Friday, January 27, 2017

Confessions

Well. This week got away from me. One minute it was Monday and I was on a roll with blogging, and then next thing I knew it was Thursday night and I hadn't showed up here for a few days. I was pretty productive outside of our online world though. I organized all of my pictures since June (which was a beast), Hadley and I went to a baby music class for the first time, had friends over for coffee, cleaned out the fridge (there were also things in there since June...) and picked up this raved about concealer that I will most definitely report back on. Operation cover all the dark circles.

Friday confessions are always a fun way to start the weekend, so here goes nothing!

I used to think S'well water bottles were overrated - I mean I could think of a lot of other things to spend $35 on - until I got one for Christmas. And I was wrong. So wrong! They are totally worth the money and then some. They really do keep your drink cold ALL DAY. I put ice cubes in mine before the gym one morning, and they were still in there the next morning. Not to mention, it's seriously beautiful. I don't think I've ever called a water bottle beautiful before, but this one deserves it. They are hand wash only, but most moms have one of these on hand that makes washing it super easy!


So on the night we went to music class which was at 5pm, I ate leftovers at 4 before we left and when we got home and put Hadley to bed at 7pm, I had no idea what I was going to eat for my (second) dinner. Well until I went out to grab the mail anyway, and found a package of gorgeous, delicious chocolate and caramel covered pretzels waiting for me from The Pretzee Company! So that's what I ate for dinner, no joke. I'm actually eating one right now with a chai tea latte for a little afternoon snack. Anyway, they are so so good and I'm all about supporting small businesses (especially moms), so make sure to check them out - especially for Valentines Day coming up because how cute is this packaging?!

I'm having such a hard time getting into This Is Us. I know! I think I'm comparing it too much to Parenthood? And to me, there really is no comparison. Parenthood was the best and I want to start a petition to bring it back. Anyone else feel this way? Please don't shame me for this guys! I want to love it!


I can be a little bit of a makeup snob... and had never bought a drugstore foundation until this week. Well I'm here to admit that I was all wrong. This very well might be the best foundation I've ever used. Here's what I love about it: the priceeee for number one (it's under $10!), it lasted all day through the gym and errands and wrangling an army crawling baby, it applies very well (I use this brush), it offers medium but buildable coverage, and my skin didn't freak out from it at all. Try it!

I'm restraining really, really, REALLY hard on buying this jumpsuit (don't worry Nick, I won't buy it). We are doing a girls trip to Chicago next weekend and it would be so perfect. How amazing would it look with a pair of statement earrings? A girl can dream.


Another Christmas gift was the new Skinnytaste cookbook that we love. You may have seen my Instagram snap (I have completely abandoned actual Snapchat), but last week we made the oven roasted greek chicken and it was amazing. This week I tried the beef ragu and it was really disappointing. It literally had no flavor - looks pretty though. I still think the cookbook is a great buy!

Have a good weekend ladies! Assuming a whole zero men read here. We're up to nothing other than house cleaning, hitting the gym, and brunching with friends. It should be a good one.
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25 comments

  1. I have been loving IT cosmetics cc cream and using it as a foundation, but going to look into the L'Oreal one!! And pretzels for dinner is totally okay - #adulting is sometimes fun LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Ugh. I need to organize (and edit) pictures. So lazy. That jumpsuit is super cute!! Girls weekend in Chicago will be so fun!!!

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  3. I haven't made one bad thing from the Skinnytaste cookbooks! They're my favorite. Those pretzels look so cute!

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  4. Those pretzels are gorgeous!! And I couldn't really get into This Is Us either (though TBH, it took a bit for me to like Parenthood and I ended up watching all the seasons in backwards succession, but that's a different story ;)

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  5. Being in South Africa, we don't get all your TV shows so I downloaded This is Us last night - hope I manage to get into it! i haven't watched Parenthood though! x

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  6. I never watched Parenthood so maybe thats why I love This is Us so much.
    I dont mind paying for a product if I know it works - so that's good to know these things are worth the money.
    PS -I love all your Insta-snaps ;)

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  7. Those pretzels look delicious!! What a great idea for a company! I'll have to try out that foundation, I've been looking for a good drug store brand one for a while. I think that jumpsuit would look adorable on you!! Happy weekend!

