Friday Favorites Link It Up!!

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Happy Friday!!! We made it!  Alright I’m going to tell you the Barre video didn’t happen last weekend…..remember this post?  Yes children got in the way but good news I have plans with Kelly tomorrow to get it done!  Not going to lie I can teach a class of 40 but being filmed makes me nervous wish me luck!  Let’s get right into it!

Favorite Song

This song reminds me of old school Justin Timberlake songs specifically “Like I love you”.  I could not believe who it was when I shazamed it Ed Sheeran “Sing”.  Have you heard this?  It’s got such a good beat!

Favorite Recipe

Such a good Summer salad!  Full recipe here.

Favorite Link

“Bachelorette Parties in Your 20s vs. 30s”  

Favorite Workout

I thought I was killing it by being able to do this plank series with no problem

but then I saw this video from Pinky

and I no longer felt this way…..

Favorite Dress

I know it’s out of my price range…..but not that much out! I mean I would totally live in both of these colors this Summer.  Plus I love how the top part has great structure.

Isn’t it perfect for the Summer?  Check it here.

Favorite Funnies

I mean isn’t this the truth?


Pretty much…

When I’m at home with a face mask on, eating snickers with my Macbook on my lap laughing at all your blogs to myself like a lunatic, with my iPad next to me so I can scroll through Pinterest and my iPhone nearby so I can stalk Instagram.  I often think to myself

How I feel when I go into a high end purse store

This made me giggle

Story of my life…..
Life lesson of the day… carts are not toys…..wait for it…..
Alright it’s your turn! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!! xoxoxo


  1. May 16, 2014 / 4:04 AM

    #1 baby… ;P
    Shopping cart gif… I dieeeeeee!!!!!
    I’m a little disappointed that your favorite recipe wasn’t salad with Doritos on it.

  2. May 16, 2014 / 4:24 AM

    Excuse me you can plank for 5 minutes!?!?! I swear I am sweatin’ it in my ONE minute plank in class. Pathetic. HA! Michelle is a boss! That is too good! I swear these real life gifs are too good, I waste so much time looking for good ones like this.

  3. May 16, 2014 / 4:41 AM

    haha loving that he fell and busted his bum with that shopping cart! Also that abs video is haunting me. Second place I’ve seen it and I realize Im failing at life haha

  4. May 16, 2014 / 5:38 AM

    That dishwasher photo is too true. I honestly don’t understand my husband’s thought process when he stacks them in there!

  5. May 16, 2014 / 6:38 AM

    Yeah that gymnast ab workout – seriously something to try to work toward…. but probably not!!!

  6. May 16, 2014 / 7:47 AM

    So true on the dishwasher picture and lol to the Obama one haha.

  7. May 16, 2014 / 9:42 AM

    Love the song by Ed such a good beat. Those gymnast seriously?! Totally makes my bad hurt watching it! I love the cart gif, dude deserved to face plant!

  8. May 16, 2014 / 10:36 AM

    That salad looks amazing and love the maxi dress! The dishwasher thing is the story of my life haha!

  9. May 16, 2014 / 10:38 AM

    OMFG that cart! i do that ALL the time in the parking lot and that nearly happened to be once but luckily, i caught my balance and then laughed out loud at myself for being such a loser! and that is one awesome core workout; i do something similar and by the time i’m done, i can barely get up. those girls are awesome.

    Vodka and Soda

  10. May 16, 2014 / 11:06 AM

    I’m obsessed with that Sing song and same boat as you – couldn’t believe that Ed sang it! Don’t Stop Believing will always remind me of 80’s night at XS!!

  11. May 16, 2014 / 11:24 AM

    Totally agree on the dishwasher thing, some people just don´t understand that there is a special way of placing everything so that it fits…tsk tsk.
    oh and LOL on the purse store GIF. happens to me too!

  12. May 16, 2014 / 11:25 AM

    Had not heard that song yet, so thanks for that! The cart video, I would have loved to be there in person to laugh and the dishwasher – I’m the opposite. I’ll just wash the damn dishes, lol.

