That’s a Wrap and Friday Favorites

What a difference a week makes! Friday, I am very happy to see you once again and unlike last week I welcome you with absolutely no trepidation! I’m sharing some Friday favorites today and just a little update – we’ve been out of school ALL WEEK. Unfortunately power has not been restored to all of our schools so Monday is the day we go back. Please continue to send your prayers and well wishes because there are so many people who are still suffering. You’ll see in my photos lots of debris, that’s the norm everywhere. A reminder of what happened earlier this week.

First up this dress, oh, this dress.  Classic.  Chic.  Flattering, on every single body type. Yes, I am referring to the wrap dress. I adore this dress and I am currently looking for opportunities to wear it! Ha!  How often does that happen?

So last week while prepping for Hurricane Irma I managed to read a few of the blogs I follow.  Seriously I follow a ton on Bloglovin and I get all kinds of anxious when I can’t keep up.  But this dress caught my eye on the ever stylish, cute as a button, fellow Floridian Alyson of The Modern Savvy. Without giving it a second thought I clicked her link and ordered this gorgeous Maggy London wrap dress on sale for a steal!!! Honestly, this dress is normally priced at $148 and you can get it for $49.99. For size reference I ordered a small.

Favorite #2 involves me doing something I should have NEVER done. I bought these:
It was a moment of weakness after dropping Nolan off at his friend’s house to catch a ride back to school. I was paying for my groceries and there THEY were, ugh, dang they are good! I’m going to have to call my two blogging besties out for this new obsession, that’s right Andrea  and Lisa have both talked about these babies. Thank goodness the bag was small because I ate the whole thing. Now I am scheming ways to incorporate them into recipes, I’m thinking they’d be pretty tasty in a cookie!

Favorite #3 is the manicure I gave myself this week. I have the hardest time keeping nail polish on my nails. I’m not sure if I just have oily nail beds or what but regardless of what brand I try or what top coat I use my nail polish peels off. Like in sheets. I can’t stop peeling it off once it starts. This week in my spare time (which btw I had a lot of thanks to Irma) I think I finally found a combo that works for me. They are all products I’ve used before but now that I’ve combined them I think I have found a solution! I’m using these three products:


The end result looks like this, and this was almost 2 days after I painted my nails!  I think my kindergarten friends will be so pleased!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite #4 involves a good laugh! With the stress of the impending storm I baked and cooked like a crazy woman, apparently I wasn’t alone because I saw this on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally favorite #5, my man child, Nolan coming home for a few days during the storm.  Although he is almost 20 he still needs his momma and that feels good.  It’s weird when your kids are over 18 because they are adults and therefore you have no right to things like their medical information (even though it’s our insurance).  While we were at the ER everyone kept talking to him and calling him Mr. Rohr.  What?  When did that happen because this is how I see him:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not like this 6 foot tall man! 

I swear I blinked and he grew up. I can’t even get started on my other baby who will turn 18 soon. It’s true that the days are long but the years are short!

I hope you enjoyed my Friday favorites, for a list of the link ups I join each week, please check out the header on this page. Just a little something I threw together. Ha! Except NOT, honestly every little technical change I make on this blog is a process but one I am proud of so please click on it and enjoy!

Have a fabulous weekend friends and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

xo,
Kellyann

Shop wrap dresses here:
Maggy London – Velvet Wrap Dress Women’s Dress • Maggy London • $128
Ramona Wrap – Black • Maggy London • $49.99
Maggy London Cap-Sleeve Jersey Wrap Dress, Blue Pattern • Maggy London • $40
Women’s Maggy London Palm Spray Print Wrap Dress • Maggy London • $64.90
Petite Women’s Maggy London Palm Leaf Wrap Dress • Maggy London • $64.89

16 thoughts on “That’s a Wrap and Friday Favorites”

  1. Aha ha ah, I told ya those caramel M&M’s would suck you in!!! Yes, do a cookie recipe and share!!! YUM!!! Aww look sweet Nolan, yes so weird about the Mr. thing, I know. They are babies still, just babies!!! LOL!! You manicure is absolutely gorgeous!! And ok, Let’s “wrap” this up by saying va va va voom, that is one stunning dress and you look ever so stunning in it!!! LOVE!!! Wishing you a much more peaceful weekend my friend!!

