Thoughts for Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Today is another brain dump day.  Iknow many of you said these you were favorite kind of posts to read and honestly they are my favorite to write because I can touch on so many different topics!

Yesterday Frances Moon and I had a girl’s day and went shopping and out to lunch with my mom.  So much fun.  The chambray top I am wearing is currently 40%, it has the cutest tie sleeves and is a great length!

Chambray Top (40% off) | Jeans | Booties | Sunglasses (only $14) | Necklace

Frances straight chilling at Gwynns.

Ben and I had dinner last night at Leyla’s with my parents.  How adorable are they? We got into a debate at dinner about who I looked like more my mom or my dad.  I always thought both but Ben says I look just like my Dad. Thoughts?

Leyla’s is a favorite spot here.  It is Lebanese cuisine and everything is always so amazing.  Mom and I shared the Fattoush Salad and Veggie Platter.

Talking him into one more photo.

What I wore: Blouse (70% off) | Jeans | Earrings | Pumps

Basic Mom style Outfit : Leggings | Sunglasses | Shoes | Wallet | Twist Front top | Vest similar

Here is a better look at the twist front tee and it is only $21~ I am wearing a size small.

This is week one of my Faster Way to Fat Loss program.  It is all about Intermittent fasting paired with the right food choices and exercises.  3 days in I can tell I am going to like this program.  My stomach already feels less bloated and flatter.  You can read more about the program HERE and sign ups are open for the next round.  After my 6 weeks I will do a full post on results and my thoughts.

Black Tank | Leggings | Nikes | Headphones

Two low carb meals I made this week.  I will try and do an entire post on meals in another week or two. The good thing about this program is you use the My Fitness Pal App to enter your food and it really helps me to see what I need more or less of.  I don’t enough enough protein in general so I have been trying to add that in my meals.

Tuscan Salad + Roasted Salmon + Hard Boiled Egg + Avocado

GP’s Turkey Meatballs + arugula with green goddess dressing + roasted zucchini.  These meatballs are great because they have no bread in them and they are actually really good.

Snuggles with my favorite gal.

This is so random but Ben and I just finished Walking Dead and now we have been addicted to watching Naked and Afraid.  It is such a random show but so interesting to me especially since i wouldn’t last a day in the wilderness- haha! We need a good new show to start on netflix or amazon any recs?

Have a great day!




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    Beth G
    January 25, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    1 – your dad 2 – Ozark

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    January 25, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    peaky blinders!!! so obsessed!

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    January 25, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Alias Grace & Schitt’s Creek are both on Netflix. I am nearly done with Alias Grace but it is very, very good. Schitt’s Creek is a 30 minute comedy that aired on Pop Sugar (I believe) prior to coming to Netflix. Soo funny.

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    January 25, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I just started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon last night, and it’s hilarious and so well done. Highly recommend!

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    January 25, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Amazon- My husband and I are both enjoying The Amazing Mrs. Maisel and we both loved the series Red Oaks. I watched Good Girls Revolt and Z on my own and loved them.

  6. Avatar January 25, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    One of my dearest friends, who is very proper, loves Naked and Afraid! It cracks me up!

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    January 25, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    It’s so nice to see you looking so happy!!

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    January 25, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Alias Grace was great. Can you source your mom’s cute top? Both your parents are adorable so I would take it as
    a compliment either way!

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    January 25, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    You and Ben are too dang cute and you are nailing it with the flat lays lately!!

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    January 25, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I just started the last season of Downton Abby (amazon) and it is one of the best shows I have ever seen. I have no idea why it took me so long to watch this and ,suspect, I am the last person in America to watch it. But it is so so good and I am going to be sad when it is over. My husband has watched it with me and he has really enjoyed it too.

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    January 25, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    You look exactly like your Dad! I agree with him completely.
    We’ve watched Red Oaks, Fortitude and alias grace this past year. All were entertaining for me.

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    January 25, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    Ozark and Godless. I loved The Crown, my husband watched some of it, but I binge-watched it while he was at work. Sorry-not sorry!

  13. Avatar January 26, 2018 / 1:28 am

    OMGGG when my husband makes me watch Naked & Afraid I just can’t lol! I’m sooo sick of that damn show! Funny part is…HE wouldn’t last a day in the wilderness ha! And you look like your dad, but you have your mamas mouth/smile :)! xx

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    ann kraft
    January 26, 2018 / 3:24 am

    100% look like your Dad and your sister just like your mom!

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    Cindy Piron
    January 26, 2018 / 3:37 am

    I love your blog but I’ve never commented. De-lurking to share THE BEST binge worthy shows (and selfishly stock up my queue)
    The Fall
    The Killing
    Girl boss

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    Cindy Piron
    January 26, 2018 / 3:40 am

    PS- Girlboss is totally random, but I found it really good!

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    January 26, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Your Dad!

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    Lori A Johnson
    January 26, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    I have to know where you got France’s booties? They are the cutest! Love your blog, have been following you for years!

    • nataliemason
      January 26, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      They are from Gap and on major sale!

  19. Avatar January 28, 2018 / 2:25 am

    My husband and I loooove Travelers on Netflix. Seasons 1 and 2 are out and it’s such a unique, thought provoking show.

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    Mary Lou Lewis
    February 2, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I’ve known you almost all your life and known your parents for around 34 yrs. you look like your MOM !!!!!

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