I think we can all agree that Fall is already going way too fast! I literally blinked and September was over. But I must admit I’m excited for next month, lots of fun activities going on, and last year I was somewhat robbed of my October because of my surgery recuperation. So, let’s embrace Fall y’all and get to favorites!


Side note before I get going, not a favorite but glad to have it over with is Stella's surgery to get spayed. She had it done on Tuesday and seems to be recouping nicely. This pic was on the way home from the Vet.

1. Family Fun Day

What a joy last weekend was! I had been thinking for the past few weeks that I would have all three of my boys in one spot at the same time and we were going to do family photos since it may be the only time our one son was home from Baltimore before the holidays. However, our youngest was unable to come home due to an important exam and car trouble and we weren’t able to finagle anything soon enough. But so great having a day with dad and I to buzz around the lower Michigan area and what fun we had we tried several new places which was a blast.

The most fun of the day was an old bowling alley that they have refurbished and turn into not only bowling but a hard cider taproom called Peat's Cider Social! It was so awesome for Mr. Nine and I because it was like walking back into the 80s. Bowling sucked of course but boy did we have a good time!


Then the next morning they got to have breakfast with Giga!

2. In My Element 
It’s no secret I love me some mums and pumpkins and this day at one of our local farmers markets, I was in my element. All the mums were blooming, (although I buy them closed to keep them longer) and it was a beautiful day to snap some cute pictures in my Gibson Look mock neck luxe top! The sleeves and neck ruffly details are so cute and I just love this color! Great seasonal transition Top HERE
Use code: ANDREA10 for 10% off everything a Gibson Look.

3. Cozy Earth

All my favorite brands today! It’s no secret that I am a big fan of Cozy Earth and own lots of their pajamas, loungewear, and bedding!! This week they launched two new colors in their bamboo sheets and are they ever beautiful and LUXE! Navy, which I got in an olive green shade. also, I cannot believe I never had one of their fabulous robes! It is so soft and flows on the skin just so sweetly just like all of their garments. As always, you can use code:

CLOUDNINE40 for 40% off everything 

on the Cozy Earth website here, one of Oprah‘s favorite things ever!

4. Chunky Sweater

The Free Assembly line at Walmart is one of my favorites and it has been touted as one of the best well-made lines there and very equivalent to couple big name brands like Madewell. This Chunky Sweater is a cozy Fall favorite, and the cool color way is unexpected. There are some other great options as well.

5. Misc. Fun


BOGO BABY! Let me tell you, I love these BOOTS, under $45 and even less with the sale going on this week! Then, I shared it over on TikTok and it got almost 110,000 views, people love these boots, they keep selling out but they keep restocking, they come in five colors!



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Indiana weather in the Fall and Winter just screams “Let’s Wear a Shacket!” I never thought I’d like Shackets but last Fall I feel in love with them and have been adding several to my wardrobe. 

I recently received these 3 from Social Threads and had to share them with you. They are different patterns, weights, and lengths. I also like that most Shackets tend to cover your butt for modesty.


I will often throw on a cute Shacket for a walk too. There’s always plenty of room and they keep me warm and pair easily with some workout leggings.


This First One of my favorite color! Pink! The shade is lovely with the hints of red and yellow in it. This one is the lightest weight of the 3 and a little closer fit which I like. The brand is Steve Madden which is always a win!

Shacket HERE // Henley HERE // Boots HERE & HERE // Necklaces HERE // Earrings HERE // Jeans HERE

Oh the soft, cozy, and fuzzy! This One just feels so good on! I would say it is a good solid medium weight and really keeps you warm! I love the black windowpane on the bone color and it goes with so many of the boots I have in my closet. Great front upper pockets on this one.

Shacket HERE // Cami HERE// Boots HERE // Earrings HERE // Earrings HERE

What? Is it a coat? I’d say this is a long Shacket and really fabulous! I think I will especially like this in the Winter

It’s so fun and looked great with the faux leggings and cute booties! Why we’re on these boots….they are one of my favorite, affordable finds of the season!

Shacket HERE // Leggings HERE // Henley HERE // Boots HERE // Earrings HERE

Click HERE to see the reel I threw together with these cuties on Instagram.


Make it a GREAT DAY!!

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Everyone’s doing it…but I was on the Candy Corn decor train years ago… the Cutest, easiest Fall Centerpiece! Vase inside a vase...BRILLIANT. What makes this one extra special, is the Size!! It makes such an impact on your table or counter!

This masterpiece took 12 bags of candy corn to fill.

It’s so darn simply you guys! Just put one cylinder vase inside a bigger one (I liked a Pedestal Vase) it doesn’t even have to be clear as long as it’s flat on the bottom because it will not show with all the candy corn around it. However, I did opt for a clear one. Just place all that candy corn in between the two vases and filled to the top. 

