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Friday Favorites

Favorite Moments:

–Getting to hear baby girl’s heart beat on Tuesday at my 32 week appointment. EIGHT WEEKS LEFT YOU GUYS! The doctor said that she is measuring perfect and my blood pressure looked really good. Yay! That heartbeat sound. That is something I could listen to forever. Coolest thing ever!

–Lunch with Laura yesterday at Rowe’s in Avondale. I just love this spot for lunch. I got the cheese steak sandwich and fries and it was delicious!!! Getting out of the office felt good, as did girls lunch!


–My sister and BIL are seriously the best people ever. My BIL got me some gray paint samples and my sister met me with them last night so I could test them out and chose a color. Tomorrow she is going to bring me the paint and come help knock those blue walls away with some real gray. I know they have better things to do (I mean they have four kids!!!!) so I really appreciate this!!

–This guy…


Favorite Recipe: These Whole 30/Paleo friendly Loaded Chili Sweet Potato Fries look AMAZING!!!! It will be recipes like these that will get me through the hard months after pregnancy when I need to chill out on food but still want all the yummy flavors! And these look so dang good I might have to get started on some now too.

Paleo and Whole30 friendly loaded chili sweet potato fries with savory chili, bacon, ranch sauce, avocado and fried eggs!:


Favorite Treat: I don’t like a lot of the pumpkin flavored things that come out in the fall. I am all about a good PSL or some pumpkin ice cream or whatever but most things sound gross to me. I was skeptical of the pumpkin spice oreos when I heard people talking about them but then I realized they were golden oreos. Um these are freaking delicious. 

Favorite Beauty Find: I needed a new chapstick for my purse with the dryer days we are having. I happened upon Lipsmackers, something I haven’t used in quite awhile. How adorable are these little characters??? And in marshmallow? Yes, please! They had a blueberry character and a winnie the pooh honey pot one as well!


Favorite Lust:

This sweater from Loft

Also this one

Favorite Links:

–Alyssa has an awesome blogging challenge going on for the next five weeks. Go check out her post here to see how it works. The prompts are seriously getting my wheels turning, some of them are deep!

–Lindsay just gets me sometimes. Ok, most of the time! Her post on doing what makes you happy seems obvious but I think we have all been there. When you were afraid to tell people you had a blog. Or maybe you are embarrassed that you have read 50 books already this year. Why you would be ashamed of either of those things I don’t know? But let your freak flags show! I will never waste a second of my life pretending I am something I am not.

Favorite Funnies:

I can't tell if you are on too many drugs or not enough.:


This is the only way to spell Wednesday:

And, finally, this is life:

Funny Animal Pictures Of The Day - 24 Pics:

We've officially reached that annoying time of year where it's sweater weather…:

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

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  • Reply carly October 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

    That lip balm looks so cute and I’d be all for a marshmallow scent too! So awesome of your sister and BIL to extend extra help right now to help get you ready for everything- I’m sure they are happy to help. So amazing to hear the heartbeat! I can’t believe you’re only 8 weeks away from your due date!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Happy Friday! You have a great sister for sure – glad you’re getting the color you wanted! Those sweet potato fries look amazing! Thank you for sharing my post, friend! I’m glad we relate to each other so well!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I’m so happy to hear that you and baby are doing great!! Keep it up girl! Oh man the flavors that they are able to come up with for oreos is insane – that sounds really good! We have that weather today – it was like 50 and then it’s going to be in the 70s…how does one dress for those swings LOL! Happy weekend! xo, Biana

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! October 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Bwahahahaha! You are SOOOO right about Wed-nes-day!

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World October 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

    That’s so exciting that you got to hear the heartbeat! Those fries do look amazing. I’m glad that you found a gray color you like. That’s so awesome of your sister & BIL to help.

  • Reply Audrey October 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    You food pictures and lunch dates always make me so hungry!!

    The meme about husbands taking the trash out!! Yesterday I asked K to hammer on some walnuts in a plastic baggie so I could use them to top carrot bread and after he was done he goes, “All done. I pretty much made the bread all by myself.”

