Friday Favorites – Cheers to the New Year

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Happy Friday my loves!  I hope everyone had a fabulous New Year’s Eve and hopefully a nice relaxing day off yesterday.  I spent all day trying to organize and auction off all of our doubles to my girlfriends.  We all clearly know that I am all set in the coffee department so my old drip coffee pot is out with the old.  I really wish I got my act together and did a 2014 recap or a predictions type of post this week but with the move it was just madness so I apologize for my absence.

I am so excited to be all settled into my new digs.  I honestly feel like I will be getting an hour back of my life everyday where I’m not packing up my stuff and figuring out whose house we are at tonight.  I can’t wait for 2015!  I have a feeling it is going to be an amazing year starting off with the wedding!!!  I also am looking forward to having more time to really growing the blog.  I have so many exciting ideas and opportunities that are right there on the horizon.  Can’t wait to share all the big plans with y’all!

Favorite Song
When I used to teach spin I pretty much had Ferry Corsten on every playlist.  I just love the energy in his music.  I heard this on the way home from work the other day it was like sunroof open and windows down kind of moment.  Hope you dig it.  Ferry Corsten ft Nat Dunn “Hyper Love”.
Favorite Recipe
Now that I have the ninja crockpot this can be made all in one but otherwise you need to do a few steps first on the stove then transfer to the slow cooker.  No biggie but it is another pot for cleanup.  I threw it over the quick microwavable frozen brown rice from Trader Joe’s super easy way to pull it all together.  I highly recommend grabbing some the next time you are there.  Slow-cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables full recipe here.
Favorite Workout
Give me all the booty workouts!  Make sure the exercises when you are on all fours to really tuck your hips under so you protect your lower back.
booty workout

Favorite Christmas Present……to myself
If you follow me on Instagram (<—you know you want to) you may have seen these already.  I am so in love with these Lululemon sequin leggings.  They have a somewhat shiny material and I wore them to a particularly hot barre class and I did not sweat through them at all.  They are fabulous.  Plus you can slip them into some boots with a sweater and totally rock them out at night.
lululemon sequin leggings
Favorite Funnies
Every single day of my life….
I mean they must be important right since they are mentioned on every bottle?  ;-)
Like every day of my life…..and I always get stuck behind a slow driver or hit every single red light
I’m sorry I died laughing.  Does that make me a bad person?
Realizing the holidays are over and I have to go back to work
Pretty much how I would like to spend my time off instead of everything else I’ve had to do
How I feel when people talk about those Ragnar Relay races down to Key West that involves sleeping in a communal van……
Finally….pretty much my thoughts when it comes to the crowded work outs in January after everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions….
Let me leave you with this question
I hope you have a great weekend!  What did you do for New Year’s Eve?  In 2015 what are your goals?  Tell me your favorites!  xoxoxo
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  1. January 2, 2015 / 11:01 AM

    Those pants are so sparkly! I feel like that cat today, wish vacation wasn’t over yet. Hope the day goes by quickly.

  2. January 2, 2015 / 11:21 AM

    I love those leggings! In 2015, I will continue blogging and reach my fitness goals!

  3. January 2, 2015 / 11:32 AM

    I’m glad you’re feeling settled in already! You’ll definitely gain more time back from not packing–more time to spend on much more enjoyable things–like finding clothing steals and making me want to spend all of my money on that hahah
    Your funny pins are always some of my favorites. I especially relate to the Santa cat and going back to!!
    The sequin leggings are amazing!
    2015 is definitely gonna be a great year for you! Can’t wait to see what it brings!! :)

  4. January 2, 2015 / 12:25 PM

    Yay for getting settled in and married VERY soon!! :) 2015 is going to be an awesome year for you girl! Umm.. love those sequin leggings. Glad you ended up getting them! I would have totally rocked them for NYE haha! Ugh, I have a feeling I’m going to be skipping the gym for the next few weeks. I HATE how many New Year’s Resolution-ers there are, it makes it impossible to get a workout done in a timely manner! Happy 2015 love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. January 2, 2015 / 12:47 PM

    yahhh you are going to have SUCH a fun year! i am so excited for you :) xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. January 2, 2015 / 12:59 PM

    Those leggings are everything that is amazing! Happy New Year gurlie, your 2015 couldn’t be any better :-D

    And ugghhhhh this is the absolute worst time to go to the gym. I am always shocked at how many bandwagoners there are every single January.

