FRIDAY FAVORITES...MOTHER'S DAY EDITION

Yay, the sunshine and warmer temps are in our midst!! We have a packed weekend and I want to wish all you moms, daughters, grandmas, sisters, aunts and fur moms a magnificent Mother's Day so full of love in your heart and all around you!! And I know too is not always an easy day in remembering those we've lost so sending lots of love out to the angels you love too.

1. My Beautiful Mama!!
Aren't I lucky to have a mama with such good genes? Ah, but not only that but with such a giving heart, loving grace, fun personality and sweet style!! Yep, I say it all the time but MOM Jackpot!!
We obviously like to "Toast!"

2. My Best Friend's (SONS) Wedding
My best friend's son is getting married tomorrow!!! He's great young man. And they are an amazing couple. I have lots of great memories of this kid but my favorite is how he calls me his "Agent Aunt Andrea!" You see this guy was a High School stud quarterback and went on to play Division 1 football. I was always very supportive of his endeavors and at all his games. 
Very proud as if he were my own!
How cute were their engagement announcement with their doggie, Leo!!!

 This is the dress I am wearing to the wedding. Mr. Nine got it for me in Vegas at White House, Black Market. I plan on dancing the night away with my honey!!
The Dress sold out quickly but there is a sillier print strapless jumpsuit that is darling HERE

3. Week's Attire
INC top from Macy's, White House, Black Market choker


Ross Dress, Lucky booties, TJ Maxx vest, Charming Charlie necklace

Grace Elements sweater from Macy's, Kohl's necklace, Michael Kors flats

4. Stripes and Chucks
You will never believe it but this dress with pockets was $9.97 at Wal-Mart, is so soft, can be worn up or off the shoulder and I also got it in a navy/green stripe. 
I will live in these this summer! 
Wearing my earrings from Kellyann and necklace from Nadine

More Inspo



5. Misc. FUN
Today at 11 am, Mr. Nine and I are picking out our kitchen and vanities for the build. This is part of the similar look we are going for but with some modern touches. Thoughts? 


Got a new travel bag just in time for Toronto. I have wanted this bag from Sole Society for awhile now and let's just say I am in MAJOR LOVE!! It's leopard print inside and thank goodness, has an outside pocket for my travel docs and passport!! 
BUY BAG HERE

No, despite what is displayed on the screen in the exam room, I am not getting Botox!! However, bright and early this morning is my annual skin check. While I have never spoken on the blog about it, 2 1/2 years ago, I was diagnosed with 2 skin cancers. I will dedicate a whole post to it at some point. While that in itself is not a favorite, catching it early, receiving treatment and getting an annual check is a favorite and your friendly PSA for the day!! My crooked smile in trying to take a selfie before the nurse came in does kind of look like a botox smile, LOL!!

and I was so excited when Tif from Bright on a Budget emailed me last night to say I am featured on their H54F today (High 5 for Friday) Go Link-Up with those sweet gals!!

HAPPY WEEKEND SWEET BABES!!
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday

xoxo

52 comments:

  1. You and your mama are so beautiful - good genes definitely run in your family! Hope you have the best time at the wedding tomorrow and I can't wait to see pictures of you in that dress! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Have so much fun at your friend's son's wedding! Their engagement announcement with their pup is too cute! And I love the dress you picked out -- that midi length is so fab! Too funny about your crooked smile! So important to get the annual check up. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Have a great time at the wedding! That dress is so gorgeous! Just like you & your mama! I am loving that kitchen! Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. You and your Mom are the sweetest. I know you think you are lucky to have her but I bet she feels even luckier to have you. Happy Mother's Day Mama! Good luck with the kitchen design. I know your impeccable style will shine through.

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  5. Love your piccys together, you've very alike, what lucky ladies you are. Enjoy the wedding, looking forward to seeing photos. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  6. How sweet (and beautiful) is your mama??!! You two could be sisters....

    Have fun at the wedding, LOVE that dress! Yes to the kitchen, I would love white cabinets...

    Hoping all is well at your appt, you reminded me to make mine, ugh...

