Friday Favorites – It’s May

This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing through them help support this website.

Happy Friday!  This week definitely flew by and I am so looking forward to this weekend!  I wanted to thank everyone for bearing with me of all the growing pains of my switchover to wordpress.  I got my feedburner figured out so Bloglovin is finally pulling from the correct place (are you following me?  If not check it here)!  I have kept a running list of things that need to be done during the switchover and you know I will be sharing it all with you……hint you know how you say “there is an app for that!”  Well that is how it is for wordpress.  Anything that is ailing you, some genius has a plugin for it.  Just make sure it is compatible with your framework and boom.  Done.  I was so overjoyed when I saw my post show up in Bloglovin feed.  Small victories!  Let’s get right into these favorites!


Friday Favorites


Favorite Song

Let’s just pretend someone else sings this song.  I just love the how the beat changes throughout.  It is seriously the best HITT training/running song.  It builds up to a sprint, then recover, then back to that sprint.  I would have been all over this for my spin class.  Skrillex and Diplo lyrics by Justin Bieber.


Favorite Recipe

I could seriously drink this dressing.  Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing full recipe here.


Favorite Workout

Nice roundup of exercises for hard to reach areas.  The second one sit up a little bit taller and press your fingers firmly into the ground, the will put more of the work into that outer seat area.



Favorite Purchase

How perfect for Greece right?  It’s on backorder my size but I hope it can get here soon!  Check it here.

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 10.37.44 PM


Favorite Funnies

Catching up with the besties and one drops a story about a new girls name I don’t know



When Mark thinks he can try a new look without my input



That feeling when a certain someone actually admits you were right in the first place

When someone asks if it’s 5 o’clock yet and time for an adult bev at the end of the week

Finally.  Life lessons…..always go with the rock.



I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  Stop by and tell me what you are up to this weekend!  It’s always nice to say hello to your host ;-)  xoxoxo

Follow me on Bloglovin ||  Follow my looks along on Instagram || Get my latest blog posts daily to your email here || Pin along with me on Pinterest || Like Meet @ the Barre on Facebook || Check my latest tweet here



52 responses to “Friday Favorites – It’s May”

  1. haha I love that 5 oclock meme. happy hour indeed. and that dress is just adorbs, and some serious food porn in that recipe.

  2. That Jennifer Lopez gif! Omg I’m dying!

  3. Kay R. says:

    Love the dress you ordered – very Greece indeed. I have to try that workout at some point and that Jlo gif is hilarious!!

  4. You showed up in my bloglovin feed :) I bet that dress will look FAB on you!

  5. Kerry says:

    That baseball one is too funny! I am so really for adult beverage time and work hasn’t started yet today!

  6. My friend has that dress and it is so cute on! I just can’t get away with the no bra thing so… haha! The little boutique by my house has the same dress in maxi version, I love it! Hahah “She doesn’t even go here!” that made me think of our texts yesterday! LOL! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. That chopped salad sounds amazing – seriously delicious and healthy!! That’s how I feel about a lot of Bieber songs….but they are so good you can’t help but like it LOL!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend love! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

  8. Jenn says:

    Mmmm that chopped salad and the dressing sound delicious!! It would fit nicely into my recent super healthy eating kick! :) Loving that dress you got–I think it’ll be perfect for Greece!!
    Hope you have a good weekend girl!!

  9. Happy Friday!! That salad looks amazing! And that last gif is too funny. I wonder what that won her haha

  10. Rebecca Jo says:

    I need to save that workout – my butt, legs & thighs need some work…. I did a butt workout & just basic kick lifts, I was in tears!

  11. I’ve been working on my core strength a LOT lately! Yay core strength. I need to do this workout.

    Happy Friday, gal!

  12. Somer says:

    That recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing:)

    Have a great weekend!

  13. OMG I have to know what that paper, scissors, rock game was over now!! That girl was so relived!!! So funny. Sesame Garlic Dressing sounds to die for! We loooove Asian inspired salads in this house! Happy Friday!

  14. I’ve been loving that song for weeks, and was so ashamed when I found out it was in fact the Biebs. Oh well.. still rockin’ out to it. No more shame here!

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

  15. Natalie says:

    Girl I too am still finding more stuff to do with WordPress. I love it!

    Okay.. back to texting you ha!

  16. heh that song! i totally love it and am not ashamed to admit it. great beat. must add those workouts to my list too! you’re doing well with wordpress girl – totally proud of you! happy weekend love! xo

  17. Emily says:

    Ohhh, that dress! Hubba hubba—you definitely need that for Greece!

  18. That dress is gorgeous! You definitely need that! LOL “Let’s pretend someone else sings this”, how I feel about a lot of songs! Love all of your gifs, as usual! Have a lovely weekend!

  19. Traci says:

    Hey! I am doing that core workout today. I need motivation and direction when I am working out on my own. I’ve been doing exercises from one of the videos you posted a couple of weeks ago. After three babies, my abdominal area is my trouble spot! I’ve been hooked on a Thai chicken salad at Panera lately so i’m going to have to try this recipe and see how it compares!
    You will love Greece. The islands are my most favorite place i’ve ever been. So beautiful! I went with a friend after college.
    Have a great weekend!

