The Weekenders Book Launch {with FUN Giveaway!}

You all are in for a treat today!  We’ve got a fun book launch and fashion and jewelry giveaway happening today, so get ready for some excitement.

My author friend, Mary Kay Andrews and a few others have cooked up a fun promotion in celebration of her brand new 24th book, The Weekenders.  Mary Kay lives here in Atlanta in the historic Avondale Estates and I went down there this week for a photoshoot at her house.

You might remember that I photographed her other historic Avondale Estates home a couple of years ago at Christmas. It’s a gorgeous tour!  This one is beautiful too and when she gets it finished, she’ll let me come back and shoot it as well. Yay!

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It’s very English cottage in style and has such curb appeal.

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Isn’t this a beautiful walkway??  Love her entry at her new home.

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And one tiny shot of the dining room inside, with her wall of blue and white china.  I couldn’t resist a little peek for y’all to see!

OK, now on to the really fun stuff!

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Mary Kay said this house finally has enough bookcases that hold her books and she can now get them out of boxes and on the shelves.  For an author who has written 24 books in 25 years, that’s quite an accomplishment.  How great that she has these built-ins in her new house!  This is just a portion of them.

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Speaking of books, The Weekenders has just been released and hits the stores May 17th, just in time for the summer beach season.  Reading a Mary Kay Andrews novel just reminds me of summer, they are great reads by the pool or lounging on the beach.  Chick lit at its best! I haven’t had the chance to read this one yet, but you can bet I will!

Here’s my affiliate link for Amazon, in case you want to order soon, just in time for a beach trip!

Since this book is all about traveling and beach houses, we thought it would be fun to do a promotion with all of our readers.  I work with Glamour Farms clothing and they sent me and Mary Kay some tunic tops to wear and we thought it would be very fun to have y’all vote on your favorite outfit for Mary Kay to wear.  She’ll be going on her book signing tour very soon and will be on the go for weeks.

Here’s the giveaway info so you know what you’ll win!  ONE LUCKY reader will win the following:

**$50 gift card to Glamour Farms

**The Weekenders Gift Basket:  Including a copy of THE WEEKENDERS and MKA’s fave things, OPI Strawberry Margarita nail polish, DVD of Bridesmaids, Red Currant aromatherapy candle and WEEKENDERS leather luggage tag.

**Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace

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Glamour Farms Outfit #1:

We are both wearing Glamour Farms  (affiliate link) Keep the Faith tunics (royal Blue) and Dark Coral  with our white pants.  Mine is Royal Blue and Mary Kay’s is coral.  Note that I’m wearing a Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace.  You’ll love her jewelry!

A big congrats to Mary Kay for losing 30 lbs.  Doesn’t she look great?!

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Here is an example of 2 of Lucy’s Inspired prism necklaces.  One is brass toned chain and the other is gray suede.  She also makes those really cool leather cuffs and keys are her signature piece.

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Glamour Farms Outfit #2:  Pretty Please Tunic 

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A closer look at Lucy’s Inspired prism necklace.

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Glamour Farms Outfit #3:   English Gardens Top and Navy Leggings

If you want to order from Glamour Farms, use code Rhoda3 for $10 off your order!  Sale clothing excluded!  

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is vote for your favorite Glamour Farms outfit on our blogs!  Fill out the Rafflecopter widget with your email address, check the box that you are leaving a comment and then…..leave a comment! We’ll choose a random winner in a week!

Stop over to Mary Kay’s blog for her write up on this too. She’s a hoot and you don’t want to miss her post! 

That’s all!  One very fortunate person will win the whole giveaway to enjoy!

Note:  Glamour Farms sponsored this post! 

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- Rhoda


  1. Melanie says:

    Oh my goodness!! What a fabulous giveaway!! I choose outfit 1, but love them all.

  2. I love how all the tops have a flare at the bottom and I choose #2. I like the print and think it would look great with jeans.

  3. My favorite pick is Outfit #1 but they all look great.

  4. Leslie J says:

    No 1 looks great on her! But she does look good in all of them. Love the pink and aqua!

  5. Lisa Cooper says:

    I am loving outfit #1!

