Friday, November 14, 2014

Hey hey it's Friday Favourites

Thank Zeus it's the end of this week. It wasn't even that bad, but how can you not be excited for 2 days off? You can't. It's not right. For a lot of my working life, I worked weekends. So now that I don't, I give them the respect they deserve.



It's been a hot minute since I linked up with Amanda so be prepared for all the favourites - I was saving them up.

Favourite Book

The best book I've read lately is easily The Girl You Left Behind. Read it and weep.



Favourite Purchase 

Ok, this won't matter to you unless you're a Jane Austen fan, but if you are... you need this. I love to collect copies of my favourite books (I have more than 20 P&P...) and this book contains a bazillion different covers of Austen's work. It’s fascinating and fun to see the different book cover art through the years since Austen was first published. It includes international editions, first editions, movie-tie-in editions, mass market paperback editions, graphic novels, e-book versions, editions aimed at children and teenagers.. seriously. It's amazing. Alongside the gorgeous graphics, the author provides some hilarious commentary about each cover making me giggle and want to be her friend. 


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Favourite Look

I would never wear this (or most of Taylor's outfits) but hot damn I wish I could. She looks amazing.





Favourite trailer

I think this movie looks super cute / lame / awesome. Anyone want to see it with me, because I know KC won't.



Favourite Lipstick

I'm no beauty blogger but I'm learning, and even though red is fun, it's not for everyday (for me). I stumbled across Milani Nude Creme on pinterest and I am obsessed. It's nude without looking like you're wearing concealer on your lips, and it's creamy and kinda pink and I just LOVE it. And it's less than $6 so, yeah.




Favourite CD

Like the rest of the world, I'm jamming to Taylor Swift's 1989. I can't decide which is my favourite song, I loved 'This Love' immediately, but 'Blank Space' is so fun and I dig 'I Know Places' as well. Ok, 'Style' too. Ok, all of it. The highlight of our Saturday night was when Shake it Off came on, and we danced like we were in the video #noshame.



Although when I first heard 'Wildest Dreams' and she says 'no-one has to know what we do, his hands are in my hair, his clothes are in my room' I was like:



Favourite Workout

I took a bit of unnecessary time off from working out after my half marathon, but I finally - finally! - got back into the gym this week and it feels SO good. I haven't done weights consistently in a long, long time. I'm taking it easy and just doing lower body / upper body once per week and then I'll step up my game when I feel like I'm not gonna kill myself. I still want to do something other than running, and Amanda shared this video in her home workouts and I finally got around to doing it yesterday. Ow. That is all.



Favourite Recipe

I love making fried rice at home. I've made cauliflower rice before which was good, but way too much work for a weeknight meal. So I made a mish mash of that one and this recipe for dinner the other night. I meant to cook some chicken but forgot, so we had a side of fish afterwards. It would be great with chicken or shrimp. As you can see, my cats think anything in the kitchen is for them.




Oh and of course, a couple of funnies for funsies.





Got any crazy plans for the weekend? AND OHMYGAWD DID YOU HEAR ABOUT GILMORE GIRLS?!

56 comments:

  1. Bahaha! I love that dog! :) And you look so pretty in that picture. Have a great weekend!

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  2. As a musical theater nerd, I really want to see Into the Woods! And I did NOT hear about Gilmore Girls...is there a reunion in the works?!?!

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  3. Laughed out loud to that gif being the reaction to that part of the song! So funny, me too. This cd is just amazing, that video is awesome and she looks gorgeous. Go Taylor huh! Happy weekend XO

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  4. i have serious hair envy -- i love your curls!! that jane austen covers book looks so cute! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  5. Hahaha... you made me laugh with your funny stuff. Second time I"ve heard that book was good. Must get it! I am loving Taylor Swift... never thought I would say that!

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  6. Haha, umm I just got my first pair of yoga pants and I have to try so hard not to just wear them all the time! Your hair is absolutely gorgeous in that pic and now I'm off to check out that lip gloss!! JoJo Moyes scares me because I think it was Me Before You I looked up and ummm I just can't handle the sads.

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  7. Yes to T. Swift (all the songs!!!) Yes to now getting that book to read. Yes to fun socks (in your fried rice pic...creeper status I know sry lol) And finally yes to seein Into the Woods with you! I've seen the play and am entirely too excited to see it in movie form lol

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  8. That covers book looks amazing!

