FRIDAY FAVORITES...DEAD OF WINTER EDITION

Did someone say the words “Fri-YAY?” Yes it is and isn’t it GRAND!! It has been such a chilly week but we're looking at a heat wave of 48 on Sunday. The sad thing about that...the beautiful glistening snow is melting. Plan on little baking this weekend for future Tasty Tuesday posts and indulging in lots of hot bevy's!

1.Kindness
My dear friend from Texas, Stacey from Poofing The Pillows, has my heart with her sweet style and uplifting outlook. She and fellow friend and blogger Jemma and have been hosting posts called The PERK Project to show us with the help of readers comments what positive*encouraging*real*kindness looks like. I have been so inspired by their posts, especially in a world where it sometimes feels like Kindness is a dying act. I had some unkindness come my way this week. My goal is to be or do an act of kindness for someone each and every day! I hope you will too! 



2. Bar Cart
There is it and she's beauty. Guess what? Monday is the reveal of Bar Cart #1!! So in Love!
BUY HERE


3. Week's Attire
The Loft sweater and pants, Charming Charlie necklace 


The Loft dress HERE, Charming Charlie Scarf

Nordstrom Sweater, Target scarf

4. Black and Cognac
Simple, easy, comfy, cozy and warm, that is exactly what I needed for running around last Saturday. To me, cognac and black is timeless and throw in a little leopard (my fav scarf) and chambray and good to go!  

Scarf HERE // Similar Sweater HERE
Similar Boots HERE

More Inspo




5. Misc. Fun
Planters and Cute Clock
Last Friday I showed you these cute planters.
Well, here is how I styled them; with an awesome clock my mom got me for my office.
 Love the succulents I found at Hobby Lobby to go in them. 

BUY Planters HERE


KING CAKE
And look at me, all thanks to my sweet sista Laura from The Horton Family. She sent us our very own King Cake and baby, it did not disappoint, I may have had a lot of it because well, it was CREAM CHEESE my friends and I'd never had it before!! Had to take a selfie with my new mask asap!!
AND it just so happens she's a BIRTHDAY Girl this weekend so get over there and wish my precious and true friend a Happy Birthday! 
Love you girlfriend! 
Laura with her man, Mr. Horton, how HOT does she look in red!!

HOPE YOU all have a FUN & HOT weekend!!
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday

xoxo

41 comments:

  1. You are a true beauty in your black, cognac, and leopard my friend! Can;t wait to see the bar cart. Love how you styled your planters and clock! That King cake sounds delish, how sweet of Laura.
    Sorry you had a little unkindness come your way, when you are such a kind person it hurts even more. No one deserves that. Oh well you are so very loved my friend so we'll all band together to combat unkindness with even more love and kindness!
    Stay warm sweetie!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. I can't WAIT to see your bar cart!! EEK!

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  3. LOL that king cake picture is so fun. Can't wait to see the bar cart! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Black and cognac is one of my go-to color combos!!!! And leopard is the perfect neutral to put with it! Love how effortless it looks! Your bar cart is so pretty! Happy Friday!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. We're pretty pumped for our "heatwave" this weekend as well LOL! those succulents go so well with the clock in your office - match made in heaven!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend dear! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Aw, Girlie! Love you to pieces! Hoping to celebrate with the fam and eat LOTS of CAKE this weekend! Thank you so much for the shout out! Glad you enjoyed our Mardi Gras classic!

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  7. Definitely spread kindness like sprinkles. There's no need (or time!) for the other stuff! Have a fun weekend of baking and enjoying this little heat wave. It will be sad to see the snow go, but I'm ready for some spring weather!!

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  8. You always put outfits together so well! I didn't know what a king cake was until I visited NOLA for Mardi Gras last year. Now you have my mouthwatering because they were delicious :-) Have the best weekend!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  9. I am looking forward to Sunday in the 40s too! Love your black and cognac layers. Those two colors are always great together! Have a good weekend!

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  10. Adore the planter pairing! And that bar cart. Happy friday, sweets!

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  11. Aw, thank you so much for mentioning The PERK Project. You just made me smile. You are always so positive and cheering everyone on! We adore you. ♥

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  12. Anonymous19.1.18

    Happy Friday !!! It's finally here. I'm loving your bar cart, it's gorgeous ~ And kindness.... where do I begin ? Kindness is lacking on social media. I took myself off of Facebook due to the truly unkind words of many. I don't understand people, but I do know for a fact that I love popping over to your blog and reading your amazing posts. You have always shown such kindness and I truly appreciate you Andrea :) XOXO ~

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  13. Love the sound of that blogging project! Your goal of showing kindness is already (and always) in full effect, my sweet friend! I've been a grateful recipient of it many times! Keep on spreading the love, dearest one! Your bar cart and planters with that cute clock are all so fab! What a sweet friend Laura is to have sent that fun your way! Heading her way with birthday wishes now! Love you oodles! Hope your weekend is every bit as beautiful as you are! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  14. Kindness is my word of the year and I am with you and hope to show kindness to someone each day. It takes so much more energy to be hateful. I'm sending you some hugs to replace the not so much kindness from this week. I am loving the bar cart and can't wait to see it. Also - see a Loft dress from the week... love those dresses. Enjoy your weekend friend!!

