How in the world have I gone all year without doing a What’s Up Wednesday? I think I always have so many Friday favorites to share that I don’t deviate much from my Wednesday fashion posts, but to be honest, my life is so much more richer than my fashion so happy to participate, especially during the festive holiday season!! 



Not necessarily what we’re eating for dinner, we’ll maybe, lol. These are 3 of my most requested recipes every Christmas. 

Sweepstakes Peanut Butter Fudge

I submitted this fudge at our county fair a few years ago and it won sweepstakes. I make batches and batches of this every year. Recipe HERE

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

My most pinned recipe on Pinterest. Amish Apple Fritter Bread. Over 1 million times and catapulted my blog to 6 figure views a month. (Power of Pinterest). Makes a great gift too! Recipe HERE

The Reindeer Mule

Festive and Fun Cocktail. 

Recipe HERE and... 

See how to make on YouTube..click below..Subscribe wile your there, lol

No one does deviled eggs better than my mama. One of Her most requested foods! Look how cute the Thanksgiving picks were! 



Have it all three of my boys home last week we had a fun family night out and family pictures on the porch mean Christmas cards are coming this year! 



Every single thing about the holiday season especially all my 18 trees lighting up the house! 



Decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking and baking, and more decorating, and shopping, lol. 



The Christmas season going way too fast, it always does so I want to absorb every second! 



All the GIFT GUIDES to help make your shopping easier. Here’s an affordable Stocker Stuffer guide for her. For him will be on Fridays post.  

AND Fun content for December, including a healthy festive food option.



Some fun Christmas parties and see #11. 

Oh and carrying my 27year old Santa Purse...one of my balls fell off so it's going to mom's to get sewn, lol.


Yellowstone of course, Dead to Me, and LOTS of others. And so excited for Emily in Paris and YOU to return in December.

Many of you may have heard about Christina Applegate having MS. She was determined to finish the last season despite feeling so crummy and not being able to walk at times. What a great job she has done!! Just finished this...SOOOO GOOD!!


Every Christmas Eve my mom gives me a book with a Christmas theme. The next season, I pull it out to read. Been a tradition for years. This year I’m reading: The Noel Letters..GET IT HERE 

Only $10 and would make a great gift PLUS it is a current Netflix Movie with Justin Hartley.


Christmas Music! Some of you may think that I’m a Holly channel kind of girl with a more modern Christmas songs but nope, I am a traditional Christmas songs through and through! 



All the Christmas Pajamas and RED!!

Candy Cane Jammies (this style sold out but they anticipate more HERE

Red Jammies HERE

Red Coat HERE

Sweater HERE & HERE // Jeans HERE // Boots HERE

Stella is wearing lots of red too


Celebrating our sons 25th birthday! How can that be? So excited to give him his gifts..show ya soon.


Soooo many Things like our son’s birthday, Stella’s first birthday, having all the boys home AND CHRISTMAS! Look at the Birthday Lamb Chop we got Stella and just wait until you see her CAKE!



One of my most treasured Amazon Finds will forever be my Tiered Trays (MAJOR SALE HERE). I got all 3 wood washes and normally do all three decorated for Christmas but this year I only did this one. Check out all 3 HERE.

And BONUS: My favorite NECKLACE SET to give and get..I talk about it ALL the time, had mine for almost a year and no tarnishing..wear it many times a week! Under $15!


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The Christmas season is here! This Christmas loving girl could not be happier! So excited to bring you the Christmas front porch! You may remember the last few years I had oodles of buffalo plaid, and while I still like it, it was time for a bit of a change. See a former Christmas Porch HERE. I think, hope you'll love this one.

Linking up as many of the items as I can. And sharing some in the day and night as equally pretty.

I opted for classy, red, and white. My inspiration was the buffalo red and white plaid mat below. I found the Merry Christmas Sisal Rug at Target and went with lots of rich reds.

Merry Christmas Doormat HERE // Red and White one HERE.

I’ve been into the candy cane theme a little bit as well, but I didn’t want to overdo it this year. These round Peppermint Pillows from Walmart are such a perfect addition. They look great on the Red Velvet Pillow Covers. You all always want to know where we got the rockers and table: HERE and HERE

The Big Balls are from Lowe's
Red Truck HERE

Also loved the Candy Cane picks from Hobby Lobby.

Tall Skinny Tree Below HERE

Switching out buffalo plaid bows for Red and white striped ones.
And again, I made the wreath.

4 ft Tree in Background HERE & Lantern HERE

Last year, I felt like the garland just wasn’t thick enough, (new Garland HERE) so I twisted 2 strands together and added the Giant Snowflakes and Big Balls from Walmart. I like it much better this year, but I think I need to go even bigger in 2023, lol.

Every year I struggle with what to put on the steps since I am so used to putting flowers there most of the year. I ways make the main two topiaries and I had a lot of leftover fresh garland from Lowe’s (HERE), so I decided to make two more and I like the way it turned out. Velvet Bows HERE. Similar Candy canes HERE, Big Balls HERE


Beautiful Swags from Hobby Lobby, I have one more on the far left pillar too this year.

