Friday Favorites- I Need Your Help

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This was seriously the longest week ever….probably due to the fact that my job that allows me to pay my bills was mentally exhausting.  Sometimes I have days where I see so many sick kiddos I get in my car and just quietly thank for the health and wellness I have in my life.

Anyways not to damper anyones spirits let’s get right into these Friday Favorites because I have fun things on the agenda this weekend.  Including a family engagement party that my fabulous Aunt Dona is throwing for us.  I am so excited to see some of my close family friends including my Godparents who are driving over from West Palm Beach.

Favorite Song
“Thunder Clatter” by Wild Cub.  Such a fun beat!  I mean it is impossible to sit still when listening to. Any runners out there this is the most perfect tempo running beat.

Favorite Recipe
Alright I am so excited.  I got my first gift off my registry.  Can you guess what it is??? I think my friend Karen got the clue from this taco soup post about my ancient crockpot from 1984.  So in honor of my first gift it only seemed fitting to find a good crock pot recipe.  Find the recipe here.  It was so good and I added brown rice on the side with a layer of shredded lettuce.
Favorite Workout
I mean doesn’t Carry Underwood have the most amazing legs.  Well this workout explains it all.  I printed this out and did it at home and my legs were shaking like crazy halfway through.  Try it if you have been looking for a challenging leg workout to get you ready for short shorts season.  Full workout hereplease pin from this link!
Favorite Dress
Alright I need your help.  Tell me which one of these four is your favorite for the Engagement party this weekend.  It is a small family party so airing on the side of Conservative.  I really can’t decide please help!
Look #1.  Do I go with the traditional cream peplum dress?
Look #2.  Incorporate fun Spring colors with this wrap dress?
Look #3.  More youthful approach with the leather detail at the shoulders?  I found this Charlie Jade majorly discounted at TJMaxx.  Similar here.
Look #4.  Or the last one…more party dress with dolman sleeves?  Here and here on sale!
Speaking of Wedding related things.  I also just ordered this dress.  I know I said I was on a spending freeze but isn’t it just perfect for all things bridal?  Plus if I wait till after Lent is over it will be gone (at least that is what I told myself to justify it…..)  Why would they pair it with those black sandals?  Just awful but the dress is perfect.
Oh and also because I had to spend $50 to get free shipping I may have added this….I couldn’t help it the drape reminded me of a Helmut Lang piece.
Alsothis and this because they were great staple pieces and not too expensive.  Perhaps one more pair of leggings….I know it’s now become a problem.
Favorite Funnies
I 100% feel this way.  I have one girl I follow on Pinterest she was in my sorority but I haven’t talked to her in years but man she has an amazing style.  Pindred spirits they made a funny ;-)
Yes to the brains part…no to the other….a girl can dream.
Unfortunately this is the straight truth right now.
Is it bad I feel a little like this now that wedding planning is underway?
(via tumblr)
and Mark….perhaps ;-)
When I tried to understand the social dynamics of all the people in the room of one of my patients the other day it went a little something like this….”this is my mom….dad and my dad’s on the side girlfriend”.
(via tumblr)
I mean I guess it’s working for them?
Speaking of work when you bring dessert into the office and everyone is being all polite and serving themselves one small piece until that one person (you know who it is) comes in hot like this and steals half the cake.
(via tumblr)
Finally if you don’t think this is funny…..we can’t be friends.
(via tumblr)
I hope you have a great weekend!! Any fun plans going on for you?  Tell me which dress I should wear thanks! If you follow me on Instagram down below I have lots more outfit musings on there just saying…..Oh and I’m getting close to a Bloglovin milestone make it happen for me k? xoxoxoxo


  1. March 14, 2014 / 11:52 AM

    Carrie Underwood does have amazing legs! I love that cream peplum dress!! Love everything you ordered! Especially that gorgeous lace dress!

  2. March 14, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    Your dresses are darling!
    And your funnies….yeah, coffee almost shot out of my nose.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. March 14, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    1) i love look #1 or 2. and you’re so hot and svelte and i sort of hate you for that. sorrynotsorry.

    2) that last gif hahahahahahahahah!!! i legit sat here and watched it for 5 whole minutes and laughed my ass off

    3) those bitches aren’t working out because NO BITCH smiles during leg day, NO BITCH.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  4. March 14, 2014 / 12:26 PM

    So glad you posted the leg workout! And my vote is for the first white dress :)

  5. March 14, 2014 / 12:49 PM

    Not sure is be able to get through that workout… But willing to give it a shot. :) I vote for dress #1… Wear the white while you can!!!

  6. March 14, 2014 / 12:55 PM

    Peplum for the party! Classy and gorgeous!

  7. March 14, 2014 / 1:02 PM

    I like 2 & 4 for the dresses. And that guy trying to jump the chain would TOTALLY BE ME. Unfortunately, something very similar to that happened to me in a harris teeter a few years back. The memory still haunts me. In other news? I definitely don’t smile like that during a workout, Miss Underwood. It’s more like this look of pure panic and distress. Whatever. She does have great legs. haha

  8. March 14, 2014 / 1:13 PM

    I love all of these dresses! #1 and #2 are my favorites though!
    and YES I know about the one person who comes in and takes half the cake! haha

    – morg harp nich
    friday instagram link at if you wanna join!

  9. March 14, 2014 / 1:14 PM

    I love that white top!

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  11. March 14, 2014 / 1:33 PM

    That peplum dress for sure. And Carrie Underwood’s legs are fantastic! Her diet and exercise have done her body AWESOME!

  12. March 14, 2014 / 1:34 PM

    I vote for Look #1 or #4 because purple rules.
    And i WISH I had those legs…..I should probably start working out soon

  13. March 14, 2014 / 1:35 PM

    My vote is for #1 or #2! All of them are GORGEOUS though! Love all your new finds too! And obviously it was way more worth it to add a few extra things and get the free shipping… who wants to pay for shipping?? Have a wonderful weekend!!

    <3, Pamela

  14. March 14, 2014 / 1:35 PM

    Ohh that workout looks amazing, Im gonna have to check it. I love the purple dress, beautiful!!! Also that wraptastic grey number is amazing!! Im still crying from the dude biting it and the gum all over him…I would pay money to see that in real life!

  15. March 14, 2014 / 1:48 PM

    I like the traditional cream peplum dress on you!

    Dad’s on the side girlfriend, huh….?

  16. March 14, 2014 / 1:50 PM

    I really really like 1 and 3! I know that is so not helpful, but they are both so amazing – I personally would wear 3 because it looks a little more comfortable :)

    Also I need to try that recipe – I’ve had some good luck with your recipes before!!

  17. March 14, 2014 / 2:00 PM

    I would definitely go with either 1 or 2. One is nice cuz its cream (close to appropriate), but 2 is more conservative and spring like (and you wouldnt have to worry as much about accidentally spilling something on it…it’s a major problem for me so it always stands out lol)

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  19. March 14, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    I love Look #2!!! That dress is awesome, and I don’t think you necessarily need white for an engagement party (personally). Close runners up are #1 and #3 though! :) have an amazing time!!!

  20. March 14, 2014 / 2:20 PM

    wear the peplum dress! so cute. i love the tj maxx one too for a night out. i met wild cub when they came to chs (my friends actually got them here for their wine event) and they’re super nice!

  21. March 14, 2014 / 2:23 PM

    umm is it sad that I have crock pot envy?! So exciting to get the first gift! The first dress looks AMAZING on you! And I love everything you ordered– now I’m browsing F21! OMG, how sad is that last gif! hahaha

  22. March 14, 2014 / 2:25 PM

    Ahhh, cannot comment from iPhone! #1 looks elegant and bridal! Congrats! I can’t wait to try that crock pot recipe, I love my crock pot!!!

  23. March 14, 2014 / 3:13 PM

    That last gif just made me laugh out loud at my desk…people are starring haha.

    Anyways, for your engagement party I’m always a fan of the bride owning the color white throughout the whole planning period. It’s the one color that you can guarantee no one else will be wearing. I once had a friend show up to her bridal shower wearing the same yellow lilly pulitzer dress as one of the guests and let’s just say she was pisseddddd.

    So, I say go with the first one or the second one since it has white in it too and it’s super flattering! If you go with the white one, printed shoes or a fun color could help make it more spring-like!

    Have an amazing weekend!!

  24. March 14, 2014 / 3:37 PM

    Your dress collection is AMAZING! And I watched that last gif of the guy attempting to jump that rope about a million times and couldn’t stop laughing!

  25. March 14, 2014 / 3:53 PM

    Ummm it would be easier to pick a dress if your bod wasn’t so amazing. You look gorgeous in all of them! Love the Carrie legs workout, and you’re like me when I order things on F21…first I fill my cart enough to qualify for free shipping then always add in like three extra things at the’s bad. Also that gif at the end. DYING. DYING!

  26. March 14, 2014 / 4:42 PM

    I like look number 3… am I the only one??? But #1 if you want to look most bride-ish. That jumping the line gif is freaking hilarious!

  27. March 14, 2014 / 4:50 PM

    Carrie Underwood’s legs are UNREAL!

    I think all four dresses look great on you, but my fav is #1. You’re the bride, wear that white and stand out!

    Have a great weekend :)

  28. March 14, 2014 / 4:54 PM

    lord, the things i would do (other than actually working out) for her legs!

  29. March 14, 2014 / 5:02 PM

    I’m diggin that song! That recipe looks amazzzingggg and I love the cream dress and the purple one. But they all look gorgeous on you.

