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Friday Favorites

Here there, Friday!!! I am not sure what all we have planned for this weekend. It is basically the last one for us to get any Christmas shopping done, since we have Christmas get togethers starting next Saturday with family. I am hoping we can get the supplies to make a gingerbread house and maybe catch a few more Christmas movies this weekend, along with whatever else we decide to do! Have you finished your shopping?

Favorite Memories:I had lunch with Laura yesterday. We decided on Saigon and I had the hardest time deciding what to order because everything sounded amazing. The spring rolls as an appetizer is always a given, and we had seen a Cider Wassail Slushy on Instagram earlier in the week so we knew that had to be ordered as well! (Cider Wassail slushy: apple cider, rum, cinnamon, ginger, orange juice, simple syrup, & anise.) I finally decided on the B4 pork and noodle bowl with egg rolls and it was soooooo good! We might be going back there again next week because their deliciousness cant be beat.

We are slowly trying to wean Zoe off her bottle. Honestly, her feeding times have been some of my most favorite moments over the last year. The way she will just stare into my eyes sometimes, or hold my hand while she takes her bottle is just the sweetest. I will never forget her gummy crinkled face smile that she gives me sometimes after she is finished. Or the way she she is silly and will hide behind it and giggle like in the picture below. Or how she screams when you take too long to get one together for her. It is bittersweet saying goodbye to these bottles. The ones I have spent hours and hours of my life cleaning over the last year. The ones that have given Zoe all the nutrients.

Favorite Recipe: I mentioned before that I am going to be doing Whole30 again in January. If you are looking for a good reset, please join me!!! I would be happy to share any recipes I have loved or any knowledge doing it the last two years. Anyways, I always struggle with breakfast because I really hate eggs. How amazing does this pumpkin apple bake look???

Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Bake (Paleo, Whole30)

Favorite Beauty Buy: I had to make a Sephora run this week to get face wash. I need some new lip products, a lot of mine are about empty. I have been dying to try the NARS Rita for a really long time. I always talked myself out of it before, but decided to pull the trigger. I love it!!! This has to be one of the longest lasting lipsticks I have ever used. Plus, the packaging is amazing. The lid is magnetic, so it isn’t falling off in your black hole of a purse….ruining all the things. It is true what they say, it really is the perfect red for any skin tone. Thanks Lindsay for recommending it!

Favorite Funnies:

Perfectly Persuasive

Too late for coffee or too early for alcohol

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33 Insanely Funny Pictures #funnypictures #funnypics #humor #lol #funny

Oh yeah,, that's me...

Could not be more accurate...

Linking up with Amanda. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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Friday Favorites

Favorite Moments: On Monday I grabbed a salad from Moe’s!  I hadn’t been there in so long. It was delicious.

Wednesday, Chris asked me if I wanted to meet him for lunch. It is so nice to have a day date together!!! We went to Shiki and I had massaman chicken and enjoyed every last bite.

Zoe loves turning pages in her books and being read too. Makes me so happy to see her looking at them randomly during playtime too!

The pure joy on her face lights up my entire world.

The flags are out all along the street on my route to work Wednesday. I guess they were out for Thanksgiving? I love seeing them again.

Favorite Recipe: I am getting ready for another round of Whole30 in January. Starting to pin all the things!!! Although this Sweet Potato Pizza Bite recipe says Whole30 friendly and dairy free, one of the ingredients listed in the comments is cheese. Just skip out on that if you are trying to stay true to the diet.

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Favorite Lusts: Has anyone tried this shampoo? I saw it and wondered if it’s claims for hair loss and fuller hair was true. It seems to be all natural and cruelty free.

I went to Ann Taylor on Tuesday and they were having a 50% off sale. Unfortunately, my store didn’t really have anything I wanted in my size. I went to order some of the stuff I saw online until I realized the sale was over. I hope they do another one in December!!! These are the items I will keep checking back on!

Love this houndstooth shirt!!!

This shirt is such a gorgeous color!

I really loved the Kate Fit dress pants that they had. They fit soooooo good on me. Unfortunately, they only had ankle cut and I really need some trousers or  more professional looking ones. I noticed it said they are dry clean only. Has anyone washed them on the delicate cycle in their washer before? I have zero time for a dry clean run.

Favorite Funnies:

20 Hilarious Pictures Of Today

33 Funny Memes To Kick-Start Your Saturday


maybe not so funny, maybe more truth.

 so true!

Yeth. Hahahaha vintage meme e cards vintage humor

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

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Friday Favorites

My mom and I have been doing Black Friday together since I was 10. I absolutely love our tradition and that is where I am today! I am not out for anything crazy this year, normally we just pick up some Christmas presents and do some clothes shopping for ourselves because there are some killer clothing deals out there! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I hope my walking around all the stores burns off some of the calories I consumed yesterday. I have no limits or control when it comes to delicious holiday foods!

Favorite Moments: Had lunch with Laura Monday at Babalu. Of course their enchiladas, tacos and table side guac are amazing…but they seriously might have one of the best burgers in town!!! Look at this thing!!! The fries are delicious too. mmmmmm

Tuesday I had to run an errand over by Brookwood so I stopped in Chick Fila to collect my free 3-count chicken strip (I am forever a nugget girl, but free wins) and I ordered a fruit cup instead of fries because balance and Thanksgiving or something.

