Showing posts from November, 2010

Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale - Thanks to My Friend Trish!

Happy Tuesday, Shopaholics! Hope you are doing great today and enjoying the holiday season - which is now in full swing!

Ask me just how bummed out I was when I couldn't make the Lilly Pulitzer warehouse sale earlier this month. Generally, I attend the spring sale which is usually held the first week of June. To mix it up a bit, this year I was looking forward to making my first trip for the fall sale, which is always the week before Thanksgiving.

I had my ticket booked, and arrangements made. I was staying with my buddy Caitlin, almost had my sister Amy talked into joining me, and planned to meet many of my blog/Facebook/Lilly friends while there. I was so excited!

Then we started what is forever after going to be known as "The Remodel". We are doing most of the work ourselves - and it has turned into quite the project. Put it like this, I think I spent an entire week stripping paint off bathroom cabinets. I saw real quick like that there was NO way I could take off for…

Cyber Monday - Beauty Ticket Discount

Happy Cyber Monday, Shopaholics!

Can I tell you a secret? I don't "do" the Black Friday AKA day after Thanksgiving shopping madness! Never have. Never will. It's just not my thing. Now I will confess - I did participate in "Pink Friday" - which is just fun fun fun. Guilty as charged - called and placed an order on Friday with one of my favorite Lilly stores (Southlake, TX). They had a ton of items on sale from the Fall collection and I just "needed" a few - plus I received a GWP so that makes me happy!

Today is Cyber Monday - AKA the largest online shopping day of the year (in terms of $$$'s spent). One of my favorite sites, Beauty Ticket, is offering a fantastic deal to celebrate. An Extra 30% off all items with only one exception - private sale items. Ummmm can you say insane deals!?!?!?! Their prices are already great to begin with - and this sweetens the deal.

Beauty Ticket carries brands such as Stila, Too Faced, Goldie, Laura Mercier, Bu…

Counting My Blessings On Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving, Shopaholics! On this day most of us are celebrating the holiday with our family and friends. Activities include: eating more than we should, having more than one dessert, partaking in a little bit of wine, taking a late afternoon nap, watching a football game (Go Cowboys!).

What are you thankful for this year? Of course I am most thankful for my wonderful DH, family and friends - as you would expect me to say. However, I am also thankful for the following...

My health

No "visible oil" on our beaches - note I said "visible" because it's still there.

The fact that I can wear my Lilly Pulitzer collection all year!

Not leaving on a jet plane every Monday and Friday to make a living, for a company who never appreciated it anyway...

Living At The Beach

Empty laundry baskets

Kiehl's hair straightener and my BaByliss Flat iron - those two products changed my life!

Tide Pride Season Tickets (that's Alabama football, for my out of state readers)

No tr…

Caroline Grace Jewelry - Shopaholic Discount to kick off your Holiday Shopping!

Happy Wednesday, Shopaholic friends! Are you ready for Thanksgiving yet? I'm at my parents' house today, helping Mother prepare for the big gathering tomorrow. There will be a lot of food prepared, as we are expecting quite the crowd. I must admit, I'm already looking forward to the wonderful food! :-)

As promised, I have a fantastic surprise for you! One of my favorite jewelry designers, Caroline Grace Jewelry, has generously offered all Shopaholic In Alabama readers a special discount - just in time to kick off the holiday shopping season!

Most of you know by now, her designs are some of my favorites. As a result, I have become quite snobby about jewelry. I am lucky enough to own quite a few pieces of Caroline Grace Jewelry and wear at least one piece every time I get dressed. (What can I say, DH is tolerant of this obsession so I go with it). Once you see the difference between a CGJ original and a piece of jewelry that is mass produced, you can't help but have much…

Last Weekend of Fishing - and Now I'm BACK! :-)

Hi Shopaholics! Hope you are doing great and getting ready for Turkey Day! I can't believe it's time for the holidays. I sit and wonder where did the year go?

This past weekend, we made our last fishing trip of the season. Our special fall red snapper season is officially over. The boat is on the trailer. It's somewhat sad of course, but there's always next year!

Here are a few photos I thought you might enjoy - especially the food! :-)

DH caught an Amberjack - we were 35 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. You can see where at some point, another fish or something much larger tried to take a bite out of this poor fellow. We brought him home, he was Monday Dinner at our house and my parents!

Dad with a red snapper he's in the freezer for a family fish fry (coming soon).

Please ignore my hair in this photo, it's a hot mess. DH and I with more red snapper for the freezer!

We witnessed some of the most beautiful scenery on the ride home - we were trying t…

Resort - My Favorite Season of Lilly!

Happy Wednesday, Shopaholics! Sorry I've been a little MIA around these parts, but this remodel has been keeping me extremely busy and kicking my bootie. You see, I'm not really a fan of manual labor or inhaling fumes - and I've been doing quite a bit of both recently. :-)

Today I take a little break to talk about my favorite season that Lilly Pulitzer produces - Resort. Every year I wonder - will I like it as much as last year? And true to form, Lilly never disappoints. This year is no exception.

A few of my favorites (AKA "must haves") include:

Jonah Dress, Skye Blue, Ball and Chain, $168

Newport Dress, Bright Navy, Great Escape, $148

Anders Dress, Hotty Pink, Ball and Chain, $238

Adalie Wrap Dress Printed, Hotty Pink, Doobloons, $148 (this print is seriously calling my name)

Saemus Dress Printed Chiffon, Multi, Dripping In Jewels, $398 (this one is a perfect special occasion dress)

I must confess - there are so many items on my "must have" resort list, tha…

Remodeling - Not For The Faint Of Heart!

TGIF, Shopaholics! Hope you've had a fantastic week and a fun weekend on tap! :-)

Times have been very busy around here...last weekend we had a bunch of company for the Alan Jackson concert. Don't worry, I'll blog about that in the next few days - we had such a great time!

Another thing keeping me and DH very busy is a remodel - actually it's a "gutting" - of both bathrooms here at the beach. Let me tell you - from what I can tell so far, this remodeling business is not for the faint of heart.

So many decisions must be made. Tile colors and materials, tile size, grout color, paint color, light fixtures, granite countertop color, backsplash, mirrors, white or biscuit colored toilets? I mean seriously - does it matter if the toilet is white or biscuit? Apparently yes, it does!

I'm living in a construction zone. I had to close the hotel down, told everyone "no guests" until further notice. At this point, I'm not even sure where my Aveda paddle …