FRIDAY FAVORITES!!

My Five for Friday took awhile to narrow down. Lots of fun stuff this week. Don't ya just love when the week flies by getting you closer to the weekend and everything actually goes your way for a change.
You know simple stuff, like hitting all the green lights with no town detours, the newspaper being there on time, paying it forward at Starbucks, rain for new flowers, manicure still going strong with no broken nails, and cookies that turn out perfectly and eaten warm. Ahhh, that's a good week!
Here are five things I have especially loved this week:

1. BLACK AND WHITE!

Work Attire and those laser cut handbags I adore. Love adding just a smidgen of color with a cardi or shoes.

Pamela over at Sequins & Sea Breeze
had a favorite fashion post for the week showcasing black and white with her "Mixed Spots" post featuring a Zara top that is to die for!! 
 


 2. Spring Tees in Full Bloom!
Warmer temps and rain have turned Indiana into a burst of color with all the crabapple, red bud and pear trees in full bloom. I am lucky to take in these beautiful sights near where I work.



 

3. CHICKEN CLUB BRUNCH RING!

This is about the only Pampered Chef inspired recipe I still make after all these years. It is a huge hit, very eye pleasing (and tummy pleasing) and is gobbled up first thing everywhere I take it. After a heavy Taco Tuesday, I decided to whip this up Wednesday night. I just used 1 roll of crescents instead of two and it was perfect.

Recipe HERE


 



4. MONSTER COOKIES!

These happen to be my favorite cookie. With peanut butter and no white flour and loaded up with oats, oh I just love them. What I do is take half the batch and freeze individually so I can take out one at a time for a treat now and then. Plan on having one this morning with my coffee. Oh the other half of the batch, well, the 4 "boys" in the house devour them. :)
 


Here's the link to the best Monster Cookie recipe out there
HERE
 


5.MOM'S

Biana over at B Loved Boston had one of my favorite posts this week entitled "Things My Mom Taught Me". I could relate so much and agree that my mom is my best friend. Cherish your mothers, mother-in-laws, mom figures both here and gone. Cherish what they have given you and I trust much of the magnificent person you are comes from them.
 


ISN'T MY MAMA BEAUTIFUL & STYLISH!!!

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend with all your favorite things and people and 
that it is full of happiness and laughter.
 xoxo
 "If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a 
prayer has not already been."
 ~Robert Brault



48 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh your mom is a stunner - clearly you both are twins!!! I love that work outfit inspiration and I'm still crushing hard on that target bag you posted about!!! Hope you have a great weekend love!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you so much Biana! You're an inspiration and I adore the blog make-over!! Looking fabulous just like you! May your weekend be amazing!!

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  2. Hi Andrea, I am so glad I found your blog via the Thursday Style Files. Thanks for linking up. Those recipes sound divine and your mom is a gorgeous woman. You definitely take after her.

    Have a great weekend! Ada. =)

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    1. Oh Ada you're a sweetie! I have been crushing on your blog and love your style!!! Hope you have an amazing weekend!!

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  3. Those trees are so gorgeous!! I just love this time of year! :) Thanks for linking those delicious recipes! Can't wait to check them out! B's post on the things her mom taught her was so beautiful! Much like the snapshots of you and yours! She is so lovely, and her daughter takes after her! ;) Wishing you a fabulous weekend, Andrea!! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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    1. Brenda, what a sweet comment! you made my Friday extra special! Thank you and I hope you have an amazing weekend full of fun and laughter and smiles sweet lady! Hugs to you!!

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  4. Happy Friday, Andrea! Those trees look amazing!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

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    1. Happy Friday and weekend back to you my dear!!

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  5. Those trees are gorgeous!! I've noticed a few trees that have bloomed around here too.. Yes we do have trees in parts of the city lol. You and your mom are beautiful. You also look just like her!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day to you! :-)

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    1. Thank you Caroline. So I hear we are going to be getting some storms this weekend but let's hope it's not true! lol! I hope you certainly get to enjoy lots of fun laughter and smiles and happy Mother's Day weekend to you as well beautiful! xo :-)

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  6. Yum those monster cookies look great! Have a great mother's day!

