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Friday Favorites | First of 2016

Happy Friday friends! It feels like it has been weeks since I've been able to pull together a Friday round-up, but the holiday's will do that! It's been a long, but quick week (if that makes any sense) and I'm excited for the weekend and having no real plans! Linking up with Amanda & April to share some favorites! 
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Favorite Recipe

We made this Salmon & asparagus dish this week and it was so tasty! It was incredibly easy to make, but instead of dill (I just don't like dill) we used thyme and it turned out amazing! Highly suggest making and easy clean up too! 

Favorite Workout


I just could not get myself to the gym on Tuesday - probably because the temps were frigid and I didn't feel like walking to the pure barre studio (I wont even mention how close it is to my house) so I decided to check out what the Tone It Up girls have come up with to start 2016! This was a great workout to just feel like you did something healthy during the day! I actually ended up doing this on Thursday night as well and it's a great supplement to any cardio you do! 

Favorite Purchases


I have been wanting to try the morrocanoil dry shampoo for dark hair (they also have a light hair one) for the longest time. I saw that Nordstrom was selling a travel size option so I scooped it up - along with some other samples and I'm excited to test it out - I've heard nothing but great things! I also really wanted to get some blue tooth noise cancelling headphones for the house (because I like to watch tv in bed and gary is usually sleeping) & also for our upcoming trip - 18 hours on a plane = need noise cancelling ANYTHING!! I'll let you guys know how these work! They have incredible reviews and are comparable to the Bose headphones for a fraction of the price! 

Favorite Show 

The Bachelor is back on and I don't know if I'm alone on this one, but the first episode is always the most cringe worthy for me to watch because I feel like the ladies are trying really hard to get Ben's attention and doing things they wouldn't normally do! I have a few favorites like Caila (because she lives in Boston...just kidding she seems normal aside from dumping her boyfriend when she saw Ben on the Bachelorette), Becca & Olivia - although seems like she might have something shady going on. I had the best time texting with Jenn about our thoughts - we should probably just live tweet! Are you guys watching?

Favorite Links


//Winter white is my new favorite thing - what do you think about it?
//I shared my 2nd vlog on the blog this week - lots of product empties and almost all were repurchases!
//Absolutely loved this home tour of Jouer Cosmetics Founder 

Just like that another weekend is upon us! I hope it's great for you guys and I'll see you back here Monday for Weekending! 


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  1. I didn't know that dry shampoo for dark hair existed, but I'm happy I just discovered this! The generic ones have given my hair a strange purple tint in the past so I'm excited to try this!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  2. Yessss to all things Bachelor! I loved texting with you! I don't know if I could Live Tweet...it was hard enough to keep up with our convo and pay attention lol
    I may have missed it, but where are you guys going on vacation and when?? How exciting! Those headphones will definitely come in handy for an 18+ hour flight!
    I love making salmon. It's so easy, and you can do so much to it to make different flavor combinations. Glad yours was a success!!
    Happy weekend friend!

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  3. Your VLOG was the highlight of my week!! So cute and informational. Hello Salmon, we are going out for a birthday tonight and I am so craving some great salmon!! I hope you have an ahhhmazing weekend just like the graphic by the fireplace. CUTE...like you!!

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  4. Salmon and asparagus are two of my favorite foods, that dish looks awesome! How fun, I will have to check out your vlog! Happy Friday!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  5. Let us know how the dry shampoo turns out, it looks great! I was cringing through all the entrances on the Bachelor, sooo awkward! I like Olivia as well and Lauren the flight attendant. Aside from saying she broke up with her boyfriend who she thought was "the one" after seeing Ben on tv Calia seems normal haha!

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  6. So pumped about the new Bachelor season! It's going to be a great one chock full of crazy! Now that's good t.v.! Ha! Have a great weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. I love recipes like that, I'll be trying it ASAP! Surprisingly Mia loves fish so I'm sure it'll be a hit!
    Definitely going to check out that workout after my run this morning! It's time to get my butt back in shape!

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  8. I feel the same way about the first episode of the Bachelor… especially lace girl. She’s crazy. Can’t wait to hear how the headphones work!

