FRIDAY FAVORITES...WELCOME WINTER

This was quite the uneventful week. However, a snowstorm and bitter cold are hitting this weekend and the good news is we have few plans so it’s going to be quite snuggly. Let's get to it so you can get on what the most Fabulous Friday!

1. Road Trip in a Snow Storm
As many of you know from my Insta stories, we went down to Purdue where one of our sons goes to college to celebrate with him on his actual birthday. It was important to us to spend the boy’s birthdays with them on their actual day if possible so we braved a snowstorm to see this boy! 80’s tunes helped and Yes, there are several times we wish we would have turned around and came home, but in the long run we are so happy we were able to see him and have dinner at how appropriate, Nine Irish Brothers pub.






2. Birthday Girl
This girl! This sweet friend of mine happens to have a birthday on Sunday! I’ve said it many times on the blog, but Laura is the real deal! How blessed was I to finally meet this amazing friend in person in 2018! While she’s been blogging for longer than a decade, it was soon after I started that Laura and I became fast friends. She commented on a post of mine and when I hopped over and saw how precious she was and what her Blog was about, I just knew we would be fast friends and we sure have! Whether it’s discussing our beloved football teams, Alabama and Notre Dame respectively, talking leopard, cute styles, little boutiques, decor, health, our kids, food, our wonderful husband’s or even a TV show, we know that we will forever have each others back! no topic is off-limits and I cannot thank Laura enough for her compassion, her understanding, her support and her grace. She absolutely is the best girlfriend you’ll ever have and I am forever grateful she is in my life! If you’ve not met Laura yet or even just to wish her happy birthday, hop over to the The Horton Family Blog and toast to her awesomeness!




3. Week's Attire
And speaking of Laura, did you see her POST on Wednesday about coral being the color of the year? This top looks a little lighter here but it actually is closer to a coral color which as she knows me, is one of my favorite colors so I’m tickled pink coral about it! 
Top, TJ MAXX // Earrings a gift from my sweet Kellyann


Monogrammed Sherpa Pullover HERE



4. Pink and Cream Pullover
So, This Pullover is pretty much everywhere. The originals started floating around on Instagram or from Abercrombie but Amazon quickly stepped up to the plate and the three I own are from there. See my Navy One HERE and the Black one HERE. They are so soft, so comfortable and so perfect to throw on with a pair jeans and boots for a quick run out the door. I was so thankful I ended up wearing this outfit down to Purdue last weekend because it was warm and toasty and my Sorel boots are waterproof.
BUY PULLOVER HERE

More inspo



5. Misc. Fun
Welcome Sign
Above the kitchen nook window, I had a believe wood sign for the holidays. I loved something there so much that I wanted to replace it with a welcome sign. I found this One on one of my favorite Etsy shops, got it unfinished and spray painted it a slate blue which is the accent color in my kitchen and living room. BUY HERE

Crave Earrings
Won’t these white earrings be perfect for Summer. And How cute is her packaging!! Love shop owner Erin!
BUY HERE


Gymnast..with a Perfect 10
Have you seen this video of UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi? She has quite a story and her perfect 10 is magnificent, she will make you smile!!


Posts from the Week
In case you missed it, my posts this week were Sharing My 2109 Goals and ONE WORD HERE, A Great Sausage and Potato Cheddar Ale Soup Recipe HERE and My Cute Work Out gear HERE
 

TBB Friday Features Link-Up
I am hosting Friday Features over at The Blended Blog  today. Check the lovely posts that slid into our featured spots and a few things I’m loving over there today! 


Make sure you come back Monday, I have a very special heartfelt post. Have a Super weekend!

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

xoxo

50 comments:

  1. I have a similar sherpa pullover that I got last year and love it! They are so warm. I think your weather is headed this way. Stay warm Lovely!

    Patty
    GoodBetterBestFood.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that pink pull over. Just adorable!!
    So glad y’all were safe during the storm and got to see your birthday boy!!

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  3. What a fabulous round up of favorites! I love that picture of Laura in her leopard cardi - she is so stinkin cute and yes, the real deal for sure. I am so honored to have her as a friend - just like you precious friend! Have a warm and snuggly weekend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Loving that workout outfit- I need those sneakers and leggings :) Loved what you wrote about your friend- one of my favorite things in life is good friends! Have a great weekend Andrea!

