Friday Favorites – Seriously How Is June Almost Over?

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Happy Friday!  Wow this week has been crazy.  Do you ever get that feeling where there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done?  This week has been one of those.  This weekend is about some serious catch up.  Let’s get right into it!

Favorite Song

Rita Ora was always my go-to girl when it came to making my spin playlists.  This song is so dang catchy and feel good.  Rita Ora  “I Will Never Let You Down”

Oh and have you heard this song yet?  I hate to admit it….but I do foresee it leading to some serious car dancing……when I’m by myself naturally.  Look at Jenny from the Block getting back to her fly girls roots.

Favorite Recipe

I seriously make this recipe all the time.  It is so good and you can play around with the ingredients to make it your own. Sometimes I add chicken for some protein.  I also make my quinoa in a rice cooker and it comes out really fluffy.  Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing.  Full recipe found here.  Please pin from the original please!

Favorite Workout

It’s booty workout season.  This is one of my favorite thigh exercises in Barre.  Full workout here.  It’s a burner!

Favorite Purchase

Pretty much obsessed with this romper.  The price, the color and the fact it has a hood.  I wear it over my bathing suit and it’s appropriate to wear to the beach and then if you need to stop anywhere after it’s out in public appropriate.  I wish came in more colors!

Favorite Funnies

About 5 times a day at least

Story of my Pinterest feed

Yes.  Isn’t this the straight truth?
Definitely not a quitter
How I feel with y’all when you totally dig/agree with one of my posts
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How I use to feel about work
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Now since we have completely gone to computer charting
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My exact feeling when I find out the cost of something way out of my price range
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Finally it’s Friday and almost 5 o’clock somewhere
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Make sure to check the Nordstroms and Lululemon giveaway!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!  What are your plans??  xoxoxo.
Your turn!  Link up and tell me about your favorites from the week!


  1. June 27, 2014 / 4:11 AM

    I am up way past my bedtime working on my post and then I was like oh wait….I bet Amanda has this link up live. YES!!! I WAS FIRST!!! :) That never happens for me.

    Anyways….that salad looks amazing and maybe I need to give quinoa another try. I wasn’t a fan the first time I tried it.

    I am constantly contradicting myself on Pinterest. Oops. And I will NEVER quit shopping!!!

    Happy Friday girl!

  2. June 27, 2014 / 4:14 AM

    That is my favorite thing to make with quinoa!!! Love it! And that romper is very cute. They never fit me though because … boobs:/ Happy Friday lady:)))

  3. June 27, 2014 / 4:35 AM

    That salad sounds amazing! I might have to give that a try next week!
    Have a great weekend, Amanda!

  4. June 27, 2014 / 4:37 AM

    My aunt makes a similar quinoa salad and it is absolutely delicious. yum! That romper is seriously so cute, I think that could have been in the running for your bridesmaids rompers for sure. Have you found any others yet? I’m glad you mentioned mimosa’s a brunch, I think I need to do that this weekend. Mimosa’s and Eggs Benedict, yes please.

  5. June 27, 2014 / 4:42 AM

    I almost posted a quinoa recipe thats very similar. I plan to try that workout, I wish there were more barre places here!

    Guilty of doing that on Pinterest for sure! But I pin desserts for future use! And that last gif has me rolling!!! Im sure Mark loved would love that gif!

    • June 27, 2014 / 4:43 AM

      Oh and that romper is everything!

  6. June 27, 2014 / 4:49 AM

    Loveee that romper!! I’m pretty tall and can never get them to fit quite right – which is such a bummer since everyone seems to post about them!! And girllll, it sounds like your Pinterest feed is pretty similar to mine, ha!

  7. June 27, 2014 / 4:51 AM

    Holy crap, that J Lo video is mesmerizing. Is it embarrassing to admit that I want to learn those dance moves? Well then I don’t. But if everyone else also wants to learn them, I will teach you after I get them down.
    Gina– On the Daily Express

  8. June 27, 2014 / 6:29 AM

    I’ve never heard of Rita Ora, but she is incredible in the video, she rocks that lipstick. Yep I’m gonna need to hear that J Lo album when it comes out. I can’t look at Pinterest when I’m hungry – it is asking for trouble with all those cake recipes.

  9. June 27, 2014 / 9:37 AM

    Mimosas are always acceptable! I need to try that workout, booty season is here! That last gif will be me all day counting down to the weekend!

  10. June 27, 2014 / 10:09 AM

    I cannot believe this is the last few days of June, wtf? Love to see that JLo is getting back to her Jenny from the block roots. You go girl! And loving that romper. Mimosas are acceptable at any hour of the day but definitely the best way to start a day! Maybe I’ll have one of those Sunday morning… no better way to celebrate! Have an amazing weekend love!

    <3, Pamela

  11. June 27, 2014 / 10:58 AM

    How long do you cook your quinoa in a rice cooker for? That recipe sounds awesome. I’ve been eating a ton of quinoa lately so I’m always up for new recipes. Love that romper, soo cute!! That cat and that Fresh Prince GIF… LMAO!! Happy Friday girlfriend!!

