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Happy Friday friends!! I can't even believe we leave tonight for our trip...it feels like it's taken forever to get here, yet somehow time flew by!! Couldn't let this Friday pass without linking up with Amanda and April for some favorites!! 
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Favorite Recipe

One of the first meals I'll be making when we come back is this shrimp and asparagus risotto. I've made risotto from scratch a few times and it's really not hard at all - perfect for a cold night...which we'll be getting a lot of! Also did you see my take on stuffed chicken parm earlier this week - it didn't disappoint! 

Favorite Workout

For some reason the classes on Thursday's at my gym aren't all that great, so I decided I was going to do some cardio, but didn't just want to run - because I am a terrible treadmill runner I wanted to do a HIIT workout and found this old one from Tone It Up!  Seriously thought my heart was going to come out of my chest - but such a great workout! 

Favorite (newish) App

Last year I talked about this app called Next Issue, well at some point they changed to Texture, but remained with the same concept! I stopped using it for about 5 months, but missed it so I signed up again! Think of this as Netflix for magazines! You basically subscribe to Texture and for $9.99 a month you get unlimited magazines downloaded to your device - you even share with your friends or family - as to 5! Gary and I share an account! There is an option for $14.99 to get weekly magazines too, but I already get US Weekly, so I didn't feel the need to expand to that option! It's amazing and I'm so excited that my carry-on will be lighter for this trip since all the magazines will be on my iPad - except InStyle, still get that one delivered! (not sponsored, just love the app!)

Favorite Base Coat

I took a break from gel manicures over the last few weeks and found a new (to me) base coat. I've tried so many base coats over they years that all claim to help the nail polish stay on longer, from Essie to Sally Hansen NOTHING worked...but then on a whim I picked up this quick dry base coat from Revlon and wouldn't you know it actually worked! I'm talking no chips for an at home manicure for 3 days! That's a miracle for me, so if you normally make it 5 or 6 days without a chip, I'm sure this would work crazy well for you! It has a sticky base that helps the nail polish stick to it - but unlike Orly Bonder it actually worked for me! 

Favorite Links


//This article is from almost a year ago, but it talks about best times to post on Instagram
//Love these tips from Hilary Duff on tackling your career
//Wanting to create my own notebook instead of having 5 (seriously this is how many I have) for work! 


Weekending will still go on as scheduled and I have some wonderful ladies guest posting for me sharing some seriously great posts, so check back! You can keep up with the adventures on Instagram (@blovedboston) and possibly snapchat (@blovedboston) but that depends on wifi!!! Have a great weekend and stay warm! 

93 comments

  1. so excited for your trip!! i can't wait to hear all about it. i'll be stalking your insta for pics!! have a blast!!!

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  2. EEK! I can't believe you leave tonight either! Have the most amazing time friend and I cannot wait to hear all about it! And I still need to make that chicken parm haha! Happy Friday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Have a great trip and a safe flight. Can't wait to hear about it!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. Yay for taking a trip! How fun! I look forward to reading some of those articles! Happy Friday!!!

    xoxo Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

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  5. Have SO MUCH fun on your trip! I can't wait to hear all about it. That risotto looks amazing!

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  6. I also like that base coat. When I combine it with the Sally Hansen Gel top coat, I get a good week out of my at-home manicure. Have a wonderful trip!

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  7. Can't wait to hear all about your trip! You are going to have so much fun! And I am going to try that TIU workout this weekend--thanks for posting it!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. The are lol quick dry has always been a fav of mine, so good! India, watch out; beautiful Biana is coming your way!! Super excited for you, safe travels, enjoy every second!!

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  9. HAve an AMAZING vacay!!! And that workout looks great…. after the risotto of course!!!

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  10. I make risotto all the time and that sounds super good! Have a great vay-k!
    The-not-so-girlygirl.blogspot.com

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  11. Have an amazing trip and safe flight!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  12. Have so much fun on your trip!!!!!!! You deserve it girl! I can't wait to hear all about it!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Happy Friday, B! Enjoy your trip!!! So excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it!! Off to check out your links -- thanks for sharing! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  14. Have so much fun on your trip!! And that app sounds amazing for traveling!

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  15. I've made that shrimp and asparagus risotto before and it's delicious (and so easy)! Enjoy your trip!

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  16. I hope you have an amazing trip!! And that shrimp risotto is calling my name!

