Happy Friday Loves! My Mr. is off today and celebrates a BIG Birthday tomorrow. He’ll be spending it in his favorite place on the planet with our family and I couldn’t be more excited!! Goodbye June, Hello July..may it be full of Summer Sweetness! Let's get to it!

Tanya from The Other Side of the Road
Sweet Tanya blogs over at The Other Side of the Road and after getting to know her, I wished she lived across the road. What a fun neighbor she’d be! What a gem and an incredible mom and wife. Her kids, both teens named Grace and Jack, are smart, talented and beautiful inside and out just like their mama. Tanya lives in Texas and kept such an upbeat attitude when Hurricane Harvey damaged their home and they had to move out for months during the renovations. Did you now they lived in England for a time? You'll love her posts on her time there HERE and HERE. You will absolutely LOVE the story how she met her adoring husband Michael. Some of Tanya's favorite posts this year and mine included Their Spring Break trip to California and an awesome time seeing HAMILTON! Tanya is a fellow Amazon Prime lover like me as you know from my Monday Post. Her most recent Prime Purchases Post is just full of goodness! Can you believe this doll has been blogging for 14 years!! She's an incredible cook too, just check out her Recipe's Page. Tanya's table is filled with love and her blog will make you smile! Just love her!

2. Parade Of Homes and Our Barn Door
Mr. Nine and I had a day date last Saturday to our Parade of Homes. Local builders showcase one of their construction completions and have a week-long parade of all the homes for folks to tour. We’ve been going for years and last year, we got a lot of ideas for home. This year, we basically just went to talk with our builders and get decoration and landscape inspiration. Of all the homes one of our builders had our favorite one.
Look how excited I was to go and Mr. Nine's Chuck Taylor shoes matched my dress!

Pretty Home by our favorite Builder! 

Our Finished Door!
Absolutely love our new barn door! It’s actually a door just like our other craftman interior doors but put on the track with a nice chunky handle. It divides our master bedroom and the bathroom and closets.

Leading up to the 4th, all very Americana themed of course!
Similar Cardigan HERE // TB Sandals HERE // Similar Dress HERE

The BEST Crop Jeans from Kohl's HERE, Sanuk Sandals HERE
I Have to mention this softest ever cami from Target because it was under $10! How cute is it with the Free People Bralette underneath. 
(LOVE these Bralettes...sooo many colors!) 
Plan on wearing this on vacay on repeat! 
Top HERE// Bralette HERE // 
Cutest Bow Sandals HERE // Shorts HERE

4. JCrew Factory Top Love
I ordered this lightweight Boyfriend Shirt from JCrew Factory when I ordered this Gingham CUTE Top. The colors are beautifully muted and I can’t wait to wear it under a sweater this Fall. Great for cool evenings this 4th week too.


TBB ASKS ~ Monday
Wow, Monday is July 2nd, crazy. BUT another fun edition coming your way of TBB ASKS. Keeping it short this month with only 10 Q&A’s for the link-up about all things Vacation! Woohoo! 
Please join us even if you’re on vacation, lol! 

Couple Tops I'm Packing
Here are some things going in the suitcase! 

Could Not love this Green Ruffled Eyelet sleeve Top anymore! It is Soooo CUTE in person you guys!! This shade of green is so pretty!

This Cali Fleece Hoodie from Old Navy is so comfy and it's Terry Cloth which I love! Perfect for a cool summer night with beach pants.

Link Up your Friday Favorites or Favorite Posts of the week with we TBB Ladies!

Have a fabulous weekend darlings! 


Maxi and Dupes, sounds like a kind of retro restaurant doesn't it? I always thought it would be fun to have a diner. Just love old school diners. Anyhow, today is the last Wednesday in our Style Perspective series. No fear, the rest of the summer we will be Freestylin'. Basically link-up anything fashion related, no pressure. Just a fun Summer Style Free Style!

Today the prompt chosen was office looks and since I no longer an in an office, rather a home office, I did manage to find something that I would've worn in the summer to the professional office scene. On this particular day, a day in a Lake town meant a breezy, easy and cute Maxi (under $30) with a jean jacket before it got warm. Those lake breezes always call for a cover up morn or evening. The "dupe" part comes in because these Sandal Slides are the Steven Madden dupes from Wal-Mart I told you about a few weeks ago. This was the first day I wore them and they are sooo comfortable! 

DRESS HERE // Pearl Slide Sandals HERE

It's also the last Wednesday in the month which means What's Up Wednesday. What's Up is that is summer is going waaaay too fast!