  12. June 27, 2014 / 11:01 AM

    The gif of Prince George throwing that toy – just made my morning!! J.Lo can do no wrong!! I’m going to try that quinoa salad – I’ve been on a kick lately! Hope you have a great weekend doll!

  13. June 27, 2014 / 11:03 AM

    YES, I always feel like there isn’t enough time in the day! I hate it. Being that I can’t get enough quinoa these days, I will definitely be trying that, it looks so good! Have a great weekend Amanda :)

  14. June 27, 2014 / 11:54 AM

    Mmmmm I always love me some quinoa, and that salad looks like a delicious new way to incorporate it into more meals! I was already loving that romper, and then I read about the hood – even more adorable!!!

  15. June 27, 2014 / 11:57 AM

    i need to make that recipe stat. looks easy and that’s right up my alley. and love the gifs as usual! happy friday! xo

  16. June 27, 2014 / 11:58 AM

    How much do I love that cat with the pink wig?

    I am so out of touch with life that all I knew about Rita Ora was that she was the one who ripped off Zac Efron’s shirt at the VMAs. Thank you for clearing up that she sings things.

  17. June 27, 2014 / 12:04 PM

    Your posts are too funny. Love all the gifs

  18. June 27, 2014 / 12:07 PM

    So I’ve been jamming to the same song all week, and was waiting for this post so I could share my Friday Fav song: Habits by Tove Lo. Just so catchy.

  19. June 27, 2014 / 12:23 PM

    YES TO ALL OF THESE! I could listen to that Rita Ora song on repeat all day. Annnnd Jenny from the block. Can you believe she still looks like that/!?

  20. June 27, 2014 / 12:25 PM

    That workout looks good girl buuuut let’s go with mimosas instead like the ecard! haha Cheers to the weekend! xoxo Thanks for hosting as usual!

  21. June 27, 2014 / 12:35 PM

    How Jennifer Lopez dances like that blows my mind. God I don’t even want to think about how ridic I would look, but she looks gorgeous and awesome.

  22. June 27, 2014 / 12:38 PM

    Love this fun post! I hate when I can feel a hair on me… so irritating and tickly! And cheers to mimosas at breakfast and that delicious looking recipe!

  23. June 27, 2014 / 12:47 PM

    love that j lo song now, thanks! haha. that recipe looks delish! damn that workout looks intense. omg yes that prince george gif, i love it so much. whenever i find out something is out of my price range, i like step back like it stung me or something. that last gif though. love it so much.

  24. June 27, 2014 / 12:49 PM

    That quinoa recipe looks really good! I’ve been searching for different ways to fix quinoa, so I’ll be giving this a try! I’ve been playing catch up this week too! Have a good weekend!

  25. June 27, 2014 / 1:32 PM

    Your funnies always make my heart happy! I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA from your life, friend! Hope everything is going well <3

  26. June 27, 2014 / 1:42 PM

    I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Jennifer Lopez, but since you said her song will probably lead to serious car dancing, I’m going to have to listen to it.

    Mmm.. quinoa salad.

    Hahaha. I love your use of the little prince GIF!

  27. June 27, 2014 / 1:43 PM

    I wish I could dance like JLO, unfortunately, I’ve got too much white in me. Maybe if I do that thigh workout, I could manage to dance somewhat like JLO. Who am I kidding, I’m the girl who pins workout material along with delicious sinfulness. Happy Friday!

  28. June 27, 2014 / 1:44 PM

    Okay, so……… I will admit JLO looks freaking HOT. HOWEVER, I’m sorry, she’s kinda getting up there in age, has kids… can she keep the damn twerking to a minimum!?!? wah… i’m terrible.

  29. June 27, 2014 / 1:46 PM

    That Quinoa salad looks uhhhhmazing! P.S. New follower here, love the blog! Going to link up next week =)

  30. June 27, 2014 / 1:51 PM

    i’m a fan of rita ora simply bc she pulled of zac efron’s shirt in that awards show. GO HER!

  31. June 27, 2014 / 1:52 PM

    I put cashews in so many dishes… yum yum YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. June 27, 2014 / 1:57 PM

    I feel like that WAY too often, we need more hours to get stuff done stat! Love mimosa’s and shopping, bet they are even better together!

  33. June 27, 2014 / 2:01 PM

    That recipe looks delicious! I have been in a quinoa rut lately, so I will have to try this!

  34. June 27, 2014 / 2:10 PM

    Ha I watched the royal baby gif over & over again.

  35. June 27, 2014 / 2:11 PM

    That gif of the royal baby is too much to handle – I am cracking up. I’ll admit, I am really into JLo’s new songs lately – I Luh Ya Papi (totally NOT my genre of music) and First Love have been on repeat in iTunes lately. That booty workout looks killer, too! Have a great weekend doll, xo.

  36. June 27, 2014 / 2:32 PM

    your gifs are so on point. love it. have a good weekend!

  37. June 27, 2014 / 2:39 PM

    A +++ for those gifs ! And I can’t wait to do that barre workout. Thanks for posting it !