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  15. Love your black and leaped outfit!! So cute on you!! Have a great weekend!!

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  16. Someone was unkind to you? You're the kindest blogger out there!

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  17. That bar cart is so fun.,looks so 70s retro. Perfect for a get together.

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  18. I thought that King Cake was for you! I saw it when she bought it on one of the social media outlets we're friends on! Let this snow melt! Have a great weekend! xo

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  19. That is so, so sweet that Laura sent you a King cake! We get them in the grocery stores here in Tx, but they are not the same as the ones in Louisiana! I can't wait to see the bar cart...so fun. Have a great weekend with lots of cozy baking!

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  20. That bar cart is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what yours looks like. I loved the blog post about the east wing of your home, everything looks gorgeous, Andrea.

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  21. YAY for the heatwave even if it is only the 40s lol. I just want to wear normal shoes!! Haha. Love your outfit with the leopard scarf, and that bar cart is cute. I also love that kindness project. And who in the world would be unkind to you?! You are like the nicest person!!! Boo to them. Anyway!! I hope that you have a glorious weekend friend! :-)

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  22. Happy week end sweetie.

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  23. Oh I cant wait to see your bar cart all done up! Love it! Those planters look so good, and that might be the coolest looking clock ever! Ummmm someone showed you unkindness this week?? I will cut them! Dont be rude to my sweet Andrea! Not cool at all! I hope you have a fabulous weekend during the heat wave! It is supposed to go up to 48 here today. Might break out the tank and shorts!

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  24. I love those outfits!

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  25. The PERK project sounds really great- I need to check that out. Why would anyone not show you kindness? You are THE sweetest EVER. UGH! I am sooooo excited to see your bar cart. Your office planters look great and that clock is the coolest ever! Have a wonderful weekend my beautiful friend :)

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  26. Yum! I have heard wonderful things about King Cake! How sweet of her to send you some. Love all those outfits too! It's such a good thing I'm not a fashion blogger; this week was black yoga pants and hooded sweatshirts every day!

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  27. Oh, I'm so glad that it's the weekend!! You just reminded me that I need to look into a king cake! I don't think my mom has had one, so I told her we have to get one this year.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  28. Isn't that the best leopard scarf! So many fun looks. Happy Friday beautiful!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  29. I soooo want that bar cart. It is soooo pretty. I love spreading kindness and will check that out. I love your weekly outfits. I need to go shopping with you!! Have a great weekend!

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  30. Well I'll just tell you right now what is not a favorite is knowing you experienced some unkindness this week. Who could be unkind to you dear friend. #boooo We've never experienced a King Cake either and it sounds divine. That sweet Laura is a gem. Loved the mask too. Your bar cart.😍 And yes, HL has the best succulents. They look so real. Have the best weekend sweet friend! XOXO

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  31. OMG I love love love that bar cart! I've had my eye on a few for a while, but I've convinced myself I'm not allowed to get one until we move. I'm sorry to hear someone was less than sweet to you, but know that you're adored by SO MANY <3 happy weekend!

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  32. Ooo love the bar cart! Cann't wait to see how it all comes together! Love your outfit with leopard print scarf and all the other fab outfits from the week! Happy weekend pretty lady!

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  33. I have seen King Cakes made, but have never had one. What a fun surprise. Can't wait to see the bar cart in action too. Have a great weekend sweet friend!

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  34. Oh, King Cake is amazing!

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  35. Well, look at you, enjoying a Louisiana king cake! And, sweet Laura! You know she just lives down the way from me and goes to church with my son and his family. A small world! Love the cart and love your outfit, as always. Happy weekend sweet gal!

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  36. Your new cart is fabulous! Now you need to dress it for us. ha! Be sure to add some good Kentucky bourbon. Love your outfit with the animal print scarf and cognac boots. I'm on the search for boots like that now. You look so cute in your mask, holding your King cake. I'm off to visit Laura's blog and wish her a happy birthday. Have a good weekend. xoxo

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  37. Looking forward to seeing your stacked bar cart! How sweet of Laura to send the King Cake! Have a wonderful week, Andrea!!

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  38. Love those planters! So perfect!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  39. Love seeing all of your fun outfits! I've never had a King Cake before, but it sounds delish! Hope your weekend has been wonderful!

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  40. That cake! And love the new bar cart and all your cozy scarf looks. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  41. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend! We were both thinking about kindness! Do you know I've never had king's cake before? I'm not even sure we can buy it here!

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