Friday Favorites

I have a lot of updates I could talk about, but it’s Friday and that is a fabulous day, so I’m going to share some favorites.

… Shirt
I don’t usually buy any clothes full price if I can avoid it, but I accidentally wandered out of the clearance baby clothes section at Target, and I had to get this shirt. It also has a cute tulip cut back – I’m so excited for Ellie to wear it. We found some cute tees on clearance for her – I stalk the baby section every week to see what’s new.

… Hair Product
Renpure Cleansing Conditioner – I heard about this conditioner which both cleans and conditions your hair, so you don’t have to use shampoo with it. So far, so good. I have oily-prone hair, and it has been soft and not oily since starting to use this every other day. I’ve still been using regular shampoo and conditioner about once a week, just so I get a shampoo in but it may be fine without it.

… Food
A magical mom friend online sent me a box of cookies! There was a story that involved Greg eating all the cookies and me complaining (I get hangry without dessert), so she sent me lots of cookies. I am thinking the stroopwafels look especially delicious.

… Baby book
Ellie has taken a big interest in this 100 First Words book. She’s started pointing at the different pictures, and I like to read it with her.

… Project
Greg built Ellie a dollhouse bookcase! He’s really amazing at woodworking, and we’d seen these style bookcases on Pinterest, so he found some plans and we changed the sizes to work for what we wanted. It took a few weekends and now she has a custom bookcase! He did 99% of the work – I just made the plan on Photoshop and helped him paint a few parts.

Have you tried any stroopwafels? What books should I put on my baby book wishlist? Hope you have a fantastic Friday and weekend.


Friday Favorites

… Fall – The weather is finally changing and leaves are falling. I’m looking forward to scarves and having the windows open for a little bit.

… Harry Potter things – Did everyone else get excited that you can discover your Patronus? I was surprised by my result.

… Pumpkin macarons – I bought these at Trader Joe’s and they totally exceeded expectations. So delicious!

… Budget Bytes recipe – I made spinach tomato quesadillas, which came out pretty well. I made four and stuck them in the freezer so I could eat them all week.

… Phone case – I’m still on the lookout for a phone case. Luckily, I should have plenty of time since my phone probably won’t get here till November. I’d love a Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid one. Maybe something like this. Or I might go with the clear case I have now.

… Fall clothes – My baby is due literally tomorrow, so I’m hoping I can wear normal clothes eventually. I have no plans for shopping, but it will be time to break out the fall clothes soon.

… Greg points moment – That time that he told me he thought I already had makeup on and he was serious, even though I didn’t believe him at first. + so many points for him.

… Due date – Happy due date this weekend, baby. She’s due the 24th but hasn’t made her move, yet.

Have a fantastic weekend!


Friday Favorites

I would be happier if it was next Friday, since that’s the next time I am off, but I will take what I can get. Here’s hoping it gets less crazy hot this weekend!

Favorite Conditioner:
I picked up this based sheerly off smell, and it smells even more majestic once it is in my hair. If you see it on the shelf, inhale it; it is amazing.

Favorite Eyeliner:
My old Pixi eyeliner from Target was running a bit dry, so I decided to splurge and get a Kat Von D liner from Sephora. It’s so smooth, I love it. It’s also a cruelty-free brand.

Favorite Recipe:
I struggle to find a use for my vegan protein powder, even though I need lots and lots of protein right now. I am not a smoothie person most mornings. I usually want some almond butter toast or oatmeal. But on the weekends, when I have a little extra time, I make vegan protein pancakes, and they are pretty delicious. Also, it only takes a few ingredients (I use almond milk instead of water, because I like milk in pancakes). Once you go maple, you never go back to the regular syrup.

Favorite Purchase:
Our old dish rack was from IKEA, and it was great for a while but had started to rust, and I don’t want to dry my dishes on a rusty rack. We had a bamboo rack before which lasted for a while, so I’m giving it another shot and got this one. It’s actually great at holding almost anything so far. We have a very limited space on our counter, so it can be hard to find a good compact one.

Favorite Moment:
When Greg sent me baby stuff. He knows me so well.

Favorite Accomplishment:
Cleaning things and going through stuff in the garage and underneath the bed last weekend. Now I have a small bag of donation stuff, and I was able to get this tub half-empty. There’s still more to go and I am trying to make room everywhere, but every little bit helps.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment:
How I feel when anyone comments on my size. Usually, it’s disbelief when I tell them I am 7 months along.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Friday Favorites

Favorite Clothes:
I would love to wear this to the gym when I can wear normal tank tops again (I could still probably for now, but it wouldn’t last very long):

Favorite Food:

I might leave off the spicy ingredients, but doesn’t this tofu look so good? I can’t believe it’s tofu.

Favorite Movie Trailer:
I’m so excited about Doctor Strange. I’m excited about every Marvel movie, and have seen them all so far.

Favorite Funnies:
Me when somebody walks by my living room window and I’m just sitting in my pajamas:

Why buy a new hoodie when one is already broken in?

Sending a sexy picture:

When you have to hit rewind because they weren’t paying attention:

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday Favorites

I hope you’re having a fabulous Friday! Yesterday I tried to turn off the lights in one room by turning them on in another room, and I had a dream that a Petsmart worker cut off all my hair. Pregnancy brain is weird. I am actually working this weekend again, but I still have lots of things I am excited about.

