FRIDAY FAVORITES...IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS

Hi all my Festive Friday Friends! This is it, the final stretch and several days of family and fun!! We have had unseasonably and unwanted mild temps here this week. Our local weatherman is predicting 40% that we may have a white Christmas. I’m going to close my eyes and pray really hard for the white stuff. I do hope wherever you are, your heart is happy and rejoicing in the birth of our baby Jesus. Such a celebration!
Go have the most precious weekend and delight in the wonders of the season!

1. Date Night...Early Night
You can tell we are getting old when we are one of the first people in the restaurant after it opens up. We tried a new place to us last Saturday called Chubby Trout which is known for it’s martini’s’ and sushi and it did not disappoint. I had been so excited to try a seasonal cocktail and My Eggnog Martini was great. Should’ve stopped at that one though as the key lime, which is my favorite, was not great and I only gave it like a 3/10. Boo. 


We then headed to a local garden in the city (10 min. from our house) that is growing in plants and trees with each year. The had a walking path lit with Christmas lights and it was fun to get in a brisk walk and take them in. Hoping for more next year. Yeah and with that we were home by 6:30, lol! We got cozy and binged watched The 100 til our 10pm bedtime, lol


2. Holiday Find...Friends & Ornaments
My BEST find and not just at the Holiday's but for the whole year was finding the friendship of these 5 ladies!  And how darling is this ornament!!! Talk about a bright spot in my year was meeting all these ladies in real life, bonding with them, talking almost daily and finding out how big, fun and precious their hearts truly are. Our dear Shelly gifted us all these adorable buffalo plaid Photo Ornaments, I plan on hanging mine in my office after Christmas so I can be reminded of how much they all mean to me daily! Read about out Nashville trip Recap HERE!
BUY THESE CUTE ORNAMENTS HERE


3. Week's Attire
Pops of red of course!! 
Sorel Boots HERE // Similar Vest HERE

Sherpa Pullover HERE

Sorel Boots HERE

4. Buffalo Plaid Peplum
I’ve been riding the buffalo plaid train all season and with the mild temps, this elbow length sleeve Peplum Cutie was just right! I’d like to try with black jeans too. 
BUY BUFFALO PLAID TOP HERE



 More Inspo




5. Misc. Fun 
Festive Posts of the Week
Another festive week of blog posts and I am so sad to see all this Christmas season cheer coming to an end. Monday, I showed you my Outside Christmas Decorations. Then on Tuesday came the Sweepstakes Winning Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. The comfy, cozy continued on Wednesday with the Extreme Gifter Jammies!

The SHERPA Pullover
Gosh, I should’ve called this the Buffalo Plaid edition, I just had to show you a couple pictures of the darling Monogramed Sherpa pullover. It is so cozy and I am just in love with it. How cute is it with all the red and the Hunter’s!! 

BUY PULLOVER HERE 

DATE PINWHEEL COOKIES
The two most requested sweet treats every Christmas of my mom are her Sour Cream White Fudge and Date Pinwheel Cookies. She brought me some of both yesterday. I plan on sharing both recipes on Tasty Tuesdays next Christmas Season. I’ll do it in November so you have plenty of time to make them! Her pinwheels turned out perfect and melt in your mouth! 

HAVE A SUPER SWEET WEEKEND FRIENDS!!!


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

xoxo


36 comments:

  1. Loving all of your buffalo plaid. I don't even like egg nog but that martini looks so Good! I have a similar sherpa pullover monogram and all--I think I am going to wear that today.

    Merry Christmas lovely lady!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  2. You know I am loving all the buffalo plaid. I may just have to order that top!
    I love the picture ornament that Shelly gifted y’all. So sweet!

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  3. Ok Andrea, you and your hubby look like Barbie and Ken- just beautiful and LOVE your date night- looks so festive and perfect. Merry Merry Christmas!

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  4. You and Jay are just so darn cute! I want to visit our botanical garden for Christmas sometime...hmmm? Wishing you a great weekend, gorgeous! xo

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  5. Our date nights always end early and I am okay with that! There used to be a time when I would scoff at a 6pm dinner but not anymore. Our picture ornament is my favorite too and I am keeping mine out all year as well. All of your festive red looks so good and that monogram on the Sherpa pullover is too cute. Have the very best weekend my love!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  6. That ornament is so fun! I always put a new framed picture ornament on the tree each year, but this would be a great change for next year. That's so funny about going out to eat early. It sounds like us! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  7. Wonderful, supportive friends are a blessing! You have a treasure in those ladies! Have a Merry Christmas!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  8. We're having unseasonably warm temps too; it's 60 today and down pouring. But I can't say I mind the no snow.. while I do like how it looks I am not a fan of the cold.

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  9. That sounds like my kind of date night! (and now I'm craving sushi!) Have a very merry weekend and Christmas!

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  10. Martini's and sushi- YES PLEASE! The walking lights tour looks great! A photo ornament gift- that's really a wonderful idea, so cute! I hope you have the best Christmas with all your guys, sending you lots of love for a beautiful holiday my friend. XOXO

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  11. I love all the red you're wearing this time of year. Merry Christmas weekend, friend!

