FRIDAY FAVORITES....WARM UP EDITION

We are getting a warm-up this weekend and I’m hoping that the sun will shine. It was chilly at the beginning of the week, so I had to find ways to warm up, LOL! Here are the warm favorites of the week:

1. Medicine Ball
When I was sick last week, I finally had a reason to get the coveted medicine ball tea from Starbucks. Oh, my word was it ever delicious! I knew this would be easy to replicate at home and here are a couple recipes for it that tastes exactly like it! If you’re sick or you have a sickie or you just want to yummy tea, give it a try! 

The picture of my ingredients below was my favorite way. The graphic recipe made two servings. But mine, makes one serving..directions on the graphic below.


2. The Tipsy Biscuit
On Wednesday, I had to pick up my mom early from the airport after a two-week sunny trip to Florida! I had decided that we would do a yummy breakfast as I knew she would be hungry after an early flight. The night before on the news, a new breakfast joint in our area was highlighted called the Tipsy Biscuit. The mimosas alone told me I knew we had to go there. My poor mom was only going on three hours sleep so she didn’t want any pictures, but I could get a picture of the biscuits and mimosas, LOL! Our biscuit order was just a half, but it was humongous! Super yummy!


3. Week's Attire
Spanx Leggings HERE

Similar Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE

Headband HERE // Similar Jeans HERE // Shoes HERE

4.  YES WE VIBE Boots
and Chunky Sweater
I did a poll on Instagram a few weeks ago asking for outfit ideas with these  Yes We Vibe boho chunky boots. Y’all came through for me in a fabulous way and I went with the overriding consensus to do a chunky sweater, and skinny jeans. Since it was chilly and snowy, I added a beanie although the bottom picture will show what I truly feel like in a beanie. I did a poll on LoL. This sweater is from Amazon is absolutely fantastic, soft and the perfect weight. AND YES WE VIBE is offering a couple promo codes:
Use code ANDREA10 for 10% off their website and code ANDREABOGO for Buy one, Get One free on all Footwear!

BUY SWEATER HERE // BOOTS HERE //BEANIE HAT HERE 



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5. Misc. Fun 
POST OF THE WEEK 
I took Monday off from blogging and the only two reasons being I didn’t have anything good to share and it was Presidents’ Day, LOL! Made it a holiday even though I don’t work outside the home. But on Wednesday, I did share my fabulous fun dress in a Post called a Wee Bit Whimsy.

LEMONS FROM MOM
My sweet mom brought me home these adorable lemon measuring spoons. She knows I’m going to be doing a lemon themed tiered tray later this spring and these will be perfect! So cute!
BUY Similar LEMON SET HERE

OUR NIECE TURNS 21 TODAY 
This sweet niece of ours turned 21 today! She is a junior at Xavier University has such a beautiful girl inside and out. She’s brilliant, has the voice of an angel and a heart of gold!

HAPPY MAIL 
The friendship of my Style Six Blogger friends warms my heart. One of those sweethearts, precious Lisa from coast to Coast sent us the sweetest Galentine‘s! She had ornaments created of two of our favorite group shots from our trip to Austin this past November. The style matches the one Shelly got us from our Nashville trip the year before. I’m thinking the goal should be to get an ornament every year so we can have our own friendship tree with these precious memories!
CREATE YOUR OWN ORNAMENT HERE

I HOPE YOUR WEEKEND IS
WARM & SWEET!!


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xoxo


A WEE BIT WHIMSY

I don’t really know what to call this outfit, but I know I feel a little bit like Madonna I’m it! And I love me some material girl, especially in the 80s. Is it whimsy? Is it retro? Is it too crazy for me? I’m not sure but I truly think that this dress is gorgeous.

The tulle sleeves and three-dimensional face front with the hair bows really give it that extra punch. Plus, it is extremely soft and extremely comfortable! It will be perfect for spring/summer. And in true Andrea fashion, I had to literally match my accessories with the graphic, LOL! And bring in some anklet sock love!

Plus, since this came from good old Amazon, you can bet your bottom dollar it is a fantastic price but looks and feels way more expensive. Those are the kinds of items I like on Amazon, the ones that offer so much more than the fabulous price, High quality and super cuteness even more so in person.


