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Sunday Morning Confessions and a LOVE Giveaway

Sunday Morning Confessions and a LOVE Giveaway


Oh hey, good morning!

How’s your weekend treating you? Ours is going by a little too quickly for my liking and I’m not getting quite as much done as I had hoped (story of my life), but thought I’d start the day off with a few confessions.

Workouts over the past few days:


Two short, but intense CrossFit workouts with my best friend Bob for BobHarper.com.

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I know I said my last trip up there was my “break up” trip, but well, I guess I lied. I got the offer for a one on one and a group workout so I begged STUFT Daddy to let me make just one more trip.

Um, yeah, the experience was awesome as usual and I’ll recap the whole trip tomorrow. I even have a little video to share of Bob coaching me and I got a little life lesson I’ve been dwelling over ever since.



Taught boot camp including these moves and a little tabata workout that “my boyfriend” put us through the day before. Hmm… I wonder how my boot camp ladies are feeling today.

A quick 6.6 mile treadmill run at the gym while watching Intervention.

A short, but very fun dance party before dinner with an awesome new band.

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Okay, so confession time. First of all I have the kitchen timer set not only to have Joaquin go to the bathroom, but to see if I can get this quick post up. Pretty clever, huh?

Here we go.




Yeah, that’s the messy office that I tried to tackle yesterday. I’m not even going to show you the desk. I’m embarrassed. I’m more embarrassed to admit that it’s been like that for a very long time. I get to work on it again this afternoon. Lucky me.

Check out the pictures I have up in the boys’ room.


Yep, I put those frames in there when the boys were born to use them and switch out the pictures. The boys will be three at the end of next month and those old pictures of my grandparents are still up there. Both my grandparents have since passed away, so maybe I should keep those pictures up, but I have no new pictures of the boys in their room. I need to get it together.

Don’t even ask about their baby books. They’re pretty much untouched.

Mom of the Year.


I hoard squash.


 Kabocha squash and spaghetti squash are top on my list right now.

Yesterday I consumed an entire kabocha squash. Actually, pretty much every time I make squash I eat the entire thing in one day. Sometimes I try to save half for the next day, but it never really happens. I always end up eating it later in the day.

Yesterday after I ate most of it in the morning I ate the remainder later in the day along with a roasted fuji apple.

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I guess I hoard hot sauces too.


I also hoard Silk PureAlmond milk and huge jugs of egg whites.



I said I really wanted to give up artificial sweeteners awhile back. I’ve been trying to limit them, but I have to admit that I still have them daily. I even made a mocha this morning with these.


Brewed Peet’s coffee in my stovetop espresso maker, 2 tablespoons Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons Torani sugar free Almond Roca syrup and 1 1/2 cup Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened Vanilla milk.

It was magnificent.

I had to make it extra strong because this little guy got me up bright and early this morning and informed me it was time to get up and have some applesauce.


We just had a very long discussion in the kitchen about Kitty and the fact that he is a boy. The boys still aren’t convinced. Maybe it’s the manboobs.


Um, and yes, I desperately need to give Kitty a bath.


I’m supposed to bathe him every week. I can’t remember the last time I actually did. Bad mama.


Speaking of bad mama, not a day goes by that I don’t regret teaching my boys to pick their noses.




And one quick silly story for you before I go.

On my way back home from my trip to LA Friday, I had to make an emergency Starbucks stop for a café Americano.

I went in, thought I left my phone in the car so decided to just leave it there while I got my coffee.

Well, I got back to my car and no phone.

I panicked. Ran back into Starbucks and dug through the trash. (Yes, I totally did while explaining to people staring at me that I may have dropped my phone in there.)

I finally begged some nice girl to call my phone so I could hopefully track it down.

Um, yeah. It totally started ringing. In my shirt. Where I always carry it. My Handful just holds it so perfectly.

I quickly thanked the nice girl and pretty much ran to my car. I am really not the sharpest told in the shed sometimes.

Silly, silly me.

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Okay, enough confessions. You all might not want to be my friend anymore. Ha.

It’s time to get a move one.

We’ve got a little stroller run on the agenda today. Nothing too big because I’ve been trying to rest a little this week. I’m starting a new running training program tomorrow with a coach. Yes, that’s right a coach and a plan (I’ve never followed a plan before). I’m nervous. I’ll make sure to share all the details later this week. This guy knows his stuff.


