Showing posts from January, 2012

Blog Sale!

It's Blog Sale Time! I haven't posted one of these in quite some time, as I normally post all my sale items on Shopaholic's Preppy Closet on Facebook (link HERE). All these items are already posted for sale on SPC, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to post them here too! 

Please note that all payments are due and payable through Paypal, and prices include shipping. Just comment with which item you'd like, or email me ( I can ship the item immediately upon receipt of your cleared payment. Without further ado...

Excellent condition, Catherine Malandrino, Size Small, Kimono sleeve style top. 100% Silk, Fully Lined. $25 shipped. 

NEW Without Tags, UGG Handbag, includes dust bag and cover. Zip top, so you can put your hands through the middle to keep them warm! $40 shipped. 

NEW With Tags, Lilly Pulitzer, CALLAHAN Shorts, Size 12. Color/Print - Hotty Pink/Seerous Seersucker. Preppy pink and green! $30 shipped. 

NEW without Tags, Lilly Pulitzer, RAQUEL D…

44 Years And Still Going Strong!

Today, my parents are celebrating their 44th Wedding Anniversary. Please join me in wishing them a Happy Anniversary! I'm so proud of my parents and the example they have set for me and my sister. Never in my life - not once, not even for a moment - have I doubted that my parents are in love and will be together for the rest of their lives. 

That's such a rare partnership in today's society, and one worthy of celebration. 

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! 

A Case Of The Blues...

Don't be worried about me, I'm not sad! Ha! It just occurred to me, that during a 3-day stretch over the holidays - I somehow managed to wear the exact same "color scheme" every day! When did I realize this? Umm, well, I'm a little behind around here (you could say that...) and just got around to loading all my pictures from the holidays to my computer. 

Here is the photographic evidence, enjoy! 

Christmas Eve Eve (that would be December 23) with DH and my nephews:
Christmas Eve with the DH (hey, at least we coordinated - now that was planned!)
Christmas Day with fabulous gifts, and of course the DH...

This begs the question - has turquoise replaced pink as my favorite color? Some days, even I'm not sure - but I know this, I did love all the turquoise offerings from the Lilly Pulitzer resort collection! 

Have a Wonderful Wednesday! 

Secrets of Southern Belles


Tracy Negoshian: 60% off Fall Collection

Happy Monday and Happy MLK Day! I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr with you, it's very powerful:  "Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think".   

I'm off work today (federal holiday) and getting caught up with emails, online shopping, etc and thought you might be interested in hearing about the newest sale from one of my favorite designers (and apparently she is one of yours too!), Tracy Negoshian. For a limited time, the Fall collection is 60% off on Tracy's website HERE. I'm in love with the Karen dress pictured above, and it's only $46.99 (original price $117.00). 

What about this Kim dress? Originally priced at $124, Kim is on sale for just $49.99. I love all the bright colors and the scoop neck details. Perfect for winters on the coast! 
What about the Chrissy…

Diana E. Kelly - Two Giveaway Winners

Hi Everyone! Sorry for my sporadic posts the past two weeks, I'm still getting used to this new schedule and have been too busy to breathe. I'm looking forward to a long weekend (have a holiday on Monday for MLK Day). I can sleep in - and I'm very excited about that! 

I'm pleased to announce the following two winners of the Diana E. Kelly clutch cork bags! Remember the original post HERE? Each winner gets to select one cork clutch bag of their choice! 

Please join me in congratulating "Twist of Lime" and "Cindy Lou" with their winning comments below: 

Twist of LimeDec 22, 2011 10:41 AM I LOVE that cork clutch with the starfish and the gold trim!!!
Cindy LouDec 22, 2011 02:28 PM I Tweeted your Giveaway and Discount!

cindylou6463 Cindy Wallace
You MUST Go To Shopaholic In Alabama's Blog: Diana E. Kelly: Two Holiday Giveaways & Shopaholic Discount! SHE IS THE BOMB THIS WEEK!

Ladies, please email me directly ( with your bag choi…

We Are The Champions, Again!

Unless you've been hiding under a rock (or heavily medicated) for the past 24 hours, you have surely heard that the college football BCS national championship game was played last night in New Orleans. My Alabama boys beat our bitter SEC-rival LSU in convincing fashion 21-0. Never in the history of the BCS has the losing team scored "0" points - in any BCS bowl, not just the championship. 

This was a huge victory for the Alabama program, one we'll be celebrating until football season begins next summer. I'm already looking forward to the Alabama season opener - it will be played in the "new" Dallas Cowboys Stadium, vs. Michigan. Now THAT is going to be huge - and I plan to be there! 

Proud of my Alabama quarterback, A.J. McCarron. He is from my hometown of Mobile, and comes from a great family. A class act with a bright future! 
Also proud of fellow Gulf Coast native, Trent Richardson. Trent hails from Pensacola (where I now work every day). While playing …

Gettin' My Tail Kicked...

Hi Everyone! So sorry for my lack of posts the past two days. To say I'm totally exhausted would be a major understatement. My new schedule is absolutely kicking my tail. I'm not used to getting up at 5AM, leaving the house at 6:30-6:45AM, and getting home at 5:30PM (if I'm lucky, on gym nights it's like 7-7:15PM). 

I'm having to learn so much "new stuff" at my job, I won't bore you with all that. My brain is totally fried and I'm beyond the point of exhaustion. 

I'll be back in a few days. When I return,  I have some giveaway winners to announce, a new giveaway to post, some wonderful new recipes (hello, Crock Pot!) for y'all, Christmas loot, Lilly Pulitzer sale success (and failure!). Hope you'll hang with me! 

New Years Resolutions

Are you a New Years Resolutions-kind-of-person? Or do you believe that resolutions, while filled with good plans and intentions, are a waste of time? I straddle the fence on this issue, because for the most part my resolutions are the same every year! However, it doesn't stop me from making a list of what I'd like to accomplish in the New Year. Without further ado, my list for 2012. 

1) Lose weight. Finally (and I do mean finally) I need to lose the weight that is, literally, weighing me down. I have struggled with my weight since junior high school. As I've gotten older (and hopefully, wiser) I have started to see this struggle is physical, yes - but emotional too. Let's face it - eating is enjoyable. Good food is everywhere, and it can be difficult to make healthy choices. I live in the South - life and gatherings are centered around food. This year, I will try to remember that "food is fuel" and treat my body a little better. If I can lose (1) pound every w…

Happy New Year

Source: via Martha on Pinterest

Happy New Year! I hope this is the best year yet - for everyone! Thanks for being a part of my little corner of the world - it's been a wonderful adventure and I'm thankful for you all! 

Any resolutions this year? I am thinking long and hard about mine, as there are so many things I would like to accomplish in 2012. 

Have a magnificent day!