FRIDAY FAVORITES.....Memorial Edition

Here it is friends, that long weekend we've all been waiting for!! Big day...last day of school for our three teens; two of them, last day of high school Evah!!! Cue the water works. Speaking of, Forecast calling for rain all weekend here but we'll make the most of it!! And I hope you do too. Relax, laugh, eat and drink well and enjoy life to the fullest!! Oh and Mr. Nine and I are celebrating...it's our wedding anniversary on Sunday!

1. My ElegantlyDressed & Stylish Interview
I am sure some of your are familiar with the chic and ever enchanting Jessica from Elegantly Dressed & Stylish. I was so honored to be interviewed for her monthly Spotlight On, Over 40 Series. 
Check out Jess's fun questions and my answers HERE
Isn't she a doll...sweet, smart, sassy, funny...I could go on and on... 

2. Summer Salads
Ahh the kick off of the Summer means the Nine family will be eating much lighter. Lean meats, fresh veggies and lots more salads. Here are some of my favorites.
BLT PASTA SALAD HERE

RECIPE HERE

GRILLED ZUCCHINI CAPRESE SALAD HERE


RECIPE HERE

3. Week's Attire
Warmer temps mean lighter work wear!!
Kohl's Top, Express necklace, Loft pants, Anne Klein shoes


J.C. Penny Cardigan & Anchor Tee, Target sandals and Old Navy skirt

Glicks sweater, J.C.Penny Pants, Michael Kors flats

4. Straw Bags
Straw bags just scream beach and summer to me. I like to have a tote and a small clutch. Mr. Nine got me this cute tote a couple months ago...
and this week, this clutch arrived from Zappos 





5. Weekend Snaps
We were so lucky to enjoy gorgeous weather last weekend and calm before the busy storm so Mr. Nine and I got a date night, a date day and fun trip to our families house 2 hours south for an 8th grade grad party for our dear and hilarious nephew, Jack. Here are some highlights that included dinner by the water, the BEST dessert, martini's and a game of basketball.
Thank you to all the VETS who have served and continue to serve our country PROUD including my Navy man Daddy and my Army man husband!!!
My dad at Navy Bootcamp in 1961

Happy Long Weekend Dear Peeps. 
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday 
xoxo


39 comments:

  1. Your babies are done high school?! HAve a wonderful long weekend--- those salads look SO yum!! And love the clutch!

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  2. Happy Anniversary a few days early!! Love all these light and healthy salad choices. My mom is making a watermelon and feta side dish this weekend too, I'm looking forward to trying it! Hope you have a fabulous long weekend, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Happy almost anniversary! I always wish I still had a summer vacation this time of year so I am a little jealous of the boys ;-)

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  4. I'm totally loving the straw bag trend too--those are all SO cute!! Hope the weather holds up for you and you have a wonderful long weekend! And Happy Anniversary!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  5. Happy Anniversary! All of those salads look so good! I love your new clutch and that cute anchor tee! Enjoy the long weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Have yourself a most wonderful weekend- you got tons going on..celebrate it all!

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  7. I love the salad recipes you shared! I plan on trying that BLT pasta salad! I hope you have a great weekend and happy anni!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  8. Happy anniversary to an amazing couple! I hope the rain lets up so you can do something exciting. Either way you have each other and your dinner by the water last weekend sounds pretty fantastic :-) The zucchini caprese skewers are such a cute idea...thankfully it's grilling season!!

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  9. Happy Anniversary!! I love your outfits this week. All those salads look yummie. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Ooooh give me all the summer salads, they all look delish! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby, and congrats to your boys who are graduating! So much excitement for your beautiful family <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. I love summer salads. So light and refreshing. Your weekend snaps are so fun. Glad you got a date night and some family time. Have a wonderful long weekend!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. Such a cute post, Andrea! Date nights with the hubs are the BEST, and I enjoyed your interview with Jessica! Another beautiful soul -- thanks, for sharing!
    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  13. Happy anniversary! That BLT salad & the grilled caprese look amazing.

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  14. I love adding strawberries to my salad during hte summer!! YUM!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  15. Oh, I love summer salads! I can't wait for this long weekend!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  16. These summer salads look wonderful and will inspire our menu for next week. Thanks for the links and happy anniversary! Have a great weekend!

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  17. Those summer salads look SO good! Especially the strawberry and blueberry ones! Love all the outfits too! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
    Ashley Sue Makeup

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  18. I'm going to have to try some of those summer salads. They look delicious!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Happy Anniversary! I want to try some of those salads, they all look so good! I have never tried to grill watermelon! Looks like you had a fun weekend!

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  20. Happy Memorial Day! High five your vets for me!

    www.shesleaninginblog.com

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  21. Those salads all look delicious. Especially the BLT pasta salad! I think that may have to make an appearance at the next potluck I go to!

    Happy weekend!
    #H54F

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  22. All of those salads look so good!!! Summer is the perfect time to experiment with some different ones. Love all your outfits. Hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!!!!

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  23. Awe, Happy Anniversary you two! And I bet graduation will be so emotional with two of your handsomes graduating!
    All of those salads have my mouth watering. LOL! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Andrea!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. Aww, congratulations to your two graduates! I love all these summer salad picks--I'm trying to eat more salads and these look like ones I should try! Have a great Memorial weekend!

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  25. Congrats to your sons! That watermelon salad looks perfect for this weekend :)

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  26. Hello gorgeous! I'm eating this post up because we really are kindred spirits. That berry salad looks fabulous and if you are on the road go try Wendy's Blueberry Salad - so good! That second outfit is screaming at me, I love it so much! All your pics from last weekend are smashing - love your outfits and look at that puppy!!!! HAPPY WEEKEND :)

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  27. Happy anniversary! Those salads are looking good! I read your interview, very nice to get to know you a bit better. Have a great weekend!

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  28. Love all the straw bags you shared! I need one of those for summer!!

    -Karen
    LadyinViolet.com

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  29. Happy anniversary. A lovely post full of yummy food inspiration and cute outfits. Congrats Andrea for being featuring at Dishing It & Digging It link party. Your pecan dream bars look so good. I hope you are having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend.

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  30. Happy anniversary! Gorgeous dress interview. Love the grilled salads!

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  31. I always look forward to seeing your weekly outfits, such great choices! Those salads look soooo good, YUM! I hope your boys had a great last day...yay for the start of summer! I hope the sun came out for you and made a beautiful weekend!

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  32. Andrea.. love all your faves. My absolute fave is all your family pics. They are adorable. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  33. Thanks for sharing those salads...especially that BLT pasta salad...omg! Cannot wait to try with turkey bacon :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/rompin-around/

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  34. Love summer salads! That BLT one looks delicious!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  35. I am so excited about those summer salads--i love cold pasta ones. congrats on the feature!

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  36. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, friend. Happy anniversary!

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  37. That watermelon and feta salad looks delicious! Hope your weekend was wonderful!
    Blessed Messes

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  38. Oh, that Lee Greenwood song makes me cry every time I hear it. Love that you all are military, too! Happy anniversary. XO

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  39. All those salads look so delicious and so perfect for summer! And I love that you guys got to spend such good time with family over the weekend!

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