If you know me, you know that I try to get as much done by December 1st as I can, so I can immerse myself in the season and do all the festive things. I created this title before I knew this first part of December would be squashed by sickness this week for myself and Mr. Nine. Not only have we been down for the count, but we did not get to celebrate our oldest's birthday with him due to not wanting to expose him, Lo, or the twins to any sickness. I think that’s been the hardest part of it all besides being miserable. Mom brought us chicken soup and we’ve been hunkered down watching house renovation shows and Christmas movies so I guess it could be worse, lol. Unfortunately, we probably won’t get to attend a party tomorrow night that I’ve been looking forward to for months. Got to get better and pack in the festiveness. Dang it all!

1. The Twins
But I’ve got some pictures to share! These girls are doing great! I can’t wait to snuggle them after we’re better!
Peeking out of their car cute!

2. Mr. Christmas Winner

I couldn’t believe it, but I won a contest on Instagram with my friend who runs the Instagram Walmart Favs, and with the original Mr. Christmas! Aren’t these items just beautiful! They’re going to fit in perfect with my candy Christmas corner in he Kitchen. Mr. Christmas does it right, vintage cuteness at its best and many items are available at Walmart!!

They've been in business 90 years!!

Oh the Holiday radio plays 12 Christmas Songs.

Get an 18" HERE

She's a Beaut alright Clark. 
Will you look at this 2 foot Pink Ceramic Tree!!

3. Outfits Lately

Obviously didn’t wear any of these this week. It was all pajamas.

Sweater HERE // Leggings HERE// Shoes HERE

Tunic HERE // Leggings HERE // Sneakers HERE

Red Wrap HERE // Plaid Button Up HERE// Leggings HERE // Socks HERE // Boots in Matte HERE

4. Bow Flats

I’m so in love with my new Metallic Bow Shoes from Cecilia New York, called the Brie Bow! I can’t wait to style them with cute tulle skirts, velvet leggings and pixie pants!

5. Misc. Fun


My plan was to have at least one or two lunches a week with friends, so I was at least happy to get one in last week with a dear, old friend of mine! Now to get better! Some of these lunches might have to wait till January!

Home for the Holidays HERE
What She Really Wants HERE 
For Him HERE 
My Fav Stocking Stuffers for Her HERE 
Coffee and Gift Sets HERE


I ask you to pray for our healing, so we can enjoy the season and I pray that you all stay healthy and have a great weekend!  With fingers and toes crossed, I’m hoping to get a Christmas home tour post up for you on Monday!



  1. I hope you get lots of rest this weekend and are up to feeling great in no time... get it all out of your system now so that you can enjoy the rest of the month. Congrats on the IG win! The babies are adorable and I like the black striped sweater a lot. Will check it out!

  2. I love seeing those sweet babies! and I got the same Brie Bow Shoes as you! Love them! Hope you and Mr. Nine get better soon my friend.

  3. I hope you feel better real soon my friend! You still look like a million bucks and I am loving the retro items you won- especially that pink tree- love the pics of your angels too of course :)

  4. I hope you feel better soon, being sick this time of year is the worst!

  5. I am so sorry that you and Mr. Nine were sick. The pics of twins are adorable and loving what you won in this giveaway. Feel better my friend. XO

  6. Sorry to hear you are sick and hope you feel better soon!

  7. Anonymous8.12.23

    Love your new shoes and congrats on winning that content! So exciting and perfect for you!

  8. Those pics of your grandbabies are precious! Hope you feel better soon!

  9. I'm so sorry you've been sick. That's the worst especially around the holidays, but you have a great attitude.
    I love that you won that giveaway...congrats!!

  10. Anonymous8.12.23

    That photo of the girls in their Christmas outfits is SO cute! They are just precious. The decorations that you won are also really cute, I love the pink tree! I can't wait to see the rest of your decorations. I am sending all of the healing vibes and hugs your way my friend. XO, Caroline

  11. So sorry you've been down for the count. Watching reno shows and Christmasmovies in your jammies doesn't sound too terrible. The babies are so adorable ! What a fun contest to win!

  12. Anonymous8.12.23

    I hope you feel better soon! fun! Love the Mr. Christmas things you won. :) Tanya

  13. Anonymous8.12.23

    Hi Andrea, Sending you healthy vibes. We have colds going around and we are hosting our "Sorta Annual Christmas Party" Sunday night. I got to rally tomorrow or I may be under the covers with the fun downstairs. Oh those girls are just precious. Precious! My dad just texted me and asked what my husband Rod wants for Christmas and I texted him back an investor to buy their tech company! Ha! Merry Christmas! I have my boys home but our daughter is with her husband (still sounds strange) in Ohio.
    xo laura in Colorado

  14. Those bow shoes - OOOH LA LA! So festive and fabulous! You both have been in my prayers, I hope you feel better soon! xoxo


  15. Hope you're feeling better!!! Its just the worst time to feel bad - no body has time to slow down ... until the body MAKES you!
    Those twins. I wouldnt mind going out in the cold if I had a cover in a car seat like that - smart!

  16. Oh what a bummer Andrea! I certainly will keep my fingers crossed for you and Mr. Nine.

  17. I hope you are feeling better! The photos of the girls are precious! That Mr Christmas tree is so cool and calling my name!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  18. I hope you both get to feeling 100% real soon! I have been trying to schedule at special activity at least once a week with the kiddos who are interested: yesterday two of my boys came with me to the high school Christmas concert and last week, 3 of them came with me to the Christmas parade. This weekend I will host a very early potluck breakfast with my running gals!

  19. I'm so sorry y'all have been under the weather. I know that stinks so bad that you can't go snuggle those babies! I hope y'all are on the up and up!


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