Friday Favorites- The Countdown is On

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Honestly didn’t this feel like the longest week ever?  I swear all day on Wednesday I thought it was Friday and I was ready to pack it up and go home.  Did anyone else feel that way?

This week was quite productive over here at this space I like to call my blog.  I guest posted at one of my favorite big time bloggers Helene.  I got my act together and made a button.  I don’t really particularly know what that entails but it’s on my sidebar if you want to grab it and I’ll love yah forever and ever that’s how it must be….to live without you would only mean heartbreak for me!  Sorry for breaking into random song…I tend to do that….a lot….I love that part of My Best Friends wedding.  Don’t you wish sometimes you could break into a random singalong and everyone would join?  Or like in She’s All That when they have the prom dance scene and everyone knows the steps?

Like always I digress.  The other exciting news is I finally got on Twitter.  Yes!  Another exciting way for me to waste time and not be productive at work and life.  Follow me along with my random crazy girl musings @meetatthebarre.
Okay let’s get into my favorite type of post of the week (see what I just did there?)  Friday Favorites let’s take it away!
Favorite Song
Getting back to my roots I cannot get enough of this song.  This is one of those songs that it’s like windows down, sunroof open, top down (if you’re lucky enough to have a convertible)…sunglasses on, hair flying around like crazy…sunshine on your face….singing at the top of your lungs….Summer song.  Did I paint a clear enough picture?  Who’s ready for warm weather, tan skin, flip flops and the sun not setting till late Summer nights?  This song is ready for it.
Favorite Recipes
I have searched and finally narrowed down my favorite Chicken Marsala Recipe on Pinterest.  This is a staple in my household and I made it this week with Trader Joe’s Spinach & Chive Linguine Pasta….so good….if you haven’t tried it….do it….I promise you won’t regret it.  Here is the link to the recipe.
Favorite Workout
I have been getting so many questions about Barre workouts.  Here is a very quick video with Margaret Ward she is a master Pure Barre teacher (she was at my training!)  Everyone get’s so intimated by the ballet barre….read this post…it’s just there for support.  She shows three thigh exercises that are typical of what you could expect in the thigh section of a Pure Barre class.  Check it out and let me know if you have any questions!
Favorite News
Alright the countdown is officially on!  Less than one year till  I have tricked this amazing man into marrying me….just kidding he loves this crazy one over here.  As I tell him on a daily basis “you love the crazy…I keep it interesting right??”
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Favorite Splurge
If you follow me on Instagram I posted this the other morning.  My favorite Michael Kors watch took a tumble and I cracked the glass on the front of it….I honestly don’t remember doing it.
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Naturally I just happened to get the new MK magazine in the mail the other day.  Which color should I get???  Such a hard decision!  Which one is your favorite?
Favorite Funnies
Continuing on from the above related news….isn’t this the straight truth?
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We are only allowed to say it about ourselves right?
I beg to differ with this one….I call them the best invention of all times….
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Due to my past life as a figure skater you can imagine that I’ve been glued to the Olympic Figure Skating as of recent.  Well good ole Buzzfeed took my love of having a drink with my love of figure skating and made this epic post for us.  I’ll give you the cliff notes version of the 2014 Women’s Figure Skating Drinking Game.
Drink if
I mean did I not call this on Monday already with my scenes from the weekend post?  I cannot get enough of Johnny Weir…..I mean no big deal back in my “prime” he use to skate at my rink and he was like that even when he was like 12 years old.
Chug/Finish your drink if….
Actually, if Frank Carroll shows ANY EMOTION.
Listen this is the story of my life…..that is Mark anytime I try to be funny….I think I’m all clever and tell him something funny and I get this look….
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Followed by this statement…..
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I feel like I’ve made some great blogging connections this week based on this sheer fact…
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I’m so glad it’s Friday….it is time for….
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Hope y’all have a great weekend!  What are your plans??  Follow me at all my various social outlets down below! xoxoxoxo


  1. February 21, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    Twitter is where it’s at, girl! I love it! So exciting about your wedding countdown!