    1. Oh those M&M’s!!!!! I never expected them to be that good – darn!
      I wonder what it’s like for my parents, we are all old and is it weird for them too? I mean my sister is 54, I’m 49 and my brother is 45. When am I going to stop thinking my kids are my babies? Ever? I doubt it, lol.
      You are always so sweet with your compliments, my husband actually told me he liked the dress too. I felt like a hot mess in it because I was rushing to get pictures done last night and my hair was a disgusting mess! It has been so humid this week and my hair just can’t keep up. I am praying for cooler weather but in reality that will still be another couple of months.
      I am so looking forward to a relaxing weekend with no storm prep, although we are still putting some things back where they belong. We had to move everything from our back porch and pool area and now it all needs to go back.
      Have a wonderful weekend my love!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. You look amazing in that dress!!!! My oldest is a sophomore now and all I can think of is I only have 2 more Summers!!! 😱
    Jaymie

    1. Thanks Jaymie! Oh, the time goes way too fast once they hit high school. The good thing is they usually come home for Summer but it’s weird when they leave, a little piece of my heart leaves every time too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. 3 words…VA VA VOOM! That dress is a knockout. Would you believe I’ve never owned a wrap dress? The dress that is supposed to be great on everyone intimidates me for some strange reason. Go figure! Nolan being called Mr…that had be strange. He’s just a kid, right?! A really TALL kid…LOL Hope he’s feeling good as new now. So, sorry about the M&M’s. hahaha! There are some things we should just probably keep to ourselves for the sake of our friends. (shhh, don’t tell. I have 3 bags in the pantry I picked up at the Dollar Tree😳) I hear ya’ on the nails. What a pain. One of my girlfriends told me about the is CND Vinylux polish she’s been using. I’ve seen it in magazines. She said it stays on 2 weeks. Next time I take a break from getting mine done, I’m going to try that polish. Have a great, hurricane free weekend beautiful!!!!
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    1. So I had a wrap dress years ago but I felt like it kept flying open every time wind blew! This one has a snap up top but the bottom could potentially be a problem, I’ll keep ya posted! You should get one, it would look great on you!
      Dang you and Andrea with those M&M’s!!!! And now you tell me about the Dollar Tree? Looks like I’m headed there to feed my addiction, ha, see what I did there? Of course you did! I want to bake some cookies with them but I can’t find eggs in any of our stores yet! Can you believe it?And there’s no milk to be had anywhere. Ugh.
      So now I am going to have to hunt down this nail stuff, 2 weeks? I’d be happy to get 5 days! So far mine are holding up, I’m hoping to make it through the weekend with them and possibly repaint on Sunday. You know I have to please the nail polish bully!
      Nolan is still not well, in fact, I am thinking I need to find him a doctor up in Gainesville and go there with him. His left tonsil is still swollen and he’s not talking normally yet. He finished the steroids but still has a few days left of the antibiotics so we’re hopeful. Ugh,it’s hard having him away from home and more difficult because he has no car there so he has to rely on the bus system. To make matters worse he dropped his phone and the screen is DESTROYED. He certainly has some obstacles to clear.Before you feel too badly for him know this:last night we were texting and he told me that he and his roommates were goofing off in their tall socks and underwear! I died laughing because he is the shortest among his roommates (and he’s 6 ft) and these boys are all sweet, momma’s boys who get offended if there’s alcohol in the vicinity of their living quarters so imagining them being so silly was priceless!
      Ok, I think you’re all caught up on my life today dear friend! I hope you have a marvelous weekend and that sweet Katie’s hazing is OVER, God bless her!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. I love caramel, so I may have to check out these caramel M&M’s. YUM!!! I am glad to hear they are good! That wrap dress really is just simply gorgeous on you and I love the blue color. My kids are 8 and 11 and especially with my oldest, it is hard to think how fast he’s growing up. I really do still remember him in onesies! Sigh!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com
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    1. Oh those caramel M&M’s are so good, my husband even liked them! I baked them into a cookie recipe this weekend and they were fantastic! I really like the blue dress, glad you liked it too. I honestly needed a good, grown up dress – I feel like I wear a lot of fun dresses and this one is more of a classic so I feel more like a grow up in it if that makes sense. Although at 49 I should seriously always be feeling like a grown up, lol! And darn it all, these kids growing up – I wish they could just stay young forever, I love being a mom and having my babies under one roof but such is life.
      Thanks so much Carrie!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    1. Thanks so much Suzy! Count your blessings that the caramel M&Ms haven’t made it your way yet – they are seriously addicting!!! My husband even likes them and he’s not much of a candy person. I baked cookies this weekend and threw them in and let me tell you they were delicious. But if I keep buying them I will outgrow my clothes so I need make like I live in Portugal and act like they aren’t staring out at me from the shelves of the grocery store!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. I enjoyed this post so much Kellyann, thanks for sharing your latest, especially in such a pretty wrap dress. I can totally see Andrea and Lisa as your blogging besties too, since your styles are so similar. Continued prayers for you and your state!

    P.S. Love your nails and I am jealous of them!
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    1. Thanks Ada, I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I do love that wrap dress! I’ve been so blessed to “meet” such wonderful women through blogging. I certainly consider you a blessing as well, I’m so happy to have made your acquaintance! And you know what? Right now my nails aren’t painted and they look horrible, ha!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. Oh, you look gorgeous in this blue wrap dress! You need to find an occasion to wear it asap! Thanks for sharing your winning combination for nail polish. I cannot seem to keep polish on mine, either, so I need to give this a try. Loved seeing the photo of you and your son. Such cuties.

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    1. Thanks Jennie! I don’t always do Friday Favorites but I had fun. I got almost 6 days out of that nail polish which was incredible for me. Hope it works for you too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

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