Friday Favorites

Hey Friday, heeeeeyyyy! Happy Halloween! I am off to Disney on Ice this morning!

Duh! Christmas music is my favorite! I will be listening to Christmas music nonstop starting tomorrow morning! I have an awesome playlist on Spotify with over 100 songs from all different genres, if you want to follow it :)

Favorite Song: This song seems fitting for Halloween! Florence and the Machine – Seven Devils

Favorite Conversation: Last night my sister and I met half way between our houses so I could get my ticket from her. We were talking for a few minutes and she had Cooper(4 year old nephew) with her. Cooper started telling on her for honking at some guy in the car in front of her for driving too slow or something. Cracks me up! I asked him if his mommy had road rage and he laughed and shook his head yes. Tracy was like whatever!!! You should hear him in the back seat. The conversation went like this:

Cooper: “My mommy was hear first, move out of her way!”

Tracy: “Cooper, we are at a red light, we all have to stop.”

Cooper: “He still needs to get out of our way…”

Kids say the funniest stuff!

Favorite Meet-up: Laura, Ralph and I met up at Octane on Wednesday evening for our monthly meeting. Octane has the BEST vanilla lattes! Look how pretty! Chris was able to head downtown after work, so we left to go to World of Beer (go figure, right?) afterwards. I didn’t even order a drink at WOB when we got there. Who am I?


Favorite Recipe: I have been trying out new recipes in the kitchen again lately. You have to switch it up now and then, ya know? I really love Brunswick Stew but I have never made it for myself. I perused Pinterest and came across this one…

Southern Comfort Food Fave --> Brunswick Stew via add a pinch #slowcooker

Favorite Livvy Picture: This is Livvy judging me while I work out in the mornings. She sits herself in her little perch and watches me sweat it out. Sometimes she sits there all sassy giving herself a bath, and other times she will reach out at my weights as I am lifting just to taunt me.


Favorite Funnies:

How I felt this week:


These shirts cracks me up!

Story of my life! Ha

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I think we have all been here…

That's exactly how it happened. And the pillows worship me as their queen.

Oh Grumpy Cat, you’re my favorite!

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If Mac had a phone, this would totally be something he would say….

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And this would be Gracie…

Simplicity is cruel

And just because I am feeling extra sassy…

forever going to be my insult. And I should of said this when I was the fairy godmother!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!!

The Facts of Nadine

I decided to link up for the Blogtober prompt today because I love reading random facts about other bloggers! You really get a chance to learn a lot about them. I have also noticed some new faces following me on Bloglovin’ lately, so hello!

–I am the most indecisive person on the planet. I drive my husband crazy with it. Sorry, Chris! I don’t think it will ever change :/

–I love animals. LOVE. If I could have a million dogs, I would. That is why I volunteer at the Humane Society. If I can’t have them all, I can at least help them! The love runs deep you guys. The other day I was driving down I-20 and there was a beagle on the side of the road that had been hit and didn’t make it. I cried the rest of the way to work.

–My mom and I are super close. She is my shopping partner in crime, and when she works first shift, I call her nearly every day on my way home from work to chat.

–I am the oldest child. My sister Tracy is five years younger than me, and we have three step sisters that are younger than her.

–My favorite kind of music is anything from the 90’s or early 2000’s. Obviously.

–My signature scent is Coach Legacy.

–Chris and I met through an online dating site. You really can find love there…insert cheesy flashback picture from 2010.

–Our two year wedding anniversary is right around the corner! 11-10-12

–I love cookies, hate cake. Cupcakes are ok, but let’s be honest…I eat them for the icing.

–I am a sentimental person, yet I hate clutter. I have a real internal struggle when deciding to get rid of things!

–I am a bit OCD. I check multiple times to make sure doors are locked, straightener is unplugged, alarm clock is set, stove is off, etc. I get on my own nerves with it.

