Finally, I happy to announce that Preppy Cupcake won my giveaway! I used a random number generator and she was comment 31- congrats! Thank you all so much for your comments. I had no idea there were so many wonderful readers out there. Please do continue to comment and email. You are all each so unique and wonderful and it has been such a treat to get to know you. Thank you again and keep on reading because I have another AMAZING giveaway coming up in the next few weeks. It is really just going to blow you all out of the water!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I am reposting the following information as it has been requested. Plus, if you do not already own a pair of these beauties you need to place an order!!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Yes, Owen Wilson! I mean I always new I had good taste, however a celebrity sighting simply reconfirms this. Also on Friday night C and I finalized our Lilly warehouse sale plans. Not only are we going to PA to be one with Lilly, but we are also going on to NYC afterwards! I just adore the city and this trip is going to be fabulous because we are going to Legally Blonde to see Bailey! Try to not be too jealous! You are more than welcome to join in on the fun. I mean what really could be better then a weekend filled with pink and a little green?! To top the weekend off SC and I watched the Father of the Bride marathon on ABC Family. These really are two of the best movies of all time. My favorite scenes in Part 1 are the flashbacks and of course the music is amazing too. In Part 2 I adore the baby suite, isn't it just beautiful? Franc is just so talented! For dinner we ordered Yumi to Go, yum! If you live in Dallas and have not tried Yumi place an order asap, it is too good!
Today, I was busy getting items together for my paper swap partner. I also made some super adorable stickers. I am going to make more later and send them out to all my favorites. I might also send some to fellow bloggers...stay tuned for a give away! Sorry this post is somewhat short, but I have had the worst allergies today and need to go rest up for my busy week. I never, ever have allergies so it must be something in the air or else it is a cold. Time will tell I suppose. Stay tuned for a fun little treat in my blog posts this week. I think you all are going to enjoy what I have in store!
Friday, July 25, 2008
The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.
When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: “Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?”
In the great Battles of Caucus and Primary he smote the conniving Hillary, wife of the deposed King Bill the Priapic and their barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites.
He travelled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media. He ventured first to the land of the Hindu Kush, where the
Taleban had harboured the viper of al-Qaeda in their bosom, raining terror on all the world.
And the Child spake and the tribes of Nato immediately loosed the Caveats that had previously bound them. And in the great battle that ensued the forces of the light were triumphant. For as long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more.
From there he went forth to Mesopotamia where he was received by the great ruler al-Maliki, and al-Maliki spake unto him and blessed his Sixteen Month Troop Withdrawal Plan even as the imperial warrior Petraeus tried to destroy it.
And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child's very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light.
And the Persians, who saw all this and were greatly fearful, longed to speak with the Child and saw that the Child was the bringer of peace. At the mention of his name they quickly laid aside their intrigues and beat their uranium swords into civil nuclear energy ploughshares.
From there the Child went up to the city of Jerusalem, and entered through the gate seated on an ass. The crowds of network anchors who had followed him from afar cheered “Hosanna” and waved great palm fronds and strewed them at his feet.
In Jerusalem and in surrounding Palestine, the Child spake to the Hebrews and the Arabs, as the Scripture had foretold. And in an instant, the lion lay down with the lamb, and the Israelites and Ishmaelites ended their long enmity and lived for ever after in peace.
As word spread throughout the land about the Child's wondrous works, peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and Blairites.
And they told of strange and wondrous things that greeted the news of the Child's journey. Around the world, global temperatures began to decline, and the ocean levels fell and the great warming was over.
The Great Prophet Algore of Nobel and Oscar, who many had believed was the anointed one, smiled and told his followers that the Child was the one generations had been waiting for.
And there were other wonderful signs. In the city of the Street at the Wall, spreads on interbank interest rates dropped like manna from Heaven and rates on credit default swaps fell to the ground as dead birds from the almond tree, and the people who had lived in foreclosure were able to borrow again.
Black gold gushed from the ground at prices well below $140 per barrel. In hospitals across the land the sick were cured even though they were uninsured. And all because the Child had pronounced it.
And this is the testimony of one who speaks the truth and bears witness to the truth so that you might believe. And he knows it is the truth for he saw it all on CNN and the BBC and in the pages of The New York Times.