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  7. Ok, so much to say. Yes, you hit the mom jackpot and that is why you are so awesome, you are just like her! Your best friend's son's wedding - they are adorable and your dress is amazing. You will be stunning. Now I need to go to Wal-Mart and get that striped dress, lol! The earrings look great! And finally good for you for getting skin checks! I worked with cancer patients for awhile and learned how important that is - proud of you! I do it too btw!
    Happy Mother's Day beautiful friend!
    Love ya,
    Kellyann

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  8. Um first, I want to come live in your kitchen! That looks amazing! Have a great Mother's Day and happy Mother's Day to your mama as well! I am sure you'll have a blast at the wedding, what fun! It's birthday weekend at our house so batten down the hatches! :-)

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  9. Happy Mother's day, friend! Love those dresses from Wal-Mart! Score!
    You are beautiful just like your mama! Hope y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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  10. What a sweet and special wedding! I hope you have an amazing weekend, and Happy Mother's Day sweet friend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  11. I hope you have the most wonderful Mother's Day and are absolutely spoiled! Have so much fun at the wedding too--I bet it will be beautiful!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  12. Those pics of you and your beautiful mom make my heart smile! Yes! You are blessed to have good genes, and it sounds like you've inherited some of that sweet grace, fun loving personality, and style of yours from your mama too! I love it!! Wishing both of you a beautiful Mother's Day ahead!! What a fantastic job you've done raising your boys! I always love hearing you boast in the fine young men they've become! Speaking of sons, it sounds like you've been like a second mother to your best friend's son too...enjoy celebrating his wedding this weekend! You're sure to do it in style too in that gorgeous dress Mr. Nine got for you in Vegas! Have fun dancing the night away in it! Looking forward to seeing a pic or two! ;) Have a fabulous Mother's Day weekend, friend! You deserve it!! xoxo

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  13. Happy Mother's Day to you too! I hope that you have a fun time this weekend celebrating your best friend's son's wedding and that you enjoy getting celebrated yourself on Sunday, along with celebrating your mom!

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  14. Happy Mothers Day Andrea! I hope you have fun this weekend!

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  15. I love that white ruffle top! You and your mom are so beautiful too. Happy Mother's Day to you and I hope that you have an amazing weekend!!! :-)

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  16. Oh my goodness! Agent Aunt Andrea totally made me chuckle out loud and you are going to give the bride a run for her money in that beautiful dress. You will be STUNNING!!! Your mom is such a doll and you sure did hit the gene jackpot. Two beauties! Have a wonderful Mother's Day sweet lady!!! Dance the night away and take lots of pics to share❤️

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  17. You and your Mother are so beautiful. Wishing you both a very Happy Mother's Day! Have a wonderful time at your BFF's son wedding. How fun! Thanks for the PSA on skin cancer, it's so important to get checked.

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  18. UGHHHHH! I think GOD is trying to tell me something! You're the second person this week that has mentioned skin cancer. My BFF - until she moved back to BAMA - texted me this week and told me that she had been diagnosed and treated and that she was selling her tanning bed. I was shocked! Anyway, I hope your check went well and enjoy picking out those vanities! Love the kitchen inspiration and I can't wait to see the new HOME! Have fund dancing the night away in that amazing dress! Mr. Nine did good! xoxo

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  19. You and your mama are so dang cute!! Have so much fun at the wedding in that gorgeous dress!! I love finding dresses for wedding at WHBM. Happy weekending!!

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  20. First of all, I can tell you have one sweet, beautiful mother!!! So Happy Mother's day to both of you!!! Secondly, yes yes yes to the kitchen!!! that is what I want too, white and clean and amazing. All the kitchen dreams!!! Loving that striped dress and jean jacket on you. You know that is basically my uniform, right? I hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  21. Wow, thanks for sharing and reminding us all. I get an annual skin check. My mom has had a precancerous spot too. It's scary and important. Glad you are okay and taking care of yourself. Love your wedding dress. Have fun and happy mother's day!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. This post is jam packed with so many fun things! Your mom could be your sister, both of you are so gorgeous! Love your stripe recreation, you killed it per always. Have so much fun at your friend's son's wedding, your dress is so pretty. And last but certainly not least have an amazing Mother's day beautiful!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  23. You and your mom are so photogenic!! Beautiful pictures! I love your dress for the wedding. I hope you have fun at the wedding and a wonderful mother's day!

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  24. Thanks for the shout-out to us aunts and fur moms! Haha. You are always so thoughtful!

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  25. That travel bag... I AM IN LOVE!!!!
    I think everybody & their momma is getting married tomorrow. I honestly know of 6 people getting married tomorrow. Have fun at the wedding.
    Happy Mother's Day to you & your beautiful momma!

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  26. Oh stripes and denim, classic. I love your Ross dress. The stripy dress looks similar in colour and shape to the dress your son got you. Boy did well for sure. Skin test is one we don't have in the UK. We should.

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  27. You and your mama are darling -- such good genes!
    I hope y'all have the best time at the wedding!
    Happy Mother's Day beautiful!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  28. You will look beautiful in that dress! Love the white kitchen choice. Let the decision making begin!

