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Friday Favorites

Do you ever feel like you just cant catch up on life? I am behind in just about everything!!! If you get an email from me today from comments you posted two weeks ago, know that I am finally accomplishing something. It is mid October and I have hardly scraped the surface of Christmas shopping, planning Zoe’s party, figuring out the holiday family situation, etc. I really need to get on all this. It’s mid-October but you would never guess it with temperatures near 90 every day still. Woof. But it is Friday and I need to stop being negative Nancy. I am not sure what we are doing this weekend, nothing on the books that I am aware of. Obviously we will be watching some football! And getting in lots of Zoe snuggles of course. What do you have planned?

Favorite Moments: The highlight of my week was lunch with Laura yesterday at Jack Brown’s! We discovered that we hadn’t been there in far too long and quickly decided on it for lunch. I ordered my favorite, the Danny Laruso, and I tried Ghost Train’s Kaleidoscope Kettle Sour. Ghost Train is a Birmingham Brewery that I have yet to visit, they opened while I was pregnant. Trim Tab is my favorite local brewery and it’s hard to top.

Favorite Recipe: We have taco bowls just about every other week for the last…seven years. Sometimes more often. I think that this chicken enchilada bowl would be a great switch up!! It is a Keto recipe for all you low carb-aholics out there!

This Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl is a low carb twist on a Mexican favorite!

Favorite Lust: So I am reaching out to you, blog land, in hopes of a great recommendation on some new cookware. Some of our pots and pans have seen better days. They are a decent brand, but non-stick and the non-stick is starting to flake off. Never a good sign. I am thinking of maybe trying something else to replace them? I need recommendations from all  your kitchen savvy ladies out there. What are your favorites?? I was looking at something like this,  or maybe something copper, but I really don’t know what would be best? I don’t mind spending a little more if it is something that is going to last a lot longer or just really works best.

Also, has anyone tried the new Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation? I am just about out of both bottles that I have been working on and I was thinking about replacing one of them with it. Thoughts?

Image result for peach perfect matte foundation

Favorite Funnies:

:) every time, but it's all Good!! Happy mama

Haha!  My husband would probably agree with this one!!

I know I'll miss it one day, but that is not this day.

50 Memes for Stressed-Out Parents And THEN what happened? This story is longer than War and Peace! Some of these emotions are just in one hour. This is the BEST! Oh my, I can’t wait to just sit in silence outside. Has anyone seen the cat? She was here yesterday… Oh yeah, that’s right. Fluff …

There's no in-between when it comes to looking ready vs looking homeless for me!

Or under the bed....or on the floor...or in the parking lot...#momlife #parenting #thingsisaynow

Couldn't put it more perfectly myself.

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

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  • Reply Marie October 13, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Oh man, it’s hot where you are. I thought it being in the 70’s here was bad. It’s October, it is suppose to be cool! Finally, the cool crisp weather has arrived but this weekend the humidity is returning! Oh, why can’t it just be fall weather!! Don’t worry about being behind in things, we all get busy and that happens. Don’t stress about it. Life has a way of working itself out. Have a great weekend!!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Yep, I am super behind in life too. Behind on shows, books, cleaning, reading blogs, etc. Sigh. I think we’ll be this way until our children are ohhhh… maybe 30?

  • Reply Stephanie October 13, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Nope nope nope, don’t go the copper route, it’s awful. That’s what my parents have, and while they are top of the line for cooking, they are a BITCH to clean. They will never again look as good as they do in the store, and you’re basically handwashing them twice because you need to clean the inside, put the special copper cleaner on, and then wash it again. You think you’re behind on shit now? Wait til your life is sucked away by cleaning copper pots. Take it from someone who was on dish duty for like 14 years. I feel strongly about it!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen October 13, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Oh yes to that last funny, I have the same type and I love it! I have a Le Creuset stainless steel pan and love it https://www.lecreuset.com/stainless-steel-fry-pan but honestly, all I really ever use is my trusty old cast iron skillet. By far the pan I use the most! It’s just a lodge preseasoned http://a.co/1OmB6lc

    I wish this hot weather would end stat! And i want to try that sour so bad! Hope you do some catching up and have lots of fun this weekend!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Girl I am so behind, too. I haven’t even thought of Christmas shopping yet. Ugh. Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 13, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Yep… my house could totally pass for a game play in Jumanji 😉
    I feel like a real grown up when I get excited about new pots & pans & yell at Ricky for using the wrong utensils in it or washing them wrong.

  • Reply laura October 13, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I totally let Sheffield eat stuff he finds in the couch. Whatever — I think it’s supposed to be 69 on Monday, so maybe fall is finally deciding to show her bitch face? Who knows. Burgers and beers yesterday were delicious, and we can’t wait that long to go back there. We need to try Friday’s burger!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I’m so incredibly over this hot weather too! It just doesn’t feel like the fall at all with it being in the 90s. We had a cool front for about 2 days and it was glorious, but I need it to come back! That burger and beer look so good! I know what you mean about having a favorite brewery though, it just makes beer that much more competitive.