Oh and one last confession. I love mail. I love getting packages, especially those filled with LOVE. I look forward to my Love Grown Foods drops so stinking much.


My favorite flavor is Cocoa Goodness.


I’ve been known to consumed an entire bag in one day. More than once. It’s just that good and I admit that I just don’t have that kind of self control.

But…… I do have a little something for you (to repay you for dealing with all my confessions).

Yes, yes, I do. I have a coupon for a FREE bag of Love Grown Foods granola.

They have a brand new product coming out later this month that I’m so excited about, but can’t share just yet. Make sure to “like” them on Facebook here so you stay in the loop.

Love Grown Foods Facebook Page


All you have to do to enter for the coupon is leave me a comment here with a confession.

Any confession.


I’ll choose a winner Tuesday morning.


Feel free to tweet and tag @stuftmama and @lovegrownfoods for an additional entry.


Happy Sunday!

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  1. 1
    Stacie says:

    Confession: My clean, nicely folded laundry gets shoved into a pile on the floor of the closet every time, even though I always have the best intentions of hanging stuff up

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    Christy Diller says:

    How about even though I LOVE to decorate for Christmas, I really don’t enjoy doing it with my kids…which so isn’t nice! I have been trying really hard the last two days to let them help and not just be annoyed with them the whole day…there now you have some competition for mom of the year! First step is admitting it and being aware of it right??!!

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    Karen says:

    I confess that I love my Keurig and don’t know how I would manage if I had to wait longer than 30 seconds for my coffee in the morning.

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    Angela says:

    I love Love Grown too! So stinkin’ good! 🙂 my confession: I have a hard time letting my kids leftovers go to waste…sandwich crusts, fruit, cereal, veggies, pasta, ugh! it bugs me when they don’t finish their plate! I can’t stand wasting the food! Especially if I worked hard to prepare a super healthy meal for them! Some days I have better control and just let it go. Other days, I eat their leftovers for every meal! Bad, bad mamma 😉

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    Megan S. says:

    Confession: Pancakes and pizza in the same day. And they weren’t a healthier version either! I never do that! Especially since turkey day is coming up…indulging just once during the day is good enough but man oh man…they both tasted fantastic 🙂

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    Leslie says:

    Confession: As a college student I have a budget given to me by my parents for each month, broken down into categories like food, gas, entertainment, etc. I always make it just under my budget, but what they don’t know is about 90% of it goes to all the delicious food I see in the grocery store and can’t resist buying! (Even if I know I don’t need it!)

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    Marie says:

    confession: I wear my running socks for more than one run!! (stinky!!) And my sports-bras get “air-dried/cleaned” sometimes too!

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    Becca says:

    Confession: I almost went grocery shopping this morning without putting a bra on. I had a t-shirt and sweatshirt on so I figured you wouldn’t be able to tell, but then my boyfriend saw me changing into jeans and I didn’t want to explain why I wasn’t going to put one on.

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    Kimberly Woolery says:

    My confession… I continuously buy boxes of tea. So much so that it’s not able to fit into my tea cupboard anymore (yes I have a cupboard just for tea). I’ve been telling myself I need to clean out the kitchen of things I no longer use/need so I could fit all my tea into a “new” designated tea space, but I have yet to start that project. I have also not stopped the tea buying… It’s now moved to the kitchen table…. OY!

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    Wendy says:

    Confession: I have never tried Love Grown Foods

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    Caitlin says:

    I’m SO EXCITED to find out what the new LGF product is! Confession: I am insanely jealous not only of your LGF package, but also the fact that you know what the product is already. Oh, and I’m jealous that your BFFs with Bob!

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    Crystal says:

    My first 4 half marathons all were within a 5 minutes slot of time.. No motivation to improve, apparently.

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    lindsay says:

    oh i got my love too! love fest! bring it! you should bribe someone to help you clean your office and then you’ll share your goodies, even the hot sauce!

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    Suzy says:

    I confess, I am supposed to rest my super-inflamed itb, and I hit the elliptical today. At least I am not running, right?

