Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Love Story

Reader Cameron sent me this link and I wanted to share it with y'all.

Hi, Came across your blog and thought you might enjoy this Link to a story dealing with a couple fighting in the war, but being able to come back to the states so that one can propose to the other... Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas in the City

I'm sorry I have not been posting much. Things have been really busy, I'm sure it is that way with all of you. It is hard sometimes to stop in the middle of the holiday rush and remember why we are celebrating. I'm been trying extra hard this week to remember "the reason for the season." I heard a guy say the other day, "I'm too blessed to be stressed." That is so true! My husband and I have used that as our motto the past few weeks when things get crazy.

Another reason for not posting is that I've been not feeling well. The doctors are still trying to figure out exactly what is wrong with me, but it has been pretty scary as they have done some major tests on me. We narrowed down some of the things they thought it might be, but still no solution and I'm still feeling bad. I get more test results back today, so please keep me in your prayers. I think we are on the right track! =)

Anyways...We have really enjoyed the holiday season in the city. It is so pretty all decorated up! We went ice skating in Central Park a few weekends ago and had a blast! We saw the tree in Rockefeller!! We've been surviving the cold weather and enjoying the occasional snow. Daisy saw her first snow a few weeks ago and did well! I have pictures I'll share soon. I have sent out all of our Christmas cards. So far everyone has loved them as much as I do! I have also received some precious cards. I have quite a few babies on my bulletin board and this time next year I will have at least 7 more! That's right...SEVEN of my friends are pregnant and a few others are trying. First, it was the weddings and now we are on to the babies. Very exciting! I better start stocking up on baby gifts.

My husband and I are going home on Friday evening after work. Yeah!! First, we are going to his parent's city (where I used to live as well), then we'll drive 4 hours south to where my parents live on Christmas Eve. I have the ENTIRE week off work next week so I'm very excited. I can't wait to be with our family and friends. I've missed them so much! We are very lucky that we'll be able to spend this time with them. My husband will have to leave on the 26th, but I'll stay until the 29th (we are going down to our beach house). Poor Daisy is going to be stuck in the city at her usual place. I'll miss her a lot during Christmas! (Is that pathetic...oh well!)

I'll try to post when I have chance, but I will probably be sporadic until after the New Year. I hope everyone enjoys the season and remember..."You are too blessed to be stressed!"

To tide you over until next time...below are some pictures of Christmas in the city for you to enjoy.

The tree...sideways!!

Ice skating in Central Park

Decorations on the street.

City Christmas Stand

Little trees with snow!

More trees! Snow in Central Park

Ice Skating in the city!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Christmas from Daisy!

Here is my Christmas card from last year...thought I would share!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Ultimate Preppy Christmas List

The Ultimate Preppy Christmas List was compiled with the help of my readers suggestions. I had originally planned to make this list very pretty and put pictures...but as y'all know this time of year gets very busy and the best I can offer you is links. I hope you enjoy all of these great preppy finds. Many of them are still available...but act quickly if you want to get something personalized! I hope you enjoy!!

Monogrammed Door Mat from The Palm Gifts

Personalized Throw Pillow from Ballard Designs

For Your Preppy Puppy

Personalized Cosmetic Bag for $19.00 from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts

Three Designing Women Stamper from The Paper Cafe

Turq Becca Earrings

Hand Painted Christmas Tree Ornament for $30.00 from Lovely Stitches

Preppy Monogram Decal Stickers

Monogrammed Salad Set from The Palm Gifts

Whitney English Clipboard with Personalized Notepaper from The Paper Cafe

Crab Key Fob for $22.00 from The Pink Monogram

Personalized Wall Art by The Paper Menu from The Paper Cafe

Preppy Pens from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts for $9.00

Cocktails for the Beach for $15.00 from The Pink Monogram

Turq Penelope Earrings for $65.00

Monogrammed Acrylic Salt and Pepper Shakers from The Pink Monogram for $38.00.

Lucky Stripes Kitchen Ensemble from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Vineyard Vines Ties

Monogrammed Acrylic Cotton Ball and Q-tip Holder from The Pink Monogram for $36.00

Monogrammed Magnets from The Palm Gifts

Monogrammed Pet Bowl from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts for $26.00

Monogrammed Acrylic Pencil Holder from The Pink Monogram for $18.00

Old Navy Polka Dot Socks for $6.50

Monogrammed Photo Album from Lovely Stitches for $20.00

Turq Diana Earrings for $98.00

Monogrammed Acrylic Cookbook Stand from The Pink Monogram for $42.00

Monogrammed Notecards from The Palm Gifts

Personalized Apron for $20.00 from Lovely Stitches

Monogrammed Polka Dot Umbrella from The Pink Monogram for $28.00

Monogrammed Linen Pillow

Preppy Personalized Stockings from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts for $16.00

Monogrammed Checkbook Cover from Lovely Stitches for $12.00

Vineyard Vines Belts

Engraved Business Card Holder for $18.00 from Invite Cottage

Monogrammed Contact Cards by The Paper Menu from The Paper Cafe

Monogrammed Paper Cube from The Palm Gifts

Engraved Paper Weight for for $28.00

Vineyard Vines Totes

Engraved Cuff Links for $38.00

For $18.00-Monogrammed Croakies from Invite Cottage

Turq Alex Necklace

Monogrammed Bottle Opener Key Chain for $15.00 from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts

JCrew Ballet Slippers for $49.50

Wool Trim Ear Muffs from Jcrew for $39.50

Seda France Toile Lycee Candle from Paper Buzz for $32.00

A Year of Seeds from The Red Envelope for $70.00$$%2Foccasion%2Fbirthday%2Fflowers+%2B+gourmet@@30$$-12681@@35$$12681&catOid=-12681&oid=23039808&nc2=1

Houndstooth Old Navy Thow for $5.00!!

