FRIDAY FAVORITES...I LOVE CHRISTMAS SEASON EDITION

Happy first Friday in December...can I get a Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum. Well, I'll save the rum for Summer; how bout a bottle of Baileys? Whew, what a long week after the short one. Yay for Friday. I am getting my holly on today, braving the crowds and going to try to finish up my shopping. 

1. BIRTHDAY BOY
My oldest angel turns 19 on Sunday....we will not be with him...finals study sessions and a Fraternity meeting so I sent him a Big Ole Birthday Box and we'll face time. Being apart on special days..part of the new college life adjustments so we celebrated when they were all home last weekend. So many Thanksgiving desserts that we just stuck a candle in his favorite pie..pumpkin!! 8:40am on December 4th, 1997 was one of the BEST moments of my life!! I LOVE You B!!!


2. TREE FOOD CREATIONS
Let's face it Holiday food is the BEST. Even better is when it is super festive like edible Christmas Tree arrangements. This Spinach Roll Up tree was a hit at a Party I hosted.
Recipe and Directions HERE

More CUTE Food Trees

This cheese and grape one is my fav...

Look close, they used a pineapple of the base of the fruit tree

3. CLEARBROOK FARMS
Here is gift idea to please as food is always a perfect gift to give and sampler baskets of all kinds are the best! I feel in love with my first product after getting it at TJ Maxx. This company in Ohio has been making these old fashioned Grade A products for years and the quality shines. Best Fruit butters and preserves I have ever had.
Buy all these wonderful fruit butters and preserves Here

My two favorites...


How cute would it be to put them in a little basket like this one from Amazon...Buy HERE

4. POCKET DRESSES
I absolutely LOVE a cute dress with pockets. I am so over the moon for this plaid one from Cupshe. It is on sale for $25 and I feel so festive in it, especially with Hunters, boot socks and a slouchy beanie.

More Pocket Dress Inspo


5. Turkey, Bevys with BFF's, ornaments
So much miscellaneous goodness abounds. First off, remember how I told you it was time...my mom was showing me how to cook a turkey. Well, no wonder cause she is the best...just look at this bird, it was the moistest we'd ever had!!

Picking up SB for my BFF who just happens to work with me too.

Precious surprise ornaments. My mom adds some to my collection every year and how cute are is this one that lights up!!!

HAPPY GET YOUR CHRISTMAS ON WEEKEND!!!
xoxo

48 comments:

  1. You are way too cute in that dress! The beanie and the Hunter wellies are spot on! Have a fabulous weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How sweet are you - that birthday box is so nice and I just know he loved opening that up!! Loving the pocket dress, the colors and patters are just perfect!! Have a wonderful weekend doll! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm loving how there's so many festive things in this post! I love that birthday box - so cute!! Your plaid dress is so adorable!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday to your son! I'm sure he will love his birthday box. Can we talk about how cute that plaid dress is on you?! And with pockets, I'm sold! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy birthday weekend to your oldest! I am sure you made him feel extra special even if he isn't home. And that dress is darling! I am tempted to order it for Christmas! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Birthday to you son! I love that cute plaid dress on you and your red Hunters! Enjoy the weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    ReplyDelete
  7. Aw, big hugs- I would hate being away from my kids on their day too, I hear ya. Happy weekend

    ReplyDelete
  8. That pocket dress needs to get in my closet--I am absolutely obsessed! It's such a perfect Christmas dress! Also, definitely need to try those fruit butters. I'm a HUGE fan of apple and pumpkin butters! Have a wonderful weekend Andrea!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I love a good looking pocket dress ! That one you're wearing is perfect !! And YAY for your son turning 19 :) Happy Friday Andrea !

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the pocket dress. I feel like I NEED one in my life. I love how you styled this one with your Hunters and a beanie. I love your list this Friday (and every Friday). Have a wonderful weekend lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Happy Birthday to your son! I'm sure he loved getting his box of goodies from you. That spinach roll up tree is so cute! I am in love with dresses that have pockets and yours is just perfect. Have the best weekend! Beautifully Candid

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hope you son has a wonderful birthday!!! I love love your dress!! It looks so good on you. I too love a when a dress has pockets! I always get very excited when I find a dress with pockets. haha Maybe too excited...yeah I have no life. haha Have a wonderful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm sorry that you can't be with your sun on his birthday, but I know that he appreciated his birthday box! Getting mail was always my favorite thing in college! And why don't all dresses have pockets? They're seriously the best!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ho Ho Ho yourself, Blondie! And HAPPIEST of birthdays to Baby B!! Such a cutie! Good gracious, that boy! Love your festive trees! Do you remember mine from last Christmas? It was a work art, let me tell ya! Have a wonderful Christmas weekend and I'm texting my list to you now so you can finish up my shopping, too! Ha!

    ReplyDelete
  15. All those tree food creations look DELISH! Happy Birthday to your oldest angel! Sorry you won't be able to be with him, but I'm sure you'll celebrate perfectly when you can <3
    Green Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  16. Would love to hear how your Mom cooks such a beautiful and moist turkey.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy early Birthday to your son who will turn 19 this Sunday! This is so exciting! Have so much fun celebrating!!! You are such an amazing mama!!