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  5. So many great things! LOVE that pink pullover, that coral is the color of the year and that you went to see your birthday guy! I''m bearing down for the snow this weekend too but I'm ready for it since we've had so little. Have the best weekend Andrea!! (loving that snowball card at the end!)
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  6. You look so cute and cozy in the pink fleece. Stay warm this weekend, my friend!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  7. I am sure your son was glad you guys were able to make it in spite of the snow! We are scheduled to get another snow this weekend too and below zero temperatures on Sunday... followed by the chance for more snow twice next week. I'm ready for spring ;-) I know you love your snow, so maybe it can just stay north for the rest of winter! Have a cozy weekend!

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  8. You guys are the best parents! So great of you to travel through all of that to get to your son on his actual birthday! I bet all his friends were giving him a hard time after you left, saying what a hottie his mom is, haha!! Love that pink and cream pullover and need to add it to my Amazon wishlist. Have a great weekend!

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  9. These are great. Ill say it again, your sons and husband are very good looking. Your a lucky gal. We like to tune into the fun 80’s music too.
    Lisa

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  10. I'm sure you son was so happy to see you on his birthday! I don't like road trips but 80's music definitely helps! Love your welcome sign!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  11. Whoa! I haven't seen a side by side of your husband and son like that before. They look so much alike! (And as Lisa said up there - very handsome!) I loved that gymnastics routine too. SO fun and full of life! And your red poncho is so cute!!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  12. Hola Andrea, El suéter es hermoso y apenas para los fríos que tenemos acá en Costa Rica, en estos días, un enero con sol pero poco caliente.

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  13. I have a similar pullover and it's so cuddly, I love it for cold weather. I better save it for this upcoming cold weekend!

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  14. I love that you guys braved the drive in the snow storm. I bet it was worth it to celebrate. I love your pullover. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. Hooray for more snow and a snuggly weekend ahead! Same here and I couldn't be happier about it! (I love that we are so similar in our enjoyment of the seasons!!) My heart is filled with joy seeing all the sweetness in this post! You know that I love your mama heart and that you make it a priority, even in the midst of a snowstorm, to celebrate your kids on their Special Days! Your family makes my heart smile, sweet friend! The pics of you and Laura are so cute and the sweet words honoring her and your friendship were beautiful too! I best get to her blog and send some birthday wishes her way asap! ;) Sending the biggest hugs your way!! Couldn't adore you more, precious friend!! xoxoxo!

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  16. Hi Andrea, you and your husband were very brave to drive in that snow storm for your sons birthday. We are the same and weather doesn't stop us from anything! You look like such a happy family. :) As usual I love all of your outfits and you always look so pretty. Have a happy Friday
    Hugs, Julie xo

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  17. I love love that red pullover with the headband! How cute! I love that you guys kept going even in the snowstorm, he is lucky to have parents that would do that!

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  18. I shared that gymnast's routine on my FB because it's so inspiring. I actually used to be a gymnast (obviously not that good and a LONG time ago) so it was amazing to watch!!
    Glad you made it through the snowstorm safely...I was praying for you!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  19. You guys are the best parents! How was the drive back? I love that sherpa pullover and that off the shoulder dress on you. Soooo cute!! I saw something about that gymnast too, I'll have to watch now! Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. That drive looked just brutal, but I'm sure your son appreciated it! And Mr. Nine is true beard goals for my hubby. Michael's beard just keeps growing, and I think he's hoping it will look like Mr. Nine's eventually. What a great tribute to our dear friend Laura...she's the best! Have a cozy weekend!

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  21. Your drive was making me nervous lol but so nice you made the trip to be with your birthday boy! I am Obsessed with Katelyn and her routines. Did you happen to read the article about her previous mental state and being on the world team? She’s a beautiful person inside and out it seems. We are on a winter weather advisory this weekend- told to stay off the roads so inside we will Be too. Stay safe and warm. Love you friend!

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  22. I just added that pink and cream pullover to my Amazon wish list. You are such a bad influence... in the very best way! ;o)

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  23. He is just so darn handsome! I love being with my kids on their birthdays if I can too. I really want this pullover...just cannot decide which color! And did you order a small or medium??

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  24. I just love all the goodness if your Friday Favs posts. I can't even comment on it all or it would be a post within the comments. LOL (I did see that funny gymnast video though😂) and I'm so happy y'all made to and from the bday boys with no unexpected accidents due to all that crazy weather. Love ya' friend!!! XOXO

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  25. That pullover is SO CUTE on you! And I am so glad you guys made it to celebrate your son's birthday. I was so nervous for you as I was watching your stories!