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  9. Ah I just made that salmon/asparagus recipe the other night--so yummy! And I TOTALLY agree--the first Bachelor episode makes me so uncomfortable haha! Happy Friday girl!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  10. i have been craving salmon this week, so this looks like the perfect recipe to try.I have some BOSE n-c headphones (they are 5 years old I think) and I love them when I fly.

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  11. I agree about The Bachelor! Brandon is actually watching with me and sometimes he'd say, "That girl is CRAZY!"

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  12. The Jouer home tour is insane! Her home is STUNNING! That salmon you made looked so delicious! I defrosted some for tonight so I may need to try it! Hope you have a great weekend love! xo

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  13. Looking forward to see how you like the headphones. I am watching and agree the first episode is rough, and I noticed in the previews that everyone seems to dislike Olivia.

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  14. I need to get some salmon so I can try that. Looks easy and delicious! No dill for me, either! Yes, do let us know about the headphones and I'm always looking to try a new dark version of dry shampoo! Have a great weekend!

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  15. So pumped for the new season of The Bachelor- I think one of my favorite parts of the show is to hear everyones thoughts hahah. ((Also that Salmon dish- yum!))
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  16. Happy weekend to you! I also made the salmon this week( such a great pint rest find) I love how tasty and fresh it was so great! Have a relaxing weekend!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  17. I saw that recipe the other day and I'm dying to try it! Although I'm not a huge fan of salmon I might substitute for something else... live tweeting during the show is so much fun, in fact, I think it makes it so much more comical!

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  18. I can't watch the bachelor anymore because of those cringeworthy moments. Just not fun for me at all. Your salmon dish looks very similar to my fish packets, yum and healthy!

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  19. that salmon dish looked so good when you posted it after making it. yum! love easy dish and cleanup. and the bachelor - i can't get enough of that train wreck show. how cute is ben though? i feel so old watching it lol.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  20. Yes to noise cancelling headphones! Especially on your 18 hour flight, so needed! And I'm usually the one passed out in bed haha! Let me know how you like that dry shampoo. I'm on the hunt for a great one for dark hair. Every one I use makes my hair look gray if I'm not careful! Happy Friday love!<3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  21. I'm a big fan of the tone it up girls :) I like their new look too!

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  22. omg i pulled up yours and ashley's (turq & teal) blog at the same time and saw the salmon and was like "wait...biana just made that too... i saw it on snapchat. they are totally twinning." but uhh yeah i was on your blog and not hers hahaah. looks tasty!!!

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  23. Biana, love your Friday favorites! I too love The Bachelor and agree the first episode is cringe-worthy! Always sets the stage for the season and who the drama will stem from! Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  24. I agree, the first episode is so hard to watch!!

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  25. Hooray for not really having any weekend plans! I think that this is the first time in a long time that we don't have any plans either, and I can't wait to just relax and try to pick up the house a little bit. I have The Bachelor recorded, and I can't wait to watch all of the drama and chaos of the first episode. This is my first time to watch it in forever, and I'm actually really looking forward to it!

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  26. Yes, I like the girl from Boston too because she does seem really normal! I know, I get SO embarrassed for the people on the first night, but it is pretty hysterical...

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  27. What a genius way to make salmon!! I'm going to do that soon! Yes! I watched The Bachelor and it's definitely cringe worthy. And yeah I like Olivia but it seems like all the girls hate in her the coming episodes. We'll see!

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  28. I loved watching your product empties vlog and Caila is a favorite of mine too. She has the best hair!! But.. she said she "broke up with her BF" after seeing Ben on TV... a little weird, right?!?! Have a good weekend!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  29. That house looks beautiful and that salmon looks delicious!!! I wish that I could walk to the gym too instead of taking the bus every time. And what is this trip that you have planned?! Since we went to Singapore last year I would be happy to give you some tips on surviving a long plane ride!! :-) Have a fab weekend!!!

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  30. I'm looking forward to hearing your review on the dry shampoo for dark hair. I have yet to try that one but would like to. Had no idea it came in a travel size. Love travel size products. Have a fab weekend.