Speaking of candy canes, I also added a candy cane tree to our guest Christmas bedroom, and I can’t wait to show you that soon.

Until next time, let me know how you are getting your holidays on and let me know what you think of this year’s Christmas front porch?

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and decorating skills, lol


You get a car, you get a car, you get a car….not really but if I was as wealthy as Oprah, I would give you all a car! How I loved when Oprah did her favorite things show and gave everyone in the audience oodles of her favorite gifts! Remember when I told you about the Favorite Things Party I had one time, it was so much fun. Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite things to give and to get, lol! And lots of promo codes in today’s post as well! 

Serovital ~ Favorite Beauty Brand

Many of you ask about my skincare regimen and many of you love Serovital now just as much as I do! Of course, I want my favorite clean beauty brand as a gift! I’ve tried many but hands now, my now and FOREVER daily skincare regimen is with SEROVITAL. Below are my top 3 favorites and a little about what each can do for you!

Use my Code ANDREA15 for 15% off 

and trust me, you’ll never find another brand as good!


TriHydrate Concentrate is formulated with 3% purified hyaluronic acid in 3 forms. This includes a broad-spectrum combination to reach deeper into the epidermis and hydrate to noticeably firm and plump skin.


Get the benefits of a retinoid, without the irritation. The Suddenly Smooth RetinAll hydrates as it visibly lifts, brightens, and targets the appearance of even the most difficult wrinkles.


The ultimate dark spot, the VitaCorrect Solution visibly reduces existing dark spots, plus helps fight the emergence of future spots.

How do I stay looking 

as young as I can: Serovital


Fur Baby Sweatshirts 

Stella is a sweatshirt girl! She absolutely loves them and if they are within her reach, she will grab them and take them to the door because she knows if she puts on a sweatshirt she’s going somewhere, lol! All her Fufu clothes but the sweatshirts are the favorite. I too have a favorite brand for our fur babies and that is a seller on Etsy. I just ordered a third for her, the embroidered Name sweatshirt below, but isn’t the Santa Baby Sweatshirt terrific. A few of you have asked me for the link already so I thought I would share it here!

Victoria Emerson

I have a loved Victoria Emerson Cuffs for years! Their sales have been killing it lately for the holidays! At these prices, definitely pick up some for you too. Here are the ones I just got and are my favorites of the season.

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Kendra Scott X’s Barbie Collection

I jumped for joy when I saw that Kendra Scott was partnering with Barbie to do a jewelry collection! I want them all!!

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Barbie Dreamhouse™ and Kendra Scott's 20th anniversary, this iconic collaboration has arrived just in time for the holiday season. AND Both brands empower women and get back!

GibsonLook ~ My Favorite Clothing Brand

This year the clothing brand Gibsonlook quickly became one of my favorites of all time! The price points are affordable styles so on trend, always including classics as well and the company is a dream to work with! They are having a huge Black Friday sale going on right now and you will not be sorry! Here are some of my recent favorites!

Use my Code ANDREA10 for more off.

Cranberry Cowl Neck HERE
5 Colors!
AND the Jeans
from Target, my FAV this season and only 

Black Cut Out Top HERE

Top HERE // Pants HERE
(My Favorite Outfit of the Year!)

Striped Sweater HERE

That Hot Pink Slip Dress in the first Picture is a BIG time favorite from Target and only $28

Dyson ~ 

My Favorite Household Tool

(AND the only one I'd be ok with getting 

for Christmas, lol)

This is the only household tool that I would be overjoyed with getting under the tree: The cordless DYSON V8 Original Vacuum!! Now, to be honest, I did not get this as a gift, Mr. Nine went out and got it when we first moved into our house but I have pretty much used it almost every day since then and I love it love it love it! Plus it is a major sale right now!

 Teddy Blake Bags

It’s no Secret that I love handbags by Teddy Blake! I own 8! Italian handcrafted luxury handbags without Price tags over $1000. Heck, Chanel is now even over 10,000. 

My mom is proof of a happy Teddy Blake bag gift recipient! She loves her Bella duo as much as I do!

USE CODE: TBANDREAN30 for $30 off a bag.

Favorite Perfumes

I love it when someone ask what perfume I’m wearing because I can never smell it on my self, lol! But I definitely have my top five favorites that have been my favorites for years! The top one being Chanel.

Favorite Coffee

If you are local, you do not want to miss one of my favorite holiday open houses at the Refinery Coffee. My friend Regina is the owner, and she is the best coffee roaster in all the land! At this open house (Dec 2 from 9am-2pm), she not only allows you to use your punch card but offers two dollars off every pound of coffee. I’ve already put my order in. Loved taking Stella in the other day, of course in her red sweatshirt! I am also a big fan of Peet's Coffee and their medium roast.

What is Your Favorite Gift to 
Give or Get??

I should do part two to this one because I have lots more, but I don’t want to make the post too long and I need to get prepping all my sides for tomorrow.


See you soon and Have a 

Happy Thanksgiving my loves!!