  2. February 21, 2014 / 1:44 PM

    Happy Friday! Yay for the less-than-one year countdown!!! So exciting! Welcome to Twitter! I’m hooked on it ;)

  3. February 21, 2014 / 2:01 PM

    Yay for your button – putting it on my blog!! I knew we were friends before – but My Best Friend’s Wedding just solidified it!!! That is the best scene EVER – with the lobster claws in the background!! I like the red MK…too funny that both of our watched went kaput together….Fate i guess!! Happy weekend!

  4. February 21, 2014 / 2:08 PM

    Happy Friday! And it would be completely awesome if we could break out into song randomly! Well, I do, but it would be awesome if everyone else joined in. :)

  5. February 21, 2014 / 2:10 PM

    OH NO!!!! I’m so guilty of wearing leggings as pants. I swear they’re the thicker kinds (not those flimsy pieces of crap that really belong under a dress). But I had an operation a couple months ago–and my belly button still hates the idea of having real pants on. I will make no apologies. I will rock my legging pants. haha! I’m so sorry about your watch!! That makes me want to wail–although–if I had to replace it I’d go with the corally one (the very bottom) in that picture! I swoon!! And YAYAYAYAY for getting married in less than a year!! WHOOP WHOOP! ::clinksglass::

  6. February 21, 2014 / 2:29 PM

    LOVE My Best Fridays Wedding. Such a great movie. And congrats for setting the date… the countdown begins :)

  7. February 21, 2014 / 2:36 PM

    OMG this was straight up the longest week ever! I thought it was Friday at least 3 times. Ok maybe hoped is more accurate. And seriously, I’m dying for one of those new color face MK watches! SO cute! I want those rings they have on too… LOL! Happy Friday love!


  8. February 21, 2014 / 2:51 PM

    As always, love your song choice!!! And so happy you guest posted! And making a button?! Girl you are doing big things! The Tara and John weir- love it!!

  9. February 21, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    This post has so many funny moments. I love it…especially your Olympic mentions. I was thinking the same thing about that coach last night…why doesn’t he smile?

    Have a great weekend!

  10. February 21, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    You’re realllllyyyy making me want that gold & pink MK watch!

  11. February 21, 2014 / 3:22 PM

    oo i would pick the light pink watch but that’s just me! the blue is pretty too!

  12. February 21, 2014 / 3:22 PM

    I loveee that song and I REALLY need to do barre. I really want to come do a class with you! Have a great weekend!

  13. February 21, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    I’ve always thought how awesome it would be if we all broke out into a song. What a stress reliever! That pasta looks so yummy! My twitter got hacked this week so be careful! Grabbing your button!

  14. February 21, 2014 / 4:02 PM

    I break into song on the regular too, and yes I do wish everyone would join in. Alas, they never do. Party poopers!

  15. February 21, 2014 / 4:05 PM

    I want to try a pure barre class! I’m trying to get myself back in workout mode and into shape! I vote for the coral MK watch but the blue looks awesome on the models wrist! Tough choice!

  16. February 21, 2014 / 4:10 PM

    Yay, welcome to Twitter! You are rocking it out on the blogging front! :)

  17. February 21, 2014 / 4:33 PM

    Woo hoo! Congrats on your nuptials. I down to about 6 months, and I have so much to do but I am so loving this! Enjoy your engagement cause people give you presents and money for no reason all the time!

  18. February 21, 2014 / 5:04 PM

    OMG the gold watch with the coral face!!!!! i.die!!!

  19. February 21, 2014 / 5:10 PM

    Yay! Following you on Twitter now. And Instagram. Because, well, obviously. I love Foxes! And woo!! One year until your wedding day! You must be so excited!

  20. February 21, 2014 / 5:24 PM

    hahah aw i love michael from the office! that gif is the best!
    congrats on the countdown!!!! WAHHOOOO!
    i like the pink MK watch…in rose gold?!
    following you on twitter NOW!

    and i thought id rant to you — had a barre class last night and my teacher turned the music SOOOO freaking loud. i felt like a granny for wanting to hold my ears :( i like when the music is distracting NOT where you come out of class with a headache! anyways i know youd never do that to your class!

    happy friday! xo

  21. February 21, 2014 / 5:30 PM

    Haha I love that part in Suits! “You’re weird. We’ll be friends.” We have similar taste when it comes to EDM so I will be adding that to my list! Have a great weekend xo