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  12. What a fun date night! An eggnog martini sounds delicious! I love your buffalo plaid/monogrammed sherpa! Merry Christmas!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  13. Happy final Friday before Christmas, my sweet merry and bright friend!! While that restaurant's key lime pie may have been 3/10, everything else from your week looked and sounded like a perfect 10/10! My heart is so full for you (& these other precious bloggers too) for the sweet bond you share! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy that priceless time together and what a fantastic gift that ornament was! So thoughtful of Shelly! Loving all the buffalo plaid! You're simply the cutest!! Our snow has pretty much all melted at this point due to unseasonably warm weather here and I too am dreaming of a white Christmas. It's not in the forecast here, so I'm reminding myself to be grateful that we have had a mostly white December (up until just a couple days ago it was a winter wonderland). It sure has made the Christmas season extra beautiful! Hoping the 40% chance for you turns into a sweet Christmas morning surprise of white, bright, beauty! Either way I have no doubt you will enjoy every beautiful bit of Christmas week and I wish you and yours the merriest!!! Love you!! xoxo!

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  14. Well Andrea, you had me at Eggnog martini!! That sounds amazing, and you and Mr. Nine were no doubt the finest looking couple in the place. Love all of your buffalo plaid and that CUTE red poncho. It's settled. Next holiday season I'm wearing more red!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  15. I had to laugh because that's how we are...we many times are eating so early!! Especially when we visited Buenos Aires...they don't eat until like 9 pm, and we were starving by 6....hilarious!!
    You would have fit right in with the buffalo plaid with our post from last week!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Andrea and a Fabulous Merry Christmas!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  16. Seemed like a fun and festive date night! LOVING all your outfits as usual. I hope you and your family have a MERRY Christmas Andrea <3 xoxo

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  17. I'm so glad you ha such a fun date night with Mr. Nine - you deserve it! Cheers to a beautiful holiday season, sweet friend! Have the best time!

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  18. I just love that ornament of you ladies. What a special memory to hang on your tree each year. I need to try an eggnog martini. That sounds so good. I love all of your outfits this week. I will cross my fingers for snow for you!

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  19. Love the ornament! Your date night looks lovely. Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!

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  20. I happen to go to bed at the same time as you so that doesn't make you old at all haha!!! And when Dustin and I went to look at lights Wednesday, we went to eat first at 5:30 and we were one of the only ones in the restaurant haha!! Love all of that red on you! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  21. Yay for a fun date night! Those lights all look so pretty too. I love your sweet friends and that you all have been so intentional. Love all your looks! Have the best weekend.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  22. Dont feel old - we do our dates at BREAKFAST! :) haha - the hubs is usually in bed every night by 7 - 8pm at the latest. THAT'S old ;) haha
    Love the ornament. What a treasure to have to think back of that fun trip!
    Merry Christmas to you friend! Hope you enjoy it all with your gang!

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  23. I'm dying because y'all sound just like us. I'm glad we're in good company. Yes, You are the buffalo plaid queen (just like a said on Insta). I love all of it. Our ornament from Shelly is just the cutest and I actually want to start doing one every year for our family and maybe have a little tree eventually with just those on it. Wouldn't that be adorable?! Have the Merriest Christmas with your precious family, sweet friend. Love you bunches and the your presence in my life. XOXO

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  24. Wishing you the happiest of holidays with your boys!! Merry Christmas!

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  25. You and your hubby are so darling, Andrea. Love that Sherpa top. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy, healthy New Year!I know you will have a wonderful time with those handsome sons of yours!!

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  26. Ha! I was just telling Joe last night that I am getting old because it was 9:00 and he asked if I wanted to stay for another drink or get going home. As I was saying I wanted to go, a crowd came in. The young ones come, the old ones are heading out then. ;) Glad you guys got out! Enjoy the Christmas weekend!!!!

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  27. What a bright and festive post!! I tried an espresso martini this week and it was SO good!! I feel you on early bedtimes...especially in the winter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Merry Christmas!

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  28. I adore that pullover and that peplum top. So many cute things going on here. That eggnog martini looks amazing! Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!

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  29. I love looking at all your Friday favs! I used to have a car like the one pictured. Now I want it back. I love the Sherpa pullovers. I keep planning on getting one but just been so busy. So maybe after Christmas, I can do some shopping for myself.
    Lisa

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  30. Shelly nailed the Christmas ornament, didn't she? See, I never would have thought about that, but I absolutely love it and when Alise saw it, she insisted on putting it on our tree herself. I just love you and Jay! Every time you post a pic of the two of you, I just smile. Loved that y'all got to have a seasonal date night! xoxo

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  31. Haha, Twenty years ago we went out at 10pm! Haha, it s no different with is here. My blogging highlight of the year was also meeting two Brittish bloggers in the UK! Isn t it thebest to meet irl! Happy holidays Andrea!

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  32. Ok. This made my heart so happy. I already had a smile on my face when I opened your blog post and saw you and Mr. Nine looking all fine for your date night...then I meandered down further and that smile grew to ridiculous. Love you my beautiful friend!

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  33. You look so perfect on your porch with that adorable pullover and your Hunter boots! It's so cozy and cute looking! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  34. Definitely my kind of date dear. Loving your Hunter boots!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  35. Martinis and Sushi? That sounds like a heavenly restaurant. I've never tried an eggnog martini but that reminds me to stock up on some Eggnog for the holidays. Love how you styled the Monogramed Sherpa pullover. Such a warm and comfy outfit for the holidays. I hope you have an amazing Christmas with your family! xoxo

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  36. That ornament is such a great idea! It also sounds like your evening out with your hubs was a lot of fun! I haven't tried an eggnog martini before but it sounds so good!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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