Friday Favorites – Summer Cruising

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Hello my loves!  Sorry for my MIA status this week but work has really been kicking my butt lately.  That, mixed with trying to grade papers has left me slightly zapped for creativity.  With that said, I am realllllly looking forward to this weekend.  I need to unwind and let some of the pent up stress out. I swear, I finally got a barre class in the other night and it made such a difference.  Those workout endorphins are for real.  What are you up to this weekend?  I hope you have some great plans to look forward to help you power through the rest of this work day!  Let’s get into the favorites from the week!

Finally got to check out the new Buddy Brew coffee that opened in Hyde Park village on another rainy day in Florida this week. What a beautiful space!
Friday favorites


Conor Maynard was one of my go to picks on every spin playlist I used to make.  I adore his voice and this a cappella version of the new Rihanna and Calvin Harris hit (let’s just pretend the 20 second rap doesn’t exist).

Great printable workout that is a perfect burner to start your morning off with!  I did it three times in a row and that was plenty.

I busted out my spiral veggie maker the other night and actually got Mark to eat this recipe as a side for dinner with no complaints.  I may also get adventurous this weekend and try this recipe, I mean how good does that look?!?

This was a great read and video on the Art of Persuasion when it comes to blogging.  I actually wrote notes all student like because I found it that informative.  Check it out.

I haven’t had writers block lately, more life has been zapping the energy out of my brain.  I liked this real post by Lauryn about what do when then happens.  I completely agree about keeping the running list, also stepping away and getting away from the computer to spark that creativity helps for me.

Did you check out my under $50 Summer Shopping Guide yet?  This beach tote should be on everyones shopping list before it sells out.  Doesn’t it look incredibly high end and such an affordable price?  Plus, no lie it can also dual purpose as a weekend bag because it seriously fits everything you could need in it.

Summer fashion, affordable Summer fashion


Favorite Funnies

(This one is embarrassing) When I learned that my gas tank door has a VERY BRIGHTLY colored drop hole that the fuel cap sits in while putting fuel in the car.  I’ve only had my car for 5 years and Mark just showed me.  What planet have I been living in?

When you get an email a few days after an online purchase that states your item is out of stock and the order was cancelled.


When my one of my girlfriends says no to the bread basket out because she cut carbs for bathing suit season



When you’re starving and realized after 30 minutes of not hearing that fateful Bing!…….you forgot to preheat the oven

That feeling when you think someone sent you an inside joke direct snap and then you realize it’s in the feed for everyone else to see as well



When your size is sold out in store but another store has it and will ship it to your house for free

Pool parties…..there is always that one who finds it funny and someones phone is always in their pocket


Finally.  Whenever I ask Mark if I can have a bite of his ice cream….



There you have it!  My favorites from the week.  Stop by and tell me something you are loving from this week and what your plans are for the weekend!  I am looking forward to some decompressing that is for sure.  Follow along with my weekend adventures on snapchat @meetatthebarre xoxoxo.  I also updated the footer at the end of my blog.  Check it out!  If you want outfit details, click the picture open and I’ve given you all the info you need.  Have a fab day loves.

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34 responses to “Friday Favorites – Summer Cruising”

  1. That coffee place looks great!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Taking the last few days off from blogging was very much needed…it’s hard to get inspired when your life is work, blog, work – so you definitely need something else to excite you!! Have a great weekend! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. The funnies had me cracking up! And don’t you wanna knock someone out who thinks it’s funny to throw the person in the pool with the phone? Ooh, that drives me crazy! Hope your weekend is just as wonderful as you!!

  4. Rachel says:

    I’m so excited about this printable workout! I’ve been looking for a new workout routine to incorporate into my running schedule. Thanks so much for sharing this! Hope you enjoy your relaxing weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  5. Charity says:

    I know the feeling and my kiddos have kicked my butt this week lol! I’m looking forward to this weekend as well and hope you have a great one.

  6. Ashley says:

    It has been crazy lately! If I go a few days without working out I just feel off… Hope you get some time to relax this weekend lady!

  7. Pinky says:

    The LC and Whitney gif is the best!!!!

  8. Nadine says:

    Awwwwww that puggle in the ice cream gif looks like my Gracie!!! That sweet potato recipe looks delicious! I hope things calm down for you so you can relax and unwind some this weekend!

  9. Julie Joy says:

    That beach tote! Swooooon! Someday I need to try a veggie spiraler… looks so delicious! I hope you have a good, relaxing weekend!

  10. Jenn says:

    I actually kind of hate it when people send me private snaps that are in their feed. Like, what’s the point? Why do I need to see this twice? And yes to the ice cream, and the stupid oven not heating! I’ve done that before where I thought I hit start after I punch in the numbers, and so it just reverts back to nothing until I realize my error. Whoops! To add to your list, when you know you need to make a recipe in the oven, but go to put the timer on and realize it’s like 30-40 minutes. Noooooo! haha

  11. Zelle says:

    hahaha seriously loving all of these GIFs. And I need to make that sweet potato dish ASAP! Happy Friday!

