Friday Favorites + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Is Now Live!

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Happy Friday.  The day has finally arrived!  The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live and we finally made it through this week!  What are you up to this weekend?  I think we may actually take the time to do some wedding stuff I know gasp right?  Checking some potential spots for the Rehearsal dinner.  Let’s get right into it!

Favorite Song

I am so obsessed with this song.  Major car dancing.  I am sure it has some street slang meaning that all the cool kids are down with.  I was afraid to urban dictionary it but the beat is just too good.  If I could still dance in 4 inch heels (oh the good old days) I’m sure I would have been busting a move to this in da club (yeah I said it). “Dirty Shirley” by Pharaoh Belafonte.

Favorite Recipe

As promised the recipe for the NOLA BBQ shrimp.  It calls for quite a bit of butter I used the one that has yogurt in it for me it helped soften the initial shock when I read the instructions.  Heavy handed with the creole seasoning.  Got 2 lbs of frozen wild caught shrimp from Traders Joe’s (sheesh has shrimp always been that expensive?).  We did not cover and chill for 2 hours because honestly who has time for that?  Served it over Jasmine rice with cuban bread (not for the faint of heart this one).

Favorite Workout

After that you better believe I have a good workout for you!  I like this one a lot!  Quick and to the point.  Also the main girl’s voice isn’t overly peppy so I don’t think evil thoughts about her the whole time.

 Favorite Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now live!  You can check my full preview here.  Here are my top picks these Zella leggings in long and with the mesh insert.  These Kendra Scott earrings and necklace.  I guarantee these pumps are going to sell out immediately.  Good staple flat riding boot and ankle booties.  Time to finally get that Clarisonic and treat yourself to those Nest and Volupsa candles.  This turquoise face Michael Kors watch and Rebecca Minkoff purse.  Finally I got these and they are amazing Tieks dupes at a fraction of the price, unbelievably comfortable and the two tone goes with everything!

Favorite Funnies
Seriously though…how long?
Story of my life when it comes to dancing
Let’s all be honest I know I feel like I look like this when I dance
But in reality it’s pretty much this…aka the white girl shoulder shimmy
How I feel when I get those “gentle reminder” emails about wedding deposits
Finally pretty much how I see my life heading towards when Mark and I combine households and when I say households I mean bathrooms
Okay now it is your turn tell me your favorites!  peep my sponsor Steph because she’s amazing!  xoxoxo
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46 responses to “Friday Favorites + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Is Now Live!”

  1. P!nky says:

    GAAHHH! can’t spend more moneysssss!!!!

    White girl shoulder is where it’s at…..with a lil twist, of course. Happy Friday!

  2. Can’t wait to hear stories about you and Mark living together finally :) That gif for your wedding deposits is perfect. I just checked the Nordstrom site again, cause apparently I’m a nut and it’s down as they are preparing to go LIVE!! eeeeeee

  3. So funny … “I may want to crop you later.”

  4. Hahaha love that wifi some ecard! And yes to the white girl shimmy, own it! :) And I’m so jealous of your MK watch…. it’s SO pretty!! Happy Friday!!

    <3, Pamela

  5. That workout looks good, need to try it. The wifi password one I ask myself that every time. Give them all your money!!!! We are never as sexy as we think when we dance huh?!

  6. Well I know what I’ll be doing at work all day, Nordstrom here I come! Happy Friday girl :)

  7. I love that watch so much!! Thanks for sharing all of your picks!

  8. Kristen says:

    um so i think the wifi should be up somewhere, like those cute little frames you see on pinterest. aint nobody got time to wait!
    i am going to be good and not buy a single thing at the nordstrom sale, no sireee.
    that recipe looks delish but i believe i am the ‘faint of heart’ you mentioned so i will steer clear hahaha. also that workout looks like my kind of workout; quick. definitely checking it out!

  9. Kristen says:

    well that lasted all of 5 minutes. i bought the zella leggings. i hope i love them, but over 1k people cant be wrong, right?!

  10. Oh my the sale!!!!! I am going to try to be good. *try*

    LOL @ the white girl shimmy because…yup..pretty much!

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!!

  11. Krystal R. says:

    Know why Im so late to link up today? Because the sale went live and I was browsing for an embarrassingly long time. Sigh. Thanks for the recipe girlie!

  12. I’d love to stay and chat, but I’m off to stalk the Nordstrom website! Happy shopping! :)

  13. hahaha that bathroom gif is hilarious! Can you believe I’ve never bought anything from Nordstrom’s. I think this might be changing soon… Have a good weekend girl!

