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Hey there, Friday! It is about time! I am not going to lie, this week was rough. I couldn’t be happier that it is finally Friday!I usually share little snippets from the week on Fridays, but I am having to dig deep this time.  A co-worker that left last year has come back and we all went to lunch on Tuesday. It felt like nothing every changed. Zoe has finally started letting us watch/listen to something other than “pets”! It has mostly been Vamparina, which she calls “anana.” But I will take the win. She has also learned how to say “fruit,” which is her favorite part of dinner every night. She has been picking up a lot of words, it seems like each week she adds a few new ones! This is such a fun age.

Favorite Creamer: About 95% of the time, I have the naturals sweet cream creamer in my coffee. I had gotten away from a lot of the flavored ones. One of my favorite drinks to order from SB is the Coconutmilk Mocha Mochiatto though…so when I saw this creamer….I knew I had to try it! It is SO GOOD! Get you some.

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Favorite Recipe: I could go for a comforting bowl of pasta right now. But you know, still want to keep it within my daily points. I saw this recipe on SkinnyDish and I cant wait to try it. Pasta and bacon in one dish??? Yes, please!

Pin2KShare372Tweet2K SharesLately, I’ve been all about ease and this One Pot Alfredo Pasta with Bacon and Peas is ALL about ease. It’s loaded with garlic, bacon, pasta, peas and finished off with a lazy creamy Alfredo that is just to die for. Lazy summer days are in full effect and I have pressed the easy ... Read More about One Pot Alfredo Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Also, how amazing does this WW Peanut Butter Pie look???? It uses whipped peanut butter to cut down on calories. Sign. Me. Up.

Weight Watchers No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Favorite Purchase: Laura gifted me with an Athleta gift card for my birthday. I needed some retail therapy last Friday, and decided to stop in for a browse. I instantly fell in LOVE with this Coaster Luxe Sweatshirt. The color is GORGEOUS!!!! And the material. OMG! It is so so so buttery soft. This might be the coziest thing I have ever placed on my body. It fits true to size, and even has the little thumb holes on the sleeves for extra comfort. It is so flattering on, and you can basically expect to find me in this all fall/winter.

Favorite Funnies:

Funny quotes

Dance like no one is watching; email like it may one day be read aloud in a deposition.

More than enough!

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

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Friday Favorites

Three day weekend, what up?!?!?! I am  SO excited to have an extra day this weekend. And it’s a big one guys! FOOTBALL IS BACK! ROLL TIDE! I am so ready to spend my Saturdays eating delicious snacks and watching all the games. And by delicious snacks, I am hoping to keep most WW friendly. But you know, sometimes in a nail biter you gotta step up. This week was a complete shit show, and I am so ready for 5pm! Other than football, there are some things I want to get done around the house this weekend. My jewelry armoire came in, and it was broken. WHAT??? I was so pissed! But, Chris being the awesome husband he is, said he would handle all that. He said customer service was amazing, but in the end he decided to fix it himself. They told him we have about 80 days to decide if we want to keep it or they can switch it out. He did such a good job fixing it, I cant wait to load up my stuff! Other than that, we will probably hang low around the house. I am trying to get a play date together with a daycare friend this weekend too. What are you up to?

Favorite Moments: Laura and I finally got to try out Shake Shack yesterday! There wasn’t a line to order food, but we had to wait awhile to pick up our food…and stalk tables like crazy until one came available for us to snag. I got the SmokeShack Burger and cheese fries. It was good, and I was sooooooooo ready to have a burger this week! I thought everything tasted good, but there wasn’t anything super special about it. There are plenty of other burger places here in Birmingham, but this was a fun place for lunch. I would go back again, but when it calms down some.

For the lunches I had in the office this week, I ate the Whole 30 Chick-Fil-A nuggets. It was a nice break from the lazy lunches I had been packing the last several weeks. They kept me full the rest of the day, it were delicious!

Favorite Recipe: Some WW recipes for game day! Who doesn’t love nachos?

These gluten-free nachos are the perfect solution to healthy game day snacks. Spicy Cajun turkey is stuffed into mini bell peppers and baked with cheese. Fully loaded with chilies, avocado and lime crema these are a guilt-free snack. #gamedayrecipes #nachos #glutenfreesnacks

These sweet and sour meatballs sound good too!

weight watcher recipes- slow cooker sweet and sour turkey meatballs - 1 meatball is 1 point with sauce.  Great appetizers for Game Day Food!

Favorite Purchase: We got Zoe a pair of gold Puma shoes last week at Nordstrom Rack. She is obsessed and has worn them nearly every day this week. They are so darn cute on her! Here is the link if you are in the market. They are of  good quality and not too crazy of a price. They are the shoes she is wearing with her denim dress and come in other colors as well.

Favorite Sephora Picks: Real talk? The Sephora sales really don’t impress me much. I mean, 15% off? Gee thanks. Sales tax here is 10%. You barely save anything. So I really only ever buy things that I am in need of at the time. Or if there is a palette or something I have been wanting for a long time, I might splurge on that. I never stock up or go crazy though. Right now, I need some make up remover (I hate the drug store one I am almost out of.) And I need a new moisturizer because I literally finished up the last of mine this morning. My favorite make up remover is the Boscia Make-Up Breakup oil, it works so good!

