There is no way it is 4 DAYS til Christmas...sad face because...the season of love and warmth and joy goes by waaaay too fast!! It's another TWO-FER post for MelSheaffer and Shay's What's UP Wednesday for a special week early Christmas Edition. 

AND I'm so excited to link this Cozy Eddie Bauer round the house outfit up today with our fashion link-up with The Blended Blog called Cozy For The Holidays.

There is nothing better than a weekend or coming home form work and putting on your comfy clothes. Every year I like to get something new and preferably red. I was tickled pink when I found this red Hooded House Sweater and buffalo plaid Thermal PJ Pants from Eddie Bauer. Did I really say the words "House Sweater?" Mid forties, feeling 30 but talking like I'm 80...crazy!!! You know what's in the warm and Cozy mug?? LOL!
Ugg slipper love of course.....ultimate coziness for me tootsies.

Now What's Up this Festive December??

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Well, besides sweet treats, this Island Kielbasa in the crock pot was devoured last week and we remembered how much we love it! And Looking forward to decadent food this next week that we don't always indulge in. Yesterday I posted lots of my favorite recipes HERE
Recipe HERE

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Selfies..this was one of the first ones we ever attempted...we're not much better today, lol

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: The lights all turn on at 4pm with the amazing We-mo's Mr. Nine installed and they go off at 10. Nothing like sitting amongst only twinkly lights all night long. On the weekends and days I've been home, they stay on all day too.

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Baking, Baking and More Baking
PB Blossoms, Monster, Snickerdoodles and Just Right Chocolate Chip cookies
Dipped Buckeye Balls
White Trash, Chex Party Mix, Peanut Butter Fudge and Candied Pecans.

5. WHAT I’M DREADING: The Coldest winter in a few...YUK!! Monday was -25 wind chill...Brrrrrr

6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: will divulge in 2017 :-)

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Christmas..celebrating the Birth of Jesus! And college boys home til January 8th!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: Younger, The Middle, Shooter
Love this and so relatable

My mom and I swear Patricia Heaton needs an Emmy for her portrayal as Frankie Heck

Mr. ex-Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philipe is awesome in this series based on the movie..Mark Wahlberg produces so you know it's good!!

Reading: Dashing Through the Snow...My mom gets me a Christmas story every Christmas Eve, The following December, I pull it out and read it during the season. The lead male Character is named "Dash" and yep..he's pretty Dashing!!

9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Traditional Christmas tunes.

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Girls night out attire, lots of red, lots of cozy leggings & boots and carrying the Santa purse of course.
More on this Girl's Night Out outfit next Wednesday
Errands attire
Shopping Day attire
More Shopping and errands

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Christmas festivities with those I LOVE!!!

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: A Fresh New Year with more exercising and less sugar!!

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Lots to look forward to in the 2017......

Bonus: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM 2016? Hands down, our two oldest graduating from High School. College boys now with a semester under their belt and doing GREAT!!

Now, let's link up your fantastic and fabulous Winter goodness and head over to The Blended Blog and see if you were a featured FAVORITE!!!


  1. I am in love with this post! I am so with you on coming home from work and putting on my pjs (yours are SO cute, by the way) and putting on the Christmas lights at 4pm! Your house and decor look gorgeous...I am so sad this week is here too because I love the holiday season and it's such a bummer when it comes to an end. And finally...I LOVE YOUNGER! Are you watching the previous seasons? I wasn't sure when the new season came back and totally forgot about it until seeing your post :) Happy Holidays, Andrea!!!

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  2. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!!!!

