What a glorious week! Although it was an exhausting week because of the election, the weather could not have been better for northern Indiana. 60s and 70s, sunny and delightful and it’s going to last right until next Tuesday! When I was not outside, I was inside decking our halls like crazy and it is looking gorgeous! I cannot wait to share it with you. For now, Let’s get right to Friday Favorites!

1. The YETI Bartender is BAAACK
It’s back! I brought back the Yeti Bartender to showcase my new favorite Fall cocktail! This would be perfect for the holidays and I’ve already made it several times! When we went to lower Michigan a few weekends ago, I had a Caramel Apple Mimosa and I knew right away that I would want to re-create it! Go over to the Yeti Bartender & My Channel and check it out and let me know what you think!

2. MOM's Birthday Yesterday
Many of you may have seen that my sweet mama had a birthday yesterday on Instagram stories! And while we couldn’t really go out and do anything, we were blessed with the gorgeous weather. I made her one of the above-mentioned caramel apple mimosas, a lovely salad some naan bread with brie cheese and bacon jam and lemon mousse for dessert. I’m including the recipe below. Then, we went and walked 5 miles on our local pumpkinvine trail, and I got to shower her with sweet gifts but there could never be enough gifts to thank her for being the best mom in the whole wide world! I am very blessed!

Lemon Mousse with Shortbread


1 cup whipping cream

2/3 cup lemon curd (I find this in the jelly/jam/PB aisle)

1/4 cup powdered sugar

3-4 Shortbread Cookies

Lemon slices, raspberries and mint sprigs for garnish 

(also, I dip lemon slices in sugar)



With a mixer on medium speed, mix together whipping cream and powdered sugar. Move mixer to high speed until soft peaks form. Fold in Lemon Curd. Crush some shortbread cookies and place in the bottom of 4 desert dishes. Top with Lemon Mousse and desired garnishes!

3. Week's Attire
BUY sweater HERE  // Boots HERE & HERE

BUY Sweater HERE // Leggings HERE // Boots HERE

4. Slouchy Look
I am a huge fan of the slouchy sweater, especially with jeans or leggings and boots! I am over the moon and the colors in this one from the Mint Julep Boutique
BUY sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE// Necklace HERE // Bralette HERE

5. Misc. Fun

Well hot dog! Remember the hot dog costume I brought home and disinfected that was found in our son’s apartment, left there by a sorority girl long ago? Well I brought it out for Halloween, LOL! Even if fro insta stories only, lol

You may remember a few years ago when one of our sons worked at Bath and Body for the Christmas season? Well since he doesn’t start his big boy Amazon job until January, he’s back at it and the several dozen other ladies that work with him are probably loving it! LOL. Isn’t his uniform so cute!! Now, Bring mama some antibacterial and candles. Ha!! Also Candle scents are top secret til next week, he is sworn to secrecy!


As I mentioned, I have been decorating for Christmas this week, here are a couple sneak peaks but we will get more in depth soon.

It’s that time of year and all the great Hallmark movies to be watched and Cocoa, coffee and tea to be drank! You need this mug!


and This...
Where we're pretty much are what the election this week!!

Try to have a good weekend, I think we ALL Need it!!

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  1. I am so happy that you and your beautiful mom were able to spend the day together celebrating her! How sweet - definitely a favorite of mine! The menu sounds delectable. I have been wanting to make some fall cocktails but haven't pulled the trigger yet and bought the apple cider that is needed. This may just be the weekend I go for it!
    Oh, and those lucky ladies at Bath & Body Works must be in hog heaven having your handsome boy back!

  2. Love the lovely birthday lunch you put together for your mom- LOVE the Yeti Bartender- if you are ever looking for a recipe, I have a great one for you for this month or even December! :)

  3. Love that your son is working at Bath and Body. Happy bday to your mom and loving all these cozy looks! That drink sounds amazing my friend. Happy weekend!

