Friday Favorites – December Is Such a Magical Month

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I know it sounds totally cheesy but I really love December.  Besides October which is my favorite child…..December is a close runner up.  I mean how can you not be in such a great mood when it comes to sparkly holiday lights, getting to wear all your scarves and boots and everything is peppermint flavored.  I also love this month because it is such a great excuse to buy myself lots of Christmas presents when I am shopping for others.  Let’s just be honest.  Let’s get right into these Friday Favorites shall we?
Favorite Song
I was driving a lot over the holiday, lots of chances to listen to BPM.  Totally digging this song.  Kaskade and John Dahlback ft Sansa – A Little More.
 
Favorite Recipe
Trying to stay low carb for dinner.  These were a total hit!  I skipped the carrots and just went with the peppers and zucchini.  So good.  Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls.  Full recipe here.  Please pin from the original.
Favorite Workout
When it’s cold out.  Got to find some indoor workouts to get the heart rate going!  Please pin from the original here.
Favorite Purchase
That necklace that has been on straight repeat from Rocksbox.  I found the exact dupe and it’s half the price.  So pumped.
Favorite Funnies
For the times I actually have to return something and brave the mall……no I don’t want to try your dead minerals of the sea hand cream.  I have a free panty at Victoria Secret to get and then I’m out of here!
Pretty much
Totally guilty of this
When I talk about trying to keep my weight in check around the holidays for the Wedding
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We need another girl for coed softball tonight“…..
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How I feel when I get a shoutout on someone’s blog post
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Someone had to pack that extra heavy bag didn’t they?
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Finally…..how I feel bouncing out on a Friday
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I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Don’t forget to stop by all the great peeps that link up!!!  xoxoxo
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63 Comments

  1. December 5, 2014 / 7:26 AM

    My uncle told me the funniest idea… Take one of the lotion samples, pretend to eat it, then smile at the kiosk man, saying, “Thanks, that was delicious.”

  2. December 5, 2014 / 7:47 AM

    I love that people leave you alone at the mall here in Iceland. I think I am going to have an anxiety attack shopping back home with someone constantly asking me if I need something or to try a sample!

  3. December 5, 2014 / 11:26 AM

    That steak looks delicious!!! I love that necklace, I could see why it would be on repeat!

    I had to laugh at the kiosk ecard because it is so true!!!! Just give me my free panty and leave my alone! If I wanted that cheap crap you are selling, I would stop. I hate when they chase me around with the straighteners and tell me my hair could look so much better with their product. Because insulting me always works.

  4. December 5, 2014 / 11:41 AM

    I don’t know where you get those ecards and gifs from but they crack me up haha. Also to answer your response comment from yesterday, yes 4 hours each day 2 on the way to work 2 on the way back. NJ/NY traffic is the absolute worst.

    http://www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

  5. December 5, 2014 / 11:56 AM

    Thanks for starting my Friday off with a smile. Those kiosk people are so obnoxious! I fell into their trap one day when one asked me what time it was. Do’h! I will actually take the elevator down and around to avoid these people. Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  6. December 5, 2014 / 12:00 PM

    And now I know exactly what I’m making for dinner on Sunday night – that looks delicious!! I’m also going to be trying that workout today since it’s so cold and I don’t want to go outside lol!! Oh your funnies are on point – Mindy gets me every time!! Have a wonderful weekend love!! xo

  7. December 5, 2014 / 12:12 PM

    Um those steak rolls look delish! Love your Friday funnies too! The mall kiosk one… so true! And I completely agree with Mindy on the gaining weight thing LOL! Hope you have an amazing weekend!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  8. December 5, 2014 / 12:49 PM

    Definitely need to try out those steak rolls and I’m not normally a steak eater! I definitely never make eye contact and love being on my phone when I pass them. That poor lego tower destroyed!! Happy Weekend!!

  9. December 5, 2014 / 1:11 PM

    omg that steakkkkk looks so good! i havent had steak in months and i think the baby needs to try it soon! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  10. December 5, 2014 / 1:23 PM

    that recipe looks delish! and that necklace is clearly right up my alley. yay for fridays! we survived the long week! :) xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

  11. December 5, 2014 / 1:39 PM

    I love December too AND Leo’s face gif (always mmm) and that recipe! Happy weekend! xo

  12. December 5, 2014 / 1:43 PM

    Hahaha oh my gosh, your gifs get me every single time. The lego one (complete with your comment) has me still laughing. Want to try that recipe asap!

  13. December 5, 2014 / 1:48 PM

    i legit ignore those kiosk people. they are PUSHY! if i wanted to stop, i would so leave me alone!

