BIRDS OF PARADISE, WUW & TBB STYLE LINK-UP


Welcome to our weekly style link-up and a Twofer with the end of the month What's Up Wednesday. Hard to believe July is about over.

Last month I told you about the pretty puppy dress that I got with the ladies of The Blended Blog when we were shopping on our Toronto trip. Today, I'm bringing you the most beautiful one shoulder ruffle top from that shopping excursion. The birds of paradise plant is just so lovely and it was the perfect thing to wear for date night on our recent vacation. It's from a store called Reitmans and wow do they have such pretty things with some neat prints. 

I could have dressed this up a little more but I wanted it to stay casual so the distressed girlfriend jeans, lace up espadrilles and touch of glam with the lace choker was just the look I was going after. I wanted the orange to pop in the print so I brought my favorite orange laser cut clutch.


This top is now on sale 60% for under $15
Buy it HERE


Now Let's see what is Happening in the 
Nine Neck of the Woods


1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Loaded Cauliflower Casserole. Chicken Bacon Alfredo Roll-Ups (recipe coming soon) Tasty Tuesday will be back soon I promise!
Recipe HERE


Turkey Burger Muffin Cups..Recipe on the blog soon

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: The Fair. Our county Fair is this week. I told you a lil about it HereHere and Here. Our oldest showed pigs and steers and the youngest was in shooting club. Sadly, we no longer have kids in 4-H, I no longer judge scrapbooking or enter items in the open class, so we probably won't even go out this year. But if I get a hankering for a corn dog.....
His 10th and final year last year

With a steer in 2009

My sweepstakes winning fudge one year (That year I won 4 sweepstakes categories and was soooo excited when I saw the results in the display case!)

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Corn on the cob, sweet watermelon, Heirloom tomatoes...all the tastes of summer.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Having the Garage sale in 90 degree heat that wore this mama out! Glad it's over. Big Moving sale up next in a couple months.
Prepping for the sale, I had stickers all over me, I hope I'm worth more than that, lol

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: These two going back to college

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Trying to not go too far over budget onto house.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: The New House framing has begun, Fall, Football, Fall TV


8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Nothing much as changed from last month...still binging Shameless, loving Younger and AGT and reading......




9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: LOVE the new Garth Brooks song "Ask Me How I Know" and digging on a mix of 70's classics.

10. WHAT I’M WEARING:  Summer stuff and lots of coral/tangerine




11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Mr. Nine is in a golf tournament, boys are busy so who knows and that is ok by me!

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Are you ready for some football?
High School starts in 3 weeks and Notre Dame ball all the way baby come Sept. and probably should throw in rooting for Purdue and IU since our boys go there.

We love our #9

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: I'm Back Tomorrow with our Christmas in July Reveal post!!! 
So excited!!



BONUS~WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SUMMER? I used to say laying out, pool, beach, fresh fruits and veggies, but now that the 2 oldest are college age..it is simply having everyone together........ 

Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving!


58 comments:

  1. Lovely see your family pictures, you're looking super in your shirt and jeans. x Thanks for hosting. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  2. Oh yes, having the whole family together is definitely now my favorite thing about Summer too! I don't want it to end, ugh! Love seeing what's up in your neck of the woods and all of pictures are just so pretty. I love your girlfriend jeans with those lace up espadrilles, you look amazing as usual gorgeous!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  3. Your family is so adorable! I love fairs. This is one of the first times ever in my life that I'm missing my county fair back home. It's also now the 6th year running that I'm missing the Minnesota State Fair. Hopefully I can find some time in October to go to the Texas State Fair.

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  4. You look great. Good luck with the new house.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous top on you!! I love the one shoulder trend!! Yay for Younger on TV tonight and I really want to read that new Elin book! xo,Biana-BlovedBoston

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  6. L.o.v.e - I'm used to your high bun but seeing your hair down I'm like she's gotta do that more!!! I know...its summer! YES! Loving those boys all being together in your home - I can imagine that's the best thing ever! I feel you on the fair - we rarely go these days and we should since we have small kids but they aren't involved and it's just meh. Love you friend!

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  7. Love your top! Can't wait for football!!!
    Jaymie

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  8. You have the sweetest family girl. So excited that framing has started. I can't even wrap my head around being to that point. It simply feels like it is forever and a day away. I LOVE that outfit on you too. Those jeans look perfect with that top. That style looks amazing on you too.