  22. February 21, 2014 / 6:42 PM

    I die at that panda gif – too great! Loving the hot pink faced MK watch – so gorgeous. Tara + Jonny = fabulousity x pink insanity. Happy weekend! XO

  23. February 21, 2014 / 7:02 PM

    I seriously thought it was Friday all day yesterday!!! I was even telling my husband that we should go grab dinner, and have some wine, and even did my hair. When he got home and reminded me it was Thursday I nearly cried!! Lol
    TGIF!! XO

  24. February 21, 2014 / 7:27 PM

    I went to add you to twitter and surprise, surprise. I already had you waiting for me. We are now stalking each other on all fronts :) I am buying that linguine on my next TJ’s trip. I saw it right after we got back from Italy and thought it looked so good, but I was pasta’d out at that point. Have a good weekend, lady!! xo

  25. February 21, 2014 / 7:43 PM

    I have got to say I LOVE leggings as well. Sweater leggings can totally count as pants haha. Jeans are too constricting for me when with the kids.(bending down constantly picking up toys, etc) I prefer a dress or leggings any day.

  26. February 21, 2014 / 7:49 PM

    Ok I think you have to get the blue watch. How pretty is that?! It like that it’s unique and feminine with the blue but not too girly like most gold/pink watches are. buy it! Chicken Marsala was the first thing my Grammy ever taught me to make. Wait, I lied…it’s cookies, but if we’re talking real meals hahah

  27. February 21, 2014 / 8:48 PM

    Just followed you on twitter! It’s been such a crazy week..I feel like I was super productive at work but the opposite on my blog. Hopefully, that will turn around soon!

    PS…I love the Office so that last GIF just totally made my day.


  28. February 21, 2014 / 9:17 PM

    I just followed you on Twitter, I just got one too! Way late to the game over here. Those colored watches are so pretty–pink in rose gold for sure!

  29. February 21, 2014 / 9:37 PM

    HAha – 2:15 into the Barre workout is possibly NSFW and I’m happy I’m reading this when people from my area are in a meeting! ha-ha. Have a great weekend :)

  30. February 21, 2014 / 10:40 PM

    Love the figure skating drinking game!! So funny!

  31. February 22, 2014 / 3:55 AM

    “I feel like I’ve made some great blogging connections this week based on this sheer fact…” ;) :D
    Spinach and chive linguine?! HOLY SHITBALLS THAT SOUNDS FUCKING AMAZING!!!!

  32. February 22, 2014 / 2:23 PM

    I do not use my twitter enough, but I will follow you! Maybe it’ll encourage me to start using it more!

  33. February 23, 2014 / 6:21 AM

    I also just made my Twitter account to help me with my blog. Since Im not as obsessed it’s hard to post often, but you should definitely schedule some tweets, it’s super helpful for us Twitter newbies :)

  34. February 23, 2014 / 2:58 PM

    That Spinach & Chive Linguine Pasta looks so good! I’ve never seen that before. I love those watches! I’d have a tough time deciding too, but would probably go for the purple sort of colour (I think it’s purple?!) Hope you’re having a great weekend :D

  35. February 24, 2014 / 1:51 AM

    Oh Johnny. He’s so fabulous, I just want to raid his jewelry collection. I think he might be the thing I miss most about these Olympics! Yay for a one year countdown – it will fly by!!

  36. February 24, 2014 / 3:27 AM

    No, no, it wasn’t just you…this week truly was the longest ever. And you totally sound like me about the button haha, I’ve been blogging for years and I’m still so lost. Hey, at least you know how to put GIF’s (is that what those moving pictures are called) on your posts, because I tried once and was completely lost.

    PS – I say pink when it comes to the watch but I guess I’m a little biased because I can’t get enough pink lately.

  37. February 24, 2014 / 12:14 PM

    live for johnny!! his hubs lives/lived here, so i’ve seen him around before, and like a crazy person, i said nothing.
    welcome to twitter!
    oh no about the watch! i’m partial to the aqua-green one.

  38. February 24, 2014 / 9:11 PM

    Embrace the Weird!! The pink watch is the best one! My Best Friends Wedding scene was hilarious! I legit have it on VHS!

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