Friday Favorites – The First of the Summer

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Happy Friday my loves!  Even though this was a short work week, I swear it just as exhausting as a regular one.  I seriously cannot believe we are starting the month of June.  Summer has officially arrived.  Did you check out my post of the 5 Things You Must Start Doing For Your Blog During the Summer Months?  I’ve already tackled a majority of it but always room to keep working.  Anyone have any fab Summer travel plans?  So far, we have a long weekend to NYC planned but that is all on the horizon right now.  I am trying to get to the beach this weekend so definitely make sure to follow along on snapchat (@meetatthebarre).  Let’s get right into these favorites from the week!

The start to Summer


Y’all know how much I love those chill trance Summertime vibes song.  This one by Project 46 ft Shantee fits the bill.  Check it here.

I seriously feel like I won the lottery whenever I pop over to Publix after a workout at the same time a cooking demonstration is being plated.  This Salmon recipe sounds perfect for the Summer!

I love Autumns workouts from the 21 day fix.  Can’t wait to try this ballet inspired one!

A quick and dirty photography manual settings printable check it here.

Finally a blogging podcast that I actually learned something from.

Talk about travel inspo.  I would love to go to any of the cities that made this list.

Did you check my post about all my favorite online shopping sites?  It is a thorough roundup, with all of my recent buys.  The Nordstrom yearly sale is still going on.  I just got these earrings in the mail and they are absolutely perfect for the Summer.  The most affordable and versatile nude wedges are still stocked in all sizes.  How fun is this tassel bracelet set?


Favorite Funnies

When your brunch ran one mimosa too late and you forgot to add money to the meter street parking

When people use the world literally or obsessed ad nauseam

When I think I’ve made a funny in a group of people that falls flat

When I find the shoes I have been lusting over on sale with free shipping and I find a random coupon code that works.

When Mark RSVP’s us for a couples dinner and I was planning on Netflix and the couch

Finally.  Watching everyones selfie and walking snapchat videos



Alright it’s your turn!  Tell me your favorites from the week and what your plans are for the weekend?  Do you have any upcoming Summer trips?!?  I’d love to hear where you are going.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


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  1. June 3, 2016 / 12:47 AM

    Shoes with free shipping AND coupons? Makes it too easy to buy them, haha! Love that red skirt in your photo!

  2. June 3, 2016 / 1:15 AM

    That outfit is just gorgeous!!! So in love with it. NYC will be a blast to do. As for us, still working on a majority of our summer plans right now, but Venice is looking really promising for July. Fingers crossed. Have a great weekend!!!

  3. June 3, 2016 / 2:02 AM

    I love reading your friday favorites..especially all the funnies..which are so spot on! Hope you have a great weekend! xo Sarah

  4. June 3, 2016 / 5:05 AM

    I have to check out your summer post! Also, just used obsessed in my post today lol but I really don’t use it all that much. Promise. Just needed it for effect :).

  5. June 3, 2016 / 6:39 AM

    Happy Friday!!! I’m excited to check out the blog podcast link. I have a long drive this weekend, and podcasts are my fave way to spend the time. Thanks for always sharing helpful links on your blog!!

  6. June 3, 2016 / 6:43 AM

    When I get through all the videos on my snapchat I feel like I accomplished something LOL! Have a fun weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  7. June 3, 2016 / 8:04 AM

    Great #ootd in your above pic! Cheers to summer…my kiddos are finally done with school!

  8. June 3, 2016 / 8:11 AM

    Girl every time I shop online I am like a madwoman trying to find a coupon code. Might as well try right?! Heading to the beach after work today… If only you lived closer! Xo

  9. June 3, 2016 / 8:23 AM

    No joke, I almost shared that exact same workout today but then I accidentally deleted half my post and forgot to put the workout back in haha. I am liking this song. Nice and chill. I will have to check out that podcast, I am always looking for a new one. NYC sounds fun!!! We have a beach trip planned next month and I cannot wait!!! I also hope to go to Atlanta a time or two at least. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. June 3, 2016 / 8:30 AM

    I’m serious, your gif’s get me every week. Can’t wait to checkout those workouts!