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  9. That top is adorable! Love all the family pics, it goes so fast, doesn't it? :(

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  10. LOVE the one shoulder top trend and this print is seriously gorgeous! HOW EXCITING that the framing has begun for the new house! I bet you are so thrilled!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  11. I love this top, Andrea! The colors and print are so fun and I love the one shoulder style. So cute with that orange clutch, too. How exciting that the framing has started on your new house!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  12. Seriously....will you bring some of that award winning fudge when we meet in person!! I love PB fudge but suck at making it. So glad you have had so much time together with all your babies. And SO exciting the framing on the house is going forward!! Can't wait to see how it all turns out. Still can't get over your garage sale profit!!

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  13. Love that one shoulder top! Boo to the boys going back to college! When is your new house expected to be done? That's soooo exciting!

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  14. What a gorgeous outfit!! Love love the birds of paradise top with the crop jeans and wedges! So fierce and right up my style alley! xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  15. I'll just be sitting here waiting for the chicken bacon alfredo and turkey burger muffin recipes.... Seriously though, both of those are totally up my alley. I'm so excited about the progress on the house! It's going to be amazing.

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  16. I love how that top could definitely ne dressed up or worn casual like you did... and those shoes 💟💟💟 I say go to the fair and get a corndog and lemon shakeup for old times sake!

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  17. Love love love that print- so pretty and unique! I can't wait to see your house- it's going to be beautiful. How exciting!

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  18. Love you outfit. You have a beautiful family. Best of luck with the new house, yay for framing!! I cannot wait to see it when it is complete. I know it will be stunning.

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  19. Aw loved this update on life and your sweet family! I love your fun printed top and how you mixed it with distressed denim! Also, I used to love the fair growing up too. I bet your fudge tasted amazing! ;)

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  20. Great update, Andrea!! And that top is just killer (of course, everything is killer on you!!!!)
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  21. Wow - you look about 18 - can I please have your secrets? Fabulous fabulous fabulous!

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  22. This is such a pretty top on you and I love those jeans! I love seeing pics of how your house is coming along. Those family pictures are great too! Such a beautiful family <3 Beautifully Candid

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  23. How fun is this top! So beautiful with the great print and the ruffles. Sending lots of *hugs* as your boys head back to school soon <3
    Green Fashionista

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  24. Love that top on you, you seriously rock the OTS and one shoulder trend like no ones business! Boo for the boys going back, but yay for ND football!

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  25. Oh man, seeing this top makes me miss you even more. Also- the framing!!! Love seeing the project come together.

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  26. Your outfit is summer perfection! Those turkey burger muffins look delicious!!!!Strawberries haven't been very good this year, but corn on the cob is having a moment right??? So good! Look at your house coming along!!!!!!! How exciting!!!!!!!!! And heck yes to some football. I need to get Zoe used to all the yelling. Currently she cries at any loud noise. Ugh.

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  27. I so get that what makes you happiest now is having everyone together! I've missed having Stephanie here this summer and last week when Alise was gone to Alabama, I was at a total loss without my girls! The house is coming along beautifully and I loved seeing all the fair throwback pictures! Go get you a corn dog, Beautiful! Hope you have a great day!

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  28. I LOVE that top! I loved your recap of the month too. Not going over budget would be the hardest thing for me! I can't wait for football to start! I am even more excited that we will have a little football player this fall. YES to the fair! 4-H and FFA are the best. I love that you used to judge as well. Have a great day!

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  29. Yep, I'm going to need the recipe for those Chicken Bacon Alfredo Roll-Ups for sure! And HOORAY for house framing!! That is so exciting, girl!! I absolutely LOVED the home building process and I'm itching to do it again, but since Brian thinks I'm crazy for that, I'll just live vicariously through you. ;o)

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  30. Love your prints, love you in coral. But what are you doing to me, talking about autumn?! I had to quickly check the date as I thought I'd jumped into September! But no, summer is still here, you are wearing shorts, and I haven't just landed back on earth after aliens had abducted me!

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  31. This top is so adorable! Love the way you styled it! I love these family photos! Y'all are too cute. I cannot wait for these recipes!

