FRIDAY FAVORITES....GET IT IN GEAR

January is swinging right along and we finally got a little bit of snow this week! That weatherman was so so off as he was predicting a much harsher winter and so far, I consider most of it being more like late Fall! I know I’m crazy but I love a harsh snowy winter! I want to wear the Teddy Coat I showed you on Wednesday more too. Hope you have had a great week. I am kind of finding it hard to come up with Friday Favorites now that the holidays are done, the holidays always bring a bevy a favorite ideas. I’ve been decluttering and purging most of the week and working out a lot. Tomorrow we’re buzzing down for a day trip to Purdue to have lunch with our next birthday boy! I hope this January weekend is as sweet as can be for you!

1. Family Dinner
I know I shared some of these pictures on Instagram but I just had to share our last little family dinner before the two oldest headed back to college last weekend. Missing our youngest here but Ruth Chris never disappoints and it’s the only time a year I ever eat a steak and that filet was so worth it!

We get lots of sides but the shoestring fries are always a must and the Pomegranate Martinis were sensational!



2. Daisy
I’ve neglected to share much lately about our other family member, our precious Daisy Mae. She turns 14 years old this month. Boy was this girl happy we got some snow this week. I took this picture on yesterday after she came in. She literally has snow all over her. She just loves rolling around in it. When the boys were little I would make them hot chocolate after they came in but Daisy just got a special treat instead.


3. Week's Attire
 Violet Hunter Boots HERE // Patagonia Vest HERE // Similar Sweater HERE

 Leopard Scarf (my fav, under $20) HERE // Peplum T-Shirt HERE

 Violet Hunter Boots HERE // Scarf HERE

4. Black Swiss Dot Dress
Nothing like a sweet little black DRESS and boy did I get a deal on this one at the Loft when they have their 50% off! It was only $35. I love Swiss dots and you may not be able to tell in this picture but matte dots are so stinking cute as are the little flutter ruffle sleeves. As you can see, I wore it for last Friday's dinner.
BUY DRESS HERE

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5. Misc. Fun
Anthropologie Candle
While I love B&B candles, Anthropologie ones are some of my favorites. My sweet sister-in-law, Beth got me one of my favorites for Christmas which is the Whipped Cream & Pear!. It smells so good when you walk in that store or our house, lol! The Jars are so pretty too. Did you know these are named after French Desserts?
BUY Candle HERE

Mini Tobacco Basket 
Just love this little tobacco basket ornament that my sweet friend LISA got me. I transitioned it from a Christmas basket as seen in the bottom picture to an everyday sweet little tobacco basket that I made a homemade spring wreath for and it is setting on my tiered tray. I’ll show you more in an upcoming post on how I decorated the tray for every day. I thought I may only use it at the holidays but it’s so much fun that I’m going to have to keep it out all year long.

My ornament originally says Noel but I failed to take a picture of it before I transitioned it. All I did was placed a piece of white card stock on top of it and added the wreath and ribbon. 

Book Update....Verity
5/5 stars!
On Monday I talked about the things I recently got from Amazon and this book, Verity, was one of them. Well, I read it this week and let me tell ya, hold on tight, such a good read. Read it asap, best book I have read in a long time!
BUY Book HERE

Feeling Ageless
And Finally, I put this on my Insta stories this week but I just love it because I know we are all trying to tackle the year as healthy as we can be and inside I still feel like a young girl and I hope you all do too! 

HAVE THE BEST WEEKEND SWEET FRIENDS
AND HOPE YOU'RE GETTING IT IN GEAR!

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

xoxo

50 comments:

  1. Daisy is so precious in the snow!! I love all your outfits from this week, of course and that LBD is everything.

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  2. Oh how I love Ruth Chris! Pomegranate martinis sound amazing! I love your sweet black dress and how cute is precious Daisy Mae in that snow! Bless her little heart. You are so clever with that mini tobacco basket, I think mine is packed away with our Christmas decor but it would have been perfect to keep out all year - genius!
    Have the very best weekend and safe travels to Purdue!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Andrea you look beautiful in the black dress! I need to get my hands on that candle too- have a great weekend!

