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04/29/2011 at 1:39 pm 83 comments

Who else was up in the middle of the night to watch the royal wedding?! Nope, not me 😉 I slept in. This girl needs her rest and with a 7am wake up call I had to be refreshed for a good strength training workout!

So what am I loving this Friday?

One of my favorite exercises:

1. Wood Choppers

I love doing these for my obliques. True story, I was at the gym when an old man came up to me and asked what muscle wood choppers worked on; I told him my obliques. He had no idea what I was talking about and asked if “oblique” was a made up word. What?! As soon as I said “love handles” he knew what I was referring to lol

2. Gina’s “Fitnessista” Breakfast Cookie

If you haven’t made this yet you are insane and need to run to your kitchen nowww 😀

Made with oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, 1/2 nanner, cinnamon raisin pb, and a splash of milk 

Dessert or breakfast? The world may never know 😉

3. The weather!!

Hello Miami skies!!!

4. Liquid Crack

This one was completely the boyfriend’s fault. I never use to drink energy drinks but now I’m addicted to this one. Zero calories 😀 Just don’t give me a Red Bull, don’t like the stuff.

5. My surprise cupcake!!

My lovely boyfriend decided to buy me an Oscar the Grouch cupcake from our local Farmer’s Market. It had half of an Oreo inside…Mmmm…It was gone pretty fast 😉

  • Well there you have it loves, what are you enjoying this fabulous Friday? Who woke up at 3am to watch the Royal Wedding?
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  • 1. Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner)  |  04/29/2011 at 1:44 pm

    THAT CUPCAKE IS SOOO CUTE!!! Looks so yummy too! 😀

    And I HAVE to try that breakfast cookie!! Anything chocolatey for breakfast is a win in my book! 😛

    Haha I didn’t have to wake up at 3- it was 11am over here!! Love being a Londoner sometimes! 🙂

    Have an AMAZING Friday!!

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    • 2. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:07 pm

      You would love the cookie!!

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  • 3. cinnamonalicious  |  04/29/2011 at 1:44 pm

    That is the COOLEST cupcake I’ve ever seen!!! Sesame street was my all-time favourite show when I was little! awww!
    OMG 3 am?! Luckily it was at 11 am here so I saw it.
    As beautiful as it was, I don’t think I would have woken up THAT early for it!

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    • 4. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:07 pm

      11 is definitely a more reasonable hour 😉

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  • 5. kat  |  04/29/2011 at 1:59 pm

    What an awesome and adorable cupcake!! I didn’t watch the wedding either, but I’m enjoying looking at the photos 🙂 I LOVE me a good wood chop! I totally don’t do them enough though!

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  • 6. daniella@runneratheart  |  04/29/2011 at 1:59 pm

    That breakfast cookie looks amazing. That is on my list to make over the weekend!

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  • 7. katshealthcorner  |  04/29/2011 at 2:01 pm

    I woke up at 5:20 (it started at 4am for us). 🙂

    That cupcake is SO cute! 😀

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  • 8. yourdailygrace  |  04/29/2011 at 2:05 pm

    I woke up at 6 to watch it..well 6:30. I slept through my alarm and missed the actual vows, I re watched on youtube though, no worries!

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    • 9. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 4:58 pm

      It’ll be on for months!

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  • 10. Alyssa  |  04/29/2011 at 2:06 pm

    aah, I love that cuppycake. and I def didn’t wake up for the royal wedding. that’s what tivo is for! 🙂

    my fave exercise at the moment? hip lifts.. to work mah buns! 😉

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    • 11. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 4:58 pm

      I’ve never heard of hip lifts!! Off to google 😉

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  • 12. Kate  |  04/29/2011 at 2:21 pm

    the cupcake is cuuuute! the weather here is finally nice too. yay! i am about to go enjoy a little walk before heading to work. have a lovely weekend!

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  • 13. Ellie  |  04/29/2011 at 2:31 pm

    not meeee!!! 😛 haha what a funny cupcake! looks real. btw I love woodchoppers. Have you tried ’em with dumbbells? I’m sure you have, but those are awesome! I usually do them straight down and up though. I shall give this a try~ 😉 have a beautiful day Jenny!

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    • 14. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 4:59 pm

      I’ve actually never done them with dumbbells, only with the cable. Thanks for a new idea 🙂

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  • 15. Molly  |  04/29/2011 at 2:35 pm

    The Royal Wedding played at 4 am where I live and my mom watched it but I’m happy she didn’t wake me! I enjoyed my beauty rest and I plan on watching the royal wedding sometime this weekend. This Friday I’m enjoying the warm weather, but not the crazy wind!

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  • 16. fashionfitnessfoodie  |  04/29/2011 at 3:06 pm

    I need to try the breakfast cookie already.. I’ve been loving quinoa this week!?

    I actually did wake up and watch the royal wedding…but didnt set my alarm for it. Just happened to wake up!

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  • 17. applesnoats  |  04/29/2011 at 3:09 pm

    aww that cupcake is the cuttest thing ever! and I agree..i think it is mandatory that everyone try the breakfast cookie at least once!
    i’m loving this weather right now:) have a great weekend!

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  • 18. allieksmith  |  04/29/2011 at 3:20 pm

    I got up a little early to watch the Royal Wedding but not any redic time! lol 🙂
    I love how someone didn’t know what an oblique was bahaha

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    • 19. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 4:59 pm

      I was really surprised!

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  • 20. (what runs) Lori  |  04/29/2011 at 3:47 pm

    Oooh how cute! That Oscar the Grouch cupcake is awesome! Bonus points to the boyfriend! 🙂

    I love wood-choppers!

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  • 21. Christina @ Food.Fun.Fabulous.  |  04/29/2011 at 4:32 pm

    that cupcake is adorable 🙂

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  • 22. Jess  |  04/29/2011 at 4:40 pm

    What a cute cupcake!

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  • 23. movesnmunchies  |  04/29/2011 at 5:02 pm

    I LOVEE that cupcake!!!ahh i gotta try the bfast cookie!!!!!!!

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  • 24. lindsay  |  04/29/2011 at 5:08 pm

    that cupckae would totally make my day. such a good boyfriend!

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  • 25. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons  |  04/29/2011 at 5:12 pm

    bahahaha it loooks just like oscar too! =) Have you tried Blue Sky engergy drinks? omg i’m hooked on them for road trips! ❤ There are two that sit in my fridge for months until I hit the road running.. then they are gone baby gone! =) haha

    Have a great weekend girl!

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    • 26. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:00 pm

      I’ve never heard of that brand!! Gonna look into it 😉

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  • 27. Ma Ma Megan  |  04/29/2011 at 5:39 pm

    OMG that is one of the cutest cupcakes I’ve seen in a long time 🙂

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  • 28. pawsitivelife  |  04/29/2011 at 6:19 pm

    Awesome cupcake! and great clear skies! I didnt get up at 3 am to watch the wedding..more like 4:30..and I streamed it at work with my office

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  • 29. Kaila @healthyhelperblog!  |  04/29/2011 at 6:22 pm

    Ahhh that cupcake is so cute! I love when people decorate deserts! Probably because of my love for Cake Boss!

    I did not wake up for the royal wedding….I am NOT a morning perosn…but I did catch a few recaps throughout the day! It was kind of fun to see!

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    • 30. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:08 pm

      I love a cute cupcake too 😀

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  • 31. Parita  |  04/29/2011 at 6:33 pm

    FInally the Boston skies resemble something other than clouds and doom! WOO HOO! That’s what I’m liking this Friday! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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  • 32. lifttorun  |  04/29/2011 at 7:19 pm

    I’m jealous of that Miami sky. I’m freezing right now.

    Hell no did I wake up to watch The Royal Wedding. Hahah.I’m glad it
    ‘s over with.

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  • 33. BrocStar  |  04/29/2011 at 7:28 pm

    Cute cupcake. 🙂 I used to drink energy drinks (monster light) when I worked graves.. now I can’t stand them! They taste like pure chemicals. And they’re expensive. And not good for you.

    But thats just my opinion. 😛

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    • 34. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:09 pm

      Definitely $$!! 😦

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  • 35. Peanut Butter Bandit  |  04/29/2011 at 8:38 pm

    I definitely agree, the breakfast cookie is amazing! And that cupcake is too cute.

    Have a great Friday!