  14. December 5, 2014 / 2:00 PM

    Hahahah… the shout out gif is the best! I’m making an in store return today and I’m dreading it. I’m not paying for shipping though, you can bet your ass on that!

  15. December 5, 2014 / 2:03 PM

    Ohhhh, the mall kiosk men. One day I’m going to make some real-life blinders to put on and maybe they’ll get to leave me alone? Nahhh.

  16. December 5, 2014 / 2:28 PM

    Ooh I so need to try that recipe!! They look so good!! I totally avoid those Kiosk people!! I had one chase after me once. They are crazy!

  17. December 5, 2014 / 2:34 PM

    I am the same way when having to actually brave the mall… I’m usually only there to pick up a VS gift card or pick out my free panty. Other than that it’s all Target, Kohls, and online shopping ;-)

    That necklace is gorgeous! I think I found my keeper from Rocksbox in this recent shipment too!

    Happy Friday gurlie!

  18. December 5, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    You always have the BEST funnies! I think I do more shopping for myself than I do for other people. oops. Those steak roll ups look delish! Have a great weekend girl!

  19. December 5, 2014 / 2:45 PM

    Buying presents for myself when out shopping for others is my biggest problem, especially since my birthday is in December too! That Bae gif is classic! Happy weekend!

  20. December 5, 2014 / 2:46 PM

    I did so much shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday too…and I am totally guilty of buying a ton of stuff for myself! The deals are just too good to pass up! Haha. Have a great weekend!

  21. December 5, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    Those gifs!!!! LOL. You’re spot on about the exercising during the holidays, and before your wedding. Although I took two days off 1. because I had to work, and 2. because my legs and knees were killing me. Speaking of working out, I’m going to save that workout that you shared. That necklace is pretty too, I have one from Bauble Bar like that. I hope that you have fab weekend!!! :-)

  22. December 5, 2014 / 3:08 PM

    Happy Friday! Great song, those steak roll ups look delish, and I think we’ve bought more for ourselves than others so far…have a great weekend!

  23. December 5, 2014 / 3:30 PM

    Those steak roll ups look SO yummy! I think I am going to try that at-home workout today so I don’t have to drag my lazy butt to the gym ;) Have a fabulous weekend lady!

  24. December 5, 2014 / 3:44 PM

    Even worse, I have knitted so many things for people… that I keep. oops.

  25. December 5, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    That looks like a great workout! That mall kiosk funny is hilarious & so true :)

  26. December 5, 2014 / 3:53 PM

    That necklace is gorgeous! I love sparkly clear statement necklaces, especially during the holiday season. December is quickly becoming my favorite month…especially with all the sunny days here!

  27. December 5, 2014 / 4:15 PM

    Those steak rolls sound sooo good! I try to keep it low carb at dinner, too… but so often we run out of ideas! Gonna save that!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  28. December 5, 2014 / 4:27 PM

    The ecards so accurately describe my life right now…..most especially the mall kiosk one….those hair tool people are crazy!!

  29. December 5, 2014 / 4:35 PM

    the steak recipe looks awesome! You also have the best funnies! Happy Friday!

  30. December 5, 2014 / 4:36 PM

    I love to make that steak recipe, but I have to admit I don’t do it as roll ups. I just do balsamic glazed steak with veg on the side #lazy

  31. December 5, 2014 / 4:58 PM

    Ohhh I made those steak rolls for Joey and I a couple years ago on our anniversary lol and it was so yummy!! Definitely needs a repeat. :) Hahaha that gym gif is great. So perfect. ;)I love December too and everything it brings. Have a great weekend !!!

  32. December 5, 2014 / 5:12 PM

    Those steak rolls look amazing. I think I might have to get Troy to make those for me. Hah. Also, I’m right there with you about October and December. They are the best months of the year. :)

  33. December 5, 2014 / 5:20 PM

    Haha! Your gifs are soo funny!! The mall thing is the truth! Years ago I was alone shopping and these two guys snagged me at one of the mall stands and it was brutal. I could not get away and he also kept trying to get my number! lol (Very professional) Oh and I would have been so tempted to keep the earrings I ordered my sister, but luckily I ordered another pair for myself! xo

  34. December 5, 2014 / 5:26 PM

    Congratulations on finding the necklace, so pretty! I may have to get myself one as well haha. And love that last gif, so perfect to kick off the weekend :)

  35. December 5, 2014 / 5:28 PM

    That workout looks awesome! I love dumbbell complexes.
    And those funnies, totally guilty!
    Have a great weekend!