  13. May 16, 2014 / 11:28 AM

    I’m working on being able to plank that long, right now I can not haha. Good job!

  14. May 16, 2014 / 11:29 AM

    happy friday!! im so excited for your video, you’ll be great ;)
    i had never heard that song and would have no idea it was him if you didnt point it out lol. what a fun song! doesnt hold a candle to JT – lol joking.
    that salad looks perfect. hurry up summer!
    omg bachelorette parties 20s vs 30s girl i’m not even in my 30s yet and i’m there.. hell, i dont think i’ll be going to another bachelorette party in my life and i’m only 27. everyone’s already married ;)
    that plank workout is badass. I did a 20 min workout last week and girl i’m not even kidding my abs are still on fiyaah. i might try your 5 minute one next week haha. i have no chance of being as badass as Pinky.
    that dress is not that expensive.. maybe they’ll have a sale! i love the coral colour but both would look awesome on you. i say early birthday present to yourself!
    or hey, if you want, since billabong is an aussie brand i’ll see if they have it at home for cheaper ;)
    KC hates that song, so I always sing along as loudly as possible haha. he sings along when he’s drunk but he’s all waahhh its so commercialised and such a cliche party song, he wouldnt let me play it our wedding.. but i snuck it on the playlist and holla everyone loved it, so i win
    oy vey the dishwasher is the bane of my existence
    poor obama haha that is so awkward, but it is so true. move bitch.
    haha non pathetic people, right there with you girl and you better believe i’ll be there again tonight ;)
    lol @ purses you cant afford – i cant even go in a store like that, i would cry!
    hahahaha shopping cart, i always jump on them and i’m afraid something like that will happen.
    ps wtf i tried to be early and i failed at 18, i’m just gonna stop trying i fail at life! love ya, have a great weekend gorgeous!

  15. May 16, 2014 / 11:38 AM

    Happy Friday! Oh, thank you so much for those gifs. I needed them for sure. I saw that Witty & Pretty link early too, it’s so true! :) Hope you have an amazing weekend and I cannot wait for that video!!

  16. May 16, 2014 / 11:58 AM

    That salad looks amazing, yum! That workout is so hard! SO HARD!

    Love the maxi dresses!

  17. May 16, 2014 / 12:03 PM

    That salad looks so good. And I want to try that 5-minute plank. Maybe after a year Ill graduate to that video…

  18. May 16, 2014 / 12:04 PM

    Ok so I was thisclose to putting that Ed Sheeran song on my blog today! I seriously thought for like 2 weeks it was JT! It sounds JUST like him! I’ve been planking like crazy lately so I’m going to have to try that… although 5 mins. Yeah I might pass out! And yes about the purse store. SO sad. And yeah, I was up at 6 trying to be one of the first… fail! Happy Friday girl!!

  19. May 16, 2014 / 12:10 PM

    I love Ed Sheeran. And Don’t Stop Believin’ so that ecard is for me!

    Pinned the salad.

    HOLLER FRIDAY! Good luck videoing…I do not like video of myself AT ALL.

  20. May 16, 2014 / 12:44 PM

    Those maxi dresses are gorgeous!!! I need them in my closet! I just forwarded that bachelorette link to a few of my friends since we have one coming up (and are totally on the 30 side of things, haha).

  21. May 16, 2014 / 12:48 PM

    I find myself with the laptop in front of me and my phone in my hand more often than I’d like to admit… so glad I’m not the only one who wants to check everything on social media all the time!

  22. May 16, 2014 / 12:53 PM

    Oh sweet mother of God!! My abs hurt just watching that video of those girls!!!! What in the world. & my 1 minute plank just turned into a pile of nothing.

    That is SOOO me with the dishwasher :)

  23. May 16, 2014 / 1:05 PM

    Cracking up at the Obama switching seats meme!

    And the dresses are great- love sweetheart necklines.

    Checking the bachelorette link out now :)

  24. May 16, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    Love that song!! It’s so good!! Those gifs are so funny. That last one, OMG!! I hope he learned his lesson. Have a great weekend!!

