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Hey there, Friday! I am excited for this weekend because I am finally getting my hair done!!! I haven’t had it cut or colored since…September I think? Yeah, needless to say….it is well past needing done! I love catching up with my hair girl, and that feeling when you leave the salon looking fabulous! A dear friend of mine from Atlanta is coming out to Birmingham this weekend too!!! So after I get my hair done, Chris, Zoe and I will be meeting up with him and his wife and showing them around town! Read, eating lots of delicious foods! They are coming to Birmingham for a weekend getaway. People actually do that now, so you can too. Who else wants to come visit us?!

Favorite Moments:

–I spent a lot of time over the last few weeks collecting items for a consignment sale that my neighbor is having. It took several hours, but I finally got everything hung, pinned and priced! Then two of my neighbors came over and helped me carry them to the sale house. I hope that I make some money! I have 98 clothing items, 10 pairs of shoes and 57 pieces of costume type jewelry in this sale. I am so proud of myself for finally letting go of things I haven’t used in a long time…but was holding on to for whatever reason! And believe it or not, my closet is still full.

Bye Felicia!

–Yesterday, I grabbed some food from Chick Fil A (salad for me…damn diet) and took it to my sister’s office so that she could spend some time with Zoe. It was a much needed little getaway from our weekly routine, and Zoe just adores her aunts!

–Living out where we do has many benefits. The stars at night are breathtaking, it is quiet, you see lots of deer and wildlife, we drive past little lakes and beautiful farms. And then there are days when you roll your eyes because you hear the train coming and you know you are going to get stopped for awhile…but then you look over and you take in the view….and it just brings this calmness to you. I just love it! This train crossing through the open fields was so beautiful to me.

–Getting to see how much Zoe changes, even from week to week, is truly amazing!  Just look at her sitting up away from the chair! She tries to sit up all the time now, and her little legs have been moving like crazy during tummy time. I can tell she is ready to start moving soon!

Favorite Recipe: I dug my Healthy Trim Mama Cookbook out to find some new recipes for next week. This looks simple enough! I hate eggs, but I need to start eating a proper breakfast again….

For a quick and easy breakfast meal, try these Sausage & Egg Breakfast Bowls! Easy to make and Trim Healthy Mama friendly!:

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Favorite Lust: I don’t know why, but I am wanting the Apple Watch again. When it first came out, I didn’t want it. Then I wanted it real bad. Then I was like meh I could do without it. And now, it isn’t something I need at all…but I still want! And I want it to be waterproof. Damnit. Anyone have one and not love it and want to try to talk me out of it? That would be great, thanks.

Favorite Funnies:

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

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Happy Friday!!! This week has been a bit of a blur for me and I am not quite sure why. I think the weather on Wednesday sort of mixed up my routine a little bit. Either way, I am glad it is Friday! It is nice on the weekends to only worry about Zoe, and not having to get shit done for work too. You know what I mean?

I haven’t talked about it much (well not at all on the blog), but my mom had to have surgery on her shoulder yesterday. The surgeon said that her shoulder was a mess and there was bone shaving going on, repairing of a rotator cuff and a screw involved. So if you could all say a little prayer, send good vibes or whatever you are into…that would be great. Zoe and I are going to go pick up my sister when she gets off work and go visit her this afternoon.

Favorite Recipe: This week, we pulled out an oldie but goodie. This Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is my favorite. It is a meal splurge as far as calories and shit go…but totally worth it every now and then. Add in some fresh baked bread, and it is pure perfection.

Favorite Lust: The other week I was in JCPenney to grab some face wash at Sephora. I happened to walk by the ANNA stuff they had out front and saw the most beautiful bomber jackets! They had a pink one and an olive one and I want them so bad!!!! They are on sale right now and I haven’t stopped thinking about them. In person they are even cuter. The material was really nice.

Speaking of sales. Target has BOGO 50% off on their shoes right now and I still have my eyes on these.

Favorite Pins: I am on clean and organize all the things mode. I have pantry envy with this…

organized pantry // Organizing Spotlight: Neat Method // Arianna Belle Blog:

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And I wouldn’t be mad if my closet looked like this, either…

Closet Organization | construction2style featured favorites home interior designers with Lark & Linen:

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Linking up with Amanda. Have a great weekend!

