A DAY IN THE LIFE 2

I told you about a day in the life of Andrea during a regular workday. My workday routines are pretty ridged and set, It's 5:45 AM and up and at em'!! Friday's are more relaxed and different as I have the day off so I get a whole extra 45 minutes to sleep til the alarm goes off and I slip on my Ugg slippers and let our dog Daisy out. 


I still like getting up early because I like sitting in front of the computer in the dark while everyone else is still sleeping while I'm checking Bloglovin, commenting, linking up, etc. Always excited to Link up with a fellow Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesdays as this week is A Day in the Life....

*NOTE: BLOG ADVICE (which I rarely give, lol) For those of you that like to link up your posts, I find Friday to be the best and busiest day for that. My top 3 Friday links are as Follows: 

Jo-Lynne Shane for Fashion Posts
Momfessionals for Lifestyle and Friday Favs
The Country Cook for Food Posts

I spend about 45 min Friday Mornings linking up to 15 other blogs.

Link em' up so others can be witness to your creativity and voice!

Next, gotta have my one cup of Java! Usually it's the Keurig but sometimes I'll grab a latte from Starbucks on my way home on Thursdays and heat that up Friday morn.
 I know, I know it's Spring but I stockpile Pumpkin Spice K-cups and I LOVE it year round!
If kids are around and have time, I'll make them some eggs and bacon or pancakes while this is my breakfast of choice:
 Hands down Favorite Yogurt: Oikos Greek in Key Lime ( My blogger friend Amanda's  fav too) and I eat a bowl of berries almost every morning.

The next 2-3 hours are spent reading, commenting on as many blogs as I can while doing a couple loads of laundry and baking some sort of treat. Today it was the White Chocolate Pink Moscato Cupcakes  I shared last Tuesday. Notice, I cannot stop talking about them, lol.
(Yeah, frosted when I got home after errands and had a hard time getting the frosting right so drank those glasses and half the bottle....dont judge.... #typeaperfectionist) 

Next, for a few hours, it's errands and today was a fun one. The kids were outta school so our oldest and I took his April prom date, Mikala, to the tux shop for a fitting and lunch at Panera. These two go to different High Schools but will be attending the same college and are great friends. Just LOVE her to pieces!! 

Great friends, good times
Floral Affairs Shop owner Ingrid and I go way back..pageants, weddings, proms...Love her!

Great lunch at Panera. have you tried the Iced Green Tea? My favorite!

Then they dropped me off at the store to get groceries while they went to Starbucks.
After Mikala went home, we discussed graduation open houses and college and he took a couple of my fashion posts photos...my boys are the BEST photographers! 

Trust me you need this Navy blazer from Target HERE

Wrapped Daisy's ouchie Paw and sent a picture of what we call "Baby in her bed" to daddy.
 
Then, time for my workout. During workdays exercising is spread out through the day, it's usually walk, run or stepper. Today, Pounded the pavement in my new Nike Free run Distance kicks from Mr. Nine HERE

For Dinner, I was going to make taco salads but time got away from me and all the boys had other plans so Mr. Nine brought home the favorite thin crust pep with asiago crust!! We have this thing where Friday night thin crust is eaten at the breakfast bar. I'm usually standing on one side, while he is sitting on the other.....funny little tradition.
After dinner, I put together a few things for future posts, added a couple more links, commented and answered a few emails.

Then, a few planks, crunches and then shower.

8p is time to get cozy with Mr. Nine! Since it is not football season, Friday nights are almost always in house movie nights! Tonight we watched Mr. Right with Anna Kendrick, it was scute and lighthearted, which we both needed.

10-11pm is still bed time on Friday nights. So in getting ready to head that way, I see the gal challenging me to a workweek hustle (your steps M-F) on my fit bit is ahead by 657 steps with only an hour left, so guess who stepped in place like mad to win? This girl!  Not competitive at all...NO... here's the verdict:
Whoop Whoop

What's a typical day like for you when you don't have to work or the agenda is more loose?
 If you're like me, I'm much much happier on these kind of days!!

xoxo


49 comments:

  1. What a fun look at your day off, which sounds just as busy as a regular work day for you!! If I have the day off I usually wake up a little later but not by much either!! Friday nights are my favorite to cozy up to a movie on the couch!! Have a great start to your week! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I have Friday's off too, and they are always super busy. Just trying to run around and get things done you can't during the work week. Love those white pants! I was able to use my maternity white jeans over the weekend and it was fabulous! Happy Monday! Xo

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  3. I wish I had Fridays off too--looks like you're able to get a lot done, and sleeping in just a little bit makes all the difference doesn't it? Love that your boys are great blog photographers and help their momma out! Looks like it was a great day!!