–I am a northern born Yankee living it up down south. My accent is so screwed up, I have no clue what you would call it. You know when I have been hanging out with my mom or anyone from up north though….because the Pittsburghese always comes back!

–I have never been further west than Kansas.

Helene in Between Blogtober


–Even though Kathy has put an end to the best link up there ever was, I am going to continue to confess. Confessions are good for the soul. Or something like that.

–This is the second time writing this post. The first time I was almost finished and WordPress freaked out and I didn’t have anything saved. Wonderful.

–I was really proud of myself Friday. My coworkers went to Jack Brown’s for burgers and fries and I stuck with my plan to go to Whole Foods for brown rice sushi. Turning down burgers, who am I??

–This week is just awful. My Monday was so bad that it spilled in to Tuesday when I left the delicious turkey chili I made Monday evening out on the stove to cool and forgot to put it up before I went to bed. I woke up Tuesday morning and noticed instantly. FAIL!!!!!! I am still pissed about it.

–It’ official. I have old ears. The music was so loud at the party Saturday night that I lost hearing in my right ear. It came back around noonish on Sunday along with a major headache. #hagstatus

–I have been horrible about blogging lately. I need to get my life together and get some posts drafted!

–I am more excited about Disney on Ice on Friday than I think my nephew is who asked me to chaperon his class. I will probably spend the next two days deciding what I am going to wear with my Mickey crown. :)

Confessions in ecards

that's how i roll

No Energy - not today.....

Ecard funny. Check out my FB page: Today's Mood: Bitchy with a Chance of Sarcasm

Yes you are.

it's not easy, but it's absolutely worth it!

That moment you wake up and realize your muffin top is now a poundcake.


The Hump Day Blog Hop

Favorite Products – Old and New

I have switched up some of my routines and I thought I would share them with you today. I always love reading product posts because there is usually something that I haven’t heard of or wanted to try and the post gives me the final push to do so.

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Let’s start off with storage! I purchased the bottom two acrylic drawer sets at The Container Store when I lived in Atlanta, they are about six years old and I believe I payed about $15 for each. Well worth it? I think so! I bought the top acrylic organizer at TJ Maxx last month for $7.99. A steal if you ask me!!! This holds all of my make up perfectly! My skin care items are shoved in a basked under the sink. I might need to work on that next.

As you know from yesterday, I was at Sephora this weekend and got a new foundation and moisturizer. I am in love with both of them for sure!

My favorite concealer that I have tried so far is Maybelline Age Rewind. And that is saying a lot, because I feel I have tried just about every other concealer out there! There is a Tarte one that I like as well, the CC Under Eye Corrector. It is pricier than the Maybelline one at $24, but is pretty awesome as well.


I just adore the milk chocolate bronzer from Too Faced. I use the light/medium and it is perfect for contouring my face and giving this pale girl a little color! It is the perfect shade and doesn’t have that fake orange look that some bronzers give. I have had this for several months now and it still looks brand new, so a little goes a long way and the product is worth the price!

My favorite mascara has always been Benefits They’re Real. Hands down. However, because it is a bit harder to remove and I have received a few free samples of other kinds, my favorite every day mascara is now Tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes. I have noticed a vast improvement in the actual health of my lashes. They look much longer and healthier now that I have started using this again. It was a tried and true back in the day, and call me nostalgic but I am glad it is back in my arsenal.


My favorite eye palette is the original Naked palette. There are so many amazing colors, they all blend together to create so many different looks. I have had mine for a really long time, and there is still so much product left too, so at the $54 price point I will say it is well worth it.

My favorite eye liner are the Loreal Infallible Eye Liner. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t budge. I have repurchased this stuff several times in both brown and black and I don’t see myself changing anytime soon.


I received Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Super Booster about a month or so ago. I love it! You can use it under any other serums you have or just your moisturizer. I use it under my eyes, on my forehead and I also dab some on my cheeks. I had a sun spot on my cheek that was pretty dark and I will say it is about half gone now! Also, I noticed the few fine lines on my forehead are less noticeable as well. This will be a repurchase when I am out!