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  32. LOVING your top!!!! So cute! I am also writing the book recommendation down! I see all these great ones and can never remember them!

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  33. That's so exciting that they've started framing your house! Before you know it all the fun stuff that you picked out will be starting to go in and it'll start feeling more and more like your house!

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  34. I love that green on that top. I'm a green-fan anyways.
    You can make ripped up jeans look so chic -I dont know how you do it! #styleboss

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  35. Yay for the new house!!!! Thats so exciting! Love our top and all your super cute family photos! :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  36. Such an adorable top, Andrea! Looks so cute on you!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  37. Your family is adorable! Love the print of your top and so exciting that your house is well under way!

    Jill
    Doused in Pink

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  38. I love this look on you! And helloooo skinny arms! You look amaze. ND football- yahoo! Can't wait to go back to ND for games. My BIL is now in charge of the stadium, which is a pretty amazing gig! My favorite part of summer is reading for fun!! :):) I love reading what my students read, but it's also fun to read "adult" lit, too! Also, your house progress looks incredible! I'll have to tell you a funny story about a Shameless connection, too!
    xxoo
    Mary
    www.BelleOnTrend.com

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  39. You look gorgeous in that one shoulder top. The colors of it are stunning! You have a busy, happy life! Hope things go well with that new house building. Keep us posted on the progress.

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  40. Your house - How exciting!!! Get ready - I'm coming over when it is done. I thought of you the other day - on an Interior Design blog, it said "blue" is one of the "it" colors - and I thought you had mentioned possibly using it in your house.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  41. Always such great posts! Adorable top and I can't wait for tomorrow!

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  42. Such a pretty top! I love the casual look you created. And I know it'll also look fabulous dressed up!

    Hope your week is going well!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  43. Seriously why do our sweet babies have to go back to school. I wish I could have mine to myself all of the time, but seriously girl you look so fabulous in that cute top and that killer tan!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  44. It seems that you had great time. o) I love this top. It so sexy and chic.

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  45. You styled that darling top perfectly! You've got a lot of fun going on this summer in the house of Nine. You are definitely worth more than those stickers😉. Watching your house go up is so fun. We would go out and check on ours once a week when we were building in MN, but this one I never go to see under construction because Kent was here for 6 months before the kids and I came. Happy Wednesday beautiful friend!

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  46. You styled this outfit perfectly, and I bet your Mr. was pretty happy about it too :)! WHY didn't I go to that store? Love the print, love the style, love all of it. So gorgeous! And boo to the boys going back to school. Summer is going way too fast.

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  47. I always enjoy your Family pictures! Thank you for hosting!

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  48. You guys always look so adorable together! And I'm LOVING this outfit on you... the distressed jeans are GORGEOUS.
    HUGS
    Suzy xxx
    <a href="www.yogadocious.com”>Yogadocious</a>

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  49. I just read the identicals a few weeks ago; great book!

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  50. what a fabulous look, love the off the shoulder top and those denims. Thanks for linking up with a Labour of Fashion. I love having you visit every week.

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  51. Ah, county fairs days...always a scramble to get projects finished and turned in, usually either the hottest days of the summer or the wettest. I'm impressed with your family's ribbons! The fudge looks yummy... Always enjoy seeing pictures of your family. Purdue and IU...you are a house divided...ha! Stay cool... xoxo

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  52. Your boys are so handsome Andrea! I can't believe that my little guys are going to be that big one day! So exciting that the framework of your home is going up, I can't wait to see the process as you go along! I had so much fun putting our home together, but yes, it's so hard not to go over budget!!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  53. Super cute outfit! And you look beautiful in it:) Thanks for hosting and sharing your nice content with us :)

    www.tipsyheelz.com

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  54. That top is a pretty summer piece. I adore the one shoulder detail and print!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  55. I had to stop back by and say thank you for joining the Ladies Who Link Up party! Peace!
    Cheryl
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  56. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your top looks great! Such a nice print for summer!

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  57. Um. Beautiful. Hello Marilyn Monroe! I love that fun top with those jeans. And the shoes. Are we the same size? Because if we are, I'm borrowing. It would be totally worth the drive to Illinois.:0) Seriously, though...nice post, fab outfit, nicely done!

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  58. You always look great and so tan! Love this look on you as I have been into tropical prints.. love it with jeans!
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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