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  • 36. Mandiee  |  04/29/2011 at 8:46 pm

    oh my gosh that cupcake is super adorable! your boyfriend is so sweet to get it for you. unfortunately the weather is kind of dreary where I live, but I’m glad you’re enjoying it where you are. it’s funny how “lovehandles” is a more well known term than obliques. gotta love that little old man 😛

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  • 37. Nicole, RD  |  04/29/2011 at 8:58 pm

    I was sleeping…for sure 🙂 But I DVR’ed it and watched with some patients at work for a bit 🙂 I have to try that breakfast cookie, I see it everywhere and know you’re a HUGE fan 🙂 Happy weekend!

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  • 38. beyondbananas  |  04/29/2011 at 9:29 pm

    Cupcake is sooo cute. Weather is one my my favorites this Friday. It was perfect out!

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  • 39. Hollie @ Lolzthatswim(andRun)  |  04/29/2011 at 9:29 pm

    I was not up for the Royal Wedding…I figured there would be plenty of pictures and recaps that I wouldn’t miss much. I woke up at 7am and caught the tale end of it. Her dress was beautiful.

    I love that cupcake lol.

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    • 40. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:01 pm

      Her dress was gorgeous 😀

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  • 41. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food  |  04/29/2011 at 10:08 pm

    that cupcake is too cute! so sweet of your boyfriend to get it for you 🙂

    Monsters scare me. Perhaps that is why they are named Monsters 😛

    No wedding watching for me because I don’t have cable. If I did then sleep would probably have won me over anyways!
    This weekend I’m running a half marathon – hopefully it goes well! 🙂

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    • 42. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:01 pm

      Hope you kicked butt!!! 😀

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  • 43. Kristie  |  04/29/2011 at 10:25 pm

    Every time I see a picture of Sesame Street inspired cupcakes I am in love. That one is adorable x10. I totally hear you on those energy drinks too, I’ve never tried the Monster ones but I used to be a regular sugar free Rockstar drinker… I still grab one on odd occasion. They’re just so good! I need to bring back the breakfast cookies too, I haven’t made one in ages!

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    • 44. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:02 pm

      I like Rockstar too! I think the taste is very similar to Monster.

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  • 45. Pearl (Crunch and Chew)  |  04/29/2011 at 11:04 pm

    What a cute cupcake!
    There was no way I was missing that wedding – watched live coverage for 7 hours straight 😉

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    • 46. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:02 pm

      Wow!! Impressive!

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  • 47. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)  |  04/30/2011 at 12:50 am

    That cupcake is SO cute! Ahhh, I love cute food 🙂

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    • 48. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:02 pm

      Haha me too 😉

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  • 49. kbwood  |  04/30/2011 at 2:18 am

    omgsh- want that cupcake! NO i did not stay up to watch the royal wedding but soo many of my friend did!

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  • 50. Katie  |  04/30/2011 at 7:51 am

    omg the cupcake! ha! love it! So glad you posted a pic! Was your whole mouth green from that?!!

    I love wood chops! I use a medicine ball and do those! They are so awesome!!!

    Love u!! xoxo

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    • 51. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:02 pm

      Bwahaha my mouth wasn’t green but I wanted more 😦 It was tiny!

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  • 52. euniece  |  04/30/2011 at 8:26 am

    that cupcake is adorable!! what a lucky girlfriend you are!

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    • 53. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:03 pm

      Aww thanks 😉

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  • 54. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin  |  04/30/2011 at 8:42 am

    That cupcake is the CUTEST! Did they have Elmo ones too? 😀

    I didn’t get up early to watch the wedding either. But I woke up at 7, so I started watching it then!

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    • 55. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:03 pm

      They did have Elmo!! But I think the Elmo didn’t have the oreo, I wanted the oreo 😉

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  • 56. moveovercelery  |  04/30/2011 at 10:32 am

    Hahahaha, love the cupcake! I definitely didn’t get up to watch the wedding, although I regret doing so. I saw pictures of Kate. She looked incredible!

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    • 57. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:03 pm

      She did!! But it was too early for me lol

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  • 58. Gina  |  04/30/2011 at 10:56 am

    Oh my goodness, that cupcake is sooo cute! And so much frosting, which is the best!!