  6. I choose outfit #1 but like them all!

  7. Outfit number 1 looks great and comfortable to wear. Enjoyed her house also.

  8. Debbie says:

    I like outfit #1 in the royal blue, but all of them are pretty. Great giveaway!

  9. I love outfit #[, love the color & looks comfortable. Mary Kay looks great too!

  10. Carla Hanson says:

    All look very springy.. I vote for the Keep the Faith tunic #1

  11. Lori l says:

    I love the first outfit the best! What a beautiful home, and looking forward to seeing the redecorating.

  12. Stacie Walker says:

    I love outfit #1 on Mary Kay…she is my favorite author! I discovered her years ago & have read every one of her books!

  13. Pat Monteith says:

    Great giveaway! Love all the outfits and look forward to another fun MKA book?

  14. Debbie w says:

    Love this giveaway!! My favorite is #2! Love her home…..especially the bookshelves!

  15. I like #1 the best. Her home is beautiful….cannot wait until you can show us more!

  16. I love the number 2 tunic. Fun giveaway!

  17. Susanne says:

    I love your Royal blue tunic. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Love your blogs.

  18. Debbie says:

    I love the dark coral tunic top. I can’t wait to read “The Weekenders”!!

  19. Really love the solid tops so I vote for #1! Huge Mary Kay Andrews fan-look forward to a new beach read every year! Rhoda, I am loving your shoes! Where could I find them? Thanks!

    • Jana, I highlighted them in yesterday’s fashion post and they are by Picon, made in Spain. I got them at TJ Maxx & can’t find them online, so sorry! They are very comfortable.

      • Thanks! I went back and read yesterdays post. Love that they have a closed back and open toe!

  20. I love the colors in #3!! I have to say they are all lovely!!

    What a great give-away!!

  21. Love,love, love her books! All the tops look great but #1 is so summery! Gets my vote! Thanks for the chance to win a great give away!

  22. anne harris says:

    They are all lovely!! Such pretty colors, and the styles are so flattering! That said, I lean toward number three, that pattern is so pretty!! But then the blue in number one…oh my!!! Have her wear all three!!!!

  23. All the outfits are pretty, but #1 looks so “Southern” and sophisticated! I am a big fan of Mary Kay Andrews’ books!

  24. I love outfit #1 on BOTH of you. Can’t wait to read Mary Kay’s latest book- love her writing ! She looks like such a sweet person and I bet she would make a great friend. Did I notice braces? I too, am rocking braces after the age of 50. Makes for funny moments sometimes!
    Love your blog and your generous spirit!

  25. Roxanne says:

    I love outfit #1,especially the coral…adds nice color to her complexion! I’m a huge Mary Kay Andrews fan and have read all her books, so I’m eagerly looking forward to the new release. A wall of blue & white, be still my heart….another reason to love her!

  26. Jan Siar says:

    I like all of them. I choose #1 as my favorite.

  27. I like them all but #2 is my favorite!!

  28. I like #2

  29. She’s a favorite of mine for sure! I prefer outfit #1 — very breezy and summery! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda!
    xo Heidi

  30. I love Mary Kay , her books are great ! I vote for # 1 but they all are pretty !!! Mary Kay looks fabulous by the way 😉

  31. Wow..Beautiful home Mary Kay!!! #2 Looks Great on You..that’s my vote!!
    Have a Great Book Tour!!
    Thank You Rhoda!!

  32. Julie M. says:

    Outfit #1 – the coral is very complementary to Mary.
    Very Slimming as well.
    Congrats on weight loss!
    PS I have never read Mary’s books – would like to start!

  33. Rosie C says:

    I like #1!

  34. #1 is my choice. I really like those colors on me.

  35. #1 is my pick. It looks great on her, and coral is my favorite color

  36. Marnie says:

    They are ALL pretty but my favorite is the Pretty Please tunic! It looks comfortable & feminine!

  37. Carolyn Sands says:

    Love top #1. Great giveaway!

  38. Mary Sturgeon says:

    #2 is my fave!

  39. Annamarie Weikel says:

    I lovelovelove the coral top! #1 all the way!

  40. Carol Posey says:

    I love all the tops and love Glamour Farms! My vote would be #1. Just beautiful!

