Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday my loves!  This week flew by which is how I feel December is doing and I just want to put it on pause.  It finally got “cold” these past two days so it actually feels like seasonal weather.  I have been wearing my blanket scarf and vest on repeat let me tell you.  Tomorrow I have my first (and hopefully only) dress alteration appointment.  I am so glad when I ordered it they tried to talk me into going up like two sizes because of my hip measurement.  I only went up one and it’s still too big.  I swear all about the potential alteration fees.  It needs to be taken in at the top (because we all know I’m not working with too much up top) and then a little off the bottom and hopefully that is it.  I’m so excited to see my mom and get to have some time with her.
Favorite Song
I mean….T.Swift tell me your leg workouts please.  Can she look anymore gorgeous in this video plus she is standing near some very tough competition.  “Style” at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
Favorite Recipe
Keeping with some low carb options.  This was so good with shrimp added.  Cucumber Noodles + Spicy Sesame Soy Dressing full recipe here.
Favorite Workout
Perfect for those inner thighs will all the skinny jeans happening right now.  Plus I’m always down with workouts I can do on the ground.  Pilates Inner Thigh Workout.
Favorite Lust Piece
I mean if this happened to make it under the Christmas tree I wouldn’t complain.  Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous?  I would also totally love these over the knee boots (on sale!), or these Stuart Weitzman ones (half off say what) and these fabulous holiday earrings.
Favorite Funnies
I have one on my left thigh right now I just figured out was from when I dropped a moving box on it.
At least 3-4 times a day
Every single time we go to Total Wine.  I mean we have to meet that coupon minimum.
I have two steps down into my living room and bedroom…..every….single….time
When I totally have already scoped out the menu to the newest restaurant and I’m starving ready to order and no one can decide what they want.
When the beat drops on my favorite song…..especially when car dancing
I’m so glad my ring bearer is 7…..that’s all I can say
Also that I’m not getting married in front of water
It’s Friday…..peace out y’all
Finally I no longer think I am the weirdest person.  This lady clearly has me beat.  I mean so many questions.  How is that hat staying on that cat?  How are all those cats sitting so perfectly with both paws up there?  When I had a cat growing up she would never come to me and then minute I would pick her up she’d let me hold her for a second then wiggle away and wouldn’t talk to me all day.  Are they all her cats or with those carriers like is it a cat birthday party and everyone brought their own?  So many questions.  No lie I’ve watched this like 10 times.  No wonder why I haven’t packed yet.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!  Tell me about your favorites from the week and don’t forget to check out all the other great blogs that have linked up! xoxoxo

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  1. December 12, 2014 / 5:11 AM

    My eyes almost popped out of my head with the scarf! Holy moly! It’s gorgeous!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Amanda – and yes, I think they tell you anything about dress size just to make you pay more in alterations.. it’s always about that money!! :)

  2. December 12, 2014 / 5:17 AM

    That recipe looks so darned tasty! I need a few days of this instead of my pasta that I like – I don’t want to be the chick who put on love pounds when I got married :)

  3. December 12, 2014 / 10:02 AM

    Omg I’m dying over all the funnies. That toddler is so cute, yet hilarious when he throws the pillow. And ugh the bruises on my legs, I walk into so many things it’s hard to keep track…


  4. December 12, 2014 / 11:02 AM

    Your recipes and funnies are always the best and make my FRIDAY! The wedding one, I die! HAPPY FRIDAY, fabulous friend!

  5. December 12, 2014 / 11:06 AM

    I swear they do it for the alterations, my bridesmaids dress was so big it fell completely off when I tried it on, luckily my SIL’s mother was a seamstress. That scarf is just gorgeous! Those cats seriously how can they sit like that so long?! So many questions.

  6. December 12, 2014 / 11:08 AM

    Your captions to funnies always crack me up! I need to try that inner thigh workout. I’ve got one annoying spot I can’t get to stop touchjng! And tons of stretches and plies aren’t cutting it! And I totally just used the google search bar to get the correct spelling of plie! Ha! Have a great weekend!

  7. December 12, 2014 / 11:16 AM

    That recipe looks delicious, and that scarf is so gorgeous! Where do all of the damn bruises come from?????
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. December 12, 2014 / 11:39 AM

    Where on earth do you get all these amazing gifs from, you have me cracking up over here haha. The little ring bearer was great. I also use google as spell check, you are not alone. Also if you’re ever looking for low carb options and get stumped let me know, mom and I have to be on a strict no carb diet so we’ve become very creative!

