How to give yourself a heart attack:

Steps to scaring yourself silly:

1. Run in the early morning in the basement by yourself on your treadmill with all of the lights off.

2.  Watch a really intense/scary episode of Revenge while doing #1.  

The bad guy grabbed the main character from behind in the episode I was watching and it totally surprised me and I nearly fell off the treadmill.  For the rest of my run I kept turning around and checking behind me to make sure that no one was there.  Yes, I am 27 years old.

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Two things about the above picture.  

1.  Brooke has already proven to us that she is a very talented musician and enjoys playing this thing all day long.

2.  I am going to wear this green tank and red sports bra to run every day until Christmas to spread Christmas cheer.  Beauty of running at home = no one sees the ridiculous outfit combination that I run in.  

And lunch:

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Brooke chose saltines dipped in ketchup over her kids’ meal.  

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She is definitely my child.  

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I am really close to getting a second job this holiday season just so that I can buy and send each of you these chocolate covered oreos (the peppermint ones are the best) for your Christmas present from me and Brooke.  They are the best things you will eat.

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You’ll want to check this out:  38 Clever Christmas Food Hacks That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Brooke and I are doing this one on Sunday:

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An important question:

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Do you like Egg Nog?

-I tried it the other night.  No.  Just no.  I had to immediately eat the Olive Garden mints to get the taste of Egg Nog out of my mouth.  

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I hate egg nog so I’m with you. But I love the christmas shape pancake idea!!!

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I should use that idea about the pancakes. Considering I’ve experimented with all the flavors these days, I guess shapes are next.

Why were you running with the lights off? I fall off the treadmill like a goober with lights on let alone off. It would probably scare the pants off me. Though if I had my own treadmill in my basement I would just wear runderwear and never pants. HA.

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Are you kidding me with those braids!?? She’s so cute– and has excellent food choices!

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Egg nog is gross! No thank you

Ahh why must your torture me with those TJ cookies…trader joes is so far away :’-(

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I’m right there with you! Egg nog is the worst ever. I’d take the Olive Garden mints any day! :-)

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pancake shapes = brilliant.

Egg Nog – slice of heaven. Just be sure to make a 50-50 blend with skim milk. otherwise too thick.

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Oh, I like egg nog. Haha!

When I run on a treadmill, I stay really close to the front of it for fear of falling off. This morning, I kept bumping the “stop” button and it was totally throwing off my run. I would never be able to run in the dark!

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Love your red and green running attire! Eggnog is awesome. I could drink a gallon a day no problem.

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Nope! Egg nog is disgusting. I want to like it because it’s so festive…but ew no.

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Not an eggnog fan…but chocolate covered oreos sound amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever had them, but in college one of the local restaurants had a fried oreo sundae that was incredible!

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eggnog is a no-no for me too. i don’t think its right. the thickness, texture, all of it is just ugh.

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I love the pancake idea I want to do that this weekend too!

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Totally agree with you! Egg nog is gross!! I had some Olive garden mints the other day and love them so much! Brooke looks so old in that picture!

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I was just talking about this recently but I don’t think i’ve ever actually TRIED egg nog! Weird!

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Egg nog is no no to me. I have NEVER been able to drink it no matter how many times I try. I’m glad I am not the only one.

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Egg nog is terrible!

Where is your cute headband/wrap from?? Also I’m having major eyelash envy.

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Not a fan of eggnog unfortunately. I have tried it several times but to no avail. I love the headband you have on in the picture – what kind is it!?!!

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The chocolate-covered peppermint Jojo’s are the best. There is no cookie competition. They just win. I always stock up at holiday time but they never last very long. GREAT gift idea.

When I was a kid I thought egg nog was amazing. As I’ve gotten older…not so much. And now I don’t do dairy so no need to have an opinion :)

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I definitely do not like eggnog. My husband, on the other hand, loves it! YUCK!

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I’ve never tried eggnog! I’ve heard it’s either really good or really bad… I haven’t met a person who says “meh” about it. Kind of like cilantro (which I hate).

