Friday Favorites- Let’s Slow Down This Birthday Month

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Seriously how is it the middle of July already???  We really need to slow this birthday month down and Summer in general am I right?  My favorite part about traveling is that feeling right when you get home when you realize it just feels good to be back and makes you appreciate your home surroundings that little bit more.  Does that ever happen to you?  What are your plans this weekend?  I am celebrating Mark’s birthday tonight with some burgers and steak sandwiches at the bar at Berns tonight and then who knows!  Let’s get right into these favorites!

Favorite Song

I am so obsessed with this song.  It is the most perfect trance like Summer song.  His voice is so chill and it will for now forever remind me of sitting on the rooftop of the Ivy Hotel drinking a glass of wine and talking with Mark.  Have you heard this yet?  Mr Probz “Waves”

Favorite Recipe

Perfect Summer recipe Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing.  Please pin from the orginal source!

Favorite Workout

It’s arm season let’s get those arms sculpted up for bathing suit season (the intermittent trance music….could kinda do without but it’s a burner for sure).  Full printable here.

Favorite Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale goes live for non card holders on July 18th.  Check back next week while I preview my top picks!  The good stuff sells out early like all those Zella leggings you’ve been eyeing!

Favorite Person

I wanted to wish Mark a Happy Birthday!  Even though he claims he is not a daily reader I beg to differ.  I think he may even know what OOTD stands for (not really but he’s learning).  Happy Birthday babe I love you so much and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with truly my best friend.

Who makes me laugh every single day.

Yes my engagement pictures are done!  I can’t wait to share them with you!  Next week I will have a full recap!!  In the meantime if you are looking for a photographer I am so obsessed with mine.  I mean he drove up to Gainesville and dealt with this Type A girl over here for hours and his pictures are beautiful.  Here is the link Sunglow Photography.

Okay maybe one more I can’t help it!!

Favorite Funnies

100% accurate

Also because I never think I locked it and I want to hear that validating beep.

Pretty Much

Or right before I am about to fall asleep.  Isn’t this the straight truth???

How I felt prancing around in my red birthday dress

(via tumblr)

Pretty much how I’ve been ever since I got Netflix and have been binge watching OITNB

(via tumblr)


How I will 100% be when I get my new birthday present delivered

(via tumblr)

Alright your turn tell me your favorites from the week!  What are you up to this weekend??  xoxoxo

Lindsay Living Vegan




  1. July 11, 2014 / 5:08 AM

    Yay to a Nordstroms sale!! And You and Mark look great in those pics!!

  2. July 11, 2014 / 5:09 AM

    Happy Birthday to Mark!! Can’t wait to see the rest of your engagement photos from Gainesville. Love the one in the swamp! Can’t wait for Half Yearly. I am already shopping Early Access. Woot woot!! Love it! Happy weekend!

  3. July 11, 2014 / 7:25 AM

    Beautiful photos! A really yummy looking salad (I’m going to have to try it) and feeling sad at the sight of your Nordstroms sale… Our Nordstroms is closing. ((insert sobbing)) It was the only good department store left in this cow-town. ((sigh)) On a happy note, HAPPY FRIDAY and have a great weekend!

  4. July 11, 2014 / 8:21 AM

    Awww yay!! i loved this teaser of your engagement pictures! You guys look super sweet :).
    and also i must thank you for that Bikini arms guide, i am most definitely going to do it this afternoon!
    oh and OITNB rocks my socks! hahaha just finished watching season two last week, i devoured that show in like a week I´m telling you!

  5. July 11, 2014 / 10:02 AM

    Happy Birthday Mark!! The pictures came out great!! Rock that birthday dress girl!! Getting sucking into Pinterest is a common occurrence.

  6. July 11, 2014 / 10:16 AM

    Happy Birthday Mark!!!

    Your pictures are looking very good lady! Can’t wait to see more! I also can’t wait to see your sale preview! I forgot about the sale…and I see you wont let me forget ;)

    That Thai salad looks yummy.

    I always think of the perfect thing to say AFTER the person is gone. UGH!

