Sentence per picture.

There is not a snack in the world better than this one:

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Hi-Chews come in second place especially when eaten while drooling over 400 outfits that I need from the J. Crew catalogue.

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Why are backpacks and helmets 5 trillion times cuter on kids compared to adults?

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Hooked on turkey bacon and jam is a must on all of my family’s grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Brooke will be gone this weekend so I am stealing as many kisses as possible and keeping her up way past her bedtime for some quality time together.

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Jess has a killer 1/2 trail marathon this weekend (with over 2,000 ft elevation gain) and so I am being a good friend and helping her carb load for the big day.

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The Wednesday night softball games are always a good time and penguin blanket accompanies me.

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I will be doing THIS ab workout today after my 90 minutes of pool running (ps to track my ‘mileage’ in the pool I am just saying 1 mile = 10 minutes of pool running).

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REMEMBER THESE COOKIES—> I have the recipe for you now!

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Best cookies you will ever have:

1 c butter

1 c sugar

1 c packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1tsp vanilla

2 c flour

1tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder 

2.5 c blended oatmeal (2.5 cups before you blend)

1/2 tsp salt

12 oz chocolate chips

1 4 oz grated hershey bar

Blend oatmeal to fine powder.  Cream butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Mix with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powders and baking soda.  Add chocolate chips and grated Hershey bar.  Refrigerate dough for a few hours.  Bake at 375 until cookies are light brown on top (about 10 minutes).   These cookies are best when you make them extra big.  

My quad started feeling a tiny bit better last night, I am guessing that means I will be running by the end of next week… playing it beyond safe this time around.

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Only 3.4 weeks until the marathon, nothing to stress about;)

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Give ME a random sentence!!! About anything and everything!  

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94 comments

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That picture of Brooke in a helmet…!!! Such a cutie :) .

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I only have two more weeks before I leave my twin to train for Teach for America :( Why can’t she come with me? #gonnabehard

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I am working all night and my foot itches.

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This made me laugh!

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I was actually scratching my itchy foot as I scrolled down to your comment! Really!

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A random sentence:

During my last few runs, I’ve listened to Fancy on repeat. Now I know the entire song and can probably rap it…I guess it’s not really rap though. Anyways-I need to carb load with you because you do it the right way. Although I’m more into carbloading with massive diner pancakes followed by ice cream. LOL.

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Woke up at 4:40 a.m. to run. Lightning! Thunder! Eliptical… :(

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My random sentence: I’m heading out for a tempo run right now and hoping that pizza and ice cream at 9 PM last night was a good way to fuel for this workout…

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Brooke with the helmet and backpack is too adorable yet the sentence you chose to describe had me laughing out loud. So so true!

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Random sentence- Why is it Corona Light season and I’m pregnant? Or maybe that’s a question… need better planning next time around!

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question about the cookies….do you take 2.5 cups of oatmeal and blend it? or do you blend it first then measure out 2.5 cups? I am going to have a very happy fiance after I make those :)

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Great question! I will ask the cookie creator and get back to you ASAP!

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woohoo! glad you asked– i was wondering the same thing. so excited to make these =] have a beautiful day!!!

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I was curious about the same thing! I didn’t understand if you make oatmeal and then blend it, or do you mean just to blend the oats? Thanks! I love your recipes!

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Straight from the source:
It’s 2.5 cups of oatmeal before the blend. Which is important because it makes the dough more dense which allows it to better retain it’s shape and thus undercooked to perfection center.

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icing my hammy is much easier on the couch than at work

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Random sentence: I like rainy rest days! Love when it works out randomly that a planned rest day is a gross weather day :)

The helmet picture of Brooke is super sweet!

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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After a stressful and busy day at work (I’m in Australia) I love, love, love reading your blog and all the great people that comment. Makes you real use how many gorgeous souls are in this world! :-)

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i 1239587% agree!!! we are a good bunch :]

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Thank you for the cookie recipe. My name is Sally and I am a cookieholic.

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That is my FAVORITE snack- chocolate chips and almond butter YUM!

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You will be running again in no time! :-)

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Random sentence: Daycare is closed tomorrow, so four day weekend!

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awesome. thanks for the workout and cookies. pinned both of those puppies!

my sister is trying pool running after work today! I am going to go with her to cheer her on ;) haha

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Fact- kids look adorable in helmets, and adults do not so much. I wish I could rock my helmet like Brooke does :)

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Be the reason someone smiles today.

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Wow you are right helmets are SO much cuter on babies!! So adorable!

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My run on sentence is that I haven’t been tracking pool running mileage at all, although I have been thinking about it and wondering what a good conversion might be – thank you! :)

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My throat hurts…might need to self medicate with some ice cream later.

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Stoked to check out Lauren’s ab work out.

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I wish it was Friday (ready for the long weekend) !!!!!

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I want those cookies but I am way too lazy to make them.

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My mantra lately: “do everything in your power and then be still” (paraphrased obvi)
Froyo is my favorite carb loading.

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Random sentence: I want to be a blessing today not a burden

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My hair is giving me a headache right now.

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I think I’m getting sick, but I have a 5k on Monday. :(

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I am trying out honey in my morning coffee instead of white sugar. It tastes pretty good!!

