11 October 2019


Oh my goodness you guys, the first three days of this week were literally picture perfect Fall days; crisp mornings, and daytime in the sunshiny 60s! I was hoping for that weather this weekend as we are on our leaf touring vacation but as in most years, rain and winds that make the rain sideways are predicted up north. We shall make the most of it since it includes a fall parade, lots of hot cider, pumpkin donuts and seeing the big pumpkins! Heck, knowing how adventurous Mr. Nine and I are, we may even go for a hike in the rain! See Last year's adventure HERE!

1. Giant Pumpkins
Kids, per my Front Porch, you know I love pumpkins! And I especially love a giant pumpkin contest! I am probably viewing the biggest pumpkin in our Lake Michigan town as we speak! Here are some of the winners from the past! Love having my picture taken with the big ole pumpkin!!

2. Boy Time
It is now rare that I will have all three of my boys’ home at once so I will take any opportunity with any of them whenever I can get it even an extra son or two! One of our boys was home for Fall break this past weekend and brought along a fraternity brother with him! We had a ball doing all the family things! We even topped off my home cooked Sunday meal with pumpkin spice ice cream from our new local creamery!

The RECIPES for the chicken and Potatoes is HERE

3. Week's Attire
Top HERE // Bralette HERE // Shoes HERE

I got a little excited over this dress on my Insta Stories this week, lol. Um, because it’s Sam Edelman and only $10!!
Dress HERE

Top HERE // Skirt HERE// Boots HERE

4. Rust Bat Wing Sweater
Of course, I’m loving my porch for pumpkin picture opportunities but when I can go to a local town and find cute pumpkin displays that makes me happy too. Here is one of my pretty new bat wing sweaters in the rust color (I showed you HERE last week) at a cute display in a local Amish town! 

BUY SWEATER HERE // Similar Booties HERE & HERE // Grey Jeans HERE

More Inspo

5. Misc. FUN
Post of the Week
Monday ~ Amazon Fall Purchases
Wednesday ~ The Pink Blazer I had to Have and Link-Up

Pumpkin Recipes
For you pumpkin lovers, I’m so sorry I haven’t been doing any pumpkin recipes. Remember my Pumpkin Palooza? So, I thought I would compile a few of them just in case you’re needing something sweet and pumpkiny! And don't forget when I rated the Pumpkin Spice Products!
From Top Left Clockwise:

(one of my most popular pumpkin recipes) 





Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday  



  1. Love the rust and grey combo! And those pumpkin treats all look so good. Yum. Happy Weekend!

  2. Loving all of your fall fashion and those three chip pumpkin cookies look like I am going to have to see if I can convert to gluten free.

    Have a Good weekend lovely lady!

  3. So happy to read that you had your boy and his friend home- your heart must have been full! The dinner looked delish and I am loving all of your fall fashion in this post too!

  4. This post just makes my heart so happy!!! I love all the fabulous fashion on you my beautiful friend! Super sweet, just like you!!!

  5. It looks like you had a blast with your son and his friend... and a good home cooked meal to boot! I love that bat wing sweater and all of your pumpkin goodness as well. Enjoy your weekend!

  6. All of these pumpkin recipes sound so good, especially the fudge! So glad you got to spend time with your son and his friend! Enjoy your weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Oooooohhhhh so much good pumpkin stuff!! And yay for the boys coming home!!

  8. Fall in Indiana is the BEST and I really miss it even more now! How sweet are those college boys! I bet they're all dying to come home with your son for your cooking! Plus, you just know how to make anything more fun! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and get a dry hike in ;)

  9. You had me at "pumpkin", sweet friend!! :D Hooray for fall, fun "boy time", cute outfits on an even cuter friend, and plenty of pumpkin deliciousness too! Look at all those recipes - YUM! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy every fabulous bit of your fall vacation! Rain or shine, it'll be a sweet weekend for Mr. & Mrs. Nine! :D Lotsa love to ya!! xoxo

  10. I LOVE that rust sweater (and paired with grey jeans) - my favorite! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Daily Style Finds

  11. I Love this post dedicated to pumpkins. I love pumpkins too and visiting places like you did recently. I like that bat wing sweater and I will check out all of those awesome recipes. Happy Friday and hope you have a fun time away this weekend.

  12. So much fall in this post! It suddenly got cold out here today, but I think it will be fall again over the weekend, I hope!

