FRIDAY FAVORITES...Fickle February Edition

Is this weather driving anybody crazy in their neck of the woods? 55 degrees today, dreary and rainy and back to 30's next week. Either be winter or get Spring here like the groundhog said it would be, lol. This illustration got me thinking about magazines. Do you like to read magazines? I love to', but for the past couple years rarely do as so busy. However, it's time to attack the pile high on the table consisting of People, Better Homes and Gardens, Glamour and HGTV magazines. I plan to riffle through and find ispiration from more than just the internet. Growing up my reading consisted of Judy Blume, Charlotte Bronte and John Benton books, and Seventeen Magazine issues stacked from floor to ceiling. 
It was the bible of my teen years!! 

Friday Favorites Here We Go.....

Bonus favorite!! The Blended Blog
I'm so excited to be the Blogger "Featured on Friday" over at The Blended Blog
My sweet friend Shaunacey from Simply Shaunacey asked to feature me and well, flattered is an understatement!! If you have not checked out The Blended Blog...go do it now!!
I must say some of my best Blogger pals are from this group and they are extraordinary women!!!!
Here's the concept:
More excitement to come bout this later.......

1. Sex on a Snowbank Martini
My dear friend Laura sent me this Cocktail Pin this week and I so put coconut cream on the grocery list! I have always loved the Sex on the Beach cocktails so why the heck not one on a snowbank too!! The name alone is hilarious and the fact it's only 3 ingredients, 
I'm in...even if all our snow melted today.
1 1/2 ox Malibu Rum
3 Tbsp Coconut Cream
6 ice cubs
Place ingredients together in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a chilled martini glass
Note: If you want a thicker consistency, use less ice and more coconut cream.
For a really fancy drink, coat the rim of the glass with finely shredded coconut! 

You won't find coconut on the rim of mine or Laura's glass...we think it tastes like grass, lol!!
But white chocolate shavings....Yum!!

2. Lionel Richie Tribute
The "Hello" before Adele and Demi Levoto slayed it. And it didn't hurt Luke Bryan sans a song for the tribute too! We didn't watch all the Grammy's but this was my favorite part of the night.
Watch the Tribute HERE

3. Chic Ways to Wear Graphic Slogan Tops
I own a handful of graphic tops. One of my favs here...
Well, because I love pink and the movie Mean Girls  
Top from Kohl's, Shoes Dolce Vita

After I saw my friend Kim in her "Be Nice Please" sweatshirt, I started thinking about how cutely styled some of these tops can be.
Be Nice Please Sweatshirt Here

My favorite look with a tee...boyfriend jeans , jacket and pumps!!

Important saying, LOVE the leggings!

I fell in love with this Mascara and Mimosas top a couple weeks ago 
She rocks this look so well!!

Isn't this little fashionista adorable?!! I especially love the cute slogan tees on little girls.

4. Sophia Kinsella Books
For several years now, I’ve been buying, reading and rereading Sophie Kinsella’s book saga ‘The Shopaholic Series’. 
The series follows sweet Becky as she deals with falling in love, marriage, family, children, friendship, housing issues, and all of this alongside a pretty serious, yet hilarious shopping addiction. Becky is definitely a friend you want to have though because she's got the biggest heart. I relate to her shenanigans so much and find myself laughing out loud! I preordered a paperback yesterday and I'm so excited for it to arrive in a few weeks.  Every now and then you just need a light read, and 
Sophia Kinsella books are always that for me. 

5. Work Attire
Still in-between Winter and Spring....
Target Boyfriend Cardi, Loft shell, Target scarf

Vessos Striped Cardigan Here, BP Black Tunic, Nordstrom, Charmine Charlie necklce

Charlotte Russe Poncho, Loft chambray, necklace and cords

Macy's Sweater Dress, Kohl's stiped tip, Charming Charlie necklace 

I hope your weekend is full of happy times, lots of laughs and love for yourself and those around you!
Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday   // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday



  1. What pretty favorites! I especially like the "Be Nice Please" sweatshirt! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. You have the cutest work outfits! I'm loving all of graphic tops, especially the mascara and mimosas! I didn't realize there was a new book in the Shopaholic series! I'm going to have to pick that up! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  3. I read Shopaholic to the Rescue last month - good read, I hope Kinsella never stops with those books! Cute statement t! I have one in my collection (never a t-shirt person for some reason but that will change this year since they are making more cute ones! I hope your weekend totally rocks out lady! XOXOX Amanda

  4. Your posts always make me smile!! Congrats on being featured!! What a fun honor! I'm so with you, I love magazines, but always have a huge stack that I rarely take the time to read! I decided that this year I must read each mag I subscribe to during its print month, or recycle/pass on to a family member or friend. Otherwise I end up with a mountain of out of season reads! lol. Hope you enjoy your stack of printed goodness and find all sorts of inspiration while you're at it! :) Love all the outfits here! I think my youngest needs that "Glitter is my signature color" tee -- too cute!! Have a lovely weekend, sweet friend! xo - Brenda //

  5. I LOVE how you styled your graphic tee--so adorable! And of course I just adore all your outfits this week! I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend dear!