    And yes, weekends should always be shown the proper amount of respect. ;)

    You find the BEST DW gifs!

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  9. Yes! I want to see Into The Woods with you!! CJ & I were at a movie yesterday & the preview came on & he said something to the effect of "Oh Lord stupid musicals" to which I responded "Well fine I wasn't gonna ask you to see it with me anyway!" lol

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  10. this is hilarious. Also my reaction to those t-swift lyrics!! haha I think my favorite might be New Romantics... but lets be honest it's all pretty darn good. :) I'm torn on Into the Woods, I need to watch the trailer, because I have seen the musical a few times... and I really don't like it very much. But I do LOVE Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep... so that may trump my lack of feeling for the music. :) Are you talking about the GG 'reunion' at the TV festival in Austin? -beyond excited. I live and breathe in Gilmoreisms. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  11. Taylor Swift looks amazing in every look in that video....
    I already told Ricky that he IS going to see that movie with me... I don't want to hear any excuses!

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  12. HAHAHAHAHA, that dancing horse person killed me, hilarious!

    You are rocking that look lady and your hair looks amazing!

    I haven't fully checked out Tswifts cd yet, but I hear it's fabulous!

    Have a great weekend!

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  13. OMG, I thought I was the only one that collected multiple copies of my favorite book! My husband teases me for it! lol! And ironically it is also P&P!! haha! Are we related?! lol! I NEED that book that Cover to Cover book! I laughed at every single one of the funnies. haha! Definitely needed that laugh! Thanks!

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  14. I just saw the Into The Woods trailer last night and was like YESSSSS I need to see this! I'd totes go with you :)

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  15. The cat actually did it for me- for some reason, the funniest thing ever! haha I'm adding that book to my list- I neeeeed a new book to read! Also, T swift does look fab but not as fab as you in that selfie! You are gorgeous and I must own that lipstick now! (Can you come do my hair? k thanks)

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  16. OMG Taylor is killing it in the Blank Space video! I heard Katy Perry's new boyfriend was body shaming Taylor on Twitter and I was like "umm he obviously hasn't seen her new video then" ;) And Into the Woods looks SO good! LOOOOVVVEEEE that pic of you! You look gorgeous and that lipstick looks amazing on you! Happy Friday love!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  17. That gif about the Taylor Swift song...I was cracking up! This Love was my first favorite on the CD too, but it's hard to pick! That lipstick looks so amazing on you, and your hair looks fabulous too!

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  18. That looks like the perfect nude lipstick! I'll have to check it out.
    Happy Friday!

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  19. I absolutely LOVE that selfie of you - you are a stunner!! T-Swift did look really pretty in her latest video - she rocks that red lip like none other!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo

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  20. Yeah!!!!! So excited for you to link up!!!!! Ummmmmm I love that color on you! You look so gorgeous girl! Wait what gilmore girls news??????

    That lower body workout isn't it insane???!!?!?!? That last gif I'm so cracking up. That dog totally did that on purpose ;-)

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  21. i have that book (the one by jojo) on my bedside table but i haven't read it yet...will start this weekend!

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  22. Whatever my pants say, my butt definitely says "McDonald's." I love this list of favorites (another Jojo Moyes reminder for me!) and the gifs are bril, as usual :) Your cats gazing longingly at the bowl of food in your hand made me die a little inside.
    ~Gianni~

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  23. What's going on with Gilmore Girls?!? Reunion???
    Love that lipstick on you! And I'm excited to see Into the Woods too!
    Happy Friday :) xx

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  24. I really want you to read One Plus One so I can hear how it compares to that book- though I think I already told you, I'm putting that one on my Christmas list, I figure Jojo Moyes can do no wrong! Your cats in that picture with your rice is too funny/cute! That lipstick looks amazing and you look gorgeous!

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  25. I love TS's new album! Everyone seems to be raving about it. Love your hair... So pretty!

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  26. Ok for the life of me I cannot place where that first gif is from. Please help a girl out. Love the Jane Austen book covers idea - so neat! I need to get on it and listen to T Swift's new album. The trailer for Into the Woods looked neat and there are so many stars in it! That makes me want to watch. What is going on with Gilmore Girls??

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  27. Take me with you to Into the Woods! And you need to spill the details on Gilmore Girls, otherwise I will have no choice but to Google!!!

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  28. Yes Into the Woods! We should be closer I'd go with you!
    And I just got Swift's CD and am loving Blank Space and Style!

