FRIDAY FAVORITES.....HASTA LA VISTA JANUARY

Happy Friday. I am not sad at all to be heading into the last week of January. You know I love the snow and unfortunately, we did not get quite as much as I had hoped, but unfortunately the bitter bitter cold came with it. AND an ice storm. We couldn’t even get out of our steep driveway. So, even this cold and snow loving girl is kind a ready for January to be done. And on Wednesday, I fell down the inside stairs and am one sore pup this week. Lesson learned..hold onto rail! January is just such a sad month isn’t it. Your posts on goals, word of the year and positive outlook ‘s have been so inspiring and helps this positive girl stay afloat! But I’m definitely ready for fresh February because that gets us closer to pool season. And I have this to look forward to:

1. Grand Cayman
Ever since we took the whole family to Seven-mile Beach in Grand Cayman four years ago, Mr. Nine and I have been itching to get back there. Of course, the boys have too, but they’ve got their own spring breaks to look forward to this spring. Mr. Nine recently booked us a week stay in April kind of celebrating my birthday which is the first part of April and our anniversary which is in May at a brand-new resort they had just started building when we were there. It’s called the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa if you want to check it out and I am overjoyed to go there and be pampered because of how amazing all the reviews are. I told Mr. Nine I was perfectly fine with staying in a little condo on the beach but he insists that we be taken care of and no grocery shopping or cooking necessary, LOL! Here are a few shots from our last trip there, which literally was the best vacation we’ve ever taken in our lives. Cheers to this one being just as wonderful.






Couldn't beat our view


2. This Sweatshirt & a whole 
Bevy of Great Graphics!!
Let’s talk about a boss babe! Colette from Canada, started her own graphic apparel company 2 years ago called Brand Squawk and not only does she work outside of the home, she slays this business right from her residence all by herself. She is giving all my lovely followers 20% off any of her items with the code cloudnine20. Go check out her cuteness including the super soft sweatshirt for lounge around the house, my favorite place to be!

Sweatshirt HERE // Headband HERE // Silver Pumps HERE // Similar Jeans HERE & HERE // Earrings HERE



3. Week's Attire
American Eagle flannel HERE, Ugg Boots HERE


Leggings by Kyodan, Old Navy sweatshirt HERE, Adidas shoes HERE

Target cardigan, Target jeans and Hunter Boots HERE

4. Leopard Vest again..Tunic Style
A few weeks ago, I showed you this soft, amazing pockets on the side, Leopard Vest that I wore with a hunter green swing dress. I love show him more than one way to wear a piece so here I styled it with leggings and a cream tunic top.
VEST HERE // TUNIC HERE // LEGGINGS HERE 
// BOOTS HERE

More Inspo



5. Misc. Fun
Posts of the Week
This week I had some very special posts! Monday, I shared a post that took me a year to decide to publish. It was called Grieving The Living in case you missed it. Tuesday, for all you bacon appetizer lovers, I shared my Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese.. Wednesday was extra fun because some of my bloggy friends joined together in showcasing the fabulous color HOT PINK!


New Nickel & Suede Earrings
The minute I saw the new arrivals by Nickel and Suede from the Lovely Lisa, I knew these babies would be mine and I love them so much! 
BEST EARRINGS!!
BUY HERE

Target Feature
I was so excited when I found myself on Target’s webpage for the Instagram post about my cute JoyLab Jacket. This is the second time I’ve been on there but there’s just something so exciting about seeing yourself on a major webpage. See it HERE




Upcoming Recipes
With the bitter cold all around us, I have been trying some yummy and warming new recipes. This week I tried Zuppa Toscana for the first time but made it a healthy version (soooo delicious) and also concocted up a turkey and sweet potato skillet. Today I’m going to make a healthy treat for the weekend. Can’t wait to share all these on some upcoming tasty Tuesdays.


Hope your weekend keeps you Warm and Happy!

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

xoxo

47 comments:

  1. I have so much to say! First, Grand Cayman looks amazing and you will have the very best time! Congrats on the Target webpage - you go, girl! So cute, no wonder they liked that photo. I am loving your new graphic sweatshirt! That leopard vest looks even better with the cream tunic! Those recipes - mmmmmm...can't wait to get them and make them!
    Have the best weekend my sweet friend and I hope you are feeling better! Hugs!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. Oh my Goodness--I hope you are ok from your fall! Cute outfits as always this week. Looking forward to those recipes. Have a Good weekend girly!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  3. Awe Grand Cayman. It looks beautiful!!
    Look at you being featured on the Target website. Love it. Have a great weekend.