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  4. I love your black dress! So pretty and of course, you look amazing in it. It's so sweet the kind of bond you have with your boys. It's what I want for me and my son too so I am definitely aspiring for that! I'll check into Verily. It sounds pretty interesting and I am down for a good read! Happy Friday Andrea and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  5. That candle must smell amazing! I love a clean pear smell. Big thumbs up on your cute black dress!

    Is there anything cuter than a dog in the snow? Our lab Stormy just loves the snow.

    Have a Good weekend beautiful!
    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  6. Ha! Daisy looks like she did enjoy it. We are forecast to get pounded with snow this weekend. Little Dude is looking forward to some possible sledding. I hate having to drive in it, otherwise it wouldn't be so bad! That black dress is darling. <3 Have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxoxox

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  7. What a nice little treat before your boys ledt. Your puppy is so precious ❤️

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  8. Ruth Chris...so good! Last year one of the vendors at Justin's company wined and dined us there. It was such a fun and fancy experience! And here's to wishing for more snow around these parts!!

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  9. Those shoestring fries look amazing and yes please to the pomegranate martinis! Your outfits are always so stylish and cute. Daisy is adorbs in the snow! That Swiss dot dress really is a steal and looks amazing on you. I added that book to my list! Happy Friday!

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  10. The snow missed us. I am with you - I love a snowy winter (but not so much driving in it). I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  11. Your pics of you and your family are so darling, Andrea. I love Anthropologie candles too. I usually get some vanilla scent. I'm going to try the one that you bought next. Love all those black dresses. You look stunning. I loved Verity too. Have a great weekend, dear Andrea!!

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  12. Aw Daisy is so cute! I love anthropologie candles!! They have so many great scents, especially for spring too!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  13. I love the pic of your boys giving you a kiss! Daisy is just the cutest in that snow fun! Loving that black dress on you. I hope you have a great weekend!! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  14. SO glad to hear you felt the same way about Verity! Colleen is such a great writer. You look FAB in your black dresss...and all of your outfits, naturally!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  15. Oh there is so much goodness in this post Andrea. I love those ornaments. I also love your outfits from the week. Those candles are always amazing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy time with your boy!

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  16. Killing it in that black dress, love the dots!! I am dying to read that book!
    Happy Friday doll!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  17. Those photos of Daisy Mae are the cutest. No wonder we love our pets so much!!
    Happy weekend, Andrea!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  18. That pic of you and your boys is so cute! I can't wait to read Verity! You look gorgeous in your black dress! Have a great weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  19. Aw Daisy is so sweet! I love that she loves the snow so much! Love all the photos of you and your sweet family. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Those pictures of Daisy are TOO CUTE! My goodness! Come on over to St. Louis...we are about to get hit in T-2 hours or snow. I am in the 6-9 inch area, but I have heard we could even get up to a foot!

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  21. Adding Verity to my list right now! Thanks. Love the snow covered pup pictures.. we haven't had any real snow yet to speak of this winter but I am AOK with it!

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  22. I've heard a bunch about Verity, and I'm definitely looking to add some new titles to my reading pile while Ryan's gone and I'm up all night with baby! Also, I love those pictures of you and your boys! I'm so glad you're treated like the queen you are!

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  23. Awe, Daisy is so cute!! I love that black dress on you, so pretty! Hope you have a great weekend with the birthday boy!

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  24. You are such a good doggie mama! That Daisy is one lucky pup! You and your sweet boys, and how is it you always look so beautiful, like you have some kind of filter. Seriously! Gorgeous! That dress is beyond adorable and has me very tempted and all😍😍😍. I've got reservations for us at Ruth Chris next month...haven't even told Kent yet. LOL I hope you have the best weekend!!!XOXO

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  25. Oh Daisy is so precious! I don't even think I knew you had a pup! I hope Maui lives to be that old. She just turned 9 and I often forget she's not a puppy because time just flew by too fast! Enjoy your weekend!

