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Happy Friday friends!! I like to keep things very upbeat around here, but this has been a tough week with the passing of Gary's good friend and mentor...to say we're looking for a bright spot in the weekend would be an understatement. If anything it's these moments that show you how valuable and precious life is and we were reminded of that this week. I truly like to look on the bright side of things and still want to share some favorites with you all so I'm linking up with Amanda

Favorite Recipe//

I was scouring  pinterest for, you guessed it, dinner recipes and came across this one from Mix and Match Mama - the bleu cheese and ranch dressing is what sold me! 

Favorite White Jeans//

For the last year or so I've been on a major hunt for a white pair of jeans! It's taken me that long to find a pair that isn't too tight and doesn't show all the imperfections if you know what I mean! Well I stopped into Loft and found these relaxed skinny white jeans and you know I'll be pairing it with my new favorite chambray top!! 

Favorite Beach Bag//


I stopped into Target last weekend and picked up a weekender bag that I've had my eye on and for under $35 couldn't pass up! Of course while there I spotted so many cute beach bags...as much as I love this straw one, I think this nylon one would be a better option or even this lobster one!  

Favorite DIY//

While I don't have an office space in my home, I think this ombre gallery wall is pretty amazing!! Just think of the colors combinations you could create! 

Favorite Links//

//10 Affordable Online Courses to help boost your career
//ICYMI: I shared a chambray look that's work appropriate 
//How Reese Witherspoon turns books into hit movies

Hope you all have fabulous weekends - come back Monday to share your fun for Weekending! 

84 comments

  1. Nice post, this burger seems so good ;)

    xx

    Mónica Sors

    MES VOYAGES À PARIS

    NEW POST: STRIPED PANTS

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  2. I love turkey burgers! That looks delicious. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and great weekend!!!

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  3. Yes to white jeans! I've always struggled looking for the perfect pair! I found a pair this spring, but they are maternity haha. I'm still on the hunt for some after baby! Thanks for sharing yours! Xo

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  4. I have to check out these white jeans! I always stay away because I feel like I would get something on them right away, but I do love the look. So sorry to hear of your loss - thinking of you and Gary!

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  5. Those burgers sound amazing! And obsessed with that tote, I just wish it had a pocket on the inside so I didn't have to dig for my keys and my phone! So sorry to hear about your loss girl. That is so tough. Thinking about you guys! Have a great weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  6. I'm surprised you didn't post your weekender bag here as a favorite! I saw you got the cute one this weekend and then had Gary carry it home haha
    Im so sorry to hear that his mentor passed. Keeping you guys in my thoughts and hoping that you find some good stuff to lift your spirits this weekend

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  7. Sorry to hear about your loss!! That burger looks wonderful, yum!

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  8. Oh B, I am so sorry you and Gary experienced a loss as well. You know I totally understand what a rough week it has been!! And on a lighter note, you got my Target tote and you'll be so pretty carrying it!! Hugs to you both sweet friend!!

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you both and hope that the week gets better. Love that DIY ombré gallery wall! Xo

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Biana. I know this must have been a difficult week for the both of you. I will be sending hugs and prayers from Georgia.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. Sorry to hear about Gary's friend. Losing a good friend is never easy. Sending love!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  12. So sorry to hear about Gary's friend. Sending love and prayers to you!

    I need to try this burger, it looks so delicious! I will have to skip the bleu cheese though, my husband won't eat it!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Biana! Sending prayers and love your way!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  14. Yum those buffalo turkey burgers sound delicious! And I really need to do a DIY like that ombre gallery wall. So pretty!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  15. Thinking of y'all during this time! Love and prayers to y'all!

    I have the target straw bag from last season and honestly use it for more than just the beach! I hope your weekend brightens up!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  16. Love that photo wall! I think that would be gorgeous in blues or greens in my dining room :))

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  17. Sorry to hear about Gary's friend. :( I seen that purse at Target too! So pretty and perfect for summer!

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  18. Thinking of you with this super difficult time! Prayers with you all!
    I am obsessing over that buffalo chicken recipe I always am looking for a fun new way to incorporate buffalo chicken! Wishing you a wonderful and bright weekend!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  19. so sorry to hear about gary's friend. sending all the love to you both! that gallery wall is too cute and i love the bag you got at target! i'll have to hold back from spending all my money over the weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  20. That burger looks amazing! What a steal on that bag, too!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  21. So sorry to hear about the passing of someone so dear, that is never easy. Sending you some extra sparkles and love this morning.

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  22. so sorry for your loss-- i hope you both hang in there!
    loving those white jeans. have a good weekend friend. xoxo

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  23. That beach bag is super cute, and that turkey burger looks delish! I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Gary's friend and mentor. Sending lots of prayers and *hugs* to you guys <3
    Green Fashionista

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  24. I am so sorry to hear about your loss - sending lots of love and prayers your way!

    Thanks for sharing those white jeans - I'm on the hunt myself, so I'm going to check those out!

