Nope, I WASN'T going to do it, ya know, the over promotion of Christmas in July that every blogger and their brother, well, probably sister, tends to do. The coveted #NSale. The endless "what I bought at the Nordy sale," the "what YOU should buy" posts! But then 2 things happened. A blogger friend, who shall remain nameless, but whose page views and readers are similar to mine, told me the promotion of the yearly make your holler #NSale 5 times strong extravaganza, actually made enough money to buy her families Christmas presents that year! You know, kinda like I have a garage sale to help with college expenses. Since I am no longer working in the “professional” sector, it’s a hellz ya, mama needs a little Christmas cash. But this was the most difficult post I have ever had to write as I could not find any of these products in my Reward Style. Did I miss the memo? Fixed now (thank you Kate, you "Link Ninja" you)! However, sweet Friends, that is not the main reason. The main reason is, to be honest, I listen to and respect what many fashion bloggers have to say. I know they spent countless hours feeding us what they think we would like. If you are a regular reader, it means that you think my style is halfway decent so why wouldn’t I want to help? I didn't go totally hog wild or anything, just grabbed a few dozen fun things, basics and some cute gifts. 

I’m no level bazillion nor am I a fashion blogger only. I’m a Nordy level 3, middle aged gal who loves her some cute and well fitting clothes along with all kinds of make life happy interests. I’m not gonna shove oodles of items your way, just a few favorites. But my Fed-Ex man is going to be here every day for the next two weeks. Maybe I should make him cookies! 

Movinta Bootie

Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee

(Under $20)


Ruffle Neck Sweater


Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie

(The color had me!)


Calson® Dolman Sleeve Sweater

(Loved so much, bought two colors!)


BP. Brice Notched Bootie (My Favorite)


Connie Step Hem Skinny Jeans (Such a GREAT price for Nice jeans)


Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater

(Favorite Purchase by Far)


Madewell Leaflet Necklace (Great gift idea under $25)


ZELLA Live In High Waist Crop Leggings

(I will live in these!)

And Perhaps My Favorite and Most extravagant Splurge:

'In the Wild' Throw



All my favorite fits and comfy undies!

So there’s my caved to the goodness pressure in sweltering July. I hope my picks make some of you happy and then I hope this sale ends fast cause I’m already tired of the yellow in your face #Nordstrom titles filling up my Bloglovin feed! I'll send a majority back I am sure. Now, I’m going to Wal-Mart and getting a Chick-fi-A market salad for lunch. Oh and most importantly shopping AMAZON PRIME DAY and it is Christmas in July baby..stocking up on Presents that is!
RACE to get the ECHO LOOK, it's on sale HALF OFF Now for Prime Day. You know the nifty little Camera you can Tell it to "Alexa, Take a Photo!" No more holding the camera for selfies or asking someone to take your picture. I LOVE mine!

My Favorite purchase from Last year's sale was actually this "Pardon My French" tee

Happy shopping but more Happy LIVING!


Happy Happy Friday loves! It’s been a great sun shiny week with lots of pool chillin’! Maybe an ice cream scoop or two. And Yes, yes, I did participate a bit in the #NSale but I won't bore you with that just yet. Except for this reply form the gotta be giddy Nordstrom Marketing Crew:

How about you? Hope it’s been a great Summer week and here’s to the weekend! I'm headed to a Farmer's stand today for the first sweet corn of the season so tonight it's BLT's and buttery Corn on the Cob for dinner! 

1. Blogger Spotlight: 
Amy Ann from Straight A Style
Amy Ann Happens to be one of my favorite fashion bloggers in the entire world!! She is a tall (she is 5’10”) glass of pure sunshine!! I think I have pretty much adored everything she has ever worn and her color palettes inspire! Amy Ann and her husband have been blessed with little Ivy Jean who is always styling just as sweetly as her mama. Was so tickled the week to see her in such a lovely Pineapple Print Dress. Amy Ann always sports the CUTEST statement shoes so you will LOVE this post on How to Style Them! We share a major love for kimonos snd This Kimono she styled is one of my all-time favorites! Something else I adore about this Princess is her modesty and love of midi dresses. Just look how angelic she looks in This one! She also has a knack for Styling a piece in several ways!! I thought she was perfect of this summer ice cream edition of Friday Favorites because her colors often remind me of sweet ice cream shop hues!! Adore this Jesus loving mama and style sensation!
Amy Ann is drop dead GORGEOUS inside & out!
Isn't this BLUE DRESS Dreamy!!
Race to check out her BLOG!

