Friday Favorites – ‘Twas the Friday Before Christmas

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Happy Friday.  Can you honestly believe Christmas is next week?  Not going to lie I have lived vicariously through y’alls blogs this month when it has come to Holiday spirit and decorations.  With moving this month I didn’t get a chance to put out anything Christmas related and it does make me the tiniest bit sad.  However with all your amazing home tours and trees it has definitely helped!  Today I am off but naturally have the entire day filled with appointments and my other jobs.  I really need some time to find that comfy spot on the couch and polish off season 2 of Gilmore Girls.

Favorite Song

Literally cannot get enough of this song.  Tritonal Anchor.  Perfect for running.

Favorite Recipe
Now that the weather has finally cooled down made this!  It was so perfect for leftovers during the week as well!  Black bean and lentil chili full recipe here.
Favorite Workout
Good one you can do at home over the holidays.  Full print out here and video here.

Favorite Wish Was Under the Tree Present
A girl can dream right?  I mean they are totally on sale and available in my size! Also obsessed with these gorgeous wine colored booties.  They would look so perfect with my new houndstooth leggings back in stock and 50% snag them before they sell out again!!  Or these perfectly ripped black skinnies.

Favorite Funnies
This was 100% me at work yesterday.  I even got stopped on the way to the bathroom don’t you know I drink a lot of water and coffee!
I’m sorry this is hilarious….and not 100% untrue
Nailed it
I just say I always keep it interesting….2 month countdown
My thoughts when shopping for bridesmaids dresses and the bridal boutique gal would tell me “and the girls can totally wear this dress again
How I felt after ordering both pairs of lulu leggings from yesterdays post
The visions that run through my head whenever I see an email from Groupon with “pole dancing fitness” classes
When someone in real life tries to discuss Winter fashion trends to me
Talking with your girlfriends about how you scored that amazing purse half off because you had a coupon code, store credit and it was cyber monday

It’s Friday dance it out

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Did you get all your holiday shopping done or are you frantically hitting up Amazon Prime right now?  Also a very important question…..what to pick for holiday manicure color?  Should I stay with the neutrals or go with a more sassy red?  Decisions decisions.  xoxoxo
Your turn tell me all your favorites from the week!  Also don’t forget about my fabulous gwenyth barre top giveaway!

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  1. December 19, 2014 / 5:55 AM

    Thank goodness I am not the only one to run around a brag about how cheap I got something based on all the discounts going on!
    I’d need some major discounts, coupons, and sell my left foot for those wine booties, but they are so cute!!

  2. December 19, 2014 / 6:09 AM

    Totally feel that way whenever I score a deal! I think I actually tweeted my awesome find at TJ Maxx yesterday! I just can’t help it!

  3. December 19, 2014 / 7:20 AM

    That chili seriously looks delicious. Those boots, well lets just say my fingers are crossed for you because they are gorgeous!! I cannot believe Christmas is NEXT WEEK. Wow!

  4. December 19, 2014 / 11:46 AM

    Your pins and gifs always get me and have me laughing. Or should I say SALT’ing?? haha
    I would not be sad to have those boots under my tree, either. That lentil and black bean chili–I have it pinned but was nervous about it. The last thing I made with lentils was not good (that’s an understatement), so I’m weary. Was it really good??? :)
    Have a great weekend friend!!

  5. December 19, 2014 / 12:03 PM

    I am cracking up on those videos! Especially the pole dancing one. Thanks for starting my Friday with a laugh!

  6. December 19, 2014 / 12:03 PM

    That sounds amazing and really filling without meat!! OMG the GIF about scoring the deal…you know that’s how I explain things to Gary LOL! bahaha that guy with no regrets…and then the dad says…none? Like not even an E?! Love ya girl have a great weekend! xo

  7. December 19, 2014 / 12:04 PM

    Twas the Friday before Christmas and Meet At the Barre killed it again. Those boots are phenomenal and that workout looks perfect for the holidays. As always, you had me rolling with the funnies. I love the dr one, hilarious!

    Happy Friday, sweet friend!

  8. December 19, 2014 / 12:04 PM

    Hahaha these gifs are seriously the best!! The chili looks so good and I would pretty much die for Stuart Weitzman 50/50 boots! I should have snagged them 8 years ago when I still lived with my parents and had no bills………… I can’t wait to try that pioneer woman salsa recipe! Have a great weekend Amanda! xo

  9. December 19, 2014 / 12:06 PM

    Those boots are gorgeous! And I really need those black skinnies! Why do they have to be $200?!? The dating a Dr funny is definitely not untrue LOL! And the no regrets one had me cracking up! Happy Friday pretty lady!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  10. December 19, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    Red, red, red! I vote red nails! Even though I am sitting here typing with my horribly chipped red nails. oops! The dude strutting with the cats appearing from sparks is absolutely hilarious! Have a fabulous weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  11. December 19, 2014 / 12:48 PM

    I have totally gone to the bathroom before just to get a break from my job. Have a great weekend!

