FRIDAY FAVORITES....FAIR EDITION

Wow, the last day of July. NO!! You know what that means, time to start thinking about Fall, if you haven't already. You know, I love the sweet Summertime but Fall is my groove, so I'm a little excited. Tomorrow is the last day of the Fair and since this is pretty much where I lived and breathed this past week, much of this Friday favorites post is about the country life, primarily what I ate and wore. LOL 
Have a wonderful weekend soaking up the last few of Summer.


1. 4-H and THE KIDS
While the people watching, concerts and food are amazing, the thing that is most important about the Fair is the 4-H kids. They work so hard. They learn, grow and make new friends.
So proud of our guy and how he did.
 Steer Show: 2nd Place and showed for reserve champion

Swine Show: 3rd place out of 10 in his show group

 2. COTTON CANDY
I have loved cotton candy since I was a little girl. My friend Tami and I love it so much that we always get one of those cute lil themed buckets of it at every holiday for each other. There is no cotton candy like that at the Fair. I usually grab a bag on the very last day and enjoy tiny little pieces of sugary goodness throughout the next week.


The Sugar Spun Candle gives me that sweet smell without the calories. It's from Target and literally smells up the whole house so sweetly. It is my favorite candle for summer and in between seasons. Fall and Winter call for more cinnamon and harvest smells but this remains a goodie!! I need to stock pile before Target stops selling them
I have been wanting to try the one Yankee Candle has too.



3. CORN DOGS
So, call me crazy but hands down, my favorite food of the whole Fair are the corn dogs. It is the first thing I eat every time. And not just any Fair dog, it must be at this booth behind me. Photo bomb by the cute booth worker. I am not big on processed food but this week all bets are off. I enjoyed 2 of these puppies this week. Til next year BEST CORN DOG EVER.....

Express Barcelona polka dot Cami,  J.C. Penny Lime shorts, Target sandals, Coach cross body

I've made little mini corn dogs at home before so 
I thought I'd share a recipe for them you might enjoy. Kids love em'

Homemade Mini Corndog Recipe Here


4. FAIR ATTIRE
Oh kids, as you know with most of the country, this week has been sweltering. I feel so sorry for all the 4-H kids, the animals and fair workers. Let me tell ya, my main goal was not to see how many fried Oreos I could eat, but rather it was how to stay cool. 
My best defense was hair up, shirts and cool breezy tops.

Target top, Levi's shorts, Kohl's Sandals, Coach cross body

Cupid's Diary top, Kohl's shorts, Wal-Mart sandals, Old Navy fringe cross body

 5.COLE SWINDELL CONCERT & TWITTER REPLY
Finally, 6 months of tweeting this guy, one of my favorite country stars and he replied yesterday. My week, month, YEAR is complete!


Linking up with Fashion Friday // Meet At The Barre // High Five For Friday  // Charming Friday // Fab Favorites // Oh Hey..Friday
// Friday Favorites // A Lovely Little Link Up Ala Mode 

One more night at the Fair for Auction and then I think everyone including "y'all" needs to do lots of this:
xoxo
I'll be bucking it to the County Fair
~George Strait

34 comments:

  1. Summer fairs are the best~ You had to be the best dressed one there!!! You look adorable - love the breezy colorful tops!! Susan

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    1. How sweet Susan! Yes, I am Faired out! Now it's back to school, football and Fall mode. Lol. Have a beautiful Friday and awesome weekend gorgeous lady!! :-)

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  2. Love your fair style! I wasn't so smart when I took my boys yesterday, hair was down and I wore my aviators. Hair was a sweaty mess and my eyes are super sensitive so they were watering like crazy from the sun being so bright haha! HOTmess! We went to the Elkhart County Fair, too, to see Cole!! How funny!!

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    1. sooo understand! Darn heat this week! We cannot look our Stylin best when we're a sweaty mess. I'll bet you still looked cute!! Where do you live? Crazy small world! I was just talking to someone about how their aren't many N. Indiana bloggers. Glad to connect! Your Blog rocks! Have a great day! :-)

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  3. I just LOVE your style! All that food looks SO delicious! It makes me want fair food right now.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  4. Such cute, easy outfits with shorts. Loe the green chevron tunic tank. It looks like you had soooo much fun!

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  5. Haha I can tell you're already thinking about August because your first line says - last day of August!! I haven't had cotton candy in so long - why do you have to tease me like that!! UMMM that tweet - YES!! Happy Weekend doll! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Oh my gosh Biana, the teacher in me is freaking out about that grammatical error, just fixed it, thank you so much! ha ha, yeah I think that Fair overheated my brain, not to mention clouded by all that sugar. Getting ready to go for a run and I'll feel much better! Ha!

