Girl's Night out means Cocktails so I was over the moon when I found this festive graphic Tee at Kohl's. The rest of the outfit was in my closet just waiting to add to this fun tee and make it sparkle. Welcome to the Last Cozy for the Holidays Link-Up with my dear friends at The Blended Blog
Girl's night out during the Holidays is always so much more fun. Adding bling, sparkles, cute sayings and all that jazz to New Year's Eve coming up is so fun too!! If you do not want to get overly dressed up, this outfit is the perfect option!

Graphic Tee HERE // Lucky Booties HERE (40% off right now)

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!!!

CHEERS to a JOYOUS and HAPPY 2017!!



Hello me loves and Merry's here, it's here, our glorious Christmas weekend! Many loving wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Christmas. Hope Santa brings you all you want and more!!! Happy Birthday to Christ our Lord and Cheers as you celebrate with love, laughter and great tidings of JOY!!!

1. Brother's Shopping
Hanging out for these guys is few and far between these days but now that the older two are home on college break they are enjoying some brotherly bonding. They sent mom this selfie when they were out on their annual "Christmas Shopping for mom and dad day" this week. They even came home and wrapped!

2. Merry Meat & Cheese Board and Cocktails
Two of my favorite things: Cheese Boards and Cocktails!!! I'm going to try a similar one for a Brunch I'm hosting.

Rudolph’s Cranberry Fizz:  
Makes: 2 cocktails  
10 cranberries
6 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 ounces gin
1 cup cranberry juice
3 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 cup Champagne
2 marshmallow
4 cloves
1 toothpick  

Muddle 8 of the cranberries and 2 of the rosemary sprigs in a shaker. Add the gin, cranberry juice and vermouth and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into 2 chilled cocktail glasses. Top each glass with Champagne.  
To garnish, place the remaining 4 rosemary sprigs into 2 marshmallows to create antlers. Break the toothpick in half and insert into front of the marshmallow and attach the remaining cranberries to create the noses. Then, place the 4 cloves between the noses and antlers to create eyes. Cheers!  

AND How awesome is this idea!!!

Traditional Christmas Lunch and gift exchange day for "T" and I

3. Week's Attire
Lot's of festive red!!
Charming Charlie scarf, INC ruffle sleeve sweater from Macy's

Lush top, Loft scarf

Entire outfit is Vera Wang from Kohl's

4. Red Coat Love
I got this coat at J.C. Penny and it is my all time favorite winter coat..the color, the fit, the belt, the tiers, love it all. I feel so festive when I wear it out especially with the darling embroidered beret hat and Hunters.

More red coat inspo

5. Snow Daisy
As you may know, our Miss Daisy has had a rough year that finally had to cumulate in a major surgery in November. One of our greatest gifts this year was that the surgery was a success, she can walk again and its given her quality of life for the remainder of her days...we hope for a good while...she is our snow dog, loves it, wallers in it and I LOVE this picture!!

I ADORE each and every one of you!!


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!!!


For this special edition of a Tasty Tuesday and a Show and Tell Link-Up with Momfessionals, it's all about favorite recipes. You know how much treasured recipes mean to me and how so many have special memories that go along with them. Holiday baking and cooking is one of my all time favorite parts of the season so I am thrilled to bring you some of my favorites.

Well, you cannot start favorite Holiday recipes with out first beginning with the sweet treats..and will primarily be sweet treats, lol


Cinnamon Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

Just Right Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Little Irish Girl Cookies

Now, the 2 most linked up food posts ever on the blog and Holiday perfect ones...
Toffee Pecan Dream Bars

Pineapple Pretzel Fluff Dessert

A Festive App..
Bacon Stuffed Cucumbers

Now, how bout a couple main dishes; of course we had dessert  
and apps first, lol
Sausage Manicotti

and my favorite thing to make on Christmas.....
The Gouda Giant Potatoes
This is what we all them but they are from Rachel Ray & she calls then Shepards Pie Stuffed Potatoes

There you have it "Nine" of my, Andrea Nine's Favorite Holiday recipes....I haven't even begun to share with you all my mama's treasured recipes..2017 perhaps....I'm Hungry, Let's eat already.....