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Friday Favorites | Final Christmas Countdown

Happy Friday friends!! Everyone is in such great spirits with the up coming holiday - probably because of some days off and spending time with family! Totally on the same page there!! Linking up with April & Amanda to share some favorites from the week! 

Favorite Blogger Hack

You don't need a fancy layout to have the "Featured Blog Post" on your blog anymore! Blogger released a widget recently that allows you to place this featured blog post anywhere you like. I have it right under my introduction - but you do need to manually update this to feature the blog post you want. 

Favorite Performance

I wasn't super into this season of the Voice but the one person I happened to think had the most angelic and amazing voice was Jordan Smith. He sang Mary Did You Know, which I'll be 100% honest I've never heard of before and it gave me chills! What a gift! I vote for a duet with him and Adele :)

Favorite Side Dish Recipe

I'm not sure if you can consider a baked sweet potato to be a side - but I do! This looks like the easiest way to enjoy a sweet potato and have a little fun with the garnishes too! Only takes 15 minutes! 

Favorite Look

Since I'm pretty certain it's going to be warmer than normal on Christmas Eve, I'm trying to figure out what to wear and still look cute...I think I have everything I need to recreate this look

Favorite Links

//Are chargeable handbags the next big thing? 
//Want to workout like a VS model - now you can with Adriana Lima's workout
//I've decided I want to go to this party - or at least host one like this! 

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...hopefully you stay far away from the mall! 

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  1. uau! awesome stuff! I definitely want to try the featured post thing ;)

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  2. I have almost everything except those cute little booties to recreate that look too...you know how I adore ponchos! haha Very cool trick with the Featured Post widget!
    I'll do the supermodel workout...but only if I'm still allowed to eat french fries :)
    Happy FRI-day!! Have a great weekend girl!

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  3. I am obsessed with all things sweet potato! That recipe looks amazing! I can't believe Christmas is one week away!!!!Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. That poncho outfit is seriously the cutest! Love everything! And speaking of layouts.... :) we still need to talk about that!! I want one of those chargeable clutches too, so smart! Happy Friday my love! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. I'm going to play around with my blog this weekend and get the featured post widget--that's such a great feature! Happy Friday!

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  6. I loved the Mary Did You Know performance by Jordan, almost put it on my Friday Favs too. Oooooh that sweet tator looks so good!! And I think you should do a re-creation post with that poncho, so so cute! Have a joyous and Merry weekend gorgeous!!

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  7. Happy Friday, B! Thanks for sharing the featured post blogger hack!! Loving that cute and cozy outfit -- so perfect for this time of year! Have a fantastic weekend, friend! Xx - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  8. I saw that featured post function last night - so neat! Happy Fridayaya!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  9. Happy Friday!! I have to check out the feature post widget & definitely stay away from the mall! Love that poncho and clutch!

    Have a great weekend! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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  10. I love that knit poncho/wrap - so cute!
    That guy is from Kentucky - its been all the talk around here!!!
    I am shocked that people haven't ever heard that song... isn't it beautiful? I never tire of it & love his version of it.
    I gotta check out this "Featured Post" thing now. I would have had no idea

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  11. Ooh, thanks for the tip about the favorite post widget!

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  12. Jordan is amazing!! So glad he won. Who doesn’t want to know the VS Angel’s workouts?? Clicking over there now!

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  13. I recently discovered my love for sweet potatoes and that one looks delish! Happy Weekend!

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  14. I'm a huge fan of sweet potatoes so that looks so delicious!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  15. Happy Friday! I just had a sweet potato last night- one of my favorite foods!

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  16. Isn't Jordan AMAZING?! I don't watch the Voice anymore but I literally just watch Youtube clips of him! I didn't know about that new blogger widget--how awesome!

    Happy Friday girl!
    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  17. I consider sweet potatoes a main course some days, lol!! I love that holiday look - I've been trying to figure out what I'm wearing too... Between the warmer weather and actually going out for Christmas Day brunch, I'm still trying to figure it out!

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  18. Thanks for the tip on the featured post, a great tool! That recipe looks so easy and good! Have a great weekend!

