I can't believe that I've never done a post for Mel, Sheaffer and Shay's What's UP Wednesday on the last Wednesday of every month. I always loved reading these so I decided to join in on the fun. As you know Wednesday's around here are fashion link ups with my dear sisters from The Blended Blog but I decided to incorporate this fun list of what's going on in my life in addition to what I'm wearing lately! Which reminds me next Wednesday starts the What I Wore Link-Up with the ladies and myself. Come see everything this great group of the ladies is sporting as we transition into Fall. And oh yeah and you can keep linking up all your fashion goodness!  
Here's my Outfit for the Link-Up and coordinates well with the fact that Monday's Post brought you my Favorites of Fall and 2 of the items were plaids and Hunter boots so this one incorporates both. The minute I saw this Avia plaid top at Francesca's, I knew it had to be mine. It's flowy and has such a cute neckline, not the traditional collared neckline and just look a the contrast polka dots when it is cuffed. I will be wearing this on repeat with jeans and boots. 

Now to the What's UP!!

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Italian Turkey Burger Soup; Pork Chops with Mashed potatoes and golden mushroom gravy; 5 Ingredient Chicken and Pasta and Tony Sacco's Coal Fired Pizza
                                                      Turkey Burger Soup Recipe Here
                Put chops in crockpot with one can golden mushroom and one can cream of mushroom  soup (I use healthy request), then add one half cut up onion and cook all this on low for 4-6 hours until chops are tender, serve over mashed potatoes

                                                     5 Ingredient Chicken and Pasta Here

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Our Summer vacation especially since Summer is coming to a close; such quality times with the 5 of us together...miss that, miss the two older studs!!

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Reading all the crisp Fall goodness that y'all are looking forward too!! Gives me ideas for recipes, fashion and decor AND it is "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I talked about some of my Fall Favorites on Monday 
4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Football for our youngest, Golf for my Mr. and all kinds of organizing by me in all our closets and drawers to keep busy when not actually busy with all life's other responsibilities.
5. WHAT I’M DREADING: The Farmer's Almanac Prediction of a Wetter Winter and colder than normal temperatures. I like crisp snow but not this kind of forecast. 

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Getting my Scrapbooking up to date with the Graduation and Summer vacation pics.
7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Notre Dame FOOTBALL. Kick off is this Sunday night. Let's GO IRISH!!!!

Excited to wear these clothes and cheer on these guys!!!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Season One of "Billions" & Reading "One True Loves"
Just finished season one (12 episodes), Season two starts next February

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Adele "Send My Love", Prime and Old School Country, Ariana Grande's "Into You."

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Besides Plaids, Lots of White Jeans, Pearls, Antro and still sandals b/c the weather keeps fluctuating. 

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: It's a long weekend, yay!! So any kind of shenanigans we can get into will be quite all right by me. Oh and I'm decorating the inside for Fall. Outside waits a few more weeks as don't want the pumpkins to rot and mums to die in the heat, lol.
12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Seeing my babies, it'll be their first trip home from college. AND PSL's baby!!
13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Tomorrow is the 1 Year Anniversary Fashion Link-Up called My Refined Style that I co-host with 7 other lovely ladies. You don't want to miss it where we describe how we refine our style and you'll see all kinds of fashion goodness.



  1. Like the t-shirt ;)
    Mónica Sors

  2. Love the red plaid & rain boots, looking super adorable as always Andrea! Hope you have a great day:)

  3. I love a good plaid and love the little details on this one like the polka dot cuff. I also cannot get enough of adele right now! Loved playing catch up with your life my beautiful friend! Happy Wednesday! XO-Kim

  4. Yay for plaid! Looking forward to our one year anniversary link up tomorrow!

    Dawn Lucy

  5. This plaid top is so cute and looks so fabulous with your red Hunters! I love the polka dot details on the cuff, too. Yay for getting to see you sons next month!! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  6. Red is your color!!!

  7. I love those red Hunters! That turkey burger soup sounds so good! Yay for college football and your sons coming home next month!

    Doused In Pink

  8. I love the red plaid top! The fit on that is so cute. Love the white blouse too and I agree they are classic and good looking.

  9. I love the red plaid top! The fit on that is so cute. Love the white blouse too and I agree they are classic and good looking.

  10. Absolutely loving this plaid on you! You look fall ready and so am I! That turkey soup sounds SO good--I wish the weather would get cooler so I can start making soups in the crockpot again! Happy Wednesday love!


  11. What a great plaid shirt! It looks fabulous with the white jeans and the red Hunters!

    Loved reading about what's going on in your life!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  12. Love the cute polka dot detail on the cuff! Adorable! Also, you have to be the cutest football fan ever! Enjoy your weekend! :)

  13. Yum that turkey burger soup sounds amazing!! And I was really into scrap booking when I was in high school and I've been wanting to get back into it recently!


  14. Funny enough, I love your football outfit. I always wished I was a sports person so I could wear cute outfits like that one. Despite living with 3 sports nut, I just never found team, or a sport for that matter..... But YOU look super cute.

  15. LOVE those red boots! And your family picture while on vacay is gorgeous, filled with so much happiness! Yay for football and I'll send some warmth your way so your winter isn't what they're predicting <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. I love plaid!!! This looks great with your white pants and those boots!

  17. I am ready for all things fall. It has been so dang humid here that I am ready for the change! Has it been super humid for you guys too? I never know if it's worse here being right on the Mississippi or if it's the whole region. Either way, bring on football and cooler weather!

