You would have been devastated…

November 27, 2013

All it takes to become Brooke’s best friend—> give her a sticker.  The grocery store clerk gave Brooke a sticker and she treated it as though it was gold and walked all around with her hand out in front of her so that everyone could see it.

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My mom and I had to run into the mall real quick for something and somehow that turned into trying stuff on at H&M.  I don’t know why I even bother because 94% of my life is spent in workout clothing/sweats/pajama bottoms.   It’s just so much more comfortable that way.

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My mom and I can’t physically walk past a Chick-fil-A around meal time and not stop for food.  We both adore their grilled chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and lemonade.  

I forgot to take a picture until I was half way through with my sandwich…  What a relief that I remembered to take one because I am sure you would have been devastated if I didn’t include a picture of my dinner. 

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I will be in California for a little while so we had to fit in one last girls night (when do I not have a girls night? Night time is always a little harder for me and my girlfriends have saved me) when our kids all went to sleep.

Manicures.  Because they just make us happy.

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And chocolate.  Because it just makes us ridiculously happy.

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My friend left ONE bite of her cazookie just so that she wouldn’t have to say she ate her whole cazookie…  She was very sad to say goodbye.

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And then we sat in the car and watched the Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera music video.  This song is my current favorite/listen to repeat all day long song.

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Driving around and seeing this makes me happy:

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Do you prefer the multi-colored Christmas lights or the white/silver/gold Christmas lights?  Do you have Christmas lights up yet or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving?

Do you ever eat at Chick-fil-A?  What do you order?  Ever tried their peppermint chocolate chip milkshake?

Working people—>  what days do you have off this week?

What grocery store do you shop at?


Linda @running4two November 27, 2013 at 5:05 am

Love the accent nail! And I need that dessert in my life!

I only have off tomorrow :-(. But then I have a 3 day weekend :-).

Giant, TJ’s, Fresh Market

Safe travels to California.


Alexandra Melin November 27, 2013 at 5:07 am

I love your red hoodie/sweater! Where did you get it? I”m going to california for christmas to visit family and there might be some (read LOTS) of shopping going down! And i’m thinking that your hoodie should be one of the many things i’m bring back with me!
Hope you have a great day!

And oh, I looooove your blog!! :D


Emma @ Culturecopia November 27, 2013 at 5:07 am

I have never had Chick-Fil-A! Sad I know, but they don’t exist around here (or in Canada). I must try it one day when I’m in the U.S. Canadian Thanksgiving passed a while ago, so no celebrating here.

I love all lights! I’m disappointed that no one uses them here!

PS I ran during my lunch today, and wow, it was amazing!!! What an energy booster!


Miraji March 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

I wish I would have see this about 8 months ago! We did our son’s room in lime green and orgnae and let me tell you, it is HARD to find little kid and baby stuff in those colors?!?!Love your blog!Nicole


Kelly in Canada November 27, 2013 at 5:09 am

I like white lights! I am Canadian so any time after Remembrance Day is acceptable, but I’m waiting until after this week because it’s parent-teacher interviews today and tomorrow, followed by a professional development day.
We don’t have Chick-fil-A! It sounds tasty, but all I’ve ever heard about it was its controversy that hit the news a while back.
I hope your trip to Cali goes well!


Elizabeth @ My Neon Running Shoes November 27, 2013 at 5:10 am

You NEED to try the spicy chicken sandwich!!! It’s one of my favorite meals ever! And I just put our inside stuff up yesterday, but we are doing our lights this weekend. I used to be a major purist and only like white perfectly straight lights… but I’m just gonna add the multicolored lights I bought to my list of weird things I’ve done while pregnant.


Abby @ Change of Pace November 27, 2013 at 5:10 am

I love Christmas lights on all the trees!
Manicures and chocolate with girlfriends sounds like a pretty perfect night :)
I live in canada, so no days off this week. And we still don’t have our lights up- not sure what we’re waiting for! Our lights are a really icy white; they’re gorgeous with the snow all around!


mary @ minutes per mile November 27, 2013 at 5:13 am

i see you did the “accent nail”!! it’s so cool right now ;). i LOVE chickfila milkshakes and their “ice dream,” whatever it is actually made of.


Run Charly Run November 27, 2013 at 5:14 am

Any and all Christmas lights are the best; for my house, though, I use ice blue colored icicle (that’s a funny lookin’ word) lights. They’ll go up tomorrow!

