Friday Favorites – The Newlyweds One

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Can you believe at exactly this time last week I was sipping champagne and getting ready to walk down the stairs aisle?  This week has been a little bit of a downer back to reality but I have had so much fun recollecting with everyone from the Wedding.  What was their favorite part.  How truly spectacular the sunset was.  The dance party that ensued….my ridiculously good looking photographer that every single female in attendance was swooning over… know all the good parts ;-)  This weekend I’m going to really relax, start on those thank you cards and get some posts together highlighting all the fun leading up to the day!

I wanted to thank everyone for their beautiful and thoughtful shout outs last week!  It meant so much and I swear I really felt everyones support and love for me on our big day!

(Here I am chowing cake……what I do best)

Now for those favorites!

Favorite Song

I just absolutely love how chill and trance this song is but then that beat kicks in.  Definitely had this on during our dinner reception.  I was going for a laid back vibe.  Kygo “Firestone” ft Conrad.

Favorite Recipe

We have been on a short rib kick.  Grab them from Costco and throw them in the crockpot.  Anything with an asian influence I am all over.  These were so good over rice with stir fry veggies.  Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs  full recipe here.

Favorite Workout

I am all about the lower body workouts and bosu ball workouts are so killer!  This one is no exception.

Favorite Purchase

Yes I went back to teaching barre right away after the wedding.  I walked into a new shipment of lululemon and immediately fell in love with this wild tank top.  I love the built in bra support and the open flow front and sides.  Paige as always you were right on this one!

Favorite Funnies

When I went back to work this week after the Wedding

I hate pushing carts but sometimes that basket gets heavy….very quickly…..especially at Trader Joe’s
Couldn’t have said it better myself
My bridesmaids when I made it down those stairs without even the tiniest stumble
When we got back from the Wedding and I would notice Mark’s hand with the ring on it….poor guy
When we were invited inside to sit down to dinner… my defense I was being pretty strict leading up to the day
After my post on Wednesday.….just replace Naomi with Amanda…..that’s right Tyra
How I feel about this week finally being over!!
Happy Friday!!!  Tell me your favorites from this week!!!  xoxoxoxo

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  1. February 27, 2015 / 6:09 AM

    Your wedding looks like it was gorgeous! Lovely bride lovely groom just adorable!

  2. February 27, 2015 / 9:10 AM

    ENJOY being a newlywed! So much is different after you’re married and yet the love and adoration is the same. I chowed on cake too at my wedding. You can’t help it when it’s so delicious. Yours is beautiful, btw.

    Love that tank and of course your funnies… Does not play well with others is my favorite!

    Love you, you pretty MRS, you! Happy ONE WEEK of being married! xoxo

  3. February 27, 2015 / 10:54 AM

    Still loving getting to see all those wedding pictures!! Hope you get to relax this weekend and just enjoy married life! That short rib recipe sounds amazing and loving that tank you bought! So cute! I could not agree with you more about the shopping cart thing. And I laughed that that Tyra funny… she should have definitely feared you! ;) Happy Friday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. February 27, 2015 / 11:02 AM

    You looked beautiful, and yeah for making it down the steps without a problem. I would have a does not play well with others week too. Glad it’s over.

  5. February 27, 2015 / 11:11 AM

    I can’t wait to see full wedding posts because all these little sneak peeks are amazing!! Happy Weekend :)

  6. February 27, 2015 / 11:37 AM

    How does it feel being a Mrs. now?! Congratulations!!!! I’m so happy for you and keep those pictures coming, I saw some on Instagram and they are just absolutely amazing. Oh and that last gif with Spiderman is the cutest hehe

  7. February 27, 2015 / 11:39 AM

    Pretty soon you will be wondering at “can you believe it was 6 months ago?” and then a year sneaks up on you! Just enjoy it all!
    I agree with Claire–I can’t wait to see a full wedding recap because the pictures Ive seen so fa are amazing! You guys did an incredible job–it looked magical! Here’s hoping your weekend is fun-filled and dreamy :)

