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Favorite Song: Kid Cudi Erase Me – I just love this song πŸ™‚

Favorite Moments:

–Tuesday I got to hear baby girl’s heart beat just beating away at my doctor appointment. And I had my first appointment in a long time where I wasn’t drained of blood and pricked with needles, so that was exciting! She told me not to get too excited though because my next appointment in two weeks involves a flu shot. Ugh! I have never had one in my life but since I am having a baby in the middle of flu season who will have zero immunizes I will take one for the team. Needles are the least of my worries these days I suppose.

–Wednesday night Laura, Morgan and I met up at Skycastle for a girls night! We shared a delicious appetizer and I ordered a burger because….do you know me at all?? The food was wonderful and the company was even better. A girls night is good for the soul!


–This guy and his need to sit in a tray like a cat.


I said to him, “Mac you look ridiculous watching TV in the ottoman tray!!!” This is the look he turned around to give me….


Favorite Recipe:How delicious does this pineapple fried rice look??? Great for a meatless Monday and get your protein with the eggs and cashews.

Sweet and spicy Thai pineapple fried rice, a simple vegetarian dinner…:


Favorite Beauty Purchases: This pregnancy skin business is a tricky one you guys. One moment my skin is oily AF and the next minute it is dry and no matter what it is always broken out everywhere. The only pregnancy glow I am getting is from all the sweating in this 90+ degree weather as I waddle around in my maternity dresses with an extra 20 pounds up front. Woof. I had to do something for my skin. My face literally hurt. Because I am trying to stay as natural as I can and avoid bad for baby chemicals and stuff…I decided to turn to Caudalie. Since I can’t drink wine, the least I can do is spread it around on my face right? (It’s not actual wine, ok.)

I picked up the Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. I really like how soft this makes my skin feel! It gives me enough moisturizer, but it still sinks in to my skin and just leaves everything so soft! Plus, it smells wonderful! And who doesn’t love pretty pink packaging?

I also picked up the Caudalie Grape Water. For the price, you get a lot and I really like how it is working for my skin too! I am using it as a toner in between my face wash and moisturizer.

I have changed my skin care up a couple of times during this pregnancy and I am hope this is the last change until after she is here. I feel like these products are working together with my face wash and spot treatment for the better now though and I am happy. At least my face doesn’t hurt anymore and it feels soft again!

Favorite Gadget:Chris picked up a rose gold 128gb iPhone 7 Plus for me on Wednesday!!! How sweet is he??? He even brought it to my office for me andΒ  helped me get the phone set up going. He really is the best πŸ™‚ I am loving the new phone!!! Everything seems so fast, I like the feel of the new home button, and I am excited to play with the new camera.

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Favorite Links:

–Go ahead and add these to the TBR! New book releases for Fall 2016.

–The 67 coolest iOS features you didn’t know about. This was seriously a big update change!!!

–Lindsay always has inspiring posts at the right time. This one is a reminder to celebrate the every day things!

–And in a world where all the news is negative these days, Jenn managed to find some happy stories to share! If you only have time to read one, please make it the dog and the duck!!!

Favorite Funnies:

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Always tacos:



Fitness Motivation Funny Humor Quote:

Being an adult is hard.:

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How I am going to feel when it is no longer seasonally appropriate to wear all these flowy dresses…

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When guys don’t understand the pregnancy struggle…

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Me trying to get up these days…

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I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!!

Linking up with Amanda.

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  • Reply Jess September 23, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Are you often getting poked with needles at your appointments? Haha I don’t remember that many times, besides when I failed the glucose test the first time. I got a TDAP shot, but they haven’t given me a flu shot. That lotions sounds like it would smell delightful. I am going to try to go to Sephora soon to pick up my birthday gift. I am glad you like your iPhone so far! I’m excited to play with the new camera on mine, too.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer September 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Will definitely be checking out your skincare recommendations! I’m not even pregnant and my skin is going nuts lately. I literally woke up with 5 pimples today… that is not an exaggeration! Ugh. Okay, Chris is the sweetest! What a nice surprise. I think you may have convinced me to buy one. I still have the 5S and it works fine but I’m ready for some new features! Thank you for sharing my post, friend! Hope you have the best weekend!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine September 23, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I’m so jealous, you got the new iPhone 7 Plus! My husband told me if I get that that’s the only camera I’m going to need to take blog pictures because the background automatically blurs, winning all the way! I’m so sorry you’re getting poked, LOL! I know you take those needles like a champ that you are! Always looking for good skincare recommendations you know, so going give this a try! Glad you had a girls night out with some yummy grub and here’s to a fabulous fall football weekend!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter September 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Yay for a no needle doctor visit! Those are so rare during pregnancy! I am so jealous of your new iPhone! I want one but this one is only two months old so I hate to be wasteful but I want it. Picture that little biyatch from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory saying it. “Daddy, I want it now!” Hehe! You are going to need a good camera to take pics of your new girl soon! Have a great weekend, Nadine! xo

  • Reply Rebecca Jo September 23, 2016 at 9:57 am

    ahhh – rolling pug πŸ™‚ I feel like that myself most mornings & not even pregnant πŸ™‚
    I guess flu shots are important for mommas. I’m not a fan of them but better to be safe than sorry.
    Totally pinning that pineapple fried rice!!!