Embosser from The Paper Cafe

Monogrammed Nail File for $16.00 from Preppy Monogrammed Gifts

Personalized Gingerbread House from Williams Sonoma

Sterling Silver Cuff Link Knots for $58.00$$%2Frecipient%2Ffor+him%2Fcuff+links+%2B+jewelry@@30$$-12580@@35$$12580&catOid=-12580&oid=25322104&nc2=1

Hidden Message Coller Stays from The Red Envelope for $35.00$$%2Foccasion%2Fbest+of+holiday@@30$$-12810@@35$$12810&catOid=-12810&oid=23163312&nc2=1

Comfort and Joy Candle from Give Simple for $18.00

The Newlyweds Book of Firsts from Give Simple for $9.95

Turq Courtney Necklace

Dot Memo Set from The Paper Cafe

Personalized Christmas Ornaments for $24.00

Vineyard Vines Cable Sweater

Personalzed Hicks Paper Notecards from The Paper Menu

Bow Pads for $25.00

Polka Dot Cup Sleeve for $12.00

Ribbon Notepads for $16.00

Notepad Set for $22.00 from Alphabet Soup

Personalized Placemat Set of 4 for $60.00 from Alphabet Soup

Personalized Post It Holder for $20.00 from Mulberry Moon

Monogrammed Party Tub for $29.00

Personalized Plaid Mat

Candy Cane Amaryllis

Monogrammed Carafe

Preppy Painted Frame for $40.00

Notecards from The Paper Cafe

Inital Cutting Board for $34.00

Mirror Picture Frame for $14.95

Inspire Candle for $34.00

Engraved Candle $30.00

Monogrammed Soap for $11.00

monogrammed gift enclosure cards from The Paper Cafe

Monogrammed Linen Bathroom Accesssories from Ballard Designs

Gift Stickers from The Paper Cafe

Monogrammed Planter from Ballard Designs

Prep by Month Calendar from The Paper Cafe for $15.00

Animal print driving mocs from Steve Madden

Cupcake ornament-It's Pink & Green too!

Personalized tervis tumblers

Pewter cuff bracelet. The look of silver, without the polishing.

Polka dot party coasters to use all year round.

LL Bean Wool Pea Coat in the fun coral color. Or go with the classics of navy & camel.

J.Crew Double Cloth Sybil Coat

Leather Bound Calendar,prod90327261,prod90859261#

J.Crew Tartan Ballet Flats

Vineyard Vines Wristlet

The Palm Gifts Monogrammed Umbrella

Ralph Lauren Style Book

L.L. Bean Blueberry Breakfast Gift Set

Pottery Barn Monogrammed Soaps

Kate Spade Makeup Case

Kate Spade Bow Clutch

Kate Spade Rain Shoe

Pink Sponge Gloves

High Heel Server

Pink and Green Pad

Damask Luggage Tags

J Crew "Wool jersey shift dress."

Tocca Candles

Philosophy Amazing Grace 3 in 1

Crane Calling Cards in Ivory

Philosophy Kiss Me Lip Trio

Nars Multiple Orgasam Set

Philosphy Candy Cane 3 in 1

Mercury Candlesticks for $38.00

Silver Placecard Holders for $30.00

Ribbon Plates for $150.00

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Pictures from K&J's Wedding

Here are a few pics from K&J's fabulous wedding weekend. I'm still recovering...sorry for the lack of posts. Hope you enjoy these. I'll post more later!

Fabulous hair

K's wedding dress

K's bouquet
Mother's Bouquet
First dance as Mr. and Mrs.

Wreath at the Hilton

Dress detail

Fabulous hair with beautiful dress

So sweet!
Porch where they served mimosas and the best bloody marys ever for Friday's Hunter's brunch.

A view from the front porch of the levy.

The old plantation house where Friday's brunch was held.

Saturday's brunch was a cochon de lait (pig roast)!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Heading South

Hi friends! Just wanted to check in and let you know that I have my first big event at work tonight so I'm crazy busy! I also leave tomorrow after work for K's wedding in LA. I can't wait! I promise to take lots of pictures. I'll talk to y'all next week.

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Preppy Christmas Tree Skirt

I went on a quest to find the perfect affordable Preppy Christmas Tree Skirt. Hmmm. I found a few good options here, but my final conclusion is that I'm going into the Preppy Christmas Tree Skirt business. Where oh where is a pink and green polka dot skirt when you need one? (Not that my husband would approve, in fact the ONLY one he approved of was Macy's Holiday Lane Striped Tree Skirt. Which is pretty cute, but I probably shouldn't have asked. Ha, Ha!) Which ones do y'all like? Have any others that I missed?

PS. See below for winner of The Paper Cafe and Whitney English's personalized notepad giveaway...VirginiaBelle! Please email me at asap to claim your prize VBelle!!

Rich Green Tree Skirt from Christmas Decorations and Gift Store for $96.76
Krinkles Department 56 Tree Skirt from Imaginary Kingdom for $249.00Traditional Personalized Tree Skirt from Oriental Trading for $19.99

Sunday, December 2, 2007

We Have a Winner!

We have a winner...Miss VirginiaBelle! Your name was picked out of the hat by Mollie from The Paper Cafe. Please email me at with all of your information so I can pass it along to Mollie. Congrats! Thank you to everyone else for the great response.
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