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  4. So fun to get a peak into your day! I'm impressed with how much you get done with blogging and around the house! I love staying in and watching a movie on Friday nights too! Have a wonderful week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  5. I loved reading this--lifestyle posts are some of my favorites! Friday is always movie night for Steven and I too--I'm always usually SO exhausted by the end of the work day. Hope you're having a wonderful Monday!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  6. Ha! Way to beat her! I have a competitive streak too, so I would probably do the same! This sounds like a lovely day in the life. I too enjoy getting up before the rest of the house and catching up on some blogging before everyone is moving. There is something so nice about having my internet friends and a cup of coffee in the quiet!

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  7. Love getting up before everyone else....I think I love it most on the weekends when I don't have anywhere to be for sure. Those cupcakes look amazing and I'm cracking up....pretty sure I would have ended up drinking the glasses too. Fun to do this on an "off" day. Have a super week pretty lady...pretty sure I may just be copying your look today.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between


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  8. Fun post!! Love your outfit and Daisy is so cute. :-) I like getting up early too. I do every day but I sometimes sleep until 8 on the weekends, depends on my work schedule though. I had Friday off and it was SO nice because I had not had a Friday off in a long time. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!!

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  9. What a great day when you don't have anywhere you have to go!! But places you want to go!
    Jaymie

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  10. You are the cutest!!! And I LOVE that blazer - I literally cannot go into Target without buying something I wasn't planning on (usually clothes!!!). Hope you and your family enjoyed this amazing weekend!!!

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  11. Ha ha! Love my little competitive friend! Of course you weren't going to let her win! We like to graze around our kitchen island, too, and I like Mr. Nine's take on pizza! Looks delish! I cracked up about your icing flop and drinking the bottle! So me! What can I say? And did you buy me a navy blazer while you were at Target, too? Hope you have an awesome Monday!

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  12. You are such an inspiration and such a chic mom, too! Love the look and like you I wake up early too! I get most of my work done early. :)
    Wishing you a Happy Monday, love!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  13. I will have to check out those friday link ups! I'm always looking for new ones!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  14. Definitely more happy on days I don't have to work-haha. I'm loving your new running shoes!

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  15. What a fun look into your day off! I need to check out this key lime yogurt. Key Lime Pie is one of my favorites so I'm sure this is super delicious. Also, I love your casual Friday look! The navy blazer is so fabulous with the chambray!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  16. This sounds like such a great day!!! I love reading posts like this! So fun to get a peek into your routine!

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  17. I LOVE seeing what other people get up to! It's so funny because I was totally going to do a day in the life post this week and I think you convinced me. LOVE this! Happy Monday gorgeous! XO - Kim

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  18. Looks like a great weekend. I commend you for even attempting frosting. I have no patience for that because I probably will never get it as perfect as I want it to be! I also love getting up at 5:45 to blog, it's so peaceful and I feel like I get so much accomplished!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  19. Such a fun post! I love my Oikos yogurt too, I call it my Uncle Jesse yogurt! I'll have to check out the lime flavor - yum! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  20. I always love reading day in the life posts. That yogurt is 50% off with Cartwheel this week at Target, go stock up girl!!! I sure did!!! Key Lime is the only flavor I eat in it haha it is just so good. I love that your boys take your fashion pictures, so sweet!

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  21. You look so cute in that outfit! What did we ever do without white skinny jeans?

    I'm not working outside of the home these days so I'm probably spending way to much time reading blogs. I also have to get my walks and Zumba in...Zumba is my happy place.

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  22. I love these types of posts! I'm so hungry right now I want to devour that pizza.

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  23. I LOVE day in the life posts, and yours especially. Coffee, cupcakes, errands...all sounds like me too! I LOVE that your boys take your pictures, that is so sweet and awesome. I think I will cry when Ethan gets fitted for school dance gear, and how fun that you and the owner at Floral Affairs go way back! Thank you for sharing your fun day with us, I loved reading it. Enjoy your week beautiful friend!

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  24. Reading these "Day in the life" posts makes me realize how much you can really fit in a day! I've been thinking about doing one for awhile so I should just get on it already!

