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30 March 2018

FRIDAY FAVORITES...BIRTHDAY EDITION

So much goodness going at cha this weekend!! April is arriving and my Birthday on Monday and please tell me, warm temps with it! Easter is here to celebrate the greatest gift of all! Unfortunately Mr. Nine and I had to postpone our Chicago trip until May. Lots of factors and while I'm a little sad, one night is a little short. We planned it before realizing it was Easter and the weather looks horrid and since we like to be outside most of the time we are there, It'll be smart to wait until alfresco dining type temps the end of May. Brunch on Easter at our favorite swanky establishment (one of the very few swanky establishments) will do instead. Hope no one is on my way at the Mimosa Bar!! LOL!! 
  
1. Birthday's Past
My Birthday always has me reminiscing on the past and how they were spent. One of my favorite pictures of all time, my 2nd birthday on April 2nd also happened to Fall near Easter that year so our relatives were up to visit including my Aunt Robin, my mom’s baby sister who is almost exactly a decade older than me (Her Birthday was Monday). 
Notice my cake was a bunny!

 "3"

 "21" ~ I got a Hope Chest, do you remember those? 

"45" in the city often for me Birthday ~ Chicago!

2. BOGO Sandals
Speaking of Target, BOGO on shoes had me like oh yeah, 2 sweet pairs landing in my closet. LOVE both of these super comfy and like $20 for both.

 BUY HERE

 BUY HERE

3. Week's Attire
The Loft peplum top and jeans, Payless Wedges

Gap Jean Jacket, The Loft Camo Pants, Nordstrom tee similar Here, cuff and booties 

Nordstrom sweater, Zella leggings, Macy's Ralph Lauren slides HERE

4. Floral Sweatshirt
Mindy Mae Sweatshirts are adorable but this one is a third of the cost at my local Meijer. It is so comfy and I have gotten so many compliments in it. The perfect lil casual Spring outfit to wear round town.

PINK ADIDAS Tennis Shoes HERE

More Inspo




5. MISC. FUN

TBB ASKS ~ MONDAY 
Can you believe Monday is time for the link Up TBB ASKS! We are channeling every Spring vibe we can to get the season here faster with this fun filled “Spring” edition! Please join us!


Wednesday Fashion Link-Up Themes
And join us as we make Wednesday Fashion Link-Ups themed for a couple months. Join that stylish fun too!

CADBURY COOKIES 
If you are a fan of Cadbury Eggs, you will love these limited cookies. I first tried them last year and whoa…so good. Love to have just one (80 calories) with a cup of tea.


I'm going to now have a Cadbury cookie and get this party started. And I was told by my blogger friends, I can celebrate all week! 
You do the same sweet peeps! 
HE IS RISEN!
HAPPY EASTER!!

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

xoxo



28 March 2018

MADEWELL DUPE, WUW & STYLE LINK-UP


It’s really only been this past year or so that I’ve become acquainted with the brand Madewell! They do subtle muted colors and stripes so well. Their designs are very American like but always have what I call a slight international twist. However, some of the pieces can be expensive. I have been lucky enough to find a couple tops that totally seem to be dupes for Madewell. Take this top found at TJ Maxx, it was only 12.99 and the peplum hem and roll up sleeves is so cute. Such a simple jeans and wedges outfit and got lucky to get these photos a few weeks back with the sun was shining and it was 50 degrees. 



I can’t believe it’s the last Wednesday of March. April be good to us and Bring a SPRING to last awhile.

Madewell Version HERE, Top Similar HERE
An OTS Version HERE // 
Cuff Leopard Bracelet HERE (it's my favorite of all time)
// Necklace HERE (buy one get one 50% off right now)
// Jeans HERE // Wedge Sandals  HERE

Now Let's Get to What's Up Wednesday and what is happening in the Nine Neck of the Woods! 


1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Mushroom Asiago Chicken, Asian Chicken Soft Tacos, Just Right Chocolate Chip Cookies, and I'll share the recipe soon on a great new Chicken, Brie and Apple flatbread I created. 
RECIPE HERE


RECIPE HERE

RECIPE HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: This time last year, we were on our way to Vegas for my birthday. Such a great trip! Remember I wore this outfit for the Sprinkles Cupcake Experience.
Recap of The Nine's Do Vegas post HERE

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Birds Chirping and Fresh Air.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Going to Baseball Games...the season for our Pitcher began on Monday and it's COLD at those games.

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Nada

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: A How To Post on My Matcha Green Latte's and pricing garage sale stuff for the big one in May...first one a the new house.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Picking out my posies with mom and gathering game plans for flower selections this year. And my B-Day on Monday!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Besides the usual like The Middle, The Goldberg's, The Chicago shows, we Finished binging Season 2 of Sneaky Pete, new show Rise and watched the Roseanne Reboot last night. (Loved it!)


9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Switching every station on Sirius until I find a jam I love. Really into belting it in the car lately, lol!

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Chambray and Pineapples, lol.


11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Getting whisked away to the Big City!

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Pool install.

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Starting to buy Patio Stuff like lanterns, stools, rugs and pillows...these pretty items came from Kohl's, pillows after coupon were just $7.99 each



Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving!