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2 Nov

Guess what, guys! We’re back and better than ever. Expect less bowls of oatmeal and more Courtney/Jamie squabbling about life in lists because lists are much more fun.

Things you might have missed:

1. Courtney got bangs! Huge step in life.

2. Jamie lost half her shirt for Halloween.

3. We’ve been drinking way too much wine. (Is that anything new?!)

4. Entire bags of mini Reese’s should not be given to anyone except maybe Cely because she is awesome.  Unfortunately, Courtney was the victim of this crime and will have to strictly follow the serving size of 5.

what's a girl to do?

5. It’s hard to be nice sometimes. Why are we so mean lately? Is because our rent has increased… our old age is catching up to us… too much separation…the grind got us down..?

you mean we can't dance every day?!

6. Jamie did 36 pull ups.

It's totally the new Lululemon. Photo Cred: Alyssa

7. Treat Yo Self. Take a page out of Tom Haveford’s book (Parks & Recreation) and treat. yo. self. You’ll feel better in the morning.


8. Last, but certainly not least: The icons on iPhone are the only way to have conversations.

xoxo, Courtney

loving lately

22 Sep

A few of my current obsessions.

  • Brunch at the Smith. Free sparking water + veggies + Pumpkin beer + actual lunch options = ❤

  • Drinks at the Trump SoHo.

  • Friends with backyards in NYC. Shh. Don’t tell the Fire Department.

  • Wine. (This one’s on the way out, we’re currently on a break. *Cue Ross shouting*)

I do have a couple things left in the questionable column, though.

  • Green Kit Kats from Japan. It tasted good (like green tea!), but it made me feel weird.

  • My new as of Tuesday brown hair. Photo coming soon. :X

BFF: Dynamite Rules

19 Aug

Happy BFF! It’s Best Friends Friday over here! This week we’d like to enlighten you with our rules of life. We swore on the cover of Mean Girls that these are the laws we will would live by, forever and always. (Just kidding…we are not that creepy, nor do we actually follow rules or initiate girls who want to be our friends.)

DYNAMITE RULES

1. Wine goes well with dinner. It also goes well with late night TV watching, hair braiding, and facebook stalking. Drink it if you agree. Do not be ashamed by the accidental “likes” and overzealous comments you leave on blogs and status updates. “I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THAT PROTEIN POWDER!!!!! It’s SOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD!” If you’ve found comments like this from us (mostly Jamie) anywhere in your life, be aware that we normally do not shout out our love for protein in real life. Pinot sets typing skills on fire.

cheers!

2. Try hard not to spend money. Talk constantly about how your mint.com account hates you, complain about paying rent every month, and insist that you are not allowed to spend on wants- NEEDS ONLY. Then rationalize. “What is the difference between a want and a need anyway? Clothes are wants, but if if I don’t have a new dress for [insert meaningless fun event here] then I will look horrible therefore I will have a terrible time and it will be bad for my metal health.” Move clothes from want to need. Buy just one outfit. Cheap. Kiss the gods of Forever 21.

we can't even wear these. these are MENS SHIRTS. i don't remember what we were doing here.

3. On Wednesdays, we wear pink. When we realize we own nothing pink- we improvise.

is beer a carb?

4. Complain to your best friend. Best friends are there for that sole purpose, to listen to you ramble on about something absolutely ridiculous while you simultaneously ramble on about how ridiculous your rambles are. A true best friend will let you go on and on, and save your boyfriend/mom/roommate/coworkers from finding out just how nuts you actually are.

the joke is on you dmoney!

5. Change your hair, and change it often. If you have had the same part, color, cut, or style for over one month be sure to make a switch up soon. You should be completely unrecognizable to your family when you make it back to Jersey for a visit. After you change your hair- complain (to your best friend- see rule #4) about how you should have never changed your style in the first place, now it’s too short, too dark, too not-the-way-it-was-before.

6. Only fall in love with men named Danny. We’d map it out for you, but we’ve done that before.

7. Keep in contact with your best friend daily. There are about 239084 thousand means of communication these days, use them all. Text her while she tweets you. Leave her 230 comments on her facebook telling her how pretty and perfect she is. It’s kind of like getting a compliment from your mom, but it’s nice and you’ve gotta have each others backs.

i got you!