  7. January 2, 2015 / 1:04 PM

    ok i’m dying over the last few images. well you know i love the pants but let’s move on. the cat = me today at work. jesus. and that key west one. dying. happy friday!! xoxo

  8. January 2, 2015 / 1:19 PM

    I’m with you. I think I will use the park as a gym until it calms down a bit. Those leggings are so cute, and good for you for getting settled into your new place. Happy New Year!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  9. January 2, 2015 / 1:56 PM

    Yay for getting all moved in!! I do not miss those days of packing up your entire life for a night/weekend. Such a pain. Love those leggins girl! Happy New Year! Have a great weekend!

  10. January 2, 2015 / 2:04 PM

    Those glitter leggings are so cute!!! I never got around to posting a 2014 recap either, oops!

    I was laughing at your funnies! No one wants to see my inconvenienced and hungry. It is not pretty!!!! And maybe I cant pay attention if I am not interested either! Have a great weekend!

  11. January 2, 2015 / 2:05 PM

    Those leggings! <3

  12. January 2, 2015 / 2:13 PM

    Ok, I want those leggings! I seriously shouldn’t even look, but my browser is about to go to Lululemon. haha

  13. January 2, 2015 / 2:16 PM

    Also completely obsessed with Hyper Love, so catchy!! Can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for you, getting sooo close to your wedding!! Woohoo!

  14. January 2, 2015 / 2:19 PM

    Happy New Year Lady! May all your dreams come true in 2015. xoxo

  15. January 2, 2015 / 2:26 PM

    That cat in the Santa outfit pretty much sums up my post holiday blues. Ha! Those sequin leggings are on another level – they look amazing on you! Glad that you’re all settled into your new place – have a good weekend!

  16. January 2, 2015 / 2:28 PM

    Happy New Year and congrats on the big move! I’ve been trying to get organized too for the new year – we’ll see how well I do keeping up with it! Those sequin leggings are beyond amazing – love it! xoxo, – M @ The Sequin Notebook

  17. January 2, 2015 / 2:38 PM

    Those leggings are friggin’ fabulous! I want!

  18. January 2, 2015 / 3:02 PM

    Love those Leggings <3 In 2015 I will be present!!

  19. January 2, 2015 / 3:11 PM

    Congrats on the move! Getting rid of all the doubles is the worst. I recently moved in with my bf and we somehow ended up with FOUR knife blocks! If you find a secret way to find a good home for all your extras, let me know! Aside from a major haul to the Goodwill, I’m not sure how else I’ll do it!

  20. January 2, 2015 / 3:16 PM

    In 2015 I will declutter! It is my mission to live with less crap! Good luck getting all settled in. So not looking forward to the extra crowded gym!

  21. January 2, 2015 / 3:23 PM

    I know a few Rangar bloggers who are obsessed and I want to be like, “Um, do I look like I am into that?” LOLOLOLOL Happy Friday!!

  22. January 2, 2015 / 3:35 PM

    Thanks for the booty workout – I need all the exercises I can get! My new years resolutions is to grow a booty. Seriously. My husband says I don’t even have one – it’s more of an extended back. haha..
    Happy New Year! 2015 is going to be a good one.

  23. January 2, 2015 / 3:39 PM

    Sequin leggings?! I’m totally in. I need to set a work out goal for myself… and reward myself with sequin leggings. YES.

  24. January 2, 2015 / 3:45 PM

    2015 is going to be such a big year for you! So glad you are getting settled- I know you are glad to have that behind you! And I love those leggings! You can’t go wrong with sequins and leggings!

  25. January 2, 2015 / 3:48 PM

    Those leggings are so adorable!! In 2015 I will….reach my fitness and weight loss goals!

  26. January 2, 2015 / 4:04 PM

    Those leggings are perfection! So glad you had a great New Year! Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings you! XO


  27. January 2, 2015 / 4:50 PM

    Oh my goodness, those leggings are amazing! I bought a pair from a local boutique because I didn’t realize Lulu made any like that, and they aren’t nearly as comfortable as I imagine those are. Happy 2015!!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  28. January 2, 2015 / 4:54 PM

    I think 2015 is going to be a big year of change for us both! Good luck getting settled into your new house girl, I’m so excited for you! Those leggings are such beauties!!

  29. January 2, 2015 / 5:03 PM

    i have a feeling this is going to be an amazing year for you. can’t wait to follow along :)

  30. January 2, 2015 / 5:05 PM

    I love those sequin leggings. I want them, liquid leggings, and a sequin skirt. No joke. I want all the sexy, shiny things even though we don’t do sexy, shiny stuff.

  31. January 2, 2015 / 5:20 PM

    I got the leggings in the silver version and I am obsessed! They’re on sale in the stores right now! Yay for 2015!! I hope you have the best first weekend of the year!