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  4. You are famous! You deserve every bit of it too. I hope you feel better... those darn stairs! I am with you completely, good riddance to January. It has been a bear of a month. I am hoping February is a lot gentler all the way around. Now I need to get a trip to the Caymans booked so I have that too look forward to as well, so fun!!

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  5. I'm with your husband when it comes to vacationing--I always prefer to stay in a hotel because I want someone to clean my room daily and I don't want to do any cooking at all haha!! Yay for your Target feature!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. So excited about your grand cayman trip!! J says it has the best beaches he’s ever seen. I LOVE your pink sweater from Wednesday!! I gotta break out some of my brighter colors because I’m craving spring like right now too! Happy Friday Andrea!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  7. I hope you are feeling better! Yes, this cold is here - and it's only supposed to get worse before better. Stay warm!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  8. What an awesome vacation to look forward to! I can't wait to see all of your pictures! And I'm totally drooling over the new Nickel and Suede earrings. It's been awhile since I've bought a pair. I think it's time for some new ones. Have a great weekend, sweet friend!

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  9. Oh take me away to Grand Cayman. That place looks beautiful!! It's nice to have that trip to look forward to! You're weekly outfits are always so cute and stylish! Love those new earrings! That vest is fun and you've been cooking up a storm! Sounds yummy. Have the best day, my friend!

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  10. Oooh and how exciting about being on the Target page! Eek!!

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  11. Ha! I can see you saying bye to January like I said b-b-bye to "Felicia" that summer a few years ago! I am SO dang happy about you being featured with Target! Stay warm and off the stairs this weekend, Girlie! Wayne and I are headed out this weekend to check out the new Matthew McConaughey movie this weekend! Eek!! My man!!

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  12. I know what you mean about January. I'm ready for February, Valentine's Day, Spring Break and Easter! Grand Cayman sounds wonderful. I really want to go there someday since it is a quick and easy flight from Houston. That hotel looks luxurious and INCREDIBLE. You will be spoiled rotten, and you deserve it. Sorry to hear about your fall...ouch! Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Wow, your Grand Cayman pics look amazing. No wonder you want to go back! And how fun to be on the Target page! Hope this weekend is filled with fun and positive things...and that you heal up quickly from your fall! Ouch!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  14. Oh my gosh, you have a FUN trip coming up!!!! How exciting!

    Sorry to hear you fell down the stairs! Be careful, friend!!

    And, you.are.famous! Seriously! I would have FREAKED out if I saw myself on the Target page!!!!

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  15. We went to Grand Cayman on a cruise and really liked it! Cute sweatshirt and other outfits. Go you for getting on the Target page! Have a great weekend and hold on to that banister!

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  16. I love to be taken care of on vacation. That 7 mile Beach is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever been to. You will have the most wonderful time. And yes this January cold is getting to me

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  17. I think Target needs to give you a gift card for being features :) Just saying!
    Thanks for the discount code. I love a cute graphic - going to check out the store now!

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  18. So many things to talk about Andrea.
    First...that's SO cool about being on the Target site...how'd you find out??
    and I'm wearing my Brand Squawk sweatshirt today on my blog!! They are such inspirational messages!!
    As for snow...April and May are our snowiest months, so feel free to come visit...LOL!!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. So sorry about your tumble down the stairs. Oh I am so happy that you get to go to the island soon! That will be so much fun, all of your pictures have me longing for sunshine. I am over January too. It always lasts 1 billion days I feel! Hahaha! Happy Friday!

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  20. That is so cool that you were on Targets website again. Yay for a Grand Cayman trip again. I have always wanted to go there.

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  21. Oh my goodness, be careful. We've been dealing with ice and snow lately too- over it! I hate the ice, it's so scary. LOOK AT YOU on Target's site...LOVE IT! Going to check it out. Grand Cayman looks amazing, putting that on my list. Be safe and warm this weekend beautiful friend, xo!

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  22. What a January you've had. The Grand Cayman vaca looks ah-maz-ing! Kudos to darling Mr. Nine for insisting on some pampering, my DH is the same, they are keepers. And congrats on your cute self for being featured on Target's web page--I looked at that jacket when we were out of town, but opted for my graphic sweatshirt, instead. Have a great weekend, take care!

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  23. You're vacation sounds marvelous and your fam looks so beautiful... all of you. There's nothing like that "blue" in the Caribbean.
    x, Julie | thismainlinelife.com

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  24. We loved Grand Cayman a few years ago- so beautiful- can't wait to read all about your trip. I LOVE that you were on Target's website too- how cool Andrea- have a great weekend!