And yes, everything at Chick-fil-A is delicious. They just came out with the peppermint choc chip shake ’round here, and it’s yummy. But not as yummy as their mocha cookies ‘n cream and peach shakes.

Try to have some fun when you’re in Cali!


Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More November 27, 2013 at 5:14 am

I love all the lights, but prefer a single color, be it white or something else. I have a strict rule, no Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving.

I normally don’t eat at Chick-fil-A. Vegetarian, but I do love their peppermint shakes!

I am only off work Thursday and Sunday this week. Sadness.

I shop at Trader Joe’s and Hy-Vee.


sanaz@runforcake November 27, 2013 at 5:20 am

1. Multi-colored. It’s so much more playful, fun and festive. We will be putting up our tree and lights this weekend. I love Thanksgiving too much to rush it out the door.
2. Chick-fil-A milkshakes will change your life forever. They are so delicious it’s ridiculous.
3. Today is the last day of the workweek for me! Woot woot
4. I love Wholefoods to death. Although I can’t find everything there it’s definitely my go to.
p.s. now I am craving a cookie thanks to you.


Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama November 27, 2013 at 5:22 am

Chick-fil-a is the only fast food restaurant I’ll take my girls to. I used to work at a Chick-fil-a in high school, and it was a fabulous place to work.

I’m off Thursday and Friday. Only working a half day today, and then we’re loading up the kiddos and dog and heading to Atlanta for the holiday weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!


meredith @ The Cookie Ch November 27, 2013 at 5:23 am

I would have totally left the one bite of the cookie just to say I didn’t eat the whole thing lol. In fact, I have been known to break off pieces of several cookies just to say I didn’t eat a whole cookie, even though eating the several pieces lead to way more than one cookie lol. Mind games. I like the colored lights when I drive around to look at all of them. Since I don’t celebrate Christmas, those lights are my only link to the holiday.


Courtney @ Our Latte Love November 27, 2013 at 5:25 am

Stickers are awesome. We used to give them to my younger sisters on long car trips and they would keep them amused for hours:)

I love chick-fil-a, but for some reason it obit pops into my head that I want to eat there on Sunday, when they’re closed:( I really need to be better at life and get there earlier in the week!

And, I do almost all our grocery shopping at Trader Joes. And, I’m pretty obsessed. Pretty sure I scare people off by how much I love the grocery store, haha..


Ashley November 27, 2013 at 5:26 am

Love the white lights, something about it those just feel more…classic.

Also, I have the same problem withe chick fil a! Plus, my kids love playing in the playroom there. We always get the original chicken sandwich, but for breakfast our favorite is the chicken minis!

We shop at Ralphs!


Lauren November 27, 2013 at 5:28 am

The time period from Thanksgiving to Christmas is just not enough to fully enjoy the season, in my opinion ;) I do most of my decorating after T-day but I do put up one of my trees and some stuff before it comes. And we got SNOW over the past couple of days so it is just an amazing winter wonderland right now! I LOVE this time of year and am so excited for tomorrow!!

And Say Something is my absolute favorite song right now too…there are some awesome covers now on youtube as well!


Allison November 27, 2013 at 5:29 am

Chick fil a is the best! I recently tried their lemonade and it truly is the best I have ever had! I like their salad a lot too, but occasionally if I’m being “bad”, I’ll order the #1 combo! :)

I grocery shop at Harris Teeter. I live in NC, don’t know what other states have them.

Christmas lights…. I prefer white for my own house, but really enjoy looking at other peoples colored lights. The bolder the better!

Love your mani! Looks great:). Happy Thanksgiving!


Kari @ Running Ricig November 27, 2013 at 5:32 am

We just have white lights in our house, but we are waiting to put up the tree and lights til this weekend.

I’ve been working this week. Today will probably be mostly taking the day off, but I’ve been doing some work this morning.

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!


Jackie November 27, 2013 at 5:43 am

Hoping your trip to ca goes well, sending strength!


Nicole @Pink Elephant on Parade November 27, 2013 at 5:44 am

Colorful lights reflect the best off my silver tree. And not the little LED lights, I’m talking the giant bulbs that basically singe everything that comes near them.