  • Reply Sierra October 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Aww baby girl’s heartbeat must sound amazing. I remember that was always my favorite part of the visit. Getting out of the office is always a good thing and a nice little refresher. I’m definitely going to check out that post about doing what makes you happy. I’m guilty of shying away from telling people I have a blog or really sharing it with my friends or family. I know it’s weird but somehow I find it easier to share things with people I don’t necessarily “know”. I guess mainly because I feel less judged. It’s probably all in my head, but aside from a few of my everyday friends following my istagram account they’ve never even commented on a blog post. Anyway, have a great weekend girl! Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Marie October 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

    That is so sweet that you got to listen to baby girls heartbeat! That must have been very sweet music to hear. Glad to hear everything is going well. Only 8 weeks left! Wow, time does go by fast. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots October 7, 2016 at 10:21 am

    That Mickey Lipsmackers is adorable! And omg that Hobbies meme is so me!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 7, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Switching between apps – that is SOOOOO me!!!
    I cant believe 8 weeks left – WHAT?!?!?!?!
    Mickey Lipsmackers!!! I want for my purse. Back off kids!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Oh my gosh, that naughty dog is the funniest!

    How cute is that chapstick?! I used to collect LipSmackers when I was younger. I had a whole bag of them. The Dr. Pepper scent was my favorite!

    Hearing the heartbeat is the best thing ever. <3

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter October 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Happy Friday Love! That sandwich and those fries just made me so hungry! Like stomach growling, lol! I have not tried those Oreos either but now that you have given them the stamp of approval I will have to check them out! Your pup is too cute and I cant wait to see Baby Girl’s room when it is all done! Please share some pics when it’s complete! I miss having a nursery. I want to live vicariously! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    LOL those memes. i love animal memes; they’re so funny.

    8 wks left! so exciting! i can’t wait to see what your baby looks like…you’re going to be so madly in love with her.

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native October 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I LOVE pumpkin spice Oreos!!! So good. They also make caramel apple ones that sound weird but are really good (they’re golden too). The ‘coming up with situations that will never happen’ is SO ME. I’ll be sitting there and like 20 minutes later I’m like, “Why did I just imagine this super complex never-going-to-happen scenario?” Bonus points if it’s a scenario in which I changed my response to something/someone so I seriously can’t go back and change it since it’s something that’s already over… Hahaha.

  • Reply alyssa October 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Ah, thanks so much for sharing about the linkup! I can’t wait to start seeing everyone’s posts.

    I don’t love all the pumpkin spice either—but make something apple-flavored, and I am 100% there!

  • Reply Erin LFF October 7, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Heartbeats and belly kicks/flips are the absolute BEST THINGS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. I miss both so much, truly! So glad you and lil miss are both healthy and doing well. And how sweet of your family to help with the paint fiasco- family rocks. You know what else rocks? THOSE OREOS. I made the mistake of buying them and I will not admit how quickly J and I ate them haha- SO GOOD!

  • Reply Lauren October 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    At first I read “cheese STICK sandwich” which really made me go “hmmmm…” then I saw I was wrong. But I’m still wondering why there are no cheese stick sandwiches… maybe I should get on that! Happy weekend!

  • Reply Teh Megan October 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Hahah marshmallow chapstick!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family October 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Aww your sister and brother-in-law are so sweet! Love that they are helping you out so much! And girl, those chili fries look ridiculously good. Sweet potatoes are my fav so I’m pretty sure I will love them! Pinning them now to hopefully make soon! 🙂

  • Reply Robin October 8, 2016 at 12:17 am

    LOLOLOL at the dog picture. I can’t wait for it to be cold all day long, I hate when you need two different outfits.

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  • Reply Jennifer Massey October 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Those pumpkin spice Oreos are okay, I think, but I’m mourning my favorites– the caramel apple Oreos. I haven’t seen them at all this year, so I worry that they’ve been discontinued.

  • Reply Laura October 8, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    Okay I totally need to try those pumpkin spice oreos! Yum!

  • Reply kristen October 14, 2016 at 10:12 am

    yay for baby girl’s heartbeat!!! holy shit you have less than 8 weeks now. CRAZY.
    love that first sweater!!

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