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Friday!!!!!!!! Does it feel like an entire month went by this week? Because it does to me. Work has been crazy. I was up past 11:00pm on Monday night painting. Wednesday night we were out after I got Zoe from school, so the whole night routine happened later than usual. Thursday morning I spent an hour working on a project for Zoe for school BEFORE work at 5:00am. It’s been that kind of week.

Favorite Moments: On Monday I got to have lunch with a dear friend I haven’t seen in a few years. I hate that we fell out of touch, but it was so nice to catch up with her and meet her daughter! Her daughter is just a few months younger than Zoe.

Speaking of Zoe, she is just so fun right now!

I got on the scale yesterday morning and realized I hit a new, post-pregnancy low. I cannot tell you how happy and thankful I am that I pulled the trigger and signed up for Weight Watchers. This is really the  only thing that has been working for me lately. I need something that keeps me “good” most of the time, but allows for a cheeseburger or macaron on a regular basis. Because life without cheeseburgers is no life at all, in my opinion. And to be perfectly honest, there are some days I don’t even really track my points. Just having that scanner when I am grocery shopping allows me to make better choices. If you are thinking about signing up, here is my link. We can both get a free month!

I did a Trader Joe’s run the other day to get said macarons. I of course had to get a few of my favorite fall staples (pumpkin ravioli, butternut squash macaroni, pumpkin crisps with goat cheese) annnnnd a new favorite!!! Candy Corn Popcorn. SO GOOD! And I grabbed a poke bowl for lunch, which is always delicious! You know what isn’t so delicious? 97 freaking degrees and it is almost October. I love the south for many things, but the ridiculously hellish temperatures this late in the game is not one of them.

I noticed the pumpkin donuts are back at Dunkin this week. I decided to go ahead and order my one for the season. It was well worth it!

Favorite Song: Have you heard Cry Pretty from Carrie Underwood? I just love Carrie. I would really love her legs, too. I know she worked hard for them! I had stumbled across an interview with her from earlier in the week, and had no clue how much she went through this last year. I think we have all been there before, where you just have to cry it out. I love the lyrics to this song!


Favorite Recipe: How good does this tomato bisque with meatballs look???

This dairy free and Whole30 compliant tomato basil bisque with Italian meatballs is an easy winter soup with simple ingredients! The perfect paleo dinner the whole family will love.

Favorite Lust: I saw this Free People shirt and knew I had to have it!!! Thanks to my shopkicks, it was free!

We the Free by Free People Tangerine Tee,
                        color, MAUVE

Favorite Funnies:

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This is probably true.  Respectfully....


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

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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: 

Favorite Funnies:

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.

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


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.

Image result for Philosophy Apparel Patch Pocket Knit Cardigan

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


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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!!! #notfunny😛

Pretty much !

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😂😂😂 I’m dying!

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


Recent Amazon Purchases

I meant to have this post up a few days ago, but life has been a little hectic this week! I love seeing everyone’s Amazon shopping lists. The site can be overwhelming if you are just browsing, I like to have some direction…you know?

Wet Brush 2 Piece Original Detangler Hair Brush, Pink and Purple

Wet Brush – I have a smaller wet brush and a tangle teaser that I have used for a few years now. The thing is, I wanted a bigger brush because I find that I don’t ever reach for my regular ones anymore. This two pack is a crazy good deal!!! You can barely purchase one full size brush in stores for the price of two. And isn’t two always better than one?

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PRIVE The Heroine Sunglasses – I love Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo and Kate Spade sunglasses. I normally purchase them from Nordstrom Rack to be friendly on my wallet. I am in the market for a few new pairs, as some of the ones I have had for many years need to go in retirement. And one pair were killed by a certain cute toddler, who shall remain nameless. Anyways, I had these in my Nordstrom cart…but they sold out and I was so sad. They are Prime for the same price, score!!!!! For the price, they are a surprisingly good quality and are dupes for some very high end brands. Celine…I am looking at you.

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo, 8.5 Fl Oz

Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo and Conditioner – I was in the market for some new shampoo after having a horrible reaction to one that I really wanted to like from Target. Why Kristin Ess WHYYYYY?!?!?! My scalp was broken out so bad and my hair was looking rough. This stuff has saved me!!! I know it is a little pricier, but it was so worth it! I got the Hydrate SHEER not just hydrate…as this one is made for people with thinner/finer hair. I love that it doesn’t weigh down my hair and the days I use it…it looks really good! The conditioner smells so delicious and has just a slight cooling/tingle feeling that I absolutely love.

Inflatable Baby Bathtub,Topist Portable Mini Air Swimming Pool Kid Infant Toddler Thick Foldable Shower Basin with Soft Cushion Central Seat (Pink) 3-5 Days Arrive Guarantee


Inflatable Baby Bath – When we travel, I never know what kind of bath situation we are going to be in. Even if the tub looks clean, it might have drainage issues or something. I always shower, never sit in a tub when I travel…and I get grossed out thinking about Zoe sitting in an unknown tub too. Enter inflatable tub! I purchased this before our beach trip and it worked perfectly! It folds up well, so it was easy to take with us. It has a piece that blows up in the “floor” if you have a smaller child that isn’t  stable sitter. There was enough space for Zoe to have some “play time.” I can tell that we will be able to use this for at least another year or two.

Skip Hop Moby Bath Tear-Free Waterfall Rinser Bath Cup, Blue


Moby Bath Cup – Speaking of baths. I had this munchkin cup from the time Zoe was born until recently. It worked great for the purpose, but it started growing mild around the handle because they are two pieces. Gross!! I spent a lot of time researching cups that wouldn’t get nasty, and this one had excellent reviews. Zoe loves it because it is much cuter!!! And the way the water sort of “water falls” out of the mouth is a lot of fun. Bonus points for floating around the tub.


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Munchkin Stainless Steel Miracle 360 Cup – This is our “travel cup” that we use for Zoe anytime we leave the house. It keeps her water at a good temperature all day and has minimal leak issues. By minimal I mean, if you keep the lid on when it is in your bag you should be good.

NUBY Reusable Snack Bag, Mermaid

NUBY Reusable Snack Bags – Anyone else feel like they are just their kids “snack bitch?” Zoe loves eating her snacks out of little bowls and plastic bags. I don’t like to waste plastic bags every time she wants something though. And I certainly don’t want to have a bunch of empty ones all over my car/diaper bag. These reusable snack bags are perfect for both our house and when we are out and about. They are so cute and hold a lot!

Little Sleepy Head Toddler Pillow, White, 13 X 18

Toddler Pillow – Zoe has been using stuffed animals and her blanket balled up as a pillow in her crib lately. I took the hint and did some research, and this toddler pillow gets excellent reviews! It is the perfect size for her and she LOVES it!!!! She will randomly carry it around the house.

Toddler Pillow Case – Toddler pillow cases are expensive!!! Most that I found were the same price as the pillow for just one. This brand has a two-pack for $10!!! They came in a cute little carrying case and fit perfectly with the pillow above. I love a good deal! They have a lot of color options, we went with pink and white since that is what matches Zoe’s room.

Speaking of Amazon things….RS Grey’s Not So Nice Guy came out today! She is my favorite romcom author, and always has me cracking up!

Not So Nice Guy by [Grey, R.S.]

What have you purchased lately? Linking up with Tanya.