2. ICE CREAM of Course
Here’s where the whole ice cream theme came in play some more. I do not generally buy store ice cream unless it’s for pie or Cobbler and I’m spoiled because we have one if the top ten ice cream joints in the country. My second favorite ice cream spot is the Dairy Maid we go to on our vacation. I indulged right and it gave Mr. Nine and I an idea. History Channel are you listening? We should travel the country and commentate on all the ice cream shops. Here’s the damper on our reality show, I’m ready for the camera, Mr. Nine, not so much. Good thought honey, we’ll just stick to our occasional scoops of goodness, lol. 

3. Week's Attire

Playing around with the AMAZON ECHO CAMERA  for these next two.

I cannot even tell you how much I love this Minty Tank. It is actually from the pajamas section of Target but I threw it on for last Sunday’s Funday festivities. It is sooooo soft!! And I love the bright lemon yellow in it and it’s only 12.99! Look at the scalloped hem!

5. Misc. Fun
Speaking of Sunday Funday
Scenes from Sunday Fun Day! We had come back from vacation on Saturday but not wanting to end our family fun time, we headed to a friend’s Lake Home get together. Had a blast. Lots of boating, water volleyball, grub, cocktails, badminton, relaxing and chatting. 

I made my Blueberry Crunch Parfait to take and it was a huge hit. Recipe calls for strawberries but this is how I made it for the Bursting with Blueberries contest. 
Recipe HERE

My Favorite Purchase from #NSale Yesterday
Caslon Varsity Striped Tee
5 weeks from tonight and It’s Friday Night Light’s Baby! Our boy will be a Senior, uninjured and starting with the Team. These are their colors, it was under $25 and I’ve heard, even cuter in person. I won’t shove anymore #NSale down your throat this week so I’ll leave it here for now. LOL 

Tiki Toss 
Such a cool story about the Tiki Toss game! When we were on vacation as I told you on Monday, The kids played this game at the distillery. They both made ringers and the waitress said she hadn’t seen anybody do that yet. Well, when we got home a birthday package was waiting for Mr. Nine from his little sweet sister. Guess what was inside? TIKI TOSS!! And she didn’t even know we’d been playing it. Perfect addition to the pool area! 

Here are the boys playing it on vacay.

Get your TIKI on and Have a fabulous weekend darlings! 
Make sure to link up all your favorite post(s) of the week too! 

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday



This outfit sat pretty funny with Mr. Nine and I’ll tell you why. You are gonna do a jaw drop when I tell you this Floral Fauna Beauty JUMPSUIT in the BEST color palette was only $16.94 and that’s full price! Yes, my friends, this happens to be my favorite Wal-Mart find of all eternity. It’s got all the fashion Check marks in my fashion book! Price, check! Beauty, check! Quality, check! (Not all Wally World clothes are beyond a pop em’ out Asian factory, but this puppy is crepe material and just as nice as my several more Benjamin’s jumpsuits!) And lastly, Easy bathroom accessibility, check check check! Oh, and the straps are button adjustable! Adore the Time and Tru line they have!

 Why Mr. Nine laughed is because yeah, I got this beaut for under $20 but as I’m bragging he reminded me, cough, cough, The Tory Burch Sandals and Rebecca Minkoff Purse may have crossed out that deal. So, I said, “Hey ya gotta save somewhere” and it helped that I had these two items in my closet already to match. The pink pop is so pretty and the sandals in the makeup color finished it all for a neutral, comfortable vacation walk to dinner outfit. The Hot Pink SUGARFIX EARRINGS were a deal as well and gave it even more pizazz!