  41. Laura J says:

    Love #3!!

  42. C. K. DiBaggio says:

    I think she looks wonderful in all three outfits. But, my favorite is #3. I think it is sophisticated and would look great with a white denim jacket.

  43. Sheila Hill says:

    I pick outfit #1-white pants with a solid color top just say “classic summer outfit” for me. You and Mary Kay look lovely and ready for anything the day might require.

    I don’t remember how I came to read Mary Kay’s books – just know that I have been ever since I finished the first one. She entertains me and transports me away from the daily grind.

  44. I like number 3. Great giveaway.

  45. Cheri Geer says:

    I love the first outfit on Mary Kay…it screams Summer and the coral color is such a good color for her.

  46. I love outfit #2 on her.

  47. Phyllis says:

    Great giveaway! Love ready Mary Kay’s books. I like outfit # 1 on Mary Kay, but I am voting for # 2 because it’s fun and colorful and that would be the one I would like.

  48. Melanie Thrasher says:

    I choose the keep the faith tunic! It looks great on both of you!

  49. Lisa Sparkman says:

    She looks great in all three outfits. My fav is outfit #1. Congrats on her weight loss. It’s not an easy journey, but well worth it.

  50. tara h says:

    #3 is my choice.

  51. Donna P. says:

    You both look great and I love all of her outfits. My fave is #1. So summery and great for a book signing!

  52. Myra Hargrave says:

    I love them all, but #2 is my favorite!

  53. Jenna King says:

    I like her look #1, the coral brightens her complexion and with the chunky turquoise necklace, the look is a winner! Mary Kay is rocking the black tights in photo 3! Congrats on the weightloss and write a book on that as we all need help!

  54. Linda Dodds says:

    I vote for number 1! I love your blog and Mary Kay Andrews books!

  55. Jennifer says:

    Love the necklace! I’m looking for a fun summer read! I’ve read a couple of her books already.

  56. Mary Ann Bassett says:

    Outfit #1 is my favorite, but would be happy with any of them. Love Mary Kay Andrews’ books!

  57. shar y says:

    I like all of them but would first choose the blue one in #1!

  58. Connie says:

    She is lovely in all of her outfits but my favorite is #2. I would be thrilled to win this great gift. I look forward to your blog updates and enjoy your comments.

  59. Deborah says:

    Love #1. The coral & turquoise combo is so summery!

  60. Lynn Furr says:

    I would have to pick outfit #2 as my favorite although they are all beautiful.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Jan Harper says:

    I love all of the outfits but
    I love all of the outfits but number 1 is my favorite. I love the coral top with the turquoise jewelry. I can’t wait to read Mary Kay’s new book. She is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

  62. Joan Moore says:

    Love all the outfits, but my vote goes to #1. I always enjoy Mary Kay’s books, looking forward to the new release. Thank you for the chance to win !

  63. Carly Williams says:

    I love #1, its so classic!

  64. My favorite is outfit #1 — I love the solid blue tunic with the white jeans. Thank you for this opportunity!

  65. I am always on the lookout for a good book to read and like to vascillate between serious, complicated and refreshing, relaxing chick books so this is definitely on my radar. Hope it’s available for Kindle. I vote for outfit number one as well – she looks fabulous in that color. And I love the unique prism neclace!

  66. Esther says:

    She looks fabulous in all of them, but I choose #1. (And I love her books!)

  67. Charlotte says:

    Number #1 is my choice of tops, love the color on her.
    She is a great author and I love her books.

  68. Jean from Georgia says:

    Difficult decision, but I believe I like #2 the best. Pretty colots and looks comfortable. Can’t wait to see her new house décor, too.

  69. Beautiful coral colour in the first tunic! #1 for the win!

  70. My fav is coral keep the faith tunic. Love MKA books !!!!

  71. Karlene Barger says:

    I love outfit number 2! Looking forward to this new book.

  72. What a beautiful person both inside and out. All the outfits are wonderful.
    Love her books 🙂

  73. Kim Nations says:

    I love outfit number 1. But all of them is gorgeous.. Love the jewelry also..