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    Lesa says:

    Humm…well…. my confession would be on how i must say that im completely jealous of how you can make your baked broccoli slaw look so gosh g darn good….mine just dont seem to cut it… 🙁 lol ….Im thinking that i dont have the “bake broccoli slaw” touch lol. But yes all your food looks simply De-LiSh ..like always 🙂 im still working on my skills though….practice makes perfect 🙂

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    Tiffany says:

    Just cooked my first squash the other day. It is now one of my favorite things in life!

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    maggie says:

    Confession: I’ll workout early in the morning and then go all day in my sweaty workout clothes without showering… should probably work on that.

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    Chels R. says:

    You have totally motivated me to get some kabocha squash!! Just bought some last nite. Can’t wait to try it!

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    Jennifer says:

    I lost my protein bar while getting ready for church this morning. I took a bite and laid it down and couldn’t find it for like 10 minutes…I’m losing my mind!

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    Carah says:

    my confession is i workout in the morning and i rinse off but dont wash my hair, i just blow dry the sweat! hahaha

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    Crystal says:

    I’ve eaten my weight in peanut butter this week.

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    Jenna says:

    Confession: I”m sending my husband away for Christmas so I can spend some time alone. Just me and the pups.

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    Kate says:

    I just told my husband that I was going up to fold laundry, but instead I’ve been laying in bed watching a movie. Oops! Better get a move on before the kids wake up from nap!

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    Becky Przy says:

    Confession: I have ‘lost’ my cell phone (several times) and I am talking on it. Good think I am usually talking to my dad while frantically trying to find my phone and he states “what phone are you talking on?”

    Don’t feel bad, I still have Addy’s newborn pictures our picture frames too.

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    Sherry says:

    My confession is I am neat freak in every possible aspect- EXCEPT my closet! I have clean clothes piled everywhere on shelves, floors plenty on hangars. And a pile of dry clean only clothing. It’s a travesty! I don’t mind doing laundry but loathe putting it up!!!

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    Jill says:

    Sometimes I read for my kids’ entire naptime 🙂

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    I often eat dark chocolate for dinner. 😉

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    Keren I. says:

    I really want to eat more healthy foods but i am extremely intimidated by them (if that makes sense!!)

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    Kaitlin says:

    I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies yesterday; and ate about half of them in a span of a few hours. Yep and needless to say I only have about 3 left at this moment.

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    Amy says:

    Confession: I have four half eaten chocolate bars, and I just keep buying more and different flavors…opps!

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    Beth says:

    Confession: I weary Uggs almost every day during the fall and winter!

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    Confession: I also eat entire kobucha squashes in a day, it’s just too hard to save it for the next day! Now I try to buy small ones…

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    Ashley says:

    Confession: I have to eat cereal every single night before bed 🙂

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    Caitlin says:

    Confession: I go through entire peanut butter jars. By myself. In about 5 days. On a normal basis. Oh look, time to go to the store. 🙂

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    Cellabella says:

    I can drink an entire liter of Diet Sunkist in one day, and STILL want more 🙂

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    Madeline says:

    My confession is that when I think the waiters and other restaurant patrons aren’t looking, I’ll lick my plate if the sauce is especially good, heehee.

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    Tess Moore says:

    I’m excited about the new LOVE GROWN product so I guess I’ll confess that I always leave that ONE thing I went to the store to get. Even if it’s on the top of my list. EX. We are having hamburgers and I leave the BUNS!!!! Sometimes I try to sneak back to the store so my husband won’t know I’ve done it again.

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    Confession: You are absolutely not alone in the pictures and baby book department. My boys are almost 6 and 3.5. I was good about making some photo books for J when he was younger but haven’t made one in years. Not sure E has one…and he’s noticed. Oops. I’m also hiding away pretending to do “work” while my husband is playing with the boys. Double oops.

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    Jessica Jones says:

    My confession is quite embarrassing:-/ one day I had a stressful day of serving coffees to angry customers and so I got home turned on The biggest loser and honestly left like 10 chips in a family size bag of Doritos! So bad!!! Your boyfriend would have been so disappointed! Lol

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    I have to confess that I have a terrible granola and protein bar addiction. My fiance has to pull me away from the bars at the store because “THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING NEW I NEED TO TRY!!” There usually isn’t but sometimes I just have to buy a favorite and hide it in my desk drawer at work so he doesn’t find out 😉

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    Jen says:

    confession.. i am eating a piece of pizza (from an organic pizza place, if that makes it better hehe) AND a starbucks peppermint brownie cake pop right now. oopsies 🙂 (they are both totally worth it and delish tho!)