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  25. I am so sorry about Gary's friend. I hope that he is doing OK. Same goes for you my friend!! Stay strong!! It is also very true that moments like that remind you to appreciate how special life is. On a brighter note, LOVE that beach tote!! I also totally feel you on the white jeans.. I bought my first pair last year. They are skinny jeans but they are not super tight. I was definitely insecure about wearing them but the more that I did, the more I loved them. :-) I hope that you have a fab weekend and sending hugs to you! :-)

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  26. Loving thes white jeans and the beach bag. xx
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  27. That turkey burger sounds yummy. I just bought some Loft pants too (psst they're having a 30% off sale right now (40% for cardmembers)! I Love that weekend bag you got and how cool is that ombre gallery wall?! Great list of favs today. Have a great weekend!

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  28. I hope that you guys DO find a bright spot this weekend and have some happier times! I've been lusting after that beach bag too - every time I walk into Target it grabs my eye!

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  29. ohhhh - you have my mind working now with that ombre wall art... I have a space in my office area that I need something like this.

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  30. So sorry to hear about your loss =(

    I love that ombre gallery wall what a creative idea! I'm feeling crafty this weekend so maybe I'll tackle that.

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  31. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to Gary through this hard time!

    I hope the two of you go out and do something fun this weekend to get your minds back in the right direction. <3

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  32. I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of Gary's friend; I will keep you both in my prayers, as well as the family, friends and loved ones who've also experienced this loss. What's amazing about this life, is that all that we do an accomplish that we can then use to mentor, as Gary's friend did with him, extends past our lives here on this earth and can really help make a huge difference and impact.

    As for the white jeans, I know the struggle, girl, I have yet to find the perfect pair myself. I have a pair of white high waisted pants that I love, but they're not denim. It also reveals all the imperfections, but I've found the Spanx capri in nude, which I wear underneath, to be so helpful in smoothing things out because white really does highlight, EVERYTHING, haha! That tassel woven beach bag is just too cute and trendy, I think I'll have to pop into Target and check out their selections! I also really love that ombre decor, which I had to pin to my 'Home Decor' board on Pinterest because we're really thinking about moving in a couple of months and I would love to recreate this effect somehow, so thank you so much for sharing this, you ALWAYS share the best inspiration and resources! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, gorgeous girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  33. We've had a rough week here full of prayers too. So sorry for your loss.

    Glad you linked these jeans...I've been eyeing and I'm glad to know they cover well. I have been wanting some pink jeans and received some from GAP this week and umm...no...just no. And I am voting for the lobster bag for you!

    Have a super weekend!
    Shelly||The Queen in Between

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  34. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's mentor. I'm sure this has been a difficult time. On a different note, I'm heading to Loft to see if I can find a pair of white jeans I like!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  35. I just made turkey burgers last night for dinner, but the buffalo one would be a nice change up! Blue cheese anything will get me! Loft has some of the best pants for me, so I will have to check those out. Hope you have a great weekend! So sorry to hear about Gary's friend :(

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  36. I'm sorry you've had a tough week- losing someone is never easy. Sending lots of love your way!

    On a happy note- I love that pink ombre wall!! What a fun idea and like you said the options are endless!

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  37. So sorry to hear about Gary's friend :( Thanks for sharing those jeans! I've been on the hunt for a pair so I'll check those out!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  38. I'm so sorry to hear that Gary lost a good friend of his :(
    You guys are in my thoughts! And hope you have a good weekend full of sunshine! xx

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  39. I'm so sorry to hear about Gary's friend! I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Such a hard time.
    The burgers look amazing, definitely worth a try. And the ombre wal...yes, love that!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  40. Sorry to hear about the tough week and the passing of a good friend. Sending love your guys way! Hope you can enjoy a nice weekend together♥

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  41. How are we halfway through April???? I'm sorry to hear about Gary's mentor! Incredibly sad to hear.

    The buffalo turkey burgers look heavenly! I may try that out this weekend.

    liz @ j for joiner

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  42. Ugh. So sorry to hear about Gary's friend. Please send my condolences to him. It's been a tough week here too-- we lost one of the sweetest Rabbi's. Life is fragile, precious, and oh-so-short. Hope the weekend brings some cheer. XOXO, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  43. So sorry for your and Gary's loss, Biana. Someone I'm close to lost someone they love this week—tough week all around. I'll add you guys to my positive thoughts and hope you find some sunshine and reasons to smile this weekend!

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  44. Stop it with that ombre photo wall! Obsessed! And I am sorry to hear about the passing of Gary's good friend. That's never an easy thing to deal with. On the bright side, I'm sure that Buffalo Turkey Burger is delish! I read Shay's blog everyday and love her so much!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  45. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. Hang in there. The Buffalo Turkey Burger looks delicious! I saw that bag at Target the other night but ended up grabbing the clutch! Sooooo cute.
    xo, Traci
    waltzmetoheaven.com

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  46. Cheers to finding bright spots! It's never easy to go through losing a close friend. I love those white jeans - I have the same pair and they look so great with a chambray top!