  74. Sarah P. says:

    I like outfit #1 the best. I would love to win – she is one of my favorite authors! Love her books involving Tybee and Savannah!

  75. Maureen says:

    While all are nice I prefer the #1 outfit.

  76. Robin Canter says:

    My favorite was outfit #3. But I seriously loved that prism necklace too.

  77. BamaCarol says:

    All of the outfits are cute, but I choose #2.

  78. Cheryl says:

    I like outfit #1, but they are all great. I love Mary Kay Andrews books and would love to win this giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  79. Beth Huffstutler says:

    All very cute outfits! Number 1 is my favorite!

  80. Marianne A. says:

    I narrowed it down to either #1 or #3. But will go with #1. It looks more comfortable and flowy. But really, all 3 are lovely!!

  81. Karenann says:

    What a sweet and lovely giveaway opportunity! I just love outfit #3. I think it goes with anything! Thanks again for such a nice giveaway !!

  82. I love outfit #1 – the color is great on her and I’m a sucker for white pants.

  83. Jill Jones says:

    Love outfit #1 in the royal blue. And I also love the jewelry!

  84. She looks fabulous in them all, but I would have to say #1 is my fave!

  85. I vote for outfit #1 – the coral and white combo with a hint of turquois screams summer!

  86. I love the first outfit the best! But, I also love her look with the leggings!!

  87. I think my favorites are the Keep the Faith tunics!!

  88. I love #2 best. I love all of the bright colors, but they are all really nice.

  89. I love #1 the best. You can’t beat coral and white for summer.

  90. Outfit #1 with the coral and turquoise is my favorite. It is Summery just like Mary Kay Andrew’s books!

  91. I love them all, but #1 is my favorite. Can’t wait to read the book!

  92. Nicolle says:

    They all look nice but I like #1 the best.

  93. Kim Hartrich says:

    I like #1 the best. Kim

  94. Linda Cole says:

    I think Mary Kay looks fabulous in the #1 outfit! Congrats on the weight loss!! Can’t wait to read your new book.

  95. I really like the first top in both of your colors. Necklaces are pretty too! Can’t wait to read her new book.

  96. Sandy A says:

    I love Outfit #1…the color is beautiful…

  97. MelanieL says:

    How fun! Outfit #2 is my favorite!

  98. Amy Walter says:

    Added to my summer reading list.

  99. Outfit number one is my favorite too. I have enjoyed Mary Kay’s books and I also enjoyed the mysteries she wrote back in the day.

  100. I love outfit #2 Pretty Please Tunic, it is very bright and cheerful and looks great on Mary Kay. I love all of her books and I an currently reading Summer Rental and can’ put it down. Can’t wait to get the Weekenders.

  101. Becky Drake says:

    I love #3! But I also love the sleeves on #2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  102. Janet Cole says:

    I definitely think the #1 outfit is the winner! The cobalt blue is gorgeous! I have ordered several items from Glamour Farms and I love every single thing…I always get lots of compliments when I wear them.

  103. I love outfit #2. The colors are great!

  104. I love #1 in the Coral color!! Looks perfect for a relaxing weekend!!

  105. They are all great. I vote for outfit #2!

  106. My fave is the black & white outfit! Love all of her books!

  107. #1 for sure -beautiful color

  108. Natalie Cerullo says:

    I love outfit #1. Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Jen Dolan says:

    Glamour Farms #1 is my favorite…both colors are so vivid.

  110. Mary Ellen Cenzalli says:

    I love the coral, its a great color on her and is great with her skin tone and coloring. I can’t wait to read the book this summer, I am a huge fan!

  111. All are gorgeous but I really like #2. Pretty Please Tunic.

  112. Melesa Garrison says:

    What a treat… I love # 1 the most!

  113. Hi, Rhoda!
    My fave outfit on Mary Kay is #2 . Congrats, MK for your literary accomplishments! AND your 30# lost! And thanks, Rhoda for tuning us in to a great summer read….it’s on my list.
    Hugs, cat

  114. Love outfit #1

  115. Janet C says:

    My favorite is the Keep The Faith tunic. You both look great!!!

  116. SoCalLynn says:

    I like outfit #1, that style and that coral color look great on her!