  32. January 2, 2015 / 5:46 PM

    True story to the hell hath no fury! Have a great weekend!

  33. January 2, 2015 / 7:11 PM

    Haha oh Nutella face. So sad. Almost as mad as pale faces with tan bodies. Marshmallow fluff faces maybe!? So obsessed with your new leggings and can’t wait to hear all this exciting stuff in the works!

  34. January 2, 2015 / 8:12 PM

    Cracking up at the Nutella face!!!! The coconut curry sounds DELICIOUS!! So excited for your blog plans and your wedding of course. 2015 is going to be a fun year for you! :)

  35. January 2, 2015 / 8:43 PM

    I saw ferry play hyper love for the first time a few months ago when he came through Dallas! It was awesome. Tay for new digs!!

  36. January 2, 2015 / 8:43 PM

    Ehhhh the wedding is getting so close!! 2015 is going to be so special for you! Glad you are getting settled into your place! Obsessed with those legginigs! Happy New Year girl!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  37. January 2, 2015 / 9:03 PM

    Hahaha that cat in the santa suit is so me right now! I SO did not want to come to work today, but at least it’s Friday and I get the next two days off again! LOVE those leggings, oh my gosh so fun!!

  38. January 2, 2015 / 9:03 PM

    Those leggings, though! Fab. And that recipe looks amazing too! And yikes to Nutella face…unfortunate. Happy New Year (and wedding year!)
    xo Southern Style

  39. January 2, 2015 / 9:11 PM

    Oh my gosh those leggings! LOVE! So glad you’re feeling settled in and can get time back.
    And holy cow that recipe! Adding it to my meal planning list for sure!
    Have a great weekend girly!

  40. January 2, 2015 / 9:52 PM

    Oh girl, my gym is OUT OF CONTROL! It’s like you have to fight people for a parking spot. I just hope the people who are going to drop off do so soon, and leave more room for the rest of us who are serious about being in shape. Is that mean? Yeah, that’s mean, but it’s also mean of them to take my spot in class!

    LOVE those leggings! You already know I’m about the sparkle workout wear and those are killer. Thumbs up!

  41. January 2, 2015 / 9:57 PM

    Those leggings are fantastic. I may stop by Lulu after I leave this coffee shop to see if they have any more in the store…

  42. January 3, 2015 / 1:05 PM

    Loved this post so much, the quotes were hilarious :D happy new year, can’t wait for your next post xox Check out my new blog post! I’m in need of some followers, thank you! X

  43. January 3, 2015 / 1:13 PM

    Those leggings are AMAZING. I checked at my LuLu yesterday and they’re sold out! :( 2015 will be amazing for you! Can’t wait to hear all about the wedding! xo

  44. January 3, 2015 / 3:46 PM

    yes to those workouts! i do all of them with resistance bands to pump up the jam and it hurts so good :)

    happy new year!

  45. January 4, 2015 / 3:08 AM

    Those leggings are hot!! The Nutella Makeup funny had me dying laughing. How did her friends let her leave the house like that?!
    Ally- Life as I know it

  46. January 4, 2015 / 6:49 AM

    SOOOO girl I need those sequin leggings in my life and I’m not finding them on Lululemon’s site!!! *PANIC ATTACK* I’d run around in them all day long. I’m so with you on the whole crowded gym crap. I refuse to go for at least two weeks. I’ll stick to my home gym workouts and running until it starts to thin out…

  47. January 4, 2015 / 7:57 PM

    Those leggings are amazing…and I think presents to yourself are the best kind sometimes! I also pinned that workout…I need some help in the booty department, followed by even more help in the cooking department and might just have to check out that chicken recipe. Happy 2015 girl!

  48. January 5, 2015 / 12:21 AM

    Those leggings are fabulous! I may have bought myself a couple (few) Christmas presents, too ;) So glad you’re all settled into your new place! Happy 2015!

  49. January 7, 2015 / 1:44 AM

    That slow cooker meal looks yummy and man i LOVE those pants on you! So fab!

  50. January 13, 2015 / 7:54 PM

    Don’t mind me catching up overe here a whole 10 days later… :) LOVE those sequin leggings! Give ME all the booty workouts with a side of ambition to do them! Hahaha! No but really… I don’t even want to see my cellulite filled rear over the next 10 weeks of this pregnancy. TMI? Sorry! Lol :) That ginger chicken recipe looks amazing… but I don’t have a ninja crockpot all in one so I’m guessing that’s too much work for my desire. :)

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