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We had quite the scare yesterday in Birmingham! Figures, the one day I was in the office this week the tornado sirens started going off right around the time I got a call from my MIL telling me that she was on top of the weather and was getting ready to take Zoe to the basement. The sky looked SUPER sketchy and there were so many clouds that looked like there was rotation. Tropical Storm Cindy can go ahead and get the hell away from here anytime now!!! We are supposed to have a threat of tornadoes again today from about noon til 8pm. I have my helmet, supplies and Zoe’s car seat in the basement so we are ready at anytime.

Anyways, I cant focus on that right now or I will go insane! The good news is that it is Friday!!! Our beach trip is going to be here before we know it! I ordered some sunscreen, a beach tent, two quilted sheets for Zoe’s pack and play (supposed to help with the awful noises the mattress makes anytime she moves) and a few other necessities this morning. I still haven’t found a swimsuit or cover up for me. I have one swimsuit but we are going to be there for awhile so I need more than one. I tried on 15 the other day and walked away with nothing. Ugh. Swimsuit shopping is the worst, am I right?

Favorite Moments:

This week has been pretty low key, minus the whole storm thing. Besides work, it has been lots of playtime with this cutie!!!

Favorite Recipe: I enjoyed my three bean green salad this week, I think I want to try this next!

This Butter Bean Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Feta, and…

Favorite Delivery: My Sephora package came and it was filled with lots of goodies!!! I am finally trying the IT CC Cream. I have only used it twice, but so far I am enjoying it. I ordered a special additions set that came with two deluxe samples of their eye cream and confidence in a cream. I also ordered the Buxom lip gloss in Kimberly. Love the light pink color for summer and it has the slightest hint of shimmer. I scooped up the Bobbi Brown cult favorites with some points I had saved up. They had a special for VIBs who ordered that day to receive Too Faced Hangover Primer and Better Than Sex deluxe sized samples. Then I got three free samples of perfume.

Favorite Blog Post: Steph’s post, The Here and Now, this week was such a great reminder to stop putting things off for later when this or that is better and treat yourself better now.

Favorite Funnies:


Me: wants to be an independent woman with her own career and money   Also me: wants to be a trophy wife that does pilates and brunches

38 Funny Pictures You're Going To Love

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. If you live in the south in the path of the storms today, stay safe!!! Linking up with Amanda.

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Friday Favorites

I looked down at the date yesterday as I was writing this post and realized that June is already half way over. How that is even possible is beyond me. I feel like time is flying by so much faster than it used to. It is insane. Anyways, we don’t really have anything specifically on the books for this weekend. We will be celebrating Chris’s first Father’s Day! So that is exciting.

Favorite Moments: Laura and I met up for lunch on Tuesday. We decided on Shiki because we both had a hankering for some sushi!!! We split the spicy tuna rolls, and I got coconut soup and massaman chicken. SO GOOD! Plus, we parked in a parking deck a few blocks away and walked so I ended up hitting my step goal very easily that day. Hurray!

I unexpectedly got to spend some time with one of my nephews this week too! He didn’t want to go on his field trip at camp so he hung out with Zoe and I one day. We got to play another game of Life and Zoe playing on the floor with him and listening to him read her books. She kept reaching out and patting his belly and trying to tickle his neck. It was the cutest thing ever.

I ordered some Baby Bjorn bibs from Target for Zoe. Trust me, when they start eating foods…just get these!!! They make life so much easier and really cut down on the laundry. That link takes you to the specific colored ones (green and pink) I got that were on sale for way less than anywhere else. I couldn’t resist this watermelon sunsuit when I placed my order. It was only $7.99. How cute is she going to look in this????

Zoe is in to selfies now haha. She loves seeing herself in the pictures so we make all kinds of goofy no make-up faced ones. I love to hear her giggles.

Favorite Recipe: I love making fried rice at home. This quinoa version looks like a healthier way to do it!

Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice with Egg and Scallions


Favorite Lust: I picked up a black and white striped sleeveless swing dress from the Loft outlet last weekend. I didn’t really care for the other prints that they had there but realized that the regular loft has some solid colored ones right now. I really want to scoop those up! I really like the pomegranate color, and they are 40% off!

How cute is this cold shoulder one???

Or this Lou and Gray casual one???

The Loft gets me every time!

Favorite Funnies:

I wonder how many people see me in "suggested friends" and are like "fuck that asshole"...

Hate when that happens.


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Funny, Memes, Pictures: running-late

Funny, Memes, Pictures: thank-you-notes

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

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Hey there Friday! We have Zoe’s six month wellness visit today where she is expected to have another round of shots so send her all your hugs today. I think it might be harder on me than her. The look she gives me when she realizes I let these people hurt her breaks my heart in to a million pieces every time. Even though it is for her own good! What do you have going on this weekend? I am supposed to hang out with my mom and sister tomorrow for a little while. Can’t wait to see them!

Favorite Moments: My mom came over yesterday for a little while just to hang out and spend time with Zoe and I. It was the best! We just chatted and played with Zoe and it was so good for my soul. Of course, a visit with grandma never goes without a little spoiling of Zoe. She got her several new outfits and some golden books!

Zoe is at such a fun age right now and she has really been loving sitting up and exploring things from a new view. Her love for unicorns is seriously growing.

She has also learned how to open drawers. Lord help us!