 Graphic Close-up

Often times, I’m asked to review items for Amazon, and I don’t want to share them on the blog because when I receive them, I am not that impressed. However, you can bet the ones I fall love with, you will see here or on my Instagram
BUY DRESS HERE // ANKLET SOCKS HERE // HEAD WRAP HERE // Similar HEELS HERE // Similar EARRINGS HERE

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FRIDAY FAVORITES...VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION

Happy Valentine’s Day my beautiful lovelies! Well, I have virtually done nothing this week, I think I overdid it during the weekend and this cold has kept me down with the deep coughs and yucky feels. Hoping to feel better this weekend and get out and do something with my love!

1. Weekend with my College Loves
What a memorable weekend to spend with 2 of the college boys. You may remember a few months ago we went to the IU/Purdue football game at Purdue. Well, now it was time to turn the tables and go to the IU Purdue basketball game at IU. What made it most memorable of all, is that Coach Bobby Knight returned to Indiana University’s Assembly Hall for the first time since the year 2000, when he was fired. He was one of the most loved and hated coaches in the history of basketball and it was truly something to witness. There were so many tears and emotions running high in Assembly Hall that day. He is not well, and his memory is faded but what a moment for him and all IU fans. Then, despite the colds Mr. Nine and I had, we got to enjoy a fun evening with the boys at a great restaurant called Social Cantina where we got complementary queso since one of our son’s friends works there. Yum! We then headed to Brothers bar another college bar called Crazy Horse. The boys continued the night while Mr. Nine and I took cough medicine and hit the hay.

Coach Bobby Knight



2. Bear Hugs...Cutest Treat Bag Printable
Of course, I took my sweet boys some Valentines Bags and included in it were these treat bags I made with these free Printable's. So easy and so sweet. You just get Teddy grahams and red gummy bears and put a few in the bag. I also added some wrapped chocolate bears I found at TJ Maxx. The cutest little treat idea. Are use Wilton 4 x 6 Treat Bags and they worked perfectly with the printable topper.

BEAR HUGS PRINTABLE HERE
BUY TREAT BAGS HERE

3. Week's Attire
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan HERE // Similar Tee HERE // Checked Joggers HERE // Sneakers HERE // Earrings HERE


Buy Top HERE // Headband HERE

4. Red Polka Dots
I heard someone say they were glad polka dots were back, but I never knew they were gone. I have always loved polka dots and this dress is so stinking adorable! The fabric feels so good and I didn’t mean to but it kind of accidentally turned into a re-creation of mini Minnie Mouse, LOL


BUY DRESS HERE // HEADBAND HERE //NECKLACE HERE // OTK BOOTS HERE & HERE

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POSTS OF THE WEEK 

POLKA DOT TIGHTS 
Speaking of Polka Dots...I am really back into tights and love all the patterned ones. These tights are so cute!
BUY TIGHTS HERE

ADIDAS SPOTTED SNEAKS
These shoes are so hot right now, I think I want them! 

BUY SNEAKERS HERE

VALENTINE'S IN THE MAIL
Talk about some happy mail to brighten my yucky week. My dear friend Sierra from Beautifully Candid is such a precious soul. Her three little guys mirror mine, just many years younger. I see so much of our family in them and I just love the uplifting sweetness she brings. This girl truly knows the true meaning of family and I love how her and her husbands creative hearts create so many special memories for their guys. I sent them some valentines last week and they sent me the sweetest thank you package. Make sure you check out her Blog if you don’t already know her and follow her on Instagram. She is one uplifting mama whom I adore!! 


Go Shower those you love with LOVE and Have a great weekend! 

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xoxo

GREEN PLEAT GORGEOUS RE-CREATION

I have become so crazy over the pleated midi skirts that I now own four of them! When I saw this one, so rich in a deep green color from a Pinterest pin, I knew it had to be one of my re-creations.


 A few years ago, I did a post entitled Why I Will No Longer Shop at Forever 21, and part of it centered around a too short bodysuit. However, this wrap front surplice black bodysuit with the blouson sleeves is perfect and comfy!



And I was tickled pink to find this matte Black Satchel Purse. It literally looks like it cost several hundred dollars and was just a fraction of that. The wide stretch Belt tied everything together so perfectly and I think this is one of the closest re-creations I have ever got.


The darling shoes are on major sale right now too!


What do you think? Did I do good?


But Skirt HERE // Black Bodysuit HERE // Shoes HERE // Belt HERE // Purse HERE // Necklaces HERE & HERE




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