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Friday Things

My little sister turns 29 on Monday. It’s funny, because I remember when I turned 29. That was the year that I accepted a new job, bought a new car, closed on the home that we still live in and it was the year Chris and I got married. Tracy already has all those things, but it is quite a year to get nostalgic about. As you say goodbye to your 20’s with one last hurrah! Anyways, I am sure that I will get to see her at some point this weekend because I have the goods. And by the goods, I mean Zoe. Tracy probably wins for most Zoe visits out of anyone. I have a feeling that those two will have a special bond. At least I hope so! We didn’t have any aunts or uncles growing up, as both my parents are only children. I am glad that Zoe has a few aunts and uncles!

This week was a fun one. My MIL was out of town, so I worked from home the entire week instead of going in to the office one day. It worked out great and I still got done just as much as I would have otherwise. Dropping those 3-4 hours I spend in the car the day I go in really makes for more productivity if we are being honest!

Favorite Moments: Tuesday, Zoe and I met Laura for lunch at Ashley Mac’s! It had been far too long since I have seen her beautiful face, and a girls lunch is always good for the soul. She brought Zoe the cutest little pink elephant romper and took a picture of Zoe and I while we were there. I hardly have any pictures with me and her so I really appreciated the thought!

I try to make it a point to walk with Zoe to the mailbox every day and sit out on our front porch for a few minutes so we get some Vitamin D and fresh air! Zoe is straight up Chris all over, except her eyes. She has my eyes. Unfortunately for her, that means they are super sensitive to light so she totally rocks shades all the time with no fuss.

Zoe was so silly yesterday morning, here are the many faces of Zoe. All taken within a minute of each other. The bottom right one is my favorite.

Favorite Workout: When I can get in a regular cardio workout while Zoe naps, I have been doing this one a lot. I really like it! If I have more time after, I tack on a ten minute arms workout and a few stretches and am good to go!

Favorite Lust: My face has been breaking out again this last week or so. I have heard a lot of great things about the Murad Time Release Acne Anti-Aging cleanser. Have any of you used it? I am thinking about trying it because acne? Anti-aging? Yep, need both.

Also, after seeing Andrea wearing some pink Adidas Gazelles, I decided I need a pair ASAP. Like how cute are these???

Favorite Funnies:

I either have my hair and makeup done, or I look homeless. There is no in between.:

It's a sad statement that I have to visit Facebook to find funny things to pin. What the hell, Feed? And special thanks to George Takei...:

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Chris and I when Zoe falls asleep in our arms and we are trying to put her down without waking her…

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When you are waiting for your friend and they finally walk in….

When your husband asks where the rest of the leftovers are…

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

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Friday Favorites

I went to schedule this post and realized it is St Patrick’s Day! Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Since I am part Irish, clearly I need to celebrate it in some way right? I feel like this week just went rushing right on by. Even work hours. I was busy busy busy. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Favorite Moments:

–A few coworkers and I headed over to the new Pizitz Food Hall downtown to check out the food court there. It was really cool. While I wasn’t super impressed with the meal I ordered from Choza, I am sure to go back and try some other things!!! I got three tacos, a chorizo, chicken and steak. I hate corn tortillas and didn’t realize that is what they would be. Despite that, the chorizo taco was good and had a real kick to it. The steak one was alright. The chicken one was really  bland. I think next time if I go to that particular place, I would get a bowl instead. There is a bar set up in the middle of everything and several other restaurants I am dying to try!!! There are both an Ethiopian and Jerusalem place that I want to try, as well as a fish place that has sushi bowls that Laura has convinced me I need in my life.

–Speaking of Monday, I put on pre-pregnancy clothes and they fit!! Of course, not everything in my closet fits. But my stretchy jeans and the flowy tops do and I am calling that a freaking win!

–Another win? When I met up with my Friday lunch club girls that haven’t seen me since the week before I had Zoe. They finally got to meet her and made the comment that I don’t even look like I recently had a baby. Biggest compliment there ever was.

–This Very Berry Good Salad from Urban Cookhouse is what dreams are made of. I always order it with grilled turkey and citrus vinegerette. YUM

–I took Zoe to Babies R Us to use a gift card that we received from a sweet friend. I wanted to get her some new toys because we are both bored with all her current ones. Check out her haul!

–That dancing robot thing that lights up??? I save it for tummy time. Now look who likes it!!! Check out that neck strength! (The lights are reflecting on her face, she isn’t really a pink baby lol.)