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  17. I cannot wait to see pictures from your trip! Sooo jealous! I hope y'all have an amazing time and safe travels friend! Xo

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  18. Hope you have the most amazing trip! Safe travels!

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  19. Oh my gosh! Can't believe you leave tonight! Have a wonderful time! Also, this shrimp risotto looks so delicious. I am allergic to shrimp but I still like to make it sometimes for my husband because he loves it. I will have to try this! Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  20. I saw all of your last minute packing last night. You're gonna have a great trip!! Can't wait to see all of the photos from it once you get back (and maybe while you're away?)

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  21. I can't believe your trip is already here! I hope you have the best time and I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear all about it! That HIIT work out just sounds intense! We have a treadmill at home and I've just been running on it, but I might have to try out this workout too!

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  22. I've gone that workout before too! The incline makes me heart crazy!!!! Have fun on your trip :)

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  23. Great roundup, Biana! Those recipes look sooo yummy especially that risotto! I love the Tone It Up girls too! Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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  24. eek can't believe that your trip is already here! you're going to have a blast! i need to look into that app for sure. i love magazines but hate lugging them around. and that risotto looks amazing! adding to my list. safe travels love!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  25. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEH! have so much fun, lady! I'm super excited for you!!!

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  26. I'm going to try that workout, I hate the treadmill because I honestly get so bored but maybe intervals are what I need to really work hard and stay interested haha. Have a great and safe trip!

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  27. What?! You leave tonight?!!! Wow!! I hope that you guys have an incredible time. It will be an amazing experience. Safe travels and I can't wait to hear all about it when you return!! :-)

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  28. Have a WONDERFUL AND SAFE trip! I can't wait to read about it and see pictures.
    xoxo,
    Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  29. That is such a good workout and have such an amazing time!

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  30. Love these posts! Have a wonderful and very safe trip! I also am in love with that recipe with the shrimp!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  31. Yay! Have a great trip lady! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! That magazine app sounds perfect for the long flight too. I'll have to remember that the next time we travel! And we're still trying to figure out our Boston trip...I've had to take so many days off with the sick babe that it's tricky!

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  32. Good advice for the IG posting haha!
    xo

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  33. Your favorite links are the best! I find so many new informative tips for me every time.

    I'm checking out that other recipe too! And the workout. When I go to the gym, maybe this weekend haha.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  34. That risotto looks amazing!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  35. I cannot believe you are leaving tonight! Lucky gal, get out here right as the bitter cold days arrive. Can you believe it's actually going to be colder this weekend than it is today. It is COLD today! Have a wonderful wonderful vacation!! Looking forward to seeing your pics on IG and your snaps! Safe travels pretty!

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  36. Ahhhh I can't believe you guys leave tonight for your amazing trip! I will for sure be insta and snap-stalking you. Can't wait to hear all about it <3
    Green Fashionista

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  37. Great roundup post, that risotto look so delicious! It's made me hungry now! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  38. Have an amazing trip!! That risotto looks so good. I've never tried making it from home because I'm a bit intimidated, but I definitely want to give that one a try!

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  39. That shrimp + asparagus risotto may be on the menu this weekend - YUM! Have sooo much fun and safe travels!!! Can't wait to follow along!

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  40. My mom loves that magazine app, so I may have to check it out for myself. Definitely doing that workout at the gym this weekend, too! Safe travels, and have an amazing trip!

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  41. AHHH!! So excited for you! You must be so flipping excited! I hope you have the best time.

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  42. SOLD!!! I'm picking up that Revlon gel coat today!!
    Have a great safe time!!! YAHOOO!!!! Away you go!

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  43. That app looks really cool! If I had a little more time and a shorter book to-read list I would totally check it out. Making a note of it :) Have an awesome trip! I hope you guys travel safe and have the best time!

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  44. How exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time and safe travels, beautiful! Also, thanks for sharing these fab favorites, I just pinned the fitness one and I'll be sure to try it! Have a wonderful weekend, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  45. Ahhh I'm so excited for your trip! I hope y'all have the best time! Keep us posted on Snapchat if you can!

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  46. Yay for your trip - enjoy! I can't wait to hear about it when you get back. :)

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  47. Have so much fun!! Safe travels and wish Gary an (early) happy birthday for us! Can't wait to hear all about it!! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  48. Yay! I hope you have the best time ever!
    Okay, I have to try that base coat!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  49. Have a great trip!! I will be following along with you. I always make risotto from scratch, it is so amazing. Definitely will try that recipe!

