Happy Friday! The good news is the weeks are going by faster and faster to get to the other side, LOL! But in reality, life is really just a new normal and we’re all in this together! I am a little melancholy again though because as you’ll see below, we’re missing another graduation tomorrow!

1. Our PURDUE Graduate
Tomorrow was the Day
And this weekend would’ve been round 2 with the graduations. As many of you know, we have two college graduates this year and our hearts are just soaring as I’m shedding tears! This weekend would’ve been the Purdue graduation! This guy brings us pride and he too has a heart of gold! He will begin his official professional career in June with a position as a
Business Analyst..local gig, thank goodness. 
He rocked fraternity life with ZBT at Purdue, also got great grades 
and keeps us laughing.

This guy and his Barbie Jeep. Well, he grew up to buy a more masculine one a couple weeks ago of his very own since he has secured a job!! 

I was lucky to talk the graduates into putting on their caps and gowns this past weekend and got some pictures together! I jumped in for one as well but we will be making trips to both campuses to get family photos later this summer. We will also be having a small family dinner with the girlfriends in tow to celebrate these guys in a couple weeks. Can’t wait.

In a way this pic is funny but oh so sad....

My BABES!!!!

2. The YETI Bartender
"Lemon Drop Martini"
Lemon Drops...yes please! This lemony goodness is better than any I’ve ever had in a restaurant! Make sure you check out the YouTube video below and I love how everything completely matched in this one, LOL! Oh, and I have huge exciting news regarding the yeti bartender to dear friends of mine Meranda and Lydia have created a Yeti Bartender theme song for me, and it is beyond brilliant. Meranda is a writer and wrote the lyrics and Lydia is part of a singing trio called Vintage Harmonies in New York, also with a solo career and has the voice of an Angel. As soon as the illustration is live, it will be the theme of the Yeti bartender at the beginning of each video and I’m so excited to share in a few weeks!

3. Pretty Jewelry
Roma 2 Tassel Necklace
It’s no secret I love Roma Designer Jewelry and just look how pretty this adjustable to tassel painted necklace is. It will not tarnish and comes from the designers a beautiful jewelry in Italy!


Kendra Scott Hoops
And Kendra Scott is one of my favorites and I think I found my favorite new hoop earrings! They make a statement, but they are light weight and I love the filigree gold design!

4. Target Haul
 Target Haul I was so excited to join some other Instagramers to do a Target Haul this week. Mine will go live on my Instagram stories today and these are a couple of the pieces. I always say Guns N’ Roses was the mascot of my high school, just kidding but they were the band of my senior year! And you know I love pink with the Top below.

A Favorite Inspo


5. Misc. Fun 
Post of the Week

Remember when I showed you my five beautiful blue robins eggs Last week? Well, imagine my surprise when I hadn’t checked on them since then and I hopped up on a chair to look in the nest and they were in the middle of hatching! So sweet!

 Always fun to zoom with my babes; KellyannLauraLisa
Shelly and Chrissy


The amazing Luke Combs recorded the perfect song for our times. Just listen.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEKEND...we'll make sunshine here despite the rain. 
AND I will say this:



  1. Well I just love the Jeep pictures, how sweet and that one of you and your grads! So much goodness! Your party will be spectacular and I can't wait for your new Yeti Bartender episode, you are one smart lady!
    Love ya friend!

  2. I was a Guns and Roses fan in high school and I love those Kendra Scott earrings. I'm going to have to add them to my collection. Happy Weekend! Congrats to the grads.

  3. Congrats again to the boys. They are lucky to have such great parents and it looks like they are destined for great things. Enjoy your weekend, Andrea and Nine family!

  4. You must be so proud of your boys Andrea- I am so very sorry that their celebrations were cancelled but you will be thankful you got these beautiful pictures...yes to your Lemon Drop Martini- I am The Yeti Bartender's #1 Fan- ha! Have a beautiful weekend!

  5. Congrats to your son on his graduation from Purdue! Love the pics of both of your grads together! I adore all the cute jewels and tops you are wearing in this post. Have a terrific weekend Andrea!

  6. Congrats to the graduates!

  7. Congrats to your boys Andrea. How awesome to have a song for your Yeti Bartender videos and i like the drinks you make. Enjoy the weekend.

  8. Haha, that last meme about ripping the mask off like your bra. Too true! Congrats to the grads! I love the before and after jeep pic. I had so many fun memories in my pink jeep too! We had a mama bird lay her eggs in our plants last year too and it was so fun to watch them grow.

    Kaitlyn @ Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

  9. Congrats to both sons on graduation, and also for the purchase of that fun jeep! What would've been is the perfect title for this bittersweet time. We can still celebrate, but it's definitely not the same. We just got word that the graduation post-party is cancelled and the prom is "on hold." I knew it was coming, but still so sad. Have a wonderful weekend! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  10. I THINK I love those new KS hoops, but I need to see them on you or try them on myself. I think in the next few weeks after Mississippi is completely open, we're going to drive over to our sister state and shop and so I'll get to visit the KS store then. AND...Wayne's 50% off month is coming up, so MAYBE, just maybe, I can talk him into using his discount! Ha! You think I can? Guns & Roses will always hold a special place in my heart. I can still remember the summer Sweet Child of Mine came out because I had a friend from out of town (the country coming to the city!) stay with me for a few weeks and we watched it all the time on MTV. Also, my high school mascot was the Lion, so we played Welcome to the Jungle alot during the pep rallies for the football players to walk into the gym to. Such wonderful memories! And I must say, those boys look awesome in their gowns, even with the masks. That's one pic you will always remember! Happy Friday, Love!

