Friday, October 16, 2020


Oooh y'all. I am so glad to see Friday!! It has been a tiring week over here and I'm ready for the weekend! We started out the week with a day off from school which is always great for my kids but I never get as much work done when they are home as I do when they are at school. You other work/stay-at-home mamas know what I'm talking about, right?! Those kids are distracting. 😂

But I'll talk more about that below. Keep reading for my favorites from this week!! I've got a really fun one at the end!!!

I know I know. We're only mid-way through October. It's too early for Christmas movies. Blah blah blah. Whatevs. 😜 It's 2020. I think we could all do with a little early Christmas spirit. But I saw that Last Christmas was out on Hulu and since I am running out of things to watch, I went for it. I think I saw this at the theater last year (???) and y'all, you've got to watch this if you haven't! It's been added to one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. (Joining Home Alone 1 & 2, The Family Stone, all the Grinch movies, While You Were Sleeping, One Magic Christmas...I could keep going.) The first time I watched it I was not expecting the ending--at all!! AT ALL. If you decide to watch it this weekend, you'll get no judgment from me. 😉

This week I listened to The Switch by the same author who wrote one of my other faves, The Flatshare.  This was such a sweet and perfect example of chick lit. Light and lovely. It's about a grandmother and her adult granddaughter who decide to switch lives for a couple of months. The granddaughter moves into her grandmother's home in a small town outside of London and assumes her duties while the grandmother movies into the granddaughter's apartment in London and starts online dating. 😂 It's cute and funny. You'll like it if chick lit is your thing!

We're trying to tackle tween acne right now--specifically "maskne". So after I asked you girls on Instagram what you recommended I ended up ordering a few different things and if he can just use ONE of these every night, that'd be great. We're working on it. 😂

Biore Cleansing Cloths for those mornings when he can't be bothered to wash his face. I also told him to swipe one over his face after football practice. 

We're trying the Cetaphil Pro Dermacontrol Oil Removing Foam Face Wash. I keep this in his shower and hope he uses it.

And the Differin gel is something I used as a teenager back when it was prescription only and now that it's over the counter, I still use it, especially around those times of the month when I'm more prone to breakouts. I've started Matthew using it a few times a week as well.

Mase got a haircut and now he looks 15.

Charlie's still the life of the party over here.

I snapped a pretty pic around sunset at Mason's football practice.

Matthew had another football game on Tuesday and as much as I hate that sun blinding me while I try to watch, it sure makes for a pretty picture!

Mason and I snuck off our masks for 2 seconds to snap a pic.

Matthew's been having some ear issues so we had to get him into the ENT on Wednesday. Thankfully it's nothing a few eardrops and antibiotics can't take care of.

And if you saw my post on Instagram yesterday (here), then you know what happened to this pampered pup!! My sweet Charlie hurt his foot Wednesday night and even though he was feeling much better yesterday, the mama bear in me can't help but go overboard and make sure he is as comfortable as possible.

Oh my gosh, girls! Did y'all scoop up any goodies during the Prime Day sale this week?! I posted some of the very best deals all day long for 2 days in my Deals Group on Facebook but for those of you who don't do FB, I also posted a lot of them here on the blog. (You can see them all here if you want to check out some ideas for Christmas!)

I released some new earrings this week!! These are the same cork on leather earrings that are super lightweight, sturdy and so much fun!! All of these come in the large or the small version. The littles are $8 and the big ones are $13. Love these so much! You can find them in my Etsy shop! 

Yay for The Bachelorette!! Can you believe it has been 8 months since the Madi/Peter/Hannah/BARB drama?! I'll always associate Barb losing her $%!# at the After the Final Rose show with the beginning of quarantine. It was all Barb talk for about 24 hours and then thankfully for her, Covid news took over and we quickly forgot about her crazy mama bear antics.

Now this season is supposed to be one of the weirdest ones ever! Did you watch the first episode with Clare? Dang, Clare! Pump the breaks, girlfriend!! She tells the camera and Chris Harrison that she thinks she just met her husband--5 minutes after she meets this tall, dark and handsome young man named Dale. And this girl means it!! If you haven't paid attention to the rumors, news and spoilers going around about this season, I won't say anything else but whoa. Even if you don't like Clare, you may want to watch. For one, there's nothing else TO watch right now and two, I'm hoping we can all chat about it here from time to time. ;)

But I can't say we don't have anything else to watch because...

RHOC is back!!

Tamra and Vicki are gone which, love them or hate them, is just weird! I'm sure this season will be just as wild though. First episode in and I'm on board! Bring it, ladies! Help distract us from all other turmoil spinning around us right now! 

And if one of you could get drunk and fall down,! 😂 Happy drunk people falling down on TV make me laugh. In person, not so much. (Ok that's not entirely true. It IS funny sometimes depending on who it is...I've got several girls reading this right now who are thinking "She's talking about me!!" 😂😂😂 You're right. I probably am talking about you!! Mama Bear's got you, girl! 😉😘)

A few of my favorites spills...

Oh Sonja!! 😂

And Luann in the bushes...

Sonja again. She has a hard time finding her chair. 

And Joey Gorga!! He is my favorite Housewives husband!

Saving this one for last because I have so much I want to tell y'all about this stuff!! 

Here it is in a nutshell.