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  25. I love these types of posts, they are some of my favorite! I love Friday's...now I don't have the entire day off but I do get out at noon from work. So nice! How sweet of your son to take your OOTD pics, love your shoes BTW! You always look fab!
    You should do a post on popular weekly link-ups! I'd love to see what I could link up too. I just recently started linking up and I think it would be nice to see what other bloggers are doing.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  26. Your Fridays sound perfect to me! I like that your boys take your outfit pictures and I am going to link up at those 3 places this Friday!! Thanks for sharing them! Oh, and I have purchased a Starbucks to warm up the next day, too! LOL! I thought I was the only one that did that.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  27. I loved reading this. You are such a sweet mama (please adopt me based on breakfast options alone ha!). Can't wait to see some prom pics ;) Hope puppy's little foot is ok soon!

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  28. What a fun post, Andrea! It is fun to get to know you better. 5:45 is my morning wake up time on work days. I enjoy my Monday/Fridays when I don't work - but I am always busy working on my blog and other things - but I enjoy those days the most.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  29. I love these day in the life posts! It's so much fun to see what it's like for somebody during a normal day! That's awesome that your hubby brought home pizza for dinner and then y'all watched a movie together!

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  30. Ohh your Nikes are so pretty! I love day in the life posts, so interesting! (And yet I can't do one myself because I forget I'm supposed to document like an hour into it!) I need to watch Mr. Right! I saw it on Netflix and wondered about it, and I do love Anna Kendrick!

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  31. I love reading a day in the life posts! My days are always completely different but I think we're falling into a routine. Those cupcakes look SO good maybe I'll make them for the adults for my baby's bday party!

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  32. Loving the navy blazer over the denim shirt! I've worn something similar to that before myself!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  33. I love these posts because I always feel like I know my blogger friends better. What do you do for your job? My week days are pretty scheduled too. I am impressed you fit in so much exercise. I love getting pizza or something less healthy on the weekends since I try to stay pretty healthy during the week.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  34. well they may be great photographers but they also have a pretty freaking gorgeous subject to take pics of!!
    I feel like I need a fitbit, I'm so competitive and I know it would make me move more!

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  35. What a fun look at your day! I love that your son did your outfit photos, and the Iced Green Tea at Panera is amazing :)

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  36. Yes, the iced green tea from Panera is my favorite! I get that every time and they'll refill it for free if you want to take a little extra to go. So good! I adore that outfit and have seen that cute blazer floating around blog world. Even though you have Friday's off, sounds like you maximize all hours of the day to be productive, workout and have time with you family!

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  37. hahahahah, we just were wondering this weekend how early you get up to do all your commenting! You're soo good at it!

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  38. Loved getting a look at your Friday! I'm not teaching on Fridays, so I have more flexibility. But I always find that I don't realize how long things actually take, and I always have a lot more on my To-Do list than I can possibly accomplish...

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  39. Loved reading this! We're off to the tux shop tomorrow for a fitting - I may cry my eyes out and get kicked out! By the way, I lost the bet in Vegas this weekend - I thought you were 5'9" like me! We missed you!

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  40. OH i love looking at your day. You always seem so productive with all of the commenting and linking up! I always wondered what time you woke up! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. I loved reading about a day in your life Andrea. Sounds so lovely.
    I think I need some of those cupcakes in my life ASAP! they look delish! Loving your new nikes too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  42. I thought I was the only one who would run in place beside the bed because I didn't have my steps in. lol Cute cute outfit.

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  43. What fun...love it! Thanks for the tip about Friday link parties...I hadn't realized that was such a busy day. My husband I also love Friday movie nights at home, and I'm online right now looking for shoes for my daughter to wear to her prom! Thanks for the peek...stopping by from The Alder Collective party!

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  44. Oh girl, I have been there with the Workweek Hustle! Except that it's not just the workweek, it's also the every day challenges too. My sister and I compete every day and it has been good motivation for me. I love beating her. ;)

    I'm with you on loving Friday nights with pizza & a movie! Such a great tradition! :)

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  45. Great post with so much positive energy-love your outfit too:)
    Thank you for sharing your day with us at TOHOT plus some good tips and oh the inspiration is just top-notch goodness!
    Jemma

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  46. Ahh1! Prom! That brings back so many memories of my 4 kids and their big dances. The dresses, the tuxes, the flowers! Oh my! But so much fun. It looks like you are enjoying time spent with your handsome son!

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  47. A happy way to spend the day. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

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  48. Wow, Andrea you have full days! LOVE your outfit - just bought a blazer like that from Ann Taylor. I may return it and head to Target. Now I have to go out and find a groovy jean shirt! The prom couple and puppy are adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  49. This is such a fun post.Love the blazer too. I haven't had a "real" day off in ages. Even when I am unplugged at Katherines Corner I am working at home.Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop, watch for your feature tomorrow. xo

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