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An Update (Finally!) - And A Huge Favor for Nanny's 85th Birthday!

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Hello Shopaholics! Did you think I had deserted you? Moved to the Far East or something? Nope....things have been way crazy around these parts. The past few weeks have been a blur.

For starters, I've been busy trying to build Shopaholic's Preppy Closet on Facebook. Thank goodness my sister has been helping me or I'd be drowning! If you haven't yet, get yourself over to Facebook and "like" the page for me! (link HERE).  My plan is for this to be the premier consignment site on Facebook. We are specializing in preppy and designer clothing, shoes and accessories. Think Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, Trina Turk, there are even a few Burberry listings right now! Who knows where this will lead - it might even turn into a "real job" for me in the future. I'm getting a little bored not working anyway...

Additionally, DH ended up with some unexpected time off (thanks, BP). We took a short trip and spent some time boating, fishing, hanging in the sun and …

The Pink Bee & A Sweet Lilly Pulitzer Victory...

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed some nice weather. We are still hovering around 90 degrees here. Fall, where are you? :-)

I wanted to tell you about a store I recently discovered - The Pink Bee in Greenville, SC. This Lilly Pulitzer Via shop made it's way on my radar last week, after I saw a post about a 75% off sale. They have a website, but it's not set up for ordering (see HERE). However, they are happy to take phone orders and can be reached at 864-271-4332.

When I called the store, the associate who helped me was so nice. She went through every item on the sale rack in my size, and I'm pleased to report they actually had quite a bit remaining. All the items from Spring and Summer are 75% off, including several styles of McKims. Anytime I can score McKims at 75% off, that makes for a happy Shopaholic! Wow!

I'm thrilled as I was able to finally score my coveted Raquel dress in Shimmy Shell! I can't wait to receive it this week! If yo…

Bon Jovi At The Beach...

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TGIF, Shopaholics! Hope your week has been wonderful - just a tad stressful around these parts, but looking for things to turn the corner very soon! :-)

In exactly four weeks from tonight (that would be Friday, October 15 - to be exact!) - Bon Jovi is coming to the beach for a concert. One of my BFF's was lucky enough to score tickets while I was at the Bama-PSU game last Saturday; and I am thrilled to be going with her!

I grew up listening to Bon Jovi - you know - the "old stuff". I rode around town with my girlfriends, in our sports cars, blaring "You Give Love A Bad Name" just as loud as it would go. Over the years, I have attended several of his concerts. I even managed to crack my tailbone at one of them in Mobile - many, many moons ago - while wearing ill-advised white cowboy boots. Don't judge - they were studded and paired with the shortest, tightest mini skirt I could wear out of the house. For the life of me, I can't remember the top I had on.…

Huge Favor For A Friend!

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Still 90 degrees here, but you best believe I ordered the Conrad sweater in the Multi Lotus print. If I ♥ it as much as think I will, I'll be ordering the other one next! :-)

Today I ask you a huge favor. My BFF and fellow blogger Bethany (over at Maryland Pink and Green) is hosting a "Card Shower" to celebrate her Nana's 80th birthday. It's soooo easy to help Bethany with this shower - just send a card to Nana for her birthday. Sign your name - and you can write her a note if you'd like! Here is a link to Bethany's original blog post about the shower.

I plan to mail my card tomorrow! Nana lives in assisted living, so you can imagine how thrilled she would be to receive 80+ cards in honor of her birthday? Join me and let's make Nana's 80th birthday her BEST yet!

Send cards to:

Jenny Rodger

529 Freemason Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

And while we're on this topic - are you foll…

Obsessed with Conrad...

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Happy Monday, everyone!

Today I attempt to refrain from ordering these new sweaters from the Lilly Pulitzer Fall collection. Someone.....quick!!! Remind me that it's still 90+ degrees here!

Conrad Sweater, Multi Lotus, $158


Conrad Sweater, Multi Ring My Bell, $158


Perhaps I can just get ONE...which print is your favorite? :-)

Have a marvelous Monday!

September 11, 2001 - Have You Forgotten?

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Happy Saturday, Shopaholics! I'm off to the Alabama vs. Penn State game in Tuscaloosa today, which is going to be fun, fun and more fun....but it just didn't feel right not to discuss the 9th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our nation.

Have you forgotten? Have the memories dulled? In my opinion, this was the Pearl Harbor of MY generation. We were confused; under attack and didn't even realize it. I haven't talked to one person who doesn't remember where they were - and what they were doing - when they received the news of the first plane crashing into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

I always believed someone upstairs was looking out for me. I just happened to be at the beach, on a week's vacation when my Mother called us with the news of the attacks. I'm only slightly embarrased to tell you DH and I were still sleeping when the first plane hit. 

During that time period, I had a job where I traveled every single week. Left on Monday mornin…

Giveaway Winners That Haven't Contacted Me....

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Good Evening Shopaholics!

There are two giveaway winners (from birthday days!) that have yet to contact me. I'm waiting to hear from:

Screen Door Prep - Day 15 winner (Gigi's Treasures)

flip flops and pearls - Day 12 winner (The Pink Giraffe)

If I haven't heard from you guys by midnight central time, I will be forced to draw for replacement winners. Thanks so much!

