Friday Favorites

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Thank goodness it’s Friday!  For real this was a long week!  Let’s round up some Friday Favorites shall we?

Favorite Song
Switching it up this week!  I absolutely adore her voice and this song has such an amazing beat.  I think it is impossible to not be in a good mood while listening to it!

Favorite Workout
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Barre classes and I found this great video with my favorite Tone It Up Girls.  Renee Herlocker was a Pure Barre gal so this video is a nice 15 minute overview of some moves you would see in a typical class.  A full Barre class is 55 minutes.  I was cracking up watching Katrina in the beginning she kept on dropping out of the poses.  Also note both the girls were moving their legs a lot.  Renee kept on cueing “small range of movements”….In Barre the smaller the movements the more you can work deep into the muscle group.  So if you wanted a taste of a class check out this video!  Let me know what you think and if you have any questions!


Favorite Recipe
I made this recipe this week.  It involved taking out my mandolin and not almost slicing my finger off.  I actually used the “safety” top for once….wow what a difference it made!  I substituted agave nectar inside of maple syrup.  I sautéed shallots in sesame oil and then added it to the sauce.  Also make sure you use thai basil.  It has a completely different taste to it in my opinion.  It has a more mild taste and works well in the asian dishes.  I stopped by my Asian market to grab it.  That is my favorite place!  I never know what fun discoveries with sauces or seasonings I will find.

Favorite Pins and Musings
I have been obsessed with pinning fashion sketches lately!  Probably because like all things Pinterest you can’t really do that much with them after you pin them to a board and forget about them right?  Oh that and children who have way more fashion sense than I do (or at least moms who dress them that way!)  I mean one of them looks like Victoria Beckham right?
 
Favorite Funnies
 
Every time!  In all fairness though I think someone is hiding under my car whenever I go to get in it.
(via Pinterest)
 I think this was instilled in me from childhood “never answer the door for anybody!”
One of my girlfriends sent me this one and it was too good not to use.  Please excuse the profanity but it was too good not to share.  I could so see myself doing this!
(via Pinterest)
Isn’t this the truth?  I don’t even have Mark’s number memorized is that bad??? (in all fairness he got a new number like…a year ago)
(via Pinterest)
Definitely gave me a good laugh when my friend forwarded this pin to me thought I “might be interested in this one”.
(via Pinterest)
Finally leave you with some straight truth!
(via Pinterest)
The winner of the Erin Condren Giveaway is…….Aimee Lucas!  Congratulations on winning the $50 giftcard!!!  xoxoxoxoxo
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!!!! What are your plans??

32 Comments

  1. January 31, 2014 / 1:19 PM

    So glad you posted that video! I’ll try it! And the cat picture is so me!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

  2. January 31, 2014 / 2:03 PM

    That barre video is one of my favorites!! One of the best gifts I ever got someone (mom and sister) was a fashion illustration!! Happy to send over the girls information + I also did a blog post on it!! :) And Colbie Caillat’s voice is like angels singing…seriously!

  3. January 31, 2014 / 2:11 PM

    Thanks for the barre video. I bookmarked it and will definitely be checking it out! And I love that last quote! Happy Friday!

  4. January 31, 2014 / 2:29 PM

    That little girl with her top knot is so adorable! I was actually thinking she looked like Victoria Beckham’s little daughter Harper!

  5. January 31, 2014 / 2:38 PM

    i kinda secretly want a little girl just for hair purposes. she will rock a top knot like those pics! so far my pup doesn’t have quite the hair i need for styling ;)

  6. January 31, 2014 / 2:49 PM

    Love that win pin! hilarious! :) That salad looks really good!

  7. January 31, 2014 / 2:51 PM

    Colbie Caillat is adorable! Your recipe looks delish. I often substitute agave for any other type of sweetener too, and sauteed shallots add so much flavor to everything. Love them!!! And, oh yes, the lovely cork stuck in the wine bottle…gotta hate it!
    Happy Friday, darling.
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

  8. January 31, 2014 / 3:02 PM

    love that salad. i am petrified of my mandolin slicer. i grabbed it to put it away once and sliced my thumb open. OUCH. have a great weekend!