  7. July 11, 2014 / 10:21 AM

    Eekkkk!!! Loving those engagement pictures! I cannot wait to see more! That black dress is amazing on you! Oh and happy birthday Mark!! hope you have an amazing weekend!

    <3, Pamela

  8. July 11, 2014 / 10:52 AM

    i’ve been shopping a lot on the AE website (clearance + additional 50% off? GIMME!) and my loot just came in. now i can’t wait to prance around in orlando with all of my jazz.

    love those engagement pics!

    Vodka and Soda

  9. July 11, 2014 / 11:24 AM

    Happy Birthday Mark!! I am so excited about the nords sale!! I am going tomorrow to check it out. Have my eye on a few things!! Have a fab weekend!!

    Best, Mree

  10. July 11, 2014 / 11:28 AM

    Great song, that video makes me want to go straight back to the beach! Ahhh I can’t wait to see your pics, those few are beautiful! Have a great weekend and happy birthday to your love :)

  11. July 11, 2014 / 11:43 AM

    LOOOVE the engagement pics, they are beautiful! You both look SO happy! Well, duh! :-)
    That first e-card is me to a T. Must be a nurse thing.
    Happy Birthday Mark!!

  12. July 11, 2014 / 11:50 AM

    that song is tres good. and that sale? i get sucked in every time i swear (esp as a cardholder). and um with the last item i’m dying – what did you get? happy weekend chica! xo

  13. July 11, 2014 / 11:57 AM

    omg that last gif is priceless. cant wait to see more engagement pics, i love the ones you’ve shown! you look gorgeous of course! happy birthday to Mark, hope you guys have a great weekend! and that workout looks great – trying it tonight i think!

  14. July 11, 2014 / 11:59 AM

    OH MY LORD – I laughed so freaking hard at the paper towels under the shoes!!!!!!
    I am DYING now to see your engagement pics!!!!
    I so do that with my remote on my car too. I’m tough when it double beeps… BE WARNED!

  15. July 11, 2014 / 12:08 PM

    Your engagement pictures are fantastic!!! And happy birthday to Mark!

    All those gifs. All of them. Especially the one about locking the car. I do that. Every. Single. Time.

  16. July 11, 2014 / 12:33 PM

    Happy Birthday to your beau! LOVE your pictures btw! So good!

  17. July 11, 2014 / 12:33 PM

    I can’t wait to see the rest of your engagement pictures! And, I totally agree with that about the argument in the shower. Happy Birthday to Mark! Enjoy! xo

  18. July 11, 2014 / 12:35 PM

    Cannot WAIT to see more engagement pics- y’all look gorgeous!!! Also love the idea of “excellent assessment skills…”

  19. July 11, 2014 / 12:41 PM

    Your pictures look amazing so far! Can’t wait to see more! The one with the orange background is my favourite. I love pictures taken from far away like that, they are like art to me.

  20. July 11, 2014 / 12:54 PM

    You look so beautiful in the engagement photos!

  21. July 11, 2014 / 12:55 PM

    looove the funnies! I even had to steal! Also- those pictures of you two are per-fect!! Happy weekend!

  22. July 11, 2014 / 1:20 PM

    I am with you about loving home more when you come back from a trip, there is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed! Love that first ecard, my assessment skills are great! Can’t wait to see more of your engagement photos, have a great weekend and thanks for hosting the link up!

  23. July 11, 2014 / 1:26 PM

    OMG you engagement photos!!!! So gorg! I can’t wait to see more!! That chopped salad looks so yum!!!! OMG Bruno Mars is fabulous! I love him!

    <3 Shannon

  24. July 11, 2014 / 1:27 PM

    LOL at the guy with the paper towel and his new shoes. I agree about nothing being better than sleeping in your own bed after a trip. Your engagement photos look great too. I hope that you have a nice weekend. :-)

  25. July 11, 2014 / 1:41 PM

    Love all of your engagement photos! You guys look great! Thanks for sharing another delicious looking salad recipe! And I am definitely tempted by the Nordstrom sale as well! Hope you have a great weekend!