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  31. Okay, I so need to check out the tone it up girls. My home workouts are getting pretty boring! I look forward to hearing about the Moroccanoil dry shampoo - I love their products!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  32. You already know my love for winter white! And I couldn't agree more about the first episode of The Bachelor being cringeworthy, there's always girls that make an absolute fool out of themselves. I'm hoping Becca will go far in this one, as I think she's a better match for Ben than she was with Chris. I also need to try that dry shampoo, the Moroccan Oil line can do no wrong! Happy Friday gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  33. Loved your vlog earlier this week...I plan on adding a few of those items to my shopping list! That dish looks delicious...and healthy! Definitely need to check it out!

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  34. That home tour is amazing. And I love Olivia but hope she doesn't end up being crazy. And Becca will always be a favorite! Happy Friday girlfriend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  35. Have a great weekend, doll! I am LOVING that winter white. It's so chic, but I feel like I would need stock in tide-to-go pens! Have a fabulous weekend! Make today work! - Rachel CubicleCouture

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  36. Yum that salmon looks so good! We normally make ours with green beans and cherry tomatoes so this would be a good alternative!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  37. I think I've only ever had salmon once & I didn't really like it but that looks amazing. I might have to try it that way & see if that changes my mind.

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  38. I watched the Bachelor too. It is a guilty pleasure for me. I love how they show all the crazies one after the other. I like Caila, the very first Lauren (flight attendant) and the girl from Canada so far. I need to try that salmon recipe and check out that home tour. Happy weekend!

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  39. I always read posts from the Tone It Up girls on Lauren Conrad's blog and really like them...I will have to check out their YT channel! Also, I need to catch up on the first ep of the Bachelor! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  40. I posted a salmon recipe also! Great minds think alike! I have to try yours as well! I am on board for anything with easy clean up. I hate things that take tons of pots and pans! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend.

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  41. I still haven't seen the 1st episode of this season's Bachelor! What do you think of it so far? I'm a little worried about this season since Ben is so young and doesn't seem like the most funny/ entertaining person in the world, and those are usually hard seasons to watch! I would love to hear more about your thoughts about it!!

    theritzyglitzy.com

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  42. The TIU girls never fail. I just love their workouts. I watched the Bachelor and oh goodness, so much drama the first night. Lace has got to go.

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  43. I'm only 15 minutes into the Bachelor from this week- going to have to catch up this weekend! Ben is such a sweetheart though... although I don't know that I'm loving how many girl they are recycling! It should be a fun season to say the least!

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  44. I'm excited to hear your thoughts on the Moroccan oil for dark hair. I've been eyeing it for awhile, but haven't made the plunge. I didn't catch The Bachelor this week - I'm debating whether I should catch up. Problem is is that it airs the same time as my beloved Vanderpump Rules haha! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  45. Yes, I completely agree, it was a long but quick week. Haha!
    I was just telling my husband about a salmon and asparagus recipe I heard about in a vlog, will definitely have to try it.
    xo, Lily

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  46. Oh the Bachelor. Lol. I watched about half of it and then decided to just read the recap the next day. I don't like all the crazy tactics, I feel like they are too fake! I guess normal girls would be boring though right?! And oooh that salmon in foil dish looks so good - I keep seeing that idea on Pinterest but have been wary that it'd actually work so glad to know it worked great for you! I need to catch up and view your vlog too! Hope you have a great weekend! xo

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  47. Oh yeah - I'm TOTALLY in The Bachelor. I just think Ben is pure class. I think Olivia is only in it for an GMA anchor gig... & Caila say she broke up with her long term boyfriend when she saw Ben on TV... really? YIKES Creeper status.

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  48. This week flew by!!! I did salmon this week too and it was sooo good, I alaways feel super healthy when i eat that for some reason. Love to hear your review on the dry shampoo fro dark hair, still looking for one I love!

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  49. So excited the bachelor is back!! I love Ben and I agree the first episode is always a little wacky! Yum that salmon look delish!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  50. oooh i totally need new headphones, so hope those ones are good!
    that salmon looks delish, i've never had salmon and it looks pretty easy too.

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  51. I LOVE The Bachelor.. I am doing a weekly recap of it because the show just begs to be made fun of!! Mandi is from Portland like me.. and I'm like 'way to represent chick... ugh' but she was entertaining to watch. So far my favs are Amanda the single Mom and Lauren B the flight attendant.. and Olivia since she's got something up her sleeve and she's going to bring some drama! Happy Friday!