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    Leah says:

    Confession: I joined a second gym yesterday. Yes, I now pay for two gym memberships. One is convenient to my work but incredibly mediocre, one is inconvenient but awesome, I now pay for both.

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    Carlie says:

    Confession: I don’t shave my legs in the winter until they get really hairy…no one sees them except at the gym *shrugs*

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    Debbie says:

    Confession: I could probably eat the same breakfast every morning. I get it food ruts of things I like and eat it over and over. I should probably switch it up haha.

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    Laurel C says:

    Confession: I rocked my half marathon this morning!! idk if that’s a confession or not lol. My old PR was from Nike Women’s half last month, but I ran 1:32 today! so stoked!

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    Miki says:

    My deepest darkest confession: I made dark chocolate chips for the man. I THOUGHT I had the will power to not eat one. Well, turns out I’ve eaten three….along with the one I’m eating right now while typing this. I wish women were allergic to chocolate, it would help me out a lot in life 😉

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    Jackie says:

    Confession: I am obsessed with EXTRA gum and go through a pack a day. Could be worse, it could be a pack of cigarettes, right?

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    Confession: I’ve been cheating on Chobani with a new greek yogurt. I feel so guilty!

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    Deniz says:

    Confession: As a SAHM, showers come at a premium. I workout everyday and sometimes don’t shower for a couple of days. Usually my biggest adventure for the day is heading to the gym and grocery store.

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    Katie says:

    Confession: I really like Doritos, but I know I shouldn’t. 🙁

  54. 54

    How could I not still want to be your friend? One thing I love about you is your honesty. So refreshing. I absolutely love Love Grown YumYum! My confession…hmmmm….I don’t like chocolate. Does that count as a confession?

  55. 55

    I crave sweet carbs after my runs. Today I had a small cupcake after my run.

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    Alexandra says:

    Confession: I can’t help but snack straight out of the container… greek yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter, hummus, tomato sauce (whaaaaaa!?)

  57. 57

    I love that hot sauce collection!! Confession: I didn’t wash my hair all week last week.. I was too busy and stressed. Needless to say, come Friday I looked like a curly hot mess!

  58. 58

    Sunday confession: my dinner tonight is just one big bowl of cereal with a giant scoop of almond butter on top!

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    Melissa says:

    confession…. i ate pumpkin pie fro yo tonight but I was trying to stay away from dairy! so far no problems though 🙂

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    Lis says:

    my confession is that I sometimes skip weights after cardio at the gym!

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    Jess says:

    My confession: if chocolate is in front of me….I can’t resist!

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    Ali says:

    OK, I have to say that I am completely in LOVE with kabocha squash. It’s uber yummy! Tried it for the first time tonight and can’t wait to buy it again. I was a little nervous about eating the skin but the whole deal is just so surprisingly good I feel like I’ve been living under a rock my whole life. How did I not know how good they are? I actually prefer them to sweet potatoes/yams because I often find that they are too sweet for my liking. The kabocha squash somehow manages to find the perfect balance which is amazing. I’m envious of you haul!

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    Kristy says:

    Confession: I love reading your blog everyday and wanted to thank u for my free Sunbutter sample I got in the mail Friday!!

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    Jordan D. says:

    Confession: I’m totally hooked on artificially-flavored foods/sweeteners and I don’t know how to stop. The worst part is, I don’t want to lol. The flavored stevias, sugar-free syrups, and new Dannon Light n Fit Greek yogurts taste too good 😉

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    Tiffany says:

    My confession is that I have my first half marathon in less than two weeks. I wanted to do well, but I have no self control or discipline. I can’t get myself to exercise daily or not overeat. I NEED HELP.

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    marie says:

    I ate waaayyyyy too much dark chocolate yesterday.

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    Missy says:

    I’m addicted to chocolate covered pretzels and would rather eat a bag full of them than dinner sometimes….