    Southern Style

  12. I feel you on life lately! SO crazy! And then on the weekends I find myself wanting to spend all my time outside and none of it in front of a computer. Your funnies always crack me up! SO true about the Snapchat thing. And yes to the ice cream gif hahaha! Happy Friday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  13. Sierra says:

    Your funnies are always so great! I feel the same way when an online order is cancelled and bread should never be turned away ;) Have a great weekend! Beautifully Candid

  14. christina says:

    i’m depressed, i need a cookie….just like i’m stressed, i need wine. comes out ofmy mouth way too much haha

  15. I am now going to check my car for the gas cap holder, I am sure I missed that too. I had to pull out the manual the first time I got gas because I couldn’t figure out how to open the door to the tank! You should have seen the eyes I got the past two days turning down birthday cake at the office for my beach diet. Looked just like your gif. Good for you for taking some time off, we all need it sometimes! I am going to breakdown and order that bag from Target, I cannot resist and it is sold out at all my local ones. Have a great weekend!

  16. emelia says:

    OMG the LC/ Whitney GIF…hahahahha, YES! I have STILL YET to use my spiralizer…I need to get on it! Enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

  17. Ashley Sue says:

    Those recipes you linked look SO good! I need to get a spiralizer so I can make the enchilada one! And I hope you try to other one this weekend, and let us know how it goes!
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Kaitlin says:

    Been crazy over here too!! I think it’s the time of year … I need a vacation!!!! Love your funnies as always … that lady from Golden Girls – LOL!!!

  19. Jalisa says:

    This is such a great round up, girlie! I loved the article you linked to by Lauren from The Skinny Confidential. I wasn’t familiar with her blog before this post, so thanks a lot for sharing, it was such a great, relatable, article! That cat clip had my laughing so hard, that’s literally something my cat would do when he gets in those mischievous moods (nearly all the time), ha! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  20. Lauren says:

    I love the funnies! Especially the carb cutting (#boo) and the order cancelled email-that is SO sad when it happens!

  21. Ohh off to check out that persuasion link! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Nikki says:

    LOL at your funnies, that bread one is so me…always take the free bread, that’s like saying no to chips and salsa! Ugh I hate when you get that dreaded email about your item being out of stock, the worst! Conor Maynard has been killing it with his covers, love it! His cover of Drake-One Dance is my fave too!

  23. Just found your blog and love it! I laughed so hard at your GIFs!!! Are you in Tampa? If so, so am I! If you have any reccs on other local gals or bloggin’ groups to follow I would love if you could share! Have a great weekend.


  24. Oh no! Stressful and busy weeks are the worst! I hope you get a nice break this weekend! Omg isn’t that ice cream gif too true?! hahaha

  25. Kara says:

    HAHAHA I use that lauren conrad gif (sadly) almost daily in my group texts and that is exactly how my boyfriend (Steve) takes a “bite” out of anything lol Happy Friday <3

  26. Sara says:

    That video was interesting! I’ve got to watch it again after reading the article but I definitely listened to it on my drive this morning! Thanks!

  27. Lilly says:

    Next time you are in Hyde Park let me know! I work there and stop at Buddy Brew almost everyday! So glad that location is finally open.

  28. Gina says:

    Oh my gosh same!! I had to work late all week and finally got a workout tonight … So wonderful :) enjoy unwinding this weekend!! Xoxo

  29. Caroline says:

    I’m really hoping to make it to the gym tomorrow morning before I meet my friend for brunch. Those dogs are hilarious too. I loved your shopping guide post too!! Have fab weekend!! :-)

  30. Tiffany says:

    Your summer guide was awesome girl. So many things I really love on there. Enjoy your relaxing weekend. You deserve it!

  31. Chelsea says:

    Love this post, I didn’t realize you had a friday link up! Definitely coming back next week. Also, so much yes to the gifs, especially when you forget to preheat the oven & when your order is out of stock!

    Chow Down USA

  32. Karly says:

    I can’t agree with you more about the workout/endorphins statement – I finally got a good workout in yesterday at the gym, and I felt a million times better. Oh, and I guarantee you that I would never be the person to deny the bread basket, I don’t care what season it is! Hope you’re having a good weekend!

  33. Those funnies had me laughing out loud! I discovered (after my fiance pointed it out of course) that I have a fuel cap holder as well ha ha! I’ve only had my car for a few months though ;)

  34. You have two of my favorites: Jack & Sophia, in your funnies! And yes to the ice cream! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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