Friday Favorites – The One Before Black Friday

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Happy Friday.  Oh the countdown is on till the holidays.  I am really looking forward to some time off and being able to spend it with my family and loved ones.  This week has been a little manic.  Way too many things to do and not enough hours in the day.  I will definitely be doing some catch up this weekend.  You have a few more hours to enter for the Bourbon and Brew Fest giveaway here.  It should be a great time!  Let’s get right into these favorites!


Favorite Song

I can’t get enough of this song.  Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft Ne-Yo Higher Place.

Favorite Recipe

One of my favorite recipes to make after Thanksgiving with leftover turkey.  Grilled Turkey and Cheese Cranwich original pin here.


Favorite Workout

Do you have 20 minutes?  Yes?  Then do this workout.  I was dripping in sweat when it was over.  These seriously are the best videos.

Favorite Purchase

Let’s talk about this insanely gorgeous rose gold cuff I just picked up.  I love the price point on it.  In case you missed it, check out my under $25 gift guide here.

25 unique gifts under 25

Favorite Funnies

Thinking about the time I contemplated completely giving up dairy, including cheese


Trying to cut back on sugar and someone brings in work birthday cake


When people divulge way too much personal information when they find out I work in healthcare


Trying to explain to Mark there is a difference in my brown over the knee boots and my brown riding boots


When I can’t get a patient to stop talking at the end of a visit


Finally.  Getting snapchats from friends when I’m at work and they are clearly doing something way more fun


Alright, now it’s your turn tell me your favorites from the week!  What are you up to this weekend?  Are you looking forward to the holiday next week?

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48 responses to “Friday Favorites – The One Before Black Friday”

  1. Awwww Ariel! Haha that was so funny! I agree about seeing what everyone else is up to on snap chat hahha so excited for Thursday and the weekend! We are going back up to the White Mountais in NH with the family. So fun! Happy weekend!

  2. Lauren says:

    I love that you put these workouts into your favourites. I can do them over the weekend when I haven’t got time for gym! Have a good one x

  3. I am looking forward to a nice weekend and the holiday coming up, the last few weeks have been intense. That workout looks awesome, I love short and too the point workouts! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  4. Pinky says:

    Enjoy your weekend, beautiful!

  5. Jenn says:

    Your funnies are on point, every week. I relate to every single one of them lol.
    YES to thanksgiving leftover recipes!!! That one looks fab!
    Thanks for another week of a great link up friend–hope you have a great weekend!

  6. hahaah!!! those memes get me everytime!!!

  7. charity says:

    Yes I’m looking forward to this weekend and leftover turkey sandwiches are my favorite thing about Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy your weekend…

  8. being back at work has killed my soul so whenever i get snaps from those who are having loads of fun, i get so jelly! have a good weekend.

  9. Myra says:

    I want those little plaid slippers right now!! I’m in the market for some comfy house shoes and I think those would be amazing! xo

  10. Nadine says:

    Those gifs are freaking perfect. I LOL’d at the dog smacking the cake down. And so true about the snaps too. Don’t these people work?? THat workout is hardcore! Those Pop Sugar videos in general have a way of making me sweat. I am going to go dream about that turkey cranberry sandwich now. Have a great weekend!!!

  11. Ashley says:

    100% making that cranwich on Friday! YUM!! Have the best weekend friend!

  12. Rebecca Jo says:

    I have some Pop Sugar workouts on my blog too – they are really the best workouts & LOVE they are free!!!

  13. I need those slippers in my life! They look so cozy! I’ve been on the 21 day fix for about 4 weeks now and I love it because you can still have cheese. A small amount but I need cheese in my life! Happy Friday!

  14. That workout looks like just what I need when I need a sweat session, but don’t have a ton of time! And those slippers look super comfy, and meant to be worn by the fireplace. Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

  15. Joey says:

    I AM SO EXCITED about the leftover turkey sandwiches to come! This reminds me to put my favorite hoagie bread on my grocery list so I’m prepared!! This also inspired me to start rewatching Ugly Betty! I miss it! Happy Friday, beautiful friend!

  16. Popsugar workouts are seriously awesome! I usually watch a vid or two before I do an at-home circuit. And I love that you call yourself out on that non-dairy nonsense you attempted! Haha! When I read that several months back I was like GURLLLLLLLLLLL… You’re going to taste soy “cheese” and be like NOPE, gimme some dairy kthanxbai! Welcome back to the good life.

  17. I can’t believe I haven’t heard that song before, but I love it! Also, as a dental hygienist, I give you a big Amen when it comes to patients that won’t stop talking lol. Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Amanda!