–Zoe’s high chair has been sitting in the box in a corner of her room since we received it before she arrived. I decided to go ahead and put it together yesterday because she really likes sitting up. (And I am tired of looking at the big huge box.) Look at her loving it like a big girl!!!

Favorite Recipe: I am still trying to stay Whole 30/paleo the majority of the time. I have expressed my hatred of eggs many times. Here is the perfect non egg whole 30 breakfast! I cant wait to try this.

I could eat this stuff for every meal. Okay….I actually do..it works as breakfast, lunch, snacks or even a side dish at diner! It is definitely a whole30 and paleo breakfast staple and is a g…:

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Favorite Mini Haul:I had to stop at Walgreens the other day and they were having a sale on their Wet n Wild stuff. Their brushes were 2 for $5. Um, ok!!! These brushes feel amazing and are so pretty!!! I got the blush, flat top and eyeshadow. Remind me of some higher end ones. I also have been dying to try the Lancome cushion highlighters. I didn’t want to pay the price for them, so I grabbed this one from Wet n Wild instead. It is super pretty!!!

Favorite Lusts: Even though this week has been cooler, overall it is starting to warm up around these parts. Time to start thinking about spring/summer clothing. I needed some new dresses last  year, but since I was pregnant I just wore the crap out of the few flowy ones that I had. Basically I am started from scratch now and need at least a few to get me by this coming season. How perfect is this cold shoulder one from Loft??? My issue with a lot of dresses is that the arm holes are way too big for me. Ummmmm this tie shoulder strap would be PERFECT!

I fell in love with these sandals from Target. I am just patiently waiting for their shoes to go BOGO or at least on sale. There were a few others I wanted to scoop up also. Like these. And these. And maybe these.

Favorite Purchases: Speaking of shoes at Target, I did scoop these up last week. There was only one pair left in my size, and only about five pairs total in my store. I was afraid to wait for them to go on sale and they run out. They were insanely comfy and totally matched one of the four shirts I have that fit me right now. So yay! They look cuter on than in this picture. Much fancier than my usual flip flops.

Favorite Funnies:

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"Good" was just introvert-speak for "I have no intention of telling you how I'm doing today". How are you?:

Positive quotes about strength, and motivational:

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TJ Maxx, I am looking at you….

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

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Friday Favorites

I had some really cute pictures of Mac and Zoe and some food that I wanted to share but I cant get my pictures to go from my phone to my computer for some reason today so they may have to wait until Monday! I never said technology and I were besties.

Favorite Moments:

–My sister watched Zoe for me Monday while I went to the office. She texted me a few pictures throughout the day and when I came home, all the bottles were washed, the kitchen was cleaned, the trash had been taken out, all of Zoe’s laundry was washed and put away and her room was clean. The diapers and wipes were completely stocked on the changing table and Zoe had a bath and was in her jammies. How awesome is my sister???? When I laid down that evening completely relaxed I thought to myself, this must be what it feels like to come home to me every day. LOL.

–Speaking of Monday, lunch with my co-workers was awesome. We caught up and I made the comment to them that I really just appreciated being able to eat an entire meal without it being cold or having to stop half way through. The little things, you know?

–We got a new sofa!!!! Chris found a really good deal yesterday and we decided to pull the trigger! I am not sold on our layout right now, so I haven’t taken any pictures yet but it is nice!!! Real leather and power recliners. It even has a built in USB charger! This was much needed!

Favorite Find: We needed some new shower gel a few weeks ago and I have gotten away from purchasing ones from Bath and Body Works. They smell amazing but they are full of chemicals and really do nothing for my skin. I found this Soap and Glory one at Target and not only does it smell amazing…but it has a built in moisturizer in it! Score!!!! The best thing? It is only $7.99 and I don’t have to buy a million at once to feel like I got my money worth! Oh and added bonus that it has a pump!

Favorite Lust: I puffy heart these blush shoes!

And these Dolce Vita ones too

Basically give me all the blush pink things!

Favorite Funnies: 

Needing to mentally prepare yourself to be around people. #Introvertproblems:

When you haven't worn makeup in a week and you put mascara on and you're like ... move over Beyonce. Mama's back.:

How Mac is when I am trying to work…

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Apple, every time they come out with a new phone…

Life goals…

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