Well, October just walked right in and sat right down didn’t she! I blinked and it was here, and it makes me sad because I feel like Fall is going way too fast. Our pool also got closed this week which also makes me sad and very cool Fall air swept in with gusto! But we have many things to look forward, too don’t we? Except, and I know you’re sick of hearing about it, but I may never be back on Instagram again still blocked at day 33! One thing that’s happy and festive is my Fall Front Porch and don’t worry, I’ll be back with that on the Blog Monday!

1. Sweet Visitor...Future Glimpse
We had a surprise visitor this past weekend and I could not have been happier. It was our last weekend with the pool open and this little guy just brought all kinds of joy to our hearts. It is so much fun to see your children with little kids and know what great parents they’re going to be someday! Plus, visits from the kids this weekend really lifted my spirits. Going to miss that pool big time for the next several months. It's already been established, Mr. Nine wants to be called "Pop Nine!" LOL!

2. Caramel Cider Pumpkin Sheet Cake

My brain and taste buds are all things Apple and Pumpkin right now! When I saw that my friend Laura from I do deClaire posted that they had made apple cider cake, I knew I had to pull out my recipe for Caramel Cider Pumpkin Sheet Cake. I’m going to make it this weekend and I’m so excited!

Just look at that frosting!!
3. Week's Attire
Fall Weather has arrived!
BUY Similar Jackets HERE & HERE// Jeans HERE // Shoes HERE // Peplum Tee HERE // Earrings HERE

BUY Similar Cardigan HERE // Leggings HERE // Boots HERE // Similar Tee HERE

BUY Similar Sweater HERE & HERE & HERE// Jeans HERE // Necklace HERE // Earrings HERE // Bracelets HERE // Shoes HERE & HERE

4. Ruana

K, it’s pronounce Ru-ah-na!

I had no idea what it was called, and I usually just call it a cape or a poncho but nonetheless, it is spectacular! One of my favorite Target finds, only 25 bucks! So many cute ways to style it but this is one of my favorites just with some faux leather leggings a crisp white blouse and cute flats.


5. Misc. Fun
Monday ~ BOSS. QUEEN.
Wednesday ~ Sweater Season


Mercury Glass Pumpkins

So, in our dining room I do lots of touches of the champagne color and mercury glass looks so good in there.  I was overjoyed to find two of these darling mercury glass and pearl pumpkins for our buffet console. I found so many great ones to link up for you guys as well!



You may remember when I Rated all the Pumpkin Spice Treats a few years ago that Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice cake doughnuts were five out of five stars to me! Well, can’t get them any more in the box of 6 at my local grocery so my mom and I made a trip over to the KK store yesterday and we ate them in the car..oh so delicious. And of course, I got some other donuts for other family members palates. LoL.

Kelly turns the BIG 5-0 today! It’s also my ½ birthday…exactly 6 months from today, I’ll be the BIG 5-0. Can’t wait to watch her party on LIVE this morning.


Happy First Weekend in October!!!

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  1. I am dying over those mercury glass pumpkins - I love anything made of mercury glass! I hope you have the sweetest weekend - and enjoy that yummy cake!
    Love ya friend!

  2. That ruana looks so classy on you!

  3. You have the best ponchos! It looks like you've had a fun week. I am excited for fall and am loving the weather, but I am not looking forward to winter. LD and I collecting some pumpkin spice goodies for a tasting. Now I wish we had a Krispy Kreme nearby. Though my wasteline is certainly glad there isn't ;-)

  4. I love your look for #4! I always look forward to pulling out my Spanx leggings and I love how that Ruana would look with them! So, so cute! Have a great weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  5. Happy Friday! IT does feel like the fall is going by so fast. What fun pool moments and a great time with your family. Grand babies are going to be so special when they come. I love those fall outfits and your beautiful decor. Your front porch decorating is goals! I can't wait to see it. Have a great weekend!

  6. I can only imagine what you will be like when you're the cool grandma :) But I also think you'll be called lovey or something! I'm still in shock that you will be turning 50 - you are aging just like J.Lo - backwards! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  7. Happy 1/2 birthday! Oh my gosh that cake has me wishing I had a piece with my coffee right now...or heck I'd even take a donut. You guys are going to have the most fun with grandbabies one day!!

  8. I just love watching my boys with younger kids! That cake looks amazing; heading over to check out that recipe and see if I have the ingredients.