  11. Congratulations to both of your sons! I'm glad you were able to get some family pics in their caps and gowns. Love the jeep photos! Have a great weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Congrats to your sweet sons!! I am so sorry this year was so different for the graduates. I know that has to be hard. I am really glad you all still took some special photos. So awesome he already has a job especially with all this going on!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. This makes me so sad about your boys. You have a great attitude and it's wonderful he has his new career (and fancy Jeep) to look forward to! Congratulations all around for your handsome boys! I'm not the biggest G & R fan but I love that t-shirt! I'd definitely wear it! Lemon drop martini sounds good right about now, is it 5 o'clock yet. You Zoomers are cuties! Happy Weekend my friend!

  14. Love the pics of your boys! And that jeep pic, lol!

  15. Ohhh... again, I'm so sorry about both of your son's graduations. That is just not how it's supposed to be. You look gorgeous with them in the graduation picture. And check out those precious hatching baby birds!!!!

  16. I hate so much that they're missing such huge milestones. It just makes me so sad. I know you'll make it special for both of them, though! Congratulations to them!

  17. Congratulations! What a special time for your family.

  18. gosh I know you're proud of those big strong men you raised! congrats, momma!
    Love those KS hoops too!

  19. I just told Katie we've got to do a pic of her in her cap and gown with a mask too. Love that. What a way to remember their graduations. We're going to do pics on her campus when we go in July. Have a great weekend. XO

  20. I love that bright pink top on you. I am so sorry that your sons don't get the traditional college graduations. That is sooo hard. I hate that for our seniors right now. Yay for another round of Yeti Bartender!!! Have a great weekend.

  21. I love this post- so beautiful. And the sad part though about your sons shows all your love- how sad, truly. But you are always one to make the best of everything- so positive and upbeat. The proof is in the Yeti my friend! xx

  22. Congrats to your handsome graduate!!! And look at him, securing a job and getting a jeep. Goodness. So much to be thankful for! I hope you guys enjoy the family celebrations and are able to do some pictures at their respective schools this summer. Love the necklace and earrings! I need that guns and roses tshirt immediately. Adding to cart now! I hope you have a lovely weekend. Might need to go make a lemon drop.

  23. That meme with THE ATTITUDE - I love it. SEND EM BACK FOR THOSE MASKS STORES! :)
    I'm so sorry you arent getting the graduation experience for your boys - I know thats just a loss for you too. Love your pic of your boys - SUCH A PROUD MOMMA!!!!

  24. Andrea... my heart breaks for your boys as well as other graduates who worked so hard. Such handsome boys with beautiful smiles! So glad that you zoomed with your blog buddies. It looks like you all have lots of fun together. I love the Covid memes!! Can't wait til this nightmare is over! Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea. I'm sure you will be doing plenty of celebrating with your boys.

  25. Aw, love that photo of you with your two grads! I'm not sure which of your son's smiles was bigger-- the toy jeep or the real one.

  26. How wonderful for your sons!! Such an amazing accomplishment and you are so proud as you should be!! I just love reading your memes...they crack me up.
    Have a great weekend,

  27. Congratulations to both of your boys! I'm so sorry they won't have a graduation. I can't even imagine how proud you are of both of them and I know you wanted to see them graduate during the ceremony and celebrate their accomplishment! Love your Guns N' Roses tee!

  28. I love your cocktails! Lemon drop! Wow! I am so sorry that you cant celebrate the wat you should, but at least they made it!! Congratulations!

  29. First off, whoa wait! HAS IT REALLY BEEN four years? Tell me those boys busted through college in at least three because time cannot be going that fast! I'll take a double on the lemon martini. Gorgeous hoops! xo

  30. I'm so sorry that you're going through this with another graduation. Such a shame. That's awesome that your son already has a great job though!!

  31. Your sayings always make me laugh, Andrea! Lol! Love the lemon drop and all the matching yellow! Congrats on your boys graduations. So bittersweet this year!

    xx Darlene

  32. I know that you celebrated your graduates with so much flair and made it so special for them! I hope that you had a great weekend! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  33. Congratulations to your graduates! Lots of excitement going on with new cars and jobs - amazing <3

    Green Fashionista

  34. So sad they won't have their graduation ceremonies, but what an awesome achievement! You are probably so proud! Congrats to your whole family!

  35. The Covid memes still make me laugh every time I see one! :) But all jokes aside, HUGE congrats to your family on another graduate! So exciting, even during these times. I'm so glad you got them to wear the masks with the cap and gown - hilarious!! This is one moment in life they will never forget! And the picture to prove it :) XO


  36. I love those Kendra Scott Earrings. Congrats to your graduate. What a bummer you can celebrate properly. xo ~ Megan

  37. Aww, both your boys are such rockstars! You guys must be so proud of them!

    Hope you're having a great start to the week, sis!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  38. It breaks my heart that so many kiddos are missing such huge milestones! :( But I know you will make your boys feel special! Love the pictures!


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