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    1. Oh thank you sweetie! I hope your weekend is filled with laughter fun and smiles!! :-)

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  7. Those cookies look so delicious. The tress look lovely as well. I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day <3

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    1. Oh thank you so very much! I hope you have a wonderful and fun weekend as well beautiful!!

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  8. Omg that chicken club ring looks amazing!! I'm look up that recipe! Yum! You and your mom look so much alike! Now I know where your beauty comes from! Have a great weekend and Mother's Day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  9. Love the white and black with that bright green! And hey, I wish I had one of those monster cookies right now with a cup of coffee! :D
    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  10. I love black and white. I wear some black pretty much every day. It is a NYC thing I guess. Those monster cookies look so good. I am trying to be good though so I had to look away, lol!

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  11. Monster cookies are my favorite too, I love the combo of flavors in them! You & your mama are gorgeous! Hope you have a good weekend and wonderful mothers day :)

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    1. Oh sweetie thank you so much for the comments! I hope your weekend is as fun and precious as you are! xo

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  12. Happy Friday, lovely! You're so gorgeous! Love this look from head to toe as seen on the last picture! Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend!!!
    Happy Weekend! Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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    1. Happy Friday sweet Vanessa! Thank you so much for your lovely words, you're amazing as always! I hope your Mother's Day is blessed from beginning to end full of smiles and happiness!!! xo

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  13. Those blooming trees are just gorgeous!!!! And those monster cookies....oh my!!! I totally did not need to see that this morning haha! I hope you have a fabulous weekend :)

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    1. You're so cute Nadine! Hope you're having a fabulous Friday!

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  14. Those cookies!!! Yes please :)
    I love black & White with a splash of color - so classic!

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    1. Thank you sweet lady! I hope your weekend is amazing! xo

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  15. Oh man between the monster cookies and chicken club brunch ring you are making me hungry and inspiring me to get my bake on!

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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    1. Go girl!!!! Thank you and I hope you have an amazing weekend full of fun happiness and laughter!!!!!

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  16. That brunch ring will definitely be tried out in my house! Great post, loved the positive start, it has been a good week over here too. I hope you have an amazing weekend full of love, my wonderful friend! XO -Kim

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    1. Awesome Kim, I'm so glad to hear you're having a wonderful week and may continue right into the weekend, love you girl!!!!!'

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  17. Your mom is beautiful (and so are you!). Those cookies look amazing! They would definitely turn me into a cookie monster lol

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. You're too cute!!! Hope you have a splendid weekend full of fun!

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  18. Very lovely!
    XO JNESS
    http://jenessasheffield.com/

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  19. Awwww this is so sweet!!!! Thanks for the kind words. Having you for a daughter has made motherhood so easy! I have enjoyed every minute of it and looking forward to sharing many more wonderful years with my best friend! - Love, Mom xoxo

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    1. So sweet right back mom. I Love you!!! xoxo

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  20. Great photo! You and your Mom look fabulous! Monster cookies are my favorite and that chicken club ring looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with Thursday Fashion Files!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thank you Jill! I hope your weekend is amazing and filled with fun and happiness!!! xo

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  21. Oh my gosh, that sandwich looks amazing! And those flowered trees are so pretty - I just love spring!

    Wishes & Reality

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    1. Me too! I hope your weekend is spectacular!!!!! :-)

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  22. Omg that chicken club brunch ring!! And what beautiful blooms!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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    1. It's yummy! And thank you, I hope your weekend is wonderful!!!

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  23. Happy Mother's Day to you..cookies look so delicious

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    1. Thank you for your lovely and sweet comments!! I hope you have a beautiful and happy weekend!!!

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  24. Aww what a lovely post, i love everything you put in it <3 Anyway thanks for the comment on my blog, and regarding with your question, i dm you in twitter, please check on it :)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! You're so sweet! I hope you enjoy and beautiful and happy weekend my sweets!!! :-)

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  25. I love the blooming trees! They make me so happy this time of year
    Dresses & Denim

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  26. Loving your five faves! You and your mother are beautiful, Andrea! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  27. The monster cookies look amazing, and I am loving all the trees in bloom :)

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  28. That chicken club brunch ring looks SO good! Looks like it serves a lot, too! I love when the trees start to bloom, especially the dog wood and redbud trees here in Missouri. It is nice when everything goes your way all week long, I do not take those weeks for granted... ever!

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