Friday Favorites – Happy Halloween

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Happy Friday y’all and Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays not just because Reese’s peanut butter cups get made into ridiculously large sizes for consumption but because when I grew up North in New England this time of year was always so special.  The changing of the leaves, the bright blue sky, crisp air and warm sunlight.  It was the trickery time that kept you living up north and giving you a positive outlook before those winter months hit and you wouldn’t see the sun for months. Plus something about New England and all that history.  I swear it was haunted where I grew up and if you didn’t believe that take a trip to Salem to hear about the witch trials……then you will.

I haven’t had too much emphasis on all things Fall yet down here because it’s still like 80 degrees out every day but I thought we could put a fun Halloween vibe to today’s favorites.  Let’s get into it!

Favorite Song

I am so in love with this song.  It has such a great trance beat that picks up and has tons of energy.  Cole Plante “Before I’m Yours ft Brian Logan”.

Favorite Recipe

Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake Bars?  Yes please.  Full recipe here.  Please make sure to pin from the original.

Favorite Workout

This entire post make sure to check it out.  I outlined an entire week of workouts for you.

Favorite Purchase

For all of you coveting that J. Crew Herringbone Vest.  I bought it in August when it was like over a 100 degrees in FL and still haven’t been able to wear it.  I stumbled upon this the other day.

I can’t speak for the quality because I have no idea of the actual product shipped but you can’t beat that price and the fact it will ship out in the next 2 weeks.

Favorite Throwback Halloween outfit

Alright y’all only because I love you.  Here is the year I dressed up like Ke$ha and carried an empty bottle of jack and a toothbrush around with me.  Yes you correct when I did her signature eye painted look.  I watched youtube informational videos…..many of them…..excuse me while I bury my head in shame now.  I really want to now where that fur vest went…’s probably better that it’s not still in my possession.

Favorite Funnies

Amen.  Isn’t this the truth?

The challenge in November starts because otherwise this is 100% me
The times I actually have to call someone….
After this week…..absolutely!
When I happened to glance at the women’s boarding group zone in front of me and she clearly was in the wrong zone and I clearly paid extra to be in the zone I was in.
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When I talked to one of my girlfriends about how fit I need to get by my Bachelorette party in January and she told me I should probably stop eating sweets then.
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Pretty much me when it comes to any sports involving a ball (besides field hockey).
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It’s Halloween y’all.  I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be saying this tonight
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Alright it’s your turn to link up and tell me your favorites from the week!  I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween and tell me what your plans are tonight!  xoxoxo

59 responses to “Friday Favorites – Happy Halloween”

  1. Amanda, you are always killing me with the recipes you post. They look so good, I just want to eat them right away!
    I remember taking a trip to Salem as a kid, super cool, I think that may have been my favorite part of our holiday.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Shelley says:

    love your dedication to the Ke$ha costume with the bottle of jack and toothbrush! and that ecard about the voicemail.. totally me. all the time. haha. have a good weekend!

  3. oh my god you were the perfect ke$ha! I love it!! Those pumpkin oreo bars… holy yum.

  4. Nancy W says:

    Umm, yes to the pumpkin oreo cheesecake bars!!! Happy Halloween!

  5. Pumpkin Oreo cheesecake bars sound amazing. I want them! And that vest looks almost identical to the J.Crew one! Great find! LOL you as Ke$ha is amazing! Now if only you could find that fur vest!! Happy Halloween!!

    <3, Pamela

  6. Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake – no words necessary!!! Your Kesha outfit is amazing – and you said all your outfits were revealing – that once was tasteful!!! Hope you have a great time in Jersey with your family!! xo

  7. Umm gonna need those cheesecake bars immediately.

  8. I’m not a pumpkin fan, but Dustin loves pumpkin and oreo so he would LOVE that recipe. Happy Halloween!

  9. Ok those Oreo bars?! Omg! Also love your Ke$ha costume!!

  10. I ordered that same vest! I can’t wait for it to come…I hope it fits well! You never know what you are getting sometimes from those sites. Fingers crossed for us :)

  11. I saw that vest of Groopdealz and thought of you. The Kesha costume rocked! I have a shopping addiction but I don’t want to stop!