  9. January 31, 2014 / 3:25 PM

    Haha! The only numbers I know are the ones I still have memorized from childhood! If I went to jail, luckily I could call my parents, otherwise it’d be my a few of my friends’ parents at their home number, since I never bothered to learn my friends cell phones!

  10. January 31, 2014 / 3:43 PM

    I’d definitely like to get into barre! It looks pretty gruelling :p Also, loving the look of that recipe, yum!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend, it really has been a long week huh?!

  11. January 31, 2014 / 4:22 PM

    I loved this post! The someecards were too funny and i’m so glad you posted that barre video! I’ve always been interested in it but wondered if it would be way too hard for me! Have a good weekend :)

  12. January 31, 2014 / 4:28 PM

    Love your Friday posts they always crack me up. That beach workout video is great…but I secretly hate how they’re on a beach and not in the gym… I need to get past the fact that I would pretty much do anything to be on a beach right now!

    Have a great weekend Amanda!
    Jen

    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  13. January 31, 2014 / 4:50 PM

    hahah that knife in the bottle is too funny! and i finally memorized my husbands number (after almost 5 years together). loving the workout video, pinned it. gotta try that one, i like their beach abs videos too. this weekend im praying it doesnt snow so i can actually go interact with people ;) have a great weekend lady! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  14. January 31, 2014 / 5:13 PM

    Omgosh, those funnies were too good! I’m glad you shared them. I needed a pick-me-up! The salad looks fantastic!

  15. January 31, 2014 / 5:14 PM

    Fabulous ecards and pics per usual ha. Love them all about equally. I’ll have to break out my mandolin (never used) and try that recipe soon! Have a great weekend, lady! Oh – and thought of you because OLD NAVY of all places has a really comparable workout top to the one you blogged about recently. It’s called the compression tank and I LOVE mine so much I ordered two more. They’re 25% off right now too!

  16. January 31, 2014 / 5:14 PM

    I just came across your blog and I have to say…I love it! It was a great read. Your food looked delicious, care to share the recipe?? Also the funnies were hilarious. I love the idea of weekly favourites, I do something similar but it’s my meal diary and drift off into everything I got up to in the week but I might incorporate something similar. You’ve a new follower here, I’d love it if you had a look at my blog.

    Yasmeen x
    http://themirroraffects.blogspot.co.uk

  17. January 31, 2014 / 5:16 PM

    Hahaha I hate when the doorbell rings and I’m home alone! Thanks for all the funny ecards, perfect for Friday :)

  18. January 31, 2014 / 6:05 PM

    that little girl!! she is too cute!! i needed a smile on this friday!

  19. January 31, 2014 / 7:28 PM

    You know shits gettin’ serious when you whip out the mandolin! Good job keeping the safety on. One of my coworkers learned the hard way and OH MY GOD! I will never slice without it now!! I work from home and we get a lot of solicitors. You’d think I was used to it, but I still freak every time the doorbell rings and watch them entirely too long to make sure they really went away :)

  20. January 31, 2014 / 7:39 PM

    These are all great! The cat picture is totally me when someone knocks…and then I run to my bedroom :) And that memorizing phone numbers so true – the only reason I know my bf’s number is because it’s only one number different then mine, otherwise I’d be screwed!

    Hope you have a nice weekend!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

  21. January 31, 2014 / 8:18 PM

    That little girl is fabulous!

    I know two phone numbers: My husband’s and my dad’s house number. Otherwise I’m out of luck!

  22. January 31, 2014 / 10:50 PM

    Haha I could read e-cards all day.. they are so funny! The phone number one is so true! I made myself memorize my husbands number a couple of years ago – not in case of jail but in case of emergency ;) Have a good weekend!

  23. February 1, 2014 / 10:50 PM

    Yum, that salad looks amazing. I’ve never tried a barre class, but I’m curious what it’s all about so I’ll have to check out that video.

  24. February 3, 2014 / 4:43 PM

    Love the wine bottle picture!

    As soon as my daughter’s hair is long enough, it will be in a bun because that is adorable.

  25. February 3, 2014 / 10:49 PM

    I have been wanting to try out a Barre class for a long time. I still haven’t gotten around to it. One of these days!

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