  9. December 12, 2014 / 11:47 AM

    Mmm that recipe looks delish (and with shrimp??? YUM!)
    I feel like 9 times out of 10 when I go down our stairwell in the morning (in the dark mind you, which adds another element of terror) I stop at the bottom and think “is there one more stair or two?” and then I take that last step and pray….lol
    SO glad you don’t have a little kiddo for a ring bearer. We had a 4 year old and he did a great job…no pillow throwing lol (in fact, there was a collective AWWWW when he walked down the aisle and I knew it was for him lol)
    Have a good Friday and a productive weekend packing with your mom!!

  10. December 12, 2014 / 11:50 AM

    That scarf is seriously the best thing I have seen all week – I want it!!! I’m so excited to hear how your dress appointment goes…hopefully the alterations aren’t bad at all!! I love how that bride literally took everyone down with her – that’s what I would do too!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!! xo

  11. December 12, 2014 / 11:52 AM

    That ring bearer is hilarious! I think I watched that 10x, and that weird car thing… So crazy how they’re all just sitting so perfect! Hope you find that scarf under the tree!!! Happy Friday!

  12. December 12, 2014 / 12:14 PM

    I swear it’s such a scam at the wedding dress places! They tried to get me to order my dress two sizes up too and I only went with one and it was still huge on me. That scarf is gorgeous! I even like it in the gray!! And I remember watching the video of that bride getting pushed into the water. OMG. Have fun with your mom!

    <3, Pamela

  13. December 12, 2014 / 12:43 PM

    I usually look at the menu for new places before we go so I’m totally with you and ready to order. Why do other people not do this?! I am DYING over those cats.

  14. December 12, 2014 / 12:43 PM

    good luck at your dress alteration and have fun with your mom!!! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  15. December 12, 2014 / 12:44 PM

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one to use Google as a spell check!

  16. December 12, 2014 / 12:59 PM

    I totally just discovered some wicked bruises on both knees… turns out I thought I could be the hero and move a large object back down the stairs at 4:00am after our Christmas party last week. My knees and the stairwell got the brunt of it :-P

    Happy Friday gurlie!

  17. December 12, 2014 / 1:00 PM

    I definitely use Google as spell check!

  18. December 12, 2014 / 1:02 PM

    Lilttle TSwift is all grown up! I loved her dress she wore at the VS Fashion Show! I never understand people who dress cats (says the girl who ::ahem:: occasionally dresses her dogs). Happy Friday!

  19. December 12, 2014 / 1:06 PM

    lol “i’m always down with workouts i can do on the ground” DITTO. :) and the ring bearer. i die. and lastly, those cats are freaking me out. granted, yes, cats can be weird, but my jack likes to snuggle. yet these aren’t moving and it’s so bizarre. ANYWAY i’m on a tangent. happy friday! yay for the weekend friggen finally :)

  20. December 12, 2014 / 1:18 PM

    7 yrs old is a great age… I get nervous for those little ring bearers… most of the time, they are like deers in headlights!

  21. December 12, 2014 / 1:53 PM

    OBSESSED with that beautiful scarf! It’s not too late to add something new to my Christmas list, right? Have a great weekend!

  22. December 12, 2014 / 2:05 PM

    Oh, I’m confused…is the Google search bar *not a spell check?! ;)

  23. December 12, 2014 / 2:14 PM

    I’m cracking up at the little ring bearer – we had a 7-year-old ring bearer, too, but I kind of wish he was younger just so something hysterical could’ve happened like that. Ha! Uh yeah – T. Swift needs to share her leg workout. Girl is looking killer these days. I’m pretty sure I now need that Anthropologie scarf in my life, too. Have a wonderful weekend, lady – good luck with the dress fitting!

  24. December 12, 2014 / 2:14 PM

    That scarf is so beautiful!!!! Oh and i swear they make you order the dress too big to get you on those altercation fees. My dress of course needed to be massively taken in at the top haha and a bit down the sides too. Funny it fit just perfect when I tried it on.(Except the top part) lol. xo

  25. December 12, 2014 / 2:24 PM

    Absolute yes to the bruises. Maybe I sleepwalk? That is the only rational explanation. Also LOVE the Anthro glitter scarf and LOVE that is cold enough to wear it. I actually needed to wear tights last night when we went out…heaven.