  12. i got my credit card bill from vacay and omfg i can’t even. so no shopping for me for a while boo hoo :(

  13. Oh my I love that Kesha costume!!! The bottle of jack is just the icing on the cake for me =)

    And I’m going to have to steal that shopping ecard…that is me. I will never be on the road to recovering from being a self-proclaimed shopaholic. But is it self proclaimed when it’s obvious to everyone???

    Have a great weekend! xo

  14. Your Kesha costume is AWESOME!!!!

  15. I really want to buy that vest!! I may have to… I love the Kesha outfit! Happy Halloween!!

  16. Loving that past costume! And I’m with you… candy makes this holiday so special! ha

  17. P!nky says:

    Your Ke$ha costume is amazing, AHHHHH-MAZING!!! Bring it back girl!

  18. I can’t even deal with those cheesecake bars – they look amazing! And your Kesha costume was perfect, especially the attention to detail with that bottle and toothbrush!

  19. Um, Kesha costume = GENIUS. I’m obsessed with it, and I most likely will recreate that costume if I ever attend a Halloween party again when it’s still acceptable for me to dress up like that. I am SO excited to start your regime of at-home workouts next week – it seriously made my day when you posted that earlier this week. Also, this is probably so twisted but I’ve always wanted to go to Salem to learn about the witch trials – I was weirdly fascinated with it in school, and I’m sure I would totally think the town is haunted. Have a great weekend!

  20. You rocked that Kesha costume! And you couldn’t be more right about growing up in New England, everyone is so mesmerized by the foliage and the crisp fall air that they forget that doom is coming (i.e. winter) where it’s frigid, gloomy, and everything’s dead outside for months on end. Moving to FL where it’s sunny and green during “winter” was the best decision ever :)

  21. Joey says:

    LOVE fall, hate halloween! Those pumpkin oreo cheesecake bars look too good to be legal!!! Happy Friday Friend!

  22. Mree says:

    Oh those pumpkin oreo bars look so good. Great costume!! Halloween is so much fun up here, I think it’s cause I’m so close to Salem. A bunch of people are dressed up in my building and it’s so cute. Oh love that vest!! Perfect for fall. Happy Halloween!!

  23. Oreo pumpkin cheesecake bars?!?! What??? Why must you torture me so?

    You look totally cute as Kesha and I love the props! If you are going to do it, you gotta do it right!

    That shopping ecard has always been one of my top favorites. It is my life! Haha!

    Have a great weekend!

  24. Totally love that Kesha costume, but not that it is still over 100 in Florida! Holy hot weather! Hope you get some cool weather this weekend and can wear that vest nonstop!!

  25. OMG that recipe!! mmmm – also I am SO bummed about the groopdealz vest- went to get it and it was def sold out. Great deal though! Happy Halloween!!!

  26. Emily says:

    Happy Halloween, Ke$ha! I mean…Amanda ;)

  27. Your Ke$ha costume was amazing. I mean that is spot on!!! Haha. You are in GREAT shape, don’t listen to your friend. :-) I have been to Salem and to the witch museum. I agree that New England is totally haunted too. Chicago has a lot of haunted places too. I hope that you have a fabulous weekend lady!! :-)

  28. Oh my goooosh! Those cheesecake bars are mouth watering! I’ll take those for breakfast right now! I love that herringbone vest! I’m not even going to click on the link to tempt myself into buying it.. I’mjust gonig to tell myself that my bump won’t fit anyways… haha! Your Kesha costume was pretty good! What’s up with the empty bottle of Jack and a toothbrush?! I obviously live a sheltered life…. lol Happy Halloween!

  29. I feel the same way about fall right now…we’ve had record temperatures and hit 90 one day this week, and it’s so hard to feel like it’s fall. Those cheesecake bars look so good! :)

  30. Haha love the Kesha costume! That shopping e-card is all me too in November! And you totally do not need to cut out sweets for your bachelorette… what the?! I cut back a little since we were getting married in March (those christmas cookies can be my downfall) but if you cut them out completely that is all you will want! Plus you are super fit already :) Happy Halloween!

  31. Hopeful it cool off for you soon! Have a wonderful and safe Halloween weekend! (:

  32. Meagan says:

    Love the Kesha costume, you really pulled it off! Haha I’ll be saving my carbs for wine too …starting tomorrow of course! ;) Happy Halloween doll!

