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Linking up with my girl Kristen to share what I have been up to lately.

Eating Around Birmingham: After my visit to Brat Brot last week, I knew I wanted to head there for lunch ASAP. Laura, Morgan and I hit up Brat Brot yesterday to try out their eats. I ordered the BirminghamBurger, Garten Fries with Smoked Mayo, and  washed it all down with a Blood Orange Radler. Everything was delicious! Oh, Laura and I walked over there from my office. So clearly none of that food counts. 😉

Drinking: I stopped by Dunkin on my way in to work one morning because I needed caffeine stat! I was just going to order my usual caramel iced coffee, but they were out of caramel!!!!! (I mean you have ONE JOB Dunkin! COME ON NOW!) This was their second time they were out of it. WTF? Then the cashier was all, we have a coconut caramel if you would like to try it. Ummmmm why don’t you have that on your board?!?! Yes, please!!!! You guys, SO GOOD!

Reading: I just finished reading Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber. It was different from every other Macomber book I have read, I will share my thoughts next Tuesday for the book link up, of course! I should be receiving my ARC of Arrogant Devil from RS Grey today!!! I cant wait to dive in and get started on it. Romantic Comedies are so of my absolute favorite to read, and I really loved RS Grey’s last book The Beau and The Belle!

Arrogant Devil

Listening: Every Crooked Nanny by Mary Kay Andrews AKA Kathy Hogan Trocheck – This one is perfect on audiobook because the accents are so on point. This series takes place in Atlanta and the first book in the series was written in 1992, during the era of car phones and beepers, before social media and cell phones. It makes for some fun reading! Plus I recognize every single place they go since I lived in Atlanta for so long, it is nostalgic for me.

Every Crooked Nanny

Watching: The Originals came back last week! Turns out this is going to be the last season, not really surprised there. I was excited to see Caroline in the first episode! Her and Damon were my favorites from Vampire Diaries. Of course, I cant get enough of Klaus and Elijah.

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Working:I have been sitting complacent for a long time. Something has stirred in me recently to push myself and I have taken the first few steps to do that the past few weeks. Hopefully all my efforts and fire will bring some results.

Eating: I am trying hard to keep myself on the straight and narrow during the week. I was failing at breakfast the last few months. I think I wasn’t getting enough protein, so I was starving by 9-10am and snacking on things I didn’t need to be. I started back to drinking protein shakes this week. I am playing with some recipes, some are awesome…some….not so much. Send me all your favorite smoothie combos please!

Other than breakfast, we have taco bowls, chicken tenders, turkey burgers, meatloaf muffins and pork chops on the menu for this week. Lunch (other than my outing yesterday) has been carrots and hummus, apple, turkey sausage and some pasta salad. I am trying to get back on my lunch game as well after phoning it in lately. I just dont feel like meal prepping most weekends, you know? But that is the only way I find success during the week.

Lusting: I need a few pieces added to my spring/summer wardrobe. I have noticed that most of my black dresses have seen better days, they are faded and some of the fabric is pilling. I just cant seem to find any that I LOVE to replace them. I wont buy anything unless I absolutely love it these days. I have my eye on these sandals from Target. I think they would be so cute with my navy dresses that I have.

These blush beauties are calling my name. DV is one of my favorite brands!

I also like these ones in black. I feel they look really cute in person and I like the tiny little heel they have. Can you tell I have a thing for slides? I am going to need them to put their shoes back on sale! I hate that I missed 20% off last week.

Planning: Not too much going on this month. It is Chris’s birthday month, so hopefully I can plan a date for the two of us. Of course we have Memorial Day which I am looking forward to having off!!! And there is always Cinco De Mayo! I need to find a fun recipe to make this weekend to celebrate. And Mother’s Day is already next weekend. Crazy how fast it is all going to go, right??

Sassing: Seriously though, this pose!!!!!


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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine May 3, 2018 at 6:31 am

    The Zoe Sass is my java for the day…so so sweet!! Your determination and fire will for sure garner results for you my love!! Proud of you…forge ahead!!! You got this!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs May 3, 2018 at 6:32 am

    umm coconut caramel sounds amazing!!

