Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I found Lilly at TJMaxx!!

Okay first we had some homeschooling for my DS (dear son) and then we went to TJMaxx and looked for some Lilly as I had heard TJMaxx usually has Lilly There. Sure enough we found Lilly!!!! I was so excited to have found 3 different Shift dresses that were perfect and would fit me except that I am 6 months pregnant!! (That was disappointing to know I can not wear them right now). I did not buy them as I am not sure how long it will be before I could wear them but it is something to look forward to when I lose the weight. It is an incentive after I give birth! I have a goal: to fit into the Lilly shifts! I took a photo of all 3 with my cell phone but only one ended up getting saved to the phone so I will add the photo here. It was my fave of all three anyway. Sorry the lighting was so bad but cell pics don't always come out that great indoors. (My son broke my small camera recently. It was a nice one too. I am not into lugging the professional one into stores. lol) Maybe I will look for the dress on the Lilly site so you can see what it looks like in real life. :) ...Anyway, The dresses were at least 50% or more off the original! What a deal!! I love that!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Isn't this just the coziest outdoor furniture!? I love this. It is called Tropical by Frontgate The furniture and such that they have in this catalog are absolutely the best ever. I think everything in it is fabulous and I want it all. :)
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I love this card!!! I had an inspiration the other day and I came up with this idea. I think it is just great and the perfect note card to send to anyone! You can look to the right and see a link to my Etsy store in my "fabulous links". It is called Preppy Place.

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Lazy Saturday

Lazy days are arriving soon. The weather is getting much warmer. It is pretty mild here during the Winters here anyway but this Winter was brutal for our plants here in FL.

I walked out to the Lanai with my husband this morning and it was kinda humid and warm at 8am. That is a sign of the really hot times to come. In the summers here we have seen it get to 90 and severely humid by 8am. yuck! Don't bother with make-up or doing anything with your hair except a nice bun or ponytail.

I have a new card I made to put in my Etsy store. It is a gorgeous pink and green note card made with a toile design. It is just perfect to send to anyone. I love note cards. I think the old style of writing to each other and getting a fun handwritten note card in the mail is ultimately the best way to communicate with those that live far from us.

Anyway, my DH is out at a meeting and hoping to get a deal going for business. :)

Ciao for now!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Photography site..

I will be updating some photos on this site. I have some more to add that are just fabulous and endearing. :) I was having trouble with the site the last time I added photos and thus the reaosn I did not add as many as I wanted. :)Please check it ut and leave me a comment in my guestbook about what you think of my work. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

UPDATE: My contest will start 4/19 and end 4/20

go to the giveawayaday site (button on my blog here) to see it on 4/19.

work day

The kids and I worked in the yard today cutting down diseased branches off shrubs that were not looking so hot anymore. We also had a bad winter and there was a lot of frost that killed some plants that had to be dug up or cut out. Our front yard looks so bare right now. Our back also looks bare as I had to dig up the shrubs and the Gardinia. The shrubs will grow back but the Gardinia is toast. Luckily no one sees the back so I have to wrry about the front right now. We need to buy some mulch and remulch the areas and then replant waht we had to dig up. We have had no rain for months so we will have to be sparing on watering the plants as we are in a drought. That will make it hard for the plants to grow healthy but in time. :) We will make due with what we have now. Our rainy season starts in June so we are praying for a lot of it. Our hurricane season also starts in June so we are praying that those stay away. :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Just relax...

Today was a productive but ineventful day in our home. We were going to take a trip to the beach but decided not to as it is Spring Break and the beaches are packed like sardines right now. I really hate when people smoke around us at the beach and you just can't avoid it during Spring Break. So, we went out to find my DD a bathing suit to fit her as she has grown out of her old ones. We saw some really nice ones for about $50 a piece but that was way too much knowing she would grow out of them in a few months anyway. Then we found other around $20 but they were so low cut or missing too much fabric for an 8 year old to be wearing so we decided to forego those. I think we checked 5-6 stores before we finally found the perfect suit. It is cute and modest and came with a pair of shorts. My husband was very patient with the whole shopping experience and dressing room after dressing room. (He hates shopping)
We got home from shopping for the bathing suit and my DD and I decided that we were having a sweet tooth attack so we looked through a favorite church cookbook of ours and found a no-bake cookies recipe that looked good. We had all the ingredients and so we make some yummy cookies.
Now, we are looking at blogs and relaxing on this lazy Saturday afternoon.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 2009!

I am joining this party and you all should too! Gte you blog noticed and have a ton of fun~! Win prizes too. The prizes I would love are The Kitchen Aid Stand mixer! #1 and most of all! I have always wnated one. I got a sunbeam a couple yeasrs ago from my DH but it broke the first time I tried to use it. :( I would love a kitchen Aid now but my husband is currently out of work so to win this would be a blessing! 19, 30, 49, 50. They have a ton of great prize give aways!! Go to the llink button on the right of my page. :)

Preppy Place giveaway!! Just in time for Spring!





