Friday, September 17, 2021

WEEKLY WRAP-UP | FRIDAY FAVORITES

IT'S FRIDAY! Time to grab your man or those besties and head to dinner or just throw on those comfy pants after your day wraps up and order pizza and watch Netflix. Whatever your jam is, I hope you enjoy it!!

Today I'm sharing a little Weekly Wrap-Up intermixed with all my favorites from throughout the week and as always, it is a big random mix!


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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

SEPTEMBER PROMO DETAILS πŸ₯„πŸ’ͺ

UPDATE: The Free Body Firming Foam ended on September 17th but you can still get $20 off (new customers--$10 off for existing customers) and the free rose gold spoon through the end of the month! If you already use these products, definitely grab them now while you can get them for that extra $10 off! Keep reading for more info!

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 Happy Tuesday, friends! For those of you looking for info on the Modere September Promo, you can find all that info HERE!

In a nutshell, it's up to $20 off any Trim Collection (including Lean Body Systems and Trim + Collagen duos), and you'll also get a FREE full-size bottle of Body Firming Foam. Orders over $200 (after discounts) will also get a free rose gold spoon! This starts tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm Central and freebies will sell out within the first 24 hours if not the first 12... Just based on what happened last time.

Check it all out HERE. Y'all know how much I love this and I know how much so many of YOU love this and gobble up these promos! So this is for you! :) Still haven't tried it?! $20 off plus a $50 freebie (that is also a best-seller) is the time!!

Message me on Insta (@amandanall) if you have questions but hopefully, I answered most of them in the post.

Don't forget to scroll all the way to the end for a little gift from ME! πŸ˜‰


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Friday, September 10, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES | OUT OF QUARANTINE!

Hey, girl hey and happy Friday!!

Girls, I am coming to you today feeling like a new woman. Let.Me.Tell.You. My kids have been on lockdown over here for the past 10 days because Covid hit them early last week. And while I'm unbelievably thankful and relieved that they didn't have much more than basic cold symptoms for a few days, it was a long week and a half that really took the wind out of my sails and completely knocked me out of the new routine I'd been doing so well at since school started. πŸ˜– Yesterday was my first day home ALONE in what was starting to feel like forever and it was so peaceful. Even the hubs, who works from home a lot, had training sessions with some of his quarterbacks all day and it felt divine having all that peace and quiet. The introvert in me was in Heaven. Ahhhh, bliss.

Also, I know I mentioned this at the end of my Book Review post HERE earlier this week but feel it's worth repeating. Both boys had weird pink streaks/pink eyes toward the beginning of their Covid issues. Isn't that random? I found lots of other local moms on a FB group saying their kids had the same thing and some of their kids tested positive and only had that one symptom. So just keep an eye out for pink eyes! 🀷‍♀️ 

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

☀ TOP 8 BOOKS OF THE SUMMER ☀

Looking for a new book, friends? I've got you covered! Today I'm rounding up some of my favorite books that I read/listened to over the summer in case you're looking for a new one. A lot of these are reviews from previous posts over the summer but I wanted my favorites to be all in one place.


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Sunday, September 5, 2021

HYPERPIGMENTATION HELP!

 Happy SUNDAY, y'all!! What the heck? Are there even any rules to my attempts at being consistent on this blog anymore? When have I ever posted on a Sunday!?

I had this post scheduled for Monday but then I realized the sale I wanted to share ends on Monday night. And if you're like me, you hate missing a great sale by just one day. Why does that always seem to happen?! So I wanted to post a day early to give you some extra time to see it in case you want to take advantage. 

Y'all know I take my skincare seriously and have my tried and true favorite brands when it comes to skincare. Colleen Rothschild products are at the top of that list and have been for quite some time. They are quality products that live up to they hype and I mean seriously, what more do you want, right? Aren't we all searching for THE cleanser/moisturizer/sunscreen/serum/etc that will just speak to us?! I found some of mine a few years ago and was hooked and I know that a ton of you ladies have discovered favorites with this brand as well. I've been singing the praises of this line way before CR ever offered to partner with me on a post like this. 

