Sunday, March 30, 2008
1. What are your favorite preppy designers? Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, JCrew, and all the inexpensive fun preppy stuff at Target too.
2. Favorite preppy accessories? Pearls, popped collar on a polo shirt, ribbon belts, headbands and I think my glasses are cute and preppy too.
3. Do you have any hobbies? I have become a crazy sewing lady the last several years. I also cook and bake and of course, shop.
4. Do you enjoy crafting, if so anything in particular? Love to craft. I am a sew-aholic. I'm not at all an expert but I love to play around with fun fabrics and ribbons.
5. Any favorite books/magazines? I like fun, girly books. I also love a lot of the YA stuff out there like Harry Potter. I LOVE magazines. All of them. Trashy tabs, home and living, crafting and of course, Martha.
6. 5 favorite things (besides those listed above)
1. My bestie. She's not just my best friend but one of the best people in the world.
2. My puppy, Sadie Kate. She's just too funny and cute and sweet and she totally knows it!
3. Diet Coke.
4. Tomatoes fresh from the garden. (Can you tell I am itching for Summer?!)
5. Fabric. I have a ridiculous addiction to fun fabrics. Especially Michael Miller and Alexander Henry. Those bold, fun prints are just so yummy!
7. Do you collect anything? Not really. I love aprons but I don't necessarily collect them. But I do make them and buy them and use them often. OK, I guess I do sort of collect them.
8. Any kids/pets? One child, my furry little girl, Sadie.
9. Any allergies? Tons. Grass, dust, wool, bugs, pollen. Clearly I am an "indoor girl." No food issues though - thank goodness!
10. Favorite thing to do in the Spring? Spring....what's spring? If we had spring up here in my mini-Antarctica, I would do things like garden and take long walks with the pup. And wear cute spring dresses. Instead I whine that I don't get spring and I wait for summer to make an appearance.
11. What most makes you think of Spring? Gardens full of tomatoes and peppers. And sightings of Lilly.
12. Favorite treat/drink? Diet Coke - but I try to limit my intake. Ditto on ice cream.
13. Anything else your partner should know about you? Not that I can think of. But if you have questions, please feel free to ask. I love swappy fun! Woo-hoo!!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Clearly blogger and I are in the midst of a disagreement. I think that blogger should work and blogger simply doesn't feel like it. Blogger is stubborn. But I am hoping that this is just a little lovers quarrel.
Time will tell...
So first I found this big stack of round note paper. Now this I did actually need. I used to have a giant square note pad but I used it up a few months ago. Oh sure, I have other pads. But just as I am picky about pens (I pretty much only used ultra fine Shaprie markers in wild colors. Or drafting pens. Don't ask why. Just because I like them is why!), I am also picky about note paper. And I love this stack of notes. I love the colors and I love that it's round and it totally made me smile.
Then I spotted these small gift/note cards. Now I totally do not need these. But they are scented vanilla. And they look so yummy fun too. So home they came. I'll use them though. I am old school and use stationary and note cards on a very regular basis. And I write thank you notes for everything. And send cards just because. So that's me justifying this silly purchase. Whatever- they are staying. I love them.
And then I looked up and what did I see? The note cards for every proper prep...madras plaid print! Don't you just adore them? I know, me too!
So a few weeks ago I found this smushy neck travel pillow in the $2.50 section of Tar-jay too. After traveling to Hawaii last year without one, I decided it was a necessity. But I forgot about needing one until I saw it in that bin. I knew immediately that I would make a removable (read: washable) pillowcase for it too. And I did just that the other night. I still need to tweak it but I think it's pretty fun. I used random fabric that I had handy and was already washed and ready for use. So cute pink plaid on one side and blue/red whale on the other side. Nothing fancy but still pretty cute if I do say so myself.
Happy Saturday everyone! Cheers!
He then had the audacity to go try to do an intervention on some other kid and "save" his life. He was so flippin' self-righteous and high on himself. I was gagging!
You, Daniel Baldwin, are the reason you were a crappy dad/human being. You are in fact still in a sober living halfway house place. You got yourself married and had a baby while you were still 12-stepping it in the transition halfway house place. And Mr. Daniel Baldwin....take note of this last part please because it is the most important....you are scum!
At the end of that piece it said that you and daughter had reconciled. I wonder if you told them that or if she did. I doubt she can ever forgive you if you can't even stinkin' admit that you were crappy and it is YOUR fault for being so crappy.
Ew, he is just so yucky! But I made myself watch because I thought surely he will come around in the end and admit that his poor daughter is not responsible for their lack of a relationship. Nope. Yucky and scummy. Ew!
Friday, March 28, 2008
See....this is why I avoided blogging. I am clearly still in a grumpy mood.
But do you know what fun thing happened today to add to my mood? Snow, that's what happened! It's not fair. I'm not expecting to wear the flip flops that JCrew has been peddling for three months now or anything wild like that. But I am tired of wearing boots and clearing off my car and messing up my hair with hats and just dealing with a white mess. I am whining at the moment and fully intend to continue said whine until the snow leaves me the heck alone.