  13. I love pumpkin anything! My latest obsession is pumpkin pie hummus with apples or graham crackers. How wonderful to have your son and his friend home. I cannot wait to go see my college girl this weekend! Love that rust batwing sweater. It's so perfect for fall! Enjoy your fall getaway! xo

  14. There's just too much goodness in this post I don't know where to start! I wantt to tray ALL of the pumpkin recipes - especially pumpkin caramelitas! (WHAT?! Didn't even know those were a thing.) Looks like you had a blast with your son and his friend for the weekend. And ohhh you are tempting me with that corduroy skirt! SO cute!

  15. Have a wonderful time taking in all the fall sights. So nice that the boys brought a friend home- I loved your instagram stories, looked like so much fun! That rust color is just BEAUTIFUL on you. have the best weekend, xoxo

  16. Man this post is just chock full of fall goodness! So many cute outfits, a mini pumpkin palooza and family fun time! Enjoy the pumpkins and the weekend sweet friend!

  17. You guys are probably the coolest parents to come home to! I hope you have the best weekend and keep enjoying all the pumpkin things! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  18. I want to pick one of those pumpkin recipes to make this month! looking delish! Love your rustic outfit, have the best weekend friend! Hope the weather changes for your adventures!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  19. Hermoso todo, tanto es así Andrea que hice mi propio rincón otoñal en mi casa acá en Costa Rica...Me encantan esos colores, las hojas secas y las calabazas, me compré varios adornitos, que acá las usan para Halloween, pero yo no, son unos faroles bellos anaranjados a los cuales se les colocan luces por dentro...Mis hijas me decían Mami, acá no hay otoño...pero no importa yo me lo imagino...y es que acá el invierno en algunos días nos trae días de otoño...

  20. I hope the weather cooperates for you! I love that you'll still make the best of it though. Your corn hole pics are everything. How fun! If I were his frat brother I'd probably ask to come home with him all the time lol. You seriously have the best fall outfits! Can I just come live in your closet :) Hope you have the best weekend!

  21. I've been trying to make sure to have fun no matter what the weather is. I don't want my fun plans to be changed by Mother Nature.
    I bet you'll have fun because it's your personality!!

  22. Yay for having your son home! I dread the day that my kiddos have to move out and on - but I'm so glad you're living your best life, girl! Happy Friday!

  23. What a fun visit with your boy!!! I love that dress you got, it could go with so much! And what a steal! Hope you have a great weekend!

  24. Those big pumpkins!!!!! Isnt that amazing!!! I love seeing when they carve them into something cool with that size!!!

  25. Love those photos of you in the batwing sweater. Looks like you showed that fraternity brother a fabulous time!!

  26. These giant pumpkins are ammmmmazing! In fact, they are gourd-eous :) Hope you guys have the best leaf peeping trip! We are out of town this weekend too to see the leaves and celebrate all things fall! Love ya babe!!


  27. I can't believe the size of those pumpkins. I hope you saw lots of gorgeous fall color! Can't wait to check out the pumpkin recipes.

  28. You are a SUPER mom! So loving, caring and wanting to be involved with your kids playing corn hole. A heart and soul of gold <3 I've never seen pumpkins even a quarter that size. Love seeing all the Fall fun... FL seems to know nothing about that LOL. Have a fab weekend my sweet friend!

  29. I always struggle with what to pair with grey jeans, but HELLO rust is perfect with it! What a great combo! Your family time looks so fun! I was talking to my chiropractor today and he said his friend grows those giant pumpkins and has won the IL contest 3 years in a row! Those things are massive!

  30. What a amazing huge pumpkins! We dont see them so big over here! Happy weekend!

  31. That little grey dress was such a bargain at $10 and I like your rust batwing knit, so perfect for autumn with all your pumpkins! We don't really do Halloween here but sometimes they do have a little stand setup with pumpkins in the stores here, haven't seen anything like that this year. That's the closest we get to the pumpkin stuff in October, ha!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! I went out to a fashion show last night, it was a lot of fun :)

    Away From Blue

  32. You pumpkin princess, you!! I'm so happy you had some boys at home. Love all your outfits and pumpkiny goodness. I was telling my girls yesterday about your pumpkin food round up posts in the fall...are doing one this year? Happy Sunday! XOXO

  33. Oh my goodness! That pumpkin is HUGE! I love that sweater! I am ordering it now!

  34. What does it tell you that I pinned your whole post!!?? Love everything. Going to be replicating that grey and pumpkin outfit. Throwing Weight Watchers to the wind in order to mix up your desserts. I can start dieting 'tomorrow'.

  35. Yes to the pumpkim baileys and the choc chip pumpkin cookies.. yum! Those were huge! I enjoy seeing your sons and by are they tall! I have a taste for pumpkin spice ice cream! Love the mix of grey and rust, you look stylish and lovely!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx


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