Quick Detour: Yes, they gifted me some goodies and this is a sponsored post. So let's just get that out in the open right now. I still feel incredibly blessed to be working with a brand like this. As a smaller blogger, I get offered some pretty random collaborations and I always turn them down. 

Case in point: Someone wanted me to do a sponsored post about China dishes one time and I had to turn them down because in what world does my family ever use fancy China? Could I have scrambled something together about a special occasion and pretended we all sat around the dinner table with candles and our China plates--and then cashed their check? Sure! (OMG would you have bought that for a second?!) But it was NOT me and there's no way I would have felt right pretending otherwise. Even on Thanksgiving, we tend to eat on heavy-duty paper plates because it's fewer dishes I have to do. 🀷‍♀️

All of that to say, I am thankful and proud to be chosen to work with this company that I'm such a fan of and I'm happy to disclose that. πŸ˜‰

Now back to the Labor Day Sale! So today and tomorrow the entire site is 20% off with the code LABORDAY! Whoop!! How often does that happen?!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

TIME MARCHES ON...

(This post has moved...)

This post was about the August collagen promo, but I moved it under the "collagen" tab in my menu since the promo is over. HOWEVER, you can still go HERE to see it and get some info in general on the collagen and see my Before & Afters. ❤

 



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Friday, August 27, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Hello friends and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites! 

Let's kick it off with an "Oooooo y'all." πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚ I'm so glad it's Friday. This week started off a little chaotic for me. Craig left last Saturday to head to Milwaukee to play in Donald Driver's annual charity softball game and golf tournament. (Craig and Donald were teammates when they were with the Packers.) But he didn't get home until Tuesday and of course, Monday just happened to be the day that we had everything. πŸ€ͺ Football practice plus back-to-back baseball games with one of the games overlapping football. It was "go go go" from the time they got off the bus at 4:50 (20 minutes late because of some crazy bus drama because of course, it had to happen that day...) until we got home at 10:30.

I won't bore you with all the details but I'll just say it takes a village, and I was so thankful for my village on Monday! We basically had a swift kick to the backside into our Fall schedule!

Anyway...

I have a quick list of Favorites for you today though so let's get to it!

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Friday, August 20, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Welcome FRIDAY!! We just survived our first full week of the new school year so today feels extra good! Baseball is back, football is back, homework, bedtime and early mornings are back, and daily showers are definitely back. Sorry boys...jumping in the pool no longer counts as a shower. πŸ˜‰

Chuck loves mornings and having all 4 of us in the living room first thing in the morning is his favorite time of day. (Except when Matthew comes home from school. Did you see the video I posted on my IG stories last night of Chuck waiting for Matthew to get off the bus? Be still my heart.)


He hates watching them walk away though.


Both boys are loving their new teachers and each one already has a couple of favorites. Mason has transitioned to middle school seamlessly which I never doubted for a minute. That kid has no fear or anxiety about anything. He's loving the bigger selection in the cafeteria especially. πŸ˜‚

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Friday, August 13, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES: END OF SUMMER EDITION ☀


Goodbye, Summer! Hello...ok well not Fall. Not yet. But hello, new school year!

 Right now our temps are soaring although they don't feel quite as hot as they have been in past years. We actually had a pretty mellow summer for Texas. I'm not even sure we've had any days over 100 degrees. (We probably have and I just chose to stay inside that day. πŸ˜‚ Also, does talking about the weather bore you to tears? Yes? Ok, I'll move on.)
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY | JULY 2021

 Well, hey there, friends! Ummm...so I definitely didn't mean to take a 2 week blogging break! πŸ₯΄ I think I've started to realize that summer is almost over so I've been trying to enjoy it a little more before it has just completely passed me by. Over the past two weeks, we've made time for lemonade stands, fun outings with friends, water parks, girls nights out, a little overhaul of my office/craft room space, pool time...and I've been trying to stay caught up on Etsy orders before we leave for our little vacay next week!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

JULY IS THE TIME TO TRY!!