  18. Gorgeous lady!! I love this red plaid on you, the cuff is such a great detail. Obsessed with your wellies.

    xx, Elise

  19. Love your red plaid with the white jeans and red Hunters!! You are the cutest. I am so ready for fall. All your dinners sound yummy. I love hearing what other people cook. And bring on football!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  20. Thanks, girl, for sharing the pork chop recipe! I so need that in my life right now! So you read the Farmer's Almanac, too? Ha! Love it! And I will SO be in front of the TV Sunday night to cheer on the Irish against Texas! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  21. Beautiful shirt - love all the little details. I need to come to your house for dinner!

  22. That plaid top with the polka dots is adorable...I love it. And I'm so looking forward to PSL's and college football! Wohoo!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  23. I love this look! I can't wait to break out my plaid and Hunter boots. But it's still too hot in my neck of the woods:(


  24. Loving the plaid! Yay for all things fall & your boys coming home this month.

  25. Well aren't you looking all fall over here?!?! I have made the burger soup before, it is yummy!! And now I just want to go home and eat mashed potatoes and gravy, so thanks for that. I hope you are enjoying One True Loves. I loved it!

  26. I'm living in total denial of that Farmer's Almanac. As much as I hate this heat, I dread a miserable winter

  27. That plaid, and those boots, freakin' fantastic! And yay for getting to see your boys next month, that is something to look forward to!

  28. SO many great looks but I hear you about the importance of owning of a white down button down shirt! They are so versatile and instantly make you feel polished! The first look is just perfect for fall!
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  29. Love the plaid top, especially the contrasting cuffs! I hope you have a relaxing Labor Day weekend. It looks like my Texas Longhorns will be playing your fighting Irish this weekend...hook 'em horns! :)

  30. L.O.V.E. the plaid with polka dots! Soooo cute! I love mixing patterns. I also am kind of enamored with your Notre Dame game outfit! That's my style girl! I'll just trade it for NCSU or Panthers. All love, all love. Tell me about the book! I'm probably going to make that crock pot recipe for my family when it cools down a bit. Ewww to wet winters. I like unseasonably warm like we had here last year! It was 80 degrees on Christmas!?!?!? What?! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo to my favorite person who I am OK with decorating for fall on Labor Day weekend hehehe!

  31. Aww hooray for your kiddos' first trip home so soon! I know you are excited for that! And I have to tell you - I LOVE this outfit! So perfect for fall!

    1. For some reason the comment box is not appearing for me, so I am just going to tag onto Rach's comment! That plaid top is super cute - the polka dots on the cuffes are adorable!

  32. I'm a little hungry after this post. :) Very pretty looks.

  33. Andrea.. you are positively adorable! I love your style!!! Have a great weekend.

  34. I have red Hunter boots, too. I just got mine in May (for Mother's Day), so I haven't worn them much, but I am soooo excited to wear them this Fall & Winter! I can't wait to see how you style them, so I can copy your ideas! ;)
    Do you use a boot liner in yours for the Winter, or just wear thick socks?

  35. What a cute plaid shirt! I'm ready for fall and for plaid :)

  36. I love so much about this post! That red plaid shirt is so freaking adorable! Love it! I always love your recipes - I'm making the pork chop one tomorrow - just got chops at Costco tonight! I'm with you - Sept 1st is fall decor time - literally from Sept 1st through Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year!!! Girl, I wish I had my scrapbooks updated - I am so behind. My blog is my attempt at scrapbooking these days. I would love to get my oldest son's scout one done for his Eagle Court of Honor - all we have left is his paperwork! I am loving that Ariana Grande song too!

  37. When the weather begins to get cooler, I like to always have a white sweater jacket. You can throw it over pretty much anything!

  38. I love a bright plaid. I would like your shirt, please.

  39. I think you look gorgeous on a crisp white shirt! I really need to find myself a new one, although I like the ones that are a bit softer :D
    Suzy xx

  40. First off, thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. Made my morning. Secondly, what a great post full of all kinds of inspiration. I think I may seriously try the chicken and pasta recipe. I've been in such a cooking rut lately. And your outfits are adorable. I love the plaid with the rain boots!

  41. Ok, I absolutley love your What's Up idea! Everyone of us needs to do something like this, what a fun way to get to know you better and keep in touch.
    Your plaid is the best! That added denim cuff is such a fun element and of course red Hunter's . . . you can't go wrong there you cute lady. Sure enjoyed co-hosting with you fabulous ladies.

  42. You look so pretty, Andrea! Love the boots <3

    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  43. Yay plaid! And white jeans! It hasn't quite been cool enough for that yet around here, but it is coming soon!

  44. I'm so excited that it's finally football season! It's been so much fun to have the games on all day today! And that outfit is so cute! I love how you have your red hunters on and they go so well with that shirt!

  45. You are gorgeous. Love the cuff detail on your plaid top. I also love your white shirt and hat combo. Adorable! Can I come eat at your house??

  46. I love your adorable look Andrea--that plaid shirt is too fun and I LOVE the hunter boots!! You'll have to let me know how you like One True Loves. I got that from the library but had to send it back before I could get to it--not sure if it's worth waiting in the holds queue again or not! :) Have a great week!
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

  47. Seriously loving this look! I am always looking for new ways to style my red Hunter's and this is perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

  48. You are so cute as always..that plaid top is so cute on you..Im not much for plaid on me but love seeing it on other gals! The boots are adorable as well! Sounds like you are busy and I'm with ya on the almanac...I dread winter and fall in the NW...dreary cold rain.! Time to move..ha ha!



  49. Love reading all of this about you! Yes, Irish! Love the fashion, great pink gingham top and I LOVE Damian Lewis in Billions! I just started watching Homeland it is so good! Your recipes always look tasty!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  50. I do not know what the hell I was doing that I missed this post!! That freaking top is so stinking cute. I see you did grab that gingham anthro top too...so cute! I make something similar with crockpot pork chops..so yummy.

  51. I have white jeans & red Hunters - all I need is a red plaid shirt to recreate this look!



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