    Best, Mree

  25. May 16, 2014 / 1:19 PM

    Thanks for the laughs this morning! Especially that little ditty about bachelorette parties and the shopping cart gif! Happy Friday!

  26. May 16, 2014 / 1:26 PM

    I FINALLY linked up with you today! Hoooraaaah!!! I am jamming out to Ed Sheeran, I had no idea this was him. Thank you for introducing me to him, I kinda decided I didn’t like him (without hearing him) because of all the collabs he does with taylor Swift. That’s what I get, cause I’m now butt dancing in my chair like a looney toon. You gave me lots of laughs this AM! <3

  27. May 16, 2014 / 1:29 PM

    I love love love Ed Sheeran, go and google him singing on SNL a few weeks ago live. He was off the chain good!!! I am totally going to aspire to that little plank workout. It’s only one song’s worth of hell right??? And when you said face mask I pictured Hockey goalie mask… cause I’m from Detroit… now that’s how I will picture you lololol

  28. May 16, 2014 / 1:40 PM

    ha! Love that Don’t stop believing card.. did you ever go to XS in Gainesville on 80s night?! Ah good times. And no wonder gymnasts are ripped, i would die 30 seconds into that workout!

  29. May 16, 2014 / 1:42 PM

    I really love that maxi dress & I have a coupon for Nordstrom! haha I died laughing at the shopping cart gif. I have been doing weighted elbow planks and they suck, I just hate planking in general

  30. May 16, 2014 / 1:56 PM

    ohhh planking… someday I’ll be able to do it over 45 seconds, I’m sure of it! hahaha Totally agree on the dishwasher thing, too funny! As usual, thanks for hosting the link-up and have a fabulous weekend!! xoxoxo

  31. May 16, 2014 / 2:02 PM

    Yes! To all those funnies!

    I’m wrong in on my planks. After doing them in TRX, the floor ones are easier but still not so easy.

  32. May 16, 2014 / 2:06 PM

    Haha, yessss I want all the pretty purses. I died at the Big Bang Theory one, it is SO how I feel…hahah. Have a great weekend!

  33. May 16, 2014 / 2:08 PM

    Ummmmmm, you are MOST definitely killing it by doing that plank series. I can barely do a minute plank…I blame it on my weak wrists. Wink, wink. I did not watch that video though because I know it will horribly depress me. Ha!

  34. May 16, 2014 / 2:22 PM

    That salad looks amazing!!! Pinning that shit immediately.

    That dress is sooooo pretty! I think I need it ASAP. You and Chris are going to be on the outs…as you make me spend all the moneys every time I visit your blog and see something awesome. Which is about freaking daily.

    I had to question who was singing that song too!!!!

    Planks and I have a love hate relationship. I love the after results….but dang!

    You are freaking killing it with the funnies today!! My life…all of it!

  35. May 16, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    I am dying laughing right now. Thank you! Just what I needed to start my weekend off right after my not-so-great-day yesterday. You are just too hilarious. I am a huge fan of Ed Sheeran, and I love that song! Can’t wait to see your barre video, xo.

  36. May 16, 2014 / 2:29 PM

    OK, is that pic with Barry and Michelle for real? I just died (…in your arms tonight…wait. no…). Thanks for the laughs again. I haven’t been an Ed Sheeran fan because I really just didn’t get on board with the Lego House concept and what not, but Sing is my jam. And you’re right, it’s very JT, and I can always get on with that. :)
    Gina — On the Daily Express

  37. May 16, 2014 / 2:49 PM

    Hahahahaha. I love the Obama pic and the guy face planting in an epic shopping cart fail!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  38. May 16, 2014 / 2:53 PM

    YES TO ED SHEERAN! everyone needs more Ed in their life and that soooong. omg. yes. just ALL OF THE YES.

  39. May 16, 2014 / 3:03 PM

    That last gif is cracking me up! Damn right, my husband better switch seats if I say so- duh! lol I need to go summer clothes shopping so bad- those maxi dresses are super cute!

