Things I’m Loving Lately

First things first…the winner of my giveaway is Kristen!

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Yay Kristen!! I really want to try those Picky Bars. They sound amazing.

Look for an email from me (umm, sometime soon) with more info :)

So…I have to admit, things are pretty boring around here. While I have no problems getting out and about – IT’S EXHAUSTING. I’m still recovering from this weekend where we managed to go the Splash Park, Barnes & Noble, Davis Bakery for a family breakfast, a birthday party, and grocery shopping.

Hoping this wears them out! Where do they get all of their energy??


While the kids are at summer camp, Evan and I are sitting around recovering. He has had a case of the grumps for the past two days.


But, he’s still cute. And getting SO BIG!





Despite the relatively boring days (I mean how exciting it is sitting on the couch?) there are a few things that I’ve been loving on lately that I thought I would share. Bonus: none of them are baby related!


Obviously I’ve had a lot of computer time and therefore a lot of blog time. Here are a few new (to me) blogs that I’ve been reading regularly. I don’t always comment because typing with one hand gets old. Actually, some of these people have no idea that I read their blogs. Surprise! I stalk you.

Have any blog recommendations for me? Check out my list of other blogs I frequent HERE.


For a while now, Jackie Jovi has been trying to get me to watch Parks and Rec. Well, congratulations Jackie YOU WIN.

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I’m almost done with Season 2 and I don’t see any signs of stopping. I have to say I adore both Amy Pohler and Rashida Jones. And whoever does their makeup. They always look glowing and amazing. Can they come do mine?


Dan and I went shopping last Wednesday (he was thrilled to go to the mall on his day off) and I bought four of these shirts from Loft.


I was actually tempted to buy it in every single color available, but I restrained myself.  It’s perfect because I can wear it with anything, it shows off my newly acquired chest nicely (and not in a pornstar kinda way – though I could totally rock that look too right now) and it’s billowy enough to hide my postpartum pooch.

I did learn during this shopping trip, however, that I should not be allowed to talk to strangers. I’m pretty sure I told the saleswoman that I planned on “tasting the rainbow” (because I bought this shirt in so many bright colors) – obviously and that it’s a good thing I “couldn’t wear all of the shirts at once.” I’m a conversationalist.


I got to be a real adult last Friday night and got to celebrate this girl’s birthday!


Next time I might actually do my hair!

I might have only had one drink (which was amazing – I finally got to enjoy an Eola 101! I need to recreate this at home) and got home by 10:30, but it was good to get out and not think about anything baby related for a little while. I’m not 100% sure I formed coherent sentences or had a lot to offer to any conversations, but hey I was out.


I’m a little obsessed with the Sabra Garden Humus and carrots.


In fact, I might be eating it right now.

I have scary, scary dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep (don’t believe me? check out yesterday’s selfies.) and in effort not to scare people outside of my house I have been using this concealer under my eyes.

concealerstickIt’s probably NOT the best concealer out there, but it’s cheap and it does the job. You are welcome strangers.

I am not on the whole organic train (I love pesticides in my body) – but this bottle wine was 2 for $10 at Publix on Sunday — and who am I to pass up a deal like that?



For those who can’t read the tiny label that says Natura Cabernet Sauvignon.

I only bought two bottles because that’s all that was left. I totally need to stop by again soon to see if this deal is still going on because a) it was really good for cheap wine and b) I am all about stocking up, especially since I drink a glass and then pass out. I know it’s not going to be like that forever. I know I’ll be back to drinking an entire bottle in one sitting soon (I’d say I was kidding, but we all know I would be lying). I really should have sought out deals like this while I was pregnant – but I felt weird buying wine in bulk.

So yeah, it’s the little things that get me through the days (and nights!).

What are some of your favorite things? 


  1. says

    That Sabra hummus used to come in lemon flavor and I can’t find it anymore. It sounds disgusting, but Carol brought it to one of Tyler’s parties once and got me hooked. It is so good and I would have never tried it if she didn’t make me.

    Thanks for coming out and celebrating with me! That was just the warm-up. We have to build back up to shots!
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    • says

      They have the lemon at my Publix (which is the same Publix that Carol goes to – so makes sense). I’d say I’d get some for you – but who knows how long that will take!

