Why is it, May flew faster than any of the 2019 months thus far? The only thing good about that is I feel summa has finally arrived, now slooow down, lol!! Mr. Nine and I celebrated an Anniversary this week with one if the worst dinners we’ve ever had but most of the week was swell. You’ll find me in the pool today sweet friends!! Hope your weekend will be swell too!!

1. Family Day
Family days are truly the best days and I love the summer carefree ones! Ours included a winery, drinks that matched my dress, a distillery, a putting green of 18 and  a casino.

Many of you asked about this dress so here is the link!

2. Zucchini Medley Recipe
So many of you asked for the zucchini medley recipe on my Insta stories from Monday so I thought I would share it with you here on the blog today because it truly is one of our summer favorites! 

4 slices of bacon, cooked
1/3 cup sweet onion, chopped
2 zucchinis, chopped  
3 ears of corn, cooked and cut off ears
1/4-1/3 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
Ground Pepper

Cook the bacon and let drain. In the bacon grease on about medium heat, add your onion and zucchini and sauté until soft. To that mixture add the corn kernels and sauté for about five minutes. Sprinkle with desired amount of Colby Jack cheese, some ground pepper to your taste and the bacon, crumbled.

3. Week's Attire

4. Red and Leopard
There’s just something I truly love about wearing red with a pop of leopard! This darling off the shoulder has quickly become one of my favorites as it stays in place and is such a good price! Of course, it called for some leopard pumps but I’m also going to wear some leopard flat sandals with it as well!


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5. MISC. Fun
Flat Sandal Buys 
Absolutely love both of these pairs of sandals from Target and I have worn each since I got them, and they are so comfortable! Such a fabulous price too and I hope to get a lot of good out of both of them this summer! 
BUY White Sandals HERE//Stripe Sandals HERE

This guy greeted me Tuesday morning on our back pool steps, just love his shell! 

Trader Joe's Trip
Mom and I went up to Trader Joe's yesterday, found some new finds and got a little ice cream on the way home. Lots more to come in a couple weeks about the TJ's finds. 

Preview..told these are the bomb, trying them today!

And this will be my FAVORITE TJ item...the guilt free Guac!

May your day included lots of your favorite things!!

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 I’m just going to say it; I really like this cute little dress but I do not like these pictures! You know, not every set a blog pictures can be fabulous, in reality most of mine are just so-so but these I just particularly didn’t love and I think it had to do with the lighting and not liking my hair that day, LOL! But, oh well, I’m going with it because I do love the peasant dress and wanted to share it with you, as well as, the fabulous Bauble bar hot pink earrings! The dress front tassels are darlings well.

But there’s lots more to this post since it’s a Twofer with some What’s up Wednesday goodness!

And ya got love a sexy lace up pump shoe!


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

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: Tri-Color Pasta salad, Zucchini Medley, Bow Tie Lasagna,

Zucchini Medley RECIPE..on the blog Friday


2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: My Beloved Mr.'s our Anniversary today!
Look how young AND Thin we of our favorite Anniversary dinners

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: Sum Sum Sum Summatime!

4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Deciding on new accent walls, Fun Family Winery Day..more to come Friday..watching nature


6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: A new Wednesday fashion Link-Up with 5 of my bestest blogging friends...TBA

7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Anniversary dinner tonight at a new restaurant AND Meeting some beloved Bloggers in Chicago in a couple weeks!

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: We just started Dead to Me..well, we may be done by today but ready for so many good season returns next Month: Yellowstone, Handmaids Tale, Pretty Little Lies. Reading blogs, all my mom's People Magazine and wanting to read 


9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: 80's/90's rock/pop

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: White Jeans

11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Grad Open House, Pool time....

12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Family vacation, Mr. Nine's Birthday

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: ALL of the above


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Happy Kick Off to the Memorial Day weekend sweet friends! I am super happy to have this week behind us. It’s kind of felt like every single person in our family, including the dog had appointments this week! Super excited to get to the three-day weekend with my family and I know you are too! BUT darn rain forecast and we have a Vineyard Party tomorrow, so I'm staying positive...rain stay AWAY!!

1. Maurice's Surprises
I’ve told you before how our local mall, that is five minutes from my house, barely has any stores left in it but in one wing there’s one lone store left which is Maurice’s. I remember shopping there a lot many years ago but rarely find myself in there these days. However, after seeing so many things that looked darling in the window, I decided to go in and have a little try on session and some really cute things came home with me!

My favorite, has to be this dress! The fit is fabulous, and I really love the gray colored wedges that I got too!

I love crisp white shirts, especially in the summer, and the sleeves on this just could not be passed up! Plus, I have been a sucker lately for the tie fronts!

You know I love my Americana wear so the minute I saw this All-American tank top, I knew I would need it for the summer. They did not have my size but were kind enough to ship it free to my house
BUY TANK HERE // Plaid Top HERE // Sandals HERE

And the sweet associate had on this T-shirt which has little gold pineapples on it, so of course I had to have that as well, it was on clearance but still not in store, but they were able to find me one online as well. I think both of these outfits are so darling.
BUY Tee HERE // BUY Cardigan HERE

2. Cooking With Carlee Feature
Remember a few weeks ago when I made my Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies? So good. Well, know I don’t do Tasty Tuesdays as much in the summer, but you know I love to cook, and I am especially flattered with my readers make my recipes. When it is a dear friend who authors a cooking and baking blog, it’s even extra flattering. Not only did Carlee from Cooking with Carlee make my oatmeal raisin cookies, but she renamed them with my name on her blog calling them Andrea's Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!. How extra sweet is that! You make sure you go over to her BLOG and check out her recipes because they are true tastebud and family pleasers!

3. Week's Attire

4. OTS and White Shorts
This is one of my favorite tops from Amazon! The blue color is so pretty but it comes in many colors. I just love the sleeves and I couldn’t believe I found a necklace to go with on clearance at JCPenney. One of my favorite vacation outfits!


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5. MISC. FUN Wish List
Posts of the Week
Wednesday~  Beach Pants & Crop Tops

Wish List
Here are a few cute things on my list wish list, love eyelet and of course love statement earrings! And of course a red, white and blue cocktail may need to be on the list too!




And here is my PS, PSA! As many of you know, I had a squamous cell skin cancer removed yesterday. The whole experience went fabulously and it’s just a matter of healing now and hoping that they got it all. Dr. Moore from the DermaCenter MD is probably my favorite doctor in our county! He puts you at ease and we had big-time laughs talking about the blog, my mom, who is also a patient, and the importance of spreading joy! He is a true inspiration to many. 

I truly hope all of you have the sweetest and most precious holiday weekend!

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