For moisturizer, my go to is usually the Clinique Moisture Surge. My make up goes on best with it, and it is just enough moisture without making my skin going nuts…but keeping the dry patches at bay. The price point isn’t anything too crazy, since this stuff lasts awhile. Are you shopping the sale?

I hit pan a long time ago on the Naked color in my Naked Palette. It is my absolute favorite shade, and I am trying to decide if I want to just get a single one in it…or go for one of the eye pencils from Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier. What is your all time favorite shadow color?

Favorite Reminder: 

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All Zoe wants to watch at home is Secret Life of Pets. She talks about it constantly. And when we are in the car, all I am allowed to listen to is Welcome to New York by T Swizzle. It reminds me of Marshall and the 500 Miles song on How I Met Your Mother. It drives you insane, but then it comes back around and you find yourself singing to it. But seriously, send help. HELP!

This is so me!

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Linking up with Amanda, I hope you all have a fabulous three day weekend!

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Friday Favorites

We are closing in on the last week of August!!! And the last free weekend before football season! I always wonder when football starts, what the hell I did with all my weekends in the off season?? Don’t you? Cue pinning all the Weight Watchers appetizer recipes!

I am not sure what all we have on the books for this weekend, but one thing I am super excited about is that Shake Shack opened in Birmingham this week!!!! Laura and B invited us to go with them tomorrow to check it out. Hello weekly extra points, it was nice knowing you! YUMMMMMM My sister mentioned wanting to see Zoe at some point, obviously  a trip to Target to grocery shop must be had as well. We shall see what else we get up to. Hopefully a little more purging/organizing/cleaning.

Favorite Moments: Reading through all the comments that were left on Lindsay’s blog for my post Wednesday has felt so good. It was a really hard post to write and put out there, and it is so comforting to know that I am not alone in my feelings. I need to go back and respond to everyone, I have just been letting all the words sink in.

–Edit: I scheduled my post and then forgot to go back and grab Andrea’s link. She is featuring me today in her Friday Favorites. The blog love is real this week! I am sure you probably already know Andrea, but if you are living under a rock and don’t, go over and follow her immediately!! Girlfriend is super sweet and has the best style around. In fact, I am moving into her closet this weekend. She probably won’t even notice I am there 😉

–Laura and I hit up Urban Cookhouse Wednesday to get some of their delicious salads. I almost don’t mind that I am ordering a salad there, because they are that good. This time I decided to try a new to me one, since I always order the exact same one when I go. It was good! But I will probably stick to my favorite. At least I can say that I tried something else. When we left, we took a selfie in front of one of the graffiti walls because I cant remember the last picture we took together of us and not the food we are consuming. Too long.

 

–Non-scale victory over here this week!!!! I have hit and gone below my pre-pregnancy weight! Well, that is a scale victory. BUT. The non-scale victory is that I went shopping for jeans this past week and decided I should probably wait and see where I land after a few months of doing this, and shop my closet and see if I cant make something work in the meantime. I pulled on a pair of jeans that I purchased so long ago…I don’t even remember them. And they fit. AND THEY WERE A LITTLE BAGGY!!!! It felt so so so so damn good! My stomach hasn’t gotten the message yet, but the rest of me has. That mom pooch is a real struggle, but I will take these other victories!!

Favorite Purchase: My mom bought me a jewelry armoire from Big Lots back when I was in middle school. I loved that thing, and have had it all these years. The thing is, it is really small, no longer my style, and the legs are very wobbly after the many, many moves it has endured over the years. It is time to get a nicer, larger one. I have been pouring over a million sites and happened to stumble across the best deal I have ever seen on one this size at Home Depot, of all places!!! I just ordered this yesterday, and the free shipping will have it to my house on Wednesday. I cant wait! Not only do I plan on storing all of my jewelry and watches in it, I want to put my sunglasses and wallets in it as well. Sort of an accessory catch all.

Home Decorators Collection Bronwyn 7-Drawer Jewelry Armoire in Graphic Charcoal

Favorite Recipe: Just added this to my game day menu! Buffalo chicken dip is a staple during football season in our house! I also have a buffalo chicken crock pot recipe, which is basically the chicken breast cooked with some chicken broth, onions and hot sauce. But if you take celery and dip it with that….you don’t even really miss the cheese! I plan on alternating these two for awhile!

Mini buffalo chicken bites. Perfect tasty game day treats. 75 calories + 2 Points Plus for every 2 filled shells. http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/10/mini-buffalo-chicken-bites/

Favorite Funnies:

I wouldn't trade those snotty eyeballs for anything though! My little man is my life!

For the hills, take the high ground

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Ha! Snoopy: not lazy

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

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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

HAHAHAHA

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

Pretty much !

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😂😂😂 I’m dying!

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

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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:

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