I have been chatting with one of my friends from way back in the day, and we are hopefully going to meet up sometime this summer! We haven’t seen each other in years, gosh I want to say probably at least 10??? We met in high school, and she is the reason I went to University of West Georgia! She asked me if I had chosen a school yet and I told her I hadn’t and she said…well if you went to UWG then we could be roommates. DONE! I didn’t need to hear anything else, I didn’t even tour the school before I committed. Anyways, Shelley started a Chloe and Isabel Boutique and I wanted to share with you guys if you are looking for any jewelry. They have such fun stuff and I love seeing others thrive in their businesses. Check out Shelley’s shop and I can get you in contact with her if you have any questions. She is an amazing person!!! I may have to share some of our hilarious college stories some day.

Chloe and Isabel has some really gorgeous pieces. I have my eye on this….

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And this bar necklace… know me and classic pieces!

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Favorite Recipe: This Asian Chopped Chicken Salad recipe looks amazing, right??? Bonus for being Whole 30 approved! I am not officially doing Whole 30 Right now, but I am trying to stay mostly paleo during the week.

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Favorite Workout: You guys….I think I am back. Like for real this time. And I am loving the Popsugar Fitness workouts, my usual go to. I did a killer 30 minute cardio burn earlier this week and plan to get this arm workout in today!

The Ultimate Arm and Shoulder Workout:

Favorite Funnies:


""When did we confuse the freedom of speech with the freedom to be rude?"":

Funny Pictures Of The Day – 43 Pics:


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Top 30 Funny Good Morning Quotes #inspiring:

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

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Ahhhh yes. That awesome feeling you get when it is the Friday of a long weekend!!! Hallelujah for that, am I right??? We don’t have a ton of things on the agenda this weekend, and that is how I like it. You never know what you might get in to.  I know one thing is certain, the grass needs to be cut! Every two weeks it is like an emergency jungle situation it seems. Good cardio. The only kind I am getting in these days haha.

Someone decided that she likes to sit up all on her own for long periods of time. So much so that she can now sit on her unicorn stool, which she highly approves of and is obsessed with.

Also happening this weekend? Zoe will be starting on solids. Stop it! I know! I cant believe it either. I picked up a few cups and two purees this week. Chris and I talked it over and we are sort of going to do a baby led weaning crossover approach to eating. I grabbed the purees just in case. And I want to start her on straw and 360 cups over sippy cups, since supposedly they are better for dental purposes. We shall see how all that goes!

Our Keurig died this week. It was a sad three days with no coffee. I made lots of green tea and pretended that it had all the caffeine I needed. Chris came home with this beauty last night. Needless to say we are both two cups in already this morning!  We had our old Keurig for about seven years, so I say we had a pretty good run. It was used multiple times every single day.

Favorite Recipe: This looks like a good, low carb option for a weeknight dinner!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats – my favorite LOW-CARB summer recipe!:


Favorites from Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:

This tank is so cute and what a great buy!

This Madewell dress!

This ruffle front tank is perfect alone or under cardigans/jackets for fall winter. For less than $30 it is a great staple piece!

How fun would this peplum top be for date night?

These tshirts that I wanted to try are under $20 right now! Great staple pieces!

What do you have your eye on for the sale? There is just so much to look at it gets overwhelming!

Favorite Funnies:



I'm laughing way harder than I should at this It's so fucking true:

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Seriously though, who doesn’t like Space Jam???????

One can only hope... Space Jam wife wanted ad ~ 33 funny pics and memes

The United jokes are still making me laugh….

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

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Friday Favorites

Oh, hey there Friday. You sure did sneak up on us! Sorry I went MIA all week. I was sitting here at my desk working on Tuesday and all of a sudden my email blew the fuck up and I had fifteen new jobs come in. No exaggerations. There have been three nights this week that I have put Zoe to bed, and then came in here and worked for a few hours instead of winding down with a glass of wine and watching TV or reading. So you know shit got real. Anyways, I hope you are all doing well! I am surely glad the weekend is upon us! I am not sure what is on the agenda, but it’s the weekend so it doesn’t matter!

Favorite Moment: Just cherishing every single moment I get to spend with this little one. I know that I am going to have to go back to the office every day instead of just once a week sometime soon, and I cant even talk about that anymore without breaking down in to tears, so again…cherishing every single moment of my precious Zoe time! We have gotten in a good groove, her and I. She is pretty much on a schedule now and it has been glorious.

Can she pull off a pineapple print, or what???

Also, I met up with one of my friends from the Friday Lunch Club on Monday. I haven’t seen her in quite some time and it was just so wonderful catching up with that sweet lady! I am so thankful to have some amazing, supportive woman in my life. Ones that, even if I don’t see or talk to them for a little bit….we pick up as if we just saw each other yesterday and keep on going. Ones if they see a missed call from you in the middle of the day, they call you back immediately and ask if you are ok because it is so unlike you to call instead of text. Ones that send you a random meme or GIF at just the right time because they totally get you.

Favorite Workout: I haven’t been getting in near the cardio that I need, but I have been working on my arms almost every day. I have two five minute arms workouts that I mix and match through my day when I have a few minutes. Going to be adding this one to it…

Sculpt and tone your arms in ways you never imagined with this barre inspired arm workout. Little movements with lots of repetition will work arm muscles in miraculous ways! Shaping your biceps, shoulders, and triceps. Home or gym workout!:


Favorite Recipe: How good does this quinoa taco bowl look?

Healthy, delicious Quinoa Taco Bowls combine the flavors of taco salad with the added benefits of quinoa for a main dish that everyone is sure to love!:

Favorite Funnies:

"What if Gordon Ramsey voiced a GPS?"Great job, you missed the bloody exit you fu**ing disgrace" ":

36 Funny Quotes And Sayings:

Like seriously, am I the only one who wants to know WTF these people do for a living so I can live like them????..

Monday Morning Randomness - User Edition #20:

I do this ALLLLL the time.. LOL:

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