    Happy Weekend, babe!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your son & I share a birthday!! :) Hope he has a great day!
    I love that plaid dress! I'm going to go check it out right now! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  19. That pocket dress is gorgeous and I like how you styled it!
    Love the mood of these pictures!:)

    jointyicroissanty

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy birthday to your son! I hope he has a great day. So sad you guys can't be with him, but you are just the sweetest mom.
    You look stunning in that dress, Andrea...loving it!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    ReplyDelete
  21. I just bought that dress because it looks so cute on you! Like took a break from reading and bought it and came back! I hope it gets in in time for Napa! Hope your son has a great birthday, I love your care packages and I know they appreciate them so much. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  22. If a dress had pockets it's an automatic win in my book. I love pinwheels. Whenever we have them at family events I just want to sit there & eat all of them. Happy 19th birthday to your oldest! Have a fantastic weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Aww...it was so hard being away from Thomas on his birthday this year. First time ever. What a great box you sent! Love your dress - I've hesitated ordering from Cupshe. Is the dress true to size? Have a great weekend friend!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Happy birthday to your boy! And I'm with you on loving food Christmas trees! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Awe, happy birthday to your oldest! I bet he really appreciated the birthday box! That ornament your mom got is super cute and I am loving that pocket dress on you! So seasonally festive and it looks comfy! I hope that you have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy Birthday to your son!

    http://www.elementsofellis.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lots of favorites! Love the Bday box for your son! How festive you are looking and I am ready for the Holidays too. Any dress that looks as comfy as a nightgown plus is very fashionable is a win win in my book! Love the plaid colors on you.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. That plaid dress is so cute on you! I love the length too. All too often I get a dress and it's too short, but that is perfect. And all your Christmas tree food inspiration is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  29. That Birthday box is fantastic! He would love it! You look very good in that plaid dress!

    ReplyDelete
  30. The birthday box is a great idea!! And guess what I just ordered my first item at cupshe YESTERDAY!! LOL I am hosting a holiday party this year! Will definitely be referring back to this post for your ideas!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. That dress! Yes, the epitome of Christmas cheer.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love that cute pocket dress! This was such a fun and festive post :)

    -Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/red-velvet/

    ReplyDelete
  33. So great that we can FaceTime and such when we can't be with our babies..I hate missing birthdays the very most. That roll tree is adorable...and I'm starving...so I could also go for the cheese tree!! And I am still dying over that plaid dress!! Happy weekend friend

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love all the Christmas stuff in this post! Happy birthday to your oldest. I was born in 1988 but I still can't believe that people born in late 90s are adults now! And people born after 2000 are in high school. Wow.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Happy Birthday to your son! Love dresses with pockets! You dress it too cute!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a wonderful post! So full of joy. Thanks for linking up, xox

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. A birthday box is such a great idea! Loving that plaid dress on you. So much fun Christmas inspiration in this post.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  38. Plaid, pockets, and simply precious. I can't resist a cute hat and I'm slowly adding more dresses to my closet! I also need to get better about shipping out packages, especially now that my sister lives far away. Thank you for the sweet, on point inspiration. :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. Yes to dresses with pockets and the birthday box is so aweomse. Putting this in the memory bank for when my kids are that old and I'm celebrating without them...although my oldest, I'll most likely always be with him, since it's Christmas :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. LOVE this post!!! Happy Birthday to your son!!! You are such a sweet mom for sending him that birthday box - such a cute idea! Love that pocket dress - you look gorgeous! You look great in those colors! Also, will definitely need to come back to this post for holiday appetizers to make for Christmas - thanks for sharing!!! I hope you've been having a great day :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. My Prince loves having cheese and Lil Smokies for appetizers before the big Christmas meal. For the first time in years, I will have both of my daughters, their honies and their babies with me. I am absolutely going to make that cheese and grape tree. So. Cute. Thank you for sharing this delicious post.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love the dress Andrea, and your food looks divine! Happy birthday indeed. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. You look amazing in that dress. Love the pockets and how you styled it. I welled up a little when I was reading about your son's birthday, so sweet!

    xx, Elise

    ReplyDelete
  44. That pocket dress???? AMAZING! I love that cute tree platter you put together! Super festive and fun!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    ReplyDelete
  45. Loving the dress with pockets! :) I can never resist getting one.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Happy birthday to your son! Also I miss your coffee to-go! We have none of that here in Spain!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. so many great holidays ideas but you in this dress is a total winner
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  48. Happy Belated Birthday to your handsome son! What a neat 19th birthday box and girl I love those food trees especially the cheese one. What I love even more is that Cupshe Dress with pockets. Such a cute look altogether!

    I featured this gorgeous look on my latest post. Here, check it out below and Happy Monday!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/12/weekend-wants-toddler-girl-winter-style.html

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to Browse my Blog. Your comments mean the world to me! xo

BLOG DESIGN BY DESIGNER BLOGS