FRIDAY FAVORITES....MERRY CHRISTMAS EDITION

Hello me loves and Merry Christmas...it's here, it's here, our glorious Christmas weekend! Many loving wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas. Hope Santa brings you all you want and more!!! Happy Birthday to Christ our Lord and Cheers as you celebrate with love, laughter and great tidings of JOY!!!

1. Brother's Shopping
Hanging out for these guys is few and far between these days but now that the older two are home on college break they are enjoying some brotherly bonding. They sent mom this selfie when they were out on their annual "Christmas Shopping for mom and dad day" this week. They even came home and wrapped!

2. Merry Meat & Cheese Board and Cocktails
Two of my favorite things: Cheese Boards and Cocktails!!! I'm going to try a similar one for a Brunch I'm hosting.

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz:  
Makes: 2 cocktails  
10 cranberries
6 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 ounces gin
1 cup cranberry juice
3 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup Champagne
2 marshmallow
4 cloves
1 toothpick  

Muddle 8 of the cranberries and 2 of the rosemary sprigs in a shaker. Add the gin, cranberry juice and vermouth and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Top each glass with Champagne.  
To garnish, place the remaining 4 rosemary sprigs into 2 marshmallows to create antlers. Break the toothpick in half and insert into front of the marshmallow and attach the remaining cranberries to create the noses. Then, place the 4 cloves between the noses and antlers to create eyes. Cheers!  
c/o utry.it

AND How awesome is this idea!!!

Traditional Christmas Lunch and gift exchange day for "T" and I

3. Week's Attire
Lot's of festive red!!
Charming Charlie scarf, INC ruffle sleeve sweater from Macy's


Lush top, Loft scarf


Entire outfit is Vera Wang from Kohl's

4. Red Coat Love
I got this coat at J.C. Penny and it is my all time favorite winter coat..the color, the fit, the belt, the tiers, love it all. I feel so festive when I wear it out especially with the darling embroidered beret hat and Hunters.

More red coat inspo



5. Snow Daisy
As you may know, our Miss Daisy has had a rough year that finally had to cumulate in a major surgery in November. One of our greatest gifts this year was that the surgery was a success, she can walk again and its given her quality of life for the remainder of her days...we hope for a good while...she is our snow dog, loves it, wallers in it and I LOVE this picture!!

HAPPY GET YOUR CHRISTMAS ON WEEKEND!!!
I ADORE each and every one of you!!

42 comments:

  1. I couldn't imagine a more festive week of work wear for you!! I hope you have the merriest of holiays love!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. It looks like the boys were having fun shopping! I could live off that cheese board, for sure. And I love that red coat! Have the merriest of Christmases, Andrea! I am sure those boys of yours will make sure of it!

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  3. Ahh....I know how happy you are to have all your boys home! Riley and I were out shopping together last night which is always an adventure full of laughs (and maybe just teeny bit of frustration). I really think after seeing this I'm going to have to make a meat and cheese tray for either our christmas day brunch or my moms Christmas. It's always Keith's favorite thing and he has had a tough week. Love to you and your beautiful family!! Merry Christmas!

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  4. Merry, merry Christmas, beauty!! Looove that red coat!

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  5. Merry Christmas Andrea ! I adore you and love popping over each morning to read your latest blog post ! Enjoy your Christmas and much happiness to you all :) Xoxo

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  6. Merry Christmas Andrea! I hope you and your family have a great time together this Christmas! Can't wait to see what your boys got you!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. Have a very Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog posts so much and always look forward to seeing what you are wearing and of course your yummy recipes! I think you should put together a book of your recipes and call it "Dine with Nine" - how's that?! Enjoy the holiday gorgeous!

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  8. Merry Christmas, Andrea! My, how I've missed your cheery posts while I stepped away from my computer for a bloggy break! You could not be any cuter! I adore your red coat love pics! My heart is so full for you after hearing about how your boys went out shopping together, sent you that fun selfie, and have already wrapped up some thoughtful gifts for you! Hooray for Snow Daisy's recovery! Wishing you and your entire family, a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy celebrating our Savior! Such a great hope we have in Him!! xo! - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

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  9. I am so sorry that I've been MIA! Love you in red, looks fab! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas too. :-)

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  10. That ornament drink is SUCH a cute idea! Hope you have such an amazing Christmas with the family Andrea!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  11. Happpppyyyy Friday!!! I love all of this especially Daisy how stinking cute is she!?? I love all the outfits too! Red coats are my thing, I always love hunters and red coats together such a fun combo! Wishing you and your family one of the best holidays ever!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  12. Merry Christmas Andrea!!

