FRIDAY FAVORITES....THE FLORAL EDITION

Happy precious, Friday precious friends!!! Yeehaw the weekend is here!! Hard to believe it is the last one in April. Flowers are popping up all over; in the ground, on clothing, on home decor. You name it, floral is HOT. Busy, busy weekend round here, hope yours is sweet and super fun! 

1. Picking Posies
Today is the day...my mom and mine annual "Picking out our Summer flowers!" We will probably be in about a gazillion greenhouses today and filling dozens of pots with soil for our planting pleasure. Thanks goodness I inherited her green thumb!!

Here are some new petunias called "Pink Sky" that I bought already before they sold out, can't wait to put these in some black pots.

I have purple ones too called "Night Sky"

And these are just a few of my posies from last year. Monday I will be in a Blog Hop with the ladies of The Blended Blog talking about May Flowers and all things Spring Pretty!!

2. Blogging Blooming Friendships
Kellyann from This Blonde's Shopping Bag is a true blogging sister in every sense of the word. She sent me the most uplifting note and a few of her favorite things as we have very similar tastes and style. I am reminded on a daily basis how many wonderful and compassionate women are out there to support and lift one another up. Just when hope is lost on people you may encounter in your real life, a blogging friend brightens up your heart and reminds you why we post and share....to inspire and encourage one another. If you haven't already; check out her sweet Blog, she finds the best deals and always looks adorable and polished. A true beauty inside and out! 

How much do you LOVE Kellyann's Floral Dress. She is stunning and shines in Floral. 
LOVE the pink flowers.

3. Week's Attire
Target Top, JC Penny pants, Charming Charlie necklace

JC Penny Dress, Target Cardigan, Sole Society boots, American Eagle necklace

Macy's Cardigan, Gift Shop necklace, Loft pants.

4. Floral Tee
Had to get on a waiting list for this floral tee from Mindy Mae's Market but they restock quickly and what a comfy and cute tee it is!
Tee HERE // Sandals HERE

more inspo for this actual tee



5. Misc. FUN
New Napkin Rings...I repurposed my napkins and chargers from Easter with a fresh set of Dahlia Napkin Rings, from Pier One 
Champagne Dahlia Napkin Rings HERE

My New Tommy Bahama Citronella Candle from Home Goods

YES!! Our youngest gets inducted into the National Honor Society on Sunday. Look at the cute tlilttle owls they sent home to tell parents. So cute and we're so PROUD!!

HAVE ONE HOOT OF A WEEKEND FRIENDS!!

Linking up with  Amanda // Friday Favorites  // Oh Hey, Friday  // High 5 For Friday // 5 on Friday // Fashion Friday
xoxo


PINEAPPLE PUSHER, WUW and SPRING FEVER LINK-UP



Just call me your pineapple pusher. You all know I am crazy for pineapples and that love just got crazier with this softer than a baby's butt Pineapple Sweatshirt. This puppy was on back-order but boy was it worth the wait. Literally the softest piece of clothing I have ever owned. Welcome to our weekly fashion link-up, as well as, the last Wednesday of the month What's Up Wednesday with ShayMel & Sheaffer 


This sweatshirt can be dressed up or down. I had it styled with white jeans and Tory Burch Miller sandals but decided just to be casual and comfy on this day. As much as I love pumps and wedges and booties, I have amassed quite the collection of retro tennies which take me back. These Adidas Stan Smith's remind me of my favorite "Prince" brand tennis racket back in the day. 




This is the perfect little running around doing errands outfit. Nice and soft, bright and cheery and I bet someone is bound to comment on your pineapples, lol. 


Pineapple Sweatshirt HERE // Adidas Stan Smith's HERE
Gap Girlfriend Jean Similar HERE

Now, time for some What's Up in the Nine neck of the woods

1. WHAT WE’RE EATING THIS WEEK:  5 ingredient Chicken and Pasta, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
RECIPE HERE

RECIPE HERE
2. WHAT I’M REMINISCING ABOUT: Mine and Mr. Nine's anniversary is next month and often we would take a long Memorial day weekend trip down to Gatlinburg, which is where we got married. It often included hiking to see beautiful waterfalls and here's one of the fun little pictures I came across. 

