Friday Favorites – Summer in Full Swing

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Happy Friday!  I hope y’all are seeing this since Bloglovin decided to stop updating my feed and clearly don’t like to answer their emails or tweets.  I am officially moving over to Feedly.  It’s not glamorous but at least I can see everyones current posts.  Follow me here on feedly.

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Or you can have my newest post sent to your email.  I know you want that :-)  Check it here and you’ll get one email and nothing else I promise.  That way you won’t miss all my shopping updates and things on major sale.  Enough housekeeping, I hope everyone has a great time celebrating their Father this weekend!  My dad is the kindest person in the world.  I get so many things from my dad, including our need for OCD organization of things (car keys needing to be put in the exact same spot).  He is always the first to say yes to anything his children need (all six of us!).  He instilled strong and moral values in me.  To this day I owe my strong sense of self and the fact that I have zero debt to my name is attributable to him sitting down with me at 12 years old (when I got my first job) to teach me about credit cards, how to manage money and that saving is first and foremost.  I love you dad and can’t wait to see you this weekend!  Also, I think I nailed your present just saying……

Father's Day


Let’s get into these favorites!

Friday Favorites

Favorite Song

I heard this on the radio and liked it.  Then I watched the video and it’s so unbelievably sweet, I had to share it.  Ed Sheeran “Photograph”.

Favorite Recipe

Make the short ribs in the crockpot before you leave for work and when you get home, stuff and enjoy.  I got the habanero lime tortillas from Trader Joe’s so good and not that spicy.  Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and you are in business.  Slow braised short rib tacos full recipe here.

braised short rib tacos


Favorite workout

At home workouts that make you sweat.  Yes please.

kettlebell workouts

Favorite Shopping Finds

Seriously how does F21 get away with creating such spot on dupes on things that are current?  I’m not complaining by any means!  Check these gladiator sandals out.  I guarantee these will sell out in a day.

Gladiator sandals

Splurge                                Save

Favorite Funnies

When I’m trying to grade papers, answer emails, do stuff for the blog and someone tries to ask me if I’ll see a late patient.

disturbing my internet tv
Whenever I skip a morning workout and I’m all don’t worry I’ll just take my yoga mat outside and get it done

working out on the beach


Then after work….it’s pretty much always this feeling

too hot out


When I come home with leftovers from a fancy drug rep dinner…..steaks and chocolate cakes for all

walking in with style


Finally.  When you’re half asleep on the couch Friday night and that one jam comes out that rallies you up again.



Alright now it’s your turn!  Stop by and tell me your favorites from the week!  Also make sure to check out my latest sponsors page. Angie from Chasing My Halo.  This beauty has some great shopping finds and I love seeing her gorgeous pictures like here.  Make sure to stop by and give her some love!  Have a fabulous weekend!  xoxoxo
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51 responses to “Friday Favorites – Summer in Full Swing”

  1. Michelle says:

    Absolutely beautiful picture of you and your dad. As always, your photos are stunning. Best funny video I’ve seen all week of the little boy being woke up. Great. Enjoy a great Father’s Day weekend!

  2. Chelsea says:

    Aww that picture of you and your dad is so sweet! <3 I'll have to give that kettle bell workout a try. I actually just bought some kettle bells because a friend of mine recommended them.

    Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Jaelan says:

    Ed Sheeran!!! <3 <3 <3

    And oh man. I love Adam Scott. Air conditioning and television. Yes!

    Oo. I may do that kettle ball workout next week!

  4. Forever 21 is killing it again! I might have to run over there on my lunch break and see if they have those! And loving that taco recipe, it sounds amazing! I heard that song on the radio the other day and had no idea it was Ed! So good! Have an amazing weekend love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Rebecca Jo says:

    Those shoes – I totally see you sporting those beauties!!!

    A father/daughter dance makes me teary at EVERY wedding I do!!!

  6. Oh how I love Ed Sheeran.. the man can do no wrong! And loving that sweet picture of you with your dad, hope he has an amazing Fathers Day!

    And ughhh Bloglovin. I was never much of a fan, and stayed true to GFC all this time and only used Bloglovin because everyone freaked out and ran over there a while back. But I just can’t imagine adding yet another reader to keep up with. How do you like Feedly?

    Happy Friday gurlie <3

  7. Love that picture of you and your Dad- so sweet! And I totally feel your pain with Bloglovin- I feel like there’s always an issue with it. Those short ribs look amazing, especially in taco form!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. lolz at that last gif. that’s real life, though! love that song by ed – he’s just the cutest ginger ha. have a great weekend chica! i’m so ready for this friday to be done! xo

  9. Jenn says:

    Those tacos look amazing!!!
    I love that photo of you and your dad! It’s absolutely stunning!
    And all of your funnies. YES! Especially the air conditioning and television. I have totally fallen prey to that lately haha
    Hope you have a great weekend and that you don’t shoot bloglovin or go daddy lol

  10. Oh man! I totally feel your pain with regard to Bloglovin! They’re the WORST! My feed stopped updating a few months ago randomly and it took me WEEKS to get it resolved. Tweeting at them was the most effective way to get in touch with them. Good luck!

  11. I am pretty sure I love all of Ed Sheeran’s music ha ha! That workout reminds me that I have really been wanting to buy a kettle bell — do you have a certain brand or type you would recommend? Those gifs are great :D

  12. Yum!!!
    Those tacos sound delicious – and anything that can be cooked in a slow cooker is a-okay in my book!

    Enjoy your weekend and showering your dad!!
    (and thanks for reminding me it’s fathers day in the states – we have fathers day in september down here and I never remember when the US on is)

  13. Mackensey says:

    Too funny, Photograph by Ed Sheeran made its way onto my Friday Favorites this week too! Is it just me, or is every one of his songs over the past few months a home run?
    Also, that picture of you and your dad is just beautiful!

  14. I love kettlebell workouts but need to get one for my house so I can do them at home!! Love that sweet picture of you and your dad – it’s beautiful!! I hope you have a great time celebrating with your parents this weekend!! :) Happy Friday! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  15. summer is NOT in full swing here; it’s not even in swing at all because it’s been freaking cold and grey and rainy i think canada is confused and thinks it’s fall. GET IT TOGETHER, CANADA!!

    i love feedly!! i’ve been using it since google murdered greader and i love how you can organize your feeds and easily add them to your lists.

  16. Am I the only super-OCD person who notices the laces are all miss-aligned in the “save” sandals as opposed to the “splurge”? Omg, I can’t even! But do you know what I CAN even? That adorable little boy who was sleeping and then woke up to party in your last gif! Ahhhhhhhh, love him!

  17. Beautiful picture of you and your Dad! Enjoy your Father’s Day weekend with him. Haha, that last video of the little boy jamming out, too cute! Winks and Eyerolls

  18. Caroline says:

    That little kid dancing!! LOL!!! OK moving on…Love that picture of you and your dad, so sweet. I saw that Ed Sheeran video a few weeks ago and I loved it. He was the cutest little boy too. I will have to save that Kettle Ball workout and those sandals are fab. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend lady!! :-)

  19. Natalie says:

    I must be the only one that can’t stand Ed Sheeran. I just can’t.

    Also, I see your posts in my Bloglovin feed. I think you aren’t following your right blog. Also, Bloglovin sucks when it comes to customer service. They are the worst.

  20. Lindsay says:

    Such a sweet pic of you and your dad! Dying over your funnies, as always. You just get it! My Bloglovin feed was doing the same, and then I found it they split it into two accounts/feeds for no reason?! Don’t get them…

  21. Kaitlin says:

    OK that little boy waking up to dance is HILARIOUS!!!! I watched that about 50 times haha …

  22. Oh wow! That Ed Sheeran song and video! I love it so much! Happy Friday!

    Her Heartland Soul

  23. Those tacos look amazing! I love short ribs, they’re cheap and so flavorful!! Sorry bout your Bloglovin feed?! That’s weird!! Have a wonderful weekend girlfriend!

  24. Love that picture of you and your dad. Definitely the perfect Father’s Day gift. Kettlebell workouts are some of my fave for sure. And that little kid GIF, so funny!
    Have a great weekend my dear!