 Happy Wednesday, friends! Just here to drop some info on the 3 day Liquid Collagen Flash Sale that starts TODAY! In the 9 months I've been with the company (has it been that long?!), I have never seen them put the Biocell on sale. So take advantage because they are also giving you an expensive free gift with purchase! But first, did you see my big Skincare post from last week? Don't forget to head on over there if you haven't checked it out yet! It ties into this too but it also has plenty of non-Modere products as well.


 
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Friday, July 9, 2021

FASHION FRIDAY & FUN FINDS | FRIDAY FAVORITES

 Happy Friday, friends! Look at me on the blog two days in a row! I'm always so proud of myself when I can make that happen. It's rare. πŸ€ͺ But I have had a lot of "favorites" building up lately so I wanted to make sure I posted before they sell out or I just completely forget. Thank you for being here!

And as always, I'm linking up with my girls Erika and Andrea. ❤

Let's start today with my favorite...
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Thursday, July 8, 2021

LET'S TALK...SKINCARE. | GET YOUR GLOW ON!


Ahhhh! I'm so excited about today's topic! It's all about skincare!! I've had people ask if I still use xyz from previous skincare posts I've done in the past and most of the time the answer is YES. I've found stuff I love, stuff that works for me and I tend to be pretty loyal. However, I do try out new products every once in a while and find something else I love just as much or even more, so I wanted to do an updated skincare post if you girls need recommendations.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

RETURN OF THE GIANT WATERSLIDE | BIRTHDAY BASH 2021

Last week we finally got around to celebrating the boys' birthdays the right way. I threw this party together just days before and really didn't stress (much) at all. I did not bake a thing, I did not send out invitations 2 weeks in advance, there were no party favors. We just went old school pool party with the basics--pizza and sweets. We just upgraded the average slip-n-slide to this monstrosity. πŸ˜‰

Not that you need a step-by-step process for how to throw your kid a birthday party but if you're curious as to how ours went down, here ya go.

HOW TO THROW A GREAT BIRTHDAY BASH FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS:

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Friday, June 25, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES! | 6/25/21

Happy Weekend, friends!! 

I'm back today with a list of FAVORITES from the week and I mean, I'm clearly biased, but I think it's a pretty great list. πŸ˜‰ From a movie you need to watch this weekend to a book you need to read (or listen to) to cute outfits (and a BOGO free sale) and some giant waterslide fun... it's a little mix of everything!

Let's get to it!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

GIVEAWAY WINNER & FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND.

On Saturday morning, I woke up late and found Mason and Craig already in the pool. I went outside to see what they were up to and when I came outside they started to look at each other and smile like they had a secret. They said "Guess what? We've got something to tell you that we think you'll like."

I said, "Did we win the lottery?!".  πŸ˜‚

They said, "No but it may be something almost as good! We're going to Louisiana this weekend and you can stay here if you want to!". Turns out Craig had decided at the last minute that he wanted to drive to his parents' house in Alexandria, LA (about 5 hours from us) and surprise his dad for Father's Day. Remember them doing this last year and I was the one with the surprise when they got home?! (See: Chuck the Rescue Pup. πŸ˜‰) Best surprise ever!!

This year, I was happy they were going to go again because they love it there and they get to see their cousins. They also said they were going to take Chuck which I was not super happy about because I see him as the baby of the family and I worry. πŸ˜‚ I'm his main caretaker so I'm nervous when he's not where I can see him. But Charlie just LOVES Mimi and his "aunt" Sadie (their poodle) so I knew he'd have fun too. 

I had plans with friends that night already and had a ton of errands I needed to get done this weekend before the boys' birthday party today plus I needed to get a few more plants to round out our new landscaping. I've been putting it off for 2 weeks because I hate that kind of thing but it needed to be done. And also, I love having the house all to myself so I was happy to the opportunity! 

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Monday, June 7, 2021

PHOTO DUMP & CATCHING UP | 5TH GRADE GRADUATION, A POOL PARTY, & MEMORIAL DAY

Hello, Monday!!

