What's Up Wednesday..WOW APRIL

Happy middle of the week, friends! Can I just get a wow WOW for what the month of April has been! What a whirlwind of goodness. Of course, the weather’s been up and down, but I’ve never let that detour me from having fun, lol.

1: WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK: I have been eating extra healthy and one thing I am devouring is a salad mixture with Marinated mozzarella balls, the oil from them, tomatoes, cucumbers and a tablespoon of pesto; so easy,

so colorful and so yummy!

For a quick meal, we have also been loving the Costco Chicken Fillets with Brioche buns!

AND when Not eating Healthy NUTELLA BISCUITS that we first got in Paris. Can't fun d hear but Mr. Nine found on Amazon.

2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Our trip to London and Paris. We left exactly one month ago today and Oh, I wish we would’ve had longer. All the recaps are on the blog in the last couple weeks. Here is a favorite picture from the trip with Mr. Nine.

3: WHAT I’M LOVING: They opened our pool on Monday, so I cannot wait till it gets a little warmer and we can enjoy. SPRING: Flowing Trees, Spring Blooms, Green Grass, and Bird's Chirping! 

Obviously Queen of the Pool if I own 2 shirts, LOL. Lots on Ebay HERE

And Shopping with Sweet Stella. She is so good in the stores.

4: WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: LOTS! Including Going to Greenhouses with Mom gathering our posies. Attending a fabulous Laura Geller Luncheon and girl time with the Blonde Squad last week in Chicago.

The Amazing Laura Geller...funny, precious and smart!

5: WHAT I’M DREADING: Summertime going way too fast.

6. WHAT I'M WORKING ON: Tons always and booking our Mother's Day Brunch!

7: WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Well, I think that’s a given, having first time grand-babies, those twins are going to be so much fun! See post HERE where I announced this..

We got the kids unisex onesies in Paris and put in their Easter Eggs. 

There are those beauties, will find out sexes in a few short weeks!

8: WHAT I’M WATCHING & READING: Ted Lasso, Yellow Jackets, American Idol. Sad to see Ryan Secrest go but I am loving Live with Kelly and Mark!


The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey. Get it HERE.

AND NEXT: The Mostly True Story or Tanner and Louise by Colleen Oakley. Get it HERE.

Because my mom said it is one of the rare 5/5 stars! 


9: WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: Country, Classic Rock, 80's


10: WHAT I’M WEARING: Since I never did a dedicated post to what I wore in Europe and many you have asked for it, here are a few of my favorite trip outfits with links! I have several more with pieces from Chicwish and I will share in a dedicated post. ALL the outfits are also listed on my LTK. (Like to Know It.

Trench HERE // Hat HERE // Shoes HERE //
( I absolutely NEEDED this bag, it was perfect!)

Blazer HERE // Jeans HERE // Belt HERE // Tee HERE // Boots HERE 
(wore these boots A LOT as comfortable AND waterproof)

Top HERE // Beret HERE // Pants HERE // Shoes HERE // Belt HERE

Trench HERE // Hat HERE//  Skirt HERE //Shoes HERE

Sweater HERE // Tee HERE //Bag HERE // Boots HERE 

Jacket HERE // Pants HERE // Boots HERE

Jacket HERE// Jeans HERE // Sneakers HERE

Coat HERE // Dress HERE // Sneakers HERE // Sunnies HERE


11: WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: Planting some of my annuals in flower pots and getting the landscape beds ready and hopefully some sort of shenanigans. Here are last year's front steps posies.

12: WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Mother’s Day, A visit from an Aunt and Uncle, Pool Time, lots of flower tending, our Anniversary with maybe a getaway! 

13: FAVORITE AMAZON FIND: see number one, lol, because the delicious Nutella Biscuits deserve another mention. AND you can get individual Biscuit Pouches for lunches too! 

 Hope your week is going GREAT!



 LINKING-UP with Momfessionals Friday Favorites Style on the Daily // Metamorphosis Monday // Thursday Fashion Files // 

Love your Creativity // Hello Monday // Inspire Me Tuesday



  1. We have that brand of chicken nuggets, but I didn't know they also had patties. A brioche bun makes everything better - I know there are also hot dog buns. Brioche makes the best grilled cheese and french toast, too! Butter! I love your trip outfits. You looked so European! You have so much to look forward to - pool and twins being my personal favorites!

  2. So much goodness in this post! Love all your Europe looks and so excited for your grandbabies. I ended up copying that cucumber and tomato salad dish you mentioned on your stories. So good!


  3. You have so many fun things going on right now! Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea!

  4. I am devouring all of your fashion :) So much to look forward to- you are blessed!

  5. What an April to remember! So exciting to find out the gender of those twins too and then the real shopping can begin!
    You looked tres chic on your trip!
    I saw those Nutella biscuits at our Walmart the other day - I am staying far away from those babies because I bet I'd eat them all!

  6. April was the best month for you! Those Paris onesies are adorable! So fun to see you last week! I just added those Nutella biscuits to my cart!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  7. Nutella biscuits sound amazing!! Tanner and Louise is sooo good, enjoy!

  8. Girl, how many suitcases did you bring to Europe! Fashion maven! I adore that photo of you and the Mr in Paris. That's a framer for sure! That salad you've been making sounds delish! It sounds like a busy and fun time for you! Enjoy it all!

  9. Lot's of goodness to unpack in this post! I started Quarry girls, but took a break for some different books. I need to get back to it! Love your pool tees! I can't wait to get gardening, too! Although I'm not as green thumbed as you are, I still love the flowers!

  10. Lots of happenings! So exciting! I am so looking forward to summer, a vacay and some laid back time!

  11. Anonymous26.4.23

    I love all of the outfits that you wore on your trip, they are all fabulous and you look beautiful! Also, you NEED to frame that photo of you and the mister, it is incredible! Last week was so much fun, and I am thrilled that we got to see each other! Love you friend! XO, Caroline

  12. I'm surprised that your pool time is now. I mean ours is just starting and it's way warmer here. You must not be a wimp like we are, haha.
    I just love seeing what you wore on your trip. You have the best style Andrea,

  13. I'm definitely checking out Tanner & Louise and I'm off to catch up on your babies announcement post AND your Europe posts!

  14. I love all of the outfits you wore on your trip. That salad looks so good and so easy to make. Yes, now is the perfect time for planting spring flowers. I will be adding these books to my list.

  15. Your salad looks so good, I can't wait until it gets warmer here so I can eat more salads. Those Nutella biscuits are amazing, I have a pack in the cupboard which you have just reminded me about. I love the outfits you wore for your trip.

  16. Okay, I just ordered the Nutella Biscuits, had never heard of them but will be so good with a cup of java. You will be the sassiest Gran of all for sure. Happy weekend!

  17. Anonymous1.5.23

    Lovely photos, love that red dress! I just ordered the ruffled jacket in both colors to see which looks best, leaning towards black as I have many things that would be enhanced. You are very inspiring!

  18. That salad looks so good! I'll have to try that! I love fresh mozz!


Thank you for taking the time to Browse my Blog. Your comments mean the world to me and I treasure each and every one!! If you are a non-reply blogger I won’t be able to respond via email. Kindness and Love, xo