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  26. Happy Friday, beautiful friend! I am in LOVE with all your fashion choices this week, and you already know how I feel about that pullover - swoon! Also, BIG fan of those white earrings! I can't wait to feel cute again post-baby this summer!

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  27. Happy Birthday Laura! I love that pullover. It looks sooo cozy. We might be roadtripping in the snow this weekend too.

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  28. What are the chances you'd find a pub with Nine in it?! That's too funny. Looks like you had a great time despite the weather. Love the red poncho and boots; such a cute outfit.

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  29. That little UCLA gymnast is the cutest! We happened to be at UCLA on Thursday when she was on Good Morning America! She has captured America's hearts! My nephew plays baseball for UCLA (side note!) and we love our Bruin boy! I haven't had to chance to meet Laura in person but she is truly a supportive and wonderful lady and how blessed are all of you that you all got to meet IRL and you all support each other! Love that! Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  30. I love that y'all visited him for his birthday and had a good trip despite the weather! You and Laura are too cute! I loved that gymnast. Have a spectacular weekend sweet friend!

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  31. So glad you got to be with your son on his birthday! That is so sweet! Stay warm this weekend! I would love for us to get snow...at least one day of it at some point this winter haha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  32. So glad you made it to Perdue and back home safe! Happy Birthday to your boy! Love that gymnast. She rocked it!

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  33. A snow storn aint gonna stop a momma! That's for sure!!! :)
    Ahh - I didnt know it was Laura's birthday - she is pretty awesome!
    That Welcome sign is just beautiful. You need to show a far away shot of where its at.

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  34. Well, there's no doubt I made a very wise decision in staying home this weekend. It appears that the snow storm is going to be tough. Headed back to check out one of the pull overs you have on. Have a cozy and warm weekend!

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  35. Yay for birthdays, coral, and sweet/pretty finds! Wishing you and yours a wonderful (warm) weekend! xo

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  36. Lovely read. But not the snowstorm! Brrr, I hate snow😂😂 happy weekend!

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  37. Hi Andrea. Can you give me some more info on your Sorrel boots..I am looking for some nice winter boot, and these are on my list..I need water resistant, keeps my tootsie's warm, do I size up to allow for thick socks?

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    1. Hi lady, hopefully you’re checking this as your email,, it will not allow me to reply. I love my Sorel boots so much, they are water resistant and very warm. I did size up a half but I wish that I had gone with my normal size even with boot socks.

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  38. Aw, Andrea! Thanks so much for the shout out and sweet birthday wishes!! I love you with all my heart, Girl! So thankful for our friendship!

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  39. I love the pink blouse and pullover you featured this week!

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  40. So glad you got to celebrate with your boy. Also glad you two made it safe in the snow storm!! You've also convinced me I need one of those pullovers!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  41. Glad you guys made it safely over to Purdue to celebrate the birthday boy! I'm sure he loved having mom and dad there to celebrate on his birthday. I need to start shopping more at TJ Maxx. You find the cutest things there. Hope you have a cuddly, snuggly weekend!

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  42. That pullover is so cute!

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  43. Happy Friday Andrea! I live in California, it’s been rising for the last 2 weeks but we haven’t had any real winter weather. the degrees are holding steady at 55-60 degrees. A road trip in a snow storm sounds fun and exciting, also a little dangerous but i’m sure you had it under control. Happy Birthday Laura :) I love your pink and cream pullover.

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  44. That monogrammed sherpa pullover is the CUTEST!! It's so sweet you went and visited your son for his birthday! You are such an awesome mom!!

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  45. Happy birthday to your son and friend. That pullover sweater looks great on you.

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  46. Your insta stories in the storm had me so nervous but I'm so glad you made it there and back and safe. The things we do for our boys. That welcome sign is so cute! Hope you're having a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  47. Soooo glad you got to jump down to West Lafayette for a little time...that food looked delicious!! And how cute are all of your outfits??? Your pullovers are just adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  48. I am loving that pink and cream pullover! Driving in a snowstorm? I would have to greatly step up my driving game because I'm from Southern California and it only snows in the mountains. I'd probably crash in the driveway. Thanks for linking up with us at #OMHGWW !

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  49. You have the cutest winter outfits dear! And yes, Katelyn really blew my mind with her performance. That was beyond amazing! I've seen her interview, it was even more amazing, as she suffered a serious injury just a couple of years ago.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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