05 January 2018


YES! Happy Friday and we made it to the first week of 2018. It's been frigid in these parts but a heat wave is finally coming on Sunday with a high predicted of 29 degrees! Tonight we are out to our favorite fancy restaurant to celebrate a son's birthday but we decided to celebrate all three since we never took the other two out for their birhtday's either. Should be a fun night! 

1. Family Fun on Christmas Day
Sharing a few pictures, more to come in the next few weeks.
My precious fam!

Daisy loves being all wrapped up in the present opening. 

Love these Jammies I found at TJ Maxx. Vintage Cars & trucks with Christmas trees on top. Had to re-Create the lap photo

My amazing mom! I thank the lord for her every day. Her left hand still wrapped, she managed with one hand to create a magical Christmas Eve for us and has been such an incredible help and gift to us all.

YES!! We signed the purchase agreement Wednesday for the cash sale of our home. We know this new family will put their loving touches on it and create lasting memories there like we did!

3. Week's Attire
Francesca top, Michael Kors flats

Target dress, Charming Charlie scarf

Free People top, American Eagle necklace, Jessica Simpson flats

4. Cowl Neck and Booties
I have always LOVED cowl necks and I think the minute I pulled this One out of the box, it became my fave of all time, The mauve color is delightful, the drape and feel of this sweater is amazing! 
Sweater in Ivory HERE // Similar HERE

More Inspo

As I mentioned ,To kick off the new year, out first in TBB ASKS series is a New Year, A New You.
The remainder 2018 will be theme focused too and set the tone for the Monday posts each month for The Blended Blog. TBB ASKS will be on the first Monday of each month and we soooo look forward to having you join us! 

Cloud "Wine" Napkins
These On Cloud WINE napkins are perfect for me with the name of this blog. I plan on putting them on THE GOLD BAR CART I got for my home office space. It's on it's way to me as we speak!

And little did my dear friend and fellow Blended Blog sister, Shelly from The Queen In Between know I had these napkins and this very same week, these perfect glasses arrived as a sweet gift from this amazing lady!! This wife, mama of 4 and very busy colleague found time to choose the perfect gift for me and I adore them and HER!! Another blogger I adore is my friend and who I affectionately call "Lil Sis", Miss Amanda from Cardio, Cab and a Keyboard. This sweet pal of mine, who you have heard me mention many times before sent me some housewarming Amazon LOVE!

Last but not least, my dear friends Amanda and Shelly spread the love. And I’m telling you friends, it is contagious. We ladies at The Blended Blog are happy to announce the SPREAD THE LOVE GIFT EXCHANGE....Just in time for Valentine’s Day. All the details are in this POST! So head over there right now and SIGN UP! Who knows maybe it will be you that I will be spreading the love to!! This will be so much FUN!! 

In Brrrr honor of the COLD...
HAPPY WEEKEND...MAY it be WARM & TOASTY in your life!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday



  1. Those napkins & glasses are perfect! Congrats on selling your home! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  2. I was just thinking about you and if your house sold. So glad to hear it did! Love the napkins and glasses too! Always enjoy reading about and seeing your sweet family.

  3. That Christmas photo with your boys is so sweet! Congratulations on selling your home! Hope you have the best weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  4. So much fun here this morning! Your family photos are adorable. I know you are having so much fun in your new house and thank goodness the old won sold now! Great timing.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Good Morning, dear Andrea. First of all, thanks for solving one of my many problems. When I got up this AM I did not know what to write about next. But thanks to you and your fabulous blog I think I will do my first link up at the Blended Blog. You have a beautiful family and I enjoy living vicariously through you in your beautiful new house. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. What an awesome family photo!! And love the one of you in your jammies (which are so cute btw!!) Congrats on selling your house!!!!!

  7. Oh, sweet friend! Your blog ALWAYS put a great big smile on my face and this post is absolutely no exception! LOVE that you all enjoyed such a beautiful Christmas! Seeing you enjoying the sweet family God has blessed you with makes my heart light! How awesome that your lovely mom was able to create such a magical Christmas Eve for you, despite having one hand wrapped! She sounds amazing! (Like mother, like daughter! ;)) I remember and adore that sweet lap photo! So fun that you recreated it! CONGRATS on the sale of your home!!! So happy for you!!! How fun that Shelly didn't know about the napkins when she sent those perfect glasses your way! That was such a thoughtful gift! I look forward to linking up with ya on Monday! Meanwhile, have yourself a lovely weekend! xoxo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  8. Congratulations on the sale of your home!!! Woo hoo! I know that is a huge relief to you, God is so good my friend. Love your Christmas pics and those jammies are super cute. How handsome are those boys? What a great looking bunch!
    Those wine glasses are perfect for you - Shelly is the sweetest. Those napkins will be perfect on your bar cart.
    Stay warm sweet friend and enjoy the weekend!

  9. Congrats on selling your house! Love the picture of your family on Christmas!!
    Love the napkins! I have a "On Cloud Wine" Wine Glass in my shop! Those are perfect for you!
    Happy Friday Friend!

  10. Love your momma!!!
    Those jammies are adorable. Nothing like cute jammies to make a sleep so much better. Haha
    Congrats on the sale of your home. How nice to move forward in 2018

  11. I signed up for the gift exchange! On Cloud Wine is so cute for you! I love the pj's!

  12. Congratulations on selling your home! The napkins and wine glasses are perfect! I am also loving your Free People Cowl Neck Sweater! The color is to die for.