  25. Jessica says:

    Loving that pic of you and your dad. So beautiful!

  26. Brittany says:

    I love a good kettlebell workout! Thanks for the rec!

  27. I love workouts like that, really gets your heart pumping! Saving it :) Happy weekend!

  28. Erin LFF says:

    SUCH a beautiful picture of you and your add. Enjoy celebrating him this weekend! :) My dad has been my guidance through careers and money management for sure.

  29. Haha! That 21 Jump Street gif! Dying laughing over here. Those tacos look/sound amazing! I love short ribs but I’ve never made them in the crockpot. Yum!

  30. Helene says:

    I am so so sorry about bloglovin! I will say- i did find this one on bloglovin today. that really is the worst though!

  31. Olya says:

    I totally get the air conditioning and TV meme! Haha. That recipe looks delicious. Have a great weekend, lady! :)

  32. Such a sweet picture of you and your Dad! I love Ed Sheeran’s Photograph…such an amazing song!

  33. marie says:

    That picture of you and your father is so fantastic. So beautiful.

  34. Nadine says:

    Hahahahahaha that last gif!!! YES!!! Those tacos sound delicious and I was just thinking yesterday that my kettle ball isn’t getting used enough! Perfect! That picture of you and your dad is so sweet :) I hope you have a great weekend!

  35. Your dad sounds like an awesome dad! It’s so important to teach your children how to manage money. I’m so glad Im debt free too thanks to my parents, but mainly dad for teaching me finances. Love the gif from when you get after a fancy drug rep dinner….haha! Have a great weekend!

  36. Such a gorgeous wedding picture! There is just something about Daddy daughter dances that make me tear up. Which is also what I think I will do for some reason if I click on that music video link. So I’ll save that for later….:). Food looks delicious and I will pray that those sandals come in my size haha. Thanks for featuring me today! Happy Friday:)

  37. Kiki says:

    Your funnies make every Friday better, and this one has been a doozy! I just love that shot from your wedding with you and your dad. (: Those tacos…. like holy watering mouth. I could eat tacos every night and have no shame. (; Have a fantastic weekend Amanda!

  38. Amy Ann says:

    I love crockpot recipes! The save my bacon during the week. I don’t know how F21 gets away with it either, but I often buy their things. Great post!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  39. Ashley says:

    Per usual, you nailed it with the recipe. Pinned that to make next week! Such a sweet picture of you and your dad!

  40. Mili says:

    LOL @ that last gif, that’s so me. When my jam comes on, I just can’t help myself. That’s so sweet that you’ve got such a great relationship with your dad, I hope you enjoy your father’s day!


  41. Habanero lime tortillas?!? Those sound amazing! Love that picture of you and your dad! Happy weekend pretty lady!

  42. Sara says:

    Love that picture of you and your dad!! So sweet and SO BEAUTIFUL!! You were such a breathtaking bride!! (The photos are amazing too…;) )

  43. Love that pic of you and your dad! I need to check out those tacos for sure!

  44. My dad is a physician and I’ve attended my fair share of drug rep dinners and lunches. I had the best steak of my life at one of them…although the topic of bowel movements was not on point!!! Haha

  45. Christina says:

    That photo of you and your dad – perfect!! That taco recipe is something I need in my life… soon. Haha totally agree with you on the getting the workout in feelings.

  46. I love the one with the little boy waking up. That’s totally me haha. I hope you had a great weekend.

  47. Karly says:

    Awe, what a sweet photo of you and your dad! Loving that kettle ball workout – that’s my favorite equipment at the gym. Hope you had a nice weekend!

  48. Those tacos need to find their way on our weekly menu, they look delicious! Plus I love being able to us our crockpot to make a recipe that will be ready for us when we get home! Xo, Stephanie

  49. Nikki says:

    What a great intro to your dad. I thank my dad all the time for teaching me how to use credit cards, opening a savings account and investing my money in the right places, seriously dads are so great at this!! That recipe sounds incredible…I need to pick up those habanero lime tortillas like now! Also, that song is a total fave of mine right now!

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