Happy Festive Friday! I’m super excited about this edition of Friday favorites because it is everything you need this holiday season from Fabulous Shapewear to creating memories to my favorite purchase of the year, the Spanx leggings! let’s get to it so you can get on your merry festive Friday way!

How many of you have heard about SKIMS? It’s Kim Kardashian‘s new line of
Incredible Shapewear and you’ll be blown away at how great it fits. Such smooth pieces to go underneath all your holiday outfits, making you feel more confident and hiding any Christmas cookie muffin tops or bulges, LOL! 

I also got some fabulous Thong Underwear as well as these terrific sculpted mid waist briefs!

2. Memories Made.... 
...with Our College Kids
Let’s face it, the best thing about the holiday season and really any time of year is creating memories with your family and friends! You need to do it! If you followed along on my Instagram stories last Saturday, you saw the fun time we had at Purdue. One of our sons goes to Purdue and the other one goes to Indiana University and Saturday was the Oaken Bucket where the two rivals played each other in football. How fun to hang out at the college bars with our boys and watch Indiana University win in double overtime!

...with Friends
Also got to spend time with a dear friend of mine and her precious niece for a festive holiday breakfast.

.....with our Birthday Boy
And on Wednesday traveled 4 hours down to Indiana University to see our oldest who had a birthday. Took him out to dinner, hung with some of his buddies and made the return for our trip home, all in one day. He’s a senior so hopefully this will be the last day trip to Bloomington, LOL! So blessed to see him on his actual birthday.

 3. Week's Attire: The Wubby's
Let’s face it, we all need to be cozy and we all need cozy Wubby’s! I’ve shared so many of these awesome ones with you including one that I shared in my cozy gift guide on Monday but these are three that I own and three that I love and they would make super gifts! nothing fancy, no bright colors with these three but they literally go with anything and you can always add some pops of color!

BUY Quilted Placket Wubby HERE

BUY Checked Knit Zipper Wubby HERE


4. Spanx Leggings & A Sweater
A favorite outfit this time of the year is leggings and a sweater and boots! I’m telling you; my favorite purchase of the year has been my Spanx leggings. They are on sale right now and trust me, it is an investment you want to make!

BUY Leggings HERE // Sweater HERE // Earrings HERE // Boots HERE // Necklace HERE

5. Misc. Fun
Posts of the Week: 
Monday ~ Cozy Gift Guide

Cheese TRAY 
I shared a cheeseboard early this week with you on my Amazon Prime finds, but the stacked ones are truly my favorites, and everybody NEEDS these, especially at the holidays for creating all those amazing charcuterie boards! This one would be an AMAZING gift and only $37


Remember I did a turkey cheeseball on mine last year.

This Bamboo Flat one is my favorite single tiered fairly BIG cheese board and for only $17!


If you need fuzzy slippers that are not as hot, these Pink Flip Flop UGGS are perfect! 


A Favorite Ornament
We all need a favorite ornament from our childhood and this lil angel I’m touching is mine, tattered and 40+ years old but I love her! 

We have a BIG weekend planned and I hope yours is BIG and SWEET and FESTIVE!!!
I'll be back Tuesday with a CHRISTMAS COOKIE recipe! 

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday


  1. That turkey cheeseball is the Best! Loving your warm outfits as always.

    Have the Best weekend beautiful!

  2. I 100% agree the best thing is making memories with family and friends! We're hoping to meet some friends of our today in Newport to do just that.

  3. Good morning, Andrea! Love all of your outfits. I bought a wubby in black and white just like yours at Old Navy. Thanks for the heads up on Kim's new line. Have a great weekend!

  4. So much goodness! And I love that the Purdue/IU game went into double overtime! My Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw are proud Purdue alum.

  5. You have me thisclose to getting a wubby!!! I didn't think I needed one here but now I'm not so sure. I love all the photos from your weekend with the boys and then with your birthday boy! So much goodness but the best of all is YOU!

