Ok, I have a confession to make: I got in Busted by Mr. Nine this week. So you know my favorite Fall snack as mentioned HERE is my mom's Caramel Corn! Well my sweet mom brought me a little batch this week had I intended to share it with Mr. Nine but it was not much and it literally was her BEST.BATCH.EVER, so I put it in my Mom's Stash cabinet, ya know where I hide all my goodies from anyone with testosterone. Well one morning I was getting some out to put in a baggy for work and he caught me red handed. Needless to say, I was a good wife and shared! Now I'm sharing my Friday favorites with you sweet like caramel corn friends of mine!!

1. Family Time
With all the boys home for Fall break last weekend, I was so happy to have the busy boy's schedules align so Saturday we could have a family day! This was the first time we had all been together in two months! We went to the house site so they could walk it and see the progress, went to a favorite restaurant for lunch called Rocky River Tap and Grille and they even indulged mom in little home decor shopping at Kirkland’s and Home Goods.

Walking the property to the Mud boots of course, it had rained something fierce! 

We love our peaceful setting!

2. House Update
Drywall is complete. Stone retaining walls complete. This morning we meet with the "Closet Guy," Rolando, to lay out our closets and pantry. I am giddy to design my master "hers" closet with him. 

Where the green is will be stone, some black shutters will be added, 3 pillars on the porch, front door painted black and design trim in the peaks.

One of the stone walls & in that big spot of dirt will go the pool!!

3. Week's Attire
Kohl's top, Macy's necklace and heels (I.N.C) 

The Loft top, Charming Charlie necklace, JC Penny pants

Francesca top, Fashion Bella necklace, JC Penny Pants

4. White Jeans with Booties and Gingham

Up until yesterday it had been so warm still so I was pulling out my white jeans which I have been known to still wear in the winter. To make them more Fallish, I added open toe booties and a tan gingham shirt from Anthropologie.

More Inspo

5. Misc. FUN
NO, it is NOT too early for Christmas decor purchasing..what I got Saturday at Kirkland's
 It light's UP!! Buy HERE

You know I love my pumpkins! Do you love yours? Get your Mammo!! I just love Maxine, I get my mom a Maxine calendar every Christmas. 

On Wednesday, I showed you a Favorite Fall Outfit and when I saw this top, I just knew it would look great with the red Hunter Boots and let's talk about what a cute Holiday look this Red Top would be with them. 
I think I need it!!

and mama needs some new lipsticks. I love to get them in smaller versions to see if I like them first. I've heard a lot about Kylie's lip products and am loving the matte for Fall. Perfect colors.


And you're all my favorites..GO make it an AWESOME weekend!! 

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday


  1. I love that red top! And you are so right. It will be perfect for the holiday season. Speaking of the holidays, how cute is that light up "Be Jolly" Sign?! It's crazy to think that Christmas will be here soon. October needs to slow down! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. Oh yes, I love this - the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up! Ugh, here we all thought it was when they were in diapers! I feel like I need to write a blog post in response to your post - there's so much to say. Your house is amazing and I am so super excited for you - you are going to have the BEST closet!! Having all your boys home and together is such a blessing, Nolan comes home on the 26th for a long weekend and I am pumped. Buy that red top - it will be fantastic on you. I love how you styled your white jeans for Fall, great look on you beautiful! That Kylie lipstick, is it long wearing? I have heard alot of hype about it. The sampler is a great idea! Have a wonderful weekend my love!

  3. The house is coming together so beautifully!! I can't wait to see everything completed :) Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the lipsticks and great idea about getting smaller version of them! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  4. So glad you had such a great family weekend! LOVE the house! You are going to love living in the country, it's amazing. We built 11 years ago and I still look around our land and feel so lucky.

  5. I cannot wait to see more of your house plans! And the small versions of the lipstick does appeal to me šŸ˜Š

  6. LOVE the read plaid top with the pearls and your home is beautiful already! Have a great weekend Andrea :)

  7. OH man the house is going so well. Your a little over halfway there now friend! So funny that you were busted too. Have a great weekend sweet lady!

  8. Anonymous13.10.17

    I'm crushing BIG time on your house ! Love love love it and it's not even complete :) And as usual the week attire is perfection. Have a happy Friday lady !

  9. So excited for your house!! Looks fantastic so far! And hahahaha to the Carmel corn! My aunt makes the best and she usually gives it to us at ChrIstmas but was sick this year and couldn't come, so dang sad!!! That red shirt looks like you, perfect for the coming months. Have a fantastic weekend friend!!

  10. Omg the house looks SO GORGEOUS already!! I bet y'all are just beyond excited! Happy Friday!!

    Rosy Outlook

  11. Your new home is GORGEOUS!! I can't wait to see it all finished, I know it will be amazing!! Yes, to caramel corn, so good. That was really nice of you to share. Have a wonderful weekend with the boys!!

  12. Your home is beautiful!! I absolutely love the color and how it is positioned on your lot. Simply amazing! Can't wait to see when it's all done. Have a great weekend!

  13. Your house is just stunning . . . I love it so much! How exciting that you are planning all the details and will get to enjoy it with Mr. Nine and your boys. Have a fabulous weekend pretty lady!