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Blech — I just can’t drink eggnog! The texture, the smell, the taste — just no. :)

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I love everything about this post. White fudge covered Oreos are my favorite and I always stock up at Christmas. And cookie cutter pancakes, amazing idea!!! No to egg nog!

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I’ve never been an Egg Nog fan either. Blech, no thanks. That picture of Brooke reaching for the ice cream cone is awesome. That girl’s got the right idea!

xo

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I used every ounce of will power I have to not buy those oreos when they were chillin by the check out counter at TJs this week.

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I like Egg nog. BUT today I discovered there are eggs in it. I know I know. The name of it pretty much says so but I would like to think is it egg-less. I may still drink it…as long as I dont think about drinking eggs. Ew.

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Egg nog = yuck.
Joe-Joe’s are my favorite. Now I know what to have my mom send me for Christmas so thanks for sharing the photo. :)

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Eggnog ……BLAH!

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I’m with you on the egg nog. It’s not a good holiday drink. Hot chocolate (esp. hot chocolate with a candy cane in it) is much better. I have no idea why anyone would choose egg nog!

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LOL about checking behind you when you ran. I’m the exact same way, my mind can really jump to conclusions when I watch scary things. No more Walking Dead or American Horror Story allowed in our house..haha.

I don’t like eggnog either. I really don’t see what all the fuss is about, its not worth the calories.

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Not a fan of the nog!
The reason I barely go to the gym is because I have to worry about looking “presentable”. If I just run around the neighborhood I don’t care at all about how mismatched I am. And if I’m wearing Capri pants and my legs aren’t perfectly shaved who cares. Your little girl may be on to something with the ketchup and saltines. Baked, not fried. And you still get the salt craving satisfied.

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Love the pancake tip. I cannot do egg nog, not now not ever! yuck!!

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Haha I just love your blog! And I love everything about this post :)

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Where did you get your headband?? Super cute!

Btw, you and Brooke are adorable together :) You can tell you’re mom and daughter for sure!

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I’m not an egg nog fan either. And I totally would have been looking behind me, too! :)

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I love eggnog! Only drink it like once a year, but definitely look forward to it.

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I’ve done the same thing!!! Running on my treadmill super early in the morning watching PLL (if you know what that is I’ll know you’re a nerd like me ;) and a girl was getting hit by a car. I flew off the side of the treadmill as though it was me getting hit!!
Eggnog might be the grossest thing ever invented.

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You look so gorgeous in that photo with Brooke.
If you don’t mind me asking. Are you doing eyelash extensions again. I want to get them so badly but my eyelashes are nonexistent to begin with I am afraid it will make them even more fragile.

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I’m not a huge fan of eggnog, but eggnog ice cream is SO GOOD. Much better than the drink stuff. I would highly recommend trying it, especially since you are a huge ice cream lover like I am!

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I wonder how many times you’ve told us “They are the best things you will eat” haha :)

Noooo egg nog for me! Yucky!!!!

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I am guessing it is an infinite amount.

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I keep warning you, I’m going to steal Brooke. She is too cute! I’m totally copying you and making cookie cutter pancakes this weekend with my baby girl.
I’m not a fan of egg nog but you need to try soy delicious (non dairy) coconut milk nogg it will change your life. Swear.

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Those oreo peppermint balls sound amazing! I love anything peppermint…unless you add way to much peppermint to your chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies and they taste so much like peppermint that you gag when you eat them (I may or may not have done this last year, such a waste of good cookies!)

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I have never tried egg nog…it doesn’t seem very appetizing! Loving the Christmas colors!!! :)

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I was watching Scandal alone in my room last night and a woman got kidnapped off of her couch while watching TV at the very end of of an episode. I immediately had to put on an episode of Friends and kept looking around my room. I will be 26 in two weeks.

Also, eggnog is horrible. Ugh.

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Love your headband and ick!

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I had those chocolate covered Oreos for the first time this weekend on our girls trip to New York. I figured it’s ok that I do much because of all the walking ;) I think egg nog is disgusting! Where’s your headband from? It’s really cute!