Preppy Place Cards give away!!!! My store is preppy Place cards and I hand made each and every note card. Each one is unique and fabulous! These cards will be bundled together for shipping. they will be tied with a ribbon and wrapped in tissue paper when shipped. They will have pink and green envelopes as well. :) Please post a comment for 1 entry, link to my contest for 1 entry, and become a follower of my blog for 3 entries. :)

I love to write letters even more than e-mail. I think it is such a simple but nice gesture and who doesn't love getting mail? Especially Pink and green mail!

Thanks you for entering.

Have a fabulous day!!
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Here is a card that my daughter helped me make. :)
I wante to make a bunch of really pretty pink and green, preppy note cards. This is just an example. the ones I will sell will be all my work. I will have a link to my Etsy store as soon as I have it up.

I also plan on a give away of some of my Preppy Place note cards. I will post details soon and will list this as soon as I have photos to show. :) I took a photo with and without the flash. I think the flash distorts the color a bit.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Closet overhall!

I spent 4 hours today overhauling my closet. It is a walk-in but you could not even step into it! We had crate and boxes all over. My kids got into it one day trying to help me get organized and all they did was scatter everything from the crates and boxes to the floor.

I did not realize how much junk I had that really needed to be thrown ut. I packed up a large crate full of clothes for Goodwill and that will be carted off tomorrow. The closet looks just fab and the floor is completely cleared! It is wonderful! My husband walked into it a few times after I was done. I think he was in disbelief! :)

Next task is moving the den to anoter part of the house so I can clean up and decorate for the new baby!!! I am on a roll!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Habitat for Humanity Home Building Blitz!




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Here are the pics of Sr. monkey volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity Home Building Blitz this week. They want to build 9 houses in 6 days! That is amazing!Sr. monkey worked real hard came home sunburned from the day. :)

K is doing a Habitat for Humanity house today..

K is volunteering for Habitat for Humanity today. I can't wait until he calls me back to give me the address of where he is. I want to take some pictures. I think it is so neat he is doing this. I told him I would help out too if I did not have the kids at home home schooling and if I was not nearly 22 weeks along. :)

Anyway, more to come on this when I figure out exactly where K is.


Cookbook I love...

I was going through some cute preppy blogs and saw some pretty neat things like fave books and stores to visit. It got me thinking of one of my favorite cookbooks. I have a whole collection of cookbooks. I can not even fit them all in the cabinet above the stove so i have a bunch in a bookcase in my bedroom. but, one of my favorties to read is called The W.A.S.P. cookbook. It is by Alexandra Wentworth. I am not a Protestant, I am a Baptist but I think this is a very entertaining book to read and it has a lot of really great recipes in it. I love to look through my vcookbooks and some are very interesting but this one is so fun to actually read. I am not sure if it is in preint anymore or not but I am sure you can go to Amazon.com and find it used. It has a dark blue velvet cover with gold lettering. Very entertaining. :)

Up late thinking about Lilly...

I was up and I can not seem to sleep. I think it is due to lack of sleep from the overnighter we organized with the teenagers at our church friday through Saturday. It was fun and we saw one girl get saved and that was sooo cool. But it is taking me a lot of time to recover from staying up all night. I am 20.5 weeks along in this pregnancy and I feel pretty good but the lack of sleep really got to me. I have been finding it hard to sleep at all now. eek. :)

Anyway, I was thinking about going to the Lilly store in Boca tomorrow. They have the cutest little store in such a quaint area. I love Boca as it reminds me of a New England town with that Fl flair. I have seen celebrities there a couple times and always randomly. It is kinda neat. :)

I am now browsing the site for lilly. I saw the best little pink sweater for my little girl. It has her fave animal on it. I showed it to her and she was thrilled about it. I think she would look pefect in it.

Ok, I am going to finish browsing everything Lilly and then off to bed to try and get some beauty sleep.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Martha Stewart and Lily Pulitzer!

Wow! what a fabulous show!! Loved it!! I loved how the audience was dressed and I loved the sketches and the fashion show. Just great. I only wish I could afford a lot of Lily and if only it came in maternity. (I am 20 weeks now!)

I talked to my friend Gina on Wed. She is the friend of mine who modeled for Lily when she was in her 20's. She is so. lucky that she gets free Lily clothes every year. How fun is that?!

I am trying to prepare myself for the teem lock-in tonight. I am not sure I want to do this being pregnant and all but my husband needs help with it and I don't think Beth would appreciate it if I skipped out on her. :) It will be fun but very exaugsting. Thing is... we do not have anything planned out for the girls to do at the lock-in. I am a little worried about that. I need to call Beth this afternoon to see if we at least have a "plan" printed out for every minute we will be there tonight thru tomorrow.

Well, have to see if maybe I can take a little time with my kids and go to the beach and relax before all the chaos happens. :)
Ciao for now. :)