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  47. I love the structure of that beach bag and the price point. Sorry to hear about Gary's Mentor passing please let him know I'm thinking about him!

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  48. totally checking out that reese link. those turkey burgers look delicious, and that straw bag is the cutest. i am so sorry about Gary's friend, that is so sad. thinking of you both!

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  49. So sorry to hear about Gary's friend. That is so sad :(. White jeans are a definite wardrobe must!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  50. My sincere condolences about losing a friend...it's never easy and I wish you both strength! =) *hugs*

    I hope you two find a good weekend ahead of you with the lovely weather coming on up! =)

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  51. I'm so sorry for your loss, Biana. I hope that you guys can find peace and comfort this weekend.

    And ohmigoooodness to the hombre gallery wall. Now you're gonna make me redo a wall in my office! Seriously!

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  52. I'm loving the ombré gallery wall too!

    So sorry to hear about your loss this week, hugs and prayers sent your way! xo

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  53. Sorry to hear about Gary's friend, that is awful. So glad you found great white jeans! They are the best. HAve a great weekend!

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  54. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Gary's friend, it's definitely hard to look on the bright side in situations like that.

    Love the chambray top and white jean combo, it's my go-to during the summer!

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  55. So so sorry about the passing of Gary's friend, hope your weekend is good. It's so hard to find a good pair of white jeans, so glad you found that. How cute is that straw bag!

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  56. So sad to hear about Gary's good friend. May he rest in peace. I know you will hug your hubby tight and get him through this grief. That straw beach bag is soo cute! Doing online classes to boost your career is a wonderful idea....hopping over to see if anything applies to me career. xx Emily
    Martinis & Bikinis

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  57. I am sorry for your loss, I hope you two can find something to lighten your mood a little this weekend. I am still obsessing over your chambray for work post... like the whole outfit has been in my brain all week. Time to shop for it!Have a great one!

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  58. So sorry to hear about G's friend :( sending prayers!

    LOVE that beach tote and I def need new white jeans! Hope you have the best weekend pretty lady! xoxo

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  59. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Gary's friends! Sending lots of love y'all's way! On a lighter note, that ombre wall is beautiful! You could almost do that in a special room in your home too! I haven't checked out Loft's website in a while! I need to head over there and have a look to see if I can find something cute!

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  60. I am so sorry about the loss of a friend, that sucks. I eyed that gorgeous straw tassel bag from Target too. It is so cool and girly. But I did buy the Weekender just like you.

    Enjoy the weekend as much as you can, B!

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  61. OMG I need that straw tote STAT! Have a great weekend, Biana!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  62. I'm completely obsessed with the straw tassel bag, I just haven't pulled the trigger.

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  63. Sad about your/Gary's friend. Many good thoughts to all.

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  64. I'm so sorry for your loss, sweet friend! Big hug and kiss to you. Enjoy the weekend :)

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  65. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and Gary. I love Mix and Match Mama's recipes-that one looks so good! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  66. So sorry to hear about Gary's friend- thinking of you both. And that burger? Yes, please! Anything with ranch and blue cheese and I'm sold! Happy Friday!

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  67. It's been a week of loss in our home too. Sorry to hear about Gary's mentor.
    That bag is super cute and what a great price.

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  68. Such a great beach bag and fun DIY! I hope you have the best weekend. So sorry for your husband's loss!

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  69. So deeply sorry about your husband's loss (((hugs)))) Wish I could wear white, I can't because I ALWAYS spill on it! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  70. Sorry to hear about the loss of a friend and mentor. Thank you for sharing this post.

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  71. So sorry for your loss, life is so precious :( thinking about you guys!

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    xoxo

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  73. Alright- I'll be trying those jeans for sure! You had me at "hiding those imperfections!" Cute beach bag too!

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  74. Alright- I'll be trying those jeans for sure! You had me at "hiding those imperfections!" Cute beach bag too!

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  75. So sorry for your loss! It's times like these where I love to look back fondly at photos & memories. On another note, that beach bag is awesome. It just inspires me to pack up & head over to the coast. Wishing you a very happy weekend. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  76. So sorry to hear about your loss of a family friend. I hope you guys are doing ok. Love white jeans and love the DIY project! Hope you had a great weekend!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  77. Sorry to hear about the unexpected loss... hope your weekend was good and that you found something to brighten you two's days!



    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀

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  78. So sorry to hear about y’alls loss Biana. Sending lots of prayers and love y’alls way xx

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  79. Ohh that turkey burger looks good- we used to have them all the time growing up, but I haven't had one in such a long time. And I'm so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend! Thinking of you guys!

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  80. I am so very sorry for your loss. Awful. Hugs from afar to you and your husband.

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  81. So sorry for the loss! Thinking of you and G! Love that gallery wall! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  82. THAT. GALLERY. WALL. stick a fork in me because I'm so done!! Need to figure out how to emulate that!!

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