Today I'm here with a giant photo dump from all the things that have been photo-worthy lately. If you follow me on social media, there will probably be a lot that you've seen already but for posterity's sake, I wanted to put them on the blog too. :) I know I won't want to forget these sweet memories.

Mason "graduated" from elementary school this year and it has been bittersweet. We absolutely loved this school and it is just surreal to know that it is no longer a part of our lives. I have so many memories of the boys riding their bikes or scooters to school in the morning and then watching out the window as they come riding into the culdesac every afternoon. When Matthew went to middle school it was just Mason by himself or with his gang of buddies and now...no one. 😒 I'll look out the window and watch younger kids come riding down the sidewalk and wait for the bus to drop my two big kids off at our stop sign. Sigh.

The school had a very sweet little ceremony for the 5th graders and we were so glad we got to be there for it. I don't think they had one last year for the 5th-grade class due to Covid so we were thankful!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

BOOK REVIEW | APRIL & MAY 2021


Hello to all you Summer Readers!! Remember how I broke down my Ultimate Summer Reading List HERE back in April? I grabbed the top new releases that I was excited to read and compiled a list for each month so they'd be easy to narrow down. Well, I've done my best to read as many from each month's list as possible and ended up finishing 9 books. One of them didn't deserve to make the list in my opinion (Lost in Paris...just didn't like it but everyone else seemed to on the reviews so maybe it just didn't work for me) and then I added in one that WASN'T on my list but WAS a new release.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY | MAY 2021

 Welcome back to What's Up Wednesday, friends! It is the first WUW of the summer for us here in Mckinney and I'm pretty dang excited. School let out really early for us this year (May 21st) because our district decided to add on 7 minutes to each school day so we could get out a week earlier. #genius 

I think we are all fully on board with this plan for next year as well.

I feel like I have SO MUCH I want to blog about but just never get around to it so I'm going to see what all I can squeeze in here today. Want to know a secret? Blog posts take me HOURS to do. πŸ˜‚ I'm pretty sure it should not take that long for normal people but for me, it does. It doesn't help that I can be a little wordy (I write how I talk--out loud and in my head...) and that I get easily distracted (my browser currently has 33 tabs open). But when I say hours I don't mean like 2. I mean like 4....on a good day.

If you're new around here, hi and welcome! On the last month of every Wednesday, I link up with my friends Sheaffer and Shay and we chat about what we've been up to this month in all kinds of areas-food, fashion, fun, family, and everything in between. 

(UPDATE: Someone pointed out my "last month of every Wednesday" mistake above and after a really good laugh, I've decided to leave it. Too funny. 🀣)

Right. Ok, let's get into it, shall we?! 

 

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Friday, May 21, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES | HELLO SUMMER!

 You guys! It has been a whirlwind of a week over here! School is OUT!! Mason "graduated" (or whatever they call it) from 5th grade and is now a middle-schooler! And my firstborn baby turned 13! I have a teenager, y'all! What the actual heck?!! Am I even old enough for that?! 

(🀣 Don't answer that.)

I'm going to save the graduation and birthday stuff for their own full posts next week and today I'm going to focus on Friday Favorites!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

RAINY WEEKEND, END OF SCHOOL, & A SORE MAMA.

Do you see what I see, friends? The finish line. That's what I see. We are 4 days away from SUMMER BREAK and I'm over here bouncing back and forth between super pumped and super sad. Pumped because SUMMER of course but sad because our family is saying goodbye to the elementary school that we have loved and been a part of for the last 8 years. Mason is "graduating" from 5th grade this week and then that's it. I'll officially have 2 middle-schoolers and as if they weren't enough to make me sob into my pillow, on Wednesday, one of those will become an official TEENAGER. 😩😩😩 #makeitstop


Seriously. If you need me, I'll be curled up in the fetal position crying on the floor of my closet. It's too much.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND | 2021

Happy Tuesday, friends! 

