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Favorite Song: Another good one I found while watching The Vampire Diaries! Blossom by Noah Gundersen. It is a super chill song. Sort of reminds me of Matt Nathanson or The Fray, give it a listen.

Favorite Recipe: Laura shared some recipes that she is doing for Whole 30 in her post on Tuesday. I can’t wait to try this chili! Bonus points for being a crock pot recipe.

Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili:


Favorite Workout: I have been switching it up like crazy this week and I stumbled across the 30 Day Fat Burn workouts. They are usually between 10-15 minutes so I pick a few each day for a well balanced sweat. This was my favorite. I work out my arms a lot, at least twice a week and damn did I feel the burn on this one!

Favorite Home Products: I have switched three of my main home product purchases for more natural options. These have all been repurchased now so I thought it would be a good time to share with you because they are totally worth it! They are all available at Target and the Meyer Clean Day products are 5% off with Cartwheel! (I am not being paid to say that, I just like to save money!)

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Meyer’s Clean Day Dish Soap – I have the basil scent in this and I love it! Basil sounded a little weird to me, but trust me.

Meyer’s Dryer Sheets – I grabbed the lavender ones of these and OMG they smell amazing!!! You can walk past our laundry area and smell them just sitting in the box. Chris and I both have sensitive skin and this is the only scented thing I have found that hasn’t driven either of us crazy. Did you know that conventional dryer sheets are one of the most toxic things in your house?

The Honest Company Laundry Detergent – I have unscented and I think that is the only kind you can get? Either way, this stuff has been amazing and I will never go back to Tide. This is HE safe and great for sensitive skin and allergies.

Favorite Lust:I want to get a piece of furniture for our master bath to put my make up and jewelry on to stay more organized.I know that sometimes TJ Maxx and those types of stores have some cute ones for $200 or less so I might have to keep an eye out there as well. Which style do you like best? The first and last one really aren’t priced that terrible for a piece of furniture. The middle one would be too big, but I like the idea of all different colored drawers/doors.




Favorite Pins:

I would love for my pantry to look like this!

Give Your Pantry Staples a Healthy Makeover | CookingLight.com:


Where have these been all my life??? There is nothing I hate more than banging around trying to get the right pan. Why is it never on top? That pin will take you to a whole collection of organizing hacks.

55 Genius Storage Inventions That Will Simplify Your Life -- A ton of awesome organization ideas for the home (car too!). A lot of these are really clever storage solutions for small spaces.:


Favorite Links:

50 Things Millennials Have Never Heard versus 50 Things Millennials Know that Gen X Doesn’t I relate more with Gen X than the Millennials more often than not. I think it is a fine line on which age actually starts and finishes with each generation. I read different things.

–So many people have asked me what Whole 30 even is. Here you go.

–What giving up dairy can do for people is amazing. I feel like a lot of us don’t even realize we have a problem with dairy, grains, etc until we give them up.

–Have you seen the new product that Fitbit is launching this year??? I am in love!!!

Favorite Funnies:

Funny Pictures, Gifs, Videos and Memes:

23 Hilarious Memes That Sum Up All Our Feelings About Beauty:

The unamused cat:

On cooking:

On being yourself:

On memory:

On digital hoarding:

This weekend is hopefully going to be full of cleaning, organizing, purging and avoiding the shit out of all of the foods I would normally consume. Don’t expect to hate me for burger and beer porn on Monday, it wont be happening around here. I know you are shocked, pick that jaw up off the ground and go have yourself a fabulous weekend!!!

Linking up with Amanda, obviously.

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine January 8, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Happy Friday friend!! I like the 1st cabinet the best, that lil shelf is so cute!! That Kermit and mascara men, one of my all time favorites!! You so have me intrigued about the Whole 30!! I hope your weekend is awesome and peaceful!! 😉

  • Reply Laura January 8, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Ohhhh, that chili recipe. I think I might turn green from all the avocados we’re eating — hopefully I’ll still want it when it’s all said and done. Also I love that Kermit no mascara thing. That is hilarious! Have fun cleaning out EVERYTHING this weekend.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders January 8, 2016 at 8:44 am

    First, thanks for literally making my mouth water because that chili looks so good! I’m glad you’re finding good recipes to do Whole30, I really don’t know if I could cut out all grains and dairy from my life. I’m obsessed with Matt Nathanson, so I’m going to check out that song now! Hope you have a great Friday, and I’ll be avoiding my usual food this weekend too which is going to suck!

  • Reply Christina January 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I made Turkey Chili this week.. that one looks so good!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky January 8, 2016 at 8:56 am

    100% agree about dairy and grains. i cut out dairy because it makes my skin itchy and grains because it just makes me feel better.

  • Reply Tracie January 8, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I love the white cabinet! It looks so clean and fresh. I really, really want to turn our small guest room into my dressing and getting ready room, but so far haven’t been able to convince G that this is a good idea. He seems to think it needs to be his home office… although he doesn’t work from home, he just keeps threatening he’s going to now that his mom is gone and he can’t go over there for lunch every day.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston January 8, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Definitely going to be trying that workout – looks amazing! I need that pan organizer – it’s always such a mess in that cabinet LOL! Your funnies are on point – love the beyonce one! Happy Weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer January 8, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I saw a very similar cabinet to the mirrored one you shared at TJMaxx… I’d definitely check there first! I gave up dairy last year (aside from occasional cheese and pizza) and honestly I’ve never felt better. I don’t miss it at all! I need those organizing tips… Our kitchen looks like shit. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Pamela @ A Little Glitter January 8, 2016 at 9:56 am

    For the cabinet I would check out Target, Homegoods and Wayfair.com! I got something decent and solid from Target and it was like $100.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo January 8, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I love some of the songs they play on TVD & am always trying to find some of them.

