Ahhh Amazon Prime never gets old does it. Boom… need a spoon? On your doorstep in less that 48 hours! A few months ago, I brought you my Spring Amazon Purchases and it was so well received. I’ve placed a few orders since then, that I thought, how bout a Summer Edition? So here ya go, "9" of my recent purchases and I’ve been tickled with every one! 

1. Pineapple Mailers
Ooh so Pineapple Pretty. I have already sent out some love in these precious mailers! Who wouldn’t love getting pineapples in the mail? LOL!! 30 of these 10x13 babies for under $10! Making the mail smile Amazon


2. Instant Pot Cookbook
I still do not have an instant pot but I got this fun little cookbook for a friend. Lots of good instant pot recipes to try. 

3. Vitamin C Serum
I first saw this Brand on Tanya's Blog. I have been a fan of 
Vitamin C/Hyaluronic serum for years and this is the best one I’ve had and it’s under $20. Very important tip I got years ago; keep this serum in a cool dark cabinet in a pouch or dark container. I keep mine in a velvet pouch. The dark protects the color and potency. 

4. Pecan Pralines
My mom and I love pecan pralines but never make them. I got her this beautiful gift box of “9” of them for Mother’s Day and she shared with me. So good!

5. The Marriage Lie
I am so excited to read this book. Everyone I know who has read it says it’s one of their favorites. 

6. Jif Power Up's
One of our boys came home raving about these from a co-worker and wanted some for their lunches. We haven’t found them in any of our local stores yet so Amazon to the rescue. These came in a big box of 6 boxes. They are a very good snack and full of protein. 

BUY HERE and...

...Salted Caramel Bars HERE

7. Red and White Ball Drop Earrings
I love ball drop earrings and when I saw red and white, I knew I had to have them for 4th of July and since our son’s school colors are red and white, I’ll probably be wearing them to his football games this Fall too. They make a great gift as the packaging is so pretty. Under $10!

8. Criss Cross Bralette 
I first saw a pretty cross front bra on Shelly and went on the hunt. These are under $6 and come in tons of colors. There is no padding so I’ll probably wear another bra underneath but it will look so cute under button down shirts and sweaters. I love my Americana wear and how cute is this slouchy star sweater. Perfect for a cool beach night on vacay with a lacy bra underneath. Under $18!

9. Slouchy Star Sweater
I love my Americana wear and how cute is this slouchy star sweater. Perfect for a cool beach night on vacay with a lacy bra underneath. Under $18!


Happy Shopping, Happy Summer, Happy Day! xo



Oh do I have a good Friday Favorite’s for you today. Still on “Cloud Nine,” thinking about our D.C. trip I shared with you on Monday. So excited to have gotten in a couple pool days this week. A couple of the kids are headed out of town this weekend so Mr. Nine and I are going to go to The Parade of Homes and watching a movie out on the lanai. Hoping for another day in the pool on Sunday. Hope you're all enjoying Summer so far and soaking up every last second!

1. Blogger Spotlight: 
Rachel from A Blonde's Moment
As I also mentioned in my Monday Post, I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel in person on our trip as she lives nearby. Rachel was one of the 
first bloggers I followed and we just said it feels like we've 
known each other forever. We have so much in common; from both being only children from the midwest to loving and studying Political Science, wineries, both having little white doggies with the middle name "Mae" and adoring Ronald Reagan! Rachel is just as precious in person as she is on her blog. She is a lifestyle blogger who blogs a lot like fashions with yummy recipes thrown in on Tuesdays. I've made several of her delicious dishes and they are always so good. I love how Rachel takes short cuts like I do with low fat Dairy and subbing things like cauliflower rice for carbs. We do both love our sweets and recently Rachel had a twist on  that has my whole family excited and raving. Her Reese's Peanut Butter S'mores are perfect for summer! Her Blog, A Blonde's Moment, is always up to date on all the latest fashion and trends. I love when she does her Save vs. Splurge posts, spot on collages and some of the CUTEST Dresses. A hotel on her recent trip to Napa and Cali offered the Perfect backdrop for the prettiest dress I've seen this Summer! Her Tropical Print Maxi Dress was a last minute before trip purchase and under $40!! It's absolutely stunning!
Hop over to Rachel's Blog and see why I adore her so much!

Just LOVE this gorgeous Summer Dress too on Rachel!

2. Father's Day Fun
The first swim day of the year…finally…for the entire crew. It was HOTTT let me tell ya, heat indexes of 104 so we were literally in the pool the entire day except to eat and unwrap presents. First time our little Daisy was ever in a pool and she loved it!! 

 Of course college boys got Dad party pong, lol

3. Week's Attire
Nordstrom tee, Levi's shorts HERE, Nike flip flops HERE

Target dress, old..Tory Burch Miller sandals HERE, necklace, gift 

Old Navy Top HERE, Loft distressed capris HERE

4. Catch Me If You Can Top Outfit
High Waisted Jeans, Pointy toe pumps and a crop that’s not too short as to not show the belly and you’ve got a great date night ensemble. I wore this to Fig and Olive for one of our dinners in D.C. and love how it turned out. The Bauble Bar Aimee choker necklace was perfect with it. I just love the ties on the side of the sleeves too. Ho funny is it that this Free People top is called “Catch Me if You Can!” I took flats along for our walking after and trust me, after all those steps, Mr. Nine could easily “catch me”, lol!


5. Misc. Fun
Our Hotel: Marriott Marquis
Mr. Nine and I don’t stay at Marriott hotels that often unless it’s a JW but when work is fitting the hotel bill, you go where you are supposed to. We were so happy with this hotel. Beautiful lobby, several restaurants, late check-out and lovely people. Great location too. One to check out if you’re headed to D.C.

And while he was at a dinner, I had the whole 8,000 sq. feet 2 story gym all to myself. 

Pineapple Tee 
Being a girl who not only loves pineapples, but all things Americana, you can imagine how excited I was to find This Tee on Etsy! This One is super cute and patriotic too! And This Tank!

Wine Slushie
Pool time means slushie time…..any frozen concoction will do but boy have I found the perfect and easy recipe for 
Strawberry Peach Wine Slushies! 
1 ½ cups frozen Strawberries
1 ½ cups frozen Peaches
1 cup white Wine..sweet, like Riesling or Moscato..Prosecco is good too
1 cup ice
1 tablespoon simple syrup…optional
BLEND in blender until slushy!! J

Have a fabulous weekend darlings! 
Hope there is concoction you love involved!
LINK-UP your Favorites from the Week!   

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



Yes friends, I am in yet another jumpsuit!! Last Summer, at a local winery, I saw the cutest jumpsuit like this on a gal and I was on the hunt for one like it. I am happy to say I found this Soprano brand and love it. Today’s Style Perspective theme is one I selected: Nautical looks, so I paired a red bracelet with it and I think it says, get me on a happy hour boat cruise!! Well, that didn’t happen but a fun night out to dinner with cocktails did when we were in Chicago last month did. 

Thinking I just might pull it out again for a Summer winery trip this year! 

Nice and flowy, just the way I like em' and a tie side belt is a great asset too!


Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog for a little more of my nautical loving!