  38. June 27, 2014 / 2:39 PM

    Happy Friday!! :) Sometimes I wish there were more hours in the day… but not this week for me! It seemed like every day was never ending! Lol :) That quoina dish looks amazing! It looks fancy but sounds so easy! I’ve never seen a romper like that (sleeves or a hood!) and I think it’s awesome! Your right, it’s perfect for a beach cover up but still nice to wear in public! Bahahaha! – Give up shopping but I’m not a quitter! I’m totally using that on my husband the next time he gives me shit! Ah! Those last two gif’s made me LOL! :) Love it! Have a great weekend!

  39. June 27, 2014 / 2:39 PM

    LOVE that Rita Ora song…it is pretty catchy! And she is so gorgeous! In my opinion, she totally trumps Rihanna. And even though I can’t stand some of Jennifer Lopez’s songs, her body is killer! Good for her.

  40. June 27, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    Oh that’s one of my favorite barre exercises! Man I miss those classes, I wish there was a good studio around me! That salad looks so delicious! Sadly my pinterest feed looks like that too.. haha oh well!

  41. June 27, 2014 / 3:05 PM

    I always see workout routine pins and I think ooh I could do that right now-but that home made reeses peanut butter cup recipe just looks so much better…I’ll just save this for later…
    It’s Canada Day weekend so you can find me hanging out at the lake until Tuesday!

  42. June 27, 2014 / 3:09 PM

    I love how Prince George ripped the stuffed animal out of Kate’s hand and threw it to the ground. Cute baby!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  43. June 27, 2014 / 3:21 PM

    baha that gif of the mini prince. get that ish outta here! too cute

  44. June 27, 2014 / 4:35 PM

    I’ve felt the same way, girl! Hoping you have a weekend of nothing but catching up and rest! Love that romper! The color is perfect and a hood?!?! And agree with the Pinterest! I often get distracted with all the good recipes!

  45. June 27, 2014 / 4:36 PM

    I’ve felt the same way, girl! I hope you have a weekend full of catching up and lots of rest. That romper…the perfect color and a hood?!?! love, love, love it!

  46. June 27, 2014 / 4:36 PM

    Mimosas are definitely one of the best things about breakfast time! And that someecard about the hair cannot be more true! I’ve been wanting to try quinoa and that looks like a delicious recipe to try out! Happy Friday!

  47. June 27, 2014 / 4:42 PM

    Feeling your shopping funny!!! And I have to get back to barre! Trying to slowly get back to normal after all my regular life drama.

  48. June 27, 2014 / 4:57 PM

    Amanda! You are awesome! I always love your posts! That guys dancing at the end is hilarious! I am almost there but not quite. A few more things to check off my list and then I can relax and car dance. Hehe! Have a fabulous weekend! xx

  49. June 27, 2014 / 5:13 PM

    so glad i found your cute little blog and got to join the linkup! the quinoa looks awesome. i have yet to make any but i think that recipe sold me! can’t wait to read more :)

  50. June 27, 2014 / 5:41 PM

    Prince George throwing the over-priced whatever analogy = SPOT to the ON. I don’t think I even want to know what computer charting (?!?) is so godspeed at friend, my work. And happy weekend! Love that romper!

  51. June 27, 2014 / 6:09 PM

    i’ve been obsessing over rompers lately also! and that booty workout looks intense, but i’m going to give it a try.. gotta make sure those legs and buns look good so i can rock those rompers :)

  52. June 27, 2014 / 6:12 PM

    Yum! That quinoa salad looks absolutely delish. I’ll have to try that! Also, lovin’ that romper!

    Happy weekend!
    – Kat

  53. June 27, 2014 / 7:37 PM

    The last gif’s on your posts always have me cracking up hahah love this one!

    Love that romper!! So perfect for the beach! That salad looks amazing too.

    Have a great weekend girl!

    xo, Jen

  54. June 27, 2014 / 7:40 PM

    Okay first I am dyyyying over that romper! And I’m a huge quinoa fan and that salad looks delish. Love that gif of Baby Prince George, hahah! Happy weekend love!

  55. June 27, 2014 / 8:49 PM

    That romper! I just recently bought my first one and now that’s pretty much all I want to wear!

  56. June 27, 2014 / 10:02 PM

    That recipe just got printed out over here! Looks delicious and I love quinoa and my husband loves cashews so it sounds like it will be a big hit!

  57. June 27, 2014 / 10:23 PM

    I usually don’t like gifs, but you just share them at the perfect moment I can’t help but like them :) Especially the royals, so cute! I don’t know how to feel about the fact J.Lo is double my age and looks the same as she did 15 years ago- I really need whatever magic potion she’s drinking!
    Happy Weekend!

  58. June 28, 2014 / 3:19 PM

    Ommggg that recipe! I must try it! Thanks for sharing that booty workout too! I need to step up my game hahaha.

  59. June 29, 2014 / 5:22 AM

    That recipe look so good!!! This looks like a fun link up, I will have to join in next week!!

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