Friday Favorites....1st of the Year Edition

Happy Weekend is HERE!! Except did anyone else just feel like this week drug on and on? Getting back in the regular grind is no fun although I think the kiddos were ready to go back to school. They love it waaaay more than they admit. Social butterflies!! Not so favorite is my plain looking house now that all the decorations are stowed away. Makes me a little melancholy to not bask in the glow of Christmas lights cozied up in the evening. But I will still relish in the cozied up part.
Here are my favorites of the week:

1. Owl Love
For some reason, I have developed an affinity for owls. Maybe it's because we have one that "Whooooo's" all the time behind our house or because part of my phone number in letters is HOOT. Anywhoo, lol, here are a few owl items I was blessed with recently.
 Adorable Owl Cheese Board from my friend Tami

Cutest Lace Owl on the softest sweatshirt ever!!

Lipgloss Owl from my mama 

2. Coffee Bar
Our next house will have a coffee bar area. Right honey?

3. Week's Attire
A.Byer sweater and skirt outfit

Max Studio Sweatshirt dress, Charming Charlie scarf, Aldo boots

Lush Top from Nordstrom, Boutique vest

Kohl's cardigan, necklace and skirt

4. Chicago Trilogy Love
Living only a couple hours from Chicago, it happens to be our favorite city. Many of my blogger pals are from Chicago too. We LOVE these three shows and this week they were all back with crossover episodes. Good T.V. watching for sure!!

5. The Colt's Debacle Replacements
If you're a regular reader, than you know all about the Colt's Game
where they made me ditch my favorite cross body purse because it was too "big." NOT!!
3 of the people closest to me felt so bad that they wanted to get me a replacement for Christmas.
Here are the ones they chose:

 Coach writst-let from Mr. 9

Leopard blinging clutch from Tami 

This tiny lipstick holder that my mom had this note inside with lipgloss. It was the tree gift, which I talked about her tradition Here

And Mr. 9 got me a Tory Burch and that will not be going anywhere near a major sporting event!

I hope you all have an amazing and fun weekend!!
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday   // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday


  1. Love that owl cheese board and that Tory Burch bag is sooo nice! I am a huge coffee drinker so I'm all for the coffee bar idea. Have a great weekend!!
    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. I want a coffee bar!!!! Happy Weekend!

  3. that owl cheese board! I like that one

  4. I love your new TB bag - it's so gorgeous!! Loving all your outfits this week - especially the silver neck tie one!! My best friend loves owls - they have their cute moments I guess lol! Happy Friday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Loooove your Tory Burch! You know she's my favorite;) And your work outfits are just the cutest as always! Hope you have a wonderful Friday love!

  6. That cheese board is so cute and how fun is that lipgloss! Your new Tory bag is gorgeous and I love all of your outfits this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  7. Yay for Fridays yay! I am in love with that tori burch bag so fabulous and loving that owl board! So sweet! Happy Weekend!

  8. The coffee bar is such a cute idea! Love love your new TB bag!

  9. Totally loving the coffee bar!! I wish I can have that in my home!

  10. Hey! I need to borrow a purse for a basketball game tomorrow! LOL! OMG! I musta missed the whole Colts-game-losing-my-purse post! Certainly don't remember that, but thank goodness for Mr. 9 and friends and family with AWESOME taste! Enjoy your "baggage," girlie!! And YES!! This has been the absolutel LONGEST week!

  11. I love that your phone number spells out "Hoot" haha! It's almost a MUST that you love and collect all things owls now! :-)

  12. I would love to have a coffee bar in my home. How fab! Great outfits as always. I'm still in shock about what happened to you at the game, it makes my blood boil.

  13. Yes to the coffee bar, and that Lush top outfit is my favorite! I also love your TB bag and that leopard clutch. My husband and I watch Chicago PD too, love that show and seeing where they film here. :-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  14. HA! I love that everyone tried to replace your bag. Darn those Colts, you should be a Steelers fan! I love your Tory Burch bag!

  15. Oh my gosh! That is terrible about the Coach bag! I only own Coach bags and would have flipped out. I once lost my mind in an airport when the lighter ban first went into effect and they wanted me to throw away a Zippo. I made them mail that itty bitty little Zippo to me in a shipping container because I refused to throw it away and the person I was flying with wasn't satisfied with my solution of my just going home and letting them travel alone. Over a Coach, I might have to be arrested. LOL! I love the replacements, though, and how thoughtful of your family and friends!

  16. I love the coffee bar idea! My someday house will definitely have to include one! I haven't seen Chicago Med or Chicago PD but I'm addicted to Chicago Fire. I'm excited they're all going to be together this week. I need to catch up on the other 2 because I had good intentions of becoming hooked on both of those as well & then just never started them.

  17. Love the idea of a coffee bar! What a fun idea to have one in your house one day!

  18. I would have left and kept my bag but my priorities are definitely different. For me purses over sports every time! I love the cute Coach wristlet! That cute lace owl sweatshirt is adorable! Enjoy your weekend, Doll!

  19. Happy Friday, sweet Andrea! I see we have lots in common! First of, I have an obsession with owls myself! This is too cute, and secondly my husband and I are die hard CHICAGO PD fans! We love the show! Can't wait for the new episodes!

    Happy Weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  20. Loving those coffee bars, and how cute is that owl cheese board?! How sweet of your friends and family to help replace your lost bag *tear* with so many great new bags - you are so blessed! Happy Friday <3

    Green Fashionista

  21. Carly & I love owls too! My sis-in-law was just telling me this past weekend about all the people at the Aggie bowl game having to ditch their expensive purses because they played in an NFL stadium!! I obviously missed your story..yikes.

  22. I love owls too and your new owl stuff is so cute! I want a coffee as well. They are so awesome! Lovely vest!


  23. It definitely was a rough week getting back to the grind! Especially with no tinkle lights to come home to. Hope you have a great weekend!

  24. Owls are irresistible. They are so darn cute. Woohoo for favorite Fridays! :]

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  25. Those purses!!! I almost forgot everything else I wanted to say because I was distracted by their beauty! I am so stinking excited for the crossover event! Chris and I saved it to watch this weekend!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  26. I agree, it's nice to get back but the week sure did drag! I love your military style vest, so cute! Have a great weekend!

  27. This week has felt like two weeks for me, so I feel ya! I love how you styled the lush top with the vest! It's my favorite!

  28. I love owls too! I think a big part of it is that they're just everywhere in stores! I love that you got so many NFL-acceptable purses. :)

  29. My house feels so bare to me too without the Christmas decorations. Love the purse your Mr. got for you - beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  30. okay, well now I need a coffee bar!! how awesome are those?! seriously. And as a sleep-deprived momma, I kinda LOVE coffee (and wine, maybe I need a wine bar too lol).

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

  31. The owl cheese board is adorable, and I love the idea of a coffee bar :)

  32. You got some great bags, but I have to say I love your owl top the most - so cute and cosy looking! :)

    Glad you had a lovely week.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  33. That coffee bar is so fun!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  34. That owl sweatshirt is adorable!! And I feel like I really need a coffee bar in my house.

  35. The owls are so cute! I love the cheeseboard!


  36. Love your Tory Burch bag! And that sweatshirt...adorable!


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