  8. February 27, 2015 / 11:49 AM

    I’m definitely going to try that bosu workout and I think you and Gary might be spirit animals when it comes to music – he’s all about trance and “when the beat drops in” lol!! Happy One week anniversary girl!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  9. February 27, 2015 / 12:16 PM

    I am loving these beautiful wedding photos. Your cake was so glamorous. Everything was just perfect. The workout tank is so cute and the shopping cart thing is my life every day haha! xo I overfill the grocery hand basket almost every time I shop. xo

  10. February 27, 2015 / 12:16 PM

    You look so, so beautiful…. and super lean– all the strictness and working out paid off!!! Gots to try that bosu workout!

  11. February 27, 2015 / 12:17 PM

    You were the most beautiful bride ever!!! I’m so happy for you!!

  12. February 27, 2015 / 12:20 PM

    I looove your dress, it’s beautiful! And that lulu top… will probably be in my closet in the near future!

  13. February 27, 2015 / 12:22 PM

    I bet your life feels a little funny without all the planning now….
    yippee for dancing baby Spiderman :)

  14. February 27, 2015 / 12:39 PM

    Haha @ the Meryl Streep and JLo gif!!! Those Slow Cooker Asian Beef Short Ribs sound amazing, it must be in the name – because I’m a lover of all Asian food – yum! Have a good and relaxing weekend!

  15. February 27, 2015 / 12:48 PM

    Loving all your beautiful wedding pics! Just wait until you get the wedding video, you’ll want to watch it over and over again ;-)

    That LuLu top is perfection, now I’m on the hunt! Happy Friday gurlie <3

  16. February 27, 2015 / 12:50 PM

    Had to check out your photographer, hotty!! You look absolutely stunning and I love your cake! All the sparkles!!! I don’t think I’ve ever had short braised ribs, always just a rack smoked BUT that sounds delicious. I might have to be picking some of those up. Happy Friday!!!

  17. February 27, 2015 / 1:01 PM

    Loving all the pictures!!!!

    That tank top is fabulous, and those short ribs look delicious!!! I have several “dont play well with otherss” days. They are usually called Monday through Friday hahahaha :) Have a fabulous weekend!

  18. February 27, 2015 / 1:22 PM

    all hands up to the crockpot; i love that thing. i just made some yummy butternut squash soup with it YUM.

    i love the wedding pics! keep them coming :)

  19. February 27, 2015 / 1:22 PM

    love love seeing photos of your wedding! your dress is so gorgeous! dont be too bummed — you still have your honeymoon to look forward to! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  20. February 27, 2015 / 1:32 PM

    Love that Lulu top! You’ve given me hope I might be able to pull it off without a ton of extra support.
    Love all of your wedding photos, that dress is gorgeous and you look wonderful in it.
    Enjoy your weekend. :)

  21. February 27, 2015 / 1:57 PM

    Kygo always does it right!!

    Happy week one as a wifey! You teased me with your attractive photographer. Handsome. Talented. … Single?? Haha

  22. February 27, 2015 / 2:04 PM

    Love the wedding pics! More, more! :) Yay for being a newlywed, isn’t it just so much fun?? I love your tank top for Barre, so pretty! LOL I totally agree with the funny about putting carts in the middle of the store, been there! Have a great weekend!!

  23. February 27, 2015 / 2:06 PM

    Beautiful wedding photos!! Can’t wait to read more about all the different events/festivities. Totally agree about the Trader Joe’s basket quickly getting heavy, especially when I get to the wine aisle. haha Have a great weekend!

  24. February 27, 2015 / 2:08 PM

    Chowing on cake is my favorite thing to do and every single one of your pictures is so beautiful!
    The short ribs look delicious!
    Enjoy your weekend and being a newlywed. It’s the best :)

  25. February 27, 2015 / 2:08 PM

    I loveee your wedding dress…. and that lulu top! I want something like that but I feel like all the tops with the cool backs are all designed for yoga, not running. Have a fab weekend, you newlywed!