  40. May 16, 2014 / 3:25 PM

    I’m pretty sure I dropped the F bomb several times really slow while watching that video. I no longer feel like a bad ass while doing a plank.

  41. May 16, 2014 / 3:41 PM

    That bachelorette party link is HILARIOUS! So true!!!! And I love those maxi dresses! Very cute :)

  42. May 16, 2014 / 5:10 PM

    Yumm, the salad looks delicious and so fresh, my kind of food. Thanks for the workout idea, I may just be inspired to try it, hopefully lol. The dresses are so perfectly summery. Great picks! Thanks for your comment…Happy weekend hun!

  43. May 16, 2014 / 5:15 PM

    Still waiting for the shopping cart disaster to happen to my husband. He has it coming after doing that every damn time we’re anywhere with a shopping cart hah. Have a great weekend, lady!!

  44. May 16, 2014 / 5:19 PM

    can’t stop wanting to make all the salads! nomnomnom

  45. May 16, 2014 / 5:51 PM

    Seriously, your GIF’s and pics… I am dying of laughter!! Have a happy weekend!! xo

  46. May 16, 2014 / 6:05 PM

    That Bachelorette party link is hilarious! Esp since I just lived it – and while the bride and I are still 26…everyone else was in their 30s and pregnant, just had a baby, or went home early for a elementary school fundraiser….hahaha!

  47. May 16, 2014 / 6:10 PM

    Amanda, I love the things you post! That bachelorette party link was so funny because it was so freaking TRUE! Hahahahaha! Also, the thing with the dishwasher is SO ME! My husband and I fight about how much stuff I pack in there.

  48. May 16, 2014 / 7:58 PM

    Bahahaha! Bedtime in your 20s vs. 30s is quite funny! Although I’m still in my 20’s and I apparently act like I’m in my 30’s! Now that’s lame!!

    Planks for a minute?! I can barely do 30 seconds! Weakling over here! Looks like a great workout though!

    Love those maxi’s but I’m totally not falling into your trap this time. LOL! Kidding! ;)

    Your pics and gifs always kill me! Love it! :)

  49. May 16, 2014 / 8:17 PM

    50’s … Wash Face, Moisturize and Moisturize again!

  50. May 16, 2014 / 8:38 PM

    That salad looks awesome! The shopping card gif is too funny! Have a great weekend!

  51. May 16, 2014 / 8:47 PM

    LOVE that summer salad!

  52. May 16, 2014 / 9:01 PM

    So true about the bachelorette parties, I’m not in my 30s yet but I’m close and I know is def. be washing my face and moisturzing! Lol.

  53. May 16, 2014 / 9:51 PM

    That salad looks delicious! I’ve been on the hunt for some new summer salads to try out so I am definitely going to check out that one. Oh my gosh, just thinking about sleepovers when I was in high school or middle school, when we would stay up all night! I can’t even imagine doing that now hahaha And that dishwasher meme is SO true, one of my least favorite “chores” is hand washing anything!

  54. May 17, 2014 / 9:04 PM

    Love your blog Amanda, happy I came across – just followed! ♥
    Would love if you checked out mine sometime too so we can stay in touch!


  55. May 18, 2014 / 12:51 AM

    Haha love the ecards & gifs!!

  56. May 19, 2014 / 1:09 AM

    I have to make that summer salad soon! It looks so fresh and delicious!

  57. May 19, 2014 / 5:46 AM

    Ah that summer salad looks really really delish! Hope you had a fantastic weekend!

  58. May 19, 2014 / 7:34 PM

    the obama pic is so silly. michelle looks pissed! and yes i’m so that person who re-arranges entire dish washer to fit a stupid cup !

  59. May 19, 2014 / 10:08 PM

    Those gifs are hilarious! I definitely get a chuckle out of gifs!
    Go you for being able to kill that plank workout, I know I couldn’t. That video, hah, nope. Not even going to try :D

  60. May 20, 2014 / 1:05 PM

    Well your link up has EXPLODED!
    also I was shocked to find out that was Ed Sheeran singing too!

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