The Famous Strawberry Cheese Ring Recipe

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Happy Thursday everyone! Hope you're having a great week, I can't believe it's almost over. I've been "off" every day since Monday was a holiday, good thing I have calendars all over the place around the house. :-)

Many of you will remember that a few weeks ago I posted photos of my 40th birthday party. (original post HERE). The picture of the Strawberry Cheese Ring my sister made created lots of interest, both here on the blog and on Facebook.

I should tell you guys - this is one of the recipes that my Mother, sister and I make for almost every party we host or attend. It was originally introduced to us by the man who catered my wedding, wayyyyy back when. Then he also catered my sister's wedding. Now sure how Mother talked him into the recipe - but she managed to do so. To protect his privacy and "secrets" I won't post his name, but...I will share the recipe.

STRAWBERRY CHEESE RING

(2) Cups grated Cheddar Cheese
(1) Cup Chopped Pecans
(1) Cup…

White After Labor Day?

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Happy Wednesday! Did you guys think I dropped off the face of the earth or what? There was non stop activity here over the weekend, starting with the Alabama game on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa. Then all our family came down and spent the weekend with us here at the beach. We had a blast, but I have to say, I'm exhausted! :-)

This time of year makes me a little sad. It's the end of summer - maybe not according to the calendar just yet, but certainly "they" say it's the end of summer. Unquestionably, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting slightly cooler. :-(

Speaking of, how do you feel about wearing white after Labor Day? Do you? If so, white jeans? Capris? Skirts? Shoes? I have mixed feelings on the topic, as it's sometimes difficult to manage living in a place that stays so hot for so long.

Of course I realize I'd look ridiculous in a white sundress in early October (and for the record, I have NEVER done that!)....but honestly, if Lil…

On My Way...To See The Tide Play!

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Happy Saturday, and welcome to the start of college football season! :-)

I'm on my way to see the Tide play. If I've never mentioned it here, we have season tickets to all Bama home games. And we manage to make the trek to Tuscaloosa, Alabama for most of them between September and late November.

Today we play San Jose State, which shouldn't be a very difficult game. Next week is projected to be a different story. Penn State is coming to town. I'll need a few drinks and maybe a nerve pill to get through that one. :-)

Who is your favorite college football team? I will confess that I've been an Alabama fan for as long as I've been alive. Even though I didn't graduate from UA...I bleed Crimson!

Hope you have a great day! And Roll Tide!

More Lilly Pulitzer Fall - From Under The Palm Tree

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TGIF, Shopaholics! As we go into the last "official" weekend of summer, please be safe and enjoy the Labor Day holiday. Today special wishes go out to all my friends and fellow bloggers who will (or might) be affected by Hurricane Earl. Hang in there. ((HUGS))

As of late, I've been focusing on my Fall wardrobe. Yesterday my newest goodies arrived from one of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer Via Shops, Under The Palm Tree. My order was placed on Tuesday, and my package arrived on Thursday (DH wasn't home yet either, how perfect is that? ha!) Can you say Fast Service? :-)

Under The Palm Tree is currently offering 30% off one piece of Fall merchandise, and you can use the promotion multiple times. More good news - even if the item you want is not in stock, they are happy to special order it for you with the 30% discount. Please note you will pay for the item when you order it. What a great deal! I was thrilled to get two brand new dresses at 30% off.

What do you think of my Fa…

Who Won The Giveaways? The Final List!

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Congratulations to all the "Shopaholic Birthday Days" giveaway winners! Below you will find the final list. If you've won a giveaway, please be sure to contact me (lori.driver@hotmail.com) so we can get the ball rolling on your prize! You have 72 hours to claim - or I'll have to draw another winner!



Day One - Caroline Grace Jewelry - "Laurie"
Day Two - mcc designs - "AMStarkey"
Day Three - Lotus and Lilly - "Equinegirls"
Day Four - Preppy Princess - "DCGopGirl"
Day Five - Lynn Whelan Designs - "Southern Living: Preppy Style"
Day Six - Preppy Ladybug - "Sweet Tea and Biscuits"
Day Seven - At The Blue Barn - "Fried Pink Tomato"
Day Eight - Under The Palm Tree - "Adventures of the pink passport"
Day Nine - Kiel James Patrick - "jilly"
Day Ten - The Pink Pelican - "heatheremery"
Day Eleven - Votre Vu - "CALillylover"
Day Twelve - The Pink Giraffe - "flip flops and pear…

Lilly Pulitzer Fall Acquisitions From Village Palm

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Happy Wednesday, and welcome to September! As promised, today my mind is doing an ever sooooo slight turn towards fall. And in the spirit of "Shopaholic Confessions", I must tell you about the new goodies on their way to my home. :-)

Can I tell you a secret? I'm not a big "Fan of Fall" in general. Except that brief stint up north (you know, Charlotte) I've never lived in a place where Fall really happened. Translation: NO FALL WEATHER around these parts. Sometimes we are wearing shorts and short sleeves at Thankgiving. And since I don't have children, so the whole back to school thing doesn't get me excited. (Other than the fact that I get my beach back when everyone goes back to school), heehee. I don't really like Halloween much either. My parents were never big on it, and I suppose my childhood Halloween experiences followed me to adult life. One thing I do get excited about during the Fall months is the start of football season, but I'll…