  • Reply Carly October 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

    You definitely have an extra busy couple of months coming up with Zoe’s birthday, but I know everything will end up coming together in the end! I wish I could join in on your lunch dates because it always looks like you have the best food! I’ll be interested to see what people say about the cookwear. I soo wish we hadn’t registered for non-stick, because no matter how careful we are it just seems like they pans aren’t holding up.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Jack Browns to the rescue for a crazy week! Zoe is going to have the best part because of your sweet touches! You can do it because you are incredible! Have a yummy and sweet weekend!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Yes, I so feel that I can’t catch up on life right now! I was out of town Sun-Wed for work and as always the rest of the week back at home feels hectic. How did my to-do list get so out of control in three days?! I need to get started sooner than later on birthday party plans and Christmas shopping.

  • Reply Danielle October 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Let me know how that foundation is. I am always looking to try new ones. That burger. Wow. I now want a burger so badly! Ha. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    LOLOL the ET meme hahahahhaha!

    I’m trying to get all shizz in order but it’s proving to be difficult since all I want to do these days is nap :/

  • Reply Teh Megan October 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    After my all-clad set of pots ended up being super warped (which is a real fucking disaster on a glass top stove), I just went to Ross/TJ Maxx/etc and picked out different pots that I wanted to try. I ended up getting a ?ceramic (with the white inside) large frying pan which I LOVE. I liked my all-clad ones, but on the glass-top they take FOREVERRRRR to heat up. I have a set of non-stick pots that I keep on hand in case I need more than my normally used pots/pans that I bought when I was in Bahrain. I ended up getting rid of the frying pans since they quickly got ruined, but they are nice for quick pasta since they don’t take long to heat up. ALSO, A WOK. WOKS are amazing. I didn’t realize I had this many feelings about pots/pans. Holy fuck I must be an adult.

    This mf-ing temps being so high I can’t wear a hoodie in October makes me disgruntled. Coupled with the heat, the damn humidity was so bad this week that when I was walking from class to class (outside) I felt like I was struggling to breathe and I wanted to request some Gillyweed. I’m over this shit. If it takes a hurricane to blow this warm weather away, BRING IT ON…

  • Reply Dani October 13, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I second the recommendation of checking out Home Goods/TJ Maxx. I got some great Emeril cookware from there for like half price. Also I recently got an awesome T-Fal nonstick deep skillet with glass lid from Amazon for $24. Both of them are stainless steel and I use them all the time and they’ve held up perfectly! Good luck and have a great weekend!

  • Reply Kate October 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Haha there is definitely no in-between with me either, when I’m out I’m put together but once I come home it’s homeless looking time! And I’m super jealous that you’ve even scratched the surface of Christmas shopping. I haven’t even come close to buying one thing yet. Why does daycare have to be so flingin’ flangin’ expensive!

  • Reply Jenna October 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I am behind with all the things right now. I had this brief moment of too much time on my hands in September, and it was glorious, and now I’m a hot mess.

    I don’t know how I managed it, but I have a TON of foundation in my house right now. I was giving the Fenty stuff a try, and I love the primer, but the foundation itself seemed a bit dry in places for me. (The gloss bomb is a definite new holy grail item for me, so I grabbed that.) I haven’t tried the Too Faced.

    I’ve got a bottle each of Loreal Pro Matte and Maybelline Fit Me. I have a tube of unfinished e.l.f. BB cream, an unfinished tube of Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, and an almost finished bottle of Urban Decay Naked foundation. Those will all be used up alongside the sample of the Hourglass stick foundation I got from my Sephora Play box. Add to all that, I’ve got a Dr Jart+ BB, a Sephora Collection stick foundation (which is new and I LOVE), and Lancome Teint Idole. Those three are my current holy grails, and they will be replaced when they’re used up, but in the meantime I’m also trying to use up the others.
    Oh, and Sephora Play is sending out foundation samples in their October Play boxes, too. So I’ll have even more foundation in the house. I guess it’s a good problem to have, though. Foundation is expensive.

  • Reply emelia October 13, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I feel ya girl- I feel SO behind. But here’s my tip and how I try and deal with it. Literally write EVERYTHING you need to do down on a list, then number it and prioritize it. Then if you can, are there stores or places that you can knock out multiple errands or to purchase things?! It can help narrow down the process and make me feel more relaxed. I hope this helps you if you do it.
    As for pots and pans, we love our Caphalon. I know they are pricey, put them on a Christmas list 😉

  • Reply Kaitlyn October 14, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Yum, those bowls look delish! I hate when you feel so behind. It’s interesting how a short to-do list seems easy to knock out but a long one just makes you feel crazy, like where do I even begin?!

  • Reply Carolann October 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I used to have to buy non-stick pans a few times a year because they would lose their nonstickiness (that’s a word, right?). But I got a Calphalon nonstick pan finally and it’s lasted me forever. I use it almost every day for everything!

  • Reply Darby Hawley October 14, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    No nonstick…filled with toxins! Here is an excellent link with a breakdown on all options. We’re stainless steel and cast iron only https://www.mamanatural.com/best-cookware/

  • Reply Britatny Pines October 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

    YUP to all those memes. Alllllll day.

  • Reply Jhoei April 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    I perfectly know how it feels. I am also behind some of my deadlines because I have to look after my two kids and make sure that they have everything they need before I leave the house for work. I also do my hair and makeup because if I don’t I will really look homeless just what the post said.

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