  33. Teh Megan says:

    I’m not even gonna deny the awesomeness that is Ke$ha. I LOOOVE jammin’ to her. She’s probably my music dirty little secret. Since running my half marathon my motivation to workout and run has been in the negative… I’m sure once my pants stop fitting I’ll start getting a little motivation.. which shouldn’t be long now since eatin’ season is upon us.

  34. wow you did kesha really really well!! :) that is a compliment by the way. and that fur vest, its too bad you can’t find it because they are all the rage now arent they??? that groopdealz is a good deal, i wonder how the quality is!

    my favorite funny is absolutely the shopping one. SO ME.

  35. Ke$ha! What a great costume! You are totally OWNING the character!

    It’s already weird – I went to work today dressed like a pirate – oh yeah I DID.

    And – I hope you enjoy your night!!!

  36. HAHAHAHA!!! I mentioned Reese’s peanut butter cups and used a gif from The Office today, too. I love it!!!

    The Ke$ha costume was kick ass! #noshame

  37. Stacy G says:

    Your Kesha costume is the best!! Love that shopaholic card. It never fails to make me laugh haha. xo Happy Halloween!

  38. Jillian says:

    omg those pumpkin bars look SOOO good! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  39. aaaahhh, those pumpkin bars! I like the Kesha costume, it’s cute. I happen to be one of those who wears slutty crap on Halloween. Not that I think this is slutty but yesterday I was somewhat ashamed of some of my previous costumes due to some “slut bashing” I saw. LOL

  40. Kristen says:

    I hate boarding zone cheaters -so rude!! and girl that Kesha costume, dying. Love it!

  41. pumpkin oreo cheesebake bars – drooling as I type! happy halloween! xoxo

  42. Julia says:

    Those pumpkin oreo cheesecake bars, oh my! Must try those soon! LOL at your reaction to cutting out sweets and I totally agree! What fun is life if you can’t have a treat now and then! Everything in moderation, I say! :) Have a great weekend!

  43. Oreo and Pumpkin?? Yum! I’m impressed with the details of the Ke$ha! Amen to the “were all crazy” quote!

  44. Hahah YES to priorities, per usual ;) Girl check out my faux vest today on the blog! And then get yourself over to and get your own. It’s adorable and 2 of my coworkers already asked if it was J.Crew, so winning! Happy Halloween!!

  45. I love the Ke$ha costume! Such dedication :) Hope you have a great weekend!

  46. Uhm I totally love the Kesha costume so #winning. Also cutting out sweets for me is just self sabotage. I make it maybe a week and then binge like I’ve never had sugar before. It’s never a recipe for success. Good luck with that battle though, the struggle is real

    Happy Halloween!


  47. your Ke$ha costume is mint. I love it! happy halloween girl!

  48. Emily says:

    Happy halloween and friday! Love the Kesha costume! Those pumpkin oreo cheesecake bars look amazing!

  49. HAHA I can definitely relate to the boarding zone video, hilarious and so true!

  50. Meghan says:

    Your Ke$ha costume is hysterical! Also, yes to the shopping ecard! Happy Halloween, my love! xo

  51. Hahaha YES to the Ke$ha costume! I love that! And I totally would join in on No Spend November but Black Friday is seriously one of my favorite days ever!! I’m so torn! Happy Halloween girl!

  52. That Ke$ha outfit is perfect! Bahahah… love the empty bottle of Jack and toothbrush!

  53. Darcy says:

    I bought the J.Crew vest back in July and my fiance thought I was nuts. It has proved to be an excellent purchase, though!!

  54. Mary Leigh says:

    I just literally laughed out loud at the Office gif. “A bit extreme”. that’s about how I feel about it, too – especially with all this candy this time of year!

  55. i love how you put those oreo bars on there then talk about not eating to eat sweets. that is my kinda post :) that vest – i need it in my life but i feel like by the time i get it, it won’t be cool anymore. my luck :)

  56. Those oreo bars need to be in my kitchen ASAP! I really think I need that herringbone vest and I love the way it’s styled in that picture!
    ~Elise @

  57. You rocked the Kesha look for sure!! And yum to the cheesecake.

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