  • Reply Caitlin Elizabeth @ This Brunette Life September 23, 2016 at 10:25 am

    The fries + burger look delicious!! And your dog in the tray is too cute! Happy Friday πŸ™‚

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston September 23, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Confession – I love Kid Cudi!! Back in college he had a song that I couldn’t get enough of LOL!! Haha I base my entire day around eating as well! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Audrey September 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Those fries look so delicious! And Mac looks like a little teddy bear in his tray! I’ve never seen a dog do that- just cats. Haha.
    Oh my gosh- that “all by myself” song meme is me. Hahahahahaha! And the one about people laughing at my jokes. When K laughs at me I feel like the humor king. Hahaha!

  • Reply Sierra September 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Aw isn’t hearing baby girls heartbeat one of the best sounds in the world?! Your girls night looks so tasty along with that pineapple rice. It’s almost lunch time and I am starving, yummm food πŸ™‚ I’m cracking up at your memes too. Have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Dorrie @ Rt 1 US 1 September 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Um, I need to know how fantastic the pictures are with the new phone!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm September 23, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I had to get the flu shot too because Cal was a January baby but don’t worry, it’s not bad at all. Because of flu season, our hospital strictly limited visitors so hardly anyone could come. They only allowed two visitors at a time and my husband COUNTED as a visitor!!! Are they limiting you too?

    Oh my gosh, I love Mac just chilling in that tray! Haha!

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots September 23, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Umm omg I am so jealous of your new phone!! So so pretty!! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply lara September 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Hahaha LOVE all the memes! Especially the Miss Piggy one. She’s my spirit animal.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native September 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    I love that song too! I haven’t heard it in a long time. Also that pineapple fried rice looks amazing. NEED. I’ve never had a flu shot either, but if I’m ever in your position I’m sure it will happen for me too. At least my tolerance for needles has gone up.

  • Reply Kaitlyn September 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    The Jen Meme, “no uterus, no opinion.” Haha, love it! Mac looks so cute in the tray. His mean mug was adorable. I’m so jealous you got the new iphone. I would get it if it didn’t mean giving up my verizon unlimited plan that I was grandfathered into. In order to get a new phone, I have to pay for them out of pocket, full price. So that sucks! That pineapple rice looks so delish!

  • Reply Jenna September 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I ended up going to Gyros for a burger today, myself. Man, I need that because it’s just been one of those weeks.

    As to the skin issues… I don’t know if you’ve tried it or not just yet, but you can get a few different hydrating products (toners and serums, in particular) and just layer them according to what your skin needs that day. Finish with a moisturizer if needed. I’d go with a lighter one for now with the weather being what it is. If you need it more occlusive, you can add a few drops of facial oil to it. Go with super gentle cleansers that won’t irritate. Caudalie has some good products. Multiple Fresh products, Shiseido serums, multiple Laneige products, Belif Aqua Bomb, and multiple Clinique products are all great on the higher end of things. On the cheaper end, check out Hada Labo Japan (the imports on Amazon Prime) and Mizon (also on Amazon Prime). Mizon in particular has a Snail Repair gel moisturizer that’s amazing. CeraVe at Target is also a great gentle option. I really wish I’d know about these when I was pregnant and having nutzo skin issues.

    Of course, you’ll want to double check the ingredients to make sure there’s nothing you’re trying to avoid. I’m sure there have been some changes since I was pregnant 10 years ago.

  • Reply Robin September 23, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    LOL at Mac’s expression! Saint wants to nap in baskets of laundry. That pineapple rice looks good.

  • Reply Amy Getz September 23, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Get it with the Kid Cudi . . . fun song! That Mac . . . he is so darn cute! Love the new rose gold phone . . . so fancy!!! Love the Friday funnies!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! September 25, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    That list of books is great! I am SO ready for Jodi Picoult’s new one…and did you hear that Audra McDonald is narrating the audiobook?!?!?!

  • Reply ellesees.net September 26, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Love Caudalie!! Currently listening to the song! I have the iphone 7–i’m curious about how the plus is!! Great post–so many things to comment on!

  • Reply mandie September 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Baby heartbeat – awhoo hoo! That is so exciting! πŸ™‚

    Those fries…yea, they must be in my belly, like, pronto! Tee hee!

  • Reply kristen September 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    oh bummer about the skin issues πŸ™ it’s just like growing a baby isn’t hard enough, your entire body has to freak out as well. rude!
    adding all those books to my list lol

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