Thank you already ready to 2022 for not being too bad. Here’s hoping it’s a fantastic year ahead. It has to be! I’ve actually got all my Christmas down much earlier than normal. Took me days and hours kids as you know how much I put up. At least I was able to wrap some of those trees (see my Monday post). There are two outside wreaths left on the high dormers but that’s because only one of our sons can get them down and he has not been here plus it’s been cold and icy. I was happy to see the snow this week and happy to share the first Friday Favorites of the year!

1. Pretty Earrings

It’s no secret I love my sweet stud earrings! I just may have gotten some new earrings for Christmas, and you cannot beat all these darling styles! Always the best in jewelry options, cute trends for 2022 and timeless classics! It's never too early tp think about Valentine's day too. It will be here before we know it. Stud earrings always make such a great gift because they can be worn for everyday. I LOVE them!

Which of these 4 do you like the best?

2. Betty White
I literally shed a tear or two when I heard the news last Friday. The last day of 2021 and the year just had to throw us one last gut punch! 17 days away from her 100th birthday and one of the sweetest and funniest ladies in Hollywood that all of us could relate to! At least she’s reunited with her amazing husband who, after his death in 1981, she never remarried and her crew from the Golden Girls, The last one of them to Grace heaven!

3. Week's Attire 
with new top Purchases
Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE // New Phone Case HERE

Sweatshirt HERE // Joggers HERE // Sneakers HERE

Sweater HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE

4. Most Creative Gift

One of our sons and his girlfriend wanted outdoor furniture but with winter in Indiana, it really wasn’t something we wanted to get, and we wanted them to be able to pick it. I came up with the idea of getting unfinished wood dollhouse furniture from Hobby Lobby, putting it in a box and securing it down with glue dots and then under the rug putting the money! Huge hit and I pat myself on the back for coming up with that one all by myself, lol

5. Misc. Fun
Wednesday ~ Caped in Cabi


Pretty Valentine‘s nails from my beloved Red Aspen. These press on's are literally the best I’ve ever used, and I love them. 

Click HERE 

to shop my party and get some pretty pinks, reds and love!


I just love Lululemon. One of our son’s and his girlfriend’s got me this cute Everywhere Bag. It will be great for running around and my walk-n-talks. My phone fits in it perfectly too. These come in lots of colors, I love the light pink too.

The North Face quarter zip HERE


Last year we decorated cookies and this year I decided to do group gingerbread houses. I bought some big ones already put together at Target and got all the fixings to decorate. I even did a poll which was the favorite on Instagram. I think they all turned out so equally cute!

You can still get these Pre-Packaged Houses HERE.



Linking up with 
 Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday


  1. I love how you presented your gift to your son and his girlfriend - so creative!
    Have a great weekend beautiful!!

  2. The patio furniture gift is cute as can be! We took down our Christmas decorations last weekend. It is always sad to see them go, but nice to reclaim the space. I do miss drinking my coffee by the lights of the Christmas tree. Enjoy your weekend, Andrea!

  3. The gift presentation is very cute! I also like the bag you got!

  4. Loved what you did with the furniture gift, so smart! It was really sad to hear about Betty White, I thought she would have outlived us all.

  5. I was devastated when I saw the news about Betty White, too. I literally teared up. She was such a wonderful woman and she was so well loved. We should all strive to be more like her!

  6. The mini patio furniture gift is just the cutest idea. I love those stud earrings and the outfits of the week. Wishing you a happy new year and wonderful weekend.

  7. That’s so cute how you packaged their gift! Love that lulu lemon bag! Perfect color for you! Have a good weekend!

  8. What a fun way to package the furniture.

  9. I am that last meme for sure!! lol!! That was such a creative gift presentation for your son and his gf! You should give yourself a big ol' pat on the back! Cute earrings and outfits as usual for you. Those gingerbread houses turned out great. They are a fun activity for all ages. Lucky you with that new bag. Have a great weekend!

  10. Creative presentation of the gift! I love adorable ideas like that! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. The furniture gift idea is so cute. I love it and can't wait to see what they chose. Love those earrings too. I love that the sweater you got is a dupe for the Varley sweater. And I LOVE A&F as well. Have a great weekend!

  12. That furniture gift is such a cute idea! Definitely worth a pat on the back for coming up with that one. All the gingerbread houses turned out great!

  13. You have the best ideas Andrea. I love how you "wrapped" that gift. SO thoughtful and unique.

  14. That is such a clever way to give them money for the outdoor furniture! Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!

  15. What a good idea of the outfit furniture. And so creative but you are of course.

  16. That patio furniture idea is darling! Super creative and cute! Love how the gingerbread houses turned out too!

  17. You are so creative! What a cute way to give the gift of patio furniture! Love your Lululemon bag!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  18. That outdoor furniture box is too cute - such a great idea! SO sad about Betty White and now Bob Saget. We lost our tv gran and now our tv dad :(

  19. Betty White...such tragic and heart punching news, and now Bob Saget! I'm a kid who grew up on Full House and Americas Funniest Home videos, so this one hit hard for me too. First Americas Grandma, now Americas Dad...2022 better turn things around quick! xo


  20. The gingerbread houses look great! The earrings are cute, and your Army sweatshirt is cool.

  21. I love the mini porch furniture: perfect way to have them look forward to their gift!

  22. Oh, that gift presentation wins the prize for the most creative I've ever seen! Those memes made my morning. That last one is me, EVERY TIME I close the garage door (because I heard a story on the news about that actually happening!)

  23. Thanks for linking up for Hello Monday! I love that gift idea for your son! So cute and creative!


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