  26. December 12, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    The cat riding that skateboard! How is that even a real thing!!! hahaha

  27. December 12, 2014 / 2:28 PM

    Bridal stores make their money through the alterations that’s why they encourage you to go up a few sizes. It’s a total scam.
    Love that scarf!! Have a fun time with your mom!! Love Mom & Daughter time.

  28. December 12, 2014 / 2:37 PM

    Cat people… OMG. That scarf is giving me sparkle envy!! Wedding dress sizes are the wonkiest things ever… they seriously gave me so much anxiety until I realized they aren’t real sizes. (cruel joke!) Hope you have a great weekend lady!!

  29. December 12, 2014 / 2:48 PM

    Taylor looks gorgeous but maybe a tad too skinny! I wouldn’t mind my legs looking half as good as hers though! We’ve been those people with a cart at Total Wine too.. haha no shame!

  30. December 12, 2014 / 2:50 PM

    I really thought I was the only person who uses the Google search bar as a spell checker. Thank you for making me feel a little better this morning

  31. December 12, 2014 / 2:58 PM

    Obviously we both had T.Swift and our inner thighs on the brain this week. Yes to the bruises and yes to the google search bar. Every time.
    And that last video. I mean, I don’t even know what to say! I’ve never seen anything like it. I totally agree with all your questions and I may add, is that the cat’s birthday present they have their paws up on? It looks like a wrapped gift. A very large gift.
    Have a great weekend girlfriend!

  32. December 12, 2014 / 3:00 PM

    Taylor was stunningggg at the VS show, and YES her legs out amazing!!

  33. December 12, 2014 / 3:01 PM

    You and Christina both nailed it with the gif’s this week. The one where the bride falls in the water…. nightmare!!! Have so much fun with your mom this weekend! :)

  34. December 12, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    That cat and that baby!!! LOL!!! I included that video of Taylor Swift in my post today too!! I LOVE that song, it’s SO good!! Did you watch the VS Fashion Show? It was really good! Love that scarf too. Your dress fitting will be great and you will be a stunning bride. :-) I hope that you have a good day today and a wonderful weekend lady!! :-)

  35. December 12, 2014 / 3:11 PM

    Oh that wool scarf – – – I think I need to drop a last minute hint to my husband – That is JUST beautiful… LOVE IT

    OH, and the first picture with the sting lanterns – the wedding table decor – THAT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!

    The funny about bruises on the legs – ITS SO TRUE! And with me – – – sometimes it’s on my arms too.. I’m like WTH? How did that happen?????

    :) Happy Happy Friday!

  36. December 12, 2014 / 3:14 PM

    I am seriously so jealous of T Swift’s legs. Hers and Carrie Underwood’s! Is it weird to be jealous of someone’s legs? Don’t answer that. ;) The gif of the bride falling in water, omg how awful! I wish I could watch that cat video it sounds very intriguing! But I’m at work so I will have to save it for later! Have a lovely weekend!

  37. December 12, 2014 / 3:56 PM

    Wow, that wool-silk scarf is so gorgeous! I hope your dress alteration appointment goes well-have a great weekend, girl!

  38. December 12, 2014 / 4:05 PM

    i second the taylor swift leg workout, she is so flawless!

  39. December 12, 2014 / 4:21 PM

    Such a gorgeous scarf! I would love to have it. :) Hahaha so glad I’m not the only one using Google about 3-4 a day to spell check. And I totally scope out the menus for places I’ve never been (or even if I haven’t been there in a while) because I know how indecisive I can be haha. At least then I can narrow it down. ;) Have a great weekend with your mom!

  40. December 12, 2014 / 4:52 PM

    Happy Friday! Have so much fun at your dress fitting. Can’t stand when they try to get you to go up a size. It’s such a waste! That scarf is awesome! Seriously dieing over that wedding video near the pool. I couldn’t even imagine! Have a great weekend :)

  41. December 12, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    hahahaha ‘no wonder i haven’t packed yet’ lol. my husband showed me that video and i was like wtf our cats would never do that.
    i don’t want to talk about taylor swift. seriously how is she so flawless??