  4. I'm so glad you got to spend the day with your mom to celebrate her birthday! The meal you prepared sounds delicious! I'm heading to your Yeti Bartender channel next to check out the caramel apple mimosa! Yum!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. Ohhh love the Christmas sneak peak! I love that he is back at B&BW. I remember when I was working at Kirkland's down the hall from them and they kept trying to recruit me. It would have probably been a safer job, since I fell off the ladder a few times at Kirkland's and still have scars on my body from that place LOL. I have got to make that cocktail and lemon dessert. Love your outfit you wore on your mom's birthday, so cute. Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Welcome back, Yeti Bartender! I see you're bringing your A-game with those caramel apple mimosas. Yum yum those sound and look amazing! So glad you were able to celebrate with your sweet Momma! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. That mimosa sounds amazing!

  8. YAY to the Yeti Bartender being back! I am glad that your mom had a nice birthday too. She is so beautiful just like you friend! I also love your holiday decorations so far and how cute is your son in his Bath and Body Works apron! Love it!!! I hope that you have a glorious weekend! XO, Caroline

  9. Those mimosas sound amazing! I hope you have more holiday themed cocktails coming. Loving all those sweaters. You and your sweet mom are gorgeous. I'm glad you got to celebrate together! It sounded like a perfect day. Your son does look adorable in his B & B uniform. New candle scents?! I'm excited!

  10. I'm still cracking up over the hot dog costume!! And I am so glad that you and your mom had a wonderful day yesterday! I know she truly appreciated it!

  11. Sounds like you and your mom had lots of fun together for her birthday. That dessert looks delicious and I am definitely pinning it-- my mom loves lemon desserts!

  12. Loving the new emojis true. All of your Christmas cheer is cheering me on to get going. That lemony goodness has my mouth watering. I am so happy you were able to spend sweet Mama Vicki's birthday with her. That was definitely the best gift she could receive. XOXO

  13. Hey! Thanks for sharing some sunshine, warmth, beauty and happiness to this part of the blogosphere! So very needed in RL as well. I so enjoy seeing your mom in the post and stories:) Have a wonderful restful weekend gorgeous xx

  14. I bet all the ladie are loving your cutie pie at Bath & body Works.
    I love your cardi with those brown boots!!
    A big happy birthday to your momma again. You just have the best genes... she's simply beautiful!

  15. Happy birthday to your precious mama! Glad you two had the best day possible yesterday!!

  16. I love the cocktail you made and sounds like you made your moms birthday special. You son looks so cute dressed up for his job! All the ladies are going to LOVE him. LOL. I love the sneak peak at your holiday decorating and you look so cute in all of your outfits. Have a great weekend.

  17. I bet all the ladies love when you son comes back to work there!

  18. I just love your drinks and I'll have to recreate this one Andrea!!
    And your sweet mama!! You two are the most beautiful mother/daughter duo ever!!!

  19. Wait a hot minute... do I share a birthday with your wonderful mama? Did I not know or have I forgotten? Either way, tell her happy birthday from me!

  20. Haha! I love the memes! I saw a comment that they need to bring in Aldis cashiers and those votes would be counted in about an hour. Haha! Happy birthday to your mom! She is just precious! Can't wait to see your fabulous Christmas decor!

  21. Happy birthday for your mom! How nice you got to spend time with her. Oh I know you're Christmas decor will be amazing, can't wait to see it!

  22. Your mom is adorable. How tall are you?

  23. Love your memes! I can't remember if I said happy birthday to your sweet mom - she is the best. Your son looks so handsome in his BBW uniform. I'd definitely shop for a long time and buy A LOT...ha, ha! Have a great weekend enjoying the weather.

  24. Your mama is adorable. We can see where you get it from, Andrea! And your son, of course. I always get such a kick out of your memes and the one with the masks is so funny! Lol! Happy weekend.

    xx Darlene

  25. Hope your beautiful Mama had the best birthday ever! You two are just the cutest! Happy weekend girl...we all deserve a major cocktail after this week! xo


  26. Oh, your sweet Mom is so cute and I know she felt so celebrated. I've barely put any fall decor out much less thinking about Cmas. Guess I'd better get with it quick! Have a great week!

  27. These Mimosas looks delicious! I need to make some of these when my daughter comes to visit.

  28. Happy belated birthday to your mom. I love that your son is working at Bath and Body. I'm sure the ladies are enjoying it! lol I need to stop into mine sometime soon - see what they have!



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