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  19. "Mary Did You Know" is my absolute favorite Christmas song. I was in tears the other night when he was singing it!! That sweater is to die for. It's supposed to be 76 here in NC on Christmas, UGH does not put me in the holiday spirit :(

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  20. That poncho is so pretty! I love how it pairs with the bag too! I have to admit that chargeable bag would be really useful, especially when traveling. I use my phone all the time, especially when traveling, so it would be great to be able to charge it when I'm on the go! Have a great weekend!

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  21. jordan is so so great! that voice is unreal and i've already downloaded some of his songs. check out halo. omg. and that poncho outfit is great! love it.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  22. Love that outfit, perfect for Christmas Eve. I'm still shocked it's so mild out. But I'm sad that we will not be having a white Christmas. There is always next year, right?? haha Have a fab weekend.

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  23. That featured blog post is such a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

    Emily from Style Cubby

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  24. That sweet potato dish looks really good. Love that poncho outfit, and yes to a sparkly holiday party!! :-) I hope that you have a fab weekend girl!!

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  25. Love that featured post widget! I will have to see if Wordpress has one. Also lovinnnng that ootd! I just started following Hello Fashion and she is serious perfection!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  26. Thanks for sharing that hack & have a fabulous weekend getting ready for Christmas!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  27. A chargeable clutch is genius especially since i always forget my portable charger at one without fail. Good to know about the featured post hack...thanks for sharing with us!! I will have to check it out. Happy Friday!

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  28. Happy Friday! I'll have to check out that recipe--I've been trying to get more into sweet potatoes because they're so good for you!

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  29. Ohhh, now I have something to do over my two weeks off. I'm going to have to mess with the "featured post" section and try to update my blog a bit. Thanks for sharing Biana! xo - Lily

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  30. Thank you for sharing about that featured post trick - I have time off next week I may just have to figure out how to get that onto my blog!

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  31. Love the featured widget...I need to look into that! Love that looks, too. Looks comfy and casual, but still very put together!

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  32. I love that camel poncho!! I love sweet potatoes - soo much fiber and vitamins in them! Cottage cheese with ketchup also goes so well on a sweet potato - it sounds gross but you must try it!

    theritzyglitzy.com

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  33. Anytime you post anything having to do with food it's like you know the way to my heart LOL! Those sweet potatoes look amazing and you know I'm a sucker for anything quick and easy! Great post Biana, hope you have a wonderful (last) weekend before Christmas!!! XO -Kim

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  34. We make those sweet potatoes all the time - so good and so easy, perfect for weeknights! Happy Friday!

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  35. Love that look too! I'm all about neutrals (and animal print!).

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  36. How genius is that chargable clutch?! And that supermodel workout is no joke, but so worth it! Have an amazing weekend gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  37. How amazing is that chargeable clutch?! And that sweet potato looks delicious. I make sweet potatoes for sides and main dishes with added toppings, it's the best! Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  38. A chargeable clutch? That sounds amazing. And love your holiday look inspiration, so pretty!

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  39. I hope you have a great Friday & a great weekend!

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  40. Those sweet potatoes look amazing! I could definitely use a chargeable purse...what a great idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Biana!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  41. Oooh I think I could recreate that look too! Love it!I have not done the featured post widget yet but it's on my list!

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  42. Love the inspiration outfit! It's actually supposed to be chilly this weekend so it would be perfect!

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  43. Such a great round up, Biana! I love the causal, yet stylish, outfit you're planning on recreating; super cute! I'm all for anything and everything sweet potato related; that recipe looks delicious! Thank so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a lovely day and weekend ahead :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  44. I totally agree that baked sweet potatoes are a side! I'm now going to get sweet potatoes for dinner this weekend.

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  45. What a great blog hack! Thank you for sharing! I think you should definitely recreate that look! I would add some OTK boots, too!

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  46. Those sweet potatoes look amazing! I hope you have a great weekend!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  47. Yay for the blogger hack! Going to look at it now! Have a great weekend, Biana!

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  48. I have a big poncho-ish sweater from ModCloth and am wearing a tank under it Christmas Eve. LOL. This weather is insane.

