FRIDAY FAVORITES...JUST A SMALL TOWN GIRL

Happy Friday my sweet loves! I just have such a hard time believing that February is half over! But that’s OK let’s get closer to some sweet warmth and sunshine! My favorite meteorologist gave us that said reality that yesterdays high tee of 40 degrees is the highest we are going to see for weeks. Boo but YAY to FRIDAY and s few FUN Favorites! 

1. New Restaurant Date Night
On Saturday, Mr. Nine and I took my mom to the airport and thought we’d make a date night out of it. We were excited to hit a local new restaurant that is housed in a historical library. The crazy thing is my cousin and her family were the ones that renovated the library into a residence and then they were approached by the restaurant developer to buy it and thus Jesus’s Latin Grill and Tequila Bar was born. I had a orange Creamsicle margarita, well I had two, and they were utterly delicious. The flavors of the food are very unique and everything just melted in our mouths and hit the spot. It was the first time in six weeks that I have felt stuffed since I have really been working on my eating, but the binge and cheat day was so worth it!


Date Night Outfit.....SWEATER I LOVE IS BACK IN STOCK!!!!
BUY SWEATER HERE // LUCKY BOOTS HERE

2. Small Town Girls
Small town girls. I’m a small-town girl and I’m proud of it. I especially want to give props to three small town girls whose performances on the Grammy Awards blew me away Sunday night.

I still get chills every time I hear the song Shallow and Lady Gaga did an amazing rendition of her award-winning song. 


This girl, J -Lo, has my heart big time! Just look at this smoking lady! We are close in age so I severely admire what this woman does!


And the incomparable Dolly Parton! Here is the whole tribute!


This woman is simply the best. The minute I heard her and Miley Cyrus singing Jolene, it took me back to my beloved Nashville Girls' Trip!!

AMEN to this!!!

3. Week's Attire
Valentine Attire
Jeans HERE // Boots HERE


Shoes HERE , Earrings HERE, FP Top HERE, Head Wrap HERE
Red Bralette HERE

SNEAKERS HERE, Earrings HERE, Barefoot Dreams Cardigan HERE, Tee HERE & 

4. Lavender and Poncho
I am all about the lavenders and the lilacs! These purple hues just scream spring! I had not pulled out my lavender corduroy pants in a while. It was fun to pair them with a favorite cream poncho and lavender scarf.
Similar Poncho HERE // Scarf HERE // 
Boots HERE & HERE

More Inspo




5. Misc. Fun 
POSTS OF THE WEEK
Monday~ 3 Things


LOVE with my Daisy
Outfit from Yesterday's Insta and sweet pup wanted in.

BUY SWEATER HERE // BUY Pink Heels HERE // BUY HEART NECKLACE HERE // Earrings HERE

Small Town Girl Shirt
So CUTE!!
BUY Tee HERE

All You Small Town and Big Town girls go have the SWEETEST weekend! HUGS!!

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




WHITE AND GOLD PLEATED RE-CREATION


The minute I saw this beautiful white and gold pleated skirt ensemble on Pinterest and from Awesome Blogger Becky Hillyard, I knew it had to be my next re-creation! That’s the fashion prompt for today, creating someone else’s style. Her Blog Cella Jane  is beautiful and I sure do like how she puts together an outfit! I was already in the market for another pair of Adidas superstar sneakers because I love the ones with the black stripe so much. These, with the champagne gold stripe, are spot on spectacular. Great story about this Fuzzy Wuzzy soft as a teddy bear white sweater from Free People. I got it from Zappos and a week after it arrived, the sale price was cut in half again. The wonderful customer support at Zappos was kind enough to refund me the difference. 


Let’s talk about this beautiful soft velvety champagne Gold Skirt!! Her skirt is more of a metallic but I opted for something a little softer and guess where it came from? Yes, wonderful Amazon! It is elastic around the waist and is so comfortable on, thus making a perfect with the tennis shoes.



Last Summer, I showed you another fun White and Gold Look. I just love how classy and fresh it is.



That purse! That purse of hers is over $1000. I knew that would not be a purse I would carry often so I found a Super Cute One, also on Zappos made by Aldo. $35!! Yes! I love that the strap is not only gold chain but the purse material as well. It is just the right size and it looks so much more expensive in person.


It was a dreadful dreary day when we took these pictures but I was so proud of the job my mom did. Lighting just isn’t always on our side but we do the best we can!

Sweater HERE // Skirt HERE // Tennis Shoes HERE // Necklace HERE // Gold Purse HERE

LINK-UP your Fashion style over at The Blended Blog



May your day be Solid GOLD!!

PEANUT BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

I have been eating so good and about the only time I allow myself sugar is an occasional Dove dark chocolate or a couple junior mints but sometimes for a cheat day, you just want something more satisfying. Yet, I wanted to opt for somewhat healthier ingredients. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I haven’t brought you any sweet treats in a while, I thought it was time. I have made these twice to raves from the peanut gallery. 




So simple, so easy, only 5 ingredients
What you'll need


No Bake Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
INGREDIENTS 
2 3/4 cups crispy Rice Krispie cereal 
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter (I used reduced fat ONLY because we love the taste)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla, optional 

DIRECTIONS
Line the bottom of an 8 x 8” baking pan with parchment paper. I also spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds stir heat for 30 seconds more and stir again. If desired, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice crispy cereal and mix until combined well. Pour into the lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove and cut into bars, big or small. These can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If cut into 20 bars, they are 80 calories each.




HAPPY TASTY TUESDAY

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