Friday Favorites – Florida Living

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Happy Friday!  This week has been a little batty, so I am really looking forward to relaxing this weekend. I have read numerous Summer bucket list posts throughout blog land and I have been inspired to get outside this weekend and soak up some Florida living.  I also have had quite a few package deliveries…..I may have to stop sending them to Mark’s office…..anyways…..I can’t wait to share all the fabulous new finds!  Some of them are from this post.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it yet, so many of my favorite pieces are back in stock!  Grab them before they sell out again!  Let’s get right into these Friday favorites!

Happy Friday                                                                                                                                                                                       source


Favorite Song

Not a new song but I just love the chill vibe songs this Summer and I heard this one on the way home from barre class the other day.  It was like throw the sunglasses on, let the hair down to whip around with the sun roof open kind of moment. So I’m sharing it with you to hope you can have a similar situation.  Phantogram “Fall in Love”.


Favorite Recipe

chicken stuffed peppers, Friday Favorites

I keep on adapting this recipe originally found from Katie.  Cut the peppers in half, take the seeds out and lay skin side down on tin foil.  In a bowl mix chopped rotisserie chicken (I used mine from Costco), mix pasta sauce (I used vodka sauce this time), season with salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.  I added some panko which isn’t a deal breaker.  Stuff the peppers and bake for 20 minutes at 375.  Take out and top with cheese and back in for 5 minutes.  Serve with whatever side you want.  I did brown rice one night and the kale and quinoa from Costco the other night.  The peppers reheat really well for lunch.  This is definitely one of my Friday Favorites.


Favorite Workout

Bathing suit season is upon us am I right?  Printable that you can do at home or take with  you to the gym!  Original source here.

six pack abs, Friday Favorites

Favorite Purchase

Y’all know my shared closet space situation.  Well I got these hangers and major game changer.  I pretty much got 1/3 of the space back.  Plus, now all the clothes are organized and I actually can see everything that is in there.  If you have a crammed closet situation, get them here (Amazon prime naturally).  I promise you won’t regret them.  Not a glamorous purchase but beyond helpful.


Favorite Funnies

When you walk through the food court and someone tries to offer you a free food sample on a stick

no gifs


When it takes forever for our order to arrive and our server is avoiding eye contact

we need food


When I sleep through my alarm when I’m teaching barre in the morning and Mark asks me if I’m still teaching

missed alarm


When some of the people in my barre class walk out not completely sweaty

I have failed you
Finally, when I just did all the dishes and Mark tries to put a spoon in the sink and walk away



Now it’s your turn tell me your favorites from the week!  Stop by and tell me what your weekend plans are!  p.s did you see my full honeymoon recap on Santorini, Greece?  If you didn’t check it here.  Also, since Father’s Day is coming up if you need any gift ideas I have you covered here.  xoxoxo
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53 responses to “Friday Favorites – Florida Living”

  1. Bahaha omg those gifs are PERFECT for the situations you described! That little ballerina is too freaking cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

  2. Pinky says:

    My weeks been a bit crazy, too so I’m super stoked for the chillness of the weekend. That recipe looks delicious and I’m allll about the six pack ab workout. I have that video in my post today as well, isn’t she the cutest lil diva? Happy Friday, gorgeous!

  3. Those chicken stuffed peppers sound amazing!! YUM! And I think I need those hangers. I’m so OCD, all of my hangers are not matching right now and it drives me insane. LOL that bird is definitely how I feel when I wake up late… ugh. Is it the weekend yet?! Happy Friday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Kerry says:

    I think I need to get on the velvet hanger train. That bird is the same way I get up in the morning, shocked and startled.

  5. Monica says:

    I love love love stuffed peppers! They are one of my favorite foods, I grew up on those haha. That last gif is so funny I watched the whole video the other day. So much sass!

  6. Those are seriously the only hangers I use…but I need them in pink now lol!! I have the tiniest closet and somehow with these all my clothes (barely) fit!!! Did you see the entire video of that last gif…that little girl is AMAZING – seriously watch it!! Happy Friday! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  7. Jenn says:

    I am lol’ing about the dishes in the sink pin—YES! haha Your healthy recipe looked so tasty earlier this week–and still looks yummy!
    Hope you have a good weekend, girl!

  8. I literally lol’d for those memes. Love the stuffed peppers…. I throw so many veggies in mine (and quinoa too) so I just have two and don’t need to have a salad.