  30. March 14, 2014 / 5:04 PM

    As usual, your ecards are on point! Except mine would be brains and booty, and I’d subtract 20 lbs ;) I love dress #1 and 2. White is most obviously bridal and I love peplum dresses, but if you decide to go with color, the coral is beautiful! You make them all look good though, so you can do no wrong. Hope you guys have a great engagement party! Can’t wait to see pics of the happy couple. xo

  31. March 14, 2014 / 5:11 PM

    Your body is absolutely amazing! The peplum dress is my favourite on you though! x

  32. March 14, 2014 / 5:14 PM

    Happy Friday Amanda Elizabeth! Yes, Carrie has the most uh-mazing legs ever. Will have to try that workout you suggested. Your dish looks great! I would go with the white peplum dress. Milk all you can get for wearing white :) If you want to incorporate some Spring colors, do it with your accessories or have a pop of color with your shoes! That’s what I suggested for my brides.

  33. March 14, 2014 / 5:14 PM

    OMG that crock pot recipe looks amazing! And yes Carrie Underwood has the best legs!! Totally trying that workout! All of those dresses are fab especially the peplum!! Schmit from New Girl.. Seriously can’t get enough of him! Have a fab weekend!

    <3 Shannon

  34. March 14, 2014 / 5:41 PM

    I vote dress #2. They are all gorgeous on you!

  35. March 14, 2014 / 5:44 PM

    How can there be so much goodness in one post? …first, who doesn’t want Carrie Underwood’s legs? For real…I’m downloading whatever workout you just linked to. My vacation is in 3 weeks, think that’s enough time? Also…I can’t get over the peplum dress. That’s my vote! and we can definitely be friends, because that last gif was hilarious (assuming he wasn’t actually hurt?!)
    Eva Marie Taylor

  36. March 14, 2014 / 5:49 PM

    Seriously Carrie’s legs are gorgeous!! Those last two gifs seriously made me giggle. I lvoe the Spring Wrap dress for the party.

  37. March 14, 2014 / 6:08 PM

    Haha! Where have you been all this time in my blogging life?! I like dress1 the best for the occasion.

    Cracking up at that last Gif. I don’t why it’s so funny when people fall, but it is!

  38. March 14, 2014 / 6:18 PM

    Ok all your Gifs are by far making my day. I also just LOVE the drape and have an obsession with adding items to get “free” shipping aka I’m spending more than the shipping on these other items but I DON’T CARE! I also have been doing a Friday Favorites over at! We should totally try out a Link-Up party one day! :) Happy Friday and enjoy your fun filled weekend!! Xo

  39. March 14, 2014 / 6:23 PM

    Enjoy this time in your life, it’s so much fun.

    I say the white dress, especially if you aren’t sure you will wear it again. now is the time to indulge in white :)!

  40. March 14, 2014 / 6:44 PM

    Love your dresses and alll the funnies at the end! Happy Friday!

  41. March 14, 2014 / 8:44 PM

    I vote dress #1 or #4, the purple color is beautiful.

  42. March 14, 2014 / 8:55 PM

    That crock pot recipe looks good! Yum!

    Carrie’s legs are amazing!!! I have always wanted them, maybe I need to check out that work out!

    The party until 8:30 pm is SO ME!

  43. March 14, 2014 / 10:08 PM

    Carrie Underwood has the most AMAZING legs…seriously, I’d kill to have legs like those!!! Also, that gif is HILARIOUS. So something that would happen to me hahah

  44. March 14, 2014 / 11:11 PM

    Carrie’s legs…siiiiggghhhhhh. And girl, i’d go with the cream….you’re the bride so I’d wear white as much as possible :)!!! When is your wedding again?! Have SO much fun at the engagement party!!! Xx.

  45. March 15, 2014 / 4:01 AM

    Ok you have the cutest dresses and I am jealous!
    Also I really need a new crockpot and have never heard that song. Have to check that one out!

  46. March 16, 2014 / 2:56 PM

    I vote for #3 – all are cute, but I’m loving that fun print and leather detailing!

  47. March 16, 2014 / 11:20 PM

    I’ve pinned that honey sesame chicken recipe.. you’ll have to let me know if it is worth trying! And a big YES to Carrie’s leg workout. I’m mentally ready for short shorts season but my body.. not quite as much! Hope you had an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to hear about the engagement party! :)

  48. March 17, 2014 / 3:04 AM

    I love dress #1, the peplum is a winner. Hope you had a great engagement party!

  49. March 17, 2014 / 2:21 PM

    Carrie Underwood has an amazing body! Did you know she takes a personal trainer on tour with her instead of a makeup artist and hair person?!

    I like the white peplum. I like the idea of you in white since you are the bride. Hope the party turned out great!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  50. March 17, 2014 / 3:58 PM

    Awesome shares! I’m going to try that crock-pot recipe this week. I think you chose the right dress! All of them are beautiful, but the cream is just so bridal, and hey, it your engagement party, live it up! :)

  51. March 18, 2014 / 9:25 PM

    I like either option one or two!! The others are great too but those were my favorites :) Which did you end up wearing?

  52. March 21, 2014 / 6:14 PM

    I may be a little late on this post but I love dress #1 or #2!!! :) Yes, Carrie has the best legs! Totally saving that workout and putting it up in my workout room!

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