Friday Favorites-Who Loves Surprises???

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Happy Friday!  I am currently posting from the Dirty Jerz (her words not mine) surprise visiting my sister and her kiddos.  Mark and my sister’s husband Dan orchestrated the whole surprise weekend.  The look on my sisters face when her husband who just flew back from London arrived home with two unexpected guests….went initially a little something like this.

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Followed by this.

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Let’s get into these favorites!

Favorite Song
I’m not going to lie.  I don’t particularly love Cher Lloyd and her weird rapping/singing spiel that she has going on. I actually got her confused with Cheryl who sings one of my absolute favorite spin songs of all times.  “Call My Name” (skip 56 seconds in to hear the song drop).

However this song……it has lead to some major car singing.  Like good thing I have my windows tinted kind of car singing.  Have you heard it yet?  It’s a great belting out song for sure!

Favorite Workout
Great for traveling!  Full workout here.  Please pin from the original sources!

Favorite Recipe
I picked up a package of shaved Brussels Sprouts from Trader Joe’s to make this.  Please pin from the original source!  I highly recommend it.

Favorite Discovery
These M&M’s.  I didn’t really know what to expect with these but they tasted like chocolate frosting to me. Also they are like twice the size of regular M&M’s….double stuffed if you will.

Favorite Funnies
Happens to me all the time.  You know since I have a problem with chips and salsa.

This makes perfect sense to me.

How I felt like after teaching multiple times in a row the new warmup and arm weight work section at Barre.

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How I feel whenever I fly Southwest and I’m in Boarding Zone C while loading on the plane.

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My reaction when I get to work and my favorite people are working in the clinic with me.

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When I try to cuddle on the couch with Mark when he’s trying to do work.

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Finally.  I really appreciate everyone’s sweet words this week.  I am happy to announce I made it through.  If it wasn’t for all your kind thoughts and encouragement I most likely would have been detained for doing something like this (oh yes barefoot and all).

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I hope y’all have a greet weekend!  I am looking forward to catching up with my sister and Mark is pumped since it is the first Saturday of the month he gets to take the kids to Home Depot for a project.  So adorable I can’t wait to see what little creation out of wood they come up with!  xoxoxo
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42 responses to “Friday Favorites-Who Loves Surprises???”

  1. How awesome of you guys to surprise your sister – that’s so wonderful!!! Glad you made it through the week and that gif of you trying to cuddle with Mark – true story for me as well!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with you family!!

  2. Birthday cake M&Ms?! I will need to try those!!

  3. I love all the funnies!!! These things make my Friday! and I love HIIT workouts – they are so great. Work smarter, not harder right?

  4. Kiki says:

    Awe I love the gif with the pug and kitty so adorable!

  5. JumpingJE says:

    Have an awesome weekend! :)

    I tried to pin the 7 minute HIIT workout, but then pinterest said I’d already pined it. Maybe I should DO the workouts rather than just ‘pin them for later’!

  6. FUN! have a great time with your sister this weekend :) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  7. Myra says:

    Oh Jack Sparrow. I love his crazy, non-craziness. Does that statement make me sound crazy?

  8. Nichole C says:

    I keep seeing Brussels Sprouts recipes, and never make because I feel too lazy to shave them myself…but um TJ’s has them already shredded!? Have fun with your sister!

  9. Those M&M’s keep getting me! Have a wonderful weekend with your sister- surprise visits are the best!

  10. i love surprise visits!! during my birthday dinner, a friend came late and towed with her two amazing friends who flew in all the way from australia to spend the holidays here and they came to the restaurant! at first i was so confused and thought: hold up; that looks like Mark and Em but they’re in australia WHAT IS GOING ON WHO ARE THEY and then i screamed. the whole restaurant looked at us like we were bananas LOL

    Vodka and Soda

  11. P!nky says:

    YAY for a surprise, love love love it!

    And your gifs are incredible! Happy FRIDAY!

  12. Savanna says:

    That’s awesome to surprise your sis! What fun!
    Love the crazy meme… It’s so true! I hate when you loose a chip and then another trying to get that one!! I’m glad you made it through your week!! Have a lovely weekend!