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  29. So many things I love about this post. Was excited to see you as the featured blogger today!! You are awesome. I'm a white house black market junkie and I love that dress. Can't wait to see a photo. Also love that thinking about you getting a new kitchen. Finally, you and your mother look just alike - beatuiful. XOXO

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  30. I love that stripped dress combo. I also love the dress you are going to wear to your best friend's sons wedding. Have so much fun tomorrow! And have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

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  31. Girl, the stripes and the Chucks!! SO CUTE! I'm going to have to steal this look! I don't know why it never occurred to me to pair the two together.

    I'm all over the skin checks! I've never had one before, but I just recently made a note to make an appointment. I did used to go to the tanning beds, so it's about time I got checked!

    Happy Mother's Day, Lady!! I hope you have the best day!

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  32. YES for skin checks! I've had more than my fair share of melanoma drama, so I fully support it all! And you and your mom are twins, and look just so sweet together! Love that kind of relationship!!

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  33. You and your mom are adorable! I can't wait to meet you next week - I bought a new travel bag (and luggage, too). Have a wonderful time at the wedding.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  34. You and your mom are the cutest together! I hope you have the best time at the wedding and I can't wait to see pics of you in the dress. Thank you for sharing about your skin cancer. It's so important to get checked out and to try and take precautions. I hope you have a great weekend and the best Mother's Day <3 Beautifully Candid

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  35. Like mother, like daughter. Happy Mothers Day.
    Like your denim and stripe combo, stealing from you could become a bit of an obsession of mine!
    My kitchen is painted wood, which means I can change the colour. I like change so that's the kitchen for me!

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  36. Way to go on getting your annual skin check, and I'm so glad your skin cancers turned out to be ok. I have lots of freckles and certainly have seen my fair share of sun down here in TX, so I go every year for a skin check. I love that Walmart dress. So good to see it on you, because it was hard to see how cute it would be hanging in the store. Have fun at the wedding and Happy Mother's Day to you and your beautiful mom!

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  37. Oh girl, I love that dress you got for the wedding! It will look so cute on your figure!! I'm also loving that jumpsuit you linked....jumpsuits are my favorite! I will have to stop in WHBM tomorrow while I'm shopping to see if I can find it! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  38. You will look fantastic in that dress! I love dancing at weddings with all our friends! Happy Mother's Day to you and your sweet mama!

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  39. You and your mama are a gorgeous duo! I hope you spend the weekend getting pampered or enjoying full relaxation as Moms like you deserve. The model kitchen looks gorgeous and I'm sure yours will turn out even more beautiful with the modern touches! Hope your skin checkup went well. I'm also prone to skin cancer with my freckles and small moles so thanks for reminding me I'm about due for another checkup. I don't see a botox smile, just a gorgeous smile on a beautiful lady!

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  40. Can't wait to see the kitchen design- I love the whiteness of that picture. Can't wait to see you next week!

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  41. I love that dress you're wearing to the wedding!! Have a great time!! What a fun celebration!!

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  42. I like your idea for the kitchen! And your dress for the wedding. I hope they have a wonderful celebration. Congratulations to them.

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  43. Happy weekend, sweet mama!

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  44. Lots of good stuff going on in your life! Your mom is just adorable...toast life with your mom...you are making memories. Enjoy the wedding...time marches on...one day they are toddlers, next you're dancing at their wedding in a smashing dress. Cute work OOTDs. Nice elements in the kitchen...a white kitchen just looks fresh and clean. Hope your skin checkup went okay. Nah, you don't need botox. Most of all, enjoy your Mother's Day weekend!

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  45. We are on the same wavelength - I also had my annual skin checkup on Friday! Hope everything went well for you & you're having an amazing Mother's Day weekend. 5 more days!!!!

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  46. That Walmart dress? Freaking adorable! And I 100% approve of the kitchen! (And I'm jealous!) Thanks for the PSA- I had a malignant melanoma removed from my lips when I was 18 and had a cancer scare last year. I am scheduling a dermatologist appointment for June instead of waiting til August to have some more spots checked. I hope that your boys spoil you rotten today- Happy Mother's Day!

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  47. That dress you wore to the wedding is gorgeous! I hope you can share a photo of you wearing it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  48. Your Mama is gorgeous just like you!! That dress is going to look awesome on you at the wedding!! And you got that striped one at Walmart, say what?!?! I must try and find it at mine!!

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  49. Good for you for taking care of that skin!!

    Happy (belated) mother's day to you! You and your momma are precious! And I know your boys adore you. :)

    I like your kitchen inspo pic! I hope you'll share before and afters of what you end up doing!

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  51. What a sweet picture of you and your mom! Love the dress for the wedding you are attending, you'll look smashing! Love the ease of the striped dress, it looks so comfy and cute on you too with the chucks. Im very proactive with my health too, so you are doing everything right!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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