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a very relaxing couple of days where I got basically nothing productive accomplished other than a couple of loads of laundry and I took some new product pictures for the Etsy shop. As much as I hate wasting a weekend, I felt like it was exactly how I wanted to celebrate Mother's Day weekend this time around so I'm glad I didn't push myself to get all the things on my list done.

Here's a quick recap of the weekend. :)

Friday after school, Mason came riding up the driveway on his scooter carrying a crape myrtle! Every year, each 5th grader in Mckinney ISD is gifted a crape myrtle just in time for Mother's Day. How cool is that?! Matthew's is planted out in our backyard and is somehow thriving even after that super harsh winter storm we had. I'm hoping this one is just as tough because I tend to kill all the plants under my supervision. (Except weeds. They seem to love me.)

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Friday, May 7, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES & CATCHING UP.

Hello Friday and Happy Early Mother's Day to all you mamas out there!!

Oh my gosh, is this not the most accurate meme ever?! I feel this in my soul. Wouldn't trade it for a second but again...in my soul. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

BIRTHDAY TWINS BIRTHDAY WEEK | 11 & 42.

I was M.I.A. here last week for a good reason (for once!). We celebrated two birthdays, my in-laws came to town for the week, we had league games on Tuesday & Wednesday, a tournament on the weekend, and Craig was out of town. Plus it rained and was cold but I'm not sure that counts as an excuse. ;)

But I'm here to recap our week because we packed a lot of fun in and made some sweet memories with the grandparents!

All the activity kicked off on Tuesday. Craig's parents arrived from Alexandria, LA (about 5 hours away) so they could be here to help celebrate both Craig and Mason's birthdays the next day. (They are birthday twins!) And they always love to take in some games while they are here which is a good thing because there was a whole lot of that going on.

Tuesday night, Matthew had a game while Mason had a highly nutritious ballpark meal consisting of a hot dog, a coke, and some sour straws. I'm not even going to pretend we ate well this week. #dontjudgeme πŸ™ˆ

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER READING LIST | 2021 NEW RELEASES

 

Hey hey, friends! Today's post is all about TWO of my favorite subjects: 

BOOKS & SUMMER!! 

I know it's only mid-April but thankfully all the authors I love so much start releasing their new novels around this time every year which always gets me in the mood for warm weather, sunshine, vacations, beach time, and lounging in the shade with a good book.

For me, I'm an audiobook girl 99% of the time because I love to multitask when I'm doing things I find tedious or, let's face it, kind of annoying...like when I'm doing endless amounts of laundry, driving around town running errands, doing dishes, brushing my teeth, doing my makeup/hair...you get the idea. I just love the way a good narrator can bring a story to life and make even the mundane chores something I actually look forward to because I know I'll have my book.

I know audiobooks aren't for everyone though and I get it. It can be hard to focus sometimes. After being an avid listener for over a decade, I've trained my brain pretty well on this though. However, when the weather warms up and the sun shines well into the evening, I love nothing more than to sit poolside or cozied up in my sunroom with my Kindle and just read.

I know there are a ton of you out there who love a good summer read. Whether you are someone who reads 50 books a year or you are someone who just wants a few options to throw in your pool bag this summer or take on vacation in case you get bored enough to crack up open a book, I have got you covered, friends! 

I compiled a list of upcoming new releases by some of my favorite authors in women's fiction. There are books in both the "chick lit" and "psychological thriller" categories which are my two favorites! I've got them broken down by the month they are set to be released and will link each one under the picture so you can click over and check it out, add it to your cart for pre-order so you don't forget, add it to your Goodreads account or just pin the pic so you'll have it to refer back to!

So without further ado, here are the books I've picked for my summer reading!

APRIL

1. Life's Too Short by Abby Jimenez (Book #3 in The Friend Zone series). OUT NOW.
*Note: I've already listened to this one and it was a home run!!! LOVED it!
6. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle. Released April 6th--available now!

UPDATE: Lost in Paris--not worth it. Skip it. The audio version is not good so maybe it's better if you read it? But 99% of the narrators in the books I listen to are amazing. But this one wasn't great only because she had to switch to speaking English with a French and Scottish accent frequently and it was TERRIBLE. Super distracting. But even if you read it, I don't think you'll love it.

