This was me most of last week, not a care in the world. Just Chillin' like a villain. Unfortunately, it's back to the grind today. Next Monday I'll have a full recap of our family shenanigans and maybe a sneak peak this Friday.
 Instead, I thought I'd do a little internal survey called "3 Things" that 
I saw sweet Sarah from Meet The Shaneyfelt's do. 
Darling Emily from A Little Bit of Emily also did it.
Copy and paste the prompts and do your own. Super fun!

Three things I'd never give up
The Sun

Country Music

Three favorite vegetables
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes

Three shows I watched faithfully from beginning to end

Breaking Bad
All My Children (from the time I was 3, with my mom then, I watched it 
(taped it) for 37 years til it went off the air on September 23, 2011. I still miss Erica Kane)

Three places I want to visit inside the US
San Fransisco/Napa Valley
The New England coast
Anywhere my blog peeps are; you know who you are! 

Three places I want to visit outside the US

Again, Anywhere my blog peeps are; you know who you are! 

Three things I always have with me
Sweet Mint Orbit Gum
My FitBit

Three things that are always in my car

A towel (for drying off my car when I go through the carwash...the dryers never get it dry 
enough.)   #nostreaksplease

Three most recent calls were from / to
My mom
My husband
A son

Three most often used makeup products

More of a tool: My eyelash curler with the mascara 

Three things that make me laugh
My BFF, Tami
My husband

Any skit by Jimmy Fallon and his BFF, Justin Timberlake

Three things that make me cry
Stories of people's parents getting older

When my boys go back to college
Almost ALL movies make me cry at some point, even action ones, lol.

Three of my greatest blessings
A favorite vacation pic from last week

And I'll BE BACK tomorrow for a GREAT TASTY TUESDAY recipe!!



  1. Aw, love this! Good to learn more about you too! xx

  2. What a cute and fun set of prompts! I hope your transition back to reality is a smooth one; the Monday after vacation is never fun! Glad you're back in blog world - it's lonely without you and not nearly as pretty!!!!

  3. Well you know the new england coast is ready for you - especially Boston when you choose to visit :) xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. I am SO glad to hear it isn't just me that is left crying during movies. I am usually left telling Russ to shut up because he is poking at me and then that makes me laugh that I get so emotional. This was such a fun post!

  5. My goodness you have some handsome boys!! And I'm always crying at the movies, always! I love any skit by Jimmy & Justin too! How fun was this!

  6. What a fun post! Movies always make me cry at some point and my husband always teases me about it. My three most used makeup is mascara, eyelash curler and lipgloss too!

    Doused In Pink

  7. My dad and I cry at movies too (and Hallmark commercials for that matter!) and my mom likes to poke fun at us! Darn it! I can't wait to hear all about the vacation.

  8. She's baaaacccckkkk! I know you were "chillin' like a villain," but I miss seeing your smile in that pic, Girlfriend! Missed you!! xoxo

  9. Look who is back!!!! You look pissed as hell in that picture LOL! I hope your Monday is smooth as buttah baby doll! Love you!

  10. I can't wait to hear and see all about your vacation!! Looks like the best kind of day on that raft that's what I call a fabulous kind of day :) Glad you're back to the blogging world, I missed you! And girl, I'm with ya on the lipgloss answers (makes sense, right? with my blog name and all..!) Have a beautiful week! XO


  11. Oh what a fun post. I too always keep an umbrella in the car. It have come in handy so many times.

  12. I love sweet potatoes, too! And I laugh at anything Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake do--I wish I could hang out with them in real life because I know they would both be so fun! Can't wait to read about your trip recap and I'm so glad you had a relaxing week! Happy Monday, friend!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  13. This is a fun post! Cracked up about the towel for the car wash.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. Welcome back! The first day back in the routine after a fabulous vacay is rough with a capital woof, sending you all the hugs and coffee! And YES to Breaking Bad - one of our favorite bingeworthy shows <3
    Green Fashionista

  15. These posts are seriously so much fun! I seriously can't go anywhere without chapstick either, and I hope that you get to visit San Fran and Napa soon! Seriously one of my most favorite places in the United States!

  16. Paris is beautiful. We just came back from a 10 day trip.
    Back to reality today.

  17. Welcome back, Andrea! I hope you had a great time, can't wait to read the post next Monday! Super relaxing to be sitting in the water without a care! I totally agree, Jimmy Fallon and JT are just too funny! Hope the first day back goes smoothly!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  18. Awww look at your three blessings. So grown up. Stop it! Sweet Mint is one of my favorite flavors of gum too!!!! Dont even get me started on being back to work today. What a slap in the face, huh??? Hope your day goes quickly!

  19. Love.

  20. Such a fun post! And I love the photo of you relaxing...

    We'll have to meet up if you ever visit San Francisco & Napa Valley!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  21. Ohhhh how fun! I love this and I am SO glad that you had such a relaxing week. I am a crier in movies too. I LOVE that you carry a towel in your car for drying off your car. Just love it! I also use lip gloss and mascara, but would add eyeliner if those were the only three things I could have :) Have a wonderful Monday!