  3. I honestly can't get cozy fast enough when I get home LOL, I love that you wear a little red this time of year - definitely very festive! I should have upped my holiday comfy game! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. You look so cute and cozy by your tree, Andrea! And yes to Younger! My husband and I are obsessed with the show and we cannot wait for it to come back. Wasn't the season finale just crazy?! My parents just started watching Shooter and said it was really good. We need to check that out too! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  5. I love those checked pjs! So cute Andrea! I'm all about being cozy haha. I also love your red hunter boots! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  6. You look so adorable and cozy and although i loved your girls night outfit as well as all the others i love you in your house sweater the best hahaha. Oh my goodness, this cold front is killing me! Our weather people keep calling it arctic air and it sure does feel that way! Happy Wednesday gorgeous! XO- Kim

  7. You look so cozy in the pj's/lounge outfit! Here's to a relaxing weekend and a very Merry Christmas!

  8. So much fun stuff happening at your house! You are just adorable and cozy in that house sweater! I am really loving that "It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails" shirt! Stay warm gorgeous!

  9. You look so super cozy in your festive PJs and slippers! Your Christmas Tree is also GOALS! It's just so gorgeous!

  10. Now that's an outfit that I would wear over the holidays. I loved seeing your tree all lit up- looks so cozy!

  11. Adorable! Love these cute photos of you at home in all your Xmas cozy glory! Perfect!

    Merry Christmas, sweet lady!

    Dawn Lucy

  12. Have a fantastic Christmas stunning lady. It's good to have a lady of the manor day in your PJ's xx

  13. Minus 25 degrees? Brrr! It's quite warm in the UK at the moment. Your tree and bakes look fantastic!

  14. How cute do you look! You make me want to go cuddle up with some hot coco! I love all the baking! My mom and I just made 12 different kinds of cookies this year! Talk about taking it to the extreme! Ugh! Happy Wednesday!

  15. You look so cozy and beautiful, Andrea! Hot coco is the best this season! Wishing you and your family a MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear heart! Love ya!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  16. You look adorable in your cozy clothes! I love coming home to the tree lights on too! Your cocktail shirt is so fun! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

    Doused In Pink

  17. I know the feeling! I love how cozy it looks like! Wonderful!

  18. Loving the cozy lounge attire. That is going to be my jam for the next week, but I usually don't look as put together while doing it. Ha! Also, I have the entire season of Younger on my DVR and have been waiting (not so) patiently for Christmas break before starting it so I can binge. I love that show. The kielbasa recipe looks so yummy. Loved your post today, as always :) Have a great day!

  19. I love your cozy outfit! Pretty, cozy lounge wear is so important! And I loved reading your life update!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy 2017 dear Andrea!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  20. The perfect attire for Christmas lights and wine! Or Bailey's! HA! Love all the red you've got going on and I totally needed that cocktail shirt last night! Especially when I was shaking myself up a concoction and the lid came off and vodka and cranberry juice and sprite went everywhere! Needless to say, the cocktails were "flowing!" HA! Love you!

  21. Oh my goodness, I have one of those Eddie Bauer House Sweaters and they're seriously the most comfortable ever! I wish that I could wear it all the time! I'm so sad that the Christmas season is almost over too, but that just means that we need to savor it as much as possible! And hooray for your boys being back from college! I hope that you're having a great Wednesday!

  22. This season does go by way too fast. I'm going to be so sad to pack everything away. You look so cozy though and I love those PJ pants and slippers. I'm sure those slippers are super warm! Haha, I'm the worst at selfies. So glad your boys are doing great in school and already have a semester down! Beautifully Candid

  23. You guys are too cute with your selfies, my husband and I are the same way! And how cozy is this outfit, perfect for Christmas morning with the family. Loving those slippers <3
    Green Fashionista

  24. That is the perfect, coziest Christmas look. Love the leggings with the long red cardigan, next to your gorgeous tree! And that "...Cocktails" t-shirt is awesome.

    Merry Christmas to you sweet Andrea! Welcome by and linkup tonight, Thanks, Ada. =)

  25. That looks like a perfect Christmas morning outfit! Yay for your boys being home over break! Enjoy all of the family time!

  26. I'm also feeling sad that the Christmas season is almost over. Every year it's so busy that I barely get to enjoy it! I should really do something about that someday. And I absolutely ADORE your pjs. So dang cute and comfy! I want a house sweater...does that make me 80 too??