The Good Sister--two thumbs up!

MAY


1. The Newcomer by Mary Kay Andrews. Release date: May 4th
2. Family Reunion by Nancy Thayer. Release date: May 4th
4. The Summer Job by Lizzy Dent. Release date: May 18th
*I put the wrong book cover in my collage in case you are wondering. I guess they went with a different one than what I found originally.
5. That Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Release date: May 11th
7. Lost Property by Helen Paris. Release date: May 13th
*Can't find this one on Amazon yet so I linked to Goodreads.

JUNE


1. When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (Part of the Chicago Stars series. LOVE this series.) Release date: June 29th.
2. Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. Release date: June 1st
3. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Release date: June 1st
4. The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary. Release date: June 1st
5. One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston. Release date: June 1st
6. Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins. Release date: June 8th

JULY


2. The Therapist by B.A. Paris. Release date: July 13th

What is on your "definitely reading this one" list for the summer? Let me know, especially if I missed one that you're looking forward to and I completely skipped!

And for ALL my book reviews, check HERE!

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Changing subjects real quick.

Sorry to constantly be talking about this but it's the only way I can communicate with all 360+ customers of mine and all you new friends who may be interested! #forgiveme #butdangthisstuffisgood

But this is for all my collagen peeps--new, old and future! There is a HUGE new collagen flash sale that starts tonight at 7pm central and will run until the 15th. I'm talking $20 off Trim collections (the fat-blasting collagen!) PLUS a FREE BOX OF GO valued at $45!! (Go is our energy and focus drink mix that comes in 3 flavors and you'll get a variety pack so you can try them all--FOR FREE!)

Friendly tip? Don't order until the sale starts! But DO NOT WAIT until the last day! The free Go is available "while supplies last" and it will not last the whole time.

If you have been contemplating the Lean Body System or Trim because you know you need a little help getting summer ready, I would love to talk to you and get you hooked up with this promo! There is no better time to do it, friends. I feel fairly confident saying you won't see another promo on the Trim/Lean Body System like this until probably November for Black Friday. (I could be wrong so don't hold me to that but from what I know, this is the biggest it's going to get for a while!)

We also have insane bundles that can save you over $100 on all the products you've been wanting to try. I'm going to try to create a separate post today that talks about all this for those of you who are interested but if you want to make sure you get in first, I'm just one DM away on Instagram, y'all! Find me @amandanall or on FB at Amanda Crain Nall.

Also, if you have a smartship that is set to run this month with a Trim collection, MESSAGE ME about that too! I can show you what to do so you can take advantage of the promo, save money and get that free box of GO! If you already had your smartship run, you can still grab this too and we can push your smartship back for next month.  There are ways we can do this but one-on-one messaging is the easiest. I'm here and my thumbs are ready to type so don't hesitate. :)

If you want a reminder of what the Lean Body System can do, here's my friend Haley. I've probably shown you her results before but watching her transformation is what got me started in the first place and I thought it might do the same for you. Plus I like posting pictures of people I know in real life and trust when they tell me what they did and didn't do to get these results. She did not work out during all this. She just lived her life as a teacher and busy mama to a 13yo, 10yo and sweet foster baby which definitely keeps her active!


It took a lot for her to post these but I'm so glad she did! Her before and after show exactly what these products. Help inhibit fat storage and increase lean muscle. Can you eat like a linebacker and still look this good? No. But you don't have to starve yourself either. Just eat normal, move around a little and let the supplements SUPPLEMENT your lifestyle! Give it a fair shot and you may just be surprised. ;)

UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE DEETS ABOUT THE PROMO!! I figured one solid post about it would be easier than 300 DMs. ;)

Ok, I'm off to work on Etsy orders that need to go out today (including a cute new sign for a daycare center!) and get some new Amazon finds posted in the Deals Group! 

Happy Tuesday, y'all! 


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Friday, April 9, 2021

FRIDAY FAVES, EASTER, FASTER WAY UPDATE, & A GIVEAWAY!