  12. December 19, 2014 / 12:53 PM

    You are always making me laugh :) I ordered the Lulu’s leggings too, oops!!

  13. December 19, 2014 / 1:02 PM

    I’m sad you didn’t link up for fav songs of the year since I know your music choices would be on point!1 love me some tritonal!

  14. December 19, 2014 / 1:07 PM

    OMG that lentil chili looks amazing – I love lentils, so I’ll definitely be pinning that one for later! And those boots are to die for – I certainly wouldn’t mind if Santa brought me a pair ;) Have a great weekend!

    xoxo, – M @ The Sequin Notebook

  15. December 19, 2014 / 1:10 PM

    those boots are so cute! and i swear you pick the best gifs – it’s a gift i tell you :) happy friday! hope you have a fab weekend!

  16. December 19, 2014 / 1:36 PM

    I love the Holiday Hottie workout! Plie squats are my jam this month.

    I LOL’ed at the SALTS comment ;)

  17. December 19, 2014 / 2:00 PM

    Totally not done. Fingers crossed it will be this weekend. I’d say the best of both worlds. My toes are Red. My manicure is a lovely grey/blue/silver color (Lady Muck, Butter London). I feel like it’s neutral but it’s a little more sparkle than a plain grey. Have a great weekend Amanda! (:

  18. December 19, 2014 / 2:11 PM

    Gah you nail it every.single.week. The lululemon gif – YES (insert crying laughing emoji). I’ve done that TIU workout a few times and it’s really good!

  19. December 19, 2014 / 2:14 PM

    I’m totally going to adopt SALTS as my new lol. Let’s be honest, it takes a lot to get me to laugh out loud and I’m usually lying when I say I did.

  20. December 19, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    As always, your Friday post provides the perfect way to start the morning – with lots of smiles and laughs! I also vote that you need those boots in your life, just sayin’. Have a great weekend!

  21. December 19, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    I went with a sassy red (OPI The Spy Who Loved Me) for this weekend and will tone it down on Christmas Eve I think.

    Happy weekend!


  22. December 19, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    Hahaha… No Ragrets is one of my favorite things to say… and currently my mantra:) That chili looks amazing though not sure I can fool my kids into lentils. Maybe. I can’t believe your wedding is 2 months away… I am so excited for you!!!

  23. December 19, 2014 / 2:30 PM

    You and your boots, girl your killing me! They are all so great. I went neutralish for my holiday manicure, but I’m just not a red person. I’m so with you on the thought of a pole dancing class! That image is so true! Have a great weekend!

  24. December 19, 2014 / 2:34 PM

    Ha! I love your funny about talking to your friends about your great shopping deal. Nailed it. And the one about the bridesmaids dresses! That is hilarious!! I love my best friend, but the words “You can shorten it and wear it again” definitely came out of her mouth when we were shopping for her bridesmaids dresses. Hope you have a good weekend girl!

  25. December 19, 2014 / 2:39 PM

    Oh my gosh, those boots are amazing! Also, that image about the bathroom and work cracked me up. That’s the way I have been too lately.

  26. December 19, 2014 / 2:50 PM

    Get those boots girl, they’re fabulous!!! That Ben Stiller gif is definitely how I feel when certain customers come into the store, or when people think that they know what they’re talking about in terms of fashion. The bridesmaid dress one is funny too. I told my bridesmaids that its OK if they don’t wear the dress again. Have a wonderful weekend lady!! :-)

  27. December 19, 2014 / 2:55 PM

    You deserve those boots girl! That bridesmaids gif is so true. I have only worn 1 bridesmaids dress a second time but that because it was from Zara!

  28. December 19, 2014 / 3:18 PM

    SALTS is way more accurate. :) And I have a feeling that would happen to me if I took a pole dancing class. I would pretty much end of being the gif that everybody laughs at.

  29. December 19, 2014 / 3:51 PM

    Yay Friday! I love those boots! I have been eyeing the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 every year for the past bagillion years. One day I will buy them. I hope you have a fab weekend and find that time for relaxation!

  30. December 19, 2014 / 4:11 PM

    I found your link-up through the Ever Emma blog last week, and I’m excited to start participating! :) Also, your GIFs are on point!!

  31. December 19, 2014 / 4:15 PM

    Oh those boots are fabulous! Love. Those Tone It Up girls are always on point with their workouts,
    Have a great weekend Amanda!

