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Fun Friday Favorites!

Happy Friday! Even as a work-from-home mom, I can still say Friday’s are my second favorite day of the week– come on now, nothing can top Saturday’s– because it means the beginning of the weekend!

I like to do something fun to kick off the weekend, especially if my work schedule gives me a little extra time, & today it certainly did, so this morning Will & I headed to the zoo! We’re absolutely loving our zoo membership because it means we can go whenever we want & park for free!

There’s me with my little guy! He hasn’t quite gotten the whole “smile for pictures” thing down yet. We’re working on it. Speaking of, how adorable are these pics of Will with he gorillas? Come on Will, smile for Mommy!

In case you haven’t noticed yet, he’s wearing his zoo outfit. You have to admit, he looks pretty darn cute, right? Okay I’m a little biased but look at him!

Okay, okay, I’ll stop. For now. I could go on for days.

So after the zoo we went & had lunch at Qdoba. I’m a sucker for Qdoba. But I would just like to boast for a second that I didn’t finish my burrito bowl. & by didn’t finish I mean I only ate half. That’s a first for me. It’s amazing what practicing portion control can do for you! It gets a lot easier the more you do it! So I have a nice lunch for tomorrow already! Woo hoo go me!

The rest of the afternoon was spent with him napping & me working, so the main excitement of the day is over with. But I’ll leave you with a few more great pictures from our zoo trip. Happy Friday!


Emily’s Friday Favorites

Emily’s Favorites of the Week

I thought I would kick things off and have my very first post be my Friday Favorites, which I will share every Friday. Whether it’s the book I’m reading, the latest treat I tried, or some other random current infatuation, I’ll be sharing it each Friday!


Currently Reading: Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn

During the little free time I have, usually late at night tucked under the covers, you can find my nose stuck between the pages of “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. It was recently made into a movie, but I’m an advocate for reading books before seeing their film adaptations.

In case you haven’t heard, it’s a thriller about a man who’s wife suddenly goes missing and his odd behavior leaves many people, law enforcement officials included, wondering if he was involved in her disappearance.

I’m only about halfway through, but if you like a page-turning read with a lot of twists and surprises, I highly recommend “Gone Girl.”


Currently Sipping On: Iced Green Tea W/ Lemon

So my older sister recently got engaged and my parents, brother, and I all decided we were going to go on the “wedding diet.” Basically it’s just motivation for us to workout and eat right, hoping to shed some weight along the way. One way I try to give myself a little boost is by sipping homemade iced green tea with lemon.

I brew a cup of Bigelow green tea with lemon and then pour it into a big cup full of ice, and then sip on it throughout the day. I try to drink at least two cups worth, as well as more cups of water. I’ve heard so much about green tea boosting your metabolism, and plus I’m much more motivated to drink more water when it tastes great.


Random Obsession Of The Week: Shonda Rhimes’ Shows

Now while I really can’t call it an obsession of the week, because it’s more like an ongoing obsession, I just had to include it in my first post. I’ve watched a few seasons of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, but my obsession really comes from Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder.

Shonda Rhimes is a genius, there’s really no other way to describe her. Week after week she keeps her viewers on the edge of their seats and if you haven’t started watching any of her shows, I suggest you start now! I call her the “queen of cliffhangers” because she knows how to make your jaw drop during the last 30 seconds of the show, leaving you full of questions for an entire week, but believe me, it’s all worth it!


Those are my Friday Favorites! What are some of your current favorite things?