FRIDAY FAVORITES......DEAD OF WINTER EDITION


YES! My favorite day of the week is finally here. Been so yucky weather wise round these parts. Like come right home and get my jammies on yucky. Weekend should be a relaxing one and that's all a girl can really ask for in this dreary month.

1. Family Celebrations 
A lot of celebrating happens around our parts from the first of November to the first part of January...it cultimates with another sweet boy of ours having a birthday wth a traditional dinner at Ruth Chris. So happy we could all be together before the two went back to college last Sunday. The house is so quiet again. 


2. Alexa
The Amazon Echo Dot is so flippin cool. Alexa joined our house this week and gotta admit she's like a techie sister wife, lol. Sure she can't cook dinner, clean and manage a household but she can sure answer a lot of questions, turn our lights on and off, start blaring out Country jams and send a text message to me Hubs when I'm working out. 


3. Week's Attire
Kohl's top and Pants
Boho Boutique sweater, The Loft Scarf, Nordstrom long sleeve tee
Old Navy Polka Dot top and Sweater

4. Lace Extenders
I was so tickled to come across these little gems...Lace top extenders and they have ones for dresses too. Super comfy and super cute. The site is called Grace and Lace
What I love about this company is a portion oaf all sales goes towards building orphanages in India. 

More Lace Extender Inspo




5. Rebecca Minkoff Tech Tassel
My Sister -in-Law and family got me this sweet little gift.
Never be without a charge again. This leather tassel cleverly has a USB and iPhone cord designed into it, so you can give your phone a boost wherever you are. Clip on to your bag on those crazy, on-the-go-days… so, like, everyday


Get One HERE


And how crazy that it just happened to match the Coach bag Mr. Nine got me.

Now, Go Make a Warm & Toasty January Weekend Friends!! 
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday //
xoxo

39 comments:

  1. What sweet pictures of your family! My son is coming home this weekend to celebrate his birthday and guess what he requested for dinner? YOUR sweet and sour chicken, I'm telling you my family LOVES that meal! That Rebecca Minkoff tassel is so cool, that might need to be my Valentine's Day gift. And you are PRECIOUS in that lace extender! Have a fab weekend!

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  2. Loved the birthday pictures! Happy birthday, not-quite-a-kid! OK I am so in the dark, what is Alexa? I see her in friends homes but I just pretend I know what it is when really I don't. LOL Pathetic I know! I should google it. LOL. I hope your weekend is smashing, darling! Simply smashing! Love ya! xo

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  3. You are just to cute with all of your boys! I have that same green dress and I LOVE it!!
    I am ordering lace extenders now! Those are precious!! Oh and we love Alexa! Both my kids got one for Christmas!!
    Have a great weekend!!

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  4. It looks like you guys had a great time with the boys home. My littlest sister went back to school yesterday. She could have stayed a couple more days but with the weather they are forecasting, she figured she better hit it. Dang ice storms! I absolutely love those lace extenders. What a fun way to add that little something to an outfit! Have a great weekend, Andrea. We finally made it!

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  5. Alexa is just about the coolest thing ever, all our friends have one and if we didn't have the pulse to play music we would totally get it!! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, BIana -BlovedBoston

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  6. Looks like it was such a fun time celebrating your son's birthday. So nice that everyone could be together (and I love your green dress!). Alexa is so cool and I would totally use her for turning off the lights when I'm half asleep and don't feel like getting up HA! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  7. I have heard so much about this amazon echo thingy...I must look into it today: I'm totally intrigued! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Ok I almost got Alexa for Christmas and now I definitely need her!!! That is amazing! Glad you had a great time with family... I'm all about the lace extender tops! Happy Friday!!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  9. I still can't get over how cool Alexa is!! My boyfriend has the whatever the Google equivalent of Alexa is and the fact that it can turn on and off lights still blows my mind!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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  10. Dead of winter is right! I do the same thing, come home and throw on jammies. This weather just makes me want to hibernate, which also makes me feel a little blah. I am ready to at least be able to get outside and enjoy some sun. It is supposed to be warming up next week around here to the 30's. Heat wave! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  11. The weather has been yucky here in the UK too, roll on summer time! We have been looking at the Amazon Echo they look like such a handy gadget to have. Hope you have a good week x

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  12. I've been so curious about the Alexa thing. I think I need to get it for the hubs for Valentine's day.