  11. June 3, 2016 / 8:34 AM

    hahaa the Rihanna gif and first gif. I’m done – tap me out. I can’t stop laughing. PS- featured your outfit on my Friday Five this week <3 keep slaying friend XO

  12. June 3, 2016 / 9:07 AM

    I wish we had a summer trip planned! I’m hoping we get to explore a lot of places locally, though. With our kitchen renovation at the moment, we’re kind of confined to the house. :) Definitely checking out your workout article since you always find the best ones. Have a great weekend!

  13. June 3, 2016 / 9:12 AM

    I’m literally obsessed with this.

    :D HA!

  14. June 3, 2016 / 9:14 AM

    Love the outfit and love the funnies! Great way to start a Fri-yay! Happy weekend! xo

  15. June 3, 2016 / 9:17 AM

    This is always the highlight of my Friday, Amanda!!! Your Gifs are ON POINT, and I especially love the Princess Bride reference. Happy Friday to you ; )

  16. June 3, 2016 / 9:26 AM

    Happy Friday, doll! Those tassel earrings are to. die. for! Fingers crossed you make it to the beach this weekend! I know that’s where I would be if I had the choice :)

  17. June 3, 2016 / 9:40 AM

    Mmm, drooling over that salmon recipe! And loving those earrings you picked up, so fun for summer!

  18. June 3, 2016 / 9:47 AM

    hahahaha the selfie and walking videos. and yeah with the RSVPing thing, except KC said we’d do some shindig with his family and i was like we just spent last weekend with them, do you mind?! that salmon recipe looks delish, i’ve never cooked (or even had) salmon before, maybe one day lol. have a good weekend!

  19. June 3, 2016 / 9:57 AM

    I see a couple of villages from my Tuesday post on that list!! And now some new places that I want to explore!!

  20. Darcy
    June 3, 2016 / 10:14 AM

    I never check out without entering a coupon code online! (90% of the time they don’t work but it’s worth a shot right haha)

  21. June 3, 2016 / 10:20 AM

    Unfortunately no big summer trips planned, but anxiously awaiting NYC in November. I am happily taking the week of July 4th off work though to just hang out, get some beach time in and be with my kids. Happy Summer! xo

  22. June 3, 2016 / 10:32 AM

    Heading to Orlando at the the end of the month and the beach for the 4th, cannot wait! Enjoy your weekend, hope you get some beach time in, off to go read the links you posted!

  23. June 3, 2016 / 12:00 PM

    I recently came across those blogging podcasts and I can’t wait to catch up on some! I’ve heard so many great things!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  24. June 3, 2016 / 2:06 PM

    I don’t literally LOL often, but that parking meter gif is too on point to not laugh out loud. Ha!! I feel like that happens every single time we go with metered parking…

    Ballet workouts are not joke! I need to get my booty is some actual ballet classes this summer. My hips will hate me, but thank me.

  25. June 3, 2016 / 3:13 PM

    I love the outfit, so pretty! And definitely going to checkout your post on the five things you can do for your blog this summer!

    Ashley Sue Makeup

  26. June 4, 2016 / 9:00 AM

    Oh my gosh those pugs!! Hahah. When Chris makes plans for us its usually last minute and I have mixed feelings about it haha. But then we end up having fun so its good. Anyway, love your outfit in that one picture too!! I also hope that you have a fab weekend! :-)

  27. June 4, 2016 / 9:19 AM

    LITERALLY dying over your funnies this week ;) I had to throw it in! I think I need that bracelet set now and I just placed a Nords order yesterday, oops! Hope you have a great weekend pretty lady! XO

  28. June 6, 2016 / 9:33 AM

    The Princess Bride meme, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA. Yes yes yes and more yes! Hope you were able to get to the beach this weekend and enjoy yourself!

  29. June 6, 2016 / 9:36 AM

    I ended up working all weekend, which is why I’m getting to this epic funny list so late :( BUT have an epic weekend planned next week, so I’m looking forward to Friday’s post haha. ALSO, I WANT TO TRAVEL TO THOSE VILLAGES!

  30. June 6, 2016 / 12:53 PM

    I am so guilty of using the word, “literally,” wayyyy too much!! haha I am trying! (; I was sick all weekend, so I am late to your Friday post, but have a wonderful week!

  31. June 7, 2016 / 12:28 PM

    Those funnies, so great! That outfit you have on is so fab!

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