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  26. Daisy! She's sooooo cute! What breed is she,?

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  27. Daisy!!! How precious is she!! I cant believe she's 14!!! ... We have a dog that she just stands NEAR snow & it piles & balls up on her. It's HORRIBLE getting that off!
    Also, can we just smile again at how much ALL your boys love you? Your family is just adorable!

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  28. Your dog is so cute! Have a great weekend!

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  29. Daisy is the perfect snow model. How cute is that picture with the snow on her nose. The black dress is perfect on you.
    TGIF!
    Lisa

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  30. Daisy is absolutely precious. So cute!

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  31. MMMM Ruth's Chris is the best! I am sad the original one that started it all closed here, it was right down the street from my house! I can only hope ginger is as happy and playful as Miss Daisy when she is 14! Have a great weekend beautiful!

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  32. A lot of people said that Verity was really good. I need to read that. I love that dot dress. It is really cute. Your pup is just too darling! I can't believe she is 14.

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  33. That dress is so pretty! Family dinner looks delicious!

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  34. Your sweet little pup made me smile. Love those violet hunter boots, what a fun color! Have a safe and FUN trip for the birthday boy, have a blast celebrating. Also, Biana also mentioned the book Verity this week- I MUST read! xoxo

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  35. I just got a tiered tray and I am looking forward to decorating it! I would love to see a post on how you do yours! That black swiss dot dress is the cutest! I love swiss dot and the ruffles are so pretty!

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  36. Your closet is AMAZING!!! And OMG your pup is too adorable. <3

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  37. Yes, my inner child came out to play this week and she ended her playdate eating pizza with extra cheese!
    Now, this post, it's filled with cuteness, your snowy doggie, your fine boys, your beautiful mum, and you looking primo-gorgeous in your LBD for dinner! And if we're scoring, you and hubs aren't Nines, you are Mr and Mrs Ten in my eyes πŸ‘€!
    Thanks for your help today, sweet friend.
    Hugs, x.

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  38. Loved reading your post this evening, Andrea. So much love and happiness here today and I especially love that cute pic of Daisy with snow all over her! I'm jumping on the tabacco basket bandwagon. Before Christmas I saw these gorgeous large ones that had "Gather" in the middle of them, but I think our Hobby Lobby sold out of them because I can no longer find them. They were so, so pretty! Happy Weekend, Love!

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  39. Isn't it so cute how an older dog will get a burst of energy with something like the snow or a special walk? Love the family dinner pictures!

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  40. I just started that book on Shelly's recommendation! and what a fab idea for that mini tobacco basket! I may have to go dig mine out and do something similar! Have a wonderful weekend and happy birthday to your son!

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  41. Oh Daisy Mae is to cute in the snow! Have great weekend!

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  42. Oh Daisy Mae is to cute in the snow! Have great weekend!

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  43. Mine is ageless too - whilst looking after the grandkids lol! Thanks for sharing Andrea, have a happy weekend. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  44. Look at cute Daisy frolicking in the snow! Love all your warm winter outfits as usual and cute family pics. You are ageless! It's incredible how you look the same in your before and after photos! Can I have your genes please?

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  45. I don't recall ever meeting Daisy, what a cutie! And, we rarely ever get to go to Ruth Chris but, when we travel we try to hit one. So, so good! Looks like snow may well keep me from going to Des Moines and Chicago later this week. Not looking favorable at all. Boo! Hoo! Happy new week!

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  46. Daisy Mae is the cutest dog and the snow pictures of Daisy playing in the snow are adorable. Fabulous wardrobe and style!

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  47. Your family and puppy pics are so cute!

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  48. My dogs love the snow, but they don't get to play in it very often! Hope you had a great visit with your birthday son!

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  49. Your Gemma is the spitting image of our Gemma. We have her younger twin sister! She loves the snow too....a little bit...then back inside to a cozy blanket or a sitting persons lap.

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  50. Such a cute post dear! Daisy is sooo adorable!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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