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    Breanna says:

    Confession: I went to a hockey game last night and we had pizza, chicken tenders AND fries. Grrrr…. my tummy was not too happy hahaha. I better get in a good run today I guess. 🙂

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    Hillary says:

    Confession: I wear my running socks more than once before I wash them so I can do laundry less often.

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    Mady says:

    Confession: My very clean room gets extraordinarily dirty the second I start deciding (or really not deciding) what to wear!

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    Stephanie says:

    Confession: I ate way too much this weekend!! Bannana + Peanut butter 20 minutes before a 2,500 yard swim= not such a great idea!! haha.

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    I confess I am starting to really hate the fact I prepaid for my 3 months at my crossfit box. I think I hate it there 🙁

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    Rhendy says:

    I have been know to, on occasion, look for my phone while said phone is in my hand. MOMBRAIN

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    Kristen B says:

    I’ve been known to buy ghirardelli dark chocolate baking chips to bake something and end up eating them straight out of the bag. Sometimes I’ll throw in some almonds too 🙂

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    lindsey b says:

    Confession: I eat peanut butter straight from the jar A LOT. Yikes!

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    Carli says:

    I confess that I sent some Tweets while I was supposed to be working today. Shhhh!

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    Sarah M says:

    Confession: I’m scared to try new foods. I am however going to try spaghetti squash just as soon as I can find some!

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    Brittany says:

    My confession is that I love energy bars- specifically clif bars and their kid Z bars. Only as a treat do I have one!

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    Denesse Segura says:

    Confession: I often break my “one dessert a week” rule, I just cant help it

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    Elizabeth says:

    I tried to use a Michael’s coupon at Hobby Lobby over the weekend!

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    Holly says:

    My confession is I just spent 3+ hours cleaning a friends house, she pays me, and I came home to a disastrous house and have absolutely zero desire to clean one thing!

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    Janet says:

    Two confessions: 1) I was actually picking MY nose while reading about the cool nose picking skillz you taught your boys- and it is much more difficult without nail tips and 2) I totally doctor up my plain Chobani yogurt w/vanilla and sweeteners. I think it will still be less calories than the Honey or Vanilla flavored yogurt! Hope you are having an awesome week!

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    Pam says:

    I confess I have an entire squash baking in the oven right now and am pretty sure i’ll eat the whole thing for dinner!

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    Jessica Drake says:

    My confession… I have a phobia of running out of things. Examples:
    Body wash: I have probably 10 different scents from Bath & Body Works that have like half an inch of soap left in the bottom!
    Mascara: I currently have about 6 tubes of mascara that are half used (3 of them are the exact same).
    Oh, yes.. There are many more. How embarrassing.

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    Sarah L says:

    Even though I run 6 days a week, I only wash my hair 2 days a week.

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    Brandie says:

    Confession: My husband said last night “please tell me that you didn’t read the squash blog again because I really would like something different for breakfast tomorrow”. I made sure to let him know that you write about things other than squash:)

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    I have a lot to confess, here’s one I’m bad about this time of year….

    I will cook brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and beets to bring to a big family gathering to offer as a side dish. But, I know maybe only one other person likes these veggies and that I get to have it all to myself. In my defense, most of the other things aren’t healthy or I just wouldn’t enjoy them anyway.

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    Julia says:

    Confession: I probably could have bought a new laptop with the amount of money I have spent on fro-yo in the last year.

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    Suzanne says:

    Confession: I complain when people decorate for Christmas early and the radio stations start playing Christmas music on November 1st BUT I could (and sometimes do) watch those cheesy, chick-flick Christmas movies ALL YEAR ROUND!

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    cindy says:

    Confession: I read way too many blogs when I should be cleaning house or doing something else!

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    Linda says:

    Confession: I love cereal straight out of the box. And granola, well that’s just downright dangerous! I stock up on Fiber One and Heritage Flakes and then brake up a small square of dark chocolate or throw in goji berries. In the old days, like 10 pounds and 5 years ago, my cereal choices were not so healthy!

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    katherine d says:

    confession: when i travel, i always have one suitcase dedicated solely to shoes

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Ashley says:

    Confession: I consumed an entire jar of “Cookie Butter” from Trader Joe’s on Sunday.

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    karina says:

    confession: I am not a fan of thanksgiving food haha


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