FRIDAY FAVORITES....Back In The Saddle


HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY! Hallelujah! Let's face it, folks, the Week back to work and the daily grind, after a week of vacation, is a lil rough! I am thankful it went fast! I ask myself, why was it so hard to get back to eating right and working out when I walked/ran 15,000 steps a day and ate lots of fruit and yogurt on vacation? Ummm, must have something to do with that darn Bakery that has me still feeling the carb coma!!! Here are my favorites as I got back in the saddle, so to speak, with the game of life!

1. SLUSHIES
That Frozen Concoction that helps me hang on. 
Heck, I don't even care of there is alcohol or not......slushies rock!
Check out this Pitcher of Boozy Stawberry Lemonade Slushies!! YUM!
Come on over, I'll make a pitcher...or 2!!

Recipe Here


 2. OUTFIT LOVE
To me, this is sheer perfection!



3.WORK ATTIRE
The word for this week's work attire was billowy. After those bagels and Boston Creams, I wanted to feel comfy this week, hence, the flowy tops.

Expess


Forever 21


T.J. Maxx


4. FAMILY PHOTO
Every year, we take a beach family photo, usually with our camera on timer. This year, as we walked down to the beach, we spotted our photographer friends who had taken our photos a couple years ago. They offered to take a dozen shots and here is my favorite. They were the only ones we got of all 5 of us together that week.

 
 5. HEIRLOOM TOMATO BRUSCHETTA
 Last night my taste buds were treated to one of my favorite taste sensations of the Summer. Plus, it was my husbands and my first dinner out in a while without kids and better yet...on a weeknight! (I cook almost every weeknight), so what a treat. We have a local wood fired pizza place in town that was
Voted by Esquire's readers as the top 15 most life changing pizza in the nation. While good, it is not the pizza I crave, it is this Bruschetta. It only comes around in July when the Heirloom tomatoes are in season locally but the flavor, with the homemade mozzarella and olive oil basted bread are explosive and AMAZING!!!




Happy Weekend Beautiful People, Savor it!!

Linked up with Meet At The Barre // High 5 For Friday // Charming Friday 
XOXO
"Variety's the spice of life, that gives it all it's flavor." 
~William Cowper

33 comments:

  1. I totally get the "flowy top syndrome!" I'll be right there with you next week, girl! Great family beach pic! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

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    1. You're so wonderful Laura! Yep, had to ease back into it, lol! I hope your weekend is as beautiful as you are!!!! :-)

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  2. I have had that Forever 21 top in my cart all summer! Thanks for helping me spend my money today;) You always look amazing! Have a great weekend! Susan

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    1. Ha ha!! You're so cute Susan! You will love that top though, I promise it will be money well spent!! In fact I was thinking about wearing it today with some jean capris to run around doing my errands! :-) I hope the weekend is as lovely as you are!

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  3. Love your Friday posts! That bruschetta looks AMAZING! We will absolutely have to try that recipe.

    Have such a good weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Thank you sweet Kelly! Hope you have an awesome weekend full of fun!!

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  4. I am loving everything about this post! The tomato bruschetta looks amazing, I could seriously eat that right now and it's not even 8am! haha And that white skirt is pure perfection, so gorgeous! Also, the slushy looks so cool and refreshing, perfect for the hot weather this weekend! Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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    1. Thank you Rachel!!!! If you lived close I would so take you to get that bruschetta, it is the BEST! And then we'd have a pitcher of slushies in our white skirts.....well red slushies and white skirts, maybe not. LOL!!! I hope you enjoy an awesome weekend beautiful!!

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  5. Love that family picture!! You look so pretty, and your boys are all so handsome! :-) That bruschetta looks delicious too. Love that boho F21 top and I'll be over later for that slushy!! :-) I hope that you have a great day today and a wonderful weekend!!! :-)

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    1. Come on over lady!!! We will have a slushy to make up for the yucky rain today. Lol.

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  6. Great family picture and yay for making it through the week after vacation. Sometimes that's an accomplishment in itself. Your work looks are perfect! happy weekend :)

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    1. Happy weekend mama! Thank you, I hope your Friday rocks so you can get to the weekend extra quick!! xo

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  7. That strawberry lemonade slushy sounds sooooo good right now! Yum!! You have an absolutely beautiful family! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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    1. The Midwest has joined you in the scorching heat and humidity so we need a HUGE slushy pitcher :-) Thank you sweets and hope your weekend is spectacular!!!!

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  8. omg that slushie looks to die for!!! and that outfit and brushetta!! You're making me hungry and wanting to shop lol
    great family pic!

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    1. Thank you so much! It's so hot out today, I need a slushy now. Lol! Hope your weekend is terrific!!

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  9. I really love that first outfit. I feel like if the solid went down further I could even wear that to work.

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    1. Thank you girl! Hope you enjoy an awesome weekend!!!

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  10. What a beautiful photo of your whole family! You are so tan, me and my pale skin are jealous haha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. Thank you my sweetheart! Hope yours is happy and full of fun!!!

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  11. I love how you always pull of layering + statement necklaces. So stylish, my friend! I need a whole carafe of that slushie goodness after today! Cheers to the weekend, right? xx

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    1. You bet cha girl, cheers! I'd buy you a drink at Happy Hour tonight if I was there. :-) I just know your weekend is going to be spectacular and m it's going to take all the stress of the week away!!! xo

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  12. Drooling over that plate of deliciousness! I can imagine that it tastes 10x better than it even looks.

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    1. Let me tell you, it does. Despite brushing my teeth twice since I had it last night, my brain is still sending olive oil goodness to my taste buds!! Ha! Have a spectacular weekend!

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  13. Hi Andrea, I really love the tradition on your family photo sessions. YOU have such a beautiful family, you are truly blessed! I also love your tomato bruschetta! It's one of my fave's actually!
    Anyhow, as always, I've enjoyed your post today!
    Sending you much love & have a fabulous weekend!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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    1. Oh V, the bruschetta is so good!! I wish I could take you to lunch there! Enjoy an amazing weekend you most gorgeous lady!

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  14. You just gave me a serious slushie craving!
    Dresses & Denim

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    1. :-) Happy Weekend beautiful!!

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  15. I love these pictures!! That smoothie and salad look amazing!! I love that family photo!! Such a nice thing to keep doing! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

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    1. Thank you sweetheart!! I hope this weekend Rocks for you girl!!!

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  16. i want those slushies! and that outfit is gorgeous.

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  17. That bruschetta looks amazing! LOVE your family photo :)!

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  18. Linking up with OHF :) I hear you with the slushies. We usually get ours at 7-11, and they are SO GOOD!! Your bruschetta looks amazing!

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