  42. December 12, 2014 / 5:59 PM

    Ah, I just watched the VS fashion show last night (finally….always late here), and I LOVED Taylor’s outfit in that song. And the song was good, too. :) Thanks for the laughs here, I am loving the seven inch heart attack! I know EXACTLY the feeling!
    Gina – On the Daily Express

  43. December 12, 2014 / 6:11 PM

    Yes to everything Taylor swift, I’m loving her new album!! And your “funnies” always make my day! Seriously!

  44. December 12, 2014 / 6:16 PM

    I love a good inner thigh workout! Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one who uses google search for spell check!

  45. December 12, 2014 / 6:33 PM

    I had so many comments and then I watch the cat (birthday??) party and am dumbfounded. WTF. So many questions to say the LEAST. Thank god your ring bearer isn’t 2 for sure hah they are such assholes sometimes. Happy weekend, lovely :)

  46. December 12, 2014 / 6:41 PM

    Yeaaaah I’ve witnessed some flower girl/ring bearer meltdowns at weddings, sometimes the kiddos are just way too young for that kind of responsibility ;) I’m sure yours is up to the task haha! good luck with the dress appointment and have a great weekend!

  47. December 12, 2014 / 7:27 PM

    Ooooh yes, your memes are always the BEST! Oh Whitney … lol!!!

  48. December 12, 2014 / 8:53 PM

    Haha that cat video at the end, still laughing about it!

  49. December 12, 2014 / 10:17 PM

    omg cat birthday… like, i don’t even know. i need details. SOMEONE ANSWER YOU.
    holy cow that bride going in the water. what a disaster!

  50. December 12, 2014 / 11:47 PM

    It’s crazy how Taylor just fits in with the models! She’s so tall and skinny, if her music hadn’t worked out, she could have done that as a backup plan!

  51. December 13, 2014 / 2:46 AM

    Music sisters for life. Both of us posted T Swift today. Damn she’s good. You’re really making me want a spiralizer but good god my roommate will kill me if I get another kitchen toy. Happy weekend lover!

  52. December 13, 2014 / 3:18 PM

    Okay, so the video isn’t working anymore but I saw Taylor’s legs online and thought the same thing! HOT DAMN! Jealous!

  53. December 13, 2014 / 5:51 PM

    That scarf is gorgeous! What did I just watch though? Until one moved, I was convinced they were stuffed. So weird!

  54. December 13, 2014 / 5:53 PM

    Baha the Ron quote at the restaurant – so true when you have to wait like that! And that scarf is amazing, and can we please press pause on December?! This festive season is moving way too quick!

  55. December 14, 2014 / 4:57 PM

    Okay, dying over your funnies, especially the one about eating. Hope your alterations went well! I did the same as you with ordering the dress and it worked out perfectly. xoxo

  56. December 15, 2014 / 12:02 AM

    Definitely going to check out the pilates inner thigh video. I do most of my workouts upstairs in my loft and the ceiling is so low that I’m pretty much limited to floor exercises. I laughed about the being ready to order food one. Whenever we go out for dinner, I always look up the menu before I go and decide what I’m eating and what wine I want. Why just place a drink order if I can order everything at once and get it so much faster!?! Of course this never happens and I always end up like, “Look! The waitress is coming back! Pick something already!” haha

  57. December 15, 2014 / 12:43 AM

    That wedding gif is hilarious. Listen my ex and I used to watch wedding bloopers on youtube. You probably shouldnt before your wedding but after defo look at it. Hilarious!!

  58. December 15, 2014 / 1:43 AM

    I am obsessed with over the knee boots right now – so sad the Stuart Weitzman ones are sold out!! Hope your dress appointment went well yesterday! Just plan on loosing some weight the week of the wedding, too from being too busy/stressed/excited to eat… I ran into that problem and ended up having to have FIVE last minute alteration appts the week of the wedding!!! Stressful!

  59. December 16, 2014 / 1:04 AM

    Omg. That cat video! What in the helllll……. I’m with you, I wanna know the weirdo behind that act. :) yay for wedding dress alteration! I hope it went well! It always seems like the damn dress shops try to make you order a huge size dress. That same thing happened to me. They wanted to order me a 10 due to my bust size. I was like awe hell nah… I will tuck these babies into a dress don’t you worry. The smallest I could talk them down into ordering was a 6. And imagine that, the damn thing was nothing but problems because they had to alter it a million times. Then it looked like shit. Needless to say, I flipped out on them, made them waive all alteration costs, AND give me a free dress preservation. Bitches. :)

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