  22. WELCOME BACK!!!! I missed you! I LOVE this (and yes, I will be totally stealing it SOON!! I'd never give up sweets, the sun or country music either. You definitely need to visit San Fran/Napa then we could meet. ;) (I actually think we may be driving up to Napa today...we have company in town) If I could only have one makeup product it would definitely be mascara!!! Have a great week beautiful friend!!!

  23. This was so cute!! I love it! Parenthood was so awesome, I was sad when it ended!

  24. Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake is a lot of my answers in life :) Things I love, things that make me laugh, things I could watch all day, people I want as best friends... it works for so many answers ;) haha

  25. Such a FUN post, Andrea!! I loved Parenthood and was devastated when it ended. Such a good show!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  26. Awww...I love that your 3 blessings are your guys!!!
    You are so blessed, Andrea!!

  27. Parenthood!!!! YESSSS! I'm ready to watch the entire series again and B thinks I'm crazy because we just finished it about a year ago. haha.

  28. What handsome blessings!
    I want to go to Napa Valley SO BAD!! Ben and I went to Paris a few years ago, it was really awesome!

  29. What a fun little exercise! I love the Parenthood show too! SO relatable. Thanks for sharing!

  30. So with you on the eyelash curler- I love my $2 ELF one. And I'm never giving up those sweets, either! Hope you have an easy day back into the real world today!

  31. How much fun was that!! Totally going to try it too!! And I am so with you on Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake!! Have a great week! Good luck getting back to the daily grind!!

  32. I have a two year old son and a 13-month old son, and thinking of them going to college ALREADY makes me want to cry! I don't know how you do it!

  33. This was such a fun post! Love reading all of these... I am going to be such a hot mess when my child starts kindergarten in a month... cant even imagine college! Us mommas gotta stick together!

    Brittany ;)

  34. I love, love, love this! So going to do this too, and I would never have pegged you as a soap opera lady, and pretty impressive that you watched all those episodes, you should have gotten an award or something for that! yay for visiting, come visit me first :)

  35. So fun reading all of these!

  36. Not a care in the world is so freeing! Is that bikini top from VS? I think I have the same one from the small glance of the color and frills...You are so blessed with your 3 amazing boys! I love this idea for a post to learn more about you and may just have to copy you :-)
    xoxo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  37. I love this, Andrea! Super cute!! Love getting to know you more! :)

  38. I am so glad you got to relax and have some great memories with your family. I Can't wait to hear all about them! I always have multiple pairs of sunglasses with me lol. Hope you had a great day! Beautifully Candid

  39. You really do look like you haven't a care in the world... what a lovely photo of you gorgeous lady!! I cry at ALL movies too LOL!!
    oooh and you must add Portugal to your list!
    Suzy xxx

  40. What a lovely list, many of my likes on there too. x Hope you are well, and enjoy the rest of the week. x Jacqui

  41. So glad you had a fabulous week! We are having a monsoon here today so that would not be conducive to sitting in a floaty in the lake...ha! Love the pictures of your boys. Not only are they good lookin', they are sweet and love their mama! Just think, someday you will have daughters-in-law and some grands. Time flies, darlin', enjoy every second. Do you use Crew car wash? The blowers don't always take care of all the water. So happy to see your smiling face! xoxo

  42. Sweet mint is my favorite gum too! Glad to get to know you' a bit better! (This was fun! I'm gonna copy it!) :)

  43. HA, so many of your answers would be mine too! Sweet mint orbit is my fave too! PLEASE come and visit the New England Coast!!

    xx, Elise

  44. Loved reading this! I'm glad I'm not the only person who cries in all the movies..haha there's always that one part even in Disney movies lol.

  45. Thanks for the shout out - you are the best! And I LOVE that you ended with your three biggest blessing. So sweet!

  46. The stampede is going on in Calgary and all you hear is country music and all you see is cowboy boots and hats. You'd love it!

  47. What a fun little challenge. Thanks for sharing the tiny peak into things that you love. <3

  48. This post just makes me love you more! I cry at most movies too...and commercials and youtube videos, etc.

  49. This is a fabulous post, but confession time, I totally misread the towel in the car thing. I read it as you needed to dry your hair because the dryers never do a good enough job. Actually had to read it three times before I read it correctly, made me laugh though. Note to self, drink tea before reading blogs #coolmumclub xx

  50. Loved this- the New England coast is also on my list of places.

  51. Aww, I love your three greatest blessings one! Sweet! :)

  52. Sweet potato is my number one favourite food! I love it! #BrilliantBlogPosts

  53. Aw loved this and so much resonated with me. Whenever I see your grown up boys, I feel sad that mine will one day be at college and uni too xx


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