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Happiest of Friday’s to you!! I can’t promise I will stop counting down to Christmas (12 days to go).

Today marks the last day on my current project at work which means I start a shiny new one on Monday, but I’m yet to be told what I’ll be doing.

This weekend I am catching up with my best friend again for one of our last catch ups before she goes to Europe with her boyfriend for Christmas. I can’t say I’m not jealous of her overseas travel plans. Nick and I’s parents are both divorced and have new partners which means Christmas time is hectic for us. Not sure if you ever saw the movie Four Holidays with Reese Witherspoon? That movie was written about our Christmas ;) so like in the movie we usually try and go away but not this year.

I also hope to do some Christmas craft this weekend and get some more Christmas shopping done.

Friday Favourites

Here are my Friday Favourites this week:

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My favourite necklace of the week is this nautical collapsable telescope, that actual works. I love all things nautical and I just think this is super cute. Since it wasn’t that expensive, I may have already bought it ;)

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My favourite food porn of the week are these Apple Pie Fries. I need these in my life….NOW!

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 My favourite quote of the week. I run but so many times I think of myself as not a ‘runner’ even though I now have a half marathon under my belt I still sometimes think, yeah I run but I’m not a runner….but really if you run, you are a runner and I love this reminder.

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My favourite dress of the week. It’s only $1007. (The extra $7 is for the little clip thing in the middle….not really but I like to think so)

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My favourite funny of the week. I can’t stop laughing at it.

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My favourite drink of the week is this Sangria. Now I always love me some sangria, this one claims to be the best red wine sangria, I guess I will have to make it and see ;)

Follow Friday

@staciewells88 - Stacie blogs at Simply Southern Stacie, she started her blog back in October but has actually blogged before. She writes on a great mix of topics including food, running, travel, books and more.

@RunninSriLankan - Shashi blogs at Runnin Sri Lankan, and you should see the amazing multiple layer cake she made for her daughters latest birthday, wow.

@Fitnessmom1 - Lynda runs Fitness Mom Wine Country. I am jealous that she actually lives in wine country.

@NicoleKross - Nikki runs the blog Quest for Balance, she started blogging back in July but I’ve only just discovered her blog.

And that is my Friday follows this week!

Where are you at with your Christmas shopping?

Do you usually go away over Christmas?

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61 Comments

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Okay…Apple Pie Fries??? What? This is a must do with the kids over holiday break :)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

      I know right? Although I don’t have kids to share them with so I may be tempted to eat them all myself ;)

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the shout out! You were able to describe my blog better than I can! haha.

    I absolutely love the running quote! I never really view myself as a runner either. I have to remind myself that running is still running. It doesn’t matter how fast you go (unless you’re in the Olympics of course)!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

      Lol I don’t know about that but happy to give you the shout out :)

      Yes so true! I am the same I always think you have to be a fast runner or running all the time to be a ‘runner’

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    hey! what a great list of friday favorites!

    that cat is just too darn adorable! i love the expression on its face! :) i think he/she may be having a little too much fun! lol
    i have never seen four holidays..something new to add to my christmas movie list.
    that necklace is so cute! as if it actually works!
    those apple pie fries!! get in my belly right MEOW!
    i like lady gaga..but i think the outdoor heater wore it better!

    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      I know isn’t she cute? Her name is Pudge and she has her own Instagram account…of course!

      It is worth watching or maybe I just think so because I can relate so much to it!

      Lol yes the heater won in my opinion too!

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I nearly just choked to death on the carrot and hummus I was munching on. The Lady Gaga funny is a killer! Bahahaha. Remind me to not eat when I read yours posts :P (I should have known better hahah)

    As I was scrolling down the pics of the Apple Pie Fries my reaction went: (2nd photo) Confused brow, (3rd Photo) Eyes Widening, (4th Photo), “Oh my god”.

    PS If you’re not a runner (half-marathon and all), then I am barely a walker :P
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      Haha I know right? Yes never eat when reading my posts especially not Friday Favourites…maybe I need a disclaimer!

