Hard to believe it went from snow last week to 80’s this past Tuesday, BUT it’s going to get down to 35 tonight so I will have to cover my flowers but better cover 1 might than the 7 I had to cover last year. BEST part of the week: I got to hug my mom since we are both now fully vaccinated. First time I hugged her since March of 2020! And I got to see a boy this week, first time I’ve seen any of them in a month! And the pool is open!

1. Weeknight Date Night
Who are we? Mr. Nine and I had our first weeknight date in years! And on a Monday to boot! He knows how much I love listening to outdoor live music and literally it was the perfect night as we knew the weather was going to be great. It was way too windy so of course I wear a hat but what a treat to be outside, sipping on some yummy adult beverages, some delicious pimento toast and just chill. And then we got Chick-fil-A on the way home, LOL! Here’s to this happening lots more this summer!

Hat HERE // Top HERE // Bibs HERE // Earrings HERE & HERE

2. Nature
Oh, how I love nature and everything that goes along with it especially in the spring. From returning birds and animals to blossoming trees to green grass and digging in the dirt with my flowers, its new life so grand. Now I just need my hummingbirds to return, it won’t be long. I found So many blessings in nature this week!
Did you know the swans famously mate for life? Unless they get a “divorce” because one of them doesn’t build the nest quite right? True story. And geez, pretty high expectations there, LOL!
Anyhow, I was happy to see their back in the pond!

Those Robin birds are creatures of habit! We have a nest in the same spot as last year our pool house and for sweet little eggs this year! I’m going to be keeping tabs on these little sweeties, without disturbing mama of course!

Imagine my surprise when I was walking round the pond this week and there was a group of baby geese with mama and daddy! So sweet!

Flowering trees are always incredible in the Spring but this Spring they just have extra pretty color round here!! Look how gorgeous at my mom’s!
 Up close, it's even more breathtaking!!

3. Week's Attire 
Top HERE // Pants HERE // Sandals HERE // Spotted Cork Earrings (my Fav) HERE

Top HERE // Sandals HERE // Earrings HERE

4. Brights
It’s no secret I love bright colors but especially in the spring and summer. I showed you this top for The Weatherford Last Friday but I shared my favorite picture on Instagram this week, a Plaza about 30 minutes from our home has these beautifully upside down decorated umbrella‘s and I couldn’t believe how well my outfit matched!

It was also share week with a fabulous group of ladies on Instagram this week and this was one of the favorite tops I shared. This embroidered Darling Top is from another fabulous Texas boutique called Avara! So many cute things!
And Here are the Earrings and Shoes.

5. Misc. Fun 
Wednesday ~ Blooming Fantastic


I wear ball caps often on my walks. And more so in the warmer months. As you know, I just love Americana and having veterans in our family including my dad and Mr. Nine, I was super happy to contribute to the cause of Operation Hat Trick. The '47 Brand (my fav) will contribute proceeds of the sales of operation hat trick to wounded service members and veterans.


Operation Hat Trick is dedicated to Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two Navy SEALS who trained together, fought together and died together on Feb 4, 2008. Nate and Mike are buried side-by-side in Arlington National Cemetery.



The words Sunday salad just seem to fit the beautiful salad I created last Sunday. I often make this type of salad with a garlic expressions dressing or my own. However, many people were raving about the 60 cal Wishbone Garlic Basil Vinaigrette and I can see why! It reminds me of the dressing that comes in the lemon arugula salad at Trader Joe’s and it is beyond delicious! I simply took mixed greens, added some cut-up mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, shaved Parmesan, roasted pine nuts in butter, some baked chicken and oh was it ever delicious!


Happy Weekend my friends!! It's May!!

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It was pure love at first sight when I saw this dress! And of course, I had to have the Pink Braided Sandals to go!! Last week I showed you the beautiful White Bomber Jacket outfit from White House Black Market. As I recall, I have often shopped WHBM for special occasion dresses and they remain staples my closet. I’ll never forget one year; we went to a White House Black Market in Vegas and I tried on the most beautiful strapless dress and twirled in front of the mirror for all the ladies feeling like a princess. Mr. Nine bought me that dress and matching shoes and jewelry on spot! And I still have that dress. This one, I will probably keep forever as well because I’m so in love!

 I mean the colors alone sold me, but the fit is incredible, the pleats at the bottom also make this one so twirl worthy!

The flowering trees were blooming in full at my moms and she snapped some amazing photos.

Everyone else must’ve been mesmerized by this dress as well because the style I’m wearing is sold out, but there are other great styles available of course. Their Summer Sneak Peek just launched! And ooooh la la! So good! They always have fabulous sunnies too. LOVE this navy pair I have on.

You can bet you’ll find a fantastic Dress no matter what you need it for at White House Black market! I love This onethis pink One and this Floral one.

And today is my day to share Spring Styles like this lovely dress over on Instagram and you'll want to make sure to join in on the fun and follow all these fabulous ladies!

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Tuesday ~ Annie from Blessings and Sass

Wednesday ~ Me

Thursday ~ Megan from Truly Megan

Friday ~ Carla....(you may know her as Caitlyn Covington's mom)

Her Instagram HERE


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It’s no secret that I am flower crazy and luckily, inherited a green thumb from my mama! She and I have already hit some green houses and have several of our annual flowers bought. With the weather outlook now a little better earlier in northern Indiana, I’ve gotten a jump on getting these puppies in the pots and they'll be in the ground probably today or tomorrow.


