Trying to get back in the saddle this week! SOOO MUCH RAIN. I was overwhelmed to write this post because we had so much fun on vacation and so many pictures so I will probably spread it out in other posts or an entire dedicated post and today just concentrate on my most favorite part of our vacation, which was when our kids were there! And, as always, lots of other fun Friday favorites too!

1. Kids

While just starting their careers, it’s literally impossible to not only get all our kids but also to get them for an entire week so we settle for a couple days. But next year, they told us they’re going to try to get the whole week as they will be more established and we’re hoping all the girls can come too.

Here are a few pictures of the fun we had with our sweet kiddos!

And did we ever pack everything in that we could for them! From their favorite restaurants to hiking to great breakfasts to games on the beach to family walks, we made sure they got the most out of it.

Day they left, it was this.....sad parents!!
4 more says just Mr. Nine and I but we rocked it...

2. Cozy Earth

It’s no secret I love Cozy Earth Not only do I own a set of their amazing bamboo sheets but I own FOUR sets of their pajamas. The pink blush are my newest pair and I am so in love with the color! As always Cozy Earth and I have paired to give you one of the best promo codes of the entire year! 

Use code CECLOUDNINE for 40% off!

I think it's safe to say I LOVE Cozy Earth PJ's!!

Next week, I will be sharing a new bedding piece that I am over the moon for! So excited.

3. NSale 
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Ok, ok, I’m not even going to do a dedicated post to the sale but there are some decent finds! Hands-down, my 3 favorites of all time are my Barefoot Dreams Blanket and my favorite underwear! Bliss Cotton Briefs by Natori. I own these in six colors and I ordered a couple more pair this year because they are so good! AND The SPANX Faux Leggings...MAJOR LOVE. 

The Plush Throws make great gifts too!

So, yeah, Blankets, Undies and Spanx. GREAT DEALS ON THESE LOVES!

Barefoot Dreams Blanket HERE // Undies HERE // Plush Throw Blankets HERE // Spanx Faux Leggings HERE

AND Here are some more items that I am eyeing but I’m just still not quite sure what to pull the trigger on!

Jeans HERE // Chain Necklace HERE // Striped Crossbody HERE // Free People Cream Sweater HERE // Marc Jacobs Crossbody HERE // Bracelet HERE // Earrings HERE // Quay Sunglasses HERE // Stuart Weitzman Boots HERE // 
Def Leopard Tee HERE

4. Target Dresses
Thought I’d share a couple of my recent Target dress purchases with you! They are both just perfect and so affordable!
Dress HERE // Sandals HERE

Dress HERE // Similar Sandals HERE

5. Misc. Fun
Tuesday (last) ~ Amazon..Keeping Summer HOT!


About died when I saw this little stinker up on one of the hummingbird feeder‘s! He better not be taking the hummie‘s food!

You know how much I love when this guy comes back to the pond! 
Caught this great shot.



Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. Vacation looked like so much fun.

  2. Awwww, your vacay pics are so good. You know, Meatloaf says two outta 3 ain't bad! Hope your 3rd boy gets to join y'all soon, but we take what we can get.
    I placed my Nordstrom order this morning and now I'm done. Hope you have the very sweetest weekend! Love ya!

  3. Looks like you had a fabulous vacation!!

  4. Love all these family pics! So glad that you had some time with the kiddos on your vacay. Love your picks for the sale. I adore Cozy Earth as well and your pjs are so pretty on you.

  5. Having limited vacation time is the worst, but at least the boys got to come for a while! I am sure it was a blast. Enjoy your weekend, Andrea!

  6. My heart overflows with happiness for you seeing all these sweet vacation snapshots! That special time with your kids, away from it all, soaking up every moment together will no doubt be fondly remembered for years to come! Love it and love you! Happy Friday, sweet friend! xoxo!

  7. Thanks for sharing your vacay pics with us! I never tire of pictures from the beach/ocean, or Lake! I look forward to seeing more posts from your time there! I came back from Vacay 3 weeks ago and still feel as if I have so many posts to share from the things we did/experienced in Florida! Happy weekend friend!

  8. I really hope that next year all of your kids can be off work at the same time for a vacation--that would be so sweet! Love that red dress on you! The color and the cut are perfection! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  9. I know - what is up with all this rain! This summer has not been the best weather for sure. Your vacation to Lake Michigan looks so fun! Glad you were able to spend some time with your boys. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

  10. That's great you got to see your kids! I really like that red dress with the Jean jacket!

  11. I'm so glad you got to see your babies!! It looks like y'all had a great time! And I feel you on the rain... we've had a ton this summer, too. I hope you have a great weekend!

  12. Loads of goodies packed into this post! That vacation looks so fun! You really packed a lot in! Love the Target dresses you snagged too!

  13. I loved following along on your trip in stories. So glad you were able to at least get a few days with the boys! I ended up scoring way more from the nsale than I thought I would! I got that free people sweater in the beige color. I also grabbed many other basic wardrobe staples, as I did a major closet clean out a few weeks ago and had some holes to fill. And I got a Northface jacket for Zoe to put away for Christmas because she is about too big for the one we got her 2 years ago. Hope you were able to grab some good stuff! Have a great weekend!

  14. Your vacation looks like so much fun. You're the kids get older, it gets harder and harder to schedule family time. Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Your vacation looked fantastic. Glad you got to see the boys for a few days too. It is hard when they are just starting out and busy with their own lives. Looked like a blast! You all looked so cute decked out for the 4th! What a stinker on your feeder but so cute!

  16. I love your Target dress in red. So cute. I am glad you got to see the boys for a few days. It gets tougher as they grow up, have big kid jobs and then start a family of their own. Vacation looks like it was a great time!

  17. So glad you got all that time with your family - what a blessing!
    That Def Leppard sweatshirt - I NEED for the fall!!!

  18. You're kids don't realize how lucky they are!! You're the best parents!!

  19. How wonderful to enjoy the family vacation and I enjoyed looking at the photos. The handbags are gorgeous from Nordstroms. I like your cute outfits of the week and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  20. Your posts are such fun, Andrea!! Is there anything better than spending time by the water with family! Great photos.

    xx Darlene

  21. I'm so happy you had a wonderful family vacation! Love your NSale picks and those Target dresses are darling on you!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  22. I always love to read what lovely things you do with your family. That is special. And spending the days at a beach!! Oh I love it!

  23. It looks like you guys had a great vacation! Can’t wait to see more pictures!! I’m sure it is so hard to get the kids together now that they are older. That will be a sad day ahead. Glad they could get there for a couple days.

  24. Love that you got to have the kiddos with you for a bit, and I totally understand. When just starting your career it's extremely frustrating not to have much PTO. And I hear ya on the NSale - not dedicating a whole post to it but those leggings - yes please! And I think you need those sunnies <3

    Green Fashionista

  25. What a great trip! So glad you got to see everyone!

  26. So glad you had the best vacation!! Looked like a blast and your family is just the sweetest! Love you, friend xo


  27. Looks like a fantastic vacation!



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