Hello hello, friends! Welcome to another Friday Favorites where I share a random mix of all the things I've been loving this week! We've got books, pics, food, sales, shorts, and even another giveaway!

But let's start with this...

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH & FAVORITE MEME OF THE WEEK:

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY | MARCH 2021

Welcome back to the March Edition of What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer and Shay! I love this little linkup!! If you read here and also blog, please feel free to drop your link in the comments so I can return the favor! I'm trying to expand my blog roll a little more and would love to read yours!

Now on to WUW...

 

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Friday, March 26, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES | SPRING EDITION

HELLO FRIDAY!!

Welcome back to another edition of Friday Favorites! It's time for that weekly random assortment of fun faves and finds with my girls Erika and Andrea!

Ladies, we are now officially into Spring, and I am starting to feel all the Spring vibes. Are you? Every year at this time, I get the itch to spring clean, organize and spruce up my house/redecorate it ALL. 🀦‍♀️ So it comes as no surprise that some of my faves revolve around that this week.

Let's look...

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The other day I posted my new plan for spring flowers in my Instagram stories. I'm going faux, girls. Don't judge me. I'm going to own this decision.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

WEEKEND WARRIORS.

 Happy Tuesday, friends! I've been meaning to do some catch up posting over here and wanted to start with our weekend! Crazy, busy, eventful, fun, cold...all words to describe it. Words that wouldn't describe it would be: warm, relaxing, calm...you get the idea. ;)

We have had nothing but relaxing weekends for months though because when it's not baseball season, we just don't have a lot going on that we have to run here and there for. Our idea of a relaxing weekend involves the boys running around the neighborhood with their buddies while Craig golfs (when he's not at a football camp) and I clean, organize, find a project and/or go to Hobby Lobby or Target and buy a bunch of stuff I just know I have to have to help me clean, organize or help with said project. πŸ˜‚

This weekend not that. It was go go go!

On Friday afternoon, my parents drove in from Texarkana (about 2.5 hours away) to spend the weekend with us since both boys had their pre-season baseball tournaments. They grew up watching me and my brother play (my dad was my coach until I was 18) and we had tournaments almost every weekend during the summers. In softball, it wasn't unusual for us to play 4 or 5 games in one day and I even remember starting championship games at midnight! (What in the world?!) Thankfully, we haven't had a baseball tournament that nuts (yet).

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

πŸ’šLUCKY DAY GIVEAWAY!!πŸ’š

Hey hey hey! It's GIVEAWAY DAY!!

Ok, so technically, I should have posted this yesterday if I'm going to title it "Lucky Day Giveaway" but I wasn't able to until today and the title is just too catchy to change. So yep. A day late and a dollar short on that but we're going to roll with it! ;) 

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Friday, March 5, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES! | 3.5.21

 Happy Friday, y'all!! And Happy Spring Break to some of us! I am not sure how Spring Break arrived so fast but I'm totally here for it.



I'm back today with a fun list of Friday Favorites and you can bet that Spring Break is one of them!
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY! | FEBRUARY 2021

 Hey hey!! Happy Wednesday friends from good ole WARM Texas! Yesterday, I think the high got to 79 degrees, y'all. Just one week before, it was -3. No exaggeration. Texas weather is like the boyfriend that just won't commit.

Anyway, I'm back today for the February edition of What's Up Wednesday with Sheaffer and Shay and I'm excited to share #allthethings! These posts are so fun so let's get to it!

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Monday, February 22, 2021

SNOWPOCALYPSE 2021

I can't wait for the day when our world is not in chaos. Like seriously, can we just get a DAY? That'll be a good day. 

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Friday, February 12, 2021

LEADERSHIP RETREAT | SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Hey hey, y'all! Long time, no see!! It has been a crazy busy two weeks for me but a good kind of crazy busy! I spent the first half of last week finishing up Etsy orders and getting all kinds of last-minute shopping, organizing, and packing done before leaving for my very first Leadership Retreat on Thursday. I got back on Sunday and you mamas know how it goes. When you leave for a trip, it always takes a minute to get back into the routine. 