Then the Child ventured forth from Israel and Palestine and stepped onto the shores of the Old Continent. In the land of Queen Angela of Merkel, vast multitudes gathered to hear his voice, and he preached to them at length.
But when he had finished speaking his disciples told him the crowd was hungry, for they had had nothing to eat all the hours they had waited for him.
And so the Child told his disciples to fetch some food but all they had was five loaves and a couple of frankfurters. So he took the bread and the frankfurters and blessed them and told his disciples to feed the multitudes. And when all had eaten their fill, the scraps filled twelve baskets.
Thence he travelled west to Mount Sarkozy. Even the beauteous Princess Carla of the tribe of the Bruni was struck by awe and she was great in love with the Child, but he was tempted not.
On the Seventh Day he walked across the Channel of the Angles to the ancient land of the hooligans. There he was welcomed with open arms by the once great prophet Blair and his successor, Gordon the Leper, and his successor, David the Golden One.
And suddenly, with the men appeared the archangel Gabriel and the whole host of the heavenly choir, ranks of cherubim and seraphim, all praising God and singing: “Yes, We Can.”
New Line Cinema has made a deal with "Hairspray" creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to summer 2007's hit musical feature.
Planning to return are director-choreographer Adam Shankman, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who will write new songs for the film.
No cast has been engaged yet, and none of the stars of "Hairspray" had sequel options. But the studio hopes to reunite the original cast in a film that will be ready for release by Warner Bros. in mid-July 2010.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Here are the rules:
1.Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2.Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
3.Tag 5 random people at the end of post and include links to their blogs.
4.Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1: The Jonas Brothers: Hold On (I pretty much LOVE all Disney bands)
I mean I am 23 and still love all this music. At least I sort of have a reason since they just bought a house outside of Dallas and my chances of meeting them have increased...
2. Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up
As cheesy as a lot of people think this song is, I find it incredibly inspirational.
3. Toy Box: everything (link is to Best Friend)
I think the name of the group says it all. Plus the music videos have some very odd connotations. However, if you liked Barbie Girl you NEED to go listen to Toy Box now!!
4. Sara Evans/Warren Brothers: Beat of the Heart
Again, very cheesy, but so sweet. Plus I love the movie Where the Heart Is.
5. ONLY Christmas, Britney Spears: My Only Wish This Year
I mean it's Britney, need I say more?
Okay, I tag the following people and also award them (given to me by Muffy)
BFF N (leave your songs under comments!), Muffy Martini (returning your love and because we were separated at birth), Mommy Talk and More (since our paths crossed yesterday), Granny Smith Apple (she is a new blogger so check her out; we share a love for Art History and pretty handbags), From Politics to Peaches (you are a faithful reader and I have never tagged you) and Jewish Girl in Wasp's Clothing (you are a KAPPA!).
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
A. Attached or Single? Single
B. Best Friend? Bff N and Pookie!
C. Cake or pie? Cake, vanilla with butter cream frosting.
D. Day of choice? Friday.
E. Essential item? Cell phone and my Amex.
F. Favorite color? Pink
G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy worms.
H. Home town? I have too many to name.
I. Favorite indulgence? Purses.
J. January or July? July, since I can wear Lilly, lay by the pool and it used to be the month I spent at camp!
K. Kids? Zero
L. Life isn’t complete without? Family, friends and faith.
M. Marriage date? Considering I am not dating anyone, the date does not yet exist.
N. Number of brothers and sisters? Zero, I am only child and I love it!
O. Oranges or Apples? Oranges.
P. Phobias? I cannot stand roaches, I am sort of scared of heights.
Q. Quotes? Philippians 4:13 and "It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true."
R. Reasons to smile? Family, friends and faith!
S. Season of choice? Spring.
T. Tag 5 people: I have tagged far too many people in the past week so I am going to have to pass on this one.
U. Unknown fact about me? I am an AMAZING Veruca Salt impression. "Daddy I want a goose that lays a golden egg and want it now." Honestly, it is just amazing.
V. Vegetable? Corn.
W. Worst habit? Biting my nails, hence why they are always manicured.
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I hope to have an ultrasound one day-this is a very interesting question...
Y. Your favorite food? Cheese and risotto.
Z. Zodiac sign? Pisces.
(Another) Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? Elephants and I love watching the baboon plays!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
If you loved Sasha then this is for you:
This is VERY Tory and I want it in either the orange lion or the navy horse shoes:
This Chanel style sweater is to die for! I think I would do either the camel or the pearl...suggestions??