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  13. Yes to all the red coat love! I need that meat and cheese plate in my life, and how cute is that selfie of your boys shopping for you guys? Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year sweet friend <3
    Green Fashionista

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  14. Your boys are the sweetest. I am loving your red! I have a red coat and love the inspiration. I needed that! So glad your sweet girl is doing well after surgery.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. That drink in the ornament is such a SMART idea. Like, how did I not think of that!!!!
    I love a good cheese tray. Cheese is my JAM! ;)
    Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  16. You are so gorgeous in red my beautiful sweet friend! How amazing are those cute cocktails? Your boys are so sweet! Merriest of Christmases to you and yours and enjoy your weekend! XO - Kim

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  17. Have a very Merry Christmas Andrea! I love that your boys still send you selfies! Also, red is a great color on you. I love that coat with your hunters and I love the lush top paired with the leopard scarf. Have the Merriest Christmas with your family!

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  18. Heck yes to meat & cheese boards with cocktails! That's what adulthood is all about. I love that your boys sent you a selfie while they were out shopping. I hope that y'all have a fabulous Christmas!

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  19. Love all your festive looks; especially that red coat!! I have a bright green pea coat that I love wearing this time of year.
    Rudolph's fizz sounds yummy! It may be the perfect accompaniment to my wrapping party tonight. ;)
    Merry Christmas, sweet friend! I'm so thankful to have "met" you this year! Enjoy your time with your boys!

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  20. I wish I had that cheese plate and cocktail in front of me right now! How great to have all your boys home and that your doggy is healthy! Merry Christmas!!!

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  21. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! I LOVE that red coat!

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  22. Merry merry Christmas, Andrea! Enjoy all of this time with your sweet boys this weekend!

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  23. Merry Christmas pretty lady! Hope you have a wonderful time with the Mr., the boys and Daisy and anyone else that shows up!

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  24. I can see why the red coat is your favorite...looks stunning! I'm so happy your dog is feeling better and has some new spring in her step. I know you are just cherishing time at home with your boys this weekend. Have a very Merry CHRISTmas...I'm so glad our blog-paths crossed this year. :)

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  25. Merry Christmas!!!! I cannot wait to see what the boys got you guys! So happy Daisy is going strong. The coat is great but the person wearing it is the treasure! Love you bunches, Andrea! xoxoxoxo

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  26. Love this post so much! Your boys are so handsome and they sound so sweet! You look absolutely stunning in that red coat! And Miss Daisy is as cute as can be - I'm glad she sounds like she is doing better after her surgery and that picture in the snow is priceless! Thank you so much for being so supportive of my very new blog - you are such an inspiration! Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family :) :)

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  27. I absolutely LOVE that red coat!!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  28. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

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  29. Your boys are so sweet! Love you red coat and those cute holiday drink ideas! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  30. Cheese boards and cocktails are my favorite too!! And I love your sparkly red cardigan!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  31. I love red coat too! Red coat is perfect for winter time.

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  32. Your dog is so cute in the snow and I love all your festive red outfits! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  33. Awww love the shopping selfie from your boys!! That cheese board looks so fun and festive!i hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend!

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  34. Dear Andrea, I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family! I know having all of your boys home must have been such a treat! Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  35. So glad to hear that Daisy is feeling better, what a precious picture of her! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your family, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  36. So happy to hear Daisy has recovered well and gets to enjoy outdoors in the snow. Too cute that the boys sent you a selfie of them shopping. I'm sure that put a huge smile on your face. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family and a happy new year to come! xo

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  37. I'm with you- I love a good cheese board! And cocktails- yes, give me all the fun drinks! :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  38. So festive and beautiful as always. I hope you had the merriest Christmas with your guys. Love you sweet friend! So glad your cute pup is doing well too!

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  39. That's so great to hear that your sweet pup is going to be ok! It's seriously the hardest thing having a fur baby go through tough times because they can't tell you what's wrong! I hope that y'all had the merriest of Christmases!

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  40. I am loving that gorgeous red coat! I have been wanting one. They are so cute and festive!

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  41. I hope you had the best Christmas. Love that coat, especially with the beret!!!

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  42. I have a whole coat closet full of coats for just me...but now I think I need a red one, too! And I'm so happy that Daisy is feeling better. Those little fur balls make life so much better, don't they!?

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