I need to move south. I miss the sunshine and I really really miss my bestie!!
Monday, March 24, 2008
And Lisagh and Kate- I plan to get your prezzies in the mail to you tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. I promise!!
Friday, March 21, 2008
And I hope y'all have a very happy Easter too (for those who celebrate)! It's cold here but what else is new? I'm making honey baked spiral ham. Have I ever told you my ham story? No? Well here it is.
So many years ago I was a nanny for a family in the DC area. A (very, very wealthy) single mom and two kids. The job had its ups and downs- as all jobs do I suppose. So the mom was a piece of work. I usually liked her. She was very nice and we could have really fun conversations. But as I became closer to the family I realized that she didn't really have any "real" friends. Meaning, she called all sorts of people her "friends" but those women would stab each other in the back right and left if it might in some way "better" themselves. Pathetic if you ask me. And lonely. I cannot imagine being without any real, true best friends. Heck, many of my blog friends are more loyal than that group of women. Seriously! But I digress....I could have an entire blog solely devoted to my nanny stories. I'll try to remember to tell more in the future. They are very entertaining.
So ham... Well Nanny Mom was telling me this story of her oldest and best friend. Trying to describe her to me. She said, "They are the kind of people who eat those hams. You know the kind, the spiral hams with sugar coating and those casseroles. We don't eat food like that." (All was said in a "I am better than you" tone of voice. She (and her whole snotty posse) used that snooty-snot tone hourly. That whole group was all about claiming to be better than everyone else in the loudest possible way.) So to this day, bestie will call me every time she and her family partake of those hams. My whole family thinks this story is hilarious because we rarely have a large family gathering without a ham. Maybe it's just my family but spiral ham is one of my all time favorites. Mmmmm.
So if you too will be indulging in ham and even a casserole or two this weekend, think of me and the look on my face as Nanny Mom was going on and on about how lowly her "friend" was because they ate "poor people food." She didn't actually say that, but wow was it ever implied.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Also- a few of y'all have asked me about the swaps I have done. Truth is I usually stumble upon them randomly and sign up last minute. But Connecticut Charm is hosting a Preppy Spring Swap and I thought I would pass along the link in case any of y'all are itching to participate in your first (or billionth) swap.
I will draw a winner and post pics tomorrow of my 100th blog post prize.
Don't drink too many green beers or green apple martinis tonight girls!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
So as a thank you for writing blogs that I LOVE reading and for stopping by to read my blog too, I'm giving away a little prezzie. Just post a comment and I will pick out of a hat Monday night. What sort of prize, you ask? An organizer for your LL Bean bag (or any other bag too!) and perhaps a few other goodies just for fun.
Thanks for reading and even more thanks for writing!
Friday, March 14, 2008
I made it to Old Navy without injuring anyone, thankfully! I parked, walked in and immediately thought that it had been close to a year since my last visit to Old Navy. Everything looked different. Everything actually looked like Wal-mart. Because it was a Wal-mart. No longer an Old Navy. Fancy that. But it was a Super Wal-mart. I have only been to those a few times. Yes, we have them here. I just never go in them. But since it was rainy and I was already inside, I walked around for a few minutes. The food section was downstairs. And OMG it was so fun- if you want to move your shopping buggy from one floor to the next, you shove your buggy on this special escalator and it moves up or down just as you do on the regular escalator. Have y'all seen this before? I was fascinated. I am seriously considering going back just for the novelty of it all. After a few minutes though it sunk in that I would have to go over to the mall to find that Old Navy store. It is super close- I was just hoping to avoid the mall of a late Friday afternoon. So after driving over the the dreaded mall, parking and maneuvering my way past the teeny boper mall rats, I was totally deflated that I didn't' find a single item I loved at Old Navy. Not one. They had some cute sun-dresses but they all required a strapless bra. And I ONLY wear one of those if I am in a wedding requiring one. That's how you know I am a true friend. No, my girls are too big to ever look decent in a strapless dress. Not to mention that they are all sized to fit B and C boobs. I found a darling solid white shift dress at JCrew that I am in major love with but I am having a hard time figuring out when I would ever wear an all white dress. But it is sooo cute. Hmm...the more I think about it the more I love it. It just might need to be mine before the weekend is over. OK- in downloading the pic I found out it comes in black and this adorable blue colors too. They only had the white in my store. Loving the blue- which is odd for me as I only own about 2 blue items- just not a blue girl. I think I'm sold. Could this be considered "mountain casual" maybe? I'm thinking with flats and a cardigan for the rehearsal dinner maybe?
Also...if you have not yet read this post by Preppy Pearl Girl, you MUST read it now. Sure we all get stories similar to this in email forewords but this makes it personal. A very important reminder for all women!! Thanks for sharing PPG!
So I ran inside to quickly get the preppy puppy for our evening walk because....drumroll please.....it was STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE! I know, it's big, huge news! Having our clocks spring foreword has made the biggest difference for me this year. It's better than Prozac - just makes me so so happy to have it light outside when I am walking the dog at night. We took our long walk route and saw the first squirrel of the season. She was sooooo excited to have a little squirrel chase in the park. Nothing is more fun than chasing squirrels!