  32. December 19, 2014 / 4:43 PM

    Those boots are fabulous!!! And love all the workouts you post, definitely going to have to do a home workout tomorrow :)

    Happy Friday gurlie!

  33. December 19, 2014 / 5:35 PM

    That chili looks delicious! And loving all your funnies. Happy weekend! I’m with you on the moving and packing business….totally sucks, can’t wait til mine is over after this weekend!

  34. December 19, 2014 / 5:52 PM

    SALTS instead of LOL, that’s great! Ha, my friend talked me into a pole dancing class once… never again! Happy Friday XO

  35. December 19, 2014 / 6:37 PM

    Oooooh this song! Yes, I love it. And those gifs are way too funny! Love SALTS too, it’s 100% true. I’m going with red nails and lips for the next week and a half because CHRISTMAS (just look at my insta from today, can you tell I go a little over the top!? ;)) and vote you go with the red mani too ;)

  36. December 19, 2014 / 6:39 PM

    Hahaha That “No Ragrets” is priceless! That one was definitely more LOL than SALTS for me. And I’m all about chili all winter long. I love how I can just throw everything in a pot, leave it, and then enjoy it all week.

  37. December 19, 2014 / 7:11 PM

    those boots are sexy. have a great weekend!! hahaah that comment was so random i know. xoxo

  38. December 19, 2014 / 7:14 PM

    I’d be using SALTS all day long! And seriously, you have some major Gilmore Girls watching to do.

  39. December 19, 2014 / 7:17 PM

    Polish off Season2 of GG – like it’s a fine wine. HEHEHEHE – because wine would make Gilmore Girls ALL the more better.
    Because, we like coffee with our coffee – in an I.V.

    Oh, and the married meme – I totally sent that to my hubby, he giggled.

    And yes – those boots – I’ll say a prayer that Santa brings those to you!

  40. December 19, 2014 / 7:18 PM

    That chili looks delicious!! I haven’t made any yet this cold season but I see it in my future. Also I’m totally going to borrow a bunch of your at home workouts in case I don’t make it to the new Pure Barre at home. I can’t imagine taking off eight days and then going back to barre. All the sore.

    Sassy red manicure. That’s what I did. No ragrets.

    Southern Belle Secrets

  41. December 19, 2014 / 7:39 PM

    SALTS is too funny! Happy Friday lady!

  42. December 19, 2014 / 7:57 PM

    TOTAL – legit – LOL for the store credit/sale gif bahaha. Love them all… and a ‘scrip writer in the family wouldn’t be a total failure ;) Have a wonderful weekend!

  43. December 19, 2014 / 9:35 PM

    LOL love all your funnies! The pole dancing one is hilarious! That would so be me if I attempted anything like that. Love those boots and the lentil and black bean chili looks SO good and perfect for cooler weather! I say cool-er because it’s cooler than it was but not exactly cold here in FL! ;)

  44. December 19, 2014 / 10:17 PM

    Those boots!!!!

    I am laughing at the crazy ecard! So true! And the bathroom break. Sometimes I just walk in there to get away for a moment and look at something other than an excel sheet!

  45. December 20, 2014 / 12:50 AM

    Love it all!!! Yummy, Sweaty, Hot and Hysterical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. December 20, 2014 / 1:37 AM

    went out last night and returned too late to draft a post to link up. Story of my life haha. Anyway I love the funnies. Especially the little black dress gif hehe.

  47. December 20, 2014 / 2:34 AM

    Oh my GOSH the husband one. He calls me crazy all the time and I’m like WELL YOU MARRIED ME!!! And yeah–the whole marry a doctor thing. I should have married a doctor simply for the fact that I’m a floor model (as my husband calls me) and I’m constantly breaking. <3

  48. December 21, 2014 / 5:15 PM

    I am definitely going to look at the lentil chili recipe! I looove lentils and tried a different lentil chili and it was so gross I tossed the entire pot of it!

  49. December 22, 2014 / 1:04 AM

    Stuart Weitzman can do no wrong in the boot department – those are gorgeous! I kind of slacked on the Christmas decor this year, too and it makes me a little sad. Brady has totally taken the enjoyment out of the Christmas tree thanks to his constant chewing, peeing and hiding under it, ha! Hope you had a good weekend!

  50. December 22, 2014 / 2:26 AM

    Oh bless, that pole dancing clip is fun-nay! And the ‘classic’ cut it off and wear it again, HA! Lies. I never wore any bridesmaid dress I bought ever again…

  51. December 28, 2014 / 9:04 PM

    that chilli looks ahhhmazing. yum. and those boots, yes please!

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