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Thoughts For Friday

Mar 2, 2012

Please tell me you saw the latest post on Gwennie’s blog GOOP. It is Gwyneth modeling different outfits and showing how to go from day to night. It provides links to buy each outfit, so loving it! I really want to try and recreate several of these looks. Here are a few of my favs, check out the others HERE

I think Molly Sims is the cutest pregnant lady ever! How stylish does she look with her little baby bump!

I went in a Lululemon store for the first time yesterday thanks to my pal Katie. Have I been living under a rock?? These workout clothes are freaking amazing. I swear they sucked me in all the right places and looked stylish at the same time. I am hoping to get these 3 staples for my birthday at the end of the month. Tried on the shorts and pants and LOVE them!

Our neighbor just delivered our three boxes of girl scout cookies I ordered this week and I can’t stop eating them. I ordered Samoas, Thin Mints, and Shout-Outs (a new cookie this year). I am really digging the Shout-Outs, they are light, crisp, caramelized, and you can eat 4 for only 130 calories!

I am seriously considering making these Bacon, Egg, and Blue Cheese sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen this weekend. How amaze do they look?

I am obsessed with this Mara Hoffman cover-up. Has anyone seen it for sale anywhere?

Your quote for the day. Happiness.

And I couldn’t resist one funny quote. Because let’s be real all I want to watch is the Housewives, Bethenny, and Gossip Girl, and all Matt wants to watch is sports and the history channel. Nothing in common TV wise unless we are watching Diners, Drive in and Dives (yep I admit it I kind of like a Guy Fieri show- don’t judge).

Have a fabulous weekend!!



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  1. OMG. Don't even get me started on the Girl Scout Caramel Delight Cookies. Downfall. Major.

  2. megan says:

    My boss brought in a box of Thin Mints this morning and they just so happen to be my fave. Uh oh. I saw that recipe on Smitten Kitchen the other day and my mouth immediately started to water. Might have to treat myself to one of those this weekend.

  3. Oh Gwennie, I love thee. Can you BELIEVE I've somehow stayed away from the Girl Scout cookies this year? I think that needs to change… I need to go hunt down some Scouts!!

  4. My Lululemon addiction has officially begun. 2 months ago I didn't own a single piece from there, and now I can't stop buying it! I look at it as motivation to work out! : )

    I heard that Gwennie is going to be cooking on ABC's The Chew today, so you'll have to tune in!

  5. Taylor says:

    lululemon is the best thing that ever happened to me…. I wear their black pants at least 3 days a week and feel like I don't look like a slob because they are so flattering! and YES…. my boyfriend and I couldn't disagree more on TV. The only common ground we have found is Big Bang Theory. I don't know what we're going to do šŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

  6. How to Gwenith do it? She's gorgeous. I heard she eats what she wants but REALLY Works out like 5 days a week. Good inspiration.

    Re: watching TV habits – I totally agree. My and the BF love HGTV And I wouldn't have it any other way!!!

    Happy Friday

    Patty // PrettyGrounded.com

  7. Natasha says:

    oh i can't say no to the girl scout cookies either…tagalongs are my weakness!
    i might have to try out those newbies though soon.

    as for gwyneth, i feel like she can do no wrong–LOVE HER

  8. Love this e-card- so true with me and my guy too! He is sweet enough to sit patiently while I watch Dance Moms, Bethanny Ever After, Housewives, etc. šŸ™‚

  9. I avoid Girl Scouts like the plague during Girl Scout Cookie season. I could eat an entire box of Tagalongs (I think they are called the Peanut Butter Patties up here) in one sitting.

    And I am feeling you on the mismatched tv… I could watch Bravo 24/7 and when my husband hears Andy Cohen's voice he goes "Him, again? How many times is this freaking show on?" Me: "Every day!". šŸ™‚

  10. I'm totally with you with the TV quote, so funny! Have a great weekend!!

  11. SO many fun goodies here!! Love me some girl scout cookies! MM MM MMM! And that jumpsuit that Gwyn is wearing is marvelous!

  12. HAHA – I just got our girl scout cookies this week too! Trouble! Love your choices from Lululemon! Fun post today!

  13. Love Gw's outfits, especially the first one!

  14. Adore Molly Sims! Is it me or has she not aged at all in the last ten years!!! As for lululemon-dying to get in the store here in charleston! Have heard nothing but great things about all the workout gear! What style pants are those-I like!

  15. Adore Molly Sims! Is it me or has she not aged at all in the last ten years!!! As for lululemon-dying to get in the store here in charleston! Have heard nothing but great things about all the workout gear! What style pants are those-I like!

  16. Jen Watts says:

    I love Gwynneth's outfits. You could definitely pull off all those looks especially the shorts with a blazer. Have you seen JCrews combos in the new catalog?

  17. So much gorgeousness in this post! I love the breakdown of Gwyneth's outfits. Her style is always so chic yet comfortable. Happy weekend xo

  18. I am completely obsessed with Lululemon. It's terrible. I went from C9 by Target (because Nike always seemed to pricey) to owning abotu 12 lululemon items in a span of less than 6 months. I don't really even want real clothes for daytime anymore.

  19. DANG I want girl scout cookies tooooo! I'm going to have to go stalk grocery stores for their little sale setup outside. And that coverup is fabulous!

  20. I'm a samoas girl through and through…we've gone through 3 boxes already! Oops. And I'm *dying* over the TV compatibility thing, so TRUE!!! (c:

  21. Kaitlin says:

    I finally tried on the Lululemon yoga pants the other day and I am in love!! Definitely understand the hype now; not sure I can ever wear another brand. Couldn't agree more on the TV habits: I could watch Bravo 24/7, but Stephen hates it, esp when the Real Houswives of anywhere is on! I never comment, but I love your blog. You have me addicted to blouses!

  22. Sara says:

    I was just at Lululemon today and picked up a few things, it's hard to control myself in there.

  23. Gwennie is just so fab! Love that cover up. Have a great weekend!

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  25. Kyle says:

    Molly Sims is so cute! Love her pregnancy style. I live for Lululemon. I have seriously worn my scoop tank and groove pants way too many times to admit this pregnancy. They are just so comfy.

  26. Mae says:

    I loved that GOOP feature too! enjoy your weekend lady!

  27. Miss Lindsay says:

    I loved that post!
    I have those cropped Lululemon pants… obsessed you should definitely get them.

  28. I love everything about Gwynnie…She's my girl crush! ha!

  29. Megan says:

    You won't be disappointed with your lulu finds; they are a bit of an investment, but honestly so comfortable and the most stylish workout gear. hope you have a great weekend!

  30. Bud and Leo says:

    of course I saw goop and am obsessed w/ gwennie! I love how she is posting more about herself lately! And I am in the same boat with you about the TV- it is so hard! We only both like house hunters and that gets old! hahahh hope you had a great weekend! xo

  31. Jill says:

    Oh I just love me some Molly!!

  32. Shana says:

    you will NOT regret a good lulu purchase. yes, they are a little pricey, BUT they are the most comfortable and best quality work out clothes! hope you get your staples…and i'm sure the obsession will get out of control from there. also- check our their website's "we made too much" sale section, you can find some great finds on there!!

  33. My husband watches Gossip Girl with me. Shhhh. Don't tell. But otherwise it's GOLF (gag me) and every other sport!!