Leah @ Running with the Hayneses November 27, 2013 at 5:51 am

No Christmas decorations at our house yet–mainly because I don’t have time while I’m working! I have a 4-day weekend this week though, so I should be able to rectify that now. :)


Erica November 27, 2013 at 5:53 am

I am off today and could not be happier about it!!!!!!!!
Always thinking about you Janae. I know you’ll find the positive in CA. (Sun, ocean, bangs, etc)


Heather @ Run Eat Play November 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

Love your nails!

I really like the look of white Christmas lights. I love driving around with the kids looking at lights. I love the houses that have the lights set to music!


Ashley November 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

I LOOOOOOVE that peppermint milkshake! Also, I put up my christmas tree last week. Too early? Not possible :)


Katie @ running4cupcakes November 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

Chick – fil – A is AWESOME. I only wish there was one closer to us! Luke loves stickers too – and balloons. I got him an Elmo balloon at the store last night and he just about lost it. ;)


Laura November 27, 2013 at 6:02 am

Travel safe to CA! I hope there is at least some fun to be had there.
I shop at Harmon’s too. It’s .001 miles from my house so that’s convenient . I love it but it’s got to be the most expensive grocery store in Utah!


Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 27, 2013 at 6:02 am

Well, it’s technically already after Thanksgiving for us up here in Canada, so I guess that makes it acceptable to put up lights anytime after the middle of October ;) I still don’t have mine up though — it’s tradition to wait until the 1st of December. And I prefer white lights for my tree, and colourful lights outside.

Safe travels, Janae!


Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 27, 2013 at 6:06 am

I guess I need to paint my ring finger a different color like all you cool kids do it! I love that look, but just haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet.

And where in the world are those “cazookies” from?! There’s two places in AZ that have them, but I had no idea there was anywhere in UT that had served them!

As for Christmas lights, we don’t have them up yet… We’re going to decorate this weekend, as is tradition after Thanksgiving. :) I don’t have a huge preference one way or another. I do like white lights on the tree more, but on the house, I’m not too picky – as long as they don’t look tacky!

I shop at Wal-Mart (the one by our house is newer and much cleaner than some others out there) and Smith’s. I wish I shopped at Harmon’s! Love that store, but there’s not one close to us and it’s too pricey.


Amanda November 27, 2013 at 6:08 am

I love ALL Christmas lights! I wait until the day after Thanksgiving.

I am a working person – I have Thursday AND Friday off and I get out at 3 p.m. today (normally it is 6 p.m.). Yay!

Whole Foods for groceries.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh – and Janae, I had a dream about nachos last night due to one of your recent posts. Thanks a lot! ;)


Kristen @ notsodomesticated November 27, 2013 at 6:12 am

Love Chick Fil A!!! I love their chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and cookies and cream milkshakes! So good!


Nikki @ grab your kicks November 27, 2013 at 6:17 am

I love multicolored lights, especially the LED lights on the outside of houses. We don’t have a Chick-Fil-A so no idea! I have tomorrow and Friday from work so looking forward to a relaxing 4 days off! Woohoo!


Brittnee @ Nebraska Running Girl November 27, 2013 at 6:18 am

Chick-fil-A is my FAVORITE!! The closest one is an hour away though, but I will make a road trip just to eat there!
I’m off work at 3 today for the extended weekend. Pretty excited!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Marit November 27, 2013 at 6:20 am

I like de colored christmas lights better.


Heather @fitncookies November 27, 2013 at 6:24 am

I love colored lights. We don’t have any white lights anywhere in our house. I just think color looks more festive :) I love that you spend so much time with your girlfriends! Definitely much needed :) I only have Thursday and Friday off this week :( my heart is sad I am working right now, haha. I’m not much of a fast food eater, but kind of want some Chick Fil A now!


karla @ finding my fit November 27, 2013 at 6:26 am

What I’d do for a manicure–it’s just not worth it cause I can’t have anything that’s not ‘subdued’ in my uniform.

Tyler and I are putting up my tree Sunday… so excited :)

Today is my last day of work and I’m leaving early, shhh.


Shannon November 27, 2013 at 6:35 am

Chick Fil A is pretty darn good especially their spicy chicken sandwich with extra pickles! Yummmy :) They recently changed their salads up which hasnt settled well with me but oh well. I also love their soft serve. I shhop at a few stores Whole Foods, Safeway, Aldis, and ofcourse Costco. I have no days off this week ~ I joke with my husband that I never leave my office because I am a homemaker :) Hope you have a super day!


Debbie @ Deb Runs November 27, 2013 at 6:37 am

Sounds like a fun girls night!