Ah, life is good at the PPC household. And I welcome my wise friend Mr. Owl to come back - at least long enough for me to take a picture of an owl hanging out on my fence in a city.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
You're a big jerk! I'm mad, no, pissed off! Are you kidding me? I supported you. There were bumper stickers involved, buddy! And this is what you do with my bumper sticker loyalty? Jerk! Our state is the laughing stock of the nation thanks to you. And you do know who is now second-in-command of our state now Mr. Spitzer, right? Yeah, thanks. Good one. Rumor has it that you have been paying the ladies for a long time now - $80,000 worth of lady lovin'. Hope it was worth it. Talk about a wolf in lamb's clothes. Ugh! Jerk!
Preppy Pink Crocodile
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
So today's topic....Hoola hoop earrings.
What's the deal with women wearing hoop earrings large enough to be considered a child's play toy? I would think they would be a hazard with the possibility of your hair getting stuck in there or a purse strap yanking your whole ear out. Ouch! They don't look pretty, ladies. They look ridiculous if we are going to get down to specifics. No one should have something that large hanging from their ears if they are not being photographed for National Geographic. That means you in NYC or Miami or LA look silly with big ole hoola hoops in your ears.
Also- I still have yet to figure out who the Kardashians are. I saw on a preview that Kim said she is never home because her career is taking off and she is just so busy.
I ask you- busy doing what? What is her career? I seriously do not understand.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I love magazines and catalogs (I know- nothing could be less green. Is there a term for the opposite of "green?"). Do you have any favs that I should pick up the next time I am in the grocery store or Barnes and Noble?
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Last week I sat for my cousin's kids for a few hours so that she could take a class. I hadn't seen the kids in an abnormally long time so I was pretty excited to hang out with them for a few hours- even it we had to do homework of fractions and reading in that time frame before bed. When I arrived they had already eaten (this is the cousin I have mentioned several time who is amazing in the kitchen) but she saved me a plate. Score! Ham, potatoes, and green veggies. Mmmm! But when I walked into the dining room I found this cake and bag of presents waiting for me. How cute is that!! She is really just so thoughtful!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So yesterday I popped into Marshalls. I don't know why- it was crappy outside. But I did. I found nada- just rows and rows of junky stuff. So after a few minutes I left. But not before witnessing the Best Outfit Ever! There I was in the shoe section looking for yet another pair of ballet flats when this girl walks past me. She looked to be high school/college aged. I have a hard time telling the difference. Her hair was up in that pony tail/bun/bird's nest hot mess on top of her head. This however is no longer shocking to me because all my little sorority girls wear their hair like this. You know the look- like they did their hair three days ago and have not touched it or washed it since then. Moving on down though bc her hair is just the tip of the iceberg. She had on this super tissue thin white 3/4 sleeve T-shirt that had holes (on purpose- it looked like the shirt was perforated) so I guess it could be considered "breezy" on top of super thin. On top of the barely-a-shirt she wore a sweater vest. But not just any vest. It was one of those mini vests. Looks like it is shrunken but really it is designed to be belly baring. Oh but hold on because this next part is the best part of the outfit. She wasn't wearing pants or a skirt but wearing....SHORTS! White, short short denim shorts to be exact! And as if they were not short and tight enough, she rolled them even shorter. Which had to be hard to do considering how tight and short they were to start. They were the length of those boy cut panties that are so popular for women these days. But she was likely not wearing any panties because her shorts were so tight that I could not see any visible pantie line. And no, I am not a pervert. I just couldn't help staring- it was such a sight. The friend she was with was dressed normal- jeans and a fleece jacket. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that she was wearing flip flops too. I mean, what other footwear would come close to finishing off that outfit properly? I stood there trying to think of a way I could break out my digital camera (it was in my purse- just right there in finger reach!) to preserve this little number for all eternity. It was just so seasonally appropriate!
Friday, March 7, 2008
This quilt square also made it into the mailbox this week too. I had a very crafty-productive week! I am a fan of this sweet blog and wanted to participate in her collection of quilt squares. It's the sweetest idea - she is collecting 100 quilt squares from friends and family and bloggers to be made into a quilt that will offer love and well wishes 100 times over. She also asked for a little note and a piece of small fabric to include with the note to be placed in an album to remember who sent what for years to come. I just love this idea and think it could be great for a second or third baby when trying to avoid a shower but still wanting to do something special.
I am becoming such a swap addict! I love making prezzies and exchanging prezzies from friends I don't even know. There is just something so sweet about it all. So my latest swap, organized by the fabulously crafty Abby, was to make (or buy even) and apron and include a little something extra related to the swap. I totally lucked out with my new apron! Look how adorable and me this apron is! Pink and green and Spring goodness! Thank you, thank you! It traveled all the way from Texas with a fun wooden spoon and a cute pad/magnet set. Love it all!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I love you Bestie and I am thinking about y'all today!