      I know how good do they look?

      No you are definitely a runner!! With the amount of running you used to do you are most definitely a runner!

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    hahahaha that lady gaga picture is so perfect
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      I know isn’t it just? :)

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Those apple pie fries look amazing!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

      I know I have to make them soon!

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    That Gaga funny just made me lollllll hahaha too good. And oh wow I’m totally buying that dress um…..never. 12 more days til Christmas!!! (keep posting the reminders..they make me happy) :)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Hehe I know isn’t it funny?

      Yes if only I had that much cash to justify spending that much on a dress!

      Good as since you wrote that I have been ;)

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to have to go with the heater rocking the look better than Gaga… although I may be slightly biased since those things kept me nice and warm on more than one occasion. And that dress — oooo that’s just $7 above my budget ;)

    Not even close to being done with my Christmas shopping, and I won’t be able to make any progress on it since I’ll be gone this weekend. Thank goodness I kind of like that last minute holiday rush!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

      Lol I know how good are those heaters at keeping you warm?

      $7 over, you too? Damn if only it was $1000 flat ;)

      I am all about the last minute dash too but it usually means I pay more for things.

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    That gaga picture. Love her.

    Also I’m shocked my peppermint oreos didn’t make the cut! I know how much you love peppermint. I made them just for you!!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

      ;)

      Lol Aww thanks Davida…you really really really shouldn’t have, haha.

      Hope you had a nice weekend!

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Any bets the extra $7 is for the dress and the $1000 is that silly silver…thing.

    What physical item does NOT look like lady gaga? Seriously?!

    This is one of my first Christmas’s in Australia in a while- I’ve forgotten what it’s like! Me + Christmas shopping = death. 24 hour Chadstone on the 23rd- here I come!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

      Well that is probably true! It is probably made from white gold or something crazy!

      Lol very true!

      OMG 24 hours shopping at Chaddie? You are brave! I wouldn’t do it!

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I NEED those apple fries. holy yum!!

    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      I know right?

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I like your favourites! The photo of the Eider forced me to laugh so… This is the girl changes fashion, definitely :D Ideas of apple pie such cool! I think, I use it, having made healthy changes ;)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      :) Thanks Marina!

      I know they look delicious don’t they?

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    LOL, that lady gag pic is hilarious!

    We usually have 3 different houses to go to on Christmas but we’re staying in California this year so we won’t be stressing about it. It’s always so hectic though. Have a good weekend! :)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      ;)

      Sounds like your Christmas might usually be just as hectic as mine, lucky for you not this year though.

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

  • Posted December 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Apple pie fries sound amazing! As the does the sangria! Have a great weekend!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      Don’t they both sound yum?

      Hope you had a nice weekend too!

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Apple Pie Fries?! Yeah I need those too. That telescope is so adorable and the Lady Gaga vs Heater thing is hilarious. I actually laughed out loud at that one! Christmas shopping is…nonexistent in my life. I’m such a slacker and I feel awful about it but I’ve been really sick this week and I have exams starting tomorrow and I move the day after exams so once I’m settled in I’ll have like, 4 days to Christmas shop. Yay procrastination!!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      ;)

      I did when I saw it too, it was too funny not to! :)

      I hope you feel better soon and fingers crossed your exams go ok. I think it is perfectly fine that you focus on them and not shopping till you have to!

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Apple Pie Fries!?!! Caramel dip!?!! I went to heaven!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

      :D

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    That necklace is awesome and may end up being a Christmas gift for my friend. And OMG, those apple pie fries.. I need those in my life, too!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      How cute is it?

      Yes like yesterday ;)

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    Happy Friday!! Love that necklace, glad you got it for yourself. Wow, only 12 days til Christmas – I’m not ready!! Apple pie fries? NEED!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      :)

      I know I’m not ready either!!

      Yes need like now!!

      Happy now Sunday!