I love the white lights the best and always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate.


Bryan Kraham @ BSX Athletics November 27, 2013 at 6:42 am

Do we eat at Chic-fil-a??? My wife and kids might eat there three times a week for lunch.
For me it is a #7 grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a sweet tea.


Jen@milesandblessings November 27, 2013 at 6:50 am

I love all Christmas lights…too hard to choose. Hyvee is my grocery store….and Target :)


Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne November 27, 2013 at 7:01 am

I’m debating if I’m going to be wearing running type clothes for Thanksgiving hahaha Love multi colored lights!! I remember one year we had teal lights, it was pretty awesome. I shop at Safeway and Wally World (Walmart)!


Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

I love Chick-Fil-A and always get the grilled chicken sandwich. I have tried the salads but it’s just not the same.

I am partial to the white lights because I think they look very classic but all lights are pretty to me! :)


Kristin @ W [H] A T C H November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

H&M always sucks me in too…even though I work from home and also spent the majority of my time in sweats and yoga clothes. Oh well! Happy Thanksgiving.


Jill November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

We have multicoloured lights up right now bc we got them for free from my parents but I love red and white the best.

We decorate just after the 20th of November and take down on Boxing Day.


Arielle November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

I LOVE that song too, but so sad! Have a happy thanksgiving girl!! :)


Kristina @ Blog About Running November 27, 2013 at 7:09 am

Seeing your picture of cazookies always makes me jealous that I don’t have a place around me that sells them. I may need to make one, but I don’t have your baking skills!

I love white/gold/silver lights on trees but I LOVE all the colored lights and things when people decorate their houses :)


Flower November 27, 2013 at 7:14 am

I love all white and all red lights on my Christmas tree but outside I like multi color. I don’t have my lights up yet but I will soon. I love my gaudy decorations like I love me some chick fil a. I always get a chicken sandwich with waffle fries and a dr. pepper, it is my favorite.

I work at home so I’m very lucky to take time off whenever I need to, like to go to my favorite store…TRADER JOE’S!

Brooke’s hair bow is precious!


Niki November 27, 2013 at 7:15 am

I like blue by themselves and colored.
I have to get work done all week (Except Thursday) but I work from home so its good.

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Kay November 27, 2013 at 7:17 am

I love the accent nails, too cute!


Lisa @ runningoutofwine November 27, 2013 at 7:25 am

I used to be all about the colored lights but my family always used all white. Now I prefer all white (but I live in a condo so don’t get to put lights up outside).
I would have gotten just Thursday and Friday off this week but I took all the whole week. I couldn’t handle traveling on Wednesday night!
I love getting mani/pedis! I just hate spending the $ on them and having to keep up with them when my nails start chipping.


Lora @ Crazy Running Girl November 27, 2013 at 7:30 am

Brooke is TOO cute!! We are waiting to put our Christmas tree up after Thanksgiving. So I kinda hate Chick-Fil-A… probably one of the few! :)


J @ unnaturellerunner November 27, 2013 at 8:45 am

I’m with you on Chik-Fil-A! Very few of us out there :)


Megan @ Lazy Runner Girl November 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

I usually like either white lights , but we have a small Christmas tree that has colored lights with white/silver ornaments. We usually set up the day after Thanksgiving.

Luckily, I get to work a 4/10 schedule, so we have Thursday off for the holiday to make it a four day weekend!


Caitlin November 27, 2013 at 7:41 am

Brooke’s bow is ADORABLE! What a cutie. I totally am guilty of the whole leave-one-bite thing too…but if I were you I’d have taken her last bite :P Um YES Chick Fil A. I miss it so much and can’t wait to have it during my FL trip this Xmas!


Yolande November 27, 2013 at 7:51 am

The video say something is heart breaking! Pretty sure I cried while listening to it on repeat,it’s a beautiful beautiful song, my current fave :)


Megan @ MegGoRun November 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

I love all light colors, but put white ones up myself- after Thanksgiving because my husband won’t let me do so beforehand!

Chickfila is divine… I don’t eat there but once every few years, but it is GOOD.

I teach, so I have off Wed-Mon. So needed!!! (ps. My students treat stickers like gold, too! I use stickers all the time to get what I want out of them hehehe!)


Katie November 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

I’m a colored lights girl, I think they’re much more cheery. My lights are out and organized but won’t go up until this weekend, mostly because that’s when the man is home to be sure I don’t fall off the ladder. Ha!