  117. Love outfit #1. The dark coral with the color of the necklace is so pretty on her. Can’t wait to read Mary Kay’s new book.

  118. Joanne says:

    I vote for outfit #1, so beautiful!

  119. I think #2 makes her look younger and slimmer! But a gal needs lots of cute summer tops so she needs all three!

  120. Number 1 is a fav but all are gorgeous!

  121. LindseyA says:

    I would choose #2. I love her books!

  122. I love the royal blue tunic and I am also of fan of Mary Kay Andrew’s books. Great giveaway!

  123. Cheryl says:

    I really like outfit #1. I love the color and simplicity. I like the name, too. 🙂 Keep the Faith.

  124. Kathy Harwood says:

    I really like outfit #1. I love Mary Kay Andrew’s books. This is a wonderful giveaway! Hope I win!

  125. Susanne says:

    #3 is very pretty!

  126. I love the pretty coral top. #1 gets my vote!

  127. Pam Harrison says:

    My favorite is #1 by far. Beautiful with her coloring.

  128. Brandye says:

    I think I’ll pick outfit #1, but really all are cute. Love the depth of color in the tops.

    Such a fun give-away!

  129. Julie from Michigan says:

    I love the walkway going up to the house ….beautiful! This is my first visit to your blog. Discovered it from Glamour Farms, they are awesome. Been a customer for about a year. My favorite out fit is number two…. the colors are very flattering. Will be spending a lot of time exploring your blog. Thanks so much!

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  131. Anne Marie says:

    Beautiful home! I chose outfit #1 in Dark Coral! Looking forward to Ms. Andrew’s new book.

  132. charlotte a brewer says:

    I love #1. The color is so pretty.

  133. Glenda Gordon says:

    I like Outfit 1 – it looks so summery and ready for a wonderful weekend! They’re all beautiful, but #1 really catches my eye!

  134. Nancy H says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  135. Sherry says:

    Looking forward to reading Mary Kay’s new book. My pick is Outfit #2, love those colors!!!!

  136. Marty W. says:

    I love option 1. Both the royal and coral are lovely. Will be looking for the new book.

  137. I like #1!

  138. Heather S says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I love look number 1 most 🙂

  139. Tracy E says:

    I like outfit #1

  140. #3! LOVE MKA!

  141. Outfit #1 is my choice! It looks so bright and cheery! Love her jewelry with this outfit.

  142. Love outfit #1! Strawberry Margarita is my favorite summer nail color too. Sometimes I tire of sponsored posts but wanted to let you know how thrilled I was to learn about the Shapeez undergarments you wrote about a while back. It took 4 tries to get the best fit (not perfect, but very good). The Silkee Short has made a huge difference in my appearance in my clothing. So thanks very much!

  143. Patricia Lightner says:

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Both you look great, but my favorite outfit for Mary Kay is #2.
    I’m looking forward to checking out her new book. They’re such a pleasure to read.

  144. Bonnie J says:

    Such pretty oufits! I like #1 the best!

  145. I choose #1 although she looks fabulous in all of them!

  146. Marcella says:

    I love the coral outfit #1. All are beautiful

  147. Mary Kay looks pretty in all of the outfits, but my favorite is the dark coral tunic paired with the white pants.

  148. Mary S says:

    I like the bright happy print of # 2.

  149. Cathy J says:

    Number 2 is my favorite. The colors are beautiful!!

  150. Dorothy Beavers says:

    My favorite is outfit #2–such a fresh, colorful print for spring. This is a wonderful give-away. Thanks!

  151. Outfit #2 is my favorite! Thank you!

  152. Love all the outfits but especially #1. MKA’s books are the best, went to her last book signing in Atlanta and it was such a fun day! Can’t wait to get this book! Just wish she could write them even faster!

  153. Love them all but #1 in the coral looks simply wonderful on her!!! Fabulous giveaway!

  154. Cathy R says:

    I guess I’m the odd one out because I really like #3. I just think it could be worn when a bit of dress up is needed as well as in casual situations.

  155. Ellen Garrard says:

    Fun giveaway! Love the Pretty Please tunic. Congrats, Mary Kay on the new book and losing 30 pounds! Good for you!!