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    Everything about this post makes me happy. The lady gaga pic = amazing. And I’ve seen those apple pie fries before on Pinterest and drooled over them! I need to make them!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      I need to make them too! I’d probably be tempted to just eat them all myself :)

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Haha, love the cat pic!! Oh, & I think the heater wore it better, sorry Gaga!!
    Happy Friday! :)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Lol I kind of agree with you :)

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    That dress is beautiful!! Can’t believe the price tag though. Never fear, it’ll show up at Top Shop soon!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      I know it is so expensive!! Fingers crossed it does :)

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh those little apple pie fries are adorable! How cute!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      I know aren’t they just? :)

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    HAHAHA That Gaga picture. Lol’ing. I can’t even. The dress is absolutely stunning. I love the cinch in the middle.
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      :D

      I know it is so pretty! Shame about the price though.

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Love all your Friday Favorites! The gaga comparison made my day!!!

    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

      Thank you :) Glad I could make your day!

      Hope you had a nice weekend.

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    There are way too many good things on this page today!! Jan, that Gaga pic is classic…so funny.The apple fries look delicious. What a creative idea. The cat pics are always a win with me!

    We spend Christmas half at my parents home and half at the Boyfriend’s parents home. Luckily they’re only half an hour away from each other. I can’t believe I haven’t started my shopping yet!! Thanks for the reminder.
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      Good that you like cat pictures too :)

      I hope you got some shopping done this weekend. I got a little bit more done but still lots more to go!

      Hope you had a nice weekend!

  • Posted December 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Only $1007.00… I’ll take two or three. Heck, maybe even one in every color. Pshh! Seriously, who has the $$$ for that.
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      I know right? Let’s get a whole wardrobe of them ;)

      People with way too much money to know what to do with that’s who!

  • Posted December 15, 2013 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    Still shopping for Christmas but have most of it taken care of. How are you doing for shopping?

    For $1007 that dress should come with a monkey butler to help you put it on! Does it come with a monkey butler? If it does I might be interested in buying it, like an investment :D

    We’re staying on the Island for Christmas, it’s breeding season for the sheep and the Mister needs to make sure the lights are turned down low in the barn and some Barry White is playing in the background. OK, not really but it is a busy time making sure the thousand of sheep are taken care of :)
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      Lucky that you have most of it done I still have a bit more to go!

      Lol I don’t think it does but maybe we should suggest it to them!

      I think you should play them some Barry White it might help them out you never know! That is a lot of sheep to take care of!

  • Posted December 15, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Apple pie fries sound soooo good right now! Note to self: don’t read health blogs when hungry. I am dying over here haha. I’m also jealous of your friend’s overseas travels. I need to travel ASAP!
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

      Lol I know! I am the same about Pinterest, when I am hungry it is a bad idea to look at it!

      Well now that you have graduated you have no excuse not to make a trip to say I don’t know….Australia? ;) hehe

  • Posted December 15, 2013 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Hahaha Gaga vs. the heater- sooo funny! Those apple pie fries look amazing, too. I feel you with wanting to go away for Christmas. I love family, but we’re always the ones that have to travel from place to place and it’s so tiring! I got some shopping done today, but I’m still sick so all I want to do is curl up in bed and sleep.
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    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

      Glad it is not just me that gets tired of travelling all over for Christmas!

      Oh no sad to hear you are still sick, hoping you feel better soon, if not maybe a trip to the doctor is in order? Hopefully you had a nice relaxing weekend and got your sleep.

  • Posted December 17, 2013 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the shout out lady! Glad you stumbled across my blog. Lady Gaga’s outfit is also killing me! The resemblance between her and the heater is uncanny. Sometimes, correction, most of the time the stuff she wears is beyond ridiculous. Those apple pie fries do look amazing! I think i’m going to have to cook up a batch of those for the holiday as well. Happy Monday!

    • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
      Posted December 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

      Of course :)

      Hehe I know right, isn’t it funny?

      Happy now Tuesday!

  • Posted December 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Bahahahaha! The Lady Gaga thing is hilarious! And omg, that dress is awesome but $1007 dollars?!! I don’t THINK so! Oh and I’m totally with you on those apple pie fries…mind = BLOWN!!
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