Not a chik-a-filet fan really, at the mall I tend to opt for Mongolian bbq.

I work Mon-Wed and Friday. We host a cyber sale on Friday so we come-in in sweats and eat all day while making sure the system doesn’t crash. So ‘work’ may be a loose term for it.

I shop at a few local family owned places mostly, primarily Vallerga’s Market in Napa. Our town has 2 local grocery stores and 3 local produce stands. I hit Safeway and Costco about once a month though.


Alyssa @ See This Girl Run November 27, 2013 at 8:03 am

I have tomorrow off and then I took Friday off for my uncle’s wedding! Last work day today! Woohoo!
Love that place. I like their nuggets. Also I really appreciate the free ice cream cone.


michelle kim November 27, 2013 at 8:05 am

I love just silver/gold Christmas lights. It can make any place look more romantical.
HEhehe Brooke with the sticker… so cute!


Robyn November 27, 2013 at 8:13 am

Oh la la- lovely nails!
White lights!


Michelle @ 3cheaprunners November 27, 2013 at 8:33 am

This week – I had yesterday off and I had quite a productive day, if I do say so myself. Enjoy the weather in Cali (I would love to get out of the snow right now)


Ganeeban November 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

Cazookie? That’s a first time I’ve heard that. I’m obsessed with the “Pizzokie” from BJ’s!! Say Something is magical, I love listening to it!


Colleen @ CSmith Run November 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

I have tomorrow and Friday off work, but get out at 2pm today!! There’s only 2 Chic-Fil-As in Chicago, and they are both a little too far from the office to go for lunch (especially in this cold), but you are convincing me to go for dinner one night next week I think.


Ali November 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

I love Chick-fil-A too! There grilled chicken sandwiches, fries and lemonade are my go-to meal. I guess that was before I started eating gluten free, but thank God fries are gluten free.


Crystal@TheFastFitRunner November 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

Manicures make the world go round!!! I got mine Sunday, and am still so happy about it, I texted my hubs from the gym at 6am to say, “OMG, love my manicure!!!” Hahaha


J @ unnaturellerunner November 27, 2013 at 8:47 am

I’ve already put up Christmas decor, and my son and I are decorating the tree tonight. I usually wait until after Thanksgiving, but it’s been a crazy time. I prefer white lights.

I’m working today but have tomorrow and Friday off. Looking forward to it! Safe travels to CA :)


Kelly November 27, 2013 at 8:54 am

I love both! I just love Christmas lights :) I was actually planning on putting mine up today but it’s snow/raining so that’s just not going to happen. I love Chick-fil-A and think their peppermint chocolate chip milk is their best one by far. I wait for it all fall. I may have to get one today :)


Livi November 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

cazookies?! yum yum yum… I think I know what’s for lunch!


Elle November 27, 2013 at 9:04 am

I have a big thing for all blue Christmas lights. They look so calming and peaceful on a quiet winter night, especially when it snows.


Lauren November 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

I have never actually had Chick-fil-A. There is one right across the street from our apartment so I may have to try it soon! I love white Christmas lights – especially the ones that dangle from the eaves and twinkle. They are so pretty!


Marissa November 27, 2013 at 9:20 am

I pretty much like all Christmas lighs, but I prefer white on my tree :) We are decorating today after work!
I love CFA’s waffle fries and spicy chicken sandwich.
I have an early out today (1:30) and will return on Monday (yay!!)
I shop at Winco & Trader Joe’s


Abbey @ thesonomalife November 27, 2013 at 9:28 am

I mostly shop at Whole Foods, I love it!

On a side note, I totally saw Bangs Friend last night when I went out to dinner! You’ll have to tell her that she’s a celebrity since random people (that would be me) recognize her when she’s out minding her own business. :)

Have a good time when you make it over here to Cali!


Laura November 27, 2013 at 9:34 am

Love Brooke with the sticker, that’s so cute!

I prefer the white/silver/gold lights. I just think they look more magical. We don’t decorate till after thanksgiving and it’s so late this year I’m kind of bummed!!

I do love chick-fil-a, haven’t seen that mint shake, sounds yummy!


Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 27, 2013 at 9:39 am

I think that white lights are classier, but colourful ones are more fun ;-) I wait until December to put up my decorations though!


Kara @ Kara in the Kitchen November 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

I’m so glad you have good girlfriends to be with you!