Selfies with this sweet girl are always my favorite.

I was getting the shaft from Influenster for a lot time, but this past week I received two packages from them and one from Smile360! I will share all of my thoughts, of course!

Favorite Recipe: After all those delicious eats at Thanksgiving, it is time to go back to paleo/keto type foods again! Well, until we start baking Christmas things! These sweet and sour meatballs in the crockpot sound delicious! I think I might prepare them on a Sunday and we can have them during the week!

Sweet & Sour #Keto approved and #slowcooker lowcooker meatballs #recipe ! A must have for the #holidays

Favorite Black Friday Wish List Items: I went to Loft earlier this week to scope out what I wanted to try to get on sale today. These are my top picks! I already tried them on so I can just grab my sizes and go!

This shirt is so pretty in person and I love the bright red. Perfect for Christmas activities and still wearable all year.

This rib trim grey sweater with the split sides was so flattering on and felt sooooo cozy!!!! I cant wait to scoop it up. Will look so cute with so many things!

I really loved the color and fit of this tie sleeve top too! It would be so easy to dress it up or down.

Favorite Funnies:

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30 Fresh Memes To Kick Start Your Day

100 Disney Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

But really though...just get her a day at the Spa!

20 Funny Black Friday Memes That Will Make You LOL: Or else it gets the pepper spray again

Black Friday Meme hunger games

Educate Yourself on This Illustrious American Holiday With These Black Friday Memes

What do you have your eye on for Black Friday? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Linking up with Amanda.

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Friday Favorites

It has been quite a week. I left work early Monday morning to pick up Zoe because daycare said she wasn’t herself. Her doctor was all booked up, so I saw another in the practice. I didn’t feel right about his diagnosis and Zoe started deteriorating pretty quickly. Tuesday morning I called the second her doctor office opened and demanded to see her doctor ASAP. I am SO thankful I did! She was misdiagnosed Monday and it was pretty serious by Tuesday. Her doctor took his time with her, even called in two other doctors for a second and third opinion. We got her on a treatment plan and on the road to recovery. I tell you all this to say, you are your only advocate. And if you are a parent, you are your child’s only advocate. Speak up if you feel something isn’t right or you want someone to take another look. There is a reason you have that feeling in your gut and you go with it!

So with all that being said, I am behind on life this week. The back end of my blog is messed up somewhere and all the comments from the last week and a half haven’t been coming to my email and that is why you haven’t had a response. I am so sorry. I have read each and every one of them though and I do appreciate them! I am going to respond back to those of you who asked questions today and will try to get to the rest when they come back through my email. Technology has not been my friend this week in many areas of life.

Let’s move on to my favorites before I write a novel.

Favorite Moments: I have the best mother in law ever. She came with me Tuesday morning when I took Zoe back to the doctor and checked in numerous times. She worked her day around yesterday so that she could keep Zoe and I could make an appearance at the office.

I also have the best sister ever. Tracy used some sick hours Wednesday to come see Zoe because she just had to see for herself that Zoe was ok. She hung around my house most of the day and snuggled Zoe and played with her and let me get some work done.

Yesterday when I went to the office, a coworker and I grabbed salads from Newks. It was nice to catch up and get out of the house for a little while. And actually eat an entire meal uninterrupted.

Favorite Recipe: Some days, I am all about the one pan meals. How delicious does this Mexican skillet look?

An easy dinner all made in one skillet- Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Skillet. Top this healthy dinner with shredded cheese and cilantro for a fast and delicious Mexican inspired meal!

Favorite Lust: I am starting to put my Christmas wish list together, I think this is going to the top.

Favorite Funnies:

Seriously you guys, this is my life struggle…

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Me: I am going to set aside time today to look good. Me arriving at work…

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When you get an email from corporate saying the office can close early…

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

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Friday Favorites – Five Years

Favorite Moments: Five years ago today, I made the easiest decision of my life saying I do to Chris. Sometimes I can’t believe it has already been five years, and other times I can’t believe it has only been five years. The year we got married; we purchased a house, each got new cars, both changed jobs and were married. Talk about all the life changes. In our fifth year of marriage, we are still in the same house but driving different cars, both have different jobs, and most importantly, we have Zoe. This fifth year of marriage has been my favorite. Seeing Chris as a dad moves my heart in ways that I can’t even describe. I am seriously so lucky to get to do life with this guy.

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We have plans to grab lunch together today, just the two of us. It will be our first outing together alone since becoming parents.

Speaking of lunches, Laura and I grabbed lunch together yesterday at CommonHouse. It is a weekly must for us!

And I met up with two of my old Friday lunch club girls on Wednesday. Salads were my jam this week.

Favorite Recipe: How amazing does this Thai bowl look?

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Dressing. This rice salad is seriously addictive and always a huge hit at potlucks!

Favorite Lust: I love tops from the Loft and majorly crushing on this pretty pink

I love the bar back on this lacy one

Favorite Funnies:

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Crossing my fingers

Naptime woes. #momlife #drivesmecrazy #butiloveit (via @WendyWisner)

Funny Pictures Of The Day – 101 Pics

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