8. Be silly and have fun. Don’t take anything too seriously, don’t take yourself too seriously. Work hard, play hard. It’s all in good fun. Don’t sweat the small stuff- only sweat in the gym. Or on the beach. Or when Justin Timberlake is three feet away from you. (Okay. Last time on the JT reference. Solemnly swear.)

never too serious for bathroom pics.

9. We’re done, but aren’t rules always better in tens?

10. Follow our rules with caution. We aren’t experts on the matter, these just work for us.

loving lately

15 Aug

Happy Monday, Jamie here! …Well..! I know Mondays are very easy to hate on but honestly I actually enjoy getting back into a routine of healthy after a weekend of pretending I’m Lindsay Lohan.

On this rather sunny Monday I decided I’d provide y’all with a nice list of what I’ve been seriously loving lately. Happy thoughts to cheer you up and push you through the work day! PMA people..positive, mental, attitude! Have I mentioned I used to be a cheerleader? Let’s go!

here to pep you up

1. Think Thin bars. No- no one is paying me to say this, but I wouldn’t mind if someone would. I’ve been obsessing over these babies. With the decision to quit counting calories I’ve been paying way more attention to what is actually IN my meals and snacks. What I’m aiming for? High protein, LOW sugar. One of these bars keeps me full for about three hours- RARE. I am a hungry animal of a girl. Photo:

2. Emily Griffin. After reading Something Blue and Love the One You’re With I finally got my hands on Baby Proof! These books are perfect reads to be paired with a sandy beach or a glass of wine. Extra bonus points because I purchased this one 40% off at Borders! Yeah! The look on Danny’s face provided sheer terror when he noticed I was buying a book with the word “baby” on the front.

3. Hot UPS men. Well- one in particular. On Saturday D$ and I celebrated our anni (okay.. do anniversaries count when ya aren’t married?) with a couples massage and a fancy dinner. Totally perfect, totally disgustingly mushy and romantic. Sorry, I’ll now move on to something that doesn’t involve feelings.

4. WEIGHTS. Lifting, grunting, and sweating. I accidentally typed “swearing” for sweating but I guess that fits too. After a month long strength training hiatus, it feels GOOD to feel the burn again. I will not fear bulk. I will not fear bulk.

I am already anxiously awaiting my gym date with Alyssa! It’s almost time to lay on mats and giggle and talk about men get our sweat on!

what we ate wednesday

3 Aug

Hey ya’ll! guess what?! This week it’s a super awesome what WE ate Wednesday since Courtney is visiting Jamie in Virginia Beach!

Our breakfasts were eaten separately- Court’s in an airport/on the plane:

And Jamie’s at home in VA Beach:

Finally.. TOGETHER FOR LUNCH! Grilled chicken with pesto and cheese for this beach girl and a grilled veggie wrap for the city chick. We were offered sides of fries, chips, and onion rings. Since all were def unhealthy we both shouted for onion rings! They made Court feel weird. BAHA.

After attempting a beach tan for an hour and watching some Sex & The City, we were starving. Salad for Court and a Shroom Pepper & Goat Cheese wrap for Jamie. We shared sides of cucumber salad and broccoli like little old ladies.

And to prove that we aren’t actually old ladies: vodka & diet and a vodka & seltzer.

We’re currently hanging out watching the Jersey Shore flashbacks and stalking blogs… trying to make the tough decision between wine at home tonight or wild dancing at the bars. Please vote for the latter.

edit: wine it is while we wait for the rain to subside so we can dance wildly.

WIAW: Lots and lots of azucar.

20 Jul

Hey y’all! Welcome to another installment of WIAW.


To be honest: Today was the day of dessert. I’m not proud of it, but I am currently under a bit of life stress and… it happens. So please enjoy my dessert filed day. And please understand what happens when you’re an emotional nut and you can’t help eating chocolate for nine meals. Ish.

