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Friday Favorites Birthday Edition

35. After today, I am officially closer to 40 than I am 30. Gross. That’s alright though, my thirties have proven to be way better than my twenties so hopefully that means there is even more goodness in store for my 40s. Also, huge shout out to my birthday twin Kate!!! So cool that we were born on the same day, the same year. Our daughters are just a couple months apart too.

No big plans this weekend. I need to get to some more purging, cleaning, organizing, etc. Chris surprised me with an early birthday present. I LOVE IT! Chocolate chip cookies have already been made in it. Does anyone have any good pasta or bread recipes they love?? Send them my way!

Favorite Moments: I received this package in the mail from Andrea. She is seriously the sweetest ever! She is so thoughtful too, combining all of my favorite things: tacos, books and Target. I mean…if you could describe me in three words…that would be it.

In making the best of a cancelled lunch situation, I went and grabbed another Smoked Salmon Poke Bowl from Trader Joe’s. Seriously, so delicious!!! I also grabbed another box of the organic mini peanut butter cracker sandwiches for Zoe. That girl can eat an entire box of those in a weeks time if you let her.

Favorite Lust: I looked around Nordstrom Rack this week. I went for sunglasses but couldn’t find any I just love. I didn’t purchase anything, because I have this new thing where I think about it and if I still want to go back and get it, then I really did love it. I did find this sweater that must come home soon! The price is right and the color is gorgeous.

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And these jeans were so flattering on! I love the stretch that Democracy offers. The come down a little longer on me and are PERFECT for fall booties.

Favorite Funnies:

I talk an awful lot of smack


32 Funny Quotes to Liven Up Your Day  #funnyquotes #hilariousquotes #wittyquotes #snarkyquotes #funnysayings

I must be young, cause when I fell down once I was checked to see if I was alright, then I was laughed!!! #notfunny😛

Pretty much !

31 Hilarious Quotes You'll Love #funnyquotes #hilariousquotes #snarkyquotes #sarcasm #wittyquotes

😂😂😂 I’m dying!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Amanda.


Recent Amazon Purchases

I meant to have this post up a few days ago, but life has been a little hectic this week! I love seeing everyone’s Amazon shopping lists. The site can be overwhelming if you are just browsing, I like to have some direction…you know?

Wet Brush 2 Piece Original Detangler Hair Brush, Pink and Purple

Wet Brush – I have a smaller wet brush and a tangle teaser that I have used for a few years now. The thing is, I wanted a bigger brush because I find that I don’t ever reach for my regular ones anymore. This two pack is a crazy good deal!!! You can barely purchase one full size brush in stores for the price of two. And isn’t two always better than one?

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PRIVE The Heroine Sunglasses – I love Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade sunglasses. I normally purchase them from Nordstrom Rack to be friendly on my wallet. I am in the market for a few new pairs, as some of the ones I have had for many years need to go in retirement. And one pair were killed by a certain cute toddler, who shall remain nameless. Anyways, I had these in my Nordstrom cart…but they sold out and I was so sad. They are Prime for the same price, score!!!!! For the price, they are a surprisingly good quality and are dupes for some very high end brands. Celine…I am looking at you.

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo, 8.5 Fl Oz

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo and Conditioner – I was in the market for some new shampoo after having a horrible reaction to one that I really wanted to like from Target. Why Kristin Ess WHYYYYY?!?!?! My scalp was broken out so bad and my hair was looking rough. This stuff has saved me!!! I know it is a little pricier, but it was so worth it! I got the Hydrate SHEER not just hydrate…as this one is made for people with thinner/finer hair. I love that it doesn’t weigh down my hair and the days I use it…it looks really good! The conditioner smells so delicious and has just a slight cooling/tingle feeling that I absolutely love.

Inflatable Baby Bathtub,Topist Portable Mini Air Swimming Pool Kid Infant Toddler Thick Foldable Shower Basin with Soft Cushion Central Seat (Pink) 3-5 Days Arrive Guarantee


Inflatable Baby Bath – When we travel, I never know what kind of bath situation we are going to be in. Even if the tub looks clean, it might have drainage issues or something. I always shower, never sit in a tub when I travel…and I get grossed out thinking about Zoe sitting in an unknown tub too. Enter inflatable tub! I purchased this before our beach trip and it worked perfectly! It folds up well, so it was easy to take with us. It has a piece that blows up in the “floor” if you have a smaller child that isn’t  stable sitter. There was enough space for Zoe to have some “play time.” I can tell that we will be able to use this for at least another year or two.