We are those people that rarely buy already done up greenhouse pots, we like to plant our own and watch them grow like crazy with tender loving care and miracle grow. I thought you guys might want to see a round up at some of my beautiful posies from last year.

I’m doing a little changeup in annuals this year but one thing that will remain the same is the Pink bubblegum petunias, I literally have 6 dozen of these babies to plant. For me and for my mom, they are the hardiest and most beautiful at the proven winners’ annual flowers and seem to do the best in our seasonal zone.

You can also that I’ll be having a couple elephant ear plants this year. Ours grew so tall last year and we’re such a conversation piece, so much fun and so tropical feeling close to the pool. 

And the Hibiscus are always a hit!

Last Years were called "Chatty Cathy"

Here is one the 3 Fiesta Hibiscus that I purchased last week, 
I'll be keeping in the sunroom til warm enough outside.

A couple ferns always do so well on our front porch as well and I’m hoping I can find the coleus plants that grew so tall on the porch last year too.

From Last Thursday. We always get the ferns first and at one particular 
greenhouse as they are only 10.99ea there.

Just look how big the Coleus's got last year!! This was September.

I’ve got some new perennials to plant as well. We have a little area by our pool house that we’re dedicating to Mr. Nine’s mom. I got some Daisy May daisies to plant too in honor of our Daisy which mom said are a great proven winner perennial and some new pink and red tinted hydrangeas for the front. I’ll let you know how they do.


Do you plant annuals? Perennials? And do you have a garden? That’s one thing we have not done at the new house but I especially want some tomatoes, LOL!

We keep failing to get a more recent photo together in the greenhouses. 

And one more time...My Fav Flower pic from Last year.

OK, I’m signing off to get my hands diggin in the dirt! 

One of my favorite things to do and I hope y’all have a great start to your week!

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Happy Friday in Fly by April!! We went from snow this week to 70’s by Monday. You’ll find this girl busy planting her annual flowers in pots, then in the ground next week. Mom and I hit the greenhouses hard yesterday. Let’s get to the Friday Fun.


 1. The Weatherford Boutique and Salon

If you know me, you know that I am crazy about boutiques and I love to buy from them even if they’re not local. We should all support small businesses no matter where they are. Many fabulous boutiques also have an amazing online presence and that is true of my dear friends at The Weatherford! The Weatherford just happens to be in Weatherford Texas, and I love the story behind their boutique and salon. They converted a 100 old Stone House into their business back in 2017 and they’re so good on social media, always sharing new arrivals with the cutest and most affordable pieces. I was blessed to receive some of their goodness, and I think you will love it all as much as I do!

Embroidered Top HERE

Judy Blue Tie Dye Skinny Jeans HERE

Floral Top HERE

Mauve V Neck Top with Flared Sleeves HERE
Corky's Snakeskin Sandals HERE

Judy Blue Tie Dye Skinny Jeans HERE

The ladies that run The Weatherford are just the bomb and they will be happy to assist you in any way they can. I check their site daily to see what new goodness may have come in. Seriously, how darling are all these tops. I’ll be wearing the snakeskin sandals all summer long and they carry such good Jean brands like Judy Blue and KanCan, which will fit you to a T.

2. Pretzel Bite Skillet 
with Beer Cheese Dip

I made this and it was sooo good. Now, you’ll have to wait a tad for the recipe, it was an experiment and will need tweaked a bit but so excited to bring it to you soon and can’t wait to make it next time the boys are home. 

3. Week’s Attire
Top HERE // Sandals HERE

Top HERE // Shorts HERE // Sneakers HERE

Top  HERE// Sandals HERE

4. Tulips
Well, thank goodness we got to see these pretty tulips before the snowstorm hit this week! This pretty top is from a company called Dora Landa and it’s one of their 100% silk tops and it just happened to be in the shade "Tulip," so this was the perfect spot for pictures. It comes in 2 other colors as well that are just as lovely. Hoping to see some tulips in Holland Michigan at the Dutch Village in a couple weeks as long as the freeze didn’t get them!

Aren't they Gorgeous!

5. Misc. Fun
Monday ~ Bunk Room Blues
Wednesday ~ White Bomber Beauty

You know my love of COZY EARTH, not only do I own their pajamas and sheets, but my newest addition is these loungewear pieces in the ivory crew and ivory joggers! Not only do I love the high-quality and breathable fabric of Cozy Earth but one of my favorite things is a fabulous promo codes and sales they offer. Talk about a perfect Mother’s Day gift, I know I would jump for joy with getting high quality comfy cozy wear! This set is like butter! 40% off with my code is such a good deal! I literally wear Cozy Earth pajamas and loungewear every single weekend morning! My FAVS!!
for 40% OFF until May 10th, 
then still get 35% off after that!
Check out all the Cozy Earth Goodness HERE
And Slippers HERE

Continuing sharing some of the birthday goodness from friends far and near. Two of my precious and dear friends who are also amazing bloggers, Jill and Laura from Doused in Pink and I Do DeClaire respectively know me so well and just look at all the cuteness they surprised me with.
From Jill

From Laura

 And now that we’re all going to be fully vaccinated, I can’t wait to hopefully see these ladies in person again this summer! LOVE these Beauties!


I didn’t get a picture Tuesday but here is the BIG snow sticking to the ground on Wednesday, it was crazy and under 40 degrees, so cold.


AND Because it Snowed This Week..

Hope Your weekend is SNOW FREE!!

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