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Friday Favorites

I went to schedule this post and realized it is St Patrick’s Day! Happy St Patrick’s Day!! Since I am part Irish, clearly I need to celebrate it in some way right? I feel like this week just went rushing right on by. Even work hours. I was busy busy busy. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Favorite Moments:

–A few coworkers and I headed over to the new Pizitz Food Hall downtown to check out the food court there. It was really cool. While I wasn’t super impressed with the meal I ordered from Choza, I am sure to go back and try some other things!!! I got three tacos, a chorizo, chicken and steak. I hate corn tortillas and didn’t realize that is what they would be. Despite that, the chorizo taco was good and had a real kick to it. The steak one was alright. The chicken one was really  bland. I think next time if I go to that particular place, I would get a bowl instead. There is a bar set up in the middle of everything and several other restaurants I am dying to try!!! There are both an Ethiopian and Jerusalem place that I want to try, as well as a fish place that has sushi bowls that Laura has convinced me I need in my life.

–Speaking of Monday, I put on pre-pregnancy clothes and they fit!! Of course, not everything in my closet fits. But my stretchy jeans and the flowy tops do and I am calling that a freaking win!

–Another win? When I met up with my Friday lunch club girls that haven’t seen me since the week before I had Zoe. They finally got to meet her and made the comment that I don’t even look like I recently had a baby. Biggest compliment there ever was.

–This Very Berry Good Salad from Urban Cookhouse is what dreams are made of. I always order it with grilled turkey and citrus vinegerette. YUM

–I took Zoe to Babies R Us to use a gift card that we received from a sweet friend. I wanted to get her some new toys because we are both bored with all her current ones. Check out her haul!

–That dancing robot thing that lights up??? I save it for tummy time. Now look who likes it!!! Check out that neck strength! (The lights are reflecting on her face, she isn’t really a pink baby lol.)

–Zoe’s high chair has been sitting in the box in a corner of her room since we received it before she arrived. I decided to go ahead and put it together yesterday because she really likes sitting up. (And I am tired of looking at the big huge box.) Look at her loving it like a big girl!!!

Favorite Recipe: I am still trying to stay Whole 30/paleo the majority of the time. I have expressed my hatred of eggs many times. Here is the perfect non egg whole 30 breakfast! I cant wait to try this.

I could eat this stuff for every meal. Okay….I actually works as breakfast, lunch, snacks or even a side dish at diner! It is definitely a whole30 and paleo breakfast staple and is a g…:


Favorite Mini Haul:I had to stop at Walgreens the other day and they were having a sale on their Wet n Wild stuff. Their brushes were 2 for $5. Um, ok!!! These brushes feel amazing and are so pretty!!! I got the blush, flat top and eyeshadow. Remind me of some higher end ones. I also have been dying to try the Lancome cushion highlighters. I didn’t want to pay the price for them, so I grabbed this one from Wet n Wild instead. It is super pretty!!!

Favorite Lusts: Even though this week has been cooler, overall it is starting to warm up around these parts. Time to start thinking about spring/summer clothing. I needed some new dresses last  year, but since I was pregnant I just wore the crap out of the few flowy ones that I had. Basically I am started from scratch now and need at least a few to get me by this coming season. How perfect is this cold shoulder one from Loft??? My issue with a lot of dresses is that the arm holes are way too big for me. Ummmmm this tie shoulder strap would be PERFECT!

I fell in love with these sandals from Target. I am just patiently waiting for their shoes to go BOGO or at least on sale. There were a few others I wanted to scoop up also. Like these. And these. And maybe these.

Favorite Purchases: Speaking of shoes at Target, I did scoop these up last week. There was only one pair left in my size, and only about five pairs total in my store. I was afraid to wait for them to go on sale and they run out. They were insanely comfy and totally matched one of the four shirts I have that fit me right now. So yay! They look cuter on than in this picture. Much fancier than my usual flip flops.

Favorite Funnies:

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Especially when bitches keep sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and making shit up. Grow up, get a life, and get the fuck out!:

It's very risky... _:

"Good" was just introvert-speak for "I have no intention of telling you how I'm doing today". How are you?:

Positive quotes about strength, and motivational:

Yes please?:

TJ Maxx, I am looking at you….