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If you have a Target close to you (who doesn’t), try their Market Pantry Holiday Mint Chocolate Milk. Much better than egg-nog :)

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That sounds amazing.

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I like the flavor of eggnog but not the thick texture so I only drink it if its mixed with at least half a glass of skim or 1% milk. I like the Almond milk egg nog though!

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Revenge is good! Just skip Season 2….trust me on this! Haha seasons 1 and 3 are good, but season 2 is definitely worth skipping!

Yeah not a fan of egg nog. It’s too thick and sweet and weird.

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I love egg nog a little too much :)

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Egg Nog is my favorite drink/food/item in the whole world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I like the flavor of eggnog…but not the texture, if that makes any sense lol egg nog flavored ice cream is the besttttt. Also, I love your headband!

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The 1st time you mentioned the chocolate covered Joe Joes i bought them. Now I have to keep myself from going to TJs to buy more! Sooooo good.

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Those peppermint oreos look AMAZING! I just looked up if there was a Trader Joe’s near me to see if I could get some. Sadly, there won’t be one until Feb. 14th!! I’ll just have to put them on my list for next year…

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Ditto on the nog! Just no. It seems to be one of those things that people feel really strongly about — they either love it or hate it… there’s no in-between. Me? I’ll stick to mint chocolate and gingerbread…

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I despise egg nog. There are very few foods I hate, but egg nog is one of them.

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Love the headband lady!!! Those cookies look deadly!!

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You should try the soy “Egg Nog” made by Silk! I was never a fan of real egg nog, but that stuff is the best. It’s sweet, and nutmeg-y, and thick, but doesn’t have that bizarre taste real egg nog does!

Ha, I’ve just decided I don’t care how bizarre I look when I run. I figure it’ll motivate me to go faster so people don’t have time to gawk at me :P

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i love your festive running gear! i usually just wear as many neon items as possible when i work out. it’s been proven that wearing neon running shorts and shoes makes you a faster runner, right? ;)

nope, no egg nog for me… yuck!

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NO NO NO. Disgusting stuff. It might be the worst food on Earth!

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I’m not a fan of eggnog either. I keep trying it each year in hopes that I will like it, but I just can’t do it!

Also, do you have false lashes on in that photo of you and Brooke?! Because if you don’t, you sure do have BEAUTIFUL natural eyelashes! :)

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I LOVE eggnog but I rarely let myself indulge. The trick is to drink the light because the regular is like drinking mayo! Haha! It is so thick! My brother has it down and mixes it with milk. Where did you buy your headband? I’m in love!

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I’m 46 years old and I’ve never tried it. Crazy. I don’t really want to though…it doesn’t sound appealing.

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I tried eggnog a while ago and hated it! I know that tastes can change but I really don’t have any desire to try it again.
I love the headband you’re wearing, where is it from?!

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No to egg nog. Gag.

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Eckh! Eggnog is gross! That and pumpkin pie are holiday staples I just can’t do :/

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I can have a teeny tiny bit of egg nog flavored stuff (tried a sample of the egg nog fro yo)… but I wouldn’t actually down a cup of it.

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i scare so easily too! when i’m alone in my parents big house i get scared that someone is hiding in a closet and is going to get me.

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I seriously don’t understand how people can enjoy eggnog – it’s so gross to me!

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I love egg nog!! I feel like it’s one of those things that people either super enjoy or absolutely detest. Yum. :)

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I love that headband you wearing… where did you get it?? Such a good idea for pancakes, I have been on a pancake kick lately!

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I do not like eggnog either…lol

I run on a wooded trail and sometimes (like today) I either misjudge the sunset or get out of work late and end up running at dusk and then dark. Dusk is the worst cuz it just looks creepy. Once its dark I kind of go into shock mode and just try to get the heck out of there.

Of course I chant to myself too, “You will be fine. You will be fine. You will be fine.”

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Eggnog=yuck. Don’t mind the flavor but just can’t do traditional eggnog. Now those pancakes would be right up my alley. Festive foodie!!!!