  13. I looked for those M&M’s last night after I saw them in your post the other day but no luck yet. I will find them!!! And shaved brussels sprouts??? That sounds awesome!!! Must try that one!

  14. Those M&Ms look delish! Have fun with your Sister! Surprise visits are the best! Pamela @

  15. Aww I’m so glad you made it up there safely and were able to surprise your sister! I hope you guys have an amazing weekend together! I’m totally going to have to hunt down those M&M’s! Haha and I totally got the Jack Sparrow meme too. I know I’m crazy, therefore I’m not crazy!

    <3, Pamela

  16. How fun you got to surprise your sis! Have fun! Girl, now I HAVE to buy those M&M’s :) And I love the “when trying to cuddle” pics, so true haha. Happy weekend xo

  17. Ashley says:

    Of course now that I’ve seen those m&m’s I have to pick them up. Also need to make that salad. YUM! Have a wonderful time with your sister this weekend. Happy surprises are the best!

  18. Hahah snuggling fail – love that gif. I just tried the M&Ms but am so disappointed. Maybe I had high hopes they’d be filled with Funfetti frosting though… Have a great time on in the N.Jerz.!

  19. You are GENIUS! Where do you get this stuff? Your brain should be donated to science, really. Where do you find all the awesome clips and stuff— like does the idea come first then the illustration or reverse?!…. SMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I love the breaking chip funny….always happens for some reason!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  22. Carly says:

    Ahhh southwest boarding! Really a problem for introverts because you have to go around actually TALKING to strangers, asking what number they are! haha I realize it’s the stupidest thing but it stresses me out anytime I fly southwest alone! I was going to say I don’t like surprises, but I LOVE those types of surprises! I hope you have such a great visit with your sister!

  23. LMFAO at the “cuddling” gif… bahaahahahahah! I laughed way too hard for way too long at that!
    Also… I MUST HAVE SHAVED BRUSSELS IN MY LIFE STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Krystal M says:

    I have to find those birthday cake M&M’s. I love M&M’s I can never turn them down.

  25. brooke lyn says:

    yayyyy have a fantastic weekend with your sister and family :)

  26. I am really going to need to try those M&Ms… they sound amazing! Maybe after I eat that brussels sprout salad, I’ll be able to justify them! :)

  27. Have so much fun with your sister- what a sweet surprise!!

  28. Mree says:

    Have a wonderful weekend with your sister!!! I so need to find those M&M’s.

    Best, Mree

  29. You’re such a good sister & aunt! And lol at that relatable chip funny :)

  30. What a fun surprise visit!! The chips and salsa one is hilarious! Those M&M’s sound so good!

  31. Awwwww surprising yours sissy!! Warms my heart! Xx.

  32. Oh my God; this made me LOL. Have a fabulous weekend with your family!!

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  34. I am laughing at the pug/cat gif!!! That is EXACTLY how my dog Gracie looks when her little brother tries to play with her!!!!

    I bought some shaved brussels for the first time this past week, I need to try that recipe!

    Hope you have a great weekend with your sis!!!

  35. Tracey says:

    The M&Ms make a reappearance and now I’m wanting them all over again. Instead I’ll be good and just do the workout you posted instead.

  36. Birthday cake M&Ms?! How have I not heard of these?! You have to let me know how they are.. before I have another experience like the cookie dough oreo’s, ha!

  37. Welcome to the Birthday M&M loving club! I made the mistake of keeping some in my desk at work (idiot move) and was “so surprised” when they were gone in 2 days!

  38. Hope you have an awesome time with your sister! I felt the same way coming back from Punta Cana when we got to board first and it was the first seats behind first class!

  39. I hope you post about this wood creation becuase now I’m seriously curious. Have a great weekend with your sister!

  40. Stacy G says:

    Sounds like your in for a fun weekend! Have a great time! That brussel sprout salad looks Amazing. Your gifs are so funny!

  41. Birthday cake M&Ms?! WHAT?!

    What an awesome surprise! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! <3

  42. Hahahah! I crack up at your images. Good laughs :) Birthday cake m&m’s might have to go on my shopping list as soon as I’m done with this cleanse! Yummmm! Hope you had a great time! What an awesome surprise! :)

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