  26. February 27, 2015 / 2:20 PM

    You looked so beautiful!! Love love love your dress. The detail is so gorgeous!! The cake looks so yummie! Love the cupcakes. Happy One Week Anniversary!!

  27. February 27, 2015 / 2:25 PM

    Your dress is spectacular and you look gorgeous. That cake is beautiful too. Can’t wait to see more!!! I love short ribs and we had them at our wedding haha. So good. Like the idea of the bosu workout but every time I try one the thing slides all over the place and its like fail. Haha. Have a wonderful weekend newlywed!! :-)

  28. February 27, 2015 / 2:36 PM

    You are such a stunning bride! Your new LuLu top is amazing! And also your GIFs always have me LOLing. Happy first week of marriage! xoxo

  29. February 27, 2015 / 2:36 PM

    I love the suggestions without options, that is me inside and out! Have a great relaxing weekend, good luck on those thank you cards!

  30. February 27, 2015 / 2:55 PM

    Your cake was gorgeous, I would definitely be chowing down too. So true about the basket thing, I test myself at Target with how much I can possibly fit in a basket until I finally crack down and go all the way to the front to get a cart. Woohoo on being a newlywed for a week! Hug. Moment.

  31. February 27, 2015 / 2:57 PM

    I can’t get over how stunning your dress is!! absolutely gorgeous!

  32. February 27, 2015 / 2:59 PM

    That first funny totally cracks me up and I LOVE that lululemon tank. Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend. Your wedding pics were gorgeous! xoxo, Traci

  33. February 27, 2015 / 3:07 PM

    Your cake & dress are amazing! Amen to the cart one. I do that far more than I’d like to admit.

  34. February 27, 2015 / 3:10 PM

    Congratulations!! Your pictures are amazing, you were a beautiful bride.

  35. February 27, 2015 / 3:22 PM

    Yay for not stumbling down the stairs! Seriously impressive. Happy one week anniversary :) ;)

  36. February 27, 2015 / 3:33 PM

    Congratulations on the wedding! I knew your dress would be amazing and it does not disappoint! Love! PS Thank you for sharing that short rib recipe! I am going to make those soon. My hubby is obsessed with short ribs.

  37. February 27, 2015 / 3:34 PM

    You looked amazing on your wedding day! And your cake looked delicious. I need to try that short rib recipe, but first I need to buy a slow cooker.

  38. February 27, 2015 / 3:45 PM

    I’m dying over that basket vs shopping cart ecard! That is so me! I refuse to get a cart because I’m only going in for one thing, duh, but after my arm starts to hurt with 20 lbs of junk in my basket, I’m really wishing I had grabbed the cart! Your wedding looks gorgeous and Princessy!
    Ally – Life as I know it

  39. February 27, 2015 / 3:59 PM

    Your wedding dress is GORGEOUS! Ahh I love all the pictures! I keep thinking , ” what on earth am i going to do when the wedding is over?!” I feel like it consumes all my thoughts haha!

  40. February 27, 2015 / 4:08 PM

    love seeing photos of the wedding! dying to see more. you were a beautiful bride. and that recipe looks awesome!

  41. February 27, 2015 / 4:37 PM

    I agree about the song. Loving all the wedding pictures. You have amazing style! That little Spidey kills me. ;-)

  42. February 27, 2015 / 5:02 PM

    I can’t get over your wedding pictures – everything looks like a fairy tale! And I’m all over that slow cooker short ribs recipe, yes please! Happy Friday! :)

  43. February 27, 2015 / 5:36 PM

    Your pictures are so, so beautiful – it was be so fun to relive it all as everyone shares their pics with you! I give you credit for going right back to work this week and teaching, no less! Definitely kick back this weekend – you’ve earned it :) xoxo

  44. February 27, 2015 / 5:46 PM

    Your wedding looked gorgeous! And your funnies just crack me up! Have a great weekend!

