FRIDAY FAVORITES....LET THE NEW YEAR BEGIN EDITION

Wow, 2017!! So hard to believe. It really is true what they say...the older you get, the faster life passes you by! I'm not going to let it pass me by, I intend to live every second to the fullest!! This weekend we celebrate another college kid's birthday and get to go out to dinner as a family before both boys head back on Sunday. 

1. Fun Over the Holidays
You know how much I've loved time with the boys home. Here are some snippets of time 
 over the holidays...so sad it's over...



2. Beauty Bonanza
Don't you just love getting a bevy of new beauty products to try? Here are some of the pretties bestowed upon me. Cannot wait to try them all out.

The boys did real good, one of the gifts they got was this perfume sampler, where you try out 14 different perfumes like Eternity Now, Versace, Michael Kors etc, then you take back the coupon to Sephora for a full sized bottle of the one you like the best.
So fun to try all these scents out.

3. Week's Attire
Both tops...Christmas gifts from the 3 boys..picked out this combo all by themselves. Necklace is The Loft


Express Leopard Top, Necklace..Danbury....Mint gift from my mom this Christmas

Nordstrom Bella sweater, The Loft Necklace, Aldo OTK boots, Scarf..a gift from my oldest this Christmas

 
4. White Coats
Something about a white coat is so cool and classy. My mom got me the Perfect Michael Kors coat for Christmas. I just love the way it is made. I know white coats scare some people but I just love them. If you want another color this one comes in like 7 HERE

White Coat Inspo



5. Volley Binge Watching
Call us crazy but because we couldn't decide which of our new binge TV series we liked best, we are watching 2 at the same time, We call it "Volley Binge Watching!" We watch 1 episode of SOA and then 1 of Homeland. Sometimes we switch it up and watch 2 of each, lol. We live on the edge like that. With all the good TV coming back however, we're in a quandary.....so much good viewing right now...so little time.
I didn't think I'd like Sons of Anarchy..LOVE it!


Yeah Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis....so good!

Oh and make sure you ahead over to The Blended Blog where we are showcasing our #1 post of the Year. It involves an awesome Gal Pal of mine...

Live this weekend to the fullest friends!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //
xoxo

46 comments:

  1. Look at those fun beauty items to play with - so fun!! I am so excited for Homeland to come back - it's one of my favorite shows!! Hope you have a great weekend doll! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. Your Christmas was the bomb! Those beauty products alone would send me over the moon, love them! Your boys did a great shopping for you, I swear there's nothing sweeter than seeing a son's love for his mother. We are so blessed, right? Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Have fun playing with your new beauty products! That photo of you laying across your boys is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. Hi Andrea and Happy New Year! Wow I love your family photos and your Christmas presents. The makeup all looks nice and have a fun time with it. The white coat is gorgeous and I love the price of it from Macy's. Wishing you a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

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  5. You look so gorgeous in your white coat! And I love that sweater your dog is wearing--so cute!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  6. I am so glad you are having such a great time with the boys home! Happy birthday to your son! I love the idea of the perfume sampler... that is genius! How fun to try all of those bottles and get to have a full bottle of your favorite. Have a great weekend!!

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  7. Your boys are the cutest and they look like they just adore their Mom! They did SO good on the make-up/beauty gifts! That perfume sampler is SUCH a good idea--I need to tell Steven about that for my birthday! Have a wonderful weekend Andrea!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  8. I love a white coat in the winter...it gets so dirty though, that's my one complaint. Looks like you had an awesome holiday! Can't wait to meet you in 2017.

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  9. Love your family pictures! Looks like you had a great holiday and the boys got you some fun gifts. That winter white coat is so pretty.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. I swear you live with the most handsomest - I know that's not a word btw! - men on earth! And like I told you earlier this week, they treat Mama and wifey well! What awesome gifts, Andrea, and they totally nailed it! They just scream YOU! I would love to own a white coat, but there is no way on this earth I would be able to keep it looking so pristine! Well, no sneax here so I guess y'all have it all up North! Enjoy your weekend and stay warm! Break out some Bailey's and march on with that volley watching!

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  11. That picture of you laying across the boys is the cutest thing EVER! And they are all so handsome!! I know that you enjoyed every single second with them. Happy weekend, Andrea!

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  12. Oooh love your Christmas haul! Especially the make up! I'm so impressed with your boys getting that for you! I got a gift card to Sephora and will be spending it this weekend haha! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  13. Looks like you had an amazing holiday! You totally scored some great beauty must haves, and you look absolutely fabulous in that white coat!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  14. Happy Friday Andrea ! First off.... I love the WHITE coat !!! It's perfection on you. Secondly.... your boys did great by getting you the sampler perfume, such a great way to try out perfumes, I love it that you can actually go in and pick out your favorite FULL size. Happy New Year & the photo of you across the lap of your boys is super fun. Hugs my friend !

