Happy Friday!!! Please September, don’t go or at least tell October to stick around! Just when they close the pool yesterday, what happens? Local Weatherman predicts upper 70’s for the next week. Course, I’ll be in Nashville a bit of that time and gosh darn, temps went up there too..into the 80’s..there goes our cozy cardi’s and scarves for the suitcase, lol! So what is a girl to do?? her closet Summer section and scour he Summer sales racks at Macy's. Homecoming tonight and then oh my; #7 Stanford comes to town to battle our #8 Irish, eek!! Gonna be a good weekend friends! 

1. Nashville Peeps
I cannot begin to tell you the excitement of heading to Nashville (never been) and meeting up with 5 ladies I admire, am inspired by and love calling them friends. Now we get to meet IRL. Mentioned this Wednesday but just had to share again!! Miss Shelly put tougher a rocking itinerary so we get the most outta out time. Promise, we will share with y'all what we saw, did and ate, lol! And wanted to shout these cuties out. Clockwise from upper left: Kellyann from This Blonde's Shopping Bag, Lisa from Coast to Coast, Shelly from The Queen In Between, Me, Laura from The Horton Family, and Chrissy from Granola and Grace.
Any MUST DO RECS, send em' our way!

2. Fall Find ~ HAPPY FALL Y'ALL Pumpkin
I just cannot.stop.saying Fall Y’ALL!!! Do you think people will say that in Nashville? Anyway, don’t cha just love my punkie sign from Kirkland’s? I paid full price dang it, but it is now on sale for $20 and it is a big one and sturdy wood! Notice the buffalo plaid bow. Yep, did y'all see my hints of Buffalo Plaid on Monday on my Front Porch? And Buffalo Plaid top on Wednesday? Yep, pretty much lovin' it!

3. Week's Attire
Target Dress and cardi, Sole Society Boots HERE 
(my FAVORITEAnkle boots ever!)

Old Navy Cardigan and Top, Kohl's shorts, Aerosoles sandals

Socialite Thermal Henley HERE (wearing med), Loft jeans, Sole Society Boots HERE

4. Chambray and a Sweater
I love this Dress and thought a perfect Nashville kind of outfit!! Course now
Mother Nature says sans cardigan, lol! 

Chambray Dress HERE
A Dark wash Version HERE 
Hooded Cardigan HERE
Cowboy Boots HERE Comfy!!

More Inspo

5. Misc. Fun
TBB ASKS ~Monday Fall 2.0 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….Fall TBB ASKS kicks it off on Monday!! Join us! 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies 
If you love pumpkin and live close to a World Market…run there for these. Dare I say….Almost better than my homemade pumpkin cookies! I could eat the whole tub! 

Closet Mess 
Yeah, you’ll find me in my closet today trying to figure out what to pack. When I showed you My Closet Tour, it was all nice and neat and generally, that's how I try to keep it, but I have a feeling it'll look like a cyclone when I'm done, lol!

Outfit Possibility
I got a couple sale rack tops at Macy’s and then I was able to use a Fall coupon on this gem. LOVE this DRESS! And I think it looks really cute with cowboy boots ad the sleeveless will cooperate with the heat.
Yay or Nay?

AND I'M NOW ON INSTA!! I know, I've told you all week, lol!
Could someone find me a widget code for blogger for a little camera that says Follow Me on Instagram? I can do the reward style for fashion post but I need a Follow Me. And I need to learn stories, boy do I have some stories at times, lol! Thank you to all my sweet peeps who are following lil ole me!

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



I don’t think I have to tell y’all how mad I am for Buffalo Plaid. LOVE IT! Monday, I showed you some hints of it with our Front Porch Decor.  Well, when I saw this lightweight Buffalo Plaid Top, I knew I’d be getting lots of good out of it. Already wore it with this mustard yellow cardigan and on Friday, I wore it to the football game with a red cardi, leggings and Adidas superstars. Red and White are the HS School colors. 

It’s a twofer today linking up with Shay and the Gang. I kind of feel like my upper half looks a little "Chunky" in this but hey, it's comfy and I love the color combo! LOL!