This coat it okay too...I might hold off until the warehouse sale.
Such a darling khaki skirt. Perfect, classic, basic.
These pants are perfect for a warm Fall day in Dallas.
This top (in the black) would go perfectly with a number of Lilly, formal skirts.
The Nancy is now available in black and brown, hooray!
Monday, July 14, 2008
If I were somewhat musically talented and owned a house somewhere close to the equator I would totally consider making this mine. I would also be heading to my nearest Signature store and put my name on a list for this fun ride: However, as cute as this is I must say I might prefer a green or pink jeep with Lilly interior. Don't you agree? I guess I will just have to save that idea for a golf cart! Lilly fans will also be in for a treat whenever visiting the grocery store as Florida Orange Juice is preppifying their cartons just for us. Come January, I might have a new love for orange smoothies... Finally, last but not least, starting in November not only will you be able to wear Lilly but you can smell like Palm Beach too! A signature line of fragrances will make its' debut to the public this fall! Okay, since my summary skills are not always the best (and I am starting to run short on time) I am handing it over to the pros to let you in on the rest:
The result is a collection segmented into three categories — Jubilee, Day Lilly and resort collections. Jubilee consists of high-end product for women, men and children, such as beaded and embroidered silk gowns and dresses, cashmere sweaters and tunics. The collection, wholesaling between $24 and $425, will be offered in limited edition runs, and while there are some signature Lilly Pulitzer prints throughout, the Jubilee line will influence the less-expensive and more everyday Day Lilly products.
Day Lilly represents the most change for the brand. There are many prints seen throughout, but overall, they are not as busy as the traditional Lilly designs — there's a tan and brown giraffe-print safari dress, an elephant-print top, a blue and coral medallion-print silk dress and cotton tops in solid navy, white and pink. This collection, Bradbeer noted, was made to become the "modern Lilly collection."
The resort line, which will be sold year-round, consists of traditional Lilly prints — mostly done in pink and green, but there are several blue-and-yellow printed pieces as well. The resort line — which focuses on the more iconic Pulitzer prints — includes sportswear, swimwear and dresses.
In addition, the brand will set off a nationwide traveling retrospective that will showcase pieces from the Lilly Pulitzer archives, as well as educate Lilly-loving communities on the brand's influence. And, in stores, between resort 2008 and summer 2009, consumers will be given a Jubilee "passport" and receive stamps for all purchases throughout the Jubilee season. Consumers collecting the most stamps will be eligible to win limited edition Lilly Pulitzer prizes. Also, to create a "Wonka-like frenzy," the company is placing 50 golden Jubilee tickets on merchandise. The tickets will lead to further prizes and the number of unsold tickets remaining will be tracked on the Lilly Pulitzer Web site.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The price is perfect, the pieces are all durable, they can be dressed up, there are loads of serving pieces and home items in the pattern and it is blue and white...it was the perfect option! I am so, so excited to finally have made my 'big' decision and start buying!
PS I am so sorry to all of you who have left comments and/or sent emails who have yet to receive a response. I have been busy packing and now unpacking and am finally starting to catch up emails so
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
There are so many blogs I adore reading daily so this is a tough choice as to who to pass the torch on to. However, since I have not yet given the following ladies an award (and as far as I know they have not received one), this is for you!
Prep in Pearls
If you have not checked out these blogs you must start reading right away. They are all amazing and are full of fun ideas!
Quintessential, English village complete with thatched roofs. Even the duck's house has a thatched roof!
Me, Laura and Charles Laura, Mrs. Hamilton and Charles
Laura and I on my way back to the train station.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The three amigos!
My favorite part of my ride is biking under or through the tree covered parts of the paths. I feel like I am in a movie. Also, please note that this is the widest section of the path. The rest is literally a tenth as wide.
I think this would be the perfect setting for a lovely, impressionist painting!
In honor of my time in Panama: the canal's locks! Boats parked along the canal.
Sorry for the short post, but my finger in throbbing from all my recent typing! I am off to see some dear, family friends we met in Panama in just a few minutes. They live in Banbury, so just North of Oxford. I cannot wait! They live in an adorable English home complete with a thatched roof. I will be sure to take a plethora of photos to share. Have a perfect summer day everyone!