  45. February 27, 2015 / 6:09 PM

    Haha killed it with the bridesmaids cheering you on gif. Another amazing looking recipe, lady! You’ll be able to whip it up now with all those pretty new dishes and gadgets ;)

  46. February 27, 2015 / 6:45 PM

    ugh sorry i’m missing the linkup – what a crazy week! anyway um let’s talk about your photog for a sec. he’s swoon-worthy! happy friday love! have a great weekend :)

  47. February 27, 2015 / 7:15 PM

    I am loving your wedding pictures!! Ineed to pick up some short ribs at Costco this weekend! Great Idea!

  48. February 27, 2015 / 8:17 PM

    You weren’t kidding about your photographer :) Love the details on the back of that top! Hope you have a great weekend, getting back into the swing of things!

  49. February 27, 2015 / 8:25 PM

    I can’t get enough of your wedding photos! So pretty. Your new workout tank is adorable, too! :)

  50. February 27, 2015 / 8:27 PM

    Everything looked perfect. (: So happy for you, you are such a wonderful soul and deserved to have an amazing day. But for real Tyra, watch out. (; haha Have an excellent weekend!

  51. February 27, 2015 / 10:29 PM

    happy one week anniversary girlfriend ;) love the candid eating picture :) and that recipe looks delish!

  52. February 27, 2015 / 10:45 PM

    Hi Amanda! My name is Megan and I blog over at This is my first time linking up to the Friday Favorites linky party. Thanks for hosting! I love the bosu ball workout you listed. I’m always looking for ways to mix it up at the gym. I will be adding this to my workouts for next week. Thanks!

    Megan >>

  53. February 28, 2015 / 6:34 PM

    I super, sparkly heart love your wedding dress! On a different note, I am slightly intimidated by short ribs, so I have never bought them, but maybe I will be ballsy enough to try them soon!

  54. February 28, 2015 / 9:51 PM

    I love that you went right back to teaching! I think I did the same!

    As a side note, remember that episode of Tyra where Naomi came on the show, and Naomi said she had NO idea what Tyra was talking about? God that killed me for whatever reason. Namoni don’t gave a flying eff about anything.

  55. March 1, 2015 / 3:43 AM

    CONGRATTTTSSS! You’re a MRS! :) that’s so exciting, girl. You looked stunning! I seriously am obsessed with that new workout top…although, my wallet won’t let me inside that adorable store! ;)

  56. March 1, 2015 / 2:40 PM

    So many great things in this post! I hope you’re adjusting to and enjoying newlywed life – it’s such a fun and special time for you both! Looking forward to hearing more about everything. Happy Sunday!

  57. March 1, 2015 / 4:33 PM

    Of course, I had to go check out your photographer… he IS hot! Mama likey!
    That lululemon top is adorable. No one wants to see my back rolls though, lol

  58. March 1, 2015 / 11:33 PM

    I went to check out the photographer like amanda! haha. You looked stunning girl and Im impressed you are even blogging haha. Love the lululemon tank

  59. March 2, 2015 / 3:48 AM

    Oh girl, stop. You were a stunning bride! You’re pictures are amazing…and obviously, I’m off to go see what this good looking photographer is all about, haha!

    I’ve been thinking about getting back into Barre out here in Manila! Every time I see your pictures of teaching, I think I should pull the trigger on it :)

  60. March 2, 2015 / 4:42 AM

    Ah such gorgeous photos! I seriously cannot get over how happy I am that your wedding went off without a hitch ♥ Love the favorite funnies this week!

  61. March 2, 2015 / 11:05 PM

    That cake!!! Simple, but so elegant! that is the cake of my dreams, I was furious with how ours turned out. It tasted damn good which is what really matters, but from a visual standpoint, I was not a happy bride

  62. March 6, 2015 / 1:36 AM

    Who needs favorites when you start off a post with those STUNNING wedding pics?! LOVE!!!! :)

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