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  13. Your family is so adorable!! Alexa just came into our home last week and she has been wonderful. Do you use the shopping list? That is probably my favorite feature so far. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Ahh...love all your pictures with the boys! I got one of those tassels in my stocking...totally feel tech savvy and totally will never be stuck without a way to charge my phone again. haha

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  15. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog and reading it makes me happy. I am a boy momma too and love seeing all the cute pics of you with your boys. I really appreciate all of the great recipes and fashion posts without all of the overwhelming adds/commercialization that so many other blogs seem to have.

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  16. Happy Friday! Celebrating is always such a fun thing. Looks like your Ruth's Chris dinner was a nice one. I love Grace and Lace, and that extender top looks fabulous on you! Have a the best weekend! Beautifully Candid

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  17. My son has been looking at Alexa - I will pass on your review! Definitely need to check out the lace extenders - I'm always looking for ways to make my tops a little longer. Have a wonderful weekend, friend!

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  18. I think we may need Alexa! Hahaha! I've seen some funny videos pop up on FB of kids telling her something and her not hearing it right...hilarious!
    Love the tassel, matches your bag perfectly! I think I featured a Kate Spade one exactly like yours, but in pink, in one of my gift guides...perfect gift!
    Happy weekend my friend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  19. I so need an Echo. Did you name her or did she come with one already?! I love the polka dot/owl sweater too. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  20. I've heard amazing things about Alexa as well as some hilarious things! They were just talking about that on the radio the other day. B and I may have to get our very own Alexa! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

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  21. OMG! I have that same green lace dress!! And I have it in red, too!

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  22. LOVE the pics of your son's birthday celebration!! You have such a beautiful family and it's so easy to see the love you all have for each other! It makes my heart oh so happy for you!! Glad you have such sweet memories and lovely pics to look back on during these long, dreary winter days! Wishing you a cozy weekend! xo - Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

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  23. You look so cute in that green dress! And we love our Alexa too. :) Thanks for linking up so faithfully with #FashionFriday!

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  24. You have such handsome sons and so great you could all celebrate it together. The lace extenders are adorable and I need an Alexa in my life.. lol

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  25. Isn't Alexa just the best! I love the fact that she can turn off and on the lights! She did that a lot with our Christmas tree this year!

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  26. How cool is that tech tassel?! Between it and your Echo you are high tech lady! Glad you got to celebrate with your boys.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  27. Happy Friday, beautiful!!! Looks like your family celebrations were fun - loving the green lace dress you wore and I have never heard of lace extenders but that's such a great idea! Will definitely check those out! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xo

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  28. I got my husband Alexa this Christmas and oh my gosh we LOVE it! Those lace extenders look so darn cute, I am going to pin it as I may have to purchase one!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  29. how cute is that extender? what a brilliant idea.. is it a long tank? I don't get how it works lol However it works, it looks great.
    I love the pics from your family celebration and how big all your smiles are. You can literally feel the love and joy just looking at the pics... amazing

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  30. That owl sweater is so nice and the lace extended is great! I havn t seen it here yet! Enjoy your weekend.

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  31. The pictures of your handsome men are fabulous! Lots of smiling faces and it's evident that you all love each other. Love your outfits of the week. And the extenders...gotta get one of those...need to cover all the lady bits when wearing leggings. We have had our Alexa since they came out. She's great for playing music without dragging out any other equipment. I will have to show the tassel to my oldest daughter. I think it is something she could use in her work day. I'm crushing over the Coach bag your hubs bought you. Have a good weekend...a cold and soggy one here...xoxo

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  32. SOOO much fun here!!! Love your family pics and your owl sweater! And Rebecca Minkoff is so dang smart (why didn't I think of that???)!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  33. Loving the style and that cute little owl sweater! I want a shih tzu sweater but all I can find are french bulldogs! Love the lace extenders and have thought about buying one or two myself. Have a great weekend sweetie!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  34. Love it all!! Love the family celebration pics! Ruth's Chris is amazing! Do you love the sweet potato casserole as much as I do? We have an Amazon Echo and LOVE IT! I love everything Amazon though. And I have never seen one of those tassels before! Brilliant! I may have to get one! Hope you are having a happy weekend! -Sara

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  35. Those lace extenders are super cute! I need to get my hands on some. I hope you're having a great weekend!

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  36. The lace extenders are so pretty! I think I need one :)

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  37. Love your Coach bag ! Mr. Nine did awesome :) How cool is that tech tassel. Happy Sunday Andrea !

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  38. Those lace extenders are super cute!

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  39. Oh goodness those lace extenders are cute! I asked for one of those chargers for Christmas, even though I have battery charger already - they're just multi functional. One of my coworkers got Alexa for Christmas and loves it!

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