  9. How fun to all enjoy the last weekend of going in the pool. The cake looks so yummy and perfect for fall. I like all of your pretty outfits and happy 1/2 birthday! I mentioned you on the blog today for sweater weather. Happy Friday and weekend. :)

  10. I love Krispie Kreme donuts. We got the pumpkin ones last week! And now I have to find out how to make an apple cider cake. Yum!

  11. That cake sounds amazing! Your mercury pumpkins are gorgeous! Love all of your festive fall outfits this week!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. Love your posts! We are heading your direction for fall break (through KY, IN, to lower MI, over to Milwaukee, MN, back through IA and IN home). Any absolute must dos you'd recommend?

  13. I think rust looks SO good on you! Hoping you have a fabulous weekend and I can't WAIT to see that porch!! xoxo

  14. October is my favorite month (and my birthday month too!). That sheet cake looks amazing, I might have to try your recipe! How sweet about the pool time with the youngins. Happy 1/2 birthday! You will rock the 5-0! Those doughnuts look killer, as do you ! Happy Friday my friend!

  15. I cannot believe you're still blocked on IG. What an outrage!! 33 days is just ridiculous!!!! And KK pumpkin donuts are my favorite donuts of all time! We already had some a couple of weeks ago and I'm sure we'll be getting more soon. Have a great weekend! That cake you're going to make sounds so yummy. I'm about to head over there and get the recipe!

  16. I am so mad that you are still blocked on Instagram!! Anyway!! Those photos of the mister and your son with that little cutie are so sweet. That sheet cake also looks delicious and I love all of your outfits. So funny about the ruana too, I remember at Evereve my old manager telling us how to pronouce it haha. Have a glorious weekend my lovely friend! xo

  17. I'm all about the mercury glass pumpkins and mercury glass everything really-ha! Just makes everything a little brighter- have a great weekend!

  18. UGH, I cannot believe you are still in Instagram jail! Try to buy an ad from them maybe, I still cannot believe that is what I had to do. Um, that cake sounds delightful! Hope you have a fabulous fall weekend!

  19. I love the way your pumpkins turned out in the dining room, so pretty! I cant believe you are still having Instagram problems. So ridiculous. By the way they are censoring people, blocking is just a mess!!! And the stupid banned hashtags too. ugh. I will be over in a bit for some of that cake, yum! Hope you have a great weekend!

  20. Fall happened too fast! I barely got to inhale summer! I love that pic of you and Kelly:) Have a great weekend beautiful Andrea xx

  21. The meme with the masks and cheating is what I thought would happen. I love those pumpkins. They are so pretty. I love that Mr. Nine wants to be called Pop Nine. Adorable. Have a great weekend!

  22. You had the sweetest little visitor! You and Mr. Nine will be the coolest grandparents someday! Oh my goodness, I wish I would have known it was Kelly's 50th today... I would have turned the TV on to watch. I bet they went ALL out! Love her! Have the best weekend friend! Hope that cake turns out; looks delish!

  23. Dang it - I missed Live with Kelly & Ryan today too. I bet they had fun on there for her. I LOVE her!!!!
    ummm... that cake looks AHH-MAZZZ-INGGGG

  24. I cannot believe you are still blocked on Instagram. That's just absolutely crazy Andrea. Good thing we can get your goodness here!!

  25. That Charlie Brown meme is amazing! I laughed out loud! Thanks for the shout out too! I can't believe I didn't have your cake recipe pinned. You had better believe I'm going to try and fit in making it this weekend! It looks amazing!!

  26. Where do I even begin??? Hello cake, hello donuts, and hello adorable ruana. Love that soft thing. Happy weekend. XOXO

  27. Your dining room pumpkins are lovely! I got all my decorative pumpkins out but now I don't no where to put them! -Meranda @fairytalesandfitness

  28. That sheet cake looks deeeeelish!! I'm making a carmel cream cheese spread this weekend, and I cant wait! Too bad it will be 100 outisde...BOO. Happy weekend, gorgeous doll! XOXO


  29. So good to drop by for a visit and I do love all things pumpkin and especially the jacket and sweater you are modeling. It's cooling down here in NE La. and we are so enjoying the fall like weather. I have not done one bit of fall decorating except for the front porch. Shame on me! Have a happy fall Andrea!

  30. That cake looks amazing and loving all your cozy fall clothes. Hope you had a good weekend Andrea!


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