My life struggle….

#fitish #purpleclover:

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

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  • Reply ShootingStarsMag March 17, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Haha I’m loving all of your images at the end. The ‘pre-meditated’ one is particularly great. That’s awesome that you got some good compliments from friends and are fitting into some pre-pregnancy clothes! 🙂


  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky March 17, 2017 at 7:04 am

    LOLOLOL the box meme. that is 100% me in life.

    Z is so cute! she’s such a smiley baby!! xoxoxo

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Bha ha ha, I’m not Willy Wonka, that movie scared me BTW. LOVE this Target sandals, I want them but wonder if they re comfy? Baby Zoe, precious angel and big congrats to you for fitting in to the pre pregnancy clothes…such a good feeling! Happy weeked beautiful babe!!

  • Reply Laura March 17, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Hahah, little pink baby!! Look at her holding her head up AND sitting in a high chair! I can’t wait to go and try that bar out in the middle of Pizitz — I’m sorry those tacos sucked, but you definitely need to hop on the Ono Poke. AND in the middle of stores, they should put a big bin where you can put stuff you suddenly decide you don’t need anymore.

  • Reply Carly March 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Those sandals are so cute! I also have shoes at Target waiting in my cart for a sale- haha. I’m sure you feel great getting back into pre-pregnancy clothes- you look amazing & I love that stripped top. I’m not usually a big turkey person, but that salad looks amazing. Hope you guys have an awesome weekend.

  • Reply Audrey March 17, 2017 at 10:07 am

    As always, all those memes are perfect. Especially the ones about introverts and the shopping cart and premeditated. Hahahaha! Zoe is getting so big! And you’re getting so small! Congrats on the pre-pregnancy clothes! 😀

  • Reply marie March 17, 2017 at 10:14 am

    You find the best memes! I didn’t know Wet and Wild had brushes! I have never seen them in the stores. I need to get my fat a$* to Walgreens. There is a Walgreens near my office but the prices on everything are like double. It’s crazy, the prices are high because they are in a prime real estate location so you know the shoppers are paying their rent. Just for that reason, I refuse to go there. I once went in there for some advil and it was like $15 for a small bottle. That is pure robbery. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 17, 2017 at 10:46 am

    That’s fantastic you’re fitting into your pre-pregnancy clothes and your girl friends said you don’t look like you just had a baby. Best compliment ever and go you!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 17, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Baby hauls! Did you ever envision those kind of hauls in your life bringing so much joy 😉
    Lady – you look AMAZING!!!! Good for you!!!!
    Wet N Wild is picking up their game, I think. ELF probably has pushed them.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Look at Zoe in her highchair, I’m sure you’ll find this so hard to believe but we have the same exact one! And you go girl fitting back into pre-pregnancy clothes. You look fabulous! Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Emelia March 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I don’t sugar coat shit I’m not Willy wonka lollllll love it. I am really digging all of Zoe’s cupcake gear hahha- so cute. And yes you look great– keep up the good work. Enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm March 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    You look marvelous! Great job getting back into some of those clothes already.

    Caleb has the dancing bee thing too and has always liked it. It’s funny but can get a little obnoxious haha!

    Chorizo is life. Yum.

    Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Laura March 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Your friends are right, you look great! Those sandals are all so cute! I am ready for spring/summer clothes and shoes!

  • Reply Elle sees March 20, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I almost bought those sandals!! Too cute. You are looking fab!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family March 20, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    HomeGoods totally has baskets in the middle of the store as well as at the front because they know us so well, haha! I have definitely been one of those to think I’m just picking up one or two things and then suddenly my arms are overflowing! 😉

    Huge hooray for fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders March 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Congrats on fitting into your pre-pregnancy clothes! Even if they’re stretchy or flowy, they’re still stuff that you wore pre Zoe so I think that totally counts! And hooray for meeting up with your Friday lunch club! I’m sure that they were so excited to see you!

  • Reply Stephanie March 22, 2017 at 9:44 am

    That loft dress is so cute! I love their stuff. My shoulders are too broad for that dress though I think, it would make me look wider. But man, it’s pretty.

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