      We will take shots (or at least A shot) again! Hopefully in August :)

  2. says

    You have no idea how happy it is that you’ve discovered the joy that is Pawnee. Just wait until the Chris Traeger/Ben Wyatt era begins. It’s LITerally a joy to watch (you’ll get that soon). I have serious obsession issues with Leslie Knope. I miss her so much over the summer in a way that is not natural. So now I make E watch The Might B, just to help me get my Amy fix.

    And thanks Evan. Now my uterus aches thanks to your grumpy frog and hands behind your head pictures. I actually LOLed at both of them.
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    • says

      I just “met” Chris Traeger and Ben Wyatt… kinda excited because I heard that’s when it gets really good. Not that Season 2 has been bad (MUCH better than Season 1)!

      You just need to come over and get your cuddle on with Evan. I think he is tired of hanging out with just me.

  3. says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that shirt!!! I’m tempted to see if I can afford one out of my next paycheck. I’m always in need of new shirts.

    Evan is SO dang cute!!! All these cute pictures make me want babies!

    I’ll definitely have to check out the blogs you mentioned.
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  4. says

    OMG, I can so relate to so many things in this post. Hard to believe I was where you are now only a couple of months ago. I mean, who am I kidding? The child is still tethered to me, but at least she sleeps now. I need to check out that wine! I do the same thing you do. I can only drink one glass and then the wine goes bad. So, cheap is where it’s at.
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  5. says

    Aww, love seeing more photos of Evan! I love that turtle onesie! (The hubs and I kind of have a thing for turtles. In fact, it is going to be our nursery theme.) That last one of that smiling face is just too much!

    Thanks for the mention! I was so happy to have found your blog when I first found out I was pregnant. I love that you take the time to respond to comments and questions which has been super helpful for this mom-to-be. :)

    It took me awhile to get into Parks and Rec (I started watching partway through season 3) and it is my favorite show on TV. It has yet to disappoint and the writing still has me laughing whether I’m watching an episode with someone or by myself.

    That shirt from Loft is really cute! They always have such nice things. I’m actually wearing one of their maternity dresses right now. :)
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  6. says

    WHAT?! I won?! Squeeeee!!! I’m so excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I really love that shirt; I think I need to do some online shopping on Loft. I always buy multiple shirts in different colors; glad I’m not the only one :).
    Kristen recently posted..Double Stroller Running

  7. says

    You have the cutest kids in all the land.

    I’m pretty sure I recently told a stranger that the sun that day was bursting with flavor. So, yeah. Neither of us should be in public.

    Maybelline Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink. I put it on eyes, cheeks, and lips. One stop shopping and I swear I dont look like Strawberry Shortcake.

    Organic wine. Not sure what that means. No hangovers? Sold! :)

    Didya hear I’m running the Celebration Half with y’all in January? I’m going to need an Eola 101 at some point that weekend.
    Melissa recently posted..Training to Run a Half Marathon PR

  8. Mom says

    Love the shirt, looks good on you. Thank you for the pics of E.. he’s growing so fast.. and YES..he is a big big boy!! Love that picture of his pout.. reminds me so much of L.. LOL. Im happy that L and B are being happy in camp this year! Hope to see you all soon! Keep resting and recovering.. you’ll be back to be busy and busier soon enough! <3

  9. says

    I love the Publix wine BOGOs. Every time I see a wine deal, I have to get my two bottles. Although I feel like they used to have wine BOGOs more often than they do now…

    My thing that I’m loving right now is YouTube organizational videos. Not sure why. Just stumbled across some and now I want to organize every single thing in my house. Not necessarily a bad thing… If only I had all the time/money/energy it takes to do all the things those videos motivate me to do…I think I could probably conquer the world. Ha!

    BTW, E is getting more adorable by the minute! Love his expressions!
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  10. says

    Gosh…thanks for including me!! How fresh the one-handed typing is for me. I became such an expert, but used to get frustrated at how flippin’ long it took to comment on blogs. I’m thankful that Nia is easily distracted by playing with her package of wipes right now while I type this :) haha
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