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Friday Things

My little sister turns 29 on Monday. It’s funny, because I remember when I turned 29. That was the year that I accepted a new job, bought a new car, closed on the home that we still live in and it was the year Chris and I got married. Tracy already has all those things, but it is quite a year to get nostalgic about. As you say goodbye to your 20’s with one last hurrah! Anyways, I am sure that I will get to see her at some point this weekend because I have the goods. And by the goods, I mean Zoe. Tracy probably wins for most Zoe visits out of anyone. I have a feeling that those two will have a special bond. At least I hope so! We didn’t have any aunts or uncles growing up, as both my parents are only children. I am glad that Zoe has a few aunts and uncles!

This week was a fun one. My MIL was out of town, so I worked from home the entire week instead of going in to the office one day. It worked out great and I still got done just as much as I would have otherwise. Dropping those 3-4 hours I spend in the car the day I go in really makes for more productivity if we are being honest!

Favorite Moments: Tuesday, Zoe and I met Laura for lunch at Ashley Mac’s! It had been far too long since I have seen her beautiful face, and a girls lunch is always good for the soul. She brought Zoe the cutest little pink elephant romper and took a picture of Zoe and I while we were there. I hardly have any pictures with me and her so I really appreciated the thought!

I try to make it a point to walk with Zoe to the mailbox every day and sit out on our front porch for a few minutes so we get some Vitamin D and fresh air! Zoe is straight up Chris all over, except her eyes. She has my eyes. Unfortunately for her, that means they are super sensitive to light so she totally rocks shades all the time with no fuss.

Zoe was so silly yesterday morning, here are the many faces of Zoe. All taken within a minute of each other. The bottom right one is my favorite.

Favorite Workout: When I can get in a regular cardio workout while Zoe naps, I have been doing this one a lot. I really like it! If I have more time after, I tack on a ten minute arms workout and a few stretches and am good to go!

Favorite Lust: My face has been breaking out again this last week or so. I have heard a lot of great things about the Murad Time Release Acne Anti-Aging cleanser. Have any of you used it? I am thinking about trying it because acne? Anti-aging? Yep, need both.

Also, after seeing Andrea wearing some pink Adidas Gazelles, I decided I need a pair ASAP. Like how cute are these???

Favorite Funnies:

I either have my hair and makeup done, or I look homeless. There is no in between.:

It's a sad statement that I have to visit Facebook to find funny things to pin. What the hell, Feed? And special thanks to George Takei...:


Chris and I when Zoe falls asleep in our arms and we are trying to put her down without waking her…

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When you are waiting for your friend and they finally walk in….

When your husband asks where the rest of the leftovers are…

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

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  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky March 24, 2017 at 7:21 am

    LOL putting kids down when they’re sleeping…definitely like diffusing a bomb! oh, those days are long gone for me and you will fondly remember those days when naps gave you a bit of quiet time to yourself.

  • Reply Emelia March 24, 2017 at 7:31 am

    That picture of you and Zoe is the cutest- what a nice lunch and sweet friend. I’ll say it again but Zoe’s faces are the best haha. Glad you had a good week, enjoy your weekend!!!

  • Reply Heather March 24, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Oh that workout looks like a good one! I haven’t been running as much because it has been freezing here, but need some cardio!! I love that first pic…gym vs. tacos…hmm… lol. Great picture of you and Zoe! She looks rockin in the shades too!! Happy birthday to your sister – she sounds like such an awesome auntie!!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine March 24, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Guess what, I’m wearing my pink gazelles today!!!!!! Thank you darling…loving the pics of you and sweet girly Zoe!! Your smiles are so sweet. Happy weekend love, here’s to Tacos and smiles!!!! Happy Birthday to your lil sis!!! xo

  • Reply Laura March 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Happy birthday to Tracy!! Awww, I had so much fun with you guys, too! I love holding that little jelly bean. I’m so copying you and Andrea with the pink gazelles. I need those in my life. And I pretty much look like a homeless person on the regular nowadays, because IDGAF. I’m glad I was able to get you a pic of you and Zoe — you guys are my favorites!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston March 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

    The many faces of that sweet baby girl – love it!! Happy birthday to your little sister – I remember 29 pretty well…and well 30 is pretty epic so far!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer March 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Love that picture of you two! She is definitely all you in the eyes. Hope your sis had a great birthday and that you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs March 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    She is the CUTEST in those glasses! And you totally need those shoes.

  • Reply marie March 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I love that picture of you and Zoe. You both are so cute! Hope your sister has a great birthday!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... March 24, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I want Anna Kendrick to be my best friend. I love how smiley Zoe is!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo March 24, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Fitsugar has the BEST workout videos.
    Those baby sunglasses!!!! Oh mercy – so cute!!
    So glad you got a pic with your girl. that is the worst when you’re momma & always taking pictures. You need to start using your self timer to get more pictures together. You’ll be glad you do it more often!

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! March 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I love the adorable faces that Zoe makes!!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 24, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I love babies in sunglasses.

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista March 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    You always have the best funnies, I always look homeless at home there’s no in-between for sure! And those baby sunnies – adorable! Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to your sister <3

  • Reply Audrey March 24, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    The meme about Jimmy cracked corn…. Hahahaha!
    I love that picture of you and Zoe! You guys so have some done professionally!! Document this age with you in the picture! 🙂

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family March 24, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Ah! You two are so cute in your sunnies! Love that shot of you guys!

  • Reply Sierra March 24, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Aunts are the best! It’s only my sister and I in a sea of boys so my guys will always only have one blood Aunt. I love the pic of you and Zoe! Try to get in the frame more if you can. I love looking back at pics of me when I was little but my parents are barely in them and I really wish I could see more of their excitement and making those memories with me. I probably jump in pics with my little guys more than normal but I don’t think you can ever have enough 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis March 25, 2017 at 11:45 am

    You and Zoe look fabulous in your sunglasses! Happy birthday to your sis and I hope you get to celebrate this weekend, after all you have the goods! Happy weekend! I love the homeless funny. That’s how I look right now. LOL

  • Reply StephTheBookworm March 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a great week and OMG those pink shoes. <3 So do you typically work from home 4 days and office 1 day? If so, that is awesome! Your commute sounds crazy long though!

    Hope your weekend was great. Hugs to you and little miss Zoe.

  • Reply kristen March 27, 2017 at 7:22 am

    awwww that picture of Zoe and you is perfect! i bet it’s hard to remember to get photos with you in them, but they are precious.
    i am intrigued by the murad cleanser. i am using one from first aid beauty and i love love love it for acne (i’m thinking the argan oil is making me break out too 😐 blah) but it doesn’t do much on the anti aging front.

  • Reply Carly March 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I used a different Murad acne cleanser for a little while and actually really liked it, and have had my eye on the serum for the acne+aging, so I’ll be interested to hear if you like that cleanser. Love the picture of you and zoe in your sunglasses– too cute!

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