    I gotta pin that workout … I’m always up for a good arm/ab workout

  • Reply Carly January 8, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I have one of those pan stackers and they are amazing! Seriously, it is so simple but makes such a big difference. I love it. I also love the Meyer’s Basil scent, I’ve bought it for hand soap, but now what it for dish soap too. Have a good weekend!

  • Reply kristen January 8, 2016 at 11:48 am

    text me any time you want to eat a burger or something bad, i will talk you off the ledge! the weekend is normally hard for me to avoid soda, so i might text you lol
    love all the furniture options, wish my bathroom had any room for any of those lol
    that chili looks ahmazeballs

  • Reply Stephanie January 8, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Yeah I definitely relate more to the Gen X ones. There’s a ton on the millennial list I didn’t know.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista January 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

    That chili looks delish and yay for switching to natural household stuff. Target Cartwheel for the win! LOL at the meme for opening the oven, the email icon (that’s the difference between me and my husband and it drives me nuts!), and the mascara – spot on! Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots January 8, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the detergent and dryer sheet recommendations! I’ve been using the free and clear ones because of my sensitive skin but they just smell so blah so it’d be nice to have some with a scent!

  • Reply Dani January 8, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I was just looking up those pan organizers last weekend! I have one sitting in my Amazon cart right now. That chili looks delish, and hell yes to anything that can be made in a crockpot. I think I like the 3rd vanity best because it has that drawer instead of the open space, but I agree with the others- definitely check out TJ/HomeGoods/Target too!

  • Reply Laura @ Life with Lolo January 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you think of the chili! It’s one of my favorites and I continued to make it even when I wasn’t doing whole30. I find it’s easiest if you cut up all the veggies the night before so you can just dump and go in the morning. Definitely have fresh avocado for toppings too! I add some cilantro as topping as well. I tried a new recipe last night, which turned out bomb, but of course I didn’t document it enough to blog about it. Dang it!

  • Reply Amy January 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Ok, I just spent 10 minutes looking for pot, pan and lid organizers on Amazon lol… how do I not know about this??? I am all about a good mirrored chest. Classic and elegant! No beer porn for sure but maybe a bunless burger!! Have a great weekend Nadine… Whole30 on!!!

  • Reply Tricia Coniglio January 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    That chili looks amazing but those pot organizers are uh-maze-eeng!!!! I’m pretty sure I will have to have that.

  • Reply Mattie January 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Whaaat that new Fitbit?! I’m gonna have to watch all the videos about it, because it looks awesome! And $200 seems like a reasonable price, by the looks of it! Now maybe I won’t replace my Charge that got ran over and I’ll save up for that…

    I am LOVING mirrored furniture lately like that one you posted. I think they look so good but I’m worried mine would look gross and fingerprinty/dog nose printy after like ten minutes!

  • Reply marie January 8, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I totally need that pot organizer. My “pot” cabinet is a mess and it drives me batty. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply alyssa January 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I love Meyer’s Clean Day products and I love that Target usually has a special on them too. Win-win. Also, people who don’t delete emails off their phone make me physically ache. My cousin is like that and it drives me crazy!

  • Reply bri @ deliciously active January 8, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Every time that I think I can give up dairy, I realize I love it too much. Butter, cream, cheese, chocolate…give them all to me! My third son has a dairy allergy and it was beyond difficult for me to avoid dairy while nursing him. I was super happy to welcome it back into my diet after he weened. Unfortunately the doctor suspect son #4 also has a dairy allergy. Here we go again… DAMN IT!

  • Reply Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand January 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    That chili recipe looks fantabulous. I might need to make that…even though it is summer here…chili all day, everyday, I say!

  • Reply Kaitlyn Danielle January 9, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Love the glass end table. That one is my favorite!! I’ve always loved those, yet I still don’t own one. Someday I plan to own that glass bedroom furniture set that Pier 1 still sells after all these years. That pan idea is brilliant! Are those just lid racks on their side?

  • Reply ellesees.net January 11, 2016 at 6:58 am

    i am a gen x-er. i like the top and bottom suggestions for the drawers. i need that contraption to organize my pans! always stuff is clanging around.

  • Reply Katy January 12, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Dude. I use those organizers but I use them flipped up for: pot lids (cause they never ever stack nicely!) and for our cookie and baking sheets!
    And I was TOTALLY looking at the Whole30 site today. I think I might try it in a month or so. I am horrible with nuts and salads though (like – my stomach cant handle it). But maybe if I slowly introduce them it will work better (unlike I usually do: oh let me eat like four handfuls of raisins and nuts or a huge ass salad, knowing it will probably kill me…).

  • Reply Teh Megan January 13, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve had one of those pan organizers for a while now and LURVE it. Except for when someone else puts the dishes away and doesn’t put a pan back in “its” place. They have to always be in size order!!!

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