  6. I'm so glad you got to visit you son for his last college birthday! Loving all of your cozy pullovers! I need to check out that shapewear line! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Okkkkay you did it! Because of your rave reviews i got the spanx leggings!!

  8. YOU LOOK fantastic in those spanx leggings with the red!! Glad you got to spend some time with your birthday boy! I am putting that tiered cheese tray on my wedding registry lol!!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

  9. I love the picture of you as a child- just beautiful- your outfits are all on point as always and yes to family time and making memories- that is my favorite part of the holidays!

  10. How sweet that you had the weekend away to get together with your boys! Football games and celebrating a birthday! Love it! Okay, I haven't heard of SKIMS... heading over there now, haha!

  11. Your stories did look like a lot of fun with your college boys! Loving all of your cozy picks this week!

  12. Lots of fun in this post, love the visit with the boys!

  13. This post is just full of goodness! I ADORE that red/black jacket you're wearing with your Spanx leggings. And you have a pretty amazing Wubby collection!

  14. The Purdue / Indiana game and day seems like it was so much fun!! I am so happy to hear about skims...I really wanted a pair, but I wasn't sure if they lived up to it, or the buzz was more just around the name. And I totally agree about the Spanx...they are well worth the cost!

  15. Wubby - that's just fun to say
    I love old childhood ornaments. They do get dusty & beat up & even smelly - but they are the best to see hanging from a tree. Childhood dreams come back when you look at them!

  16. Loved all the pics and InstaStories from visiting your college boys, and love even more that you got to spend precious time with your birthday boy on his actual birthday <3

    Green Fashionista

  17. I just adore that you have that sweet little pic of you as a child by the Christmas tree❤️You my friend are the wubby queen...and that's saying something since I'm low grade obsessed with them myself. LOL #sisters My Spanx leggings know no bounds. Wore them to bible study yesterday and talked my friend into getting them for both of her (grown) daughters for Christmas. Happy weekend!! XOXO

  18. Your stories looked like so much fun! I hope the boys let us hang out with them like you guys do. Your fleece wubby looks so very comfortable and I love all of the festive outfit inspiration. Hope you have a great weekend!

  19. That is the coolest cheese tray. I love that it hides the utensils. I still love your spanx leggings outfit so much. Happy Birthday to your son!!! Have a great weekend!

  20. Love all the memories you are making with your college boys! Makes me feel a little bit better about Ian turning 15 and heading to college in a few short years!

  21. How awesome to see the football game and be there for your son’s bday. I love your gift suggestions and cute outfits. Enjoy the weekend.

  22. Both you and your Hubby have a "mini me" in your sons. Such good looking young men. Have a Christmacy weekend!

  23. You have an amazing collection of wubby tops! I love those! They are so cozy! Your front porch looks amazing! Love the planters!

  24. cute is that old photo of you Andrea!! I have some old ornaments like that too!!

  25. Happy Birthday on your son! Enjoy your weekend!

  26. That turkey cheese ball is awesome! happy birthday to your son! :) I've never heard of a wubby before but they look so cosy! you have a nice collection! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) It was a hot one here, summer has definitely arrived!

    Away From Blue | Handbag Gift Guide

  27. Awww that's really awesome Andrea. I would like this kind of relationship with my son as he gets older. #goals! I have not heard of skims but it looks like it really does hold everything in. Happy birthday to your oldest! I hope he had the sweetest day and most amazing time celebrating. I love your turkey cheese ball. Too cute! To be honest, I might have a hard time eating it because it really is just too darn cute!!! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

  28. I'm sure you enjoyed every moment spending time with your college boys! Happy Monday sweet friend!

    Rosy Outlook

  29. I can't believe they are seniors in college already! Where does time go? Spending time with family and friends is so important - and the memories we will cherish forever!

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  30. You look awfully cute holding that baby girl. You are going to love being a grandmother when the time comes. Nothing better. Congrats to your 2 seniors. I remember when they went off to college. How has it been 4 years? Love the leggings and the darling softy tops. Hoping Santa brings me faux leather leggings.


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