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  50. have so much fun darling!! let's hang when you get back!

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  51. OMG Biana, that shrimp and asparagus risotto! You always get me with the recipes you share and I love seeing how they turn out for you...makes me less scared to try them so I'm going to be on the lookout for that one haha. Have a wonderful trip, a happy Valentine's day and an absolutely fantastic weekend! XO -Kim

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  52. I hope you have a great time! I need a trip so badly :(
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  53. Shrimp and asparagus sounds amazing! I cannot wait to hear about your trip and thanks for sharing the workout.

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  54. Have a fabulous trip! Can't wait to see the pics from it. I will be getting that basecoat, I need it!

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  55. Have fun on your trip and be safe! So exciting! I can't wait to see photos of india!

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  56. I hope you have the most amazing time! I can't wait to see all your pictures!

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  57. Hope you have a blast on your trip! Looking forward to your pics!

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  58. Stopping in from Friday favorites... I'm going to check out that magazine app!

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  59. That shrimp dish looks amazing! Have a great weekend Biana!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  60. Have the best time on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  61. Have a great time on your trip! It sounds fun!
    The Adored Life

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  62. mmmm that risotto sounds good! have the BEST time on your trip! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  63. I'm glad I'm not the only one who chips their nails so fast after painting them! SO frustrating!!! Hope you all have an absolutely amazing trip!!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  64. That risotto sounds AMAZING!! Have so much fun on your trip! xo

    Belle in the City

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  65. I know you will, but have sooooo much fun!!! I'm needing a new base coat, might have to go for that one :)

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  66. oh that shrimp risotto looks amazing!

    have the best time ever on your trip!!

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  67. Ahh girl you guys are going to have soooo much fun!! I can't wait to hear all about it and see all your pictures! Have a blast and safe journey!

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  68. Ahhhh! Have SO MUCH FUN! I am already looking forward to all the photos! :)

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  69. Oh my gosh have a BLAST and take lots of snaps!!!!

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  70. YAY! You're going to have the best time!! I can't wait for your recaps! And I hope you post a bunch on Instagram since I still don't have snapchat!
    Totally saving that workout for the summer when it's just too unbearably hot to run outside!

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  71. Have an amazing time on your trip! Can't wait to follow along. :) I need to try that base coat!

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  72. Have an amazing trip!! So jealous-can't wait to see all the fun stuff you do!

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  73. Have such an amazing time on your trip!!

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  74. Great roundup! That risotto looks delicious! I need to try that base coat - my polish barely lasts 2 days!
    Hope you have a great weekend lady!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  75. Safe travels ! I can't wait to see pictures and hear all about your trip !

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  76. Have an awesome trip girl! Be safe and we can't wait to see photos and hear all about it!

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  77. have a wonderful trip :) I love trips LOL

    and I think I will try this workout ;)

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  78. I love these! I'm a gym rat in the sense that I love working out and giving my absolute best on it. In the summer I try to go for a run every morning (I can't do it in winter there's always the cold excuse), but I'ma make it up and try out this treadmill exercise!

    Hope you have an amazing trip babe!

    Ella Pinto xx

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  79. I'm gonna have to try that base coat! Orly Bonder didn't work for me, either... honestly, I've had better results using NOTHING than I did with Bonder! Meh.

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  80. I hope you have a most wonderful trip. Godspeed. I can't wait to read all about it when you return!

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  81. Interesting post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  82. Such an awesome roundup!! So good! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/02/homemade-buncha-crunch-recipe.html

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  83. That shrimp recipe looks amazing!
    xo, Syd
    anchoredinthesouth.com

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  84. Have an awesome trip! I can't wait for your recap! Also, love the Instagram tips and the make your own notebook! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  85. I don't do seafood but that risotto recipe sounds delish! So does the stuffed Parmesan chicken! Yum! Sometimes I don't like doing cardio either and those high intensity workouts kick butt!

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  86. Girl that risotto looks delicious. I hope you eat lots of great food during your trip and keep us updated as much as you can. Looking forward to your guest posts too. I bet you have some great ones. I just clicked on that Hilary Duff article to read it. And that magazine app sounds like something I would love. But yes In Style is worth getting in your mail each month.

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  87. I need to make that shrimp and asparagus risotto. Yum!!!

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  88. I swear by Orly Bonder then polish then vinylux top coat. I typically go 5 to 6 days without any chips.

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