I really do not like that November is just going so fast. I mean I’m just getting started with the holidays! I love it so much! The good news is I am all done decorating; the bad news is boy, I need to get my shopping on, lol. Reminder to look at all my gift guides I am putting out there. LOL. Have you even started shopping yet? 

1. Baltimore

It was the first time to Baltimore and Mr. Nine and I really did not know what to think. The kids do not love it out there but they are assimilating. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised with how charming it was. Although it rained all day Friday and it’s a 9 Hour Drive, Saturday we got the perfect football day to watch our beloved Notre Dame which are in our own backyard here at home, played in the Baltimore ravens stadium I guess movie. My daddy was an eight year Navy man so this was such a fun game.


We went sightseeing as much as we could on Friday and we fell in love with all the little corner bars and taverns. Catching up with the kids was the best part.

Game Day was simply the best! Notre Dame barely squeaked by. that night after dining alfresco because the weather was so good, we went back and played Uno, our son’s girlfriend made a beautiful charcuterie and we watched a movie together. Truly sad to depart early the next morning for the drive home but happy to see them next week. Yay!

2. Gift Ideas

Coming in strong friends and you are loving them. Everyone I’ve talked to said that mine a not over the top in your face and they appreciate the inspiration.

Guide for Couples

On Monday I gave you the Gift Guides for Guys. Happy here to bring you a couples guide. I love getting couples gifts for the kids and their gals.

Jammies Under $25

Such adorable under $25 jammies and my favorites are the Thermal Pajamas Sets (lots of patterns) from Target!

Christmas Crew Set // Plaid Set // Leopard Pants Set // Holiday Tree Set

Rustic Gem Jewelry
Ah, my beloved Rustic Gem! Affordable Jewelry is AWAYS a good idea! I’ve been sharing them a lot on social media because they are the most beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces; women owned, sustainable and the sweetest people on earth! You will love all the pieces! I am sharing some of my favorites here and I am honored to have my own Landing Page on their site and everything is 30% off.
Beautiful Necklace HERE / Earrings HERE

3. Faux AND Real Leather

Isn’t this DRESS just a dream! It is on sale for $33 and from the Scoop line at Walmart. I really love the faux leather this season as long as it’s not too hot on this menopausal body, lol! This dress fits the bill perfectly and comes in three colors. AND BAG SWOON! The Teddy Blake "Stella" is definitely a fav and hello REAL ITALIAN LEATHER. Use Code: TBANDREAN30 for $30 off.

4. Week's Attire

All these pieces very affordable and would make great gifts for you and them!

I cannot tell you how much I love this sweatshirt and it comes in tons of colors. It fits true to size and it’s just so much better than an ordinary hoodie or crew. Target affordable!

I call this sweater chunky cutie! This cable knit sweater is toasty warm also comes in a few colors but I just gravitated to the rust color. It would be perfect for Thanksgiving. Also very Target affordable. AND MY FAVORITE JEANS right here too!

Isn’t the shade of this sweater so pretty, such a great pink! ON MAJOR 42% off SALE!! This is by 1state from Nordstrom and I just love the sleeves and the weight of it. Dress it up or dress it or down; it’s just a goodie!

5. Misc. Fun


Monday ~ Gift Guides for Him

Wednesday ~ How to Wear a Sweater Vest


We got several inches of snow on Wednesday night and 

Miss Stella LOVED it!


Have a great weekend my sweet Loves.

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. Congratulations on your collection with Rustic Gem! That is so very exciting and the pieces are great! Woo hoo!!!!
    Glad you had fun in Baltimore and that those cute kids will be home next week!!

  2. Such a wonderful trip- I am sure your heart was full Mama! Congrats on your collection- so exciting!

  3. You know I love that dress! It's super cute on you!

  4. It looks like you got more snow than we did, we had quite a few flakes but the ground was still warm enough to melt most of it. I am sure you are looking forward to a full house next week!

  5. Congrats on making the landing page for Rustic Gem! The family time looked amazing and I adore all your looks. Especially that faux leather dress. Enjoy your weekend Andrea!

  6. How cool that Rustic Gem's has you featured! Congrats! Stella looks adorable in her winter coat!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. I love your first outfit. It is so pretty! Way to go on being featured! You deserve it.

  8. Anonymous18.11.22

    I am so happy that you enjoyed your trip to Baltimore. That faux leather dress looks fantastic on you and that is SO cool that you are on the Rustic Gem website! Have a glorious weekend my friend! XO, Caroline

  9. Of course you're featured on the jewelry site!! You're a star, my friend,

  10. Those couples gifts are so cute! I bet it was wonderful to see your son and his girlfriend.

  11. Congrats on the jewelry line. That's exciting

  12. We're decorating today - so ready and excited! But I already feel behind lol. Have a beautiful weekend, friend! XOXO


  13. Glad you had a nice visit with the fam! And I am at Target constantly, so I will definitely be checking out all of your gems on my next trip! :)

  14. Congratulations! That's fantastic. Also, snow? Already? Brr I hate it. Enjoy your weekend.

  15. Sounds like a good trip to Baltimore! Love that dress on you.

  16. That Cooking for Two cookbook would be perfect for my momma because she's always saying how it's impossible to cook for just herself and my dad now that my brothers and I are all out of the house!


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