  27. You look so cute to even your 'down time' outfits ;)
    The middle... it really does need more attention. Its so funny! My mom swears Sue is me & Axel is my brother. It is kinda true

  28. I love your posts when we get filled in on what your faves are. First and foremost, who looks that beautiful in Christmas jammies? You look so cozy and still so gorgeous! All of your baked goods look so delicious. Love the show Younger, it is so fashionable, light hearted and fabulous! Love it.
    Merry, merry, merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family Andrea!

    xx, Elise

  29. You are looking super cute and ready for Christmas in these PJ's!! Looks like you have been keeping very busy! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family Andrea!

  30. Those leggings are so festive! I hope you are having the best Christmas week! Only a few more days to go!

  31. Love your Christmas Pjs gorgeous! So cozy and I need a pair of those Ugg slippers, I need warm feet! The selfies are cute, I am terrible at them. Lots of baking, the cookies look so good! I dont watch alot of sitcoms but I love The Middle!
    Have a Wonderful Christmas hon!

  32. You and I kind of have on the same outfit today - one dressy & one casual! I love your sweater and you look cozy and adorable! I hope you're enjoying all the time home with your boys :)!

  33. I'm loving your cozy comfies! At the current time I am debating sliding into mine as I am FINISHED with work for a week! Younger has been my favorite TV show since it's inception and girl I am soooo sad we have to wait up to another 6 months to find out what happens! I always read a Christmas easy read up until Christmas Eve. I saw that one! But ended up checking one out from the library. Love, hugs, and warm wishes! XOXOXOXO

  34. You look so cozy and cute in those festive Christmas pajamas! I can't believe that the holiday is already here. Merriest of Christmas' to you Andrea!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  35. You look so cozy and your tree is just beautiful. I'm so cracking up on your "house sweater" comment! haha It's been an amazing year for you lovely lady. Can't wait to see what 2017 holds.

  36. Love your cute, cozy pjs! All your Christmas treats look and sound great. I love holiday baking. I cannot believe how cold it is there. Stay warm and enjoy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  37. Love your cozy Christmas wear! Do you know people out this way don't know what monster cookies are?!? Dead serious!!! It's the craziest thing ever!!!


  38. What a cute and cozy look! I can't believe Christmas is almost here :)

  39. You look so comfy and I LOOOOOOOVE comfy! It looks like you have been busy making treats, I'm on my way to join in! ;-)

  40. That's the perfect cozy outfit for lounging at home and the fuzzy slippers are the best! I'm wearing some now and can't wait to bring out my festive PJs this weekend. There's seriosuly nothing I love more than comfy clothing. Your tree is gorgeous btw and all the festive decor!

  41. I love your cozy outfit! We keep our lights on all day! That is some serious amounts of baking girl! I already can't fit into my clothes! I can't imagine having all that yummy goodness around!

  42. Love your pajamas!! All that baking deserves some wine... Hope you have a merry Christmas! :)

    Brittany :)

  43. So cute and snuggly, lady- I love those Ugg slippers!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  44. You are a holiday beauty!! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, and you enjoy all of this special family time together!! That tree is so beautiful too! Love you!


  45. Your house looks so cozy! I hope you have a great Christmas!

  46. I love your cozy clothes!! This southern girl can't even imagine what -25 feels like!!!

  47. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Happy holidays and a happy New Year. Your tree looks lovely!

  48. Your outfit looks so cute and comfy! I've never watched The Middle before, but have heard great things. I need to give it a try. Merry Christmas :)

    Edye | Http://

  49. Those cookies look delish. Yikes, stay warm! Merry Christmas!

    for vanity's sake

  50. Cute, cute, cute. Saw you at the No Rules Blog Party and love those comfy, cuggly togs. When the weather gets cooler, I can't wait to sunggle up in pj's-even in the middle of the day. LOL. I love comfort! Hope you enjoy my post, Quotations to Inspire You in the New Year. Be well and Many Blessings in the New Year.

  51. Those buckeye balls look so good and I love your red hunter boots!

    Kirsten |

  52. So glad your boys are home for a nice, long visit. Love that you have a Santa purse. Of course, you do!! Pinned the recipes here and from your baking posts. XO


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