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Friday Things

1. I had to cancel on Laura last week for Birthday Lunch when Zoe came down with a fever. We finally got to do it yesterday! We went to Avondale Common House and I stayed Whole30 strong and ordered a salad with no cheese and grilled chicken. It was so delicious!!! Plus, girls lunch is good for the soul.

2. I haven’t had proper chance to say ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man, Monday night was a roller coaster of emotions! First we were down, then we were really down, then we started to come back and then it was a tie and OMG we are going in to overtime. My heart couldn’t take anymore! A hell of a game, and I can’t think of two better matched teams to face off in the National Championship game! While I am a Georgia fan and super  happy to see them make it all the way, my heart belongs to Bama and they are my number one and who I pulled for.

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There are a lot of haters saying that it isn’t fair that two SEC teams made it to the championship. But bottom line is the best of the best made it. SEC FOREVER!

3. I received some money at Christmas and wanted to treat myself to something I have been coveting for a long time. I went over to Saks and finally picked up a pair of these magical leggings!!! I am hoping that my month of Whole30 will give me the confidence to rock them. Looking in the mirror in the fitting room, I looked a good two sizes smaller in them. Did unicorns make these??

Also, it was my first time really shopping in Saks. I have been in there before to browse, but I walked up to the register to ask where the leggings were located in the store because I was on lunch and in a hurry. The person who helped me was amazing! She walked me over to them, helped me find my size, took me over to the fitting rooms, was waiting for me outside to see if I liked them, asked me if I wanted to look at anything else, and then walked with me over to the register. She was so friendly and conversation with her was easy, like I was shopping with my best friend. I might have to pop over there more often. I know they carry higher end things, but I am all about quality over quantity these days and still remember my experience there. More than I can say for most shopping experiences these days.

4.My hair has been awful the last few weeks. Looking dry and gross, laying really flat. I have used up nearly all of my products and want to try something new. Leave me some of your favorites in comments. Keep in mind that my hair is very fine and naturally straight.

5. I found this recipe for sweet potato waffles and I can’t wait to try them!!! They are paleo/whole 30 approved.

Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles made with four essential ingredients and a low FODMAP option | Gluten Free, Dairy Fee, Sugar Free

I didn’t even know how to get dressed this morning. It was in the 60’s when I was leaving my house and will be in the 30’s when I return. Layers is the only solution I came up with. Bipolar weather! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. Linking up with Amanda.

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  • Reply Sierra January 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Happy Friday! Those leggings sound amazing and I am so happy to hear you had a great experience there! That’s one of our partner store business for the company I work for. Gosh my hair has been horrible too. My ends or so bad and I needed a trim like yesterday. I have to try those sweet potato waffles! They sound sooo good. Have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 12, 2018 at 11:27 am

    How have I never heard of these leggings? I gotta check these out.
    My hair is AWFUL right now. Horrible, its like a Brillo pad & then I put extra conditioner & I look like ive been sweating for days with dirty hair

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 12, 2018 at 11:28 am

    I feel asleep at 8:30 the night of the game… seriously. Woke up at 12:30 to see they won, which made me super happy! I would have been happy either way (love the SEC), but, I do always pull for Bama! Okay, if you like those leggings, I need to buy them. Just pull the trigger already! Do you think they fit true to size? I’m heading home now because our temps started in the 50s and it’s in the 30s with ice and snow! NOPE! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As January 12, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I keep seeing those waffles & they make me want to get a waffle maker just so I can try them.

  • Reply Emelia Lawrence January 12, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Happy Friday- glad to hear Zoe is better. That lunch looks delicious! I am all about a FAB shopping experience-and that sounds amazing. It started in the high 50’s here today and is supposed to be 15 in an hour and the snow begins again. You know it’s bad when Ethan’s school declares an early dismissal. Stay safe and warm. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Laura January 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Lunch was so fun! And you know how I feel about those leggings!! Sometimes I think I’m ok with the cold weather because that just equals more snuggling time with the kiddo! Hope y’all have a good weekend! Invite me over if you make those waffles!!

  • Reply Danielle January 12, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I love salads like that. Yay for being healthy! I was sad Georgia lost, but I didn’t have a team in it. But yay for Alabama!!! I can totally help with the hair stuff. I have fine and straight hair too. So it depends on what you are looking for. Do you want volume? Moisturizing? Style? You totally inspired me to write a post for next week on my current hair routine.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 12, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Way to stay Whole30 strong at lunch! That’s awesome! And I heard how good the game was on Monday! We ended up not watching because we were sidetracked by reality tv…

  • Reply SMD January 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Sweet leggings!

    I like Kristen Ess shampoo and conditioner from Target.

  • Reply Akaleistar January 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Those sweet potato waffles look delicious!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Need those waffles, man I love sweet tators! That was one of the best championship games ever! Enjoy the weekend pretty mama!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag January 12, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    That’s great you were able to get your girl’s lunch in. I have a few friends that I really need to make some plans with. Love the faux leather leggings – that’s great they look good on you. Rock it, girl!


  • Reply mandie January 15, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Ohhh, those leggings are sassy! I love it! 🙂

  • Reply Ali A January 16, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Wow those waffles look good. As for the hair, yeah — my winter hair is TERRIBLE. It loses any wave it has and is flat and staticky. I find that using some mousse (for body) and a curling wand helps to give volume, and I don’t even bother straightening.

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