  • Reply laura May 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I’ve had my eye on those blush sandals too! They are so pretty! And a thousand times hell yes to that Eric Thomas quote – so true.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 3, 2018 at 8:26 am

    I have those first shoes in my Target cart right now. I love them! I have trouble prepping lunch but I may text you something I’ve been eating and loving the past couple of weeks! I made the best carnitas a few weeks ago and I think we’re going to have them for Cinco! I think I shared the recipe for those a few weeks ago, but I can’t remember…

  • Reply SMD May 3, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Hummus and veggies, easiest lunch ever. I’m making it my go to.

    The protein thing is why I start most days with eggs in some form! If I don’t have it I am a monster and also eating everything.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... May 3, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Those wedges are super cute!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 3, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Cute shoes; I do like the ones with the tassels – that would be cute with a navy dress I think. I’m just ready to finally be able to wear more dresses. May is probably going to be a busy month for me, but mostly fun things, so I’m not too bothered.
    Oh gosh, I need to get better with meal planning and all that. I’m not eating TERRIBLY, but I know I could be doing better. I’m currently working on being more active, so baby steps, you know? haah


  • Reply Danielle May 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Dying over Zoe’s pose. What a little cutie. We just ate taco bowls over spanish cauliflower rice and they were soooo good. Great as leftovers too. I know it doesn’t help the morning hunger, but it is a great healthy option for dinner.

  • Reply Sierra May 3, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    Ok that brot place just looks mouth watering! I saw those sandals at Target and they are really cute. Haha miss sass is just too cute!! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says May 3, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Arrogant Devil is a great title

  • Reply Audrey May 3, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Coconut caramel sounds pretty dang amazing…!
    Good luck with whatever you’re working toward!! Sending you alllll the passionate vibes!!
    I LOVE that pic of Zoe!! Haha!!

  • Reply Akaleistar May 3, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Every Crooked Nanny sounds like a great audiobook!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue May 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I love those first sandals with the tassels – They will look perfect with a navy dress!
    I am usually all about meal planning but my husband was gone for a week and I started snacking 24/7 and binge-watching TV all night. I need to get back on track!

  • Reply Heather May 4, 2018 at 6:43 am

    There’s a girl at work that will put hummus on some lunch meat and roll it up. She loves it! Cute sandals, I agree about not buying something unless you love it nowadays. I love all her sassy poses you share!!

  • Reply Alexandra May 4, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I keep missing this linkup!! 🙁 haha maybe in June! Can you believe that it is almost JUNE?!??! I can’t. Slow down, year! All that food looks SO good. I have been trying to cook/eat at home more. I think it’s going ok. Not sure how healthy it is, but we’re trying. We’re trying with walks during the work day too, but some days have been too busy for it, which sucks. We ought to just leave anyhow and make people wait. Our jobs are not THAT important. LOL. Oh I saw about The Originals, I am a few seasons behind but I can’t wait to finish up that and TVD. I am so jelly you all got the ARC for RS Grey’s book! I need to get on it for next time!! hahah I am so excited to pre-order on the 7th though!! I hope you have a great weekend! XO – Alexandra

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  • Reply mandie May 4, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    I do believe that I need all of those sandals & the cute lil shoes that Miss Zoe is sportin’ as well. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders May 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I swear that BratBrat place looks so good and you’re so lucky that it’s close to your office! Zoe is so adorable and I love that she’s all about the sass! And oh my goodness it’s hard to stay healthy! We’ve been doing ok but I know that once I stop pumping I need to really get better about it otherwise I’m going to gain so much weight back!

  • Reply kristen May 4, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    oh wow, that place is in walking distance from your office? that is so dangerous haha. it all looks and sounds amazing. i just started arrogant devil – like literally 2 pages in, but so far so good 😉
    oh my gosh those wedges are gorgeous! i wish i actually wore shoes like that, i’d totally buy them. but i know they’ll just sit in my closet gathering dust lol

  • Reply Ali A May 4, 2018 at 6:22 pm


    Also I die over those tassel sandals from Target—why do I want to buy ALL THE THINGS right now?!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis May 6, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Lunch at Brat Brot looks delicious! Every Crooked Nanny sounds interesting so I’ll be adding that to my Audible wish list. Love those wedges you found. I’m not into high heels but wedges I can definitely do. The juice cleanse diet eCard is hilarious! Happy Sunday! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply StephTheBookworm May 7, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Oh, I hope you get some good news on the work front! Fingers crossed.

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