I've been on the hunt for the best collagen on the market. I've tried powdered collagen in my coffee. But I don't drink coffee every day...or even every week sometimes...I tend to go through coffee phases. Somtimes I'll drink it every day for a week straight and then go 3 weeks without a single cup.🤷‍♀️ (Also, my "coffee" is usually half coffee and half cocoa.) So the powdered stuff just didn't get taken consistently. Then I tried supplements and they were fine I felt like there was surely something better.

The one thing that kept catching my eye was this liquid collagen that a friend of mine from back home had been posting about frequently. She'd also talked about another fat-burning product where all you do is take a spoonful every morning. What?! She'd dropped like 20lbs and was looking more and more gorgeous with every picture so DUH...of course, I was going to ask to try whatever she was doing. 

So I asked. 

And I tried.

And I LOVE!!!

Will you look at that gorgeous (and crazy delicious) collagen?!  It's just 1tbsp in the morning and 1 tbsp at night but I'm here to tell you that you'll want to drink the whole bottle!! It's so yummy!! It's like a mix between apple juice and grape juice with a little tang. 

If you don't know, we start losing collagen in DROVES in our 30s. I've noticed it in my neck, my face, the back of my hands...UGH. I'm 39 and not getting any younger. I probably should have been doing this a long time ago. So supplementing it somehow is the only way to get it back into our system. It's so good for so many things--thinning hair, weak nails, wrinkles, aging skin, joints, muscles, cardiovascular helps with all of this! It's like liquid gold.

I take mine in one of these cute little rainbow confetti shot glasses because why not? 😉 You can just pour it into the cap though and take your shot like that if you want. But y'all know I'm a sucker for color and glitter!!

 But I didn't stop with the collagen. I also wanted some of that yummy fat burning stuff! The product is called Trim and this comes in several flavors (chocolate, vanilla, coconut lime and lemon) and is also really good. I've heard chocolate and coconut lime are "lick the spoon" kinda good! I have vanilla but am trying chocolate next month! 

You just take 1tbsp every morning. That's it! It helps burn fat, inhibits fat cell storage, improves muscle tone, supports joint many things. This is what my friend took to lose those 20lbs and my other friend lost 17lbs in 90 days with NO EXERCISE. (For the record, I do exercise. My elliptical has started seeing a lot more action lately because quarantine was not kind to me!) 

If you're interested in either of these or both of these or whatever it may be, I've got a $10 off code for you!! Use the code 2617259 or just click through my link and it should show up at the very end of checking out.

For those of you who want to do both the Trim and the liquid collagen (the most popular option), you can check that out HERE

You can choose other flavors too! I just linked to the chocolate Trim plus Biocell Life (liquid collagen) because it's a popular option. If you need help finding other links to different flavors, just let me know! You can always reach me quickly in my DMs on Instagram (@amandanall) or comment here.

Here is what I'm currently using. The Burn supplements, the Biocell Life and the Trim.

Y'all know I can get wordy so I'm going to just leave a few more helpful links below in case you want to explore some more on your own. :)

LIQUID COLLAGEN (BIOCELL--this also comes in Pure, Skin, or Sport but "the Life" I've linked is kind of a combo of all those.)
LEAN BODY SYSTEM (if you want to go all-in on the weight loss stuff, includes Trim and "Burn" which I also take)

To see tons of real people's real results, you can request to join this FB group for so many "before and after"s! This was super helpful for me!

To shop all the products and browse through them on your own, just go here and make sure it takes your $10 off at checkout with my code if it doesn't automatically show it RIGHT BEFORE you finish checking out. I think I remember the discount not showing up until after my shipping address was in so if it's not there by the final step, go ahead and use the code 2617259! But it should be there waiting for you.

TIP: Put your Biocell and your Trim in the fridge! They are best cold!!

And again, if anyone has more questions, please feel free to reach out!! Instagram DMs, FB messages, emails or comments here all work! And if you don't hear back from me within 24 hours, try again! It's possible it could have gone to spam or one of those weird "request" folders on IG or FB but I'll try to check those frequently. :) 

Also, sorry for the infomercial. I get excited when I find a new obsession. (Ahem...see Colleen Rothschild posts...haha. #obsessed) I don't splurge on much...I'm the girl who has $17 Amazon purses...but there are times when it's TOTALLY worth it. ;)

UPDATE: You guys have blown me away with all your interest! If anyone wants to know how they can get free products and get their own referral code, I've decided to go ahead and start my own little "team". ❤ I'd love for you to join me!! Message me on Instagram or Facebook for all the details! I'd love to work with you!!


This made me laugh. Totally guilty of powdered collagen but I'm telling you...the liquid collagen is where it's at, friends!

Have the best weekend!! 




  1. Anonymous6:58 AM

    How long will these bottles last, taking them as you've mentioned?

    1. Each bottle is 30 servings. So I take the Trim once a day and the collagen twice a day. But you would be fine taking the collagen once a day too if you wanted it to last longer.

  2. Why have I not watched Last Christmas?! WHY?! WHY?! WHY?!

    1. Girl!! It’s so good!! It’s got the Crazy Rich Asian actors in it. (Nick and Eleanor Young!) You will love it!

  3. I've never even heard of Last Christmas? Is it one Ebby Lee can watch too?

    1. Hmmmm....maybe? It depends on how lenient you are with movies! haha It's rated PG-13, probably for some sexual references, some kissing and some profanity.

  4. I'm going to have to go hunt down Last Christmas and give it a whirl. I'm running out of things to watch!


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