3. WHAT I’M LOVING: fresh signs of spring, the beautiful green grasses and the beautiful blooming trees.
4. WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO: Finishing up new house details and thinking about getting the house "sell ready" for when we put it on the market in a few months. 
5. WHAT I’M DREADING: Nothing, I mean my boys are coming home and it's almost SUMMER.
6. WHAT I’M WORKING ON: Our summer bucket list.
7. WHAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT: Having all my boys home for the summer and as I mentioned Friday, they all have jobs, LOL!
                                  This is what they wish they could be doing all summer, lol

8. WHAT I’M WATCHING/READING: In addition to a regular shows, we are watching, The Americans, Sneaky Pete, Better Call Saul and the reboot of Prison Break. 


Reading: Cookbooks Like this one..Boys got me for Christmas..so many GREAT Recipes.I'm in a cooking rut so I need some new recipes and inspiration. 



9. WHAT I’M LISTENING TO: lots of Ed Sheeran, current an old-school country, the birds chirping and a Hoot Owl in our backwoods. 

10. WHAT I’M WEARING: Besides Pineapples, Maxi dresses with Jean jackets or chambray shirts.
                                                      Cannot wait for summer beach days!




11. WHAT I’M DOING THIS WEEKEND: picking out my annual flowers with my mom, and heading to see one of her college boys at college & his place employment and bring a few of his million clothes and supplies home seeing as he only has one more week of college, so hard to believe!
12. WHAT I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH: Such an Easy One: A Trip to Toronto to see my Blended Blog sisters! 11 Bloggers/friends in one city..whoohoo!!

13. WHAT ELSE IS NEW: Wow, nothing
BONUS: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPRING/SUMMER SHOE: It's a tie between lace up espadrilles (I have 5 pairs) or my new favs....that I never thought I'd like....the slip on.
HERE  and HERE


Now Link-Up Friends. So we can see what you are stylin' 

AND Head over to The Blended Blog where 
I'll showcase MY FAVOTITE OUTFIT RE-CREATIONS
and my last set of Favs from the week before. 
It could be you!!

BISCUITS & GRAVY CASSEROLE

We are a biscuits and gravy family! Well it's only an occasional treat for me, I think my husband and boys can eat them every week! Never once in my life have I made gravy from the packet, I always make it from scratch like my mom and dad always have. Often, I will add scrambled eggs and cheese on top of our Biscuits and Gravy so I decided to combine it all into yummy casserole and I think it was probably the best breakfast casserole I have ever made! I even sent some back with one of a college boys as he thought it was so great.

Yum


What you'll Need

BISCUITS & GRAVY CASSEROLE
Ingredients:
1 can jumbo biscuits
1 lb. pork sausage, cooked & crumbled
1/2 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
8 eggs, (I always use brown eggs)
3 cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
For the gravy
Drippings from the sausage
1/2 stick butter
4 Tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons beef base
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook your sausage until crumbly and drain the sausage on a paper towel to the drippings add your flour and butter and milk to make a room and then slowly adding your milk until the previous ticket. Season with salt and pepper. Spray a  9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Cut up the biscuits and place in the bottom. Next spread the sausage crumbles, then some chopped onion. Spread the shredded cheese. Whisk together your eggs and some salt and pepper and pour over the cheese. Next, pour the gravy over everything and cover with tin foil. Bake for 45 minutes. 
 The biscuits cut up on the bottom with the crumbled sausage and onion.


Cheese and egg mixture on top

Peppering the gravy getting ready to thicken and Bubble


 Pouring Gravy on top before baking


SO GOOD!!

Now head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your yumminess. 
xoxo


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