8 AM: Woke up and grabbed some coffee and water. Drank it black, hardcore. This was when my first sweet kick set in: Whole wheat toast with PB & Choc Chips.

choccy chips

11 AM: SALAD. Leftover from Danny’s parents.. lots of corn& tomatoes MM. I cooked an egg to throw on top for protein. Tarrah said GROSS I said YUM.

fresh VEGGIES.

1 PM: Hungry again as per usual. I finished off a bit of mac& cheese also leftover from D$s parents house. We are moochers. This is why we are there every single day…

cheesy goodness

3PM: Rushing through some writing to try and finish up so I can hit the beach with Tarrah! Check out my new suits.. I didn’t eat them, I wore them.

EEEE!

And obviously post beach say 5PM- We stopped for froyo. Lots of fruit for me. I like to work it in that way.. 😉

FRO, yo!

5PM I thought a perfect pre-gym snack would be a brownie. Obviously perfect fuel.

oops.

5:30 PM- 3 miles of HIIT ( I WAS SWEATY. It wasn’t pretty.)+ 5 minutes of cool down on the bike.

8PM Til now- eating two slices of pizza (known as ‘ZA aroud these parts) while drinking some pinot. This is how I deal with stress- wine, and sugar.

Better eats to come tomorrow, right? 🙂
-Jamie

what i…..wednesday.

6 Jul

So last night while Mark and Danny were watching extremely boring television (sorry Mark you know I like you) I decided today would be the day I would finally partake in WIAW.

I figured I’d give you more of a what the heck I ate, ran, and wore sort of Wednesday.. so here we go! A day in the life of me.

7:50 am- Pop up from a wild dream that I couldn’t find Danny anywhere. Notice that Danny is next to me and not a missing soul. Count my blessings and consider not allowing him to leave for work today.

8:00 am- D$s alarm goes off, I get up and make us coffee. Mine stays with me (the work from home-er) and Danny’s goes into my hot pink “Jersey Girls Don’t Pump Gas” travel mug. UPS man with style. Snack #1 Coffee with some chocolate almond milk and a glass of water.

i spy courtney, and a baby jamie& danny

9:00am Already said my goodbyes to Danny, checked work emails and read blogs made a work to-do list. Worky work work, all while eating a breakfast comprised of a cup of cereal, some chocolate almond milk, & some pb.

chocolatey pb goodness

10:30 AM- Break from work and hit the GYM! I decided on some HIIT and completed three miles in just under 26 minutes. I ran on the treadmill at a speed of 6.5 for three minutes, then bumped to 7.5 for two minutes and repeated until I hit three miles like a sweaty mess of a home girl! After some abs, I headed back home to work.

lookin' like a pro

A headless one, that is.

12:00PM STARRRRVING. After working on real work + writing freelance articles and chatting with Court on AIM (yeah, I use AIM) It was time for some lunch! Spaghetti squash with a ton of Harris Teeter veggie tomato sauce and lots of garlic.

sauce covered squash

2:00 STILL hungry..of course. I pretty much have zero foods right now and didn’t include like any protein at lunch.. I snacked on two 100 calorie packs of poppppycawn.

seasoned with old bay

Then at 3PM finished off my jar of PB by pouring in some more chocolate almond milk and cereal. Once I get on a kick- I stay there.

obviously this pb is crazy

6PM- Hunger strikes again. Finally finished today’s writing and editing, showered & ready to hit up the grocery store for the most amazing salad bar ever created.

soggy

In an attempt to keep my hair shiny (okay..I’m lazy in the summer and at the beach you can get away with wild hair) I’ve been semi-forgoing the hairdryer. So sexy that I went out with this giant wet spot on my shirt.. and I thought everyone was staring at me for my pretty smile!

lettuce less salad beaster

And to reward myself for such a tame work day.. a couple treats!

shape & pinot, an oxymoron?

And… for 6:30PM til it’s not Wednesday anymore? Chilling with a glass of wine, Shape magazine, & my Dan the man. Possibly seeing what Alyssa is doing but I am pretty beat! I try to keep my week days tame because I usually let my Thursdays-Sundays get pretty wild. It’s all about a balance, friends. Hope ya’ll had a rad day!