I just had Chik-fil-a for the first time on Monday!

I usually shop at Fresh & Easy & Trader Joe’s.


Leslie November 27, 2013 at 9:55 am

Ha ha leaving one tiny bite! I prefer the multi colored lights, I love Chic filAs chicken minis- Yum!! And they have the best milkshakes!!! I was off work yesterday and I will be off tomorrow.


Miranda @ Lovely Wife Lovely Life November 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

I remember when I was a little girl, my doctor would always give me a sticker after my appointment. That was the ONLY reason I went. Stickers = little girls best friends


Alyssa November 27, 2013 at 10:04 am

I’ve been boycotting Chic-Fil-A but I admit their milkshakes are so freaking tempting!

Colored lights all the way. I like things BRIGHT.

As soon as students dismiss as 3:45, I’m off until Monday morning! Except for one shift at my second job!

Wegmans. Best grocery store of all time, hands down.


Bethany November 27, 2013 at 10:08 am

Any and all Christmas lights that I do not have to put up or take down are awesome.
I have a four day weekend!
I shop at Whole Foods, Trader Joes and QFC mostly.


amy November 27, 2013 at 10:10 am

I love the pic of brooke with her sticker. Little ones are so funny aboit the simplest things. Makes me appreciate all those small things too.
I love your sweatshirt. Where did u get it??


Lindsey November 27, 2013 at 10:28 am

I get extra pickles on my grilled chicken from chick fil a! Also, try getting the spicy salad dressing and dipping your sandwich and fries in it! It tastes so good!


MILF Runner November 27, 2013 at 10:29 am

Never done the Chik-Fil-A thing and probably never will. But you’re right, I would have probably needed about two years of therapy if you hadn’t shown me a pic of your dinner ;-) I love ALL THE LIGHTS. Our HOA won’t let us do them until after December 1. Halloween decorations needed to be down by November 1. They are real sticklers.

Brooke and the sticker…toooooo much! Just wait until she starts sticking them all over her face when she’s around 3. I think all kids do it.

And that song is a good one but it made me cry in just the first line. I think you need to put your headphones on tonight and go outside and dance to One Direction “What Makes You Beautiful” about 20 times on repeat while you dance around in your p.j.s then look up and howl at the moon a few times before you head off to bed. You are awesome. It’s going to be a tough week…but you are even tougher. You are made of strong stuff, girl. And you are surrounded by people who see your shine and recognize the depth of your character and love you for you and are grateful to have had their lives touched by you.


MILF Runner November 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

oh, and I shop at TJ’s and Berkeley Bowl :)


Leigha @ Minougirl November 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

I have never had Chikfila!
I am off until Monday:)
I get my groceries at walmart.. it’s all I have around here!


Aimee - funfitgirl November 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

half day today and then I have tomorrow and friday off! YAY for long weekends :)

I shop at Sprouts, Safeway, Whole Foods and Target…wow that’s a lot…I might need to cut back.

Christmas stuff is going up Friday! BUT I’ve been enjoying other people’s lights…I love running early in the morning when it’s still dark and see all the lights.


Ashlee@HisnHers November 27, 2013 at 10:47 am

Brooke’s little lace bow is so sweet! And I agree. Chick Fil A has the best lemonade ever!


Denise @ What the Schneck November 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

I totally have the same umbrella stroller as you, great target find :)

I took Monday off as as I was returning from a cruise and then have Thursday and Friday off. I would have taken today off (I’ve had next to nothing to do today) but I wanted to save my vacation hours to extend my holiday break since we get a whole week off!


Erika November 27, 2013 at 11:38 am

I like all Christmas lights, they always put me in the holiday spirit. I haven’t decorated my house yet but I probably will while I’m off for the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m off work Thursday through Monday. Can’t wait to catch up on my tv shows!

I usually shop at Albertson’s or Sprouts. Also Target now that they have groceries.


Taylor @ Singletrackedmind November 27, 2013 at 11:40 am

I could go for a pizookie right about now!


Brittany November 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

My preference in Christmas lights depends on my theme for that year. This year, I’m doing a gold, black, and silver theme so the gold lights are my fave! Last year, I did a pink, gold, and barbie themed Christmas (turned out to be my favorite one ever!) so I used pink tree lights. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.


Molly@ There Goes Molly Rose November 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Im a little jealous of all your girls’ nights! Those are the best and the best conversations are had…

White Christmas lights! The big round bulbs!

