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What I Am Loving Lately

I have picked up a few new things over the last couple of weeks and thought I would share them all with you in one spot! This is a little mix of everything, skincare, beauty, candy, etc. Basically everything I am loving lately!

Boscia

Boscia MakeUp-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil: I used to love Boscia a few years ago and used it exclusively for awhile. Like every other face wash, it quit working in time and I switched it up. I watched a youtube haul recently where someone was obsessed with this stuff and I thought I would give it a try. You guys!!! I love it!!! It takes off allllll my make up, including my hard to remove liner and mascara. I like that you rub it on your face while it is dry then wash it away. It leaves my face feeling so soft and not all tight and dry like most make up removers. I have zero redness after using it and it has a very faint smell that is pleasant, nothing over powering or irritating. I am 100% buying the full size bottle when this runs out. I grabbed this size for $10 at Sephora.

The Healthy Deodorant

The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Lavender: I have been on a quest to find a healthier deodorant for some time. I have tried Paper Wai and a few others and they all quit working after awhile and a few of them I hated the application of. Paper Wai I am looking at you making me apply with my fingers. Biana (and someone else who has skipped my mind at the moment) have raved about this one so I thought I would give it a try. Biana has never steered me wrong. I LOVE this stuff!!! I have been using it for awhile and the scent is awesome, the application is a roller ball just like a normal deodorant, and it has lasted all day in this miserable Alabama August heat. It is a little more expensive than a regular deodorant but so, so worth it. Plus who doesn’t love an excuse to go to Sephora, am I right? Though I am sure you can order online from other places too.

Ulta Finds:I won an Ulta gift card from Lindsay and couldn’t wait to use it! It just so happens that the sales gods were shining down on me the day I looked because they were having a flash sale!!! I scored this amazing Michael Kors Sexy Amber roller ball and lip gloss duo for $14.99! That is half off!  It smells awesome and the lip gloss color is so gorgeous!!! I also got a good deal on these Real Techniques beautyblenders for $7.99 for two and I replaced one of my favorite Bare Minerals shadows, Bare Skin.

Ulta Haul

This is the second time I have purchased the Real Techniques beautyblenders and I love them. They are just as good as the real thing, because I have used it before too. I just cant bring myself to ever pay $20 again for one because lets me honest, even after cleaning them you want a new one after a few months. Mine had started falling apart a little and looking dingy. At the price of the RT, I don’t mind tossing them and grabbing new every few months and feel no guilt now!

I got a few free samples but I wont be able to try out the CC cream or eye cream until after baby comes because of some harmful ingredients. The Nectarine Rose lotion sample is alright but a little too strong smelling for my liking.

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Hint Fizz: Sometimes I really just need something other than water. There aren’t many healthy options while pregnant. I want to avoid anything bad, including artificial sweeteners. I have hated La Croix since becoming pregnant. Makes me sad because I loved that stuff before! I found these bottles at Target. They are sold individually, I am hoping I can find a pack to make them more cost effective because they are delicious!!!

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Candy: I had to stop at Walgreens the other day and happened upon these. Combine my two favorite flavor bags of skittles in one? Yes, please!!!

Found anything new that you love? Have you tried any of these?

Linking up with Amanda. Hope you all have a great weekend!!! We have our prepared childbirth class and hospital tour tomorrow!!!

Every Day is Special
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10 Things to Make Your Week Better

Sometimes during the work week I get in to a real rut. It’s the same routine every day. Don’t get me wrong, I love routine, but when it involves the same old same old at work too…sometimes you need something to lift you up! I hate living for the weekends, but I can’t seem to help having that mentality. I feel like all I do besides work during the week is dishes and laundry. Why are there so many damn dishes??? And I always need some time to unwind before I go to bed. Mindless TV is the best thing to unwind with for me. Here are 10 things that I like to do to make my week better.