  36. December 5, 2014 / 5:33 PM

    Hahah any sport and the ball rolling by gif is spot ON. Those rolls look insane – um, steak versus carbs? Fine with me! Roll on out soon and enjoy your weekend :)

  37. December 5, 2014 / 6:09 PM

    I agree December is magical (and a close second to October). Fancy Steak rolls too, I’m impressed!

  38. December 5, 2014 / 6:14 PM

    Those steak rolls not only sound delicious, but they look so fancy! I love making impressive looking food haha. I don’t eat steak…but Zack does. So I am totally trying that recipe. He’ll be delighted!

  39. December 5, 2014 / 6:34 PM

    Happy Friday! I can never get enough of the gifs you post – haha! I love that last one! And I will definitely be pinning that steak roll recipe for the next time I’m totally uninspired for dinner – it looks delish! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

  40. December 5, 2014 / 6:42 PM

    love the song choice, but then again, duh! and need to try that workout!

  41. December 5, 2014 / 7:13 PM

    Those kiosks are the worst! Does anyone seriously say yes to having one single piece of their hair curled while their shopping? I think not.

  42. December 5, 2014 / 7:19 PM

    Those first two ecards, too much truth! It’s such a challenge because I hate to be rude but you can’t even acknowledge their existence when they’re chasing you down. So many awkwards.

  43. December 5, 2014 / 7:21 PM

    Leo’s face with the smoke, AHAHAHAHAHA! Girl, those steak rolls look on point! Is it weird that I mostly eat vegetarian meals… But when I do eat meat, it’s steak? Seriously though, who likes chicken? Nope. Crickets.

  44. December 5, 2014 / 7:40 PM

    I’ve had that steak recipe pinned forever – glad to hear it was good! One of these days I’ll try it ;) And totally agree, December is so magical! Sparkly Christmas lights make everything better!

  45. December 5, 2014 / 8:23 PM

    hahaa my mom is totally guilty of the present keeping. She buys things at the Loft and Coach and then tells me “I got something for you but it was so cute I just kept it.” Thanks ma!

  46. December 5, 2014 / 8:33 PM

    Such a great round-up! I love those e-cards and the recipe looks amazing!! I hope you have a great weekend! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

  47. December 5, 2014 / 9:14 PM

    Walking through the mall I’m always like if they see me with a phone they won’t try to sell me one. Lol. But then I get towards the hair kiosk….

  48. December 5, 2014 / 9:16 PM

    Those steak roll ups look amazing! Like get in my belly right now amazing. Also as someone who works part time in a mall I have completely nailed down the pretend I’m on the phone action OR the OMG what is this crazy email I’m so involved with my phone and look angry face so that kiosk peeps just pass me by. Works every time.

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

  49. December 5, 2014 / 9:25 PM

    Oh, the kiosk people! I always try to avoid eye contact. And those steak rolls have my stomach growling. Hope you have a great weekend, doll!

  50. December 5, 2014 / 9:44 PM

    Omg that ecard about the gift- I’m so guilty of that like as of this week!! I was going to give my friend a Kate Spade travel mug but decided it was way too cute and I’m keeping it!! Now I need to find her something else… and the shopping continues :) Happy Friday girl!

  51. December 6, 2014 / 5:40 AM

    No way! Love the dupe necklace!! And the first ecard….those damn kioskers. I’m such a sucker, so I’m the girl who – once eye contact has occurred – immediately pulls out my phone to pretend someone just called….seriously!

  52. December 6, 2014 / 4:45 PM

    Oooooh. Steak has been one of my huga cravings during this pregnancy and those roll ups are going to be in my dreams now!

  53. December 7, 2014 / 1:46 AM

    That recipe looks SOOOO GOOD! Oh and I love that necklace … GIMME!

  54. December 7, 2014 / 2:32 PM

    You seriously always have the best funnies/gifs— that dog one is totally me. I might love sports, but softball is NOT one I participate in. Our work has a coed league and I’m just like, STOP asking me, trust me, you don’t want me! ;)

  55. December 8, 2014 / 1:26 AM

    Your .gifs are seriously too hilarious every week. I definitely need to make that recipe, too – my hubby would love it!

  56. December 8, 2014 / 4:40 PM

    oooh that necklace is so pretty and what a great bargain! look at you miss bargain finder.
    all your gifs are priceless.

  57. December 9, 2014 / 4:55 AM

    Every Friday, your posts remind me that I should really get back to working out consistently. If only I didn’t forget during the week!

  58. March 18, 2016 / 12:53 PM

    I can’t get over that last gif. Perfection.

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