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  29. Love that lip color on you. She is rocking it in the video for Blank Space. OMG McDonald's butt. Haha!

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  30. We saw Equilizer last night and the preview for Into the Woods came on. I cannot wait to watch it and, probably, all the other movies in the previews. LOL

    I am sorta indifferent on that song - maybe I need to hear it a few more times. Thanks for posting, maybe I'll do it right from your page.

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  31. I echo your sentiment for Into the Woods. I kind of desperately want to see it, but I'm pretty sure it might suck haha also, all your cute insta pics are just killing me. You're so cute in your winter clothes!

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  32. I love 1989, too! Every day I have a new favorite song haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  33. That book of Jane Austen covers sounds amazing! I love that Iip color on you!

    Uh-oh, what about Gilmore Girls???

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  34. You look gorgeous in your new lipgloss! I am obsessed with Taylor Swift at this point! I just bought tickets to take my daughter to her 1989 concert for Christmas and I am probably more excited than she will be. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  35. I have been looking for a good nude for my lips, I'm going to totally try that one out. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. I'm obsessed with every outfit Taylor is wearing in her new video! Shes so dang cute!! And speaking of cute! You with that pretty little lipstick and your perfect hair! You look amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  37. WHAT ABOUT GILMORE GIRLS? WHAT ABOUT GILMORE GIRLS?????

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  38. I think I need to download that book for my plane trip next week!

    I didn't think I would like TSwift's new album since I'm a country girl at heart but she can do no wrong in my books (even though I hated Shake It Off at first...)

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  39. LOLOLOL at the yoga pants!!!!

    I want to get Swifty's album since she took it off Spotify. At first I was going to boycott since she did that...but like every song I hear is amazing. Damnit. I liked Wildest Dream too.

    Have a great weekend!

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  40. I've been wondering if I should get that book (The Girl You Left Behind) on my Nook!!
    And, I'm sure that I fit that snarkecard about the yoga pants and McDonalds - mostly because I love McDonalds!!!

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  41. I love the pic of your kitties looking up at the bowl of fried rice :)

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  42. I kinda want to see Into the Woods but I only like the musical up through the first act. Seriously, the movie could be all of act one and I would be fine.

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  43. I see what you mean about Into the Woods. I really want to see it, but I don't know if my husband would be interested. Maybe if I just tell him it's a Disney movie. We are Disney and Pixar freaks. What's happening with Gilmore Girls?

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  44. loving the new pic of you and all that jazz! i've shared that lippie before on the blog a few times--it's a faveeee of mine.

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  45. The gif after your comment on 'Wildest Dreams' made me giggle. I needed a laugh today, been having a rotten night. Thanks for cheering me up. :)

    Tami Marie

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  46. I love this favourites round up! So many great favourites! I love that horse dancing gif! Made me laugh so much :D xo

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  47. I love your hairs! So cute. And The Girl You Left Behind is totally on my list to read for SCWBC and I'm glad to hear you loved it!! Also, yay GG reunion!

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  48. I want to see Into The Woods!! So many of my favorite actresses in one film! The dog pushing the cat into the tub is hilarious hahaha I watched it so many times. Also, I'm trying to get beach ready for our upcoming trip to Mexico and could definitely use the butt workout! Now if only I could get off my butt to do it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  49. Bahahha! Your pants so yoga but your butt says mcdonalds! Too funny! I absolutely love that nude lipstick! I neeeeed it! Adding it to my Christmas list for Santa! Lol

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  50. I need that cauliflower rice in my life!!! And the girl you left behind has been on my list! I need to move it up :)

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  51. I love that lipstick - I wear MAC Twig as a standard and it's pretty much the same.

    Loved The Girl You Left Behind.

    Cauliflower anything is a lot of work on a weeknight but I love cauliflower stuff so I prep a lot of it on a Sunday.

    Your cat's blue eyes are awesome!

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  52. The lipstick looks fantastic on you!! That rice looks really good, I love rice dishes ;) Our animals are the exact same way!

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  53. LOVE the nude lip on you! I totally know what you're talking about when they're so nude it's like their lips are camouflaged... GROSS!

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  54. Really love that lip colour on you! Might have to buy it :) I like neutrals and light pinks mostly for the lips, I'm not brave enough to go bold haha.

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  55. I thought I was the only one who collected copies of the same book! I don't feel so odd anymore to show off my Hobbit/LOTR collection anymore!

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