Friday: The Spacelegs Edition

Everybody, raise your right hand. Now take your hand and move it across your body so that it reaches to your left shoulder. Now, in a tapping motion, bring your right hand onto your left shoulder three to four times. Or more if you want. Because if your weeks were anything like mine, y'all deserve a pat on the back fo' sho'.

This weekend I'll be getting in some bonding time with my mom, her best friend/my "aunt" {they're BFFs for 45 years!} and her daughters/my "cousins" tonight, over a couple glasses of wine I'm sure. Tomorrow will be my typical Saturday cleaning and errand frenzy with a nice long run thrown in there, followed by catching up with some friends. And then on Sunday we'll head down the shore for a little Mother's Day BBQ at my folks' place — she's not really the brunching type.  :) 

Now the sooner I stop talking like an idiot and get to this weekly wrap up the sooner it's officially the weekend. Right? Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries.

Favorite Song

As I tweeted earlier this week, I was groovin' like a fool to this tune in the car the other day. I have such a love/hate relationship with Miss Katy, which is not at all in any way, shape, or form tied to her relationship with John Mayer, aka my Whole Package Man, but this song quickly earned itself a spot on my running and "songs I might want to hear at any given time" playlist.

Favorite Recipe

Since I've needed to go grocery shopping since about a week before I left for North Carolina, and didn't have time to go grocery shopping until last night, I've been riding the takeout train all week. However, I did scoop up all the ingredients to make these chicken enchiladas which I'm already drooling over — with a couple of twists, of course. I'll let you know how it goes.

Favorite Workout

I'm pretty sure most of you have figured out by know that I run, but I'm not sure if I've mentioned that I do love to mix it up. I'm not a fan of the gym these days, although I was in college. I began my fitness affair with ballet as a wee little tot, so that probably has influence over my preferences. I love yoga — I began practicing when I was 16 and always come back to the mat, no matter how long I've been away — and am dying to try a barre class, as I'm pretty sure it's perfect for this ex-ballerina and yogi. {Seriously, I still do ballet and barre exercises almost daily. Just give me a tabletop, desk, or back of a couch and I'll start stretching and pliĆ©-ing on it.}

Wait. This has gotten away from me. TL;DR: I like stretching my body into a pretzel. Oh, and I still haven't actually told you my favorite workout of this week.

All of you right now, I'm guessing.
hill sprints, baby. 
Favorite Weekly Wear

You guys. I made the BEST thrift shop find down in North Carolina. If you follow me on the Twitterspaces or 'gram shacks you may have seen it already, but it bears repeating. 

Oh. Mah. Gah. I am a nut for patterned leggings, and these just called out to me. They yelled my name and said they wanted to be all over my body. And the feelings were mutual. 

Favorite Laughs

So one of my NC evenings with L was spent going back and forth for literally hours showing each other our favorite videos. Here are some of the highlights:

Drinking Out of Cups {My long-time obsession}
Sail Cat {I got tears out of her and her bf on this one *thumbs-up emoji*}
{make sure the volume is up for all of these!}

Plus a couple of gems from reddit that actually made me laugh out loud. Or LOL, if you will.

It doesn't take much, really.


Today's post has been brought to you by the grace of god and the best linkups in all the land.

How was your week? What do you have planned for the weekend?


  1. Girl those leggings are everything. Worth noting I also have a love hate relationship with Katy. She sometimes does it right, then sometime ehhh ... also hill sprints sound like torture! Pure torture!

  2. whisk taker hahahahahaha i laughed so hard.
    that kid on the slide - what the shit? how did that even happen? laughing so hard right now, stop it.
    hahahaha that soccer video.
    i really want to try barre but i am scared - i got kicked out of ballet when i was like 7. i prefer to run, but i like the gym sometimes. some ... of the times. not all of the times.
    is it 5pm yet? blah.

  3. The gif of the little boy on the slide just made my day, thanks for that! And those patterned leggings are amazing! Have a good weekend!

  4. I saw those leggings on your Insta and I was obsessed!!!! Girl your gifs cracked me up today!!! Thanks for linking up!!! xoxoxo

  5. Hey Alyssa!! Ohh my gosh those pants are so cute! :D And great song choice!! Talk soon lovely and have a fabulous weekend! :) XO


  6. That's leggings are awesome. I love how leggings are a trend that seem to be sticking and now they are getting fancy with the designs.


  7. Can't stand Katy Perry. Daughter loves her. Rolling my eyes. And it makes no sense that John Mayer is with her and takes her seriously. I mean, if he was just banging her, well that would make sense of course. But anything beyond that is beyond me. I think he invented being a douchebag, and that's why I love him. Trendsetter. He's such a natural at it. Everyone else is so fake at it and overdoes it so badly.

    And, omg, Sienna ballets every chance she gets too :) :) She'll go to the fridge and before she opens it, she has to do a little swing and then stretch her leg and point her toe and toss it open with such flourish. Even if she's not in a good mood, or she's yelling at me, she moves her body with such tiny child grace without missing a beat, without even knowing it.

    And I love intergalactic anything (except movies, and also I do not love it in the scientific sense) so those leggings are such a great find!

  8. cool pictures!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  9. Gifs never fail to make me giggle. Although my first thought about the slide one was that kid was lucky he didn't break his neck. Love those leggings. I really want the ones with the cats in space.


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