In retrospect I should bout the Candy Corn in bulk not the smaller bags

Not going to lie, sometimes I sneak a candy corn off the top, lol


Simply arrange some beautiful stems of course I added some white velvet pumpkin stems. Both these beautiful stones came from Michael’s. I will link everything here.


Pedestal Vase HERE // Smaller inside Vase HERE// Pumpkin Stems HERE // Floral Stems HERE // Candy Corn 5lbs HERE

Happy New Week Lovelies 

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Hello friends, Kellyann and I are on our way to the Windy City to have a grand time and meet some more friends but I had to share this better than buttah sweatah!! 

Talk about a cozy sweater! This Sweater is the things that comfy clothes are made of! It is so soft has the cutest little pocket and oh how I love the zipper toggle! I styled it three ways; everything from lunch with the girls to a Fall time day date! This one is a definite keeper!


Lunch with the girls so throw on some kick crop jeans and boots and you’re good to go. It’s early fall so I have the open toe booties but I’m not seeing those so much anymore. Is that trend out?

Necklaces HERE // Earrings HERE

Oh how I love to be cozy at home and this is the perfect sweater for it, the material feels like Barefoot Dreams and if you know about that, you know it is soft as can be! Comfy pants and cozy socks is all you need! My hair is up a lot but it is always up at home, lol.

And last but not least how about a weekend day date! This time I did something unexpected and threw it over a utility jumpsuit, added the Hat and sneakers and it’s cute as a button!

Stella Mae and I wish you the 
sweetest DAY!!


Mee-Ta-BALL-Zas, basil, and bowtie pasta…YUMMY! The CUTEST appetizers around! AND only 4 ingredients my friends..4, plus the little wooden skewers.

Perfect for a tailgate party, with the meatballs to even make a meal, nice addition to an appetizer and cocktail party.. and with the red sauce and green basil, I think they be pretty at the holidays too. Heck they were so good I eat them any day, lol. 



The older I get, the more I like easy and these are easy indeed. Now for time sake I did use prepackaged meatballs but I need to admit something to you. This is probably the first time in my life I’ve ever bought prepackaged meatballs, I always make my own homemade meatballs. In fact these were just a little bit too big for my taste for the appetizers so I cannot wait to try these with my own.

I like to make 12-24 of these, 24 max for one jar of sauce, the amount is endless for big parties, just add a jar of sauce per 2 dozen.



Bowtie Pasta

Meatballs (frozen or homemade)

Marinara or Pasta Sauce

Basil leaves

Cocktail Tasting Forks (BUY HERE)


1. Boil water and cook your bowtie pasta as directed and drain. 

2. Simmer a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and the meatballs on the stove top until warmed through. 

Now time to assemble. 

3. Spread out your basil leaves out. carefully put your skewer through the pinched part of the bowtie pasta. Place a basil leaf on top of a Meatball, (wipe off any excess marinara back in the pot) and put those through the skewer with the basil on top and you’re done! So Simple

4.Put on a pretty plate for serving

I found that these are even good cold. However, so incredibly easy to assemble right before a party.

Aren’t they just the cutest? Watch the video how I assembled these HERE

And don't forget my recipe for Bowtie Lasagne!
It was a huge hit too!

Until next time my beauties. Heading to the airport today to pick up someone very special!!

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Happy Friday! The weather has been glorious in the 80’s and the pool is still open. While I’m ready for Fall temps, Sunshine and pool time have me smiling and the mornings have been cool for walking Stella.


1. Stella Mae..9 Months 
& Last Weekend
Speaking of Miss Stella Mae, she turned 9 months old last weekend. I can’t believe it, she’s full grown now, just under 8lbs. She literally gets sweeter by the day!

We celebrated by having smash burgers Al fresco (yes she get a plain burger) and cocktails (no she does not have a cocktail, lol). Then we went for ice cream and she got a pup cup. 

She was repping Notre Dame but we joked at the ice cream stand that we should take off her sweatshirt after their poor performance, lol

2. Friday Fall Features
Of all my pumpkin treats, the Pumpkin Drop Cookies with caramel frosting is my family’s favorite and most requested. So moist and delicious! I shared these my first year blogging in 2015.

Decor: Dining Room

Classy Fall touches in our dining room. The mercury glass pumpkins are my favorite.

And Stella likes pumpkins too, lol

3. Native Products

I cannot but get enough of Native Body Car Line I get at Target. My favorite scents are Warm Cider and CinnamonCoconut and Vanilla and the Toasted Marshmallow & Vanilla. I love the lotion too and deodorants. They also have shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and a men’s line. So clean and fresh! Have you tried it?

4. Leopard Cardigan
Oh, a lil leopard love. I forgot to share this when I posted the Amazon sweaters, but this Leopard cardigan is so good with the pockets and super soft.
Booties HERE // Leggings HERE // Necklace HERE

5. Misc. Fun
Wednesday ~ LOVE MATCH


Next week, I'll be having a very special house guest and we will be into all kinds of shenanigans. 
Can you guess who it is??

Happy September Weekend!

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