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  • 59. ThE DiVa DiSh  |  04/30/2011 at 12:33 pm

    SUper cute cupcakes! I watched parts of the wedding when I woke up! 🙂 I was too tired to get up and I knew that It would be on TV for about a month! haha

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    • 60. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:03 pm

      Exactly! lol

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  • 61. Lara @ six times the yum  |  04/30/2011 at 1:37 pm

    Cute cupcake! Now I really want to recreate it, but with the cookie monster instead. 🙂 I didn’t wake up early for the wedding, but the vows just happened to be on TV when I was at the gym. Haha. 😉

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    • 62. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:04 pm

      I was at the gym during parts of the ceremony too 😀

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  • 63. Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen)  |  04/30/2011 at 1:54 pm

    Omg, I love that cupcake!!! And that cookie looks aaaaamazing!
    And yay for good weather!! The weather at my house has gone crazy! I’m afraid that if I go outside I’m going to take flight 😉

    Have the most amazing weekend darling! 😀

    ❤ ❤

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    • 64. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:04 pm

      Bah our weather crashed 😦

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  • 65. Sophia @ Raven Waves  |  04/30/2011 at 5:02 pm

    That cupcake is awesome!! I’d love to have one or two for Burt and Ernie!! I didn’t watch the wedding either. Way too tired!

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  • 66. Kimberley  |  04/30/2011 at 5:16 pm

    I keep meaning to try the breakfast cookie and I keep forgetting, I am going to make it tonight for sure 🙂

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  • 67. Olivia  |  04/30/2011 at 5:17 pm

    Wow your brekkie cookie looks bomb! I totally live for those things, they taste just like those chocolate oat no bake cookies I used to always have! anyway, you’re crazy girl cuz the wedding was sooo worth it! (but really, I’m the crazy one anyways!)

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    • 68. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:10 pm

      Lmfao!! You gotta do what you love 😉

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  • 69. Christina  |  04/30/2011 at 6:29 pm

    I will definitely have to check out those breakfast cookies….they look delicious! 🙂

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  • 70. Jessica  |  04/30/2011 at 9:49 pm

    Cutest. Cupcake. Ever.
    And so funny about the bfast cookie but I just bought everything this weekend to make my first one 🙂 Not gonna lie, kind of excited about it…

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    • 71. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:10 pm

      Woohoo take pictures! 😀

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  • 72. Tara  |  04/30/2011 at 10:43 pm

    I used to have cupcakes like that at my local supermarket! I always wanted to try one but my mom never let me. They’re so cute!

    I hate woodchoppers, but they are such a good exercise. They get my heart rate through the roof!!

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  • 73. sophia  |  04/30/2011 at 11:02 pm

    Who could not love that cupcake?! It’s adorable! And an oreo inside? Now THAT is the icing on a cake. 😉

    I didn’t bother watching the Royal Wedding although I was still up at the time. I just can’t be bothered with such stuff. Just not a wedding or girly girl.

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    • 74. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:11 pm

      Lol me either 😉 Ppl had parties, not really that serious haha

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  • 75. Striving for Strides  |  04/30/2011 at 11:21 pm

    your breakfast cookie looks delish! i’ve always wanted to try it for breakfast but i always feel like it’ll never fill me up.. is it actually filling!!? if it is, it’s going on my to make for breakfast list this week. i need a change from my standard oats!

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    • 76. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:12 pm

      I said the same thing before I ate one which was why I waited so long. It is filling!! I promise you 😉

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  • 77. Meri  |  05/01/2011 at 12:42 am

    that cupcake made me smile, I love it!

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  • 78. kissmybroccoli  |  05/01/2011 at 12:16 pm

    No royal wedding for me! Not really into that kind of stuff, but I have to admit that when a recap came on yesterday at the gym, I totally used the amusement of all those whacked out hats to distract myself while on the elliptical! Haha!

    I LOVE wood choppers! I do them at home with a dumbbell…move I learned on my Jackie Warner DVD…burns sooo good!

    Cutest cupcake ever!

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  • 79. Simply Life  |  05/01/2011 at 2:43 pm

    I haven’t tried that breakfast cookie yet but maybe it’s about time!

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    • 80. Jenny  |  05/01/2011 at 5:12 pm

      Do it!! 😀

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  • 81. Mary @ Bites and Bliss  |  05/01/2011 at 3:24 pm

    I just started doing wood chippers and love them!! They really work the arms and core 🙂

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  • 82. jilljub310  |  05/01/2011 at 8:25 pm

    That may be the cutest cupcake I have ever seen!!

    Reply
  • 83. leashieloo  |  05/03/2011 at 12:15 pm

    I am such a sucker for cupcakes, especially ADORABLE ones!

    Reply

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