FRIDAY FAVORITES

What? The last Friday in August. I swear fastest month of the summer. Too much running around like a mad woman did crazy things to my brain this week. I bought a $5.50 Tomato! Yep, that's right ONE tomato, over $5!! Well, it ended up being worth it as you'll see in my Fav #4! It is so true what they say, the older you get, the faster time flies! Take time to enjoy and savor this weekend friends and do something crazy like buying a $5 Tomato!!


1. ORANGE CREAMSICLE COCKTAIL
 So refreshing and well, pretty too!
Ingredients:
(Makes one drink) 
1/4 cup of fresh orange juice
1/4 cup of milk or cream
3 tablespoons of Pinnacle Whipped Vodka or Orange Whipped Vodka
1 teaspoon of vanilla instant pudding mix
Garnish (optional): whipped cream/whipped topping, orange zest, and/or orange slices 
Directions: 
  Mix orange juice, milk/cream, vodka, and pudding mix in shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds. Strain drink into glass and garnish as desired. 

2. DENIM VEST
So, I would have to say my number one favorite purchase of the last six months was my denim vest from Target. It got me thinking about how it is great for the warmer and cooler months, here are my takes with it and some inspirations.
Denim & Barefoot Post

 Denim Dress & Easy Vest Post

Just an outfit I threw together this week





And how cute is this tutorial feature page for 20 Tips on how to Style a Denim Vest
HERE 


3. SWEET -N- SAVORY RECIPES
Say the name of these gooey bars 3 times. I say have the salad I made below and then a Cookie bar and you're all set for fabulous flavors and lick your lips good eatin'!
 SALTED CARAMEL COOKIE DOUGH BILLIONAIRE BARS

Recipe HERE

BRUSCHETTA SALAD
 Yep, here is where the $5.50 Heirloom tomato comes in. A few weeks ago, I mentioned how much I love Bruschetta HERE and the amazing Heirloom tomato one we had a local eatery. Well, I was at a farmers market and saw a bucket of Heirloom tomatoes and got excited, not looking at the price til the girl weighed it and said "You know this tomato is $5.50, right?" "OK," I said. What? Yet look what I created
Marinated Mozzarella balls cut in half, cut up Heirloom tomato and a slice of toasted Tuscan loaf bread drizzled in olive oil and cut up! Heirloom Heaven!!

4. WORK ATTIRE
It was actually cool enough a the beginning of the week to leave my cardigans on after work and not rip them off the moment I got out in the sweltering heat. A welcome feel for sure.
Joe Fresh top and cardigan from J.C.Penny

I.N.C. Sweater from Macy's

5. ROSES
Simplicity at it's best!! Love them!!
..And Love all of you! Happy Weekending!!

xoxo
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
~Emma Goldman
 

29 comments:

  1. Ahhh glad the tomato was worth the price tag lol!! You get so much wear out of your denim vest - it's awesome!! I love the way those roses are displayed - it's my favorite way as well! Hope you have a great weekend!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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    1. Thank you gorgeous!! Roses make me smile and so do you!! Happy Weekend!!

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  2. Heirloom tomatoes are my very favorite! My husband always complains about the price, but they are so worth it in the end! This bruschetta salad looks so good -- it's one of my favorites too! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Friday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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    1. Yes they are! Some things just end up being worth the price tag!! Makes me want this for lunch again!! Happy Weekend girl!!

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  3. Love everything in this post Andrea!!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

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    1. Thank you love!! May your weekend be as lovely as you are!!!

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  4. Those gooey bars look AMAZING and so does that cocktail! Both of those look like the perfect way to top off my Friday night!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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    1. Perfect way to end the week girl!! May your weekend be lovely...,.just like you!!

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  5. Love the denim vest! I wear mine ALL the time. I agree it is a great purchase!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  6. I am laughing so hard about the tomato. That is totally something I would do! I love that vest on you and I love all the different ways you can style it! I love your work outfits, you always give me so many good ideas and what I can wear for work! You're just gorgeous! I hope you have a happy fun-filled last weekend of August my sweet and wonderful friend! XO -Kim

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    1. P.S., can't believe I haven't mentioned this as I've been meaning to but I love the cute little lady you've been using on your FF. Totally you in cartoon form ;)

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    2. Hee Hee! Thank you and cute about the cartoon lady!! It's always helpful to see what others are wearing and get inspo! You do the same for me girl!! Happy Happy Friday and weekend my gorgeous gal pal!! ;-)

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  7. YAAAS, to denim vest, dear heart! I've been obsessed with denim this year as well! In fact, I just bought a denim jacket yesterday! :)
    You are fabulous!
    Have a great weekend, beautiful girl!
    Much love,
    Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  8. The Salted Caramel Bars look fantastic! Have a good weekend!

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  9. I swear with all your good eats, I wouldn't be able to even wear a denim vest! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Loving that denim vest on you, you're rocking it so many fabulous ways! And a $5 tomato - I hope it was amazing! And those caramel bars definitely need to be made :-D

    Happy Friday <3

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  11. Oh I LOVE bruschetta. So yummy. I somehow don't have a denim vest, but all of your looks with it and the Pinterest looks you included are so cute!

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  12. Have a nice weekend!

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  13. That's an expensive tomato but hope it was well worth it! Love the sweater from Macy's too!

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  14. Mmmm that drink looks so fabulous!!!! I love my denim jacket! I pair it with nearly all of my dresses to make them "work appropriate!" Have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  15. Those billionaire bars look amazing! The fresh roses are beautiful too!

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  16. That drink sounds amazing!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking up. :)
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  17. Orange Creamsicle Cocktail??? Count me in! I'm loving the denim vest as well...all kinds of cute:)

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  18. Hi, Andrea! I just found your blog link-up over at http://www.jaymieashcraft.com/, Friday's Fashions Link-up party. I love your fashion style! The jean jacket vest is SO versatile! I love all of the combos in the photos you shared here. Also, all of the yummy recipes and roses, to boot! Thanks for sharing! Stop on over and check out my blog sometime!! Would love you to follow me, too!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage - http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

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  19. Your denim vest is so cute, and the Billionaire Bars look amazing :)

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  20. Denim vests are just the best!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  21. I'm obsessed with the denim vest!! Love your work attire, too! I hope your weekend was fabulous!

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  22. I love your Friday Favorites. Such a cute art poster. As far as I am concerned a Denim Vest is a closet staple. So many great outfits with yours, The food looks yummy, too.

    P.S. Welcome by and link up with me today, pretty Lady. Thanks. =)

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  23. I love all of your faves!! Especially the denim vest and all the ways you styled it!! And that creamcicle cocktail...must try!! Thanks for linking up with us! See you next week! XO ~ Casey @ A Little Bit of Cheer
    www.alittlebitofcheer.com

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