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  25. I have never been to Grand Cayman, but these photos are really making me want to go! Checking our Brandsquawk right now!! Have a wonderful weekend beautiful!

    xx, Elise

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  26. I'm digging those marble leggings!!! And wow at how clear that water is! I Would love to visit somewhere besides the East Coast. Husband will not travel. bummer.
    Lisa

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  27. Yep, Peace out January! HA! Well now I totally want to go to GC. That's actually been on my list for quite a while. Our kids are so funny...they've all "volunteered" to go on vacation with mom and dad and our credit card. LOL. We'll take it! So, I guess GC will have to wait for sometime when we are flying solo. Making the Target website is so fun!!! That ON sweatshirt is the best and I just might have to wear it today. You continue to lay low and give yourself time to recover from that fall. I'm so glad it wasn't any worse. S-C-A-R-Y!!! Happy weekend beautiful friend!!! XOXO

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  28. Yes me too I am glad January is coming to an end. I to have fallen down my stairs as I am always in a rush! We need to slow down. Lol. I love soup making too and love your cute outfits.
    My daughter turned me onto the Hi-Chews! Have a nice weekend
    Julie

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  29. Well, nothing beats the January blues like booking a nice warm vacation! That looks amazing... bet it's going to be hard not to wish the days away until that trip.

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  30. I swear it feels like January has 23948092834 days, but you've managed to keep it as bright and cheery as possible, my friends! Congrats on being featured by Target AND yayyyy for a vacation! I can't wait to live vicariously through you! <3

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  31. Grand Cayman sounds amazing! I bet you are counting down the days - especially with the weather lately! Those N&S earrings are super cute! Congrats on your Target feature! Have a great weekend Andrea!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  32. Can I tag along to Grand Cayman with y'all since my birthday is in April, too? Haha! That sounds like so much fun! Sorry your weather is stinky now, though. I'm glad you have something to look forward to! Happy weekend!

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  33. It's always such fun to have a trip to look forward to. I think the anticipation is part of the fun of the entire trip. Looks like a slice of heaven to me. I missed your Monday's post and am on my way to read it right now. Happy weekend!

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  34. My introverted self needs that fun sweatshirt! I love staying in with a fire in the fireplace and a glass of wine! I'm so excited for you to relax on your vacation! April sounds like the perfect time because it's still dreary and cold here and not yet spring. You are going to have so much fun!

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  35. GTFO January! Take me to that beach now! Love the saying on that sweatshirt. So cool you were featured in Target's website! What are the chances?!

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  36. I can t imagine how the Grand Canyon looks irl! Overwhelming I think. Fabulous holiday to look out for! Happy weekend!

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  37. I am ready for Grand Cayman to return to my life. It is one of my most favorite places. Trying to decide where our vacation will be this year. The kids are so vanilla they just said either Florida or Nana's beach house. Oh well - I'll take either! Here's to spring thoughts in this bitter cold. XO Friend!

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  38. Woohoo! You made your way on to Target's website. Congrats you beautiful fashion rock star! Sorry to hear about falling down the stairs. Hope you got to rest up this weekend and the soreness is subsiding. I'm not sad about January coming to an end either. It wasn't the best month for me. Grand Cayman looks gorgeous!!!

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  39. I love that you're getting away with Mr. Nine! Sounds like it's going to be a great trip, full of adventure! And how cool that you made your way on the Target website for the second time! And boo on those stairs.Hope you're feeling better my sweet friend!

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  40. Grand Cayman looks incredible indeed. What a fun month you had dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  41. What a fun trip to have on the books!!! I love that leopard vest, soooo cute!

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  42. Fantastic trip to look forward to! You look so stunning and I love the pic of you and hubby. All great oufits, Love the pink sweater, the hot pink is perfect on you. Temptng me with those cute earrings! I find winter tough, I have to look forward to the warmer months.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  43. I like Mr. Nine's thinking when it comes to vacation planning! Yay for making it to the Target web page!

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  44. So cool that you were on Target's website! :) Your last vacation looks lovely, how nice to spend some time planning another one there to make up for the cold and snow, haha! :) I am loving your staying in top too, so fun and I really like that outfit you wore!

    Hope that you had a nice start to the week :) The weekday wear linkup is live on my blog, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  45. Look at you on Target! So cute girl. I also just love your closet! Total goals right there!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  46. Those Cayman photos are amazing! And your hair tied with that kerchief is beyond cute. All that and yummy food too, my eyes are about to explode!
    Hugs my loveky, x.
    Mary The Pouting Pensioner

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  47. Amazing stuff to look forward to!!! And congrats on the Target feature!!! Thanks for sharing on "Sweet Inspiration"!

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