  14. Gina says:

    Ha ha ha…. the funny about cropping people out of photos is fabulous. The shrimp dish looks delish, and the work out looks like something I’d like…yoga inspired.
    xO, Gina

  15. I bought the leggings this morning! Wooo!

  16. MarlaJan says:

    SMD is amazing!!! As soon as I finish this comment, I’m heading over to I may have to name you in my divorce paperwork as the reason for my split from Steve. LOL LOL LOL. I totally look like T-Swifty dancing… it’s sad really because i HAVE rhythm, just can’t put the moves and rhythm together :-(

  17. Tami says:

    WOO HOO! I am so excited that I linked up with you for the first time (I think) ever! I just love your gifs. They make my morning.

  18. That last gif is so hilarious haha. The Taylor Swift one is funny too. I work at a boutique and this girl came in who works at Nordstrom. She gave us some of the scoop. Sadly I won’t be buying anything. :-/ I hope that you get some of the things that you want though!! Or all of them. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

    – Caroline

  19. Ok I just bout the Zella leggings! Can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about!

  20. Mree says:

    Those gifs are too funny. I laughed so hard that my yogurt spilled all over my shirt. Thank God, I don’t have any meetings today. As for the Nordies sale, I was really disappointed when I went and saw everything. Something seemed like a cheaper quality. While I did spy a few pairs of shoes but I’m trying really hard not to buy any. I have so many that I don’t even wear. It’s sad. I did get some beauty products and a necklace.
    Hope you have a fab weekend!!

    Best, Mree

  21. Tracey says:

    I am going to try that workout. I love workouts that pack a lot of punch but aren’t too long.

    Also, we have a frame in our guest room with the Wifi password on it, because we are awesome like that.

  22. I totally remember those wedding payment emails! It’s worth it in the end! :) Also, the sharing a bathroom thing with your man is tough at first… try to start training him now. haha!

  23. I’m pretty sure I had a lot of the white girl shimmy happening at my friends’ wedding last weekend – oh well! No shame over here. :) Have a great weekend. xo

  24. I feel bad for anyone who asks for our wifi password because I genuinely don’t know it. It’s about 9651 letters long and I *might* have lost the paper with it written down.

    The white girl shimmy is my specialty!

  25. Meagan says:

    LOL at the last two gifs. They’re all perfect actually! Happy Friday!!

  26. hahaha “how to tweark: reconsider” LOL

  27. Aimee Rose says:

    Love your sale picks! Now I’m afraid to look at that shrimp recipe, but it looks so yummy I may have to! Have a good weekend!

  28. The recipe, watch and white girl shoulder dance= my favs this week! Have a great weekend!! xoxo

  29. love that watch! but every time i start looking at another watch, i feel like i’m cheating on my actual watch :(

  30. Just did some damage!! Good thing I can transfer money between my bank accounts and my husband wouldn’t know the difference ;) what did you end up getting???

  31. brooke lyn says:

    white people dancing is my favorite thing to watch !!

  32. Sooo excited for the Nordstrom sale! It’s seriously my favorite sale of all time – I can remember back in high school when I’d wait for it to pick-up a pair of *cringe* doc maartens for the upcoming school year! Hopefully I’ll get something a little more timeless this time around :) Happy Weekend!

  33. Ashley says:

    Nest candles are the best! Of course I added a few Zella pieces to my purchase. With those prices how can you not??

  34. I love the gif of the little boy… they really do do that all the time when no one is looking!

  35. bahahahaha on the ecards but then I saw the funny about gentle wedding deposit reminders and lost it!!

  36. Hahaha the last gif is the reason I get ready with the door closed. And then when Trey inevitably opens it without knocking it scares the living bejesus out of me and he’s like, “Who else would it be? You know I’m the only one here” – to that which I know you would say it could be the guy who followed me inside! Hah you’ll get used to it. Thanks so much for the shrimp recipe! Have a great weekend!

  37. Brianne says:

    Haha the wifi password! So true! Same for that boy…now that I’m going to have a roommate I feel like I need to keep my weirdo in check lol.

  38. Penny says:

    That workout looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Something tells me I won’t make it through the whole 10 minutes. lol

  39. I’m gonna have to make that shrimp!!! It looks so delicious! PS Your engagement photos are adorbs! Congrats! You both look so happy ;)

  40. Becky M says:

    That shrimp recipe looks so delicious!! Happy Friday Amanda!

  41. Omg, that last gif — hahahaha I’ve watched it like ten times now, so funny! Happy Friday!!

  42. Thanks for posting that workout video! I’m going to try it first thing tomorrow morning :) Have a good weekend!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  43. TerinAleah says:

    Oh my gosh… that shrimp looks delicious!! :)

  44. All your nordstrom picks are making me want to go shopping and I am in need of some new workouts!! I’ve missed the link-ups but can’t wait to be back next Friday!! Hope you’re having a great weekend! xo

  45. Joey says:

    I almost peed my pants over that last GIF (the bathroom one)! Too dang funny! Hi friend! Sorry I’ve been so MIA! Hope you got lots of wedding stuff done this weekend!! YAY!

  46. Stacy G says:

    Love your gifs. You always find the best ones! Missed you girl!(I’ve been a little MIA in the blog world) XO

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