Happy Friday! I know we bloggers often start our posts with our fast time flies but seeing as next Friday is Christmas Eve and that the older we get, time really does go faster, I can’t help myself, LOL! I also can’t help myself by telling you how much you all mean to me, and I hope you have the sweetest and most festive weekend!! Here are the jam-packed favs!

Festive Day at the Museum
Finally got to do something festive week with my mama that I had been looking forward to. A local museum, which is a beautiful restored residential home in our county, had Christmas tours where all the rooms were decorated to depict Christmas movies. Then, you voted at the end and then the winner got money for their chosen charity. Let’s just say it was Christmas Vacation that was our Fav, LOL! So cute. We were unable to take photos in all the rooms except the basement and greenhouse, but it was beautiful. We also toured another home and had lunch at a sweet cafĂ© in town.

1. Christmas Punch & Buckeyes
I made this amazing Christmas punch last year for our family get together and it was a huge hit so you can bet it’s getting made again. All the fruit is optional but trust me when I say it adds to the flavor and makes everything so festive. The almond extract may seem strange, but it adds the perfect hint of that something! I could drink a gallon of this! Also note, I use the Ocean Spray pomegranate cranberry and I use Dole pineapple juice.

Christmas Punch

6 cups cranberry juice or pomegranate cranberry juice

3 cups pineapple juice

1 Tbsp almond extract

2-liter ginger ale

1 bottle of Prosecco or Bubbly

1 (12 oz.) bag fresh cranberries, frozen (optional)

2 fresh limes, sliced (optional)

2 fresh oranges, sliced (optional)



Pour cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and almond extract into a large pitcher or drink dispenser and mix well. Pour in ginger ale and Prosecco give it a quick stir.

Add in cranberries, lime slices orange slices, and ice. Serve within a few hours for best results as ginger ale will lose its fizz. If you don’t want too much dilution from the ice, freeze your cranberries or freeze some of the juice mixture in ice cube or silicone trays.

Buckeyes galore! I make lots of treats but the ones I continue to make despite hating to dip them in chocolate are the buckeyes, just because my family loves them so much! Here is just one of the many containers and I was so exhausted last week after dipping all these balls, LOL!

WHAT ALL I MAKE...Oh heck might as well just show you a little of everything I put on the treat trays. I put them together and made my rounds Wednesday and the recipients were delighted! LOVE doing it for them.

2. Little Red Truck Fragrance Plug-In

I cannot even tell you how much I love this fragrance plug-in! This red truck is from Yankee Candle and so I ordered it knowing it would be cute, but little did I know how cute! Then I got an email saying they were out of the Christmas cookie fragrance which I wanted but I found it at half the price at Walmart (Who knew Walmart had Yankee??) anyway along with some sparkling cinnamon. Imagine my surprise when I plugged it in one morning while still dark in the kitchen and it lit up including the perfect little headlights! This would make such a great gift and it has brought me so much JOY! Even Mr. Nine thought it was super cute!

3. Week's Attire
Top HERE // Leggings HERE // Sneakers HERE // Pom Hat HERE

Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE

Ponchos HEREHERE & HERE// Leggings HERE // Boots HERE // Tartan Headband HERE // similar Purse HERE

4. Pink Velour Set

I just love that velour has made a comeback! I used to wear these type jogging sets in the 80s and 90s. This One is from my beloved Boston Proper and just look at the beautiful pink shade and faux fur collar!

5. Misc. Fun


Absolute last gift guide of the year but I had to share it since Walmart has stepped up their home decor game and I know many of you look for fresh new things in January.


I Pride myself in being one of the best Room moms of all time, so how come I never thought of this class idea?! Isn’t it just precious; they get chocolate and gloves!


Ok, totally go get your HO HO HO on cuties!

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. So happy you are your mom had a great day - looks like so much fun!
    Have a great weekend sweet friend!

  2. It looks like you have baking up a storm! Thanks for sharing the punch recipe, it looks delicious. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Your museum trip looked so fun! All of that yummy looking baked goods is making my stomach growl. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  4. Oh how I wish I had thought of those gloved snowmen for a class party too! Your trip to the museum with your mom sounds like a fun day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  5. I love that you and your momma had such a fun day together! And I'm loving all of your festive outfits... you are the Christmas queen! Happy happy weekend, Andrea!

  6. It looks like you and your mom had a great day out together! That punch looks amazing! I could probably drink a gallon of it too lol. We're baking this weekend! I hope you have a wonderful one.

  7. The museum sounds fun and that drink looks amazing!

  8. How fun to get out with your mom to the museum and you both looked so festive. I love that type of punch and thanks for the recipe. Maybe next year you could give us the recipes for those cookies & treats you make for the holidays. I hope you have a nice weekend Andrea.

  9. So excited to see you and your mom out enjoying the holidays! Those goodies all look amazing. It has been so hot and humid here that it makes my cookies look a little flat but I'm going to press on!

  10. I love the relationship you have with your mom, so sweet! I wish I'd seen those little snowmen before today. :) I made your Halloween monster balls for my girls and their friends and they were a huge hit! You have some great ideas!

  11. I need to make the Christmas punch. It sounds really good. I love your festive scented truck. I so want one. I love how you and your mom spend so much time together. Makes me know that I get to do that with my mom too. I love days with her. And yummy to all the goodies you are making!

  12. What a fun day with your sweet momma! Look at all those treats! You are certainly a special elf who gives! That punch sounds amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. That day at the museum with your mom sounds like so much fun! I was just thinking of Buckeyes last night and feeling kind of sad that I wasn't making any this year... I'm not doing any holiday baking at all since everyone we used to gift cookies & goodies to either moved away or we won't be seeing them at all this year.

  14. That's the kind of day we love...explore and learn!! I can't believe you make so many cookies. Wowza,

  15. Two super stylish ladies! You find such cute things, Andrea! And of course, the very best memes! Have a fabulous Christmas. Yes, time really is flying by! Lol!

    xx Darlene

  16. You make a lot of treats! Looks delicious, what a work. Great to have some time to spend with your mother!

  17. So fun reading your blog- want to thank you for sharing your humor, joy and ideas with us all the year long! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy/Healthy New Year.

  18. We had so much fun passing out our cookies this past week, too! Avie helped me carry them all (slightly nerve wracking but they made it to the houses). It's the best part of making them!

  19. All of the yummy treats! I am coming over!

  20. Sounds like a fun day with your mom. Love your red poncho and all those treats look yum.

  21. I forgot about Buckeyes for our holiday baking! Those are so yummy!!!

  22. All your Christmas treats look amazing! My mum always gives us a big box as a Christmas gift, I love it as it's so tasty and it gives us lots of treats to snack on over the upcoming months! :)

    I like your cosy festive outfits too! Love the velour set - I still have some Juicy Couture pieces from back in the days!

    Hope that you had a lovely Christmas last week :) We enjoyed spending a lot of time with family :)

    Away From The Blue


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