This morning was a real shit show. Today is picture day at school, and I had an outfit for Zoe in mind this entire time so I wasn’t worried about it. I put the dress on her this morning and it was way too short!!!! Like seeing her entire bloomers too short. WTF? She just wore the dress a few weeks ago. Cue the panic! She was a real trooper as I tried on about 10 different things in her closet. I don’t buy her a lot of “nice” clothes because they get destroyed at daycare. There are only a handful of outfits that I keep for weekends/occasions. Anyways they don’t get their pictures taken until midday so I am not sure why I tried so hard. She will probably be a mess by then anyways. Toddlers, right?

Linking up with Kristen!

Reading: I just finished with They Both Die in the End. It was such an interesting, tragic, inspiring read. I was just approved for TJR’s newest book Daisy Jones & The Six from Netgalley and I cant wait to dive in to it! You can pre-order it for $13.99 on Amazon. 

They Both Die at the End

Listening: Zoe’s Secret Life of Pets obsession is still going strong. The last few days she has allowed me to mix in a few other songs (of her choosing of course!!!!) to our mix. So when Taylor Swift isn’t welcoming us to New York….we are learning our ABCs and singing Wheels on the Bus. Instead of “pets pettttttts mommy” I hear “Bus! Bus! BUS!!!!!”

Cooking: This week I made whole 30 compliant chocolate chili to have for two nights, and we will also have turkey burgers and braised pork chops. For lunch, I whipped up some Thai Peanut Cauliflower Rice.

Lusting: How cozy and perfect does this cardigan from Loft look? Totally ordering it next time they have a sale.

Working: On my fitness! But really, I have been trying to track all my food (at least during the week) in to the WW app and get my work out in every morning. Some mornings are more of a struggle than others. If I can’t seem to get it together for a good, long work out. I at least do one or two 10 or 15 minute PopSugar Workouts or work on my arms and abs. Anything is better than nothing. I am still sitting at a 10 pound loss right now, but I keep gaining and losing the same two pounds the last two weeks. My fault, of course. I YOLO’d hard this weekend and finished a bottle of wine by myself.

Excited: For fall!!! I am so ready for some cooler temps! Zoe and I grabbed a few Halloween crafts at Michael’s last weekend, and I want to hit up Hobby Lobby for some general fall ones. They are doing a lot of apple crafts and studies at school this month so maybe I can find something to tie that in. I am happy that football is back! And that the mornings are so unbearably hot anymore. Maybe we can get in a few trips to the park.


Especially true in job search!

And in true shit show fashion, I had the TBB post ready to add to my weekend shenanigans and totally forgot about it. So for fun, here are my answers!

  1. Slippers: YES or NO? No, not really. I don’t like for my feet to be hot.
  2. What is your favorite Blanket? I have a Kate Spade blanket that I got from TJ Maxx last year that I tend to use more than others.
  3. Thin or Thick Pillow? More thin than thick. I tend to sleep on my side and a thick pillow makes my neck feel stiff.
  4. Favorite Warm Beverage? Hot chocolate or the caramel brulee latte from SB
  5. Robe: YES or NO? Not really. Again, I am hot natured and live in a mild climate. I have one robe that is a thin cotton material and only comes down to above my knees. I wear it when it is really really cold. But that is about three weeks a year here.
  6. Favorite Comfort Snack Food(s)? All the dips and football finger foods!
  7. Movies or TV Series Binge? TV Binges!!! There is nothing more satisfying!
  8. Actual PJ’s or Leggings? I don’t own any actual PJs. I wear shorts and tshirts in the summer, and leggings in the winter and sometimes cozy sweaters.
  9. Do you cozy up on the couch or a chair? Couch
  10. Hoodie, T-shirt or Sweater? All of the above depending on the season!
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  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

    It’s all about Zoe’s cute little face anyways – not the outfit she has on 😉
    I am so jealous of everyone getting the TJR book early!!! Cant wait to hear what you think.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag September 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Aw, sorry about your morning, but I’m sure the pictures will be cute no matter what. I still need to read They Both Die at the End, but I’ve read Silvera’s first two books and LOVED them, so I recommend if you haven’t read his other work yet. That’s great you’re doing well with working out. I was going back and forth on a few pounds for a while too, and then I gained some more…so now I really need to get back to being more active and eating better!!


  • Reply Audrey September 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I feel like all the TBB answers have said “couch”, lol. I freaking LOVE the offing Caramel Brûlée Latte. I would skip PSL in a heartbeat to get to that one 😀 Hope Zoe’s pics went ok!! LOL

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    You are rocking the weight loss, friend! I have only worked out twice this week… my schedule is off. Thanks for inspiring me! Can’t wait to see Zoe’s pics!

  • Reply kristen September 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    oh my goodness, hilarious but awful she grew that quickly and the dress was too short! glad you got something sorted. you;’ll break through that 2lb annoying back and forth soon, you go girl! i am not hot natured but i’m not a robe girl at all. more like, wear a blanket as a robe. lol.

  • Reply Andrea Nine September 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Love you! Sorry about the frustrating picture panic but that sweet Zoe, letting mama try on options! Yes, binging great TV, LOVE IT!

  • Reply Kristin September 6, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I just requested the TJR book. Fingers crossed.

    I love the door quote every time I see it. Also, there is nothing more satisfying than a good TV binge when it comes to first-world conveniences.

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... September 6, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Lol we answered basically every cozy question the same. I am so ready for cooler temps!

  • Reply smd September 6, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Loved the TJR book, I finished it today.

    I’m ready for fires of hell temps to be gone but not ready to wear fall clothes. I love that cardigan!

  • Reply Akaleistar September 6, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    They Both Die in the End is on my TBR list 🙂

  • Reply Michael September 7, 2018 at 10:14 am

    If you need a break from The Secret Life of Pets I’ll be happy to stand in. I’ve only watched it twice and I still love it 🙂 Loft has such great pieces coming out. Sads!

  • Reply biana September 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    oh mani totally would have panicked as well re: picture day. i’m getting pretty excited for fall and halloween – already looking for costumes for sophia LOL hope you guys have a great weekend!

  • Reply Kate September 10, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    You need that cardigan! And sending all the hugs after your rough morning! I swear our girls both just hit a growth spurt, because I was noticing the outfit on Serena today looked a little snug even though it fit perfectly just a week or two ago <3

  • Reply Laura September 10, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I’m so sorry you had a shit morning- you should totally get yourself a present of that cardigan. I mean, treat yo self!

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