  26. July 11, 2014 / 1:47 PM

    Yay for engagement pics! Can’t wait to see more.

    Happy birthday to your man.

    I saved the bikini arms on my YouTube, thanks!

    Have a fabulous weekend.

  27. July 11, 2014 / 1:58 PM

    Your engagement pic outfits were great choices! Nothing you will regret in a few years! I always think Nordstrom is too expensive so I’m ready for you to prove me wrong!

  28. July 11, 2014 / 2:33 PM

    Came across your blog. Loving this link up! Your engagement pictures are too cute! Nordstrom Sales are THE BEST!

  29. July 11, 2014 / 2:35 PM

    Love your black dress! Such pretty photos of you and Mark!

  30. July 11, 2014 / 2:36 PM

    That salad looks delicious, yum!! And I definitely click two or three times until I hear the beep from my car hahaha.. Just in case. ;) Happy Fridayyyy!

  31. July 11, 2014 / 2:41 PM

    You look so beautiful in your engagement pictures! Thank you for hosting the link up! Have a great weekend! xo

  32. July 11, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    hoooooray for engagement photos :)

  33. July 11, 2014 / 3:18 PM

    Your pics turned out amazing!! Love the dress you chose!

  34. July 11, 2014 / 3:46 PM

    Super pumped to see the engagement photos ! Mostly because I want to see more of that dress in the gators picture :)

  35. July 11, 2014 / 4:13 PM

    I love that song… perfect for summer. Gorgeous pics… even the Gator sign one… it’s cute I will give you that:) Birthday present delivered huh??? Hmmm what could it be? Have a great weekend hun!

  36. July 11, 2014 / 4:20 PM

    That salad. YUM doesn’t even begin to describe it.
    AND I loveeee your engagement photos! You look gorgeous!! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  37. July 11, 2014 / 5:10 PM

    Super cute engagement pictures! I ALWAYS think of something better to say after an argument/moment is over.

  38. July 11, 2014 / 5:10 PM

    Super cute engagement pictures! I ALWAYS think of something better to say after an argument/moment is over.

  39. July 11, 2014 / 6:31 PM

    Doesn’t it kill you that we can’t have access to the Nordstrom sale NOW! I want some Kendra Scott earrings and I worry they will be all gone!

  40. July 11, 2014 / 11:39 PM

    AHHHHHHHHH I love your engagement pictures!!! I can’t wait to see more! I’m not even a really big wedding person but I love engagement photos and seeing how people make them different and their own. And ummm yes to that song, I’ve had it on repeat for weeks — so good! Have a great weekend (& happy birthday to Mark!) :)

  41. July 12, 2014 / 10:36 AM

    Love the preview of the engagement pictures! And I always have to click my car alarm several times before I am sure it is locked.

  42. July 12, 2014 / 12:51 PM

    well of course i can’t wait to see what you’ve picked out from the nordstrom’s sale!!! i love those posts lol. and that is the best arm work out i’ve come across from TIU. I agree the music in the background is a little annoying but it’s zoo good. i can only get through the video 2x though. it hurts!

  43. July 12, 2014 / 10:52 PM

    The engagement pictures turned out fabulously (of course)!! Happy belated Birthday to Mark!

  44. July 13, 2014 / 9:26 PM

    Your engagement pictures are stunning! You both look so happy – I can’t wait to see more! Enjoy the rest of the birthday celebrations and shenanigans – hope you had a great weekend!

  45. July 13, 2014 / 11:39 PM

    Happy belated birthday to Mark! Your engagement pictures turned out amazing!

  46. July 14, 2014 / 6:48 PM

    Girl! I can’t even handle the tease of the engagement pictures! Give me more now! Hahah! Just kidding :) I don’t want to be all stalker psycho ;) Beautiful photos though! You two look so happy! Is that the dress you forgot your bra for?! Bahah! If so, you can’t tell at all and you look amazing {as usual}! :) Hope you guys had fun celebrating mark’s birthday!

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