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We are closing in on the last week of August!!! And the last free weekend before football season! I always wonder when football starts, what the hell I did with all my weekends in the off season?? Don’t you? Cue pinning all the Weight Watchers appetizer recipes!

I am not sure what all we have on the books for this weekend, but one thing I am super excited about is that Shake Shack opened in Birmingham this week!!!! Laura and B invited us to go with them tomorrow to check it out. Hello weekly extra points, it was nice knowing you! YUMMMMMM My sister mentioned wanting to see Zoe at some point, obviously  a trip to Target to grocery shop must be had as well. We shall see what else we get up to. Hopefully a little more purging/organizing/cleaning.

Favorite Moments: Reading through all the comments that were left on Lindsay’s blog for my post Wednesday has felt so good. It was a really hard post to write and put out there, and it is so comforting to know that I am not alone in my feelings. I need to go back and respond to everyone, I have just been letting all the words sink in.

–Edit: I scheduled my post and then forgot to go back and grab Andrea’s link. She is featuring me today in her Friday Favorites. The blog love is real this week! I am sure you probably already know Andrea, but if you are living under a rock and don’t, go over and follow her immediately!! Girlfriend is super sweet and has the best style around. In fact, I am moving into her closet this weekend. She probably won’t even notice I am there 😉

–Laura and I hit up Urban Cookhouse Wednesday to get some of their delicious salads. I almost don’t mind that I am ordering a salad there, because they are that good. This time I decided to try a new to me one, since I always order the exact same one when I go. It was good! But I will probably stick to my favorite. At least I can say that I tried something else. When we left, we took a selfie in front of one of the graffiti walls because I cant remember the last picture we took together of us and not the food we are consuming. Too long.


–Non-scale victory over here this week!!!! I have hit and gone below my pre-pregnancy weight! Well, that is a scale victory. BUT. The non-scale victory is that I went shopping for jeans this past week and decided I should probably wait and see where I land after a few months of doing this, and shop my closet and see if I cant make something work in the meantime. I pulled on a pair of jeans that I purchased so long ago…I don’t even remember them. And they fit. AND THEY WERE A LITTLE BAGGY!!!! It felt so so so so damn good! My stomach hasn’t gotten the message yet, but the rest of me has. That mom pooch is a real struggle, but I will take these other victories!!

Favorite Purchase: My mom bought me a jewelry armoire from Big Lots back when I was in middle school. I loved that thing, and have had it all these years. The thing is, it is really small, no longer my style, and the legs are very wobbly after the many, many moves it has endured over the years. It is time to get a nicer, larger one. I have been pouring over a million sites and happened to stumble across the best deal I have ever seen on one this size at Home Depot, of all places!!! I just ordered this yesterday, and the free shipping will have it to my house on Wednesday. I cant wait! Not only do I plan on storing all of my jewelry and watches in it, I want to put my sunglasses and wallets in it as well. Sort of an accessory catch all.

Home Decorators Collection Bronwyn 7-Drawer Jewelry Armoire in Graphic Charcoal

Favorite Recipe: Just added this to my game day menu! Buffalo chicken dip is a staple during football season in our house! I also have a buffalo chicken crock pot recipe, which is basically the chicken breast cooked with some chicken broth, onions and hot sauce. But if you take celery and dip it with that….you don’t even really miss the cheese! I plan on alternating these two for awhile!

Mini buffalo chicken bites. Perfect tasty game day treats. 75 calories + 2 Points Plus for every 2 filled shells. http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/10/mini-buffalo-chicken-bites/

Favorite Funnies:

I wouldn't trade those snotty eyeballs for anything though! My little man is my life!

For the hills, take the high ground



Ha! Snoopy: not lazy

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

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  • Reply Andrea Nine August 24, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Love the jewelry armoire, especially because it is a gray shade and the open side doors. Shake Shack…YES!! We are going to Chicago this weekend and may have to hit it up!! Such a cute selfie of your and Laura. Yep, the Mobile up the road, seen me in my jammies, once, lol!! GREAT funnies and Happy Happy weekend, I hope get in some relaxation!

  • Reply Emelia Lawrence August 24, 2018 at 6:41 am

    Congratulations on the weight loss. That is seriously awesome. So happy for you. That armoire is great- what a nice place to store all your things. I’ve still never had shake shack so I’m jealous at the moment. Enjoy! Have a good weekend!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... August 24, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Congratulations on the scale & non-scale victories! They’re both really exciting! Great job! And yay for all the blog love this week! You deserve it!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 24, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Your post was so awesome – the comments keep coming in and I’m loving them, too. As you know I’m going through a similar situation and it’s nice to see that we’re not alone! This post truly resonated with people, and I appreciate you sharing it so much! And GO YOU! So proud of how hard you’ve worked on weight loss. You are killing it, friend!

  • Reply laura August 24, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Yay for bestie lunch dates and actually getting a picture of US!! You already know how awesome I think you are about the weight loss – and I am definitely the mom that will be teaching all the kids to cuss. Definitely. Can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow to get our Shake Shack on!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 24, 2018 at 11:24 am

    That meme on the immune system made me totally cackle. I’m a fantatic when it comes to my youth kids & reminding them to NOT BE GROSS with their germs. They are constantly taking my drinks or food & eating/drinking them – UGHHH Kids. haha
    I’ve loved seeing you pop up in other blog areas this week. Officially Nadine Week!!! 🙂 haha

  • Reply Sierra August 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I loved the post you shared and appreciated how real and open you were. Andrea is just the sweetest and what a great feature! A Target trip is always a good thing. Loving that piece you found! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Sierra Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Heather August 24, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Yay for your non-scale victory, you are rocking the weight loss!! Hope you have a good weekend!!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    How exciting! Clearly your hard work with eating healthier has paid off and it’s always proven by the fit of old clothes, especially jeans. You look fabulous! Those buffalo bites sound delicious for some football finger food. Ha! I think I might also be the neighborhood (non) mom always letting out curse words around the kids and then looking to their parents with the “Oops I’m sorry” look. Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 27, 2018 at 8:59 am

    “Selective participation.” LOL I love it. Pretty much my whole family loves football, but I don’t watch it. Oh well, I usually get a lot of blogging or reading in on Sundays. Congrats on your weight loss and fitting into older jeans!! That’s awesome. I really need to start weighing myself and focusing on losing more weight. I kind of keep yo-yoing back and forth but I don’t want it to get too out of hand and I DO want to lose more. Sigh.


  • Reply Danielle August 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    I love that jewelry armoire. So pretty. I saw that you were featured by Andrea, but now I need to read Lindsays!

  • Reply Alexandra Consolver August 30, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! I just read your post and left you a long long comment. Short version: me too. and hugs. Again, the food looks amazing. I’m always so jelly of you guys and your sweet lunch dates! hehe LOLOL that gas station one is so true though… LOL XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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