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not a huge fan of eggnog alone– it’s definitely a strong flavor!

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Since someone else mentioned it, I will admit that when I’m in my private garage in the treadmill….I’m sporting my sports bra and shorts only. I wear a tank at the gym of course, but I got spoiled in just a bra over the summer!

Eggnog? No, never…yuck. My sister loves it enough to deal with the dairy, but I just don’t get it at all.

Cookies? Yes please! Just tell us when to email you our addresses for the shipment;)

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I hate hate hate eggnog. But oh my goodness I love me some Olive Garden mints. Smart choice, using those to get rid of the nasty eggnog taste.

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I MUST know where your headband is from!!!!!!! I have crazy curly hair and this looks like it could tame the beast.

Eggnog? There’s a place for it. Down the drain.

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YUCK on the egg nog! Now EVERYONE knows your “hideous workout outfits”! LOL (I rarely match when i’m running so i’m just as hideous out in public.) And I need to make a TJ’s trip tomorrow. Those peppermint oreos need me to eat them TOMORROW.

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Thanks for the link! My favorite tip was this one: freeze whipped cream dollops for a hot chocolate bar.

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I had no idea how unpopular egg nog is! I don’t mind it myself.

I am hooked on Revenge right now too! I am flying through them on Netflix.

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I love egg nog, but in small portions since it’s so strong! One year I bought myself a quart of egg nog, and every day after work I’d have a small glass with some dark chocolate. Mmmm!

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Egg nog, gross. Hate it. I love the cookie cutter pancake idea but I’m not sure I can give up my tie fighter and x wing fighter pancakes, they are the best.

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I’m vegan, so no “real” egg nog for me… Maybe it’s gross, I don’t know, I find most dairy products gross. But So Delicious brand coconut egg nog is heaven!

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I did the EXACT thing Monday at the gym. Watching Revenge and someone jumped out. I almost fell off the treadmill. At least no one was around to see you jump:).

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I very much dislike egg nog yuck.

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I adore eggnog! You should try the candy cane Oreos from Target – they’re amazing.

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Used to love egg nog but I don’t like it anymore. I think it’s really gross now. You and Brooke are so cute!

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Usually we are on the same page when it comes to goodies….but you don’t like egg nog?!?!?! Common’ !! :P

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eggnog is delicious. how can you not like eggnog??

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Ahh I love egg nog!

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I LOVE the christmas cookie cutter pancakes!

Um, I’m in the love camp for eggnog. I don’t know why, but I’ve liked it ever since I was a kid. My husband thinks it’s gross, so every year I get a small container all to myself haha.

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I’ve never tried egg nogg – it’s not really that big in Scotland I don’t think – and from the sounds of things I don’t think I’ll be trying it any time soon!

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I’m not a huge egg nog fan. It’s so thick & the drinking eggs thing kind of grosses me out. Although I do wonder about egg nog flavored things like creamer, ice cream & Starbucks lattes. Maybe the flavor is good in other stuff?

Please post about your shaped pancakes! I tried it once & it was a disaster. There has got to be some trick I’m missing.

Loving all your Christmas traditions with Brooke! She’s one lucky girl to have you!!

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I can’t remember the last time I had eggnog, but I do remember hating it. The consistency alone is pretty gross.

I love running on the treadmill. You can wear whatever you want AND it means less laundry during the winter.

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Serious question- I need to know what mascara you wear? And/or recommendations for non-runny mascara for races! If you’ve already done a post on this, please link it!

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That chevron headband is my jam! Or at least it would be, if I owned one… Going to google now. Great post!

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I always forget exactly how egg nog tastes because I go 2-3 years in between trying it – so I inevitably try it again. But, I must not really like it, because I don’t seek it out. For some reason though, the egg nog milkshakes always sound good?

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Your eyelashes are AMAZING! (is that creepy to comment on? haha)

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I don’t know how you log all those miles on the treadmill. It’s a form of torture to me–I lasted 20 minutes this morning WITH music and TV to watch and was so bored. Kudos.

