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We are heading in to the last weekend of the month! That is crazy, right?? How many of you have already ditched your resolutions for the year? That is why I don’t make them. I am still going strong on Whole 30. There are just a few days left and I am feeling really good. It is amazing how much better I feel when I am not eating processed shit, dairy and gluten. Makes me really think about how much I am going to bring back in to my life when it is over.

Favorite Moments: I really enjoyed some Asian inspired dishes this week! Egg roll bowl on the left and chicken lo mein (using carrot noodles) on the right. Delicious!!!

This week, Laura and I went to lunch at Urban Cookhouse. They moved their location in Homewood and we loved their new space!!! I am obsessed with their Berry Good Salad and I get it about 90% of the time that I eat there.

I worked from home Monday and Tuesday with a sick Zoe. We haven’t had a full week of school this year yet. Maybe next week will be our week!

I am so so so proud of my oldest nephew. This week, his basketball team won the championship game and today he is being awarded for placing in the academic Top 10 based on his grades over the last few years. He is such an amazing kid. Every time I see him, I feel like he looks older and older. He hovers a good few inches over me already, and he is only in the 7th grade! I hope my sister feels like she is receiving an award today along with him, for raising such a fantastic kid!

Favorite Recipe: How amazing does this tomato soup with meatballs look?? I am going to have to try it soon. Whole 30 approved!

This dairy free and Whole30 compliant tomato basil bisque with Italian meatballs is an easy winter soup with simple ingredients! The perfect paleo dinner the whole family will love.

Favorite Sales Finds: Ann Taylor was having an extra 60% off their clearance last week and I scooped up this cross back sweater and this super pretty pleated tank with some left over Christmas money. They are perfect together or mixed with other pieces. I scored both for under $50 total. Um, yes please!

Favorite Words to Chew On:

That's right !!!!

Favorite Funny:

I am either going out for ice cream, or to commit a heinous crime. I'll decide in the car.

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

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  • Reply Bri @ My Life As January 26, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I hope Zoe is starting to feel better! Pinned that soup! It looks so good!

  • Reply laura January 26, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I’m excited for more salad dates at Urban Cookhouse! I need some more of that steak in my life! I’m glad Z girl is feeling better – hopefully she can make it through next week without catching dirty daycare baby germs. And YES – why is there such a thing as a flying cockroach. UGH – just no.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 26, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Poor babe! Damn daycare germs. It’s so great that you’ve almost completed another Whole30! You’re amazing! And so is your sister for raising such a good kid! Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue January 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I want to try the egg roll in a bowl! And that soup does look delicious!
    Love that photo of Miss Zoe with her ankles crossed – What a little lady. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 26, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Poor Zoe. Hoping she has tackled all the sickies for winter.
    That meme on God taking you through the water.,WOWWWW

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen January 26, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hope she is feeling better, seems like everyone is sick! My friend made that recipe in her instant pot and raved about it, I need to try it too! Egg roll in a bowl in one of my favorite cheap meals, so good. Yes to that TJ maxx meme, every dang time! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Ali A January 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    you always post the most delicious looking food!!! it’s pretty amazing how many things are whole-30 approved that actually look amazing.

  • Reply Brittany Pines January 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    We haven’t had a full week of daycare either. Mostly due to bad weather, but then this week Babycakes went to visit the grandparents. Maybe February will be our month to actually get back on schedule.

  • Reply Carly January 26, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Aww poor Zoe- so glad you could stay home with her though & hopefully she’s feeling better! Urban Cookhouse looks like such a cute space and that salad looks delicious! Yayyy, you are SO close to the end of Whole 30!

  • Reply Emelia Lawrence January 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    THat chicken lo mein looks so yummy! Poor Zoe- what a sweetie though! That TJ Maxx thing gets me every time- I always say that to the Target cashier LOL Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Me literally at TJ Maxx today! Yum, meatballs on the menu after seeing that! I love those egg roll bowls but I do not love sweet Zoe being sick. Hope she is feeling much better so you guys can enjoy the weekend! xo

  • Reply Sierra January 26, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    These germs need to get on out of here for everyone’s sake. I hope miss Zoe is back to herself soon! Congratulations to your nephew! Your sister should be very proud. I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Kay January 26, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Hope Zoe feels better and good job to your nephew! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis January 28, 2018 at 10:44 am

    The dish with carrot noodles looks so yum! i need to try that. So sorry to hear about Zoe getting sick. I swear the flu and fever are rampant this year and all the kiddos are getting affected. Hope she’s feeling much better by now! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply Amy Getz January 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    The final countdown . . . for the Whole 30! Woot! I’m digging the recipes you’ve been sharing . . . I might have to try that soup. Yum. Poor Zoe with the crud . . . I swear she will be super healthy when she gets older. Love the funnies . . . as always!

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