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Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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Tree Line Nut Cheese and Applegate Naturals Salami cause I am all about the snacks. I keep meaning to go all in on Keto but it just hasn't happened yet. I am eating pretty low carb/paleo though so this is a great snack alternative to real cheese. I am telling you guys if you have not tried Tree Line cheese you must. It's non-dairy and made from cashews. I can get it here in Atlanta area at Whole Foods and Kroger. It's a little pricey but Kroger does put it on sale. The Applegate products are just good stuff. Deli meats are notoriously horrible and full of shit you don't want in your bod. These are dairy free, gluten free, casein free, non-gmo, no antibiotics, humanely raised... you can read all about it for yourself here. Bottom line...They taste really good.

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The Eclipse I guess just like everyone else. There are so many good viewing spots here in the south that are just a hop skip from me. Nashville and Columbia, SC are having huge events. No effing way will I be there... I'll be in my front yard on a lawn chair most likely with a cold beer in hand. Or working.


A page out of a famous playbook. Life is change. Change is good. Hair grows back and mine was fried so I cut it again. Sorry that I don't actually have a pic but I am not sure how I feel about it yet. Check my Insta story and weigh in. It's short.

Start new, start different and make a change.


Every piece of jewelry in the Tiffany Hardware collection as modeled by Lady Gaga. I want it all. Dammit.

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But I especially admire her for  not being one of the celebrity assholes that takes herself so seriously.


Rare Bird Lit books. I ordered this exclusive signed and numbered copy of Hummingbird by Jude Angelini with limited edition vinyl audiobook months and months ago and I only have to wait another month to get it when it comes out.

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In the meantime I have been loving the selections they have to offer here, truly unique stuff. My latest purchase... just got it but don't see how it could disappoint. I know at least a few of you that will get it.

Many happy. 

Linking up wit Anne and Shea.

Weekending... Last of the Summer

Monday, July 31, 2017

Goodbye summer...that's right, I said it. It's over, at least for me anyway. School starts on Thursday for my kids so this was my last weekend of summer technically. What did I do? Nothing exciting actually. You see, I am taking a hiatus of sorts from the social scene in my world. I am on a major spending, eating, drinking, interacting with people freeze and I am just tired, tired of it all. I hung out with my kids and my dog this weekend. Friday night we stayed in, all of us and played Sushi Go. We had an impromptu mini family game night and it was super fun. I can't help but think about how in just a few short weeks my house will go from 4 to 3. I'm struggling with that, I know I keep saying that but it's the truth and my social circle here doesn't seem to get it. I am the first one to have a kid leave the nest of my very closest pals so I guess I don't expect them too. I skipped a big shebang on the lake this weekend and I don't even care. It kind of feels good to just retreat for a bit.

Saturday morning bright and early we had 6th grade orientation aka "Cub Camp" for my new little Lakeside Lion. How in the hell is my baby going to 6th grade? She's a baby!!! We met all of her teachers and decorated her locker complete with pink and gold magnetic wallpaper, white fur rug and a mini rose gold battery powered disco ball that attaches to the top of the locker. You guys, my kid is cooler than me. I may have spotted a few hot single dads too but I can't be sure.  Biggest news of the weekend,  she and her BFF are in the same homeroom  after being at the same schools since 3 year old pre-school and never in the same class. 8 years later they are finally together. Praise the lord! The rest of the day Saturday I spent napping, reading and binge watching seasons 3 & 4 of Shameless... can't get enough.

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Sunday I baked paleo banana bread first thing in the morning, enjoyed some coffee on the deck and lazed around until noon. An afternoon trip to Costco and Homegoods with my #1 college girl was the most exciting part of the day. I will so miss those days. My goal was to spend less than $100 at Costco and if she wasn't with me I would have made it but we had to have organic frozen pineapple for smoothies and Dang Coconut Chips. Teenagers are so high maintenance. Don't even ask about Homegoods.

Pics or it didn't happen...

Love you long time. Happy Monday. 

Linking up with Biana...