Skip Hop Moby Bath Tear-Free Waterfall Rinser Bath Cup, Blue


Moby Bath Cup – Speaking of baths. I had this munchkin cup from the time Zoe was born until recently. It worked great for the purpose, but it started growing mild around the handle because they are two pieces. Gross!! I spent a lot of time researching cups that wouldn’t get nasty, and this one had excellent reviews. Zoe loves it because it is much cuter!!! And the way the water sort of “water falls” out of the mouth is a lot of fun. Bonus points for floating around the tub.


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Munchkin Stainless Steel Miracle 360 Cup – This is our “travel cup” that we use for Zoe anytime we leave the house. It keeps her water at a good temperature all day and has minimal leak issues. By minimal I mean, if you keep the lid on when it is in your bag you should be good.

NUBY Reusable Snack Bag, Mermaid

NUBY Reusable Snack Bags – Anyone else feel like they are just their kids “snack bitch?” Zoe loves eating her snacks out of little bowls and plastic bags. I don’t like to waste plastic bags every time she wants something though. And I certainly don’t want to have a bunch of empty ones all over my car/diaper bag. These reusable snack bags are perfect for both our house and when we are out and about. They are so cute and hold a lot!

Little Sleepy Head Toddler Pillow, White, 13 X 18

Toddler Pillow – Zoe has been using stuffed animals and her blanket balled up as a pillow in her crib lately. I took the hint and did some research, and this toddler pillow gets excellent reviews! It is the perfect size for her and she LOVES it!!!! She will randomly carry it around the house.

Toddler Pillow Case – Toddler pillow cases are expensive!!! Most that I found were the same price as the pillow for just one. This brand has a two-pack for $10!!! They came in a cute little carrying case and fit perfectly with the pillow above. I love a good deal! They have a lot of color options, we went with pink and white since that is what matches Zoe’s room.

Speaking of Amazon things….RS Grey’s Not So Nice Guy came out today! She is my favorite romcom author, and always has me cracking up!

Not So Nice Guy by [Grey, R.S.]

What have you purchased lately? Linking up with Tanya.

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Friday Favorites

Friday!!!! Considering I thought Tuesday was Thursday, I am so ready for today. I have some things I need to get done around the house this weekend, and I am hoping to finish up the Emily Giffin book I have been reading for the last month at the slowest pace ever. Zoe only has four more days left in her current class before she moves up. How is that even possible?! I need to start documenting these things with pictures. I didn’t get a picture of her when she moved to her current class. It sort of happened so fast without warning, I didn’t get to prepare. I want to take first and last day pictures from here on out.

Favorite Moments: : Laura and I lunched at Soho Social this week. It is one of our favorite places to go because they have waffle sweet potato fries with this amazing gorgonzola dip that we must order every time. We decided to split those and mini corn dogs…and Laura ordered wings and I brussels. Everything was SO delicious!

I have always loved the entrance, it is so homey feeling.

Zoe came home with her hair up in a ponytail Wednesday night. It was the cutest! She doesn’t sit still long enough for me to attempt this at home. Her teacher said that they play beauty parlor sometimes, and Zoe gets right in line with the older girls who have longer hair and wants hers fixed too. So sweet.

Last night when we got home, Zoe asked to go outside and blow bubbles. I told her if she still wanted to after she ate dinner we would. It was nice to do something fun on a Thursday night outside of our usual routine. Chris came out too, and the three of us ended up taking a little stroll around the neighborhood holding hands. Zoe saying “a hand” and putting her arms in the air towards us.These are the memories I know I will look back on when she is all grown up.

Favorite Recipe: These meatballs look so good and are weight watcher/diet friendly.

Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatballs

Favorite Lusts: I was at Target, perusing all the sections as one does, and I stumbled upon a table display that had Joy Lab sports bras and pants. I have the hardest time finding sports bras that fit AND are comfortable. You guys!!! This one is not only gorgeous, it is SO comfortable! Now if only they would run a sale, I want them in every print I can get! The pants fit really great as well, but they were slightly see through. But they have these long sleeve tops that have a long enough back so it wouldn’t matter and are so soft. How cute would that be?

Favorite Reminder:

75 Motivational And Inspirational Quotes About Success In Life 5

Favorite Funnies:

Linking up with Amanda, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Friday Favorites

This week was supposed to be a more laid back one, but lots of errands and meetings popped up. All I know is that I am glad it is Friday! When I dropped Zoe off at school this morning, they said they will be having a move up party in two weeks. I can’t believe it is time for her to move up again!

Favorite Moments: Laura and I checked out Kale Me Crazy for lunch on Monday. I ordered the half chicken pesto spinach wrap and a side salad. It had to be one of the freshest salads I have ever had. It tasted like they went and picked the lettuce and put it right on my plate. So yummy, and healthy!

I took some me time Wednesday afternoon, and went and got my hair cut and colored. This time I kept the same colors, but added in a little more blonde. I went at an appropriate time for once in my life, instead of waiting until I had a bunch of gross, stringy hair….so she didn’t have to take much off my length. Just about 1/2 inch and reshaped my layers. Loving it!

Favorite Recipe: How amazing does this date and shallot chicken look? It is Whole 30 compliant.

Date and Shallot Rosemary Chicken |

Favorite Budget Find: I was walking around Nordstrom Rack the other day and discovered they have the Natori bras there for around $25 depending on the style. That is half of the sales price of the anniversary sale right now!!! They didn’t have one in my exact size, but I tried one on just to see if they are worth the hype. They so are! I think I will have to order one online!

Favorite Funnies:

About a month or so ago, I noticed that Zoe has been calling me mommy instead of mama. I cant remember the exact day that it has happened….but they are so right. No one prepares you for the transitions! Who knew it would feel like such a big deal? Before I know it, she will probably be some sullen teenager saying mom in that annoyed, teenagery way. 🙁

Laura sent me this the other day, and nothing could be truer…..

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Zoe sighed the other day, copying me. And is now doing it on her own when she is annoyed. Oh boy….OOPS!

Yep ‍♀️

Linking up with Amanda. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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Friday Favorites

Favorite Moments: Laura and I crossed another thing off our Birmingham Bucket List this week with burgers at Hero Doughnuts. The burger was sooooo delicious and Hero’s is such a cute spot.

Chris and I had a lunch date on Wednesday. We went to Sushi Village and then stopped by Bargain Hunt. Bargain Hunt left much to be desired, but the sushi was delicious! I love our day dates!

When I picked Zoe up from daycare on Wednesday, she had her hair up in a pony tail courtesy of one of her teachers. She was also wearing a jean skirt that day, and looked so cute and sassy. Unfortunately, she wasn’t totally herself when I picked her up. When we got home, I realized it was because she was at the beginning of a 24 hour bug. There is nothing sadder than seeing your child getting sick and being scared because she doesn’t understand what is going on 🙁 Luckily she seems to be feeling better today. You can tell in the picture I snapped of her pony tail when we got to the car that she wasn’t amused or feeling well.

We had lots of snuggles and fun yesterday though. Just look at her sweetness.

Favorite Recipe: Saw Defined Dish post this whole 30 approved recipe for buffalo potato salad. Ummmmm sign me right up!!! How perfect is this just in time for the 4th BBQs?!?!

Buffalo Potato Salad – The Defined Dish

Favorite Purchase: I grabbed one of these mesh back tank tops from Old Navy on a whim without even trying it on. I need some new casual tops that don’t look completely disgusting and clingy on me. Why do all work out tops need to cling? This one fits so good!!!! It is loose enough that I am comfortable and it is very flatting on. It is also doesn’t move around and get on my nerves either. Perfect combination! Plus the mesh back with the fly away opening is nice and airy on these hot and humid days. Fall, where you at? Basically I plan to buy them in every color.

Favorite Funnies:

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That's right

It's probably in there!!

Linking up with Amanda, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!