Apr 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

I really enjoyed participating in the Friday Favorites link-up when I did it a few weeks ago, so I'm joining the fun again.

Let's start with Tucker first. Here are some of my favorite Tucker moments of the week.  Sunday we were sitting out on the back porch with my mom. He was being a total goofball, which is to be expected after an almost 3 hour nap. He was running in place, making funning noises and laughing his tiny little butt off. Then he did this.

He was completely fine by the way, which is why I have no problem laughing really hard every time I see it. I'm so glad I caught it on camera.

When he is done eating, he thinks Diesel needs to use the tray of his high chair to eat. If one brother eats off of it, then they both should right? He's got some quirks in his personality that are coming out. I love it.

Another favorite moment happened yesterday. Every once in a while I get kind of down about my work situation. I was thrown in the boss's seat and didn't earn it in any way. Business has been kind of sucky and the only way I can remotely describe the last 5 years is that it has been a shitstorm. Growing up, I wanted to do one thing when I was older: Sell insurance with my dad. I'm selling insurance, kind of, but not with my dad. I like what I do, but I think I really just wanted to work with my dad. Knowing that I'll never, ever be able to do that sucks sometimes. Mostly on the days where there is NOTHING going on at work and I'm the only one here. It had me pretty upset yesterday and my mom called at just the right time. She's like that. She just knows when I need to talk. I hope one day I can have mother's intuition like she does. (And now she's probably crying since she's probably reading this)

Danny and I are on Day 12 of our Whole30. On Wednesday I tried on one of my last 2 pairs of pre-Tucker jeans and they fit me! And that meant I had just one more pair of jeans to fit this booty in. I was feeling skinny this morning so I thought what the heck. They fit like a glove and I will probably be wearing them all weekend. Non-scale victories are always a favorite! I mean, putting them on went a little bit like this, but they are on and they don't look bad. (Note: There was never any twerking. I don't twerk. I also feel like grown women feel this struggle more than teenagers. Oh well.)

I've got another favorite related to the Whole30. You are going to be sick of hearing about Whole30 by the time this is over, but I freaking love this diet/program/challenge/whatever you want to call it. I don't like the word diet so I try to avoid it. Anyways, Danny and I love condiments. I especially love dips. When I was in college, we had a Chik-Fil-A in our food court (which would explain part of the Freshman 20) and I would leave the area with no less than 3 different sauces. Sauces and condiments are going to be what get Danny and I through this. Danny ordered some more Tessamae's products (Whole30 approved), one being their honey mustard. We both went nuts over it and we both think it tastes like Chik-Fil-A honey mustard too! This might become a staple.

My final favorite this week is our first camping weekend has been partially planned, provided Danny can get one of the days off since he is scheduled to work. We've had our Memorial Day site booked since before we even owned the camper, but that seems like forever away. We want to go now. We've decided our first outing will be Mother's Day weekend. I'm hoping that Saturday I can do minimal mom-work. Not likely though. Tucker has taken up an almost permanent residence in my ass wrapped around my leg.
Alright. I'm out. I hope you all have a good Friday and a wonderful weekend!


  1. I always do lunges in my skinnies...hahaha! Especially if that were put in the dryer :(

  2. Oh man, this post made me giggle! Way to go on your non scale victory! I am getting back into my whole 30-ish phase next week, with this being my bday week, it's been a free for all!! Happy Friday!

  3. Yayy, I love all the Whole30 love :) The NSV's (especially fitting into jeans!) are the best!!

  4. I used a lot of spices, condiments, and hot sauce during my Whole 30. Most of it I made myself to make sure it would comply, but it made my food taste so much better. Homemade mayo is so easy, and you can add anything to it to change the flavour.

  5. I LOVE the Whole30 program! Sounds like you're doing great but I hate to be a Debbie Downer...honey is not allowed on Whole30. If you switch to a Paleo life style afterwards, honey is allowed.

    1. You know, I honestly didn't think anything about the honey, even though it is HONEY mustard haha.. In my mind Tessamae's = compliant so we went with it. It is, in fact, not compliant. Thank you for pointing that out! If that's my only slip up, which I've only used it a few times since we've only had it for like 5 days, then I'm not going to feel bad about it.

    2. Agreed! You're doing awesome!