Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Faves

TGIF for real! I am so very ready for the weekend to get here because I have a bunch of stuff planned, the weather is supposed to be nice, and I could use a little bit of a break from work.
Before we get to the weekend, let's talk about some faves this week!

{1} Zoodles!
I'd been hearing about and seeing recipes for zoodles all over the interwebs and blogs. I was super intrigued so I finally bit the bullet and ordered a spiralizer. I have not regretted it for a second! So far, I've made two super tasty meals (recipes coming soon!) and I feel totally satisfied afterwards, without any guilt! Zoodles for Life!

{2} These Funnies 
(you know I can't let a week go by without posting some funnies!)
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{via} That is a LOOOOONG stretch for all the pregnant ladies! 
{via} I like to be prepared :)
{3} This Quote
I saw it on Instagram from one of the ladies on Married at First Sight and it totally resonated with me:


{4}-Girls' Weekend!!
MG is on a golf trip with his buddies this weekend, so what better time to have a girls weekend? Tonight one of my besties, Trish, is coming over for a wine and pizza night/sleepover. And tomorrow night, two other friends are coming over for a night of wine, apps and girl talk! I always love spending quality time with my friends so when the opportunity arises, I grab it! I know this weekend's gonna be a ton of fun (I have a feeling the wine flu might get me this weekend ;)

{5} My Mom(s)
In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to dedicated my last, and most important favorite to my two moms! First, my actual mom who I love and adore and don't have enough words to describe all of your amazing qualities. I admire your strength throughout all of the hardships going on with my dad's health. I know it's not easy, but you've been an amazing support for him, and for me, throughout it all.  I love that you've given me the ability to look at hardships as an opportunity for learning and growth. You've also given me the gift of humor and silliness. I feel so lucky knowing that I have you to call in happy times, and in rough times. I seriously could not ask for a better mom in the world! There are so few things better than being wrapped in a hug from you!

Second, my mother-in-law who I also love. You are a woman of strength and kindness, not to mention you're a riot! :) I appreciate so much how you have taken me into your family from the get-go and treated me as one of your own. I love that you call me and check in on me. I love that we can have an hour long conversation on the phone, or in person, and feel like time has flown by in the blink of an eye. I feel so incredibly lucky to have a mother-in-law who feels like another mom. And, of course, I love you for making an amazing son who is caring and loving, who makes me laugh on a daily basis :)

Happy early Mother's Day to all the mommies, and mommies-to-be out there! 
Happy Friday! Now go enjoy you some weekend! 

27 comments:

  1. ZOODLES! I've been dying to try them. And your bestie night sounds so much fun. I hope you have the best weekend!

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  2. Awwwwww that is going to be such a fun weekend! You're like love you bye!!!! Girls weekends are the best! Yes to zoodles all the time girl!

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  3. Oh my gosh girls weekends are the best - hope you have the best time!! I also died reading the pinterest e-card - that is so funny and so true!! I mean we'd all be set if we won the lottery LOL! Such sweet words about your mom and MIL - hope you have a wonderful weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Loved the Pinterest funny!! You are going to have such a great weekend!! Hope it's full of sunshine and smiles!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  5. Yay! Excited! See you soon!

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  6. Yesssss getting from coffee to wine for the win, spot on! And yay for zoodles! I got my first spiralizer a few weeks ago, and it's been used for some delicious and healthy recipes. Can't believe it took me so long to get one!

    Have an amazing girls weekend <3

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  7. I think a spiralizer will be coming to the Sotherden household soon – can’t wait to read those recipes – especially the shrimp one! Ha, love that one with Kermit! Have fun with girls weekend – indulge in an extra glass of wine for me! So sweet the words to your moms as well as the pictures!

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  8. Yay for a girl's weekend!!! Those are always the best. I saw that pin this week about coffee and wine and I saved it to laugh later lol. So good. What sweet words about both your moms!!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  9. I have been wanting a spiralizer but man I am not sure I can convince J. And I love Married at First Sight. I just think its an awesome experiment and binge watch it when I can.

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  10. Happy Friday, Jenn!! I LOVE zoodles! My spiralizer gets lots of use. And what sweet tributes to your mom and MIL!! :)

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  11. Your dress in that picture? AMAZING! I definitely need to get a spiralizer so I can check out some of those recipes!

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  12. Okay, I know zoodles are delish and obviously so good for you... but I just can't replace it with my beloved pasta! I'm just going to have to start mixing it in WITH my pasta for my side of veggies, ha ha!
    LOVE that quote you found on IG!
    Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

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  13. What a fun weekend! :) Girls weekends and good old fashion sleepovers are the BEST!! Zoodles have been on my "to eat" list for a while now. But I have no idea what a spiralizer is. lol like no idea at all.

    Have a great weekend!

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  14. I love my spiralizer! Zoodles are totally a game changer - my favorite is a light shrimp linguine. Have an awesome girls weekend!

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  15. Wine/pizza night sleepover,that sounds like so much fun!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. That love quote is great! Have a fabulous weekend, Jenn!

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  17. Coffee by day and wine by night...aint that the truth!! Lol Both of your moms sound like amazing women! Happy Friday!!

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  18. Haha yes on the coffee to wine thing! That is me today for sure! And yay for a girls weekend! So fun! Hope you ladies have a blast!

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  19. I'm glad to hear you like zoodles, I've been thinking about trying those and wondered if they would taste any good! Sounds like you have a super fun girls weekend planned!

    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  20. Have fun with the ladies this weekend!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  21. Zoodles - I have been wanting to try these! Maybe it's time to get a spiralizer!

    Enjoy your girls weekend!

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  22. I love zoodles! Think we might be eating some tonight. :)

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  23. I been wanting to try those noodles fro a long time.. I am going to have to try them soon :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

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  24. Yay zoodles! Aren't they the best?! Great funnies this week, and I love seeing your wedding photos - you have some great mothers in your life. Hope you had a good weekend!

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  25. Zoodles for the win for sure!!! I'm sharing a fun recipe with them on Tuesday --- I'm just plain obsessed with all of the possibilities!

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  26. The psych eval meme had me laughing! i know a few people that that could apply to!

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  27. That zoodle dish looks delicious! What a sweet dedication to your moms! Xo, Stephanie

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