I’d been hunting for a chunky mustard cardi and found this at TJ Maxx.

Buffalo Plaid Top HERE and HERE // Black Jeans HERE // Earrings HERE

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

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Soups like Beef Vegetable  and Butternut Squash, Cookies like Caramel Apple.
Recipe HERE

Recipe HERE


2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: My Boys home for Fall Break. This year the one on the right cannot come home  because he has to camp out for a senior apt. spot for next year as they cannot live in the frat house and these apartments are in high demand.

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Friday Night Lights with skies like this!

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Watching #9 under those lights!


6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: INSTAGRAM...Yep, after all these years, I'm on it but still not sure how to do stories..I'll get there, lol!

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Meeting these friends of mine (all talented bloggers) for the first time next week (More to Come on Friday) #NashBash

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: All the new and old Fall show premieres this week...Tonight Chicago shows all on one night..YAY!


9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Everything from T-Swift to Country to Classic Rewind.

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Lightweight Plaids like today

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Football, Packing, Staying with college boy enroute to Nash

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Our yearly Fall Trip Up North just Mr. Nine and I. See past trip recaps HERE and HERE.

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: The most anticiapated TBB ASKS of the year on Monday.

Bonus Question: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO EAT OR DRINK PUMPKIN? Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Now, LET's Link and Be style inspired! 



Goodness, this was delicious! The only time I ever cooked with butternut squash is the delicious Butternut Squash Soup I make in the Fall that is waaay better than Panera. I really am into skillet dishes and finding new ways to use turkey sausage so this recipe was a winner from the start. With a little spinach, double cheeses and whole wheat penne, this hearty dish cannot be best on a crisp Autumn evening. 

The chucks of butternut squash added some creaminess. 

What you'll need

Butternut Squash, Sausage and Penne Pasta
½ cup onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 lb. Italian turkey sausage or chicken sausage (remove casings if links)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
5-6 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon chicken base (optional)
8-12 ounces of penne pasta (I use whole wheat)
3 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
2 cups coarsy cut up baby spinach
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup grated or finely shredded parmesan cheese

In a large non-stick skillet, cook the garlic, onion, sausage and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until sausage is broken in pieces and no longer pink. Scrape the mixture onto a plate and return skillet to heat. Add the broth (you can use less and reserve some broth for later if cooks down) and pasta and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 7-8 minutes. Stir in squash and simmer another 6 minutes until both squash and pasta are tender. If liquid breaking down too much, add more both here. Stir in Spinach and cook until wilted. Add sausage mixture back in and mix in the mozzarella cheese. Turn off heat and cover skillet and let sit for about 5 minutes. Stir and add parmesan. Enjoy!

Before the Cheese added. So colorful!

Happy Tasty Tuesday!

Make it a YUMMY DAY! And Join me on Instagram if you can!



My thought is Jo Jo would be proud! I am a mix between a little of her decor style and a little modern so with every decoration I do, I think of her. I like a little front porch sitting! We’ve got a view of a pond and lots of trees so I’m excited for the changing leaves. Fall exploded at the Nine’s on Friday. 

As you may know, the old house was tans, reds, oranges, etc so colorful orange pumpkins was always the Thang! At the new house, I’m going for a more neutral vibe so all white pumpkins, mums, green pumpkins it was and boy do I love it.  
Of course, I threw in little touches of Buffalo Plaid. The first Fall piece I bought this year was the long Fall sign at Kirkland’s. 

The front mat Combo may be my favorite!

Buffalo Plaid Pillow Covers HERE // Pillow Inserts HERE //Buffalo Plaid Napkins HERE // Home Sweet Home Mat HERE // Buffalo Plaid Front Mat HERE // Rocking Chairs HERE // Black Lantern HERE // 
Similar Tall FALL Sign HERE 


**AND The BIG NEWS of the past few days. After all these years, I'm on INSTAGRAM. So far, so good and I hope y'all follow me. I've still got a lot to learn but I can post, like, block (lol) and comment, so that's something. I couldn't get just Living On Cloud Nine so I added the number 9 a the end. LOL. 

Wish you could all sit on the front porch with me!!