Hope the quad feels better don’t let it stress u out too much! I have a half marathon race next weekend and have a bit of plantar fasciitis. Luckily it only hurts after running and not during but I’ve been working it out as best I can before the big day.

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OH MY GOSH! I forgot to tell you I made your S’mores bars! I risked my life! I’m Celiac so I can’t actually touch flour or any kind of gluten. It was a rough day. But I did it anyway to make it for my work friends and my husband before he left for an overseas job. I included the Rolos.

They all love me now. A lot. Amazing. Thanks! I altered them, no graham crackers. But they loved them anyway! Thanks!

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I’m loving the nut butter chocolate chip snack too! I’m convinced anything can be out with nut butter.
Random sentence. I’m annoyed of hearing Pharrell’s Happy song over & over again.

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My sentence : I will never achieve Lauren Fleshman abs if you keep tempting me with cookie recipes like the above.

:)

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I went to Trader Joe’s looking for kettle corn cookies and apparently they have been discontinued!

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I went to get a massage this morning (since I was stupid, unlike you and ran a half marathon when i wasn’t ready :)) and he brought out the scraper! It killed but needless to say I am feeling a LOT better!

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I have those nike capris and love them.

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I think I’m getting sick and I have a marathon on Sunday… timing is EVERYTHING!

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I appreciate that you have a countdown until the marathon, I’m running the same one and am not keeping track as well as you are. AND I’m also nursing an injury (shin splints). Same boat, sister. See you at the start :D

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I will definitely be trying out those cookies sometime soon! I have been on a hunt for the BEST cookies ever so thank you for sharing!

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Brooke looks like she’s off to work for the day on her scooter!

Maybe she wants to go to work for me? ;)

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I wish I could snack like you! I am on a strict healthy eating routine. I’ve had 5 kids, it just is necessary after that!

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I brought a container of fruit to work for my snack later, but I’ve been staring at it since I got in even though I ate breakfast an hour ago.

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Lauren Fleshman is awesome! She lives in Bend, OR (where I live) and is always doing really cool stuff in the community. Just yesterday she put together a “shake it out” run in prep for the local half marathon (Happy Girls Half) this weekend. No joke about her abs. :)

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I wonder why this damn ache in my right hip flexor isn’t going away. :\ Hope you get good news for your quad.

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I hope you hear the results from your ultrasound soon. That has to be SO frustrating. Every single person here knows you’re going to kill that marathon though!

Is that maple almond butter?? YUM.

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subway for lunch 4 the day in a row, to lazy to pack my lunch.

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4th

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Have a headache and cold haven’t ran since 5k last Saturday. Plus having sciatica pain. Felt like a champ sat after 5k. Now I feel like an 80 year old old lady…except for the one who ran the 5k last week. She rocked.

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My mom always loved marshmallows on her grilled cheese. But she also loved a bacon and jelly biscuit.

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I ate a big breakfast and yet I’m still eyeballing the giant (Costco) bag of popcorn that’s been whispering my name.

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4 Day weekend starts today! So excited!

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My daughter’s 19th today birthday cake and cupcakes!

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What the heck are Hi-Chews??

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What are hi-chews?

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My sister is in town and the heavens are singing! :)

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I love Hi-Chews too, yay for fun Asian candy, haha!

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I want a giant hot fudge sundae and a nap right now.

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Menchies, no; but Orangeleaf yes!

Sorry, not sorry. ;-)

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I will try to forgive you Michelle:)

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I am looking for any competent author, long time in this location. Outstanding
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Trying to think of dinner ideas for tonight!

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You go girl! You are such an inspiration!!

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Today was my last day as a full-time teacher at my school, and in seven months we will be moving to Abu Dhabi!

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Wow!!!!! That is SO exciting Natalie!

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I will be making those cookies!

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I have approximately $100 of free menchies rewards…gross or awesome?

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I respect you because of it

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Can’t wit to make those cookies!!

Random sentence – Breakfast for dinner is probably the best thing ever

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Random sentence: I am taking the RRCA coaching class this weekend!

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I just dont think there is anything more cute than that picture of Brook with her bike, helmet, and book bag; just so adorable!

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Thank you! I agree!

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I’ve had three desserts today and only two meals. I’m ok with that.

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I’m excited about the cookie recipe! I just checked and Hershey bars (personal size) are peanut free and I can buy them here. Now all I have to do is find a blender for the oats. (or maybe you could just send a batch over to Oz!).

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oops – sorry, my comment was longer than one sentence!

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School is done.

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Gosh, I wish I wasn’t allergic to almonds (and almond butter obviously)!

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I did that ab workout yesterday too!! After 8 minute abs, of course!

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This sounds like the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe! It’s a family fave. :)

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I LOVE jelly on grilled cheese :)

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I made the cookies. Please note, the directions say 1-4oz. Hershey bar not 14 oz. like I did! I couldn’t figure out why the dough was so stiff and I read the directions again and realized I misunderstood! 14oz. is two of the BIG Hershey bars……what was I thinking! They are still very good but a little too chocolatey if that’s possible!

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Hey Rebecca,
I made the cookies too. I didn’t have a Hershey bar, so I used extra chocolate chips. But the dough was crazy stiff and after refrigerating, was too stiff to work with. Sad face. :( :( :( My boyfriend kept asking if I missed a liquid or something, as we ended up having to throw most of the dough away. Shame!! Let me know if anyone figures it out!

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