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You guys!!!! The first five days after vacation are the worst, right? I am trying desperately to catch up on everything from work, to house chores to blogging. I think I finally answered all my emails from this past week and am slowly working on my Bloglovin’ list so bare with me! It is my favorite time of the year!!! The NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE!!! I have some of my favorites that are sitting in my wish cart below. Let me know what you are getting or if you posted your favorites. I would love to see!

Not sure what we have going on this weekend. I know our jungle needs to be tamed, again. And by jungle I mean the yard. I swear the rain this year has us looking like we live in the damn Amazon or something! I would like to get together with Laura at some point too because her little S turned TWO and Zoe needs to give him his birthday presents! And those two need a date for real.

Favorite Moments: A year ago from July 12, Chris and I found out that Zoe was a girl!!! It was pretty cool thinking back to that day. I remember making sure we had an early morning appointment because I didn’t want to sit around the office all day anxious to know. I had a strong feeling that I was carrying a girl….but it was great to have confirmation that my first intuition as a mother was right. Staring at her beautiful face a year later is so amazing.

My mom and I got to hang out for a little while this week. She brought Chris and I some Pepperoni Cheese from Delallo’s in my hometown. I don’t understand why they don’t sell this stuff all over the country???

We also made a trip to Nordstrom Rack where I accidentally spent lots of money. I am so happy we went though. There was so much awesome stuff there and I really needed some pieces that look good on my body right now. I got a pair of jeans,(the best kind when you dont want to look like a busted can of biscuits) a gorgeous navy shift dress with a ruffle 3/4 sleeve, a classic black tank with the perfect flow-y fit and tie back and two other tops. Apparently I like dark colors and neutrals. This should come as no surprise. I am most proud of the fact that I put back a black and white striped dress that fit super cute. Probably because I have three striped dresses already. Oops.

I treated my mom to a lunch at Macaroni Grill, and we both enjoyed salads and the bread. The Bibb and Blue is always a favorite of mine and I questioned why it had been like two years since I had last been there. 

Not having my life together enough to remember my lunch on Monday meant a solo trip to Whole Foods for some sushi. I cant tell you the last time I ate a meal alone in total silence with no interuptions. It was delicious!

Favorite Purchase: Other than the Nordstrom finds, I really am in love with the Mom Knows Best Kate Spade necklace I ordered during their 40% off sale on the 4th. The mama and baby elephants are so sweet and can double for a Game Day necklace come football season. It is even cheaper right now at Macy’s if you want to scoop one up!!!

Favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Are you guys tired of seeing Nordstrom picks?? The truth is, I love it! The sale can be so overwhelming because there are SO MANY items!!! I like seeing what everyone else is adding to their carts. It gives me good ideas. Besides Black Friday/Cyber Monday, this is my favorite sale of the year!

I love the Halogen brand. I just bought that gorgeous dress and I have a few other pieces over the years and they always hold up nice. I love the cut of this sleeveless top!

Main Image - Halogen® Pleat Front V-Neck Top (Regular & Petite)

I can’t wear dangling earrings anymore and am all about a stud. How gorgeous are these???

This tie knot sweatshirt looks so cute and cozy!!! The white laced sleeve sweatshirt in my first picture is this same brand and they feel SO NICE. I really would love to add this to my collection as well.

I really want to get a pair of the coveted Spanx faux leather leggings. Anyone have them? What are your opinions??

Main Image - SPANX® Faux Leather Leggings

A classic….

And these

Favorite Funnies:

This Body Wasnt Built Overnight Tank Top Black Women's Tank Top Front

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Do you ever go out, and while you're out, you think, 'this is exactly why i don't go out'?

quotes/ sayings

Alpaca bottle o booze


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Linking up with Amanda, who also has a great Nordstrom Sale post up!!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy shopping!

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 14, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Time seems to fly by, doesn’t it?! Girl I did some damage at the NSale! Posted the budget products I picked up today. I ordered the sweatshirt you shared! It is so cute!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine July 14, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I said the exact same thing in my first sentence today to about coming back from vacation. Pepperoni cheese sounds delicious! That elephant necklace so sweet, I think you definitely need that! I was not as excited about the Nordstrom sale this year but found a few good things! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm July 14, 2017 at 8:55 am

    What is pepperoni cheese? Cheese with pepperoni in it?! Sounds so good!!

    Aw, what a great memory of finding out what she was!

  • Reply Kay July 14, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Wow time flies. Can believe that was a year ago that I read that. Girl that sushi is calling my name!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston July 14, 2017 at 9:22 am

    the rack is such a hit or miss for me, but we went last sunday and they were having a great sale – i picked up some things too! That sushi looks so good – I’m having some tonight (duh lol) xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Laura July 14, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I love seeing everyone’s picks for the sale – even though I rarely order anything, lol. That sweatshirt looks so comfy though, and how cute with the tie in the front. I love those stud earrings too! Dangly is just not my friend right now. Please come and hang out with us this weekend!!!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    It really is so rough coming back from vacation, but it sounds like you still had a great week! I briefly looked at the Nordstrom anniversary sale, but I didn’t really find anything that I couldn’t live without. Then again, I’m refusing to allow myself to look at clothes because who knows what size I’ll be after November!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 14, 2017 at 11:42 am

    That tie-knot sweatshirt!!!!!!! I NEED!!!
    I just saw a funny that said something like, “I used to feel bad for people eating out all alone – now as a mother, I see them &am jealous” 😉 haha

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis July 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I just love miss Zoe’s smile…I managed to avoid the Nordstrom sale but those stud earrings are gorgeous!!! I want them lol Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family July 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Aww how sweet that you remembered the date that you found out Zoe was a girl. I have it written down from the day we found out so I need to think back on that next year when Baby Girl is HERE with us. So fun! 🙂

    Glad you found some great things at Nordstrom’s sale!

  • Reply Danielle July 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I love little memories and year’s past photos. I see the girls as babies on FB and it almost makes me want another one. I love all the things you got from Nordstrom Rack. I am going today and hope to score some finds like this. I also would love to shop and drop all my cash at the anniversary sale. Ha. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Audrey July 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    The Jim meme is me every time I’m doing something I hate or waiting for an event in the day or something. Hahaha. I’ve never shopped the NSale but that’s the second time I’ve seen that tie sweater. I might have to browse the site… Enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply Sierra July 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Happy Friday! Ugh coming back from vacation and getting caught up is the worst. What a special day a year later and her smile is just the best. I love that Kate Spade necklace you found! Ahh the Nordstrom sale, I’m a little bummed I don’t have early access but then again I really don’t need another card. I’m glad you were able to find things at Nrack. I love a successful shopping trip! Have a great weekend. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Laura July 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Love that little elephant necklace! So cute! Yes, it’s always so tough to come back after vacation!

  • Reply Alexandra July 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Great finds! I can imagine your lunch alone was heavenly! hehe My sister loooves elephants, I bet she would love that necklace but in silver. Jeez that tank top… negleck?!?!?! That’s not a word. LOL So close. Alpacas.. .get me every time! XO – Alexandra

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