Hi Beauties! The weather has been so glorious this week that I don’t even care if it’s raining today, I have errands to run anyway, lol. It is the weekend to celebrate moms, not just moms of kids, but moms of fur babies, moms to be, bonus moms, future moms, women who mentor us as moms, and so much love for those who have lost their precious moms, and those who may not have a relationship with their mom. I am beyond blessed to still have my mama here and in good health and engaging in lots of shenanigans with me! She is the best!


1. Day with Mama
Speaking of mama, we had a spectacular day, going to our local Wellfield Botanical Gardens to see the spring blooms, she and Mr. Nine and I, along a Stella Mae signed up to be members and next summer we can get a grandparent membership, lol! We both felt very springy so we captured some pictures. I love my new little compact tripod for taking along on adventures like this.

2. cabi Beaming

The sweater I wore is one of the new releases from my beloved, cabi! It is called the Beaming Sweater, and what a fitting name, because the bright yellow is so sunshine like, and the puff sleeves are so charming! I just love it! I wore the cabi Romance Scarf in my hair and felt blooming sweet!

3. Spanx Gift for Mom
My mama has been loving, all my Spanx lately, especially the air essentials, namely, the Half Zip, which happens to be my favorite piece as well. So guess what she got as an early Mother’s Day gift? I hope you saw the Instagram stories with her reaction. If not, check out the Spanx highlight reel on my Instagram. You can get some fabulous Spanx pieces for yourself and or your mama too and at a discount with code CLOUDNINEXSPANX.
Sweatshirts HERE // White Jeans HERE
OH and the Fab Striped Porch Rug HERE
(it's so good)

4. Nature
I remember that on my summer Friday favorites I usually do a little segment on nature because it is abundant around us. This will often include my beautiful posies, and I can shirt starting to share flower tips on my Instagram stories, especially on Tuesdays. I planted my last pass this week in a few perennials and I’m so glad to have everything in the ground with no signs of have to covering up for frost like I did last year.
This week my orchid-colored Azalea was at its peak so I had to snap this photo.

After I spend 45 minutes wearing all my flowers, I love to sit by the pool in the evening, so serene! Tousled and tired from the day but all's good!

And sweet Stella, every day we go for two laps around the pond, and she’s always mesmerized by the wildlife, especially the darn geese. What she doesn’t know is how mean they are, she just wants to play with them and doesn’t understand why they don’t, lol.

5. Misc. Fun

So mad I don't have photos from my Aunt and Uncle's visit this past weekend, but I did get a pic of my Strawberry Crunch Parfait.


Are you doing anything fun this weekend? I am very much looking forward to Sunday brunch with my peeps, wish all my boys could be there, but you know, geography and jobs, lol. We are going to the same place we went last year, which is a local Italian restaurant that does a brunch so incredibly well and everything is made from scratch, I told Mr. Nine I will be eating 18 mini cannoli’s, lol. And I will be sampling all 100+ items, no just kidding but I’m going to eat a lot. 



Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // Metamorphosis Monday



  1. I always love your posts! And you and your momma are my fave mother/daughter duo! Love ya friend!

  2. Your precious mom looks stunning - so sweet that you surprised her with her own Air Spanx! The video was so cute just like her. Have the very best Mother's Day!
    Love ya,

  3. I loved that story you did with you mom and her Spanx gift. So precious! I adore the yellow sweater on you and so glad you are enjoying your handiwork with yoru flowers. Have a terrific Mother's Day my friend!

  4. You and your mama are the best... and so are your flowers. I need to pick some up and get a few planted this weekend. First we have to celebrate LD's birthday!

  5. Love your sweet time with your Mama! I am going to grab those white jeans-thanks for sharing- exactly the fit I am looking for. Have a wonderful Mother's Day- you deserve the best XO

  6. Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mom!

  7. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.
    What lovely photos of you and your mom, you are both stunning!

  8. What a beautiful Mother's Day edition! Enjoy your brunch and I hope you get spoiled!

  9. Anonymous12.5.23

    You and your mom look beautiful and these photos are so sweet! I also loved your Instagram story where you surprised her with the Spanx sweatshirt. Have an amazing Mother's Day weekend my friend! XO, Caroline

  10. All of your family seems so close, loving and happy! I am not sure it is all sunshine and roses, but well done. Can I ask, will your mother join you on mothers day this Sunday. I know you celebrated with her last week, but was just wondering. My mother has moved to Atlanta last year and is living in a memory care. My sons and I are meeting at her place this Sunday, but I am kind of missing the time with my sons with just me. Is this selfish?!?!

  11. This will be the first mother's day I'm not with all my boys; I realize such is life as they grow up and get jobs and have lives but I am already thinking ahead on how I'll want to make it special when they're all busy (I haven't seen my mom ON mother's day in years and years).

  12. I just adore it when you include your mom Andrea. You two look so amazing, and Happy Mother's Day,

  13. Anonymous12.5.23

    Andrea, how fun to spend time with your mom. I love the photo of the two of you in the Spanks tops. Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Mother’s Day. Julie’s Creative Lifestyle

  14. That parfait looks so yummy! I love those half zip sweatshirts. You two look so cute! Happy Mother's Day!

  15. You sure are lucky to have your mother and to have a good relation ship with her. Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Have a BEAUTIFUL day with your precious family! Happy Mother's Day, sweet friend! xoxo


  17. You and your mom look beautiful! Lana always wants to go after the geese too. Not a good idea! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  18. You and your momma look so pretty and spring-y in your bright colors! I hope you had a great weekend celebrating yourselves!

  19. Love you and your sweet mama! I hope that you all had a great weekend celebrating! LOVE that your mom wanted an air essentials sweatshirt, it is on my wish list too!


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