I liked the Vitamin C booster so much, it caused me to order some more Paula’s Choice stuff! I tried the Resist line which is for acne and wrinkles. Because life isn’t fair as it is, I have to worry about both! I love the face wash and the BHA that I ordered. The moisturizer that I picked from this line isn’t moisturizing enough for me though, and that will be going back. I have been using these two products with the new moisturizer I got on Sunday and I am happy with them. I really like the Paula Choice website because she has reviews on pretty much any product you want to try both her brand and all the other brands out there.

Resist Foaming Cleanser


Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA I am still completely in love with the Vaseline Rosy Lips. I use it every morning and every evening and my lips have never been softer. It smells great, and it gives you a little color too!

My go to spot treatment is the Kate Somerville Anti-Bac lotion. I usually have hormonal break outs around my chin, and every now and then I have a patch on my cheek that likes to flare up at the worst times. I use this every morning and evening around my chin, and I use it as needed on the cheek area. The bottle lasts me about six months, so it is certainly worth the price! I ran out of it for a few weeks a month or so back, and my whole face blew up. So I know this stuff works!

My favorite fall/winter body lotion is the Vitamin E lotion from The Body Shop. They are 50% off today, I am stocking up! It kept my skin from completely cracking last winter and nothing in the past has ever been able to do that. The scent is rather neutral, it has a little bit of a rose scent to it…but nothing offensive and it blended nicely with the perfumes I wear. I honestly find the scent very soothing at night time before bed too!

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Have you tried any of these products? What are some of your favorites?

Weekend Shenanigans – The One Where I Hung Like a Champ

Well hey there Monday. You sure did sneak up on me! I woke up on my own at 4:20 am this morning and I had no clue what day it was. So imagine my surprise when I realized it was indeed Monday!

Friday – I stopped at Whole Foods on Friday for lunch. I just love their sushi!


Friday evening we went to set up Chris’s DJ stuff for the party on Saturday. He felt less stressed having everything wired the night before…which was great! On our way home we stopped at Dollar General and we found the cutest stocking for Mac and a cute ornament! Previously Mac and Gracie shared a stocking, but I think it is time they each have their own. Now we just need to find a naughty kitty one for a certain Livvy.


Saturday-  We took it easy in the morning. We had a long day ahead of us! We went over to Chris’s parents house in the afternoon to catch some of the games with his dad. We then headed to La Bamba to grab some dinner and then off to the party!

The party was a lot of fun. This year’s theme was Cirque du Freak, and they went all out on the decor! There were two big top areas, one when you walked in and one on the dance floor. Lots of lights, clowns, animals, and themed drinks. We got home around 4:30 am. I was able to hang like the cool kids all night! Perhaps because I was not drinking. At all. Maybe that is the key to staying up late? Just a caffeine/sugar high! Here is the picture dump…

halloween colllage 1

halloween colllage 2

Sunday – We slept in til about 9:30 am. If you want to call that sleeping in, seeing as how it was about four and a half hours of sleep! We watched a little TV while doing our meal planning, then I headed out to go grocery shopping. I also stopped by Sephora to get a new foundation.

I looked around for awhile and tried out the Urban Decay Naked foundation. The consultant had brought me a moisturizer to try on under it and I fell in love with it immediately. It made my skin feel so soft!!!! I am returning the other one I bought a few weeks ago. It makes my skin tight and dry…everything a moisturizer should not be doing! Haha!

The rest of Sunday was spent preparing lunch (naan pizza) and dinner (buffalo chicken meat balls and green beans) as well as lunch for me for the rest of the week (cranberry curried couscous.) We watched 22 Jump Street and The Vampire Diaries and called it a night.

food prep

Of course I can’t leave you without some Livvy shenanigans. She learned how to open cabinets this weekend. Lovely.


Also, she apparently took lessons on how to pose from Glamour Shots.

IMG_3960.JPGHope everyone has a great week!!!




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