10 Things to Make Your Week Better

  1. Get lost in a good book.
  2. Binge on some Netflix.
  3. Take a walk with your significant other, dog, or yourself.
  4. Have a special dinner, whether you cook it or you go out.
  5. Pick a non-Friday day to get a Starbucks in the morning as a treat. I like to do this on Tuesday for a “treat yo self Tuesday.”
  6. Have a spa night at home after work with a great DIY facial or give yourself a pedi.
  7. Light some candles, pour a glass of wine and take a bath.
  8. Meet a friend after work for a quick happy hour or coffee.
  9. Stroll through your favorite store on lunch hour.
  10. Listen to audiobooks on your way to and from work. I actually look forward to my commutes when I have a good story to listen to!

I try to remind myself that every day can be a good day, it is all about the attitude that you have. What are some things that you like to do during the week to make it more enjoyable?

weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans

This weekend was sort of dubbed my birthday weekend since it sucks when your birthday falls on a Wednesday. Of course it went by super fast, as always. I didn’t get done near as many things as I would have liked to. There’s always next weekend, right?

Thursday Laura and I went to Tropicaleo again. I wanted to hit them up a second time before their popup lunches went away. I couldn’t bring myself to order anything but the El Cubano because it is that amazing. I also ordered a side of tostones and got a craft local made ginger ale. If you cant have craft beers….craft soda is the next best thing for a little treat.

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Friday, Laura twisted my arm to “forget my lunch” and go to Post Office Pies. When they first opened, several people (including Laura) were not fans. They keep making the top list for pizza in the area and were even on the top 33 pizza in the country list this year so we decided to give them another chance. I am so glad we did!!! It was delicious and I want to go back!!!! And to make it even better?? They make their own Cherry Limeades there! My life was complete.

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cherry limeade

Saturday morning I did the usual cleaning of the house, and then Chris and I headed up to Warrior to meet some sketchy people off Craiglist for something he wanted to buy. They weren’t really that sketchy…I just think everyone from Craigslist is! After that, we met up with his parents at J Alexanders for my birthday lunch. I didn’t bother taking a picture of my Thai Kai Salad because you have seen it a million times. Chris’s steak came with a side of mac n cheese and since he is staying strong on his diet, I felt the need to eat every last bite of it. Amazing!!!

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After lunch, we went by Bargain Hunt, Babies R Us and then Nordstrom Rack. I had really been wanting a new pair of sunglasses and since I couldn’t decide between two pairs…I got both!

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I love Kate Spade glasses! They are so cute and so comfortable. And Nordstrom Rack always has amazing pricing on them as well!!!

Sunday morning I finished reading Where We Fall then headed out to get some grocery shopping done. I had stopped by TJ Maxx before Target and found this gorgeous Michael Kors bracelet that I had been wanting at a major steal. Couldn’t pass it up!!!

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The rest of the day was binging on One Tree Hill while snuggling with Mac! This picture of Chris and Mac melts my heart.

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I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!! Linking up with Biana.

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Roll Tide Roll -How I Became an Alabama Fan

If you would have asked me ten years ago if I would have ever said “Roll Tide Roll,” I might have laughed at you. I wasn’t super in to college football back then. I would watch a little here and there with my guy friends, but I just wasn’t passionate about the sport or a specific team. I would root for a Georgia team because that is where I lived or pull for Alabama because a friend of mine was a fan and he was alone among a bunch of Georgia or other opposing team people.

When you live in Alabama, one of the first things people will ask you is Alabama or Auburn. You think I am exaggerating but I assure you I am not. The love for college football and these two teams is so deeply rooted in this state that you can’t help but get caught up  in it. I was literally asked Alabama or Auburn in a job interview once. Like the job was dependent on the correct answer. Thank goodness I was an Alabama fan! Chris and his entire family are Alabama fans so it was just a natural choice for me. That and  have you seen the hideous Auburn colors? No thanks.