Now, time for some What's Up in the Nine neck of the woods

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Making this crustless quiche for the boy's breakfasts, patriotic treats!


2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: It's been a year since we first dug ground! 

And LOVE this pic of our handsome boys from a few years ago on our annual beach vacay, super sad the middle one will not be with us this year as he chose a fishing trip to Minnesota instead. We will miss him. #Makingchoices #Raisingadultsnow

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: The Pool

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Landscaping, taking care of all my flowers like this gorgeous hibiscus and eagerly anticipating the back yard install.


6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Already thinking Fall ideas..decor and a trip or two.

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: 4th of July Vacation, and Going to See Brett Young up close in the pit at a local Fair.
I think he'll remember me! LOL!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: The Handmaids Tale (chilling), Younger, Goliath season 2 and Shooter season 3

9. 10.WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: 80's, Country and Pool/Beach music mixes

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Maxi dresses..and let's be honest, PJ's til about 9am somedays & work out clothes.

Pineapple Kensi Jammies from TJ soft!

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Celebrating Mr. Nine's Birthday & Vacay starts BABY

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: See #7, oh and our new TBB theme for the Fashion Link-Up...Free Style...Summer style as I mentioned above. I'm proud of this graphic I made. My favorite one.

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: A New TBB ASKS on Monday! Join US!

Sweet Julie from Julie's Creative Lifestyle sent me the fix.

How to get comments made on your blog go to your email again.

Go into your design wall and on left hand side go into your settings and then click on email and then where you have your email address in the comment notification box, delete it and then save and then re enter your email address and save again.

Then you will get an email from blogger with a invitation to receive comment notification and then click on SUBSCRIBE and then your emails will start coming through to your email address.

Make SURE you hit SAVE when you delete your old email address and then re-enter the address and save it again.
*Note: Some of the emails are going to my junk mail but it is working! I just mark it as not junk and it moves over into my inbox! 

Now Let's Link-Up your fabulous style and head over to The Blended Blog and see what one of our beautiful ladies is styling and loving!


Ahhh Amazon Prime never gets old does it. Boom… need a spoon? On your doorstep in less that 48 hours! A few months ago, I brought you my Spring Amazon Purchases and it was so well received. And my friend Tanya does a fun Prime Purchases Link Up every month. I’ve placed a few orders since then, that I thought, how bout a Summer Edition? So here ya go, "9" of my recent purchases and I’ve been tickled with every one! 

1. Pineapple Mailers
Ooh so Pineapple Pretty. I have already sent out some love in these precious mailers! Who wouldn’t love getting pineapples in the mail? LOL!! 30 of these 10x13 babies for under $10! Making the mail smile Amazon


2. Instant Pot Cookbook
I still do not have an instant pot but I got this fun little cookbook for a friend. Lots of good instant pot recipes to try. 

3. Vitamin C Serum
I first saw this Brand on Tanya's Blog. I have been a fan of 
Vitamin C/Hyaluronic serum for years and this is the best one I’ve had and it’s under $20. Very important tip I got years ago; keep this serum in a cool dark cabinet in a pouch or dark container. I keep mine in a velvet pouch. The dark protects the color and potency. 

4. Pecan Pralines
My mom and I love pecan pralines but never make them. I got her this beautiful gift box of “9” of them for Mother’s Day and she shared with me. So good!

5. The Marriage Lie
I am so excited to read this book. Everyone I know who has read it says it’s one of their favorites. 

6. Jif Power Up's
One of our boys came home raving about these from a co-worker and wanted some for their lunches. We haven’t found them in any of our local stores yet so Amazon to the rescue. These came in a big box of 6 boxes. They are a very good snack and full of protein. 

BUY HERE and...

...Salted Caramel Bars HERE

7. Red and White Ball Drop Earrings
I love ball drop earrings and when I saw red and white, I knew I had to have them for 4th of July and since our son’s school colors are red and white, I’ll probably be wearing them to his football games this Fall too. They make a great gift as the packaging is so pretty. Under $10!

8. Criss Cross Bralette 
I first saw a pretty cross front bra on Shelly and went on the hunt. These are under $6 and come in tons of colors. There is no padding so I’ll probably wear another bra underneath but it will look so cute under button down shirts and sweaters. I love my Americana wear and how cute is this slouchy star sweater. Perfect for a cool beach night on vacay with a lacy bra underneath. Under $18!

9. Slouchy Star Sweater
I love my Americana wear and how cute is this slouchy star sweater. Perfect for a cool beach night on vacay with a lacy bra underneath. Under $18!


Happy Shopping, Happy Summer, Happy Day! xo