Friday Favorites – Life Lately

First off, can I just say how thankful I am for my job? Zoe has her three year wellness visit this morning, so I figured it would be best for me to work from home today. I can get a good chunk of work done this morning before her appointment, and then come back and finish up after without the commute into the office, back to the daycare, to the doctor, back to the office, rinse and repeat. And its no big deal, have a great weekend, see you on Monday.

I know that a lot of companies are more like this these days….but there are many that still aren’t! I came from one that was the complete opposite, and I am still amazed every day that I can come and go as I please like an adult that does her job. No micromanaging or watching my every move waiting to call me out for something. It really is incredible, and I don’t ever take it for granted.

Favorite Moment: Chris and I have spent a lot of time working around the house the last two weekends. We are really starting to settle in and set things up the way that we want. We purchased a new projector, screen and surround sound for our theater room in the basement. We had a projector before, but this one…wow!

I spent about four hours in Zoe’s room, playroom and closet organizing, getting rid of clothes and toys that don’t suit her anymore, and just trying to find a good set up. I am still working in the playroom. I think I need another shelf or something in there. But it is coming along nicely!

The way her room is set up, you walk through her closet to get to her playroom. She loves that she has a “secret room” and I can really see it growing with her into a little teenage hang out area when she is older.

We hardly had any decor in our old house. It was like we always knew it wasn’t our forever home, so we never took the time to really make it our own. I am absolutely loving spreading some of our pictures out here and finding decor that reflects us.

I scored this amazing side table at Bargain Hunt for $40 last weekend! It looks so great with the lamp in our hearth room off the kitchen. This has become one of my favorite spots in the house, as I spend a lot of time in this room with Zoe. She has a TV in there, her little table where she eats and colors, and some toys on the main floor.

Chris was a champ, and helped me put together my desk last weekend. So. Many. Pieces. But I really love the finished product! Lots to do in the office still, like paint some walls (Ughhhhhhh) but I feel great to finally have this set up!

Favorite Purchase: I love the Pleione brand from Nordstrom. They make some really great work tops. This one is cute in person than it is online, but I love the loose peplum at the bottom. I grabbed it in black, and then thought better of my self and grabbed this gorgeous blue color with polka dots. I have always loved a little polka dot, so classic. Usually you can find me in black, and I am really trying to add a few more colors to my closet.

Ok fine. You know what. I will share my fitting room picture. I always take pictures of myself in clothes before I purchase to make sure I actually like it. This actually runs a little big, so I sized down to a medium.

Favorite Lust: Have you seen the new Kendra Scott heart necklace???? I am in love!!! How freaking cute is this??? They have earrings to match that I really want too.

Favorite Recipe: I have made these chicken tenders twice now, and they are incredible!!! Keto friendly if you are looking for a low carb options.

keto chicken tenders coated in buffalo sauce with a side of celery

Favorite View: The sunrise the other day was absolutely breathtaking. I took Mac out, and ran back inside to grab my phone because it had to be captured. I know I shared this on Instagram, but I have to share again.

Favorite Funnies:

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  • Reply laura January 24, 2020 at 9:04 am

    I love that top on you! It looks so good! I can’t wait to see your house in person!!! Also that last meme is me to a tee!!

  • Reply Andrea Nine January 24, 2020 at 9:13 am

    I adore that top on you! Let me know if you’d like the one from the loft when you get it. Your house is coming together so sweetly and I think Zoe‘s room is my favorite thing about it too! You guys are going to love your new projector! Have a super sweet weekend my love!

  • Reply Lauren @ The Pizza Monster Mama January 24, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Omg that last quote just KILLED me!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent January 24, 2020 at 11:22 am

    You’re going to get the most beautiful sunsets there… & the most gorgeous FALL COLORS.
    Do you know how many people you made jealous with that movie room?????
    Loving your new desk too!!!
    Yeah… my last job was SUPPPPER good about the freedom at work. I guess my new job is decent… I think I’m still paranoid of not wanting to risk anything to loose it 🙂

  • Reply SMD January 24, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    The house is looking great!

    Love that top too.

    It’s so great to work wherever suits you best that day.

  • Reply Lindsay January 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I love that shirt so much!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... January 24, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    More jobs really do need to be like that. That’s so awesome that you get to work for a company that treats you like a trustworthy adult. I am in love with that side table & those chicken tenders look incredible!

  • Reply Kristin January 25, 2020 at 6:48 am

    The husband and the cold. It’s so blatantly true and I don’t even think that to sound like a martyr or something. Literally, the only difference between life being sick or not being sick is that I have a 2 hour break to nap or something during naptime. My husband will lay on the couch all day.

  • Reply Kate January 27, 2020 at 11:51 am

    LOL at the meme for the man cold – TRUTH! Loving your theater room set up and your ability to work from home. It’s been 2 years, and I’m still amazed and overly thankful for the flexibility I have at this job compared to my previous one. I get SO much more done and focus better at home, and am a better mom to Serena on days where she needs me too <3

  • Reply chelsea jacobs January 28, 2020 at 10:33 am

    okay that last meme is so true hahaha

  • Reply Danielle January 28, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    I sooo want that Kendra Scott necklace. So pretty. I like the shirt that you chose. I hate taking selfies when trying on clothes, but sometimes it is the only way to see how something looks because fitting room mirrors are awful. I recently went through all the girls stuff too.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag January 29, 2020 at 8:14 am

    I love that Zoe’s playroom is through her closet! That’s fantastic.
    Your new top is super cute, and look at you branching out from all black! 🙂
    As always, I love your funnies. Ahhh so true. So true.
    Your theater room is awesome – love the new projector!!! Lots of movie nights in your future, I imagine.


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