Every Saturday in the south revolves around football when in season. Don’t you dare plan a wedding or a baby shower or any other life event without planning on getting shit from at least half your guests. And to be honest, I kind of love it!When you are out in about, random people will say Roll Tide Roll or War Damn Eagle to you. In the drive thru at Starbucks, I once had a family buy my drink because they noticed my Alabama tag and told the barista to say Roll Tide to me.

During football season I wonder what the hell I did with my weekends when it wasn’t football season. I proudly wear crimson and houndstooth and side eye all my Auburn friends. We are loud and obnoxious while gorging on all the amazing foods during the game. We cuss at the ridiculous announcers and stand and hold our breath when we are up for a field goal. Even if you don’t like football, you could at least participate in the shenanigans for the food and entertainment value of the crazy fans!

I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite tailgate/football treats with you all today!

Jam Hands: Crab Rangoon Cups

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Pretzel Dog Bites with Beer Cheese Dip - <a href="http://TheNoshery.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TheNoshery.com</a>

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Crock Pot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa! This crock pot recipe is perfect for football parties, holiday parties or any day you want a super easy recipe.:

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Hot Jalapeno & Chili Popper Dip #HolidayPartyFood #HotDipRecipes #appetizers:

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And some football funnies because it is Friday!

When You Say, "I Hate Alabama "....All I Hear Is, "I Wish We Were As Good As Alabama ":

Hahahahahahaha!:

You asked for it and we obliged. If you are a Gator hater or just want a laugh, these memes are for you. Here is the 2.0 version of the Best Gator memes collected...Enjoy!!

dirty feet! lol

funny auburn pics and jokes | Funny Auburn Jokes and Quotes - Page 2

OLE MISS! ALABAMA FOOTBALL ROLL TIDE!:

BTTF Tennessee MEME:

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Linking up with Erin!!!!

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Five Thursday Things

Poor Thursday. It will forever be the not Friday of the week. Such is life. I am not even sure where I am going with this post today, hence the name. Sort of a birthday recap and random thought dump? I don’t know I just roll with it.

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My birthday bump!

1.My morning started off yesterday with presents, so that was fun!!!

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Working on your birthday is un-American and should be illegal. Especially when it falls in the middle of the week with no end in site. I am pretty sure no one even knew it was my birthday yesterday. Usually our corporate office sends out a happy birthday email company wide, but I was forgotten. 🙁 I did manage to score my free Starbucks for breakfast and free Which Which for lunch, so there’s that!

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I stopped by Sephora on lunch to get my free gift a few little goodies I have been wanting to try. If I love them, I will share them next week. So far I am thinking I do!!! And I walked around Pottery Barn Kids just to see what they had. Why is everything so damn expensive in there? No thanks.

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My MIL came up to our house last night to see me and Chris had surprised me with a huge cookie cake that he will be eating none of because he is still going strong with his diet. I felt like Kevin on Home Alone.

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I am not even going to pretend like I wont be eating that whole thing. Because I probably will. I mean, it only counts as one cookie right?? I only see one cookie.

2. I am currently listening to The Nightingale on audiobook and reading Where We Fall from Netgalley. Both are heavier books and I am going to seriously need a light read after this!

3. Speaking of reading, I am so behind on magazines!!! I get so many subscriptions for free because of surveys I have taken and I love that I don’t have to pay for them. But right now they are taking up a lot of space all over the place because I am so behind! Maybe I need to tackle some of those this weekend. Do you get any subscriptions? Right now I think I have Real Simple, Martha Stewart, Health, Cooking Light, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, Family Circle, Fit Pregnancy, Shape, Self, Glamour and Allure. Yeah…that is a lot to read in a month!!!

4. I haven’t watched a single minute of the Olympics. I am not sure why? I honestly forgot about the opening ceremony and I usually love gymnastics but I just don’t think about it when I get home.

5. I am super excited to go back to Tropicaleo today for lunch with Laura 🙂 Time to start looking at the menu now to decide what I want! Do you do that? Preplan your order? I am so indecisive I feel like I have to or I get overwhelmed at the restaurant when they ask. I am ridiculous. I know this.

Happy Not Friday!!!