  13. Anonymous5.1.18

    Happy New Year ! Those jammies look not only fun but warm ! Love the photo with you and the boys ! Yay for selling your home :) Enjoy your weekend :)

  14. Congratulations on selling your home! Those napkins and wine glasses are so cute!! I also love that cowl neck sweater! That color looks great on you!!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend friend and YAY to 29 degrees! Haha. :-)

  15. Yay for January birthdays! Loved seeing your Christmas pics! How did I miss what happened to your beautiful mama's hand?!?? I hope she is recovering and kudos to her for still making the holidays merry and bright! Xoxo

  16. Yay for selling your house! Looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday with everyone home. How perfect are those cocktail napkins too?! And I love the picture of Miss Daisy all wrapped up in the ribbon! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  17. Have so much fun with all your boys tonight and this weekend!! Stay warm girl, what I would give for 29 degrees right now LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  18. Congrats on selling your house!!! Have an amazing weekend - and stay warm.

    Daily Style Finds

  19. Such a great family pictures - have so much fun celebrating your boys tonight! I love those napkins / wine glasses - they are so perfect for you! And I am super excited about the spread the love exchange. Can't wait!

  20. Oh, so happy for you and the sale of your house. Now, send someone my way to buy ours. The market is more than pitiful here and until my husband is willing to "give" it away, it will likely just set there. Ugh! Cute pic of you and your fellas. Happy weekend!

  21. What a relief to sell your house! What wonderful pictures from Christmas, and love those TJ Maxx PJs. That's such a fun idea to put a bar cart in your home office. I might have to copy that one! Have a terrific weekend!

  22. Congratulations on selling your home! We have to rent ours out soon, and we're getting nervous about the prospect of doing so! Unrelated, the picture of you and your boys is just so darling. As a boy mama, it gives me hope that one day my boys will love me this much, too!

    Also, I signed up for the gift exchange, thanks to you. So fun! Happy weekend!

  23. Happy, happy friday friend! Have fun tonight celebrating, those dinners are always fun! Those wine napkins and glasses are so dang awesome! Perfect for you friend! Happy weekend!

  24. Happy Friday Big Sis! We're headed out tonight minus the kiddos (woo hoo!) I am loving the family pic, Christmas jammies, all the gifts, mom - but especially the fact the house is SOLD! Such a good feeling. Ride that goodness on out girlfriend. xo

  25. Congrats on selling your house! I too love cowl necks. They're so toasty and with temps like these I'll take all the toasty I can get.

  26. Congrats on selling!! I know that is a huge load off your shoulders. And I still cannot believe that I found the same saying on those glasses! Random...but have the prettiest feet. :) Happy New Year!

  27. You have the cutest family (your mom included)! I just love seeing pics of you all together. Congrats on the sale of your house!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  28. The picture of you laying across the boys just kills me! You are the cutest!! And y'all sold the house?! YAAAASSSS! Congratulations! I know that's a huge weight off your shoulders! Happy weekend!

  29. What an exciting star to the year! Your family is beautiful and I love the picture of you laying across your boys! So cute!

  30. I love those glasses. So cool. I wish I was able to do the exchange, but I will be in Europe when matches come out and don't get home until the day we are supposed to post. Ugh. I am loving the cowl neck sweater. So cute. And I love your pjs!!! So much love, ha. Have a great weekend!

  31. Happy Friday! I love the family picture and that picture of you across the boys laps, oh my goodness I'm in love! Yay for a cash sale!! That is amazing and I am so happy it's all coming together for you. Haha enjoy the heat wave my friend!! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  32. It looks like y’all had a wonderful Christmas in your new house! And congrats on selling your old house! What a huge relief that must be!

  33. bahahahaha- those cups are perfect!

  34. Congratulations on selling your home! Cash sale, even better! Love the picture of you and your family in front of the new home, and of course, the "across the laps" picture. Your mom is amazing...doing all the holiday bit with a bandaged hand. Hope it heals soon and she can ditch the bandage. Great personalized gifts! Looking forward to 29 degrees...doesn't sound like much but after the temps we've had, it will be a heat wave. The weatherman even said we will get up to the mid-50's later on. Go figure... Do you get Fox59 up in your neck of the woods? Angela Ganote is on in the mornings and she was an IU cheerleader (back in the day). I can't figure out if you two are about the same age. Stay's a cold 'un today. xoxo

  35. Happy 2018! The napkins are so cute :)

  36. Such a lovely post Andrea. Happy New Year, happy to hear you sold your house (what a beauty it is!) all the best with the move. Lovely family photos :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop have a lovely weekend.

  37. Love this post! Congrats on selling your house! Yay!

  38. Those napkins are perfect for you! Also, I love your cute Christmas pjs! Thanks for sharing about the gift exchange, just signed up! :)

  39. Oh my gosh...a cash sale!!! That's beyond AWESOME! CONGRATULATIONS!!! and what a huge relief. You have such a handsome group of men, Andrea! Those jammies are just the cutest. I was so surprised they were TJM...although I don't know why. You have such a fun collection of Free People. I'll just come over and shop your closet if that's ok. Your napkins are too perfect and what are the odds that sweet Shelly would find the same adorable glasses and send them to you. Crazy! Hope y'all had a wonderful dinner celebrating the birthdays! XOXO

  40. Hello sweet friend! I hope to connect a bit more this year.. i try and comment as much as possible. LOve the jammy picture with your kids. I wanted to wish you a BLessed and Happy New year! How sweet are those wine glasses, just perfect.
    jess xx

  41. Praise Jesus for selling your home!!! And a cash sale, WHOA! That had to speed things along quite nicely too. God is SO good friend. There is so much to comment on here... like the beautiful family photos and those truck pj's, I swoon. I am also LOVING that cowl neck sweater. That color is amazing on you. Happy Monday beautiful lady.


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