WHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY...HOLIDAY EDITION

What a week does not even begin to sum up all the things that happened! One of our boys got engaged, our last one graduated from college and the holiday season is in full swing. 

I just realized that I don’t think Shay and Sheaffer are doing this link-up this month but I have lots of What’s Up to share so I’m moving forward.

Let's get to it!

 

1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: It’s really more about what all is being made, my goodness, so much baking and cooking and all the things, but here are some favorites/traditions. And of course we are munching on some healthier options like the Festive Christmas Fruit Wreath I made on Monday!

 

My annual Red Velvet Cake. See how I make it HERE

Date Pinwheels..my mom's specialty and she makes them every year for me. Recipe HERE.


Of course I put together my annual Cookie Trays, just not as many this year.


Oh and I did make Sheet pan Mongolian Beef for dinner one night…so tasty

 

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT:

This was the last picture taken of the boys before the youngest on the right, stopped believing in Santa. Going to try and re-create it on Christmas.

 

This is one of my favorite pictures on Christmas morning of my mom and I in our satin pajamas over 30 years ago.

 

3: WHAT I’M LOVING: 

That these 2 cuties made it official! We’re getting a daughter!! 


That our youngest graduated from college early and magna cum laude at that.


I feel like a broken record talking about this but so many of you have purchased it and are loving it just like I do so I just wanted to mention once again, my favorite beauty brand of the year and probably forever, Serovital! Click HERE to get you some youthfulness in bottles and use code: ANDREA15


Getting my Chick-FIL-A Peppermint Chip Shake weekly! 

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Stella Mae’s first birthday last week and how this time last year didn’t even know she would be a reality.


Attended a fun party Saturday night..about 40-50 there in our friend's beautiful home. So much fun!



And me: Wrapping, shopping, cooking and baking, and more wrapping, shopping, cooking and baking and all those last-minute errands. lol 

 

5: WHAT I’M DREADING:

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

 

6: WHAT I’M WORKING ON: I’ve been buying all the things and will get the berries In a couple days to make this on Christmas Day..so pretty!!

 

7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: 

A festive Christmas Dinner tonight. A Blizzard Headed our way.


Christmas Cards Sent and Received. So happy to get out family Christmas cards this year. I missed doing it last year. Even though the boys live on their own, nice to have the crew together for these cards and on the back, I put all 3 of them with their gals. Fun seeing the cards come in too. I hang them around the window in our kitchen. Next year they'll be a wifey in it!!


AND...

Honestly, beside's the holiday's, The art of doing nothing. I always do, do, do so a little downtime will be so nice!



8: WHAT I’M WATCHING & READING: 

From Scratch, Yellowstone, 1923 and Tomorrow Binging: EMILY IN PARIS!!


9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO:

Christmas Music! 

 

10: WHAT I’M WEARING:

All the Christmas festiveness of course and some comfy.

This AMAZING JUMPSUIT HERE



Vest HERE // Joggers HERE // Sweatshirt HERE // The Sneaks that went Viral on TikTok HERE

Sweater HERE // Skirt HERE // Booties HERE

11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND:

Celebrating the Birth of our savior and enjoying family. 

 

12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH:

Soooo many Things like our son’s birthday, possible trip, organizing all the things! A beasties 50th!


 13: FAVORITE QUOTE: I leave you with this quote: Thank you lovelies for making the MAGIC Happen!!

 


 From our Family to Yours
Merry Christmas MY LOVES!!





15 comments:

  1. Your Christmas treats all look amazing BUT CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting for your son and you and your whole family- wonderful times ahead! Merry Christmas My Friend! XO

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  2. I adore this jumpsuit on you! What goodness going on here. So happy for your one son's engagement and your other son's graduation! Enjoy your holiday time my friend and I am so grateful for our friendship. Can't wait to start Emily in Paris as well!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  3. A wedding in the future for your family???? HOW EXCITING!!!!!
    I am loving your & the Mr.'s little peppermint matching outfits! You two are just too fun.
    I can not wait for Emily in Paris!!! Binge TIme!

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  4. Wow congratulations to your son and the whole family!!

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  5. Congrats on both son's exciting news and you definitely deserve a break.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. SO much to celebrate!! And how has your youngest graduated college already, I feel like he just graduated high school. And YUM to red velvet cake - hoping to make one this week too <3

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  7. So many wonderful things happening this month! You are going to be the best mother in law! Congrats to both of your sons!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  8. Oh my goodness, how exciting! Congratulations to everyone on the big engagement. It will be fun to see all of the wedding festivities come together. Have a very merry Christmas, Andrea. And tell the whole family we say hi!

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  9. OH EEEEK! Congratulations on the engagement! That is so exciting! I know you're over the moon! And yes to CFA peppermint milkshakes!! They are one of my favorite treats of all time! I wish that they had them year round!

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  10. Anonymous22.12.22

    This post makes my heart happy! Merry Christmas my friend and love you!!! Xo, Caroline

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  11. Love that jumpsuit on you! So fabulous! I'm really excited for your son and his new fiance! What a wonderful Christmas! Can't wait to see your beautiful charcuterie wreath! It's going to be stunning!

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  12. Anonymous22.12.22

    How exciting you're gaining a daughter!!! Congratulations!!!

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  13. That comment was from meπŸ˜‚πŸ‘†πŸ»

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  14. So much to celebrate. Congrats on getting a new daughter soon! So much yummy food. Looks like it was such a great holiday season. Happy 1st birthday Stella!

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  15. I really have been out of touch for awhile. Thank you for your beautiful card of your beautiful family. How exciting about the 1st engagement of two (I'm reading backwards). That jumpsuit looks fabulous on you. Sleigh!!! I hope it was a magical holiday!

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