  156. Lynn B says:

    #1 is my favorite. Love the solid color tops.

  157. My vote is #2! I am a huge MKA fan…can’t wait to read this book!

  158. Sherry says:

    You look great in them all but I really like number 1!

  159. Sherri F. says:

    Love #1! Great giveaway Rhoda and love all her books.

  160. I love outfit #1 and I love Mary Kay’s books! They’re my go-to vacation reads!

  161. I do like them all, but !1 is my fave. It make her rather lovely complexion glow!ter

  162. I like outfit #1. I like how the bright colors of the tops pop against the white pants.

  163. MARTHAIA says:

    # 3 she looks great but so comfy in #3….Thanks

  164. I think outfit #2 would be my first choice for her, but #1 is a close second.

  165. Dawn S says:

    She is beautiful in all three outfits but I especially like 3!

  166. Karen C says:

    I like #1!

  167. I vote for number 1!!

  168. Becca P says:

    Outfit #1!

  169. This a wonderful giveaway!! I like all her outfits but will choose number 2.

  170. Theresa Kane says:

    Love her home and yard!! So pretty…I really like outfit #3.. it’s very flattering and one I would definitely wear!

  171. Laura R says:

    Outfit #2 is bright and springy!

  172. Love all of her books! I think I’ve read most of them and they never disappoint! I like out fit #1, it’s so flattering!

  173. Love the English Garden tunic (#3), but I also love your solid blue tunic in #1

  174. Teresa says:

    #1 outfit is beautiful! And, love the prism necklaces too. I need this book for our family beach trip the end of May!

  175. Marie W. says:

    Number 1 would be my favorite.

  176. Sheila from Denver says:

    Someone is about to be very lucky! This is an awesome prize package! I love it -all- and like Mary Ksy in the coral tunic. Love your blog & I can’t wait to read this book!

  177. My favorite is #1. The color is great on her and classy with the white pants! Thanks for the give away! It is very generous.

  178. Vicki Hill says:

    LOVE outfit #1!!!

  179. Leslie says:

    I love outfit number 1!

  180. Kathy Banff says:

    Love #2! Thanks for the chance.

  181. Jenna O says:

    Number 2 is my absolute fav one 🙂

  182. Outfit #2 is my favorite!! They all are beautiful.
    Thanks and have a great day 🙂


  183. Robin N. says:

    I believe that #1 has the most “punch” to it. And please share your secret for losing the 30 lbs!!!!

  184. Angela VanAlphen says:

    Hi Rhoda,
    I just got my first tunic from Glamour Farms and I love it!! I really like Outfit #1 the best. But all the clothes at Glamour Farms are beautiful!!! Also I have read several books of Mary Kay’s and I loved them all. And you know her! Wow, it must be amazing to have a friend who is a writer. I’m going over to her blog and check it out. 🙂

  185. Lisa s says:

    I love Mary Kay…especially in that Dark Coral top! Gorgeous…I’m reading the one before this now. I can’t wait ; )

  186. Tay Tay says:

    Hey Rhoda you gals look fabulous in your Keeping the Faith tunics! I vote for the coral for Mary Kay ! The turquoise jewelry is a winner with the top!

  187. Pamela G says:

    I’m picking Outfit #1…looks great on both of you!!!

  188. Oh yay! Rhoda I think about the tour of Mary Kay’s house and revisit that post often. Can’t wait to see more of her beautiful home. I think it’s so fun that you two work together from time to time and have become friends.

    You both look so pretty in the first photo and the tops looks cool but so in style. I vote for those. 🙂

    Looking forward to reading Mary Kay’s new book!

  189. I vote for outfit #1. I love Mary Kay Andrews and will have to get her new book for my beach trip next week. I have read everything she has published.

  190. Katrina says:

    I think number 2 is my favorite.

  191. Janice Brito says:

    Hi 🙂 I absolutely love MKA books !! I have read about 10 of them and will not stop until I read all of them !! I follow Mary Kay on IG and recently have also started following the clothing line that you are representing. I love the look very much ! It really suits my lifestyle !! I really love outfit #3 on Mary Kay !

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