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  8. We have This Is Us on the DVR but haven't watched one episode yet. Parenthood was the best!! Your weekend sounds like ours. Hopefully just relaxing and working on some stuff around the house!

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  9. Your girls trip to Chicago sounds like so much fun! And I can relate to your fridge stories, I recently cleaned out mine including washing the shelves which grossed me out and embarrassed me to no end! I could not agree more about the S'well bottles - worth every single penny! Plus I love all the fun colors they come in. Happy Friday gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  10. Thank you, Katie! I really appreciate you sharing The Pretzee Co. with your readers. For those interested, we have a special running for 15% off - code EARLYPRETZEE Sincerely, Jen

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  11. I love This is Us but I never watched Parenthood. Clearly I need to go back and watch that too. I will have to look in to that foundation since you gave it your seal of approval. I dont have a Swell but I do have a Corkcicle and the Walmart version of the Yeti and I am obsessed with them and use them every day. Hope you have fun in Chicago! Have a great weekend!

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  12. That's so disappointed that not all the Skinnytaste recipes are winners. At some are, though, I love my Swell bottle, my only regret is that I don't have a big enough one. I feel like I drink all the water in a few minutes, so there's nothing to keep cold all day haha!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  13. This is Us is the closest thing on TV to Parenthood. That being side, it is still EONS away from the goodness and perfection that was Parenthood. I think it's best if we just leave all comparisons aside. It just isn't fair! ;) Confession--I've never really used liquid foundation on the regular but my (almost) 30 year old face is probably ready to have some coverage that helps hide what I've got going on! Enjoy your weekend!

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  14. I will have to check out that foundation. Also, pretzels always work for dinner. I might have had peanut butter filled pretzel bites for breakfast this morning! Jess at Just Jess

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  15. I would have eaten those chocolate covered pretzels for dinner, too! They are so pretty :)

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  16. I love the Skinnytaste cookbook too! Have the best time on your girls trip! Eat all the yummy food for me!

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  17. I haven't been able to get into This Is Us either. I was a HUGE fan of Parenthood and just haven't felt the same emotional tug the rest of the country seems to have for This Is Us.

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  18. I think this is us is hard to get into because it seems so slow moving. I still watch it every week but like you I can't love it!

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  19. I've completely abandoned Snapchat too lol. Too much. Plus I have about 600 more friends on Instagram lol. No brainer. But so trying that foundation. I'm always on the hunt for something new...and trying to learn to love cheaper things haha.

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  20. haha I TOTALLY compared This is Us to Parenthood! and I wasnt impressed with This Is Us so I stopped watching it after a few episodes.. but i just started watching it again and it's pretty good!! (still no parenthood) but it's worth giving a second chance. xo jillian

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  21. Keeping photos organized is so difficult! Yay for being caught up!

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  22. Isn't that foundation the best?! I've gone through a couple tubes of it and plan to pick it up again before our vacation next month. I don't think anything will ever compare to Parenthood, but I hope you continue to give This is Us a chance!

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  23. I watched 3 episodes of This is Us. It was good, but not good enough that I need to see it every week. I'll have to check out that foundation. I still haven't found one that I really love and want to stick with. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  24. i think i am the only person who doesn't like cold water, so i will stay away from those water bottles haha. i still haven't watched this is us, so i have no feelings. i did try parenthood last year and didn't make it very far - but we only had one tv i think and now we have two, so i can watch things in peace without *someone* making fun of it. i might give it another go ;) i have that l'oreal foundation, but honestly, haven't used it. i've seriously had it for months. i buy things and then don't use them. sigh. haha. i'll have to try it this week. that sucks about the beef ragu, it really does look pretty. i'm not ready to give up real snapchat yet! come back! haha.

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