I like literally everything at chik fil a and go there probably 2 or 3 times a month! And that milkshake is my favorite!! Next in line is peach, oh yes.

I had off Monday and then I have off for turkey day, yay!

I shop at Publix. You know nothing of that so come down to Florida and let me show you ours ways ;)


Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs November 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I live in Canada, so our Thanksgiving was a while back — which makes it acceptable that I put up my tree & decorations on Sunday :)


Katie Did What November 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Yay for manicures with the girls!! So fun! And now I want chick fil a. Brooke and her sticker are too cute. I love how proud of it she is!! :) That song is my current song that is on repeat, too. Obsessed is an understatement. I prefer all white lights for Christmas- I just love the pretty glow and think it’s so elegant!



Katie November 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Wow, that song. I love it and they performed it beautifully on the AMAs the other night. I guess that song must really speak to you right now. Tomorrow find a super cheery song to listen to. CFA has the best grilled chicken nuggets and their fruit cup is delish! White lights on the tree, colored lights outside. I’m a stay at home mom so no days off for me :)
Try to enjoy Thanksgiving as much as possible, you’ll have your lil turkey back before ya know it!!


Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona November 27, 2013 at 3:17 pm

This week I work Monday to Friday. I go into work pretty early, so I’m done in the early afternoon which is always nice.


meredith@runmerirun November 27, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Love the nails! I’m a polish nut! I love both the colored & the white lights. The colored lights fibd me when I was little. But we have white lights on our tree. But we won’t put it up until after thanksgiving. I love chick fila too! I get the grilled chicken sandwich too! I’ve always wanted to get that milkshake but I havent let myself… yet. I’m off all week yaaay! I loved that song too!


Kim November 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Oh, I absolutely LOVE that song right now!

I only get Thursday- but I’m planning on running 16 miles early Thursday morning to make the most of my Thanksgiving!!

Have fun in Cali!! :)


Amy November 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Hello Janae,
First, I love your blog!
May I ask….what restaurant did you get that Cazookie at? It looks so delicious, and I’d like to know where you can find it to see if we have that restaurant locally where I am at.
Thank you!
~Amy :-)


The Hungry Runner Girl November 27, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Hey! It is called the chocolate and sadly I think it is just a Utah restaurant!


Amy November 27, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Hello Janae,
Okay…thank you. Bummer. Oh, well, I’ll have to keep working to “tweak” my own Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I have it down pretty well, and it’s pretty good, but I’m always looking to see other people’s Choc Chip Cookie recipes!
~Amy :-)


Lindsey November 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I LOVE Chick Fil A. I actually had it today. Their sandwiches, nuggets, salads, fries, biscuits, and minis all make my world go ’round. CFA’s chicken noodle soup is my winter time fav. If you haven’t had it, get some. Stat! Their diet lemonade is the key to my heart though. I buy it by the gallon and keep it in my refrigerator at home.


Rene Hall November 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I know this borders or heresy but I don’t love Chick Fil A even though there is one on every corner where I live.

I love Christmas lights. This year we went with multi-colored lights and I always put up my full sized leg lamp before Thanksgiving. My ultimate dream is to have a Christmas Vacation house.

This is probably my last Thanksgiving that I get to be home because in February I start working as a Labor and Delivery nurse.


Kristi November 28, 2013 at 2:41 am

I have my outside Christmas lights up, thanks to my Dad, but that’s all. I love any kind of Christmas lights but I think the plain gold ones are the prettiest.
My days off, Saturday and Sunday. No holiday off for me :(


dee November 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

OMGosh. I have watched that Say Anything video over and over now and I can’t help but do the ugly cry whenever I do. Every single time. :/

I like white christmas lights! I’ve never eaten at chick-fil-a, I don’t even think there is one near NYC. :(

I had the whole week off!!! *jumps for joy* Oh and I grocery shop at Stop & Shop. Love that place!


dee November 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

*say something – of course i would get the title wrong. lol.


Barb November 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I so prefer the multi-colored christmas lights, just because its tradition…. :) I’m waiting to put up the lights until all the Thanksgiving guests are gone so they don’t feel like they’re being pulled into our christmas stuff…

I eat at Chick-fil-a every chance I get! I always eat they’re chicken bite thingys. :)

I get off work Wednesday, through the end of the week! YAY!!!!

I shop at walmart! :D


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