I think I drank too much egg nog as a kid. Loved it then and now even the thought has be gagging.

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I don’t like egg nog flavored ghiradelli chocolate. And if I don’t like it in a chocolate form, I think it’s safe to say I will never touch the real thing.

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oh I need to get to TJ’s stat!!! I love the idea of pancakes too

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I’ve never tried Egg Nog and it just does NOT sound appetizing to me at all…yuck!

You always look so beautiful girl! And Brooke is just as cute as ever :)

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Can Brooke be any cuter?

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yuck. eggnog is a no go for this girl. i don’t get the appeal..

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Belch. Can’t do eggnog.

Revenge is a show I’m watching with my 19yo. We’re still in season 1 though as my daughter decided she needed to spend a semester in London. Whatever.

It’s a fun show (in a creepy sort of way).

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I saw those chocolate covered Joe-Joe’s! I will have to pick up a box haha.

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Did you have a holiday shake (peppermint shake with chocolate covered peppermint bites in it… So yum) at Chick-fil-A? That is the only thing I eat there, so I really miss being near Chick-fil-A this time of year! Have one for me please!

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I totally get where you are coming from with the scary show and then being paranoid. When I first moved to VA and didn’t have a job yet, I was completely obsessed with watching true murder mysteries on the Investigation Discovery Channel. Then when I went running on the trails around here I would be super freaked out and jumped at every little movement around me. Every squirrel and bird nearly gave me a heart attack if they rustled the leaves/tree branches! I would always text someone or leave a note at home on the counter so everybody knew where to find my body if I didn’t return. Seems silly, but at the same time it’s not!

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Egg nog is so gross! My aunt makes homemade ‘nog each Christmas for her big party and it looks so horrible…and these frothy white peaks floating in a big punch bowl….yuck! My sisters love it and I just don’t get it :)

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Egg nog = ICK!!!
Where is your headband from = <3

Thanks!

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I’m surprised you don’t like eggnog…I love it! I know you’re a fan of candy corn and it’s not my thing, so I guess we’re even :)

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I like eggnog, but I can only have a small amount.

I LOVE those ppermint Joe Joes!

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Silly Brooke, doesn’t she know the nuggets are best? I hate egg nog, it’s so gross! But I try it every year to see if that changes (it hasn’t yet)

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We just got Netflix and I am just getting I to the first season of Revenge and now I’m hooked! Watched on my kindle on the treadmill at the gym today :)

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I love your headband. What brand is it?

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I saw those at trader Joes last weekend but I didn’t get them. Now I gotta get them cause I’m kicking myself after I see yours! I have had some egg nog. I get the Silk kind though. It tastes better to me.

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eggnog is SO good! I love it so much I don’t even buy it because I have zero self control and drink all of it! it’s especially good splashed into my coffee…..mmmmmmm

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I’m not a huge fan….my husband and stepdaughter swear by it…I just cant get myself to board that train!!

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I tried egg nog for the first time last year and it is just disgusting! I don’t even understand why it’s such a big thing… ick!

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Egg nog is nasty!!

Make sure you spray the cookie cutters before using or else they will stick terrible.. experience!

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I bought those JO JO’s! My goodness! I love the peanut butter ones! Just wish they weren’t 130 calories a cookie, gah! They are amazing!

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Those Jo Jo’s made me very happy last Christmas. My ex gave me nasty looks every time I ate one. This is why he’s an ex.

Love the pancake shape idea. Super cute.

Egg nog makes me sick just to think about. Yuck.

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I love egg nog! It’s soo yummy.

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I always do the thing where I look behind me too to make sure no one is there! and I’m 27 too :) also- have you gotten the Chick-fil-A calendar?! You activate a card and starting in January you get a free meal once a month when they swipe the card!! Lastly, I went to Utah for the first time this weekend and I swear I was looking for my favorite Utah blogger at every chance- we were in Park City though so I knew I wouldn’t see you!

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I really like Egg Nog, but was not aware you could buy mix in a box for it. I’ve only ever had it made from scratch!

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