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  52. I can't wait to hear how you like the Moroccan oil dry shampoo! I almost ordered that myself :) So excited the Bachelor is back!! Some of those girls are crazy!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  53. Right there with you on The Bachelor, girl! I can't get enough!

    Happy weekend! XO

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  54. The salmon and asparagus recipe sounds amazing! I actually have salmon and asparagus on my grocery list to get this weekend for dinner...I'll have to use your recipe now. Happy Friday pretty lady!

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  55. I have those headphones on my maybe list for our trip. I don't know if I want to pull the trigger on them or if I can do it with regular earplugs like I always do!

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  56. I love Moroccan oil products, so let me know how the dry shampoo works! Also, yes to the noise cancelling headphones, can't wait to hear your thoughts on that as well! Lastly, love watching the train wreck known as the bachelor! Apparently, Olivia was a reporter back in my hometown--I think she's kind of playing up that she left her job for Ben, I mean, she wasn't giving up an anchor position or anything, and it's really not hard to get a reporter job like that in our area.

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  57. That salmon recipe looks delish! I can't wait to hear more about those headphones, and bring on the Bachelor - I personally can't wait to see what a piece Lace is, haha. Happy Friday!

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  58. I saw your salmon packets on Snapchat! They looked sooo good! I'll totally have to try that this weekend. (:

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  59. Ooh I'm picking up a sample size of that dry shampoo, too - good find!! The salmon also looks delicious and so easy! Happy Friday!

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  60. The headphone thing!!! I always have headphones on to watch TV in bed because Derek's always asleep before me too and I just picked up some simliar ones! Agreed on the first episode each season of the bachelor but I'm obsessed with Becca and have the same feelings on Olivia!

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  61. That home is so pretty! I have got to check out that dark hair dry shampoo! Sounds fabulous! cant wait to hear your thoughts on the headphones. Have a great weekend!

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  62. I totally get what you mean on this being a long but short week! It was for me too! And OMG the Bachelor...Caila is a favorite of mine too but I did think it was a little weird she broke up with her boyfriend for Ben, there had to be something else there. I also like Samantha and I still love Becca but idk if Ben is the right one for her. I could talk about this show all day! LOL

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  63. That dry shampoo look amazing! I use the Elizabeth and James one because of the scent, but I like how this is for dark hair! I watched the Bachelor too, I've met Ben many times since he went to my school and we have mutual friends. I already have my favorites and those I hate (hint hint Lace)
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  64. Thanks God for workout videos you can do in your own home-- it's been torrentially down-pouring in San Diego this week! AND thank God the Bachelor is back!!! The first episode was especially cringeworthy because of the twins.. gah.

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  65. Yay for the Bachelor being back on!!!! My husband "doesn't" watch it haha but he said he was picking Olivia. I love that he says he doesn't watch it but he totally does! And I love Ben this season so I will be looking forward to every Monday! Have a great weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  66. I love, love, loved that new TIU workout! I've done it a couple of times this week, too! Your snaps of that salmon had me drooling all night last night!! Have a great weekend, girl!

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  67. That salmon looks and sounds amazing!! And I STILL need to see your vlog, I'm so behind! Hope you have the best weekend!!

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  68. Girl! Ya'll jump on twitter with me fr bachelor night - loooove it! Hope you have the best weekend!

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  69. That asparagus looked SO GOOD on your snap! Yum!!! I've definitely been lacking on the movement thing this year. I blame unstable weather...

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  70. I've been looking for an at home workout to try on days that I can't get to the gym! Thanks so much for sharing this! Have a great weekend!

    Wishes & Reality

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  71. I would start with some exercise use the dry shampoo...eat a healthy salmon and after that watch the fav show quiet on headphones. That's all for the weekend.

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  72. Such a fun, great post!! Love The Bachelor! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/01/sweater-weather.html

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  73. That workout video is perfect!! I desperately need to find a good workout video to do since I hate running so this will be perfect :) I'm actually watching the Bachelor right now - I was going to skip the first episode since it's always a hot mess but we decided to do the Bachelor Fantasy Draft at work so I figured I should watch it lol

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  74. I love your party dress, very beautiful

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