Add It To Your List: July 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Heyoooo... thought I would check in for a little link up cause I am still incapable of coming up with any original material apparently. In addition to working my arse off, dating in Dudsville and waiting patiently for football and fall, I am on a spending freeze for the foreseeable future. However, there are a few things I just can't get enough of here lately and you might like them too. I mean they are necessities and mostly healthy so check it out. Linking up with Lauren and Bre!

Green Mountain Brown Sugar Crumble Donut is divine if you do the Keurig thing. This is a staple on the home office coffee bar cart.  It's not exactly like a donut but pretty tasty.
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Sambazon Organic Acai Packs are my new breakfast fave. If I have time to make a bowl with one of these frozen packs it's a treat. Break it up while still frozen and throw it in the blender with some almond milk and a frozen banana. Puree and top with fruit, nut butters, seeds, coconut... whatever you like. Super healthy and deelish! I have been buying at Earthfare but apparently you can also get them way cheaper at Costco. I have been avoiding Costco because... spending freeze.

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Hask Keratin Protein Smoothing Shine Oil is maybe my best kept hair secret at about $1.57 a vial on Amazon. You can also get it for just a bit more at Ulta. If you have a problem with frizz, fly aways or live in the deep south where it currently is 879% humidity every day you need some oil. I just rub a little in my palms and smooth all over my hair after I style and it really helps. Smells amazing too.

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Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Stickpacks...I am a little bit addicted to collagen peptides. I swear when I am on it religiously my hair, skin and nails are significantly healthier, stronger and just more youthful looking. I buy Vital proteins by the tub and religiously add a scoop or two into my coffee every day. But, some days I skip coffee at home and head to the office or a meeting and on those days I love the stick packs. Perfect on the go collagen solution! Virtually no flavor and dissolves quickly in hot or chilled liquid (preferably with no ice or it gets a little clumpy).

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Add them to your list. Do it. 


Monday, July 17, 2017
This just made me laugh. 

Oh hey...I had one of those weekends that I love... lazy. Friday night was a quiet one at home with my son, no girls. We hardly ever get to spend time just the two of us so I try to take advantage when I can. Little one is still at camp, her first full weekend away and I have to say we really miss her! The house is just not the same.

I am still doing the thing and I had a couple offers for dates but I am just not feeling anybody right now. I can't see going on a date if I am not super excited and thinking the whole time "I could be home on my couch with wine and my dog". This one guy keeps asking me to go dancing with him... dancing... like what am I... 80? I am trying to keep an open mind but that's just not me. I do have a date on Tuesday with someone that messaged me yesterday and that seems promising. I am actually looking forward to so we'll see.

I had tennis early-ish on Saturday (11:00 a.m.) so I got up and ran a couple of errands before showing up at my match and waiting for a court to become available so I could play. My partner and I won pretty easily despite it being about 150% humidity and the air as thick as mud. It was our last match of the summer season so we all went out and grabbed beers and food to celebrate once again finishing solidly in the middle of the pack. By the time I got home it was 4:30 and after the best shower ever I passed out and napped til like 8:00 p.m. That always feels so good but never really is in the end. I ended up staying up until like 2:00 in the morning watching Dateline and the last 3 episodes of Catfish.

Sunday I never left my house. I stayed in PJ's all day not gonna lie. I washed sheets, about 3 loads of clothes, loaded the dishwasher, took out all of the trash, DIY'ed a lamp with Rose Gold spray paint (meh), packed camp care packages for Ava, freaked out that the new gecko shed it's skin (disgusting but kinda cool), binged on RHONY and The Spouse House (like that could ever work) and vacuumed up about 3 weeks of dust and dog hair. So I was lazy in that I never left the house but I got a lot of shit done so I pretty much had the perfect Sunday.

After chopping a few inches off of my hair at my last appointment I decided  am thinking that chopping even more off is a great idea. I've been looking around at some other women my age with really long hair and I am starting to think it looks like you are just trying too hard. Not that mine is really long but I feel like I need some more change, just a little something. Like a shoulder length bob kinda thing... like this.

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I didn't even take too many pics. I have been really bad about that lately. But here are a few of kids and pets, projects and food for the heck of it! By the way I made my very first acai bowl at home last week and I am obsessed. It was amazing! Have a great week!!

Linking up with Biana...