(photo via)

Favorite Purchase:

I’m going to an event today that I wanted to look nice for, and I knew that I would prefer to wear a dress. However, I don’t have any dresses that I am comfortable in right now and that would be acceptable attire, so I checked Old Navy and got lucky that they had a few maxi dresses. This one is really soft, fit well, and I will be comfortable enough there that I should be able to wear it all day.


I don’t know if it’s because I’m from the South, but when I see a biscuit slathered with butter and jelly, I cannot help myself. I made these last weekend and they are so yummy.. I drool just looking at pictures of biscuits. I admit that sometimes I will sit at work and stare at recipes for an hour or two, planning for later. I stocked a bunch of these up in my freezer, so that I can have a biscuit stash when needed.

Favorite Health/Beauty Items:

It’s safe to say I bought this mascara strictly because it had unicorns on it. I was in Target, minding my own business, when I was suddenly confronted with pretty unicorns and I was powerless. It turns out it is a really good mascara. I’ve tried it a couple times so far and it’s worked well. It has a twisty part at the top so that you apply it twice – first for length, and then for volume. It really does give me longer-looking lashes.

I also bought Pacifica sea foam face wash, because it had been out of stock for some time at my Target and when I saw it was back, I scooped it up. This stuff smells heavenly. I am scent-sensitive right now, and I love the way this smells. It’s light, sweet, clean, and sea-like.

Favorite Workout:

I went for a run and actually did three miles! It was alternating running/walking, but it’s the most I’ve done in a while! We had absolutely beautiful weather after several days of rain and clouds, so I was antsy to get outside, and I ran like an antelope. At least, I felt like I ran like an antelope. In reality, I probably ran like a drunken squirrel, but it felt amazing.

Favorite Funnies:
When people ask what my plans are:

When someone brings up a topic I know nothing about, but I try anyway:

Introvert life:

I’ll be ready:

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday Favorites

It’s finally Friday, and it’s an especially great Friday because I realized I only work three days next week. Monday is our off day and next Friday I have an event I requested to go to. Mucho bueno.

Today I’m wearing pants that won’t zip, planning to eat Chipotle, and will be living the unemployed life in a couple weeks. My life is not completely together. I believe there is supposed to be some sort of plan for this thing, or a diagram or something. Possibly a pie chart would be helpful. Somebody give me a laser pointer and I will get it together.

Favorite Workout:

My workouts now are basically jogging until my belly’s uncomfortable, then walking, then jogging, etc. Maybe I can get more inventive once my schedule changes. I try to get my walks in after work, so I’ve only got about half an hour or so.

My other favorite pastime is looking at photos from a couple months ago and thinking how small my belly was. I’m sure in a couple months I will do the same with these photos. But my belly feels so bloated by the end of the day! It’s so much smaller in the morning and slowly gets bigger throughout the day.

Favorite Purchase:

Confession: I have bought cat leashes before (photo from last year). Confession two: One of my cats is now too fat for her cat leash. So I have now bought cat leashes twice, because obviously my cat needs size large. They are obsessed with outside, but our neighborhood’s too busy to let them run around.

Favorite Food:

Couscous is one of my favorite things to cook, because I am looking out for things with lots of protein, and this is so good and easy to make. You boil water, olive oil, and the spice pack and then add the couscous and let it sit there off the heat and it magically fluffs up. It’s like a chia pet, but way more delicious and better for you. Disclaimer: don’t eat chia pets.

Favorite Funnies:
When my upstairs neighbors decide to start playing loud Latin music at 8:30 PM on a Thursday night. This is an ongoing problem. Apartment life.

“Borrowing” things.

Getting ready for the day:

Happy Friday! Have a fantastic weekend!


Friday Favorites

I have been cranky a little bit this week, but only up and down cranky. Sometimes I’m totally fine and then three hours later I am ready to let loose a wave of emotions. But there were good parts about this week, and I am so happy to be right next to the weekend!

Favorite Outdoors Time:

I actually ran for a little bit Wednesday and yesterday. Wednesday I was uncomfortable after several minutes, but yesterday I was able to run a little longer – and I didn’t have to pee. Yay! I am not used to sitting at a desk all day and if I don’t get some outside air, I turn into a gremlin.

There’s been more daylight, lately, so I am able to get outside for a quick walk/run after work. I already wake up at the butt crack of dawn, so early morning workout is not happening right now.

Favorite Food:

I’m eating eggs, so this isn’t a substitute for me, but man oh man was this delicious! Adding vegetable broth really does give it a good flavor. I put mine in a tortilla and cooked it up with cheese quesadilla style.

Favorite Shopping:
I feel like I’m winning:

I recently found this feature on my Target Cartwheel app to show me how much I’ve saved compared with my Facebook friends, and it’s been made into a competition. I buy half my groceries there once a week, so I have an unfair advantage.
Favorite Funnies:
My brain everyday due to hormones:
If I could stop crying at work, that would be grreeeeaaat. Yesterday I got something sent back to me that I didn’t know how to fix, so I literally started crying every time I looked at it, and then I felt ridiculous for crying which made me laugh and then I looked at it again and started crying, repeat over and over. I sit in the back, so I hope no one walks back in the middle of one of my multiple ‘crying at work’ moments.
How I feel like busting into this weekend:
A baby wombat for your enjoyment:
Happy Friday! Hope you have a relaxing weekend.