  6. I am loving these graphic tees that are everywhere this season. Such a great way to express yourself. And as always, I love your drink recipes! Have a great weekend xo

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  7. Headed over to check out your feature, how fun! I think I need to make glitter my signature color too!

  8. Cheers to Sex on the Beach, I mean...Sex on the Snowbank! I'm like you, though! I'll take either or! Thanks for the shout out dear friend! Love you to the moon and back! xoxo

  9. YAY for your feature!!!! AND for the future ;)
    OH my goodness that martini!!!!!!! WOW, just wow.
    Love the graphic tee... I need more graphic tees in my life
    Simply Shaunacey

  10. Oh my gosh, I loved the Lionel Richie tribute especial Demi Lovato. Lionel had the look on his face like he loved it too and that made it even better.

    Graphic tees are adorable especially with a cardigan. I need to add a few.

  11. YES to that martini! It looks so good. I love malibu rum!! Love that be nice sweatshirt. I would wear it everyday to work and hoped my coworker got the message. haha Great outfits this week yet again. Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. I love your striped cardigan and your pink graphic t-shirt!! So cute on you!! I also enjoyed that Lionel Richie tribute. Demi was amazing and so was John Legend. I'm also with you on the weather around here too! But honestly we haven't had it that bad here so I won't complain. Anyways.. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

  13. loving these outfit pics girl! so cute and i need o try that martini! glad i found your blog through the link up! hope youll stop by mine as its the last day for a giveaway im hosting!

  14. So many amazing favorites! That tribute looked amazing because Luke Bryan! And how fun is your Mean Girls tee!? I also need that martini - YUM <3
    Green Fashionista

  15. That martini looks allll sorts of amazing!

  16. I love those books!!!!!!

  17. Such a cute graphic. I used to love magazines and read a lot of the and I also subscribed to a lot of them. Not so much now. I love graphic tees and I need more graphic tees with cute messages on them. My daughter has a sweatshirt that says Leopard is my favorite color and one that says Glitter is my favorite color. That martini looks good. Your weather is exactly like ours.

    Cute outfits this week. Love the Target scarf and Charlotte Russe Poncho.

    Have a great warm weekend Ms. Nine.

  18. Oh by the way I love Sophia Kinsella. Her shopaholic series is so awesome and funny. I need to pick up her new book.

  19. All of your work attire photos are perfect! I love them all! And I dig the way everyone styled the graphic tees, also! That martini sounds like heaven!!

  20. You look so cute in your graphic slogan top! And what a fabulous slogan!! Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  21. My favorite magazines are Real Simple, Shape, Better Home & Garden and Martha Stewart. Hahaha. It used to be Seventeen and Teen Vogue growing up. Love all your pinned outfits and your outfits too!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  22. Congrats on being featured! I have to head over there to check it out! That martini looks delish! I love your Meangirls sweatshirt! So cute! I fully plan to dig in to the Shopaholic book tonight! Yay Becky! Have a great weekend, love! xo

  23. Congrats on getting featured on the Blended blog! I will hop over after to check it out. Loving all the graphic tee looks. I bought the Mascara & Mimosas tank top to wear when it warms up but Kate definitely rocked the sweater well! Have a lovely weekend!

  24. That's awesome you are being featured today! You are amazing so you totally deserve it!

  25. That is a crazy good round up of favorites! Loving the graphic tees.

  26. I always love seeing the outfit snaps you snaps!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  27. Sophie Kinsella is one of my faves too and I love those outfits. Can't wait to get to know you better.
    Shoes to Shiraz

  28. loving graphic tees lately. I just got a sweater that says, I love sweater weather, it's the most comfortable thing ever and I never want to wash it...haha. Can't wait to get to know you better!

  29. I love that "Wednesdays we wear pink" top! My best friend and I quote Mean Girls all the time! I also love that graphic with the magazines. I find that I spend all my time reading fashion blogs ... like yours! Like magazines but better because it's the media of everyday people :)


  30. Hope that your weather improves! We have been having the strangest weather too. Usually it gets really hot and humid but we have storms every couple of days to bring some rain and cool it down, but the past few months there has been so few storms. Really suffering in the heat, the opposite to you and the cold and snow I guess, haha!

    I love flicking through magazines too - you get some great outfit inspiration that way, it doesn't all have to be online.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  31. Sex on a snowbank martini! I need to try that!

  32. YAY for The Blended Blog!! So happy you're with us! Love the Lionel tribute...I just love him! And Luke Bryan of course!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  33. So excited for you and The Blended Blog! The Lionel Ritchie tribute was my favorite part of the Grammy's. Love all your looks and Sophie Kinsella! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  34. Sophia Kinsella has such great books! And I'm with you on wanting the weather to be SPRING! :)

  35. Oh my gosh....I did not know you are also a scrapbooker!! I have not had a chance in forever and am so behind but I love scrapbooking too. Congrats on the feature at Blended Blog. I follow Shaunacey so I'm not sure how I have missed this fun space.

  36. I loved Demi's performance of "Hello" too! She was amazing!!!

    Edye //

  37. I mean, I just can't get past the "sex on a snowbank" martini. There was a time in my life when my go-to drink was sex on the beach because I liked the name. It tasted good too but mostly I liked the name. I don't even like coconut but sex on a snowbank just sounds like one I need to try!


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