  14. Andrea, you house is looking amazing, I am so excited for you.
    I am so dying to try a Kylie lip kit. I love the matte look, but I always feel like my lips are flaking off. Great Friday post, have a wonderful weekend!

    xx, Elise

  15. LOL at getting busted with your favorite snack, totally something I'm guilty of too! Love seeing all the exciting progress on the house, and yay for the closet guy. That may be the best part of the whole house <3
    Green Fashionista

  16. Your house is looking amazing!! Yay for family time! Happy Friday!

  17. The house is coming along so nicely! I know you are ready to get in there and make it homey! How fun you got a full family day! Thank you for the reminder to schedule my mammogram. It is my second, yes second, and I am under 40. Why, do you ask? My mother has never had one! I scold her every October! Have a fantastic weekend!

  18. BUSTEDDDDD... haha - funny side note - I just hid some coffee M&M's that I picked up yesterday from Walgreens because I know the hubs will devour them - you gotta do what you gotta do.
    THAT HOUSE... I just love all the angles & windows!!!

  19. Hip, Hip, Hooray for all 3 boys being with you at the same time. That alone made for a fantastic weekend before adding in all the other fun things. ANDREA, the house is looking so wonderful. It's going to be GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE stone on houses. I also love that you hid your caramel corn...too cute! That red blouse would look darling with your red hunters and blonde hair. Have a happy weekend sweet friend!

  20. Love it all! Love you more!

  21. Hooray for having your boys all together last weekend! And your house is looking so incredible! I always say that it's the start of the fun stuff once the drywall comes in and all the little pieces that you've picked out start going up! Have a great weekend!

  22. The house is looking SO good, Andrea!! I bet your closet is going to be a dream. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm sure you guys are just as anxious!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  23. Oh my heavens Andrea your house is going to be beautiful!! Designing a closet would be a dream come true for sure. Wishing you a happy weekend!

  24. I can't wait to see your house complete. I had a similar story with my parents cookies they make me every year. I didn't want to share them and then he found them. Oops. ha. Been there. I hope you have the best weekend!

  25. Oh your house is looking so good! I can't wait to see it. And I'm laughing at your stash because I totally have one. Sometimes I share with my Farmer and sometimes I don't! Haha. Love that too from the Loft! Happy Weekend!

  26. Your house is coming along so good!!! It looks amazing! I want to design my own closet!!! So awesome that you got to have a whole family day with all the boys in attendance. I have to laugh so hard at your hidden popcorn. Sounds like something I would totally do! I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

  27. That cracks me up that you hid it. Sounds like something I would do! Your house is looking so good! And loving your outfits as always.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  28. Wow your house is looking amazing!! So gorgeous! When is it expected to be done? Yay for a family day!! xo

  29. Such great progress on the house! Sounds like you had a fun family day.

  30. The house is looking great! And hooray for having all of the boys together at once! I love the new sign and toooooo funny that you were caught red handed!

  31. I love all of the necklaces you selected for these looks! They add such fun pops to outfit. That Kylie lip kit is so cute. I hope you enjoyed your time with your family!
    Thank you for linking up this week!

    ~xo Sheree

  32. Your house is just beautiful, and I love that you'll have a pool. Such a beautiful setting. Have a wonderful weekend!

  33. Oh I love that you got some special boy time and my is your house coming along! It looks beautiful!! Have a great weekend!

  34. Too funny about the caramel corn and I love that red top! Your new home is really coming along and looks like it is going to be beautiful!! We also currently watching the IU game here in rainy Chicago. Can you send some of that nice weather our way? :-) Have a lovely weekend!

  35. So glad you were able to have a family weekend! Much needed on the mommy front I am sure!

  36. Your new home is progressing nicely! Has the builder given you a move in date? Cute story about the caramel corn! Your boys are growing up so fast...time just flies by. I know you treasure your family time. xoxo

  37. Wow, your house is already looking amazing. Will you be in for Chistmas? What a beautiful space to decorate, though making trillions of decisions in a small space if time must be challenging. Longing to see inside!
    Love the cute jeans and check outfit - brown check is quite a rarity so clever you for tracking it down.
    Happy Sunday, shiny happy person! Hugs, x.

  38. Oh, love your house and the setting, just lovely and thanks for giving us an update. And, the red top with the boots. YES! Have yourself a good rest of the weekend!

  39. AHHH...I'm so excited for your house, but friend, I am more excited about those closets!!!! Someone as sweet as you deserves a dream closet:) Hope you had a good weekend!

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  40. Your new house is looking so nice! I love the architecture of it and can't wait to see when it's all completed!

  41. Looks like your house is coming along nicely. I like that Christmas piece, especially since it lights up. I need to get my butt in gear and schedule a mammogram. Thanks for the reminder.

  42. Wow! I like to see more of that house!

  43. LOL I'm still chuckling about you hiding stuff from the testosterone in your house!!! That's wonderful! Your house looks incredible... I can't believe how quick it's all happening. We're still in the planning stage here :(
    Hugs, my friend
    Suzy xx


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