHOOOO!!

Your turn. How did your week go? What is working and what is not working? LINK IT UP!

Don’t forget you still have time to enter for a pair of Under Armour Spine RPM Shoes AND to enter the Therafit Shoes Giveaway!

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Family Life, Vlog

Thanksgiving Tradition Link Up

Good Morning!!

Today I’m linking up with Holly and Erin for their Thanksgiving Tradition Link up!


And I’ve got a special treat for you… We have a guest on the vlog today! The coffee date I did with my “guest host” is one of my most popular ones, so I decided to bring her back! Enjoy!

Your turn! Answer these questions either in the comments, a blog, or a vlog and link it up! I’d love to hear about your thanksgiving traditions!1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?
3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?
4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?
5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?
6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?

Thankful Thoughts20. Thankful for a blender that makes awesome green smoothies

Coffee Date, parenting, Vlog

Coffee Date: Mud Runs and Mommy Moments


If I planned this out correctly I should be on my way to Florida by the time you read this. I’m super excited, but kinda stressed out about making sure I have everything plus the idea of traveling with my very vocal 2 year old. I get in these weird moods before I travel… I feel the need to clean the entire house really well because I hate coming home to a messy house. I also have to resist the urge to pack everything I own because “what if…” Like there isn’t a Target in Florida. ha.

So, Coffee Date time! This week I splurged and got my coffee from starbucks. Seeing as I have an early morning flight I’m guessing another one of these might be in my future. Does that mean we can have a double coffee date?

Well let’s just get into. This week is totally random. We’re talking about mud runs/running with friends and mommy moments


Your turn!

What would you tell me if we were meeting up for coffee?

Funniest thing your kid has ever said?

Coffee Date, Dreams, Faith, Vlog

Coffee Date: Love the Moment

Good morning Lovelies!

How are you doing this week? I’m feeling a little behind. After being sick on Sunday I have felt a day behind all week. I didn’t get to some of my weekly chores from my Home Routines App, I’m trying to stay on track, but it gets hard sometimes ya know? I always look forward to these friday morning coffee dates to share with you. I’m drinking some Caribou Coffee in my new favorite cup- What are you having?

Coffee Date

This week I have a lot on my mind, a ton of thoughts on reaching for goal after goal vs loving the moment. Plus there is a ton going on this weekend. Ready for our coffee date? Here we go…

I’m linking up at Rags to Stitches and The Wiegand’s

Your turn!

If we were having coffee – What would you tell me? What are your plans this weekend?


Coffee Date: Friday Favorites!

What’s up peeps? (Does anyone say that anymore? Probably not…) So, it’s Friday! Time for your weekly dose of Courtney via VLOG!  Are you ready for a coffee date? Pull up a chair and lets chat!

I’m so excited to chat with you today. You see a couple weeks ago I found this awesome blog, Holly is freaking hilarious. Turns out she lives in my area too. Double SCORE! So when she said her and Emily were hosting a vlog link up I knew I had to get in on that stuff.


So this weeks Coffee Date is extra special. You get to hear me talk about my favorites… Favorite Fast Food… Favorite video that was on TRL… Favorite Workout… ((Please excuse the massively loud dishwasher – it sounds like a freaking monsoon when its running #firstworldproblems))

Your turn! What are your favorites? Make a vlog and link up – or leave them in the comments below.

Have you ever done “Old Time” photos? Do you think I have an accent?


Disney, Vlog, workouts

Coffee Date: Vlog is back!

So the last few weeks I linked up with Alissa’s Coffee Date I didn’t have a vlog – but guess what? Today I do! Return of the vlog! You guys get to see my pretty face this morning, aren’t you excited?!

Ohhh yea! Speaking of my Pretty face, did you catch the last FitFluential Newsletter? Guess who’s face was front and center? THIS GIRL!

How Cool is that?! They loved my Pretty Muddy Recap and shared it with all of FitFluential. (And speaking of Pretty Muddy – I mentioned this in the video but if you are wanting to run Virginia, Tampa, or Miami – Let me know!!)

And mentioning the mud… Tomorrow is Warrior Dash!

I’m still waiting on my official Wave time but I’m hoping somewhere around 9-10 since the hubs is running around 9:30!

and here are the links I mentioned: Rags to Stitches Blog
Yesterday’s Compassion Post If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?
How do you feel about Mud Runs like Pretty Muddy and Warrior Dash?