  20. That Thai salad looks AhhhhhMazzzzzzing! And I wanna know what that one girl was so devastated by losing rock-paper-scissors! It looked like a life crisis…

  21. OK, first off, how can that girl workout SO close to the edge of the pool? And not fall in? Anyways… That dress is really pretty and I hope that you get it soon! That Jennifer Lopez gif is so great. I watch American Idol so I was watching it when she was wearing that outfit. She is awesome I love her. The 5:00/beverage one is my other favorite. I hope that you have a fab weekend! :-)

  22. Amy says:

    I love that dress. It’s going to look amazing on you! I have been thinking it’s time to start with big salads for dinner now that it’s almost summer. This one looks deelish!

  23. Helene says:

    that rock paper scissors gif is amazing. everytime I hear the Jack U song I forget Justin Bieber sings it (WHY DID THEY DO THAT??)

  24. Lindsay says:

    I always try your favorite workout of the week and add them in to mix, cannot wait to add this one in! You’re my guru! Happy weekend gorgeous! xo

  25. That chopped salad looks amazing! AMAZING! That dress is amazing! FRIDAY IS AMAZING! Happy weekend, lady!

  26. Lyndsay says:

    The switch over seems like a lot more work than it should be, right? It looks great though, and yay for bloglovin’ finally recognizing the new feed! That chopped salad sounds amazing. Have a great weekend!

    prosecco in the park

  27. Aimee says:

    What a perfect dress for your honeymoon, I hope it comes in soon! Love your funnies as always, have a good weekend girl!

  28. Christina says:

    Rock is always the right choice! I need that workout in my life; my body will thank me later. lol

  29. Amanda….I LOVE your new blog look! VERY classy! And you are gorgeous…every photo is great. That chopped Thai salad looks delicious.

  30. That salad looks so good I am going to have to try to make it this weekend. You always have the best funnies. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  31. jillian says:

    im going to try out that ab workout this weekend! it looks awesome! have a great weekend :) xo jillian

  32. Tracie says:

    I am the same way with G and his hair… He acts like he’s not changing anything, then I comment he’s going to hate looking like a wanna be 20 year old, he stubbornly keeps doing it, then one week later admits I’m right in the most half assed way.

  33. Shannon says:

    Love love love that dress! I just posted it last week! ;) it’s seriosuly the perfect vacation dress! Oh I love a good salad dressing recipe I need to check that out! I hope you have a fab weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  34. Meghan says:

    I will definitely be trying that salad (I love anything with the word Thai in it!!) and that workout. Great post, thanks for sharing :)

  35. Kimmi says:

    The J-Lo gif….all of the win. That is so how I feel when my husband finally admits I’m right!

  36. Marie says:

    That dress is perfect for Greece, hope it arrives in time for your trip.

  37. That dress is amazing!! Hopefully it arrives ASAP. I watched that baseball gif probably a half dozen times lol.

  38. Glad the blog switchover is almost complete. It looks fabulous so all worth it! LOL @ the J-Lo funny with your caption! Happy Friday lady!!

  39. Em says:

    LOVE your new blog style! I just created a completely new blog myself! Haha (formerly The Rant). I LOVE that dress and like you said, PERFECT for Greece!! And that salad…I’m actually craving a salad right now. Who knew? lol.

  40. Oh my gosh, THAT dress!!! It’s amazing and sooo perfect for Greece! Happy weekend XO

  41. That salad looks soooo good!

  42. That dress. DAAAANNNG! Super cute for summer. Hope you get it! I wonder what the story is behind that rock/paper/scissors game. Seems really intense. Haha!

  43. The recipe for the Thai salad looks amazing! I want that dress you purchased for Greece, oh, and the trip to Greece too!

  44. Cass says:

    Hold up. Why is that Rock Paper Scissors game SO INTENSE? There’s even a policeman! Seriously, I can’t live in a world where Roshambo is THAT serious. (Just used serious twice in same sentence – brain must already be on weekend-mode)

  45. i’m ready for an adult beverage right now and i don’t even work!! :D have a great weekend.

  46. Nadine says:

    That salad looks awesome! I have been eating salad all week for dinner, I think I need to rotate it in to change it up. The back of that dress is gorgeous! Show off those back muscles! She doesn’t even go here – LOL!!! Have a great weekend!

  47. I just started getting back into the gym and I need some new workouts! I’m going to have to give that core workout a try!

  48. Karly says:

    Ha. Hahaha. Hahahahaha. Life lesson – always go with the rock. I’m dying over here. ANYWAYS, that dress is absolute perfection for your upcoming Greece trip, and that salad looks pretty damn good. I hope you have a great weekend!

  49. I need to try that workout! I’ve been trying to focus more on doing core workouts, and I’ve been seeing results. Definitely need a few new things to try, though.

  50. Amanda says:

    Yay for getting your feed fixed! That had to be frustrating! It is definitely MUCH easier to follow along this way!

  51. I love that dress too! Are you going to Greece??? We’re going there for our honeymoon!

  52. That dress would definitely be perfect for Greece! I had one similar last summer from Vestique. I love the “she doesn’t go here” meme and of course “the rock” one. Also, that workout looks amazing. xo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *