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Recommendations and a Little Weekending

Chris has been moving stuff from one server to another, and my blog link didn’t work there for a few days but I think everything is back. All that tech stuff is over my head. Anyways, we didn’t really do much this past weekend. We spend Saturday with Chris’s family and Sunday at home just hanging out. I did want to share Zoe’s Halloween/Fall photo shoot we did on our front porch! The pictures are too cute to not make it here on the blog.

And now for some of my recommendations for the month!

L’Occitane -I placed an order with Sephora last week and they had a VIB offer for a delux L’Occitane sample. You got a body oil, the  Shea Butter Hand cream and Immortelle Divine. I have used the Immortelle Divine yet, but the body oil and hand cream are amazing. The hand cream is actually the best I have ever used. It makes my skin immediately soft and silky and isn’t greasy in the slightest bit. My first love was Body Shop Vitamin E butter, but L’Occtane has them beat. The scent is a pleasant smell, sort of clean powder if I had to give it a name. My hands have never felt better and when this one is gone, I plan to stock up!!! I had already been using their shower oil, and love that too. I love it for after shaving, and it’s in the shower so I don’t feel like it is an extra step.

Democracy Jeans – I purchased my first pair of these a few months before I got pregnant with Zoe. They are so comfortable and forgiving, that I was able to wear them for a few months into my pregnancy. Postpartum, I wasn’t sure how I was going to go back to real pants after months of maternity leggings, so I went back to Nordstrom Rack and got a new pair. I have literally  been living in them ever since. They are so comfortable and they feel more like jeggings with the look and material of actual jeans. They come in all sizes and you can usually find them for around $40 at Nordstrom Rack at any given time.

Late July Chips – Chris picked up the Late July Chia & Quinoa chips at Publix one time and they are seriously the best tortilla chips ever!!! We have had a few different kinds from the brand and you can’t go wrong, but this kind is the absolute best! Plus they have to be healthier with chia and quinoa, right???

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Cat and Jack – I have picked up clothes from several different places for Zoe over the last year, and the Cat and Jack brand from Target is among my favorite for sure. Everything is reasonably priced, so cute without being cheesy and fits like a dream. I have the hardest time finding her pants that don’t stretch out during the day, and their leggings really hold up. Especially now that she is crawling. If you are pregnant or looking for a gift, be sure to check them out!

Linking up with Lauren. Happy Halloween!

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  • Reply SMD October 31, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I buy my niece a ton of Cat & Jack stuff! Love it!

    Happy Halloween!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 31, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Cutest lil Lady Bug ever! I really want to try those tortilla chips! Happy Halloween! Wind chill is 28 right now, feel sorry for the Trick or Treaters! Have a ghoully GREAT DAY!!

  • Reply Kay October 31, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I cannot handle the cuteness of that lady bug costume!! How adorable!
    Those chips look yummy!

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As October 31, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    She is seriously so adorable!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 31, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    I wish Cat & Jack designed for adults – the kids stuff is just the cutest!!!!!!
    That ladybug just makes me smile!!!!!!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 31, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Those pictures of Zoe are so incredibly adorable, and she totally makes the cutest ladybug! And we haven’t gotten many Cat & Jack clothes, but I’ve heard great things about them! I mean it is Target brand, and Target is always on point right!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 31, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    that cream IS good! i just wish it wasn’t so expensive :s

  • Reply Audrey October 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Zoe is sooo cute!
    For some reason on my Firefox browser your site keeps getting redirected to beerybytesbirmingham or some other wordpress site. I don’t know if the problem is my computer or something on your end 🙁 I’m on Internet Explorer right now just so I was sure I could still get to your blog!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 31, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Oh my goodness Zoe in her costume is the cutest thing ever!! She looks adorable as a little lady bug and such a fun photo shoot. Big smiles all around! Happy Halloween!

  • Reply Bre October 31, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    DANG IT! I just placed an order with Sephora so I missed the freebie. But there’s always good freebies. I need a really good hand cream so I’m going to check this out next time I’m in the store. OR if i see another freebie pop up.

  • Reply Brandy November 1, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Ahh. Those photos of your mini are so adorable. She’s a cute little lady bug.
    I work at Target and have definitely noted that the Cat and Jack selection is adorable!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer November 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

    The Late July chips are amazing. I know it’s not healthy but their lime chips are addictive! I need to check out those jeans. I haven’t been much of a jean wearer because it’s so hard for me to get a good fit. The top right picture of Zoe is maybe my favorite of her ever!

  • Reply Carly November 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Zoe looks like the happiest ladybug– and those little wings in the back- SO cute! I’ve never used that version of the hand cream, but I have the rose and it’s sooo nice. I’m going to check out the body oil- I’ve never used one before, but my skin is already getting super dry with the weather changing.

  • Reply Marie November 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Zoe is the cutest little ladybug. I have that hand cream and really like it. I have been trying to visit your blog since Monday but I kept getting errors and then when I did get to it, it wouldn’t allow me to comment. I sort of figured it was my computer because they are constantly blocking and unblocking things. Glad it’s back and I can comment! Hope you had a very Happy Halloween.

  • Reply laura November 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

    The cutest ladybug that there ever was! And YES to Cat & Jack – so cute and so reasonably priced. I think I need to finally hop on those jeans since you keep raving about them!

  • Reply Danielle November 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

    I LOVE that hand cream. It is pricey but so worth it. Love the photoshoot with Zoe. She looks sooo darling!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs November 1, 2017 at 11:18 am

    She is so cute! And I love those chips!

  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue November 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Zoe is the cutest little ladybug!! 🙂

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen November 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Oh my gosh she really is so adorable. Glad you are back up and running, I think I was directed to a beer site once this week when trying to visit you and was like what?! I need to look for those chops, they sound great!

  • Reply kristen November 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    cat and jack seriously have the cutest clothes. love Z’s costume! definitely need to check out those Democracy jeans!

  • Reply Kate November 1, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Cat & Jack has been my go-to for clothes for Serena and gifts for others because they’re such cute pieces at a fantastic price point. And because Target! Those pictures – swoon! Absolutely adorable <3

  • Reply Biana November 1, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    She looks adorable in the lady bug costume so stinking cute! I love the cut of those jeans so I will be checking that brand out – thank you for sharing 🙂 xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Amie November 9, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I have never tried eye shadow primer but it sounds like I need to! Right now I am loving smashbox photo finish foundation primer and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It’s hard to find a really good mascara but this one works great!! I do wish all of these make-ups didn’t have such crazy names though…ugh.

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