  9. Omg those gigs- dying. The bird lol. Loving that song and that recipe! Nom. Have a wonderful Florida weekend!! Xo

  10. Oh gosh that pigeon funny!! I’ve been thinking of getting some more hangers, but maybe I’ll just get that set and re-do for more space!! Have a great weekend!

  11. Natalie says:

    So many similarities between you and I in this post….

    1. Bill slept through his alarm this morning and was late for work… that is exactly what he looked like when I woke him…. HAHAHAHA

    2. Publix keeps offering me MEAT when I walk by their freebie stand. And I am trying my hardest not to be one of those asshole vegans but MEAT!! GROSS!!! lmao

    3, And last, when I am doing the dishes my daughter always throws something in the sink.. kisses my cheek, smiles and walks away. Yep. She is definitely my kid.

    Have a great weekend babe! I’m gonna text you those nail polish brands

  12. Meghan says:

    Those chicken stuff peppers look delicious! Love that last gif of the little girl dancing! I included that video in my favorites this week too :) Have a great weekend!

  13. Chelsea says:

    I need to check out those hangars! I’m running out of room in my closet, and it’s kind of a problem. And I gotta give that ab workout a try! I’m working really hard to get my abs to show, and it’s taking awhile and they’re not showing…yet. ;)

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  14. Yayyyy to Florida living… the best part about our summer bucket lists is we have more months in which to do all those fun things! And I am the same way about spoons/cups being left in the sink right after I do the dishes. The dishwasher is RIGHT there, how can you bring it to the sink and not put it in the dishwasher *ugh*. And don’t even get me started on the peanut butter spoons that he doesn’t bother to rinse lol.

    And I will never understand people who don’t leave a barre class sweaty or shaky. Your body should have just gone through an incredibly intense workout… you should look/feel like it!

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

  15. I totally get all my packages sent to my office…Sometimes they get a bit frustrated especially when they’re big! Whoops!

  16. Caroline says:

    Chris does that ALL of the time with the dishwasher. It’s like just ran the dishwasher, please put your items in there. Anyways… love that gif with Romona Singer and those little girls. That recipe sounds delicious, and thanks for sharing another workout. :-) I hope that you have a great day today and an amazing weekend! :-)

  17. Meghan says:

    I’ve heard only the best things about those tiny velvet hangers and my mom has been on me for the last year or so to get them for my own crammed closet situation. Thanks for the reminder! It’s official, I’m trying that quinoa pepper recipe it just has to happen! Happy Friday!

  18. Your chicken stuffed peppers looks so tasty! We always use ground turkey but making them with chicken would be great. We need to just cave in and get matching hangers. Ours are all over the place and your right, it probably does save so much room! Happy Friday!
    Winks and Eyerolls

  19. Rebecca Jo says:

    I am so in love with that little girl.. she is SASSY!
    Get some relaxing done!!
    BTW – I totally have been playing with that photo app since I downloaded yesterday :)

  20. I need to get started on the 6-pack challenge asap. Bathing suit season came quick and Im hardly prepared. Your stuffed pepper recipe sounds delish and I hope you enjoy all your new purchases!!

  21. Emily says:

    OMG that little dancer from the Aretha Franklin routine is the BEST! I lose it every time :) so much sass! I definitely had little students with that much personality when I was teaching haha!! xx

  22. Lindsay says:

    You crack me up! I want to take one of your classes please!

  23. christina says:

    omg twinning w/ the gifs hahahah!

  24. Ally says:

    I’ve been trying to convert my closet to all velvet hangers and what a difference it makes! I actually already ordered some for the baby and hung up of all his clothes last night. haha My husbands says I’m ridiculous because we still have 4 months to go!

  25. jillian says:

    velvet hangers are my favorite!! i didnt know they made them in pink :) so fun! xo jillian

  26. LOL that bird gif! I hate that startled awake, “OH CRAP” feeling! Ohh I so need that six pack ab challenge because lately I just want to eat all the food! Have a wonderful weekend!

  27. OMG that last gif, and the bird one. So funny! And velvet hangers are the best! I love mine so much, and the clothes actually stay on the freaking hangers! What a concept!

    Have a great weekend relaxing Amanda!

  28. Darcy says:

    Chicken stuffed peppers?! Pinning that!! We love making stuffed peppers and are always looking for new ways to make them!!

  29. Ahhhhh Scott does the SAME THING with the silverware or whatever RIGHT after I do dishes. It’s like man code or something! i’m going to have to try the stuff peppers. Since I just discovered I’m not entirely a small child any more and actually like their flavor!

  30. Stacy G says:

    We actually need more hangers and our closet is nowhere near big enough! That gif with the little girl is my life everyday. Marc will like cook a whole meal after Ive already cleaned the dishes. It kills me lol. xo Have a happy weekend!! I hope you get a lot of relaxing in. We go to the beach next weekend I can’t wait!

  31. Carly says:

    Love those velvet hangers – I have a tiny closet, so they are key to saving space. Your GIF game is on point today, totally have me LOLing.

  32. Ooo. I need to try that ab workout!

    We recently switched to velvet “space saving” hangers and my world has been changed. I’m weird in that I like my hangers to match. ;P They really DID save space, and my clothes don’t fall off of the hangers because they aren’t slick. Win-win.

  33. Mary Leigh says:

    Glad to see you love the velvet hangers! I’ve been thinking of updating our closet with them!

  34. Ashley says:

    Those velvet hangers are the best and the only way I’m able to fit a fraction of my clothes in our new, smaller closets!

  35. I have those hangers, too and I LOVE THEM. They make such a difference! I have been getting a lot of packages myself lately. It is so much more fun to shop for warm weather clothes! I cant help myself!

  36. Aren’t those stuffed peppers the best?!? We have them almost once a week – so delicious and easy! And I swear by those hangers for getting all of my clothes to fit in our closet, they also sell them at Costco (love that place). Happy weekend girlfriend!

  37. Nikki says:

    That recipe looks so delicious, I never thought I’d say that about quinoa, but I’ve started to like incorporating it into recipes. The waiting for your food gif, SOOOO true. It’s like the waiters avoid you because it’s been forever since getting your food!

  38. Mmmmm stuffed peppers sound so good! I always forget about those. On my list for next week now! Have a great weekend:)

  39. Kayla MKOY says:

    Your funny gifs get me every time, ha! SO stinking funny. Girl, those chicken stuffed peppers look amazing!! Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a fun weekend :)

  40. Oh I am so excited to make those stuffed peppers, on next weeks menu. Your workouts always rock! Thanks for the link-up. I hope your weekend is as beautiful as you are!! :-)

  41. Kristy says:

    You always have the best GIFs! And yes to that song. :) Happy weekend, girlfriend!

  42. Marie says:

    Girl, those hangers are the best! I changed mine all over a few years ago and it was the best thing ever. So much more room. The only thing is that I don’t really care for them as pant hangers. Plus I like to hang my pants straight down as oppose to folding them. Kwim? I have them in black because when I got them that was all they had and now I totally want all pink. Yes, of course I want them in pink. Have a great weekend Lady.

  43. Erin LFF says:

    I looove stuffed peppers and how you can always change/adapt them and they always seem to still taste great! :) YUM!

  44. That dance recital video has cracked me up all week haha. YES to those stuffed peppers, lady. Can’t wait to see what you got in the mail recently. Velvet hangers are seriously the best ever (and give you more room in your closet #doublewin). Happy weekend :)

  45. Evelina says:

    I swear by the velvet hangers. I hate when clothes used to fall off my wooden ones. These are so much better!!

  46. Christina says:

    Hahah the housewives gifs always get me! I keep telling my husband that I want to do more stuffed peppers – definitely trying those out!

  47. Nadine says:

    hahahah I watched that entire dance video of that last GIF just a few minutes ago and it is hilarious!!! And my exact thoughts when Chris does the same thing! Why am I the only one who knows where the dishwasher is located??????? That stuff pepper looks fun and I need to get some of those hangers maybe. Have a great weekend!

  48. Meg Taylor says:

    I hope you have a great weekend!! I am definitely bookmarking that workout – looks like something I could definitely stick to! Also, those chicken stuffed peppers look wonderful!

  49. Amazing funnies! They crack me up! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  50. Karly says:

    Those stuffed peppers look ah-mazing! Pretty sure that ab challenge is coming with me to the gym this week, too. Happy Saturday!

  51. Kay R. says:

    I could get down with those chicken stuffed peppers! Delicious and healthy!! Your funnies always crack me up.

  52. Your GIFs always have me LOLing! xo

  53. love phantogram!! such good stuff. today is actually my friday! why have i never thought of chicken stuffed peppers?? genius!!! i swear by huggable hangers (the velvet ones i have). they are game-changers!

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