  18. I think I’m more excited for turkey leftovers than I am for turkey ON Thanksgiving!! Those sandwiches look ahhhmazing! Happy Friday!

  19. Lindsay says:

    Excited to check the gift guide out! I’m so behind this week, ekk! That sandwich is a serious must try for Friday of next week!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  20. EMily says:

    I did an inner thigh workout from FitSugar yesterday, and wow. I can’t close my legs this morning. #mileycyrusstatus

  21. Christina says:

    I can’t believe that next Friday is Black Friday already now that I really think about it. Really loving those slippers in the gift guide – I might just have to add them to my list!

  22. Those gifs!!! LOL. Nicole Richie is my girl!! That sandwich looks amazing and that cuff that you bought is beautiful!! I hope that you have a an amazing weekend lady!! :-)

  23. I LIVE for post Thanksgiving turkey grilled cheese! (; Why is left over turkey almost better than Thanksgiving turkey? Have a great weekend Amanda!!

  24. Carly says:

    Hahah I always love your gifs. I have a hard time explaining to Adam the difference between booties and boots – anything more detailed and his head would explode.

  25. Meghan says:

    Ah those gifs are too funny! A few years ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix basically about how much more healthy a plant based whole food diet is and for two minutes after it ended I thought I could give up dairy too…but then I thought about cheese and how I could never give it up. Speaking of not being able to give up dairy or meat, that after Thanksgiving sandwich looks amazing!

  26. I put that hat on my wishlist yesterday! Ha! Great blogger minds think alike. ;)
    Happy Friday!
    I cannot WAIT for Thanksgiving leftovers. MM-MM!

  27. Missy says:

    This week has been rough and expensive, ready for it to end! Hanging out with my high school besties tonight will cure it. I am drooling over that sandwich!

  28. Runwright says:

    That sandwich looks so delicious!
    I started a new plan today too because I can’t imagine giving up cheese completely. Not now anyway. You might like the 40 Days of Yummy

  29. That Turkey Cranwich looks AMAZING! Thanksgiving leftovers are the bestest!

  30. That cranwich looks ridiculous! Now I’m pumped for leftovers! And the Popsugar workouts are ridiculous. Always break a sweat with those girls.

  31. I love turkey and cranberry on a sandwich! I love the cuff!
    Have a great weekend.

  32. Your GIF’s are on-point! I might have giggled way too loud at my desk… oops! Have a great weekend!

  33. Kristy says:

    I look forward to your GIFs each week, and like always, I’m never disappointed! Thanks for putting a smile on my face, while I have a little spider monkey attached to me. ;) Kind of makes me feel like the Ariel one. Lol.

  34. Lauren says:

    I love your gifs! Also great holiday gift guide-now I totally want one of those rose gold cuffs.

  35. My mum and my brother are both allergic to dairy, SO glad that particular gene skipped me let me tell you. I just can’t picture life without cheese!

  36. Jaclyn says:

    That sandwich looks amazing, I love Thanksgiving leftovers recipes!

  37. Kara says:

    I can’t handle your GIFs lol glad we have the same sense of humor. Loving that eye-roll from harden. Happy Friday friend! :)

  38. I cant wait for 4 glorious days off in a row!!! Shopping, eating and sleeping on deck!

  39. Yumm that sandwich is perfect for leftovers! The rose gold cuff is gorgeous. Nice find!

  40. Nichole says:

    I mean, but HOW is next week Black Friday!? I love the Dimitri Vegas sooo much.

  41. LOL at GIF explaining boots to Mark. Chris would have the same reaction for sure!

  42. I can’t wait to try that leftover turkey sandwich – it looks amazing!! All your GIFs are on point today – I’m dying laughing at the dog and cake one!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  43. Your gifs are on point. I watched that dog one more times than I care to admit & laughed way harder than I probably should have lol. Have a great weekend.

  44. Marie says:

    That song is so great!! Those gifs are hilarious!! I always want to try and give up dairy but I love milk in my coffee. Lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  45. Owen Davis says:

    That sandwich… omg there is nothing like Thanksgiving leftovers. Your funnies get me every week. Totally understand the one about people providing wayyyy too much info. I get texts allllll the time “so I’ve been feeling ____ all week, do you think it’s ____?” uh I don’t know!!!

  46. Amanda says:

    A 20 minute workout is one I just might be able to pull off! ;P

  47. Emily says:

    Exquisite pieces! I do adore that brand, and LOVE to wear it!!

  48. kristen says:

    okay, definitely saving that workout for when i’m too lazy to go to the gym.
    and girl yes. i’m actually not as into cheese / dairy as most people, but i could never give it up. i use a little here and there everyday. i do love sour cream more than a person should though hahahaha

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