Why oh why do you have to go October? Just when you were getting FALL fantastic! And so, it goes. That’s ok because I know right behind it is my beloved Christmas season and I may or may not already have a couple of my 17 trees decorated, LL! Anyway, it’s Halloween weekend which truly this year is no big deal and who am I kidding it’s never a big deal for us anymore now that the boys are grown so let’s just get right to Friday Favorites!

1. More Michigan

Monday, I talked about our annual Trip to Upper Michigan and how beautiful the leaves were. Well, the weekend before we went to lower Michigan for a quality day with one of our sons. This particular son is the one who got a job at Amazon and he will be moving about 2 1/2 hour south of us very soon. We had a fun day going to a couple breweries and ending the evening with pumpkin treats from Culver’s.

Feeding the Ducks, lol

2. Homemade Applesauce

I made my second batch of homemade applesauce this past weekend to freeze and it was even more delicious with all the apples we brought back from Michigan. I altered The Pioneer Woman's recipe just a little bit and it was utter perfection. I’m a stanch believer that certain varieties of apples are the best for certain foods and for applesauce it’s definitely a mix of Macintosh and yellow delicious per my mama!



6lbs apples, peeled and cored

2 cups apple cider

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 Tblesp white sugar

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Bring the apples and all the ingredients to a boil and turn down to a low simmer, cover and cook for about 25 to 30 minutes. You can mash them right in the stock pot or pour into a bowl to mask. We save a couple containers in the fridge and freeze the rest; it makes about 12 servings.

3. Week's Attire
Sweater HERE // Leggings HERE // Necklace HERE// Shoes HERE & HERE

Sweater HERE // Joggers HERE// Hat HERE // Shoes HERE // Peplum Tee HERE

Sweater HERE // Leggings HERE // 
Necklace HERE // Henley HERE // 
Sunnies HERE // Boots HERE // Boot Socks HERE

4. Puff Sleeves

Let me tell you, these puff sleeve tops are bringing back some memories! These were huge in the early 80s, along with the ones that had a little ruffle down each side. I fell hard for this puffy plaid one from Target!


5. Misc. Fun
The good ones just keep coming...

Bored Grandma's during COVID

Don't forget to VOTE is you have not already!

And to Fall Back...UGH!!

And just because it's still my fav costume and I share it every year. So.... "OOPS I DID IT AGAIN!"


 LINKING-UP with Friday Favorites // 

#DreamTeam Linky // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. You had such a great week of cute clothes and I love your weekend get aways - we have nothing like that here and it's so darn hot still! You make a great Brittney - perfect costume!
    Love ya!

  2. That applesauce looks great! Congrats on the new job for your son. At least he's not venturing too far away. I am sure you will have plenty of weekend visits! Have a great weekend and a happy Halloween!

  3. Looks like you had an amazing time in MIchigan! Love the puffed sleeve plaid top and you rocked the Britney Spears look my friend. Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. Homemade applesauce is my FAVORITE. My grandma makes it and after tasting hers, I would refuse to eat regular, store bought kind. It just does not compare. She swears by Jonathan apples for hers. :) I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Love the Brittney costume- priceless! Michigan looked amazing-glad you had a great time- have a wonderful weekend!

  6. That homemade applesauce sounds delicious! That puff sleeve top is darling on you! Love your Brittney costume! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. I do love my Michigan and the fall weather! I love all of your outfits (as usually... I feel like a broken record saying that). And you rocked that Brittney costume!!

  8. The Britney costume is just classic! We are beginning to feel like Halloween is "no big deal" now that the kids are bigger. I have candy to hand out, and that's about it! The applesauce looks delish! Have a wonderful weekend! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

  9. 100% you should redo the Britney Costume! I'm going to miss October and all the fall goodness - especially since it started snowing today! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  10. The applesauce sounds great and I love your outfits this week!

  11. That Halloween meme is my exact plans! Except my tree is already up hehe! Congrats to your son and his job! That is amazing. You have me wanting some applesauce now. I bet Zoe would LOVE homemade. One of her favorite snacks is applesauce, but I usually just buy the pouches. Have a great weekend!

  12. I love applesauce and I've never thought to make my own! What a great idea! I love that you've already put up a couple of your Christmas trees. I'll be doing the same this weekend! Woooo hoooo! Have a great weekend, lady!

  13. So much good stuff this Friday. I absolutely L O V E that plaid top on you and just might have to get it for myself. Sooooo cute. You were such a precious Brittany Spears. The kids (girls) watch these videos she puts out, and I swear the poor child has something major wrong with her. It's scary. They find her very amusing. Have a great weekend. Love ya' bunches...OH and your apple sauce looks delish....I may have to make some cooked apples myself. YUM

  14. Good luck with your son and his new job! The applesauce looks great and thanks for the recipe. You are so organized and the house will look beautiful with all of your Christmas trees. You look cute in all of the outfits. Happy Friday and weekend.

  15. I can't wait to check out your Michigan fun! I'm behind on life again lol. Yummy! Homemade apple sauce is one of the boys favorites. C, actually just finished some. And I just finished cleaning it up. Ha! Loving all of your fall outfits. I hope you have a great weekend!

  16. So happy to see you sporting my favorite fall trend: puff sleeves!! I have never made apple sauce. You inspire me, Girlfriend! I hope you have a wonderful Halloween weekend! Looking forward to that EXTRA hour this weekend!!

  17. I LOVE that outfit with the yellow/gold sweater and that puff sleeve outfit!! Your little trip to Michigan looked like so much fun too. Have a glorious weekend my friend! XO, Caroline

  18. I LOVE making applesauce and used to do it in the crock pot all the time. It freezes so well.
    That "cold" me!!

  19. These Friday posts are just so fun- I love them from beginning to end. And I won't get tired of the Britney look lol!! Have a great weekend beautiful friend xx

  20. I have never made homemade applesauce! That looks delicious.

  21. I honestly have to double take - you look JUST LIKE BRITTANY!!!!!
    That letter board with the BOO SHEET - that's good!

  22. You as Britney is so cute! And I had to lol about that Rick Ashley thing. So funny! Happy weekend!

  23. How exciting that your son will be starting work at Amazon!
    I never thought about pairing a cable cardigan with joggers but it looks super cute and comfy! That will probably my style this winter! -Meranda

  24. I'm SO sad to see October go, it really is my most favorite month of the year. Love to see that you made the best of it in all of your fall fabulouness!! Happy weekend and of course, Happy Halloween!!


  25. Yum! Homemade applesauce! You are just the CUTEST! Hope y’all have a great weekend!

  26. Oh Andrea that puff sleeve blouse is so adorable! I just got some apples to make apple sauce with. I absolutely love homemade applesauce! It's the best!

  27. Love the yellow knit you wore - so cheerful! I haven't got the Christmas decorations out yet but I have sneakily bought a few more things, haha! I am really looking forward to the Christmas joy because it's been a tough year. My husband isn't a big Christmas or decoration fan though so I'm trying not to go too overboard this year. I can't promise I'll still have that resolve by December though, ha!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :) We got through the storms safely yesterday which was a blessing!

    Away From Blue

  28. I'm glad you got some time with your son before he leaves! How exciting that he has a job with Amazon! Does that bring any perks for his family?!?!?! ;) I need to make some applesauce... yours looks yummy! I want that puff sleeve top!

  29. Your Brittany costume is amazing. I love apple sauce. I need to make that. We have tons of apples still.


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