    Good to know about the featured post widget. Thanks!

    Happy weekend!

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  49. I was wondering what that featured post thing was?! Good to know! Have a wonderful weekend…. and now I want fries on Fry-day :-)

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  50. Those are such lovely sweet potatoes. They're totally a side and maybe a great option to give my sweet potatoes a new flare!

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  51. I love sweet potatoes, and that side dish looks so amazing! Gives me a great idea for a laid back dinner in with a steak! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  52. Love it all girl! Definitely trying the blogger hack. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Wishes & Reality

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  53. Oh girl, a baked sweet potato is ALWAYS considered a side in my book! Yum yum yum! Have a great weekend!

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  54. Thanks for the update on the featured post. I need to check that out.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  55. Your favorite look is something I would wear myself. It is a type of Fall or Winter uniform for me. Love the poncho and clutch. Plus ponchos are great paired with skinny jeans and booties. Cannot believe how close we are to Christmas.

    Happy Holidays Biana!

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  56. I thought Jordan was too Broadway, though e has a great voice just not my favorite. It has been so warm it's hard to decide what to wear. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  57. I love that poncho look! But I agree, the warmer temps ahead next week are making me rethink things for Christmas!

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  58. That baked sweet potato looks soooo good, and thanks for the Blogger hack - I really want to add one of those :)

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  59. Oh I love that look with the knit poncho! And I will definitely have to check out that featured post option. Have a Merry Christmas!:)

    ~Krisztina
    http://www.krisztinawilliams.com

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  60. Oh my goodness that rendition of Mary Did You Know was SO beautiful!! Chills :) Happy weekend lady! xx

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  61. Mmmmm sweet potatoes!!!!! I absolutely love that look you are trying to recreate, that is going to be perfect!!! sounds like I will be down here in a sundress and flip flops on christmas with a balmy 79 degrees. Woof.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  62. I wasn't crazy about this season of the voice either, I felt like Jordan was so much better than anyone else that it was pretty obvious he would win from early on-- but he definitely deserved the win, such a beautiful voice! I've been trying to eat more sweet potatoes recently so I'll have to check out that recipe idea!

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  63. That sweet potato recipe looks good! That would've been nice to make for Thanksgiving! Maybe I'll try for Christmas!

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  64. I love the featured post widget, though I haven't decided yet what to do with it on my blog, haha. Still, good to know it's there. That sweet potato looks amaaaazing. Have a great weekend!

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  65. Thanks so much about the tip about the featured post widget, I had no clue and it was super easy to do!! That voice is so angelic, I second the duet with Adele. It's so strange that it's gonna be a warmer Christmas than normal, doesn't quite feel like the holiday time. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  66. If you need me, I will be doing the VS workout over and over and over again ;) Hope you have a great weekend girl!

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  67. Love that look-so cozy! Great tip on the featured post-I want to try that sometime! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  68. What a beautiful song.

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  69. Absolutely adore that outfit! Great look to recreate! I also love that blogger hack. Thanks for sharing, friend! Have an enjoyable weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  70. I am obsessed with sweet potatoes, I could have them every single day :)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  71. That blogger hack might be my new favorite thing! Thanks for sharing..I'm going to add it to my site!

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  72. Hey great tips!! I think it's really cool blogger added that new widget.
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

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  73. That sweet potato looks delicious! Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods- I love baking one in the oven, slicing it open, and just eating it plain, or making baked oil-free fries! So simple and delicious.
    Also, that look from Hello Fashion is stunning!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  74. Oh my gosh!!! I love that new widget!! what is it called? You always have such informative Friday posts!! I love coming over and checking out what new things you have to share.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  75. I'm gonna have to check that widget out... that's a great tool to use for something you want to get extra exposure!

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  76. Thanks for sharing this VS work out! I'm will rub mayonnaise on my face if it will make me look like Adriana Lima. (; haha, ok maybe not that extreme, but you get what I mean.

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  77. oh, how nifty is that featured post thingy! thanks for sharing it :) we have sweet potatoes as a side a lot, totally counts!

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