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  15. Happy first Friday of the year, beautiful friend! Thank you for starting mine off in such a sweet way with your cheery comment this morning! You're the best, Andrea!! I loved seeing these snapshots of your family together enjoying Christmas! I think the one of you on the couch with your boys was my favorite! You received such lovely and thoughtful gifts! Your boys did a great job during that shopping trip of theirs for you and that coat your mom gifted you is stunning! Love it and you, sweet friend!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  16. obsessed with those make-up palates! Oh em gee.. #santasgoodlist

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  17. Good morning, Andrea! I LOVE winter white and those coats are to die for. You have such a beautiful family. Such handsome boys. Your pup looks just like my Chili, only cleaner. Love your week's attire. You could open your own cosmetics store!! Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea.

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  18. I spy Baileys in that photo! Love me some Bailey's at Christmas!! What gorgeous boys and what a cute dog! And as usual, your outfits are perfection!
    Have a great weekend!

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  19. Do you know where you son got the scarf? I love it!

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  20. I LOVE that white coat! Such wonderful favorites.

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  21. You are your boys are so darn cute! I love how much they love you, it just shows in every picture!
    They sure did spoil their momma...you deserve it!
    That white coat is everything! Love it, you look fabulous!
    Hope you guys have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  22. It looks like you had a great Christmas. I do love the scarf that you got as a gift. We love binge watching tv shows and Sons of Anarchy is a firm favourite! Hope you have a great weekend x

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  23. Love your Christmas snippet :) How fun to have your boys home for a little bit around the Holidays! You definitely made out well with those beauty gifts - love the perfume idea!

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  24. You had a spectacular Christmas - yay! Love the pictures and so glad you had your boys home. Make up is so much fun!!! I'm thinking about going back to mineral powder at the current moment. White coat....one day....when my children do not touch me with Cheetoh hands anymore LOL! Happy weekend, sweetness!

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  25. You scored big time with all those beauty gifts, and loving all the pics of you with your boys especially the one with you laying across them. Beautiful mama! Happy Birthday to your boy, and enjoy every last second with them before they go back to school. Happy Friday <3
    Green Fashionista

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  26. Look at all your goodies. So much fun to try out all the new make up.
    Me in a white coat is an mess waiting to happen. I am the clumsiest person ever.

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  27. That fragrance sampler is such a neat idea! Hmm! Maybe I'll hint to my hubby about it for V-Day if they still offer it. You need to do a beauty post about all of those great products you got! So many great photos of you and your family! How are the holidays past us already?!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  28. Andrea, you have such a beautiful family! Your sons are just adorable and so lucky to call you their mama! Love you, Andrea!
    Happy Weekend, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  29. Looks like you had such a fun time celebrating! I'm sad they're over too. You sure got some great goodies to try out. I love that white coat on you!!! Have a the best weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  30. You are so darn pretty! And it's crazy how much you look like your mama!

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  31. Ah, so many precious Christmas memories with your boys! Love those pictures! And you look so great in that white coat!

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  32. It looks like such a fun Christmas! I love the picture of the boys in their jackets. And wow, you got supremely spoiled with all the beauty gifts. That is truly one of my favorite Christmas gifts because I don't always buy the big sets for myself. Stay warm this weekend!

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  33. You got so many great gifts this year! All that makeup, so fun! I love that coat, I need a new one, I donated mine last year. What a lovely Christmas, that photo of you and the boys is too cute. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  34. Happy Friday, Andrea!!! Loved seeing all of your holiday photos - your family looks like so much fun! You look stunning in that white coat! I need to add that to my wish list for next year! Love the idea of the perfume sampler gift - such a great idea, will have to tell my husband about this for next year ;). By the way, I remember you had mentioned Younger a few weeks ago and I finally caught up this week and finished season 3...I cannotttt wait for the next season! I hope you have such a fabulous weekend :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  35. Love your off white coat! Beautiful! Will look great against the new white snow. Omg, I am a Sons of Anarchy big fan! Love Jax and his mom😁 such a fun show, makes you want a Harley.
    Ha e and great weekend!
    Xo Jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  36. It looks like you had the best time with your boys while they were home, and I love that white coat that you got for Christmas! I binged SOA, but I never actually finished watching it. I feel like I need to before everything is back on tv. And Homeland is seriously so good too! I understand why you're volley bingeing them!

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  37. Love the picture of you with all your boys. So sweet. I loved SOA! Have a great weekend!

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  38. I am impressed with the boys' choices!! And I love the white coat from your mom! So happy you had time with your babies! Have a great weekend!

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  39. Your handsome men treat you like a queen! You got some fabulous stuff! The makeup and fragrance samples are right up my alley. The white coat is so pretty...your mom has excellent taste...hi Mom! xoxo

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  40. Loving all the family pictures! Looks like you guys enjoyed the holidays. You seriously scored with all that makeup and perfume! You will have to let us know your favorites. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

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  41. Oo, so many great beauty products!

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  42. Love that white coat you got for Christmas! Looks perfect on you!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  43. Sons of anarchy and Homeland are my favorite series! Can t wait to see them again!

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  44. What fun holiday pics!! I love all the new beauty stuff I got also- we are total twinsies because I got a fragrance sampler from Sephora too! I love them and can't wait to pick a new one this year :) hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  45. Love the pictures of you and your boys. I'm sure you had the best Christmas!

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  46. Oh the smile on your face with your boys!! You are just glowing friend. I totally know this smile. I have a white coat that is so old I snagged for $30 at Victorias Secret one year...I just can't part with it!!

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