When I get out of a routine, certain things just get pushed to the back burner...this blog being one of them. (I know y'all have heard me say that before! haha) Why can't I be more Type A so I can just get all the things done?! I told Craig the other day that one of us needs to just step up and become a Type A personality...because we are both very easy-going and big procrastinators. I really need one of us to crack the whip, y'all. Why can't it be as easy as just saying "I'm going to become a Type A person." Close eyes, snap fingers, done. πŸ˜‚ 

Anyway, the good thing is that we recognize that we can get overwhelmed when we let things go too long or whatever it may be so that's good. We know our faults. We are aware. It's just hard to change a personality type! But I know that the busier I become, the more I need to at least try to pick up tips from those super-organized Type A people who seem to get everything done, no sweat. So excuse me for a second while I go search "How to Become a Type A Person" on Pinterest real quick. πŸ˜‚ (Ok, I really did just do that and fell down a rabbit hole of personality quizzes. I'm clearly a Type B personality. That's really a thing!)

All of that to say, the last couple of weeks have had my head spinning and my house a mess but the fact that I'm even writing this blog post means I'm getting back to my routine and getting my $&!# together. Finally.

So about that trip...

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

#TBT: NFL LIFE Q&A & A VALENTINE'S PROMO!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday, y'all!

Last Sunday, I posted some throwback pics of Craig during his playing days in the NFL on social media in honor of the Packers and Bills playoff games that day. I know a lot of you guys are new readers and haven't heard much about that part of my life so I thought it'd be fun to answer some of the questions you asked in my IG stories and give you a little glimpse into what life looked like for us back then!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY | JANUARY 2021

Happy Wednesday, friends!! Today I'm linking up with my friends Shay and Sheaffer for What's Up Wednesday for the first time since MAY!! What in the world?! I had no idea it had been so long since I've done this link-up and it's one of my favorites!! I'm going to try not to miss one this year but then again...I  make no promises when it comes to my blogging. πŸ˜‚

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Friday, January 15, 2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES #153


Yesssss! Happy Friday, yall!

My weekend plans include a lot of organizing and purging more crap from my house and possibly doing a little home decor shopping. (So basically I'm going to be making room for new crap.) Does anyone else always feel the urge to go buy things for their homes after you take down Christmas stuff? I feel like everything just looks so boring! πŸ˜‚ I got a Hobby Lobby gift card from my mother-in-law for Christmas so I may go put that to use tomorrow. 
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

SNOW DAY!!

Ok, so I may be reaching a little by naming this post "Snow Day" but technically, snow fell from the sky here in Mckinney, so we're going to count it, k?

We get teased with snow a couple of times every winter and rarely does it come to fruition. So when we heard snow might be showing up this past weekend, we all kind of just collectively held our breath to see what would actually happen.

On Saturday, we played outside (in the freezing cold) on bikes and scooters. Craig got me a bike for Christmas (first time I've gotten a bike on Christmas morning in 30 years!) and the boys think it's so fun when I ride around with them. Until they are ready for their turn steal my bike. πŸ˜‚
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Friday, January 8, 2021

BEST OF 2020 | FAVORITES

Welcome back, friends! I've been wanting to share this "best of" list for a while now but I keep adding to it. I figured I just need to get it posted though b/c I've got a lot of favorites. It's hard to narrow them down. 

So these were favorites from 2020 in all different categories from entertainment to fashion to beauty products. So let's dive in!!

FAVORITE BINGE WATCHES

This one was really hard for me. I have watched SO MANY shows in 2020, as we all have. But when I thought about it, these were the ones that jumped out at me first so I went with my gut.

My #1 binge-watch of 2020 was The Queen's Gambit. I could not get enough. I was completely drawn in. I loved everything about it. The sets, the characters, the fashion, the story...it was fascinating and so well done!! Yes, the first episode is a bit rough in the foul language department but it gets better after that. This one just stayed with me and I knew as soon as it was over, I would be naming it my favorite of 2020.

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