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Cheers to Friday! How was your week? It was a typical week here, although Mike and I are trying to find a little bit of a better balance with our days. It’s funny – I feel like when you’re pregnant, all you think about is the little baby that you’re having and the immediate changes, but there isn’t a whole lot of thought into how everything else will be different forever. Parenthood, especially new parenthood, is just a continuous journey of finding your rhythm and adjusting and re-adjusting. But gosh, it’s so fun. Liam is at a really enjoyable age right now – moving around, discovering everything, and still sweet as ever!

Are you watching the Super Bowl this weekend? We’re not a huge football family, but I’m sure Mike will have it on. I feel like the commercials have kind of gone downhill the last couple years, so I don’t even have those to look forward to. I am all in for snacks, though! My ideal meal is just a sampling of a few different things. Sometimes my sister and I will just split apps, if we’re out to eat, and it’s my favorite! So, I’m planning to make a few things for us to enjoy on Sunday. This spinach artichoke dip and sheet pan quesadillas are calling my name!

Here’s a review of some things from this week:

Items Mentioned This Week

Target – Quilted Pullover: I have this in both gray and black!

Loft – Lou & Grey Signature Sweatshirt & Sweatpants: Lou & Grey lounge sets are some of my absolute favorites. I have a round up of all my favorite lounge sets in this blog post!

Old Navy – Open Front Sweater: This is super lightweight and comfortable. I got it in a size small.

Old Navy – Ruffled V Neck Cami: Super versatile for all seasons!

Old Navy – Joggers: Mid-rise, lightweight, and super soft!

Old Navy – Racerback Tank: Comes in a lot of colors! I sized up to a medium.

Old Navy – Live-In Joggers: These are super comfortable as well!

Old Navy – Seamless V Neck Tank Top: This is a little bit of a cropped fit but I like the look of it, especially tucked into shorts or pants that are slightly high waisted!

Soma – Enbliss Wireless Bra: This is still BOGO 50% off!

Lancome – Lash Iodle Mascara: Recently gave this a try and it truly gives a “falsies” look to your lashes.

Dime – Super Skin Toner: Great for prepping your skin! *

Dime – Hyper Glow Serum: I use this every morning! *

Dime – Hyaluronic Acid Serum: I use this almost every night! *

* I have a dime code below for 20% off and free shipping!

Active Discount Codes

Equilibria – 15% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Fit Track – 20% off with code “LAURENE20”

Boll & Branch – 20% off with code “LBOWN20”

Pura – Free fragrance when you subscribe with code “LAURENB121”

Dime – 20% off with code “BOWN20”

Care/Of – 50% off your first order with code “LAURENBOWN”

Home Chef – $90 off with code “LAURENB90”

Native Deodorant – 20% off your first order + free shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Loopy Cases – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Newton Mattress – $50 off + Free Shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tarte – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN15”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 2.5.21
    Kathy said:

    Yes.. Super Bowl is all about the apps and adult beverage for me and sometimes the halftime show mini concert lol.. but I love the laid back vibe and Hubby and son bonding time watching it together whooting and hollering: ). My son is 22 now.. my one and only. Love seeing you and your sister with your kids. Beautiful family! Liam is at such a great age. I love seeing their personalities develop and being able to interact with them at the different ages/stages. Nothing is more challenging and rewarding looking back and the time really does go by way too fast!

    • 2.6.21
      Lauren said:

      Thanks, Kathy! I look forward to the days of witnessing father-son bonding like that πŸ™‚

  2. 2.5.21
    Hayley said:

    Listing your active codes here is so helpful! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I’m with you, too – snacks and apps are my fav.

  3. 2.7.21
    Lauren said:

    There was also a link to the striped layering shirt you wear under the quilted sweatshirt fromTarget. It’s on Amazon. It says the striped one is navy stripes. Is yours navy and you just can’t tell? (Sorry, you might have said but I often watch my stories on silent while I’m nursing. 😜)

    • 2.8.21
      Lauren said:

      Yes, that’s correct! It’s a very dark navy, so I wear it with black.

      • 2.8.21
        Lauren said:

        Awesome! Thank you for your response! πŸ™‚

  4. 2.9.21
    Lori said:

    Do you use eqilibria? How do you like it?

    • 2.10.21
      Lauren said:

      I do! I started about a month ago and am impressed with the results, so far. I was suuuuper skeptical and went into it pretty close-minded, but I’ve noticed a difference!