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  6. Fair food is delicious. I like fried mushrooms and Fiske French fries.

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  7. What a fun addition of your Friday Favorites, Andrea!! I love your fair attire! Such cute looks!! I could really go for one of those corn dogs - yum! Please pass along my congrats on those 2nd and 3rd Place winnings!! How exciting! :) Have a fabulous upcoming weekend!! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  8. Oh my gosh that tweet!!! He's right too, looking good girl!! Love your fair outfits, and I also love corn dogs!! Even though I rarely eat them anymore. Anyways.. have a fabulous weekend!! :-)

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    1. Me too Caroline, it's a once a year treat, well twice this week. Ha!! Thank you, I hope your weekend with the fam in town is amazing!!!

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  9. I LOVE THE FAIR! I really do...and our mall just opened up a food booth with all fair foods! So I can eat fair food year round! Which, let's be honest, is truly the best part of the fair. BUT, I do love your adorable son, your adorable outfits, and woo hoo for your tweet!!! Have a happy, happy weekend my beautiful friend! XO -Kim

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  10. YUM to cotton candy! I definitely need those candles in my house! And the tweet from Cole is just pure awesomeness, so sweet of him!

    Happy Friday <3

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  11. Such cute summer outfits! My favorite is the tan shorts with the Target top!

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  12. You GO GIRL!! With your Cole Swindell stalking!! LOL! I must admit that reading about y'alls fair is really weird to me because ours is in the fall of the year. But hey! I can eat fair food any ol' time!! You look awesome! Love ya!

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  13. OMG! You are famous! I love that he tweeted back at you!

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  14. Woah, you're big time now that Cole Swindell tweeted you!!! That's awesome :) I grew up going to the fair (our local one is in the fall) and you're making me miss it. I just told David we'll have to take Baby Girl next year. Ahhhh, how fun will that be?

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  15. What a fun week at the fair! Ours doesn't start until the end of August - can't wait! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  16. Ahhhhh congratulations on your tweet! My mom is suchhhh a big cotton candy fan but she says only blue or pink and that the yellow doesn't taste the same haha! And I'm with you on the corn dogs, they are so delicious!

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    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  17. Haha I'm so happy for you that he finally replied! I love cotton candy and corn dogs as well! My husband says they are little kid foods, but I love them!:) I think the cotton candy candle would be perfect for next summer!

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  18. Love the fair!! I am going in a couple weeks to our sand I cannot wait!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  19. Just like you, I can't believe it is the last day of July. Fall is my favorite season, so obviously, I have already been thinking about it. Looks like you had such a great time! I love the fair, especially the food! Cotton candy is so yummy! I would be wearing those same outfits if I were you. Cool outfits are all I wear during Summer.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'm sure that cotton candy candle smells amazing! Love your fair outfits and now Im craving a corn dog, but not just any corn dog! lol

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  21. Damn it, my heart like catches in my throat with that Tweet and the photo of him pointing haha. HOT, much? Yes your year should be made lol. Love your mini corn dog recipe! This sounds gross, but the Morning Star veggie corn dogs are really good (like, I'm talking they taste like "real" hot dog). So many cute outfits (but I'm not surprised), lady! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Yes, I was so excited, I almost teared up. Ha ha! I actually love Morning Star. I didn't know they had corn dogs. I'm gonna get me some of those so I can have them other times in the year without all the fried quilt! Happy weekend and Hugs!!

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  22. OMG all of that fair food looks amazing! I'm a huge cotton candy fan too, so good! Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so very much!! Have a great weekend!!

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  23. I love cotton candy and corn dogs!!! Your fair attire is just so cute! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  24. My dear Andrea, you really have the cutest posts! Corn dogs are my husband's and son's favorite! I still need to develop a taste for them! :) You look so fab, as always!
    Wish we lived closer so our families could get together! :)
    Sending you much love, and I hope your weekend is as fabulous as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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    1. Would've loved to have you over for a Fair day!! Your husband and son would love them and enjoy all the fun things to see and do. I love little boys at three, so eager to check it all out, see how things work and pure joy on their little faces!! We come to Chicago every few months so maybe one of these days...it'd be a pleasure. Enjoy a heavenly weekend beautiful!!

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  25. I absolutely LOVE fairs. All of your outfits are so cute! Cole is right...lookin good ha. I so hope that someday when I have kids they want to be in 4-H because I want them to be in it. I already have big plans for my hypothetical children haha.

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  26. I LOVE the fair...between the animals and food there just isn't anything better:)

    Laura
    www.24-7style.com

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  27. OMG! Cole Swindell tweeted you! CRAZY! And I love corn dogs, too :) Can't beat a good fair corn dog! Thanks for linking-up with us this week!

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